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Wurlitzer Company Records

Creator:
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Names:
All-American Mohawk Company  Search this
Apollo Piano Company  Search this
Beach-Carlisle Violin Company  Search this
Caldwell Piano Company  Search this
Central Discount Company  Search this
Dayton Photo Products Company  Search this
DeKalb Piano Company  Search this
Dekleist Musical Instruments Company  Search this
Deutsch Wurlitzer  Search this
Eagle Radio Company  Search this
Everett Piano Company  Search this
Fox Theatres Corporation  Search this
Lyric Piano Company  Search this
Milner Music Company  Search this
Morsatti, Inc.  Search this
North Tonawanda Barrel Organ Company  Search this
Robert L. Loud Music Company  Search this
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Southern Ohio Radio Corporation  Search this
Western Industries Corporation  Search this
Wunderlich Piano Company  Search this
Wurlbild Corporation  Search this
Wurlitzer Acceptance Corporation  Search this
Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Wurlitzer Company of California  Search this
Wurlitzer Grand Piano Company  Search this
Youngstown Music Company  Search this
Rolfing, R.C.  Search this
Wurlitzer, Farny  Search this
Wurlitzer, Rembert  Search this
Wurlitzer, Rudolph  Search this
Extent:
56 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Minute books
Account books
Financial records
Stock records
Reports
Advertisements
Sales records
Audits
Cashbooks
Ledgers (account books)
Annual reports
Photographs
Journals (accounts)
Price lists
Trade catalogs
Publications
Employee records
Marketing records
Commercial catalogs
Place:
DeKalb (Ill.)
North Tonawanda (N.Y.)
Corinth (Miss.)
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Date:
1860-1984
Summary:
The collection documents the history and development of the Wurlitzer Company and consists of company publications, business records, employee files, manufacturing records, sales and marketing records, product information, publicity, advertising, photographs, audiovisual materials, and organ installation drawings.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the history and the development of the Wurlitzer Company. Materials include company publications, business records, employee files, manufacturing records, sales and marketing records, product information, publicity, advertising, photographs, audiovisual materials, and organ installation drawings. The material in the collection spans from 1856-1986, although information prior to 1899 is sparse.
Arrangement:
The Collection is arranged into fourteen series.

Series 1: Wurlitzer Company Histories, Company Events, and General Business Materials, circa 1880-1987; undated

Series 2: Publications, 1910-1989; undated

Series 3: Advertising and Promotional Materials, 1911-1978

Series 4: Product Information, 1860-1984; undated

Series 5: Photographs of Wurlitzer Manufacturing Plants, Employees, Stores, and Dealerships, 1869-1970; undated

Series 6: Photographs of Wurlitzer Products and Product Sales Promotions, 1900-1978; undated

Series 7, Photographs Used in Wurlitzer Advertising and Public Relations, 1904-1970; undated

Series 8: Wurlitzer Employee Records and Related Materials, 1909-1961; undated

Series 9: Production and Shipping Records, 1905-1987

Series 10: Shipping and Sales Records for Wurlitzer Dealerships, Wurlitzer Retail Stores, and Rembert Wurlitzer, Incorporated, 1917-1952

Series 11, Records of Stock Certificates, Meeting Minutes, and Related Financial and Legal Documents, 1907-1972

Series 12, Rudolph Wurlitzer Company Financial Records, 1893-1986

Series 13, Maps and Charts, 1931-1976

Series 14, Organ Installation Drawings, 1920-1931; undated
Historical Note:
The Wurlitzer Company began in 1856 when Rudolph Wurlitzer, a Cincinnati bank clerk, sold seven hundred dollars worth of musical instruments he had bought from family and friends in Germany. The busi¬ness was incorporated in Ohio in 1890 under the name the Ru¬dolph Wurlitzer Company." For the first fifty years, Wurlitzer was primarily a retail instrument business operating out of its Cincinnati Store headquarters. Although fire destroyed the com¬pany's headquarters in 1904, a new building was completed in time to celebrate Wurlitzer's fiftieth anniversary in 1906.

