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Museum of History and Technology, Hall of Historic Americans

Subject:
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
7.5X9.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
Undated
Topic:
Civil rights  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-3477]
Restrictions & Rights:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_311189

Capt. John Gibson receives plaque

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Office of Protective Services  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1976
Topic:
Brunori, Mario  Search this
Department of Exhibits Design and Production  Search this
Gibson, John  Search this
Chambers, Jay W  Search this
Regis, Cleveland  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Standard number:
76-1992-9
Restrictions & Rights:
Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8537

Huey! [sound recording] : Listen, Whitey!

Performer:
Brown, Rap  Search this
Seale, Bobby 1936-  Search this
Cleaver, Eldridge 1935-1998  Search this
Subject:
Newton, Huey P  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Black Panther Party  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1972
Topic:
Civil rights movements  Search this
Local number:
FW05402
Folkways 5402
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_232356
Additional Online Media:

Lest we forget. Vol. 2 [sound recording] : Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 - mass meeting / with Martin Luther King, Jr. ... [et al.] ; recorded by Guy and Candie Carawan

Performer:
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Kennedy, Cleo  Search this
Abernathy, Ralph 1926-1990  Search this
Brown, Mamie  Search this
Reese, Carlton  Search this
Birmingham Movement Choir  Search this
Recorder:
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Carawan, Candie  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
1960-1970
Topic:
Civil rights movements  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Local number:
FLP 71321
Folkways 5487
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_232382

Marchers in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, 1963 March on Washington

Author:
Wallace, James  Search this
Subject:
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 7.25w x 5h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Object
Document
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
August 28, 1963
20th century
Topic:
Demonstrations  Search this
Anniversaries  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Civil rights demonstrations  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2223
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13017

We shall overcome [sound recording] : a documentary of the March on Washington

Performer:
Baez, Joan  Search this
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Anderson, Marian 1897-1993  Search this
Dylan, Bob 1941-  Search this
Farmer, James  Search this
Lewis, John  Search this
Wilkins, Roy  Search this
Rustin, Bayard 1912-1987  Search this
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip) 1889-1979  Search this
Odetta 1930-2008  Search this
Peter, Paul and Mary (Musical group)  Search this
Creator:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1963
1960-1970
Topic:
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Local number:
FW05592
Folkways 5592
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232429
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Kevin J. O'Shaughnessy stamp collection

Collector:
O'Shaughnessy, Kevin J.  Search this
O'Shaughnessy, Kevin J.  Search this
Names:
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Paul VI, Pope, 1897-1978  Search this
Extent:
369 postage stamps
Container:
Item EEPA.2007-005
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postage stamps
Place:
Africa
Date:
circa 1960-1979
Summary:
This collection contains 369 African postage stamps from the post-independence period (circa 1960s-1970s). The stamps depict African leaders, traditional African art and artists, cultural performances, flora and fauna, and prominent visitors to the continent, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope Paul VI. A majority of the stamps come from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire. Other countries represented include Gabon, Mali, Cameroon, Tunisia, Zambia, Morocco, Dahomey (now Benin), Libya, Gambia, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zaire (formerly the Belgian Congo and now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Upper Volta (now Burkina-Faso), Mauritius, South Africa, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Uganda, Egypt, Sudan and the Comoros.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in album by country.
General note:
Title provided by EEPA staff.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Plants  Search this
Artists  Search this
Statesmen  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postage stamps
Citation:
Kevin J. O'Shaughnessy Stamp Collection, EEPA 2007-0005, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2007-005
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2007-005

The wood burns red [sound recording] : and other poems / by Roberta Goldstein

Reader:
Goldstein, Roberta  Search this
Producer:
D'Arcy, Scotti  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963 Poetry Eulogies  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968 Poetry Eulogies  Search this
Kennedy, Robert F. 1925-1968 Poetry Eulogies  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Collections
Date:
1970
20th century
Topic:
Poetry  Search this
Poetry, Modern  Search this
Prose literature  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 9709
FLP 71968
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_233017

