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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1811-1980
undated
Size:
17 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S14
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 14, Calendar, Time, and Weather contains approximately 1,800 pieces of sheet music, documenting attitudes toward and consequences of natural events. The four seasons comprise the larger part. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1841-1962, undated
Size:
8 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S29
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 29 contains materials documenting piano in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1992-2000
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-013
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audio and video elements created during the production of the radio series "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul" and videos for the exhibition "Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads." "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul" is a 13-part radio documentary featuring oral histories and music from the National Museum of American His...

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Creators:
Berlin, Irving, 1888-
Dates:
1905 - 1987
Size:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes and 10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0257
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Irving Berlin was a 20th century American composer and songwriter. This collection has sheet music for over 200 songs composed by Irving Berlin, as well as a sheet music by other composers. In addition to sheet music, there is correspondence, awards, photographs, and posters pertaining to Irving Berlin.

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Creators:
Brown, Ray (Jazz musician)
Dates:
undated
circa 1940-2010
Size:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1362
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ray Brown was an African-American musician, composer, bandleader, manager, music teacher and promoter. He became best known for his collaborative work with Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, the Oscar Peterson Trio and Norman Granz' s Jazz at the Philharmonic. Over the course of his career, Brown received awards and accolades from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jazz Hall of Fame, Down Beat and Playboy. Brown's papers document his professional music career from 1944 to 2002 and include music compositions and notes, publicity materials, photographs and some recordings of his performances.

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Creators:
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0904
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Conductor's scores for: "Didn't it Rain", "Shadrack", "This Train", "Sometimes", "Jonah", "Down by the Riverside", "Jonah and the Whale", "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen". Condensed scores for: "Shadrack", "Go Down Moses", Ezekiel", "Motherless Child", "Rock My Soul".

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Miles Davis Properties.
Davis, Miles
Evans, Gil, 1912-1988
Dates:
1959.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0920
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Manuscript for "Summertime", recorded by Davis and GIl Evans in 1959.

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Creators:
Bernholm, Jonas, 1946-
Dates:
1976-1991.
Size:
8 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0551
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Jonas Bernholm's interest and work promoting African American Music, specifically rhythm and blues.

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Creators:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
circa 1914
Size:
8 Prints (cyanotype)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2K
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting American Indian musical instruments in the Crosby Brown Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including Northwest Coast reed instruments and rattles.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1830-1934
Size:
10 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S28
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 28 contains materials documenting opera in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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