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Marshall Sylvia Amateur Snapshot Collection

Printmaker:
Brown Photo Service, Minneapolis, Minn.  Search this
La Crosse Film Service (La Crosse, Wis.)  Search this
Collector:
Sylvia, Marshall  Search this
Extent:
74 Items (1 folder including photoprints)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Snapshots
Vernacular photographs
Hand coloring
Landscapes (representations)
Place:
Wisconsin -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Minnesota -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Temperance River -- 1930-1940
Gooseberry Falls -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains 74 unmounted silver gelatin photoprints. Sizes range from typical amateur rollfilm snapshots up to 5" x 7" enlargements. A typical range of snapshot subjects is included, such as a wedding group, informal portraits, including people with automobiles, landscapes and waterfalls (including the Temperance River and Gooseberry Falls), the Split Rock Lighthouse, and a costume party. Seven prints have been hand colored. Some prints are identified in pencil on the verso. The dates September 28, 1936 and September 21, 1937 are included, and several prints are identified as processed by Brown Photo Service, Minneapolis, Minn., and La Crosse Film Service ("Nature Tone Prints"), La Cross, Wis., so it is assumed that most of the subjects are in Minnesota and Wisconsin. One picture of an infant is marked "Michael Shaw Ohme 4 mo."
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged topically.
Historical:
As the donor did not supply identification with the photographs, nothing is known about them except for captions and marks on the backs of the prints.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Marshall Sylvia, 1988.
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:
Weddings  Search this
Automobiles -- 1930-1940  Search this
Portraits -- Men -- 1930-1940  Search this
Lighthouses -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Masquerades -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Entertaining -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Parties -- 1930-1940  Search this
Waterfalls -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940
Snapshots
Vernacular photographs
Hand coloring
Landscapes (representations)
Citation:
Marshall Sylvia Amateur Snapshot Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0319
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Marshall Sylvia Amateur Snapshot Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0319

Spectacular Vernacular - Photographs

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-161, Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa95-161-refd1e5697

Michio and Aveline Kushi Macrobiotics Collection

Creator:
Kushi, Aveline, 1923-  Search this
Kushi, Michio, 1926-  Search this
Ohsawa, George  Search this
Extent:
29 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
339 cassette tapes
218 video recordings
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Cassette tapes
Video recordings
Videotapes
Vernacular photographs
Snapshots
Lectures
Audiotapes
Cookbooks
Date:
1960-2006, undated
bulk 1970-1989
Summary:
Publications, photographs, articles, audio and video recordings, and teaching materials relating to the rise of Macrobiotics in the United States, as popularized by Michio and Aveline Kushi. The bulk of the material was produced for the Kushi Foundation, Kushi Institute, and East West Foundation.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the work of Michio and Aveline Kushi as writers and teachers in popularizing macrobiotics in the United States. It consists largely of publications and recordings produced by three organizations created by the Kushis: the East West Foundation, the Kushi Foundation, and the Kushi Institute. The collection also includes publications and recordings created by others involved in macrobiotics and related areas. The materials in this collection span the years 1960 through 2006, but the bulk of the material is from the 1970s and 1980s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series.

Series 1: East West Foundation, 1966-1991; undated

Subseries 1.1: Publications, 1966-1991

Subseries 1.2: Foundation Information, 1974-1988; undated

Series 2: Kushi Foundation, 1968-1999; undated

Subseries 2.1: Background Information, 1987-1989

Subseries 2.2: Forms and Publications, 1968-1995; undated

Subseries 2.3: One Peaceful World Campaign Information, 1973-1999

Subseries 2.4: One Peaceful World Press Publications, 1991-1999

Series 3: Kushi Institute, 1979-1999; undated

Subseries 3.1: Educators' Materials, 1983-1994

Subseries 3.2: Student Materials, 1979-1981; undated

Subseries 3.3: Course and Conference Materials, 1979-1999; undated

Subseries 3.4: Patient Files, circa 1980s-1991 (Restricted)

Subseries 3.5: Kushi Foundation Prison Project, 1993-1996

Subseries 3.6: AIDS Research Project, 1983-1989;undated

Subseries 3.7: Video Tapes, 1983-1989; undated

Sub-subseries 3.7.1: Educational, 1984-1989; undated

Sub-subseries 3.7.2: Promotional, 1983; undated

Subseries 3.8: Audio Tapes, 1980-1997; undated

Sub-subseries 3.8.1: Lectures, 1984; undated

Sub-subseries 3.8.2: Consultations, 1980-1982; undated (Restricted)

