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Luther Davis Papers

Creator:
Davis, Luther  Search this
Davis, Joan Bassie  Search this
Extent:
14 Cubic feet (40 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Awards
Programs
Screenplays
Scripts (documents)
Theater programs
Date:
1916-2007, undated
bulk 1936-2007
Summary:
Luther Davis (1916-2008) was an awarding winning writer, playwright and screenwriter. He won a Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award in 1954 for the musical Kismet. He was the playwright for Lady in a Cage, and Grand Hotel and many other productions.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains scripts, screenplays, and teleplays written by Luther Davis for the stage, screen, and television with related documents. Also included are writings for publications, business papers, and personal papers and photographs.

Series 1, Articles and Fiction, 1936-1946, 2003. This series consists of articles and stories written for magazines, published and unpublished. This series is divided into two subseries:

Subseries 1, Articles and Non-Fiction, 1936-1946 and 2003. Articles published in magazines or other publications and unpublished manuscripts.

Subseries 2, Fiction, 1936-1940s and undated. Stories published in magazines and unpublished manuscripts.

Series 2, Works for Film, 1946-2003. This series consists of treatments, scripts and screenplays for films, produced and unproduced. This series is divided into two subseries:

Subseries 1, Screenplays, Produced, 1946-1972. Drafts and scripts for films produced and materials relating to their production such as advertising and reviews. Photographs for several films are also included and copies of novels used as sources.

Subseries 2, Screenplays, Unproduced, 1940s-2003. Drafts and scripts developed but unproduced and research materials for these projects.

Series 3, Works for the Theater, 1944-2007. This series consists of scripts for stage plays and musicals, produced and unproduced. This series is divided into two subseries:

Subseries 1, Theatrical Productions, 1944-2004. Scripts and other materials related to those productions. These include documents relating to adapting, financing, and promotion of the productions, as well as source materials, photographs, and reviews. Some materials relate to productions in foreign countries.

Subseries 2, Theatrical Works, Unproduced, 1937-2007. Scripts and partial scripts, ideas, outlines and research materials for these projects.

Series 4, Works for Television, 1956-1997. This series consists of scripts for television programs, produced and unproduced. This series is divided into two subseries:

Subseries 1, Television Productions, 1960-1971. Scripts and other materials related to these productions. Subseries 2, Works for Television, Unproduced, 1956-1997. Scripts and partial scripts, ideas, outlines and research materials.

Series 5, Business and Personal Records, 1916-2007. This series consists of two subseries:

Subseries 1, Business Records, 1941-2006. Correspondence, news clippings, awards, general casting research and story research materials.

Subseries 2, Personal Records, 1916-2007. Documents, scrapbook pages, military records, news clippings, photographs, correspondence, miscellaneous personal items.

Series 6, Works by Others, 1939-1979. This series consists of stories and scripts written by others.

Series 7, Audio-Visual Materials, 1976-1991, undated. This series consists of two subseries:

Subseries 1, Audio Materials, 1976-1991, undated. Audio cassettes for Timbuktu! and Grand Hotel stage productions. Radio interviews with Davis and others.

Subseries 2, Video Materials, 1979-1990, undated. Video cassettes for Timbuktu!, 1990 Tony Awards, and film Daughter of the Mind.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series.

Series 1, Articles and Fiction, 1936-2003, undated

Subseries 1.1, Articles and Non-Fiction, 1936-2003

Subseries 1.2, Fiction, 1936-1940s, undated

Series 2, Works for Film, 1946-2003

Subseries 2.1, Screenplays, Produced, 1946-1972

Subseries 2.2, Screenplays, Unproduced, 1940s-2003

Series 3, Works for the Theater, 1944-2007

Subseries 3.1, Theatrical Productions, 1944-2004

Subseries 3.2, Theatrical Works, Unproduced, 1937-2007

Series 4, Works for Television, 1956-1997

Subseries 4.1, Television Productions, 1960-1971

Subseries 4.2, Works for Television, Unproduced, 1956-1997

Series 5, Business and Personal Records, 1916-2007

Subseries 5.1, Business Records, 1941-2006

Subseries 5.2, Personal Records, 1916-2007

Series 6, Works by Others, 1939-1979

Series 7, Audio-Visual Materials, 1976-1991, undated

Subseries 7.1, Audio Materials, 1976-1991, undated

Subseries 7.2, Video Materials, 1979-1990, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Luther Berryhill Davis was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 29, 1916. He attended Culver Military Academy, graduating in 1934. At Yale University he was a member of the Yale Literary Society and contributed stories and essays to the Yale Literary Magazine. While at Yale, he began writing plays and musicals and his work in these fields would define his long and successful career. Following his graduation he wrote articles on entertainment figures for Colliers and other publications until his enlistment as captain in the Army Air Corps. While serving, he wrote a breezy column for the service publication C.B.I. Roundup and covered aviation subjects for Air Force magazine for the duration of the war. He was promoted to the rank of major before his demobilization in 1945.