In 1908, the Wurlitzer Company bought the DeKleist Musical In¬strument Manufacturing Company in North Tonawanda, New York. The Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Company continued produc¬tion of automatic musical instruments including player pianos, military bands and pianorchestras. In 1910, the Wurlitzer Company bought the Hope-Jones Organ Company and began to manufacture unit-or¬chestra pipe organs at their North Tonawanda plant. These were pipe organs equipped with bells, gongs, horns and sirens. They became known as Mighty Wurlitzers and provided the musical back¬ground in silent movie houses all over the world and were also built for churches and private homes. In 1919, Wurlitzer bought the Melville-Clark Piano Company of DeKalb, Illinois. Wurlitzer pianos were then manufactured at the DeKalb facilities under a variety of names: the Apollo Piano Company, the DeKalb Piano Company and the Wurlitzer Grand Piano Company. Each name des¬ignated a different quality, price range and style.

With the decline of sales during the 1920s and 1930s, pro¬duction of automatic musical instruments ceased until the manu¬facture of the first jukebox in 1934. In 1930, the Julius Bauer Piano Company was purchased and continued to build pianos in that name until shortly before World War II. For a brief time, radios and refrigerators were made by the Wurlitzer controlled Air-Amer¬ican Mohawk Corporation. It was not a successful venture and ended in the mid-1930s. Many of the Wurlitzer retail stores were, at that time, in bad locations and needed repairs. The solutions to these problems came about with a reorganization of the company in 1935. With the reorganization, many retail stores were sold, piano manufacturing was consolidated in DeKalb and many subsidiaries were dissolved or absorbed completely into the Wurlitzer Company.

During World War II, Wurlitzer halted production of musical in¬struments. The company's defense production efforts were rec¬ognized in 1943 and 1944 when it is North Tonawanda and DeKalb plants received the Army-Navy "E" Award. In 1946, peacetime production resumed and the Wurlitzer Company introduced two new instruments: the electric organ in 1947 and the electric piano in 1954. In 1956, the Wurlitzer Company celebrated its centennial. That same year a new plant at Corinth, Mississippi, was completed. Later, plants were opened in Holly Springs, Mississippi (1961), Logan, Utah (1970) and Hullhorst, West Germany, (1960). The new facilities replaced those at North Tonawanda and DeKalb. The North Tonawanda plant ceased production of jukeboxes in 1974, becoming the company's engineering and research center. In 1973, the DeKalb plant ended production of pianos maintaining only mar¬keting and administrative offices. In 1977, the Wurlitzer Com¬pany's corporate headquarters moved to DeKalb, including the en¬gineering and research center from North Tonawanda.

Wurlitzer's three sons had assumed leadership of the company after his death in 1914. Each son acted as president then, chair of the board, successively. The company hired R.C. Rolfing in 1934 as vice-president and general manager. His re¬organization helped the company through the Depression years. Rolfing succeeded the last of the founder's sons in 1941 as pres¬ident of the company and in 1966 as chair of the board. Farny Wurlitzer, Rudolph's youngest son, died in 1972. A.D. Arsem succeeded Rolfing in 1974 as chair of the board. George B. Howell succeeded W. N. Herleman as president of the company.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Steinway & Sons Records and Family Papers, 1857-1919 (AC0178)

Chickering & Sons Piano Company Collection, 1864-1985 (AC0264)

Sohmer & Company Records, 1872-1989 (AC0349)

William J. Lenz Piano Tuning Collection, circa 1903-1955 (AC0511)

Janssen Piano Company Records, 1901-1929 (AC0512)

John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection, circa 1850-1990 (AC1257)

Warshaw Collection of Business America's Piano and Organ related materials (AC0060)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Northern Illinois University, and Regional History Center, 1994, November 11.
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:
Violin -- Manufacture  Search this
Radio -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Coin-operated machines  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Jukeboxes -- Manufacture  Search this
Harp -- Manufacture  Search this
Piano -- History  Search this
Player organ  Search this
Accordion -- Manufacture  Search this
Piano makers  Search this
Organ -- Manufacture  Search this
Organ -- History  Search this
Wurlitzer organ  Search this
Musical instrument makers  Search this
Mechanical organs  Search this
Mechanical musical instruments  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Minute books
Account books
Financial records
Stock records
Reports
Advertisements
Sales records
Audits
Cashbooks
Ledgers (account books)
Annual reports
Photographs -- 19th century
Journals (accounts)
Price lists
Trade catalogs
Publications
Employee records
Marketing records
Commercial catalogs
Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0469
See more items in:
Wurlitzer Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b6b1ed59-da9e-468e-ae2e-8bcd065f8cb2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0469
Online Media:

Restauro, conservazione e recupero di antichi strumenti musicali atti del convegno internazionale, Modena, 2-4 aprile 1982

Author:
Convegno internazionale sul restauro, conservazione e recupero di antichi strumenti musicali (1982 : Modena, Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
280 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Date:
1986
Topic:
Musical instruments--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Restauratie  Search this
Conservatie  Search this
Muziekinstrumenten  Search this
Call number:
ML460.C7 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_445690

Schwarzer Viola

Maker:
Schwarzer, Franz  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 26 in x 12 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 66.04 cm x 31.115 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
viola
Place made:
United States: Missouri, Washington
Date made:
1880-1900
ID Number:
1985.0473.01
Accession number:
1985.0473
Catalog number:
1985.0473.01
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-5392-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606194
Online Media:

Gacond , Henry

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Gacond, Henry, Repairer of Musical Boxes, Musical Birds, Etc.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other / SHEET MUSIC PUBLISHERS AND DEALERS, IMPORTERS, MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MUSIC BOXES AND OTHER MUSIC MERCHANDISE
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8973f99fe-21cb-4409-815e-50818002bb86
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-music-ref666

Spafford, A.J.

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Violin Maker and Repairer

Bedford, Ohio
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other / SHEET MUSIC PUBLISHERS AND DEALERS, IMPORTERS, MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MUSIC BOXES AND OTHER MUSIC MERCHANDISE
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep878e710a9-4273-427e-83ca-76f31651a5bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-music-ref792

White, A. W.

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Manufacturer of Violins Guide to Maintaining and Repairing Violins, 1892

Boston, Massachusetts
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other / SHEET MUSIC PUBLISHERS AND DEALERS, IMPORTERS, MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MUSIC BOXES AND OTHER MUSIC MERCHANDISE
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82a3fbf17-35af-4554-8098-25a9a8343946
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-music-ref832

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
Online Media:

Festival Recordings: Tavern Stage: Badger Button Bow Music; Packer lore; Jokes and lies

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Wisconsin Program 1998 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Horwitz, Jonah (recorder)  Search this
Freeman, Heidi (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Krevs, Joe  Search this
Casper, Bill  Search this
Hettrick, Harold  Search this
Smith, Tim  Search this
Brooks, Big John  Search this
O'Donnell, Dennis  Search this
Schneider, Mary Lou  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Wisconsin
Milwaukee (Wis.)
Fond du Lac (Wis.)
Ferryville (Wis.)
Green Bay (Wis.)
Frederic (Wis.)
Lac du Flambeau (Wis.)
Date:
1998 June 25
1998
Track Information:
101 Badger Button Box Music / Joe Krevs. Accordion.

102 Packerlore / Bill Casper, Harold Hettrick, Tim Smith.

103 Jokes and Lies / Big John Brooks, Dennis O'Donnell, Mary Lou Schneider.
Local Numbers:
FP-1998-CT-0045-7
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
United States 1998
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 25, 1998.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Wit and humor  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Musical instruments -- Repair  Search this
Musical instruments -- Construction  Search this
Sports spectators  Search this
Football  Search this
Lies  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1998 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1998, Item FP-1998-CT-0045
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1998 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1998 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 6: Wisconsin / 6.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5818833d1-451a-468c-b298-b5ef6cc283db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1998-ref608

Virgin Islands Fieldwork: Music, Dance, Food and Furniture

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Virgin Islands Program 1990 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Field worker:
Bough, Violet  Search this
Performer:
Charles, Frank  Search this
Samuel, Louise, 1936-  Search this
Murphy, Cyril  Search this
Christian, Bradley, 1956-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (compact audio cassette, analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Virgin Islands  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
Virgin Islands of the United States
Frederiksted (V.I.)
Date:
1990 February 8
Contents:
Track 101: Charles speaks about banjo, ukelele, bongo drum, Indian/cariso drum, steel triangle, gourd, bamboo flute and goatskin drum. Track 102: Samuels speaks about Crucian specialties such as fungee, kalaloo, maufe, roast goat and seasoned rice, as well as pastries including chocolate cake, cream cake, black cake and Vienna cake. She also mentions pate and benye, and beverages such as maubi, sorrel, guavaberry and others. Track 103: Murphy speaks about repairing and restoring antique furniture, including techniques of caning, inlaying and cleaning. Track 104: Christian has an organized group called the St. Croix Heritage Dancers, Inc.
Track Information:
101 Interview with Frank Charles / Frank Charles.

