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Craig Sterling Washington, D.C. Photoprints

Photographer:
Sterling, Craig  Search this
Names:
Jefferson Memorial (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box, 16" x 20" x 1")
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1990-2000
Date:
1990-1996
Summary:
Black and white photoprints by photographer Craig Sterling, made in the 1990s as part of an ongoing series depicting familiar buildings, monuments, and other sites in Washington, D.C., including the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Arboretum.
Scope and Contents:
The photographs in this collection were made in the 1990s by Craig Sterling as part of an ongoing series depicting familiar buildings, monuments, and other sites in Washington, D.C. These prints are silver gelatin. Nine of them, unmated and unmounted, were made on 16" x 20" with wide margins (actual image sizes are shown below). The other three prints are in window mats, 16" x 16".
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Craig Sterling is an American art photographer who studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California. He cites the photography of Ansel Adams, Arnold Newman, and Eugene Atget as having had the greatest influence on his work. Sterling, who works exclusively in black-and-white, using a wide range of equipment, makes his own silver gelatin and pigment prints. He often prefers the square format of Hasselblad cameras. He has maintained a studio at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia since 2001.

His photographs, which display a largely pictorialist style, are in the collections of other institutions, such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Oakland Museum. His work has appeared in group exhibitions at the Art League Gallery (Alexandria Virginia), the University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor, Maine), the Baldwin Photographic Gallery (Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.), the Oakland Museum (Oakland, California), the Philip Weiss Gallery (London), among many others, especially in the Washington and Virginia areas.

His other photographic activities have included teaching at the Art League, Alexandria, Va.; PhotoWorks at Glen Echo Park, Bethesda, Md.; and the Smithsonian Institution Resident Associate Program. He also served as curator for an exhibition, "The Photographs of Alexander Gardner," at the Washington Center for Photography. He has a Web site at http://www.craigsterling.com/.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Craig Sterling
Rights:
Contact photographer, Craig Sterling, for reproduction permission. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Arboretums  Search this
Memorials -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Monuments -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Photograph by Craig Sterling, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0805
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Craig Sterling Washington, D.C. Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0805

Jan Faul "Potomac : East and West" (portfolio of photoprints)

Creator:
Faul, Jan, 1945-  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Topographical views
Manipulated photographs
Photographs
Painted photographs
Hand coloring
Landscapes (representations)
Portfolios (groups of works)
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1990-2000
West Virginia -- 1990-2000
Virginia -- 1990-2000
Maryland -- 1980-2000
Potomac River -- 1990-2000
Date:
1991
Summary:
The collection is a set of twenty-four black-and-white silver gelatin prints entitled "Potomac: East and West," by Jan Faul, 1991. They include agricultural landscapes, cemeteries, industrial buildings commercial buildings in rural areas, etc., in the Potomac River region of Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Each image contains a small area hand-colored by the photographer, providing a subtly mysterious, often whimsical or humorous effect.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is a set of twenty-four black-and-white silver gelatin prints entitled "Potomac: East and West," and is number six in an edition of forty five. The photographs all were taken in 1991 and the prints were made shortly thereafter. The photographs are basically somewhat romantic documentary images of locales in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia, including landscapes and industrial settings, interiors and exteriors, some of which are apparently abandoned. Human figures are seen only incidentally in several images. Each print has a small area hand colored by the artist, usually adding subtle humor and/or a hint of mystery. The titles are brief and geographical, and the set is numbered I to XII and XIV to XXV; there is no number XIII, the artist was careful to point out.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series. Sequence arranged by artist: numbered I-XII, XIV-XXV (no number XIII).
Biographical / Historical:
Jan Faul was born in Port Chester, New York in 1945. His family moved frequently, living in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Denver, Toronto, Strasbourg, and Bern, Switzerland. In Bern he received his first camera as a gift for his fourteenth birthday. He returned to the United States and completed high school in Washington.

