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"New Plant for Wurlitzer" [Corinth, Mississippi] circa 1955 Reprint from The Music Trades

Collection Creator:
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Wurlitzer Company Records
Wurlitzer Company Records / Series 2: Publications / 2.2: General Publications and Articles Relating to Wurlitzer
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fd30f9a4-aa64-4b22-a113-cad426fb1d90
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0469-ref221

Wurlitzer at Chicago Music Trade Convention

Collection Creator:
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948 August
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Wurlitzer Company Records
Wurlitzer Company Records / Series 1: Wurlitzer Company Histories Company Events and General Business Materials / 1.2: 1956 Centennial Celebrations and Other Events
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80cd8e0de-1b36-4066-9ab2-9994aae5fc4a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0469-ref46

Al Celley Collection of Duke Ellington Materials

Creator:
Celley, Al  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder, 2 films)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contracts
Business records
Correspondence
Financial records
Handbills
Notes
Orchestrations
Passports
Photographs
78 rpm records
Signatures (names)
16mm motion picture film
Tickets
Writings
Date:
1943-1989
Summary:
A diverse collection of papers assembled by Duke Ellington's road manager, Al Celley. The collection includes correspondence, photographs of Ellington and his orchestra at various times and locations; concert ephemera; handwritten notes; business and financial documents, primarily receipts; and travel ephemera.
Scope and Contents:
The collection was assembled by Duke Ellington's road manager, Al Celley and includes correspondence, photographs of Ellington and his orchestra at various times and locations; concert ephemera; handwritten notes; business and financial documents, primarily receipts; and travel ephemera.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Personal Materials, 1943-1962

Subseries 1.1: Al Celley, 1943-1962

Subseries 1.2: Duke Ellington, 1948

Series 2: Correspondence, 1945-1963

Subseries 2.1: Chronological, 1945-1963

Subseries 2.2: Alphabetical, 1949-1961

Series 3: Subject Files, 1948-1963

Series 4: Financial Materials, 1944-1964

Subseries 4.1: Payroll/Salary Ledgers, 1944-1962

Subseries 4.2: Expense Notebooks, 1946, 1959

Subseries 4.3: Receipts and Bills, 1945-1964

Series 5: Photographs, 1947-1967

Series 6: Audio Visual Materials, 1945-1957

Subseries 6.1: Moving Image, 1957

Subseries 6.2: Audio Discs, 1945-1946
Biographical / Historical:
Albert "Al" Joseph Celley (1909-1994) was Duke Ellington's road manager from 1944 to 1964. Celley handled the band's business affairs, such as concert bookings, logistics, staging shows, and organizing tours. Celley also handled the weekly payroll, contracts, collecting money from promoters, paying road expenses, and sending weekly reports to Bill Mittler, an accountant.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Duke Ellington Collection (AC0301)

Duke Ellington Oral History Project (AC0368)

This project includes an interview with Al Celley, July 12, 1989.
Provenance:
Purchased at auction by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, May 2011.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Reference copies for audio discs and moving image do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with the Archives Center staff. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
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:
African Americans  Search this
Big bands  Search this
Music  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contracts
Business records
Correspondence
Financial records
Handbills
Notes
Orchestrations
Passports
Photographs
78 rpm records
Signatures (names)
16mm motion picture film
Tickets
Writings
Citation:
Al Celley Collection of Duke Ellington Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1240
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Al Celley Collection of Duke Ellington Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8227b0efa-2c3a-4607-a95d-539a6675e9fe
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1240

Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Cape Verdean Music Industry; Social Dance Styles; Building with Stones

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Cape Verde Program 1995 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Golden, Justin (recorder)  Search this
Recorder:
Ballivian, Monica (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Mendes, João  Search this
De Pina, Augusto  Search this
Gonsalves, Virginia  Search this
da Veiga, Jose Luis M.  Search this
Barreto, Orlando J. Ribeiro  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Cape Verdeans  Search this
Cape Verdean Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Massachusetts
Cape Verde
Brockton (Mass.)
Fogo (Cape Verde)
Santiago (Cape Verde)
Date:
1995 July 2
Track Information:
101 Cape Verdean Music Industry / João Mendes.

