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Smithsonian Music: The Beat Goes On? How 2020 Changed Music

Creator:
Smithsonian Music  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-12-11T23:46:36.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Music;Entertainers  Search this
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SmithsonianMusic
Data Source:
Smithsonian Music
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianMusic
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_C6yBh9uoJWQ

Music folder owned by Della Reese

Manufactured by:
Alpheus-Cameo Music, founded 1972  Search this
Owned by:
Della Reese, American, 1937 - 2017  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 1/16 × 10 15/16 in. (35.7 × 27.8 cm)
Type:
folders (containers)
Date:
1972-2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rev. Della Reese-Lett and Mr. Franklin Lett
Object number:
2015.150.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
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/fd5f14a8814-7164-4de9-87aa-f212be5e69e1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.150.7
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What does music mean to you?

Creator:
Smithsonian Music  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-10-24T18:31:50.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Music;Entertainers  Search this
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SmithsonianMusic
Data Source:
Smithsonian Music
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianMusic
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edanmdm:yt_WnbJBTOu0ZM

Music Is Contagious!

Referenced:
Leupp, Charles M.  Search this
Original artist:
Mount, William Sidney  Search this
Publisher:
Goupil, Vibert & Co.  Search this
E. Gambart & Co.  Search this
Printer:
Lemercier & Cie  Search this
Lithographer:
Noel, Alphonse Leon  Search this
Measurements:
image: 37.5 cm x 47.5 cm; 14 3/4 in x 18 11/16 in
sheet: 61.5 cm x 88 cm; 24 3/16 in x 34 5/8 in
Object Name:
Print
print
lithograph
Other Terms:
Print; Lithograph
Date made:
1849
Subject:
African American  Search this
Dancing  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs Julian James bequest
ID Number:
GA.06461
Catalog number:
06461
Accession number:
70138
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Music & Musical Instruments
Agriculture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-0cbb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_801998

The Power of Music!

Referenced:
Lee, Mrs. Gideon  Search this
Original artist:
Mount, William Sidney  Search this
Publisher:
Goupil, Vibert & Co.  Search this
E. Gambart & Co.  Search this
Measurements:
image: 37 cm x 47.25 cm; 14 9/16 in x 18 5/8 in
overall: 50.5 cm x 57.5 cm; 19 7/8 in x 22 5/8 in
Object Name:
print
lithograph
Print
Other Terms:
Print; Lithograph
Date made:
1848
Subject:
African American  Search this
Dancing  Search this
ID Number:
GA.20990
Catalog number:
20990
Accession number:
233536
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d5b6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_802000
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American Music Award trophy given to Whitney Houston

Issued by:
American Music Awards, founded 1973  Search this
Owned by:
Whitney Houston, American, 1963 - 2012  Search this
Medium:
Lucite™, wood, metal and felt
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 14 × 4 5/8 × 4 11/16 in. (35.6 × 11.7 × 11.9 cm)
Type:
trophies (prizes)
Place used:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1987
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Estate of Whitney Houston
Object number:
2014.161.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
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/fd563d7fbe7-5ad8-4199-8eb6-b88e0bd3be06
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.161.6

Music stand for the Panama Francis Savoy Sultans

Manufactured by:
Humes & Berg Manufacturing Co., Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
Used by:
David "Panama" Francis, American, 1918 - 2001  Search this
Subject of:
Savoy Sultans, American, founded 1937  Search this
Medium:
paint , hardboard , paper and metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 23 3/4 x 24 7/8 x 15 in. (60.3 x 63.2 x 38.1 cm)
Type:
music stands
Date:
ca. 1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alyce Francis in memory of David "Panama" Francis
Object number:
2013.112.5.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Props and set design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59fba8529-1f13-4b2b-808d-9a7ade21b0c5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.112.5.2

African-American Banjo

Physical Description:
wood (part material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 in x 10 in x 3 1/2 in; 78.74 cm x 25.4 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1835-1865
Subject:
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert S. Jamieson
ID Number:
1990.0164.01
Accession number:
1990.0164
Catalog number:
1990.0164.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Cultures & Communities
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-418a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606749

Sheet Music for "At an Ole Virginia Wedding"

Published by:
T.B. Harms & Francis, Day, & Hunter, Inc., American, 1875 - 1929  Search this
Composed by:
Maurice J. Steinberg, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 1/4 × 10 3/16 in. (33.7 × 25.9 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1900
Topic:
African American  Search this
Music  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.284.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Racist and Stereotypical Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5692a89c2-6393-4241-8caa-ed04943b88dd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.284.2
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Business contract between Third World Music and Editions Intro Meisel

Written by:
Edition Intro Meisel GmbH, German, founded 1966  Search this
Signed by:
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006  Search this
Subject of:
Third World Music, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
contracts
Date:
July 1, 1984
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Communication  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.7.21
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f61045ce-bb7e-4a4d-8efd-07a3984cc4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.7.21
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Two African American Men Performing

