Entertainment, Series 11 : sheet music, ca. 1841-1986
DeVincent, Sam 1918-1997
Contains more than 12,500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards entertainers and entertainment in the United States. Note that movies and some musical entertainment are also covered in Series 6, Moving Pictures and Movie Stars, and in Series 16, Country, Western, and Folk Music. Blind musicians and performers are in Series 17. The subseries are: 11.1 Early Troupes & Bandmasters, 11.2 Dance Bands and Orchestras, 11.3 Novelty Bands, 11.4 Male Singers (Individual), 11.5 Female Singers (Individual), 11.6 Duos and Groups (Male and Mixed), 11.7 Female Duos and Groups, 11.8 Child Entertainers, 11.9 Impersonators, 11.10 Actors and Comedians, 11.11 Theater, 11.12 Juke Box, Nickelodeon, 11.13 Phonograph, Records, Tapes, 11.14 Radio, Transistor, Wireless, 11.15 Television, and 11.16 Circus, Fair, Zoo.
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music - Series 11, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment