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6056, Baldwin Piano Company (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 1442
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents note:
No. of sheets: 6
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Series 4, Subseries 1, Meeting Minutes, minutes from 1978-1995 are sealed for ten years from the date of accession, 2007.

Physical Access: 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.

Technical Access: Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. 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: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff. Series 4, Subseries 1, Meeting Minutes, minutes from 1978-1995 are sealed for ten years from the date of accession, 2007.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lockwood-Greene Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref3553

6010, Baldwin Piano Company (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 1456
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920
Scope and Contents note:
No. of sheets: 7
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Series 4, Subseries 1, Meeting Minutes, minutes from 1978-1995 are sealed for ten years from the date of accession, 2007.

Physical Access: 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.

Technical Access: Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. 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: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff. Series 4, Subseries 1, Meeting Minutes, minutes from 1978-1995 are sealed for ten years from the date of accession, 2007.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lockwood-Greene Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref3630

Reuss Square Piano

Maker:
Reuss, A.  Search this
Object Name:
piano
Place Made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Date made:
1832-1835
Credit Line:
Gift of Hugo Worch
ID Number:
MI.315721
Catalog number:
315721
Accession number:
58488
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_605918
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Whaites & Charters Square Piano

Maker:
Whaites & Charters  Search this
Object Name:
piano
Place Made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1798-1805
Credit Line:
Gift of Hugo Worch
ID Number:
MI.315692
Catalog number:
315692
Accession number:
58488
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_605847
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6010, Baldwin Piano Company (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 1442
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920
Scope and Contents note:
No. of sheets: 18
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Series 4, Subseries 1, Meeting Minutes, minutes from 1978-1995 are sealed for ten years from the date of accession, 2007.

Physical Access: 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.

Technical Access: Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. 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: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff. Series 4, Subseries 1, Meeting Minutes, minutes from 1978-1995 are sealed for ten years from the date of accession, 2007.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lockwood-Greene Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref3551

Lyric Piano Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

Collection Creator:
Wurlitzer (Rudolph) Company  Search this
Container:
Box 44, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Collection Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Wurlitzer Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0469-ref1226

6010, Baldwin Piano Company (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-case 6, Drawer 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Series 4, Subseries 1, Meeting Minutes, minutes from 1978-1995 are sealed for ten years from the date of accession, 2007.

Physical Access: 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.

Technical Access: Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. 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: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff. Series 4, Subseries 1, Meeting Minutes, minutes from 1978-1995 are sealed for ten years from the date of accession, 2007.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lockwood-Greene Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref5302

Cincinnati, Ohio store, piano room,

Collection Creator:
Wurlitzer (Rudolph) Company  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Collection Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Wurlitzer Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0469-ref541

Theatre program for Othello

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Paul Robeson, American, 1898 - 1976  Search this
Jose Ferrer, Puerto Rican, 1912 - 1992  Search this
Uta Hagen, German, 1919 - 2004  Search this
Margaret Webster, American, 1905 - 1972  Search this
James Monks, American, 1913 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 7/8 x 9 in. (30.2 x 22.9 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1930
Topic:
African American  Search this
Tragedy (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.105
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.105
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Cincinnati, Ohio store, piano display and sale rooms,

Collection Creator:
Wurlitzer (Rudolph) Company  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1891-1906
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Collection Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Wurlitzer Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0469-ref537

Stick 'em Up (Cinema)

Artist:
Mabel Dwight, born Cincinnati, OH 1876-died Sellersville, PA 1955  Search this
Printer:
George C. Miller, born New York City 1894-died 1965  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 10 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (26.3 x 26.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1928
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Performing arts\music\piano  Search this
Recreation\theater\movie  Search this
Occupation\crime\thief  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Foundation, Inc. and museum purchase
Object number:
1974.7.2
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1974.7.2

Cincinnati Stomp [sound recording]

Performer:
Duskin, Big Joe 1921-2007  Search this
Producer:
Strachwitz, Chris  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
1 phonograph record analog, 33 1/3 rpm 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Ohio
United States
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Date:
1995
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
FP-ARH-CD-422
Arhoolie 422
Arhoolie 1080
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_349191

Heavenward! Marche celeste / composed and arranged by Vilbré

Title:
Marche celeste
Author:
Kinkel, Charles cmp  Search this
Ehrgott & Krebs ltg  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[2] p., p. 25-28 of music ; 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1865
C1865
To 1901
1860-1870
Topic:
Marches (Piano)  Search this
Popular instrumental music  Search this
Heaven  Search this
Angels  Search this
Saints  Search this
Death  Search this
Flying  Search this
Daggers & swords  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982493

