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Portrait of Ellis Wilson

Photographer:
Albert, John  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, Ellis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1950
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3793
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Ellis Wilson papers, 1922-1959, bulk 1940s
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3793
Additional Online Media:

W – Y

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Nov. 1866–Feb. 1868
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M843, File 4.2.4
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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m843-ref36
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John Wildberg Presents Bill Robinson in Memphis Bound: a New Musical Comedy with Avon Long

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Avon Long, American, 1910 - 1984  Search this
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
John J. Wildberg, American, 1902 - 1959  Search this
Laura Cathrell, 1915 - 1999  Search this
Belasco Theatre, American, founded 1907  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 15/16 × 6 9/16 × 1/16 in. (22.7 × 16.7 × 0.1 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.7
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Souvenir program for Memphis Bound!

Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
Avon Long, American, 1910 - 1984  Search this
Sheila Guyse, American, 1925 - 2013  Search this
John J. Wildberg, American, 1902 - 1959  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 15/16 × 9 1/16 × 1/16 in. (30.3 × 23 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
American South  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.8
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Allotment recordbook

Collection Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Container:
Box 4B
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1887-1889
Collection Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

Access to the Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4558-ref71
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Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] volume V, Europe 1879-80; Grand Canyon of the Colorado; explorations in Mexico with Jackson and the Chains; Colorado with Powell and Langley, 1887

Title:
Random records, vol. 5
Creator:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Author:
Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887  Search this
Dutton, Clarence E (Clarence Edward) 1841-1912  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume illustrations, clippings, letters. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
America
Mexico
Date:
1879
1879-1932
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
CT275.H75 A1 v. 5
CT275.H75 A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063442
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Scrapbooks--Book I

Collection Creator:
Bosfield, Joy McLean (McLean Bosfield)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1964
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Joy McLean papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Joy McLean Bosfield papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Joy McLean Bosfield.
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Joy McLean Bosfield papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-008-ref36
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Yearbook

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1810
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United States Mint Accounts Book, United States, ca 1856 - 1903

Maker:
United States Mint  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 25.5 cm x 20 cm x 2.3 cm; 10 1/32 in x 7 7/8 in x 29/32 in
Object Name:
book
Place made:
United States
Date made:
ca 1856 - 1903
Credit Line:
Transfer from the United States Mint
ID Number:
2017.0036.1
Accession number:
2017.0036
Catalog number:
2017.0036.1
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1826638
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Distinguished Unit Citation

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
March 24, 1945
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1818
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John Lawrence Angel Papers

