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Publications, 1965-1999

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Publications  Search this
Subject:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Halsman, Philippe  Search this
Hamilton, Alexander 1757-1804  Search this
Hemingway, Ernest 1899-1961  Search this
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826  Search this
Muir, John 1838-1914  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt 1778-1860  Search this
Penn, Irving  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
West, Benjamin 1738-1820  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Wright, Joseph 1756-1793  Search this
Newman, Arnold 1918-2006  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu 1904-1988  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945  Search this
Sully, Thomas 1783-1872  Search this
Benbridge, Henry 1743-1812  Search this
Pine, Robert Edge 1730?-1788  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Brady, Mathew B. approximately 1823-1896  Search this
Reiss, Winold 1886-1953  Search this
Wharton, Edith 1862-1937  Search this
Pinkerton's National Detective Agency  Search this
Time, inc  Search this
A Glimmer of Their Own Beauty: Black Sounds of the Twenties (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Christian Gullager: Portrait Painter of Federal America (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Davy Crockett: Gentleman from the Cane (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Phillipe Halsman: A Retrospective (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Variations: Musicians in Caricature, 1920-1960 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Washington in the New Era 1870-1970 (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
1846: Portrait of the Nation (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation 1776-1914 (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Adventurous Pursuits: Americans and the China Trade, 1784-1844 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776 (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Icon: The Eighteenth Century Image of George Washington in Prints and Illustrations (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Arnold Newman's Americans (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art of Henry Inman (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Auguste Edouart Silhouettes (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Augustus Saint-Gaudens: The Portrait Reliefs (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Baseball Immortals: The Photographs of Charles Martin Conlon, 1905-1935 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Benjamin West and His American Students (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution 1770-1800 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Blessed Are the Peacemakers (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Celebrity Caricature in America (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Champions of American Sport (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Charles Willson Peale and His World (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Code Duello in America (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Self-Portraits from the James Goode Collection (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
FDR: The Early Years (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Faces of Time: Seventy-Five Years of Time Magazine Cover Portraits (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Facing the Light: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Federal Profiles: Saint-Memin in America, 1793-1814 (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
First Federal Congress, 1789-1791 (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Franklin & His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth Century America (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Gaston Lachaise: Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1985: 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
Godlike Black Dan: Daniel Webster (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Great Crash (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Henry Benbridge: American Portrait Painter (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
If Elected . . . Unsuccessful Candidates for the Presidency 1797-1968 (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In Pursuit of Fame: Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860 (Exhibition) (1992-1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In Pursuit of the Butterfly: Portraits of James McNeill Whistler (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In the Minds and Hearts of the People: Prologue to the American Revolution,1760-1794 (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Irving Penn Master Images (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Isamu Noguchi Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
James Barton Longacre: A Nineteenth Century Gallery of Distringuished Americans (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
James Weldon Johnson (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jo Davidson Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
John Franzee, Sculptor (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
John Muir (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Joseph Wright, American Artist, 1756-1793 (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Lazzaroni: Science & Scientists in Mid-19th Century America (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Magical Mixtures: Marisol Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Majestic in His Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of French Portraiture (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mathew Brady's Portraits: Images as History, Photography as Art (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872) (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Noble Heritage: Five Centuries of Portraiture from the Hosokawa Family (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Picturing Hemingway: A Writer in His Time (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits by George Bellows (Exhibition) (1981-1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from the New Deal (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from The Americans: The Democratic Experience (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits of the American Stage 1771-1971 (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits of the American Law (Exhibition) (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
President Monroe's Message (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
President's Medals 1789-1977 (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Reporting the War: The Journalistic Coverage of World War II (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Return to Albion: Americans in England 1776-1940 (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Robert Cornelius: Portraits from the Dawn of Photography (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Spirit of the Party: Hamilton and Jefferson at Odds (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Dye is Now Cast: The Road to the American Independence (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Life Portraits of John Quincy Adams (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Then and Now: American Portraits from the Past Century (Exhibition) (1987: Sapporo, Japan)  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
This New Man: A Discourse in Portraits (Exhibition) (1968: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Time: Man of the Year (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To the President: Folk Portraits by the People (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
VanDerZee, Photographer (1886-1983) (Exhibition) (1993-1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
We Never Sleep: The First Fifty Years of the Pinkertons (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Wedgewood Portraits of the American Revolution (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Pamphlets
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1965
1965-1999
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Radio  Search this
Silhouettes  Search this
War correspondents  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-011
See more items in:
Publications 1965-1999 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Publications]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_304097

Maceo Jefferson Papers

Creator:
Jefferson, Yvonne Runtz  Search this
Jefferson, Maceo  Search this
Donor:
Cargill, Thomas  Search this
Cargill, Darlene Johnson  Search this
Names:
Washingtonians, The.  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Hymnals
Programs
Correspondence
Legal records
Marriage certificates
Business records
78 rpm records
Passports
Sheet music
Music
Photographs
Contracts
Clippings
Birth certificates
Date:
1800s-1974
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the life and career of jazz musician, arranger, songwriter, and bandleader Maceo Jefferson. It includes biographical documents such as birth and marriaige certificates and passports; letters, mostly relating to the music business and including carbon copies of letters sent by Jefferson; photographs, many inscribed, including photographs of performers from the early jazz era; a hymnal used by Jefferson; several pieces of published sheet music written by Jefferson; concert programs, including a hand-made one for a concert given inside a Nazi internment camp where Jefferson was detained for two years; lyrics to songs; some business records, many in French; legal records; recordings, including 78 rpm records; and music manuscripts, which comprise roughly three fourths of the collection. Additionally, Jefferson's wife, Yvonne Runtz Jefferson, was a costume designer, and there are photographs relating to her work in the collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series.

