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Correspondence, memos, texts, tangible and intangible heritage initiative, "new musicology"

Collection Creator:
UNESCO  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 542
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000-2002, undated
General note:
File was not housed in a binder like other document groups.
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 archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records, Ralph Rinzler Folklikfe Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records / Series 1: Textual records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5f5e842cb-967c-4558-886f-5921453ed8e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-unes-ref1450

Musicology, School of, Summer Session at the American Academy in Rome

Collection Creator:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Folder 52
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents note:
(includes printed brochure, correspondence regarding admission, travel arrangements, payment of tuition)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
American Academy in Rome records, 1855-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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American Academy in Rome records
American Academy in Rome records / Series 3: New York Office / 3.1: Records of Staff / Mary T. Williams (Executive Secretary)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93cc993e8-c43d-4065-a78f-f14fe82a2cc2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ameracar-ref1225

Musicological Congress

Collection Creator:
Meiss, Millard, 1904-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960-circa 1961
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Millard Meiss papers, circa 1918-circa 1977, bulk 1950-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Millard Meiss Papers
Millard Meiss Papers / Series 4: Professional Files / 4.4: General Professional Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97a3fac42-f6fa-4267-9935-444493176084
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-meismill-ref213

Will Kaufman, author talk

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Conversations and talks
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 14:00:00 EST
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
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Face-to-Face, from the National Portrait Gallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_98a4b53b12579a6a97945af552ecd992

Musicology Plus (or Minus) Anthropology Does Not Equal Ethnomusicology

Author:
Kaeppler, Adrienne L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1990
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_98172

USIA/CAORC/AMS (American Musicological Society) - 98006

Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-046, Council of American Overseas Research Centers, Administrative Files
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Administrative Files
Administrative Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa04-046-refidd1e242

Richard Carlin, author talk

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Conversations and talks
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 16:00:00 EST
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
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Face-to-Face, from the National Portrait Gallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_085433bf59779989bb8619ca76ae2d3a

Racial Masquerade in American Art & Culture (Part 3 of 3)

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-12-12T15:32:07.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
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NatlPortraitGallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt__mCRHEgpMVs

BIBLIOGRAPHY of Frances Densmore

Collection Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Item 40
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
See also bibliography of F.D. (Anon.) published in Ethno-Musicology, Newsletter, No. 7, April 1956, pp. 13-29, and Ethno-Musicology, 2:3, 1958, pp. 131-132 with letter to the Editor by Frank Gillis with additions and corrections to published bibliography

Missing Title

Most complete bibliography, 1901-1957, -- 10 pages

4 reprints of Frances Densmore's bibliography from -- Journal of Musicology -- , Vol. IV, Nos. 2 and 3, 1901-1945, circa 1945

Various bibliographic lists prepared by Frances Densmore, 1901-1955, -- approx. 41 pages ; typed

Approx. 120 3" x 5" bibliography cards
Collection Restrictions:
The Frances Densmore papers are open for research.

Access to the Frances Densmore papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4250 Frances Densmore papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4250 Frances Densmore papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31ef98866-a317-4217-8555-a2c9a6aa061d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4250-ref67

Angola Prisoners' Blues

Performer:
Williams, Robert Pete, 1914-1980  Search this
Charles, Roosevelt, 1919-  Search this
Maxey, Hogman, 1917-  Search this
Welch, Guitar, b. 1896  Search this
Young, Clara  Search this
Mathews, Odea  Search this
Joseph, Thelma Mae  Search this
Webster, Otis  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
1 Item (phonograph album, analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
United States
Louisiana
Date:
1996
Contents:
Prisoner's talking blues (Robert Pete Williams) (5:10) -- Stagolee (Hogman Maxey) (3:40) -- Electric chair blues (Guitar Welch) (5:08) -- Black night fallin' (Hogman Maxey) (4:27) -- Some got six months (Robert Pete Williams) (3:44) -- I'm gonna leave you Mama (Guitar Welch) (2:48) -- I'm lonesome blues (Robert Pete Williams) (4:00) -- Angola bound (A Capella Group) (5:50) -- Worried blues (Hogman Maxey) (4:23) -- Josephine (Guitar Welch) (5:11) -- Soldier's plea (Clara Young) (2:55) -- The moon is rising (Odea Mathews) (2:03) -- I'm still in love with you (Thelma Mae Joseph) (1:48) -- I miss you so (vocal group) (3:39) -- Hello, Sue (Butterbeans) (1:10) -- Fast life woman (Hogman Maxey) (4:09) -- Careless love (Otis Webster) (2:39).
Track Information:
101 Prisoner's Talking Blues / Robert Pete Williams. Guitar.