Creator:
Angel, J. Lawrence (John Lawrence)  Search this
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research  Search this
Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology  Search this
Correspondent:
Pomeroy, Sarah B  Search this
Poulianos, Aris N  Search this
Price, Nicholas P. Stanley  Search this
Prokopec, Miroslav  Search this
Putschar, Walter G.J  Search this
Rainey, Froelich G  Search this
Ramsay, Andrew J  Search this
Rathbun, Ted A. 1942-  Search this
Ream, James S  Search this
Redfield, Alden  Search this
Reed, Charles A  Search this
Reed, Erik Kellerman  Search this
Reed, Lowell, J  Search this
Reichard, Gladys Amanda  Search this
Rhine, Stanley  Search this
Rhomaiopoulou, Ekaterina  Search this
Richardson, Elliot L. 1920-  Search this
Richardson, Henry B  Search this
Richter, Anders  Search this
Riesenberg, Saul H  Search this
Rightmire, G. Phillip  Search this
Riordan, Leo  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Robbins, Lawrence H  Search this
Robinson, David M  Search this
Robinson, Henry S  Search this
Robinson, John  Search this
Rodden, Robert J  Search this
Rogers, Spencer L  Search this
Rolston, Scott L  Search this
Roney, James G  Search this
Rousseau, Jacques  Search this
Rudan, Pavao  Search this
Ruff, Christopher  Search this
Russell, Josiah C  Search this
Satinoff, Merton I  Search this
Satterthwaite, Linton  Search this
Schaeffer, J. Parsons  Search this
Schermer, Judith  Search this
Schmitt, Bernadotte E  Search this
Schoeninger, Margaret J  Search this
Schopbach, Robert R  Search this
Schulman, Ailon  Search this
Schulter-Ellis, Frances P  Search this
Schultz, Adolph H  Search this
Schwidetzky, Ilse  Search this
Scott, Gordon H  Search this
Seaford, H. Wade  Search this
Seltzer, Carl C  Search this
Senyurek, Muzaffer Suleyman 1915-1961 Turkish  Search this
Shanklin, William M  Search this
Shapiro, Harry Lionel  Search this
Shear, Theodore Leslie  Search this
Shear, Theodore Leslie Jr  Search this
Shiloh, Ailon  Search this
Shimkin, Demitri Boris  Search this
Singer, Ronald  Search this
Skerlj, Bozo  Search this
Smith, Albert C  Search this
Smith, Marian Wesley  Search this
Smith, Patricia  Search this
Smith, R. Pennington  Search this
Smith, Robert H  Search this
Smith, Robert J  Search this
Smithson, Evelyn L  Search this
Snow, Charles E (Charles Ernest) 1910-1967  Search this
Snow, Clyde C  Search this
Snowden, Frank M  Search this
Snyder, Laurence  Search this
Sodeman, William A  Search this
Solecki, Ralph S  Search this
Sontag, L.W  Search this
Spaulding, Albert Clanton 1914-1990  Search this
Spiegelman, Mortimer  Search this
Spoehr, Alexander  Search this
Spraque, James M  Search this
Spuhler, James Norman  Search this
St. Hoyme, Lucile Eleanor  Search this
St. John, Charles  Search this
St. John, Clara S  Search this
St. John, Seymour  Search this
Steggerda, Morris  Search this
Steinbock, R. Ted  Search this
Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-1997  Search this
Stillwell, Richard  Search this
Stirland, Ann  Search this
Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975  Search this
Stout, David Bond  Search this
Strandskov, Herluf H  Search this
Strauss, William L  Search this
Striker, Cecil Lee  Search this
Stringer, Christopher B  Search this
Strouhal, Eugen  Search this
Sturtevant, William C  Search this
Suchey, Judy Myers  Search this
Sulzman, Ivan  Search this
Swindler, Daris R  Search this
Swindler, Mary H  Search this
Talbot, Alice-Mary  Search this
Talbott, John H  Search this
Talcott, Lucy  Search this
Tannenbaum, Frank  Search this
Tanner, James M  Search this
Taussig, Helen B  Search this
Tax, Sol 1907-  Search this
Taylor, Kirsten  Search this
Taylour, William  Search this
Temizer, Raci  Search this
Theocharis, Demetrios  Search this
Thieme, Frederick P  Search this
Thomas, Caroline Bedell  Search this
Thomas, Lynn E  Search this
Thompson, Dorothy B  Search this
Thompson, Homer A  Search this
Thorne, Alan G  Search this
Tobias, Phillip V  Search this
Todd, Ian A  Search this
Tozzer, Alfred Marston  Search this
Treganza, Adan  Search this
Trevor, J.C  Search this
Trinkaus, Erik  Search this
Trotter, Mildred  Search this
Tuckson, Coleman Reed  Search this
Turner, Christy G II  Search this
Tyson, Rose A  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H  Search this
Urist, Marshall R  Search this
Urteaga Ballon, Oscar  Search this
Utermohle, Charles J  Search this
Vandenberg, Steven G  Search this
Vanderpool, Eugene  Search this
Vidovic, Marusa  Search this
Villafranca, George W. de  Search this
Vlahos, A  Search this
Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie 1903-1988  Search this
Wace, Alan J.B  Search this
Wace, Lisa  Search this
Wagley, Charles 1913-  Search this
Waldron, H.A  Search this
Walker, Alan  Search this
Wallace, Anthony Francis Clark  Search this
Wallis, Wilson D (Wilson Dallam) 1886-1970  Search this
Ward, Lauriston  Search this
Wardle, H. Newell  Search this
Wastock, Irene  Search this
Waterman, Alan T  Search this
Weaver, David S  Search this
Webster, William H  Search this
Weidenreich, Franz  Search this
Weinberg, Saul S  Search this
Weiner, J. S (Joseph Sydney) 1915-  Search this
Weinstein, Belson Jack  Search this
Weintroub, Benjamin  Search this
Wendorf, Fred  Search this
Wertime, Theodore A  Search this
West, C.M  Search this
Wheeler, Tamara  Search this
White, Leslie Alvin  Search this
Whiting, Marjorie Grant  Search this
Wiecking, David K  Search this
Wiener, Alexander  Search this
Wilkinson, Richard G  Search this
Willey, Gordon Randolph  Search this
Williams, Charles K  Search this
Willoughby, David P  Search this
Winter, Leonard E  Search this
Wintrobe, Maxwell M  Search this
Wiseman, James  Search this
Wolbach, S.B  Search this
Worman, Eugene C  Search this
Wormington, Hannah Marie  Search this
Xirotiris, Nikolaus  Search this
Yang, Hsi-mei  Search this
Yavis, Constantine G  Search this
Y'edynak, Gloria Jean  Search this
Yellen, John E  Search this
Young, Rodney  Search this
Zaino, Edward C  Search this
Zegura, Stephen L  Search this
Zimmerman, Michael Raymond  Search this
Zuckerman, Solly  Search this
Zulueta, Julian de  Search this
Wertheimer, E  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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John Lawrence Angel Papers 1930s-1980s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87927

