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William "Cat" Anderson Collection

Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Names:
Benny Carter All Stars  Search this
Cat Anderson Quintet  Search this
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Lionel Hampton Orchestra  Search this
Mingus Quintet  Search this
Bechet, Sidney (musician)  Search this
Calloway, Cab, 1907-  Search this
Carter, Benny, 1907-1997  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Hampton, Lionel  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978  Search this
Humphrey, Muriel  Search this
Johnson, Lucy Bird  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973  Search this
Tatum, Art, 1910-1956  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Transcripts
Oral histories (document genres)
Oral history
Phonograph records
Photographs
Recordings
Interviews
Clippings
Audiotapes
Awards
Audiocassettes
Articles
Date:
1940-1981
bulk 1963-1977
Scope and Contents note:
Primarily audiotapes, sheet music, and photographic images. Also: correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, itineraries, awards, and ephemera.,Of particular interest are recordings or photographic images, including the personalities listed below, and President and Mrs. Tubman of Liberia; also, two interviews and three recordings of Cat Anderson as guest with various university and college jazz bands.
Arrangement:
Divided into 4 series: (1) Music; (2) Original tapes and recordings; (3) Photographs; (4) Miscellaneous. Arranged topically.
Biographical/Historical note:
Prominent African American jazz musician (trumpet), b. Sept. 12, 1916, d. April 29, 1981.,One of the premier trumpet players of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Known for effortless high notes; a strong section leader and great soloist whose style exhibited humor and precision. Grew up in Jenkins' Orphanage, Charleston, S.C., received basic music training there, and participated in many of their famous student ensembles. Formed and played with the Cotton Pickers, a group of orphanage teens. Before joining Ellington in 1944, played in several big bands, including Claude Hopkins and Lionel Hampton. Left the Ellington organization 1947-49 to lead his own group. Free-lanced 1959-1961 and after 1971, working with the Ellington orchestra intermittently. Received honors from tyhe U.S. Air Force, the Prix du Disque de Jazz, and the City of Los Angeles.
Related Archival Materials:
Additional memorabilia can be found in the Division of Cultural History, NMAH.
Provenance:
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Department of History.,Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, ,Made for NMAH.,2006.3046.
Collection donated by Dorothy Anderson, 1998, January 22.
Restrictions:
Master tapes not available to researchers.
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Topic:
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- Acoustics and physics  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Piano and synthesizer music  Search this
Inventions -- 1980-2000  Search this
Synthesizer music  Search this
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Electric engineering -- 1980-2000  Search this
Band musicians  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Transcripts
Oral histories (document genres)
Oral history
Phonograph records
Photographs -- 20th century
Recordings
Interviews
Interviews -- 1950-2000
Clippings -- 20th century
Audiotapes -- 1940-1980
Awards
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Articles -- 1940-1980
Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, ca. 1940-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0630
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0630
Additional Online Media:

Analogue Music Synthesizer Oral History Project

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Interviewee:
Krause, Bernie  Search this
Deutsch, Herbert  Search this
Hemsath, Bill  Search this
Pollock, Jay  Search this
Moog, Robert  Search this
Oberheim, Tom  Search this
Sear, Walter  Search this
Preston, Don  Search this
Scott, Jim  Search this
Chowning, Jonathan  Search this
Buchla, Don  Search this
Interviewer:
Pinch, Trevor  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (8 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiocassettes
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Interviews
Oral history
Oral histories (document genres)
Date:
1996-2000
Summary:
The collection consists of over thirty hours of 7" open reel-to-reel master tapes, compact discs (DVDs), and transcripts for oral histories documenting the invention and development of the analogue music synthesizer.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of over thirty hours of 7" open reel-to- reel master tapes, compact discs, and transcripts for the oral histories documenting the invention and development of the analogue music synthesizer. Not all interviews have master tapes, reference copies, or transcripts.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Transcripts, 1996-1998

Series 2: Reference Disks (DVDs), 1996-2000

Series 3: Master Tapes (7"), 1996-1998
Biographical / Historical:
The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, in cooperation with Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco of Cornell University, conducted oral histories to document the pioneering engineers and musicians of the electronic music synthesizer from 1960 to 1970. Pinch and Trocco authored in 2002, Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer by Harvard University Press. This book is based on the oral histories from the Analogue Music Synthesizer Oral History Project.
Provenance:
This collection was created by the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation with National Museum of American History staff member Jim Weaver, Division of Cultural History and Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Piano and synthesizer music  Search this
Electric engineering -- 1980-2000  Search this
Inventions -- 1980-2000  Search this
Synthesizer music  Search this
Music -- Acoustics and physics  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Interviews
Oral history
Oral histories (document genres)
Citation:
Title and date item, Analogue Music Synthesizer Oral History Project, 1996-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0640
See more items in:
Analogue Music Synthesizer Oral History Project
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0640

Discours de la methode pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la verité dans les sciences. Plus la dioptrique, les meteores, la mechanique, et la musique, qui sont des essais de cette methode. Par René Descartes. Avec des remarques & des éclaircissemens necessaires

Author:
Descartes, René 1596-1650  Search this
Poisson, Nicolas-Joseph 1637-1710  Search this
Former owner:
Madden, J. B. active 1842 DSI  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
303, [23], 127, [1] p. illus., diagrs. 24 cm
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1668
Topic:
Science--Methodology  Search this
Physics  Search this
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Call number:
B1845 1668b
B1845 1668b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_126227

