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Vibraphone Assembly for Chrysoglott XA-1725-RL, Drawing # 8-1-20

Collection Creator:
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Wurlitzer Company Records
Wurlitzer Company Records / Series 14: Drawings / 14.473: Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0469-ref2153

Vibraphone Assembly for Chrysoglott XA-1725-RL, Revised Drawing

Collection Creator:
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929-02-02
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Wurlitzer Company Records
Wurlitzer Company Records / Series 14: Drawings / 14.473: Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0469-ref2154

Vibraphone

Collection Photographer:
Schiedt, Duncan P., 1921-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 39, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1940s
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, 1900-2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection
Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection / Series 2: Photographic Materials / 2.3: Subject Files Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1323-ref1019

Red Norvo Papers

Donor:
Corlin, Portia Norvo  Search this
Corlin, Portia Norvo  Search this
Creator:
Norvo, Red, 1908-1999  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Awards
Biographies
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Interviews
Date:
1932-1998
Summary:
Correspondence, transcripts of interviews, photographs, a biography, a discography, an award, printed material and other miscellany documenting the life and career of Red Norvo.
Scope and Contents:
The Red Norvo Papers consist of correspondence, transcripts of interviews with Red Norvo, miscellaneous publications (catalogues, monographs, newsletters, pamphlets, programs), periodicals, articles and clippings, photographs, and several miscellaneous documents: various advertisements, a hotel receipt, liner notes, an award from Metronome, a biography prepared by Capitol Records, a Red Norvo discography, a concert engagement advertisement in the form of a postcard, a poster (Benny Goodman), and a Red Norvo concert tour itinerary.
Arrangement:
Divided into 7 series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1939-1997; Series 2: Red Norvo Interview Transcripts, 1991-1993; Series 3: Miscellaneous Publications; Series 4: Miscellaneous Documents; Series 5: Periodicals, Series 6: Periodical Articles and News Clippings; Series 7: Photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Along with Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo stands as one of the most celebrated and influential figures in the history of Jazz vibraphone. Norvo was born Kenneth Norville in Beardstown, Illinois on March 31, 1908. He began studying marimba at an early age and played in a rhumba band in 1925. After a brief stint as a tap dancer and conductor on the Vaudeville circuit, Norvo played xylophone with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. He later married the band's singer, Mildred Bailey, and together they were known as Mr. and Mrs. Swing. From the late 1930's through the early 1940's Norvo lead his own orchestra (with arrangements by Eddie Sauter) and his own sextet.

In 1944 Norvo switched permanently to vibraphone and joined the Benny Goodman Sextet. In 1945 the Red Norvo Selected Sextet (featuring Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie) recorded Hallelujah, Get Happy, Slam Slam Blues, and Congo Blues—an event that many critics regard as helping to commence the bebop era and the establishment of modern jazz. In 1946 Norvo played with Woody Herman's First Herd. But in Norvo's formative years it was the improvisational piano style of Teddy Wilson that most influenced his own style of play. In 1950 Norvo founded the Red Norvo Trio, which included Tal Farlow on guitar and Charles Mingus on bass. Norvo also performed and recorded with a quintet. He settled in Santa Monica, California and became a prolific recording musician with Capitol and other labels. Most of the essential singers of the period either performed or recorded with him: Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee to name a few. Norvo notably backed Sinatra on his Australian tour in 1959 and appeared with him in the 1960 film, Ocean's Eleven. In 1961 Norvo began to suffer hearing loss, a condition which worsened throughout the remainder of his life. In the 1970's he performed mainly in Las Vegas. He died April 6, 1999 in Santa Monica.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Benny Carter Collection (NMAH.AC.0757)

Milt Gabler Papers (NMAH.AC.0849)

Jazz Oral History Program Collection(NMAH.AC.0808)

William Russo Music and Personal Papers(NMAH.AC.0845) Jack Siefert/Woody Herman Collection(NMAH.AC.0659) Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection (NMAH.AC.0491)
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives Center by Portia Norvo Corlin on April 1, 2004.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Periodicals  Search this
Vibraphone  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Awards
Biographies
Correspondence -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Interviews -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Red Norvo Papers, 1932-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Portia Norvo Corlin.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0858
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Red Norvo Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0858

