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I'm Climbing up the Rough Side of the Mountain; Some Day I'm Going to See My Jesus

Recording artist:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Manufacturer:
MGM  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Release date:
1953
Related Publication:
Hayes, Cedric J.; Laughton, Robert. Gospel Records, 1943-1969: Volume I, A to K
ID Number:
1996.0320.15604
Collector/donor number:
18329
Maker number:
11461
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.15604
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-be97-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1295671

If You See My Saviour; How About You

Recording artist:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Maker:
Vocalion  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1932
Related Publication:
Abrams, Steven. 78 rpm Discographical Project
Credit Line:
Gift of Timothy J. Samuelson
ID Number:
2017.0015.01
Accession number:
2017.0015
Catalog number:
2017.0015.01
Maker number:
1710
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Many Voices, One Nation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-2886-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1829754
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Precious Memories; (There'll Be) Peace In the Valley

Recording artist:
Rogers, Roy  Search this
Composer:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Manufacturer:
RCA Victor  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Camden
Date made:
1952
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.3882
Catalog number:
2000.3053.3882
Label number:
47-4732
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-cedb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1026869

Open Thy Merciful Arms; Take My Hand, Precious Lord

Recording artist:
Arnold, Eddy  Search this
Composer:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Manufacturer:
RCA Victor  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1951
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.2045
Label number:
447-0500
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Catalog number:
2000.3053.2045
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-b0c8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1025032

Lord Will Make a Way Somehow, The; 1. Did You Want To Pray This Morning 2. Lord, I Want Two Wings To Fly Away

Composer:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
ID Number:
2000.0165.6777
Catalog number:
2000.0165.6777
Label number:
JR 71870
Accession number:
2000.0165
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9231-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1210698

Because He Lives; I'll Tell It Wherever I Go

Composer:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Maker:
Stroud Recordings  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
ID Number:
2000.0165.7452
Label number:
DRP 110
Catalog number:
2000.0165.7452
Accession number:
2000.0165
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-990d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1211373

How Great Thou Art; Take My Hand, precious Lord

Composer:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
ID Number:
2000.0165.7684
Accession number:
2000.0165
Label number:
MM-130
Catalog number:
2000.0165.7684
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9345-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1211605

Precious Lord Take My Hand; We Shall Overcome

Recording artist:
Williams, Marion  Search this
Composer:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Manufacturer:
Atlantic  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1968
ID Number:
2000.0165.7710
Accession number:
2000.0165
Label number:
45-2531
Catalog number:
2000.0165.7710
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-8ebe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1211631

Standing Here Wondering Which Way To Go; Standing Here Wondering Which Way To Go

Composer:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Recording artist:
Williams, Marion  Search this
Manufacturer:
Atlantic  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1971
ID Number:
2000.0165.7711
Accession number:
2000.0165
Label number:
45-2788
Catalog number:
2000.0165.7711
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-8ebf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1211632

He Lifted Me; Lord Will Make a Way Somehow, The

Composer:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Recording artist:
Jackson, Myrtle  Search this
Manufacturer:
Brunswick  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1953
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.10621
Catalog number:
1996.3034.10621
Nonaccession number:
1996.3034
Label number:
84019
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-9d42-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1009086

I'm Climbing Up the Rough Side Of the Mountain; Some Day I"m Going To See My Jesus

Recording artist:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Manufacturer:
MGM  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1953
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.10362
Label number:
11461
Catalog number:
1996.3034.10362
Nonaccession number:
1996.3034
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-b6a3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1015423

Home In the Sky; Standing By the Bedside

Composer:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Recording artist:
Spirit of Memphis  Search this
Manufacturer:
Peacock  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: Texas, Houston
Date made:
1955
ID Number:
1996.0153.20003
Label number:
5-1746
Accession number:
1996.0153
Catalog number:
1996.0153.20003
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-096c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1244482

Precious Lord Take My Hand; We Shall Overcome

Recording artist:
Williams, Marion  Search this
Composer:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Manufacturer:
Atlantic  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1968
ID Number:
1996.0153.21223
Catalog number:
1996.0153.21223
Accession number:
1996.0153
Label number:
45-2531
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-f754-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1245700

Home in the Sky; Standing By the Bedside

Composer:
Dorsey, Thomas A.  Search this
Brannon, Teddy  Search this
Theard, Sam  Search this
Recording artist:
Spirit of Memphis  Search this
Manufacturer:
Peacock  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: Texas, Houston
Date made:
1954
ID Number:
1996.0153.11199
Label number:
1746
Catalog number:
1996.0153.11199
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-d248-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1235774

Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection

Composer:
Frye, Theodore M. (singer)  Search this
Dorsey, Thomas A. (choral director)  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Creator:
Smallwood, Eugene D., Rev., -2005 (composer, music director)  Search this
Names:
Universal Gospel Singers  Search this
Bouldin, Ione B. (singer)  Search this
Martin, Sallie (singer)  Search this
Pleasant, Earl (singer)  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheet music
Place:
Oklahoma
Tulsa (Oklahoma)
Date:
1931-1945
Scope and Contents:
The Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection consists of an album of Gospel music scores collected or composed by Reverend Eugene D. Smallwood andnineteen additional loose scores published by Rev. Smallwood's company. The publication dates range from 1931 to 1945. The scores were performed by Reverend Smallwood's choirs. As a composer/arranger, Rev. Smallwood was often able to "correct" or re-arrange the compositions of others to suit his own style. If he felt the music was in the "wrong key", he transposed it himself. Some compositions were the work of such well known artists as Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey and Theodore Frye, whose portraits appear in the collection. The published music includes some additional illustrations of Gospel musicians, e.g. Rev.Smallwood; Ione B. Bouldin, Gospel singer; Earl Pleasant, Gospel singer; and the Universal Gospel singers. Many of the works are numbered according to the system that Rev. Smallwood used in the album, or dated according to his use of the arrangements.

Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, a staff member in the Division of Community Life, National Museum of American History, was instrumental in the acquisition of the collection. According to Dr. Reagon, the collection is unique because of Rev. Smallwood's use of an album of music which he kept intact. Although the music has been removed from the original album cover for the preservation purposes, this album is a written record of the performance of Gospel music by Reverend Smallwood and his choirs. The collection should prove to be of interest to anyone studying Gospel music and its creators.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1: Scrapbook album, 1931-1942

Series 2: Sheet music, 1939-1945
Biographical / Historical:
Reverend Eugene D. Smallwood is a Gospel musician and choir leader who owned his own music publishing company. Some of the more famous Gospel musicians with whom he worked were Mahalia Jackson and the Roberta Martin Singers.
Related/Analytical Title:
Jesus Lives In Me,[song]

I'm Just A Sinner Saved by Grace,[song]

Heaven's Radio,[song]

Lead Me To Calvary,[song]

No Disappointment In Heaven,[song]

The Little Wooden Church on the Hill,[song]
Provenance:
The Smallwood collection was acquired through Dr. Bernice Reagon. While doing research on Gospel music with the support of a MacArthur Foundation grant, from 1991 to 1992, she made several contacts with the originators of the Black Gospel music movement in the Americas. Dr. Smallwood was one of those contacts.
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.

Use of this collection for performance purposes requires notification of Smallwood's daughter. Contact the Archives Center staff for more information.
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Choral music  Search this
Church music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music
Citation:
Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection, 1931-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0456
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0456

Album of Choral Arrangements

Collection Composer:
Frye, Theodore M. (singer)  Search this
Dorsey, Thomas A. (choral director)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smallwood, Eugene D., Rev., -2005 (composer, music director)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931 - 1942
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.

Use of this collection for performance purposes requires notification of Smallwood's daughter. Contact the Archives Center staff for more information.
Collection Citation:
Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection, 1931-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0456, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0456-ref11

Loose Choral Arrangements

Collection Composer:
Frye, Theodore M. (singer)  Search this
Dorsey, Thomas A. (choral director)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smallwood, Eugene D., Rev., -2005 (composer, music director)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1945
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.

Use of this collection for performance purposes requires notification of Smallwood's daughter. Contact the Archives Center staff for more information.
Collection Citation:
Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection, 1931-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0456, Series 2
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Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0456-ref12

Gospel Music Album (75pp) A - L.

Collection Composer:
Frye, Theodore M. (singer)  Search this
Dorsey, Thomas A. (choral director)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smallwood, Eugene D., Rev., -2005 (composer, music director)  Search this
Container:
Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
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.

Use of this collection for performance purposes requires notification of Smallwood's daughter. Contact the Archives Center staff for more information.
Collection Citation:
Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection, 1931-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection
Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection / Series 1: Album of Choral Arrangements
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0456-ref13

"Hang Out Your Sign for the King." -- 2 copies

Collection Composer:
Frye, Theodore M. (singer)  Search this
Dorsey, Thomas A. (choral director)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smallwood, Eugene D., Rev., -2005 (composer, music director)  Search this
Container:
Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
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.

Use of this collection for performance purposes requires notification of Smallwood's daughter. Contact the Archives Center staff for more information.
Collection Citation:
Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection, 1931-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection
Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection / Series 2: Loose Choral Arrangements
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0456-ref14

"His Nail Scarred Hand." -- 1 copy

Collection Composer:
Frye, Theodore M. (singer)  Search this
Dorsey, Thomas A. (choral director)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smallwood, Eugene D., Rev., -2005 (composer, music director)  Search this
Container:
Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
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.

Use of this collection for performance purposes requires notification of Smallwood's daughter. Contact the Archives Center staff for more information.
Collection Citation:
Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection, 1931-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection
Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection / Series 2: Loose Choral Arrangements
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0456-ref15

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