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Dorothy Field [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_109999

32c Dorothy Fields single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3102
Depicts:
Dorothy Fields, American, 1905 - 1974  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / lithography
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 11, 1996
Topic:
Music & Musicians  Search this
Women's Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1998.2010.411
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm85def870f-4d7c-4b76-ab1c-59499e06e562
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1998.2010.411

Popular Song Composers

Artist:
Al Hirschfeld, 21 Jun 1903 - 21 Jan 2003  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Rodgers, 28 Jun 1902 - 30 Dec 1979  Search this
Lorenz Milton Hart, 2 May 1895 - 22 Nov 1943  Search this
Cole Porter, 9 Jun 1892 - 15 Oct 1964  Search this
Harold Arlen, 15 Feb 1905 - 23 Apr 1986  Search this
Dorothy Fields, 15 Jul 1905 - 28 Mar 1974  Search this
Jerome Kern, 27 Jan 1885 - 11 Nov 1945  Search this
Johnny Mercer, 19 Nov 1909 - 25 Jun 1976  Search this
Ira Gershwin, 6 Dec 1896 - 17 Aug 1983  Search this
Irving Berlin, 11 May 1888 - 22 Sep 1989  Search this
Hoagy Carmichael, 22 Nov 1899 - 20 Dec 1981  Search this
George Gershwin, 26 Sep 1898 - 11 Jul 1937  Search this
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974  Search this
Medium:
Ink over pencil on illustration board
Dimensions:
Image/Board: 60.9cm x 50.4cm (24" x 19 13/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1983
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace\Pearl  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigar  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Pipe  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Duke Ellington: Male  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Cole Porter: Male  Search this
Cole Porter: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Cole Porter: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Lyricist  Search this
Cole Porter: Oscar  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Male  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Lyricist  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Oscar  Search this
Hoagy Carmichael: Male  Search this
Hoagy Carmichael: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Hoagy Carmichael: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Hoagy Carmichael: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz  Search this
Hoagy Carmichael: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Hoagy Carmichael: Oscar  Search this
Lorenz Milton Hart: Male  Search this
Lorenz Milton Hart: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Lyricist  Search this
Harold Arlen: Male  Search this
Harold Arlen: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Harold Arlen: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
Harold Arlen: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Harold Arlen: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Arranger  Search this
Harold Arlen: Oscar  Search this
Dorothy Fields: Female  Search this
Dorothy Fields: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Dorothy Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Dorothy Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
Dorothy Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Lyricist  Search this
Dorothy Fields: Oscar  Search this
Jerome Kern: Male  Search this
Jerome Kern: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Jerome Kern: Oscar  Search this
Johnny Mercer: Male  Search this
Johnny Mercer: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Johnny Mercer: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
Johnny Mercer: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Johnny Mercer: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Lyricist  Search this
Johnny Mercer: Oscar  Search this
George Gershwin: Male  Search this
George Gershwin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
George Gershwin: Visual Arts\Artist\Portraitist  Search this
George Gershwin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
George Gershwin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
George Gershwin: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Ira Gershwin: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Ira Gershwin: Male  Search this
Ira Gershwin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Ira Gershwin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Ira Gershwin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Lyricist  Search this
Ira Gershwin: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Ira Gershwin: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Irving Berlin: Male  Search this
Irving Berlin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Irving Berlin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Irving Berlin: Military\Army  Search this
Irving Berlin: Oscar  Search this
Irving Berlin: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Irving Berlin: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.84.323
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Al Hirschfeld. Art reproduced by special arrangement with Hirschfeld's exclusive representative, the Margo Feiden Galleries, Ltd., New York.
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a3c4886f-607e-464b-bd67-86d743c50590
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.84.323

Red Head

Composer:
Hague, Albert  Search this
Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Recording artist:
Verdon, Gwen  Search this
Kiley, Richard  Search this
Distributor:
RCA Victor  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1959
Credit Line:
Bequest of Rogen S. (Steven W.) Brown (through Henry Roberts Griffiths)
ID Number:
1994.0044.30
Catalog number:
1994.0044.30
Accession number:
1994.0044
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Sound Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-f6d8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1164760