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1891-1978, undated

Series 2: Correspondence, 1909-1976, undated

Series 3: Business Records and Performance Materials, 1932-1971, undated

Series 4: Legal Records, 1920s-1970s, undated

Series 5: Music Manuscripts, Published Sheet Music, and Folios, 1891-1972, undated

Subseries 5.1: Jefferson Compositions, 1920-1972, undated

Subseries 5.2: Compositions by Oother Composers, 1921-1971, undated

Subseries 5.3: Sheet Music, 1891-1970, undated

Subseries 5.4: Folios, Songbooks and Instruction, 1870s-1950s

Series 6: Photographs, 1800s-1960s

Series 7: Recordings, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Maceo Buchannan Jefferson was born on July 14, 1898 in Beaufort, South Carolina to Reverend Paul William Jefferson and Julia Rose Singleton. The oldest of five children, Jefferson showed an early aptitude for both banjo and guitar. He enlisted in the Navy on April 6, 1917 and was released from service on December 24, 1919. According to the 1920 census, Jefferson lived in Portsmouth Monroe Ward, Portsmouth, Virginia as a laborer with the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. During this time, he played with Gus Perry at the Limelight's Nightclub. Jefferson then moved to Norfolk, Virginia for two years before moving to Washington, DC. As noted in his resume, while in the District of Columbia Jeffersone, he performed with the J. R. Branson Orchestra in a dance hall on U Street and the Roscoe Lee Orchestra at the Better Old Club. He married Riccolin E. Sutherland on October 21, 1922. Jefferson spent another two years in a nightclub in Washington, where he met Duke Ellington and joined his band, the Washingtonians. By early 1923, Jefferson had joined Wilber Sweatman, and worked in a succession of nightclubs and theaters in New York, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. He also accompanied singer Ethel Waters on a recording session for Columbia Records. In 1926, he joined the Lew Leslie Blackbirds Plantation Orchestra and went on a European tour in 1927 with the band and singer Florence Mills. Jefferson joined Leon Abbey's band in 1928, and eventually relocated to Paris, France. During this time, he performed with several jazz bands and musicians including Louis Armstrong before returning to New York where he played in Willie "The Lion" Smith's band and toured with W. C. Handy. The late 1930s and 1940s found him back in France where he married a Parisian woman, Yvonne Josephine Stephanie Runtz, in 1937. Jefferson toured with different bands in France, England, Scotland, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, and Italy until the end of May 1940. In June, he drove a truck for the American Hospital of Paris to the base hospital of Angouleme for which he received no salary. From August to November, Jefferson worked for the American Red Cross as a driver transporting the sick and, injured, and distributing medicine and food. Jefferson resumed his musical career arranging, composing, copying, and playing music from December 1940-December 1941. His career took a dramatic turn when the Nazis, under the Vichy government, imprisoned him, three days after the United States declared war on Germany. Jefferson spent twenty-seven months in prison camp stalag 122 in Compiegne, France and while imprisoned led an orchestra. In 1944, the Nazis released and sent Jefferson back to the United States where he lived in New York before relocating to Bridgeport, Connecticut. In the latter part of his life and musical career, he focused on composition and developing new arrangements for old songs. He never fully regained his health after his time in the concentration camp. Jefferson died on June 15, 1974 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Duke Ellington Collection (AC0301)

Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection (AC1323)

W. C. Handy Collection (AC0132)

Gottlieb and Bodansky Family Papers (AC1245)
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2015 by Jefferson's grand-nephew Thomas Cargill and his wife Darlene Johnson Cargill.
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:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Concentration camps -- France  Search this
Composers  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Banjoists  Search this
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Hymnals
Programs -- Concerts -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Legal records -- 20th century
Marriage certificates
Business records -- 20th century
78 rpm records
Passports
Sheet music -- 20th century
Music -- Manuscripts
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 20th century
Contracts -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Birth certificates
Citation:
Maceo Jefferson Papers, 1898-1974, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1370
See more items in:
Maceo Jefferson Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1370
Additional Online Media:

Richard Rodgers

Depicted (sitter):
Rodgers, Richard  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 3/4 in x 4 1/8 in; 14.605 cm x 10.4775 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Date made:
ca 1945
Subject:
World War II  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Musical Theater  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.1013
Accession number:
2013.0327
Catalog number:
2013.0327.1013
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1814094

Artur and Halina Rodzinski

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/8 in x 7 in; 23.1775 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Date made:
1943
Subject:
Musicians  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0759
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0759
Accession number:
2013.0327
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Music & Musical Instruments
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1814858

Order of the White Plume

Performing artist; awardee:
Berlin, Irving  Search this
Presenter:
Decker, Robert L.  Search this
Distributor:
U.S. Army  Search this
Maker:
U.S. Army  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 15 in x 29 in x 1 in; 38.1 cm x 73.66 cm x 2.54 cm
award: 1 1/16 in x 29 in x 15 in; 2.69875 cm x 73.66 cm x 38.1 cm
medal: 5/16 in x 2 in x 2 7/16 in; .79375 cm x 5.08 cm x 6.19125 cm
Object Name:
award
Place made:
United States: Virginia, Fort Belvoir
Date made:
2002-10-30
Subject:
Musicians  Search this
Musical Theater  Search this
Army  Search this
Motion Pictures  Search this
Related event:
World War I  Search this
World War II  Search this
ID Number:
2002.0400.01
Accession number:
2002.0400
Catalog number:
2002.0400.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1193154

