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Love on the Range: Portraying American Cowboy Nat Love

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-04-02T18:02:13.000Z
Topic:
American History  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianAmHistory
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_t3N8V5_idt0

Henry P. Whitehead collection

Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
156.91 Linear feet (178 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Date:
1843-2010
bulk 1940-1986
Summary:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection documents Whitehead's careers, as well as his family and personal life. The collection also includes the personal papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The combined collection is comprised of black theatrical memorabilia; materials relating to civil rights activities in the District of Columbia; and the African American experience in general. Included are playbills, sheet music, admission tickets, newspapers, magazines, books, photographs, clippings, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, sound recordings, research files, and other material.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection includes the personal papers of Henry P. Whitehead, Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The collection is divided into four series.

Series I focuses on Whitehead and includes papers dating from 1843 to his death in 2011. This series includes biographical material including a large amount of appointment books, identification and membership cards, resumes, certificates, and personal and family material. There is a limited amount of correspondence, which focuses on his personal relationships with family, friends, and general correspondence relating primarily to his work as a local historian.

Also found within Whitehead's papers are countless records from his time employed by the Washington DC government. Materials include memoranda, notes, research material, handbooks, guides, manuals, affirmative action info and records, affirmative action plans, promotion recommendations, recruitment plans and summaries, personnel files (complaints), civil actions and reports related too Whitehead's 37 years of government employment. It reflects the activities of numerous departments, primarily in regards to employment and affirmative action.

There are also a number of files that document Whitehead's involvement in numerous community organizations. Among the organizations in which Whitehead was involved include U Street Festival, Lincoln Corporation, and the U Street Theater Foundation. The papers of the U Street Foundation document the production and establishment of the annual U Street Festival. The Lincoln Theater Foundation and the U Street Theater Foundation papers document the efforts to reopen the Lincoln Theater. Also included are Whitehead's research on the Lincoln as well as old Lincoln Theatre programs. Additionally found within this series are documents and clippings on the economic development within Washington DC particularly in the Shaw/U Street location.

The majority of this series consists of printed material. Printed material in this series includes books, clippings, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, press releases, sheet music, programs as well as promotional material for several Washington DC theaters and organizations. There is a large quantity of theater programs dating from 1900-1986. The majority of the clippings and magazines are theater related topics, coupled with a miscellaneous selection of clippings on topics that presumably captured Whitehead's attention.

Research, notes and writings include a large amount of scrapbooks compiled by Whitehead of mostly photocopied clippings documenting Washington DC history, African American theater history, and general African American history. Five scrapbooks were compiled by an unknown source and were previously housed in the New York Public Library collection. Two scrapbooks are about general theater history one about Frances Starr and one about Margaret Anglin. There is also one scrapbook pertaiing to Mae Hall. Also included are a large amount of research notes and notebooks along with general miscellaneous notes.

There are several photographs of African Americans in the performing arts as well as images of Washington DC and several unidentified men, women, and children.

Audio recordings include 23 cassette from the Alexandria Church of God.

The remainder of the collection consists of the papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney, and those about the Howard Theatre.

The Howard Theatre papers are arranged in Series II and include documents relating to the Washington DC historic Howard Theatre and date from 1910 to 1986. The papers in this series predominantly document the Howard Theatre Foundation's efforts to reestablish and run the Howard Theatre in which Whitehead was the vice president. Records include business correspondence, founding documents, photographs, memoranda, press releases, member lists, financial records, clippings, and scrapbooks of clippings pertaining to the organization and theatre.

The correspondence in the collection include a handful of letters from the Washington DC government along with individuals and organizations. Also included is a large amount of interoffice memoradums.

Administrative records include lawsuits, resolutions, meeting minutes, grant proposals, press releases, memoranda, member lists, studies and reports.

Financial records include check stubs, receipts, invoices, bank statements, expenses, and contribution lists. Printed material includes original and photocopied clippings relating to the history and coverage of the foundation activities. Mostly promotional material as flyers, brochures, and press releases along with programs. In particular two 1920 Howard Theatre programs.

The scrapbooks of original and photocopied clippings compiled by Whitehead chronicle the history of the theatre and coverage of the foundation activities.

