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Tuning Forks on Resonators

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National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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Education  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
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Jew's Harp

Maker:
Whitlow, Fred  Search this
Physical Description:
stainless steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3/4 in x 2 in x 3 11/16 in; 1.905 cm x 5.08 cm x 9.36625 cm
Object Name:
jew's harp
Place made:
United States: Florida, Palmetto
Date made:
1991
Credit Line:
Gift of Fred Whitlow
ID Number:
1991.0281.01
Catalog number:
1991.0281.01
Accession number:
1991.0281
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection

Source:
Anderson, John R.  Search this
Names:
John Broadwood and Sons Limited  Search this
Mason & Hamlin  Search this
Sohmer & Company  Search this
Steinway & Sons  Search this
Weber Piano Company  Search this
Wm. Knabe & Co.  Search this
Former owner:
Anderson, John R.  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (14 boxes, 1 map folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Pamphlets
Manuals
Ledgers (account books)
Ephemera
Brochures
Advertising cards
Advertisements
Price lists
Photographs
Trade catalogs
Trade cards
Date:
circa 1700-2011, undated
Content Description:
The addendum consists of trade literaure and ephemera on the subject of pianos.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera, 1850-1990, undated

Series 2: Photographs, undated

Series 3: Research Notes, 1700-2011, undated
Biographical / Historical:
A retired government employee, Anderson is a piano enthusiast and collector. He conducted extensive research on early piano makers.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Pratt, Read Corporation Records (NMAH.AC.0320)

Sohmer and Company Records (NMAH.AC.0349)

Steinway & Sons Records and Family Papers (NMAH.AC.0178)

Wurlitzler Company Records (NMAH.AC.0469)

South Carolina Historical Society

Siegling Music House Records, 1820-1972
Provenance:
The collection was donated by John R. Anderson in 2011.
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.
Occupation:
Musical instrument makers  Search this
Topic:
Piano -- History  Search this
Organ (Musical instrument)  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Harpsichord makers  Search this
Harpsichord  Search this
Piano makers  Search this
Research  Search this
Postcards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Pamphlets
Manuals
Ledgers (account books)
Ephemera
Brochures
Advertising cards
Advertisements
Price lists
Photographs -- 20th century
Trade catalogs
Trade cards
Citation:
John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1257
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John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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G – K

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 1865–May 1866
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M869, File 6.2.3
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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870
Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870 / Series 6: Records Relating to Restoration of Property / 6.2: Registered Applications for Restoration of Property
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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LS-0525

Collection Creator:
Spandorf, Lily  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawings (visual works) (Medium: pen, 8.99 x 11.87)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19, Item LS-0525
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings (visual works)
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents note:
Man constructs kokle while two visitors observe in background. Inscription on back reads, "Kokle, Maris Jansons, Latvia".

Missing Title

Festival Program: Baltic Nations: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

Subjects: Maris Jansons, musical instrument maker

Signed: yes
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lily Spandorf drawings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lily Spandorf drawings
Lily Spandorf drawings / Drawings and Papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Music and Crafts of the Southeastern United States

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Virtually every area of the South harbors a potter, weaver, toy maker, wood-carver, boatbuilder, calligrapher, ornamental blacksmith, sign painter, or seamstress who has maintained his or her craft in the face of nearly total indifference by the outside world. It is true, certainly, that many southern craftworkers have discarded quilt making, coverlet weaving, and pottery turning as unpleasant reminders of their humble origins. For others, the crafts remain a beloved preoccupation that, like family reunions and music festivals, have grown to symbolize an important component of regional and ethnic identity.

There are few generalizations that can be made about contemporary southern craftworkers as a group. Some are articulate about their work while others are inexpressive. Some practice crafts originally restricted to only one sex and passed from parent to child through an informal apprenticeship while others have not been so constrained. Many find monetary benefit in what they do; a few such as the solitary carver or painter work to some inner purpose largely devoid (until the coming of the folk art collector) of remunerative value. While some folk craftworkers employ modern labor and timesaving techniques, in every case they blend these with the preindustrial technologies of earlier generations. Such technologies, as well as the forms of the objects themselves, are the product of family and regional folk traditions.

The craft component at the 1981 Festival had three subdivisions:

Missing Title

2. a demonstration area where craftworkers were explaining their work; traditional Southeastern music - played, in part, on instruments made by the demonstrators - was also featured;

3. an exhibition of carefully-selected items commissioned specifically for the Festival and reminiscent of forms and styles made by the craftworkers' forebears; these objects were later sold at auction;

4. a general sales tent, planned with the Smithsonian Museum Shops, where an array of traditional crafts made for the Festival were on sale daily.

Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, in commenting on a previous Festival, noted: "The possibility of using a museum that is essentially a historical documentary museum as a theatre of live performance where people actually show that the objects in the cases were made by human hands, and are still being made, practiced on, worked with, is a very valuable asset for our role as a preserver and conservator of living cultural forms." Indeed, many of the objects crafted, exhibited, and sold at the 1981 Festival were very similar to items on view in the Museum. In fact, some of the objects in the permanent collections were purchased from Festival craftworkers in the late 1960s.
Participants:
Participants

David Allen, 1925-, walking stick carver, Homer, Louisiana

Linda Bowers, Seminole jacket maker, Clewiston, Florida

Charles Christian, chair maker, Mt. Judea, Arkansas

Lucreaty Clark, 1904-1986, basket maker, Lamont, Florida

Burlon B. Craig, 1914-2002, potter, Vale, North Carolina

Mrs. B. Craig, potter, Vale, North Carolina

Edsel Martin, musical instrument maker, Old Fort, North Carolina

Irene Miller, 1907-, rag rug maker, Oakland, Maryland

Jack McCutcheon, 1923-2001, chair maker, Mt. Judea, Arkansas

Lois McCutcheon, 1929-, chair maker, Mt. Judea, Arkansas

Lee Willie Nabors, 1916-, chair maker, Oklona, Mississippi

Judd Nelson, 1911-, blacksmith, Sugar Valley, Georgia

Ada Thomas, 1924-1992, basket maker, Charenton, Iowa

Donny Tolson, wood carver, Campton, Kentucky

Celestine Turner, 1928-, basket maker, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Southeastern Crafts Exhibition, Exhibitors

Melvin Owens, pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina

Robert Brown, pottery, Arden, North Carolina

Lanier Meaders, pottery, Cleveland, Georgia

Daniel Garner, pottery, Robbins, North Carolina

Charles Craven, 1944-1997, pottery, Robbins, North Carolina

Hobart Garner, 1922-1985, pottery, Robbins, North Carolina

Burlon B. Craig, pottery, Vale, North Carolina

Vernon Owens, 1941-, pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina

Mary Livingston, pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina

David Farrell, pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina

Wayman Cole, 1905-1987, pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina

Walter Cornelison, pottery, Waco, Kentucky

Dorothy Cole Auman, 1925-1991, pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina

John Wiltshire, carvings, Coffee County, Indiana

Dicie Malone, corn shuck mat – Knox County, North Carolina

Mrs. Blaine Whitaker, corn shuck bonnet, Henderson County, North Carolina

Fairy Moody, 1907-1994, corn shuck crèche, Ashe County, North Carolina

Dieudonne Montoucet, Cajun triangle, Scott, Louisiana

Napolean Strickland, cane fife, Como, Mississippi

Clifford Glenn, 1935-, banjo & dulcimer, Sugar Grove, North Carolina

Dewey Shepherd, 1906-1996, gourd fiddle, David, Kentucky

Edsel Martin, dulcimer, Old Fort, North Carolina

Albert Hash, 1917-1983, fiddle, Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

Audrey Hash Miller, 1949-, dulcimer, Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

Mr. Mabry, wood carvings, Stone County, Arkansas

Willard Watson, wood carvings, Watauga County, North Carolina

Donny Tolson, wood carvings, Campton, Kentucky

David Allen, 1925-, wood carvings, Homer, Iowa

Dallas Bump, furniture, Royal, Arkansas

Charlie Christian, furniture, Mount Judea, Arkansas

Jack McCutcheon, 1923-2001, furniture, Mount Judea, Arkansas

Lee Willie Nabors, 1916-, furniture, Okolona, Mississippi

Bill McClure, furniture, Bloss, Kentucky

Amanda Palmer, baskets, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Susan Peoples, 1898-1986, baskets, Aragon, Georgia

Mildred Youngblood, baskets, Woodbury, Indiana

Eva Wolfe, 1922-, baskets, Cherokee, North Carolina

Carol Welch, baskets, Cherokee, North Carolina

Agnes Welch, baskets, Cherokee, North Carolina

Dolly Taylor, baskets, Cherokee, North Carolina

Geneva Ledford, 1921-1998, baskets, Cherokee, North Carolina

Ada Thomas, 1924-1992, baskets, Charenton, Louisiana

Lucreaty Clark, 1904-1986, baskets, Lamont, Florida

Edna Langley, baskets, Elton, Louisiana

Earnest Patton, wood carvings, Compton, Kentucky

Louise Jones, baskets, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Floyd Harmon, baskets, Ocean City, Maryland