In his late teens Faul met Roy Stryker, legendary director of the Farm Security Administration documentary photography project, who suggested that he spend time looking at photographs in the Library of Congress which he did, concentrating on the F.S.A. files. Influenced by his artist parents, Faul studied art history and graphics in college, hoping to become a printmaker, but had begun to support himself with photography by the time he graduated from The George Washington University in 1969.

The "immediacy" of photography and other aesthetic considerations in addition to the financial ones finally led to Faul's abandonment of printmaking and commitment to photography. Since 1970 he has been a self employed photographer, working in landscape, still life, and portraiture. He documented the lives of poor people in the U.S. from July 1970 to March 1971 for the Office of Economic Opportunity. In summer 1971 he photographed scenes of rural poverty for the Appalachian Regional Commission. A grant from the Upjohn Institute for American Labor Studies in 1974 supported his photographic documentation of American workers and changing work habits. In the summer of 1975 he worked for the Smithsonian, portraying the locksmen and pilots of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Further grants and contracts for documentary photography followed, including the 1976 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife.

Faul moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1979, and there worked on commercial accounts for Esso, Polaroid, and others, while continuing to pursue a variety of personal photographic projects. He returned to the Washington, D.C., area a decade later.

The photographer's career has included commercial work and contractual documentary projects, as well as the sale of photographic prints as art to private collectors and sales and donations to institutions. Fourteen photographs were donated to the Division of Photographic History of this Museum in 1970, and his work is in the collections of the Royal Museum of Art in Denmark, The Library of Congress, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, George Eastman House, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Oakland Museum, and others. He has received a number of awards, and has been included in a number of group and solo exhibitions. He has received an artist's residency at Yaddo for 1992 1993. Additional biographical information, including a bibliography, is on file in the Archives Center.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Jan Faul, November 13, 1991.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Use and copyright restrictions: all rights retained by the artist. The Museum may exhibit and reproduce photographs in its publications, but cannot make copies or authorize reproduction by others. Contact artist for reproduction arrangements.
Topic:
Agricultural land -- 1990-2000  Search this
Rivers -- 1990-2000 -- United States  Search this
Commercial buildings -- 1990-2000  Search this
Cemeteries -- 1990-2000  Search this
Industrial complexes -- United States  Search this
Industrial towns -- 1990-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Topographical views
Manipulated photographs
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1990-2000
Painted photographs
Hand coloring
Landscapes (representations) -- 1990-2000 -- United States
Portfolios (groups of works) -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Jan Faul "Potomac East and West" Portfolio, 1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0441
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Jan Faul "Potomac : East and West" (portfolio of photoprints)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0441

Incoming Loan Files, 1967-2001

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Registrar  Search this
Subject:
Albert Einstein (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Greek Revival Architecture (Traveling exhibition) (1991-1996)  Search this
American Patent Models: Inventions of the 19th Century (Traveling exhibition) (1989-1990)  Search this
Buckaroos in Paradise (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
By Sea and By Land: Independence with the Help of France (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Columbus and His Time (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Delaware 350: Commemorating New Sweden, 1638-1988 (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Eleanor Roosevelt: First Person Singular (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
From Concert to Concert Hall: Shaping the Sounds of Violins and Pianos (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Isaac Newton and the Principia: Three Hundred Years (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Silver Jubilee (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Steuben, Seventy Years of American Glassmaking (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Suiting Everyone (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Wade in the Water: African-American Sacred Music Traditions (Traveling exhibition) (1996-2003)  Search this
1876: A Centennial Exhibition (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender and Power (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Nation of Nations (1976 : Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Pain and Its Relief (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture (Exhibition) (1994: Chiba, Japan)  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Brochures
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1967
1967-2001
Topic:
Contracts  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum loans  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-012
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Incoming Loan Files 1967-2001 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Registrar]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287007

Course Documents, African American Art

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1995
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jeff Donaldson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jeff Donaldson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref149

Undated General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1990s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jeff Donaldson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jeff Donaldson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref21

