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Records

Topic:
Tower Concert (Concert series)
Flentrop in America
Organs in Mexico
Extent:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Newsletters
Posters
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1954-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries from private collectors, musicians, universities, and instrument manufacturers; minutes of meetings; floor plans for the Hall of Musical Instruments; recital announcements; audiotapes of Fesperman's organ performances; contracts with publishing companies; Fesperman's research material for the publications Flentrop in America and Organs in Mexico; exhibition proposals, scripts, loan agreements, and brochures from Contemporary Musical Instrument Makers; funding information, progress reports, photographs, and program booklets from Music at the Smithsonian, as well as the Tower Concert series; audiotapes and cassette recordings of concert performances, interviews with musicians, and music used for exhibitions; administrative records; photographs and slides of American and European chamber organs; correspondence between Fesperman and organ builder F. A. Flentrop; and staff research notes.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Music -- History  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Newsletters
Floor plans
Posters
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 485
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0485

Music at the Smithsonian, 5/22/1973

Container:
Box 25 of 75
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
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Records
Records / Box 25
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0485-refidd1e10458

Music at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Council Meeting, Belmont, April 1973

Container:
Box 7 of 75
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
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Records
Records / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0485-refidd1e1879

Music at the Smithsonian: Music Program Study (1967)

Container:
Box 8 of 75
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
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Records
Records / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0485-refidd1e2155

Music at the Smithsonian: Memos, etc.

Container:
Box 8 of 75
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
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Records
Records / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0485-refidd1e2166

Music at the Smithsonian: Fantasy and Reality

Container:
Box 8 of 75
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
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Records
Records / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0485-refidd1e2177

Music at the Smithsonian

Container:
Box 10 of 75
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
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Records
Records / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0485-refidd1e3462

Music at the Smithsonian, 1966-1967

Container:
Box 25 of 75
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
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Records
Records / Box 25
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0485-refidd1e9263

Music at the Smithsonian

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-03-10T17:12:43.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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SmithsonianAmHistory
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edanmdm:yt_sgpEzy2AOAU

Sousa on the Rez: Native American Brass Bands and Beyond

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-07-19T21:19:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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SmithsonianNMAI
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edanmdm:yt_cTZ7Oa01HuY

Tribute to John Hasse upon his "Rewirement" from the National Museum of American History

Creator:
Smithsonian Music  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-08-11T18:47:39.000Z
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Music  Search this
Topic:
Music;Entertainers  Search this
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Smithsonian Music
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SmithsonianMusic
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Curator John Hasse "Rewirement" Speech

Creator:
Smithsonian Music  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-07-25T23:20:24.000Z
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Music  Search this
Topic:
Music;Entertainers  Search this
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Smithsonian Music
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edanmdm:yt_d1a84JgtgXQ

Division of Musical Instruments

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967, 1971-1972
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of memorandum on fundraising, correspondence from WWW to Rab, "Music at the Smithsonian - A Discussion Paper" and addendum.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_06_002_038
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 6: Meetings and Organizations / 6.1: General Meetings and Organizations
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5edadfe77-2477-43b9-811a-30fa5b0cff4a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref2938

How Have You Worked With Music At The Smithsonian?

Creator:
Smithsonian Music  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-08-17T15:39:28.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Music;Entertainers  Search this
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Smithsonian Music
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edanmdm:yt_QwrosB6ssbI

Minutes

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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Stradivari

Collection Creator:
Herrmann, Emil, 1888-1968  Search this
Francais, Jacques, 1923-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 80
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must use gloves when viewing this collection.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Archive, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records
Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records / Series 3: Emil Hermann Photographic Negatives / 3.1: Violins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85bb80f98-3b4a-4bbb-bcba-919c1075a1c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0872-ref702

How and When Did You First Engage With Music at the Smithsonian?

Creator:
Smithsonian Music  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-08-17T15:39:30.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
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Music;Entertainers  Search this
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Smithsonian Music
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Burgess Violin

Maker:
Burgess, David  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 23 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in x 4 in; 60.325 cm x 20.955 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
violin
Place Made:
United States: Michigan, Ann Arbor
Date made:
1984
Credit Line:
Gift of the Friends of Music at the Smithsonian
ID Number:
1986.0752.01
Accession number:
1986.0752
Catalog number:
1986.0752.01
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Violins
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-319e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_605484
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Violin Bow

Maker:
Espey, Charles  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/8 in x 9/16 in x 29 3/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 1.42875 cm x 74.64425 cm
Object Name:
bow
Credit Line:
Friends of Music at the Smithsonian
ID Number:
1986.0752.02
Catalog number:
1986.0752.02
Accession number:
1986.0752
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-3429-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_605551
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Erard Grand Piano

Associated person:
Victoria Queen of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India  Search this
Albert Prince Consort of Great Britain and Ireland  Search this
Maker:
Erard  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (strings material)
leather, felt (hammers material)
wood (case: material)
iron (frame: material)
Measurements:
overall: 95 cm x 136 cm x 242 cm; 37 3/8 in x 53 9/16 in x 95 1/4 in
Object Name:
piano
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1854
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Axelrod and the Friends of Music at the Smithsonian
ID Number:
1991.0372.01
Serial number:
3964
Accession number:
1991.0372
Catalog number:
1991.0372.01
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-42e7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606957
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