Goodwin Family Weavers, Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Pecolia Warner, quilt, Yazoo City, Mississippi

Ora Watson, 1909-2004, quilts, Watauga County, North Carolina

Linda Bowers, Seminole jacket, Clewiston, Florida

Sally Tommie, Seminole jacket, Clewiston, Florida

Philip Simmons, 1912-, metal work, Charleston, South Carolina

Phipps Bourne, metal work, Elk Creek, Virginia

Erwin Thieberger, 1908-1997, metal work, Wheaton, Maryland

James Barnwell, metal work, Henderson County, North Carolina

Pete Howell, 1902-1981, metal work, Yancey County, North Carolina
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1981, Series 7
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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The Silk Road: Connecting Cultures, Creating Trust

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The Silk Road defines an exchange of products, both material and intellectual, across Eurasia from China to the Mediterranean, traditionally from the 2nd century B.C.E. through the first twelve centuries of the Common Era. People who know something of the Silk Road think first of the transport of silk to Rome or the expansion of Buddhism from India to China, although certainly it is much more. But why silk, and why a road to describe this exchange? Silk provides the example of a mysterious luxury product for which people throughout the region were willing to pay high prices and even jeopardize lives. And the "road" refers to the exchange of those material products that traveled by land, although this literal meaning must be extended to include cultural and spiritual exchanges that would be part of a metaphorical Silk Road. Beyond these definitions the idea of the Silk Road is still available for new interpretations. And in the political environment prevailing in 2002, the idea was particularly evocative.

Visitors to the Festival were greeted by five "sentinels of arrival," landmarks along the ancient Silk Road: St. Mark's Square in Venice, Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) mosque/church/museum in Istanbul, Registan Square in Samarkand, the Xi'an bell tower, and the great gate to Todaiji Temple in Nara. Each housed a stage that reflected a different performance tradition. The performing arts selected for the Festival were grouped into spiritual activities, courtly entertainment, local celebrations and entertainments, nomadic presentations, and new musics that draw from tradition. Spiritual music, for example, provided the program an opportunity to present the stories of the expansion of religion - Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity - along the Silk Road. Buddhist monks from Tibet and Sufi Muslim devotees from Turkey and Bangladesh highlighted the central role that religion played in Silk Road trade.

Existing examples of ancient silk, pottery, carpets, and glass all tell very specific stories of travel and exchange and remind us of the extent to which people across the region have been connected throughout history. What may be surprising to some, however, is how many such objects are still made today. The curatorial staff chose to feature ceramics, silk and cotton textiles, carpets, paper, and stone and metal products, including glass. Each was in a different compound - the Paper Garden, the Ceramics Courtyard, the Silk Grove, the Family Oasis, and the Jewel Garden - and told a story from a different period along the Silk Road, including, in some cases, a chapter from life in the United States. Paper, for example, was invented in China and remained a secret of the region for centuries; along with written language, writing materials were thought to possess magical qualities. Religious texts as well as commercial bills were written out and transported along a route that, through such communication, could more easily function. Each region added its own distinctive features of paper art including Turkish marbling and Italian watermarks. Similar elaborations have been made in the art of calligraphy, which, particularly in Islamic and Chinese cultures, has become highly refined and stylistically differentiated as to school and usage. Representatives of these schools still train new generations of artists along the Silk Road and in the United States.

The movement of religious traditions around the world has arguably been one of the most important forces throughout world history. Both Islam and Buddhism were introduced to millions of new adherents along the Silk Road, and these conversions continue to alter the face of our world. These religions, along with all of the above exchange goods, have also altered the face of the United States. Many Americans drink tea in fine china, buy "Oriental" carpets, and certainly wear garments of cotton, wool, and silk. They are likely familiar with Asian martial arts and may attend an Islamic mosque. The Silk Road has extended to the United States and, since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, understanding that connection clearly has become more important. The 2002 Festival offered its million visitors the opportunity to learn more about the roots of this vital connection and to celebrate the long-standing relationships that have existed between East and West and North and South. The Festival provided a rare opportunity to connect with other cultures as well as with one's own and in doing so, in a small way, to build trust between and within cultures of the global Silk Road.

Richard Kennedy and Theodore Levin were Co-Curators, assisted by a Curatorial Committee whose members included Milo Beach, Jean During, Henry Glassie, Tom Kessinger, Alma Kunanbay, and Yo-Yo Ma. Cristin Bagnall, Jean Davidson, Catherine Gevers, Richard Kennedy, Richard Kurin, Theodore Levin, Diana Parker, and Esther Won made up the Production Committee. Rajeev Sethi was Festival Scenographer, and James Deutsch, Stephen Kidd, Arlene Reiniger, and Shayna Silverstein were Program Coordinators. Betty Belanus was Family Activities Coordinator; Jane Farmer was Paper Garden Coordinator; Marjorie Hunt was Silk Grove Coordinator; and Diana Baird N'Diaye was Fashion Court Coordinator.
Researchers and local coordinators:
Abduvali Abdurashidov, Mila Ahmedova, Omer Akakça, Bassam AI-Kahouaji, Dinara Amirova, Nahomi Aso, Najmieh Batmanglij, Betty Belanus, Laura Beldiman, Susan Blader, Guanghui Chen, Rta Kapur Chishti, Shafique Rahman Choudhury, Jerome Cler, Ardasher Dekhoti, James Deutsch, Hermine Dreyfuss, Cloe Drieu, Jean During, Jane Farmer, Sasan Fatemi, Walter Feldman, Henry Glassie, Chen Guanghui, Harold Hagopian, Elias Hanna, Rachel Harris, K. David Harrison, Bhagwati Prasad Hatwal, Martha Huang, George Jevremovic, Neslihan Jevremovic, Stephen Jones, Richard Kennedy, Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, Stephen Kidd, Doug Kim, Peg Koetsch, Alma Kunanbay, Gavyn Lavergne, Theodore Levin, Firoz Mahmud, Elshan Mansurov, Peter Marsh, Andranik Michaelian, Nataliya Mussina, Afanassij Myldyk, Olima Nabiva, Eden Naby, Mohammed Nasseripour, Liesbet Nyssen, Susan Pertel-Jain, Aziz Rahman, Marjorie Ransom, Arlene Reiniger, Rajeev Sethi, Pravina Shukla, Razia Sirdibaeva, Atesh Sonneborn, Youssef Summad, Nancy Sweezy, Takashi Takahara, D. Tserenpil, Shu-ni Tsou, Oguzhan Tugral, Mark van Tongeren, Seric Walley, Philippa Watkins, Chris Walter, Toshio Watanabe
Presenters:
Sibel Akad, Omer Akakça, Bassam AI-Kahouaji, Dina Amirova, William Belcher, Susan Blader, Camilla Bryce-Laporte, Sertac Çakim, Charles Camp, Guanghui Chen, Rta Kapur Chishti, Dinara Chochunbaeva, Shafique Rahman Choudhury, Jerome Cler, David d'Heilly, Tenzin Dickyi, Hermine Dreyfuss, Jean During, Jane Farmer, Walter Feldman, Alysia Fischer, Gail Forman, Helen Frederick, Ganbold, Henry Glassie, Harold Hagopian, Rachel Harris, K. David Harrison, Bhagawati Prasad Hatwal, Catherine Hiebert Kerst, Neslihan Jevremovic, Alison Allen Jia, Mark Kenoyer, Dipti Khera, Doug Kim, Benjamin David Koen, Peg Koetsch, Alma Kunanbay, Gavyn Lavergne, Tom Leech, Theodore Levin, Yo-Yo Ma, LaVerne Magarian, Firoz Mahmud, Peter Marsh, Nataliya Mussina, Eden Naby, Joan Nathan, Liesbet Nyssen, Nilgun Peksalli, Susan Pertei-Jain, Steven Prieto, Frank Proschan, Marjorie Ransom, Philip Schuyler, Shubha Sankaran, Pravina Shukla, Robin Ami Silverberg, Madan Gopal Singh, Nancy Sweezy, Takashi Takahara, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, Oguzhan Tugral, Michael Twitty, Kojiro Umezaki, Mark van Tongeren, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Wang Yousheng, Chris Walter, Philippa Watkins, Jeffrey Werbock
Participants:
PERFORMANCE TRADITIONS

AFGHAN MUSIC

(AFGHANISTAN, UNITED STATES)

Homayoun Sakhi, vocal, -- rubab

Toryalay, tabla

Araa Zalmai, vocal, -- doira

AITYS: -- NOMADIC TOURNAMENT

(IRAN)

