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David Hadley Rockwell New York Disco Ephemera Collection,

Collector:
Rockwell, David Hadley  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Ephemera
Posters
Invitations
Advertisements
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century
New York (N.Y.) -- 21st century
New Jersey
Florida
Date:
1980-2004, undated
Summary:
An extensive collection of advertisements, club cards, ephemera, and invitations publicizing venues and events at entertainment clubs and venues in New York City, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The materials make use of a variety of graphic arts styles.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is rich in examples of the graphic arts and event advertising in the era before the prevalence of the internet. Marketing tactics, use of urban space, and entertainment offerings may be gleaned from this material. The venues represented catered to homosexual and heterosexual patrons, some being exclusively gay or straight, but many catered to both communities of all ethnic groups. Venues may be represented by one item or many.

The collection is organized into three series.

Series 1: Venue Advertisements and Invitations, 1983-2004, undated. This series contains advertisements, invitations, and posters for nightclubs, dance clubs, restaurants, and musical and comedy events located in Manhattan and the boroughs of New York City. There is minimal material relating to clubs located in New Jersey and Florida. The nightclubs include large and small venues, mainstream as well as "fringe" clubs, clubs catering predominately to African-American, Latino, gay and lesbian communities, and venues featuring other types of music and entertainment (both adult and mainstream) in addition to disco styles, like jazz, hip-hop, and popular music.

Series 2: Correspondence and Personal, 1988-2000, undated. This series contains a small amount of correspondence and personal material for David H. Rockwell, his family, and unidentified others. Within this series are letters, cards, postcards, and business related materials.

Series 3: Other Advertisments and Ephemera, 1983-2002, undated. This series contains material related to special themed events, art openings, restaurant events, and a variety of specialized "happenings" as well as private parties and birthdays. There are also advertisements for dance studios, records, stores, and theaters.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized in three series.

Series 1: Venue Advertisements and Invitations, 1983-2004, undated

Series 2: Correspondence and Personal, 1988-2000, undated

Series 3: Other Advertisements and Ephemera, 1983-2002, undated
Biographical / Historical:
These invitations were collected by the donor, David H. Rockwell. He also was responsible for printing many of them. Rockwell was resident in Manhattan during the time many of these invitations were created. He describes the invitations and his collecting, "Disco invitations are generally printed on heavy paper and can vary in size from 2x3 inches to 8x12 inches to full size posters. They are extremely colorful, and have very artistic graphics. They were often themed (Model's Ball, New Year's Eve, Drag Nights), or invited you to a celebrity's birthday bash. They were very prominent in New York City during the '80s and '90s, and were sent to exclusive mailing lists to announce the day, date, time, place and prices for all the differnt parties and dances held every night at New York's discos: Studio 54, Xenon, Magique, Danceteria, Limelight, The Palladium, Webster Hall, Underground and The Tunnel-over a hunderd clubs in all. The art on the invites was either created by some of Manhattan's most talented graphic artists, or those employed by the clubs. My role was to print 5000 or 10,000 lots of these invites, often five or six lots a day. I thought they were so cool I kept samples of many, were mailed many more (yes, I went to the parties and survived), and collected many others from 'invitation shelves' at Manhattan records shops, video rental stores, etc.".

The New York City club scene reached a zenith over the three decades following the 1970s emergence of disco music. The blossoming of what has been termed "club culture" followed the upheavals and advancements of the 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement, the Stonewall Riots, Vietnam War and other cultural touchstones. During the 1980s and 1990s clubs regularly opened and closed as public patronage waxed and waned. On occasions clubs would close and reopen under a new name and/or location. Some clubs were notorious gathering places for the drug culture of the late twentieth century. The emergence of HIV/AIDS and a general decline in dance and music venues as an agent for dating and socializing, in part due to the internet, spelled the demise of many of the venues represented here. Many well-known New York clubs are represented in this collection.