Ancient Egypt

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1995
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jeff Donaldson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jeff Donaldson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref57

Jan Faul, "Farming the Welsh Hills" Portfolio

Creator:
Faul, Jan, 1945-  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Portfolios (groups of works)
Photographs
Landscapes (representations)
Place:
Wisconsin -- photographs -- 1990-2000
Waukesha County (Wis.) -- 1990-2000
Date:
1994
Summary:
Photographs taken under a grant from the Graham Foundation to document disappearing family farms in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. This project shows the urbanization of this mostly rural county in central Wisconsin located between Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. Welsh men and women came to Waukesha County in the 1840s and became part of America's dairy history. After five or six generations, many of these farms are still family owned. Today's farms are threatened by developers due to rising land prices.
Scope and Contents:
32 photographs made in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, May 1994, under a grant from the Graham Foundation to document disappearing family farms in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. They include images of farms, dairy barns, silos, cemetery, and roads.

Welsh men and women came to the County in the 1840s to launch another part of America's dairy history; after five or six generations, many farms are still family owned. Today's farms are threatened by developers due to rising land prices (up to $50,000/acre perked) and their central location between Milwaukee (east), Madison (west), and Chicago (south).
Arrangement:
Arranged into two series. Sequence arranged by artist.
Biographical / Historical:
Artist b. Port Chester, New York, 1945; childhood in several American cities and Switzerland; studied printmaking at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., graduated 1969; gave up printmaking for photography due to influence of Farm Security Administration photographs he had seen at the Library of Congress as a teenager. Self-employed photographer since 1970, working on grants and contracts to document workers, and rural poverty.; also landscape, still life, and portraiture. To Denmark 1979: commercial photography for about ten years before returning to the U.S. Work in many museum and private collections. Artist's residency, Yaddo, 1992-1993.

Artist's comment about the portfolio subjects: Welsh men and women came to Waukesha County in the 1840s to launch another part of America's dairy history; after five or six generations, many farms are still family owned. Today's farms are threatened by developers due to rising land prices (up to $50,000/acre perked) and their central location between Milwaukee (east), Madison (west), and Chicago (south).
Provenance:
Collection donated by Barbara Scheide and Jan Faul, December 30, 1994.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Use and copyright restrictions: rights retained by the artist. The Museum may exhibit and reproduce photographs in its publications, but cannot make copies or authorize reproduction by others.,Contact artist for reproduction arrangements.
Topic:
Cemeteries -- Wisconsin  Search this
Dairy farms -- Photographs -- 1990-2000 -- Wisconsin  Search this
Agricultural land -- Photographs -- 1990-2000 -- Wisconsin  Search this
Barns -- Photographs -- 1990-2000  Search this
Real estate development -- 1990-2000 -- Wisconsin  Search this
Welsh Americans -- 1990-2000 -- Wisconsin  Search this
Silos -- Photographs -- 1990-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Portfolios (groups of works) -- 1990-2000
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1990-2000
Landscapes (representations) -- Wisconsin
Citation:
Jan Faul "Farming the Welsh Hills" Portfolio, 1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist [or Barbara Scheide: consult finding aid for credits for specific photographs].
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0526
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Jan Faul, "Farming the Welsh Hills" Portfolio
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0526
Additional Online Media:

Underground Night Club, 11th St., N.W. [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Sandoval, Fernando  Search this
Donor:
Sandoval, Fernando  Search this
Names:
Underground Night Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Collection Donor:
Sandoval, Fernando  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6-3/4" x 9-1/2" on 11" x 14" sheet.)
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1990-2000
Date:
[ca. 1995.]
Scope and Contents:
Signed in ink below image.
Arrangement:
Box 1.
Local Numbers:
AC1155-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in Archives Center exhibition, "Gift of the Artist: Photographers as Donors," November 11, 2011-Feb. 29, 2012. David Haberstich, curator.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Photographer retains copyright; contact information on request.
Topic:
Nightclubs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Fernando Sandoval Washington, D.C. Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
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Fernando Sandoval Washington, D.C. Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1155-ref563

