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Anthoxanthum odoratum L.

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Deborah Clayton  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2000  Search this
Place:
Ceylon. Nuwara Eliya town, near Golf Course, Nuwara Eliya District., Central, Sri Lanka, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
26 Jan 1970
Common name:
sweet vernal grass
sweet vernalgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Anthoxanthum odoratum L.
Barcode:
04015574
USNM Number:
2590052A
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e541ce78-ded8-4509-aeda-eaa3c01a2f5a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15793724

Briza minor L.

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Deborah Clayton  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2000  Search this
Place:
Ceylon. Nuwara Eliya town, near Golf Course, Nuwara Eliya District., Central, Sri Lanka, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
26 Jan 1970
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Briza minor L.
Barcode:
04016159
USNM Number:
2590048A
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bc197a45-b360-4649-9512-cc08e4e65082
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15794284

Briza maxima L.

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
James Sinclair  Search this
Place:
Station Golf Links near fountain, Wellington, Nilgiri Hills, Madras Presidency., Tamil Nadu, India, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
3 Apr 1944
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Briza maxima L.
Barcode:
04016216
USNM Number:
2928921
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/388dc1469-321c-48c2-bbf0-3841010f6421
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15794341

Phalaris caroliniana Walter

Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
B. H. Warnock  Search this
Place:
Brewster County. Infrequent along Golf Course creek bottom, Alpine., Texas, United States, North America
Collection Date:
25 Apr 1937
Common name:
May grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Phalaris caroliniana Walter
Barcode:
04012827
USNM Number:
3013469
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/375e1d011-a0ac-425f-9422-7a3af905c126
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15790943

Phalaris caroliniana Walter

Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
B. H. Warnock  Search this
Place:
Infrequent along Golf Course. Creek bottom at Alpine, Brewster County., Texas, United States, North America
Collection Date:
25 Apr 1937
Common name:
May grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Phalaris caroliniana Walter
Barcode:
04012895
USNM Number:
1829304
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e3ef7fa1-2934-4b70-a235-f66cc69c9042
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15791027

Phalaris minor Retz.

Biogeographical Region:
35 - Arabian Peninsula  Search this
Collector:
A. Rawi  Search this
R. Jalili  Search this
V. Armet  Search this
Min. Elevation:
40  Search this
Place:
6th Ring Road. Hunting and Equestion Club, near the golf course., Kuwait, Asia-Temperate
Collection Date:
8 Mar 1982
Common name:
littleseed canarygrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Phalaris minor Retz.
Barcode:
04013706
USNM Number:
2970881
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d173319f-bb1d-4c29-a0e5-3083f700e77f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15791801

Anthoxanthum nitens (Weber) Schouten & Veldkamp

Biogeographical Region:
72 - Eastern Canada  Search this
Collector:
F. F. Marie-Victorin  Search this
Rolland-Germain  Search this
Place:
La Cote-Nord du Golfe Saint-Laurent. Archipel de Mingan: Ile Moutange., Quebec, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
19 Jul 1925
Common name:
sweetgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Anthoxanthum nitens (Weber) Schouten & Veldkamp
Barcode:
04014497
USNM Number:
1295030
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31bdae07e-08d3-4186-88ee-1a55a06ed38c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15792625

Anthoxanthum nitens (Weber) Schouten & Veldkamp

Biogeographical Region:
72 - Eastern Canada  Search this
Collector:
F. F. Marie-Victorin  Search this
Rolland-Germain  Search this
Place:
La Cote-Nord du Golfe Saint-Laurent. Archipel de Mingan: Ile Ste-Genevieve., Quebec, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
17 Jul 1924
Common name:
sweetgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Anthoxanthum nitens (Weber) Schouten & Veldkamp
Barcode:
04014496
USNM Number:
1295163
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bcb92281-025a-430e-a62c-c88364625af7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15792626

Phalaris arundinacea L.

Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
D. Demaske  Search this
Place:
LaCrosse Co.; 425 m. S. of Broadview Place bridge, adjacent to Hillview Golf Course. T15N R7W Sec. 22. (Our Transect 54)., Wisconsin, United States, North America
Collection Date:
17 Jun 1974
Common name:
reed canary grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Phalaris arundinacea L.
Barcode:
04012549
USNM Number:
2756732
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30ef6e870-29c4-4338-a33d-7a097a7653ce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15788748

Koeleria spicata ined.

