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Music Manuscripts

Collection Creator:
Holman, Bill, 1927-  Search this
Kenton, Stan  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Herman, Woody  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952 - 1999
Scope and Contents:
Series 1: Music Manuscripts, 1952-1999 (boxes 1-67) comprises nearly the entire collection. This series consists of ca. 400 original scores that document Holman's significant contributions to American Music from 1952 to 1999. Of significance are his arrangements for Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. The scores are arranged first alphabetically by performer and then subsequently alphabetically by title.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the reproduction rights to the music of the Bill Holman Collection. All requests for performance or publication of Mr. Holman's compositions and/or arrangements should be directed to Bill Holman at 323-466-8809.
Collection Citation:
Bill Holman Collection, 1951-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0733, Series 1
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Bill Holman Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0733-ref13

Louis Armstrong Music Manuscripts

Creator:
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Conductor's scores for: "Didn't it Rain", "Shadrack", "This Train", "Sometimes", "Jonah", "Down by the Riverside", "Jonah and the Whale", "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen". Condensed scores for: "Shadrack", "Go Down Moses", Ezekiel", "Motherless Child", "Rock My Soul".
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jazz vocalist and trumpet player.
Provenance:
Collection purchased at Guernsey's Auction,108 East 73rd Street, New York, New York 10021.
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:
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Citation:
Louis Armstrong Music Manuscripts, n.d., Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0904
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0904
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Eubie Blake Letter and Music Manuscripts

Composer:
Blake, Eubie, 1883-1983  Search this
Donor:
Dwyer, Lawrence  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Music
Correspondence
Date:
1969 - 1969
Summary:
Collection consists of one letter and six music manuscripts by James H. "Eubie" Blake.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of one handwritten letter by Eubie Blake to Professor John Garvey, director of the University of Illinois Jazz Band, dated August 3, 1969. There are five undated manuscripts in Blake's hand of his arangements for the songs Manda, Poor Archie, Brittwood Rag, March of the Senegalese, and the W.C. Handy song, Yellow Dog Blues. In the letter Blake requests that Garvey, when playing any of these songs (for which he enclosed the manuscripts,) please mention his (Blake's) name as the arranger.

In the letter Blake also mentions Here Tis, but that manuscript was not included in this donation.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged in one series.

Series 1: Letter and Music Manuscripts, 1969
Biographical / Historical:
James Herbert "Eubie" Blake, noted ragtime pianist, was born February 7, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland. Some government records show his birth year as 1887. His parents Emily "Emma" Johnston and James Sumner Blake had formerly been enslaved. Blake was their only child to live to maturity. Blake learned to play the pump organ and the piano while still a young child. Blake began his career as a pianist, songwriter, and arranger in 1915 in Baltimore playing piano in Aggie Shelton's bordello. He formed a songwritng partnership with Noble Sissle in 1915. In 1921, their musical Shuffle Along became a hit on Broadway and ran for fourteen months. Blake's career spanned his entire life. Perhaps his most recognizable song, I'm Just Wild About Harry, is considered a standard of the American musical canon. His life was the subject of the Broadway musical, Eubie, that premiered in 1978.

Blake married twice first to Avis Elizabeth Cecelia Lee (1881-1939) the daughter of Lawrence and Florence Lee. After her death from tuberculosis in March 1939, Blake married Marion Gant Tyler (1896-1982), widow of Willie Tyler, violinist, and daughter of James H. Gant and Nattie Thomas, on December 27, 1945 in Norfolk, Virginia. Marion acted as his business manager until her death.

Blake died in Brooklyn, New York, on 1983 February 12. He and Marion are both buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

Sources

The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, page 114. Death certificate for Avis Blake, dated 1939, New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database Family Search, accessed July 5, 2019

Certificate of Marriage for James Hubert Blake and Marion Louise Gant, dated 1945 December 27, Virginia Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988, Family Search, accessed July 5, 2019
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution by Lawrence Dwyer in 2016.
Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
Arrangement (Music)  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 1960-1970
Music -- Manuscripts
Correspondence -- 1960-1970
Citation:
Eubie Blake Letter and Music Manuscripts, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1400
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Eubie Blake Letter and Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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MS 3261 Manuscripts relating to Winnebago music

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Draftsman:
Yellowbank  Search this
Extent:
2 Boxes
1 Portfolio
Culture:
Winnebago -- Music  Search this
Hopi -- Songs  Search this
Zuni -- Songs  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Winnebago -- drumsticks  Search this
Menominee -- striking sticks  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Portfolios
Songs
Date:
1927-1939
Scope and Contents:
Material includes manuscript "Winnebago Music," 362 typed pages, 50 illustrations (filed separately in original prints file, Bureau of American Ethnology File, Number 3261 part), transcriptions of 205 Winnebago songs, and 2 flute melodies (ca. 116 pages) marked "ready for publication" and submitted November 28, 1939; and original copies of 205 Winnebago songs received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962. This manuscript was compiled from various Winnebago manuscripts submitted by the author to the Bureau of American Ethnology at intervals, 1927-1940.

