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Black Journal: The Black Woman

Directed by:
Stan Lathan, American, born 1945  Search this
Interview of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Interviewed by:
Nikki Giovanni, American, born 1943  Search this
Subject of:
Roberta Flack, American, born 1937  Search this
Joan K. Harris, American  Search this
Jean Fairfax, American, 1920 - 2019  Search this
Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, American, 1937 - 2016  Search this
Novella Christine Nelson, American, 1939 - 2017  Search this
Sonia Sanchez, American, born 1934  Search this
Loretta Abbott, American, 1933 - 2016  Search this
Bibi Amina Baraka, American, born 1942  Search this
Marian Etoile Watson, American  Search this
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., American, founded 1940  Search this
Produced by:
National Educational Television, American, 1954 - 1970  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 52 min.
Type:
sound films
color films (visual works)
16mm (photographic film size)
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Place captured:
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
December 28, 1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Gender  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Identity  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Public television  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Walter Forsberg and Paulina Suarez
Object number:
2017.32.1.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
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Portfolio/Series:
Black Journal
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5220952b5-3dfc-4542-84a1-428e9574c954
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.32.1.1ab

Round the World with Nellie Bly

Artist:
J. A. Grozier, active late 19th century  Search this
Copy after:
H. A. Mayers, active late 19th century  Search this
Publisher:
McLoughlin Brothers, 1858 - 1920  Search this
Sitter:
Nellie Bly, 5 May 1867 - 27 Dec 1922  Search this
Medium:
Chromolithograph (and varnish?) on paper laid down on board Game pieces: wood, dye
Dimensions:
Sheet: 48.7 × 39.5 cm (19 3/16 × 15 9/16")
Mount: 49.2 × 40.3 cm (19 3/8 × 15 7/8")
Box: 49.2 × 40.3 × 0.4 cm (19 3/8 × 15 7/8 × 1/8")
Type:
Other
Place:
United States\New York\New York
Date:
c. 1890
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Baggage & Luggage\Bag  Search this
Nature & Environment\Water\Lake  Search this
Nature & Environment\Mountain  Search this
Decorative Arts\Box  Search this
Board game  Search this
Nellie Bly: Female  Search this
Nellie Bly: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter  Search this
Nellie Bly: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist  Search this
Nellie Bly: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Nellie Bly: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Amy Parker and David Lawler
Object number:
NPG.2017.111
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ff07220f-fb56-4ae5-87ea-195420fad834
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2017.111
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Horace Greeley

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Horace Greeley, 3 Feb 1811 - 29 Nov 1872  Search this
Medium:
Quarter-plate daguerreotype
Dimensions:
Image/Sight: 9 × 6.6 cm (3 9/16 × 2 5/8")
Mat (brass): 10.8 × 8.2 cm (4 1/4 × 3 1/4")
Case open: 12 × 19.4 × 1 cm (4 3/4 × 7 5/8 × 3/8")
Case closed: 12 × 9.7 × 2.1 cm (4 3/4 × 3 13/16 × 13/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1850
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Glove  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Blanket  Search this
Cased object  Search this
Horace Greeley: Male  Search this
Horace Greeley: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Horace Greeley: Journalism and Media\Magazine publisher  Search this
Horace Greeley: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
Horace Greeley: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Horace Greeley: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.77.9
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47b0f975a-9bac-409a-abc8-ec209061baa1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.77.9

Ed Zern

Artist:
Richard Grossenbach, 1920 - 2003  Search this
Sitter:
Ed Zern, 13 Dec 1910 - 25 Mar 1994  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 55.9 x 45.7 x 2.5cm (22 x 18 x 1")
Frame: 72.4 x 62.5 x 6.7cm (28 1/2 x 24 5/8 x 2 5/8")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1969
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Exterior\Mountains  Search this
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Fishing Pole  Search this
Nature & Environment\Water\River  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree\Forest  Search this
Ed Zern: Male  Search this
Ed Zern: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Ed Zern: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Ed Zern: Sports and Recreation\Outdoorsman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.95.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46235f6ca-31e4-4172-927a-3832cfbc4126
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.95.9

