File contains the bound publication "Organs in Mexico" by Odell and Fespermann with a handwritten note "to Jay", including a postcard with a reproduction of a photo used in the publication. The publication is based on fieldwork sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments,
staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries
from private collectors, musicians, universities, and instrument manufacturers; minutes of meetings; floor plans for the Hall of Musical Instruments; recital announcements;
audiotapes of Fesperman's organ performances; contracts with publishing companies; Fesperman's research material for the publications Flentrop in America and Organs
in Mexico; exhibition proposals, scripts, loan agreements, and brochures from Contemporary Musical Instrument Makers; funding information, progress reports, photographs,
and program booklets from Music at the Smithsonian, as well as the Tower Concert series; audiotapes and cassette recordings of concert performances, interviews with musicians,
and music used for exhibitions; administrative records; photographs and slides of American and European chamber organs; correspondence between Fesperman and organ builder
F. A. Flentrop; and staff research notes.