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Special Communications Received, 1846-1918

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Chief Clerk  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Documents Clerk  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1846
1846-1918
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000066
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216673

Records, 1847-1966

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Editorial and Publications Division  Search this
Uniform title:
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)  Search this
World is yours (Radio program)  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Press  Search this
Physical description:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Type:
Color photographs
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newspapers
Brochures
Date:
1847
1847-1966
Topic:
Museum publications  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000083
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216690

Records, 1882-1907

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Disbursement Clerk  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Adams, W. I  Search this
Karr, William W  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Smithsonian Institution International Exchange Service  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
United States Department of the Interior  Search this
United States Department of the Treasury  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5.66 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Letterpress copybooks
Date:
1882
1882-1907
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Budget  Search this
Appropriations and expenditures  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000165
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216754

Subject Files, circa 1979-1990

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Subject:
Simons, Ross B  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Science  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Physical description:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1979
1979-1990
circa 1979-1990
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Research  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000527
See more items in:
Subject Files 1979-1993 [Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217091

Summary Report Records, 1984-1988

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Directorate of International Activities Office of Service and Protocol  Search this
Uniform title:
Profile of the international activities and foreign interests of the Smithsonian Institution (Serial)  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Directorate of International Activities  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Serials (publications)
Date:
1984
1984-1988
Topic:
International relations  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 95-071
See more items in:
Summary Report Records 1984-1988 [Smithsonian Institution Directorate of International Activities Office of Service and Protocol]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252259

Records, circa 1990-1995

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Claudine K  Search this
Gurian, Elaine Heumann 1937-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities National African American Museum Project  Search this
Smithsonian Institution African American Institutional Study  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Duke Ellington School of the Arts  Search this
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Aurora, Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1990
1990-1995
circa 1990-1995
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
African American museums  Search this
African Americans--Museums--Planning  Search this
Advisory boards  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 95-171
See more items in:
Museum Studies Program Records 1990-1995 [Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities]
Correspondence 1990-1995 [Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities]
Subject Files 1989-1995 [Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252329

Subject Files, circa 1990-1993

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Simons, Ross B  Search this
Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (U.S.)  Search this
Council of American Overseas Research Centers  Search this
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
United States Asia Environmental Partnership  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Debt-for-Nature Program  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science Collections Information System  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science Conservation Training Council  Search this
Physical description:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1990
1990-1993
circa 1990-1993
Topic:
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Research  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 94-042
See more items in:
Subject Files 1979-1993 [Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252419

Records, 1989-1993

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Claudine K  Search this
Gurian, Elaine Heumann 1937-  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution African American Institutional Study  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1989
1989-1993
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
African Americans--Museums--Planning  Search this
Advisory boards  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 94-110
See more items in:
Correspondence 1990-1995 [Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities]
Subject Files 1989-1995 [Smithsonian Institution Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252440

Program Records, 1967-1970

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Director General of Museums Afro-American Cultural History Project  Search this
Subject:
Greene, Carroll  Search this
Bell, Alice M  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Color photographs
Date:
1967
1967-1970
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Special events  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-011
See more items in:
Program Records 1967-2004 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259354

Program Records, 1999-2006

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Director for National Programs  Search this
Subject:
Kurin, Richard 1950-  Search this
Hightower, Herma  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian Affiliations (Program)  Search this
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies  Search this
Smithsonian National Associates Program  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Date:
1999
1999-2006
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 09-010
See more items in:
Program Records 1999-2006 [Smithsonian Institution Director for National Programs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_281998

Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center  Search this
Producer:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Dept. of Public Programs  Search this
America's Jazz Heritage  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Funder:
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund  Search this
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Interviewee:
Adams, Joe, 1922-  Search this
Aguabella, Francisco, 1925-  Search this
Akiyoshi, Toshiko, 1929-  Search this
Alvarado, Alfredo  Search this
Anderson, Chris, 1926-  Search this
Armenteros, Chocolate, 1928-  Search this
Armstrong, Howard, 1909-  Search this
Ashby, Harold  Search this
Atkins, Clarence, 1921-  Search this
Avakian, George, 1919-  Search this
Baker, David, 1931-  Search this
Bank, Danny, 1922-  Search this
Barker, Danny, 1909-  Search this
Barker, Louise, 1913-  Search this
Barron, Kenny  Search this
Bass, Fontella  Search this
Bates, Peg Leg, 1907-  Search this
Bauza, Mario, 1911-  Search this
Belli, Remo  Search this
Bellson, Louis  Search this
Benson, George, 1943-  Search this
Berger, Ed  Search this
Bert, Eddie, 1922-  Search this
Betts, Keter, 1928-  Search this
Bey, Chief (James), 1913-  Search this
Bishop, Walter, 1927-  Search this
Brooks, Cecil  Search this
Brown, Oscar, Jr., 1926-  Search this
Brown, Velzoe, 1910-  Search this
Brubeck, Dave  Search this
Bryant, Ardie, 1929-  Search this
Bryant, Clora  Search this
Bryant, Ray, 1931-  Search this
Bufalino, Brenda, 1937-  Search this
Bunnett, Jane  Search this
Burns, Ralph, 1922-  Search this
Burrell, Kenny  Search this
Butts, Jimmy, 1917-  Search this
Byrd, Charlie, 1925-  Search this
Calloway, Cab, 1907-  Search this
Camero, Candido, 1921-  Search this
Carbonell, Luis  Search this
Carrington, Terri Lyne  Search this
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003  Search this
Carter, Ron, 1937-  Search this
Casey, Al, 1915-  Search this
Cheatham, Doc, 1905-1997  Search this
Cheatham, Jeannie, 1917-  Search this
Cheatham, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Claxton, William  Search this
Cobb, Jimmy, 1929-  Search this
Cohen, Martin, 1939-  Search this
Collins, John, 1913-  Search this
Columbus, Chris, 1902-  Search this
Conover, Willis, 1920-  Search this
Costello, Diosa  Search this
Cruz, Alfredo  Search this
Cruz, Celia, 1920-  Search this
Cugat, Xavier, 1900-  Search this
D'Rivera, Paquito, 1948-  Search this
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-  Search this
DeJohnette, Jack  Search this
Dejan, Harold, 1909-  Search this
Del Puerto, Carlos, 1951-  Search this
Di Novi, Gene, 1928-  Search this
Diaz Ayala, Cristobal  Search this
Donegan, Dorothy, 1922-  Search this
Driggs, Frank, 1930-  Search this
Dudley, Bessie, 1902-  Search this
Edison, Harry, 1915-  Search this
Egũes, Richard, 1923-2006  Search this
Farmer, Art, 1928-  Search this
Favors, Malachi  Search this
Fernandez, Rosita, 1918-2006  Search this
Fernandez, Ruth  Search this
Finegan, Bill, 1917-  Search this
Flynn, Frank (Marimba player)  Search this
Foster, Frank, 1928-  Search this
Fournier, Vernel, 1928-  Search this
Freeman, Von, 1922-  Search this
Fuller, Curtis, 1934-  Search this
Fuller, Gil, 1920-  Search this
Gensel, John  Search this
Gilbert, Peggy  Search this
Golson, Benny  Search this
Gonzalez, Celina  Search this
Goodson, Sadie, 1904-  Search this
Green, Urbie  Search this
Guerrero, Felix, 1916-2001  Search this
Guines, Tata  Search this
Hamilton, Chico, 1921-  Search this
Hampton, Slide  Search this
Harris, Joe  Search this
Harrison, Nelson  Search this
Haynes, Roy, 1926-  Search this
Heath, Jimmy, 1926-  Search this
Heath, Percy, 1923-2005  Search this
Hemphill, Julius, 1938-  Search this
Henderson, Bill, 1930-  Search this
Henderson, Luther  Search this
Hendricks, Jon, 1921-  Search this
Hentoff, Nat  Search this
Hill, Roger, 1928-  Search this
Hinton, Milt, 1910-  Search this
Holman, Bill, 1927-  Search this
Horn, Shirley, 1934-  Search this
Humphries, Roger  Search this
Hutcherson, Bobby  Search this
Jarvis, Jane, 1915-  Search this
Jimenez, Flaco  Search this
Johnson, J.J., 1924-  Search this
Jones, Elvin  Search this
Jones, Hank, 1918-2010  Search this
Jones, Jonah  Search this
Jones, Quincy, 1933-  Search this
Jordan, Kidd, 1935-  Search this
Jordan, Sheila, 1928-  Search this
Keepnews, Orrin, 1923-  Search this
Kimball, Narvin, 1909-  Search this
Klein, Manny, 1908-  Search this
Konitz, Lee  Search this
Lateef, Yusef, 1920-  Search this
Laws, Hubert  Search this
LeGon, Jeni, 1916-  Search this
LeRoy Neiman  Search this
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Levy, John, 1912-2012  Search this
Lewis, Edna, 1907-  Search this
Lewis, Ramsey  Search this
Liebman, Dave  Search this
Lincoln, Abbey, 1930 -  Search this
Liston, Melba  Search this
Livelli, VIncent  Search this
Longoria, Valerio, 1924-200  Search this
Lopez, Israel, 1918-  Search this