Masheallah Akbari (Azeri), vocal, -- balaban

Asheq Hasan (Azeri), vocal, -- saz

Youssef Dibaei (Turkmen), vocal, -- kamanche

Anaberdy Vejdani (Turkmen), vocal, -- dutar

(KAZAKHSTAN)

Almasbek Almatov, vocal

Sayan Aqmolda, vocal, -- qylqobyz

Rysbek Ashimov, vocal

Sholpan Beimbetova, vocal

Yedil Khussainov, jew's harp

Amandik Komekulu, vocal, -- dombra

Serzhan Shakrat, vocal

(KYRGYZSTAN)

Ruslan Jumabaev, -- komuz

Kenjekul Kubatova, -- komuz -- , vocal

(TAJIKISTAN)

Sator Fozilov, -- doira

Oumar Temourov, -- ghijak

(TURKMENISTAN)

Lale Begnazarova, vocal

Maksat Begnazarov, vocal

Osman Gujimov, -- dutar

(QARAQALPAKSTAN, UZBEKISTAN)

Zulfiya Arzumbetova, vocal, -- dutar

Salamatdin Kaipnazarov, -- ghijak

BADAKHSHANI MUSICAL TRADITIONS (TAJIKISTAN)

Nobovar Tchanorov, -- satar -- , -- rubab -- , vocal

Mouborakcho Djoumaev, -- rubab

Zarina Kobilova, dancer

Djoumakhon Madjidov, -- rubab -- , vocal

Ulfatmo Mamadambarova, vocal, -- doira -- , -- chang

Moussavar Minakov, -- satar -- , -- ghijak -- , -- rubab

Gulbek Saodatov, -- satar

BEIJING OPERA FEATURING QI SHU FANG (CHINA)

Ding Mei-Kui

Huang Chen Lin, second fiddle

Huang Shi Rong, big drum

Li Peng

Li Shi-sheng, gong

Liu Chunnuan

Qi Shufang

James Qian, fiddle

Sun Ya Hui

Zhao Zhen Ping, moon mandolin

Zhao Zong Quan

BEZMÂRÂ (TURKEY)

Kemal Caba, -- kamanche

Ayse Serap Çağlayan, -- kanun

Walter Feldman, -- kudum

Aziz Şenol Filiz, -- ney

Fikret Karakaya, -- çeng

Osman Kırklıkçı, -- sehrud

Birol Yayla, -- tanbur -- , -- kopuz -- , guitar

BUKHARAN JEWISH MUSIC AND DANCE (UNITED STATES)

Ilyas Malaev Ensemble -- Ilyas Malaev EnsembleYusuf Abramov, tarMatat Barayev, doiraOchil Ibrahimov, vocal, tar, ghijakTamara Kataev, dancerIlyas Malaev, vocal, tarIzro Malakov, vocalMuhabbat Shamoeva, vocal

Shashmaqam -- ShashmaqamAboshaul Aminov, vocalOsher Barayev, doiraDavid Davidov, tarFiruza Junatan, dancerBoris Kuknariyev, vocal, accordionShumiel Kuyenov, doiraIzro Malakov, vocalShoista Mulldzhanova, vocal

Sazandas -- SazandasTravis F. JarrellFiruza JunatanTamara KataevTofahon Pinkhasova

CALICANTO (ITALY) -- CALICANTO (ITALY)Claudia Ferronato, vocalNicola Marsilio, clarinet, flute, sax, dudukGiancarlo Tombesi, double bassRoberto Tombesi, vocal, mandola, diatonic accordion, bagpipesPaolo Vidaich, percussion

CHINESE STORYTELLING (CHINA)

Chong Yujie, Jingyun -- dagu

Jai Jainguo, Kuaiban

Jiang Yunxian, Suzhou -- tanci

Lian Liru, Beijing -- pingshu

Mu Xiangzheng, -- sanxian -- accompanist

Tang Gengliang, Suzhou -- pinghua

ETHNOS SHINGIGAKU: ASIAN MASK DANCE THEATER (JAPAN)

Mannojo Nomura, producer

Théodore Bah (Guinea), actor

I Made Djimat (Indonesia), actor

Fujita Shuji, staff

Hashimoto Katsutoshi, actor

Hatakeyama Yuko, musician

Ino Makiko, actor

Irino Tomoe, musician

Challissery Antony Joy (India), actor

Kang Cha Wook (Korea), musician

Kawamura Kohei, musician

Kim Do Yoen (Korea), actor

Kim Yong Mok (Korea), actor

Koga Kumiko, staff

Lakshmipathy Narendra Kumar (India), actor

Kuwabara Kayo, staff

Lee Dong Yong (Korea), actor

Lu Hairong (China), actor

Miura Tsuneo, actor

Qian Tenghao (China), musician

I Ketut Rudida (Indonesia), actor

Sugawara Kaori, actor

Latyr Sy (Senegal), musician

Shinsuke Suzuki, staff

Ye Fang (China), actor

HUA FAMILY SHAWM AND PERCUSSION BAND (CHINA)

Hua Jinshan, drum

Hua Lei, small cymbals

Hua Yinshan (leader), shawm

Hua Yun, shawm

Xie Jian, gong

INDIAN MELA PERFORMERS (INDIA)

Aziz Khan, magician

Kishan, son of Laxman Bharti, juggler

Kishan, son of Sharwan Nath, -- behrupia

INDIAN OCEAN (INDIA)

Ashim Chakravarthy, tabla, drums

Amit Kilam, drums

Rahul Narasimha Ram, bass

Susmit Sen, guitar

KATHPUTLI PUPPET THEATRE (INDIA)

Guddi Bhatt

Jagdish Bhatt

Puran Bhatt

MANGANIYAR MUSIC OF RAJASTHAN (INDIA)

Gazi Khan Bar ana, -- dholak -- , -- khartal -- , -- morchang

Anwar Khan, vocal

Kheta Khan, vocal

Chanan Khan Manganiar, -- khamayacha -- , -- vocal

MAQAM (UZBEKISTAN, TAJIKISTAN)

Mastona Ergashova, vocal

Abdurahim Hamidov, -- dutar

Jurabek Nabiev, vocal

Shawkat Nabiev, -- ghijak

Shuhratdjon Nabiev, -- tanbur

MONGOLIAN MUSICAL TRADITIONS

I. Amartüvshin, -- morin huur

G. Khongorzul, -- urtiin duu -- (long song singer)

Ts. Sansarbayar, -- yatga

N. Sengedorj, -- hoomii -- throat-singer, fiddles

B. Tsengelmaa, -- bielgee -- dancer

MUGHAM -- (AZERBAIJAN)

Elnur Ahmadov, -- kamanche

Aydin Aliyev, -- garmon

Niyamettin Babyev, vocal

Elchin Hashimov, -- tar

Adalat Nasibov, -- saz

Leyla Rahimova, vocal

MUQAM OF THE UYGHURS (CHINA)

Rozi Tukhluk (Uzbekistan), vocal, -- rawap -- , -- tanbur

Nur Mähämmät Tursun, -- satar -- , -- tanbur

Sänubär Tursun, vocal, -- dutar

MURAS (KYRGYZSTAN)

Toktobek Asanaliev, komuz, vocal

Gulbara Baigashkaeva, -- komuzl temir komuz

Bakytbek Chatyrbaev, -- qylqiyak

Nurlanbek Nyshanov, -- komuz -- , -- chor -- , -- chopo chor -- , -- temir komuz

PARISA AND DARIUSH TALAI: PERSIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC (IRAN)

Parisa, vocal

Dariush Talai, -- tar

ROKSONAKI (KAZAKHSTAN)

Yermek Diyarov, vocal, guitar

Ruslan Karin, vocal, -- saz-syrnai -- , -- shan-kobyz

Viktor Khomenkov, keyboards

Yedil Khussainov, vocal, -- djetygen -- , -- shan-kobyz -- , -- saz-syrnai -- , -- sybyzgy -- , -- kamys-syrnai

Abay Rakhyshev, vocal, drums

Kazbek Spanov, vocal, guitar

SABJILAR (KHAKASIA, RUSSIA)

Altyn Tann Anna Burnakova, -- khai -- , percussion

Chanar Khyr Khaas, -- khai -- , -- chatkhan

Aycharkh Sayn, -- khai -- , -- chatkhan -- , -- qobyz

SHOGHAKEN ENSEMBLE (ARMENIA)