Yearbook

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1825
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Yearbook (photographic copy)

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1826
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Scurlock Studio Records, Ledger Volume 01, 1911-1922

Author:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 45.3" x 34.0"
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Ledgers (account books)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1911
1911-1922
20th century
Local number:
AC0618-008-0000002
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment
Request reproduction permission from Archives Center. Probably public domain. Fees for commercial reproduction
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Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381313
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Unit Personnel Records - Davis, Benjamin O. 1206-A. [personnel orders relating to Davis]

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1961
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1775
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Christmas Dinner Program for the 2nd Squadron 10th Cavalry at West Point

Created by:
United States Military Academy, American, founded 1802  Search this
Subject of:
10th Cavalry Regiment, American, founded 1866  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with thread
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 x 5 1/4 in. (17.8 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
programs
Place used:
West Point, Orange County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1938
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
United States--History--1933-1945  Search this
United States--Social life and customs  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.155.21
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.155.21
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Henry P. Whitehead collection

Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
156.91 Linear feet (178 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Date:
1843-2010
bulk 1940-1986
Summary:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection documents Whitehead's careers, as well as his family and personal life. The collection also includes the personal papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The combined collection is comprised of black theatrical memorabilia; materials relating to civil rights activities in the District of Columbia; and the African American experience in general. Included are playbills, sheet music, admission tickets, newspapers, magazines, books, photographs, clippings, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, sound recordings, research files, and other material.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection includes the personal papers of Henry P. Whitehead, Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The collection is divided into four series.

Series I focuses on Whitehead and includes papers dating from 1843 to his death in 2011. This series includes biographical material including a large amount of appointment books, identification and membership cards, resumes, certificates, and personal and family material. There is a limited amount of correspondence, which focuses on his personal relationships with family, friends, and general correspondence relating primarily to his work as a local historian.

Also found within Whitehead's papers are countless records from his time employed by the Washington DC government. Materials include memoranda, notes, research material, handbooks, guides, manuals, affirmative action info and records, affirmative action plans, promotion recommendations, recruitment plans and summaries, personnel files (complaints), civil actions and reports related too Whitehead's 37 years of government employment. It reflects the activities of numerous departments, primarily in regards to employment and affirmative action.