Seesaw

Recording artist:
Howard, Ken  Search this
Tune, Tommy  Search this
Lee, Michelle  Search this
Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Composer:
Coleman, Cy  Search this
Distributor:
Buddah Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1973
Credit Line:
Bequest of Rogen S. (Steven W.) Brown (through Henry Roberts Griffiths)
ID Number:
1994.0044.22
Catalog number:
1994.0044.22
Accession number:
1994.0044
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Sound Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-f486-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1164752

"Go Home and Tell Your Mother"

Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Composer:
McHugh, Jimmy  Search this
Depicted (sitter):
Montgomery, Robert  Search this
Maker:
Robbins Music Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1930
Credit Line:
Gift of Ryan Lintelman
ID Number:
2016.3175.06
Nonaccession number:
2016.3175
Catalog number:
2016.3175.06
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-ff88-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1826066

Diga-diga-do [music]

Composer:
McHugh, Jimmy  Search this
Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
10 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 26 cm.)
Container:
Box 96 (Series 1), Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
Date:
1928
Scope and Contents:
see BLACKBIRDS OF 1928
9 parts and 1 score
Diga-diga-do is contained in one folder consisting of 1 published four page piano conductor score and 9 published parts in f minor concert -- in ink.
Piano conductor score indicates parts for clarinet, saxes, trumpets, trombone. Score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "Zulu man is feelin' blue ...". Parts for 2 reeds - alto 3, tenor 2; 1 trumpet - 2; trombone; 1 violin - 1 (2); bass; banjo; drums. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn.
Publication:
New York, NY, Mills Music Inc., 1928
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.5: D
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81906daff-6f95-4011-adce-d5c38ba8ca50
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref39074

Exactly like you [music]

Composer:
McHugh, Jimmy  Search this
Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 114 (Series 1), Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
see also OS
2 parts and 1 score
Exactly like you is contained in one folder consisting of 1 one page short score and 1 part in Eb Major concert, and 1 part in Db Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, others?).
Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts for 2 trumpets - Cook, trumpet. Parts may reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Other Title:
Xactly like you.
Exactly like ya.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.6: E
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep832fdf9b6-4bce-43b6-8669-df029f5c383e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref39528

I can't give you anything but love [music]

Composer:
McHugh, Jimmy  Search this
Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
22 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 24 cm.)
Container:
Box 151 (Series 1), Folder 9-10
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
see also OS
23 parts and 1 score
I can't give you anything but love is contained in two folders consisting of 1 three-page short score and 11 parts in G Major concert and 12 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Henderson, Sanders?).
Folder A contains short score and parts in G Major. Short score indicates part for clarinet. Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Part for bass. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3.
Folder B contains parts in Ab Major for 4 reeds - Johnny, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; 1 unidentified instrument. Part for unidentified instrument appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 50.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Other Title:
Anything but love.
Can't give you anything.
Give you anything.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Short scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.10: I
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a06d9e94-4318-480f-ae34-3f620a0e15e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref40686

I feel a song coming on [music]

Composer:
McHugh, Jimmy  Search this
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Oppenheimer, George  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (manuscript, 36 cm.)
5 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
9 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 153 (Series 1), Folder 8-10
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
7 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I feel a song coming on is contained in three folders consisting of 1 two page short score in Db Major concert, 1 sixteen page conductor score, 1 seven page conductor score and 6 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 three page conductor score, 1 six page conductor score, 1 one page piano conductor score and 1 part in F Major concert (?), and 2 two page piano conductor scores in an unknown key -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score in Db Major and conductor scores in Ab Major. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Sixteen page conductor score indicates parts for 3 saxes - 1, 2, 3; voice, 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone; bass; guitar. Seven page conductor score indicates parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, tenor; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3.
Folder B contains piano conductor scores in an unknown key and parts in Ab Major. Piano conductor scores do not indicate instrumentation and appear incomplete. Parts for 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; bass.
Folder C contains conductor scores in F Major (?), piano conductor score in F Major (?), and part in F Major. Three page conductor score indicates part for trumpet. Score appears incomplete. Six page conductor score indicates parts for trumpet, sax, voice. Score appears incomplete. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Part for trumpet. Part is noted on the verso of the three page conductor score. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Parts for "Monday ev'ry day" are noted on the verso of the seven page conductor score in Folder A. An untitled part is noted on the verso of the piano conductor score in Folder C. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Other Title:
Song coming on.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.10: I
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8918e94e1-a9fa-4405-a0f0-a3a3c2f759bd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref40727

