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Dedicated to exploring the full scope of modern culture, Smithsonian World was produced by the Smithsonian Institution and WETA-TV between 1984 and 1991 and examined a variety of subjects, including the arts, humanities, science, history, and technology. "The Living Smithsonian" (1988) is a behind-the-scenes look at the people who operate the Smithsonian, as they work to create museums that reflect America's ambitions and accomplishments.

A Selected Bibliography

Paul E. Garber:

Blough, Glenn 0., and Paul E. Garber. Masters of the Air. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1967.

Boyne, Walter J. The Aircraft Treasures of Silver-Hill: The Behind-the-Scenes Workshops of Our Nation's Air Museums. New York: Rawson Associates, 1982.

______. "Historical Aircraft Preservation: The View from NASM." Aerospace Historian 31, no. 1 (Spring/March 1984): 3-7

Bryan, C.D.B. The National Air and Space Museum. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1979.

Garber, Paul E. Air Mail: How It Began. Washington, DC: Airlines Postal Affairs Committee, Air Transport Association. 1969.

______. Building and Flying Model Aircraft: A Guide for Youthful Beginners in Aeronautics. New York: Ronald Press Co., 1928.

______. The National Aeronautical Collections. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1965.

______. National Aircraft Collection, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1941.

______. Target Kites MK. 1, 2. Washington, DC: U.S. Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, Special Services Division, 1945.

"In the Museum: Paul Garber, Spacesuits, Voyager." Air & Space/Smithsonian 2, no. 1 (April/May 1987): 28-29.

Oakes, Claudia M., comp. Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981.

Prendergast, Curtis. The First Aviators. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1980.

Schlitz, William P. "Aviation Historian Paul Garber: Sixty Years with the Smithsonian." Air Force Magazine (June 1980): 77-81.

Howard Finster:

American Folk Art: The Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. Collection. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1981.

Bishop, Robert. Folk Painters of America. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979.

Finster, Howard. Howard Finster's Vision of 1982. Vision of 200 Light Years Away Space Born of Three Generations. From Earth to the Heaven of Heavens. Summerville, GA: Howard Finster, 1982.

______. Howard's Road from 3 to 71 Years: The Scrapbook of All Times. Summerville, GA: Howard Finster, 1988.

Girardot, Norman, and Ricardo Viera. The Worlds Folk Art Church: Reverend Howard Finster and Family. Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University, 1986.

"Howard Finster Papers." Microfilm rolls 4033-4034. Archives of American Art, Sniithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

"Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp Papers." Microfilm rolls 4068-4070. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

Kirwin, Liza. "Documenting Contemporary Southern Self-Taught Artists." The Southern Quarterly 26 (Fall 1987): 57-75.

McKenzie, Barbara. "'Unexpected and Plain Visions': The Architecture-of Howard Finster's Chapel." Art Papers 9 (July/August 1985): 28-31.

Murry, Jesse. "Reverend Howard Finster: Man of Vision." Arts Magazine (1980): 161-64.

Oppenheimer, Ann F., and Susan Hankea, eds. Sermons in Paint: A Howard Finster Folk Art Festival. Richmond, VA: University of Richmond, 1984.

Patterson, Tom. Howard Finster, Stranger from Another World: Man of Visions Now on this Earth. New York: Abbeville Press, 1988.

______. "The Reverend Howard Finster." Brown's Guide to Georgia (December 1981): 49-52.

Philadelphia Art Alliance. Howard Finster, Man of Visions: The Garden and Other Creations. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1984.

Rosenbaurn, Art. Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in North Georgia. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1983.

Turner, John, and Judith Dunham. "Howard Finster: Man of Visions." Folklife Annual (1985): 158-73.

Wadsworth, Anna, ed. Missing Pieces: Georgia Folk Art, 1770-1976. Atlanta: Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities, 1976.


Bachmann, Alberto. An Encyclopedia of the Violin. New York: Da Capo Press, 1966.

Boyden, David D. The History of Violin Playing: From Its Origins to 1761 and Its Relationship to the Violin and Violin Music. New York: Oxford University Press. 1965.

Coates, Kevin. Geometry, Proportion and the Art of Lutherie. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1986.

Doring, Ernest N. How Many Strads?: Our Heritage from the Master. Chicago: William Lewis and Son, 1945.

Francais, Jacques. The Dr. Herbert Axelrod Stradivari Quartet. Neptune City, NJ: Paganiniana Publications, 1985.