Returning to civilian life, Davis embarked upon a career as a writer for the stage, screen, and television that would continue for more than six decades. In the autumn of 1945, Davis's play Kiss Them for Me, adapted from a Frederic Wakeman novel, opened on Broadway and was adapted for film in 1955. In 1947 he wrote the screenplay for The Hucksters (also by Wakeman), starring Clark Gable. He worked as a screenwriter well into the 1980s.

Davis collaborated with Charles Lederer, Robert Wright, and George Forrest on the book and libretto for Kismet, an adaptation of Edward Knoblock's 1911 play. Kismet featured music based on the works of Alexander Borodin and won the Tony award for Best Musical in 1954. It was made into a film directed by Vincente Minnelli in 1955. In 1978, Davis produced a further adaptation titled Timbuktu! that was notable for its use of African themes and locales. Its cast included Eartha Kitt and Melba Moore, and it was choreographed by Geoffrey Holder. Timbuktu! was nominated for six Tonys, including one for Davis's script.

In 1956, Davis and partners Wright and Forrest purchased the rights to Vicki Baum's novel Menschhen in Hotel. The novel had been the source for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's (MGM) 1931 film, Grand Hotel. In 1958, Davis adapted the story for At the Grand, a production of the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera. Thirty-one years, and numerous revisions, later it opened on Broadway in 1989 as Grand Hotel, the Musical. Directed by Tommy Tune, it ran until 1992. In 1990, the show was nominated for twelve Tony awards and won six.

As a producer, Davis and partners brought the World War I drama Not About Heroes to Broadway with stars Edward Hermann and Dylan Baker in 1981. He also co-produced Eden Court off-Broadway with Ellen Barkin and Melanie Griffith in 1985.

Davis continued his work in film as writer and producer, most notably with his controversial film Lady in a Cage, a 1964 study of modern violence starring Olivia de Havilland. Other film scripts, such as A Lion is in the Streets (1953) and Across 110th Street (1972), also explored gritty, contemporary themes. These were a marked contrast to the wry comedy of some of his earlier screenplays.

As a writer for television, Davis's work earned him recognition from the Writer's Guild of America and Mystery Writers of America. Most of his television work was produced in the 1960s, including episodes for the series "Run for Your Life" and "Kraft Suspense Theater." He authored several movies for television, including Arsenic and Old Lace in 1968. His other works for television included comedies, dramas, mysteries and thrillers.

In his lengthy career, Luther Davis earned success because of both his talent and his extraordinary determination and energy. His papers include not only his works produced for film, stage, and television but an equal, if not greater number, of works never seen by audiences.

His tireless efforts with these projects, as well as the many that reached fruition, indicate a willingness to persevere that is essential to success; in 2007, when he was ninety-one years old, he wrote a treatment for a stage musical based on Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Luther Davis died in 2008.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2009 by Davis's widow, Joan Bassie Davis.
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.
Occupation:
Dramatists  Search this
Topic:
Motion pictures  Search this
Screenwriters  Search this
Television  Search this
Television writers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Awards
Programs
Screenplays
Scripts (documents)
Theater programs
Citation:
Luther Davis Papers, 1916-2007, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1148
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Luther Davis Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1148
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William Russo Music and Personal Papers

Creator:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Russo, William, 1928-2003  Search this
Photographer:
Claxton, William  Search this
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Composer:
Kenton, Stan  Search this
Musician:
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Names:
Chicago Jazz Ensemble  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
87 Cubic feet (188 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Music
Audiotapes
Business records
Photographs
Correspondence
Librettos
Awards
Posters
Programs
Scrapbooks
Scores
Lecture notes
Date:
1920-2002
Summary:
Papers and audiovisual materials documenting Russo's career in music.
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes Russo's original and published music scores, parts and arrangements; audiovisual materials including recordings of broadcasts of Russo's radio show, performances of Russo's compositions, including performances by Duke Ellington, and film and video recordings of Russo's productions in theater and opera; and personal papers such as correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, publicity files, contracts, etc. Among the most significant items in the collection are experimental jazz arrangements for Stan Kenton in the late 1940s-early 1950s, undated arrangements for Gerry Mulligan, Russo's original arrangement of Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert, scores to his first and second symphonies, and scores and libretti to several early rock operas. The photographs include images of persons such as Ellington, Kenton, and Billy Strayhorn, and photographs by jazz photographers Herman Leonard and William Claxton. 2007 addendum includes correspondence, mostly between Russo and his family; eighteen diaries for 1946-1967 (not all years are present) with sparse entries, some in Italian; and additional music manuscripts, parts, scores and libretti.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into nine series.

