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The Art of Jazz Improvisation: A Festival of Traditional and Contemporary Approaches

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 15-16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985 February 7-8
Scope and Contents:
Concert and colloquium held February 7-8, 1985, at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Program discussed and illustrated the various styles of jazz improvisation from its early twentieth century origins to its recent avant-garde forms. Jazz improvisation is considered one of the core elements of the jazz experience and a significant component in the forming of the jazz tradition. Improvisation is described as a spontaneous composition. It has been used in the musical expressions of all cultural groups. From unpublished program notes. See program guide for additional information about this colloquium and concert.

The concert and colloquium formed part of the Frank Nelson Doubleday Lecture Series and was presented by the National Museum of American History and the Doubleday Book and Music Clubs, Incorporated. Program content was created by Bernice Johnson Reagon, director of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC). Program number AC408.29.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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The Art of Jazz Improvisation: A Festival of Traditional and Contemporary Approaches, Frank Nelson Doubleday Lecture Series, photographs, 1985 February 7

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-02
Scope and Contents:
Event performed on February 7, 1985 in the Flag Hall, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Performances by Doc Cheatham and the Sweet Basil Quintet featuring Eddie Barefield and Bobby Pratt, Clark Terry and his Jolly Giants, and the Archie Shepp Quartet.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Black American Gospel Music, A Twentieth-Century Song and Performance Tradition

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 17, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988 May 12
Scope and Contents:
Program presented at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) as part of the Frank Nelson Doubleday lecture series. It featured Robert Anderson, the Sterling Jubilees and the Richard Smallwood Singers.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Black American Gospel Music Series, A Twentieth Century Song and Performance Tradition, lecture, 1988 May 12, audio cassette, OTC 408.57.1

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 144, Cassette 26
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1988-05-11
Scope and Contents:
Program concieved by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and the first occasion on which Smithsonian research took the stage. The Black American Gospel Music Series: A Twentieth Century Song and Performance Tradition presented a concert in the Departmental Auditorium, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, entitled "We'll Understand It Better By and By.". The program featured performances by the Sterling Jubilees, Robert Anderson, and the Richard Smallwood Singers. The program formed part of the Frank Nelson Doubleday Lecture Series and was presented by the National Museum of American Historroy and the Doubleday Book and Music Clubs, Incorporated. Program number AC408.57.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Folder 3

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-150, National Museum of American History. Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records
Records / Box 5
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Special Events Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Extent:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Date:
circa 1980-1987
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of Doubleday Lecture Series planning files, contracts, and invitation lists; floor plan drawings for events; information on opening exhibition tours and receptions; newspaper clippings, press releases, and articles pertaining to events; symposium information; photographs and contact sheets of lecturers, exhibition openings, and special guests; and financial reports.
Historical Note:
In 1980, the special events staff was part of the Office of Public Affairs, which reported to the director of the Office of Public and Academic Programs in the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). Geraldine B. Sanderson, public information officer for the Office of Public Affairs, was also responsible for special events. When NMHT was renamed the National Museum of American History (NMAH) in 1980, the special events staff was separated from Public Affairs to become the Office of Special Events. Susan B. Beaudette was appointed museum program coordinator for the Office, reporting to the director of NMAH. In 1983, Anne Walton became special events assistant to Beaudette. The Office of Special Events was placed under the Office of External Affairs in 1986.

The Office of Special Events is primarily responsible for planning exhibition openings, symposia, award presentations, musical and dance performances, official ceremonies, and staff holiday celebrations at NMAH. The Office is also involved in the Folklife Festival and the Doubleday Lecture Series. Staff has included Geraldine B. Sanderson, public information officer, 1978-1980; Susan B. Beaudette, museum program coordinator, 1981-1985; and Anne Walton, special events assistant, 1983- .
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Special events  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Performing arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 595
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Special Events Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Doubleday Lecture Series

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Doubleday Lecture Series, 1981 (3 folders)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 5
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Doubleday Lecture Series: Dinner Guest Lists, 1980-1981

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Photographs - Doubleday Lecture Series - Jazz Improvisations - February 6, 1985

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 14 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 14
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Photographs - Doubleday Lecture Series - Eleanor Roosevelt - March 21, 1985

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 14 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Doubleday Lecture Series Dinner "Chapin" - March 4, 1981

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 14 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Doubleday Lecture Series Dinner "Chancellor" - January 13, 1982

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Doubleday Lecture Series Dinner "Cunliffe" - March 10, 1982

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Doubleday Lecture Series Dinner "Chancellor" - April 21, 1982

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Doubleday Lecture Series Dinner "Houseman" - May 26, 1982

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Doubleday Lecture Series Dinner "Wills" - June 22, 1982

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Doubleday Lecture Series Dinner "Wigginton" - September 29, 1982

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0595-refidd1e7271

Doubleday Lecture Series Dinner "Terkel" - December 1, 1982

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0595-refidd1e7282

Doubleday Lecture Series Dinner "Starr" - March 2, 1983

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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