Lorain Fulton Theatre - Cleveland , Ohio

Collection Creator:
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This organ (with vibraphone replacing chrysoglott) has been rebuilt for Metropole Theatre, Victor ia, London, England. See file 11-29113 & 14. Date 4-19-35.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0469, Subseries 14.227
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Wurlitzer Company Records
Wurlitzer Company Records / Series 14: Drawings
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0469-ref3850

#205: Masters of Percussion

Collection Performer:
Asleep at the Wheel  Search this
Take 6  Search this
Lovett, Lyle  Search this
Krauss, Alison  Search this
Nelson, Tracy  Search this
Mattea, Kathy  Search this
Gill, Vince  Search this
Beausoleil  Search this
Griffith, Nancy  Search this
Collection Producer:
Van Kleek, Richard  Search this
Collection Creator:
Kentucky Center for the Arts  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Date:
1989-08-02
Scope and Contents:
With African drummers and singers Djimo Kouyate (gee-mo coo-yah-tee) and Aidoo (eye-ee-doe); steel drums master Andy Narell; Spyro Gyra vibraphone and marimba master Dave Samuels; North American snare drum and rototom champions Trevor Ferrier and Ian Forsyth from Canada; Wichita State University Percussion Ensemble performing "War Games" by Walter Mays for Ten Percussionists and Two Wrestlers (Jeff Jarrett and Dutch Mantel).
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions; may not be copied. Must contact Kentucky Center for the Arts.
Collection Citation:
Lonesome Pine Specials, 1986-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Lonesome Pine Specials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0487-ref541

Gossip [music]

Topic:
Timon of Athens suite
Collection Creator:
Boatwright, Ruth Ellington, 1914-2004  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 37, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
6 parts and 1 score
Gossip is contained in one of three folders for "Timon of Athens" consisting of 1 three page short score and 6 parts in C Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Short score indicates parts for flute, vibraphone, oboe, trumpet, trombones, horn, bass. Parts for 1 trumpet - Terry; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; violin; bass. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
General:
An additional holograph short score for "Gold" is noted on the verso of a short score for "Revolutionary" from "Timon of Athens." Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
Related Materials:
Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3), 1940-1991
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction. Copyright restrictions exist. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Collection Citation:
Ruth Ellington Collection, 1923-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials
Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials / Series 1: Music Manuscripts, Scripts, and Compositional Materials / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / TIMON OF ATHENS
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0415-ref2275

Make me a pallet on your floor [music]

Composer:
Robison, Willard  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
28 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 213, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Scope and Contents:
see Subseries 1E
27 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Make me a pallet on your floor is contained in one folder consisting of 1 twenty three page conductor score, 1 three page conductor score, 1 five page piano vocal score, and 27 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand.
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Three page conductor score and parts. Conductor score indicates parts for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, trumpets, violins, viola, cello, bass, guitar, drums, piano. Parts for 3 reeds - flute, clarinet, bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - A, B, C; 3 violins - A, B, C; viola; cello; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- (ii) Piano vocal score and parts. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Lawd! Feel so low down and sad ...". Parts for 1 reed - bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 4 violins - A, B, C, D; viola; cello; bass; vibraphone. -- (iii) Twenty three page conductor score. Score indicates parts for bass clarinet, trumpets, 3 violins, viola, cello, vibraphone, piano. Score appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 3.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, brittle.
Other Title:
Pallet on the floor.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.14: M
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref42235

Malletoba spank [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
2 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
2 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 213, Folder 12-14
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
2 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Malletoba spank is contained in three folders consisting of 1 ten page short score, 3 nine page short scores, and 2 parts in f minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Sanders?).
Folder A contains ten page short score. Score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones, marimbas, vibraphones, xylaphones.
Folder B contains parts for bells (2).
Folder C contains remaining short scores in 2 groupings -- (i) 1 nine page short score. Short score indicates parts for bass, glockenspiel, tympani. -- (ii) 2 nine page short scores. Scores indicate parts for bass, glockenspiel, tympani.
Folder B and Folder C, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. R, p. 17. Folder C, grouping i from the Presentation Album, vol. R.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, brittle.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Photocopies
Short scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.14: M
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref42247

