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Fisk University Library

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. International Exchange Service  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 502, Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: Director's domestic correspondence, arranged alphabetic by organization/person. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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N/A, Stieglitz Exhibit Contract, Driscoll, Fisk University, Contract Withdrawn

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 46 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 470, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Records
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Records
Records / Box 46
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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* Fisk University, 1967-1971. Includes catalogue of Fisk show of Richard Hunt and Sam Middleton

Collection Creator::
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
Container:
Box 94 of 117
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 313, National Collection of Fine Arts, Central Administrative File, Records
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Central Administrative File, Records
Central Administrative File, Records / Series 11: STATE AND FOREIGN COUNTRY FILES / Box 94
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curators' Annual Reports

Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Extent:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1881-1964
Descriptive Entry:
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semiannually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.

Reports were stored by the Office of Correspondence and Reports (later known as the Office of Correspondence and Documents), and then by the Office of the Registrar.

Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
Identifier:
Record Unit 158
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Curators' Annual Reports
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Fisk University

Collection Creator::
National Collection of Fine Arts. Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Container:
Box 19 of 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 315, National Collection of Fine Arts. Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: EXHIBITION RECORDS, 1967-1975. / Box 19
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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FC-28257, David C. Driskell, Fisk University, FY 1972

Collection Creator::
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Denied - Fisk University - Calla Lilies

Collection Creator::
National Portrait Gallery. Department of Exhibitions and Collections Management  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 26
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033. Boxes 1, 3-5, 7-9, 12- 15, 20-23 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 12/31/08 memorandum, Toda to Kelly; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-102, National Portrait Gallery. Department of Exhibitions and Collections Management, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-102-refidd1e5584

Summer Institute, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1968-1970

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 42 of 76
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 190, United States National Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Series 11: Museum Education, 1964-1971. Arranged chronologically. / Box 42
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0190-refidd1e5192

Summer Institute, Fisk University Students, 1969

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 43 of 76
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 190, United States National Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Series 11: Museum Education, 1964-1971. Arranged chronologically. / Box 43
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Summer Institute, Fisk University student training project, 1970

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 43 of 76
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 190, United States National Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Series 11: Museum Education, 1964-1971. Arranged chronologically. / Box 43
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Exhibition - The Art of Henry O. Tanner - Fisk University, 1969

Collection Creator::
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Container:
Box 47 of 87
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-001, Warren M. Robbins Papers
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Warren M. Robbins Papers
Warren M. Robbins Papers / Series 7: Museum of African Art, 1961-1981 / Box 47
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Fisk University, 1984-1985

Collection Creator::
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Container:
Box 61 of 87
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-001, Warren M. Robbins Papers
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Warren M. Robbins Papers
Warren M. Robbins Papers / Series 8: National Museum of African Art, 1968-2004 / Box 61
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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AAAC: 1989 - Fisk University, 1985

Collection Creator::
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Container:
Box 66 of 87
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-001, Warren M. Robbins Papers
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Warren M. Robbins Papers
Warren M. Robbins Papers / Series 11: Publications, Writings, Lectures, Speeches, Introductions, and Remarks, 1951-2002 / Box 66
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Winold Reiss Exhibition - Lender: Fiske University - Location: Tennessee, Nashville

Collection Creator::
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Box 9 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 5/2/1985 and 3/3/1999 memoranda; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-158, National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions, Records
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Records
Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Fisk University Museum of Art

Collection Creator::
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Box 9 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 5/2/1985 and 3/3/1999 memoranda; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-158, National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions, Records
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Records
Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa95-158-refidd1e475

Loan Denied - Fisk University Galleries, 2002

Collection Creator::
National Portrait Gallery. Department of Exhibitions and Collections Management  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025. Box 8 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 12/31/08 memorandum, Toda to Kelly; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-084, National Portrait Gallery. Department of Exhibitions and Collections Management, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Frank Driggs Collection of Jimmie Lunceford Orchestrations

Composer:
Lunceford, Jimmie (bandleader)  Search this
Collector:
Driggs, Frank, 1930-  Search this
Arranger:
Oliver, Sy  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Music
Orchestrations
Date:
circa 1929-1954
Summary:
Collection consists of approximately 320 titles from the Jimmie Lunceford Band Orchestrations.
Scope and Contents:
The Frank Driggs Collection of Jimmie Lunceford Orchestrations consists of ca. 310 music titles dating from approximately 1935 to 1954. The titles are arranged alphabetically. Many arrangements are by Edwin Wilcox but the orchestrations also include arrangements by Sy Oliver and Willie Smith who with Wilcox were the "architects" of the Lunceford style. There are a few arrangements by Lunceford and others including Fernando Arbello, Al Cobbs, Tadd Dameron, Bill Doggett, Eddie Durham, George Duvivier, Bud Estes, Horace Henderson, Dave McRae, Billy Moore, Jr., Don Redman, Roger Segure, Willie Smith, Lonnie Wilfong, and Chappie Willett. The arrangements are found in a variety of configurations. Some have a score only, some have parts only, some have both scores and parts, and a few have incomplete sets of parts. Several pieces contain piano or drum parts only. Many parts bear the musician's name rather than the instrument he played. It can be assumed by the condition of the material that the band continued to use the arrangements of Sy Oliver and Willie Smith after their departure in 1939. It appears they replaced those parts for their arrangements when they deteriorated from use. Although most of the material is in good condition, some older frequently used arrangements are in poor condition. Oversized scores were removed to one larger box; this box is at the end of the Collection and the reference see oversize.