Cocoanut Grove Caricature Dress

Artist:
Ralph Barton, 1891 - 1931  Search this
Printer:
StenliSilks Corporation  Search this
Sitter:
Norma Shearer, 4 Oct 1900? - Jun 1983  Search this
John Barrymore, 15 Feb 1882 - 29 May 1942  Search this
Eleanor Boardman, 19 Aug 1898 - 12 Dec 1991  Search this
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., 23 May 1883 - 12 Dec 1939  Search this
Mary Pickford, 8 Apr 1892 - 29 May 1979  Search this
Marion Davies, 3 Jan 1897 - 22 Sep 1961  Search this
Patsy Ruth Miller, 22 Jun 1905 - 16 Jul 1995  Search this
William Haines, 1900 - 26 Nov 1973  Search this
Betty Bronson, 17 Nov 1907 - 19 Oct 1971  Search this
Renee Adoree, 30 Sep 1898 - 5 Oct 1933  Search this
Fannie Ward, 1872 - 27 Jan 1952  Search this
Peggy Montgomery, born 1918/1919  Search this
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1909 - 2000  Search this
Dolores Costello, 17 Sep 1905 - 1 Mar 1979  Search this
Lowell J. Sherman, 1885 - 1934  Search this
Clara Gordon Bow, 29 Jul 1905 - 26 Sep 1965  Search this
Joan Crawford, 23 Mar 1904 - 13 May 1977  Search this
Mary Astor, 3 May 1906 - 25 Sep 1987  Search this
Anna Q. Nilsson, 30 May 1890 - 1974  Search this
Sally O'Neil, 23 Oct 1908 - 1968  Search this
Jackie Coogan, 26 Oct 1914 - 1 Mar 1984  Search this
Lois Moran, 1 Mar 1908 - 13 Jul 1990  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, 16 Apr 1889 - 25 Dec 1977  Search this
Richard Dix, 8 Aug 1894 - 20 Sep 1949  Search this
Edmund Goulding, 20 Mar 1891 - 24 Dec 1959  Search this
Ramon Novarro, 6 Feb 1899 - 31 Oct 1968  Search this
Mauritz Stiller, 17 Jul 1883 - Nov 1928  Search this
Vilma Banky, 9 Jan 1898 - 18 Mar 1991  Search this
Emil Jannings, 23 Jul 1884 - 2 Jan 1950  Search this
Lya de Putti, 1901 - 27 Nov 1931  Search this
Lil Dagover, 30 Sep 1897 - 23 Jan 1980  Search this
James Robert Quirk, c. 1883 - 1 Aug 1932  Search this
Ernst Lubitsch, 29 Jan 1892 - 30 Nov 1947  Search this
Lothar Mendes, 19 May 1894 - 25 Feb 1974  Search this
George Jean Nathan, 14 Feb 1882 - 8 Apr 1958  Search this
F. W. Murnau, 1888 - 1931  Search this
Joseph Schildkraut, 1895 - 1964  Search this
Pola Negri, 3 Jan 1897 - 1 Aug 1987  Search this
Erich Von Stroheim, 22 Sep 1885 - 12 May 1957  Search this
Max Reinhardt, 9 Sep 1873 - 31 Oct 1943  Search this
Carl Van Vechten, 17 Jun 1880 - 21 Dec 1964  Search this
Paul Morand, 1888 - 1976  Search this
Anita Loos, 26 Apr 1888 - 18 Aug 1981  Search this
Konrad Bercovici, 1882 - 1961  Search this
Aileen Pringle, 1895 - 1989  Search this
Henry Louis Mencken, 12 Sep 1880 - 29 Jan 1956  Search this
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 24 Sep 1896 - 21 Dec 1940  Search this
Jim Tully, 1891 - 1947  Search this
Theodore Dreiser, 27 Aug 1871 - 28 Dec 1945  Search this
Joseph Hergesheimer, 15 Feb 1880 - 25 Apr 1954  Search this
Elinor Glyn, 1864 - 1943  Search this
Gloria May Josephine Swanson, 27 Mar 1899 - 4 Apr 1983  Search this
Irving Thalberg, 1899 - 1936  Search this
Greta Garbo, 18 Sep 1905 - 15 Apr 1990  Search this
John Gilbert, 10 Jul 1897 - 9 Jan 1936  Search this
Pauline Stark, 1900 - 1977  Search this
King Vidor, 1894 - 1982  Search this
Louis Burt Mayer, 1885 - 29 Oct 1957  Search this
Cecil Blount DeMille, 12 Aug 1881 - 21 Jan 1959  Search this
Marcus Loew, 7 May 1870 - 5 Sep 1927  Search this
Samuel Goldwyn, 27 Aug 1882 - 31 Jan 1974  Search this
Carl Laemmle, 1867 - 1939  Search this
Jesse Louis Lasky, 1880 - 1958  Search this
Adolph Zukor, 7 Jan 1873 - 10 Jun 1976  Search this
Morris Gest, 1881 - 1942  Search this
Victor McLaglen, 1886 - 1959  Search this
Edward "Hoot" Gibson, 1892 - 1962  Search this
Timothy John Fitzgerald McCoy, 1891 - 1978  Search this
Wallace Fitzgerald Beery, 1 Apr 1885 - 15 Apr 1949  Search this
Matt Moore, 8 Jan 1888 - 21 Jan 1960  Search this
Mae Murray, 10 May 1889 - 23 Mar 1965  Search this
Lewis J. Cody, 1887 - 1934  Search this
William Fox, 1879 - 1952  Search this
Colleen Moore, 1902 - 1988  Search this
David Lewelyn Wark Griffith, 22 Jan 1875 - 23 Jul 1948  Search this
May Allison, 1895 - 1989  Search this
Tom Moore, c.1884 - 1955  Search this
Owen Moore, 1886 - 1939  Search this
Noah Beery, Sr., 1884 - 1946  Search this
Tom Mix, 6 Jan 1880 - 12 Oct 1940  Search this
Lon Chaney, 1 Apr 1883 - 26 Aug 1930  Search this
Jack Dempsey, 24 Jun 1895 - 31 May 1983  Search this
Alla Nazimova, 4 Jun 1878 - 13 Jul 1945  Search this
Richard Barthelmess, 1895 - 1963  Search this
Estelle Taylor, 1899 - 1958  Search this
Blanche Sweet, 1896 - 1986  Search this
Marshal "Mickey" Neilan, 1891 - 1958  Search this
Louise Brooks, 1868 - 1929  Search this
Buster Keaton, 4 Oct 1895 - 1 Feb 1966  Search this
Bebe Daniels, 1901 - 1961  Search this
Will Rogers, 4 Nov 1879 - 15 Aug 1935  Search this
Lillian Gish, 14 Oct 1893 - 27 Feb 1993  Search this
Will H. Hays, 5 Nov 1879 - 7 Mar 1954  Search this
Dorothy Gish, 1898 - 1968  Search this
Constance Talmadge, c. 1899 - 1973  Search this
Bessie Love, 10 Sep 1898 - 26 Apr 1986  Search this
Lionel Barrymore, 28 Apr 1878 - 15 Nov 1954  Search this
Norma Talmadge, 1897 - 1957  Search this
Frances Marion Owens, 1890 - 1973  Search this
Florence Vidor, 1895 - 1977  Search this
George Fitzmaurice, 1895 - 1940  Search this
Eddie Cantor, Sept 1892 - 10 Oct 1964  Search this
Mack Sennett, 1880 - 1960  Search this
Adolphe Menjou, 18 Feb 1890 - 29 Oct 1963  Search this
Thomas Meighan, 1879 - 1936  Search this
Syd Chaplin, 1885 - 1965  Search this
Harry Langdon, 1884 - 1944  Search this
Justine Johnston  Search this
Beatrice Lillie, 29 May 1894 - 20 Jan 1989  Search this
Sid Grauman, 1879 - 1950  Search this
Ronald Coleman, 1891 - 1958  Search this
Mary Philbin, 1903 - 1993  Search this
William Randolph Hearst, 29 Apr 1863 - 14 Aug 1951  Search this
Walter Wanger, 1894 - 1968  Search this
Thomas Moreno, 1887 - 1967  Search this
Betty Compson, 1897 - 1974  Search this
Carmel Myers, 1900 - 1980  Search this
Conrad Nagel, 1897 - 1970  Search this
Corinne Griffith, 1896 - 1979  Search this
William Claude Fields, 29 Jan 1880 - 25 Dec 1946  Search this
H. B. Warner, 1876 - 1958  Search this
Louella Parsons, 1893 - 1972  Search this
Harold Clayton Lloyd, 20 Apr 1894 - 8 Mar 1971  Search this
Mabel Normand, 1894 - 1930  Search this
James Cruze, 1884 - 1942  Search this
Joseph M. Schenck, 1878 - 1961  Search this
Medium:
Printed silk
Dimensions:
Dress (on pillow in box): 98 x 70 x 3.5 cm. (38 9/16 x 27 9/16 x 1 3/8")
Belt: 90.5 x 7.5 cm. (35 5/8 x 3")
Type:
Costume
Date:
c. 1927
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Interior\Nightclub  Search this
Food  Search this
Decorative Arts\Clothing  Search this
Cecil Blount DeMille: Male  Search this
Cecil Blount DeMille: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Cecil Blount DeMille: Performing Arts\Producer\Motion Pictures  Search this
Cecil Blount DeMille: Oscar  Search this
Cecil Blount DeMille: Legion of Honor  Search this
