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Mame, souvenir programs

Collection Source:
Taylor, T. Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 19, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Troupe lists are closed under terms of the Deed of Gift until March 27, 2028.
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.
Collection Citation:
Academy of Washington Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Academy of Washington Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1458-ref331

Motion Pictures, Publicity Stills, Advertisements, and Souvenir Programs

Collection Source:
Sardino, Robert C.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1968, undated
Scope and Contents:
This series contains a variety of materials used to promote motion pictures both to the public and to the exhibitor. Publicity stills, studio promotional material, and souvenir programs are included in this series.
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Collection is open for research.
Collection Citation:
Robert L. Sardino Movie Theater Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1471, Series 3
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Robert L. Sardino Movie Theater Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Pepe, souvenir programs

Collection Collector:
Music, Sports and Entertainment, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Sidney, George, 1916-2002  Search this
Collection Donor:
Sidney, Corinne Entratter  Search this
Container:
Box 287, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with cotton gloves. Researchers may use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis and as resources allow.

Viewing film portions of the collection requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to LP recordings is only possible by special arrangement.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. All requests for permission to use these materials for non-museum purposes must be addressed directly to the Archives Center, and the Archives Center will forward the request to the copyright holder. Collection items are available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
George Sidney Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, gift of Corinne Entratter Sidney
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George Sidney Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Graf Zeppelin, LZ 127, 1929 Tokyo - Los Angeles Flight Souvenir Folio

Creator:
Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei Company  Search this
Names:
Graf Zeppelin (Airship)  Search this
LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin (Airship)  Search this
Zeppelin-Reederei Co  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Souvenir programs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one souvenir folio of the August 1929 Tokyo to Los Angeles flight of the Graf Zeppelin No. 127 . The folio, which apparently was given to each passenger, includes photographs of the Zeppelin in flight, under construction, its staterooms, salon, flight deck and also of Count Zeppelin and Dr. Hugo Eckener. Also included in the folio are the menu of the flight luncheon held on the third day of the flight and the passenger list.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1929, the Graf Zeppelin, LZ-127, made a world flight, stopping at Friedrichshafen, Tokyo and Los Angeles. Although the Graf was not the first aircraft to circle the globe, it took only 21 days, 7 hours, 34 minutes, a new record for round-the-world travel by any means. Furthermore it carried a full passenger load over much previously uncharted land.
Provenance:
Oliver Berliner, Gift, 2003
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Souvenir programs
Citation:
Graf Zeppelin, LZ 127, 1929 Tokyo - Los Angeles Flight Souvenir Folio, Accession 2002-0058, National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0058
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0058

Ben Hur, souvenir program

Collection Source:
Sardino, Robert C.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Collection is open for research.
Collection Citation:
Robert L. Sardino Movie Theater Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Robert L. Sardino Movie Theater Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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The Robe, souvenir program

Collection Source:
Sardino, Robert C.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Collection is open for research.
Collection Citation:
Robert L. Sardino Movie Theater Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Robert L. Sardino Movie Theater Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1471-ref30

42nd Street, Souvenir Program

Collection Donor:
Riva, Julia  Search this
Jones, Jophe  Search this
Collection Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Collection Citation:
Harry Warren Papers, 1909-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Jophe Jones and Julia Riva.
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Harry Warren Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0750-ref477

Antique Airmen, Inc., (souvenir program)

Collection Creator:
Wood, Arthur Bernie, 1921-1986  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974 September
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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.
Collection Citation:
A. Bernie Wood papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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A. Bernie Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0962-ref284

Lullaby of Broadway, Souvenir Program

Collection Donor:
Riva, Julia  Search this
Jones, Jophe  Search this
Collection Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Collection Citation:
Harry Warren Papers, 1909-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Jophe Jones and Julia Riva.
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Harry Warren Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0750-ref452

Archives Center World Expositions Collection

Creator:
Norton, Robert H.  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.  Search this
Kass, Marcia  Search this
Names:
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (2 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Guidebooks
Cartoons (humorous images)
Brochures
Menus
Posters
Souvenir programs
Tickets
Date:
1876
Scope and Contents note:
An artificial collection of ephemera from World's Fairs, intended as a growing repository for such miscellany from multiple sources. The initial donation consists of a season ticket, a booklet of souvenir tickets, and one menu from the 1939 New York World's Fair. The 2010 addendum contains eleven graphic works relating to World's Fairs. Eight of the items relate to the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, including a poster, a map, a souvenir booklet, and several views of the Fair printed in Harper's Weekly; in addition to a cartoon depicting the Crystal Palace in New York in 1883, and two ads for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Also in the collection are souvenir books and pamphlets from the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
This is an unprocessed collection.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Robert Norton, Marcia Kass, and Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Exhibitions  Search this
Crystal Palace -- (New York, New York)  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Guidebooks
Cartoons (humorous images)
Brochures
Menus
Posters
Souvenir programs
Tickets -- World's Fair, 1939 -- New York (N.Y.)
Citation:
Archives Center World Expositions Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0825
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0825