102 Stagolee / Hogman Maxey. Guitar.

103 Electric Chair Blues / Guitar Welch. Guitar.

104 Black Night Is Fallin' / Hogman Maxey. Guitar.

105 Some Got Six Months / Robert Pete Williams. Guitar.

106 I'm Gonna Leave you Mama / Guitar Welch. Guitar.

107 I'm Lonesome Blues / Robert Pete Williams. Guitar.

108 Angola Bound / A Cappella Group. Guitar.

109 Worried Blues / Hogman Maxey. Guitar.

110 Josephine / Guitar Welch. Guitar.

111 Soldier's Plea / Clara Young. Guitar.

112 The Moon is Rising / Odea Mathews. Guitar.

113 I'm Still in Love With You / Thelma Mae Joseph. Guitar.

114 I Miss you So / Vocal Group. Guitar.

115 Hello, Sue / Butterbeans & Susie. Guitar.

116 Fast Life Women / Hogman Maxey. Guitar.

117 Careless Love / Otis Webster. Guitar.

118 Have You Ever Heard the Church Bells Tone / Otis Webster, Roosevelt Charles. Guitar.

119 61 Highway / Guitar Welch. Guitar.

120 Strike at Camp I / Roosevelt Charles. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
Arhoolie.419; Arhoolie.2011

FP-ARH-CD-419
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
El Cerrito, Calif. Arhoolie 1996
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded by Dr. Harry Oster at Angola State Penitentiary, Angola, La. between 1952 and 1959.
General:
Tracks 1-7 originally issued on Folklyric LP A-3 and reissued on Arhoolie LP 2011; tracks 8-20 previously unissued. Program notes by Harry Oster; lyrics; musicological notes by Paul B. Crawford on container.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.ARHO, Item FP-ARH-CD-419
See more items in:
Arhoolie Records Business Records and Audio Recordings
Arhoolie Records Business Records and Audio Recordings / Audio Recordings / CD
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk553fa7bac-3b01-4e08-8118-28a9999ea3f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-arho-ref841

Seeger, Charles – University of California Conferences

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 4 (Series 7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969, 1976-1977
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of program notes, 1969 memo from James Morris to William Warner, 1976 letter from Bonnie Wade with attached information about the Charles Seeger Celebration, 1976 letter from Charles Seeger to Rinzler, 1977 [?] mail pamphlet about the Twelfth Congress of the International Musicological Society, 1977 letter and information about the Charles Seeger Celebration.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_07_004_006
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 7: Notable Figures / 7.5: Seeger Family
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk58ee046e5-fd16-46dc-b124-c42563343025
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref4204

T - Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Container:
Box 3.1, Folder 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1986
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of invoices, purchase orders, receipts, shipping orders, and correspondence. Correspondents include: Barry Taylor, Wolfgang Thies, Thunder Bay Public Library, Tombeur, Vasile Tega, Genichi Tsuge, Robert Tyler, Jean-Jules Tetreault, Charles Tran, Talent Artist Ltd., Tham Hay Thin, J.B. Thornhill, Jim Tomkinson, Alvin G. Tannen, Toowong Music Centre, Clare Thaxton, GMA Cramer Trading, B.N. Thadani, Hubert Tremblay, and E.J. Turner. Important to note: Genichi Tsuge is a professor of Musicology in Japan, 03/14/1981; Robert Tyler is starting an M.A. program in African Music in Tanzania, 01/26/1981; Tham Hay Thin, Thornhill and Tomkinson specifically requests Pete Seeger, 11/29/1978, 03/19/1979, 06/06/1979.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, File ASCH_03_001_054
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 3: Business Records / Foreign Distribution
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5e3b6e72b-c22c-4116-bd6f-50eb9adea4fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref13718

Styles of Musical Ethnography

Author:
Seeger, Anthony  Search this
Nettl, Bruno  Search this
Bolilman, Philip  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1990
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_130326

