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Records, 1986-1992

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Resident Associates Program African American Studies Center  Search this
Uniform title:
Cross Talk (Radio program)  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Angela E. 1926-1994  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-  Search this
Grazette, Jacqueline Hicks  Search this
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority  Search this
Morgan State University Choir  Search this
National Bar Association  Search this
National Business League (U.S.)  Search this
National Conference of Artists (U.S.)  Search this
National University Continuing Education Association (U.S.)  Search this
African American Gallery (Columbia, Maryland)  Search this
African American Museums Association  Search this
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Alexandria (Virginia) Black History Resource Center  Search this
Association of Black Professionals in International Affairs  Search this
Metropolitan Organization of Black Scientists  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Associates African American Studies Center  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Audiotapes
Manuscripts
Date:
1986
1986-1992
Topic:
African diaspora  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Photographers  Search this
African American air pilots  Search this
African American churches  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-121
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252147

Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992

Creator:
Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992  Search this
Subject:
Conniff, Gregory  Search this
Shera, Jesse Hauk  Search this
Haywood, Carl  Search this
Talbot, George  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
Lesy, Michael  Search this
Allen, Mary North  Search this
Guthrie, Woody  Search this
Plunkett, Jane  Search this
Holzhueter, Jack  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Pilling, Arnold R.  Search this
Blake, William  Search this
Vanderbilt, Julia  Search this
Crane, Barbara  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Graphic History Society of America  Search this
Library of Congress.Prints and Photographs Division  Search this
State Historical Society of Wisconsin.Division of Archives and Manuscripts  Search this
Union Library Catalogue of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Diaries
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Librarians  Search this
Curators  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photomicrography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6911
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209040
AAA_collcode_vandpaul
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209040
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Charles Sherwood Stratton

Artist:
London Stereoscopic Co., active 1854 - c. 1902  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Sherwood Stratton, 4 Jan 1838 - 15 Jul 1883  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 7.8 × 5.4 cm (3 1/16 × 2 1/8")
Mount: 9.9 × 6.1 cm (3 7/8 × 2 3/8")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United Kingdom\England\Greater London\London
Date:
1860
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet  Search this
Costume\Footwear\Boots  Search this
Photographic format\Carte-de-visite  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Belt  Search this
Charles Sherwood Stratton: Male  Search this
Charles Sherwood Stratton: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman  Search this
Charles Sherwood Stratton: Performing Arts\Performer\Midget  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.97.64
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.97.64

Napoleon III, Eugenie, Victoria Queen of England, Albert

Artist:
Phillip Henry Delamotte, 1820 - 1889  Search this
Sitter:
Napoleon III, 1808 - 1878  Search this
Eugenie, 1826 - 1920  Search this
Queen Victoria, 24 May 1819 - 22 Jan 1901  Search this
Prince Albert, 1819 - 1861  Search this
Medium:
Albumenized salted paper print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 7.7 × 10.6 cm (3 1/16 × 4 3/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United Kingdom\England\Greater London\Sydenham
Date:
Apr 20, 1855
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Flower  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Shawl  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Bonnet  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Equipment\Rope  Search this
Human Figures\Crowd  Search this
Napoleon III: Male  Search this
Napoleon III: Rulers and Nobility\Emperor  Search this
Eugenie: Female  Search this
Eugenie: Rulers and Nobility\Princess  Search this
Eugenie: Rulers and Nobility\Empress  Search this
Prince Albert: Male  Search this
Prince Albert: Rulers and Nobility\Prince  Search this
Queen Victoria: Female  Search this
Queen Victoria: Rulers and Nobility\Queen\England  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Emerson Lyons
Object number:
S/NPG.85.290
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.85.290

Chocolate City No More: Changing Demographics & Gentrification of Washington, D.C

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2015-12-08T00:59:58.000Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Anacostia_Community_Museums
YouTube Channel:
Anacostia_Community_Museums
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_feGIOEoBaGc

Buddhist Ekoji - Nen Daiko - Japanese Taiko Drumming

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-01-28T15:30:30.000Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianNMAI
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Im2m2iFA9wg

Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials

Creator:
Ellington, Ruth (Ruth Ellington Boatwright), 1915-  Search this
Names:
Tempo Music, Inc.  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
33 Cubic feet (77 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Correspondence
Audiotapes
Music
Photographs
Date:
1923–1992
Summary:
The collection consists of correspondence, appointment books, business records, music manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the activities of Duke Ellington and the management of Tempo Music, Incorporated. There is a small amount of material relating to the Ellingotn family.
Scope and Contents:
The Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials includes music manuscripts (circa 1930-1981), sound recordings, Duke and Ruth Ellington's business and personal correspondence (1942-1991), business records covering the years 1923-1988, performances and programs covering the years 1951-1989, numerous awards and honors to Ellington and the orchestra, and personal papers relating to the Ellington family. Also among the materials are minutes of business meetings, letters, and newspaper clippings relating to the Duke Ellington Society in New York city, the certificate of incorporation and invitations for the Ellington Cancer Center, and slides, film, and home videos. The collection is arranged into eleven series.
Arrangement:
Divided into eleven series:

Series 1: Music Manuscripts, Scripts and Compositional Materials, 1930-1981, undated

Subseries 1.1: Music Manuscripts, undated

Subseries 1.2: Published Books, 1943-1986, undated

Subseries 1.3: Oversize Materials, undated

Subseries 1.4: Music Manuscript Notebooks and Untitled Music, undated

Subseries 1.5: Tempo Music, Incorporated Copyright Sheets of Non-Ellington Material, undated

Subseries 1.6: Uncopyrighted Submissions, 1958-2002, undated

Subseries 1.7: Notes, Scripts and Compositions, 1958-1969, undated

Series 2: Business Records, 1923-1988, undated

Series 3: Performance Materials, 1951-1989, undated

Series 4: Publicity, 1935-1992, undated

Series 5: Awards and Recognition, 1936-1989, undated

Series 6: Correspondence, 1942-1991, undated

Series 7: Photographs, 1937-1990, undated

Series 8: Family Papers, 1911-1981, undated

Series 9: Other Artists, 1955-1986, undated

Series 10: Harry Carney Materials, 1938-1959

Series 11: Audiovisual Materials, circa 1946-1970

Subseries 11.1: Sound Recordings, circa 1946-1970

Sub-subseries 11.1.1: Duke Ellington Concerts

Sub-subseries 11.1.2: Duke Ellington Volumes 1 through 58

Sub-subseries 11.1.3: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

Sub-subseries 11.1.4: Duke Ellington Jazz Society Guest Talks

Sub-subseries 11.1.5: Interviews

Sub-subseries 11.1.6: Miscellaneous

Sub-subseries 11.1.7: Non-Ellington Materials

Sub-subseries 11.1.8: 16" Transcription Discs

Subseries 11.2: Moving Images, 1929 - 1970
Biographical / Historical:
Born in 1915, Ruth Dorothea Ellington Boatwright was the sister and only sibling of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington. Sheltered and doted upon, she was almost sixteen years younger than her brother. She attended elementary and junior high schools in the Washington Metropolitan area and finished her basic schooling in New York City where the family moved in the early 1930s. Her mother, Daisy, died there in 1935, followed by her father, J. E. in 1937. Sometime after those life altering events, Ms. Ellington graduated from the New College program at Columbia University with a degree in biology.

In 1941, Duke Ellington established Tempo Music, and surprised his sister Ruth, by installing her as president of the company. He had a strong desire to maintain control of his own publishing, television, and recording rights, and after his sister's graduation, Duke felt that she could assist in accomplishing this goal.

Ruth's duties at Tempo included signing contracts, arranging some travel at Duke's request, and, most importantly, keeping Duke's music copyrighted. According to her own interview statement, she never arranged bookings. Other interests included hosting a Sunday salon for musicians, appearing at and listening to recording studio sessions once or twice a year, and keeping in touch with the older band members' wives. The older band members (i. e., Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Otto Hardwick, and Arthur Wetsol) along with the earlier singers (Ivie Anderson, Joya Sherrill, Marie Cole, and Kay Davis) were like family to Ruth.

In the 1950's, she was host of a radio program on WLIB in New York on which she interviewed guests including the writer Ralph Ellison.

Ruth Ellington's first marriage to Daniel James, a journalist and political scientist, produced two sons Michael and Stephen James. This marriage ended in divorce and she later married McHenry Boatwright, an operatic baritone. Boatright died in 1994.

Ruth was active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She was a founder of the jazz ministry of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Manhattan and a friend of the first designated jazz pastor, the Reverend John Garcia Gensel.