Lillian Gish: Female  Search this
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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Male  Search this
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Colleen Moore: Female  Search this
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Morris Gest: Male  Search this
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Will Rogers: Male  Search this
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Mary Pickford: Female  Search this
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Mary Pickford: Oscar  Search this
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.: Male  Search this
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Carl Van Vechten: Male  Search this
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Adolph Zukor: Male  Search this
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Greta Garbo: Female  Search this
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Richard Barthelmess: Male  Search this
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Lewis J. Cody: Male  Search this
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William Randolph Hearst: Male  Search this
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William Randolph Hearst: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Owen Moore: Male  Search this
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Louis Burt Mayer: Male  Search this
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Louis Burt Mayer: Oscar  Search this
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.: Male  Search this
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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.: Performing Arts\Film Production Manager  Search this
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.: Legion of Honor  Search this
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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.: Distinguished Service Cross  Search this
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.: Military\Navy\Officer\World War II  Search this
Mack Sennett: Male  Search this
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Carmel Myers: Female  Search this
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Victor McLaglen: Oscar  Search this
Mary Astor: Female  Search this
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Anita Loos: Female  Search this
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Constance Talmadge: Female  Search this
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Joseph Schildkraut: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
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Eleanor Boardman: Female  Search this
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Patsy Ruth Miller: Female  Search this
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William Haines: Male  Search this
William Haines: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
William Haines: Visual Arts\Designer\Interior Designer  Search this
Betty Bronson: Female  Search this
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Renee Adoree: Female  Search this
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Renee Adoree: Performing Arts\Performer\Circus  Search this
Fannie Ward: Female  Search this
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Dolores Costello: Female  Search this
Dolores Costello: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
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Anna Q. Nilsson: Female  Search this
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Anna Q. Nilsson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
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Lois Moran: Female  Search this
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Lois Moran: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
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Edmund Goulding: Male  Search this
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Konrad Bercovici: Male  Search this
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Jim Tully: Male  Search this
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Irving Thalberg: Male  Search this
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Edward "Hoot" Gibson: Male  Search this
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May Allison: Female  Search this
May Allison: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
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Noah Beery, Sr.: Male  Search this
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Blanche Sweet: Female  Search this
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Marshal "Mickey" Neilan: Male  Search this
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Bebe Daniels: Female  Search this
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Norma Talmadge: Female  Search this
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Frances Marion Owens: Female  Search this
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George Fitzmaurice: Male  Search this
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Harry Langdon: Male  Search this
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Justine Johnston: Female  Search this
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Justine Johnston: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
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Ronald Coleman: Male  Search this
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Mary Philbin: Female  Search this
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Walter Wanger: Male  Search this
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Thomas Moreno: Male  Search this
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Betty Compson: Female  Search this
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Conrad Nagel: Male  Search this
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Corinne Griffith: Female  Search this
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H. B. Warner: Male  Search this
H. B. Warner: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Louella Parsons: Female  Search this
Louella Parsons: Communications\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Mabel Normand: Female  Search this
Mabel Normand: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
James Cruze: Male  Search this
James Cruze: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Joseph M. Schenck: Male  Search this
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Joseph M. Schenck: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; partial gift of Richard Merkin
Object number:
NPG.96.126
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National Portrait Gallery
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International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection

Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Names:
United Service Organizations (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newspaper clippings
Books
Publicity photographs
Photographs
Date:
1933-2010
bulk 1939-1946
Summary:
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection focuses on the all-female, racially and ethnically diverse big band group that started in 1937 and disbanded in 1949. The collection contains news clippings, photographs, correspondence, ephemera from USO travels, and newsletters. Also included are books related to the group, as well as a tribute CD and a 33 rpm vinyl sound recording.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists mostly of photographs and news clippings documenting the International Sweethearts Band of Rhythm's performances, rehearsals, and travels. It also includes tribute materials to the band, including books and audio CDs.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Piney Woods School, 1937-1944

Series 2: Rosalind Cron Materials, 1933-2005

Series 3: Dixie Hardy Moon Materials, 1935-1951
Biographical / Historical:
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm were a racially and ethnically mixed swing band, all of whose members were women. They were organized in 1937 by Laurence Clifton Jones, who started the Piney Woods School near Jackson, Mississippi. He formed the band from students at Piney Woods and the band toured to raise money for the school, performing at fairs, dance halls, churches, and theaters. In 1939, the band began to tour outside of Mississippi and traveled across the American South and Midwest. In 1941 they separated from Piney Woods, started out on their own as professional musicians and relocated to Arlington, Virginia. While in Arlington, the band recruited professional musicians to replace the underage students who stayed in school. The band's venues included the Apollo Theatre and Savoy Ballroom in New York and the Howard Theatre in Washington DC They performed frequently at military bases and were quite popular during World War II. In response to requests from GIs serving overseas, the Sweethearts undertook a six month tour of Europe starting in July 1945. The tour was supported by the United Service Organization (USO) Camp Shows. The band played in Paris, France and throughout Germany, including the cities of Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Munich, and Mannheim. The group disbanded in 1949, but reunited for a reunion in 1980 at the Third Annual Women's Jazz Festival in Kansas City.

Rosalin Cron was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1925 and began playing music at nine years old. She joined the band in 1943 and primarly played the alto saxophone, but was also trained to play the clarinet and flute. Cron was a part of the overseas tour. She was with the band until 1946. Dixie Hardy Moon is the niece of founder Laurence Clifton Jones. Catherine (Cathy) Hughes, was born in 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska. She is the granddaughter of founder Laurence Clifton Jones and her mother, Helen Jones, played the trombone with the Sweethearts. Hughes is considered a media pioneer and founder of Radio One/TV One.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Archives Center in 2011 by Rosalind Cron.
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:
Female (Musical group)  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1940-1950  Search this
Women musicians -- 1930-1950  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Big band music  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspaper clippings
Books -- 20th century
Publicity photographs
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1218
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1218
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Virgil Whyte "All-Girl" Band Collection