Maker:
Horenstein, Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16 in x 20 in; 40.64 cm x 50.8 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Date made:
1994 (Negative)
2011 (Print)
Subject:
African American  Search this
Musicians  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0148.04
Catalog number:
2013.0148.04
Accession number:
2013.0148
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Music & Musical Instruments
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-a53b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1417340

Sheet music for "Hands Off" by Suliaman El-Hadi

Written by:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Printed by:
Spoet Publishing Corp.  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (Folded): 12 1/2 × 9 5/8 in. (31.8 × 24.4 cm)
H x W (Unfolded): 12 1/2 × 19 in. (31.8 × 48.3 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Date:
1972
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.8.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1972 Spoet Publishing Corp.. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Movement:
Black Nationalism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd597d55c36-27a3-4504-b36e-ec8a9d9c2607
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.8.2
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Music

Artist:
Charles Whittle, n.d.  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
24 x 19 in. (61.0 x 48.4 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1934
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Animal\bird  Search this
Children  Search this
African American  Search this
Animal\dog  Search this
Animal\monkey  Search this
Performing arts\music\organ grinder  Search this
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\Illinois  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor
Object number:
1964.1.41
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk79c921006-75e0-44c6-b4dd-069e7369b736
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1964.1.41

Music Industry Award

Distributor:
Alabama Music Hall of Fame  Search this
Performing artist; recipient:
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 15 cm x 11 cm; 9 1/16 in x 5 7/8 in x 4 5/16 in
overall: 8 15/16 in x 6 3/16 in x 4 1/2 in; 22.70125 cm x 15.71625 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
award
Date made:
1976
Subject:
Blacks  Search this
Musicians  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Fitzgerald 1989 Trust (through Richard D. Rosman)
ID Number:
1996.0342.056
Accession number:
1996.0342
Catalog number:
1996.0342.056
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-4511-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190824
Online Media:

Music stand used by Ginger Smock

Manufactured by:
Belmonte  Search this
Owned by:
Ginger Smock, American, 1920 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
metal, plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D (collapsed): 37 3/8 × 20 1/4 × 7 1/2 in. (95 × 51.5 × 19 cm)
H x W x D (fully extended): 57 11/16 × 20 1/4 × 19 5/16 in. (146.6 × 51.5 × 49 cm)
Type:
stands (support furniture)
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Lydia Samuel Bennett
Object number:
2016.161.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Audiovisual
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b46d8b4b-5964-4663-a5ab-69e40903f203
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.161.7
Online Media:

Minimoog Voyager synthesizer used by J Dilla

Manufactured by:
Moog Music Inc., American, founded 1953  Search this
Used by:
J Dilla, American, 1974 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
wood, plastic, metal, glass, canvas
Dimensions:
Back panel flat: 4 1/2 × 30 3/4 × 17 7/8 in. (11.4 × 78.1 × 45.4 cm)
Back panel raised: 12 3/8 × 30 3/4 × 17 7/8 in. (31.4 × 78.1 × 45.4 cm)
Type:
synthesizers
musical instruments
Place used:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2002-2005
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Maureen Yancy
Object number:
2014.139.2a
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
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/fd5785ff8d0-de59-4f3b-af0d-012a3a6c0340
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.139.2a

Flier for the Friends of Music for Junior High Pupils in New York City

Created by:
Friends of Music Junior High School Pupils in New York City, Inc., American  Search this
Written by:
Sam Levenson, American, 1911 - 1980  Search this
Owned by:
Maxine Sullivan, American, 1911 - 1987  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Closed): 7 11/16 × 6 3/8 in. (19.5 × 16.2 cm)
H x W (Open): 7 11/16 × 12 11/16 in. (19.5 × 32.2 cm)
Type:
fliers (printed matter)
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Education  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.29.142
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Maxine Sullivan Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5db8f5e90-8e51-4343-95aa-d03f1a88ed34
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.29.142
Online Media:

Reproduction African-American Banjo

Maker:
Klinger, Robert  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (part material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 in x 10 in x 3 1/2 in; 78.74 cm x 25.4 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1981
ID Number:
1981.3019.01
Nonaccession number:
1981.3019
Catalog number:
1981.3019.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-5227-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606812
Online Media:

St. Louis Blues

Composed by:
W. C. Handy, American, 1873 - 1958  Search this
Published by:
Handy Brother's Music Co., Inc., American, founded 1918  Search this
Subject of:
Lew Leslie, 1888 - 1963  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 x 9 1/2 in. (30.5 x 24.1 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place made:
1545 Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1928
Topic:
African American  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dwandalyn R. Reece
Object number:
2012.77
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
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/fd596c1a2b9-5b28-4a58-9a59-8c8fa5da6e77
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.77
Online Media:

Musical Snuff Box

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 9.525 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
Music Box
Place made:
Switzerland
Date made:
1838-1842
Credit Line:
The Monsignor John M. Cooper Collection of African, American Indian, Oceanic and Philippine Ethnology presented by the Catholic University of America
ID Number:
MI.58.047
Catalog number:
58.047
58.47
Accession number:
211312
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Mechanical Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-f652-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_605784
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