Cincinnati daddy [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1930
20th century
Topic:
Music  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Consult Archives Center staff. Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Eillis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235, Facsimile (212) 757-0469; E-Mail: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_173997

Cincinnati, Ohio store, general display rooms, piano roll room,

Collection Creator:
Wurlitzer (Rudolph) Company  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Collection Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Wurlitzer Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0469-ref539

Wurlitzer Company Records

Creator:
Wurlitzer (Rudolph) Company  Search this
Names:
All-American Mohawk Company  Search this
Apollo Piano Company  Search this
Beach-Carlisle Violin Company  Search this
Caldwell Piano Company  Search this
Central Discount Company  Search this
Dayton Photo Products Company  Search this
DeKalb Piano Company  Search this
Dekleist Musical Instruments Company  Search this
Deutsch Wurlitzer  Search this
Eagle Radio Company  Search this
Everett Piano Company  Search this
Fox Theatres Corporation  Search this
Lyric Piano Company  Search this
Milner Music Company  Search this
Morsatti, Inc.  Search this
North Tonawanda Barrel Organ Company  Search this
Robert L. Loud Music Company  Search this
Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Company  Search this
Southern Ohio Radio Corporation  Search this
Western Industries Corporation  Search this
Wunderlich Piano Company  Search this
Wurlbild Corporation  Search this
Wurlitzer Acceptance Corporation  Search this
Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Wurlitzer Company of California  Search this
Wurlitzer Grand Piano Company  Search this
Youngstown Music Company  Search this
Rolfing, R.C.  Search this
Wurlitzer, Farny  Search this
Wurlitzer, Rembert  Search this
Wurlitzer, Rudolph  Search this
Extent:
56 cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
DeKalb (Ill.)
North Tonawanda (N.Y.)
Corinth (Miss.)
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Date:
1860-1984
Summary:
The collection documents the history and development of the Wurlitzer Company and consists of company publications, business records, employee files, manufacturing records, sales and marketing records, product information, publicity, advertising, photographs, audiovisual materials, and organ installation drawings.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the history and the development of the Wurlitzer Company. Materials include company publications, business records, employee files, manufacturing records, sales and marketing records, product information, publicity, advertising, photographs, audiovisual materials, and organ installation drawings. The material in the collection spans from 1856-1986, although information prior to 1899 is sparse.
Arrangement:
The Collection is arranged into fourteen series.

Series 1: Wurlitzer Company Histories, Company Events, and General Business Materials, circa 1880-1987; undated

Series 2: Publications, 1910-1989; undated

Series 3: Advertising and Promotional Materials, 1911-1978

Series 4: Product Information, 1860-1984; undated

Series 5: Photographs of Wurlitzer Manufacturing Plants, Employees, Stores, and Dealerships, 1869-1970; undated Series 6: Photographs of Wurlitzer Products and Product Sales Promotions, 1900-1978; undated

Series 7, Photographs Used in Wurlitzer Advertising and Public Relations, 1904-1970; undated

Series 8: Wurlitzer Employee Records and Related Materials, 1909-1961; undated

Series 9: Production and Shipping Records, 1905-1987

Series 10: Shipping and Sales Records for Wurlitzer Dealerships, Wurlitzer Retail Stores, and Rembert Wurlitzer, Incorporated, 1917-1952

Series 11, Records of Stock Certificates, Meeting Minutes, and Related Financial and Legal Documents, 1907-1972

Series 12, Rudolph Wurlitzer Company Financial Records, 1893-1986

Series 13, Maps and Charts, 1931-1976

Series 14, Organ Installation Drawings, 1920-1931; undated
Historical Note:
The Wurlitzer Company began in 1856 when Rudolph Wurlitzer, a Cincinnati bank clerk, sold seven hundred dollars worth of musical instruments he had bought from family and friends in Germany. The busi¬ness was incorporated in Ohio in 1890 under the name the Ru¬dolph Wurlitzer Company." For the first fifty years, Wurlitzer was primarily a retail instrument business operating out of its Cincinnati Store headquarters. Although fire destroyed the com¬pany's headquarters in 1904, a new building was completed in time to celebrate Wurlitzer's fiftieth anniversary in 1906.