Sub-subseries 3.8.3: Simon's Rock College Summer Conference, 1987

Sub-subseries 3.8.4: , Summer Conference, 1988

Sub-subseries 3.8.5: Summer Conference, 1989 and 1990

Sub-subseries 3.8.6: Summer Conference, 1993

Sub-subseries 3.8.7: Summer Conference, 1997

Sub-subseries 3.8.8: Other and Unidentified Materials, 1985-1989; undated

Series 4: Michio Kushi Papers, 1981-1995; undated

Subseries 4.1: Biographical Information, undated

Subseries 4.2: Papers and Publications, 1981, 1995; undated

Subseries 4.3: Correspondence, 1984-1992

Series 5: General Publications, 1978-1996, undated

Subseries 5.1: Books by Michio and Aveline Kushi, 1979-1997

Subseries 5.2: Articles relating to Macrobiotics, 1982-1993; undated

Subseries 5.3: Books relating to Macrobiotics, 1978-1996

Subseries 5.4: Foreign Books, 1979-1995

Series 6: Other Macrobiotics Organizations and Publications, 1960-2006; undated

Subseries 6.1: East West Center of Washington, D.C., 1981-1988

Subseries 6.2: Oshawa Foundation, 1960-1990, undated

Subseries 6.3: Macrobiotic Organizations and Publications, 1969-2006; undated

Subseries 6.4, Miscellaneous Materials, undated

Series 7: Photographs, 1964-1971, 1994; undated
Biographical / Historical:
Macrobiotics is both a comprehensive vegetarian diet and a spiritual world view based on ancient Asian beliefs and practices. Founded by Sagen Ishizuka, macrobiotics began as a reaction to the introduction of western foods into Japan in the late nineteenth century. Ishizuka attempted to restate traditional Japanese beliefs in modern scientific terms in A Chemical Theory of Long Life, published in 1897, and A Method for Nourishing Life, published in 1898.

Ishizuka believed that the key to good health was the relationship between potassium and sodium. Health is maintained when these two elements are in good balance. If there is not a good balance, then one will become ill. Ishizuka believed the best way to maintain this balance was through a cereal based diet.

Ishizuka, along with his disciples, founded the Food Cure Society in 1908 to advance his ideas. After his death in 1910, society members, including Manabu Nishihata, a physician and social activist, carried on the work.

Yukikazu Sakurazawa, also known as George Ohsawa, joined the Food Cure Society in 1919. In 1923, after the destruction of his company in an earthquake, Ohsawa joined the staff of the society full time to disseminate its ideas. Mr. Ohsawa wrote many books for the society including a biography of Ishizuka. Ohsawa's most important contribution to the philosophy of macrobiotics was the incorporation of the concepts of Yin and Yang into macrobiotics.

In the 1930s Ohsawa traveled as a representative of the society across Europe to spread the philosophy of macrobiotics. After disagreements with the leadership of the society, Ohsawa left the organization in 1939 to start his own group.

Following his release from prison during World War II for his peace efforts, Ohsawa established macrobiotic teaching centers in Yokohama and Tokyo. It was at this point that Ohsawa met Michio Kushi. Michio Kushi was born in Kokawa, Wakayama-Ken, Japan, on May 17, 1926. While a student at Tokyo University, he became involved with the World Federalist Movement (WFM), an American organization working for world peace. It was through the WFM that Kushi met George Ohsawa. Kushi studied under Ohsawa for one year and then moved to New York City in 1949 to study political science at Columbia University.

While living in New York, Kushi came to believe that by returning to a traditional diet of whole, natural foods, humanity would regain its physical and mental balance and become more peaceful. It was at this time that Kushi began to teach the macrobiotic way of life.

Aveline Kushi was born Tomoko Yokoyama in 1923 in Yokota, Japan. Before coming to the United States for higher education in 1951, she was a member of the World Government Association, run by George Ohsawa. She married Michio Kushi in 1954 and was an active partner in their macrobiotic efforts. She wrote cookbooks and an autobiography. Aveline Kushi died in 2001.

Michio Kushi's work in New York grew steadily until 1965 when a pregnant woman died due to her decision to go on an austere form of the diet. After the death of this woman many medical authorities came out against macrobiotics. The close proximity in time of this incident and the death of George Ohsawa greatly damaged the movement. After these incidents Kushi decided to start over in Boston.

After the move to Boston, Kushi emerged as a prominent teacher and started to develop his own interpretation of macrobiotics. Kushi founded the East West Foundation and began to publish the magazine, The Order of the Universe. In 1970, East West Journal, intended for the general public, began publication. The scope of East West Journal was not limited to macrobiotics. It covered a variety of New Age topics and became the center of one of the first New Age networks. East West Journal provided contacts for people interested in eastern philosophies.