Contents:

"Winnebago Music." Contains material from 14 Winnebago manuscripts formerly submitted. Revised in final form for publication November, 1940 by Miss Densmore. 362 pages numbered 1 through 318 with some pages having several sub-letters. The manuscript contains an 83 page section on "The Peyote Cult". "Winnebago Music." Carbon copy of unpublished manuscript, pages 220-240. This manuscript is a brief resume of F. Densmore's work with Winnebago songs and dances. No date appears on the manuscript but it could not have been written before 1940. Tabulated analyses from the various Winnebago manuscripts in the following list were sent to F. Densmore, returned by F. Densmore, July 19, 1939, and not refiled with the manuscript to which they belong. Now filed together in 1st envelope.

Old Manuscript Number 2974, "14 Winnebago songs used in the treatment of the sick." 10 page manuscript, 7 page descriptive analysis of songs. Material was collected at Galesville, Wisconsin, November 23, 1927.

Old Manuscript Number 2986, "22 Winnebago songs of the Winter Feast." 22 page manuscript. Submitted April 21, 1928.

Old Manuscript Number 3029, "28 Winnebago war songs." 34 page manuscript including descriptive analysis of songs. Material collected in Trempeleau and near Galesville, Wisconsin, October 1927. Submitted November 26, 1928.

Old Manuscript Number 3106, "Origin-song of the dice game and other Winnebago songs." 11 page manuscript, 7 page descriptive analysis. Submitted December 15, 1928.

Old Manuscript Number 3107, "13 Winnebago songs connected to the recent war, and 17 tables showing a comparison between songs of the Pawnee and songs of the Chippewa, Sioux and other tribes." 11 page manuscript, 9 page descriptive analysis. Submitted January 26, 1929.

Old Manuscript Number 3115, "19 Winnebago songs connected with legends, games and dances." 14 page manuscript, 11 page descriptive analysis. Material collected near Black Falls, Wisconsin, September 1928 and submitted to the Bureau of American Ethnology March 2, 1929. Also "data concerning two Winnebago drumsticks and a pair of Menominee "striking sticks." 1 page, 1 illustration. 3/5/1929

Old Manuscript Number 3156, "12 Winnebago songs of games and dances." 17 page manuscript including descriptive analyses of 12 songs. Material collected Tomah, Wisconsin and near Wisconsin Rapids, June 26, 1930.

Old Manuscript Number 3178 "Songs for a spirit of the dead, and other Winnebago songs." (36 pages analysis, 9 sheets transcriptions, 4 small photos, recorded on the old catalog card are not present. Material collected at Dallas on Wisconsin River, October 31, 1930.

Old Manuscript Number 3179 "Winnebago songs of the Water-spirit and Night-spirit bundles." 21 page manuscript including descriptive analysis. (24 pages tabulated analysis, 9 sheets transcriptions, 2 photos of John Smoke, recorded on old catalog card are not present) Submitted September 20, 1930.

Old Manuscript Number 3198 "Winnebago songs of the Medicine Lodge: Buffalo Feast and Fish Dance." 28 page manuscript including descriptive analysis. (Tabulated analysis, transcriptions and 2 illustrations recorded on the old catalog card are not present) Material collected at Red Wing, Minnesota, September 1930. Submitted June 27, 1931.

Old Manuscript Number 3201 "(14) Pueblo (Hopi, Zuni), Navaho and Winnebago Songs." 21 page manuscript including descriptive analysis. (Transcription, tabulated analysis and illustrations recorded on old catalog card are not present.) Submitted October 16, 1931.

Old Manuscript Number 3205 "The Peyote Cult and Treatment of the Sick among the Winnebago Indians." 44 page typed manuscript including descriptive analysis of 17 songs, 1 original diagram of Peyote lodge, drawn by Yellowbank, and 8" X 10" photo of musical instruments, and 4 photo illustrations (Bureau of American Ethnology # 3261-b,27,28,29,30). (Transcriptions and tabulated analysis recorded on old catalog card are not present.) Submitted October 16, 1931.

Old Manuscript Number 3229 (pt) "Winnebago, Iroquois, Pueblo (Zuni and Cochiti), and British Columbia (Nitinat, Fraser and Thompson River) songs, with catalog numbers of 143 songs." Catalog numbers of song numbers 1981-2123 is the only remaining part of this manuscript. (60 page manuscript, recorded on old catalog card, was separated at intervals. The Iroquois section was pulled August 1955 and is now filed Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript # 3378. The Pueblo section was pulled August 1955 and now filed Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript # 4482 (old number 3229 part). The British Columbia Section was pulled August 1955 and is now filed Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript # 3371 (old number 3229 part). All this material accounts for pages 35-60 of the 60 page manuscript. The first 25 pages must have refered to the Winnebago and perhaps a comparative analysis of the songs of these different tribes, but these 25 pages have not been located.

Old Manuscript Number 3261-a "(9) Winnebago Songs of the Peyote Ceremony." 17 page typed manuscript including descriptive analysis, 1 diagram, 3 portraits of singers now in illustration file # 3261-b:31, 33, 34). (18 page tabulated analysis and 6 page transcriptions, recorded on old catalog card, are not present, 1965) Submitted June 21, 1932.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3261
Provenance:
Submitted by the author to the Bureau of American Ethnology at intervals, and some manuscripts received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962.
Topic:
Peyote -- Winnebago  Search this
Music -- Winnebago  Search this
Peyotism -- Winnebago  Search this
Games -- Winnebago  Search this
Dances -- Winnebago  Search this
Music -- Hopi  Search this
Music -- Winnebago  Search this
Music -- Navaho  Search this
Music -- Zuni  Search this
Peyote lodge -- Winnebago  Search this
Musical instruments -- Winnebago  Search this
Musical instruments -- Menominee  Search this
Genre/Form:
Songs
Citation:
Manuscript 3261, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3261
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Thelonious Monk Music Manuscript