102 Social Dance Styles / Augusto De Pina, Virginia Gonsalves. Violin.

103 Building with Stone / Jose Luis M. da Veiga, Orlando J. Ribeiro Barreto.
Local Numbers:
FP-1995-CT-0345
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 2, 1995.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
World music  Search this
Coladeira  Search this
Morna  Search this
Violin  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Emigration & immigration  Search this
Social dancing  Search this
Stonecarving  Search this
Building  Search this
Stone-cutters  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1995 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1995, Item FP-1995-CT-0345
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1995 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1995 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: The Cape Verdean Connection / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk57c379009-b594-4800-8784-4e02a1a20f0f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1995-ref603

Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Fiddle Workshop: Promotion and Marketing

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. American Indian Program 1992 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Howard, Timothea, 1953-2017 (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Stevens, Bill, 1933-  Search this
Johnson, Brian  Search this
Houle, Lawrence, 1938-  Search this
Seeger, Anthony  Search this
Kapusniak, John F., 1962-  Search this
Porter, Murray, 1960-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Michif Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Dakota
Canada
Alaska
Manitoba
Fairbanks (Alaska)
Belcourt (N.D.)
New York
Nedrow (N.Y.)
Date:
1992 June 25
Track Information:
101 Fiddle Workshop / Bill Stevens, Brian Johnson, Lawrence Houle. Fiddle,Guitar.

102 Promotion and Marketing / Anthony Seeger, John F. Kapusniak, Murray Porter. Piano.
Local Numbers:
FP-1992-CT-0050-6
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 25, 1992.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Violin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Piano  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992, Item FP-1992-CT-0050
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: The Changing Soundscape in Indian Country / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51d164837-d70e-4dce-80be-4d9802219a18
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1992-ref840

Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Marketing; The Recording Industry: Classical Music

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. American Indian Program 1992 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Spinks, Vondale (recorder)  Search this
Howard, Timothea, 1953-2017 (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Bomberry, Elaine, 1951-  Search this
Porter, Murray, 1960-  Search this
Davids, Brent Michael, 1959-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Oneida Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Mohawk Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Canada
Ontario
Arizona
Tempe (Ariz.)
Date:
1992 June 26
Track Information:
101 Marketing: The Recording Industry / Elaine Bomberry, Murray Porter. Piano.

102 Classical Music / Brent Michael Davids. Crystal flute.
Local Numbers:
FP-1992-CT-0054
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 26, 1992.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Piano  Search this
Crystal flute  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Composition (Music)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992, Item FP-1992-CT-0054
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: The Changing Soundscape in Indian Country / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk504a02190-b59d-463a-9450-9c39cf482a76
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1992-ref844

Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Pan-Festival Workshop; Drum making: Marketing: Fiddle Workshop

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. American Indian Program 1992 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Kamalidiin, Sais (recorder)  Search this
Van Buren, Tom (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Bonaparte, Brad  Search this
Geronimo, Joseph, 1949-  Search this
Topo, Louis  Search this
Gomez, Alex  Search this
Porter, Murray, 1960-  Search this
Lyons, Rex  Search this
Stevens, Bill, 1933-  Search this
Johnson, Brian  Search this
Houle, Lawrence, 1938-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Akwesasne Mohawk  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Oneida Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Michif Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Canada
Québec (Province)
New Mexico
French Guiana
Akwesasne Indian Reserve (Québec and Ont.)
Arizona
Nedrow (N.Y.)
Ontario
New York
Manitoba
Alaska
North Dakota
Date:
1992 June 27
Track Information:
101 Pan Festival Workshop: Drum Making / Brad Bonaparte, Joseph Geronimo, Louis Topo. Drum.

102 Marketing / Alex Gomez, Murray Porter, Rex Lyons.

103 Fiddle Workshop / Bill Stevens, Brian Johnson, Lawrence Houle. Fiddle.
Local Numbers:
FP-1992-CT-0059
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 27, 1992.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Drum  Search this
Violin  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Maroons  Search this
Musical instruments -- Construction  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
French Guiana -- Songs and music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992, Item FP-1992-CT-0059
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: The Changing Soundscape in Indian Country / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5e2a0d477-2eea-4ee9-a883-d5f8b61d371d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1992-ref849

Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Instrument Construction: Promotion & Marketing

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. American Indian Program 1992 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Place, Janet L. (recorder)  Search this
Walker, Tracy (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Bonaparte, Brad  Search this
Davids, Brent Michael, 1959-  Search this
Kapusniak, John F., 1962-  Search this
Porter, Murray, 1960-  Search this
Lyons, Rex  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette (analog)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Akwesasne Mohawk  Search this
Mohawk Indians  Search this
Oneida Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Canada
Québec (Province)
Arizona
Akwesasne Indian Reserve (Québec and Ont.)
Tempe (Ariz.)
New York
Nedrow (N.Y.)
Ontario
Date:
1992 June 28
Track Information:
101 Instrument Construction / Brad Bonaparte, Brent Michael Davids. Crystal flute,Drum,Water-drum.