In 1908, the Wurlitzer Company bought the DeKleist Musical In¬strument Manufacturing Company in North Tonawanda, New York. The Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Company continued produc¬tion of automatic musical instruments including player pianos, military bands and pianorchestras. In 1910, the Wurlitzer Company bought the Hope-Jones Organ Company and began to manufacture unit-or¬chestra pipe organs at their North Tonawanda plant. These were pipe organs equipped with bells, gongs, horns and sirens. They became known as Mighty Wurlitzers and provided the musical back¬ground in silent movie houses all over the world and were also built for churches and private homes. In 1919, Wurlitzer bought the Melville-Clark Piano Company of DeKalb, Illinois. Wurlitzer pianos were then manufactured at the DeKalb facilities under a variety of names: the Apollo Piano Company, the DeKalb Piano Company and the Wurlitzer Grand Piano Company. Each name des¬ignated a different quality, price range and style.

With the decline of sales during the 1920s and 1930s, pro¬duction of automatic musical instruments ceased until the manu¬facture of the first jukebox in 1934. In 1930, the Julius Bauer Piano Company was purchased and continued to build pianos in that name until shortly before World War II. For a brief time, radios and refrigerators were made by the Wurlitzer controlled Air-Amer¬ican Mohawk Corporation. It was not a successful venture and ended in the mid-1930s. Many of the Wurlitzer retail stores were, at that time, in bad locations and needed repairs. The solutions to these problems came about with a reorganization of the company in 1935. With the reorganization, many retail stores were sold, piano manufacturing was consolidated in DeKalb and many subsidiaries were dissolved or absorbed completely into the Wurlitzer Company.

During World War II, Wurlitzer halted production of musical in¬struments. The company's defense production efforts were rec¬ognized in 1943 and 1944 when it is North Tonawanda and DeKalb plants received the Army-Navy "E" Award. In 1946, peacetime production resumed and the Wurlitzer Company introduced two new instruments: the electric organ in 1947 and the electric piano in 1954. In 1956, the Wurlitzer Company celebrated its centennial. That same year a new plant at Corinth, Mississippi, was completed. Later, plants were opened in Holly Springs, Mississippi (1961), Logan, Utah (1970) and Hullhorst, West Germany, (1960). The new facilities replaced those at North Tonawanda and DeKalb. The North Tonawanda plant ceased production of jukeboxes in 1974, becoming the company's engineering and research center. In 1973, the DeKalb plant ended production of pianos maintaining only mar¬keting and administrative offices. In 1977, the Wurlitzer Com¬pany's corporate headquarters moved to DeKalb, including the en¬gineering and research center from North Tonawanda.

Wurlitzer's three sons had assumed leadership of the company after his death in 1914. Each son acted as president then, chair of the board, successively. The company hired R.C. Rolfing in 1934 as vice-president and general manager. His re¬organization helped the company through the Depression years. Rolfing succeeded the last of the founder's sons in 1941 as pres¬ident of the company and in 1966 as chair of the board. Farny Wurlitzer, Rudolph's youngest son, died in 1972. A.D. Arsem succeeded Rolfing in 1974 as chair of the board. George B. Howell succeeded W. N. Herleman as president of the company.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Steinway & Sons Records and Family Papers, 1857-1919 (AC0178)

Chickering & Sons Piano Company Collection, 1864-1985 (AC0264)

Sohmer & Company Records, 1872-1989 (AC0349)

William J. Lenz Piano Tuning Collection, circa 1903-1955 (AC0511)

Janssen Piano Company Records, 1901-1929 (AC0512)

John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection, circa 1850-1990 (AC1257)

Warshaw Collection of Business America's Piano and Organ related materials (AC0060)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Northern Illinois University, and Regional History Center, 1994, November 11.
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:
Violin -- Manufacture  Search this
Radio -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Coin-operated machines  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Jukeboxes -- Manufacture  Search this
Harp -- Manufacture  Search this
Piano -- History  Search this
Player organ  Search this
Accordion -- Manufacture  Search this
Piano makers  Search this
Organ -- Manufacture  Search this
Organ -- History  Search this
Wurlitzer organ  Search this
Musical instrument makers  Search this
Mechanical organs  Search this
Mechanical musical instruments  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Minute books
Account books
Financial records
Stock records
Reports
Advertisements
Sales records
Audits
Cashbooks
Ledgers (account books)
Annual reports
Photographs -- 19th century
Journals (accounts)
Price lists
Trade catalogs
Publications
Employee records
Marketing records
Commercial catalogs
Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0469
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Wurlitzer Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0469
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The flying ace : march / J.S. Zamecnik