Donor:
Monk, Thelonious, Jr.  Search this
Monk, Thelonious, Jr.  Search this
Creator:
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Parts (musical)
Date:
1951.
Scope and Contents:
The tenor saxophone part for "4 in 1".
Arrangement:
Single item.
Biographical / Historical:
Jazz pianist and composer.
Provenance:
Donated by Thelonious Monk, Jr. in 2006.
Restrictions:
Copy available for general research use. Original available by special request only.
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:
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Parts (musical)
Citation:
Thelonious Monk Music Manuscript, 1951, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Thelonious Monk, Jr.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0914
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0914
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Miles Davis Music Manuscript

Creator:
Miles Davis Properties.  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Evans, Gil, 1912-1988  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1959.
Scope and Contents note:
Manuscript for "Summertime", recorded by Davis and GIl Evans in 1959.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jazz trumpeter, 1926-1991.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Miles Davis Properties, through Vince Wilburn.
Restrictions:
Copy available for general research use. Access to original by special request.
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:
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Citation:
Miles Davis Music Manuscript, 1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0920
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0920
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Music Manuscripts and Lyrics (in unidentified language(s))

Collection Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Reel 5254, Frame 327-342
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Rockwell Kent papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rockwell Kent papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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John Coltrane Music Manuscript

Creator:
Guernsey's New York, New York  Search this
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1 folder)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1964
Summary:
The original manuscript for Coltrane's compositionA Love Supreme.
Scope and Contents:
The music manuscript is the original 1964 manuscript of A Love Supreme, a work that exalts the greatness, power, and love of God. The collection includes handwritten music, doodles, lyrics, and notes. A Love Supreme is thought to be one of the greatest jazz albums of all time.
Biographical / Historical:
John Coltrane was born September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. Surrounded and influenced by music from a young age, Coltrane trained in Philadelphia at Granoff Studios and the Ornstein School of Music. He went on to play in the U.S. Navy Band when he was called to military service during World War II.

When the war was over, Coltrane played with the likes of Jimmy Heath, the Eddie "CleanHead" Vinson Band, and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1958, he joined the Miles Davis Quintet and became famous for his three-on-one chord approach and "sheets of sound," a method of playing multiple notes a one time.

Coltrane formed his own quartet by 1960 with pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Jimmy Garrison. It was with this group that he created his famous A Love Supreme, a work that discusses the greatness, power, and love of God. Coltrane believed that everyone should contribute positively to the world, and his way of doing so was creating positive thought patterns through his music.

Coltrane accumulated much recognition throughout his career, including a posthumous 1982 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Solo Performance for "Bye Bye Blackbird" and the organization's esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1995, he was honored by the United States Postal Service with a commemorative postage stamp. He also has a street named on the Universal Studios lot in his honor. Coltrane's former home has been turned into a National Historic Landmark to commemorate his influence on American culture.

Coltrane died of liver disease in July 1967. His music is still heard today in various avenues of popular culture, including movies and television shows. Coltrane and his wife Alice had one child, Ravi, a prominent jazz saxophonist.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

William Claxton Photographs, 1955-1960 (NMAH.AC.0695)

Audrey Wells "Women in Jazz" Radio Series, 1981-1982 (NMAH.AC.0899)
Provenance:
Collection purchased at auction, 2005.
Restrictions:
Copy available for general research use. Original manuscript available by special request.
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:
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 1960-1970
Citation:
John Coltrane Music Manuscript, 1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0903
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0903

King Porter's Stomp [music manuscript]

Composer:
Morton, Jelly Roll, d. 1941  Search this
Arranger:
Henderson, Fletcher, 1897-1952  Search this
Collection Creator:
Henderson, Horace, 1904-1988  Search this
Lewis, Barbara  Search this
Lewis, Barry  Search this
Henderson, Fletcher, 1897-1952  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Arrangement:
Box No. 61.
Local Numbers:
AC0797-0000001.tif (AC Scan No. first page)

AC0797-0000002.tif (AC Scan No.: second page)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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:
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Fletcher and Horace Henderson Music and Photographs, 1930s-1980s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Fletcher and Horace Henderson Music and Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0797-ref5879
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Portraits of Cuba, music manuscript

Collection Creator:
D'Rivera, Paquito, 1948-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1996
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Collection Citation:
Paquito D'Rivera Music Manuscripts and Photograph, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Paquito D'Rivera Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0891-ref15