Collector:
Kovan, Florice Whyte  Search this
Author:
Whyte, Virgil (bandleader)  Search this
Names:
United Service Organizations (U.S.)  Search this
Virgil Whyte's "All-Girl" Band  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postage stamps
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Postcards
Soap
Labels
Letterheads
Announcements
Clippings
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Packages
Diaries
Place:
Racine (Wis.) -- 1940-1950
Date:
1942-1948, 1991-1993
Scope and Contents:
Includes 7 VHS videotapes and 1 audio tape produced by Florice Whyte Kovan, containing interviews and recollections by some band members. Studio portraits and snapshot photographs in 3 scrapbooks, which also contain display advertisements and newspaper clippings from about the band, 1940s. Snapshots include documentation of the band's travels and leisure activities while on the road, including swimming, horseback riding, etc. Packaged hotel soap bars collected by Betty Hansen during the bands' touring documents their itinerary, as do picture postcards written by Alice Smaus Jacoby.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1: Unmounted snapshots

Series 2: Scrapbooks

Series 3: Alice Smaus Jacoby's postcards

Series 4: Packaged soap samples

Series 5: Audiovisual Materials

Series 6: Framed Portrait Photoprints

Series 7: Oversized Photoprints

The scrapbook pages are arranged in original order, apparently partly chronological, but series 1 snapshots are in topical order.
Biographical / Historical:
Founded 1942 in Racine, Wis., by Virgil Whyte, his "all-girl" band was composed of young Racine women. Whyte was instructor, manager, and the initial leader on drums; later his sister Alice took over as drummer. After initial success in Racine and elsewhere in Wisconsin, the band began to accept engagements in other parts of the country, eventually touring the U.S. The band's success drew other acts and performers, including Jill Fontaine and the Wilford Mae Trio, Sam Hearn (known as "Schlepperman"), the Woodson Sisters, and Paul La Verre and Bro. They did U.S.O. tours, entertaining servicemen.

The principal donor, a free-lance researcher and writer, is the daughter of Virgil Whyte.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Florice Kovan, 1993.
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:
Travel photography -- 1940-1950 -- U.S.  Search this
Barracks -- 1940-1950  Search this
Railroad passenger cars  Search this
Horseback riding -- 1940-1950  Search this
Tap dancers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Singers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Comedians -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1940-1950  Search this
Band music -- 1940-1950  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Musicians  Search this
Horses -- 1940-1950  Search this
Women musicians -- 1930-1950  Search this
Beaches -- 1940-1950  Search this
Swimming pools -- 1940-1950  Search this
Swimming -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz -- 1940-1950  Search this
Portraits -- Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postage stamps
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Postcards
Soap -- Packaged
Labels
Letterheads
Announcements
Clippings
Photomechanical prints
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Packages
Diaries
Citation:
Virgil Whyte's "All-Girl" Band Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0503
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Virgil Whyte "All-Girl" Band Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0503
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Sullivan family papers

Creator:
Sullivan family  Search this
Names:
Sullivan family  Search this
Extent:
2.25 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Autograph albums
Books
Correspondence
Certificates
Tintypes (prints)
Ephemera
Financial records
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Place:
Long Island (N. Y.)
Washington (D. C.)
Warsaw (Poland)
Boston (Mass.)
New Brunswick
Date:
1860-1994
bulk 1920-1960
Summary:
The Sullivan Family papers, which date from 1880 to 1994 and measure 2.25 linear feet, document the personal lives of four generations in the Sullivan Family. The papers are comprised of personal correspondence, school materials, legal documents, financial records, clippings, books, posters, and photographs.
Scope and Contents note:
These papers, which date from 1880 to 1994, bulk dates 1920–1960, document the lives of four generations of the Sullivan family. They contain material relating to a great number of Sullivan family members descended from Livinia and Abraham Sullivan. The papers especially offer insight into the family's life and involvement during the Second World War through a particularly abundant collection of correspondence and photographs. The papers also include books, legal documents, financial records, and school materials.
Arrangement note:
The papers are organized into four series. Folders are arranged alphabetically within series, while documents within folders are organized chronologically. Oversized material appears in the series: Biographical Files, Printed Materials and Photographs. Non archival materials associated with the papers are housed in the Collections Department.

Series I: Biographical Files

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: Printed Materials

Series IV: Photographs
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1883 Abraham Sullivan welcomed his wife, Livinia and four children, Charles, Nynetta, Emma, and Theodore to Boston, Massachusetts. Emigrating from New Brunswick, Canada, the family would remain in the Boston area for many generations to come. After the move to Boston, oldest son Charles H. Sullivan would rise to prominence in the New England music scene. He became a skilled craftsman in instrument-making and founded the Boston Victorian Orchestra, a multi-racial orchestra.

Charles Sullivan never married, which perhaps contributes to the lack of information on his life. His brother Theodore married Anne Vann of Nova Scotia, Canada. Together they raised two daughters from Anne's previous marriage, Sadie and Rosa Jones (later Sadie Thompson and Rosa Miller). They also had four children of their own, Theodore M., twins Mary (later Mary Walters) and May, and Frances (later Frances Mendez).

Theodore and Anne's son Theodore M. began his family's military tradition by enlisting in the army in 1917, during the First World War. He spent two years fighting in Europe before being honorably discharged at the end of the conflict in 1919. In the early 1930s Theodore was awarded the Purple Heart by United States Secretary of War George Dern for eleven different wounds sustained in 1918.

Theodore M.'s example was followed by his immediate and extended family members during the Second World War. Many of the women volunteered in war efforts at home and all three of Theodore M.'s sons, Lewis, Earle, and Edwin (Eddy) enlisted for service in the armed forces. In 1943 Earle Sullivan was accepted into the Tuskegee Institution's program for training the first African American military pilots (now famously known as the "Tuskegee Airmen") and was well into his training before his death at the end of 1943.

