Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
1 cu. ft. : 3 boxes
Jazz guitarist and inventor, born in Wisconsin in 1915. He developed the solid-body electric guitar, and numerous other technological innovations in music including overdubbing, delay effects and multitrack recording.
Video recordings comprising the research for the Smithsonian-affiliated Les Paul Project. Interviews were conducted with Les Paul in Mahwah, New Jersey at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards ceremony; the Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio; and backstage at the Tridium Building in New York City. Charles McGovern and Will Eastman conducted the interviews.
Les Paul Videohistory Project Collection, 2005, Archives Center, National Museum of American History