Clubs catering to a variety of musical tastes, ethnic and social groups, as well as restaurants and adult oriented clubs used club cards, postcards, mailings, hand-outs and what are generically known as flyers to advertise their particular offerings. The graphic arts used in these various advertisements not only imparted the necessary information about the event or place but reflected the personality of the club. They also provided a venue for a variety of graphic designers to utilize their talents in formats both large and small. This phenomenon was recently explored in the 2015 exhibition, "The Last Party," curated by the author Anthony Haden-Guest at WhiteBox in New York City.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060)

Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC40404)

The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews (AC0857)

John-Manuel Andriote Victory Deferred Collection (AC1128)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection (AC1146)

John-Manuel Andriote Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco Collection (AC1184)

DC Cowboys Dance Company Records (AC1312)

Corbett Reynolds Papers (AC1390)
Provenance:
Collection donated by David Hadley Rockwell in 2015.
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:
Nightclubs  Search this
Disco music  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Dance music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera -- 21st century
Posters -- 1980-2010
Invitations -- 1980-2010
Advertisements -- 1980-2010
Ephemera -- 20th century
Citation:
David Hadley Rockwell New York Disco Ephemera Collection, 1983-2004, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1342
See more items in:
David Hadley Rockwell New York Disco Ephemera Collection,
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1342

Being American / curator: Francis Di Tommaso ; November 22 - December 21, 2011

Author:
Di Tommaso, Francis  Search this
Visual Arts Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
School of Visual Arts (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2011
[2011]
21st century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6497 .B45 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1011536

Gyorgy Kepes papers

Creator:
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Names:
Center for Advanced Visual Studies  Search this
Illinois Institute of Technology  Search this
Saidenberg Gallery  Search this
Triennale di Milano (Milan, Italy)  Search this
Arnheim, Rudolf  Search this
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
Blee, Michael  Search this
Boghosian, Varujan  Search this
Brazdys, Konslancija  Search this
Burgess, Lowry, 1940-  Search this
Burnham, Jack, 1931-  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Chermayeff, Serge, 1900-  Search this
Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Egawa, Kazuhiko  Search this
Entwhistle, Clive  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Hélion, Jean, 1904-1987  Search this
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Kepes, Juliet  Search this
Kowalski, Piotry  Search this
Lynch, Kevin, 1918-1984  Search this
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980  Search this
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905-  Search this
Nusberg, Lev, 1937-  Search this
Osborn, Robert Chesley, 1904-1994  Search this
Piene, Otto, 1928-  Search this
Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968  Search this
Richards, I. A. (Ivor Armstrong), 1893-1979  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Sonfist, Alan  Search this
Steinberg, Saul  Search this
Tacha, Athena, 1936-  Search this
Takis, Vassilakis  Search this
Tange, Kenzō, 1913-  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Tovish, Harold, 1921-2008  Search this
Tsʻai, Wen-ying, 1928-  Search this
Wolff, Robert Jay, 1905-  Search this
Wurster, William Wilson  Search this
Zvilna, Jēkabs, 1913-1997  Search this
Faculty:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Extent:
21.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Caricatures
Designs
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Place:
Times Square (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1909-2003
bulk 1935-1985
Summary:
The papers of Hungarian-born artist, art theorist, and educator, Gyorgy Kepes, measure 21.2 linear feet and date from 1909-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1935-1985. The papers document Kepes's career as an artist and educator, and as founder of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), through biographical material, correspondence, writings by Kepes and others, project files, exhibition files, printed material, sketchbooks, artwork, sound recordings and motion picture films, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Hungarian-born artist, art theorist, and educator, Gyorgy Kepes, measure 21.2 linear feet and date from 1909-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1935-1985. The papers document Kepes's career as an artist and educator, and as founder of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), through biographical material, correspondence, writings by Kepes and others, project files, exhibition files, printed material, sketchbooks, artwork, sound recordings and motion picture films, and photographic material.