I must have that man [music]

Composer:
McHugh, Jimmy  Search this
Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 156 (Series 1), Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Manuscripts
Music
Scope and Contents:
see also OS
2 scores
I must have that man is contained in one folder consisting of 1 seven page conductor score and 1 four page conductor score in Eb Major concert (?) -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Conductor scores do not indicate instrumentation. Four page score appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Other Title:
Must have that man.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Conductor scores
Manuscripts
Music
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.10: I
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8257a739a-073f-4f81-8fac-042c00a76d56
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref40800

I'm in the mood for love [music]

Composer:
McHugh, Jimmy  Search this
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
14 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 27 cm.)
12 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 160, Folder 13-14
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Date:
1935
Scope and Contents:
25 parts and 1 score
I'm in the mood for love is contained in two folders consisting of 1 published two page conductor score, 13 published parts and 12 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains published items. Conductor score indicates parts for voices - tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone. Lyrics begin "I'm in the mood for love simply because you're near me ...". Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, baritone 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; drums; guitar; cello; bass.
Folder B contains parts for 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, brittle, torn.
Publication:
New York, NY, Robbins Music Corp., 1935
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.10: I
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep813104c29-771a-4497-b0c3-93a710fcf60b
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref40912

Lovely to look at [music]

Composer:
Kern, Jerome  Search this
Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
McHugh, Jimmy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 209, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
2 parts
Lovely to look at is contained in one folder consisting of 2 parts in F Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (Tizol?).
Parts for 2 trumpets - Wetz, Rex. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: worn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Other Title:
Lovely.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.13: L
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b65013f0-fb99-4551-8136-6a9726059e6e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref42074

On the sunny side of the street [music]

Composer:
McHugh, Jimmy  Search this
Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
29 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
3 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 32 cm.)
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 28 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 16 cm.)
Container:
Box 254, Folder 11-13
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents:
33 parts and an indefinite number of scores
On the sunny side of the street is contained in three folders consisting of 1 six page short score and 1 part in Ab Major concert, 1 four page short score and 10 parts in Bb Major concert, and 1 published three page piano vocal score and 22 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (ME, Whaley, Jones?).
Folder A contains short scores and parts in C Major. Short score in Ab Major indicates parts for sax, reeds, voice. Lyrics begin "Grab your ...". Score appears incomplete. Short score in Bb Major does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts in C Major for 3 reeds - Proco, Jimmy, Paul; 2 trumpets - 3, 4; 1 trombone - Lawrence. Parts subtitled "Intro."
Folder B contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) Part in Ab Major for bass. -- (ii) Part in C Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument (trumpet?). -- (iii) Part in C Major for 1 trumpet - 2. -- (iv) Parts in C Major for 3 reeds - sax 1, sax 3, tenor; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - trombone, 2; violin; bass; drums; banjo; piano. -- (v) Part in C Major for bass.
Folder C contains published piano vocal score and parts in Bb Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Walked with no one, and talked with no one ...". Parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Pro, Sears, Jimmie; 4 trumpets - Killian, Williams, Baker, Scad; 2 trombones - Tyree, Jones. Parts subtitled "Ending." -- All items except Folder B, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Folder B, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 339.
General:
Part for bass in Folder B, grouping v (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "Blues in the night." A short score for "Hear music" is noted on the verso of the part in Folder B, grouping iii. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn, tape, brittle.
Other Title:
Sunny side of the street.
Sunny side.
Publication:
New York, NY, Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., 1930
Related Materials:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.16: O
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8eb660f70-91a8-4f13-b2a1-3c4c114584eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref43358

