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Michele M. Serros Papers

Creator:
Serros, Michele M.  Search this
Source:
Magana, Antonio  Search this
Former owner:
Magana, Antonio  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 3 folders)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Culture:
Latinos -- California  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Essays
Letters (correspondence)
Newsletters
Notebooks
Notes
Television scripts
Posters
Syllabi
Writings
Creative writing
Place:
Ventura County (Calif.)
Date:
1968-2012
Summary:
The collection documents the life and work of author and poet Michele Serros.
Content Description:
The collection documents the life and work of author and poet Michele Serros. The collection covers her childhood and early life, including her school years and her work as a poet, speaker and author. Included are papers from her early education, including school papers, essays, and a "slam book". The collection also documents her high school and college years, including syllabi, test papers, research papers, essays, class notes, etc. Also included are drafts and notes for her later writings, including her poetry book entitled Chicana Falsa, loose sheets of poetry or drafts of poetry, a script for the George Lopez Show, some business records relating to her books, newsletters, notes and notebooks, letters including fan mail, and zines from her college years. Additionally, the collection includes her very large collection of rock music, punk music and other posters, some dating back to the Psychedelic era, but mostly on Latino subjects.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Archives Center in 2019 by Antonio Magano.
Restrictions:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Rights:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Fan mail  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Poets  Search this
Zines  Search this
Hispanic American college students  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Latinos in American society and culture  Search this
California literature  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 1950-2000
Essays
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Newsletters -- 1950-2000
Notebooks
Notes
Television scripts
Posters -- 1950-2000
Syllabi
Writings -- 20th century
creative writing
Citation:
Michele M. Serros Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1481
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Michele M. Serros Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1481

Marianne Moore

Artist:
George Platt Lynes, 15 Apr 1907 - 6 Dec 1955  Search this
Sitter:
Marianne Moore, 15 Nov 1887 - 5 Feb 1972  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 23.5 × 19.1 cm (9 1/4 × 7 1/2")
Mount: 35.5 × 27.9 cm (14 × 11")
Mat (Verified): 56 × 40.8 cm (22 1/16 × 16 1/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1935
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Marianne Moore: Female  Search this
Marianne Moore: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Marianne Moore: Communications\Journalist\Editor  Search this
Marianne Moore: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Marianne Moore: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Marianne Moore: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.89.89
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of George Platt Lynes
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm450081245-188c-4f5a-81d8-0503e9a4b603
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.89.89

Contradictions of Joy

Maker:
Ali Omar Ermes, born 1945, Libya  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic and ink on paper
Dimensions:
Frame: 153.7 x 181.6 x 8.3 cm (60 1/2 x 71 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Libya
Date:
1993
Topic:
Writing  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
96-22-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1993 Ali Omar Ermes
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7ec697767-729b-4289-8e29-0fe34d4623d2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-22-1

Zongo

Maker:
Atta Kwami, born 1956, Ghana  Search this
Medium:
Pigment on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 30.3 x 25.6 cm (11 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.) Image: 24.6 x 24.3 cm (9 11/16 x 9 9/16 in.)
Type:
Print
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
2010
Topic:
geometric motif  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist in honor of Philip L. Ravenhill
Object number:
2010-11-1
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys73a085935-1fff-4af2-ac1f-0c485adbe4d2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2010-11-1

Poetry

Maker:
Abdoulaye Ndoye, b. 1951, Senegal  Search this
Medium:
Paper, pigment, leather
Dimensions:
Tented: 25.4 x 533.4 x 36.8 cm (10 x 210 x 14 1/2 in.) Unfolded flat 36.8 x 914.4 cm (14 1/2 x 360 in.) Book cover: 38.1 x 27.9 cm (15 x 11 in.)
Type:
Book and Manuscript
Geography:
Senegal
Date:
2009
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist and museum purchase
Object number:
2010-2-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2009 Abdoulaye Ndoye
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys78e8a87d1-e3f5-4762-901d-4e2f8cc9685c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2010-2-1