102 Promotion and Marketing / John F. Kapusniak, Murray Porter, Rex Lyons. Piano,Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-1992-CT-0062
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 28, 1992.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Crystal flute  Search this
Drum  Search this
Water-drum  Search this
Piano  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Musical instruments -- Construction  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992, Item FP-1992-CT-0062
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: The Changing Soundscape in Indian Country / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5120d72cc-ac21-459c-94c6-8381a2effc81
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1992-ref852

Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Fiddle Workshop; Protest Songs: Marketing: Sacred/Secular MusicFW-1992-7RR-0067: Banjo Recordings: Pat Cloud

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. American Indian Program 1992 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Davis, Mariel Smith (recorder)  Search this
Sanders, Sallie (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Stevens, Bill, 1933-  Search this
Johnson, Brian  Search this
Houle, Lawrence, 1938-  Search this
Henhawk, Dugan  Search this
Porter, Murray, 1960-  Search this
Lyons, Rex  Search this
Lopez, Dennis, 1965-  Search this
Segura, Knifewing, 1957-  Search this
Bonaparte, Brad  Search this
Dreadfulwater, J.B., 1932-2002  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Michif Indians  Search this
Oneida Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Zuni  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Canada
Manitoba
North Dakota
Alaska
New York
Nedrow (N.Y.)
Ontario
New Mexico
Arizona
Québec (Province)
Oklahoma
Akwesasne Indian Reserve (Québec and Ont.)
Date:
1992 June 29
Track Information:
101 Fiddle Workshop / Bill Stevens, Brian Johnson, Lawrence Houle. Fiddle.

102 Protest Songs / Dugan Henhawk, Murray Porter, Rex Lyons. Piano,Guitar.

103 Marketing / Rex Lyons, Dennis Lopez, Knifewing Segura.

104 Sacred/Secular Music / Lawrence Houle, Brad Bonaparte, J.B. Dreadfulwater.
Local Numbers:
FP-1992-CT-0067-7
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 29, 1992.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Violin  Search this
Piano  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Struggle  Search this
Borderlands  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Religion  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992, Item FP-1992-CT-0067
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: The Changing Soundscape in Indian Country / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk50d8d5192-dc25-42c4-b328-4b6aca0e00a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1992-ref857

Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Promotion & Marketing: Instrument Construction FW-1992-7RR-0070: Banjo Recordings: Chris Sands, Abdourahamon Mangarra

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. American Indian Program 1992 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Mitchell, John N. (recorder)  Search this
Cameron, Donald (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Kapusniak, John F., 1962-  Search this
Segura, Knifewing, 1957-  Search this
Vavages, Lucious, 1974-  Search this
Bonaparte, Brad  Search this
Davids, Brent Michael, 1959-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Zuni  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Mohawk Indians  Search this
Akwesasne Mohawk  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
New York
Arizona
Canada
New Mexico
Ontario
Nedrow (N.Y.)
Tucson (Ariz.)
Québec (Province)
Tempe (Ariz.)
Akwesasne Indian Reserve (Québec and Ont.)
Date:
1992 July 2
Track Information:
101 Promotion and Marketing / John F. Kapusniak, Knifewing Segura, Lucious Vavages.

102 Instrument Construction / Brad Bonaparte, Brent Michael Davids. Crystal flute,Drum.
Local Numbers:
FP-1992-CT-0070
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 2, 1992.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Crystal flute  Search this
Drum  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Oneida Indians  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Musical instruments -- Construction  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Mohegan Indians  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992, Item FP-1992-CT-0070
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: The Changing Soundscape in Indian Country / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5e7c1a663-ced6-478d-b184-495a5a6ea7b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1992-ref860

Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Instrument Construction: Sacred/Secular Music: Marketing; Protest Songs FW-1992-7RR-0077: Banjo Recordings: Alan O'Bryant

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. American Indian Program 1992 Washington, D.C.  Search this
McCauley, John (recorder)  Search this
Henhawk, Dugan  Search this
Performer:
Davids, Brent Michael, 1959-  Search this
Dreadfulwater, J.B., 1932-2002  Search this
Segura, Knifewing, 1957-  Search this
Carlos, Roger F., 1942-  Search this
Henhawk, Dugan  Search this
White Boy & the Wagon Burners (Musical group)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Mohegan Indians  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Zuni  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Arizona
Tempe (Ariz.)
Oklahoma
Tahlequah (Okla.)
New York
Nedrow (N.Y.)
Date:
1992 July 3
Track Information:
101 Instrument Construction / Brent Michael Davids. Crystal flute,Water-drum.