Author:
Zamecnik, J. S (John S.) 1872-1953 cmp  Search this
Sam Fox Publishing Company pbl  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
22 parts ; 27 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1919
C1919
1911-1920
1910-1920
Topic:
Popular instrumental music  Search this
Dance orchestra music  Search this
Marches (Instrumental ensemble)  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982525

Store locations: Ashland, Kentucky-Cincinnati, Ohio

Collection Creator:
Wurlitzer (Rudolph) Company  Search this
Container:
Box 36, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Collection Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Wurlitzer Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0469-ref1100

The Liberator, Vol. XXIV, No. 16

Created by:
The Liberator, American, 1831 - 1865  Search this
Edited by:
William Lloyd Garrison, American, 1805 - 1879  Search this
Published by:
Isaac Knapp, American, 1808 - 1858  Search this
Printed by:
J.B. Yerrington & Son, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 25 1/4 × 18 3/8 in. (64.1 × 46.7 cm)
Type:
newspapers
Place printed:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 21, 1854
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Societies  Search this
United States--History--1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2016.166.41.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.166.41.3
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Peter Marks Minstrelsy Collection

Donor:
Jessee, Mark  Search this
Creator:
Marks, Peter, 1843-1883  Search this
Extent:
3 cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1800-1915; undated
Summary:
The collection documents Marks's years as a harpist on the Midwestern minstrel circuit. It includes sheet music and song books, theater programs, posters announcing minstrel shows, newspaper articles and advertisements.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains the personal and professional papers of musician Peter Marks dating primarily from the mid to late nineteenth century. These materials provide valuable insight into life before and after the Civil War mainly through correspondence and other primary sources documenting domestic activities. The materials also provide invaluable insight into how a musician was able to make a living teaching music and performing in classical music concerts, as well as, with minstrel troupes.

Minstrelsy, created in the early 1800s was a comedic form of entertainment using song, dance, skit, musical performances and other variety acts as part of the program. Shows would often change on a weekly basis and troupes would travel around the country performing their own unique talents. Before the Civil War minstrelsy was most often performed by a white person like Peter Marks in black face and tended to use characters that lampooned African Americans as stupid, lazy, clumsy, and superstitious. After the Civil War, however, minstrels were occasionally performed by African Americans, who were usually a part of a publicity stunt. Several advertisements in this collection include images of minstrels in blackface, as well as, playbills and programs. Peter Marks was during his time one of the most well known musicians to come out of the minstrelsy circuit working alongside many other big name performers.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1, Personal Papers, 1800s-1909; undated

Series 2, Professional Materials, 1849-1915; undated

Subseries 2.1, Playbills, Programs and Advertisements, 1863-1879; undated

Subseries 2.2, Sheet Music, 1843-1901; undated

Subseries 2.3, Publications, 1849-1915; undated
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Matthew Marks was said to have been one of the premier traveling minstrel musicians in America during the Civil War. Marks was born February 21, 1843 to parents William Augustus Marks and Anne Mooney (Marks) in Ireland and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. By the time he was twenty he was a skilled musician in piano, harp, and guitar. Marks performed with various minstrel troupes in and around Cincinnati, Ohio. During the war, he served as a member of the Ohio militia for one month before leaving to continue his musical career. Marks met and married Mary "Emma" McKitrick. Mary "Emma" McKitrick was born October 29, 1841 in Hamilton Butler, Ohio to parents Daniel Mckitrick and Ruth Burlingame. Emma also had an aunt, Emily Burlingame and an uncle, Nathan Burlingame on her mother's side whom she communicated regularly with. Peter and Emma settled in Cincinnati and raised two sons Eugene (1871-?) and Ralph (1875-1950) Marks. While in Cincinnati, Marks performed the minstrelsy circuit working alongside many big name celebrities. He is associated with at least eight different minstrel troupes, including Carncross and Dixey's Minstrels, Burgess, Pendergast, Hughes, Donniker and La Rue's Minstrels, and Monitor Campbell's Minstrels. While his primary career was performing with troupes he also gave solo performances and provided private lessons. Peter Marks ultimately left the minstrel circuit and went on to become a professor at the Cincinnati College of music. He died in 1883.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2014, by Mark Jessee in honor of the Archie and Camille Jessee Family.
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:
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Genre/Form:
Songbooks -- 19th century
Sheet music -- 19th century
Theater programs -- 19th century
Posters -- 19th century
Articles -- 19th century
Citation:
Peter Marks Minstrelsy Collection, 1800-1915, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1328
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Peter Marks Minstrelsy Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1328
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