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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1827-1986; undated
Size:
66 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S09
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 9: Domestic and Community Life documents family, love, marriage, home, and social organizations. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916
Dates:
1866-1934
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.eakithom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The letters of Thomas Eakins measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1866 to 1934. They primarily document the period between 1866 and 1869 that he spent studying art in Paris, as well as his career as a portrait artist.

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Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Creators:
Rotary Photo
Frange, William
Fairchild Aerial Surveys
Brown Bros.
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Dates:
circa 1927-1930
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box, 53 items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1165
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographic postcards collected by Dr. Rudolf Wolff, a pediatrician from Krefeld, Germany during a trip to the United States in the early 1930's and brought back to America when the family immigrated in 1936.

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Creators:
Shaw, Edwin Coupland, 1863-1941
Dates:
1864-1937
Size:
3 Microfilm reels
Collection ID:
AAA.shawedwi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence with dealers, artists, museums, publishers, photography studios, and others regarding art purchases, loans, and Shaw's collection; and 16 v. of scrapbooks containing photographs, letters, and biographical information on artists. Much of the correspondence with artists relates to Shaw's requests for the information which was then used...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Cadwell, Paul, 1889-1985
Reed, Frances
Dates:
1883-1980
Size:
12 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0387
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection is music for the five-string banjo, often with piano and/or second banjo accompaniments. Almost no sheets have cover illustrations. Many editions are British and rarely have copyright dates.

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Creators:
George Eastman House
Dates:
mid-19th - early 20th century
Size:
248 Negatives (circa, 35mm)
248 Copy prints (circa)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R79
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Copies of photogaphs selected from the George Eastman House collection by Bureau of American Ethnology archivist Margaret Blaker in 1962. Many of the photographs are individual or group portraits of American Indians and some highlight pottery, baskets, and cradleboards. There are also images of American Indian dwellings, including tipis and hogans;...

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)
William S. & Alfred Martien (Firm)
Dates:
between 1856 and 1880?
Size:
1 Album ((176 cartes de visite photographic prints), ports., 25 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-AAPG.N40.P57
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

A collection of 176 cartes de visite or photographic portraits of various American, British, and European artists active during the second half of the 19th century, assembled by an unidentified previous owner and housed in a commercially-produced blank album.The photographs originate from a number of different photography studios, including Bayard & Bertall, Bingham, Matthew Brady, Carjat & Cie., H.G. DeBurlo, Disdéri, Franck, F. Joubert, McLean & Co., Mayer & Pierson, Ernst Milster, Nadar, Pierre Petit, Ch. Reutlinger, Richards, and others.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Associates. Campus on the Mall
Dates:
1984-1990
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-121
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audio recordings documenting various Campus on the Mall course programs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives
Dates:
1977-1993
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-021
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by William W. Moss, Director, 1983-1993. A small number of files were created by Richard H. Lytle, Director 1969-1981; and William A. Deiss, Acting Director 1981-1983. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, Archives Staff Memoranda (ASM's), Archives Weekly Activity Reports, A...

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