Mollie and Gid [music]

Composer:
Rosenthal, L.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (part (photocopy), 34 cm.)
Container:
Box 226, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Manuscripts
Music
Photocopies
Scope and Contents:
1 score
Mollie and Gid is contained in one folder consisting of 1 eight page conductor score in a minor concert -- in photocopy -- in unidentified hand.
Conductor score indicates parts for flute, 2 clarinets, vibraphone, harp, guitar, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, brittle.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Conductor scores
Manuscripts
Music
Photocopies
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.14: M
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref42587

Peace of mind [music] see oversize

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
31 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
10 Items (copy scores, 33 cm.)
Container:
Box 267, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
40 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Peace of mind is contained in one folder consisting of 1 two page short score, 1 eighteen page short score, 1 four piano vocal score and 40 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Still, others?).
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Two page short score and parts. Short score indicates parts for clarinets, bass clarinet, trumpets, violins, viola, cello, percussion. Parts for 3 reeds - Evans, Brillhart, Feinschmidt; 3 trumpets - A, B, C; 3 violins - A, B, C; viola; cello; bass; percussion; guitar. Score and parts subtitled "Continuity." -- (ii) Eighteen page short score and parts. Short score indicates parts for flute, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, violins, viola, cello, bass, percussion, guitar, piano. Parts for 4 reeds - flute, clarinet 1, clarinet 2, bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 violins - 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; bass; celeste; percussion; guitar. -- (iii) Four page piano vocal score and parts. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "When first we met I started dreaming ...". Parts for 1 reed - bass clarinet (2); 1 trumpet - 1; euphonium; 2 violins - 1, 2; viola; cello; bass; vibraphone. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 11, 12.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, brittle.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.17: P
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref43651

I see your face before me [music]

Composer:
Schwartz, Arthur  Search this
Lyricist:
Dietz, Howard  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 156 (Series 1), Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Scope and Contents:
2 parts and 1 score
I see your face before me is contained in one folder consisting of 1 three page piano conductor score and 2 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink -- in identified hand (Catsiff).
Piano conductor score indicates part for vibraphone. Score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "I see your face before me, crowding my every dream ...". Parts for 1 trumpet - 2; 1 trombone - 1. Score and parts incorporate published materials within the arrangement. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.10: I
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref40810

I'm a poor little orphan [music]

Composer:
Robison, Willard  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
10 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 158, Folder 12-13
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
see Subseries 1E
11 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I'm a poor little orphan is contained in one folder consisting of 1 four page conductor score and 11 parts in G Major concert, and 1 seventeen page conductor score in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands.
Four page conductor score indicates parts for violins, viola, cello, bass, reeds, percussion, piano. Parts for 3 clarinets - Feinsmith, Evans, Brillhart; 4 violins - A, 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; bass; traps. Seventeen page score indicates parts for violins, viola, cello, bass, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, trumpets, vibraphone, 2 pianos. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, brittle.
Other Title:
Po' lil' orphan.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.10: I
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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L.S. percussion [music]

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
17 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 194, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
see also Malletoba Spank
18 parts
L.S. percussion is contained in one folder consisting of 18 parts in f minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Sanders?).
Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, Jimmy, Paul, Harry; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; marimba; 2 vibraphones - 1, 2; 2 xylaphones - 1, 2. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
Other Title:
Malletoba spank.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.13: L
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref41620

Boom-boom [music]

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (part (photocopy), 28 cm.)
20 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Scope and Contents:
20 parts and 1 score
Boom-boom is contained in one folder consisting of 1 one page conductor score and 20 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Conductor score (photocopy) indicates parts for saxes, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; 3 tympani - 1, 2, 3; 2 vibraphones - 1, 2; 2 xylaphones - 1, 2; marimba. Conductor score is incomplete. Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 1 tympani. -- (ii) 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, Paul, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; 2 xylaphones - 1, 2; 2 vibraphones - 1, 2; marimba; 3 tympani - 1, 2, 3. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Original of conductor score (photocopy) moved to OS box. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape.
Other Title:
Tymperturbably blue.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.3: B Titles / Boom Boom
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53075