Correspondence provides a wide range of documentation on all aspects of Kepes's career including his collaborations and friendships with artists, architects, writers, scientists, and fellow educators including Rudolf Arnheim, Alexander Calder, Henry Dreyfuss, Charles and Ray Eames, Clive Entwhistle, R. Buckminster Fuller, Walter Gropius, S. W. Hayter, Jean Hélion, Laszlo and Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, Lev Nussberg, Robert Osborn, George Rickey, Saul Steinberg, Kenzo Tange, Robert Jay Wolff, and Jekabs Zvilna. Correspondence also documents the evolution of Kepes's vision for the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, which he established in 1967, and his subsequent leadership of CAVS at M.I.T. Records document his collaborations with students and fellows including Lowry Burgess, Jack Burnham, Piotry Kowalski, Margaret Mead, Otto Piene, Alan Sonfist, Athena Tacha, Vassilakis Takis, Philip Thiel, Harold Tovish, and Wen-Ying Tsai. Correspondents also include people who contributed to Kepes's Vision + Value series, including Michael Blee, Kazuhiko Egawa, Jean Hélion, and others. Correspondence includes three motion picture films, including what appears to be an early version of Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames.

Writings include notes and manuscripts for articles and essays in which Kepes explored ideas evident in his books The New Landscape and Language of Vision, and submitted to publications such as Daedalus, Design, Domus, and Leonardo. Writings also include manuscripts for lectures, and draft manuscripts documenting Kepes's collaborative work with fellow M.I.T. professor Kevin Lynch on city planning, which culminated in Lynch's research project "The Perceptual Form of the City."

A small group of "Times Square Project" files documents Kepes's proposal for a lightscape in Times Square that was ultimately not realized.

Teaching files include sound recordings of circa five symposia and discussions held at M.I.T., the Illinois Institute of Technology, and elsewhere, some featuring Kepes and including Philip Johnson, Eero Saarinen and others.

Exhibition files include documentation of three exhibitions, including Light as a Creative Medium (1968) and a Kepes exhibition at Saidenberg Gallery (1968). They also record Kepes's involvement in designing the 1968 Triennale di Milano.

Printed material includes a substantial collection of announcements and catalogs for Kepes exhibitions, lectures, and other events, and includes catalogs and announcements for scattered exhibitions of his wife, artist and illustrator, Juliet Kepes. Clippings from newspapers and magazines include articles about Kepes, and contain some copies of published writings and designs by him. The series also includes sound recordings and motion picture films containing original material for a CBS television series "The 21st Century," probably as part of the episode "Art for Tomorrow," which appear to feature M.I.T. fellows Jack Burnham and Vassilakis Takis. Another motion picture film of an Italian documentary "Operazione Cometa" can also be found here.

Two sketchbooks contain pen and ink and painted sketches by Kepes. Artwork by Kepes includes original poster designs, caricatures, and many pencil, and pen and ink sketches and paintings on paper and board, including designs for stained glass. Artwork by others includes ink on mylar sketches by D. Judelson and Konstancija Brazdys, and a sketch by Harold Tovish. Also found are circa seventeen motion picture films and four sound recordings, the majority of which are untitled and by unidentified artists, but include films by M.I.T. fellows Otto Piene, Vassilakis Takis, Philip Thiel, Harold Tovish, Wen-Ying Tsai, and others.

Photographs are of Kepes, Juliet Kepes, and other family members; students, colleagues, and friends, including R. Buckminster Fuller, Serge Chermayeff, Harry Bertoia, Varujan Boghosian, Alexander Calder, Marchall McLuhan, Margaret Mead, Herbert Read, I. A. Richards, Saul Steinberg, and William Wurster; and of Kepes in his studio. There are also photos of exhibition installations in which Kepes's work appeared or which he designed, and photos of his artwork and of images for publications which he wrote or edited. Photos by others include artwork by established artists and work by students, as well as photographs arranged by subjects such as cityscapes, forms found in nature, light patterns, mechanical devices, and photomicrographs. A collection of lantern slides with similar content to the photos of artwork and photos by subject is also found in this series and includes a lantern slide of Picasso creating a design with light.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eleven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1940-circa 1980 (0.25 linear feet; Boxes 1, 28)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1936-1984 (5.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-7, 28 OV 33, FCs 39-41)

Series 3: Interviews and Transcripts, 1954-1970 (4 folders; Box 7)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1948-circa 1980s (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 28)

Series 5: Times Square Project Files, 1972-1974 (6 folders; Box 9)