There are also a number of files that document Whitehead's involvement in numerous community organizations. Among the organizations in which Whitehead was involved include U Street Festival, Lincoln Corporation, and the U Street Theater Foundation. The papers of the U Street Foundation document the production and establishment of the annual U Street Festival. The Lincoln Theater Foundation and the U Street Theater Foundation papers document the efforts to reopen the Lincoln Theater. Also included are Whitehead's research on the Lincoln as well as old Lincoln Theatre programs. Additionally found within this series are documents and clippings on the economic development within Washington DC particularly in the Shaw/U Street location.

The majority of this series consists of printed material. Printed material in this series includes books, clippings, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, press releases, sheet music, programs as well as promotional material for several Washington DC theaters and organizations. There is a large quantity of theater programs dating from 1900-1986. The majority of the clippings and magazines are theater related topics, coupled with a miscellaneous selection of clippings on topics that presumably captured Whitehead's attention.

Research, notes and writings include a large amount of scrapbooks compiled by Whitehead of mostly photocopied clippings documenting Washington DC history, African American theater history, and general African American history. Five scrapbooks were compiled by an unknown source and were previously housed in the New York Public Library collection. Two scrapbooks are about general theater history one about Frances Starr and one about Margaret Anglin. There is also one scrapbook pertaiing to Mae Hall. Also included are a large amount of research notes and notebooks along with general miscellaneous notes.

There are several photographs of African Americans in the performing arts as well as images of Washington DC and several unidentified men, women, and children.

Audio recordings include 23 cassette from the Alexandria Church of God.

The remainder of the collection consists of the papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney, and those about the Howard Theatre.

The Howard Theatre papers are arranged in Series II and include documents relating to the Washington DC historic Howard Theatre and date from 1910 to 1986. The papers in this series predominantly document the Howard Theatre Foundation's efforts to reestablish and run the Howard Theatre in which Whitehead was the vice president. Records include business correspondence, founding documents, photographs, memoranda, press releases, member lists, financial records, clippings, and scrapbooks of clippings pertaining to the organization and theatre.

The correspondence in the collection include a handful of letters from the Washington DC government along with individuals and organizations. Also included is a large amount of interoffice memoradums.

Administrative records include lawsuits, resolutions, meeting minutes, grant proposals, press releases, memoranda, member lists, studies and reports.

Financial records include check stubs, receipts, invoices, bank statements, expenses, and contribution lists. Printed material includes original and photocopied clippings relating to the history and coverage of the foundation activities. Mostly promotional material as flyers, brochures, and press releases along with programs. In particular two 1920 Howard Theatre programs.

The scrapbooks of original and photocopied clippings compiled by Whitehead chronicle the history of the theatre and coverage of the foundation activities.

There are three VHS cassette featuring Whitehead discussing the Howard Theatre. Also found in series 2 are numerous stock investment record books belonging to A.E. Lichtman one of the early managers of the Howard Theatre. In addition early correspondence between Lichtman and the Rex Amusement Company concerning operational management issues of the Howard Theatre.

The Tomlinson D. Todd papers are arranged in Series III and date from 1902-1986 they include organization files, collected printed materials, subject files, and personal papers.

The collection includes materials relating to organizations in which there was a relationship to Todd's work and in which he had an interest primarily during the 1940s and 1950s, organizations include the National Negro Congress (ca, 1946-1947); the Congress for Industrial Organizations (1943-1947); National Council of Negro Women (1947-1949); Committee for Racial Democracy in the Nation's Capital (1947-1948).

The subject files include documents from three of Todd's organizations; Institute on Race Relation, Club Internationale, and his radio program "Americans All". As well as printed material from Todd's alma mater Lincoln University.