MS 4690 Manuscripts relating to the study of Seminole Music

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Drew, Frank  Search this
Moore-Willson, Minnie, 1859-1937  Search this
MacCauley, Clay, 1843-1925  Search this
Extent:
2 Boxes
Culture:
Seminole Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newsclippings
Date:
1931-1942
Scope and Contents:
Contents include: ---- Correspondence with editor of Bureau of American Ethnology and list of illustrations used in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 161. ---- "Seminole Music." 374 page carbon copy of manuscript and a few miscellaneous pages, roughs of music transcriptions, arranged music transcriptions of 243 songs as published. Submitted December 18, 1942. ---- "Seminole Music." Approximately 250 page manuscript. Incomplete manuscript submitted by Frances Densmore, May 16, 1940. This manuscript and the manuscript finally published in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 161 are compilations of previous manuscripts submitted by the author, 1931-1933, 1936, 1941. (Old Number) 1787 "Seminole Hunting and Alligator Dance Songs." 22 page manuscript, 28 pages tabulated analyses of 13 songs. (Transcriptions and 10 illustrations mentioned on old catalog card are not present. See original prints file for illustrations in part.) Submitted February 1, 1932.
Submitted April 21, 1932. (Old Number) 3228 "Seminole Songs connected with Legends and Dances." 38 page manuscript including descriptive analysis of songs, tabulated analyses of 31 songs. (transcriptions of 31 songs, recorded on old catalog card, are not present.) Submitted September 30, 1932. (Old Number) 3259-a "Chitimacha, Choctaw and Seminole Music, with a comparative survey of Indian music in the Gulf States." 75 page manuscript, including descriptive analyses of 23 songs, tabulated analyses for 13 Seminole songs. (Tabulated analyses for Chitimacha and Choctaw songs, 20 pages transcriptions, 18 photos and 2 figures, recorded on old catalog card, are not present. See original print file for part of the illustrations.) Submitted main portion of the manuscript to the Bureau of American Ethnology June 17, 1933. The comparative survey part was a report submitted to the National Research Council, May 15, 1933. (Old Number) 3259-b (part) Seminole text from manuscript "Choctaw and Seminole Songs." 8 page manuscript Submitted June 14, 1939. The Choctaw material is separately filed under Choctaw, Bureau of American Ethnology Ms Number 3258 (Old Manuscript Number 3259-b, part.) (Old Number) 3260 "Dance Songs of the Seminole Indians." 19 page manuscript including descriptive analyses of 20 songs, tabulated analyses. (Transcriptions and 9 photos sent with this manuscript, recorded on old catalog card, are not present.)
(Old Number) 3197 "The Seminole Indians." 43 page manuscript including descriptive analyses of 7 songs, tabulated analyses of 8 songs. (8 transcriptions and 36 photos and 1 sketch illustration, recorded on old catalog card, are not present.) See original prints file for part of illustrations.) Submitted March 3, 1931. (Old Number) 3208 "Seminole Bird Dance and their Songs." 31 page manuscript including descriptive analyses of songs, tabulated analyses for 18 songs. (18 song transcriptions and 42 photo illustrations, recorded on old catalog card, are not present). Submitted January 18, 1932. (Old Number) 3209 "Buffalo Dance and Corn Dance." 30 page manuscript including descriptive analyses of 12 songs, 12 tabulated analyses. (12 transcriptions and 12 photo illustrations, recorded on old catalog card, are not present. See original print file for part of the photo illustrations.) Submitted December 12, 1931. (Old Number) 3211 "A comparison between the structure of Nootka and Quileute songs and that of songs previously analyzed, also a description of a Seminole flute and Seminole customs." 57 page manuscript, from which pages 4-10 were taken out by F. D. for incorporation in Nootka and Quileute Music. No Nootka and Quileute material remains in this manuscript. (17 photo illustrations, map and diagram, recorded on old catalog card, are not present. See original print file for some of the illustrations.)
Submitted November 30, 1932. (Old Number) 3262 "Caloosa and Seminole Corn Dance and Hunting Dance Songs." 28 page manuscript, including descriptive analyses of 25 songs, tabulated analyses of 25 songs. (11 pages transcriptions, 1 sketch, 13 photos, recorded on old catalog card, are not present. See original print file for some of the photos.) Submitted May 28, 1932. (Old Number) 3407 "Dance Songs of the Seminole Indians." 2 page list of Seminole transcriptions and cylinder records. (7 sheets transcriptions, recorded on old catalog card, are not present.) All these songs were recorded at Brighton, Florida, by Billie Stewart in February 1932. Submitted by F.D. March 16, 1936. (Old Number) 4083 "Songs of the Seminole in Florida." 28 page manuscript (71 transcriptions of songs, recorded on old catalog card, are not present.) Submitted by F.D. March 20, 1941.
The following Seminole material was received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962. Three notebooks in F. Densmore's handwriting, dated: 1931, 1932 and 1933 (Brighten), and 1933. These notebooks contain material on Seminole songs and dances. Miscellaneous fieldnotes including "Last of Josie Billie" and "Discended from Osceola". Reading notes from Frank Drew, Minnie Moore-Willson, Clay McCauley, and others. 2 notebooks and several miscellaneous pages. "Annual Report, Narrative Section, 1935, Seminole Agency Dania, Fla." Prepared by J.L. Glenn, Officer in Charge. 18 page mimeo. Clippings: "Indian Buried Unmourned; Tribesmen at Paleface Rites," February 25, 1938, The Herald; photographs of Seminole Indians, page 10, April 25, 1937, The Herald, Miami, Florida, with typed note: "Do these scenes remind you of 'Days of (not so) long ago?' Chas." Various reprints re Seminole Indians: "Souvenir of the Original Musa Isle Seminole Indian Village, Miami, Fla." No date, 12 pages. Publishers announcement of Grant Forman's book, Indian Removal. "Musa Isle Seminoles and Alligators" by James Lowther Berkebile, 1929, Phoenix Printing Co., Augusta, Georgia. 35 pages and 23 illustrations of Seminole Indians.
"Seminole Indians: Survey of the Seminole Indians of Florida," presented by Mr. Fletcher, 71st Congress, 3rd Session, Doc. No. 314, GPO, 1931. 88 pages and map. Announcement of lectures W. Stanley Hanson, Secretary Seminole Indian Association, and article from The American Eagle, "Seminole Indian Association Reorganized", September, 1933.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4690
Other Title:
Seminole Music
Seminole Hunting and Alligator Dance Songs
The Seminole Indians
Seminole Bird Dance and their Songs
Buffalo Dance and Corn Dance
A comparison between the structure of Nootka and Quileute songs and that of songs previously analyzed, also a description of a Seminole flute and Seminole customs
Seminole Songs connected with Legends and Dances
Chitimacha, Choctaw and Seminole Music, with a comparative survey of Indian music in the Gulf States
Seminole text from manuscript "Choctaw and Seminole Songs"
Dance Songs of the Seminole Indians
Caloosa and Seminole Corn Dance and Hunting Dance Songs
Songs of the Seminole in Floria
Last of Josie Billie
Discended from Osceola
Annual Report, Narrative Section, 1935, Seminole Agency Dania, Fla.
Indian Buried Unmourned; Tribesmen at Paleface Rites
Souvenir of the Original Musa Isle Seminole Indian Village, Miami, Fla.
Musa Isle Seminoles and Alligators
Seminole Indians: Survey of the Seminole Indians of Florida
Topic:
Music -- Seminole  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsclippings
Citation:
Manuscript 4690, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4690
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4690

