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Music Girls

Photographer:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Cartes-de-viste (card photographs) (6.2 x 9.2 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Cartes-de-viste (card photographs)
Photographs
Portraits
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[ca. 1860s]
Local Numbers:
R485 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 485
General:
Label on verso reads: "Music Girls."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Musical instruments -- Photographs  Search this
Shamisen  Search this
Women musicians -- 1890-1920  Search this
Women -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Portraits
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 485
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc372b8a860-51d3-4efb-b075-48c497b2b42c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref442
Online Media:

Helen May Butler Collection

Creator:
Young, Helen May Butler  Search this
Names:
Helen May Butler's Ladies Military Band.  Search this
United States. Congress. Senate -- 1930-1940  Search this
Butler, Helen May  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, one oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Programs
Scrapbooks
Sheet music
Correspondence
Advertising fliers
Postcards
Posters
Clippings
Photographs
Place:
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- 1890-1920
Boston (Mass.)
Charleston (S.C.)
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Date:
1899-1937
bulk 1902-1902
Scope and Contents:
The materials cover the career of a woman bandmaster with an all women's traveling military band from 1898-1913, with the bulk of the material ca. 1902. Contents include clippings, photographs, programs, sheet music, hand noted music, posters, post cards, advertising fliers, letters, telegram, biographical article announcing candidacy for U.S. Senate seat in 1936, and "The Flood of 1937" section of the Cincinnati Post, February 13, 1937. Bands included Helen May Butler's Ladies Military Band, Talma Ladies Orchestra, U.S. Talma Ladies Military Band.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen May Butler, woman bandmaster, directed an all-women traveling military band from 1898 to 1913. "Music for the American people, by American composers, played by American girls" was one of the band's mottoes. Born in New Hamphire in 1873, she pursued a variety of musical studies and became an accomplished performer in both violin and cornet. She announced candidacy for a U.S. Senate seat in 1936.
Provenance:
Collections donated by Helen May Butler Young, June 1962.
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:
Women musicians -- 1890-1920  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1890-1920  Search this
Bandmasters -- 1890-1920  Search this
advertising  Search this
Music -- Performance -- 1890-1920  Search this
Musicians -- 1890-1920  Search this
Floods  Search this
Brass bands -- 1890-1920  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs
Scrapbooks
Sheet music
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Advertising fliers -- 1890-1920
Postcards
Posters -- 1880-1900
Clippings -- 1890-1920
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Helen May Butler Collection, 1899-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0261
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Helen May Butler Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87154ddaa-d4cc-4d1c-9023-e2158eab4075
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0261
Online Media:

Cosmopolitan America [poster for song]

Collector:
Butler, Helen May  Search this
Publisher:
Ingram, Tolbert R., Music Co. (Denver, Colo.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Young, Helen May Butler  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper.)
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Date:
ca. 1890
Scope and Contents:
Poster showing Butler in uniform, conducting; with first line of march music at bottom of page, Tolbert R. Ingram Music Co., Denver, publisher.
Local Numbers:
242392 (NMAH Acc.)

87-14087 (OPPS Neg. #, slides available).
General:
Oversize, located in map case.
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.
Topic:
Bandmasters -- 1890-1920  Search this
Women musicians -- 1890-1920  Search this
Musicians -- 1880-1900  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1880-1900  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- 1880-1900
Collection Citation:
Helen May Butler Collection, 1899-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Helen May Butler Collection
Helen May Butler Collection / Copy of poster with march, "Cosmopolitan America", by Helen May Butler
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82048980d-1caa-4d9e-a74e-d3b9674ec462
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0261-ref534

One of the early ladies ... [orchestras] [photoprint]

Collector:
Young, Helen May Butler  Search this
Collection Creator:
Young, Helen May Butler  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mounted on black paper, Silver gelatin on paper., 9.7" x 11.6")
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Rhode Island
Providence (RI)
Date:
Circa 1900
Scope and Contents:
"... from Providence, Rhode Island. The fore-runner of the brass band."
Local Numbers:
AC0261-0000003.tif (AC scan no.)
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.
Topic:
Orchestra  Search this
Women musicians -- 1890-1920  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white photoprints
Collection Citation:
Helen May Butler Collection, 1899-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Helen May Butler Collection
Helen May Butler Collection / Photoprints, portraits, mounted, including portraits of Helen May Butler
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f0683d28-1f3e-4d75-a4b6-37352668b9cc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0261-ref537

Helen May Butler's Military Band ... [photoprint]

Collector:
Young, Helen May Butler  Search this
Collection Creator:
Young, Helen May Butler  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mounted on black paper, Silver gelatin on paper., 9.9" x 11.9")
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1900
Scope and Contents:
First all woman band with a woman leader.
Local Numbers:
AC0261-0000004 (AC scan no.)
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.
Topic:
Brass bands -- 1890-1920  Search this
Women musicians -- 1890-1920  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white photoprints
Collection Citation:
Helen May Butler Collection, 1899-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Helen May Butler Collection
Helen May Butler Collection / Photoprints, portraits, mounted, including portraits of Helen May Butler
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84f77fb23-761b-4739-be7f-9394cb339059
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0261-ref538

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