Alison Bechdel

Artist:
Riva Lehrer, born 1958  Search this
Sitter:
Alison Bechdel, born 10 Nov 1960  Search this
Helen Augusta Fontana Bechdel, 26 Jul 1933 - 14 May 2013  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal, mixed media and 3-D collage on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 76.2 × 111.8 cm (30 × 44")
Mount: 81.2 × 116.8 cm (31 15/16 × 46")
Frame: 86.7 × 121.9 × 5.4 cm (34 1/8 × 48 × 2 1/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2011
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Home Furnishings\Mirror  Search this
Container\Inkwell  Search this
Collage  Search this
Alison Bechdel: Female  Search this
Alison Bechdel: Visual Arts\Artist\Cartoonist  Search this
Alison Bechdel: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Alison Bechdel: Literature\Writer\Memoirist  Search this
Helen Augusta Fontana Bechdel: Female  Search this
Helen Augusta Fontana Bechdel: Education and Scholarship\Educator  Search this
Helen Augusta Fontana Bechdel: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Helen Augusta Fontana Bechdel: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Helen Augusta Fontana Bechdel: Performing Arts\Costume designer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2019.101
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2011 Riva Lehrer
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cbf4c869-177a-4922-8e53-6460daaa603e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2019.101

Horace Greeley

Artist:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902  Search this
Publication:
Vanity Fair, active 1914 - 1936  Search this
Sitter:
Horace Greeley, 3 Feb 1811 - 29 Nov 1872  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 30.7 × 18.5 cm (12 1/16 × 7 5/16")
Mount: 54 × 35.7 cm (21 1/4 × 14 1/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1872
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Printed Material\Newspaper  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Horace Greeley: Male  Search this
Horace Greeley: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Horace Greeley: Journalism and Media\Magazine publisher  Search this
Horace Greeley: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
Horace Greeley: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Horace Greeley: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Trustees, National Portrait Gallery, London
Object number:
NPG.64.2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm484004195-272b-48e4-b09f-79e66388def3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.64.2

Carl Sandburg

Artist:
Miriam Svet, 4 Jan 1912 - 10 Feb 1986  Search this
Sitter:
Carl Sandburg, 6 Jan 1878 - 22 Jul 1967  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
61cm x 50.5cm (24" x 19 7/8"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1962
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Pin\Lapel pin  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Carl Sandburg: Male  Search this
Carl Sandburg: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Carl Sandburg: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Carl Sandburg: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Carl Sandburg: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Carl Sandburg: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter\Magazine  Search this
Carl Sandburg: Literature\Writer\Children's book  Search this
Carl Sandburg: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Carl Sandburg: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist
Object number:
NPG.67.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42d3d4af5-7f51-48b0-b1ab-f06d3d009aec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.67.20

Alexander Humphreys Woollcott

Artist:
Soss Efram Melik, 02 Aug 1914 - 11 Oct 2003  Search this
Sitter:
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott, 19 Jan 1887 - 23 Jan 1943  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 87 x 61cm (34 1/4 x 24")
Frame: 96.8 x 72.1 x 3.8cm (38 1/8 x 28 3/8 x 1 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1938
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookcase  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Interior\Library  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Male  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Literature\Writer  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Performing Arts\Theater critic  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.68.35
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm485930c17-5611-419a-b475-53279004102d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.68.35

Ernest Hemingway

Artist:
Renate Bolz, 24 Nov 1933 - 16 Aug 2007  Search this
Copy after:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Ernest Miller Hemingway, 21 Jul 1899 - 2 Jul 1961  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 64.8 x 49.5cm (25 1/2 x 19 1/2")
Frame: 97.2 x 81.9 x 7.6cm (38 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 3")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1962
Topic:
Exterior\Waterscape\Seascape  Search this
Nature & Environment\Water  Search this
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Ernest Miller Hemingway: Male  Search this
Ernest Miller Hemingway: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Ernest Miller Hemingway: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Ernest Miller Hemingway: Sports and Recreation\Outdoorsman  Search this
Ernest Miller Hemingway: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Correspondent  Search this
Ernest Miller Hemingway: Nobel Prize  Search this
Ernest Miller Hemingway: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.65.105
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1962 Renate Bolz
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46fc57937-90bf-4b0a-b6c5-f4816092c575
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.65.105

Once We Were Warriors

Artist:
Juan Sánchez  Search this
Sitter:
Pablo Yoruba Guzman  Search this
Iris Morales  Search this
Juan Gonzalez, born 15 Oct 1947  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph, photolithograph, pulp painting, chine-collé and hand color
Dimensions:
Sheet: 152.4 × 87.6 cm (60 × 34 1/2")
Type:
Print
Date:
1999
Topic:
Juan Gonzalez: Male  Search this
Juan Gonzalez: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Pablo Yoruba Guzman: Male  Search this
Iris Morales: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2021.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Juan Sánchez
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4524b6048-5e13-4675-913d-2242794436b4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2021.10

Authors of the U.S.

