4 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Popular music--United States--History and criticism.

  1. Amateur Hour collection, 1934-1950s

    approximately 8,500 items. 20 boxes. 9 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Original Amateur Hour was a popular radio talent show hosted by Edward Bowes (stagename, Major Bowes) from 1935-1952. The collection primarily consists of more than 7,000 applications from contestants who appeared on the program between 1934 and 1948. A small amount of administrative papers dating from the late 1940s and 1950s, as well as materials relating to the Mexican version of the...

  2. Leonard B. Smith papers, 1859-2001

    approximately 202,110 items. 737 containers. 300 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Leonard B. Smith (1915-2002) was an American cornetist, concert band conductor, and band music publisher. Smith is primarily known as the leader of the Detroit Concert Band (1946- circa 1990), and the approximately 3,200 titles in the concert band library comprise the largest portion of the collection. Also included is a portion of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour Orchestra music library, method...

  3. John Raitt papers, 1930-2009

    approximately 10,000 items. 88 containers. 37 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    John Emmet Raitt (1917-2005) was a singer and actor, performing as a leading man during Broadway's Golden Age. Though he is best remembered for originating the role of Billy Bigelow in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel (1945), he sustained a six-decade career in various stage roles along with a prolific concert calendar. The collection documents Raitt's theatrical and concert career and...

  4. Lou Gordon collection, 1953-2006

    1 box plus 1 oversized folder. manuscripts: 31 folders. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Manuscript materials, including programs, newspaper clippings, handbills, programs, small posters, and black-and-white photographs, documenting Swapping Song Fair, a folk music production company and concert series founded in New York City in 1955 by Lou Gordon and Paddy Clancy, which produced a Musical Tribute to Woody Guthrie in 1956, and Folk Song '59. The collection documents musical and...