Lloyd Rucker Photographs of Lionel Hampton

Creator:
Rucker, LLoyd  Search this
Names:
Hampton, Lionel  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1940-1990
Content Description:
Nine photographs of Lionel Hampton at various stages in his life. In some images he is playing his instrument.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for reasearch.
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:
Vibraphone  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Vibraphonists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints
Citation:
Lloyd Rucker Photographs of Lionel Hampton, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1436
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1436

Leedy Manufacturing Co. Photograph Album

Creator:
Leedy Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Source:
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Former owner:
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Names:
Leedy, Ulysses G., 1867-1931  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Photographs
Place:
Indianapolis (Ind.) -- 1920-1930
Date:
ca. 1925.
Scope and Contents:
This album documents the Leedy Manufacturing Co.'s production of a variety of percussion musical instruments, such as drums, tympani, xylophones, vibraphones, etc. There is a group portrait of the executive staff, assembled near the door of the plant: it is marked "Indianapolis" and "1925," along with the names "Leedy," [George H.] "Way," "Elsie Way," "Kuerst," and "Winterhoff." The work force stands outside the factory in another image, and interiors depict office scenes and manufacturing stages for several types of instruments. Machine shops and other work areas show workers and craftsmen operating belt-driven machine tools, lathes, drill presses, stamping presses, saws, etc. Storage areas for lumber and hides (for drum heads) are shown, as well as stock rooms for finished instruments and packing and shipping operations. The album contains 38 silver gelatin photoprints mounted on canvas pages, 6-3/4" x 10-3/4", several imprinted "Hoosier Photo Co." The album cover is plain and untitled.
Arrangement:
One album of photographs. Photographs unarranged; they were separated from the album covers and the original image order, which did not seem significant, was not preserved.
Biographical / Historical:
As a child, Ulysses G. Leedy (1867-1931) bought his first drum from a Civil War drummer near his home in Fostoria, Ohio, and played for coins near the Baltimore & Ohio railroad station. He joined the 15th regimental drum corps in Ohio at age 14 and the Fostoria town band and orchestra at 18. Later, he became a member of the Great Western Band and was featured on drums and xylophone. He traveled widely as a musician and realizing the need that he and other percussionists had for a snare drum stand, he invented the first practical folding snare drum stand in 1890. Also in 1890, Leedy purchased parts from various manufacturers and made his first drum with the assistance of his father, a cabinet maker. After taking a position with an Indianapolis theater orchestra, he concurrently manufactured and sold drums, obtaining the wooden shells from his father and assembling drums in his basement.

Eventually Leedy resigned his theater position in order to devote his full attention to his burgeoning manufacturing business. In 1895 he and Sam Cooley, a clarinetist from the same orchestra, pooled $50.00 each and began to make Leedy drums, at first under the name of Leedy & Cooley , then the Leedy Manufacturing Company. The original factory was established in a room of the Cyclorama Building in Indianapolis. The firm prospered and a variety of instruments gradually were added to its product line. In 1902 Herman Winterhoff, a cellist, trombonist, and theater orchestra colleague, joined Leedy and Cooley to tune bells and xylophones, and Leroy Jeffries was hired as a mechanic and designer.

Leedy became sole owner in 1903. A brick factory building was erected in Indianapolis in 1903, but the rapidly expanding firm soon outgrew this facility and a three-story concrete building was erected adjacent to it in 1910. In 1920 the first building was razed and additions were made to the second building. By 1927 the expanded Leedy factory contained 78,450 square feet of space.

In 1916 Winterhoff, then a vice-president of the firm, began experimental work on vibrating tones in the steel marimba (Marimbaphone) and produced a device called the Vibratone, which had two rows of resonators moving up and down alternately. This and another model, with butterfly fans in the tops of the resonators which rocked back and forth in a semicircle, were unsuccessful due to noise. Finally in the 1920's Winterhoff and the Leedy engineers devised a practical instrument with rotating fans in the resonators which made complete, even revolutions. This Vibraphone, as it was called, soon became a familiar instrument in dance bands. The company's failure to realize the professional potential of this instrument led to the introduction of copies of the unpatented design by competitors.