Women and change in Humr oral traditions by Asia Mahjoub Ahmed

Author:
Ahmed, Asia Mahjoub  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1987
Topic:
Riddles, Hamar  Search this
Laudatory poetry, Hamar  Search this
Women, Hamar, in literature  Search this
Hamar (Central Sudanese style) oral tradition  Search this
Hamar (Central Sudanese style) folk tales  Search this
Hamar (Central Sudanese style) storytelling  Search this
Call number:
HQ1793.5 .S95 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117272

Oral history interview with William Douglas Carlson, 2009 June 24-25

Interviewee:
Carlson, William Douglas, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Billeci, Andre  Search this
Marx, Bonnie  Search this
Matta-Clark, Gordon  Search this
Smith, Terry  Search this
Daley, William  Search this
Young, Brent  Search this
Fereighi, Christine  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Marquis, Richard  Search this
Hilton, Eric  Search this
Heizer, Michael  Search this
Heller, Doug  Search this
Carpenter, Jamie  Search this
Serra, Richard  Search this
Dailey, Dan Owen  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art  Search this
Pilchuck Glass School  Search this
Alfred University  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Lowe Art Museum  Search this
University of Miami  Search this
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Minimal art  Search this
Glass artists  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15696
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)283444
AAA_collcode_carlso09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_283444
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Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979, bulk 1955-1979

Creator:
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Subject:
Di Prima, Diane  Search this
Sherman, Donald  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Wieners, John  Search this
Lamantia, Philip  Search this
Jordan, Patricia M.  Search this
Hirschman, Jack  Search this
Jess  Search this
Herms, George  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Meltzer, David  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Symmes, Robert  Search this
Perkoff, Stuart Z.  Search this
Fonda, Peter  Search this
Hopper, Dennis  Search this
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
Heinecken, Robert  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
Patchen, Kenneth  Search this
Miller, Henry  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Works of art
Photographs
Drawings
Topic:
Semina  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Art  Search this
Collage  Search this
Poets  Search this
Assemblage artists  Search this
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10771
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214392
AAA_collcode_bermwall
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214392
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Abbott's Monthly Vol. II No. 5

Created by:
Abbott's Monthly, American, 1929 - 1933  Search this
Published by:
Robert Sengstacke Abbott, American, 1830 - 1940  Search this
Edited by:
Lucius Clinton Harper, American, 1895 - 1952  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 3/8 x 8 9/16 x 1/4 in. (28.9 x 21.7 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
3435 Indiana Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 1931
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  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:
2012.84.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58f7ecbd1-e6d0-4323-9d05-7542750216f8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.1
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Program for An Evening of Comedy with Jackie 'Moms' Mabley and Her Ladies

Created by:
National Black Theatre, American, founded 1968  Search this
Subject of:
Clarice Taylor, American, 1917 - 2011  Search this
Moms Mabley, American, 1897 - 1975  Search this
Dinah Washington, American, 1924 - 1963  Search this
Billie Holiday, American, 1915 - 1959  Search this
Mahalia Jackson, American, 1911 - 1972  Search this
Ma Rainey, American, 1886 - 1939  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 8 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 1/16 in. (21.6 × 14 × 0.2 cm)
H x W (Open): 8 1/2 × 12 in. (21.6 × 30.5 cm)
Type:
programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2003
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Comedy (Theatre)  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of William and James Thomas and family in memory of Clarice Taylor
Object number:
2013.188.37
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59412d5d9-b448-44c5-9630-9905cc3fd4d2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.188.37
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“Mulberry fruit” haiku

Artist:
Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 (1644 - 1694)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on paper decorated with gold
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 18.9 × 17.1 cm (7 7/16 × 6 3/4 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
Japan
Date:
mid-late 17th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Japan  Search this
mulberry tree  Search this
haiku  Search this
shikishi  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles
Accession Number:
F2019.3.15a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3237e0a38-f737-4b68-a946-cc6df658032d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F2019.3.15a-d
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Waka Poem

Artist:
Otagaki Rengetsu 大田垣蓮月 (1791 - 1875)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on paper decorated with scattered gold flecks
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 36.3 × 6 cm (14 5/16 × 2 3/8 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
Japan
Date:
late 19th century
Period:
Meiji era
Topic:
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Japan  Search this
tanzaku  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles
Accession Number:
F2019.3.27a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye33fc14d21-b765-4124-ae20-dea0fcf9bf7a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F2019.3.27a-d
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Poetry and Story by William Christopher

Collection Artist:
Christopher, William R, 1924-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940-1963
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.

Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
The William Christopher papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
William Christopher papers, circa 1920s-circa 1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Christopher papers
William Christopher papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-chriwill-ref47

Charlene Hodges Byrd collection

Creator:
Byrd, Charlene Hodges, 1929-2009  Search this
Names:
Morgan State College  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Cummings, Ida R. (Ida Rebecca), 1868-1958  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Grimke, Francis J. (Francis James), 1850-1937  Search this
Hodges, Joyce Ethel Cummings, 1903-1971  Search this
Shimm, Erminie F. (Erminie Florence), 1867-1936  Search this
Shimm, Sarah A., 1843-1885  Search this
Thomas, Elizabeth N. (Elizabeth Nelson), d. 1932  Search this
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915  Search this
Extent:
43 Linear feet (35 document boxes and 39 oversize boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1750-2009
bulk 1880-1960
Summary:
The Charlene Hodges Byrd collection measures 43 linear feet, and dates from circa 1750-2009, with the bulk of the material dating from 1880-1960. The collection documents the personal life and professional career of Charlene Hodges Byrd, an African American teacher from Washington, D.C., along with material for several related families from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Family members prominently represented include Sarah A. Shimm, teacher and essayist under the name Faith Lichen; her daughters Erminie F. Shimm and Grace E. Shimm Cummings, both teachers; and Byrd's mother, Joyce Ethel Cummings Hodges, also a teacher. Correspondence and writings chiefly discuss family life, religion, race, education, and the relationship with Frederick Douglass and his family. The collection is arranged in 10 series: Biographical Material, Correspondence, Writings, Subject Files, Financial and Legal Records, Printed Material, Volumes, Memorabilia, Textiles, and Photographs.
Scope and Contents:
Series 1. Papers related to biographical and family histories of the Byrd, Cummings, Davage, Dews, Hodges, Shimm, Spruill, and Thomas families. Material includes family trees; school diplomas and certificates; programs; awards; marriage and divorce papers; funeral documents; and obituaries.

Series 2: Chiefly letters from family and friends regarding family news, financial matters, school, work, neighborhood affairs, church events, travel and the weather. The majority of the letters are addressed to Charlene Hodges Byrd, Grace E. Shimm Cummings, Ida R. Cummings, Elizabeth Dews Hodges, Joyce Ethel Cummings Hodges, Erminie F. Shimm, Sarah A. Shimm, and Elizabeth N. Thomas. Other correspondence includes letters from Booker T. Washington, Bessye Beardon, Charlotte Davage, Amelia Douglass, and Harrell S. Spruill. There are also a number of greeting cards, postcards, and empty envelopes.

Series 3. Writings include essays, speeches, papers written for school, teacher's notebooks, and a diary of Erminie F. Shimm, 1903. Topics include education, Frederick Douglass, religion, race, Africa, and the temperance movement.

Series 4. Subject files on Charlene Hodges Byrd's involvement with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Book Lovers of Charleston, West Virginia, a women's book club organized in 1923; Church Women United radio program; and The Links, Inc., a volunteer service organization. The papers on Liberia relate to missionary work, and were probably gathered by Erminie F. Shimm; and the Shimm-Thomas Collection are papers related to the deposit and later return of family items housed as a collection at Morgan State College.

Series 5. The financial and legal records include invoices and receipts, bank books, real estate tax assessments, deeds, and wills. There is also material related to the estate of Erminie F. Shimm.