Series 1: William Russo's Music

Series 2: Teaching Notes

Series 3: Correspondence

Series 4: Publicity, Programs, and Reviews

Series 5: Posters and Artwork

Series 6: Photographs

Series 7: Books and Lecture Notebooks

Series 8: Memorabilia

Series 9: Audiovisual Materials
Biographical / Historical:
William Russo, renowned American jazz composer, arranger, and founder of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, had a music career that spanned five decades and included performance, conducting and composition. During his career he worked with such diverse talents as Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Leonard Bernstein, Cannonball Adderly, Yehuidi Menuhin, Dizzy Gillespie, Seiji Ozawa, and Billie Holiday. Although critics acknowledged Russo mainly for his pioneering contributions to the big-band jazz canon, his talents extended to a far wider range of musical styles, creating groundbreaking jazz scores, rock operas, classical works, film scores, and educational textbooks on jazz orchestration and arrangement. In all, he composed over 200 pieces for jazz orchestra with more than 25 recordings of his work. In 1990, Russo received a Lifetime Achievement award from NARAS, the organization that presents the Grammy Awards.

As a young trombonist, Russo studied with Lennie Tristano, the pianist and theorist who became a leader in the progressive jazz movement. During the late 1940s, Russo led the revolutionary Experiment in Jazz band. At age 21, he became one of the chief composers/arrangers for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, one of the most innovative and influential jazz orchestras of the postwar era. In his four years with Kenton, Russo penned such classic Kenton works as "23° North – 82° West," and "Frank Speaking."

Russo made several major jazz recordings under his own name before his classical "Symphony No. 2 in C (TITANS)" received a Koussevitsky award in 1959; it was performed by the New York Philharmonic that same year under Leonard Bernstein, who had commissioned the work. This award marked Russo's "official" entry into the world of classical music. Russo continued to write major symphonic works throughout his career, including his 1992 grand opera, "Dubrovsky."

After his tenure with Kenton, in the early 1950s, Russo led his own successful bands, The Russo Orchestra in New York, and the London Jazz Orchestra, before returning to Chicago to form the Chicago Jazz Ensemble in 1065. With the Ensemble, he presented Duke Ellington's "First Concert of Sacred Music" in 1967. This was one of the rare times when Ellington allowed one of his compositions to be arranged and performed by a jazz orchestra other than his own, and was a reflection of Ellington's respect for Russo. Shortly after this performance, Russo composed a rock cantata, "The Civil War," that led him into the field of rock opera. After concentrating on classical music again in the 1970s, in the late 1980s, Russo began to re-explore the history of jazz through his revived Chicago Jazz Ensemble. In 1995, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble made history with the first-ever complete live performance of Gil Evans' and Miles Davis' "Sketches of Spain" in its original form. Recent Russo works that premiered in Chicago included "Chicago Suite No. 1," and "Chicago Suite No. 2," a recording that was published posthumously in the spring of 2003.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

William Russo Transcription and Arrangement of Duke Ellington's First Concert of Sacred Music, 1967-1968 (AC0406)
Provenance:
Bequeathed to the Smithsonian by William Russo. Papers collected after Russo's death in 2003. The 2007 addendum sent by Russo's sister and daughter were also part of the bequest.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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.
Occupation:
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Topic:
Opera  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Music -- Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Business records -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Librettos
Awards
Posters -- 20th century
Programs
Scrapbooks
Scores
Lecture notes
Citation:
William Russo Music and Personal Papers, 1920s-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0845
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William Russo Music and Personal Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0845
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Music Manuscripts

Collection Donor:
Riva, Julia  Search this
Jones, Jophe  Search this
Collection Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1987
Scope and Contents:
Series 1: Music Manuscripts, 1928-1987

The music in Series 1 is arranged into five sub-series: Sub-series 1.1: Original Holographic Theatre and Motion Picture Music Manuscripts, 1930-1960, Sub-series 1.2: Bound Presentation Scores, 1931-1982, Sub-series 1.3: Original Individual Song Manuscripts, 1938-1965, Sub-series 1.4: Published Sheet Music, 1930-1980 and Sub-series 1.5: Published Songs, Instrumentals and Song Collections, 1928-1987. All material is arranged alphabetically by show, film or song title.