Playbill for Scott Joplin's Treemonisha

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Gershwin Theatre, American, founded 1972  Search this
Subject of:
Scott Joplin, American, 1867 - 1917  Search this
Carmen Balthrop, American  Search this
Betty Allen, American, 1927 - 2009  Search this
Curtis Rayam, American, born 1951  Search this
Willard White, Jamaican British, born 1946  Search this
Ben Harney, American, born 1952  Search this
Cora Johnson  Search this
Kenneth Hicks, American, born 1952  Search this
Dorceal Duckens, American  Search this
Dwight Ransom  Search this
Raymond Bazemore, American, 1944 - 2001  Search this
Edward Pierson  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1975
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Ragtime (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.96
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5abff9520-ca89-45f4-856a-52ea9075003e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.96
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Online Media:

Author Talk: Patti Smith

Producer:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Sitter:
Patti Smith, born 30 Dec 1946  Search this
Robert Mapplethorpe, 04 Nov 1946 - 09 Mar 1989  Search this
Medium:
Video recording
Dimensions:
Duration (1): 54 min. 13 sec.
Duration (2): 53 min. 44 sec.
Duration (3): 55 min. 33 sec.
Type:
Time-Based Media
Date:
December 11, 2010
Topic:
Robert Mapplethorpe: Male  Search this
Robert Mapplethorpe: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Robert Mapplethorpe: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Patti Smith: Female  Search this
Patti Smith: Literature\Writer  Search this
Patti Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Patti Smith: Awards  Search this
Patti Smith: National Book Award  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: Audio/Visual Special Collection
Object number:
AV.2011.EDU.40
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bed07e6a-cb96-43b3-91d7-6df3b2e1ae39
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_AV.2011.EDU.40
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Social (see also oversized, Box 154)

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.13: Far East Air Force (FEAF) Headquarters (Tokyo, Japan), Director of Operations and Training
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2731e337a-c5f5-49a8-9698-910b72d673b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1915
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Spring Honolulu class notes, Economic Anthropology (Professor Alice Dewey)

Collection Creator:
Dunham, S. Ann (Stanley Ann)  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985 Spring
Collection Restrictions:
The S. Ann Dunham papers are open for research.

Electronic records are unavailable for research. Please contact the reference archivist for additional information.

Access to the S. Ann Dunham papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
S. Ann Dunham papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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S. Ann Dunham papers
S. Ann Dunham papers / Series 1: Field notebooks
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3fc5db476-9faf-4025-9329-3357f946b969
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-04-ref91
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Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection

Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
38 Film reels
7 Sound tape reels
5 Electronic discs (DVD)
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
5 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
67.86 Linear feet
18 Sound discs (vinyl)
4 Cassette tapes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound tape reels
Electronic discs (dvd)
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Sound discs (vinyl)
Cassette tapes
Date:
1954-2015, undated
Summary:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection documents their work as travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers from 1954-2015. Their films are an example of the travel lecture film, a genre which combined silent travelogue films with live narration. Chickering and Porterfield presented their films throughout the United States and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s before turning to freelance still photography and travel writing in the early 1980s. The audiovisual and photography collection begins with their first joint travels in the 1950s and covers a range of their professional activities through the early 2000s, mainly encompassing original travel footage, edited travelogues, and travel still photography. Supporting documentation includes film scripts, lecture recordings, personal and professional manuscripts, financial and professional records, and a substantial amount of newspaper and magazine articles which serve as a record of the press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.
Scope and Contents:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection documents their work as travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers from 1954-2015. The audiovisual and photography collection begins with their first joint travels in the 1950s and covers a range of their professional activities through the early 2000s, mainly encompassing original travel footage, edited travelogues, and travel still photography. Supporting documentation includes film scripts, lecture recordings, personal and professional manuscripts, financial and professional records, and a substantial amount of newspaper and magazine articles which serve as a record of the press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.

Records pertaining to Chickering and Porterfield's film career include full lecture scripts for their five major silent travel films: Austria à la Carte (1960), Caribbean Dutch Treat (1963), Bravo Portugal! (1965), Europe's Mini-Countries (1968), and Winter in Mexico (1973). Chickering and Porterfield delivered these scripts at venues throughout the United States in front of live audiences while the (silent) travelogues were screened behind them, essentially acting as live narrators. Silent access copies are available for each of these films except for Austria à la Carte; audio recordings of their live lectures are available for Austria à la Carte, Caribbean Dutch Treat, Winter in Mexico. Reference video is also available for Chickering and Porterfield's two shorter sound films: Four Seasons of Austria (1962) and Portugal with Pleasure (1968). Other film material includes several sets of lecture tour records listing dates, locations, topics, and fees, as well as a large amount of advertising material.