102 Sacred/Secular Music / J.B. Dreadfulwater.

103 Marketing: The Recording Industry / Knifewing Segura, Roger F. Carlos.

104 Protest Songs / Knifewing Segura, White Boy & the Wagon Burners (Musical group), Dugan Henhawk. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-1992-CT-0077
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1992.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
hymns  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Rockabilly music  Search this
Crystal flute  Search this
Water-drum  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Musical instruments -- Construction  Search this
Religion  Search this
Baptists  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Struggle  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992, Item FP-1992-CT-0077
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: The Changing Soundscape in Indian Country / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1992-ref867

Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Navajo Music: MarketingFW-1992-7RR-0079: Banjo Recordings: Ralph Stanley

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. American Indian Program 1992 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Garcia, Sarah (recorder)  Search this
McCauley, John (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Burch, Sharon  Search this
Gomez, Alex  Search this
Kapusniak, John F., 1962-  Search this
Segura, Knifewing, 1957-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
California
Santa Rosa (Calif.)
Arizona
New York
Nedrow (N.Y.)
Date:
1992 July 4
Track Information:
101 Navajo Music / Sharon Burch. Guitar.

102 Marketing / Alex Gomez, John F. Kapusniak, Knifewing Segura.
Local Numbers:
FP-1992-CT-0079
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 4, 1992.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992, Item FP-1992-CT-0079
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: The Changing Soundscape in Indian Country / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk539cbadf3-5be6-4dbf-b06a-40e73ab6cdde
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1992-ref869

Guy Carawan, Sarah Ogan Gunning, Jim Garland, Joe Glazer; Discussion of Recording Industry

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Working Americans Program 1974 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Green, Archie  Search this
Goldstein, Kenneth S., 1927-1995  Search this
Workman, Nimrod  Search this
Ringer, Jim  Search this
Reece, Florence, 1900-1986  Search this
McCaslin, Mary  Search this
Nowlin, Bill, 1945-  Search this
Kirby, Rich  Search this
Artist:
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Gunning, Sarah Ogan, 1910-1983  Search this
Garland, Jim, 1905-1978  Search this
Glazer, Joe, 1918-2006  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording
sound-tape reel (analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
West Virginia
Kentucky
Date:
1974 July 13
Contents:
Florence Reece--Church song; Nimrod Workman--I'm gonna go to that land; Rich Kirby, Nimrod, Jim Garland, Sarah Ogan Gunning and Florence Reece--we shall overcome; Sarah Gunning- Old Jack Frost; Group--Paradise--Roll the union on--Solidarity forever; Recording industry panel with Archie Green, Bill Nowlin, Joe Glazer; Jim Ringer, Mary Mccaslin, Guy Carawan, Kenny Goldstein
General note:
DPA number 74.501.54
Local Numbers:
FP-1974-7RR-0314
General:
74.501.54
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 13, 1974.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Labor  Search this
occupational folklore  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Labor unions -- Songs and music  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folk songs -- Kentucky  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1974, Item FP-1974-7RR-0314
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife / Series 9: Working Americans / 9.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk523766992-67df-450a-a6fa-83faab7d959b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1974-ref4831

Sohmer & Co. Records

Author:
Falcone Custom Grand Pianos  Search this
Donor:
Pratt, Read and Company  Search this
Creator:
Sohmer & Company  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
Names:
Sohmer & Company  Search this
Kuder, Joseph  Search this
Sohmer, Harry J.  Search this
Sohmer, Harry J., Jr.  Search this
Sohmer, Hugo  Search this
Sohmer, William  Search this
Extent:
43 Cubic feet (82 boxes and 11 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sales catalogs
Photographic prints
Advertisements
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Journals (accounts)
Ledgers (account books)
Place:
Ivoryton (Conn.)
New York (N.Y.) -- Musical instruments industry
Date:
1872-1989
Scope and Contents:
The records of Sohmer & Co., date from 1872 through 1989. They fall into fourteen series based primarily on function. Legal, financial, inventory & appraisal, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales are the major series. Photographs, awards, family papers, publications about Sohmer, general publications, "miscellaneous" and correspondence are the remaining series. The records are especially strong in the areas of advertising, finances, and marketing. The collection does not contain corporate records, articles of incorporation, executive records, minutes, annual reports, or personnel records such as payrolls or job descriptions.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into 14 series.