Pick yourself up [music]

Composer:
Kern, Jerome  Search this
Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (copy score, 28 cm.)
Container:
Box 274, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Scope and Contents:
see also OS
1 score
Pick yourself up is contained in one folder consisting of 1 seven page conductor score in F Major concert -- in ink -- in identified hand (Talbert).
Conductor score indicates parts for alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone, bass, drums, piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: brittle, stained.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.17: P
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f3df9608-2b44-4295-a858-0bd1997bb730
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref43760

Porgy [music]

Composer:
McHugh, Jimmy  Search this
Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 276, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Piano conductor scores
Scope and Contents:
see also OS
3 scores
Porgy is contained in one folder consisting of 1 four page short score in D Major concert, and 2 two page piano conductor scores in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Short score in D Major indicates parts for alto, baritone, trumpets, trombone, bass, piano, voice. Lyrics begin "There ain't no man in Charleston that's a stranger to big crown Bess ...". Score appears incomplete. Piano conductor scores do not indicate instrumentation. 1 score appears incomplete. Piano conductor scores may be unrelated to short score. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Other Title:
Song coming on.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Piano conductor scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.17: P
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep825193a93-11d8-4d10-a4bc-9a37c80ff99f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref43836

Don't blame me [music]

Composer:
McHugh, Jimmy  Search this
Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts
Scope and Contents:
1 part
Don't blame me is contained in one folder consisting of 1 part in C Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (Tizol?).
Part for 1 reed - tenor. Part is noted on the verso of the tenor part for "Hey you fellow." -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.5: D / Don't Blame Me
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bebfb2c3-24d4-425d-b186-d3eda74ec0c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref51752

Don't blame me [music]

Composer:
McHugh, Jimmy  Search this
Lyricist:
Fields, Dorothy  Search this
Arranger:
Nelson, Oliver  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
15 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
2 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 36 cm.)
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 29 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Date:
1933
Scope and Contents:
18 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Don't blame me is contained in two folders consisting of 1 five page conductor score, 1 three page piano vocal score and 6 parts in C Major concert, 1 lead sheet in Db Major concert, 2 parts in G Major concert, and 1 three page conductor score and 9 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains conductor score and parts in C Major. Conductor score indicates parts for 2 violins, 2 cellos, Johnny, guitar, piano, bass, drums. Parts for 2 violins - A (2), B (2); 2 cellos - 1, 2.
Folder B contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) 1 published piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Ever since the lucky night I found you I've hung around you ...". -- (ii) Part in G Major for 1 reed - clarinet. -- (iii) 1 three page conductor score in Bb Major. Score indicates parts for 5 reeds - 1, 2, 3, 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; guitar. -- (iv) Part in G Major for bass. -- (v) 1 lead sheet in Db Major for violin. Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, baritone; 2 trumpets - 2, 3; 2 trombones - 2, 3; bass; guitar. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 53, 198.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape.
Publication:
New York, NY, Robbins Music Corp., 1933
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.5: D / Don't Blame Me
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82c7fd452-65b2-49cc-8c9f-df4b8698bb87
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53160