The firm's line expanded to over 900 items, including sound-effect instruments for silent films. The most important products were the tympani designed by factory superintendent Cecil Strupe (patented 1923), using a foot pedal with a ratchet-and-pawl system clutch, linked to cables connected to the tensioning screws, with copper bowls formed in a hydraulic press.

C. G. Conn Co. Ltd., a leading band instrument manufacturer in Elkhart, Indiana, the "band instrument capital of the world," acquired control of Leedy in 1929, and in 1930 Leedy's operations were moved to Elkhart. The production of "Leedy" instruments was discontinued in 1958.

Sources

1. J-Leedy Mfg. Co., Inc. "Fifty Years of Drum Progress." Elkhart, Ind., 1945. Photocopy in Division of Musical Instruments. This publication contains several reproductions of images from the album as well as similar pictures not found in the album.

2. Leedy publications, including the catalog above, give 1895 as the date of the firm's inception, although 1900 is cited in the article on Leedy Manufacturing Co. by Edmund A. Bowles in: Stanley Sadie, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. New York: Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1984, Vol. 2, p. 512. Perhaps 1900 was the date of incorporation under the Leedy Manufacturing Co. name.

3. Leedy, op. cit ., p. 2

4. Bowles, op. cit

5. Ibid. Again, Bowles disagrees with Leedy company publications, stating that the Conn purchase occurred in 1927. The Leedy catalogs presumably are more reliable. Other articles in The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments provide additional information about connections between Leedy and other firms: Bowles, "Ludwig," Vol. 2, p. 543; Bowles, "Slingerland Drum Co., Vol. 3, p.405; and Carolyn Bryant, "Conn," Vol 1, p. 473.

6. Small captioned portrait of George H. Way in Leedy Mfg. Co., Inc. Leedy. World's Finest Drummers' Instruments, Catalog T. Elkhart, Ind. [1933], p. 1. Catalog in Warshaw Collection, National Museum of American History Archives Center. Cf . group portrait in album.
Provenance:
Purchased in 1985 from Keith Douglas de Lellis.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Probably public domain due to expired copyrights. SI Negative Nos. 86-403 to 86-440. Fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Drums -- 1920-1930  Search this
Marimbaphones -- 1920-1930  Search this
Manufacturing -- 1920-1930  Search this
Craftsmen -- 1920-1930  Search this
Xylophones -- 1920-1930  Search this
Musical instruments -- 1920-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums -- 1920-1930
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1920-1930
Citation:
Leedy Manufacturing Co. Photograph Album, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0188
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Leedy Manufacturing Co. Photograph Album
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lionel Hampton

Artist:
Andre Da Miano, 3 Jun 1908 - ?  Search this
Sitter:
Lionel Hampton, 20 Apr 1908 - 31 Aug 2002  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 25.9 x 33.9 cm (10 3/16 x 13 3/8")
Sheet: 25.9 x 33.9 cm (10 3/16 x 13 3/8")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1937
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Drum  Search this
Lionel Hampton: Male  Search this
Lionel Hampton: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.99.149
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46f5a0bae-603a-484d-bb86-c2ffde39ba36
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.99.149

Lionel Hampton

Artist:
Frederick J. Brown, 1945 - 2012  Search this
Sitter:
Lionel Hampton, 20 Apr 1908 - 31 Aug 2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 244.2 x 182.9 x 4.8cm (96 1/8 x 72 x 1 7/8")
Frame: 253.7 x 197.8 x 7cm (99 7/8 x 77 7/8 x 2 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1997
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Lionel Hampton: Male  Search this
Lionel Hampton: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on behalf of the People of New York
Object number:
NPG.97.39
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1997, Frederick J. Brown
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Bravo!
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 322 Mezzanine
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm447d5e909-0df4-48c2-b023-89ae0db9dae1
EDAN-URL:
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Vibraphone

User:
Puente, Tito  Search this
Maker:
Bergerault Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 75 in x 33 1/2 in x 35 in; 190.5 cm x 85.09 cm x 88.9 cm
Object Name:
Vibraphone
Date made:
ca 1980
Subject:
Latino  Search this
Credit Line:
Margaret Puente
ID Number:
2005.0011.01
Accession number:
2005.0011
Catalog number:
2005.0011.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-dfc8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1280476

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