The Sullivan family continued their tradition of service for many decades through memberships with the Red Cross and American Legion. In 1954 Sadie Thompson, Theodore M. Sullivan's half sister, was honored with an award for forty years of service in her Boston Chapter of the American Red Cross, and again in 1971 for fifty five years of active involvement.

Although the Sullivan family retained ties to the Boston area they originally settled in, several branches have spread throughout the northeastern United States. After his marriage, Theodore M. Sullivan began working for the Bureau of Engraving in Washington D.C. Still connected to his Boston home, Theodore split his time between the two cities until his death in 1969. Upon her marriage to Thomas Mendes, Ethylene Mendez, daughter of Francis Sullivan Mendez moved to Long Island, N.Y. She was eventually followed by her mother and sister, Lillian, where they lived until their deaths in the 1980s and 90s.
Provenance:
The Sullivan Family papers were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in April 2005 by Savina Martin, Dominga Martin and Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Sullivan Family papers are 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:
American Legion  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
African American families  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- African Americans  Search this
American Red Cross  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autograph albums
Books
Correspondence
Certificates
Tintypes (prints)
Ephemera
Financial records
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Citation:
The Sullivan Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Savina Martin, Dominga Martin and Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-035
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Sullivan family papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-035
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Fred Becker papers

Creator:
Becker, Fred, 1913-2004  Search this
Names:
Atelier 17  Search this
Mary Ryan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Hugo, Ian, 1898-1985  Search this
Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977  Search this
Singer, Gail  Search this
Todd, Ruthven, 1914-1978  Search this
Van Duyn, Mona  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Lectures
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Date:
1913-2004
bulk 1940-2000
Summary:
The papers of printmaker and educator Fred Becker measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1913 to 2004, with the bulk from 1940-2000. The collection documents Becker's work as a professional artist and educator through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings, interviews, personal business records, gallery and exhibition files, project files, photographic material, printed material, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of printmaker and educator Fred Becker measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1913 to 2004, with the bulk from 1940 to 2000. The collection documents Becker's work as a professional artist and educator through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings, interviews, personal business records, gallery and exhibition files, project files, photographic material, printed material, and artwork.

Biographical material includes a birth certificate and announcement, résumés and other biographical writings, as well as memorial materials and obituaries. Also included are letters and photographs concerning Becker's WWII appointment with the Office of War Information in China. Correspondence reflects relationships with colleagues and friends including Stanley William Hayter, Gail Singer, and Mona Van Duyn, professional organizations, museums and galleries, as well as family. The Writings series contains essays and artist statements written by Becker, articles and essays written about Becker by others, and writings by poets Ruthven Todd and Mona Van Duyn. Lectures are featured in written form, as well as audio recordings. Interviews include transcripts and audio and video recordings.

Personal business records include various studio artwork inventories and information regarding artwork donation and sale at auction, in addition to documents related to Becker's role as an art instructor. In the gallery and exhibition files are detailed records of gallery and museum exhibitions, as well as correspondence with specific galleries including the Mary Ryan Gallery. Project files include documentation of various residencies and government art programs Becker participated in, a symposium on Atelier 17, as well as significant bodies of work.

Photographic materials document Becker's artwork, including images of works by fellow artists S.W. Hayter and Paul Burlin. Photograph formats include slides, transparencies, negatives, and black and white prints. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, clippings and invitations. Also found are various artworks including sketchbooks, loose sketches, prints, and a partial letterpress mock-up of Winter of Artifice, printed by author Anaïs Nin, with various etching illustrations by Ian Hugo.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 10 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1913-2004 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1940s-2001 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1940s-1993 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Interviews, circa 1976-2004 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, circa 1939-1990s (0.1 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 6: Exhibition and Gallery Records, circa 1950-2002 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 7: Project Files, circa 1957-1993 (0.1 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1930s-1999 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 9: Printed Material, circa 1930s-2002 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1940-1989 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Fred Becker (1913-2004) was a printmaker and art educator in Amherst, Massachusetts. Becker was born in 1913 in Oakland, California. He attended New York University beginning in 1933, where he enrolled in architecture coursework before focusing on printmaking and drawing. Becker was employed by the Works Progress Administration from 1935 to 1939. His early work of this period often incorporated nightclub scenes depicting jazz musicians. In 1940, Becker was one of the first students to enroll in classes at the New York iteration of Atelier 17, led by printmaker Stanley William Hayter. There Becker engaged with more abstract forms in his art-making, and arrived at an expressionist style by the 1950s. He served in the China Division of the United States Office of War Information (OWI) from 1945 to 1946.