Tigran Ambaryan, -- kamanche

Gevorg Dabaghyan, -- duduk

Aleksan Harutyunyan, vocal, dancer

Hasmik Harutyunyan, vocal, dancer

Karine Hovhannisyan, -- kanun

Kamo Khachatryan, -- dhol

Grigor Takushyan, -- dham duduk

Levon Tevanyan, -- shvi -- , zurna

THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

Edward Arron, cello

Nicholas Cords, viola

He Cui, -- sheng

Gevorg Dabaghyan, -- duduk

Sandeep Das, tabla

Joel Fan, piano

G. Khongorzul, long song vocal

Jonathan Gandelsman, violin

Joseph Gramley, percussion

Colin Jacobsen, violin

Dong-Won Kim, -- chang-go

Yo-Yo Ma, cello, -- morin huur

Shane Shanahan, percussion

Mark Suter, percussion

Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi

Yang Wei, -- pipa

Beixing Xiang, erhu

UZBEK PUPPET THEATER

Venera Yusupova

Gulshat Nazarova

Dinara Yuldasheva

CRAFT TRADITIONS

BEAD MAKERS

Haji Ashoor (Pakistan)

Luigi Cattelan (Italy)

Abdul Momin (Pakistan)

CALLIGRAPHERS

Issa M. Benyamin (United States)

Niyaz Kerim Xarki (China)

Muhittin Serin (Turkey)

Alvin Y. Tsao (United States)

Oğuzhan Tuğrul (Turkey)

John S.C. Wang (United States)

CERAMICISTS

Chen Xinching (China)

İbrahim Erdeyer (Turkey)

Mehmet Gürsoy (Turkey)

Higaki Hachiro (Japan)

Kang Qing (China)

Maekawa Denko (Japan)

Masuda Shigeyuki (Japan)

Haripada Pal (Bangladesh)

Ahmet Hürriyet Şahin (Turkey)

Nurten Şahin (Turkey)

Tatebayashi Hirohisa (Japan)

Xu Xiutang (China)

Yie Dongxi (China)

CLOTHING DESIGNERS

Lola Babayeva (Uzbekistan)

Turdukan Borubaeva (Kyrgyzstan)

Tatiana Vorotnikova (Kyrgyzstan)

Nakagawa Sochi (Japan) -- Nakagawa Sochi (Japan)Azechi RikaKishimoto KanehiroKoiwa JunNakagawa MasahiroNakagawa Tatsuya

Taras Volikov (Uzbekistan)

GLASS BLOWERS (SYRIA)

Hasan al Kazzaz

Mhd. Nazir al Kazzaz

METALWORKERS AND JEWELERS

Richard Furrer (United States)

Sirajul Islam (Bangladesh)

Mohamad al Malli (Syria)

George Oubid (Syria)

B.D. Soni (India)

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS

John Bertles (United States)

Marat Damdyn (Tuva, Russia)

PAINTERS

Yeshi Dorjee (United States)

Mohammed Nasseripour (United States)

Gyan Prakash Soni (India)

Aram Vartanov (United States)

PAPER ARTISTS

Tohtu Baqi Turdi (China)

Fukunishi Hatsumi (Japan)

Fukunishi Masayuki (Japan)

Guerrino Lovato, mask maker (Italy)

Asif Mian, kite maker (India)

Feridun Ozgoren (Turkey, United States)

Roberto Rapanotti (Italy)

Zhang Fengxue (China)

STONE CARVERS

Iftikar Ahmed (Pakistan)

Ghulam Mustafa (Pakistan)

Lorisa Norbu (Tuva, Russia)

Alexei Salchak (Tuva, Russia)

TEXTILE ARTISTS

BLOCK PRINTER (INDIA)

Shaikh Mohammad Hussain

BROCADE WEAVERS (SYRIA)

Ahmad Chakkaki

Louai Jarkas

IKAT WEAVERS (UZBEKISTAN)

Bobir Ismailov

Dilbar Khalimova

Davlat Umaralyev

IKAT PATOLA WEAVERS (INDIA)

Salvi Bharatkumar Kantilal

Salvi Rohitkumar Kantilal

Salvi Vinayak Kantilal

JAMDANI WEAVERS (BANGLADESH)

Shawkat Ali

Md. Enamul Haque

NAVAJO CARPET WEAVER (UNITED STATES)

D.Y. Begay

RABARI WEAVER (INDIA)

Ramiben Ratna Rabari

TIBETAN CARPET WEAVERS (NEPAL)

Tsering Bhuti

Dawa Tsamchoe

TURKISH CARPET WEAVERS (TURKEY)

Ahmet Balcı

Mukaddes Kavak

Ummu Gülsum Yılmaz

TURKMEN CARPET WEAVERS (PAKISTAN)

Abdul Baqi

Sadaf Baqi

TUSSAH SILK WEAVER (INDIA)

Gunia Devi

TRUCK PAINTERS (PAKISTAN)

Haider Ali

Jamil Uddin

NOMADIC TRADITIONS (KAZAKHSTAN)

Almasbek Almatov, yurt builder

Sayan Aqmolda, yurt builder

Rysbek Ashimov, yurt builder

Baltabay Ibrayev, yurt builder

Amangul Ikhanova, felt maker

Zhangir Umbetov, leatherworker, yurt builder

FOODWAYS TRADITIONS

Najmieh Batmanglij (Persian)

Mukadder (Katie) Buyukunsal (Turkish)

Jinghua Chi (Chinese)

Roberto Donna (Italian)

Enzo Fargione (Italian)

Shajan Fazelyar (Uzbek)

Huilan Hu (Chinese)

Nahid Javadi (Azerbaijani)

Jila Naim (Afghan)

Marco Nocco (Italian)

Shukrieh Raad (Afghan)

Shobha Shah (Indian)

Fay Shahidi (Persian)

Nikta Shahidi (Persian)

Behjat Shahverdiani (Persian)

Sakina A. Shehadi (Syrian)

Leda Zenian (Armenian)

SACRED TRADITIONS

ALEVI SEMAH OF HUBYAR (TURKEY)

Aysel Adigüzel

Rıza Adigüzel

Allı Aydın

Hasan Aydın

Bahar Bayrı

Tutca Cücü

Hüseyin Denizhan, -- ashik

Rüştü Durna

Süleyman Duran

Ahmet Güngör, -- ashik

Dürdane Karagöz

Cemal Özcan

THE KUSHTIA BAULS (BANGLADESH) -- THE KUSHTIA BAULS (BANGLADESH)Anjali Ghosh Durga, vocalShunil Kormakar, vocalMd. Naimul Karim Melal, vocalSanchita Paul, vocalMd. Belal Siddique, vocal

Madan Gopal Singh (India)

TIBETAN MONKS FROM THE DREPUNG MONASTERY (INDIA, UNITED STATES)

Geshe Lobsang Chogyal

Lobsang Chophel

Lobsang Dhargye

Wangchen Dorjee

Thupten Kungkhen

Dhakpa Norbu

Tsering Phuntsok

Dondup Tenzin

URHOY CHOIR (SYRIA)

Sandy Amsih

Adnan Aziz

Edwar Danho

Ilona Danho

Fadi Karat

Izla Karat

Jean Karat

George Kentar

Maya Stifo

Samira Steifo

SPORTS AND MARTIAL ARTS TRADITIONS

ASIAN MARTIAL ARTS (UNITED STATES)

Steve Brown

Sifu Tony Chen

Christopher Cheung

Patrick Chew

Laura Copenhaver

Janet Gee

Bernard Beno Hwang

Kaela Kang

Jia Tao Zhang

BUKH: LEGENDARY WRESTLING TRADITION (MONGOLIA)

THANG-TA (INDIA)

Khilton Nongmaithem

POTOMAC POLO CLUB

Greg Ford

Mara Hagan

Charlie Muldoon

Joe Muldoon, Jr.

Joe Muldoon III

Martine Maldanado

Dave Polan

ZURKHANE (IRAN)

Morshed Mehregan, -- morshed
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2002, Series 2
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Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Cowboys continued: Native American & Hawaiian Music: NEA Folk Arts Program: Kmhmu

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Cultural Conservation Program 1985 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel)
1 Item (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1985 July 7
Local Numbers:
FP-1985-7RR-0431
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
United States Cultural Conservation Program 1985
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 7, 1985.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1985, Item FP-1985-7RR-0431
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Arkansas

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The third program to focus on a particular State, the Arkansas presentations at the 1970 Festival sought to give visitors an overview of the State's folklife and to present an intensive picture of the persistence and variety of the area's folk cultural patterns. The Swiss and Italians who settled in Arkansas in the late nineteenth century with the black farmers of the delta and with the mountaineers, whose forebears hailed from Britain, are contributors to the patchwork of traditional cultures characterizing the State of Arkansas. Festival programming sought to emphasize this diversity and mutual influence. Musician Jimmy Driftwood loaded up a bus with dozens of his friends and neighbors from Mountain View and nearby Ozark communities and drove two days to Washington. Other presentations included electric blues from West Memphis and black gospel singing, as well as various string band traditions. Craft presentations included chairmakers, musical instrument makers, tool makers, and decorative arts, as well as makers of wine and sorghum.