Artist:
Alexander Hay Ritchie, 1822 - 1895  Search this
Copy after:
Thomas Hicks, 18 Oct 1823 - 8 Oct 1890  Search this
Sitter:
Washington Irving, 3 Apr 1783 - 28 Nov 1859  Search this
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper, 15 Sep 1789 - 14 Sep 1851  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Catherine Maria Sedgwick, 28 Dec 1789 - 31 Jul 1867  Search this
Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney, 1 Sep 1791 - 10 Jun 1865  Search this
Emma Dorothy E Nevitte Southworth, 1819 - 1899  Search this
John Ames Mitchell, 17 Jan 1845 - 29 Jun 1918  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis, 20 Jan 1806 - 20 Jan 1867  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 29 Aug 1809 - 7 Oct 1894  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy, 25 Oct 1795 - 18 Aug 1870  Search this
Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt, 5 Mar 1819 - 21 Jul 1870  Search this
Alice Cary, 1820 - 1871  Search this
George Dennison Prentice, 18 Dec 1802 - 22 Jan 1870  Search this
George Wilkins Kendall, 1809 - 1867  Search this
Charles Morris, 1 Oct 1833 - 6 Sep 1922  Search this
Edgar Allan Poe, 19 Jan 1809 - 7 Oct 1849  Search this
Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, 4 Feb 1821 - 9 May 1873  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 4 Jul 1804 - 19 May 1864  Search this
William Gilmore Simms, 17 Apr 1806 - 11 Jun 1870  Search this
Philip Pendleton Cooke, 26 Oct 1816 - 20 Jan 1850  Search this
Charles Fenno Hoffman, 7 Feb 1806 - 7 Jun 1884  Search this
William Hickling Prescott, 4 May 1796 - 28 Jan 1859  Search this
George Bancroft, 3 Oct 1800 - 17 Jan 1891  Search this
Parke Godwin, 25 Feb 1816 - 7 Jan 1904  Search this
John Lothrop Motley, 15 Apr 1814 - 29 May 1877  Search this
Henry Ward Beecher, 24 Jun 1813 - 8 Mar 1887  Search this
George William Curtis, 25 Feb 1824 - 31 Aug 1892  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
Richard Henry Dana Sr., 15 Nov 1787 - 2 Feb 1879  Search this
Margaret Fuller, 23 May 1810 - 19 Jul 1850  Search this
William Ellery Channing, 7 Apr 1780 - 2 Oct 1842  Search this
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe, 14 Jun 1811 - 1 Jul 1896  Search this
Catherine Augusta Kirkland (Green), 1812 - 1849  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier, 17 Dec 1807 - 7 Sep 1892  Search this
James Russell Lowell, 22 Feb 1819 - 12 Aug 1891  Search this
George Henry Boker, 6 Oct 1823 - 2 Jan 1890  Search this
Bayard Taylor, 11 Jan 1825 - 19 Dec 1878  Search this
John Godfrey Saxe, 2 Jun 1816 - 31 Mar 1887  Search this
Richard Henry Stoddard, 1825 - 1903  Search this
Amelia Ball Coppuck Welby, 3 Feb 1819 - 3 May 1852  Search this
William Davis Gallagher, 21 Aug - 27 Jun 1894  Search this
Frederick Swarwout Cozzens, 1818 - 1869  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck, 8 Jul 1790 - 19 Nov 1867  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 49.1 × 86.7 cm (19 5/16 × 34 1/8")
Sheet: 68.5 × 95.7 cm (26 15/16 × 37 11/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1866
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Shawl  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table\Writing table  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture\Statue  Search this
Interior\Architecture  Search this
Architecture\Stairs  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Male  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\University administrator\University trustee  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Maryland  Search this
James Russell Lowell: Male  Search this
James Russell Lowell: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
James Russell Lowell: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Russell Lowell: Journalism and Media\Magazine editor  Search this
James Russell Lowell: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
James Russell Lowell: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Parke Godwin: Male  Search this
Parke Godwin: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Parke Godwin: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
Parke Godwin: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Parke Godwin: Literature\Editor\Book  Search this
George Henry Boker: Male  Search this
George Henry Boker: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
George Henry Boker: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
George Henry Boker: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
George Henry Boker: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education and Scholarship\Scholar\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education and Scholarship\Scholar\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Male  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Literature\Writer\Satirist  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier: Male  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier: Journalism and Media\Magazine editor  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe: Female  Search this
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Frederick Swarwout Cozzens: Male  Search this
George Dennison Prentice: Male  Search this
George Dennison Prentice: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
George Dennison Prentice: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
George Dennison Prentice: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
George Dennison Prentice: Literature\Writer\Biographer  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Society and Social Change\Transcendentalist  Search this
Edgar Allan Poe: Male  Search this
Edgar Allan Poe: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Edgar Allan Poe: Journalism and Media\Magazine editor  Search this
Edgar Allan Poe: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Edgar Allan Poe: Literature\Literary critic  Search this
Edgar Allan Poe: Literature\Writer\Detective  Search this
Emma Dorothy E Nevitte Southworth: Female  Search this
Emma Dorothy E Nevitte Southworth: Literature\Writer  Search this
Margaret Fuller: Female  Search this
Margaret Fuller: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Margaret Fuller: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Margaret Fuller: Education and Scholarship\Scholar\Translator  Search this
Margaret Fuller: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Margaret Fuller: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Feminist  Search this
Margaret Fuller: Rulers and Aristocracy\Aristocrat\Marchioness  Search this
John Lothrop Motley: Male  Search this
John Lothrop Motley: Education and Scholarship\Scholar\Historian  Search this
John Lothrop Motley: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
John Lothrop Motley: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
John Lothrop Motley: Education and Scholarship\Scholar\Linguist  Search this
John Lothrop Motley: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Male  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Medicine and Health\Physician  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Male  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul  Search this
Richard Henry Stoddard: Male  Search this
Richard Henry Stoddard: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Richard Henry Stoddard: Literature\Literary critic  Search this
George Wilkins Kendall: Male  Search this
George Wilkins Kendall: Literature\Writer  Search this
George Wilkins Kendall: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
William Ellery Channing: Male  Search this
William Ellery Channing: Literature\Writer  Search this
William Ellery Channing: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Pastor  Search this
William Ellery Channing: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Male  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Education and Scholarship\Scholar\Historian  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Henry Ward Beecher: Male  Search this
Henry Ward Beecher: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Ward Beecher: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Pastor  Search this
Henry Ward Beecher: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
Washington Irving: Male  Search this
Washington Irving: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Washington Irving: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Washington Irving: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Washington Irving: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Catherine Maria Sedgwick: Female  Search this
Catherine Maria Sedgwick: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney: Female  Search this
Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Teacher  Search this
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Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
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George Bancroft: Male  Search this
George Bancroft: Literature\Writer  Search this
George Bancroft: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
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George Bancroft: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Bayard Taylor: Male  Search this
Bayard Taylor: Literature\Writer  Search this
Bayard Taylor: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Bayard Taylor: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Bayard Taylor: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Bayard Taylor: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
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Bayard Taylor: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Bayard Taylor: Sports and Recreation\Traveler  Search this
George William Curtis: Male  Search this
George William Curtis: Literature\Writer  Search this
George William Curtis: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
George William Curtis: Journalism and Media\Magazine editor  Search this
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George William Curtis: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\University administrator\Chancellor  Search this
George William Curtis: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
George William Curtis: Education and Scholarship\Orator  Search this
Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt: Female  Search this
Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
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William Gilmore Simms: Male  Search this
William Gilmore Simms: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Alice Cary: Female  Search this
Alice Cary: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Charles Fenno Hoffman: Male  Search this
Charles Fenno Hoffman: Literature\Writer  Search this
Charles Fenno Hoffman: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
John Godfrey Saxe: Male  Search this
John Godfrey Saxe: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Godfrey Saxe: Literature\Writer\Humorist  Search this
Catherine Augusta Kirkland (Green): Female  Search this
John Ames Mitchell: Male  Search this
John Ames Mitchell: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Charles Morris: Male  Search this
Frederick Goddard Tuckerman: Male  Search this
Frederick Goddard Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Philip Pendleton Cooke: Male  Search this
Philip Pendleton Cooke: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Amelia Ball Coppuck Welby: Female  Search this
Amelia Ball Coppuck Welby: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Davis Gallagher: Male  Search this
William Davis Gallagher: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Richard Henry Dana Sr.: Male  Search this
Richard Henry Dana Sr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Richard Henry Dana Sr.: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.76.90
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery
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Two Great Questions