A Song for Peace, music manuscript

Collection Creator:
D'Rivera, Paquito, 1948-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Collection Citation:
Paquito D'Rivera Music Manuscripts and Photograph, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Paquito D'Rivera Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Manuscript page

Maker:
Ethiopian Orthodox  Search this
Medium:
Vellum, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 26 x 19.5 cm (10 1/4 x 7 11/16 in.)
Type:
Book and Manuscript
Geography:
Ethiopia
Date:
15th century
Topic:
musical instrument  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph and Patricia Brumit
Object number:
2004-7-7
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2004-7-7

Omaha and Ponca Songs and Music

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Physical description:
25 pages
Culture:
Omaha Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Topic:
Omaha Indians  Search this
Music  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Local number:
NAA MS 4800: (3.2.1) [156]
See more items in:
James O. Dorsey Papers
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_85621

Black [music]

Topic:
Black, brown and beige
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
36 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
10 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
2 Items (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
5 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
Container:
Box 39, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
see BLACK, BROWN AND BEIGE
52 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Black is contained in four of sixty two folders for "Black, brown and beige" consisting of 1 nine page piano conductor score, 1 fourteen page short score and 51 parts in Eb Major, and 1 part in Bb Major concert (?) -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 reed - Johnny; 2 trumpets - Nance, Rex; 1 trombone - Tricky; unidentified Bb transposing instrument. All parts except Nance appear incomplete. -- (ii) Part for bass. -- (iii) Part for 1 trumpet - 1. -- (iv) Parts for 1 reed - Sears; guitar. -- (v) Part for guitar.
Folder B contains piano conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder C contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Proc, Rick, Ham, baritone, Nance, trumpets, Brown, Tricky.
Folder D contains parts in 6 groupings -- (i) Part for 1 reed - Johnny. Part appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 1 trumpet - 1 (3); 2 trombones - 1, Britt. -- (iii) Parts for 7 reeds - alto 1 (3), Procope (2), alto 3 (2), Jimmy (2), Paul (3), Carney, baritone; 3 trumpets - Nance (2), 2 (3), 3; 3 trombones - Butter (2), 2, 3 (5); bass. Many parts appear incomplete. -- (iv) Parts for 2 trumpets - 3, 4; 3 trombones, 1, 2, Britt. -- (v) Part for 1 trumpet - Rex. Part appears incomplete. -- (vi) Part in Bb Major (?) for trumpet. Part appears incomplete.
Folder B, Folder C, and Folder D, groupings i, ii, vi from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Folder A and Folder D, groupings iii - v from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 118, 215.
General:
A part for "Mich" is noted on the verso of the part in Folder D, grouping vi. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn, torn, stained, tape, brittle. Folder A -- 3p., folder D -- 30p. Folder A -- 1p., folder D -- 1p. Folder A -- 4p., folder D -- 13p. Folder A -- 4p., folder D -- 12p. Folder A -- 8p., folder B -- 10p., folder C -- 8p (in mylar)., folder D -- 83p. . Folder A -- 1p., .
Other Title:
Black.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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 restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Suites (Jazz ensemble)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Music Manuscripts

Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Still, William Grant, 1895-1978  Search this
Blake, Eubie, 1883-1983  Search this
Hamilton, Jimmy  Search this
Lacy, Steve  Search this
Williams, Mary Lou, 1910-  Search this
Collector:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Robison, Willard, orchestra conductor  Search this
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Creator:
Whaley, Thomas L. (copyist)  Search this
Robison, Willard  Search this
Brown, Lawrence  Search this
Carney, Harry  Search this
Redman, Don  Search this
Names:
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 ((musician))  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
212 Cubic feet (Approx.; 530+ boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Music
Sheet music
Scores
Lead sheet
Notebooks
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Date:
circa 1930-1981, undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes original manuscripts (parts and scores), copy scores, lead, lyric and copyright sheets, published music and arrangements of compositions by Duke Ellington and his main collaborator, Billy Strayhorn. This series also contains arrangements by Ellington, Strayhorn, Tom Whaley and others for songs encompassing African-American spirituals and traditional songs from the nineteenth century, pre-World War II standards, Broadway tunes, film themes and pop songs from the 1950s to 1970s. Original manuscripts of compositions and arrangements created for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra by Mary Lou Williams and Don Redman among others can be found in this series. Of particular interest are original manuscripts of twentieth-century notable composers including Eubie Blake and William Grant Still that were not created for or used by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Scattered throughout the Collection are early works by contemporary jazz artists including Quincy Jones and Steve Lacy. Scores and parts for a 1982 posthumous Broadway musical tribute, Sophisticated Ladies, based on Ellington/Strayhorn compositions, is also included in this series.

