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American Federation of Musicians - 2

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Container:
Box 3.4, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1962, 1964, 1966
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of contracts, statements, and correspondence related to signed contracts and various dues from the American Federation of Musicians. Correspondents include: American Federation of Musicians, Marian Distler
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:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, File ASCH_03_004_035
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 3: Business Records / 3.1: General Business A-L
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref11716

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
8.45 Cubic feet (consisting of 18 boxes, 5 folders, 8 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 1 flat box (partial).)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Date:
circa 1778-1968
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Music forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This material consists of sheet music covers, concert programs, bills, receipts, printed advertisements, import/export documents, business cards, catalogues, songbooks, journals, newsletters, information on music schools and instructors, scattered correspondence on letterhead stationary, photographs, caricatures and lithographs of individual musicians, composers and lyricists of the late 19th and early 20th century. There is material pertaining to Gilbert & Sullivan; images, concert programs, and advertisements for their operettas, including Japanese images from the Mikado. There is biographical information on the Arthur Tams Music Library with catalogues from his collection, business correspondence with G. Schirmer and others and the James Madison Americana Collection. There are unique images of musical instruments, catalogues and advertisements for their manufacturers; mechanical musical instruments, music boxes, phonographs and even a few radio and Muzak programs. This material spans a century, beginning in the 1840's. Its images chronicle the inventions of the automobile and the airplane, and the rapid industrial and life-style changes of that time period.
Arrangement:
The bulk of the material is arranged topically, the rest is organized by company name. Sheet music publishers and musical and mechanical music instrument manufacturers, dealers and importers are in Boxes 1- 7. Boxes 6-7 contain a large amount of information from one particular dealer, the Arthur W. Tams Music Library. Box 8 contains information on manufacturers and dealers of Phonographs and records. Boxes 1-8 are arranged by company name. In the remainder of Box 8 and in Boxes 9- 10, there are programs, concerts tickets and curriculum pertaining to music schools, private instructors of music and voice, music clubs, societies and unions. Boxes 10-13 contain concert programs of musical performances that are organized by their geographic location or type of performance. Under the topic heading solo performances in Boxes 12-13 are handbills , programs and ads for individual performances and music luminaries including Gilbert & Sullivan and Stephen Foster. Box 14 holds general works which consists of images of musical instruments and musicians, correspondence trade cards, patents, import/export documents and hand-written music notation. Related publications are in Boxes 15-17 and are organized by type of material. Songbooks and lyric sheets are in Box 15. Periodical publications including journals and catalogues are in Box 16. The remainder of the related publications are divided by size and grouped into books, notebooks, essays and pamphlets in Box 17.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Music is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Music
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-music
Online Media:

Letter to Dorothy Porter from W.C. Handy

Written by:
W.C. Handy, American, 1873 - 1958  Search this
Received by:
Dorothy Porter, American, 1905 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 in. (27.9 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
business letters
Place depicted:
Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
1587 Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 1, 1939
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Education  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.57.33.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5018d65ad-7d07-444d-95a2-a5c45dcf41e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.57.33.1
Online Media:

Letter to Andy Stroud from Nina Simone

Written by:
Nina Simone, American, 1933 - 2003  Search this
Received by:
Andy Stroud, American, died 2012  Search this
Subject of:
American Society of African Culture, American, 1956 - 1969  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (letter): 10 1/4 x 8 in. (26 x 20.3 cm)
H x W (envelope): 4 1/16 x 8 3/4 in. (10.3 x 22.2 cm)
Type:
letters (correspondence)
Place made:
Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Date:
December 1961
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Families  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.132.3a-e
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58ec74b95-e684-48c6-abe7-2bcf007b1507
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.132.3a-e

The autobiography of Geraldine Farrar: Such sweet compulsion

Author:
Farrar, Geraldine 1882-1967  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 303 p. illus., ports. 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1970
1970 [c1938]
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
CT275.F24 A1 1970
CT275.F24A1 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_4649

My musical life / by the Rev. H.R. Haweis ..