There are three VHS cassette featuring Whitehead discussing the Howard Theatre. Also found in series 2 are numerous stock investment record books belonging to A.E. Lichtman one of the early managers of the Howard Theatre. In addition early correspondence between Lichtman and the Rex Amusement Company concerning operational management issues of the Howard Theatre.

The Tomlinson D. Todd papers are arranged in Series III and date from 1902-1986 they include organization files, collected printed materials, subject files, and personal papers.

The collection includes materials relating to organizations in which there was a relationship to Todd's work and in which he had an interest primarily during the 1940s and 1950s, organizations include the National Negro Congress (ca, 1946-1947); the Congress for Industrial Organizations (1943-1947); National Council of Negro Women (1947-1949); Committee for Racial Democracy in the Nation's Capital (1947-1948).

The subject files include documents from three of Todd's organizations; Institute on Race Relation, Club Internationale, and his radio program "Americans All". As well as printed material from Todd's alma mater Lincoln University.

The largest subject file is "Americans All" which includes radio scripts as well as audio recording of a few programs and public service announcements. Also found are several black and white photographs of Todd at the radio studio. Printed materials include newspapers, leaflets, convention proceedings, and flyers, There are a large amount of programs ranging from church worship to convention as well as performance. Also present is a small amount of personal papers, including resumes, certificates, admission tickets, family documents, and travel ephemera from his all expense paid trip to Nigeria.

There are a few photographs of Todd at functions and with notable individuals as well as some family, friends and travel.

Elizabeth's B. Delaney papers are arranged in Series IV and date from 1874-1973.

The papers primarily document her involvement in four organizations, the Grand Oder of Odd Fellow of Kentucky, the Order Eastern Star Kentucky, the State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs of Kentucky and the National Association of Colored Women. There is a small amount of printed material belonging to her son primarily the Alpha Phi Alpha material and Gospel Choral Sheet Music, and books.

The Scrapbook was complied by Whitehead consisting of photocopied clipping documenting the life of Elizabeth B. Delaney.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1: Henry P. Whitehead papers Series 2: Howard Theatre Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd Series 4. Elizabeth B. Delaney
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry Preston Whitehead Jr., was a native of Columbus Ohio. A graduate of Ohio State University, where he also attended law school and was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Mr. Whitehead discovered Washington's "Black Broadway" in 1940, when he was a soldier in town on a weekend furlough. As he served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Prior to moving to Washington DC Henry P. Whitehead worked for five years as a liquor inspector. Mr. Whitehead moved to Washington D.C. in 1949 and worked for the Post Office before working for the District of Columbia government where he stayed 21 years. He led several equal employment initiatives during the 1960s and 1970s, and was last employed as associate director of the District's Office of Human Rights. In 1980 after putting in 37 years of government service Mr. Whitehead retired. Mr. Whitehead was an historian who led efforts to restore Washington's U Street cultural corridor and achieved recognition as an authority on and collector of black theatrical memorabilia. Mr. Whitehead worked to promote and preserve the city's rich African American cultural heritage.

Mr. Whitehead, served as the chairman and president for 10 years of the Howard Theater Foundation Inc., which he helped establish. There he led the effort to include Howard Theatre in the National Register of Historic Places.

Similarly he was an active member of the U Street Festival Foundation. He was an adviser to the Kennedy Center, Anacostia Museum, and other Smithsonian Institution units and contributed materials to their exhibitions. He was also a consultant to historical documentaries broadcast on public television and radio, including PBS's "Duke Ellington's Washington." His writings included "Remembering U Street," a book used for annual festivals in the historic area.

Mr. Whitehead was also the founder and board member of the Lincoln Theatre Foundation.

Henry P. Whitehead Jr. died on January 8th 2002 at the age of 84.
Related Materials:
Related archival materials in the Institute on Race Relations records in the Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

This collection also contains artifacts catalogued in the ACM Objects collection.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on September 1, 2005 by Michael A. Watkins.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Howard Theatre (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Americans  Search this
National Negro Congress (U.S.)  Search this
National Council of Negro Women  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-042
See more items in:
Henry P. Whitehead collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-042
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Puppets Used in "Puppet Theater" Program

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Division of Performing Arts  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1969
August 14, 1969
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1557]
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_372577

Program Records, 1978-1986

Creator:
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program Young Associates Program  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Associates Young Associates Program Discovery Theater  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Books
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1978
1978-1986
Topic:
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 87-002
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 10 years, until Jan-01-1997; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_255028