Akhil Madhani Innovative Lives Presentation

Topic:
Black Falcon
Innovative Lives Program (NMAH public program series)
Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Interviewee:
Madhani, Akhil  Search this
Speaker:
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 Box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Oral history
Videotapes
Interviews
Date:
1999.
Scope and Contents:
Collection documents inventor Akhil Madhani and his invention, the Black Falcon, a teleoperated surgical instrument.
Arrangement:
1 series: Original videotapes.
Provenance:
NMAH, Jerome & Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.,Dept of History, Room 1016, MRC 604, 12th & Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20560.,Made for NMAH.,1999/??/??.,1999.3079.
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. Copies of signed releases on file.
Topic:
Surgical instruments and apparatus -- 1990-2000  Search this
Robotics laboratories -- 1990-2000  Search this
Robot industry -- 1990-2000  Search this
Robotics -- 20th century  Search this
Inventions -- 1990-2000  Search this
Inventors -- 1990-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Citation:
Akhil Madhani Innovative Lives Presentation, 1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0709
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Akhil Madhani Innovative Lives Presentation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0709

Dolan, Carol

Collection Creator:
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990-2000
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice. One box of letters from Jim Nutt are ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission.
Collection Rights:
The Ray Yoshida papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ray Yoshida papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-yoshray-ref183

Containerization Oral History Collection

Creator:
Harlander, Leslie  Search this
Gibson, Andrew  Search this
Donovan, Arthur  Search this
Cushing, Charles  Search this
Boylston, John  Search this
Seiberlich, Carl  Search this
Pfeiffer, Robert  Search this
Powell, Stanley  Search this
Richardson, Paul  Search this
Seaton, Bruce  Search this
Horvitz, Wayne  Search this
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Katims, Ron  Search this
Morrison, Scott  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Transcripts
Oral history
Interviews
Audio cassettes
Date:
1995-1998.
Scope and Contents note:
Original audio cassettes and transcripts of oral history interviews with individuals involved in the transportation industry known as containerization: Arthur Donovan, interviewer.
Arrangement:
Divided into 2 series: (1) Original audio cassettes; (2) Transcripts. Unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
This project consists of oral history interviews with individuals who initiated and implemented the post-World War II revolution in the transportation industry known as containerization. This technological and organizational revolution, a product of American innovation and entrepreneurship, has transformed the way cargos are loaded and moved on ships, trains, trucks, and barges. The introduction of trailer-sized containers as the units for loading cargo abroad ships has transformed commercial shipping. Loading items abroad ship in boxes, barrels, and bags, a system known as break-bulk, was replaced by containerization. Containerization is one of the fundamental technologies in modern society.
Provenance:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.,NMAH, Dept of History, 12th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W., Room 1016, MRC 604, Washington, D.C. 20560.,Made for NMAH.,00/00/00.,1999.3073.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Audio cassettes:,Original tapes not available to researchers.
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:
Transportation -- 1990-2000  Search this
Transportation equipment industry -- 1990-2000  Search this
Ships -- Cargo -- 1990-2000  Search this
Shipping -- 1990-2000 -- United States  Search this
Shipment of goods -- 1990-2000  Search this
Containers -- 1990-2000  Search this
Containerization -- 1990-2000  Search this
Container ships -- 1990-2000  Search this
Container industry -- 1990-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Audio cassettes -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Containerization Oral History Collection 1995-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0639
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0639

Audiovisual Records, 1989-2003

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Powwow (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Powwow (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Pathways of Tradition: Indian Insights into Indian Worlds (Exhibition) (1992-1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Date:
1989
1989-2003
Topic:
Advertising, Public service  Search this
Indians of North America--Museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Museums--Press coverage  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Powwows  Search this
Press conferences  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-199
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Audiovisual Records 1989-2003 [National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Public Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_293002