Biogeographical Region:
72 - Eastern Canada  Search this
Collector:
F. F. Marie-Victorin  Search this
Rolland-Germain  Search this
Place:
La Cote-Nord du Golfe Saint-Laurent. Riviere Goynish: Sur les dunes, à l'est de l'embouchure., Quebec, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
24 Jul 1924
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Koeleria spicata ined.
Barcode:
04008733
USNM Number:
1295182
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ac87a541-f098-4ca1-8e33-bf8210037dfe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15786086

Stipellula capensis (Thunb.) Röser & H. R. Hamasha

Biogeographical Region:
34 - Western Asia  Search this
Collector:
Karl H. Rechinger  Search this
Frida Rechinger  Search this
Place:
Persia australis: Golfe persique. Insula Gheshme., Iran, Asia-Temperate
Collection Date:
29 Apr 1949
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Stipellula capensis (Thunb.) Röser & H. R. Hamasha
Barcode:
04003184
USNM Number:
2117453
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3520c7028-6003-4586-a67b-7d6f55382269
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15783203

Nassella neesiana (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth

Biogeographical Region:
85 - Southern South America  Search this
Collector:
Charles Vancouver Piper  Search this
Place:
Valparaiso Golf Club., Valparaíso (V), Chile, South America
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Nassella neesiana (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth
Barcode:
03994411
USNM Number:
1024553
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a02f6f38-e7de-47ac-8022-52a749a47ccb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15779196

Melica imperfecta Trin.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Lawrence William Nuttall  Search this
Place:
Santa Catalina Island. Golf Links Hollow. Avalon. (Los Angeles County)., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
3 May 1920
Common name:
smallflower melicgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Melica imperfecta Trin.
Barcode:
03986060
USNM Number:
1061115
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36699077a-63d4-4aaf-90b3-1ebfb806a6aa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15773906

Glyceria borealis (Nash) Batch.

Biogeographical Region:
72 - Eastern Canada  Search this
Collector:
F. F. Marie-Victorin  Search this
Rolland-Germain  Search this
Place:
La Cote-Nord du Golfe Saint-Laurent. Natashquan: dans les dépressions humides sur le côté nord des dunes., Quebec, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
25 Jul 1924
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Glyceria borealis (Nash) Batch.
Barcode:
03982710
USNM Number:
1295192
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3de114dd1-d847-496b-a721-b4c902e1817c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15771670

Glyceria striata (Lam.) Hitchc.

Biogeographical Region:
72 - Eastern Canada  Search this
Collector:
F. F. Marie-Victorin  Search this
Rolland-Germain  Search this
Place:
La Cote-Nord. Du Golfe Saint-Laurent. Riviere Goynish. Sur les rivages près de l'embouchure., Quebec, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
23 Jul 1924
Common name:
fowl manna grass
fowl mannagrass
nerved manna grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Glyceria striata (Lam.) Hitchc.
Barcode:
03984637
USNM Number:
1295191
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3eb60e42a-e66c-40ad-90b9-ee5fd9497a25
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15773118

Amphibromus neesii Steud.

Biogeographical Region:
50 - Australia  Search this
Collector:
Royal Pullen  Search this
M. Gray  Search this
Min. Elevation:
579  Search this
Place:
The Australian Capital Territory. Yowani Golf-course area,Lyneham,A.C.T., Australia, Australasia
Collection Date:
25 Nov 1968
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Amphibromus neesii Steud.
Barcode:
04004058
USNM Number:
2636062
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a31e51e0-fb29-494a-bcef-8316136c4a10
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15738898

Nassella lepida (Hitchc.) Barkworth

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Patrick B. Kennedy  Search this
Place:
Canyon by golf - links. Santa Catalina Island., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Mar 1928
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Nassella lepida (Hitchc.) Barkworth
Barcode:
03992890
USNM Number:
3041628
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3eb6a95d6-196c-4982-9b9c-efafbeac63ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15737710

Nardus stricta L.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Annie Lorenz  Search this
Place:
Edge of golf-links in dry ground, Waterville., New Hampshire, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1 Sep 1918
Common name:
matgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Nardus stricta L.
Barcode:
03982321
USNM Number:
1011695
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3589ba02e-e938-48ed-bfa8-683c4461ab04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15705513

Ralph H. Baer Papers

Creator:
Baer, Ralph H., 1922-2014  Search this
Extent:
16 Cubic feet (44 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Audiocassettes
Cd-roms
Diagrams
Drawings
Interviews
Videotapes
Correspondence
Sketches
Photographs
Oral history
Notes
Manuals
Date:
1943 - 2015
Summary:
Ralph H. Baer was a German-born ordnance specialist, inventor, and engineer. He was a pioneer of early videogame technology. The papers include autobiographical materials; firearms notes, manuscripts, and photographs; and videogame and television engineering notes, diagrams, schematics, and video documentation.
Scope and Contents:
The Ralph Baer Papers include autobiographical materials and an extended oral history interview. The Papers also include materials about military small arms created by Baer during his World War II service. The largest portion of the collection documents Baer's work on video games.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 12 series.