Series 6: Teaching Files Sound Recordings, circa 1953-1972 (0.7 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 7: Exhibition Files, 1958-1973 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 9-10)

Series 8: Printed Material, circa 1922-1989 (3.6 linear feet; Boxes 10-12, 28-29, OVs 35, 37, FCs 42-49)

Series 9: Sketchbooks, circa 1940s-circa 1970s (2 folders; Box 12)

Series 10: Artwork and Moving Images, circa 1924-2003 (2.5 linear feet; Boxes 12, 13, OVs 33-36, 38, FCs 50-62)

Series 11: Photographs, 1909-1988 (10.4 linear feet; Boxes 13-32)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, designer, art theorist, and educator, Gyorgy Kepes (1906-2001), was born in Selyp, Hungary, and studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. He worked with Moholy-Nagy in Berlin and London before joining him at the New Bauhaus (later the Chicago Institute of Design) in 1937.

Kepes taught courses at the New Bauhaus from 1937 to 1945, and published Language of Vision in 1944, summarizing the educational ideas and methods he had developed during his time at the institute. In 1946 he accepted a teaching position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) where he initiated a program in visual design.

In 1956 Kepes published The New Landscape in Art and Science, in which he presented images from nature that were newly accessible due to developments in science and technology, and explored his ideas for a common language between science and the visual arts.

In 1965, these ideas were apparent in Kepes's proposal of an expanded visual arts program at M.I.T., which would "build new as yet undetermined bridges between art and engineering and science," according to the minutes of an M.I.T. Art Committee meeting in March of that year. Kepes's vision dovetailed with M.I.T.'s vested interest in promoting the arts, and faculty and administrators were open to the argument that "The scientific-technical enterprise needs schooling by the artistic sensibilities." In 1967, they appointed Kepes Director of M.I.T.'s Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS).

Kepes retired from the regular faculty at M.I.T. in 1967, to focus on his role as director of CAVS, where he worked to provide artists with opportunities for exploring new artistic forms on a civic scale through a working dialogue with scientists and engineers. Early fellows of the center included Maryanne Amacher, Joan Brigham, Lowry Burgess, Jack Burnham, Piotry Kowalski, Otto Piene, Vassilakis Takis, and Wen-Ying Tsai.

In 1965-1966 Kepes edited a six-volume series entitled Vision + Value, published by George Braziller, Inc. Each volume featured essays that centered around a core theme: The Education of Vision; Structure in Art and Science; The Nature and Art of Motion; Module, Symmetry, Proportion, Rhythm; Sign, Image, Symbol; and Man-Made Object. Contributions came from prominent artists, designers, architects, and scientists of the time including Rudolf Arnheim, Saul Bass, Marcel Breuer, John Cage, R. Buckminster Fuller, Johannes Itten, Marshall McLuhan, and Paul Rand.

Kepes experimented widely with photography, producing abstract images through the application of fluids and objects to photographic paper. He also took commercial work throughout his career, producing designs for all kinds of objects, including books and stained glass windows for churches. He returned to painting in the 1950s, and his development as a painter continued throughout his career at M.I.T., where he remained until his retirement in 1974, and beyond. His paintings, which were abstract and often incorporated organic shapes and hints of landscapes, can be found in museums such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Kepes received many awards during his lifetime, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1958); the Gold Star Award of the Philadelphia College of Art (1958); the National Association of Art Colleges Annual Award (1968); the California College of Art Award (1968); and the Fine Arts Medal from the American Institute of Architects (1968). In 1973 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an associate member, and became a full academician in 1978. He was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Related Materials:
Additional papers of Gyorgy Kepes can be found at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Visual Studies Special Collection.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 1211) including ninety-eight letters to Kepes from colleagues, 1946-1974. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Gyorgy Kepes lent papers for microfilming in 1974 and donated material to the Archives of American Art in a series of gifts between 1974 and 1993.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Juliet Kepes Stone or Imre Kepes.
Topic:
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Artists' studios--Photographs  Search this
City planning  Search this
Educators--Massachusetts--Cambridge  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Caricatures
Designs
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Citation:
Gyorgy Kepes papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1935-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kepegyor
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Gyorgy Kepes papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kepegyor