Sponsorship for the Arkansas presentation came from the Honorable Winthrop Rockefeller, Governor of Arkansas, the Arkansas State Parks Recreation-Travel, and the Crossett Art League.
Fieldworkers:
Mae Francis Johnson, Brenda Jones, Worth Long, Mack McCormick, Bernice Reagon, Jerry Ricks, Jane Sapp
Participants:
Craftspeople

Myra Adams, 1906-1987, corn cookery, Arkansas

Dallas Bump, 1918-2016, chair maker, Arkansas

Fred Bump, 1894-1977, chair maker, Arkansas

Floyd Carter, fishing lures, Arkansas

Ruth Marie Carter, fishing lures, Arkansas

Charles Christian, chair maker, Arkansas

Betty Christian, chair maker, Arkansas

Junior Cobb, wood carver, Arkansas

Jimmy Nelson, wood carver, Arkansas

Isaac Doss, blacksmith, Arkansas

Deborah Gibbs, silhouette cutter, Arkansas

La Vonne Gibbs, silhouette cutter, Arkansas

George Gibson, basket maker, Arkansas

Ben Harris, cooper, Arkansas

Roy Harris, 1920-, carver, doll maker, Arkansas

Alma Harris, 1919-1993, carver, doll maker, Arkansas

Violet Hensley, 1916-, fiddle maker, Arkansas

Sandra Hensley, fiddle maker, Arkansas

John C. Hoovler, 1908-1993, knife and tool maker, Arkansas

V. Otis Johnson, turkey caller maker, Arkansas

Len McSpadden, dulcimer maker, Arkansas

Elliott Hancock, dulcimer maker, Arkansas

Alice Merryman, corn husk broom and doll maker, Arkansas

Bill Phillips, log cabin builder, Arkansas

Claude Phillips, log cabin builder, Arkansas

Tim Sparks, basket maker, Arkansas

Morbuert Stewart, corn miller, Arkansas

Kevin Stewart, corn miller, Arkansas

Ira Tillman, Sr., sorghum maker, Arkansas

Erma Jean Tillman, sorghum maker, Arkansas

Harvey Lee Tillman, sorghum maker, Arkansas

Ira Tillman, Jr., sorghum maker, Arkansas

Johnny Lee Tillman, sorghum maker, Arkansas

Fred Tillman, sorghum maker, Arkansas

Willie Lee Tillman, sorghum maker, Arkansas

Dorothy Tillman Husky, sorghum maker, Arkansas

Essie Ward, 1902-1981, country scene painter, Arkansas

Herman Wiederkehr, 1895-1985, wine maker, Arkansas

Al Wiederkehr, 1897-1974, wine maker, Arkansas

Brenda Wiederkehr, wine maker, Arkansas

Gail Wiederkehr, wine maker, Arkansas

Grace I. Wilson, quilter, Arkansas

Performers

Children's Game Group, black singing games, Arkansas

July Clemonson, dulcimer player, Arkansas

Jimmie Driftwood, 1907-1998, Ozark ballad singer, Arkansas

Cleda Driftwood, 1918-2004, Ozark ballad singer, Arkansas

Copeland Family Band -- Copeland Family BandPercy Copeland, 1914-2008, member of family band, including harmonica and strings, ArkansasIda Copeland, 1918-1997, member of family band, including harmonica and strings, ArkansasDale Copeland, member of family band, including harmonica and strings, ArkansasBetty Lou Copeland, 1958-, member of family band, including harmonica and strings, Arkansas

Ohlen Fendley, 1910-1993, jig-dancer, Arkansas

Retha M. Fendley, 1916-2004, jig-dancer, Arkansas

Ollie Gilbert, 1892-1980, ballad singer, Arkansas

Walter Gosser, 1937-2009, banjo player, Arkansas

Loving Sisters -- Loving SistersGladys McFadden, gospel singer, ArkansasJosephine Dumas, gospel singer, ArkansasAnna James, gospel singer, ArkansasLorraine Leeks, gospel singer, ArkansasLeonard Givens, organist, Arkansas

Gospel singers -- Gospel singersRev. Myron Parrish, gospel singer, ArkansasWanda Parrish, gospel singer, ArkansasPatti Jane Parrish, gospel singer, ArkansasGene Emberton, gospel singer, ArkansasFay Emberton, gospel singer, Arkansas

Caroline Rainbolt, 1913-2006, jig dancer, Arkansas

Almeda Riddle, 1898-1986, Ozark ballad singer, Arkansas

Jean Simmons, dulcimer player, Arkansas

Pam Simmons, dulcimer player, Arkansas

Tommy Simmons, dulcimer player, Arkansas

String band -- String bandLonnie Avey, 1910-1983, guitarist in string band, ArkansasSeth Mize, 1901-1977, fiddler in string band, ArkansasBookmiller Shannon, 1908-1985, banjo player in string band, ArkansasBob Blair, fiddler in string band, ArkansasWesley Blair, guitarist in string band, ArkansasDean Hinsley, mandolin in string band, Arkansas

Ira Tillman Family, shape note singers (7-shape), Arkansas

Sherman Ward, 1933-1995, guitarist and singer, Arkansas

Phyllis Whitfield, dulcimer player, Arkansas

Joe Willie Wilkins Blues Band -- Joe Willie Wilkins Blues BandJoe Willie Wilkins, 1923-1979, lead guitarist, ArkansasTheophlies "Fat Hurd" Hessensha, 1922-1977, drummer, ArkansasHouston Stackhouse, 1910-1980, rhythm guitarist, ArkansasWillie Kilgrew, bass player, ArkansasSammy Lewis, harmonica player, Arkansas
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.

Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1970, Series 2
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Jake Jacobson "Heart & Hands" Color Iris Photoprints

Creator:
Northlight of Colorado, Inc.  Search this
Jacobson, Jake  Search this
Extent:
8 Framed print
3.42 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Framed print
Photographs
Sound recordings
Inkjet prints
Iris prints
Ink jet printing
Compact discs
Digital images
Cd-roms
Color prints (photographs)
Date:
1996-2000
Summary:
Collection consists of photoprints and other materials created by Jacob Jacobson for the "Heart & Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of America" exhibition circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), from April 2000 to early 2004.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of photoprints and other materials created by Jacob Jacobson for the "Heart & Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of America" exhibition circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), from April 2000 to early 2004. The materials are arranged into two series.

Series 1: Iris (Inkjet) Digital Photoprints, dates, consists of eighty six color Iris (inkjet) items. The subjects are primarily individual musicians and craftsmen, although several instrument companies are included, notably the venerable Selmer Company of Elkhart, Indiana, which has manufactured band instruments for many decades. These digital prints were made from Jacobson's 35mm color transparencies (although print number one is monochrome, rather than full color). The prints are from a limited edition of 350, and are signed by the photographer in the lower right beneath the image, and numbered on the lower left. Some prints bears Northlight Atelier blind stamp in the margin and an identifying label with the print number and subject's name is affixed to each print on the verso at the bottom. Most of the prints have an image size of 20" in the long dimension and from approximately 13-1/4" to 14-1/4" on the short side; on heavy, textured archival paper, ranging in size from about 16"x 23" to 19"x 24". Eight larger prints, with image sizes of approximately 21-22" x 31-32" in size, were received matted and in 28" x 40" frames. Some representative image and print sizes are included. Most prints are in one large flat box; prints in the "folder" are stored separately because the paper is slightly too large for the box. The large framed prints are necessarily stored separately and are less accessible.

Series 2: Other Materials, dates, includes a loose-leaf notebook containing inventory of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES) exhibit prints with titles and thumbnail images for identification (except item 55, which is omitted), plus a CD-ROM containing the images in pocket. Note that the images for numbers 81 and 85 in the notebook are reversed. There is also a compact disk in plastic jewel case of the same name ("Heart & Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of America"), which contains sixty tracks of instrument makers playing their instruments and interviews with some of them. Compact disk in plastic jewel case, "Heart & Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of America; Music and Interviews Recorded Live; Taken from the Book..." (produced by Northlight). Containing music and selected interviews with instrument makers, produced for commercial distribution by Northlight Atelier; 60 tracks. Compact disk in plastic jewel case, "Heart & Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of America; Music and Interviews Recorded Live; Taken from the Book..." (produced by Northlight). Containing music and selected interviews with instrument makers, produced for commercial distribution by Northlight Atelier; 60 tracks.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1, Iris (Inkjet) Digital Photoprints

Series 2, Other Materials
Biographical / Historical:
"Heart & Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of America" was an exhibition of photographs by Jake Jacobson, circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), from April 2000 to early 2004 to at least fourteen venues. The first site was April 8, 2000, at the Georgia Mountains History Museum, and the last venue for the show was the Elkhart County Historical Museum, Bristol, Indiana, ending April 6, 2004. Selections from the exhibition were on view from June 4 to 8, 2001, in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building, and it was shown in the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries building, March 2-April 28, 2002.