Exhibition Records, 1996-2006

Creator:
National Postal Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Airmail in America (Exhibition) (2006- Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Posted Aboard R.M.S. Titanic (Exhibition) (2001: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Queen's Own: Stamps That Changed the World (Exhibition) (2004-2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Rarity Revealed: The Benjamin K. Miller Collection (Exhibition) (2006-2009: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Drawings
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1996
1996-2006
Topic:
Postal museums  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Postal service  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-310
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 09/25/2013 memorandum, Toda to O'Donnell; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1960-2012 [National Postal Museum (U.S.)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365861

Yamazato no takekago shokunin / Ruīzu Kōto, Nakamura Kenji kyōcho ; Matsumura Makiko yaku

Title:
山里の竹籠職人 / ルイース・コート, 中村憲治共著 ; 松村真希子訳
Author:
Cort, Louise Allison 1944-  Search this
Nakamura, Kenji 1951-2007  Search this
Matsumura, Makiko  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Subject:
Hiroshima, Kazuo 1915-2013  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Hinokage-chō
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2009
2009, c1994
Topic:
Basketwork  Search this
Call number:
NK3649.55.J34 H5721 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_923652

Exhibition Records, 1989-2011

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office  Search this
Subject:
Gurney, George  Search this
Perry, Claire 1954-  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Office  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
1934: A New Deal for Artists (Exhibition) (2009-2010: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence (Exhibition) (2010: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Great American Hall of Wonders (Exhibition) (2011-2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection (Exhibition) (2011-2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Time Out! Sports in Art (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George Catlin and His Indian Gallery (Exhibition) (2002-2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry (Exhibition) (2006-2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1989
1989-2011
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-238
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2027; Boxes 1-2 and 4 contain materials restricted indefinitely, see finding aid; Transferring office; 01/08/2007 memorandum, Toda to Earle; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1938-2014 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363593

Washington D.C. : a historical walking tour / Thomas J. Carrier

Author:
Carrier, Thomas J  Search this
Physical description:
126 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1999
2000
C1999
Topic:
Historic buildings  Search this
Call number:
F192.3 .C37 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_745772

DC Cowboys Dance Company Records

Creator:
DC Cowboys Dance Company  Search this
Extent:
7.5 Cubic feet (22 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Articles
Photographs
Correspondence
Press releases
Business records
DVDs
Financial records
Compact discs
Date:
undated
1994-2012
Summary:
The records of the DC Cowboys Dance Company, an all-male, gay, non-profit dance company based in Washington, DC. that was active from 1994-2012. They peformed nationally and internationally live and on television, "celebrating diversity through dance."
Scope and Contents:
The DC Cowboys Dance Company Records contain the business and financial papers of the company, such as memoranda and correspondence; choreography routines; printed materials such as press releases and articles; fundraising materials; photographs; audiovisual materials; and the pre-recorded music used for their various dance routines. The records are arranged chronologically in three series.

Series 1: Company Files, 1994-2013, undated, is arranged chronologically by year and maintains the original order received from the donor. The files cover the entire life of the company and its peformances within the United States as well as internationally. The files contain correspondence, contracts, dance routines, fundraising initiatives, event information and advertising materials, travel and lodging arrangements, tourist information, and photographs.

Series 2: Financial, 1996-2011, undated, is arranged chronologically. The files contain receipts, money receipt books, financial statements, balance sheets and those materials related to the financial aspect of running the company.