Series 1: Stock and Legal Records, 1882-1985

Series 2: Financial Records, 1887-1962

Series 3: Inventory & Appraisal Records, 1891-1980

Series 4: Manufacturing Records, 1872-1967

Series 5: Marketing, 1901-1989

Series 6: Advertising Records, 1880-1983

Series 7: Sales Records, 1923-1982

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1920-1964

Series 9: Awards, 1876-1976

Serioes 10: Sohmer Family Papers, 1945-1970

Series 11: Publications about Sohmer, 1883-1986

Series 12: General Publications, 1912-1985

Series 13: Miscellaneous Records, 1894-1983

Series 14: Correspondence, 1892-1987
Historical:
When Sohmer & Co. was founded in 1872 by Hugo Sohmer and his partner Joseph Kuder, it became one of 171 piano manufacturers in New York City. Over the next 110 years, Sohmer & Co. was one of the few active and successful family-owned and operated piano-making ventures in the United States. Nationally known for tonal quality and fine craftmanship, the firm's product, in the music trade, came to be referred to as "The Piano-Maker's Piano."
Biographical:
Born to an eminent physician in Dunningen, Wurtemberg, Germany on November 11, 1846, Hugo Sohmer enjoyed a first class education. Riding the last major wave of German immigration, which had brought piano makers such as Albert Weber, George Steck, John and Charles Fischer, and Henry E. Steinway to America, Hugo arrived in New York City in 1862. He became an apprentice in the piano making house of Schuetze & Ludolf. To learn more about European piano making, Hugo returned to Germany in 1868 and travelled extensively throughout Europe. In 1870 he returned to New York and by 1872 the 26 year old Sohmer and his partner, Josef Kuder, began manufacturing pianos in the 149 East 14th Street factory previously utilized by J.H. Boernhoeft and most recently by Marschall & Mittauer.

Josef Kuder, originally from Bohemia, Austria Hungary, learned piano making in Vienna between 1847 and 1854. Kuder arrived in New York in 1854 and became a pianomaker with Steinway & Sons which had been founded in 1853. In 1861 he returned to Vienna; he worked there until returning to New York in 1864, where he worked for Marschall & Mittauer until joining Sohmer.

Concentrating on tonal quality and response, Sohmer & Co. began producing pianos which were recognized in 1876 by an award from the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. In the waning years of the nineteenth century Sohmer & Co. received other awards including a diploma from the Exposition Provinciale in Montreal, Quebec in 1881, the gold medal at the Great New England Fair in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1889, and an award from the World's Columbian Commission in 1893 in Chicago.

By 1883 additional factory space, located on East 23rd Street and formerly used by Carhart & Needham, was occupied to accomodate increased production. In three years this space proved inadequate and forced the renting of an extension to the original factory. The main office and salesrooms were located at 31 West 57th Street in New York City. Meanwhile, in 1884 Sohmer invented the first five foot "baby" grand piano which was applauded for its musical brilliance and depth of tone. In the early 1900's Sohmer produced grand pianos in four sizes: Concert, Parlor, Baby & Cupid.

Limited space and increased production soon became issues again, and in 1887 the company moved its factory and special machinery to Astoria, Long Island. This factory, located at 31st Avenue and Vernon Boulevard, remained in continuous operation until 1982, when the Adirondack Chair Co. bought the building and Pratt Read acquired the company.

During the 1880s a number of letters patent were granted to Sohmer for such piano improvements as the agraffe bar for tone augmentation, and the aliquot string, which were auxiliary strings "arranged in conjunction with the regular strings for the purpose of giving forth reverberatory or sympathetic waves of sound, thus augmenting the general tone results of each unison." (Spillane, History, 256.)

In 1894 Hugo Sohmer took competitor Sebastian Sommer to court for stenciling the name "Sommer" on the fallboard of his pianos. Sohmer declared that "Sohmer" was a trademark used as an emblem to distinguish the piano from others, especially the Sommer piano which he considered inferior. The court in this equity case dismissed the case on the grounds that Sohmer had not proven damages accruing from the advertising and sale of the Sommer piano.

By 1907 Sohmer & Co. was producing 2,000 pianos per year. Additionally, with Farrand & Co. of Detroit, Sohmer was making the Sohmer Cecilian player piano. On June 8, 1913 Hugo Sohmer died in Scarsdale, N.Y.; 20 days later, Josef Kuder died as well. Hugo was survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter, Adelaide S. Weber; and a son, Harry J. Sohmer, born in 1886. Company leadership was assumed by Harry J. Sohmer after Hugo's death.