Series 6. Printed materials includes books, pamphlets, newspapers, newsletters, clippings, invitations and programs. The books and pamphlets are chiefly school yearbooks and newspapers and other texts related to religion, politics, music, and poetry. Also included is a copy of Frederick Douglass's autobiography and a printed copy of his speech "The Race Problem." The clippings include obituaries, articles about Charlene Hodges Byrd and her husband Charles R. Byrd, essays by Sarah A. Shimm under the name Faith Lichen, and articles on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The invitations and programs are primarily for school graduations, weddings, social events, and funerals. Other printed material includes newsletters; business cards; calling cards; postage stamps, chiefly from Liberia; and blank postcards. The binder on Frederick Douglass was prepared by Byrd and her goddaughter for the West Virginia School Studies Fair, and includes copies of Byrd family artifacts.

Series 7. Autograph books, guest books, and scrapbooks. The autograph book of Grace E. Shimm Cummings includes autographs from Amelia Douglass, Lewis B. Douglass, Charles R. Douglass, W. H. Clair, and Francis J. Grimke. The scrapbook of Grace E. Shimm Cummings and Erminie F. Shimm consists primarily of clippings, and was assembled from an old teacher's book with a student registration and punishment pages still intact at the back.

Series 8. Miscellaneous items in the collection including artwork, a coin purse, a piece of handwoven cloth belonging to Catherine Nelson's great grandmother, and leather hair curlers.

Series 9: The textiles are chiefly christening gowns, children's garments, and an apron. Several garments belonged to Joyce Ethel Cummings Hodges, Charlene Hodges Byrd, and Elizabeth N. Thomas. There is also a doll that belonged to Amelia Douglass's niece, Kitty Cromwell.

Series 10. Photographs include pictures of Charlene Hodges Byrd, Joyce Ethel Hodges Cummings, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Dews Hodges, Charles Gilmor Cummings, Grace E. Shimm Cummings, Erminie F. Shimm, and other friends and relatives of the Byrd, Hodges, Cummings, Douglass, and Shimm families. Subjects are primarily portraits and candids, along with some wedding, baby, and school pictures. While some of the photographs are annotated, many of the individuals are unidentified. Included are vintage photographs, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visites, tintypes, daguerreotypes, and negatives.
Biographical / Historical:
The Shimm, Thomas, Cummings, Hodges, Davage, and related African American families chiefly lived in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Numerous family members worked as teachers, barbers, or in the service industry. They were active in local churches and service organizations, and had established friendships with local church leaders as well as with Frederick Douglass and his family.

The Shimm and Thomas families were located in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. The Thomas family can be traced back to Philip Nelson, who owned property in Leesburg, Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Family genealogical papers list Nelson as a descendent of British Admiral Horatio Nelson. This lineage, however, is not supported in publically available family histories of Horatio Nelson. Philip Nelson and his wife Araminta had five children: Catherine (b. 1805?), William, Levi (b. 1820?), Henrietta, and Grayson.

Catherine Nelson married Elias E. Thomas (b. 1816?) of Virginia in 1840. They wed in Philadelphia and had five children: Levi Nelson (b. 1841), Sarah (1843-1885), Edward (b. 1844), Elizabeth (1848-1932), and Charles (b. 1851).

Sarah Thomas married William Y. Shimm (b. 1841), a barber in Reading, Pennsylvania, on July 26, 1863. They had 2 daughters, Erminie (1867-1936) and Grace (1865-1910). The Shimms lived in Pennsylvania and Ohio, but had moved to Washington, D.C., around 1871. Sarah was a teacher and a writer who published under the name "Faith Lichen." Her writings, primarily essays and commentaries about race and politics, were printed in several newspapers including The National Republican, The Celtic Weekly, The People's Advocate, and The Sunday Morning Gazette.

Sarah's sister Elizabeth was also a teacher in Maryland. Her brother Charles was a lawyer in Washington, D.C., and a graduate of the first class at Howard University's law school.

