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French Guitar

Measurements:
overall: 36 1/2 in x 10 in x 4 1/2 in; 92.71 cm x 25.4 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
guitar
Place made:
France
Date made:
1700-1799
Credit Line:
Made available through the Cooper Union Museum
ID Number:
MI.60.1368
Accession number:
227687
Catalog number:
60.1368
Collector/donor number:
1-1922-27
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_605740
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Folk Fiddle

Physical Description:
spruce (table material)
maple (back material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in x 3 in; 59.69 cm x 17.145 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
fiddle
Place Made:
United States
Date made:
1800-1899
Credit Line:
Gift of Merlin Smith
ID Number:
MI.394503
Accession number:
214741
Catalog number:
394503
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_605634
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Baroque Violin

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
spruce (table material)
maple (back material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 59.055 cm x 18.415 cm x 9.2075 cm
Object Name:
violin
Place Made:
France: Grand Est, Mirecourt
Date made:
1740-1760
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary W. Carozzi in memory of G. Napoleone Carozzi
ID Number:
MI.285222
Catalog number:
285222
Accession number:
57562
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_605529
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Bohemian Violin

Measurements:
overall: 23 1/2 in x 8 1/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 59.69 cm x 20.6375 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
violin
Place Made:
Czech Republic: Bohemia
Date made:
1775-1785
ID Number:
MI.76.13
Catalog number:
76.13
Accession number:
322697
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National Museum of American History
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German Violin

Physical Description:
spruce (table material)
maple (back material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 59.69 cm x 20.955 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
violin
Place Made:
Germany: Bavaria, Mittenwald
Date made:
1790-1810
ID Number:
MI.76.12
Catalog number:
76.12
Accession number:
322697
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National Museum of American History
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German Violin

Physical Description:
spruce (table material)
maple (bacl material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 59.69 cm x 20.955 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
violin
Place Made:
Czech Republic: Bohemia
Date made:
1785-1795
ID Number:
MI.76.14
Catalog number:
76.14
Accession number:
322697
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National Museum of American History
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Gibson L-3 Guitar

Maker:
Gibson Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 39 in x 13 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 99.06 cm x 34.925 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
guitar
Place made:
United States: Michigan, Kalamazoo
Date made:
1924
Credit Line:
Gift of Marjorie A. Cope
ID Number:
MI.69.13
Accession number:
282345
Catalog number:
69.13
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National Museum of American History
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Gibson Harp Guitar

Maker:
Gibson Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 47 1/2 in x 19 1/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 120.65 cm x 48.5775 cm x 12.065 cm
Object Name:
guitar
Place made:
United States: Michigan, Kalamazoo
Date made:
1919
Credit Line:
Gift of Edith M. Lawall
ID Number:
MI.78.04
Accession number:
1978.0845
Catalog number:
78.04
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Stewart Square Piano

Maker:
Stewart, James  Search this
Object Name:
piano
Place Made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1800-1825
Credit Line:
Gift of Hugo Worch
ID Number:
MI.65.0746
Catalog number:
65.0746
Accession number:
58488
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_605953
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Tawse Square Piano

Maker:
Tawse, Charles  Search this
Object Name:
piano
Place Made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1792-1793
Credit Line:
Gift of Hugo Worch
ID Number:
MI.315679
Catalog number:
315679
Accession number:
58488
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_605963
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Blanchard Snare Drum

Maker:
Blanchard, Charles P.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Object Name:
Drum
Place made:
United States: New Hampshire, Concord
Date made:
1835-1865
ID Number:
MI.76.33
Accession number:
1977.0294
Catalog number:
76.33
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_606352

Tommy Jarrell's Violin

Physical Description:
spruce (table material)
maple (back material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 5/8 in x 8 5/8 in x 3 7/16 in; 60.0075 cm x 21.9075 cm x 8.73125 cm
Object Name:
violin
Place Made:
Germany: Bavaria, Mittenwald
Date made:
1878-1882
ID Number:
1988.0426.01
Accession number:
1988.0426
Catalog number:
1988.0426.01
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National Museum of American History
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This Medieval Knight’s Manor Houses Over 350 Mechanical Musical Instruments

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:21:08 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_6d84f414692bc4a5ee7b98393a38679f

Reale Violin

Maker:
Reale, Nicola  Search this
Physical Description:
spruce (table material)
maple (back material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 59.69 cm x 18.415 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
violin
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1939
ID Number:
MI.380624
Catalog number:
380624
Accession number:
156060
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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J.W. York & Sons B-Flat/A Cornet

Maker:
J. W. York & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 7 in; 34.29 cm x 11.43 cm x 17.78 cm
cornet: 13 1/2 in x 7 3/8 in x 5 in; 34.29 cm x 18.7325 cm x 12.7 cm
mouthpiece: 2 1/4 in x 1 in; 5.715 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
cornet
Place made:
United States: Michigan, Grand Rapids
Date made:
1904
ID Number:
1985.0017.08
Accession number:
1985.0017
Catalog number:
1985.0017.08
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_606202
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J.W. York & Sons B-Flat/A Cornet

Maker:
J. W. York & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 11.43 cm x 19.05 cm
cornet: 13 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 7 1/8 in; 34.29 cm x 11.43 cm x 18.0975 cm
longest crook: 4 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 12.3825 cm x 3.175 cm x 1.27 cm
widest crook: 4 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 5/8 in; 10.795 cm x 6.35 cm x 1.5875 cm
mouthpieces: 2 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 2.8575 cm
Object Name:
cornet
Place made:
United States: Michigan, Grand Rapids
Date made:
1907
Credit Line:
Gift of Bernard F. Fetter, M.D.
ID Number:
1998.0131.01
Accession number:
1998.0131
Catalog number:
1998.0131.01
Serial number:
17527
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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Cue vol. 14 no. 22

Written by:
Cue Magazine, American  Search this
Published by:
Cue Publishing Company, American  Search this
Subject of:
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
Laura Cathrell, 1915 - 1999  Search this
W. S. Gilbert, British, 1836 - 1911  Search this
Arthur Sullivan, British, 1842 - 1900  Search this
Gilbert and Sullivan, British, 1871 - 1896  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 11 1/4 × 8 1/4 × 1/16 in. (28.5 × 20.9 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 1/4 × 16 7/16 × 1/16 in. (28.5 × 41.8 × 0.1 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 2, 1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Radio  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.274.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.274.1
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Drum

Object Name:
mukupela
Maker:
Chokwe artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, hide, resin
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 43.2 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm (17 x 10 x 10 in.)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Angola
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Male use  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernst Anspach
Object number:
69-14-2
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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Drum, amplifier, and accessories

Culture/People:
Pan-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
David Hill, Oklahoma Choctaw  Search this
Donor:
David Hill, Oklahoma Choctaw  Search this
Donor agent:
John D. O'Connell, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Drum, amplifier, and accessories
Media/Materials:
Wood, cowhide, cotton cloth, plastic-coated wire, rope
Techniques:
Carved, painted, aboriginally repaired
Dimensions:
63.9 x 69.2 x 45.8 cm
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
USA
Date created:
1960-1970
Catalog Number:
26/5803
Barcode:
265803.000
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Pan-Indian
Music and Sound
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_282030
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