Series 1: Autobiographical Documents, 1962-2006

Subseries 1.1: Manuscript, book and other documents, 1962-2006

Subseries 1.2: Other Media: CDs, VHS videos, periodical, 1991, 2000-2003

Series 2: WW II Small Arms Documents, 1943-1953

Subseries 2.1: Correspondence, 1950-1953

Subseries 2.2: Writings and notes, 1943-1948

Subseries 2.3: Drawings and schematics, undated

Subseries 2.4: Manuals and encyclopedias, 1943

Subseries 2.5: Photographs, 1945

Series 3: Hans Otto Mauksch Materials, 1944-1964

Subseries 3.1: Personal background information, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1964

Subseries 3.2: Instructional materials, 1944-1946, undated

Subseries 3.3: Ft. Riley, Kansas, 1946, 1953

Series 4: TV Game Documents, 1966-1972

Subseries 4.1: Working notes, diagrams and schematics, 1966-1971

Subseries 4.2: Administrative documents, 1966-1972 Subseries 4.3: Notebooks, 1966-1968

Subseries 4.4: TV game development documentation, 1966-1968

Series 5: Sanders Associates, Transitron, and Van Norman Industries, 1952-2003

Series 6: Product Development Documents, 1974-2015

Series 7: Product Guides and Technical Support, 1943-2011

Series 8: Legal and Patent Documents, 1966-2014

Series 9: Writings and Notes, 1946-1999

Series 10: Miscellaneous, 1961-2012

Series 11: Correspondence, 1983-2014

Series 12: Publicity and Awards, 1979-2015
Biographical / Historical:
Ralph H. Baer (1922-2014) was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1938. A graduate of the National Radio Institute (1940), Baer worked as a radio technician in the New York City area, servicing all types of home and auto radios. During World War II, Baer served in the United States Army, one year stateside, and two years in Europe. He was assigned to Military Intelligence and became an expert on military small arms. Baer returned to the United States with eighteen tons of foreign small arms for use in exhibits at Aberdeen, Maryland; Springfield, Massachusetts Armory; and Ft. Riley, Kansas.

After the war, Baer attended the American Television Institute of Technology in Chicago, graduating with a BS in television engineering. In 1949, Baer joined a small electro medical equipment firm, Wappler, Inc., as their chief engineer. He designed and built surgical cutting machines, epilators, and low frequency pulse generating muscle-toning equipment. In 1951, Baer moved to Loral Electronics of Bronx, New York as a senior engineer, designing power line carrier signaling equipment for IBM. During 1952-1956, Baer worked at Transitron, Inc., in New York City as a chief engineer and later as vice president. In 1956, Baer joined Sanders Associates in Nashua, New Hampshire building airborne radar components. He became manager of the Electronic Design Department at Sanders and eventually Division Manager and Chief Engineer for Equipment Design. Baer retired in 1987.

At Sanders in 1966, Baer began an independent project experimenting with ways for consumers to interact with standard home television sets. Development of interactive TV Game (TVG) ideas became a company-supported project continued by Baer and assisted by William H. Harrison and William T. Rusch (download the TV Game chronology prepared by Ralph Baer in 2006). By mid-1967, ping pong videogames were played inside Sanders, patent disclosures were applied for, and hardware was designed. Baer and his associates called the devices they were developing "boxes" and numbered the various versions one through seven. In 1971, Magnavox became Sanders Associates's first videogame licensee. Between 1972 and 1975, Magnavox produced and sold over 700,000 units of Odyssey, a set of games played on its television receivers. Atari became a licensee in 1976 after the first of many lawsuits won by Sanders in pursuit of patent infringements.

During his tenure at Sanders and thereafter, Baer was a prolific inventor. His creations included many electronic toys and games and other consumer electronic products. Among the better known products based on Baer's work are Milton Bradley's Simon, Galoob's Smarty Bear Video, and Kenner's Laser Command. In 2004 President George W. Bush awarded Baer the National Medal of Technology.

Baer married Dena Whinston in 1952 and they had three children, James, Mark, and Nancy. Ralph Baer died on December 6, 2014, at the age of 92.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ralph H. Baer Innovative Lives Presentation, August 15, 2009 (AC1179)

The presentation documents a moderated conversation about Baer's life and work. Baer reenacts, with his partner William Harrison, the first time he played "Odyssey," the first home video game for the consumer market, which he invented, and answers questions from the audience. Materials include original video (born digital), master videos, and reference videos.