National Union for Social Justice, souvenir program (Olympia Arena, Detroit, Michigan)

Collection Creator:
Coughlin, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1891-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-09-09
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Charles E. Coughlin Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Father Charles E. Coughlin Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1389-ref723

Sharlene Kranz Paper Ephemera Collection

Creator:
Kranz, Sharlene  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Labels
Ephemera
Postcards
Date:
1847-1948.
Scope and Contents note:
Letterhead stationery; labels, especially cigar and hotel labels; trade catalogues; calling cards; souvenir programs; postcards; advertising cards; and other types of ephemera.
Arrangement:
1 series. Unarranged.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Sharlene Kranz, date unknown.
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:
advertising -- Specimens -- 1840-1950  Search this
Genre/Form:
Labels
Ephemera -- 1840-1950
Postcards
Citation:
Sharlene Kranz Paper Ephemera Collection, 1847-1948, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0513
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0513

[Non-SI Photos, A Brochure on Aviation and the City of Dayton and Official Souvenir Program International Air Races]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 327, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Paul E. Garber Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref3777

Includes: eight Oahu Publishing items and a souvenir program from the July 1952 51st Annual Convention of the American Guild of Banjoists, Mandolinists, and Guitarists.

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
19 Items
Container:
Box 68, Folder D
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 21: Musical Instruments
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s21-ref626

Folder 6 Inaugural Balls: Includes tickets, souvenirs, programs, and memoranda from the presidential inaugurations and balls of 1885 and 1897; four blue ribbons, possibly worn by members of the reception committee, undated.

Collection Creator::
Rhees, William Jones, 1830-1907  Search this
Container:
Box 18 of 52
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7081, William Jones Rhees Collection
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William Jones Rhees Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Leslie Schinella Collection of Gene Krupa Materials

Collector:
Schillinger, Leslie  Search this
Names:
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Krupa, Gene, 1909-1973  Search this
Lombardo, Guy, 1902-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Magazines (periodicals)
Concert programs
Date:
1945-1970.
Summary:
The collection consists of printed materials relating to Gene Krupa and other big band musicians and band leaders, including Guy Lombardo and Benny Goodman.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the musical career of Gene Krupa, including a biography from a magazine. There are four souvenir programs from concerts by notable musicians and orchestras. Two of these feature Gene Krupa. Others include Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Ahmad Jamal, Dakota Staton, Guy Lombardo, Frankie Carle, Bob Crosby, Freddy Martin and Margaret Whiting. In addition, a list of hits from a radio station and a photograph of Krupa from a magazine are found among the materials.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in one series.
Biographical / Historical:
: Gene Krupa was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1909 to devout Roman Catholic parents who hoped he would enter the priesthood. He began playing drums professionally in the mid 1920s and in 1927 made his first recordings with Eddie Condon and other notable jazz musicians of the "Chicago" scene. After joining Benny Goodman's band in 1934, he became nationally famous. His interludes on the hit "Sing, Sing, Sing" were the first drum solos ever commercially recorded. With his own orchestra, he appeared in several movies during the Swing era of the 1940s and as himself in biographical films during the 1950s. Still performing in the 1960s, he also opened a music school. Gene Krupa died in 1973.
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

The Division of Culture and the Arts holds artifacts related to this collection including, twenty two pieces of a Slingerland drum set with accessories and a stool used by Gene Krupa when playing in the Benny Goodman orchestra in the 1930s. In addition, there is an album containing eleven sound recordings of Gene Krupa and his Orchestra. See Accession numbers 2010.0242 and 2010.3098.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2011 by Leslie Schillinger.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointmen. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Big band music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century
Concert programs
Citation:
Leslie Schillinger Collection of Gene Krupa Materials, 1945-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1220
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Leslie Schinella Collection of Gene Krupa Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1220
Additional Online Media:

Souvenir program, 2002

Collection Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Special Events  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-376, National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Special Events, Event Files
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Event Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-376-refd1e169

Robert L. Sardino Movie Theater Collection

Source:
Sardino, Robert C.  Search this
Former owner:
Sardino, Robert C.  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Advertisements
Certificates
Lantern slides
Posters
Publicity photographs
Schedules
Motion picture stills
Date:
1914-1981, undated
Summary:
The collection consists of motion picture exhibition ephemera (lantern slides, publicity photographs, and paper) saved by Robert L. Sardino during his years working in motion picture theaters in Syracuse, New York.
Content Description:
The collection consists of archival materials saved by Robert L. Sardino during the years he was employed in motion picture theaters in Syracuse, New York. This collection also contains objects Sardino salvaged when the Paramount Theater in Syracuse, New York was demolished in 1967. He spent the bulk of his career at the Paramount Theater. Included are theater schedules; blank payroll documents; photographs of employees, theater interiors, and marquees, as well as publicity stills of actors and for motion pictures; certificates; motion picture advertising and press releases. There is a large number of glass lantern slides relating to a variety of topics such as current news events, sports, scenic views, and "coming attractions."
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1, Personal Papers and Ephemera, 1942-1981, undated