Stephen Somerstein Selma to Montgomery March Photographs

Photographer:
Somerstein, Stephen  Search this
Names:
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)  Search this
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990  Search this
Baez, Joan  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Lewis, John  Search this
Extent:
12 Photographic prints
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the march of many Americans from Selma to Montgomery Alabama in 1965 during the Civil Rights March. It focuses mainly on photographs and an original book cover from Stephen Somerstein. There are twelve black and white images, 11" x 14", documenting the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March. Some of the photographs include Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Other images include John Lewis of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, minister and civil rights leader Ralph D. Abernathy, and singer Joan Baez.

This collection is arranged into two folders.

Folder 1: Photographs, 1965 A collection of 12 black and white images showcasing what life was like for the marchers headed to Montgomery to Selma.

Folder 2: Book Cover, 1965

An original book cover which served as the enclosure for the images.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Stephen Somerstein was born in 1941 in New York City, Somerstein is best known for his photographic work capturing the march from Selma to Montgomery. He began his passion for photography while studying at the City University of New York while pursuing a degree in physics. In college Stephen ultimately became the managing editor for the university newspaper entitled "Main Events". In 1965, with the rise in public consciousness in the importance of the civil rights movement and Dr. King's pursuit of equal opportunity and voting rights, Stephen decided to journey to Alabama to cover the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march for his collegiat newspapper. Stephen was 24 years old when he shot the iconic images of the march on Selma.

It was an historic occasion that greatly tested his ability to shape beautiful and meaningful images, while on a short film quota, with rapidly evolving photo-opportunities. The 1965 Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March (actually three separate marches) was the culmination of a multi-year protest against alleged discriminatory voting registration practices in Dallas County, Alabama. Images in the news media of violence that took place in response to the march shocked Americans and influenced civil rights legislation and enforcement. His body of work spans a continuous thread from the 1960's to the present, covering cultural, social and political subjects.
Provenance:
Stephen Somerstein
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Citation:
Stephen Somerstein Selma to Montgomery March Photographs, 1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1300
See more items in:
Stephen Somerstein Selma to Montgomery March Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1300
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Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection

Creator:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters  Search this
Names:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection  Search this
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Extent:
159 video recordings (U-matic 3/4" video recordings)
1 video recording (VHS 1/2" video recording)
15 Linear feet (15 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Video recordings
Videocassettes
Place:
United States -- Race relations
United States -- Rural conditions
Date:
1989-1994
Scope and Contents note:
The collection, which dates from 1989 to 1994 and measures 15 linear feet, documents the reminiscences of elderly members of various African-American churches in the Atlanta area, as well as individual church histories, outstanding personalities of the South, religious expression in the South, and styles of singing and worship. The collection is comprised of audiovisual materials.
Biographical/Historical note:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Inc. is the nation's largest regional interfaith cable network. AIB has been providing faith-based communities and nonprofit service organizations access to a larger audience since 1969. AIB remains a destination for international dignitaries and media representatives due to its unique programming platform, which promotes dialogue between all faiths, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Seen in over 1,000,000 homes across 19 metro area counties, AIB is a self-supporting organization and does not allow the solicitation of funds or attacks on other faiths. Viewers can find Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others presenting their views.
Provenance:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Negro leagues  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Women clergy  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Civil rights movements -- United States  Search this
African American clergy  Search this
African American churches  Search this
African American journalists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American poets  Search this
African American lawyers  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
African American social reformers  Search this
African Americans -- Religious life  Search this
African Americans -- Music  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Videocassettes
Citation:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters oral history collection exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.09-001
See more items in:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-09-001

Black American history in ballad, song and prose [sound recording] / compiled and edited by Charles T. Averett

