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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
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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
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_2013.46.25.8
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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
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381313
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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
See more items in:
Henry P. Whitehead collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-042
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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
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_2013.46.25.269
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Report of Mt. Olive Baptist Church for the Years of 1914, 1915, 1916

Published by:
R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation, American, founded 1896  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. Dr. Richard Henry Boyd, American, 1843 - 1922  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions:
8 3/4 × 5 13/16 × 1/16 in. (22.2 × 14.8 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
reports
Place printed:
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1917
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Literature  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. T.B. Boyd, III and R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation
Object number:
2013.208.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.208.5
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Playbill for Sarafina!

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Cort Theatre, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Pat Mlaba, South African, born 1964  Search this
Lindiwe Dlamini  Search this
Dumisani Dlamini, South African, died 2004  Search this
Congo Hadebe, South African, born 1964  Search this
Nhlanhla Ngema, born 1965  Search this
Leleti Khumalo, South African, born 1970  Search this
Baby Cele, South African  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (21.6 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1987
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.88
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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_2011.45.88
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Cue vol. 14 no. 22

Written by:
Cue Magazine, American  Search this
Published by:
Cue Publishing Company, American  Search this
Subject of:
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
Laura Cathrell, 1915 - 1999  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
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 11 1/4 × 8 1/4 × 1/16 in. (28.5 × 20.9 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 1/4 × 16 7/16 × 1/16 in. (28.5 × 41.8 × 0.1 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 2, 1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Radio  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.274.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.274.1
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Scurlock Studio Records, Ledger Volume 02, 1922 - 1927

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:
1922
1922-1927
1922 - 1927
20th century
Local number:
AC0618-008-0000003
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment
Request reproduction permission from Archives Center. Probably public domain. Fees for commercial reproduction
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381314
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Scurlock Studio Records, Ledger Volume 03, 1928-1935

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:
1928
1928-1935
20th century
Local number:
AC0618-008-0000004
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment
Request reproduction permission from Archives Center. Probably public domain. Fees for commercial reproduction
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381315
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Playbill for Blue

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Created by:
Roundabout Theatre Company, American, founded 1965  Search this
Subject of:
Phylicia Rashad, American, born 1948  Search this
Hill Harper, American, born 1966  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Date:
2001
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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_2011.45.12
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Golden Jubilee and 50th Anniversary Celebration, Thirty-Fourth Annual Report of the Secretary of the National Baptist Publishing Board

Published by:
R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation, American, founded 1896  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. Dr. Richard Henry Boyd, American, 1843 - 1922  Search this
Dr. Henry Allen Boyd, American, 1876 - 1959  Search this
Rev. J. P. Robinson  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions:
8 13/16 × 5 7/8 × 1/16 in. (22.4 × 14.9 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
reports
Place printed:
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1930
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  Search this
Labor  Search this
Literature  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. T.B. Boyd, III and R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation
Object number:
2013.208.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.208.7
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Playbill for The Colored Museum

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
The Public Theater, American, founded 1967  Search this
Subject of:
Loretta Devine, American, born 1949  Search this
Tommy Hollis, American, 1954 - 2001  Search this
Reggie Montgomery, 1948 - 2002  Search this
Vickilyn Reynolds, American, born 1955  Search this
Danitra Vance, American, 1954 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. (22.2 x 14.9 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1986
Topic:
African American  Search this
Comedy (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.20
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Playbill for Dreamgirls

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Imperial Theatre, American, founded 1923  Search this
Subject of:
Obba Babatunde, born 1951  Search this
Cleavant Derricks, American, born 1953  Search this
Loretta Devine, American, born 1949  Search this
Ben Harney, American, born 1952  Search this
Jennifer Holliday, 1960  Search this
Sheryl Lee Ralph, American, born 1956  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (22.2 x 14.6 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1982
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.24
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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_2011.45.24
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Playbill for A Raisin in the Sun

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Royale Theatre, American, founded 1927  Search this
Subject of:
Lorraine Hansberry, American, 1930 - 1965  Search this
Sean Combs, American, born 1969  Search this
Audra McDonald, German-American, born 1970  Search this
Phylicia Rashad, American, born 1948  Search this
Sanaa Lathan, American, born 1971  Search this
David Aaron Baker, American, born 1963  Search this
Laurence Ballard, American  Search this
Teagle F. Bougere  Search this
Frank Harts, American, born 1979  Search this
Billy Eugene Jones  Search this
Kenneth Alexander Mitchell, Canadian, born 1974  Search this
Bill Nunn, American, 1952 - 2016  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.85
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.85
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The Crisis Vol. 16 No. 2

Published by:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Illustrated by:
Robert Edmond Jones, American, 1887 - 1954  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9 5/8 × 6 13/16 × 1/8 in. (24.4 × 17.3 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.8
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Playbill for Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, American, founded 1910  Search this
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Gregory Hines, American, 1946 - 2003  Search this
Judith Ann Jamison, American, born 1943  Search this
Phyllis Hyman, American, 1949 - 1995  Search this
P. J. Benjamin  Search this
Hinton Battle, German-American, born 1956  Search this
Gregg Burge, American, 1957 - 1998  Search this
Mercedes Ellington, American, born 1939  Search this
Priscilla Baskerville  Search this
Terri Klausner  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.91
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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_2011.45.91
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Jazz. Vol. 4 [sound recording] : jazz singers / edited by Frederic Ramsey, Jr

Commentator:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Performer:
Armstrong, Louis 1900-1971  Search this
Thomas, George  Search this
Johnson, James P (James Price) 1894-1955  Search this
Rushing, Jimmy  Search this
Calloway, Cab 1907-  Search this
Crosby, Bing 1904-1977  Search this
Anderson, Ivie  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
O'Connell, Helen  Search this
Watson, Leo  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-1993  Search this
Hagood, Ken  Search this
Holiday, Billie 1915-1959  Search this
Waller, Fats 1904-1943  Search this
Carlisle, Una Mae 1915-1956  Search this
Smith, Bessie 1894-1937  Search this
Grainger, Porter  Search this
Conaway, Lincoln  Search this
Rainey, Ma 1886-1939  Search this
Lofton, Cripple Clarence 1887-1957  Search this
Hill, Bertha Chippie  Search this
Jones, Richard M  Search this
Dupree, Champion Jack -1992  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Red, Oh  Search this
Morton, Jelly Roll d. 1941  Search this
Baby Cox  Search this
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
McKinney's Cotton Pickers  Search this
Count Basie Orchestra  Search this
Cab Calloway Orchestra  Search this
Paul Whiteman Orchestra  Search this
Fitzgerald and her Savoy Eight  Search this
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra  Search this
Vic Dickenson Quintet  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra  Search this
Teddy Wilson Orchestra  Search this
Fats Waller and His Rhythm  Search this
Dallas Jug Band  Search this
Morton and his Red Hot Peppers  Search this
Album cover design:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1951
1920-1950
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Jug band music  Search this
Skiffle  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 2804
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231821

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