Series 3: Audiovisual, 1994-2012, undated, contains compact discs (189) of pre-recorded music used for the company's various dance routines. The music was prepared for each booking and most often identified with the title of the booking and the date. Much of the music on these discs is under copyright since they are recordings done by original artists or professional covers of songs that were contemporary with the company's performance during any given year. There are also DVDs (five) detailing the production of varous fund raising DC Cowboys calendars and one audio cassette tape.
Arrangement:
This collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Company Files, 1994-2013, undated

Series 2: Financial, 1996-2011, undated

Series 3: Audiovisual, 1994-2012, undated
Biographical / Historical:
"History of the DC Cowboys Dance Company - Celebrating diversity through dance"

The DC Cowboys Dance Company, an all-male, gay dance company, entertained audiences around the world from 1994 to 2012. Internationally acclaimed, the DC Cowboys specialized in providing exciting, high-energy, jazz-style, dance entertainment which spanned all musical genres, from contemporary country to club dance party, pop, to classic Broadway numbers for all types of occasions. Shows were customized to the venue—both gay-specific and mainstream events—and featured anywhere from one song to multiple sets of three to four songs each. Combining a little traditional country-western with jazz, musical theater and a masculine sex appeal, the DC Cowboys' high-energy choreography made the company one of the most-sought after gay dance groups in the world.

Founder and Artistic Director Kevin Platte started the dance company in August 1994 after seeing a similar gay, country-western dance group in California. Platte recruited 11 dancers—mostly friends—from a Washington, D.C., gay, country-western bar named Remington's. He approached the best dancers based on watching them two-step and line-dance at the bar. The dancers formed the troupe for the sole purpose of performing at the Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association's (ASGRA) annual rodeo in Washington, D.C., in September 1994.

Platte thought the performance would be a one-time event. But based on an overwhelming reception, the dancers decided to continue the group. This required weekly rehearsals, the creation of a dance "repertoire" and a larger commitment from the dancers. Of the original 12 members, only six were up to the task. These six original members then had to find more dancers and identify other performance venues. Mainstay venues soon included the Capital Pride Festival every June and the Atlantic Stampede Gay Rodeo event every September.

In September 1995, Metro Weekly placed them on the cover of their magazine, giving them greater exposure and more clout. The Cowboys used this coverage as a catalyst to build the brand and identity. All the while, the DC Cowboys remained volunteers and amateurs, performing solely for the love of it. Each dancer maintained a "day job," and the group only rehearsed in the evenings once or twice a week. As the warmer months seemed to be their busiest, the dancers would use the colder months to build up the repertoire and practice. Every year, rehearsals would cease for the months of November and December for the existing dancers. However new recruits that were successful in the annual auditions attended "bootcamp" rehearsals during those months to learn some of the existing repertoire. In January, the existing and new members started rehearsing together as the new season began.

During the early years, the dancers paid for all expenses out of their own pockets, and monthly dues were collected to pay for group expenses. The group would often pay for the opportunity to perform. To supplement these expenses, the group began fundraising through a monthly bar night at different gay nightclubs. Once their reputation grew, venues and events began to pay for the company's entertainment services and patron club members donated funds to support the organization and their mission. These funds allowed the organization to pay for all of their expenses including dancer costuming. In addition, the group sold merchandise which included T-shirts, performance DVDs as well as their sexy DC Cowboys calendars. Three of the more popular calendars featured the dancers without clothes in artistic poses and included the "making of the calendar" DVD.

In 1996, Platte added a charitable element to the organization. He created a mission statement which said the company would provide free entertainment to any HIV/AIDS charitable organization. Over the years, the company also directly raised funds for HIV/AIDS organizations by sharing the profits of their calendar sales. The DC Cowboys raised millions of dollars through performances for national and local non-profit organizations such as: Washington, D.C. AIDS Ride; Washington, D.C. AIDS Walk; Chase Brexton Clinic of Baltimore, Maryland; Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry; Human Rights Campaign; Whitman Walker Clinic of Washington, D.C.; Food and Friends of Washington, D.C.; Mautner Project; Gay Latino Benefits in Metro D.C.; Harford County AIDS/Cancer Benefit, Maryland; NYFD Benefit for the New York City Fire Department.

In 1996, the company received a grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, honoring the company for its valued contribution to the Washington, D.C. arts community. The company always maintained a tax-deductible status as a 501c3 non-profit organization with a small board of directors.