Lucie, Lawrence, 1907-  Search this
Lutcher, Nellie, 1912-  Search this
Lynton, Charles, 1904-  Search this
Mandel, Johnny  Search this
Manning, Frank, 1914-  Search this
Marsalis, Delfeayo  Search this
Marsalis, Ellis  Search this
Marsalis, Jason  Search this
McGettigan, Betty  Search this
McIntosh, Tom, 1927-  Search this
McKibbon, Al, 1919-  Search this
McKusick, Hal, 1924-  Search this
McPartland, Marian  Search this
Mendoza, Lydia  Search this
Miller, Eric  Search this
Miller, Norma, 1919-  Search this
Mondello, Toots, 1911-  Search this
Moody, James, 1925-  Search this
Morgenstern, Dan  Search this
Murray, Albert, 1916-  Search this
Myers, Amina  Search this
Nicholas, Fayard, 1918-  Search this
Nicholas, Harold, 1924-  Search this
Norvo, Red, 1908-1999  Search this
O'Brien, Peter F.  Search this
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-  Search this
Owens, Jimmy, 1943-  Search this
Palmier, Remo, 1923-  Search this
Peraza, Armando, 1924-  Search this
Perez, Graciela  Search this
Peterson, Oscar, 1925-  Search this
Puente, Tito  Search this
Pullen, Don, 1941-  Search this
Rachell, Yank  Search this
Ray, Carline, 1925-  Search this
Reed, Leonard, 1907-  Search this
Richards, Red, 1912-  Search this
Rivers, Sam  Search this
Robinson, Charles  Search this
Robinson, Les, 1912-  Search this
Rogers, Shorty, 1924-  Search this
Rollins, Sonny  Search this
Ross, Annie, 1930-  Search this
Royal, Marshall, 1912-  Search this
Rugolo, Pete, 1915-  Search this
Russell, George, 1923-2009  Search this
Rutherford, Rudy  Search this
Sager, Jane, 1914-  Search this
Santamaria, Mongo, 1917-  Search this
Scott, Jimmy  Search this
Settle, Cucell, 1914-  Search this
Shaw, Artie, 1910-2004  Search this
Slyde, Jimmy, 1927-  Search this
Smith, Hale G.  Search this
Smith, Johnny  Search this
Stoll, Jerry, 1923-  Search this
Taylor, Arthur, 1929-  Search this
Taylor, Billy  Search this
Teagarden, Norma, 1911-  Search this
Terry, Clark  Search this
Thielemans, Toots  Search this
Tinney, Al, 1921-  Search this
Toro, Yomo  Search this
Tucker, Bobby, 1923-2008  Search this
Tyner, McCoy  Search this
Valdes, Bebo, 1918-  Search this
Valdez, Carlos, 1926-  Search this
Valdez, Chucho, 1941-  Search this
Valentin, Val, 1920-  Search this
Valeria, Chuy  Search this
Van Gelder, Rudy  Search this
Van Lake, Turk, 1918-  Search this
Viola, Al, 1919-  Search this
Walton, Cedar, 1934-  Search this
Wein, George  Search this
Wess, Frank, 1922-  Search this
Weston, Randy, 1926-  Search this
White, Andrew, 1942-  Search this
Wilder, Joe, 1922-  Search this
Willcox, Spiegle, 1902-  Search this
Williams, Claude, 1908-  Search this
Williams, John, 1905-  Search this
Wilson, Gerald, 1918-  Search this
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-  Search this
Wofford, Mike  Search this
Woods, Phil  Search this
Ybarra, Eva  Search this
Yoshida, George, 1922-  Search this
Young, Al (Saxophinist)  Search this
Young, Lee, 1917-  Search this
Young, Webster, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Baker, Lida  Search this
Bluiett, Hamiett  Search this
Brower, William  Search this
Brown, Anthony  Search this
Burstein, Julie  Search this
Carner, Gary  Search this
Cole, Tom  Search this
Coleman, Steve  Search this
Corporan, Hector  Search this
Crease, Bob  Search this
Dantzler, Russ  Search this
Elie, Lolis  Search this
Fernandez, Raul  Search this
Fochios, Steve  Search this
Frank, Rusty  Search this
Geremia, Paul, 1944-  Search this
Haddix, Chuck  Search this
Harris, Barry  Search this
Holley, Eugene  Search this
Jackson, Reuben  Search this
Jenkins, Willard  Search this
Kimery, Kennith  Search this
Kirchner, Bill  Search this
Levin, Floyd  Search this
Lopez, Rene  Search this
McDaniel, Ted  Search this
McDonough, John  Search this
Murphy, Molly  Search this
Newton, James  Search this
O'Meally, Bob  Search this
Ouelette, Dan  Search this
Pelote, Vincent  Search this
Placksin, Sally  Search this
Porter, Lewis  Search this
Pullman, Peter  Search this
Ritz, David  Search this
Rodrique, Jessie  Search this
Schoenberg, Loren  Search this
Schwartz, Scott  Search this
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Sneed, Ann  Search this
Stitt, Katea  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tucker, Sherrie  Search this
Watson, Matt  Search this
White, Michael  Search this
Whitfield, Weslia  Search this
Willard, Patricia  Search this
Williams, James  Search this
Wong, Herb  Search this
Yamazaki, Paul  Search this
Zimmerman, James  Search this
Extent:
39 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Compact discs
Sound recordings
Oral history
Audiotapes
Interviews
Date:
1992-2012
Scope and Contents:
Audiotapes, CDs and digital files: an ongoing project to interview and preserve the memories of people important in the jazz world, including jazz musicians, singers, dancers, producers, arrangers, and others. A list of interviewees and interviewers follows.