This document uses three reference abbreviations to indicate the location of the music. See indicates the material is under another title or in the oversize box (for example;Cherry Blossom Lane see It Looks Like Love In Cherry Blossom Lane); the reference sa means see also and shows additional music under this title is found elsewhere (for example: For The Rest Of My Life see oversize ). The reference verso indicates a part on the reverse of another piece of music (for example, Honeysuckle verso Cone With The Wind).Approximately 320 titles of Jimmie Lunceford Band Orchestrations.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Jimmie Lunceford (1902-1947) was born in Fulton, Missouri. He studied music under Wilberforce J. Whiteman, father of Paul Whiteman (leader of a popular swing band in the 1930's), when Lunceford's family moved to Denver, Colorado. Lunceford graduated with a bachelor's degree in music from Fisk University. In 1926, Lunceford was a performer in Mary Lou William's (nee Scruggs) band in Memphis, Tennessee where he taught music at Manassa High School. Lunceford returned to Fisk as an assistant professor and with his former students, Edwin Wilcox (piano) and Willie Smith (alto sax), formed the Chicksaw Syncopaters in 1927. Although Lunceford was a composer and skilled on reeds, guitar and trombone, he preferred to conduct, leading the band with a white baton. In 1929, the band became professional, and due to its popularity from radio broadcasts began touring nationally in 1933. Lunceford was a disciplinarian and from the beginning the band symbolized correctness and professionalism in music and demeanor with a great sense of showmanship. Its unique arrangements distinguished the band displaying a saxophone ensemble sound and a two-beat swing that came to be known as the "Lunceford style." This sound was the creation of its earliest arrangers, Wilcox and Smith, Sy Oliver who joined the band in 1935, and Eddie Durham (guitar) in 1939. The arrangements also provided showcases for the band's unique soloists Snooky Young (trumpet), Joe Thomas (tenor sax) and Trummy Young (trombone) among others. At its peak in the mid and late 1930's, the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra offered consistently brilliant swinging performances-popular with dancers. Nevertheless, by the early 1940's, the band reputation waned and many major soloists and arrangers left. Later arrangers, including Billy Moore, Jr. (who replaced Oliver when he joined Tommy Dorsey's band in 1939), Gerald Wilson and George Duvivier continued to contribute unique arrangements to the band's repertoire but the band's performances and popularity deteriorated until Lunceford's death in 1947. Edwin Wilcox and Joe Thomas co-led the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra until 1949 when the band continued sporadically under Wilcox's leadership until the early 1950's.
Separated Materials:
Brass mutes, bandstands, and percussion instruments that are located in theDivision of Cultural and Community Life.
Provenance:
The collection was acquired from Frank Driggs, jazz historian, photographer, and producer from Brooklyn, New York. It was purchased with funds from the Division of Musical History, now known as the Division of Cultural and Community Life, August 31, 1992.
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.
Genre/Form:
Music
Orchestrations
Citation:
Frank Driggs Collection of Jimmie Lunceford Orchestrations, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0471
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Ledger, volume number 3

Author:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Series Creator:
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (45.3" x 34.0".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Ledgers (account books)
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 20th century
Date:
1928-1935
Scope and Contents:
Job Numbers: 21,500-27,200
Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.
Listing of photo orders.
Subseries Restrictions:
Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details..
Series Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Ledgers (account books) -- 20th century
Series Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Series 8: Scurlock Studio Business Records
Scurlock Studio Records, Series 8: Scurlock Studio Business Records / 8.1: Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Willie Smith Collection

Composer:
Smith, Willie, 1910-1967 (musician)  Search this
Names:
Harry James Orchestra  Search this
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
James, Harry, 1916-  Search this
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheet music
Programs
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1945-1987
Summary:
Collection documents Willie Smith's career as a musician and arranger between 1945 and 1958.
Scope and Contents:
The Willia Smith Collection consits of correspondence, event programs, a periodical entitled Musikkunde in beispielen, thirty-siz black and white photograph, and nine music arrangements documenting Smith's career as a musician and arranger between 1945 and 1958.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Music Manuscripts, 1945-1947

Series 2: Photographs, 1938-1958

Series 3: Ephemera, 1945-1987
Biographical / Historical:
Willie Smith, aleading alto saxophonist and arranger of the swing period, was born in Charkeston, South Carolina on November 25, 1910 and died in Los Angeles on March 7, 1967. He attended Nashville Tennessee's Fisk University during the 1920s and played with the Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra between 1929 and 1942. After a brief period performing with Charlie Spivak's band between 1942 and 1943, Smith began his tenure with the Harry James Orchestra in 1944. Hew remained with the Harry James Orchestra until 1964 with brief interruptions between 1951 and 1953 performing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Jazz at the Philharmonic, and leading several of his own small ensembles in Los Angeles. In addition to Smith's reputation as a section leader and soloist, he is best known for his arrangmenets of Sophisticated Lady and Rose Rooom for the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Fischella Smith, August 14, 1990.
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.
Topic:
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music -- Manuscripts -- 20th century
Programs -- 1940-1990
Photographs -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 1940-2000
Citation:
Willie Smith Collection, 1945-1987, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0382
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Willie Smith Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0382

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