The music manuscripts were the ephemera of Ellington and the band's life on the road and reflect their peripatetic existence. Frequently there are phone numbers, personal notes, and shopping lists jotted on the original manuscripts. The music manuscripts were not deliberately collected for posterity but maintained by band members or assembled by a "band boy" for distribution to band members for performances. Individual arrangements are not necessarily complete. Each title has been separated by arrangement and key when possible, but for most titles additional research is necessary to complete the arrangement or to document a specific performance or recording.

The manuscripts provide documentation that Ellington wrote his arrangements for his individual band members. Directions on the scores and most of the parts indicate the soloist's name or nickname rather than the instrument he played (for example; Johnny Hodges's parts are usually indicated by "Johnny" or "Rab" for his nickname "Rabbit" instead of Alto Saxophone).

The bulk of the scores and parts are hand-written by Ellington, Strayhorn or Tom Whaley (Ellington's chief copyist, circa 1942-1969); in many instances identifications are attached to the music or listed on the folder. A reference notebook available to researchers identifies the handwriting of composers, arrangers, and copyists found in the Collection.

The titles range from short songs to large-scale, multi-movement works and are arranged alphabetically. The title list is not a definitive research document. However, alternate titles provided by reference publications and research by Ellington scholars or Archives Center staff suggest a relationship between certain titles. Titles in italics indicate that there is additional music, in a separate location, which might be of interest to the researcher.

There are four reference abbreviations used in the title list: see, sa (see also), aka (also known as), and verso. Title fragments, abbreviations, working titles, or nicknames which are written on the music are cross-referenced to the proper title. They are distinguished by the use of "see" followed by the proper title to indicate the location of the music (for example; Mon-Sat see Never On A Sunday). Some songs are known by more than one title and the different titles denote a change significant enough to warrant its listing under two separate titles (for example; "Concerto For Cootie" was an instrumental arrangement which became Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me when words were added). In this and similar cases, the music is located under both titles and the reference "sa" with the alternate title in italics designates an alternate location (for example; "Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me" sa "Concerto For Cootie"). Some identical songs were recorded and performed under two different titles. In this instance, the music will be found under one title with reference to the alternate title (for example; Altitude see "Main Stem", "Main Stem" aka "Altitude"). Some titles have akas (also known as) and in this document "aka" is used to indicate that there is no music under the other known title (for example; "Merry-Go-Round" aka "Ace Of Spades"). Some music is located on the reverse side of a score or part with a different title. In this instance "verso" indicates that there is additional music with this title located elsewhere (for example; "Eggo" verso "Kick").

Sixty-seven extended works by Ellington and other collaborators, composers, arrangers, and lyricists---most notably Billy Strayhorn---have been identified and filed alphabetically. The extended works are distinguished in the finding aid by capital letters and bold text (for example; FAR EAST SUITE). The individual titles which are elements of an extended work have been relocated to their respective suites (for example: Agra see FAR EAST SUITE). Series 1 also contains ten non-Ellington extended works. These are distinguished by lower-case bold lettering (for example: Mikado Swing).

One box of songbooks containing published sheet music of Ellington and Strayhorn compositions is physically located at the end of Subseries 1.1: Oversize scores are physically located at the end of this series but are listed alphabetically and indicated in the title list by the abbreviation OS (for example; I Fell And Broke My Heart sa OS).

The music manuscripts in Series 1 have been organized into eight subseries. Each subseries has its own container list, but titles in Subseries 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 are referenced in the Subseries 1.1 title list (for example: Caravan see also 1.2).

The bulk of the material is located in Subseries 1.1, Music Manuscripts, consisting of scores and parts composed and arranged by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and others for performance by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Scattered throughout this series are arrangements by Tom Whaley for bands that performed during his tenure as musical director of various Harlem Theatres including the Apollo Theatre, circa 1930-1942. Eubie Blake manuscripts of his original compositions contained in this series also were not created for performance by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Contained within this series are complete unpublished and unrecorded scores and parts by composers, most notably Mary Lou Williams, submitted to Ellington for possible performance or recording. Subseries 1.2, Manuscript Sketchbooks consists of three cubic feet of bound manuscript notebooks including ones by Ellington, Strayhorn, Jimmy Hamilton and Tom Whaley. These "sketchbooks" are particularly valuable and fragile and may not be photocopied. The notebooks are available to researchers with special instructions for handling. Subseries 1.3, Sidemen's Books consists of ten cubic feet of parts for individual soloists, including Lawrence Brown and Harry Carney, or for a specific instrument.

Subseries 1.4, Unidentified Music consists of five cubic feet of untitled and unidentified parts and scores including original Ellington and Strayhorn manuscripts.