Producer:
Averett, Charles T  Search this
Speaker:
Chisholm, Shirley 1924-  Search this
Norton, Eleanor Holmes  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B (William Edward Burghardt) 1868-1963  Search this
Performer:
Hughes, Langston 1902-1967  Search this
Brannon, Jean Marilyn  Search this
Morgan, Clark 1920-1996  Search this
Nye, Hermes  Search this
Davis, Ossie 1917-2005  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Abernathy, Ralph 1926-1990  Search this
Humphries, Jeanne  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Montgomery Gospel Trio  Search this
Nashville Quartet  Search this
Physical description:
3 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
African Americans--Songs and music  Search this
Local number:
FW05804
Folkways 5804
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_232445
Additional Online Media:

Ed King Collection of Civil Rights Material

Creator:
King, Ed  Search this
Names:
Council of Federated Organizations.  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Cartoons (humorous images)
Civil court records
Affidavits
Comic books
Place:
Mississippi -- 1960-1970
Date:
1961-1970.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of this collection contains affidavits and legal papers filed in civil action suits which document acts of violence committed against Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) workers between 1961 and 1964. All activity documented occurred in Mississippi, and much of the violence that occurred was inflicted by police and white civilians. Also contained in this collection are materials relating to COFO, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, comprising a mission statement, and a document sent to the SNCC organization pertaining to voter registration of African-Americans living in Mississippi, all of which reflect the effort of the MFDP to have African-American Congressmen elected in Mississippi.

The last item in the half document box is a pamphlet entitled "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Created in cartoon format, it appears to target a younger audience. The oversize box contains Civil Rights newspapers published in Mississippi. Included are issues of "The Kudzu," the "Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Newsletter," and the AMississippi Free Press."

This primary source material from COFO and MFDP help document the massive, non-violent struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi in the early 1960's. The collection confirms evidence of backlash demonstrated by intolerance and violence that occurred as a result of this struggle.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) arose from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), founded in 1960 to coordinate student sit-ins in Greensboro, North Carolina and elsewhere. COFO, was organized by Robert Moses in 1961, to secure the release of Freedom Riders in Mississippi. Many COFO workers were originally members of SNCC. COFO's goal was to increase the percentage of registered African-American voters in Mississippi, from the low 7% that existed in 1964.

In the summer of 1964, COFO was a key player in the organization of the Mississippi Summer Project. Prior to the summer, many white and African-American students, primarily from the South and the Northeast, organized to lead demonstrations, and to create political awareness among the large African-American population in Mississippi. During the summer, COFO was successful in setting up "freedom schools" and community centers throughout the state. This encouraged the emergence of young leaders who would teach African-Americans to articulate their needs and discontents within the existing socio-political structure in Mississippi. This activity, however, produced a severe white backlash, and many acts of violence occurred against COFO workers. These actions, many of them police instigated, are documented in this collection through affidavits and other legal documents on civil action.

Another accomplishment of COFO was the establishment of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. The MFDP enrolled the majority of African-Americans who were systematically denied access to the delegate selection process of the regular Mississippi Democratic Party (MDP). The MFDP organized itself along the same lines, contained many of the same rules, and divided into the same Congressional districts as the MDP. MFDP's goal, however, was to contest seats in Congress traditionally held by white Mississippians, in order to create a more equal representation of the state as a whole.

Edwin King was a white Methodist minister originally from Vicksburg, MI. Although raised with a traditional Mississippi upbringing, he had the opportunity, while attending Milsap College, to work with black students from Tougaloo College. This had a profound influence on his life. When he and his wife were graduated from Milsap College in the early '50's, they attended Boston University for graduate studies in seminary and social work, respectively, and decided that they could no longer live in the South. They were conscientious objectors to the racist attitudes of their neighbors and did not want to confront them (the neighbors or the attitudes). However, this was changed by a serendipitous dinner with Reverend Abernathy. Reverend King and several others were having dinner at a black restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama when everyone in the party was arrested. From that time, Reverend King and his wife were deeply involved in the Civil Rights Movement.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Ed King on September 17, 1996.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Civil rights  Search this
Civil rights movements -- 1960-1970 -- Mississippi  Search this
Race relations -- 1960-1970 -- Mississippi  Search this
Violence -- 1960-1970 -- Mississippi  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cartoons (humorous images) -- 20th century
Civil court records -- 1960-1970
Affidavits
Comic books
Citation:
Ed King Collection of Civil Rights Material, 1961-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0559
See more items in:
Ed King Collection of Civil Rights Material
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0559
Additional Online Media:

