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Musical History Documents and Graphics

Creator:
Vip (Virgil Franklin Partch), 1916-  Search this
Partch, Virgil Franklin, 1916-  Search this
Goodman, Benjie  Search this
Addams, Charles, 1912-1988  Search this
Source:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History  Search this
Names:
Gibson Co.  Search this
Jubilee Singers  Search this
Northeast Conservatory of Music.  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Norton, I.F. (trumpeter) -- Etching  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History  Search this
Extent:
1 Boxe
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Etchings
Diplomas
Cartoons (humorous images)
Albums
Drawings
Sheet music
Programs
Date:
1872-1984
Scope and Contents note:
Miscellaneous documents and pictorial items related to music, and a set of documents associated with Gibson banjoes.
Series 1:,The first group includes a diploma from the Northeast Conservatory of Music (1872); a painted etching of I. F. Norton, trumpeter; a drawing of Benny Goodman's studio by Benjie Goodman (1984); a photograph of Benny Goodman; original ink cartoons by Charles Addams and Virgil Partch; a newspaper advertisement for the Jubilee singers; sheet music; and memorabilia from a vaudeville act.

Series 2:The banjo material includes tickets, letters, programs, and photograph albums.
Arrangement:
2 series. Unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection contains musical history documents and graphics.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Division of Musical History, National Museum of American History.
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:
Clarinetists -- 20th century  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Trumpet players -- 20th century  Search this
Studios and workshops -- Drawings  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Etchings
Diplomas
Cartoons (humorous images) -- 1940-1980
Albums
Drawings -- 1980-1990
Sheet music
Programs -- Concerts
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0485
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0485

Oral history interview with Jackie Ferrara

Interviewee:
Ferrara, Jackie  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Creator:
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Michigan State University -- Students  Search this
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Wayne State University -- Students  Search this
Addams, Charles, 1912-1988  Search this
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Beauchamp, Robert, 1923-  Search this
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
DeLap, Tony, 1927-2019  Search this
Eisenhauer, Lette  Search this
Ferrara, Don  Search this
Forst, Miles, 1923-  Search this
Frank, Mary, 1933-  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Gallo, Frank, 1933-  Search this
Graves, Nancy Stevenson, 1940-1995  Search this
Gross, Sally  Search this
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Judd, Donald, 1928-1994  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Marcus, Marcia, 1928-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Protetch, Max  Search this
Rockburne, Dorothea  Search this
Rosenquist, James, 1933-  Search this
Samaras, Lucas, 1936-  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (Sound recording: 3 sound files (5 hr., 12 min.), digital, WMA files)
115 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 January 16-February 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jackie Ferrara conducted 2009 January 16-February 13, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's U.S. General Services Administration, Design Excellence and the Arts oral history project, at the Ferrara's home, in New York, New York.
Ferrara speaks of growing up in Detroit, Michigan; her early interest in mathematics and its ever present role in her work; attending Michigan State University for one year; taking fashion drawing classes at Wayne State University and her supposed lack of drawing skills; an early interest in pottery and leather making; moving to New York City in 1951 on a night train from Detroit; working at the Henry Street Playhouse and its influential role on her art; her relationship with Robert Beauchamp and her friendship with many artists in Provincetown, Massachusetts; early works, including the cotton batting works and the rope works, most of which were destroyed; her dislike of traveling and her use of imagination for inspiration; participating in the performances and happenings of Claes Oldenburg; her friendship with Robert Smithson and his influence on her later works; working with Max Protetch; never teaching art because she herself did not attend art school; her creation process of her wood and stone pieces, including their conception in early drawings; having a positive attitude towards her pieces being rebuilt because of decay; quickly moving into public art in the late 1970s, early 1980s; living and working in the same loft in New York for over 40 years; the helpful role the women's movement played in her successful career though she did not participate; receiving art grants to enable her to work for a year or two without having to find an odd job to support herself; various public art projects around the country, how they came to be, creating the works and their significance to her. Ferrara also recalls Charlotte Tokayer, Don Ferrara, Alvin Nikolai, Richard Bellamy, Mary and Paul Frank, Miles and Barbara Forst, Sally Gross, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Nat Halprin, Lucas Samara, Letty Lou Eisenhauer, James Rosenquist, Marcia Marcus, Charles Addams, Eva Hesse, Frank Gallo, Tony DeLap, Dorothea Rockburne, Time Doyle, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Nancy Graves, Marty Greenbaum, Abe Sachs, Mel Bochner, Jan Groover, Alice Aycock, Alice Adams, Jackie Windsor, Scott Burton, Siah Armajani, Michelle Stuart, Lucy Lippard, Zaha Hadid, Max Hutcinson, Andrea Blum, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Jackie Ferrara (1929- ) is a sculptor. Ferrara works with the built environment in her designs for courtyards and architectural structures.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Audio: ACCESS RESTRICTED; Use requires written permission.
Topic:
Women sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ferrar09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ferrar09

[Charles Addams : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Art and Artist Files Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Type:
Books
Vertical files
Artist files
Call number:
AAF--Addams, Charles
Restrictions & Rights:
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCUATE. FOLDERS MUST BE CONSULTED ON SITE
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_563718

Chas Addams : a cartoonist's life / Linda H. Davis

Author:
Davis, Linda H  Search this
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Subject:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Physical description:
382 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Cartoonists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_820350

The cartoons of Cobean. [Selected and arranged by Saul Steinberg ; introduction by Charles Addams]

Author:
Cobean, Samuel E. 1913-1951  Search this
Steinberg, Saul  Search this
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) chiefly illus. c 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1952
C1952
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C6437X C6c 1952
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_508752

Homebodies

Author:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray DSI  Search this
Physical description:
90 p. chiefly illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1954
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.A223x A3 1954
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_510975

Addams and evil : an album of cartoons / by Chas Addams ; with an introd. by Wolcott Gibbs

Author:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray DSI  Search this
Subject:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1947
C1947
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.A223x A22ae 1947
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_513263

Monster rally / Chas Addams

Author:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray DSI  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 91 p. : ill. (2 col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
C1950
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.A223x A3m 1950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_513265

Dear dead days; a family album

Author:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Physical description:
126 p. (chiefly illus.) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
[1959]
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.A223 A22 1959
N40.1.A223A22 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_417040

Think small; [cartoons and text by] Charles Addams [and others. Introd. by Herb Valen]

Author:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Valen, Herb  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) illus., ports. 18 x 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
[1967]
Topic:
Volkswagen Beetle automobile--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Volkswagen automobiles--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
NC1428.T45X 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_436005

Addams and evil; an album of cartoons, with an introd. by Wolcott Gibbs

Author:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Subject:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) illus. 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1947
C1947
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.A223x A22ae 1947
N40.1.A223xA22ae 1947
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_442680

Monster rally, Chas Addams

Author:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 91 p. illus. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
C1950
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.A223x A3m 1950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_373306

Drawn and quartered : the return of a classic / Chas. Addams

Author:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1942
C1942
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.A223x S5
N40.1.A223xS5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_276238

Monster rally

Author:
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 91 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
1977, c1950
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
NC1429 .A26 1977
NC1429.A26 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_130754

The dark mirror; an exhibition of paintings and sculpture selected by Charles Addams. Organized by the American Federation of Arts under a grant from the Old Dominion Foundation

Author:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Addams, Charles 1912-1988  Search this
Physical description:
[31] p. (chiefly illus.) 38 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1964
C1964]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N5015.A48X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_187829

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