Series 2, Paramount and Schine Theaters (Syracuse, New York), 1947-1970, undated

Series 3, Motion Pictures, Publicity Stills, Advertisements, and Souvenir Programs 1942-1968, undated

Series 4, Lantern Slides, 1914-1915, undated

Subseries 4.1, American Press Association, undated

Subseries 4.2, Brenkert Light Projection Company (BLPC), undated

Subseries 4.3, Motion Picture Advertisments, 1914-1915, undated

Subseries 4.4, Maurice Workstel, Incorporated, undated

Subseries 4.5, Other, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Robert L. Sardino was born in New York state December 11, 1897, the son of John and Palma Sardino. Both of his parents were born in Italy, and Palma notes in the 1920 census that she had immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1881. His father died at an early age and by the 1920 census Palma was listed as being head of the household. Robert joined the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), local 376, on January 24, 1915. According to family oral history Robert began work at the age of fourteen, in the 1920 census he is noted as an "operator" in a "picture show." His brothers, Frank and Alphonsa, were both in the motion picture theater business. By 1930 Frank is noted as a "theater proprietor." Alphonsa is noted as a "picture theater" manager as early as 1920. For the greatest part of his life, Robert worked in and around Syracuse, New York. During his working life, he was employed by Paramount-Publix Corporation, later known as Paramount Pictures, Incorporated and also the Schine Corporation theater owners and developers. He worked in Syracuse at the Paramount Theater which was demolished in 1967. Family history maintains Robert worked until he was seventy-five years old.

Robert served in the military during World War I. On his registration card he is described as being of medium height and build, grey eyes, and black hair. He was then working as an auto mechanic in Old Forge, New York. In May 1928, Robert married Florence Owen, daughter of David and Charlotte Bostwick Owen. They had two children, Delores and Roberta. The marriage ended and in the 1940 census Robert was living with his daughters and was noted as being a projectionist in a movie theater. Later that year he married Irene Boniface Simiele, also a divorcee, with a young son, Joseph.

Robert died in Syracuse, New York on February 3, 1981.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Culture and the Arts holds these objects associated with this collection: Accession number 1984.0789 includes: Basket; Frame, Exit Sign; Screen, Cinerama; Speaker, Car, Drive-in Movie; Plate, End-Seat Aisle Camp Cover; Holder; Disc, Transcription.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Irene B. Sardino, widow of Robert L. Sardino, to the Division of Social and Cultural History, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, in 1984.
Restrictions:
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.
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Theaters  Search this
Motion pictures, American  Search this
advertising -- Motion pictures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements
Certificates
Lantern slides
Posters
Publicity photographs
Schedules
Motion picture stills
Citation:
Robert L. Sardino Movie Theater Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1471
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Robert L. Sardino Movie Theater Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1471

21.2, Banjo

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
11 Items
Container:
Box 67, Folder B
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1904-1974
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Includes: photo of Harry Reser and His Cliquot Club Eskimos and a souvenir program of the January 29, 1904 Grand Concert, Mandolin, Guitar and Banjo.
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.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 21: Musical Instruments
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s21-ref621

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 21: Musical Instruments

Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
75 Boxes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
1824-1981
Summary:
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age.

Series 20, Newspapers contains approximately 4,900 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards the playing of music in the United States.

An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
Scope and Contents note:
Series 21, Musical Instruments, 1824-1981, undated, contains approximately 4,900 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards the playing of music in the United States. Numerous teaching manuals are included. The dates always refer to copyright of the music and not to the subject on the cover, musician's life, or other events. There are three boxes of Ephemera, described following the container list. The Musical Instruments series is arranged by type of instrument and is divided into twenty-five subseries, 21.1-21.25. Piano will be done in a separate series.

Subseries 1, Accordion, 1902-1964, undated, contains arrangements for solo accordion and accordion bands. Also included are two folders of French, German, and Swiss songs and folios.

Subseries 2, Banjo, 1853-1975, undated, includes music with "banjo" in the title and other items with images of racial stereotypes. Also included are general songs and folios. Also see subseries 11, Guitar, and subseries 15, Mandolin. Subseries 3, Cello, 1891-1935, undated, contains one folder of music with "cello" in the title or pictured on the cover, three folders with compositions for the cello, and several folders of folios.