Materials at Other Organizations

Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong

Ralph H. Baer Papers, 1968-2010 inclusive; 1975-1998 bulk

The Ralph H. Baer papers are a compilation of correspondence, game designs, drawings, notes, reference materials, photographs, product descriptions, digital videos, schematics, electronic components, and manuals utilized by Ralph H. Baer throughout his lengthy career in the toy and game industry. The bulk of the materials are from 1975 through 1998.

U.S. Ordnance Museum, Fort Lee, Virginia

Materials consist of data on foreign small arms brought back from Europe in 1946 by Ralph H. Baer.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Medicine and Science holds artifacts related to this collection including early video game prototypes and TV Game products.

TV Game Unit #1 (TVG#1); 1966; vacuum tube spot generator with Heathkit IG-62 Generator (See Accession 2006.0102.01)

Heathkit IG-62; used with TVG #1 (See Accession 2006.0102.02)

TV Game Unit #2 (TVG #2), aka the "Pump Unit," 1967; large aluminum chassis with wooden "pump" handle (See Accession 2006.0102.03)

TV Game Unit #7 (TVG#7), aka "Brown Box," 1967/1968; prototype for Magnavox Odyssey (See Accession 2006.0102.04)

Cardboard program cards for use with Brown Box (See Accession 2006.0102.05)

Lightgun, 1967/1968; game accessory for Brown Box (See Accession 2006.0102.06)

TV Game Unit #8, 1968; "de/dt" (velocity responsive) ballgame chassis for use with Brown Box (See Accession 2006.0102.07)

Magnavox Odyssey (Model ITL200) video game unit, 1972; with all accessories in the original carton (See Accession 2006.0102.08)

Milton-Bradley Company SIMON handheld microprocessor-control game, 1978 (See Accession 2006.0102.09)

Ideal Toy Company MANIAC microprocessor-control game, 1979, in original box with game instructions (See Accession 2006.0102.10)

Golf Game accessory, 1968; golf ball mounted on joystick handle for use with Brown Box (See Accession 2006.0102.11

"Brown Box" programming card, target shooting, 1967 (See Accession 2006.0102.12)
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Ralph H. Baer in 2003.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
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. Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Books  Search this
Firearms  Search this
Games  Search this
Litigation  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Machine guns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Weapons  Search this
Video games  Search this
Toys -- 20th century  Search this
Television -- History  Search this
Rifles  Search this
Pistols  Search this
Military intelligence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Audiocassettes
CD-ROMs
Diagrams
Drawings -- 1940-1950
Interviews -- 2000-2010
Videotapes
Correspondence -- 1950-2000
Sketches
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- 20th century
Oral history -- 2000-2010
Notes
Manuals -- 1940-1950
Citation:
Ralph H. Baer Papers, 1943-2015, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0854
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0854
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 7: Sports

Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
11 Boxes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1834-1983
Summary:
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age.

Series 7: Sports contains 1,254 pieces of sheet music and song folios. Most of the sheet music is either piano or piano/ vocal arrangements.

An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
Scope and Contents note:
Some of the subseries in Series 7: SPORTS are identified utilizing DeVincent's original subject terms. In addition, the archivist has introduced other subseries titles Gambling and Games of Chance; Olympics, Sleighs and Sledding. This series contains 1,254 pieces of sheet music and song folios. Most of the sheet music is either piano or piano/ vocal arrangements. The material dates from 1834 to 1983. Some nineteenth-century imprints are not dated.

The song sheets in this series are arranged into sixteen subseries and alphabetically there under. The largest subseries are Baseball (7.1) with 301 items and Football (7.4) with 239 items . The Football subseries contains mainly University and College football songs. The items in the folders are arranged by the name of the University and/or College and there under alphabetically. These institutions of higher learning are listed in the finding aid at the beginning of each folder. A small number of football and sports songs may be found in the University and College song Folios, which are located in unprocessed boxes under DeVincent's topical title "University and College."

Nineteenth-century lithographic illustrations may be found on song sheets in several subseries including Fishing (7.3), Football (7.4), Hunting (7.8), Ice Skating (7.9), and Sleighs and Sledding (7.14). Pieces of music from operas "Der Freischutz" by Weber and "Cinderella" by Rossini may be found in the Hunting subseries. The Motion Picture Production folder in the Ice Skating subseries (7.9) contains mainly songs from Ice Review movies with Sonja Henie.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 17 subseries.

7.1: Baseball

7.2: Boxing

7.3: Fishing

7.4: Football

7.5: Gambling and Games of Chance

7.6: Golf

7.7: Horse Racing

7.8: Hunting

7.9: Ice Skating

7.10: Olympics

7.11: Ping Pong

7.12: Roller Skating

7.13: Skiing

7.14: Sleighs and Sledding

7.15: Sports, Miscellaneous

7.16: Tennis

7.17: 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 7: Sports 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.S07
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 7: Sports
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s07
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