Construction Records, 1983-1993

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Uniform title:
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)  Search this
Subject:
Potter, Mary Grace  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
2.58 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (0.58 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newspapers
Drawings
Floor plans
Ephemera
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Videodiscs
Date:
1983
1983-1993
Topic:
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Membership  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Visitors' centers  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 02-169
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2009; Transferring office; 5/16/2002 memorandum, Alers to Klein; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Construction Records 1983-1993 [Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_247059

Construction Records, 1983-1993

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Subject:
Potter, Mary Grace  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
2.58 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newspapers
Drawings
Ephemera
Floor plans
Audiotapes
Videodiscs
Videotapes
Date:
1983
1983-1993
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Visitors' centers  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum attendance  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01085
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Construction Records 1983-1993 [Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_230096

Personal Beliefs and National Stories: Theater in Museums as a Tool for Exploring Historical Memory

Author:
Evans, Susan  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_115018

Playbill for No Place To Be Somebody

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Metromedia, American, founded 1955  Search this
Subject of:
Charles Gordone, American, 1925 - 1995  Search this
Morosco Theatre, American, 1917 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 9 1/16 × 6 × 1/16 in. (23 × 15.2 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 9 1/16 × 11 9/16 × 9/16 in. (23 × 29.3 × 1.5 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 1971
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Identity  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number:
2015.64.11
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_2015.64.11
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Playbill for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Edited by:
Judy Samuelson  Search this
Subject of:
Anna Deavere Smith, American, born 1950  Search this
George Costello Wolfe, American, born 1954  Search this
Cort Theatre, American, founded 1912  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 8 3/8 × 5 7/16 × 1/8 in. (21.2 × 13.8 × 0.3 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 3/8 × 10 11/16 × 3/4 in. (21.2 × 27.1 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 1994
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Justice  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
United States--History--1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number:
2015.64.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
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_2015.64.12
Additional Online Media:

Playbill for Topdog/Underdog

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Edited by:
Judy Samuelson  Search this
Subject of:
Suzan-Lori Parks, American, born 1963  Search this
George Costello Wolfe, American, born 1954  Search this
Mos Def, American, born 1973  Search this
Jeffrey Wright, American, born 1965  Search this
Ambassador Theatre, American, founded 1928  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 8 7/16 × 5 3/8 × 1/16 in. (21.5 × 13.6 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 7/16 × 10 1/2 × 11/16 in. (21.5 × 26.7 × 1.8 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 2002
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Families  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Theatre companies  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number:
2015.64.13
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_2015.64.13
Additional Online Media:

Playbill for A Raisin in the Sun with insert essay ‘Sweet Lorraine'

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Written by:
James Baldwin, American, 1924 - 1987  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Edited by:
Blake Ross  Search this
Subject of:
Lorraine Hansberry, American, 1930 - 1965  Search this
Kenny Leon, American, born 1956  Search this
Denzel Washington, American, born 1954  Search this
LaTanya Richardson, American, born 1949  Search this
Sophie Okonedo, British, born 1968  Search this
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, American, founded 1928  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2015.64.14.1 Closed): 8 9/16 × 5 3/8 × 3/16 in. (21.7 × 13.7 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (2015.64.14.1 Open): 8 9/16 × 10 3/8 × 7/8 in. (21.7 × 26.3 × 2.2 cm)
H x W x D (2015.64.14.2 Closed): 9 × 4 1/4 (22.8 × 10.8 × 0.1 cm)
H x W x D (2015.64.14.2 Open): 9 × 12 5/8 × 1 in. (22.8 × 32 × 2.5 cm)
L x W (2015.64.14.3): 9 1/16 × 4 1/16 in. (23 × 10.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Date:
April 2014
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Families  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Theatre companies  Search this
Tragedy (Theatre)  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number:
2015.64.14.1-.3
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_2015.64.14.1-.3

Playbook for Two Gentlemen of Verona

Printed by:
Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Company, American, 1905 - 1970  Search this
Subject of:
Joseph Papp, American, 1921 - 1991  Search this
New York Shakespeare Festival, American, founded 1954  Search this
Delacorte Theater, American, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 × 9 × 1/16 in. (25.4 × 22.9 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1973
Topic:
African American  Search this
Comedy (Theatre)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number:
2015.64.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.64.8

