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Title: Latino Music Collection

Collection Date(s): 1991-2006; undated

Extent and Forms of Material: 1 cubic foot including scrapbook (3 boxes)

Creator: Vincent Livelli

Abstract: Ephemera collected primarily in New York City relating to Latino entertainment, especially music.

Repository: Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. archivescenter@si.edu 202-633-3270 www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives

Collection Number: AC0852

Processing Note: Processed by Anne Jones, June 2006; C. Jeremy Barney, July 2007; Adrienne Cain, September 2007; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons

 

INFORMATION FOR USERS OF THE COLLECTION

Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use: Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.

Preferred Citation: Title and date of item, Latino Music Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box number X, folder number XX, digital file number XXXXXXX

 

IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION

Biographical History: Vincent Livelli, an Italian American collector of Latin music, was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920. In the 1930s, Livelli heard the sounds of Spanish Harlem on the radio and immediately became hypnotized. He has dedicated his life to documenting the social and performance culture of Latinos in New York City.

Scope and Content: The materials were collected by Vincent Livelli primarily in New York City. The collection dates from 1991 to 2006 and documents Latino entertainment including music, dance, theater, film and festivals. It is a valuable source of information about activities created for people who were interested in the Latino culture during this time. These materials were generally used for the duration of the event, and more than likely, were intended to be discarded later.

System of Arrangement: The collection is arranged in two series:

 Series 1, Ephemera, 1994–2006, undated, includes advertisements, flyers, tickets, newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, photographs, tickets, programs, announcements, press releases and other forms of ephemera. The materials are arranged by subject.

Series 2, Scrapbook, 1991-1999, undated, includes photographs, tickets, printed advertisements, obituaries, a list of Afro Cuban terms, newspaper clippings, and programs compiled in a scrapbook.

 Languages: Some materials in Spanish

Acquisition Information: This collection was donated by Vincent Livelli in 1999, 2001 and 2006.

Access Points:

Names:
Tito Puente

Subject/Topical:
Hispanic American musicians

Form/Genre:
Advertisements--20 th century
Announcements
Brochures
Clippings
Pamphlets
Photographs--1900-2000
Photographs--2000-2010
Press releases
Scrapbooks--20th century
Tickets

Subject/Geographic:
New York ( New York)
Miami ( Fla.)

CONTAINER LISTING

 

Box

Folder

 

 

 

Series 1, Ephemera, 1991-2006, undated

1

1

Art exhibitions, 1994, 2005, 2006

 

2

Concerts, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, undated

 

3

Clubs and venues, 1991, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2004-2006, undated

 

4

Dance, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2004, undated

 

5

Festivals, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003-2006

3

2

Festivals, 2000

1

6

Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, 1993, 2000, 2004

 

7

Jazz, 2000, 2001

 

8

Latin music history, 1996, 2000, 2001

 

9

Miami, undated

 

10

Museums and cultural centers, 2001, 2004

 

11

Musicians, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2004, undated

3

1

Musicians, circa 1995

1

12

Radio and television, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2006

 

13

Theater and film, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005

 

14

Publications, 2001

 

15

Miscellaneous materials, 1994, 2000, 2001

 

 

Series 2, Scrapbook, 1991-1999, undated

2

 

Scrapbook

 

 

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