The following is a list of the individuals who conducted the interviews.

1. Brown, Anthony

2. Baker, Lida

3. Burstein, Julie

Interviewer

2. Bluiett, Hamiet
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1, DAT and CD Original Interview Recordings, 1992-2012

Series 2, Cassette Reference and Master Interview Tapes, 1992-2012

Series 3, Audio CD Reference Copies, 2000-2012

Series 4, Video/CD, 1994-2012

Series 5, Transcripts and Abstracts, 1992-2014

Series 6, Supplemental Documentation, 1992-2012
Biographical / Historical:
The Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program, a project of "America's Jazz Heritage, A Partnership of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the Smithsonian Institution" initiative was created in 1992. More than 150 in-depth oral history interviews were conducted from 1992 through 2002. The collection was transferred to the Archives Center of the National Museum of American History in 2000. Now part of the National Museum of American History's American Music History Initiatives, the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program continues to conduct interviews as funding is available.

The Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program was established to document significant jazz musicians, performers, producers, and business associates in their own words and voices. Program staff contacted and worked with potential interviewees to arrange for interviews. Each interview was conducted by a jazz authority and was recorded on digital audiotape by a professional audio engineer. The interviews averaged 6 hours in length and covered a wide range of topics including early years, initial involvement in music, generally, and jazz specifically, as well as experiences in the jazz music world, including relationships to musicians. The original DAT interview tapes were then dubbed to audiocassettes and CD to create protection and access copies. More recent interviews have been recorded using fully digital technology and the interviews are preserved and made availbel as digital files.