Chelsea

Physical description:
50 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Chelsea (Manhattan, New York, N.Y.)
Date:
2001
C2001
21st century
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_783938

Why design now? = Naze dezain ga hitsuyō nanoka : sekai o kaeru inobēshon no saizensen / Eren Raputon, Kāra Makāti, Machiruda Makeido, Shinshia Sumisu ; (kyōryoku) Andorea Rippusu ; (yaku) Kitamura Yōko = Ellen Lupton, Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid, Cynthia Smith ; [contributor] Andrea Lipps ; [translator] Yoko Kitamura

Title:
Why design now? = なせテサインか必要なのか : 世界を変えるイノヘーションの最前線 / エレン・ラフトン, カーラ・マカーティ, マチルタ・マケイト, シンシア・スミス ; (協力) アントレア・リッフス ; (訳) 北村陽子 = Ellen Lupton, Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid, Cynthia Smith ; Andrea Lipps ; Yoko Kitamura
Naze dezain ga hitsuyō nanoka : sekai o kaeru inobēshon no saizensen
なせテサインか必要なのか : 世界を変えるイノヘーションの最前線
Sekai o kaeru inobēshon no saizensen
世界を変えるイノヘーションの最前線
Author:
National Design Triennial (4th : 2010 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Lupton, Ellen  Search this
McCarty, Cara  Search this
McQuaid, Matilda  Search this
Smith, Cynthia E..  Search this
Lipps, Andrea  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2012
21st century
Topic:
Design--History  Search this
Industrial design--History  Search this
Sustainable design  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1012806

Interview with Alicia Taylor

Collection Creator:
Washington, Rico, Music Journalist  Search this
Yanagawa, Shino, Photographer  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (Windows Media Audio File )
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Oral histories (document genres)
Place:
Brownsville (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
2010 August 15
Scope and Contents:
Alicia Taylor is a teacher who lives in Marcus Garvey village, a New York City housing project. She speaks on how to improve the lives of the youth by implementing after school programs, which had been successful, before time and budget constraints ended them. Taylor also explains that giving seniors activies or building safer parks could also improve the community.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews -- 21st century
Oral histories (document genres)
Collection Citation:
We the People Project Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rico Washington and Shino Yanagawa.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-103, Item acma_06-103-AliciaTaylor
See more items in:
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records / Series I: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-103-ref2

Interview with Anahad O'Connor

Collection Creator:
Washington, Rico, Music Journalist  Search this
Yanagawa, Shino, Photographer  Search this
Extent:
2 sound recordings (MPEG 4; Windows Media Audio File)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Place:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
2010 March 27
Scope and Contents:
Anahad O'Connor is a Harlem resident who spoke about his experience going from the projects to being a Yale educated New York Times employee. O'Connor elaborates on the negatives and positives of life in the projects, along with how people from wealth perceive the projects. He also speaks about how he pulled himself out of the projects through after school programs and education.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews -- 21st century
Collection Citation:
We the People Project Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rico Washington and Shino Yanagawa.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-103, Item acma_06-103-Anahad
See more items in:
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records / Series I: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-103-ref3

Interview with Brian Deka Paupaw

Collection Creator:
Washington, Rico, Music Journalist  Search this
Yanagawa, Shino, Photographer  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Place:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
2010 February 20
Scope and Contents:
Brian "Deka" Paupaw from the Brooklyn neighborhood Bedford-Stuyvesant recalls how he became a skateboarder and his goals for New York City youth. He has a non-profit organization dedicated to getting New York City youth out of their neighborhoods into nature, which can help them in a myriad of ways.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Snowboarding  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews -- 21st century
Collection Citation:
We the People Project Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rico Washington and Shino Yanagawa.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-103, Item acma_06-103-BrianDekaPaupaw
See more items in:
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records / Series I: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-103-ref4