Becker taught at the Tayler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, from 1946 to 1948; at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1948 to 1968; and at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst from 1968 until his retirement in 1986. University of Massachusetts, Amherst's Herter Gallery was the site of his retrospective in 1999. Becker and his wife, painter Jean Morrison (1917-1995), had two children Carla and Anton. Fred Becker exhibited widely in print annuals and solo shows, as well as in the context of his participation in the Works Progress Administration and Atelier 17, New York. His prints are represented in a number of museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Provenance:
The Fred Becker papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Becker's daughter Carla Becker.
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.
Rights:
The Fred Becker 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.
Topic:
Art teachers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- China  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Lectures
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Citation:
Fred Becker papers, 1913-2004, bulk 1940-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.beckfred
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Fred Becker papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beckfred

I Can Hear it Now - Volume II - 1945 to 1949 [sound recording]

Performer:
Murrow, Edward R  Search this
Friendly, Fred W  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
1949
Topic:
Television programs  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-3828
Columbia 4261
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_316606

Folk Song America: a 20th Century Revival [sound recording]

Producer:
Cohen, Norm 1936-  Search this
Performer:
Ball, Bentley  Search this
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976  Search this
Sandburg, Carl 1878-1967  Search this
McClintock, Harry K. (Harry Kirby) 1882-1957  Search this
Anderson, Marian 1897-1993  Search this
Kazee, Buell 1900-1976  Search this
Niles, John Jacob 1892-1980  Search this
Marais, Josef 1905-1978  Search this
Elliott, Jack 1931-  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Lomax, John A (John Avery) 1867-1948  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Dyer-Bennet, Richard  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Ives, Burl 1909-1995  Search this
Travis, Merle  Search this
Stafford, Jo  Search this
Glazer, Joe  Search this
Hinton, Sam 1917-2009  Search this
Arkin, Alan  Search this
Schlamme, Martha  Search this
Brand, Oscar  Search this
Belafonte, Harry 1927-  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill 1893-1958  Search this
McCurdy, Ed 1919-2000  Search this
Gooding, Cynthia  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Odetta 1930-2008  Search this
Ritchie, Jean  Search this
West, Harry 1926-  Search this
West, Jeanie 1933-  Search this
Dane, Barbara  Search this
Faier, Billy  Search this
Wood, Hally  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Gibson, Bob, vocalist  Search this
Baez, Joan  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
MacColl, Ewan  Search this
Lloyd, A. L (Albert Lancaster) 1908-1982  Search this
Van Ronk, Dave  Search this
Elliott, Jack 1931-  Search this
Makem, Tommy  Search this
Seeger, Peggy 1935-  Search this
Hurt, Mississippi John 1894-1966  Search this
Dylan, Bob 1941-  Search this
Koerner, John  Search this
West, Hedy  Search this
Rush, Tom  Search this
Paxton, Tom 1937-  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
White, Clarence 1944-1973  Search this
White, Roland  Search this
Tyson, Ian 1933 September 25-  Search this
Tyson, Sylvia 1940-  Search this
Sky, Patrick  Search this
Fariña, Mimi  Search this
Fariña, Richard  Search this
Sainte-Marie, Buffy  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Sorrels, Rosalie  Search this
Jabbour, Alan  Search this
Carter, Maybelle 1909-1978  Search this
Carter, Sara 1898-1979  Search this
Collins, Judy 1939-  Search this
Muldaur, Maria  Search this
Goodman, Steve 1948-1984  Search this
Ringer, Jim  Search this
Weissberg, Eric  Search this
Peter, Paul, and Mary (Musical group)  Search this
Ostroushko, Peter  Search this
De Dannan (Musical group)  Search this
Jubilee Singers  Search this
American Chamber Music Group  Search this
Golden Gate Quartet  Search this
Weavers (Musical group)  Search this
Tarriers (Musical group)  Search this
Kossoy Sisters  Search this
Gateway Singers  Search this
Kingston Trio  Search this
Bud and Travis  Search this
Greenbriar Boys  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Limeliters (Musical group)  Search this
Tokens (Musical group)  Search this
Flatt and Scruggs (Musical group)  Search this
Clancy Brothers  Search this
Freedom Singers  Search this
Rooftop Singers  Search this
Kentucky Colonels  Search this
Byrds (Musical group)  Search this
Jim Kweskin Jug Band  Search this
Simon and Garfunkel  Search this
Canned Heat (Musical group)  Search this
Hollow Rock String Band  Search this
Fish (Musical group)  Search this
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band  Search this
Taj Mahal (Musician)  Search this
Highwoods String Band  Search this
Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group)  Search this
Magpie (Musical group)  Search this
Rude Girls (Musical group)  Search this
Creator:
Davis, Gary 1896-1972  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
South Africans  Search this
British  Search this
Canadians  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Irish  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Jews  Search this
Scottish Americans  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Alabama
Kentucky
South Africa
New York
Louisiana
Texas
Oklahoma
Maryland
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Pennsylvania
California
Mississippi
North Carolina
Washington (D.C.)
England
Great Britian
Tennessee
Ireland
Minnesota
Massachusetts
Canada
Alberta
Idaho
Virginia
Hawaii
Takoma Park (Md.)
Vermont
Date:
1991
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Outlaw songs  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Cowboys  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Bawdy songs  Search this
Jewish  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
String band  Search this
British Isles--Songs and music  Search this
Sea songs  Search this
Ireland--Songs and music  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Jug band music  Search this
Reels (Music)  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Violin  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Nuclear weapons  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Local number:
Smithsonian Collection of Recordings 046
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; Stored with LPs
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_338128

Easier said : the autobiography of Leroy A. Battle

Title:
Easier said : Tuskegee airman, educator, jazz musician : the autobiography of Leroy A. Battle
Author:
Battle, LeRoy A  Search this
Subject:
Battle, LeRoy A  Search this
Physical description:
x, 198 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1995
1920-
World War, 1939-1945
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
African American air pilots  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
African American teachers  Search this
Call number:
E185.97.B28 A3 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_715170

Bands of sisters : U.S. women's military bands during World War II / Jill M. Sullivan

Author:
Sullivan, Jill M. 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 149 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
©2011
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Bands  Search this
Women  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1029738

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