Acee Blue Eagle papers

Creator:
Blue Eagle, Acee, 1907-1959  Search this
Names:
Abbott, Mae  Search this
Beaver, Fred  Search this
Bosin, Blackbear, 1921-1980  Search this
Campbell, Walter S.  Search this
Dale, Edward E.  Search this
Debo, Angie, 1890-1988  Search this
Dja, Devi  Search this
Echohawk, Brummett T., 1922-2006  Search this
Fairbanks, Charles H. (Charles Herron), 1913-1985  Search this
Feder, Norman  Search this
Field, Dorothy  Search this
Gilcrease, Thomas, 1890-1962  Search this
Houser, Allan, 1914-1994  Search this
Howe, Oscar, 1915-1983  Search this
Jackson, Oscar B.  Search this
Lemos, Pedro de  Search this
Marriott, Alice  Search this
Martinez, Julian, -1943  Search this
Martínez, María Montoya  Search this
McCombs, Solomon, 1913-1980 (Creek)  Search this
Medicine Crow, Joseph, 1913-2016  Search this
Mirabel, Eva  Search this
Momaday, Al  Search this
Pond, Charles E.  Search this
Rowan, Edward B.  Search this
Shears, Glen E.  Search this
Sheets, Nan  Search this
Steinke, Bettina, 1913-1999  Search this
Sunrise, Riley  Search this
Te Ata  Search this
Whitehorse, Roland Noah, 1920-1998  Search this
Extent:
673 Paintings (visual works) (approximate)
30 Linear feet (55 document boxes and 8 oversize boxes)
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Paintings (visual works)
Date:
1907 - 1975
Summary:
Acee Blue Eagle was a Pawnee-Creek artist, poet, dancer, teacher, and celebrity. The papers relate to both Blue Eagle's personal and professional life. Also included are some materials of Blue Eagle's friend Mae Abbott and a collection of art by other Indians.
Scope and Contents:
This collection reflects the life and work of Acee Blue Eagle, internationally famed Indian artist of Oklahoma. Identified for his brilliant paintings of tribal ceremonies, legend and dance, Blue Eagle's work is represented in numerous private collections and museums both in this country and abroad.

A portion of the papers contains correspondence. Fan mail written by school children to Chief Blue Eagle of the Chief Blue Eagle television program is included. Letters regarding Blue Eagle's participation in Indian festivals and events, art shows and exhibitions, speaking engagements on Indian life and culture are found in the collection. Personal correspondence is included; most frequent correspondents are Devi Dja, Mae Abbott, and Charles E. Pond. There are approximately 100 letters from Devi Dja, approximately 90 to or from Mae Abbott, and approximately 36 from Charles E. Pond. Some letters addressed to these individuals from other friends and acquaintances are also within this collection.

Photographs comprise a large portion of the Blue Eagle collection. Included are not only portraits of the artist himself and photographs of his art work, but a large number of prints of Blue Eagle in full costume and other Indians engaged in tribal ceremonies, identified by tribe, whenever possible. Photographs of Mae Abbott, Devi Dja and the latter's Balinese dance troupe are identified. A file of negatives is arranged in the same subject order as the prints. Newspaper and magazine clippings regarding Blue Eagle's work and activities are also included in the collection. These clippings have not been arranged. In addition, Mae Abbott's recipes and notes for her cookbook, wood blocks, greeting cards and other miscellaneous publications can be found in the collection. These items have been sorted but not arranged.

Within the collection are also over 600 pieces of artwork. A good number are by Blue Eagle while most are by other Native artists. Artists whose are work are represented in the collection include Fred Beaver, Harrison Begay, Archie Blackowl, Woodrow Crumbo, Allan Houser, Ruthe Blalock Jones, Quicy Tahoma, Pablita Verde, and members of the Kiowa Five (Spencer Asah, James Auchiah, Stephen Mopope, Monroe Tsatoke).
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into six series: 1) Personal; 2) Collections; 3) Artwork; 4) Television; 5) Correspondence; 6) Photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Acee Blue Eagle was an artist, poet, dancer, teacher, and celebrity. Born Alex C. McIntosh in 1907, Blue Eagle attended Indian schools in Anadarko, Nuyaka, and Euchee, Oklahoma, and the Haskell and Chilocco Indian schools. Advanced study came at Bacone Indian College and the University of Oklahoma. At the latter, he studied with Oscar B. Jacobson. Privately he studied with Winold Reiss. Discrepancies exist in the records regarding his early life: born in either Anadarko or Hitchita, Oklahoma; he's cited as both Pawnee-Creek and 5/8 Creek without any Pawnee blood; his mother is either Mattie Odom, the first wife of Solomon McIntosh or Ella Starr, McIntosh's second wife.