Author:
Haweis, H. R (Hugh Reginald) 1839-1901  Search this
Former owner:
Comegys Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
Haweis, H. R (Hugh Reginald) 1839-1901  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, [1], 673, [1] p., [7] leaves of plates : ill., facsims., music, ports. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1884
Topic:
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Violin  Search this
Call number:
ML423 .H38 1884
ML423.H38 1884
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401542

Notes of a pianist : during his professional tours in the United States, Canada, the Antilles, and South America : preceded by a short biographical sketch with contemporaneous criticisms / by Louis Moreau Gottschalk ; edited by Clara Gottschalk ; translated from the French by Robert E. Peterson

Author:
Gottschalk, Louis Moreau 1829-1869  Search this
Peterson, Clara Gottschalk  Search this
Subject:
Gottschalk, Louis Moreau 1829-1869  Search this
Physical description:
xxxi, p. 25-480 p. : port. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1881
Topic:
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
ML410.G68 G6X E1881
ML410.G68G6X E1881
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_410274

Virgil Thomson

Author:
Thomson, Virgil 1896-1989  Search this
Physical description:
x, 424, xiii p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1966
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
ML410.T452A3X 1966X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309417

A smattering of ignorance

Author:
Levant, Oscar 1906-1972  Search this
Subject:
Marx, Harpo 1893-  Search this
Gershwin, George 1898-1937  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 267 p. incl. front. 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1940
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Music  Search this
Conductors (Music)  Search this
Call number:
ML410.L616S6X 1940
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309430

America's musical inheritance; memories and reminiscences, by Anna Eugénie Schoen-René ..

Author:
Schoen-René, Anna Eugénie  Search this
Subject:
Viardot-García, Pauline 1821-1910  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 244 p. front., plates, ports., facsim. 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1941
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Singers  Search this
Call number:
ML420.S37A17X 1941
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309487

St. Louis woman. In collaboration with Richard G. Hubler. With an introd. by Vincent Sheean

Author:
Traubel, Helen  Search this
Subject:
Traubel, Helen  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 296 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1959
[1959]
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
ML420.T75A3X 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309489

You're only human once

Author:
Moore, Grace 1898-1947  Search this
Physical description:
6 p. l., 275 p. 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1944
Topic:
Singers  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
ML420.M57A3X 1944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309491

Mary Garden's story, by Mary Garden and Louis Biancolli

Author:
Garden, Mary 1877-1967  Search this
Biancolli, Louis Leopold  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 302 p. illus., ports. 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1951
[1951]
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
ML420.G25A3X 1951
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309496

Once more from the beginning [by] Robert Merrill, with Sandford Dody

Author:
Merrill, Robert 1917-2004  Search this
Dody, Sandford  Search this
Physical description:
286 p. illus., ports. 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
ML420.M42A2X 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_310520

Sometimes I reminisce; autobiography by Mary Mellish

Author:
Mellish, Mary (Flannery) 1890-  Search this
Physical description:
336 p. front. (port.) 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1941
[c1941]
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
ML420.M37S6X 1941
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_310525

John McCormack; his own life story. Transcribed by Pierre V. R. Key. Edited and with an introd. by John Scarry

Author:
McCormack, John 1884-1945  Search this
Key, Pierre V. R (Pierre Van Rensselaer) 1872-1945  Search this
Scarry, John  Search this
Subject:
McCormack, John 1884-1945  Search this
Physical description:
xlii, 433 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1973
1918
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
ML420.M13A3 1973X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_310964

Memoirs of an American prima donna, by Clara Louise Kellogg (Mme. Strakosch) with 40 illustrations

Author:
Kellogg, Clara Louise 1842-1916  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 382 p. front., plates, ports., facsims. 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1913
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
ML420.K27X 1913
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_310978

An American musician's story

Author:
Samaroff Stokowski, Olga 1882-1948  Search this
Physical description:
326 p. 1 illus., plates, ports., facsims. 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1939
[c1939]
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
ML417.S18A2X 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_311576

Music is my mistress / by Edward Kennedy Ellington

Author:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Subject:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 522, [1] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
[1976], c1973
Topic:
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
ML410.E44A3 1976X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_360077

They all had glamour, from the Swedish Nightingale to the naked lady, by Edward B. Marks

Author:
Marks, Edward B (Edward Bennett) 1865-1945  Search this
De Vincent Collection of American Sheet Music  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 448 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1944
[1944]
Topic:
Music  Search this
Theater  Search this
Singers  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Musicians--Correspondence  Search this
Songs--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
ML3551.M3X 1944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_364310

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