After Duke's death in 1974, Ruth maintained Tempo until 1995 when she sold fifty one percent of the company to a New York publishing firm, Music Sales. Ruth Dorothea Ellington Boatwright died in 2004 at the age of 88 in Manhattan. She was survived by her two sons.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the National Museum of American History in 1991. A second set of materials was received from Ruth Ellington Boatwright in 1993.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials are available for use.
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:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Musicians -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Audiotapes
Music
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
Ruth Ellington Collection, 1923-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0415
See more items in:
Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0415
Additional Online Media:

Black-Brown Coalition Building - Revisiting Our Black Mosaic Symposium

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2015-11-23T22:37:36.000Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Anacostia_Community_Museums
YouTube Channel:
Anacostia_Community_Museums
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_0YpDizbH_gY

Metropolitan Washington: A New Immigrant Gateway (Keynote by Dr. Audrey Singer)

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2015-12-07T14:49:03.000Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Anacostia_Community_Museums
YouTube Channel:
Anacostia_Community_Museums
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_PY6I_NCni-4

Royce Manuel | NMAI Artist Leadership Program

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-07-27T15:29:42.000Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_zKdnrObcSuM

Coniferous Wood

Discipline:
Paleobiology  Search this
Region:
US Mid Atlantic (PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, VA, WV)  Search this
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
metropolitan area of Washington D.C., MD., and VA., North America, United States
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Plantae, Tracheophyta, Spermatophytina, Pinopsida, Pinales
Scientific Name:
Pinales
USNM Number:
EO51656
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10021196
Additional Online Media:

Woman's manta

Culture/People:
possibly Quechua (attributed)  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Charles D. Kleymeyer (Chuck Kleymeyer), Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Charles D. Kleymeyer (Chuck Kleymeyer), Non-Indian  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Charles D. Kleymeyer (Chuck Kleymeyer), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's manta
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, thread, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Woven, sewn
Dimensions:
55.0 x 61.0 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Place:
Metropolitan area; Cusco (Cuzco); Cusco (Cuzco) Province; Cusco (Cuzco) Region; Peru
Date created:
1965-1970
Catalog Number:
26/7052
Barcode:
267052.000
See related items:
Quechua
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_394222
Additional Online Media:

Bombus (Bombus) occidentalis

Collector:
[Not Stated]  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Pinned
Stage:
Adult
Place:
College (part of Fairbanks Metropolitan Area), Fairbanks North Star, Alaska, United States
Collection Date:
20 Jul 1950
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Hymenoptera, Apidae, Apinae
Published Name:
Bombus (Bombus) occidentalis Greene
Barcode:
USNMENT00741185
Other Numbers:
Unknown : E-50-72
USNM Number:
USNMENT741185
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_11358761

Scleria melanomphala Kunth

Biogeographical Region:
27 - Southern Africa  Search this
Collector:
C. J. Ward  Search this
Min. Elevation:
358  Search this
Place:
Region: Kwazulu - Natal, Greater Durban Metropolitan Area, Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Africa
Collection Date:
16 Apr 1995
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Scleria melanomphala Kunth
Barcode:
02100032
USNM Number:
3351334
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13542654

Smithsonian Metro Station Entrance

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1977
May 5, 1977
Topic:
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subway stations  Search this
Local transit  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [77-6783-08A]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397426

SI Staff Use Smithsonian Metro Station Farecard Vending Machines

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 5 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1977
June 17, 1977
Topic:
Subway stations  Search this
Local transit  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [77-8307-09]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397442

American Agriculture Movement "Tractorcade" on National Mall

Creator:
Tinsley, Jeff  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
American Agriculture Movement  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1979
February 5, 1979
Topic:
Tractors  Search this
Protest movements  Search this
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [79-1690]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397650

Project Records, 1978-1982

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945  Search this
Franklin D. Roosevelt Centennial  Search this
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. processed holdings
Oversize materials processed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1980
1980-1982
1978-1982
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Special events--Marketing  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00744
See more items in:
Project Records 1978-1982 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220100

Representing Diaspora & Diverse Blackness in Museology - Revisiting Our Black Mosaic Symposium

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2015-11-19T15:24:16.000Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
People & Blogs  Search this
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Anacostia_Community_Museums
YouTube Channel:
Anacostia_Community_Museums
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_9hEea23XUEM

Educating the Diaspora: Turning Diverse Realities into Pedagogy

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2015-12-03T23:17:38.000Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Anacostia_Community_Museums
YouTube Channel:
Anacostia_Community_Museums
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_q_rCpCdJASc

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