Erminie and Grace Shimm became teachers in the Washington, D.C., public school system. Erminie was active in her church and supportive of missionary work in Liberia. Grace married Charles Gilmor Cummings, a pastor in Alexandria, Virginia, on July 9, 1902. They had one daughter, Joyce Ethel (1903-1971), and second child in 1905 who died in infancy. Grace died in 1910 of heart failure. After her death, Grace's sister Erminie and Charles's family helped raise Joyce Ethel in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland.

Joyce Ethel Cummings Hodges graduated from Morgan College in 1924, and received her master's degree from Howard University in 1931. She taught at Douglass High School in Baltimore from 1924-1964. Joyce Ethel married Charles E. Hodges (1900--975) in 1927 and they divorced in 1953. The couple had one daughter, Charlene (1929-2009).

Charlene Hodges Byrd grew up in Washington, D.C., but attended the Northfield School for Girls in East Northfield, Massachusetts, for high school, graduating in 1946. She received her bachelor's degree from Connecticut College in 1950, and her master's degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago in 1951. She married Charles R. Byrd (1919-2004) in 1952. They had one son in 1954, but he died four days after birth. Byrd soon began a career as a teacher and education administrator, eventually working for Kanawha County Schools in Charleston, West Virginia. She was also active in her local community as a member of the Book Lovers of Charleston, West Virginia; Church Women United; and The Links, Inc.

Charles E. Hodges was born Bridgewater, Virginia, where his father was a minister. He graduated from Morgan College in 1923 and received his master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1943. He was a teacher and served as principal of the North Street School in Hagerstown, Maryland. After he and Joyce Ethel divorced in 1953, he married Elizabeth Dews (1913-1999) in 1955.

Elizabeth Dews Hodges, born Elizabeth Virginia Waumbeeka, was adopted by James Edward (1889-1954) and Sarah Virginia Dews (1888?-1964) in Washington, D.C., in 1920. She graduated from Miner Teachers College in 1939, and worked as a teacher in Annapolis, Maryland, at Wiley H. Bates High School for 34 years. She was awarded a medal for her work there by the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge in 1959. Elizabeth was active in local organizations in Maryland and Washington, D.C., including the SE/NE Friends of the Capitol View Branch Library; Eastern Star Chapter 4; Mount Ephraim Baptist Church; National Museum of Women in the Arts; National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples; and the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.

The Davage family is descended from Sidney Hall (b. 1818?) and Charles Davage (b. 1815?). Sidney was a former slave at the Perry Hall mansion in Baltimore, and was manumitted by 1840. She married Charles, a coachman, on April 12, 1842. They had five children: Eliza Jane (1843-1913), Sophia (b. 1847), Charlotte (b. 1849), Charles (b. 1854), and Hester (b. 1845). Their daughter Eliza Jane married Henry Cummings (b. 1830?). They had seven children: Harry Sythe (1866-1917), Charles Gilmor (1870-1924), William (b. 1882), Ida R. (1868-1958), Estelle (1874-1944), Carroll (b. 1875), Francis (b. 1872), and Aaron (1864?-1932).

Harry Sythe Cummings, a lawyer in Baltimore, became the city's first African American City Council member. He was first elected in 1890 and served intermittently until his death in 1917, often working on issues related to education. Cummings also delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention in 1904 seconding the presidential nomination of Theodore Roosevelt. He married Blanche Conklin in 1899, and they had three children: Harry S. Jr. (b. 1905), Lucille (d. 1906), and Louise.

Charles Gilmor Cummings graduated from Drew Theological Seminary in 1898, and was a pastor in Alexandria, Virginia and elsewhere. After the death of his wife Grace in 1910, he married Rosa Catherine Bearden, grandmother of artist Romare Bearden, in 1912.