Subseries 1.5, Willard Robison Arrangements consists of nine cubic feet of scores and parts that were arranged for Robison's Deep River Orchestra and in particular for the Deep River Hour, a weekly radio show broadcast from New York City that aired from 1929 to 1932. Most of these arrangements are original manuscripts of William Grant Still (1895-1978) who is considered one of the most significant African-American classical composers of the twentieth century.

Subseries 1.6, Published Sheet Music consists of nine cubic feet of published sheet music unrelated to the titles in Subseries 1.1 including one-half cubic feet of published songs in Spanish and Portuguese that were most likely presented to Ellington during his 1967 Latin American tour.

The bulk of the material in Subseries 1.2, Music Manuscript Sketchbooks consists of spiral-bound notebooks or "sketchbooks" containing original scores, incomplete scores, sketches and lyrics by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Tom Whaley and Ellington band members Jimmy Hamilton and John Sanders. There is one notebook created by Ann Michlau. The material is very fragile and valuable.

Titles or title fragments are listed in the order they appear. In some notebooks, researchers' notes identifying the material are included, and special care is necessary to maintain this order. Each folder contains one notebook or loose pages grouped for creation or copyright. The creator of each notebook is identified by name and underlined at the beginning of the folder; change of creator within each folder is also designated. Most of the folders contain untitled works.

Subseries 1.3, Sidemen's Books consists of parts for Ellington Orchestra soloists including Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Harry Carney and Lawrence Brown. In the early years, Duke Ellington's band members maintained their own "books" for performances; later the "books" were distributed by a band manager. A new band member inherited the "book" of the sideman he replaced, therefore each "book" frequently contains parts originally written for a former band member (for example, Barney Bigard clarinet parts can be found in Jimmy Hamilton's "book"). The material is in fair to poor condition.

The folders are arranged alphabetically by band members' last name, followed by folders with parts for specific instruments. The titles in each folder are filed alphabetically. To reduce handling of the material a title guide directs the researcher to a specific soloist. The title guide identifies the set number and copyist - when known-for researchers to determine if the material in this subseries corresponds with their search in Subseries 1.1, The container list marks the location of the material.

Subseries 1.4, Untitled Scores and Parts consists of untitled complete and incomplete scores and parts. The material is arranged by type of material (for example Duke Ellington scores, alto sax parts). There is no container list available for this subseries.

Subseries 1.5, Scores and Parts for Willard Robison's Deep River Orchestra, circa 1929-1931 consists of scores and parts arranged for Willard Robison's Deep River Orchestra. The bulk of these scores were created for Robison's radio show Deep River Hour. Many of the scores are the seminal arrangements of William Grant Still who was later crowned the "Dean Of Afro-American Classical Composers". The material is arranged alphabetically. Oversize scores are interfiled alphabetically but are physically located in Subseries 1.1 oversize boxes.

Subseries 1.6, Arrangements for Della Reese consists of music parts arranged by instrument.

Subseries 1.7, Non-Ellington Published Music consists of published sheet music never performed by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra. The individual titles are arranged alphabetically, followed by published songbooks. This subseries contains foreign language material; of particular interest is the material in Spanish which was most likely presented to Duke Ellington on his 1967 Latin American tour.

Subseries 1.8, Ephemera contains Duke Ellington's discography, Mercer Ellington's discography, and assorted lyrics and set lists.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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 restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Big bands  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Piano music (Jazz)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Music -- Manuscripts
Sheet music
Scores
Lead sheet
Notebooks
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0301, Series 1
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref36665

MS 3245 Manuscripts relating to the study of Alabama ("Alabamu") Indian music

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Depicted:
Thompson, Charles Martin, 1860-1935  Search this
Extent:
1 Portfolio
Culture:
Alibamu -- Music  Search this
Alibamu -- Buffalo dance  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Portfolios
Date:
1933, 1946
Scope and Contents:
Includes: "Alabama Music." Typed carbon copy of unpublished manuscript, pages 251-256. This manuscript is a brief resume of F. Densmore's work with Alabama (Alibamu) music. No date appears on the manuscript but it could not have been written before 1933 and probably was written ca. 1940's because the page numbers correspond to similar resumes for the Acoma and Winnebago. This carbon copy was received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962. "Alabama Music" by F. Densmore, "based upon unpublished material in the possession of the Bureau of American Ethnology and used by permission," 28 pages typed carbon copy. No date appears on the title page of the manuscript but it was probably written after her return from field work among the Alabama Indians in 1933. Old Manuscript Number 3245 "Songs of the Alibamu Indians." 49 typed pages of text, including descriptive analysis of 35 songs. Submitted April 25, 1933. Old Manuscript Number 3246 "Alibamu songs of the Buffalo and other Dances." 12 typed pages of text including descriptive analysis of 12 songs. Submitted May 15, 1933. "Alabama Music by Frances Densmore." 69 typed pages of text and two portraits of the singer Charles Martin Thompson; tabulated analyses of 47 songs, and 18 pages of musical transcriptions. The text, illustrations and transcriptions are on microfilm in the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3245
Other Title:
Alabama Music
Songs of the Alibamu Indians
Alibamu songs of the Buffalo and other Dances
Alabama Music by Frances Densmore
Topic:
Dance -- Alibamu  Search this
Music -- Alibamu  Search this
Buffalo dance -- Alibamu  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3245, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3245
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MS 3245 Manuscripts relating to the study of Alabama ("Alabamu") Indian music
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3245