The largest subject file is "Americans All" which includes radio scripts as well as audio recording of a few programs and public service announcements. Also found are several black and white photographs of Todd at the radio studio. Printed materials include newspapers, leaflets, convention proceedings, and flyers, There are a large amount of programs ranging from church worship to convention as well as performance. Also present is a small amount of personal papers, including resumes, certificates, admission tickets, family documents, and travel ephemera from his all expense paid trip to Nigeria.

There are a few photographs of Todd at functions and with notable individuals as well as some family, friends and travel.

Elizabeth's B. Delaney papers are arranged in Series IV and date from 1874-1973.

The papers primarily document her involvement in four organizations, the Grand Oder of Odd Fellow of Kentucky, the Order Eastern Star Kentucky, the State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs of Kentucky and the National Association of Colored Women. There is a small amount of printed material belonging to her son primarily the Alpha Phi Alpha material and Gospel Choral Sheet Music, and books.

The Scrapbook was complied by Whitehead consisting of photocopied clipping documenting the life of Elizabeth B. Delaney.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1: Henry P. Whitehead papers Series 2: Howard Theatre Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd Series 4. Elizabeth B. Delaney
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry Preston Whitehead Jr., was a native of Columbus Ohio. A graduate of Ohio State University, where he also attended law school and was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Mr. Whitehead discovered Washington's "Black Broadway" in 1940, when he was a soldier in town on a weekend furlough. As he served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Prior to moving to Washington DC Henry P. Whitehead worked for five years as a liquor inspector. Mr. Whitehead moved to Washington D.C. in 1949 and worked for the Post Office before working for the District of Columbia government where he stayed 21 years. He led several equal employment initiatives during the 1960s and 1970s, and was last employed as associate director of the District's Office of Human Rights. In 1980 after putting in 37 years of government service Mr. Whitehead retired. Mr. Whitehead was an historian who led efforts to restore Washington's U Street cultural corridor and achieved recognition as an authority on and collector of black theatrical memorabilia. Mr. Whitehead worked to promote and preserve the city's rich African American cultural heritage.

Mr. Whitehead, served as the chairman and president for 10 years of the Howard Theater Foundation Inc., which he helped establish. There he led the effort to include Howard Theatre in the National Register of Historic Places.

Similarly he was an active member of the U Street Festival Foundation. He was an adviser to the Kennedy Center, Anacostia Museum, and other Smithsonian Institution units and contributed materials to their exhibitions. He was also a consultant to historical documentaries broadcast on public television and radio, including PBS's "Duke Ellington's Washington." His writings included "Remembering U Street," a book used for annual festivals in the historic area.

Mr. Whitehead was also the founder and board member of the Lincoln Theatre Foundation.

Henry P. Whitehead Jr. died on January 8th 2002 at the age of 84.
Related Materials:
Related archival materials in the Institute on Race Relations records in the Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

This collection also contains artifacts catalogued in the ACM Objects collection.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on September 1, 2005 by Michael A. Watkins.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Howard Theatre (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Americans  Search this
National Negro Congress (U.S.)  Search this
National Council of Negro Women  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-042
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Other Aviation Organizations

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Paul Studenski Collection, Acc. 1989-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Paul Studenski Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Program for Memphis Bound

Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Colonial Theatre, American, founded 1900  Search this
Subject of:
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
Avon Long, American, 1910 - 1984  Search this
John J. Wildberg, American, 1902 - 1959  Search this
Vinton Freedley, American, 1891 - 1969  Search this
Sheila Guyse, American, 1925 - 2013  Search this
Ida James, American, 1920 - 1986  Search this
The Delta Rhythm Boys, American, 1934 - 1987  Search this
L.A.B. Amusement Corporation, American  Search this
W. S. Gilbert, British, 1836 - 1911  Search this
Arthur Sullivan, British, 1842 - 1900  Search this
Gilbert and Sullivan, British, 1871 - 1896  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
American South  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.269
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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A – E

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Nov. 1866–Feb. 1868
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M843, File 4.2.1
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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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