Ida R. Cummings graduated from Morgan College in 1922, and was the first African American kindergarten teacher in Baltimore. She was also active in local organizations, and was president of the Colored Fresh Air and Empty Stocking Circle; chairman of the Woman's Section Council of Defense in Baltimore during the World War, 1914-1918; and president of the Woman's Campaign Bureau of the Colored Republican Voters' League of Maryland.
Provenance:
The Charlene Hodges Byrd collection was donated to the National Museum of African American History and Culture by Herbert S. Garten, co-personal representative of the Estate of Charlene H. Byrd, in 2010.
Restrictions:
Access to collection requires appointment.
Rights:
This collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
African Americans -- Maryland  Search this
African Americans -- Photographs  Search this
African American families  Search this
African Americans -- Pennsylvania  Search this
African American newspapers  Search this
African American -- Social life and customs  Search this
African American women journalists  Search this
African Americans -- Education  Search this
African American churches  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Citation:
Charlene Hodges Byrd collection, circa 1750-2009. National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.2010.26
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Grace E. Shimm Cummings

Collection Creator:
Byrd, Charlene Hodges, 1929-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 14-15
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Writings on a variety of subjects, including essays on Liberia, education, the temperance movement, and religion; poetry; school subjects such as math and history; and teacher's books.
Series Restrictions:
Some items are in fragile condition. Please seek assistance with the following writings: Cummings, Grace E Shimm: "Birth" 1883, "Refinement" 1883 November 28, "The Infant Repblic" 1884, "Education circa 1881 - circa 1900, "Fractions" circa 1881 - circa 1900, "In a Family Dispute Which Should Stop First?" circa 1881 - circa 1900, "The Leper" circa 1881 - circa 1900, "The Study of the Catechism" circa 1881 - circa 1900.

Hodges, Joyce Ethel Cummings: "The Attitude Toward the Medieval Romance During the Renaissance" circa 1930, "The Vogue of the Bevis of Hampton Romance in the 16th Century" circa 1930, student writings, 1910-1953.

Shimm, Erminie F.: "The Voices of Fiction" circa 1880 - circa 1910, "Liberia" circa 1910 - circa 1920.
Collection Rights:
This collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charlene Hodges Byrd collection, circa 1750-2009. National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.2010.26, Subseries 3.2
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Books, Pamphlets, and Periodicals

Collection Creator:
Byrd, Charlene Hodges, 1929-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 20-23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1860-1999
Scope and Contents:
Chiefly school yearbooks and newspapers; books and pamphlets on religion, politics, and poetry; and a printed copy of Frederick Douglass's speech The Race Problem.
Arrangement:
Chronological by format.
Series Restrictions:
Some items are in fragile condition. Please seek assistance with the following: Periodical: Northfield Alumnae Chronicle, 1946 August; Program: Howard University,1895.
Collection Rights:
This collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charlene Hodges Byrd collection, circa 1750-2009. National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.2010.26, Subseries 6.1
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Books: Poetry

Collection Creator:
Byrd, Charlene Hodges, 1929-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
circa 1986-1993
Scope and Contents:
Amanda Bradley: Moments of Inspiration, 1979; Helen Steiner Rice: Prayers and Meditations, circa 1992 and Hearts and Gifts, circa 1992; and Sarah Tarascio, Editor: Rejoice!, 1993.
Series Restrictions:
Some items are in fragile condition. Please seek assistance with the following: Periodical: Northfield Alumnae Chronicle, 1946 August; Program: Howard University,1895.
Collection Rights:
This collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charlene Hodges Byrd collection, circa 1750-2009. National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
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Poetry Excerpts

Collection Creator:
Bunn, William E. L., 1910-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s-2005
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The William E. L. Bunn papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
William E. L. Bunn papers, 1863-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers

Creator:
Brinley, Putnam  Search this
Names:
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Brinley, Kathrine Sanger  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Erskine, John, 1879-1951  Search this
Euwer, Anthony  Search this
Gabay, Esperanza  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest, b. 1869  Search this
Troy, Hugh  Search this
Extent:
14.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Diaries
Photographs
Writings
Poetry
Date:
1879-1984
Summary:
The papers of painter and muralist Daniel Putnam Brinley and his wife, linguist and writer Kathrine Sanger Brinley, date from 1879 to 1984 and measure 14.3 linear feet. The Brinleys' careers and lives are documented in biographical materials, as well as extensive correspondence with one another, family, friends, art galleries, organizations, publishers, and others. Also found within the papers are writings by both, including 16 diaries (1 by Daniel Putnam Brinley and the rest by Kathrine), essays, manuscripts, typescripts, notes and notebooks, poetry, and various other writings. There are mural commission files, files for organizations of which the Brinleys were members, financial and legal records, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material. Also found are photographs of the Brinleys, family, friends, travels, and artwork, and six sketchbooks and original artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter and muralist Daniel Putnam Brinley and his wife, linguist and writer Kathrine Sanger Brinley, date from 1879 to 1984 and measure 14.3 linear feet. The Brinleys' careers and lives are documented in biographical materials, as well as extensive correspondence with one another, family, friends, art galleries, organizations, publishers, and others. Also found within the papers are writings by both, including 16 diaries (1 by Daniel Putnam Brinley and the rest by Kathrine), essays, manuscripts, typescripts, notes and notebooks, poetry, and various other writings. There are mural commission files, files for organizations of which the Brinleys were members, financial and legal records, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material. Also found are photographs of the Brinleys, family, friends, travels, and artwork, and six sketchbooks and original artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley.

Biographical material consists of biographical sketches and professional summaries for both Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, passports, personal mementos, award certificates, two radio interview transcripts, and military records documenting Daniel Putnam Brinley's service in the American Expeditionary Forces and the Camouflage Corps.

The papers contain extensive correspondence (4.6 linear feet) divided into family correspondence and general correspondence. Family correspondence includes letters between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley and with their parents and siblings. General correspondence primarily includes the Brinley's personal correspondence with friends and extended family. These letters discuss travel, mutual acquaintances, social events, and general news. Also found is professional correspondence regarding the exhibition and commission of artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley and the publication of writings by Kathrine Sanger Brinley. Also discussed in the letters are the Brinleys' participation in art, social, and religious organizations. Correspondence of note is with Edwin Blashfield, Edward Bruce, William A. Coffin, Charles H. Davis, John Erskine, Anthony Euwer, Esperanza Gabay, Robert Henri, Hildreth Meiere, Ernest Peixotto, and Hugh Troy.

Writings and notes are by Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley. Included among their writings are one diary by Daniel Putnam Brinley, 15 diaries by Kathrine Sanger Brinley, essays, notebooks and notes, manuscripts, and typescripts. Subjects of their writings include essays about religion, poetry, and autobiographical and travel essays. Also found among Daniel Putnam Brinley's writing are lecture notes, fictional stories and plays, essays about art, and historical research for his mural projects.

Mural commission files include correspondence, lists, contracts, financial agreements, notes, plans, sketches, and photographs for specific murals. There is extensive documentation on murals Brinley completed for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York and the Liberty War Memorial in Kansas City Missouri. Organization files document the Brinleys' participation in art and social organizations.

Scattered financial and legal records include receipts, account books, leases, estate and power of attorney documents, and records regarding their house and property in New Canaan, Connecticut. Printed material consists of published items documenting the careers, social activities and personal interest of the Brinleys, and includes books, exhibition catalogs and announcements, news clippings, newsletters, and items from their travels abroad.