During their 18-year tenure, the DC Cowboys provided an outlet for gay artists and performers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The company included 85 dancers, eight choreographers and three stage-managers. The company performed at 458 events in five countries. The DC Cowboys' crowd-pleasing, sexy dance style had been described as "Will Rogers Follies meets Bob Fosse." The group famously described themselves on America's Got Talent in 2008 as "Think Brokeback meets Broadway," which became a popular line echoed around the world. Their growth and popularity were attributed to their unique and high quality entertainment which was often copied in other cities but never equalled. In addition the dancers were talented, good-looking men who were friendly and approachable to their many fans. Their farewell season tour in 2012 visited all of their favorite performance venues and locations around the world and was dedicated to their fans who were instrumental to their success.

Typical performance venues included Pride Festivals in New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Charlotte, North Carolina; Headliners on the Gay Rodeo circuit in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Calgary, and Texas; Halloween in New Orleans; Mr. Gay All-American Finals; Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, Washington, D.C., concerts and events; Whitman Walker Volunteer Appreciation at Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.; PFLAG's Gala Dinner, Washington, D.C.; HRC (Human Rights Campaign) Leadership Dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Washington, Washington, D.C.; Human Rights Campaign National Dinner, Washington, D.C. - special reception for major donors; Annual Chef's Best Dinner & Auction for Food and Friends, Washington, D.C..

Performance highlights included America's Got Talent television show, season 3, NBC, semifinalists (2008); Closing Ceremonies of the Gay Games VII at Wrigley Field in Chicago (2006); RSVP's Caribbean Fantasy gay cruise (2005); Arts grant recipient from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts (1996);The Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary (2009--012); Dales' Great Getaway television show, ITV London, England (2012); The Podge and Rodge television show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland (2010)."

Source

This history of the DC Cowboys Dance Company was supplied by its founder, Kevin Platte.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Kevin P. Platte, founder and Artistic and Executive Director of DC Cowboys Dance Company in 2013.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research use. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs, negatives, and slides.
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. Fees for commercial reproduction.
Topic:
Gays  Search this
Gay business enterprises  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Cowboys  Search this
Dance companies  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 1990-2000
Photographs -- 21st century
Correspondence -- 1990-2000
Press releases -- 1990-2000
Business records -- 1990-2000
Articles -- 21st century
DVDs
Photographs -- 1990-2000
Financial records -- 21st century
Financial records -- 1990-2000
Correspondence -- 21st century
Compact discs
Press releases -- 21st century
Business records -- 21st century
Citation:
DC Cowboys Dance Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1312
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DC Cowboys Dance Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1312
Additional Online Media:

Exhibition Records, 1993-2000

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Fern, Alan Maxwell 1930-  Search this
A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Andy Warhol's Flash - November 22, 1963 (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Drawings by Hugo Gellert (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ernest Hemingway: A Writer in His Time (Exhibition) (2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Faces of Time: Seventy-Five Years of Time Magazine Cover Portraits (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Hans Namuth: Portraits (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Tête à Tête: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Date:
1993
1993-2000
Topic:
Art museum directors  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Portraits, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 08-105
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 4/20/2001 memorandum, Alers to Kurfehs; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1978-2006 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_279685

Exhibition and Publication Records, 1997-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Subject:
Robertson, Charles (Charles J.)  Search this
Amish Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown (Exhibitions) (2000-2001: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary Quilts by African American Artists (Exhibition) (2000-2001: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Art of John Cederquist: Reality of Illusion (Exhibition) (2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1997
1997-2000
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-150
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 5/21/2001 memorandum, Alers to Marrone; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition and Publication Records 1961-2012 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Deputy Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_250933

Exhibition Records, 1996-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Design and Production  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Glass! Glorious Glass! (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Shaker: Furnishings for the Simple Life (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
USA Clay (Exhibition) (2001: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1996
1996-2000
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 09-019
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 7/26/1996 memorandum, Nichols to Rielly; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1963-2000 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Design and Production]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282021

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