In 1975 Kushi began summer residence courses for serious students of macrobiotics and in 1977 he founded the Kushi Institute, now located in Becket, Massachusetts, in the Berkshire Mountains. The mission of the Kushi Institute is to train people in the ways of macrobiotics. The Institute offers a variety of classes around the themes of "health, healing, and well being." In the 1980s the Kushi Institute expanded its programs by creating the Kushi Foundation Prison Project and conducting research in the fight against AIDS. In 1986 the Kushi Foundation started the One Peaceful World campaign. This campaign's mission was to remind the public that peace begins with the individual, family, and community.

Sources: "Aveline Kushi 78, Leader in Health Food Movement," Associated Press, July 6, 2001 http://www.imss.macrobiotic.net/avelinekushi.html (consulted October 1, 2008) "Aveline Kushi, 78, Advocate of Macrobiotic Diet for Health," New York Times, July 23, 2001
Separated Materials:
In addition to the archival materials, the Division of Science, Medicine, and Society acquired sixty-six artifacts. See accession numbers 1997.3165 and 1999.3026.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives Center of the National Museum of American History by Michio and Aveline Kushi in August, 1997.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. The Patient Files and Consultation audio tapes in Series 3 are restricted for seventy-five years (to 2066).

Physical Access: 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.

Technical Access: Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
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:
Vegetarianism -- 1960-2000  Search this
Macrobiotic diet -- 1960-2000  Search this
New Age Movement -- 1960-2000 -- United States  Search this
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Vernacular photographs
Snapshots
Lectures -- 1950-2000
Audiotapes -- 1950-2000
Cookbooks -- 1900-1990
Citation:
Michio and Aveline Kushi Macrobiotics Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0619
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Michio and Aveline Kushi Macrobiotics Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0619
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jane Hammond, 2012 Apr. 3-May 24

Interviewee:
Hammond, Jane, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16050
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)310184
AAA_collcode_hammon12
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_310184
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Bill Jacobson, 2017 March 25 and 26

Interviewee:
Jacobson, Bill, 1955-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Subject:
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17455
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)387721
AAA_collcode_jacobs17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_387721
Additional Online Media:

I too sing America : the Harlem Renaissance at 100 / Wil Haygood ; with contributions by Carole Genshaft, Anastasia Kinigopoulo, Nannette V. Maciejunes, Drew Sawyer, David Stark

Title:
Harlem Renaissance at 100
Harlem Renaissance at one hundred
Author:
Haygood, Wil  Search this
Contributor:
Genshaft, Carole Miller  Search this
Kinigopoulo, Anastasia  Search this
Maciejunes, Nannette V (Nannette Vicars)  Search this
Sawyer, Drew  Search this
Stark, David 1953-  Search this
Host institution:
Columbus Museum of Art  Search this
Publisher:
Rizzoli editore  Search this
Subject:
Columbus Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
247 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibitions.
Exhibition catalogs
History
Essays
Illustrated works
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2018
21st century
20th century
Topic:
Harlem Renaissance--History  Search this
African American art  Search this
African Americans in art  Search this
African Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
American literature--African Americans  Search this
Black Arts movement  Search this
Photography--African Americans  Search this
Call number:
N6538.N5 H42 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103870

Celebrate the Art of Scrapbooking With This New York Exhibition

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Symposia
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:25:09 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_282753b95533a02b36fdf963b388c428

Black dolls : from the collection of Deborah Neff / edited by Frank Maresca ; essays by Margo Jefferson, Faith Ringgold & Lyle Rexer

Author:
Neff, Deborah  Search this
Maresca, Frank  Search this
Jefferson, Margo 1947-  Search this
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Rexer, Lyle  Search this
Physical description:
231 p. : cheifly ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Pictorial works
Date:
2015
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Black dolls  Search this
Black dolls--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Black dolls--History  Search this
Call number:
NK4892.5.N44 B53 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1044556

I listen to the wind that obliterates my traces : music in vernacular photographs, 1880-1955 / Steve Roden

Author:
Roden, Steve 1964-  Search this
Ledbetter, Steven Lance  Search this
Millis, Robert  Search this
Subject:
Roden, Steve 1964- Photograph collections  Search this
Roden, Steve 1964- Ethnomusicological collections  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm + 2 audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Portraits
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Photobooks
Popular music
Folk music
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Vernacular photography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047355

Uncertain histories : accumulation, inaccessibility, and doubt in contemporary photography / Kate Palmer Albers

Author:
Albers, Kate Palmer 1974-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 213 pages ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2015
Topic:
Photographic criticism  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Art and history  Search this
History in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1050026

Photography degree zero : reflections on Roland Barthes's Camera lucida / edited by Geoffrey Batchen

Author:
Batchen, Geoffrey  Search this
Subject:
Barthes, Roland Chambre claire  Search this
Physical description:
x, 287 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Photography--Philosophy  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographic criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_951488

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