During the 1920s Sohmer began a special department in its plant for the manufacture of period pianos. According to Harry Sohmer, the 1930s were difficult. He recalled that, once only one piano in 29 days was shipped. The number of American piano manufacturers dropped from 140 to 22 during this time. It was during this time that Harry's cousins, Frank and Paul Sohmer joined the company as consultants. However, through its pioneering efforts in the introduction of a console vertical piano known as a "Spinet," Sohmer revitalized the industry. (Taylor, "Piano Family.") This console vertical piano has been called "The Musicians' Console.

Primarily because of its concentration on the console vertical pianos Sohmer & Co. never cultivated famous performers in the way that Steinway and Baldwin did. While publicly acknowledging that it never entered into the competition for artistic endorsement (an acknowledgement which perhaps worked to its favor), Sohmer & Co. relied upon a most comprehensive and innovative advertising strategy stressing integrity, quality and craftsmanship in the pursuit of the ideal tone and touch.

In 1940 Harry incorporated the company as Sohmer & Co. and led it, with his sons Harry J. Sohmer, Jr., (born 1917) as production manager and Robert H. Sohmer (born 1920), as process engineer. By 1969 Harry Jr. was vice president in charge of production and Robert was production engineer/ treasurer. In 1971 Harry Sr. died and Harry Jr. became president.

In 1982 Pratt Read Corporation, a long established manufacturer of piano keyboards, acquired Sohmer & Co. for an undisclosed amount, and moved the operations to its Ivoryton, Connecticut factory, while retaining the Sohmer name. The Sohmer brothers retained their positions in the company. At the time of its purchase Sohmer & Co. employed 120 people, produced 2500 pianos yearly, and grossed $5 million in sales. Harry J. Sohmer, Jr., grandson of the founder, in expressing his feelings about the move and the Sohmer piano, compared his piano to old New York beers saying that "they were strictly New York products and in a way so were we." He concluded by saying, "We were always identified with this city. Sohmer was a New York piano." (Prial, "Sohmer Piano.")

By July 1983 under Pratt Read's management Sohmer was producing 6 pianos per day, only 50% of the expected capacity according to H.B. Comstock, president of Pratt Read. In 1986 the Ivoryton factory was sold to a group of investors organized as Sohmer Holding Co., who continued to make pianos there until a lack of skilled workers and financial losses forced its closing in December 1988. In an effort to fill the backlog of orders, Sohmer president Tom Bradshaw opened a new facility in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. A retail showroom was maintained in Ivoryton. In 1989, the Sohmer company was sold to the Falcone Custom Grand Piano Company of Haverhill, Massachusetts.

References

Cox, Erin. "Labor Woes a Main Factor in Sohmer Closing," The Pictorial Gazette West, 3 (December 8, 1988), 1, 22.

Dolge, Alfred. Piano and their Makers. 1911; rpt. New York: Dover Publications, 1973.

Loesser, Arthur. Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1954.

Musical Merchandise Review. "Sohmer Pianos Underway at Conn. Pratt Read," July 1983, 91.

The Music Trades. "Pratt, Read Acquires Sohmer & Co. Piano Maker,"August 1982, 18.

Piano and Organ Purchaser's Guide, 1907, 1930. Prial, Frank J. "Sohmer Piano, and 110 Years of Craft, will leave Astoria," New York Times, August 13, 1982, B1, B4.

Purchaser's Guide to the Music Industries. 1956, New York: The Music Trades, 1956, 58 60.

Spillane, Daniel. History of the American Pianoforte: Its Technical Development, and the Trade. 1890; rpt. New York: Da Capo Press, 1969.

Taylor, Carol. "Piano Family Stays in Tune," New York World Telegram & Sun, August 15, 1958.
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Pratt Read Corp. Records (AC0320)

Chickering & Sons Records (AC0264)

Steinway Piano Co. Collection (AC0178)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Pratt Read Corporation, August 11, 1989.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Musical instrument manufacturing  Search this
Piano makers  Search this
advertising -- History  Search this
Keyboard instruments  Search this
Piano  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Sales catalogs
Photographic prints
Advertisements
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Journals (accounts)
Ledgers (account books)
Citation:
Sohmer & Co. Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0349
See more items in:
Sohmer & Co. Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep835d3556b-26b5-4ae0-90bc-8c018159dbb3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0349
Online Media:

Poster of Representative Members of the Music Trade

Collection Author:
Falcone Custom Grand Pianos  Search this
Collection Donor:
Pratt, Read and Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sohmer & Company  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1894
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection is open for research.
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:
Sohmer & Co. Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Sohmer & Co. Records
Sohmer & Co. Records / Series 13: Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85d6a8191-6efd-406a-a2af-be1b7dc8e4c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0349-ref288

ARSC/IASA/CAML Conference Procedings: Digital Audio Production; Canadian Country Music Panel

Creator:
Association of Recorded Sound Collections  Search this
Lackie, Bob  Search this
Dobbs, David  Search this
Dick, Ernie  Search this
Parker, C. Gerald  Search this
Husband, Kathryn  Search this
Alix, Yves  Search this
Recorder:
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
Canada
Québec (Province)
Hull (Queb̌ec)
Contents:
Country Music discussion also included Eddie Bimm, Irene Desjardins, Jack Feeney, Ted Gerow, Ron Sparling
Track Information:
101 CBC Workshop on Digital Audio Production / Bob Lackie, David Dobbs, Ernie Dick.

102 CAML Workshop in Canadian Country Music / C. Gerald Parker, Kathryn Husband, Yves Alix.
Local Numbers:
FP-1990-CT-0108
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Hull (Québec), Québec (Province), Canada, May 10, 1990.
General:
tape 4
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
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.
Topic:
Meeting notes  Search this
Country music  Search this
Sound recovery  Search this
Sound archives  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-1990-CT-0108
See more items in:
CFCH Audiovisual Projects
CFCH Audiovisual Projects / Audio Recordings / AVPR.Conferences / ARSC/IASA/CAML Conference Proceedings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5ca99a64a-9e25-4d84-bac9-4026d793f978
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-avpr-ref914

C. Bruno & Son Banjo Ukulele

Maker:
C. Bruno & Son  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (part material)
wood (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 in x 7 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 53.34 cm x 19.685 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
banjo ukulele
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1900-1925
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Ann Immitti
ID Number:
1982.0204.01
Accession number:
1982.0204
Catalog number:
1982.0204.01
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-4811-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606278
Online Media:

The Crisis Vol. 11 No. 3

Published by:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Subject of:
Harry Roseland, American, 1867 - 1950  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
9 7/8 x 6 13/16 x 1/8 in. (25.1 x 17.3 x 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 1916
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Politics  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57821449f-6b08-4a56-9282-de9af4316aae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.12
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Correspondence and broadcasting memos; sheet music trading lists; biographical sketch of Berlin

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder D
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 4: Songwriters Volumes I and II
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 4: Songwriters Volumes I and II / 4.218: Ephemera / Irving Berlin
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep831662136-d2ab-481e-bdd2-3c6e4cb203bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s04-ref5028

Albert F. Moglie Violinists and Violin-Making Collection

Collector:
Moglie, Albert F., 1890-1988  Search this
Donor:
Moglie, Loretta  Search this
Photographer:
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Mishkin  Search this
Scavelli, Ramon  Search this
Rembrandt photo studio  Search this
Names:
Budapest String Quartet -- Photographs  Search this
Culp Quartet  Search this
Joachim Quartet -- Photographs  Search this
Moglie, A. F., & Co.  Search this
Sayn-Sevely Trio -- Photographs  Search this
Brody, Saul (violinist) -- Photographs  Search this
Casals, Pablo, 1876-1973 -- Photographs  Search this
Dumbois, Maurice (cellist) -- Photographs  Search this
Hamer, Sidney (cellist) -- Photographs  Search this
Jacobson, Sasha (violinist) -- Photographs  Search this
Kindler, Hans (Director, National Symphony Orchestra) -- Photographs  Search this
Knox, Emily Rose (violinist) -- Photographs  Search this
Koffman, Carl W. -- Photographs  Search this
Kreisler, Fritz (violinist) -- Photographs  Search this
Lewister, Joseph S. (cellist) -- Photographs  Search this
Mitchell, Howard (violinist) -- Photographs  Search this
Mulwig, J. J. (violinist) -- Photographs  Search this
Parrouchi, Bernard (cellist) -- Photographs  Search this
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935  Search this
Rubinoff (violinist) -- Photographs  Search this
Schumsky, Oscar (violinist) -- Photographs  Search this
Seidel, Sasha (violinist) -- Photographs  Search this
Taylor, Millard (violinist) -- Photographs  Search this
Musician:
Gibbons, Mary Fulton  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (9 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Notebooks
Tear sheets
Certificates
Date:
1916-1987
Scope and Contents:
The largest number of items in the collection are publicity portrait photoprints, autographed by the subjects and presented to Albert Moglie; obviously they were professional musicians for whom Moglie did repair and restoration work. Most of the musicians are violinists, such as Fritz Kreisler and Rubinoff, although cellists, including Pablo Casals, are included as well. Their complimentary comments on the photographs attest to their confidence in Moglie's work. The photographers and studios represented include Harris & Ewing, Ramon Scavelli, and Mishkin. There are also photographs of Moglie at work in his shop, and a large group photograph of the Washington, D.C., National Symphony Orchestra, 1933 1934 season. The collection includes a total of 57 photoprints. Although a number of well-known musicians' portraits are included, some signatures are illegible, so the subjects have not been identified.