The field work for the project was begun in 1996, culminating in 1998. "Traveling coast to coast, in an extensive two-year journey across the United States, Jake Jacobson and research collaborator Trisja Malisoff recorded the images, words, and music of over 300 contemporary musical instrument makers. Documenting the diversity of American music, Jacobson's photographs reveal a complex, living tradition-a heritage that draws upon Latin, Native American, European, African and Asian music influences."

Following this project, Jacobson engaged in a related photographic documentation, "Heart & Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of China." He has established a "Heart & Hands Foundation." Music has been an important part of Jacobson's life throughout his career as a photographer, printmaker, and jazz musician. During the mid-1960s he operated a backyard print shop, producing rock concert posters. As an advertising and editorial photographer, he pioneered new techniques for special effects and printmaking. His continuing passion for photographing musical artists is evident in the portraits in the "Heart & Hands" project.

A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, Jacobson has taught photography at UCLA and Cypress College in Orange County. A longtime practitioner and teacher of Yoga, he is the owner of the Center for Yoga in Los Angeles. He operated a "state-of-the-art" photography, printmaking, and video production studio, Northlight of Colorado, in the mountains near Telluride, Colorado, before relocating the Northlight Atelier to Santa Barbara, California, in 2003.

Another project of Jacobson's is entitled, "Oh, Baby--Celebrating Birth Rites around the World."
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mr. Jacobson.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.

Technical Access: Do not use original
Rights:
Jake Jocobson retains copyright. 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:
Musical instruments -- 20th century  Search this
Musical instrument makers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Inkjet prints -- 1990-2000
Sound recordings -- Compact disks
Inkjet prints
Photographs -- Digital prints -- 20th century
Iris prints
Ink jet printing
Compact discs
Digital images
CD-ROMs
Color prints (photographs)
Citation:
Jake Jacobson "Heart & Hands" Color Iris Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History,
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0866
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Jack Branch, Bristol, Va. [digital Iris photoprint]

Photographer:
Jacobson, Jake  Search this
Collection Creator:
Northlight of Colorado, Inc.  Search this
Jacobson, Jake  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Scope and Contents:
Instrument maker is shown playing a violin.
Local Numbers:
AC0866-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in Archives Center exhibition, "Gift of the Artist: Photographers as Donors," November 11, 2011-Feb. 29, 2012. David Haberstich, curator.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.

Technical Access: Do not use original
Collection Rights:
Jake Jocobson retains copyright. 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:
Artisans  Search this
Violin  Search this
Musical instrument makers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Jake Jacobson "Heart & Hands" Color Iris Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History,
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Jake Jacobson "Heart & Hands" Color Iris Photoprints / Series 1: Iris (Inkjet) Digital Photoprints / Jack Branch, Bristol, Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Janssen Piano Company Records

Creator:
Janssen Piano Company.  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Pamphlets
Clippings
Date:
1901-1929
Summary:
The collection is composed of six scrapbooks assembled by the Janssen Piano Company of New York. These contain clippings on manufacturing, piano models, and marketing techniques, as well as company-sponsored outings and picnics. Also includes brochures--listing names of Janssen Piano owners in various geographic areas--used as a marketing device.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of 6 volumes of scrapbooks and a folder containing 12 small brochures documenting the background of Benjamin H. Janssen and the growth of the Janssen Piano Company from 1901 to 1928. Pasted on the pages of these scrapbooks are catalogues, pamphlets, brochures, and newspaper and magazine clippings from the music trades and inserts taken from newspapers of various cities, mostly from the northeast and the midwest. In addition, there are copies of advertising letters in foreign language with English translation adjacent to the posting. Most of the foreign language letters are in Spanish. Several poems by Janssen are displayed along with reference to his music compositions.
Arrangement:
Collection is dovided into one series.

Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1909-1928
Biographical / Historical:
Benjamin H. Janssen started his career in the piano line with Stephen Brambach in whose employ he remained for two years, then to the Estey house for two years. Mathushek & Sons later became his employer for ten years as secretary. Later he moved to the management of the retail department for George Steck where he made a reputation as a catalogue maker and advertising litterateur. From the Courier October 5, 1901 is the following: A ... Benjamin H. Janssen has resigned the position he has held for the past year with George Steck & Co. and entered the ranks of piano makers. He has bought the business of the Alexander C. Kittel Piano Co. and will continue that business under his own name. He was for a time associated with the Mathusek concern, and later was with the Brambach Piano Company, Dolgeville, N.Y. Reportedly he was a musician, poet, composer, knew a great deal about pianos and was an accomplished salesman. He was quoted as saying AAfter twenty years of hustling for others I have decided to do a little for myself.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Charles P. Huether, June 13, 1994.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Each volume is in very poor condition and must be very carefully handled as the paper has turned brittle and brown in color and breaks easily making it nearly impossible to look over the material in the collection. Pages are not numbered
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:
Picnicking -- 1900-1930  Search this
Piano -- Construction -- 1900-1930  Search this
Piano makers -- 1900-1930 -- New York  Search this
Musical instrument makers -- 1900-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Pamphlets -- 1900-1930
Clippings -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Janssen Piano Company Records, 1901-1929, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0512
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Janssen Piano Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0512

Emile A. Ouchard [maker of] Bows of Artists and Virtuosi [brochure]

Collector:
Moglie, Albert F., 1890-1988  Search this
Collection Donor:
Moglie, Loretta  Search this
Collection Collector:
Moglie, Albert F., 1890-1988  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Rembrandt photo studio  Search this
Scavelli, Ramon  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Mishkin  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 3.5" x 7.0")
Container:
Box 3, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Brochures
Date:
Circa 1942
Local Numbers:
AC0283-0000001 (AC Scan)
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.
Occupation:
Musical instrument makers  Search this
Topic:
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Collection Citation:
The Albert F. Moglie Violinists and Violin-Making Collection, ca. 1917-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Loretta and Albert Moglie.
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Albert F. Moglie Violinists and Violin-Making Collection
Albert F. Moglie Violinists and Violin-Making Collection / Series 1: Photoprints and Documents / Violin and cello advertising brochures, price lists, packing slip, etc.: various companies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0283-ref629

Hubbard Harpsichord Records

Creator:
Frank Hubbard  Search this
Names:
Hubbard Harpischords, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
30 Cubic feet (76 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Newsletters
Photographs
Project files
Financial records
Legal documents
Account books
Correspondence
Research
Manuals
Design drawings
Place:
Framingham (Mass.)
Massachusetts
Date:
1930-2003
bulk 1949-2003
Summary:
The collection documents approximately fifty years of the Hubbard Harpsichord business. The records include correspondence, financial and accounting materials, sales and promotional materials, records, newsletters, dealer files, project files, photographs, research files on European instruments, kit manuals, and design drawings.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the approximately fifty years of the Hubbard Harpsichord business. The records include correspondence, financial and accounting materials, sales and promotional materials, records, newsletters, dealer files, project files, photographs, research files on European instruments, kit manuals, and design drawings.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1949-2003, consists of letters among representatives of the company, individuals, churches, seminary schools, musical societies, companies, universities, harpsichord owners and enthusiasts. The correspondence is rich with information about historical issues, construction techniques, ownership genealogy, the early music movement, and Hubbard's importance to the historical building movement. The correspondence is handwritten and typed. There are some loose papers, notes, and postcards. Requests for information on the harpsichord manual kit, harpsichord purchases, and questions/answers pertaining to the building of harpsichords comprise the majority of the series. There are also invoices, checks, and publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Review, and Saturday Review. Correspondents include the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard University, Yale University, a number of professional harpsichordists, and dealers of the company. The series is arranged in chronological order, then alphabetically by correspondent's last name or business name.

Series 2, Business Files, 1965-2000, is divided into three subseries: Subseries 1, Annual Meetings and Reports, 1965-2000; Subseries 2, Corporate Affairs, 1960-1997, and Subseries 3, Employee Files, 1967-1997.

This series documents both the development of Frank Hubbard Harpsichords Kit, Inc., the company created to sell "do-it-yourself" kits, and Frank T. Hubbard Harpsichords, the finished instruments company. Hubbard headed the finished instruments company, officially established in 1973, until his death, while Lawrence C. Erdmann headed the kits company. The issue of what role the two separate companies should take was a prominent question before and after Hubbard's death. Diane Hubbard, Hubbard's wife, began running the company after Hubbard's death in 1976 until her retirement in 2000. This series is arranged topically, then in chronological order.

Subseries 1, Annual Meetings and Reports, 1965-2000, documents many of the issues the company faced at the corporate level. Minutes, corporate resolutions, and correspondence highlight yearly financial and operational activities, financial and operations projections, consolidation of the two companies, review of leadership positions, proposed investments, incoming stockholders and activities of the board of directors, and acquired leases.

