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American Musicological Society (AMS) Baltimore, PIANO 300, 11/8/1996

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 5/17/2007 memorandum, Johnstone to Hoover; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-143, National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa07-143-refidd1e447

American Musicological Society Convention, 12/26-29/1964

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History  Search this
Container:
Box 25 of 75
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
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Records
Records / Box 25
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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American Musicological Society (AMS), Committee on the History of the Society, 1993-1998

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 20
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 5/9/2007 memorandum, Johnstone to Hoover; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-142, National Museum of American History. Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 12
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa07-142-refidd1e9257

Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover

Creator::
Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Extent:
2 audiotapes (reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1986
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Cynthia Adams Hoover, Curator of Musical Instruments at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History from 1961 to 2004, was interviewed in 1986 by Richard Binfield, a student in an oral history seminar at the University of Maryland, to document her long and distinguished career as a scholar of American music and her role in engaging the scholarly community at the Smithsonian.
Descriptive Entry:
Cynthia Adams Hoover was interviewed in 1986 by Richard Binfield, a student at the University of Maryland, as part of a seminar project that focused on interviews of Smithsonian staff members, taught by Smithsonian Institution Archives Historian Pamela M. Henson. This interview of Hoover covers her youth, education, and career at the Smithsonian, including the development of a musical instruments division, her special interest in the keyboard collection, her work on various publications, programs, and exhibits, and reminiscences of colleagues and administrators. The collection consists of 1.5 hours of recording: 2 original 5" reel-to-reel audiotape recordings, which are in security storage; 3 digital preservation files; 2 cassette audiotapes and 3 digital reference files, as well as 28 pages of transcript, and occupies 0.5 cubic feet of shelf space. Box 1 contains transcripts of the interviews and reference copies of the audio recording.
Historical Note:
Cynthia Adams Hoover (1934- ) received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 1957, the M.A.T. from Radcliffe College in 1958, and the M.F.A. from Brandeis University in 1961. She was appointed an Assistant Curator of Musical Instruments in the Division of Cultural History, National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) in 1961. In 1964, she advanced to Associate Curator and in 1975 she advanced to Curator of Musical Instruments. Upon her retirement in 2004, she was named Curator Emeritus. Hoover was instrumental in creating the Yale-Smithsonian Seminar Series which focused on material culture research, was the founder of the Material Culture Forum at the Smithsonian Institution, and was involved in several professional societies, including the American Musicological Society. Her research specialties include the cultural, social, and technological history of musical instruments, especially the piano, made and used in America; music in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American life; and interpretation of American material culture. Her work has resulted in exhibitions and publications on such subjects as Music in Early Massachusetts, Nineteenth-Century American Ballroom Music, 1840-1860; Music Machines-American Style, and PIANO 300: Celebrating Three Hundred Years of People and Pianos. Hoover received a Guggenheim Fellowship to research the changing intersections of technology, culture, and commerce of the piano, work that resulted in the PIANO 300 exhibition and related programs in 2000 2001.
Restrictions:
The recordings are available for research use, but the transcripts of the interviews of Cynthia Hoover do not have prefaces. Researchers may submit a written request to interviewee, heirs, or assigns for written permission to use the transcript.
Topic:
Musical instruments  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Musicology  Search this
Pianos  Search this
Museum curators -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9608, Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover
Identifier:
Record Unit 9608
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Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9608

USIA/CAORC/AMS (American Musicological Society) - 98006

Collection Creator::
Council of American Overseas Research Centers  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-046, Council of American Overseas Research Centers, Administrative Files
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Administrative Files
Administrative Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa04-046-refidd1e246

Bulletin of the American Musicological Society [electronic resource]

Author:
American Musicological Society  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Periodicals
Date:
1936
1948
1936-1948
Topic:
Musicology  Search this
Music  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776426

Writing American Indian music : historic transcriptions, notations, and arrangements / edited by Victoria Lindsay Levine

Author:
Levine, Victoria Lindsay 1954-  Search this
American Musicological Society  Search this
Physical description:
xxxviii, 304 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., music, ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
History and criticism  Search this
Ethnomusicology--History  Search this
Musical notation--History  Search this
Call number:
M1669 .W75 2002
M2.3.U6 R4 vol.44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_673291

AMS newsletter

Title:
American Musicological Society newsletter
Author:
American Musicological Society  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1971
Topic:
Music  Search this
Call number:
ML27.U5 A5123
ML27.U5A5123
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_425776

Disciplining music : musicology and its canons / edited by Katherine Bergeron and Philip V. Bohlman

Author:
Bergeron, Katherine  Search this
Bohlman, Philip Vilas  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 220 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Topic:
Musicology  Search this
Ethnomusicology  Search this
Music theory  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_462340

Doctoral dissertations in musicology / edited by Cecil Adkins and Alis Dickinson

Author:
Adkins, Cecil  Search this
Dickinson, Alis  Search this
American Musicological Society  Search this
International Musicological Society  Search this
Physical description:
545 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1984
Topic:
Music  Search this
Musicology--Bibliography  Search this
Dissertations, Academic  Search this
Call number:
ML128.M8A4 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_244393

Mechanical musical instruments as a source for the study of Notes inégales / by David Fuller

Author:
Fuller, James David  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill., music ; 23 cm. & phonodisc (2 s. : 7 in. ; 33¹/₃ rpm. microgroove) in pocket
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Mechanical musical instruments  Search this
Musical meter and rhythm  Search this
Call number:
ML1050 .F965
ML1050.F965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_131568

Haydn studies : proceedings of the International Haydn Conference, Washington, D.C., 1975 / edited by Jens Peter Larsen, Howard Serwer, James Webster

Author:
International Haydn Conference (1975 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Larsen, Jens Peter 1902-1988  Search this
Serwer, Howard  Search this
Webster, James 1942-  Search this
American Musicological Society  Search this
Subject:
Haydn, Joseph 1732-1809 Congresses  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 590 p. : music ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1981
C1981
Call number:
ML36 .I59593 1975X
ML36.I59593 1975X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_132292

Doctoral dissertations in musicology. Compiled by Helen Hewitt

Author:
Joint Committee of the Music Teachers National Association and the American Musicological Society  Search this
Hewitt, Helen 1900-1977  Search this
Physical description:
152 p. 24 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Place:
United States
Date:
1965
Topic:
Music  Search this
Musicology--Bibliography  Search this
Dissertations, Academic  Search this
Call number:
ML128.M8 J74 1965
ML128.M8J74 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_31325

Journal of the American Musicological Society

Author:
American Musicological Society  Search this
Physical description:
v. ill. 24 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1948
Topic:
Musicology  Search this
Music  Search this
Call number:
ML27.U5 A512
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_61676

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