Photographs depict Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, individually and with family and friends, and include photographs of Daniel Putnam Brinley working on mural commissions. Also found are photographs of their travels, their homes, Daniel Putnam Brinley's artwork, and reference photographs for his murals. Artwork in this collection includes six of Daniel Putnam Brinley's sketchbooks, primarily from his travels in Europe and Canada, loose drawings and mural studies, drawings by Albert Sterner and Reinhold Palenske, and a lithograph by John Steuart Curry.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 9 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1879-1970s (Box 1, OV 16; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1879-1984 (Box 1-6; 4.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1895-1964 (Box 6-9; 3.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Commission Files, 1920-1979 (Box 9-10; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Organization Files, 1909-1964 (Box 10-11; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 6: Financial and Legal Records, 1896-1965 (Box 11; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1895-1979 (Box 11-13, OV 16-17; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1881-1971 (Box 13-14, OV 22; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 9: Artwork, 1891-1950s (Box 14-15, OVs 18-21; 0.9 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Daniel Putnam Brinley (1879-1963) was a muralist and painter in New York City and New Canaan, Connecticut. Brinley was born in Newport, Rhode Island, and studied from 1900 to 1902 at the Art Student's League under Kenyon Cox and John Henry Twachtman. Influenced by Twachtman, he became an impressionist landscape painter for a time. In 1904, he married his childhood friend, writer Kathrine Gordon Sanger (1877-1966). For the next four years they traveled throughout Europe and lived in Paris, where Brinley studied art independently and became a member of the modernist circle of painters.

In 1908 the Brinleys returned to the United States and Daniel established a studio in New York City. During this period his work was heavily influenced by the modernist movement, with flattened forms and a deeper hued palette. Brinley had his first one-man show at Madison Avenue Galleries in 1910, exhibited at Alfred Stieglitz's gallery at 291, and helped organized the 1913 Armory Show. He was also a founding member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors and the Grand Central Art Galleries. In 1914 the Brinleys built a home, Datchet House, in New Canaan, Connecticut, and spent part of each year there for the remainder of their lives.

In 1917 Daniel Putnam Brinley trained with the American Expeditionary Forces and went to France as the Director of Decoration for the Foyers Du Soldat (YMCA), remaining there until 1919. After returning to the United States he became a mural painter and received numerous commissions for memorials, office buildings, churches, and public spaces over the next forty years. Perhaps most notable of these commissions was the Liberty War Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, for which Brinley painted 24 decorative maps showing the history of World War I. He remained active in the art community as a member of the Architectural League of New York, the National Academy of Design, and the Silvermine Guild of Artists, among others.

Kathrine Sanger Brinley was a writer and linguist who worked in Europe, New York City, and Connecticut. She lived in Europe from 1904 to 1908 where she studied the arts and crafts of the middle ages and became an expert on English writing and language of the 14th century. She published articles and books on these subjects and during the 1920s had a successful career touring as a dramatic recitalist of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. From 1934 to 1938 the Brinley's spent their summers traveling throughout Canada, and Kathrine published four travel books which were illustrated by Daniel Putnam Brinley. Kathrine Sanger Brinley published and wrote professionally under the name Gordon Brinley.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is the Elizabeth Loder research material on Daniel Putnam Brinley, 1919-1990.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel 1427, including select family photographs. Loaned material was returned to the lender is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers were lent for microfilming by their niece, Elizabeth Loder, in 1978-1979. Loder subsequently donated all but select family photographs in 1991 and additional material in 1992.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Muralists -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Authors -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Diaries
Photographs
Writings
Poetry
Citation:
Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers, 1879-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brindani
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Writings and Notes by Kathrine Sanger Brinley

Collection Creator:
Brinley, Putnam  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1895-1964
Scope and Contents note:
Writings by Kathrine Sanger Brinley primarily document her daily life, travels, and thoughts on religion. Included are 15 diaries, some very small pocket-sized books, in which she recorded daily events and thoughts. Several of the diaries describe the period she and Daniel Putnam Brinley were living in Paris and Florence. The diary from 1908 also includes color illustrations by Daniel Putnam Brinley. Many of the later diaries contain loose items within the pages, such as postcards and news clippings. Within "A Diary of Private Prayer" Kathrine wrote her daily thoughts on her religious practice. Writings by Kathrine also include several notebooks, primarily from the period the Brinley's were living in Europe; travel notes from Europe written on the back of numerous postcards; travel essays about her travels in Bermuda in 1921; poetry; autobiographical essays; notes on religion; engagement calendars; and miscellanous writings and fragments.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers, 1879-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brindani, Subseries 3.2
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