Subseries 4, Clarinet, 1905-1958, undated, includes a few compositions and several folios.

Subseries 5, Concertina, 1905-1941, undated, contains one folder with "concertina" titles and one folio.

Subseries 6, Cornet, 1848-1924, undated, contains music specifically for, or referring to, the cornet. Also see subseries 21, Trumpet.

Subseries 7, Double Bass, 1939-1955, contains one folder with a few items with images of a double bass (bass fiddle) on the cover.

Subseries 8, Drums, 1867-1971, undated, includes Gene Krupa covers, general songs about drums, and method books.

Subseries 9, Fiddle, 1893-1981, undated, contains music and folios with "fiddle" in the title. Also see subseries 23, Violin.

Subseries 10, Flute, 1847-1936, undated, contains a few compositions for flute and several folios.

Subseries 11, Guitar, 1824-1977, undated, contains arrangements for Hawaiian String Guitar and early and late Spanish Guitar. Also see subseries 2, Banjo and subseries 15, Mandolin.

Subseries 12, Harmonica, 1904-1974, undated, contains songs with "harmonica" in the title and/or images of the harmonica on the cover, and folios.

Subseries 13, Harp, 1866-1976, undated, contains songs with "harp" in the title and/or images of the harp on the cover.

Subseries 14, Hurdy Gurdy, 1899-1969, contains songs with "hurdy gurdy" in the title.

Subseries 15, Mandolin, 1843-1954, undated, contains songs with "mandolin" in the title and/or pictured on the cover, arrangements for mandolin orchestra, and folios and method books.

Subseries 16, Music Boxes, 1848-1979, undated, contains songs with "music box" in the title and/or pictured on the cover.

Subseries 17, Organ, 1856-1973, undated, contains songs with "organ," "hand organ," or "organ grinder" in the title and/or pictured on the cover; arrangements for cabinet, pipe, and theater organs; numerous compositions with organists on the covers; and folios and method books.

Subseries 18, Saxophone, 1907-1953, contains songs with "saxophone" in the title and/or pictured on the cover, arrangements for saxophone, and folios and method books.

Subseries 19, Tambourine, 1854-1960, contains songs with "tambourine" in the title and/or pictured on the cover.

Subseries 20, Trombone, 1906-1957, contains songs with "trombone" in the title and/or pictured on the cover, arrangements for trombone and baritone, and folios.

Subseries 21, Trumpet, 1904-1945, undated, contains songs with "trumpet" in the title and/or pictured on the cover, and a method book for cornet and trumpet.

Subseries 22, Ukulele, 1915-1964, undated, contains songs with banjoist Cliff Edwards on the cover, general songs with "ukulele" in the title and/or pictured on the cover, and folios.

Subseries 23, Violin, 1843-1957, undated, contains songs with "violin" in the title and/or pictured on the cover, arrangements for violin, and folios and method books.

Subseries 24, Zither, 1970-1951, undated, contains songs with "zither" in the title and/or pictured on the cover and folios and method books.

Subseries 25, Various Instruments, 1835-1968, undated, contains two folders with songs and folios for various wind instruments not included in the previous subseries, and one folder of miscellaneous instruments.

Ephemera, The ephemera materials comprise several folders in Ephemera Box 67, which include souvenir programs, and articles about musicians and instruments.
Arrangement:
Arranged in 26 subseries.

21.1: Accordion

21.2: Banjo

21.3: Cello

21.4: Clarinet

21.5: Concertina

21.6: Cornet

21.7: Double Bass

21.8: Drums

21.9: Fiddle

21.10: Flute

21.11: Guitar

21.12: Harmonica

21.13: Harp

21.14: Hurdy Gurdy

21.15: Mandolin

21.16: Music Boxes

21.17: Organ

21.18: Saxophone

21.19: Tambourine

21.20: Trombone

21.21: Trumpet

21.22: Ukulele

21.23: Violin

21.24: Zither

21.25: Various Instruments

21.26: Ephemera
Materials in Other Organizations:
Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

This collection contains duplicates of materials in the Smithsonian collection, as well as materials acquired by Mr. DeVincent after the donation to the Smithsonian. The phonograph records described above were transferred to the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Donald J. Stubblebine Collection of Musical Theater and Motion Picture Sheet Music and Reference Material, 1843-2010 (AC1211)
Forms Part Of:
Series 21: Musical Instruments forms part of the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music .

An ongoing, updated list of DeVincent topical series is available via the Smithsonian finding aid portal.
Provenance:
This collection was purchased by the Smithsonian Institution in 1988 from Sam and Nancy Lee DeVincent.
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.
Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0300.S21
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 21: Musical Instruments
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s21
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