102 Interview with Louise Petersen Samuel / Louise Samuel.

103 Interview with Cyril Murphy / Cyril Murphy.

104 Interview with Bradley Christian / Bradley Christian.
Local Numbers:
FP-1990-CT-0403
General:
1 of 3
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Frederiksted (V.I.), Virgin Islands of the United States, February 8, 1990.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Musical instruments -- Construction  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Beverages  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Quadrille (Dance)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1990, Item FP-1990-CT-0403
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: U.S. Virgin Islands / Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5546c0774-3caf-4ba0-8771-68b5991447b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1990-ref1086

Virgin Islands Fieldwork: Vernacular Architecture, Furniture Repair and Instrument Making: Part 1

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Virgin Islands Program 1990 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Jackson, Myron P. (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Steele, Edgar F.  Search this
Performer:
Steele, Edgar F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Virgin Islands  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
Virgin Islands of the United States
Saint Thomas (V.I.)
Date:
1990 February 2
Local Numbers:
FP-1990-CT-0451
General:
6 of 32
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Saint Thomas (V.I.), Virgin Islands of the United States, February 2, 1990.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Carpentry  Search this
Joinery  Search this
Musical instruments -- Construction  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1990, Item FP-1990-CT-0451
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: U.S. Virgin Islands / Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5e85b63e2-d395-415a-87e0-1e59bbce0ef0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1990-ref1134

Virgin Islands Fieldwork: Vernacular Architecture, Furniture Repair andInstrument Making: Part 2

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Virgin Islands Program 1990 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Jackson, Myron P. (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Steele, Edgar F.  Search this
Performer:
Steele, Edgar F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Virgin Islands  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
Virgin Islands of the United States
Saint Thomas (V.I.)
Date:
1990 February 2
Local Numbers:
FP-1990-CT-0452
General:
7 of 32
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Saint Thomas (V.I.), Virgin Islands of the United States, February 2, 1990.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Joinery  Search this
Carpentry  Search this
Musical instruments -- Construction  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1990, Item FP-1990-CT-0452
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: U.S. Virgin Islands / Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5c78a8a55-6852-4a11-80d8-530190d8e082
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1990-ref1135

Heirloom Saxon violin and bow

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Joseph Fox  Search this
Medium:
wood with metal and pearl
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2020.28.1a Violin): 3 5/8 × 7 5/8 × 23 in. (9.2 × 19.4 × 58.4 cm)
H x W x D (2020.28.1b Bow): 1 × 1/2 × 28 5/8 in. (2.5 × 1.3 × 72.7 cm)
Type:
violins
musical instruments
Date:
1820s - 1870s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Music  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Clarence P. Cameron
Object number:
2020.28.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53ba4b64e-4171-4c6c-b9d3-edd6d435e24e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.28.1ab
Online Media:

Scrapbook: Return Surplus Lands to Indian People

Collection Creator:
Thorpe, Grace F.  Search this
Extent:
38 Photographic prints
Container:
Box 12
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook includes articles, newspaper clippings, letters and photographs from various events and marches Grace participated in regarding the fight for returning surplus lands to Native peoples. These events and materials include--Fishing Rights March (1970) in Yelm, Washington with the McCloud family; Fort Lawton "Surplus" March (1970) in Seattle, Washington; Pit River versus P.G..E. (1970) in Big Bend, California; DQU, Deganawidah Quetzalcoatl University founding (1971) in Davis, California; and documentation as National Commitee Director for the "Return Surplus Lands to Indian People".
Separated Materials:
The cover and back of the scrapbook binder are in Box 12 since they are oversized.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grace F. Thorpe Collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grace F. Thorpe Collection / Series 4: Working on Behalf of Native Americans and Activism
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv488f38056-777d-4178-98b4-90af44699a74
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-085-ref108