Also included in this collection are a large number of published and unpublished manuscripts, including both personal projects and assignment travel writing. Several personal narrative essays and more complete memoir drafts give insight into Chickering and Porterfield's filmmaking process, industry tips, and travel methods, as well as anecdotes from the field. Assignment travel writing ranges geographically, with a focus on cruise ships.

Other materials in the collection include extensive inventories of still photography, personal and professional correspondence, and a substantial amount of printed material which was retained as a central resource for press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 9 series: Series 1. Film documentation, 1959-1986, undated; Series 2. Still photography documentation, 1958-2004, undated; Series 3. Writings, 1954-1997, undated; Series 4. Printed material, 1959-2002, undated; Series 5. Other professional materials, 1987-2000, undated; Series 6. Correspondence, 1957-1992, 2000, 2015, undated; Series 7. Films and film-related sound recordings, circa 1960-2015; Series 8. Other audiovisual material, 1957, 1966, 1981, undated; Series 9. Photographs, 1956-2001, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Lisa Chickering (1922-) and Jeanne Porterfield (1923-2010) were travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers in New York City whose professional output spanned from the 1960s through the early 2000s. Chickering and Porterfield first met in Chicago, where they were childhood friends and neighbors. Porterfield attended the University of Chicago and eventually earned a master's in musicology from the American Conservatory of Music, after which she trained under Uta Hagen to pursue stage and television acting; Chickering trained as an opera singer and pianist before turning to work as a stage and cabaret singer, as well as a model at the John Robert Powers Agency. The pair's filmmaking career began in 1954, when they traveled to Paris for a singing engagement Chickering had booked. When they arrived, they found the engagement had fallen through. Porterfield began to act as Chickering's agent, and the two cobbled together a three-year international tour, which they documented on an 8mm camera. Upon returning to New York in 1958, they incorporated a production company, Viewpoints, Inc., and returned to Europe to film their first professional project.

Viewpoints, Inc. released five full-length (70-80 minute) silent travelogues through the 1960s and early 1970s, set in Western European and North American tourist destinations: Austria à la Carte (1960), Caribbean Dutch Treat (1963), Bravo Portugal! (1965), Europe's Mini-Countries (1968), and Winter in Mexico (1973). Chickering and Porterfield acted as directors, producers, cinematographers, and editors on each film. The pair also presented these films on the travel lecture film circuit at venues in the United States and Canada ranging from Kiwanis clubs to major concert halls, narrating their silent footage onstage in front of live audiences.

Viewpoints, Inc. also released two shorter 30-minute public relations sound films sponsored by Volkswagen of America: Four Seasons of Austria (1962, which used footage from Austria à la Carte) and Portugal with Pleasure (1968, which used footage from Bravo Portugal!). Both of these films won awards at the American Film Festival. A third public relations film, co-sponsored by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the Curaçao Tourism Board and titled Curaçao: The Caribbean Dutch Treat, was released in 1962 and used footage from Caribbean Dutch Treat.

Chickering and Porterfield turned to still photography in earnest in the 1980s and continued working through the early 2000s; their work was published as educational filmstrips as well as in various leading travel and lifestyle publications, including in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, Glamor, Gourmet, Harper's Bazaar, and Better Homes & Gardens. The pair also authored a number of travel features to accompany their photos, with a particular emphasis on cruise ships.

Porterfield died in 2010 in New York City, where Lisa still lives.

1922 -- Lisa Chickering born December 24 in Chicago, Illinois.

1923 -- Jeanne Porterfield born February 14 in Beloit, Wisconsin.

1954 -- First joint travels abroad

1958 -- Viewpoints, Inc. (production company) incorporated

1960 -- Austria à la Carte released

circa 1962 -- Recipients, Silver Plaque of Merit in Tourism from Austrian National Tourist Office

1962 -- Recipients, American Film Festival Blue Ribbon (for Four Seasons of Austria) Four Seasons of Austria released

1962 -- Recipients, Blue Ribbon from the American Film Festival Travel Category (for Four Seasons of Austria)

1963 -- Caribbean Dutch Treat released

1965 -- Bravo Portugal! released

1968 -- Europe's Mini-Countries released

1968 -- Recipients, American Film Festival Blue Ribbon (for Portugal with Pleasure) Portugal with Pleasure released

1968 -- Recipients, Blue Ribbon from the American Film Festival Travel Category (for Portugal with Pleasure)

1972-1975 -- Educational filmstrips photographed by Chickering and Porterfield distributed by the Society for Visual Education, Inc.