Alternate Title:
William Marcy Tweed
Artist:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902  Search this
Sitter:
William Marcy Tweed, 3 Apr 1823 - 12 Apr 1878  Search this
James H. Ingersoll  Search this
Horace Greeley, 3 Feb 1811 - 29 Nov 1872  Search this
Peter Barr Sweeny, 1825 - 1911  Search this
Richard Barrett Connolly, 1810 - 1880  Search this
Abraham Oakey Hall, 1826 - 1898  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 42.3 × 29.8 cm (16 5/8 × 11 3/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
August 19, 1871
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Printed Material\Newspaper  Search this
Newspaper  Search this
Cartoon\Political  Search this
William Marcy Tweed: Male  Search this
William Marcy Tweed: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Marcy Tweed: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
William Marcy Tweed: Politics and Government\Politician  Search this
William Marcy Tweed: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal\Racketeer  Search this
William Marcy Tweed: Politics and Government\Public official\Alderman  Search this
Horace Greeley: Male  Search this
Horace Greeley: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Horace Greeley: Journalism and Media\Magazine publisher  Search this
Horace Greeley: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
Horace Greeley: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Horace Greeley: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
James H. Ingersoll: Male  Search this
Richard Barrett Connolly: Male  Search this
Peter Barr Sweeny: Male  Search this
Abraham Oakey Hall: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.76.41
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Radio Talent

