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Chickering & Sons Piano Company Collection

Creator:
Chickering, Jonas, 1798-1853  Search this
Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Names:
Chickering & Sons Piano Company  Search this
Wurlitzer Company  Search this
McKay, John, Captain  Search this
Stewart, James  Search this
Former owner:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
16 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilms
Trade literature
Photographic prints
Papers
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
Date:
1864 - 1985
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 51 volumes of Chickering & Sons piano registers, documenting piano production (May 1823-September 1985); correspondence related to the hundredth anniversary of Jonas Chickering's presidency of the Handel and Hayden Society; publications on the history of the Company and sales literature (1854-1984); newspapers articles about the company (1847-1876); photographs (1926-1966); advertising and management forms (1938-1968); and a copy of a letter by Jonas Chickering to his father dated January 27, 1838. There are also ten documents related to the construction, mortgaging and insurance of Chickering Hall in New York City (1876-1886). Chickering Hall opened with great acclaim in 1875 and was an important musical center in New York City in the last quarter of the 19th Century. Some grand pianos from turn of the century onward are not listed in the ledgers. It is thought that Chickering may have had a duplicate set of serial numbers for grand pianos but this collection lacks that volume.
Arrangement:
This collection organized into seven series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1950

Series 2: Publications, 1854-1884

Series 3: Company history and records, 1838-1940

Series 4: Newspapers, 1847-1876

Series 5: Photographs, 1924-1966

Series 6: Management forms and material, 1938-1968

Series 7: Microfilm of ledger books, 1823-1985
Biographical / Historical:
Chickering & Sons pianos are an old line that came into being in April 1823 in Boston. Jonas Chickering, the founder, was a youthful cabinet maker. He learned piano making from John Osborn, a true master of the trade. The division of labor in Osborn's shop was not very extensive and Chickering was compelled to study every part of the instrument and to make himself acquainted with all the details. This exposure to the full range of tasks would served him well when he became a master in his own right. During his four years with Osborn, he became acquainted with Osborn's partner, James Stewart, who was awarded a patent for a "detached" soundingboard that was incorporated in the partners' pianos.

When Osborn and Stewart severed their business relationship, Stewart and his new partner, Chickering, opened a small shop on Tremont Street near King's Chapel on February 15, 1823. The partnership lasted three years until Stewart withdrew and left for London. At the age of 28, Chickering became the sole owner of the small but prosperous manufactory. The firm's annual output climbed over the next three years and reached 47 instruments in 1829.

In early 1830, Chickering made Captain John McKay, an experienced, aggressive, and successful merchandiser a partner in Chickering & Company. Captain Mackay made frequent trips to South American ports with ships laden with pianos. Returning home, the hold was filled with fragrant rosewood and richly grained mahogany. Chickering's first invention was patented in 1837 the first practical casting of a modern iron frame built to sustain the great tension of the strings of the piano so that it would stay in tune for a considerable period. In 1845, another important patent was secured, representing the first practical method of overstringing for square pianos, and in 1849 he applied the same principle to uprights. These contributions and others have become standard with all piano manufacturers.

The Chickering firm made pianos in a new way, employing production strategies that paralleled developments in other trades undergoing industrialization. "When he first commenced business for himself about 15 instruments a year were turned out while in the later years Mr. Chickering's business finished between fifteen and sixteen hundred instruments a year and at least one grand piano worth about a thousand dollars every week." (Richard G. Parker, A Tribute To The Life and Character of Jonas Chickering "By one who knew him well" (Boston: William P. Tewksbury, 1854.)

He was a long time President of the Handel & Hayden Society of Boston, this Country's oldest oratorio, founded in 1815.

On December 1, 1853, a fire swept through the Washington Street factory. Rather than rebuild on Washington Street, plans were made to erect a new factory on Tremont Street in the South End of Boston. Chickering, however, never saw the new plant in operation as he suffered a stroke and died December 8, 1853. The large Chickering factory built in 1853 was described at that time as the largest building in the United States outside the U.S. Capitol, and as "... the most perfect and extensive pianoforte estblishment in the world."

Chickering's death in 1853 left the business in the hands of his sons. In 1867, Emperor Napoleon III of France bestowed the Imperial Cross of the Legion of Honor on Frank Chickering at the Paris World's Fair that year.

With the passing of C. Frank Chickering in 1891, the company lost headway; and it was purchased by the American Piano Company in 1908 (Chickering Brothers pianos, which were made for several years following 1892 were in no way related to Chickering & Sons, though this family of boys was trained in the Chickering & Sons Boston factory).

From 1905 to 1911, the firm alone among American builders supported the revival of early instruments by hiring the English musician and craftsman Arnold Dolmetsch to build harpsichords, clavichords, and violas.

Chickering & Sons continued manufacturing pianos in Boston until 1927, when the plant and its personnel were relocated to East Rochester, New York. The Chickering was the foremost piano of the time Longfellow had one and there was one on the stage at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. the night Lincoln was assassinated. In 1932 the Company became part of the Aeolian American Corporation.

William Knabe of Kreutzburg, Germany, trained as a piano manufacturer, established his business in Baltimore, Maryland in 1837, and controlled the market in the Southern states by 1860. The Civil War and economic pressures may have contributed to the death of Knabe in 1864. The Company was eventually purchased by the American Piano Company in 1908, shortly after Chickering became a part of the organization.