A number of the interviews were conducted as part of the Ella Fitzgerald Oral History Project of the Jazz Oral History Program. Funded by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, these interviews focus on the life and work of Ella Fitzgerald. The National Endowments for the Arts Jazz Masters Oral Histories Program continues to support new interviews with NEA Jazz Masters.

For more information about jazz concerts, education, collections, Jazz Appreciation Month, and the Jazz Master orchestra, visit Smithsonian Jazz.
Provenance:
The interviews were made for the Smithsonian Institution under the auspices of the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program supported by America's Jazz Heritage, funded by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Oral Histories Program. Additional interviews were conducted with support from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must use reference copies.
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. Release forms exist for most interviews.
Topic:
Dancers  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Sound recordings
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Audiotapes -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 2000-2010
Interviews -- 1990-2000
Citation:
[Interviewee name] Interview, Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection, 1992-2014, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0808
See more items in:
Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0808
Online Media:

Duke Ellington Oral History Project

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Greenlee, Marcia (oral historian)  Search this
Willard, Patricia  Search this
Names:
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Aasland, Benny  Search this
Babs, Alice  Search this
Bell, Aaron  Search this
Bellson, Louis  Search this
Boatwright, Ruth Ellington, 1914-2004  Search this
Bolling, Claude  Search this
Bridgers, Aaron  Search this
Burrell, Kenny  Search this
Carneiro, Luis  Search this
Celley, Al  Search this
Cohen, Oscar  Search this
Cole, Maria  Search this
Cook, John  Search this
Cooper, Buster  Search this
Courtney, Shirley  Search this
Dance, Helen Oakley  Search this
Dance, Stanley  Search this
Davis, Kay  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Granz, Norman  Search this
Hamilton, Jimmy  Search this
Jeffries, Herb  Search this
Jones, Herbie  Search this
Jones, Max  Search this
Kerr, Brooks  Search this
Lamb, John  Search this
Lowe, Arnold "Jim"  Search this
McCuen, Brad  Search this
Roche, Betty  Search this
Sanders, John  Search this
Sherrill, Joya  Search this
Szterenfeld, Alejandro  Search this
Terry, Clark  Search this
Udkoff, Evelyn  Search this
Udkoff, Robert, 1918-  Search this
Vono, Caio  Search this
Wein, George  Search this
Woode, James  Search this
Woodman, Britt  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral history
Interviews
Date:
1989- 1993
Summary:
Thirty-nine oral history interviews created by the Archives Center with Duke Ellington's music and business associates. The interviews cover a range of topics including Ellington as a musician, the significance of race in Ellington's work and life, Ellington and the economics of the music business, Ellington as international cultural figure, and Ellington and the historical record.
Scope and Contents:
Interviews with musicians who performed with Ellington, producers and other business associates, Ellington scholars and fans, and family members documenting personal and musical relationships with Duke Ellington.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in one series.

Series 1, Oral History Tapes, 1989-1993
Biographical / Historical:
The collection was created by the Archives Center to provide research background about the Duke Ellington Orchestra. It complements a growing number of Archives Center collections related to Ellington and American music. The interviewees were asked about their own backgrounds, their personal and musical relationships with Duke, and their assessment of Ellington's strengths and weaknesses and his role in twentieth century American music. The discussions centered on five major themes including Ellington as a musician, the significance of race in Ellington's work and life, Ellington and the economics of the music business, Ellington as international cultural figure, and Ellington and the historical record. Recollections range from approximately the 1940s through the mid 1970s.

