Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, 1967-1968, 1970-1972, 1976. Correspondents include Lee F. Murray. Partly concerns a lecture given in 1972 by Louis Casey at a meeting of military historians in Chilliwack.
Box 4 of 73
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 330, National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics, Correspondence
This subseries consists primarily of personal correspondence, including holiday cards and invitations, although letters related to commissions and exhibitions are scattered throughout.
This subseries includes the letters of W. Langdon Kihn, Alfred and Carrie Kihn (his parents), and Helen Kihn (his wife). Langdon Kihn's correspondence contains letters to his parents from his early trips out west, and drafts and fragments of letters to colleagues promoting his early exhibitions. There is also a selection of Christmas cards of his own design, which he sent to friends and family.
Notable correspondents, most of whom are also represented in the chronological correspondence, include the Canadian ethnographer, Marius Barbeau; well-known collectors, Dale and Maud Chester and Sir Henry Wellcome; artists Maynard Dixon and Guy Wiggins; French biophysicist and philosopher Pierre du Noüy; and military historian Captian Russell V. Steele, whose letters frequently include illustrations of soldiers in military uniforms.
Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent name. Letters and letter fragments with missing or illegible signatures have been filed in a folder titled "Unidentified," which is located at the end of this subseries.
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
W. Langdon Kihn papers, 1904-1990, bulk 1904-1957. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Processing of the collection was funded by the Getty Grant Program; digitization of the collection was funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
International cold war military records and history proceedings of the International Conference on Cold War Military Records and History held in Washington, D.C., 21-26 March 1994 : sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the United States Army Center of Military History edited by William W. Epley
Proceedings of the International Conference on Cold War Military Records and History held in Washington, D.C., 21-26 March 1994
International Conference on Cold War Military Records and History (1994 : Washington, D.C.) Search this
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age.
Series 2: Armed Forces contains circa 3,400 pieces of sheet music and song folios documenting the military history of the United States; there are only a handful of foreign imprints.
An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
Scope and Contents note:
The Armed Forces series contains circa 3,400 pieces of sheet music and song folios documenting the military history of the United States; there are only a handful of foreign imprints. The World War I subseries (2.4) is particularly impressive with circa 1,150 items. The Post-World War II subseries (2.6) is very small. Some additional military items can be found in the DeVincent file for Presidents of the United States.
The illustrated covers offer the military historian fine portraits of well-known officers, visual evidence about uniforms and other military regalia, and dramatic portrayals of battle scenes. The series also contains material of interest to the social and cultural historian as well as the musicologist. The changing character of the songs indicates something about the accepted public face of different eras--from the Civil War's anguished songs of youthful death to the World War II songs of near denial of the possibility of death; from the Civil War's primary relationship of the soldier boy to his mother to a World War II emphasis upon the relationship of the young service man to his girlfriend.
The material dates from circa 1810 to 1983. Many early imprints are in the armed forces series, subseries 2.1--Pre-Civil War. Most pre-1840 imprints are not dated. Estimates have been made for the dates of many early imprints by checking publisher and address of the publisher in the "Index of Publishers, Engravers and Printers" in volume III of Richard Wolfe's Secular Music in America 1801-1825: A Bibliography and in Oscar Sonneck's A Bibliography of Early Secular American Music. Several sheets that appear to be very old could not be dated by this method.
The Ephemera file, arranged in the same subseries as the sheet music, is described after the subseries. The armed forces ephemera file is placed in two document boxes numbered with the same series and subseries numbers as the sheet music.
The seven subseries in the armed forces series are arranged chronologically except for the last subseries, Naval History. These subseries includes: 2.1 Pre-Civil War; 2.2 Civil War; 2.3 Pre-World War I; 2.4 World War I; 2.5 World War II; 2.6 Post-World War II; 2.7 Naval History; 2.8 Marine Corps.
Arranged in 9 subseries.
2.1: Pre-Civil War
2.2: Civil War
2.3: Pre-World War I
2.4: World War I
2.5: World War II
2.6: Post -World War
2.7: Naval History
2.8: Marine Corps
Materials in Other Organizations:
Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
This collection contains duplicates of materials in the Smithsonian collection, as well as materials acquired by Mr. DeVincent after the donation to the Smithsonian. The phonograph records described above were transferred to the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Donald J. Stubblebine Collection of Musical Theater and Motion Picture Sheet Music and Reference Material, 1843-2010 (AC1211)
Forms Part Of:
Series 2: Armed Forces forms part of the
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music
An ongoing, updated list of DeVincent topical series is available via the Smithsonian finding aid portal.
Series 2: Armed Forces forms part of the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music .
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music
Series 1: Transportation
Series 2: Armed Forces
Series 3: African-American Music
Series 4: Songwriters Volumes I and II
Series 5: Politics and Political Movements
Series 6: Moving Pictures and Movie Stars
Series 7: Sports
Series 8: Geography
Series 9: Domestic and Community Life
Series 10: Sacred Music and Religious Themes
Series 11: Entertainment
Series 12: Plants and Animals
Series 13: Agriculture, Business, and Law
Series 14: Calendar, Time, and Weather
Series 15: Holidays and Celebrations
Series 16: Country, Western, and Folk Music
Series 17: The Human Condition, Physical, Mental, Behavioral
Series 18: Dance
Series 19: Art and Literature
Series 20: Newspapers
Series 21: Musical Instruments
This collection was purchased by the Smithsonian Institution in 1988 from Sam and Nancy Lee DeVincent.
Collection is open for research.
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.
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985 Research Materials, NASM.1995.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space History Search this
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, meeting agenda and notes, exhibition proposals and research, and program development records which were created
by military historian Gregg Herken, Chairman of the Department of Space History, National Air and Space Museum.
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division Search this
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
This accession consists of records documenting the research, professional, and programmatic activities of Gregg F. Herken, Senior Historian and Curator, 1988-2003,
and Chair, 1988-1996. Herken specialized in military history, especially atomic weapons and the Cold War. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, research files, lecture
scripts, grant materials, trip reports, manuscripts, object images, and related materials. The Space History Division was previously named the Department of Space History.