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Adrien-Francois Servais Papers

Author:
Servais, Joseph  Search this
Collector:
Servais, Adrien-Francois, 1807-1866 (musician)  Search this
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Names:
Fishoff, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Lithographs
Photographs
Date:
1842-1884.
Scope and Contents:
Five letters of Adrien-Francois Servais, describing his personal experiences as he traveled and gave concerts, including three from his son Joseph Servais (1850-1885), dated September 7, 1871, June 7, 1877, and December 30, 1884. Also includes a photograph of Adrien-Francois Servais with cello with an endpin and a lithograph of Francois Servais, signed and dedicated to Joseph Fishoff.
Biographical / Historical:
Adrien-Francois Servais was among the first of the nineteenth century virtuosi whose exploration of the capabilities of the cello stimulated composers to consider that instrument's capabilities. Renowned for his acrobatic technique, which dazzled audiences throughout Europe, and his expressive style and powerful tone, Servais was once described as "the Paganini of the cello."
Provenance:
Collection donated by Miss Charlotte Bergen, 1981.
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:
Musicians -- 1830-1880  Search this
Cello  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Lithographs -- 19th century
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Citation:
Adrien-Francois Servais Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0195
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0195

Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera

Creator:
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Extent:
13.5 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Programs
Posters
Stereographs
Sheet music
Picture postcards
Postcards
Pillows
Photographs
Textile fabrics
Ephemera
Cabinet photographs
Cartes-de-visite
Cabinet prints
Ambrotypes
Advertisements
Newspapers
Date:
circa 1818-1931
Scope and Contents note:
Large collection of photographs, picture postcards, printed ephemera, and music related to the brass band movement in the United States: includes 8 ambrotypes, 36 tintypes, 59 stereographs, 66 cabinet prints, 90 cartes-de-visite, 150 large photoprints, and 874 picture postcards; also posters, concert programs, instrument manufacturers' advertisemements and ephemera, periodicals, sheet music, etc.
Arrangement:
3 series: (1) photographs; (2) ephemera; and (3) resources in American band history. Series 1 has 7 sub-series: (1) ambrotypes; (2) tintypes; (3) stereographs; (4) cabinet prints; (5) cartes-de-visite; (6) large mounted photoprints; and (7) postcards. Series 2 has 7 sub-series: (1) company ephemera; (2) band ephemera; (3) music; (4) periodicals; (5) oversized paper ephemera; (6) artifacts (3-dimensional); and (7) folio-size broadsides. Geographical arrangement within postcard and stereograph sub-series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Hazen formed this collection in conjunction with their research on the American brass band movement.
Provenance:
Collection purchased from Dr. Robert Hazen, May 23, 1985 (1988.3028).
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Rights:
Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.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:
Musicians -- 1900-1950  Search this
Music ensembles -- Photographs  Search this
Musicians -- 1830-1880  Search this
Musical instruments -- Photographs  Search this
Brass bands -- Photographs  Search this
Bandstands  Search this
Bands (Music) -- Photographs  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs -- Concerts
Posters
Stereographs
Sheet music -- Manuscripts -- 19th century
Picture postcards
Postcards
Pillows -- Photographs
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Textile fabrics -- Photographs on
Ephemera
Cabinet photographs
Cartes-de-visite
Cabinet prints
Ambrotypes
Advertisements
Photographs -- 1890-1900
Newspapers
Citation:
Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera, ca. 1818-1931, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0253
See more items in:
Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0253
Additional Online Media:

The History of the Royal Hawaiian Band Collection

Creator:
Bandy, David Wayne (Secretary, Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band)  Search this
Names:
Amasiu, John  Search this
Baker, Robert H.  Search this
Baptiste, William L.  Search this
Berger, Henry  Search this
Christoph, Earle  Search this
Hyatt, George Washington (African American)  Search this
Kamehameha, King of Hawaii  Search this
Kawashima, Kenneth K.  Search this
Kealakai, Mekia  Search this
King, Charles E.  Search this
Krause, Lloyd  Search this
Medina, Frank  Search this
Merseburgh, William  Search this
Moro, Domenico  Search this
Northcott, William  Search this
Oliver  Search this
Peters, Kalani  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (0.3,cu. ft.:,1,box.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Theses
Masters theses
Place:
Honolulu (Hawaii) -- 1830-1980
Hawaii -- 1830-1980
Date:
1836-1980
Scope and Contents note:
A thesis documenting the history of the Royal Hawaiian Band, 1836-1980. The history of the band is important because it parallels the history of Hawaii itself and the development of music education. Research sources included books, newspaper articles, periodicals, diaries, government papers and documents, and interviews. Appendices include sample musical programs, musical reportoire, membership rosters, listing of tours and a listing of sound recordings.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
add
Provenance:
Collection donated by Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band, through David Wayne Bandy, 1989, October 30.
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:
Musicians -- 1830-1880  Search this
Bandmasters -- 1830-1980  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1830-1980  Search this
Ethnic diversity  Search this
Genre/Form:
Theses
Masters theses -- 1980-1990
Citation:
The History of the Royal Hawaiian Band Collection, 1836-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0361
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0361

Merry Sleigh Bells [illustrated sheet music]

Creator:
Lovering & Davis ((daguerreotypists).)  Search this
Publisher:
Ditson, Oliver  Search this
Names:
Gibson Troupe (musicians).  Search this
Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6 pp., 13-1/2 x 10-1/2")
Type:
Archival materials
Daguerreotypes
Sheet music
Lithographs
Date:
1843
Scope and Contents:
Cover illustration (lithograph) shows four musicians: three men with violin, cello, and harp, and a woman with a guitar. Lithograph is signed but difficult to read ("Smith--" [?]). Imprint under illustration: "From Daguerreotypes by Lovering & Davis" (probably a separate daguerreotype for each figure). The song is part of a series of 16 items, "Songs & Glees."
General:
From temporary box 54A, "Early Families/Troupes", "Gibson Troupe" folder.
Publication:
Boston., Oliver Ditson., 1843
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series 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:
Musicians -- 1830-1880  Search this
Genre/Form:
Daguerreotypes
Sheet music -- 19th century
Lithographs -- 19th century
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref1990

O! Lady, Sweetest Lady. Serenade [illustrated sheet music]

Creator:
Litch & Wipple (daguerreotypists)  Search this
Names:
Harmoneons (vocal group).  Search this
Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6 pp., 13-1/2 x 10-1/2")
Type:
Archival materials
Daguerreotypes
Sheet music
Lithographs
Date:
1846
Scope and Contents:
Cover illustration (lithograph) shows four standing male musicians (singers). Lithograph by W. Sharp & Co. "From a Daguerreotype by Litch & Wipple [sic]." Music by L.V.H. Crosby, words by J.S. Davis. From series, "Melodies of the Harmoneons."
General:
Folder contains other items with lithographic illustrations derived from daguerreotypes, including the cover of "Songs and Glees," also from the Gibson Troupe, showing three men with harp, violin, and cello, and a woman with a guitar.
From temporary box 54C, "Early Families/Troupes", "Harmoneon Family" folder. Moved to Series 11
Publication:
Boston., C. Bradlee & Co., 1846
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series 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:
Singers  Search this
Musicians -- 1830-1880  Search this
Genre/Form:
Daguerreotypes
Sheet music -- 19th century
Lithographs -- 19th century
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref1991

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