Sub-series 1.1 contain Warren's original holographic music manuscripts for each show or motion picture. Folders will not necessarily contain a complete score for each production. It is possible that some material was retained by the motion picture studios where Warren worked. Of particular interest are a number of folders containing untitled music sketches where it is possible to identify tune fragments that may have been used in later compositions. Subseries 1.2 contains bound presentation scores. There are four complete scores, from main titles to end credits, for Yolanda and the Thief, The Harvey Girls and two copies of the score for Summer Holiday. As well as the work of Warren, these scores include the work of the studio arrangers and orchestrators who worked on the picture, in the case of these three MGM productions, Conrad Salinger. Other scores are gifts from other fellow composers or for two of Warren's Broadway shows and one un-produced film. Some of the scores include the libretto as well as the music.

Subseries 1.3 contain original music manuscripts for individual songs. These manuscripts include vellum and paper song sheets. Files are listed according to song title and retain the original order as found when the material was transferred from Four Jays Music Corporation.

Subseries 1.4 contains published sheet music for songs from the shows/motion pictures listed. Not every folder will contain a full compliment of the songs from that particular project. These were collected by Warren. These publications are incomplete in their scope. They are arranged alphabetically according to the original project title.

Subseries 1.5 contains published versions of individual songs and song collections. The songs are arranged alphabetically by title.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Collection Citation:
Harry Warren Papers, 1909-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Jophe Jones and Julia Riva.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0750, Series 1
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Harry Warren Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0750-ref12

MS 7442 Material relating to the production of opera "Sacred Tree of the Omaha Tribe"

Collector:
Eames, Henry Purmort, 1872-1950  Search this
Creator:
Lincoln Commercial Club  Search this
Names:
Alexander, Hartley Burr, 1873-1939  Search this
Alexander, Hartley Burr, 1873-1939  Search this
Eames, Henry Purmort, 1872-1950  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932 -- Depicted in group  Search this
Scott, Robert D. (depicted in group)  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (60 pages)
4 Pages
7 Photographs
Culture:
American Indian -- masque based on  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Pages
Photographs
Date:
Summer 1916
Scope and Contents:
One printed note and libretto for The Gate City: A Masque of the City of Omaha, a production of the Lincoln Commerical Club of the University of Nebraska. It was the second of a series of The Pageant of Lincoln. The is also a printed program. The photographs include scenes from the masque, including a portion called The sacred tree of the Omaha. Included are actors in fanciful Indian costumes. One photograph shows the author Hartley B. Alexander, the composer Henry Purmort Eames, pageant director Robert D. Scott, and guests Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche. The sacred tree of the Omaha was based on a description in Fletcher and La Flesche's The Omaha Tribe, 27th Annual Report of the Bureau of American
Also included is "The Mystery of Life," a presentation based on the Pawnee Hako ceremony as recorded and interpreted by Alice C. Fletcher.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7442
Local Note:
Printed material and photographic prints
Topic:
Hako  Search this
Mystery of Life  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 7442, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7442
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7442

South Pacific (overture); South Pacific (finale)

Recording artist:
Salvatore Dell'Isola and Orchestra  Search this
Pinza, Ezio  Search this
Luna, Barbara  Search this
Martin, Mary  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary U. McLaughlin
ID Number:
1980.0099.09
Accession number:
1980.0099
Maker number:
4556-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0099.09
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8ac9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_668318

Dites Moi / A Cock-Eyed Optimist; This Nearly Was Mine

Recording artist:
Salvatore Dell'Isola and Orchestra  Search this
Luna, Barbara  Search this
Martin, Mary  Search this
Pinza, Ezio  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary U. McLaughlin
ID Number:
1980.0099.10
Accession number:
1980.0099
Maker number:
4557-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0099.10
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Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-2ce0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_668319

Twin Soliloques; Honey Bun / Carefully Taught

Recording artist:
Salvatore Dell'Isola and Orchestra  Search this
Martin, Mary  Search this
Pinza, Ezio  Search this
Tabbert, William  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary U. McLaughlin
ID Number:
1980.0099.11
Accession number:
1980.0099
Maker number:
4558-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0099.11
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Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-88e0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_668320

Some Enchanted Evening; Happy Talk

Recording artist:
Salvatore Dell'Isola and Orchestra  Search this
Pinza, Ezio  Search this
Hall, Juanita  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary U. McLaughlin
ID Number:
1980.0099.12
Accession number:
1980.0099
Maker number:
4559-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0099.12
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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/ng49ca746a4-c438-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_668321

