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Curatorial Records, 1933-2017

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts  Search this
Subject:
Fesperman, John T  Search this
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Sturm, Gary  Search this
Wedderburn, Alexander J  Search this
Ostroff, Eugene  Search this
Griffith, Fuller  Search this
Olmsted, Arthur J  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Delaney, Michelle Anne  Search this
Grassick, Mary K  Search this
Perich, Shannon Thomas  Search this
Haberstich, David  Search this
Hasse, John Edward 1948-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
Physical description:
11 cu. ft. processed holdings
23.08 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Brochures
Clippings
Floor plans
Phonograph records
Video recordings
Electronic records
Digital images
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic mail
Date:
1933
1933-2017
Topic:
Musical instruments  Search this
Music--History  Search this
Budget  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Committees  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00540
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Curatorial Records 1933-2017 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220023

Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover

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

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

Box 1

Collection Creator::
Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The recordings are available for research use, but the transcripts of the interviews of Cynthia Hoover do not have prefaces. Researchers may submit a written request to interviewee, heirs, or assigns for written permission to use the transcript.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9608, Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover
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Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9608-refidd1e273

Untitled

Collection Creator::
Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Transcript of Interview
Collection Restrictions:
The recordings are available for research use, but the transcripts of the interviews of Cynthia Hoover do not have prefaces. Researchers may submit a written request to interviewee, heirs, or assigns for written permission to use the transcript.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9608, Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover
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Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover
Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9608-refidd1e281

Interview 1: 10 December 1986

Collection Creator::
Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The recordings are available for research use, but the transcripts of the interviews of Cynthia Hoover do not have prefaces. Researchers may submit a written request to interviewee, heirs, or assigns for written permission to use the transcript.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9608, Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover
See more items in:
Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover
Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9608-refidd1e290

Untitled

Collection Creator::
Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Audio Recordings of Interview
Collection Restrictions:
The recordings are available for research use, but the transcripts of the interviews of Cynthia Hoover do not have prefaces. Researchers may submit a written request to interviewee, heirs, or assigns for written permission to use the transcript.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9608, Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover
See more items in:
Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover
Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9608-refidd1e314

Interview 1: 10 December 1986

Collection Creator::
Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The recordings are available for research use, but the transcripts of the interviews of Cynthia Hoover do not have prefaces. Researchers may submit a written request to interviewee, heirs, or assigns for written permission to use the transcript.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9608, Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover
See more items in:
Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover
Oral history interviews with Cynthia Adams Hoover / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9608-refidd1e323

Musical Instruments Exhibit, Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
September 14, 1961
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B44A_F06_002]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402190
Online Media:

Cynthia Hoover with Instruments

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
September 15, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-8844]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386551

Agency history, 1957-1969

Creator:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
Subject:
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Shortridge, John D  Search this
Pearce, John N  Search this
Lindsay, G. Carroll  Search this
Hathaway, Anthony N  Search this
Roth, Rodris  Search this
Brown, Howard Mayer  Search this
Watkins, C. Malcolm  Search this
Ahlborn, Richard E  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Civil History  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Cultural History  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Costume and Furnishings  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Ethnic and Western Cultural History  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1957
1957-1968
1957-1969
Topic:
Civilization--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00120
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220729

Agency history, 1881-

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History  Search this
Subject:
Sheldon, Robert E  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Foote, J. Howard  Search this
Hough, Walter 1859-1935  Search this
Fesperman, John T  Search this
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Weaver, James Merle  Search this
Shortridge, John D  Search this
Sturm, Gary  Search this
Boyer, Horace Clarence 1935-  Search this
Odell, Scott 1935-  Search this
Germann, Sheridan  Search this
Hasse, John Edward 1948-  Search this
Hollis, Helen R  Search this
McCoy, George D  Search this
Hawley, Edwin H  Search this
Worch, Hugo 1855-  Search this
Krieger, Herbert W (Herbert William) 1889-  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1881
1881-
Topic:
Musical instruments  Search this
Music--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00127
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220980

Agency history, 1994-

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts  Search this
Subject:
Horton, James Oliver  Search this
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Sturm, Gary  Search this
Ahlborn, Richard E  Search this
Bowers, Dwight Blocker  Search this
Ellis, Rex M. 1951-  Search this
Rand, Harry  Search this
Slowik, Kenneth  Search this
Weaver, James Merle  Search this
Green, Rayna  Search this
Hasse, John Edward 1948-  Search this
McGovern, Charles  Search this
Brown, Anthony L  Search this
Perez, Marvette  Search this
Kilkenny, Niani  Search this
Smith, Alonzo Nelson  Search this
Kondratas, Ramunas  Search this
Shayt, David H  Search this
Hughes, Ellen Roney  Search this
Perich, Shannon Thomas  Search this
Delaney, Michelle Anne  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of History  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1994
1994-
Topic:
Civilization--History  Search this
Musicology  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00145
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221104

The gift as material culture : report of a Yale-Smithsonian seminar held at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., April 28-30, 1991 / edited by Patricia Thatcher and Paul Michael Taylor with Cynthia Adams Hoover

Title:
Report of a Yale-Smithsonian seminar
Author:
Yale-Smithsonian Seminar on Material Culture (1991 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Thatcher, Patricia  Search this
Taylor, Paul Michael 1953-  Search this
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Physical description:
59 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Place:
Indonesia
Date:
1995
©1995
Topic:
Gifts  Search this
Ceremonial exchange  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GT3040 .G45 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_490468

Postcard of Painting of an Organ

Author:
Eichenfield, Lisa Compton  Search this
Subject:
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Crace, Frederick 1779-1859  Search this
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.9w x 4.1h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
Type:
Postcard
Paper
Date:
September 25, 1978
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
Organs  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Art  Search this
Painting  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-07741 (front) and SIA2013-07742 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13966
Online Media:

Cynthia Hoover

Author:
Nielsen, Kim  Search this
Subject:
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1985
Topic:
Hall of Musical Instruments  Search this
Curators  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Women  Search this
Piano  Search this
Standard number:
2004-11633
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5692

Piano 300 : celebrating three centuries of people and pianos / Cynthia Adams Hoover, Patrick Rucker, Edwin M. Good

Title:
Piano three hundred
Author:
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Rucker, Patrick ) -  Search this
Good, Edwin M (Edwin Marshall) 1928-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
NAMM, the International Music Products Association  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Date:
2001
Topic:
Piano--History  Search this
Piano--Social aspects  Search this
Piano makers--History  Search this
Call number:
ML650 .H66 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_685223

Crossroads of continents : the material culture of Siberia and Alaska / edited by Kirk R. Johnson, Leo J. Hickey, and Cynthia Adams Hoover

Author:
Johnson, Kirk R  Search this
Hickey, Leo J  Search this
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Yale-Smithsonian Seminar on Material Culture (1989 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Russia (Federation)
Siberia
Alaska
Siberia (Russia)
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GN635.S5 C95 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_440015

Material Culture Forum Meeting on "Headgear" March 1988

Subject:
Arnoldi, Mary Jo  Search this
Jakab, Peter L  Search this
Gunter, Ann Clyburn 1951-  Search this
Melder, Keith E  Search this
Miles, Ellen Gross 1941-  Search this
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Material Culture Forum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
Date:
March 1988
Topic:
Societies--History, organization, etc  Search this
New Programs  Search this
Learned institutions and societies  Search this
Headgear  Search this
Costume  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5170

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