The thirty-nine Interviews were conducted by oral historian Marcia Greenlee and former Duke Ellington publicist Patricia Willard with former Ellington music and business associates.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Annual International Conference of the Duke Ellington Study Group Proceedings (AC0385)

Al Celley Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (AC1240)

Duke Ellington Collection (AC0301)

Edward and Gaye Ellington Collection (AC0704)

Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (AC0415)

Carter Harman Collection of Interviews with Duke Ellington (AC0422)

New York Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society Collection (AC0390)

William Russo Transcription and Arrangement of Duke Ellington's First Concert of Sacred Music (AC0406)

Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection (AC0491)
Provenance:
Collection created by the National Museum of American History, 1989-1993.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Reference copies must be used.
Rights:
Copyright and commercial use restrictions. Contact Archives Center staff for information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- Interviews -- 1989-1991 -- United States  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history -- 1980-2000
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Citation:
Duke Ellington Oral History Project, 1989-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0368
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Oral History Project
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0368

Correspondence, 1865-1891

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Physical description:
46.06 cu. ft. (62 document boxes) (68 3x5 boxes) (243 microfilm reels)
Type:
Letterpress copybooks
Collection descriptions
Microfilms
Date:
1865
1865-1891
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000033
Restrictions & Rights:
(1) Deteriorating letterpress affects legibility; (2) record unit available on microfilm
See more items in:
Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Correspondence Registers 1860-1949 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216647

Records, 1925-1949

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Uniform title:
North American Wildflowers  Search this
Smithsonian scientific series  Search this
World is yours (Radio program)  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Goddard, Robert Hutchings 1882-1945  Search this
Mellon, Andrew W (Andrew William) 1855-1937  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel 1873-1950  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Radiation and Organisms Division  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Carnegie Institution of Washington  Search this
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
River Basin Surveys  Search this
United States Office of Scientific Research and Development  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Tamblyn and Brown Conferences  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
United States Works Progress Administration  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
National Research Council (U.S.)  Search this
Johnson-Smithsonian Deep-Sea Expedition to the Puerto Rican Trench, 1933  Search this
Conference on the Future of Smithsonian (1927)  Search this
Eighth American Scientific Congress (1940: Washington, D. C.)  Search this
Physical description:
78.75 cu. ft. (65 record storage boxes) (1 half document box) (90 3x5 boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white negatives
Serials (publications)
Maps
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Date:
1925
1925-1949
1929
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Depressions  Search this
Langley Medal  Search this
Radiation  Search this
Climatology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000046
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2017 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Budget Records 1892-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Governmental Relations Records 1907-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Correspondence Registers 1860-1949 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Expedition History 1937 [National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to Collect Living Wild Animals and Birds (1937)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216656

Records, 1949-1964

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian scientific series  Search this
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
United States Arctic Research Laboratory  Search this
Link Foundation  Search this
Smithsonian Institution National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Research Corporatio  Search this
Smithsonian Science Information Exchange  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Centennial  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Physical description:
167.20 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (324 document boxes) (10 microfilm reels)
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Maps
Books
Color transparencies
Brochures
Date:
1949
1949-1964
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000050
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2017 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Governmental Relations Records 1907-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Research Corporation Records 1912-1963 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Correspondence Registers 1860-1949 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216658

Canal Zone Biological Area Records, 1912-1965

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Barbour, Thomas 1884-1946  Search this
Institute for Research in Tropical America  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
National Research Council (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Physical description:
14 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (26 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
1912
1912-1965
Topic:
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000135
See more items in:
Canal Zone Biological Area Records 1912-1965 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216734

James Smithson Bicentennial Records, 1964-1966

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Physical description:
7.69 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (oversize materials)
Type:
Color photographs
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1964
1964-1966
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000142
See more items in:
James Smithson Bicentennial Records 1964-1966 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216741

Administrative Records, 1972-1984

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Scientific Event Alert Network (National Museum of Natural History (U.S.))  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center  Search this
Center for African, Near Eastern and Asian Cultures  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mt. Hopkins Observatory  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
511.08 cu. ft. (369 record storage boxes) (236 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (3 16x20 boxes) (141 3x5 boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Date:
1972
1972-1984
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000613
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2017 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217173

Website Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the American Women's History Initiative website as it existed on June 5, 2018. The initiative uses technology to amplify a diversity of women's voices throughout the Smithsonian Institution's many museums, research centers, cultural heritage affiliates, and online audiences. The website provides information about the initiative as well as the stories of contributions made by individual women. It also highlights objects in the collections. Due to technical issues, some interactive features in this accession may not function as expected. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Women -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-180, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-180
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-180

Electronic Records

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-180, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-180-refidd1e178

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