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Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
Subject:
Bass, Howard  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Public Programs  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Cultural History  Search this
American Sampler (Program series)  Search this
Communities in Concert (Program series)  Search this
Music of New Mexico Festival (1993: Santa Fe, New Mexico)  Search this
Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture (Exhibition) (1994: Chiba, Japan)  Search this
Word of Mouth (Program series)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Music
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States
North America
Latin America
Chiba-shi (Japan)
Date:
1985
1985-2000
Notes:
Electronic List in accession file.
Folder List in accession file.
For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.
Organization:
Unarranged
Summary:
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.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
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  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Hispanic Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
Indian dance  Search this
Indians of North America  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  Search this
Oral tradition  Search this
Performances  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc., American  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc., Indian  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-088
See more items in:
Program Records 1985-2004, 2012 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299070