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Author:
Tarr, Edward H  Search this
Subject:
Weaver, James Merle  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.9w x 4.1h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
Type:
Postcard
Paper
Date:
May 14, 1969
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The Museum of History and Technology was created as a part of the United States National Museum (USNM) on July 1, 1957. When the USNM ceased to exist as an administrative unit in 1967, the Museum of History and Technology became a separate museum called the National Museum of History and Technology. On October 13, 1980, the museum's name was changed to the National Museum of American History.
Summary:
Color postcard from Ed Tarr, a trumpet player and musicologist, to James M. Weaver, Associate Curator for the Division of Musical Instruments at the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History. The back has no image-instead, it contains the message from Tarr to Weaver. The address side contains Weaver's address and several Helvetia stamps of Switzerland and postmarks. The message to Weaver is as follows:
Basel, May 14, 1969 Dear Jim, Miss Virginia Fial, with whom I have been corresponding on the subject of natural trumpets, just wrote that you would like to have some information sent to you, presumably concerning our fall concert. Since I have heard from George Kent that our concert is "on", I don't quite know what sort of information you need. Could you please clear me up on this subject? What I could send you would be propaganda material: a broschure [sic] about George and me which you presumably already have, a record list brought up to date, a short biography of me with some reviews (all good, of course!), and a squib about the Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble. Also a repertory list with orchestra and a few photos. Please let me know your needs right away, and I will do my best to help you. Sincerely yours, Ed Tarr
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, Box 8, Folder: G. Kent - E. Tarr
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-07745 (front) and SIA2013-07746 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14023