The Wurlitzer Company, a major musical instrument manufacturer, acquired the Chickering firm in 1985 and continued to produce instruments with the Chickering name. The Wurlitzer Company was later purchased by the Baldwin Piano Company; Baldwin was subsequently purchased by Wurltech, Inc., of Houston, Texas.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by the Wurlitzer Company, May 17, 1987.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
advertising  Search this
Keyboard instruments  Search this
Business -- History  Search this
Musical instruments -- 1860-1990  Search this
Musical instrument manufacturing  Search this
Piano makers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfilms
Trade literature
Photographic prints
Papers
Citation:
Chickering and Sons Piano Company Collection, 1864-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0264
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Chickering & Sons Piano Company Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0264
Online Media:

Non-piano instruments made by Chickering [register]

Creator:
Chickering & Sons Piano Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Chickering, Jonas, 1798-1853  Search this
Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 14.0" x 12.2")
Container:
Box 38, Item ledger miscellaneous instruments
Type:
Archival materials
Registers (lists)
Date:
1906 to 1920
Local Numbers:
AC0264-0000001-01 (AC scan no.)

AC0264-0000001-02 (AC scan no.)

AC0264-0000001-03 (AC scan no.)

AC0264-0000001-04 (AC scan no.)

AC0264-0000001-05 (AC scan no.)

AC0264-0000001-06 (AC scan no.)

AC0264-0000001-07 (AC scan no.)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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.
Topic:
Keyboard instruments  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Registers (lists)
Collection Citation:
Chickering and Sons Piano Company Collection, 1864-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Chickering & Sons Piano Company Collection
Chickering & Sons Piano Company Collection / Series 7: Piano Registers and Microfilm Location and Footnotes / Volume 50, Piano Numbers: 245,353-251,187
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0264-ref668
Online Media:

Performance at NMAH - Photos and slides

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents:
File contains seven letter-sized photos and two sleeves with slides showing the Bread and Puppet Theater performance in front of the National Museum of American History.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.3: Bread and Puppet Theater
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1014

Smithsonian Folklife Festival schedule

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2003
Scope and Contents:
File contain printed festival schedules from the 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.7: Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1023

Moore, Roddy 2

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972, 1992
Scope and Contents:
File contains correspondence and exchange of photos and articles with Roddy Moore related to music instrument research.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.4: Individuals
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1029

Odell 70th birthday - Photos

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2005
General:
File contains one sheet of printed digital photos showing the Odells and friends at Odell's 70th birthday party.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1058

Banjo - Japanese banjo fans visit - photos

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
File contains photographic prints of a visit of Japanese banjo fans to the Odell home. The photos include scenes of banjo playing, and photos of individual instruments. Some photos have annotations on the back.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.5: Music Instrument Research
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1060

Falconry - Photos

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated, 1967, 1969
Scope and Contents:
File contains photos related to Odell's and friends' practicing falconry.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1063

Porter and Azarian families in Accokeek

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987
General:
File contains photos of Burt Porter's and Tom Azarian's children in Accokeek.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1064

Odell family - Negatives

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated, 1994
General:
File contains negatives of the Odell family, of Smithsonian Folklife Festival performances, and of Leonard Bowles.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1065

Performance - Photos

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
File contains photographic prints and negatives of a Bread and Puppet Theater performance in Glover, Vermont; photos of the Odell family have been removed.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.3: Bread and Puppet Theater
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1067

Odell family, friends - Photos 4

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated, 2004
Scope and Contents:
File contains photographic prints and negatives of the Odell family and friends, including the Rinzlers, in Naushon.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1068

Odell family and Burt Porter - Photos

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated, 1991
Scope and Contents:
File contains two envelopes with photos and negatives of the Odell family at Burt Porter's retirement party.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1069

Ralph Rinzler memorial concert, Gott family - Photos

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated, 1995
Scope and Contents:
File contains three envelopes with photographic prints and negatives of a Ralph Rinzler memorial concert and a visit with the Gott family.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1070

Odell, Burt Porter and friends - Photos

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated, 1993
Scope and Contents:
File contains photographic prints and negatives of Odell, Burt Porter, and friends, including music-making at Burt Porter's home, and for a Bread and Puppet Theater performance.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1071

Field notes 5

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 55
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2005
Scope and Contents:
File contains two pages of a legal pad with handwritten pencil notes, including references to the Melton-Russell family and Kyle Creed.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.5: Music Instrument Research
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1076

Odell collection processing at CFCH

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2011, 2013
Scope and Contents:
File contains printed email correspondence, handwritten notes and inventories related to the accession and processing of Odell's collection at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1077

Postcard Silk Road program

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2002
Scope and Contents:
File contains a postcard of the Silk Road program.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.7: Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1083

AV logs Odell family, friends

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000
Scope and Contents:
File contains AV logs with thumbnails and some descriptions of the recorded scenes with family and friends at the Odell home in Accokeek.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1084

AV - Banjo, Bread and Puppet [MIR Zip 1]

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 36
Box 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1997, 1999
Scope and Contents:
File contains a Zip Disk (Box 15) and printed thumbnails and an empty envelope (Box 11).

Label and printed log differ in content description. The log states that the content includes Bread and Puppet Theater recordings, as well as Burt Porter recordings from November 21st 1999. The Zip Disk label states that it contains Banjo jpgs. from March 20th 1997.

The Zip Disk is located loose in Box 15.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.5: Music Instrument Research
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1086

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