There are also certificates, an advertising postcard, offprints about Moglie from Music Trade (Dec. 27, 1917), a notebook on auctioned instruments (1981 through 1985), calendars, samples of Moglie's stationery, business cards, photographs of violins, price lists, and of other documents. These photographs and documents form Series 1.

Series 2 consists of ledgers for Moglie's business transactions. These items are in poor condition and fairly untidy. They contain miscellaneous loose papers, some of which may be removed from the ledgers, as their locations within the pages of the ledgers seems random.

Series 3, which was not transferred to the Archives Center from the Musical History Collection until 2006, consists of Albert Moglie's business documents of various sorts including correspondence, notes, bills of sale, and certificates of authenticity and valuation for various instruments. Instruments include some by Stradivarius, Guarneri, Gagliano, Eberle, Gabrielli and Amati. Of particular interest are the documents attesting to Mr. Moglie's success, including letters of appreciation from clients, letters from Presidents Carter and Nixon, an autographed photographic portrait of the Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe, a certificate of knighthood from the Republic of Italy, a commemorative certificate from the National Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of Mr. Moglie's ninetieth birthday and documents commemorating a concert given by the Julliard String Quartet also to celebrate his birthday. Also included are promotional literature on some of Mr. Moglie's clients and copies of newspaper articles about Mr. Moglie. There are also some personal photographs of unidentified people.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Photoprints and documents, 1916-1966

Series 2: Ledgers, 1920-1934

Series 3: Business Papers, 1919-1987
Biographical / Historical:
Albert F. Moglie, master violinmaker and repairman, operated a violin repair and restoration business in Washington, D.C., and other cities for many years. Born in Rome, his mother was a concert pianist and young Albert studied the violin, but he was more interested in making and repairing such instruments than playing them. He soon became an expert craftsman in this specialized field and at age 24, in 1914, he was brought to be the United States to care for the Stradivarius collection of Rudolph Wurlitzer in Cincinnati. Later sent to New York by Wurlitzer, Moglie opened his own shop near Times Square; subsequently he tended the Henry Ford violin collection in Detroit.

Moglie came to Washington in 1922 and opened a shop. In 1926 he married his wife Loretta, whom he had met in Cincinnati years earlier. In addition to operating his own Washington shop for more than fifty years, he was conservator for the Stradivarius violins in the Library of Congress collection. His third shop occupied a perpetually cluttered third floor space in the Franklin Building at 1329 F Street, N.W., since 1941, which finally closed on July 1, 1987, and Moglie retired.

Due to the impending closing of the shop, Mr. and Mrs. Moglie donated a number of artifacts, instruments and tools to this Museum's Division of Musical History, through Gary Sturm, collections manager, in 1987, and the photographs and related documents came to the Archives Center at that time.2 Mr. Moglie died in 1998, shortly after his retirement.

Source

Eugene L. Meyer. "Violins Lose Artist's Touch: Maestro Repairman Retires at 96," The Washington Post, June 12, 1987, pp. E1 E2.
Separated Materials:
Related objects are held in the Division of Culture and the Arts (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) and include viloin shop signs, violins, stools, bending iron, workbench, and violin parts. See Accessions number 1987.0472, 1987.0501, and 1987.0583.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Loretta and Albert Moglie, June 15, 1987.
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:
Violinists  Search this
Violins -- 1910-1960  Search this
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Repairing -- Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Notebooks
Tear sheets
Certificates
Citation:
The Albert F. Moglie Violinists and Violin-Making Collection, ca. 1917-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Loretta and Albert Moglie.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0283
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Albert F. Moglie Violinists and Violin-Making Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89f91d8aa-c081-4ae1-b42c-190094951163
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0283
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