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Moses and Frances Asch Collection

Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Names:
Courlander, Harold, 1908-1996  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Jenkins, Ella  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Extent:
841 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Date:
1926-1986
bulk 1948-1986
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.
Scope and Contents:
The Moses and Frances Asch Collection measures 841 cubic feet and dates from 1926-1987, with some contemporary, relevant correspondence, clippings, and ephemera added after 1987.

Most of the collection consists of audio recordings (commercial 78 rpm and long-playing records, open reel tapes, acetate discs, and test pressings), correspondence with recording artists and producers, artwork, photographs, ephemera, clippings, record production materials, writings, and business papers relating to Folkways Records. Materials relating to Folkways Records can be found primarily in the Correspondence, Folkways Production, Business Records, Photographs, Artwork, Sound Recordings, and Film series.

The collection also contains some biographical materials and personal correspondence, including materials related to Asch's first business, Radio Laboratories, located in the Biographical Materials series. Correspondence, ephemera, photographs, record production materials, business papers, and recordings relating to Asch's record labels before Folkways Records (Asch Recordings, Disc Company of America, Cub Records) are located in the Early Label Materials series as well as the Audio Recordings and Photographs series.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged in 10 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-1987

Series 2: Folkways Production, 1946-1987

Series 3: Business Records, 1940-1987

Series 4: Woody Guthrie papers, 1927-1985

Series 5: Early Label Materials, 1940-1949

Series 6: Biographical Materials, 1926-1987

Series 7: Photographs

Series 8: Artwork

Series 9: Audio Recordings

Series 10: Film

At this time, the collection is partially processed. Please contact rinzlerarchives@si.edu for more information.
Biographical/Historical note:
The son of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch, Moses Asch was born in Poland in 1905. His childhood was spent in Poland, France, Germany, and New York. While young, Asch developed an interest in radio electronics, which ultimately lead him to his life's work, recording the music and sounds of the world. He established several record labels in succession, sometimes partnering with other record companies. Two of his fist record companies, Asch Recordings and DISC Co. of America, went bankrupt. They were followed by his best-known label, Folkways Records, which was founded in 1948 with Marian Distler (1919-1964). He was still working on Folkways recordings when he died in 1986.

Folkways Records sought to document the entire world of sound. The 2,168 titles Asch released on Folkways include traditional and contemporary music from around the world, spoken word in many languages, and documentary recordings of individuals, communities, and current events. Asch's business practices revolved around the commitment to keep every recording issued by Folkways in print, despite low sales. Asch stayed afloat by cutting costs where he could (such as color printing) and offering a high-quality product, meticulously recorded and accompanied by extensive liner notes. In doing this, he could charge a slightly higher price than other commercial outfits. Despite a tenuous relationship with financial solvency, Folkways grew to be not only one of the most important independent record companies in the United States in the 20th century, but also one of the largest and most influential record companies in the world.

Moses Asch's record labels featured famous and lesser known American writers, poets, documentarians, ethnographers, and grass roots musicians on commercial recordings. American folk icon Woody Guthrie recorded on the Asch, Disc, and Folkways labels, and the Asch Collection includes some of his correspondence, lyrics, drawings, and writings. The collection also includes correspondence with other notable musicians and artists such as John Cage, Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Ewan MacColl, Alan Lomax, Henry Cowell, and Kenneth Patchen. Also in the collection are ethnographic field notes and photographs by as well as correspondence with Béla Barók, Sidney Robertson Cowell, Harold Courlander, Helen Creighton, Laura Boulton, and Samuel Charters. Asch hired various prominent artists and graphic designers including David Stone Martin, Ben Shahn, John Carlis, and Ronald Clyne to create album cover art for his recordings. Much of the original art and designs for these covers can be found in the Asch Collection.

Asch's output of recordings on various labels, including published recordings, open reel master tapes, outtakes, and acetate disks, in addition to his business papers, correspondence, photographs, and other files were acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1987. The collection came to the Smithsonian with the understanding that all 2168 titles under the Folkways label would be kept available in perpetuity.
Shared Stewardship of Collections:
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process grounded in the Center's commitment to connecting living people and cultures to the materials this collection represents. To view the Center's full shared stewardship policy, which defines our protocols for addressing collections-related inquiries and concerns, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
Provenance:
Ralph Rinzler arranged the Smithsonian's acquisition of the Moses and Frances Asch Collection in 1987, beginning with Asch before his death in 1986 and continuing with extensive discussions between Rinzler and the Asch family. Since its acquisition, archivist Jeff Place and others have added contemporary, relevant correspondence with Folkways artists and related individuals.
Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
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:
Folk music  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Oral interpretation of poetry  Search this
Oral interpretation of fiction  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 19th century  Search this
Music -- 18th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
World music  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Vocal music  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk533b8a927-559a-44ac-98d2-f32d871058b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-asch
Online Media:

Quetzal - “Toro Ayotzinapa” at the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-11-14T17:47:13.000Z
YouTube Category:
Travel & Events  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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smithsonianfolklife
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolklife
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_oI3JGnGG690

"The Yanks Are Coming:" The Songs of World War I

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-06-14T18:52:18.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_CZZWdZbIho8

Smithsonian Channel

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-04-02T19:40:28.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_DQYzs5SUjy0

Quetzal - "Cielito Lindo" & "Tragafuegos" [Live at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2014]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-08-01T13:46:17.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Iqnyp8XxZZ4

Pete Seeger - "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" [Official Audio]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2009-02-24T15:55:23.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_lNHM4NXSKmI

The New Lost City Ramblers - "Buck Creek Girls" [Official Audio]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2009-03-19T19:11:53.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_uoh8XeYzIAM

John Jackson performs "Steamboat Whistle"

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-03-10T17:37:51.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_gmvGjg_Lzy0

Soundtracks of Asian America navigating race through musical performance Wang, Grace

Author:
Wang, Grace  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
18uu
20uu
Topic:
Asian Americans--Music--Social aspects  Search this
Asian American musicians  Search this
Stereotypes (Social psychology)  Search this
Américains d'origine asiatique--Musique--Aspect social  Search this
Stéréotypes  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156549

Sounds of the South a report and selected papers from a Conference on the Collecting and Collections of Southern Traditional Music, held in Chapel Hill, April 6-8, 1989, to celebrate the opening of the Southern Folklife Collection with the John Edwards Memorial Collection in the Manuscripts Department of the Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina edited by Daniel W. Patterson

Author:
Conference on the Collecting and Collections of Southern Traditional Music (1989 : Chapel Hill, N.C.)  Search this
Patterson, Daniel W (Daniel Watkins) 1928-  Search this
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library Southern Folklife Collection  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 219 pages illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Congresses
Congrès
Congress
Conference papers and proceedings
Actes de congrès
Place:
Southern States
États-Unis (Sud)
États-Unis
États-Unis (sud)
Date:
1991
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Popular music--Southern States--History and criticism  Search this
Musique populaire  Search this
Musique traditionnelle--Histoire et critique  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_471268

Ebony Vol. XXII No. 12

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Created by:
Ebony, American, founded 1945  Search this
Photograph by:
Bill Gillohm  Search this
Subject of:
The 5th Dimension, American, founded 1966  Search this
Ronald Townson, American, 1933 - 2001  Search this
Florence LaRue, American, born 1944  Search this
Billy Davis Jr., American, born 1938  Search this
Marilyn McCoo, American, born 1943  Search this
LaMonte McLemore, American, born 1935  Search this
Ernie Banks, American, born 1931  Search this
Used by:
Rock Rest Tourist Home, American, 1948 - 1976  Search this
Owned by:
Clayton Sinclair, American  Search this
Hazel Sinclair, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product) with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13 3/8 × 10 1/4 × 1/4 in. (34 × 26 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Place depicted:
West Indies, Caribbean, Latin America
Date:
October 1967
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Travel  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
Object number:
2011.12.53.6
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ebony Media Group LLC. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c6762429-d01c-4f8f-b3dd-77b2af9d5f45
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.12.53.6
Online Media:

W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews

Interviewee:
Sun Ra  Search this
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-  Search this
Taylor, Billy  Search this
Sullivan, Maxine, 1911-1987  Search this
Wells, Ronnie  Search this
Whiting, Margaret  Search this
Towers, Jack  Search this
Venuti, Joe, 1903-1978  Search this
Pullen, Don, 1941-  Search this
Roney, Wallace  Search this
Pizzarelli, Bucky, 1926-  Search this
Pizzarelli, John, 1960-  Search this
Shaw, Artie, 1910-2004  Search this
Shepp, Archie, 1937-  Search this
Sanders, Pharaoh  Search this
Grant, Felix, 1918-1993  Search this
Scott, Jimmy  Search this
McPhail, Jimmy  Search this
McPartland, Marian  Search this
McFerrin, Bobby  Search this
Krall, Diana  Search this
O'Connell, Helen  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Metheny, Pat  Search this
McShann, Jay  Search this
Horn, Shirley, 1934-  Search this
Hinton, Milt, 1910-2000  Search this
Hill, Andrew, 1937-  Search this
Hendricks, Jon, 1921-  Search this
Keane, Helen  Search this
Kaminsky, Max, 1908-  Search this
Jordan, Sheila, 1928-  Search this
Humes, Helen, 1913-1981  Search this
Hampton, Lionel  Search this
Harris, Eddie, 1934-  Search this
Heath, Jimmy, 1926-  Search this
Frishberg, Dave  Search this
Ennis, Ethel  Search this
Farmer, Art, 1928-  Search this
Flanagan, Tommy, 1930-  Search this
Hampton, Slide  Search this
D'Rivera, Paquito, 1948-  Search this
Daniels, Billy  Search this
Davison, Bill  Search this
Donegan, Dorothy, 1922-  Search this
Crouch, Stanley, 1945-2020  Search this
Conyers, John, 1929-  Search this
Cruz, Celia, 1920-  Search this
Byard, Jaki  Search this
Brown, Ruth  Search this
Carter, Betty, 1930-  Search this
Byron, Don  Search this
Betts, Keter, 1928-  Search this
Bellson, Louis  Search this
Bowie, Lester, 1941-  Search this
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990  Search this
Allen, Steve, 1921-2000  Search this
Adderly, Nat, 1931-  Search this
Bailey, Benny, 1925-  Search this
Collector:
Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-  Search this
Names:
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-  Search this
Extent:
10 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Photographs
Publicity photographs
Date:
1940s-2005
Summary:
Publicity photographs of musicians and entertainers, mostly jazz musicians, such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, but including many rock and even a few classical performers. The collection also contains tape recorded radio interviews conducted between 1970 and 2003. In addition there are posters relating to musical performances.
Scope and Contents:
This collection was formed by W. Royal Stokes in the course of his professional work as a music and arts critic. It is composed primarily of publicity portraits of musical performers, both single acts and groups. The emphasis is on jazz musicians and singers, although many rock stars and groups, and other popular musical performers are included. Even a few classical musicians are represented. The pictures are primarily mass-produced black and white publicity photographs distributed to newspapers, writers, etc., by agents for entertainment personalities. Some prints were made from the original negatives, while others clearly were made from copy negatives after typography was stripped together with a print and re-photographed. However, there are some rarer original photographs included in the collection, such as personal color snapshots, higher quality prints by art photographers, etc. Nearly all the prints are unmounted, and are 8 x 10 inches or smaller in size. The bulk of the photographs date from circa 1970 to 2000, however, a number of the earlier photographs are included as well as slightly later examples.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into nine series.

Series 1, Photographs of Musicians and Ensembles, circa 1970-2000; undated

Subseries 1.1, Musicians and Ensembles

Subseries 1.2, Recording Company Photographs

Subseries 1.3, Unidentified Musicians

Series 2, Photographs of Performances, 1987-2002; undated

Subseries 2.1, Music Festivals, 1987-2002; undated

Subseries 2.2, Concerts, Music Clubs and Other Venues, 1920s-1940s and circa 1980s-1990s; undated

Series 3, Formal and Informal Groups, circa 1980s-2000; undated

Series 4, Photographs of Musicians in Films, Radio, Television and Theater, 1940s-2000; undated Series 5, Photographs of Subjects and Products related to Musicians and Music, 1970-2000; undated

Series 6, Photographs of Non-Musicians, circa 1980s-2000; undated

Series 7, Interviews with Musicians, 1970-2003

Series 8, Audiovisual Materials, 1970-2003

Subseries 8.1, Audio Recordings - Audiocassettes

Subseries 8.2, Audio Recordings-Audiotapes

Series 9, Posters, 1976-1990; undated
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Washington, D.C., W. Royal Stokes served in the Army and then embarked on an academic career, teaching at the University of Pittsburgh, Tufts University, Brock University and the University of Colorado. He left the academic profession in 1969 and become a writer, broadcaster and lecturer, journalist, and critic and authority on jazz music. A follower of jazz since his teens in the 1940s, Stokes has written about music for such publications as Down Beat, Jazz Times, and the Washington Post, and hosted the public radio shows "I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say . . ." and "Since Minton's". Today he is the editor of the quarterly Jazz Notes, and is the author of The Jazz Scene: An Informal History From New Orleans to 1990 and Swing Era New York: The Jazz Photographs of Charles Peterson.. He is also the author of Living the Jazz Life: Conversations with Forty Musicians about Their Careers in Jazz (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000). Dr. Stokes lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of Ameican History:
Duke Ellington Collection, 1928-1988 (AC0301)

Herman Leonard Photoprints, 1948-1993

Frank Driggs Collection of Duke Ellington Photographic Reference Prints [copyprints], 1923-1972

Jazz Oral History Collection, 1988-1990

Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, 1910s-1970s (mostly 1930s-1960s)

Jeffrey Kliman Photographs

Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs, 1984-1987, 2005

Chico O'Farrill Papers

Paquito D'Rivera Papers, 1989-2000.

Louis Armstrong Music Manuscripts, undated

Tito Puente Papers, 1962-1965.