1973 -- Winter in Mexico released

circa 1975 -- Began working in still photography and travel writing

1982 -- Recipient (Porterfield), Grand Prize for Black and White Photography, Society of American Travel Writers

1983 -- Recipients, First and Second Prize, Society of American Travel Writers Freelance Council Photo Contest

1987-1990 -- President (Chickering), Travel Journalists' Guild

2008 -- Recipient (Chickering), Bern Keating Award for Lifetime Service, Travel Journalists' Guild

2010 -- Died (Porterfield) January 15 in New York, New York.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the National Anthropological Film Collection (formerly the Human Studies Film Archives) by Lisa Chickering in 2015.
Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
Rights:
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Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2015.16
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Human Studies Film Archives
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Doris Holmes Blake Papers

Extent:
18.5 cu. ft. (37 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1899-1985
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
The Doris Holmes Blake papers consist of correspondence, diaries, photographs and related materials documenting in great detail Blake's personal life and, to a lesser degree, her professional career.

The heavy correspondence she maintained with her mother and daughter, her essays and children's books, and the 70 years' worth of daily journals all attest to her infatuation with the written word and preoccupation with her inner life. Blake's diaries and family papers stunningly illuminate the contrasts in the daily lives of herself, her mother, and her daughter.

The papers relating to her professional life are less complete. Although she spent almost 60 years (1919-1978) in association with the entomological staffs of the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Smithsonian Institution, published numerous professional papers, produced all of her own illustrations, and illustrated many of her husband's botanical works as well, this collection contains only a very limited amount of material documenting those activities. The papers do, however, include her extensive correspondence with fellow entomologists, both in the United States and abroad.

In the course of transferring her husband's papers to the University of Texas, some of Blake's own papers were included as well. They are presently in the collection of the Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin and include letters to her parents, 1906-1950; school and college notebooks, papers, essays and drawings; and clippings, genealogical notes, and miscellaneous family letters and papers.
Historical Note:
Doris Holmes (1892-1978) was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts, to a middle-class grocer and his wife. Essentially an only child (two siblings died in early childhood and infancy), her natural intelligence, stubbornness, and extremely competitive nature were well fostered by her parents, who steadily encouraged and supported her determination to excel.

Holmes left Stoughton for Boston University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1909, where she pursued studies in business and the classics, earning her A.B. in 1913. Her business skills led to her association with the Boston Psychopathic Hospital in 1913, initially as a clerk, and later as aide to Dr. Herman Adler. Her interests in science and psychology led her to an A.M. from Radcliffe College in zoology and psychology in 1917.

After a short time as a researcher at Bedford Hills Reformatory for Women, Holmes married her childhood sweetheart, botanist Sidney Fay Blake. Early in 1919, Doris Blake found work as a clerk for the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Entomology under Frank H. Chittenden, and began the entomological studies that would continue for the rest of her life.

Blake worked her way up to junior entomologist and, when Chittenden retired, continued her work under Eugene A. Schwarz at the United States National Museum. The birth in 1928 of daughter Doris Sidney (an infant son had died shortly after birth in 1927) was not a sign for her to slow down -- Blake hired a nurse to watch the baby while she continued to watch beetles. In 1933 her official employment came to an end with the institution of regulations prohibiting more than one member of a family from holding a government position (Sidney Blake was then working for the Department of Agriculture).

Although no longer on the payroll, Blake continued her taxonomic work on the family Chrysomelides for almost 45 more years, first as a collaborator and then as a research associate of the Smithsonian Institution. Shortly after her husband's death, Blake traveled to Europe in 1960 on a National Science Foundation grant to revise the genus Neobrotica Jacoby. She ultimately published 97 papers in various journals (see "Doris Holmes Blake," Froeschner, Froeschner and Cartwright, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash., 83(3), 1981, for a complete bibliography) and continued her active research until shortly before her death on December 3, 1978.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7310, Doris Holmes Blake Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7310
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Doris Holmes Blake Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Lateness and Brahms : music and culture in the twilight of Viennese liberalism / Margaret Notley

Author:
Notley, Margaret Anne  Search this
Subject:
Brahms, Johannes 1833-1897 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Brahms, Johannes  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (vi, 245 pages) : illustrations, music
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
Vienna (Austria)
Austria
Vienna
Wien
Date:
2007
19th century
Topic:
MUSIC--Individual Composer & Musician  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Geistesleben  Search this
Call number:
ML410.B8 N67 2007 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1148070

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