Closed For Repairs; Little Cowboy Lullaby

Recording artist:
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys  Search this
Manufacturer:
MGM  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Release date:
1947
ID Number:
1996.0320.25220
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.25220
Collector/donor number:
11892
Maker number:
10139
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-8c07-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1420317

Tommy Jarrell's Violin

Physical Description:
steel; brass; rosin; nickel; mother of pearl (overall material)
spruce (table material)
maple (back material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 5/8 in x 8 5/8 in x 3 7/16 in; 60.0075 cm x 21.9075 cm x 8.73125 cm
Object Name:
violin
Place Made:
Germany: Bavaria, Mittenwald
Date made:
1878-1882
ID Number:
1988.0426.01
Accession number:
1988.0426
Catalog number:
1988.0426.01
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Violins
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-4c5a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606731
Online Media:

Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Drumstick (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Chippewa/Ojibwa  Search this
Possible collector:
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953  Search this
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Previous owner:
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953  Search this
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Donor:
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Drumstick (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wood, adhesive tape, wool cloth, cotton cloth
Techniques:
Carved, wrapped, aboriginally repaired
Dimensions:
56 x 8 x 2 cm
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Lac du Flambeau Reservation or Nett Lake Sector, Bois Forte Reservation; Iron County, Vilas County, Oneida County or Koochiching County, Saint Louis County; Wisconsin or Minnesota; USA
Date created:
1900-1930
Catalog Number:
25/3539
Barcode:
253539.000
See related items:
Chippewa/Ojibwa
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6c6eba381-e942-4ea4-aa37-4bb5aac4dd87
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_269455

Drumstick (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Chippewa/Ojibwa  Search this
Possible collector:
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953  Search this
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Previous owner:
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953  Search this
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Donor:
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Drumstick (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage, cotton cloth
Techniques:
Carved, wrapped, aboriginally repaired
Dimensions:
52 x 7.8 x 2.1 cm
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Lac du Flambeau Reservation or Nett Lake Sector, Bois Forte Reservation; Iron County, Vilas County, Oneida County or Koochiching County, Saint Louis County; Wisconsin or Minnesota; USA
Date created:
1900-1930
Catalog Number:
25/3540
Barcode:
253540.000
See related items:
Chippewa/Ojibwa
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a8783334-1e34-42b8-b3cc-2b10a29f54ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_269456

Drumstick (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Minnesota Chippewa [Bois Forte/Nett Lake, Minnesota]  Search this
Possible collector:
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953  Search this
Previous owner:
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953  Search this
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Donor:
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Drumstick (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wood, deerhide/deerskin, cotton cloth, adhesive tape
Techniques:
Stitched, wrapped, aboriginally repaired
Dimensions:
55.5 x 7 x 1.3 cm
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Nett Lake Sector, Bois Forte Reservation; Koochiching County, Saint Louis County; Minnesota; USA
Date created:
1900-1930
Catalog Number:
25/3546
Barcode:
253546.000
See related items:
Minnesota Chippewa [Bois Forte/Nett Lake, Minnesota]
Music and Sound
On View:
NMAI, Washington DC: Our Universes, Anishinaabe
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6fd7a98fd-224a-4713-a49b-62910e758567
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_269462

Drum, amplifier, and accessories

Culture/People:
Pan-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
David Hill, Oklahoma Choctaw  Search this
Donor:
David Hill, Oklahoma Choctaw  Search this
Donor agent:
John D. O'Connell, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Drum, amplifier, and accessories
Media/Materials:
Wood, cowhide, cotton cloth, plastic-coated wire, rope
Techniques:
Carved, painted, aboriginally repaired
Dimensions:
63.9 x 69.2 x 45.8 cm
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
USA
Date created:
1960-1970
Catalog Number:
26/5803
Barcode:
265803.000
See related items:
Pan-Indian
Music and Sound
On View:
NMAI, Washington DC: Nation to Nation, Great Nations Keep Their Word
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68510cb9a-201e-4043-99d6-1ea5570f7fb2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_282030
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