125 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Music--United States.

  1. National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) collection

    18,794 items ; 6,025 containers. . 36 containers : 12,600 manuscript materials.. 985 sound tape reels : analog.. 3291 Digital Audio Tapes (DAT) : digital. . 704 sound cassettes : analog.. 205 sound files : digital, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit and 44.1 kHz, 16 bit). 6 videocassettes : analog.. 1003 sound discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of concert and workshop recordings of events at the National Folk Festivals, Lowell Folk Festivals, and other festivals, tours, and concerts sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), formerly the National Folk Festival Association founded in 1934. Features performances of ballads, blues, bluegrass, contra dance music, country music, cowboy songs, fiddle tunes,...

  2. Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian collection, circa 1961-1988

    approximately 3346 items. 5 containers. 27.5 linear feet. 5 containers; approximately 1400 items. 197 sound cassettes : analog. 1062 sound tape reels (5 in., 7 in., 10 in.) : analog. 10 photographs : film positives, color ; 35 mm. 3 photographs : prints, black and white ; 5 x 6 in. and smaller. approximately 614 film elements. approximately 60 videocassettes. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of fieldwork conducted by Bruce Jackson in prisons in Indiana, Missouri, and Texas; recordings at concerts and festivals including the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965, 1967-1968; interviews conducted at various events including Resurrection City, 1968; interviews with and performances by various blues artists, folk artists, and others including poets and literary figures,...

  3. Laurindo Almeida papers, 1912-1995

    approximately 6,500 items ; 84 containers ; 35 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian-American guitarist and composer. Often credited for contributions to the development of jazz samba, Almeida was a prolific composer and arranger of music for both classical Spanish guitar and popular guitar. He was an acclaimed recording artist and became the first person to win Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances. The collection contains...

  4. Andre Kostelanetz collection, 1922-1984

    approximately 150,000 items. 1287 containers. 400 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Andre Kostelanetz was a conductor, arranger, and pianist known for juxtaposing popular and classical repertoire in radio broadcasts and concert performances with some of the world's leading orchestras. He also commissioned several compositions which have since become staples in the orchestral repertoire, including works by Aaron Copland, William Schuman, and Jerome Kern. The collection consists...

  5. Max Roach papers, 1880-2012

    approximately 98,750 items. 195 containers. 122 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Max Roach was an American jazz drummer, composer, educator, and activist. The collection includes music manuscripts, writings, correspondence, business papers, photographs, programs, sound recordings, and other materials related to his career. It also contains a variety of materials pertaining to vocalist Abbey Lincoln and countless other jazz artists, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,...

  6. Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush Eye on the Arts archive, 1994-2009

    12,546 items ; 54 containers ; 28 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of programs, clippings, and press materials that cover New York City performances of music, dance, theater, as well as film and video.

  7. Chordettes collection of musical arrangements, 1938-1995

    870 items ; 11 containers ; 3.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Chordettes was an American female vocal quartet popular during the 1950s and early 1960s. The collection contains orchestra and band arrangements for songs, medleys, and jingles, including their hits "Mr. Sandman" and "Lollipop." It also includes a small amount of photographs.

  8. Billy Strayhorn music manuscripts and estate papers, 1918-2015

    approximately 17,700 items. 86 containers. 39 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and lyricist. He is prominently known as the leading arranger for the Duke Ellington Orchestra, a position that he held for nearly three decades. The collection chiefly contains scores, sketches, lead sheets, and parts for original compositions and arrangements by Strayhorn and Ellington, as well as business papers,...

  9. Alfred Drake papers, 1892-2004

    approximately 2,700 items ; 42 containers ; 19.9 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Alfred Drake was an American actor, singer, director, and author. The collection primarily documents Drake's theatrical career, and includes scripts, music scores, photographs, programs, writings, production materials, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, and other miscellaneous materials.

  10. Oscar Hammerstein II collection, 1847-2000

    35,051 items ; 160 containers ; 72.65 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Oscar Hammerstein II was an American librettist, lyricist, theatrical producer and director, and grandson of the impresario Oscar Hammerstein I. The collection, which contains materials relating to Hammerstein's life and career, includes correspondence, lyric sheets and sketches, music, scripts and screenplays, production materials, speeches and writings, photographs, programs, promotional...