Untitled: School building, MLK poster, Dakar,Senegal

Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart  Search this
Names:
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Collection Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (giclée print , b&w, 13 x 19 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Iris prints
Place:
Senegal -- Social life and customs
Date:
2001 (printed 2006)
Scope and Contents:
A painting of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the wall of a school in Dakar, Senegal.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Iris prints
Collection Citation:
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Kerry Stuart Coppin.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-053, Item ACMA 2006.7029.42
See more items in:
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-053-ref554

Black Awareness Through Dance

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
4 video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Dance
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
Children participate in a dance and dramatic performance at the Ft. Dupont Activity Center in southeast Washington, D.C. They perform to music, narration, and a portion of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech.
Dance performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV000800: #1, no sound, dated 19750215. AV003475: #2, dated 19750215. AV004350: p. 1, undated. AV003189: p. 2, undated. Poor or no sound.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003475

ACMA AV004350

ACMA AV003189
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Children  Search this
African American children  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Dance
Citation:
Black Awareness Through Dance, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Item ACMA AV000800
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-023-ref522

American history in ballad and song. Vol.2 [sound recording] : senior high school studies / prepared by Albert Barouh and Theodore O. Cron

Performer:
Bluestein, Gene 1928-2002  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Jackson, Harry 1924-2011  Search this
Quill, Michael  Search this
Gerard, James W.  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Bliggen, Dora  Search this
Schwartz, Tony  Search this
Richman, Vivien  Search this
Jackson, Aunt Molly  Search this
Greenway, John  Search this
Knight, Elizabeth (Singer)  Search this
Geer, Will  Search this
Reynolds, Malvina  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Marcantonio, Vito  Search this
Glazer, Joe  Search this
New York City Ramblers  Search this
Speaker:
Oberly, John H. 1837-1899  Search this
Bryan, William Jennings 1860-1925  Search this
Brand, Oscar  Search this
Taft, William H (William Howard) 1857-1930  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Hemingway, Ernest 1899-1961  Search this
Lindberg, Charles A.  Search this
Taft, Robert A (Robert Alphonso) 1889-1953  Search this
Wallace, Henry A (Henry Agard) 1888-1965  Search this
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963  Search this
Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David) 1890-1969  Search this
Producer:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
3 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1962
1950-1960
20th century
Topic:
United States--History  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Local number:
FW05802
Folkways 5802
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_232443
Additional Online Media:

William Christopher papers

Artist:
Christopher, William R, 1924-1973  Search this
Names:
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)  Search this
Archer, Osceola  Search this
Crapo, Henry H.  Search this
French, Margaret  Search this
Howard, Charles, 1899-1978  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Perlin, Bernard, 1918-  Search this
Tooker, George  Search this
Von Mohrenschildt, Dimitri Sergius, 1902-2002  Search this
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Diaries
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920s-circa 1973
Summary:
The William Christopher papers measure 8.2 linear feet and date from circa 1920s to circa 1973. Materials include biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, five diaries, subject/project files, printed materials, photographs, numerous sketches and eleven sketchbooks, and five short film reels containing amateur footage of New York City. The subject/project files include correspondence, printed materials, and two additional diaries about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
Scope and Contents:
The William Christopher papers measure 8.2 linear feet and date from circa 1920s to circa 1973. Materials include biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, five diaries, subject/project files, printed materials, photographs, numerous sketches and eleven sketchbooks, and five reels of motion picture films, consisting of amateur footage of New York City. The subject/project files include correspondence, printed materials, and two additional diaries about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Biographical materials include address books, annotated memorabilia, awards and certificates, curriculum vitae and resume materials, and identification materials. Correspondence is with friends and fellow artists, including actress Osceola Archer and Henry Crapo, galleries, and others. Writings and notes include eleven notebooks, miscellaneous undated notes and papers, annotated drafts and writings by William Christopher, and writings by others. There are five diaries written by William Christopher from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Subject files document miscellaneous projects in which Christopher was involved and/or interested, and include several about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. containing correspondence, printed material, and two diaries written by Christopher during his attendance of the Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery.

