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Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Defender (film manufacturer)  Search this
YMCA  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., 8" x 10".)
Box 103
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Archival materials
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Washington (D.C.) -- 1940-1950 -- Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Posed group of men and women on the exterior steps of the 12th Y.M.C.A. Banner strung above the door reads, "12th ST. Y.M.C.A. Membership Campaign. A call to service. Apr. 12th Apr. 22nd. Rev. E. C. Smith. General Chairman. Join the Y.M.C.A. Goal 900 Members. Goal {dollar}4,000. Cash". The front row is seated and all but three are holding a sign with a team number and captain's name. There are also two signs reading, "Division 'A' Dr. Victor J. Tulane Manager Joseph L. Bryant Asso. Manager" and "Division 'B' Atty. B. V. Lawson Manager Rev. J. L. Henry Asso. Manager". There are two trophies on the ground in the middle of the front row. Ink on negative: caption. "DEFENDER SAFETY" edge imprint.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
African American men  Search this
African American women -- 1940-1950  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Portraits, Group -- 1940-1950 -- Washington (D.C.).  Search this
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History