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Howard University men's chorus [cellulose acetate photonegative]

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Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Ansco
Subject:
Howard University
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1939
[Ca. 1939.]
Summary:
No ink on negative. Twelve men singing while gathered around a piano. Their shadows appear on the wall behind them. "8 ANSCO SAFETY FILM" edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
African American singers
Singers
Men's choral societies
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.60
No Scurlock number
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Tempo Chorale Society, Sylvan National Theatre Sept. 1st 1936 Washington, D.C. [acetate film photonegative, banquet camera format.]

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Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 12" x 20"
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Panoramas
Banquet camera photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1936
September, 1936
1930-1950
1930-1940
Summary:
Group of three rows, women in the front in dresses and men behind in suits. Posed outside with a podium in front of them. Ink caption and Scurlock signature on negative. Manufacturer's mark on film edge: Defender Safety Base.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Local number:
618ns0243793pg.tif (AC Scan)
Freezer box xx, Envelope x
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

[Trade catalogs on music literature books: piano and violin playing instruction books, piano and violin lesson books, piano methods, studies and exercise books, violin methods and studies books, pre-school and early beginner's music lesson books, printed music, piano solo and four-hand collections, classified piano music for teaching recital, class work and salon, compositions for violin and piano, organists' music, famous songs, popular melodies, secular songs, sacred songs, songs for men, song cycles and collections, children's songs, chorus collections, ideal choruses for choral festivals, contests, singing societies, school and glee clubs, rote song books and singing games; music studio supplies, and musical merchandise and accessories]

Author:
Willis Music Company
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI
Physical description:
<2> v. : ill
Type:
Bibliography
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1936
1936-
Notes:
Trade literature.
Topic:
Music--Instruction and study--Bibliography--Catalogs
Music
Music--Bibliography--Graded lists--Catalogs
Piano--Instruction and study--Bibliography--Catalogs
Piano music--Teaching pieces--Bibliography--Catalogs
Violin music--Teaching pieces--Bibliography--Catalogs
Violin--Instruction and study--Bibliography--Catalogs
Organ--Instruction and study--Bibliography--Catalogs
Organ music--Bibliography--Catalogs
Choral singing--Bibliography--Catalogs
Songbooks--Bibliography--Catalogs
Music--Instruction and study--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs
Call number:
048890
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

What the Graduates of Lincoln Institute are Doing

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Created by:
James S. Moten A.M., LL.B.
Subject of:
Lincoln University, American, founded 1866
Medium:
cardboard , ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 x 5 1/2 in. (20.3 x 14 cm)
Type:
hardcover books
Place depicted:
Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1906
Topic:
African American
Education
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.54.5
Rights:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Post Mortem 1929

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Published by:
Howard University College of Medicine, American, founded 1868
Subject of:
Howard University, American, founded 1867
Medium:
cardboard , ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 3/4 x 8 x 1/2 in. (27.3 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
Type:
yearbooks
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1929
Topic:
African American
Education
Local and regional
Medicine
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.54.8
Rights:
public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Phyllis Diller’s Gag File

view Phyllis Diller’s Gag File digital asset: Phyllis Diller's Gag File containing over 50,000 joke cards
Manufacturer:
Art Steel Company, Inc.
Maker:
Diller, Phyllis
Art Steel Company, Inc.
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 40 in x 17 1/4 in; 121.92 cm x 101.6 cm x 43.815 cm
Object Name:
Joke File
file
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
c. 1964-1989
Description:

This beige metal cabinet is Phyllis Diller’s gag file, a categorized archive of the jokes Diller used in her stand-up comedy routines throughout her half-century long career. A small three drawer expansion of the gag file is also in NMAH’s collection (Catalog Number 2003.0289.01.02). The 48 drawers of the gag file, along with the 3 drawer expansion, contain a total of 52,569 3-by-5 inch index cards, each holding a typewritten joke or gag. These index cards are organized alphabetically by subject ranging from accessories to world affairs and covering almost everything in between.

Phyllis Diller (1917-2012) began her comedy career in the 1950s at the age of 37 and broke barriers in the comedy world to become the first solo female comic to be a household name. She developed a stage persona of an incompetent housewife and dressed in outlandish outfits with wild hair. Her material focused on self-deprecating jokes that tackled the idealized image of American mothers and homemakers. She also created many mythical personas for her stage act including her “husband” Fang, her “neighbor” Mrs. Clean, and her “mother-in-law” Moby Dick.

Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Humor
Comedians
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis Diller
ID Number:
2003.0289.01.01
Accession number:
2003.0289
Catalog number:
2003.0289.01.01
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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