Scattered personal business papers concern artwork sold and loaned and personal finances. Printed materials include clippings, exhibition catalogs and materials, magazines and programs, and posters. Photographs are of William Christopher, Henry Crapo, Margaret French, Charles Howard, Bernard Perlin, George Tooker, male models and figures, furniture, landscapes, buildings, and artwork.

Christopher's papers include over one hundred sketches and watercolors, eleven sketchbooks, an artwork by Dimitri Von Mohrenshildt, and one sketch by George Tooker. Also found among the papers are five film reels made by Christopher for an unfinished project, containing footage of New York City cityscapes and street scenes.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 10 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1940s-circa 1973 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1947-circa 1973 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1947-1970 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 4: Diaries, circa 1940s-circa 1960s (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 5: Subject Files, 1943-1972 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 4, 9)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, circa 1950-circa 1972 (0.3 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1950s-circa 1972 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 4-5, 9, OV12)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1920s-circa 1970s (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 6, 8, MGP 4)

Series 9: Artwork and Sketchbooks, circa 1940s-circa 1970s (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 6-8, OV10-11, 13-18)

Series 10: Unidentified Project, Motion Picture Films, 1961 (0.5 linear feet; FC 19-23)
Biographical / Historical:
William Christopher was a painter, art instructor, and Civil Rights activist living and working in New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont. He was born in Columbus, Georgia on March 4, 1924, and served in the U. S. Navy from 1941 to 1943.

Aided by grants and scholarships, Christopher studied in France at the Sorbonne, Academie Julian, and the Ecoles d'Art Americaines between 1946-1948. While there, he also studied with Ossip Zadkine. He returned to New York and studied with Amedee Ozenfant and Hans Hofmann between 1948 and 1950.

Christopher's paintings was greatly influenced by his time spent in Paris and New York, and his later involvement with the Civil Rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the march in Selma in 1965. His first U. S. solo exhibition was in 1952 at the Roko Gallery in New York, and he exhibited widely in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C. at the Nexus Gallery, the Boston Arts Festival, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Joan Peterson Gallery, Galeria Juana Mordo, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. In 1964, Christopher was invited to present his paintings to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the presentation of Dr. King's papers to Boston University. This is where Christopher met King.

Christopher moved to Hartland, Vermont in 1960, with his partner painter George Tooker. He remained there for the rest of his life. Christopher died in 1973.
Provenance:
William Christopher donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1972.
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.
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.
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Civil rights demonstrations -- Alabama -- Selma  Search this
Civil rights -- United States  Search this
African Americans -- Civil rights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Diaries
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
William Christopher papers, circa 1920s-circa 1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.chriwill
See more items in:
William Christopher papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chriwill
Additional Online Media:

The American Dream [sound recording]

Artist:
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-0829
FLP 78932
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_330445

Keep the Dream Alive [sound recording]

Performer:
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
United States--History  Search this
Local number:
RCA Victor 6093
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_334627

King's dream / Eric J. Sundquist

Author:
Sundquist, Eric J  Search this
Subject:
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968 Oratory  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968 I have a dream  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968 Language  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968 Political and social views  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 295 p., [14] p. of plates : ill ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Southern States
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
Equality--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_926662

Ring out freedom! : the voice of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of the civil rights movement / Fredrik Sunnemark

Author:
Sunnemark, Fredrik  Search this
Subject:
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968 Language  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968 Oratory  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968 Political and social views  Search this
Physical description:
x, 273 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
C2004
20th century
Topic:
Rhetoric--Political aspects--History  Search this
English language--Discourse analysis  Search this
English language--Rhetoric  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--History and criticism  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_909008

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