Interview with Buckshot

Collection Creator:
Washington, Rico, Music Journalist  Search this
Yanagawa, Shino, Photographer  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Place:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
2010 February 12
Scope and Contents:
Brookyln Rapper, Buckshot reflects on his childhood with a tough father raising him in public housing. He speaks on his own entrepreneurial endeavours, the mentality of those in the projects and outside pressures put onto people in these areas. He also explains how people living in projects have an outside influence on everyone else.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Rap (Music)  Search this
Entrepreneurship  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews -- 21st century
Collection Citation:
We the People Project Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rico Washington and Shino Yanagawa.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-103, Item acma_06-103-Buckshot
See more items in:
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records / Series I: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-103-ref5

Interview with Chris Pitt

Collection Creator:
Washington, Rico, Music Journalist  Search this
Yanagawa, Shino, Photographer  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Place:
Brownsville (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Chris Pitt is a Brownsville resident who speaks on the troubles plaguing his community. He speaks on what individual actions have made Brownsville a bad place to live but also offers solutions to the problems and how the community can be improved.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Gentrification  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews -- 21st century
Collection Citation:
We the People Project Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rico Washington and Shino Yanagawa.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-103, Item acma_06-103-ChrisPitt
See more items in:
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records / Series I: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-103-ref6

Interview with Daren D. White, Sr

Collection Creator:
Washington, Rico, Music Journalist  Search this
Yanagawa, Shino, Photographer  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Place:
Brownsville (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Daren D. White Brownsville resident who is involved with the Boys To Men organization which is dedicated to finding young men jobs, trade schools, GED programs and even studios for rappers. He speaks on the importance of schools and how the neighborhood does not have despite having a building suitable for a school.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews -- 21st century
Collection Citation:
We the People Project Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rico Washington and Shino Yanagawa.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-103, Item acma_06-103-DarneDWhiteSr
See more items in:
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records / Series I: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-103-ref7

NEXT / New York's Gay Guide / Let's Play Ball, [magazine]

Topic:
Next
Series Collector:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Series Donor:
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Becker, John M.  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Heritage of Pride (HOP)  Search this
Rohrbaugh, Richard  Search this
Series Creator:
Hirsch, Leonard  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Barna, Joseph T.  Search this
Guest, Michael E.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 7-1/2" x 8-1/4".)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Magazines (periodicals)
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century
Date:
Sept. 12, 2008
Scope and Contents:
Periodical has cover picture of a sweaty basketball player, from a photograph.
Local Numbers:
AC1146-0000009 (AC Scan No.: front cover)
Exhibitions Note:
Shown in "Stonewall" display, Archives Center display case, June-July 2000.
Series Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Topic:
Homosexuality  Search this
Basketball  Search this
Gay rights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 2000-2010 -- Color -- Reproductions
Magazines (periodicals) -- 21st century
Series Citation:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection / Series 1: Periodicals / NEXT (New York)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref2712

Color Me / Queer / on the Pier [color postcard]

Sponsor:
SALGA [South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association]  Search this
Series Collector:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Series Donor:
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Becker, John M.  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Heritage of Pride (HOP)  Search this
Rohrbaugh, Richard  Search this
Series Creator:
Hirsch, Leonard  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Barna, Joseph T.  Search this
Guest, Michael E.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 3.5" x 5.5".)
Container:
Box 34
Culture:
Asian Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 21st century
Date:
[2001]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard with reproductions of color portraits. "Our Sixth Annual Queer People of Color Dance."
Local Numbers:
AC1146-0000069.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Topic:
Dance parties  Search this
LGBT  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Series Citation:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection / Series 2: Agencies, Associations, and Organizations / SALGA, flyers, advertisements
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref2767

Heera Mandi / A Night of Music and Masti / ...at The Cooler [color flier]