Subseries 2, Corporate Affairs, 1960-1997, includes property leases the company held from its founding at Moody Street in 1959, until the 1980's. This subseries documents stockholder, stock purchases by Phil Cooper, a major shareholder in the company in the 1990's. Other items include the Hubbard Memorial Committee which documents a memorial concert, the establishment of the Historical Harpsichord Monograph essays, and some of Hubbard's publications. Dr. Howard Schott, author of the Historical Harpsichords series, and Dr. John D. Montgomery, chairman of the Frank Hubbard Memorial Committee are frequent correspondents. A finished instruments schedule documents (Box 21/folder 9), through notes and correspondence, the length of time it took to complete building the harpsichord. The same box holds records of the company's acquisition of a clavichord business (Box 21/folder 10), and a 1997 business plan (Box 21/folder 11).

Subseries 3, Employee Files, 1967-1996, consists of correspondence among representatives of the company, college students searching for internships, and job applicants seeking positions. The materials document the continually changing structure and hierarchy of the company through notes and correspondence. There are materials relating to the employment of Michel Van Hecke, an apprentice craftsman in the late 1960's, and Robert A. Murphy, a piano craftsman, in 1984, which document the company's hiring process over time.

Series 3, Frank Hubbard Harpsichords Kit, Inc., 1964-1997, is divided into three subseries: Subseries 1, Kit Instructions, 1964-1989, undated, Subseries 2, Price Lists and Costs, 1974-1999, undated, and Subseries 3, Catalogues of Hubbard Harpsichords, 1984-1997.

Determined to offer instruments of authenticity and perfection, Hubbard initially created a finished instruments company. In 1963, Hubbard also developed a kit manual which anyone with basic woodworking skills could follow in order to build their own harpsichord. This series is arranged topically, then chronologically.

Subseries 1, Kit Instructions, 1964-1989, undated, consists of the pioneering kit manuals Hubbard promoted while waiting for finished instrument orders. The earliest manual, 1964, is a general purpose harpsichord manual that is most likely an early kit for a French harpsichord. Others include the Flemish harpsichord, fortepiano by Johann Andreas Stein, a German maker of keyboard instruments, English bentside spinet, 17th century Flemish Ottavino, Flemish virginal-museler spinet, and Flentrop chamber organ.

Subseries 2, Price Lists and Costs, 1974-1999, undated, consists of the costs, price, and inventories related to the production of kit manuals.

Subseries 3, Catalogues of Hubbard Harpsichords, 1984-1997, contains Hubbard harpsichord catalogues and price list booklets. Orders for kits are with the packing lists under sales and promotional materials.

Series 4, Research, 1930-1973, is divided into eight subseries: Subseries 1, Notebooks, 1932-1973, undated; Subseries 2, Correspondence and Notes, 1955-1956, undated; Subseries 3 Drawings, 1950-1959; Subseries 4, Publications and Manuscripts, 1930-1974, undated; Subseries 5, Photographs, undated; Subseries 6, Card Files, undated; Subseries 7, Samples, undated; and Subseries 8, Miscellaneous, 1934-1960, undated.

Research files document Hubbard's efforts to perfect his skills building harpsichords in the 1940's and 1950's. Hubbard journeyed to archives in small towns and gathered information there. He also worked as an apprentice at Arnold Dolmetsch's workshop and later with Hugh Gough in England. This research eventually resulted in instruments that had all the qualities of their older models. This series is arranged topically, then chronologically.

Subseries 1, Notebooks, 1932-1973, includes Work and Ideas of Arnold Dolmestch, which paved the way for building harpsichords based on historical principles. Other notebooks include the Ruckers Taskin (an eighteenth century Flemish harpsichord) and Hubbard's notebook on the alteration of a Hemsch Harpsichord in 1972. There are some notebooks titled by volume that relate to the Hubbard and Dowd Company.

Subseries 2, Correspondence and Notes, 1955-1961, undated, consists of letters and technical notes such as workshop methods, the Ruckers Taskin, and notes from the Harding Museum. The majority of correspondence and notes are unidentified.

Subseries 3, Drawings, 1950-1959, undated, consists of tracings, rubbings, templates, and Hubbard and Dowd drawings of harpsichord designs and harpsichord parts. Some drawings depict the construction of harpsichords by earlier builders. The drawings are unprocessed.

Subseries 4, Publications and Manuscripts, 1930-1974, undated, includes loose pages of an "Ars Organi sketch," articles by Edwin W. Ripin, and loose pages of the French Encyclopedia. There are publications in French, such as a biographical note on the "Blanchet" describing Parisian harpsichord makers. Illustrated London News, Le Soir Illustre, Christian Science Monitor, and Cincinnati Enquirer magazine articles are also included.

Subseries 5, Photographs, undated, consists of unidentified photographs of harpsichords.

Subseries 6, Card Files, undated, consists of index cards documenting instruments examined and instrument makers. There is an index for the cards.

Subseries 7, Samples, undated contains DeQuoco harpsichord iron strings, wood samples, DeQuoco harpsichord wire, and soft iron wire samples.

Subseries 8, Miscellaneous Items, 1934-1960, undated, includes a map of Central Europe, sheet music, museum procedure forms, concert programs, Successor Brocco Instruments, a 1950's instrument maker of the fortepiano, and promotional material for instrument makers.

Series 5, Sales and Promotional Materials, 1961-2000, is divided into six subseries: Series 1, Sales Journals, 1983-1998, Series 2, Instruments on order, 1968-1987, Series 3, Dealer files, 1975-1990, Series 4, Packing lists, 1970-2000, Series 5, Promotional files, 1961-2001, and Series 6, Catalogs of Other Instruments. It is arranged topically then chronologically.

Subseries 1, Sales Journals, 1983-1998, consists of loose pages of expenses and receipts for the instruments produced by the company in the 1980's and 1990's. These include the French harpsichord, the English Bentside Spinet, fortepiano, virginal, ottavino, and organ.

Subseries 2, Instruments on Order, 1968-1987, includes correspondence between representatives of the company and individuals, companies, musical societies, and colleges relating primarily to orders for finished instruments. Requests for kit orders and replacement parts are included. There are also instrument-on-order tracking sheets, invoices, and shipping orders and forms that document the orders that were placed.

Subseries 3, Dealer Files, 1975-1990, contains correspondence between Hubbard representatives and dealers, both domestic and international, who promoted Hubbard harpsichords. The customs broker company, T.D. Downing, is also represented. Other materials include tracking sheets, shipping forms invoices, bills, checks, inventory lists, mail, telegrams, and certificates of insurance between the Hubbard Harpsichords Company and dealers. Dealers include Japanese companies like Arai and Company and German individuals like Klevers. Dealers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and United States are also represented.

Subseries 4, Packing Lists, 1970-2000, consists of the kit orders placed for the French harpsichord, English bentside spinet, fortepiano, virginal, ottavino, and organ the company produced. Some packing lists indicate the number of kits the company packed each year. The numbers on the folders indicate the number of kits produced by the company.

Subseries 5, Promotional Files, 1961-2001, includes correspondence and catalogs from festivals, exhibitions, workshops, and projects that helped the company reach out to the wider public. The Boston Early Music Festival, for which Diane Hubbard was a board member, is well represented. Workshops in skills such as voicing, tuning, repair, and general woodworking classes helped amateur craftsman receive instructions for harpsichord-related activities. The special projects document other activities and venues, such as high school projects, and other activities by the Hubbard's to share their knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, harpsichords.

Subseries 6, Catalogs of Other Instruments, undated, consists of competitors' catalogs for early instruments. Hubbard's notable competitors include Wallace Zuckerman (Zuckerman harpsichords), and Hubbard's former business partner, William Dowd. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by competitor name.

Series 6, Financial Records, 1976-2000, consists of general financial documents, balance sheets, tax information, and payrolls.

Materials include account receivables, kits work in progress, monthly expense budgets, accounts payable, cash disbursements, write-offs and cancellations, bad debts, finished instrument orders and sales, miscellaneous income, monthly totals from sales journals, cash disbursements petty cash statements, kits ordered and shipped, restorations and fixed assets. Balance sheets, tax information, payroll documents, and related income statements complement the general financial documents to document the company's finances. The materials are arranged chronologically, then topically.

Series 7, Legal Records, 1959-1987, undated, consists of memoranda, notes, correspondence, and financial materials relating to legal cases and commercial acquisitions for the Hubbard Harpsichord Company from the 1970's to 1980's. The series is divided into five subseries: Subseries 1, Notes of John Ashby, 1968-1977; Subseries 2, Notes of Henry S. Healy, 1973-1978; Subseries 3, Belt v. Hubbard, 1963-1977; Subseries 4, Correspondence, 1963-1979; and Subseries 5, Acquisitions and Mergers, 1959-1987.

Subseries 1, Notes of John Ashby, 1968-1977, consists of notes of the company's lead attorney John H. Ashby pertaining to legal agreements between Hubbard and Erdmann, Hubbard's estate, Belt v. Hubbard, and general financial matters.

