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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
undated
1824-1981
Size:
75 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S21
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 20, Newspapers contains approximately 4,900 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards the playing of music 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:
McNally, George E.
LaClair, Beatrice M.
McNally, Neva Satterlee, -1909
Dates:
1889-2000, undated
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0760
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photographs, commercially published sheet music, and original music manuscripts from the McNallys' vaudeville careers. Materials include minstrel show and blackface material; photo of Albert Tovell, once the master of ceremonies for Frances H. "Peaches" Browning; and a photograph of "Gov. Jordan," a blackface female impersonator.

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Creators:
Federal Music Project (U.S.)
Dates:
1939-1942
Size:
0.2 Linear feet ((ca. 60 items))
Collection ID:
AAA.fedemusi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Material kept by Federal Music Project administrator Emily Mason Kahn, including printed and mimeographed booklets; brochures; programs and reports; carbon copies of memos; teaching material; and two photographs. [Microfilm title WPA-Federal Theater Project]

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Creators:
Basile, Mark
Coca, Imogene
Dates:
1879-2008
Size:
7.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 4 framed items, 12 accordion folders, two loose stacks)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1479
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and career of comedian Imogene Coca.

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Creators:
Johnson, Sarah
Everhart Brothers Music Store.
Dates:
1884-1918.
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0575
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Everhart Brothers Music Store, including letters; business records such as invoices and receipts; insurance documents; and printed material including product catalogs, instruction manuals, and material relating to the patent process.

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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
1924
Size:
1 Folder
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3090
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Material comprises 56 typed pages manuscript, transcriptions of 2 songs and descriptive analyses of 2 songs. The title page of a manuscript "Songs and Instrumental Music of the Tule Indians of Panama," is filed herein. 56 pages text, 9 pages descriptive analyses, and 11 pages transcriptions, once filed under catalog number 3090, are no longer prese...

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Creators:
Charlton, Robert
Dates:
1982
Size:
Film reels (color sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1990.20
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of the films SONGS OF A DISTANT JUNGLE and SONGS FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA, as well as outtakes. The films document the work of a musician from the Juilliard School, Christopher Roberts, recording, documenting, and preserving traditional music throughout Papua New Guinea. Collection includes sound recordings. Please note that the c...

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Creators:
Kass, Stephen M.
Dates:
circa 1930s
Size:
0.27 Linear feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-061
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from circa 1930 to 1939 and measures .27 linear feet, is comprised of 6 musical scores and one small Luzianne coffee can. Musical scores include: 1) Minstrel Book; 2) Cotton Club Parade 27th edition; 3) O Death Where is Thy Sting?; 4) The Moon Shines on the Moonshine; 5) Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah; 6) When You Sang Hush-a-bye Baby to Me.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
2016
Collection ID:
Accession 16-378
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Smithsonian Music" website as it existed on March 7, 2016. The website brings together information about the Smithsonian Institution's incredibly diverse music-related collections. Museums and units contributing content to the website include the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Center ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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