Night in Tunisia [for Trumpet I] music manuscript]

Composer:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Collection Creator:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Fishman, Charles  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (11" x 17".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Scope and Contents:
Black print on cream paper. Dizzy Gillespie composed "Night in Tunisa" in 1942.
Arrangement:
Box No. 21.
Local Numbers:
AC0979-0000005.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Included in Archives Center Jazz Appreciation Month display, April 1-May 31, 2010, "Jazz at the Philharmonic--Bringing Jazz to the World," curated by Wendy Shay.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Charismic Productions Records of Dizzy Gillespie, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Charismic Productions Records of Dizzy Gillespie
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0979-ref1263

MS 3371 Manuscripts relating to the study of the music of the Indians of British Columbia

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (box )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1927-1935
Scope and Contents:
Includes: Music of the Indians of British Columbia, 147 pages, song transcriptions and a list of illustrations submitted to the Bureau of American Ethnology May 9, 1935 and published in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 136, Number 27. This manuscript was compiled from various manuscripts previously submitted. Old Manuscript Number 1665 "10 Songs of Indians living at Port Simpson and on the Skeena and Nass Rivers, British Columbia." 9 page manuscript, 7 pages descriptive analysis, 20 pages tabulated analysis, 4 pages transcriptions. (1 photo of singer Henry Haldine recorded on old catalog card, is not present). Submitted February 23, 1927. Old Manuscript Number 2238 "15 Songs of Indians on the Sliamey and Homaco Reserves in British Columbia." 9 page manuscript, 3 photo illustrations, 1 sketch, 6 pages descriptive analysis, 30 page tabulated analysis, 5 pages transcriptions, all recorded on the old catalog card are not present. Submitted January 27, 1927. Note on catalog card "combined with British Columbia." Old Manuscript Number 2980 "17 Nitinat war and dance songs, Menominee Songs connected with stories of Manabus and catalog numbers of 184 Menominee Songs." 6 page manuscript, 4 pages catalog numbers, descriptive analysis 6 pages, tabulated analysis, 24 pages; 6 pages transcription. (Menominee material is catalogued # 1609-b). Submitted February 4, 1928. Collected August-September, 1926 at Chilliwack, B. C.
Old Manuscript Number 2983 "17 Songs of the Nitinat Medicine Men, and Miscellaneous Nitinat Songs." 8 page manuscript, 4 pages catalog numbers of songs, 7 pages descriptive analyses, 34 pages tabulated analyses, 8 pages song transcriptions. Submitted March 24, 1928. Information collected August-September, 1926 at Chilliwack, B. C. Old Manuscript Number 3059 "12 Songs of Indians Living on the Fraser and Thompson Rivers in British Columbia." 12 page manuscript, 24 pages tabulated analyses , 5 pages transcriptions. (5 photo illustrations recorded on old catalog card are not present). Submitted June 20, 1928. Collected August-September 1926 at Chilliwack, B. C. Old Manuscript Number 3105 "13 Songs of Indians living on the Fraser, Thompson, and Squamish Rivers, in British Columbia." 21 page manuscript, 26 page descriptive analysis. (2 photo illustrations recorded on old catalog card are not present). Submitted November 17, 1928. Old Manuscript Number 3229 (part) "Winnebago, Iroquois, Pueblo, and British Columbia (Nitinat, Fraser and Thompson rivers) Songs.." 5 pages descriptive analysis, 5 pages transcriptions.
Old Manuscript Number 3918 Photostat copies of 75 British Columbia songs recorded at Chilliwack, B. C., in September 1926. These copies were made for the 20th Century Fox Film Corp. for use in connection with a Hudson's Bay picture. 2 sets of photostat copies. Also 2 photostat copies of 2 letters sent by F. Densmore to Miss Field, June 16 and June 17, 1937, concerning the use of these songs by 20th Century Fox. Original field notes, "Chilliwack." Approximately 11 handwritten pages. Notes of first page: "Everything either used or discarded--finished November 16, 1928."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3371
Other Title:
Music of the Indians of British Columbia
10 Songs of Indians living at Fort Simpson and on the Skeena and Nass Rivers, British Columbia
15 Songs of Indians on the Sliamey and Homaco Reserves in British Columbia
17 Nitinat war and dance songs, Menominee Songs connected with stories of Manabus, and catalog numbers of 184 Menominee Songs.
17 Songs of the Nitinat Medicine Men, and Miscellaneous Nitinat Songs.
12 Songs of Indians Living on the Fraser and Thompson Rivers in British Columbia
13 Songs of Indians living on the Fraser, Thompson, and Squamish Rivers, in British Columbia
Winnebago, Iroquois, Pueblo, and British Columbia (Nitinat, Fraser and Thompson rivers) Songs... (part)
Topic:
Music -- British Columbia  Search this
British Columbia  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3371, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3371
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3371

Tiger rag [music]

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 384, Folder 9-10
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
8 parts
Tiger rag is contained in two folders consisting of 4 parts in Bb Major concert, and 4 parts in Ab Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hands (Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - alto 1, tenor 1; 1 trumpet - 1 (2).
Folder B contains parts in Ab Major for 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 1 trombone - 3. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: worn, torn, brittle.
Other Title:
Tiger.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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 restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref46217

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