Die Sprachlaute; experimentell-phonetische Untersuchungen nebst einem Anhang über Instrumentalklänge, von Carl Stumpf ... Mit 8 Textfiguren und 8 Notenbildern

Author:
Stumpf, Carl 1848-1936  Search this
Physical description:
xi, [1], 419, [1] p. incl. diagrs., tables, music. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1926
Topic:
Phonetics  Search this
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Call number:
QP306 .S7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_266602

The science of sound [sound recording] / produced by the Bell Telephone Laboratires, Inc

Producer:
Bell Telephone Laboratories  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1958
Topic:
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Science  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Nature sounds  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 6007
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_246728

The science of sound [sound recording] / produced by the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc

Producer:
Bell Telephone Laboratories  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1960
Topic:
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Science  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Nature sounds  Search this
Local number:
FW06136
Folkways 6136
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_246731
Additional Online Media:

Science & music / by Sir James Jeans

Title:
Science and music
Author:
Jeans, James Hopwood Sir 1877-1946  Search this
David H. DeVorkin Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
x, 258 p., IX leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1938
Topic:
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Sound  Search this
Call number:
ML3805 .J43 1938b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_804013

Science & music / by Sir James Jeans

Title:
Science and music
Author:
Jeans, James Hopwood Sir 1877-1946  Search this
David H. DeVorkin Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
x, 258 p., IX leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1938
Topic:
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Sound  Search this
Call number:
ML3805 .J43 1938
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_804018

Harmonious triads : physicists, musicians, and instrument makers in ninteenth-century Germany / Myles W. Jackson

Author:
Jackson, Myles W  Search this
Physical description:
x, 395 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
2006
C2006
19th century
Topic:
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Music--Philosophy and aesthetics  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_816936

Zeng hou Yi bian zhong zhong ming jiao shi ji qi lü xue yan jiu / Cui Xian zhu

Title:
曾侯乙编钟钟铭校释及其律学研究 / 崔宪著
Author:
Cui, Xian  Search this
Physical description:
2, viii, 331 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Sui Xian (Hubei Sheng, China)
Date:
1997
To 500
Topic:
Bells  Search this
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Music--History and criticism  Search this
Bells--Inscriptions  Search this
Musical intervals and scales  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
ML1039 .C85 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_852751

The science of sound / Thomas D. Rossing

Author:
Rossing, Thomas D. 1929-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 686 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Sound  Search this
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Call number:
QC225.15 .R67 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_877916

The archaeology of music in ancient China : 2000 years of acoustical experimentation 1400 B.C.-A.D. 750 / Fritz A. Kuttner

Author:
Kuttner, Fritz A  Search this
Physical description:
x, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1990
Topic:
Music--History and criticism  Search this
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Music archaeology  Search this
Musical instruments, Ancient  Search this
Call number:
ML336.2 .K88 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_890008

The soundscape of modernity : architectural acoustics and the culture of listening in America, 1900-1933 / Emily Thompson

Author:
Thompson, Emily Ann  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 500 p. : ill., plans, ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Architectural acoustics  Search this
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_703480

Les harmonies du son et l'histoire des instruments de musique, par J. Rambosson ... Ouvrage illustré de 200 gravures et de 5 planches chromolithographiques

Author:
Rambosson, Jean Pierre 1827-1886  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 582 p. incl. illus., plates. 5 col. pl. (incl. front.) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1878
Topic:
Music, Influence of  Search this
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Voice  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_748152

Measured tones : the interplay of physics and music / Ian Johnston

Title:
Interplay of physics and music
Author:
Johnston, Ian D  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 406 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Call number:
ML3805 .J64 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_679750

The piano : its acoustics / by W. V. McFerrin

Author:
McFerrin, W. V  Search this
Physical description:
v, 193 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
C1971
Topic:
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Piano--Tuning  Search this
Call number:
ML3805 .M34 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_517952

The influence of the material of wind-instruments on the tone quality / Dayton C. Miller

Author:
Miller, Dayton Clarence 1866-1941  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1909
1909?]
Topic:
Tone color (Music)  Search this
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Wind instruments  Search this
Call number:
ML3807 .M56i 1909
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523610

Musical acoustics / Donald E. Hall

Author:
Hall, Donald E  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 475 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Call number:
ML3805.H153 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412678

Die Lehre von den Tonempfindungen als physiologische Grundlage für die Theorie der Musik / Von H. Helmholtz ... ; mit in den Text eingedruckten Holzstichen

Author:
Helmholtz, Hermann von 1821-1894  Search this
Former owner:
Tyndall, John 1820-1893 DSI  Search this
Oettingen, Helmuth Alexander DSI  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xi, [1], 600 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1863
Topic:
Sound  Search this
Music--Physiological aspects  Search this
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Call number:
ML3820.H4X 1863
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_416382

The physics of musical instruments / Neville H. Fletcher, Thomas D. Rossing

Author:
Fletcher, Neville H (Neville Horner)  Search this
Rossing, Thomas D. 1929-  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 620 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Music--Acoustics and physics  Search this
Musical instruments--Construction  Search this
Call number:
ML3805.F58 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_417529

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