Hill, W, Henry; Arthur F. Hill; and Alfred E. Hill. Antonio Stradivari. 1902. Reprint. New York: Dover Publications, 1963.

Oshio, Mikisaburo, ed. The Classic Bowed Stringed Instruments from the Smithsonian Institution. Tokyo, Japan: Gakken Co., 1986.

Sacconi, Simone F. I Segreti di Stradivari. Cremona, Italy: Libreria del Convegno, 1972.

Sadie, Stanley, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Vol. 18. Washington, DC: Grove's Dictionary of Music, 1980.

Partial Discography for the Chamber Music Program
National Museum of American History

Bach, Johann Sebastian. "A Smithsonian Treasury of Johann Sebastian Bach." Smithsonian Collection of Recordings N 007. 9 LPs.

Beethoven, Ludwig van. "Beethoven: Early Years Through the Eroica." Smithsonian Collection of Recordings ND 032. 6 CDs.

Corelli, Arcangelo. "Corelli: Trio Sonatas, op. 3." Smithsonian Collection of Recordings ND 035. 1 CD.

Dvorak, Antonin, and Bedrich Smetana. "Dvorak: Dumky Trio, op. 90 and Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor op. 15." Smithsonian Collection of Recordings ND 034. 1 CD.

Handel, George Frederic. "Handel: Messiah." Smithsonian Collection of Recordings N 025. 3 LPs.

Servais, Adrien-Francois. "Souvenirs and Caprices." EMI Records CDC 7 49009 2. 1 CD.

Field to Factory Exhibition:

Ballard, Allan. One More Day's Journey: The Story of a Family and a People. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1984.

Borchert, James. Alley Life in Washington, 1850-1970. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1980.

The Chicago Commission on Race Relations. The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot in 1919. 1922 Reprint. New York: Arno Press, 1968.

Drake, St. Clair, and Horace R. Cayton. Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World, 1962.

Gottlieb, Peter. Making Their Own Way: Southern Blacks' Migration to Pittsburgh, 1916-30. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1987.

Harrison, Alferdteen B. Piney Woods School: An Oral History. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 1982.

Henri, Florette. Black Migration: Movement North, 1900-1920. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1975.

Kiser, Clyde Vernon. Sea Island to City: A Study of St. Helena Islanders in Harlem and Other Urban Centers. New York: Atheneum, 1969.

Kusmer, Kenneth. A Ghetto Takes Shape: Black Cleveland, 1870-1930. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1976.

McDaniel, George W. Hearth and Home: Preserving a People's Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982.

Osofosky, Gilbert. Harlem: The Making of a Ghetto, 1890-1930. New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1963.

Rosengarten, Theodore, comp. All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw. New York: Knopf, 1975.

Scott, Emmett J. Negro Migration During the War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1920.

Spear, Allan. Black Chicago: The Making of a Negro Ghetto, 1890-1920. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967.

Trotter, Joe William, Jr. Black Milwaukee: The Making of an Industrial Proletariat, 1915-45. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1985.

Woodson, Carter G. A Century of Negro Migration. 1918. Reprint. New York: AMS Press, 1970.


American Folklore Society. Folklore and Folklife. Washington, DC: American Folklore Society through the American Anthropological Association, 1986.

Nettl, Bruno, and Helen Myers, eds. Folk Music in the United States: An Introduction. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1976.

1988 Festival of American Folklife Program Book. Washington, DC: Office of Folklife Programs, Smithsonian Institution, 1988.

John Cephas and Phil Wiggins/Piedmont-Tidewater African American Music:


Bastin, Bruce. Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast. Urbana, Il: University of Illinois Press, 1986.

Jackson-Jones, Patricia. When Roots Die: Endangered Traditions on the Sea Islands. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1987.

McDaniel, George W. Hearth and Home: Preserving a People's Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982.


Cephas, John, and Phil Wiggins. "Bowling Green John Cephas and Harmonica Phil Wiggins: Dog Days of August.@ Flying Fish Records 394.

Cajun Music and Eddie LeJeune:


Ancelet, Barry, and Elemore Morgan, Jr. The Makers of Cajun Music. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1986.

Comeaux, Malcolm. Louisiana Swamp Life and Folk Occupations. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Museum of Geoscience, 1972.

Conrad, Glenn, ed. The Cajuns: Essays on Their History and Culture. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1978.

Post, Lauren C. Cajun Sketches from the Prairies of Southwestern Louisiana.

Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1974.


Eddie LeJeune. "Cajun Soul." Rounder Records 6013.

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