A prolific painter who, for the sake of authenticity, carried out research in libraries and museums, Blue Eagle was an outstanding American Indian artist of the 1930s-1950s. His paintings hung in many exhibits, including the Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, 1932-1933; International Art Exhibition of Sport Subjects at Los Angeles, 1932; Chicago Century of Progress Exposition, 1934; a one-man show at the Young Galleries in Chicago; National Exhibition of Art at the Rockefeller Center in New York, 1936; a one-man show at the Washington, D.C., Arts Club, 1936; Museum of Modern Art, 1941; Northwest Art Exhibition at Spokane, Washington, 1944; a one-man show at the Gilcrease Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1953; An Exposition of American Indian Painters in New York, 1955; and a one-man show at the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, 1957. Between 1946 and 1965, over fifty galleries hung his paintings. Some pieces are among the permanent holdings of many institutions.

In 1934, Blue Eagle joined the Work Projects Administration (WPA) Public Works of Art Project, painting murals in public buildings. In 1935 at Oxford University, he participated in a program of the International Federation of Education and lectured on Indian art. A tour of Europe followed. He taught at Bacone Indian College from 1935-1938 where he founded the art program and became Director of Art. He also taught at the University of Kansas extension division in 1949 and Oklahoma State Technical College beginning in 1956. During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Force; and, following the war, he spent a few years attempting to get into the movies. During 1946-1952, he was married to his second wife, a famous Balinese dancer, Devi Dja, and became involved in her career, an involvement that was briefly reflected in his art. However, Dja and Blue Eagle divorced and Blue Eagle lived with Mae Wadley Abbott for the last years of his life. During the 1950s, he had a television show for children on a Tulsa-Muskogee station. Acee Blue Eagle died on June 18, 1959 of a liver infection.

Sources Consulted

Martindale, Rob. Muskogee Paying Tribute to Blue Eagle. Biographical/Genealogical data, Box 1, Acee Blue Eagle Collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

West, Juanita W. 1967. Acee Blue Eagle: A.C. McIntosh. Biographical/Genealogical data, Box 1, Acee Blue Eagle Collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

1907 -- Born August 17, 1907 on the Wichita Reservation, north of Anadarko, Oklahoma

1928 -- Graduated Chilocco High School

1929-1934 -- Attended Bacone College, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Tech

1935 -- Toured United States and Europe giving lecture-exhibition program, "Life and Character of the American Indian"

1935-1938 -- Established and headed art department at Bacone College at Muskogee

1936 -- Exhibited at the National Exhibition of Art, Rockefeller Center, New York

1942-1945 -- World War II, U.S. Air Force (Army)

1947-49 -- Free-lance work in New York and Chicago

1951-52 -- Artist-in-residence at Oklahoma Tech

1950-54 -- Conducted TV program, Muskogee, OklahomaToured U.S. West Coast exhibiting and lecturing about ways to improve TV programs for children

1958 -- Named Indian-of-the-Year by the American Indian Expostion at Anadarko, Oklahoma

1959 -- Died June 18, 1959
Related Materials:
Other materials relating to Acee Blue Eagle at the National Anthropological Archives include correspondence in the Solomon McCombs papers, 1914-1972, and correspondence with Betty Meilink under Manuscript 2011-20.
Provenance:
Acee Blue Eagle's private papers and collection of paintings were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Mrs. Mae Abbott of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Restrictions:
There are no restrictions on access.
Rights:
Literary property rights to unpublished material in the collection in the National Anthropological Archives has been given to the public.
Topic:
Indian art -- North America  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Citation:
Acee Blue Eagle Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1973-51
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Acee Blue Eagle papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw30f5eef50-cb31-4d85-87ef-5ae9fedac6f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1973-51
Online Media:

Pick Yourself Up : Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Physical description:
1 online resource (336)
Type:
Biography
Electronic books
Electronic resource
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
2010
Topic:
Lyricists  Search this
Librettists  Search this
Call number:
ML423.F4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1148179

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