Sponsor:
SALGA [South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association]  Search this
Series Collector:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Series Donor:
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Becker, John M.  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Heritage of Pride (HOP)  Search this
Rohrbaugh, Richard  Search this
Series Creator:
Hirsch, Leonard  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Barna, Joseph T.  Search this
Guest, Michael E.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 10.9" x 8.4".)
Container:
Box 34
Type:
Archival materials
Fliers (printed matter)
Music
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 21st century
Date:
2001
Scope and Contents:
Illustrations of three figures in female Indian costume. Printed in red. Advertises benefit at 416 W. 14th St., New York City.
Local Numbers:
AC1146-0000070.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Topic:
Costume -- India  Search this
LGBT  Search this
Genre/Form:
Fliers (printed matter)
Music
Series Citation:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection / Series 2: Agencies, Associations, and Organizations / SALGA, flyers, advertisements
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref2768

Playbill for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Cort Theatre, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Ma Rainey, American, 1886 - 1939  Search this
August Wilson, American, 1945 - 2005  Search this
Charles S. Dutton, American, born 1951  Search this
Leonard Jackson, American, born 1928  Search this
Robert Judd, American, died 1986  Search this
Joe Seneca, American, 1919 - 1996  Search this
Lou Criscuolo, American, born 1934  Search this
John Carpenter, American, born 1948  Search this
Aleta Mitchell, American, born 1952  Search this
Scott Davenport-Richards  Search this
Christopher Loomis  Search this
Theresa Merritt, American, 1922 - 1998  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1984
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.59
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.59
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Nancy Sirkis Digital Photoprints

Donor:
Sirkis, Nancy  Search this
Extent:
10 Photographic prints
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Panoramas
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 21st century
Date:
circa 2008-2009
Summary:
Color digital photographic prints by Nancy Sirkis, some panoramic, depicting scenes in New York City and Buffalo, N.Y., and small towns.
Scope and Contents:
These photographs are digital prints from two ongoing projects by this photographer: (1) "Five Boroughs," a study of New York City; and (2) "Small Towns," which has led her to travel widely across America. Some of the images are panoramic, which the photographer creates by taking multiple incremental exposures, rather than a single panoramic view. These prints vary in size, the largest being 17" x 29".
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Nancy Sirkis was born in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.A., from Hunter College. She has published books of her photographs, including Pleasures and Palaces (1962), "One Family" (1971), and Reflections of 1776: The Colonies Revisited (1974); has had her work published in many magazines, and has exhibited photographs in numerous galleries and museums since 1970.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Nancy Sirkis, date unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for unrestricted research on site.
Rights:
Nancy Sirkis retains copyright. Reproduction requests must be referred to the photographer. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Small towns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Panoramas
Photographs -- Photoprints -- Inkjet -- 2000-2010
Citation:
Nancy Sirkis Digital Photoprints, 2009-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1186
See more items in:
Nancy Sirkis Digital Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1186
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Nancy Spero : paper mirror / curator and editor, Julie Ault

Artist:
Spero, Nancy 1926-2009  Search this
Host institution:
Museo Rufino Tamayo.  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Spero, Nancy 1926-2009  Search this
Physical description:
206 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2019
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6537.S648 A4 2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107408

Gieve Patel : Sudhir Patwardhan

Author:
Patel, Gieve 1940-  Search this
Patwardhan, Sudhir 1949-  Search this
Bose Pacia (Gallery : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Patel, Gieve 1940-  Search this
Patwardhan, Sudhir 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
67 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2006
[2006]
21st century
Topic:
Painting, Indic  Search this
Call number:
ND1010.P37 A4 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107972

Petah Coyne : having gone I will return

Title:
Having gone I will return
Author:
Coyne, Petah  Search this
Writer of commentary:
Sorkin, Jenni  Search this
Issuing body:
Galerie Lelong (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Coyne, Petah  Search this
Physical description:
92 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
21st century
Topic:
Sculpture, Abstract  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Literature in art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C8746 P48 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100886

Oral history interview with Joan Snyder, 2010 February 25-26

Interviewee:
Snyder, Joan, 1940-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Snyder-Fink, Molly  Search this
Cammer, Maggie  Search this
Fink, Larry  Search this
Wilke, Ulfert  Search this
Hirschl & Adler Galleries  Search this
Bykert Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
Rutgers University  Search this
School of Visual Arts (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Women Against War  Search this
Topic:
Poverty  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Social justice  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15788
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)288669
AAA_collcode_snyder10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_288669
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