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Les Paul VIdeohistory Project Collection, 2005

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Interviewer:
Eastman, William
McGovern, Charles
Interviewee:
Paul, Les
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. : 3 boxes
Type:
Video recordings
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Oral history
Transcripts
Date:
2005
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Les Paul Videohistory Project Collection, 2005, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Electric guitar
Musicians
Guitars
Inventors
Local number:
Pending (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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