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Creator:
National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1985-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout the United States. Also documented are the "Communities in Concert" series which presented outdoor concerts featuring a variety of musical styles including jazz, folk, gospel, Latin American, and American popular songs; the "Word of Mouth" series which featured performances celebrating African American, Native American, and Anglo American oral traditions in storytelling, oratory, and ballad singing; the "Music of New Mexico Festival" which explored traditional Hispanic and Native American music and dance; and the "Smithsonian's America" exhibition in Chiba (Chiba-shi), Japan in 1994. This accession contains materials from when Bass was contractor and later a program producer for the Dept. of Public Programs and then the Office of Cultural History prior to the Division of Cultural History. Materials include correspondence, brochures, programs, images, reviews, teacher's guides, student learning guides, advertisements, and clippings.
Topic:
African American oral tradition  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
Ballads, American  Search this
Concerts  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Folk dancing  Search this
Folk music -- United States.  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Hispanic Americans -- Music  Search this
Hispanic Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indian dance -- North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Music.  Search this
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects.  Search this
Museums -- Public relations.  Search this
Music -- Latin America  Search this
Music -- United States  Search this
Oral tradition -- United States  Search this
Performances  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc., American  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc., Indian  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-088, National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-088
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Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-088