Program for "Cookie" An Evening with Charles Cook and Friends

Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Aaron Davis Hall, American, founded 1979  Search this
Subject of:
Charles Cook, American, 1914 - 1991  Search this
Mable Lee, American, born 1921  Search this
Tina Pratt, American, born 1935  Search this
Pepsi Bethel, American, 1918 - 2002  Search this
Susan Goldbetter, American  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts, American, founded 1965  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 7/16 × 5 1/2 (21.5 × 14 × 0.1 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1984
Topic:
African American  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Tap dancing  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.268
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.268
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Program for Memphis Bound

Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Colonial Theatre, American, founded 1900  Search this
Subject of:
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
Avon Long, American, 1910 - 1984  Search this
John J. Wildberg, American, 1902 - 1959  Search this
Vinton Freedley, American, 1891 - 1969  Search this
Sheila Guyse, American, 1925 - 2013  Search this
Ida James, American, 1920 - 1986  Search this
The Delta Rhythm Boys, American, 1934 - 1987  Search this
L.A.B. Amusement Corporation, American  Search this
W. S. Gilbert, British, 1836 - 1911  Search this
Arthur Sullivan, British, 1842 - 1900  Search this
Gilbert and Sullivan, British, 1871 - 1896  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
American South  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.269
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.269

Souvenir program for Memphis Bound!

Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
Avon Long, American, 1910 - 1984  Search this
Sheila Guyse, American, 1925 - 2013  Search this
John J. Wildberg, American, 1902 - 1959  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 15/16 × 9 1/16 × 1/16 in. (30.3 × 23 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
American South  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.8

Playbill for Aida

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Palace Theatre, American, founded 1913  Search this
Subject of:
Heather Headley, Trinidadian American, born 1974  Search this
Adam Pascal, American, born 1970  Search this
Taylor Daine, American, born 1962  Search this
Todd Alan Johnson, American  Search this
Damian Perkins, American, born 1974  Search this
Tyrees Allen, American  Search this
Graeme Malcolm, Scottish, born 1951  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (22.2 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
August 2001
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.1
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Theatre program for Black Holes

Created by:
Lloyd Richards, Canadian, 1919 - 2006  Search this
Subject of:
Laurie Kennedy  Search this
Caris Corfman  Search this
Homer Corse  Search this
Bruce MacVittie  Search this
Stephen Mendillo  Search this
Joseph Macrino  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 3/4 in. (22.9 x 14.6 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 30, 1988
Topic:
African American  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Television  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.10
Additional Online Media:

Playbill for Your Arms Too Short to Box With God

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Neil Simon Theatre, American, founded 1927  Search this
Subject of:
Vinnette Justine Carroll, American, 1922 - 2002  Search this
Patti LaBelle, American, born 1944  Search this
Al Green, American, born 1946  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (21.6 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1982
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.100
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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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_2011.45.100

Theatre program for Danton's Death

Used by:
Vivian Beaumont Theatre, American, founded 1965  Search this
Subject of:
Hebert Blau, American, born 1926  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 1/2 x 6 in. (31.8 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1965
Topic:
African American  Search this
Repertory Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.102
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.102
Additional Online Media:

Theatre program for Grand Hotel

Used by:
Davide T. Nederlander Theatre, American, founded 1921  Search this
Subject of:
Walter Vonnegut, American, 1884 - 1940  Search this
Sig Ruman, German-American, 1884 - 1967  Search this
Hortense Alden, American, 1902 - 1978  Search this
Rafaela Ottiano, Italian-American, 1888 - 1942  Search this
Henry Hull, American, 1890 - 1977  Search this
Sam Jaffe, American, 1891 - 1984  Search this
Walter Baldwin, American, 1889 - 1977  Search this
Lester Alden  Search this
Romaine Callener, British, 1883 - 1976  Search this
Harry Southard, American, 1886 - 1939  Search this
Frank Taylor  Search this
Joseph Calleia, Maltese, 1897 - 1975  Search this
William Nunn  Search this
Elena Miramova, Russian, 1901 - 1992  Search this
Fred Eckhart  Search this
Audrey Bauer  Search this
Florence Pendleton  Search this
Harry Hanlon  Search this
Stephen Irving  Search this
Richard Lloyd  Search this
Milton LeRoy  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 5/8 x 7 in. (24.4 x 17.8 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1931
Topic:
African American  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.104
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.104

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