Bloody Mary; Younger Than Springtime

Recording artist:
Salvatore Dell'Isola and Orchestra  Search this
Tabbert, William  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary U. McLaughlin
ID Number:
1980.0099.13
Accession number:
1980.0099
Maker number:
4560-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0099.13
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Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-c439-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_668322

There's Nothin' Like a Dame; A Wonderful Guy

Recording artist:
Salvatore Dell'Isola and Orchestra  Search this
Martin, Mary  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary U. McLaughlin
ID Number:
1980.0099.14
Accession number:
1980.0099
Maker number:
4561-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0099.14
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-88e1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_668323

Bali Ha'i; I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair

Recording artist:
Dell, Bruce E.  Search this
Martin, Mary  Search this
Hall, Juanita  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary U. McLaughlin
ID Number:
1980.0099.15
Accession number:
1980.0099
Maker number:
4562-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0099.15
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-c43a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_668324

Overture; Finale

Recording artist:
Martin, Mary  Search this
Luna, Barbara  Search this
Pinza, Ezio  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. R. F. Conlisk
ID Number:
1980.0339.23
Accession number:
1980.0339
Maker number:
4556-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0339.23
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sound Recordings
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-e5ee-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_668311
Online Media:

Dites Moi / A Cock-eyed Optimist; This Nearly Was Mine

Recording artist:
Luna, Barbara  Search this
Martin, Mary  Search this
Pinza, Ezio  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. R. F. Conlisk
ID Number:
1980.0339.24
Accession number:
1980.0339
Maker number:
4557-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0339.24
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sound Recordings
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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edanmdm:nmah_668312
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Twin Soliloquies (Wonder How It Feels); Honey Bun / Carefully Taught

Recording artist:
Martin, Mary  Search this
Pinza, Ezio  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. R. F. Conlisk
ID Number:
1980.0339.25
Accession number:
1980.0339
Maker number:
4558-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0339.25
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National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d2b8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_668313
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Some Enchanted Evening; Happy Talk

Recording artist:
Pinza, Ezio  Search this
Hall, Juanita  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. R. F. Conlisk
ID Number:
1980.0339.26
Accession number:
1980.0339
Maker number:
4559-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0339.26
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-ab62-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_668314
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Bloody Mary; Younger Than Springtime

Recording artist:
Tabbert, William  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. R. F. Conlisk
ID Number:
1980.0339.27
Accession number:
1980.0339
Maker number:
4560-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0339.27
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National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d2b9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_668315
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There's Nothin' Like a Dame; A Wonderful Guy

Recording artist:
Martin, Mary  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. R. F. Conlisk
ID Number:
1980.0339.28
Accession number:
1980.0339
Maker number:
4561-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0339.28
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National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-cac0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_668316
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Bali Ha'i; I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair

Recording artist:
Martin, Mary  Search this
Hall, Juanita  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. R. F. Conlisk
ID Number:
1980.0339.29
Accession number:
1980.0339
Maker number:
4562-M
MM-850
Catalog number:
1980.0339.29
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National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d894-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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Anglo-Boer War / Official Program / Historical Libretto [Program]

Creator:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Artist:
Hilton, J.F.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 9-7/16 x 6-3/4 in.)
Culture:
Afrikaners  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Librettos
Programs
Place:
Transvaal (South Africa) -- History -- War of 1880-1881
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- 1900-1910
Missouri -- 1900-1910
Date:
1904
Scope and Contents:
With text and reproductions of black-and-white photographs. Cover illustration of battle scene with soldiers on horseback. "Copyright 1904 / J.F. Hilton" at bottom of cover. Entire right side of cover has dark stain.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001587.tif (AC Scan of cover)
General:
World Expositions series, Box 12.
Exhibitions Note:
Shown in Archives Center display, "Meet Me in St. Louis"--A Year Late: Remembering the Louisiana Purchase at the 1904 World's Fair," 2003.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
South African War, 1899-1902  Search this
Horses -- 1900-1910  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Librettos
Programs
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: World Expositions, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: World Expositions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: World Expositions / Images, Keepsakes, Promotional Material, Publications, and Other / ST. LOUIS
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-world-ref572

Playbill for Bubbling Brown Sugar

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
ANTA Theatre, American, founded 1925  Search this
Subject of:
Avon Long, American, 1910 - 1984  Search this
Josephine Premice, American, 1926 - 2001  Search this
Vivian Reed, American  Search this
Joseph Attles, American, 1903 - 1990  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 3/8 x 5 7/8 in. (23.8 x 14.9 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1976
Topic:
African American  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5871e03b0-f232-43eb-aece-a5fad4301f00
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.16
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