Audrey Wells "Women in Jazz Radio Series, 1981-1982

Mongo Santamaria Papers, 1965-2001

Ramsey Lewis Collection, 1950-2007

Earl Newman Collection of Monterey Jazz Festival Posters, 1963-2009

James Arkatov Collection of Jazz Photographs, 1995-2003

Francis Wolff Jazz Photoprints, 1953-1966

Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection, circa 1920s-2006

Jazz Oral History Program Collection, 1992-2009

Leslie Schinella Collection of Gene Krupa Materials
Provenance:
Donated by W. Royal Stokes to the Archives Center in 2001.
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:
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Portraits -- Musicians  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Publicity photographs
Citation:
W. Royal Stokes Collection of Jazz Musicians' Photographs, ca. 1970-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0766
See more items in:
W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b79b5a94-c967-451e-bafb-e62dc2d8ff45
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0766
Online Media:

Indian Summer Concert with Irka Mateo

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-08-08T10:48:53.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_gVb8EkNBlZs

Signed contract for the Jackson 5 to appear on "The Flip Wilson Show"

Created by:
American Federation of TV & Radio Artists, American, founded 1937  Search this
Subject of:
The Jackson 5, American, 1964 - 1975  Search this
Flip Wilson, American, 1933 - 1998  Search this
Signed by:
Michael Jackson, American, 1958 - 2009  Search this
Jermaine Jackson, American, born 1954  Search this
Marlon Jackson, American, born 1957, American, born 1957  Search this
Tito Jackson, American, born 1953  Search this
Jackie Jackson, American, born 1951  Search this
Joe Jackson, American, born 1928  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 x 8 1/2 in. (33 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
contracts
Date:
1971
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Motown (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Television  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.23.1a
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52d93268b-9220-4b8f-86a9-ce5f7b59a36b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.23.1a
Online Media:

Ticket for funeral services for Martin Luther King, Jr. owned by Nina Simone

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Used by:
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. (5.4 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
passes (tickets)
Place used:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 9, 1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.132.4.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d3636b20-0f7a-4e43-bb15-b9889a7ab409
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.132.4.1
Online Media:

Tambourine used on stage at Wembley Stadium during Prince's Nude Tour

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Prince, American, 1958 - 2016  Search this
Medium:
fiber, plastic, metal
Dimensions:
Diameter (tambourine shell): 10 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. (26 x 4.8 cm)
Diameter (shell with jingles): 11 in. (27.9 cm)
1 13/16 x 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (4.6 x 28.6 x 28.6 cm)
Type:
tambourines
Place used:
Wembley, London, England, Europe
Date:
1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.153.6
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd590513d3b-7339-49ec-9625-4273d3661062
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.153.6
Online Media:

Upright piano used by Thom Bell at Philadelphia International Records

Manufactured by:
Steinway & Sons, American, founded 1853  Search this
Used by:
Thom Bell, Jamaican American, born 1943  Search this
Subject of:
Philadelphia International Records, American, 1971 - 2001  Search this
Medium:
wood with ebony, ivory, metal, cabled yarn and paint
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 52 3/16 × 62 1/16 × 27 1/2 in. (132.6 × 157.6 × 69.9 cm)
Type:
upright pianos
Place used:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Legendary producer Thom Bell
Object number:
2015.203
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a58b8b4e-5631-4c0f-bbd3-7a6bcd2d371a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.203

"Say Her Name" protest, artist Janelle Monae and Wondaland Records members perform "Hell You Talmbout" protest song, Atlanta, GA

Photograph by:
Sheila Pree Bright, American, born 1967  Search this
Subject of:
Janelle Monáe, American, born 1985  Search this
Felecia Christian, American  Search this
Alexia Christian, American, died 2015  Search this
Nate "Rocket" Wonder, American  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Wondaland Records, American, founded 2015  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 6000 pixels × 6000 pixels
File size (Total): 103.09 MB
Type:
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2016
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Actors  Search this
American South  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Justice  Search this
Photography  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Violence  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sheila Pree Bright
Object number:
2021.56.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Sheila Pree Bright
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
#1960Now
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Black Lives Matter
Exhibition:
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd554d7c112-e745-4ad5-a391-32394e6e049b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.56.1

Chair used in the music video "Scream" by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
Michael Jackson, American, 1958 - 2009  Search this
Janet Jackson, American, born 1966  Search this
Medium:
leather, foam, and wood
Dimensions:
H x W: 36 3/4 × 50 3/4 × 38 in. (93.3 × 128.9 × 96.5 cm)
Type:
armchairs
props (object genres)
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.97.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ron Arad. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Props and set design
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5988bcfc7-7aba-4a85-963f-6aec19ad90a7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.97.1
Online Media:

Quetzal: 'Cielito Lindo' y 'Tragafuegos'

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-07-18T19:28:23.000Z
YouTube Category:
Travel & Events  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianfolklife
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolklife
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_R97tnjh2QZ0

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