Subseries 2, Notes of Henry S. Healy, 1973-1978, consists of the notes of Henry S. Healy regarding the company's acquisition of commercial real estate and leases.

Subseries 3, Belt v. Hubbard, 1963-1977, consists of correspondence, memos, notes, affidavits, pleading matters, and pending matters used in the Belt v. Hubbard case.

Subseries 4, Correspondence, 1963-1979, consists of general correspondence. Wallets five through nine deal with merger acquisitions and sublease agreements during the 1970's and 1980's. Reviews of the company's financial operations are included in accountant reports, tax returns, and documents for the board of directors meetings.

Series 8, Soundboard Newsletters, 1979-1999, consists of a yearly newsletter with information about the company's activities for harpsichord enthusiasts.

Series 9, Photographs, 1968-1993, undated, consists of two albums of harpsichord photos and slides at events and concert halls.

Series 10, Drawings, undated (unprocessed)
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into nine series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1949-2003

Series 2: Business Files, 1965-2000

Subseries 2.1: Annual meetings and reports, 1965-2000

Subseries 2.2: Corporate Affairs, 1960-1997

Subseries 2.3: Employee Files, 1967-1996

Series 3, Frank Hubbard Harpsichord Kits, Inc., 1964-1997, undated

Subseries 3.1: Kit Instructions, 1964-1989, undated

Subseries 3.2: Price lists and costs, 1974-1999, undated

Subseries 3.3: Instruments on order, 1968-1987

Subseries 3.4: Catalogues of Hubbard Harpsichords, 1984-1997

Series 4: Research, 1930-1974

Subseries 4.1: Notebooks, 1932-1973, undated

Subseries 4.2: Correspondence and Notes, 1955-1961, undated

Subseries 4.3: Drawings, 1950-1959, undated (partially processed)

Subseries 4.4: Publications and Manuscripts, 1930-1974, undated

Subseries 4.5: Photographs, undated

Subseries 4.6: Card Files, undated

Subseries 4.7: Samples, undated

Subseries 4.8: Miscellaneous, 1934-1960, undated

Series 5: Sales and Promotional Materials, 1961-2001, undated

Subseries 5.1: Sales Journals, 1983-1998

Subseries 5.2: Dealer Files, 1975-1990

Subseries 5.3: Instruments on Order, 1968-1987

Subseries 5.4: Packing Lists, 1970-2000

Subseries 5.5: Promotional Files, 1961-2001

Subseries 5.6: Catalogs of Other Instruments, undated

Series 6: Financial Records, 1976-2000

Series 7: Legal Records, 1959-1987, undated

Subseries 7.1: Notes of John Ashby, 1968-1977

Subseries 7.2: Notes of Henry S. Healy, 1973-1978

Subseries 7.3: Belt v. Hubbard Materials, 1963-1977

Subseries 7.4: Correspondence, 1963-1979

Subseries 7.5: Acquisitions and Mergers, 1959-1987

Series 8: Soundboard Newsletters, 1979-1999

Series 9: Photographs, 1968-1993, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Twombly Hubbard (1920-1976) was an American early instruments maker who with William R. Dowd (1922-2008) and the German harpsichord maker Martin Skowroneck, resurrected historical methods of harpsichord building. Many harpsichord makers in the United States are in debt to Frank Hubbard, his research, and his work with Dowd which became central to the twentieth century revival of harpsichord building in the United States.

Born on May 15, 1920, in New York, Hubbard graduated from Harvard University (Bachelor's, 1942; Master of Arts, 1947). At Harvard, Hubbard met William Dowd (1922-2008) who also had an interest in early instruments. Together they constructed a clavichord, an early stringed keyboard instrument used during the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries. Hubbard and Dowd both decided to leave Harvard to pursue instrument making. In 1947, Dowd went to work with John Challis in Michigan, while Hubbard went to England and became an apprentice at the workshop of Arnold Dolmetsch in Haslemere. Not learning much about the historic harpsichord, Hubbard worked with Hugh Gough in London in 1948. During his one-year stay with Gough, he was able to visit collections of early keyboard instruments around Europe and study the instruments of fifteenth to eighteenth century harpsichord makers.

Hubbard returned to the United States in 1949 and founded a workshop with Dowd, called Hubbard and Dowd, Inc., in Boston, Massachusetts, which was dedicated to building harpsichords on historical principles. Hubbard and Dowd restored harpsichords in public and private collections (including the Smithsonian) which helped improve their own techniques of design and construction. In 1958 the partnership ended and Hubbard formed his own workshop, Frank Hubbard Harpsichords, Inc. on the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dowd opened a larger workshop in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Hubbard held several fellowships--a Fulbright Fellowship (1957), American Philosophical Society Grant (1958) and the Belgium American Educational Foundation CRB Fellowship (1958)--to examine instrument collections in Europe. From 1967 to 1968, he set up the restoration workshop for the Musee Instrumental at the Paris Conservatoire. In the 1970s, he taught courses at Harvard and Boston Universities. Hubbard wrote Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making in 1965. Ralph Kirkpatrick, a harpsichordist, wrote, "Hubbard unquestionably knows more about the history and construction of harpsichords than anyone alive today."

Hubbard developed a harpsichord in 1963 based on a 1769 French harpsichord which was sold as a "do-it-yourself" kit. It included a manual and all the crucial parts. Any person with a good grasp of woodworking and basic knowledge of harpsichord making, with dedication and careful work, was able to produce a fine instrument. Other kit designs followed in subsequent decades, and were marketed and sold under the name of Frank Hubbard Harpsichord Kits, Inc.

Frank Hubbard died on February 26, 1976 in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Operations at the Hubbard shop continued under the direction of Hubbard's wife, Diane Hubbard until 2000. Diane Hubbard died in 2009. Approximately 300 instruments were built in the shop, and nearly 4,000 kits were sold to customers around the world.
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

Materials in the Archives Center

Dowd Harpsichord Collection, 1949-1997 (AC0593)

The Division of Culture and the Arts (now Division of Cultural and Community Life

The division has a Hubbard clavichord and harpsichords built by other makers.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Hendrik Broekman, President, Hubbard Harpsichords, Inc., on September 20, 2011.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Musical instrument makers  Search this
Harpsichord makers  Search this
Harpsichord  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Project files
Financial records -- 20th century
Legal documents -- 20th century
Account books -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Research -- 20th century
Manuals
Design drawings -- 20th century
Citation:
Hubbard Harpsichord Records, 1930-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1256
See more items in:
Hubbard Harpsichord Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1256
Online Media:

Wurlitzer Company Records

Creator:
Rudolph Wurlitzer 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 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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Minute books
Account books
Financial records
Stock records
Reports
Advertisements
Sales records
Audits
Cashbooks
Ledgers (account books)
Annual reports
Photographs
Journals (accounts)
Price lists
Trade catalogs
Publications
Employee records
Marketing records
Commercial catalogs
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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Lecomte, A., & Company

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Musical Instrument Makers

Paris, France
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other / SHEET MUSIC PUBLISHERS AND DEALERS, IMPORTERS, MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MUSIC BOXES AND OTHER MUSIC MERCHANDISE
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-music-ref725

Legrand, L.

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Military Musical Instrument Makers

Paris, France
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other / SHEET MUSIC PUBLISHERS AND DEALERS, IMPORTERS, MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MUSIC BOXES AND OTHER MUSIC MERCHANDISE
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-music-ref729

Interview with Tae Soon Choi, Korean musical instrument maker

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Korea Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Vennum, Thomas (field worker)  Search this
Kazadi wa Mukuna (field worker)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Koreans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Korea (South)
Date:
1982 July 5
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-CT-0070
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 5, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Musical instruments -- Construction  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-CT-0070
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: Korea / Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2806

Charles Pace F Slide Trumpet

Maker:
Pace, Charles  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15 in x 5 1/4 in x 8 in; 38.1 cm x 13.335 cm x 20.32 cm
trumpet: 4 9/16 in x 5 3/4 in x 22 3/4 in; 11.58875 cm x 14.605 cm x 57.785 cm
accessories in box: 3 5/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 23 1/4 in; 9.2075 cm x 11.1125 cm x 59.055 cm
Object Name:
trumpet
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1834-1849
ID Number:
MI.76.25
Accession number:
1977.0294
Catalog number:
76.25
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Trumpets
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-40e7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606345
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Dupre Walking Stick Flute

Maker:
Dupre, Pierre Paul G.J.  Search this
Physical Description:
cherry (overall material)
brass (overall material)
horn (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 79.6925 cm x 3.175 cm
tip: 6 1/8 in x 7/8 in; 15.5575 cm x 2.2225 cm
Object Name:
flute
Place made:
Belgium: Wallonia, Tournai
Date made:
1820-1850
ID Number:
MI.210799
Accession number:
38138
Catalog number:
210799
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Flutes
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-5a23-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1160894
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