Artist:
Miguel Covarrubias, 22 Nov 1904 - 4 Feb 1957  Search this
Copy after:
Fortune, founded 1930  Search this
Sitter:
Fred Allen, 31 May 1894 - 17 Mar 1956  Search this
Gracie Allen, 1906 - 1964  Search this
Don Ameche, 31 May 1908 - 6 Dec 1993  Search this
Kenny Baker, 1912 - 1985  Search this
Phil Baker, 1898 - 1963  Search this
Jack Benny, 14 Feb 1894 - 26 Dec 1974  Search this
Edgar Bergen, 16 Feb 1903 - 30 Sep 1978  Search this
Edward Bowes, 14 Jun 1874 - 14 Jun 1946  Search this
Fanny Brice, 29 Oct 1891 - 29 May 1951  Search this
Bob Burns, 1890 - 1956  Search this
George Burns, 20 Jan 1896 - 9 Mar 1996  Search this
Charles Butterworth, 1896 - 1946  Search this
Cab Calloway, 25 Dec 1907 - 18 Nov 1994  Search this
Eddie Cantor, Sept 1892 - 10 Oct 1964  Search this
Boake Carter, 1898 - 1944  Search this
Bing Crosby, 3 May 1903 - 14 Oct 1977  Search this
Milton J. Cross, 1897 - 1975  Search this
Jessica Dragonette, 1910? - 1980  Search this
Deanna Durbin, 4 Dec 1921 - Apr 2013  Search this
Nelson Eddy, 29 Jun 1901 - 6 Mar 1967  Search this
Jimmy Fidler, 24 Aug 1900 - 9 Aug 1988  Search this
William Claude Fields, 29 Jan 1880 - 25 Dec 1946  Search this
Benny Goodman, 30 May 1909 - 13 Jun 1986  Search this
Edwin C. Hill, 1884 - 1957  Search this
Ted Husing, 1901 - 1962  Search this
Al Jolson, 26 May 1886 - 23 Oct 1950  Search this
Hugh Samuel Johnson, 5 Aug 1882 - 15 Apr 1942  Search this
Andre Kostelanetz, 1901 - 1980  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford, 6 Apr 1913 - 11 Jul 2005  Search this
Beatrice Lillie, 29 May 1894 - 20 Jan 1989  Search this
Mary Livingston, 20th century  Search this
Guy Lombardo, 1902 - 1977  Search this
Lily Pons, 12 Apr 1898 - 13 Feb 1976  Search this
Jeannette MacDonald, 1901 - 1965  Search this
Graham Mcnamee, 1888 - 1942  Search this
Jack Oakie, 1903 - 1978  Search this
Walter O'Keefe, 1900 - 1983  Search this
Al Pearce, 1899 - 1961  Search this
Joe Penner, 1904 - 1941  Search this
Dick Powell, 14 Nov 1904 - 02 Jan 1963  Search this
Tyrone Power, 5 May 1914 - 15 Nov 1958  Search this
Martha Raye, 27 Aug 1916 - 19 Aug 1994  Search this
Robert L. Ripley, 1893 - 1949  Search this
Edward G. Robinson, 12 Dec 1893 - 26 Jan 1973  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 30 Jan 1882 - 12 Apr 1945  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross, 1906 - 1988  Search this
Kate Smith, 1 May 1907 - 17 Jun 1986  Search this
Leopold Stokowski, 18 Apr 1882 - 13 Sep 1977  Search this
Robert Taylor, 1911 - 1969  Search this
John Charles Thomas, 1891 - 1960  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas, 6 Apr 1892 - Aug 1981  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, 16 Nov 1896 - 15 Jul 1960  Search this
Arturo Toscanini, 25 Mar 1867 - 16 Jan 1957  Search this
Rudy Vallee, 28 Jul 1901 - 3 Jul 1986  Search this
Alfred Wallenstein, 1898 - ?  Search this
Paul Whiteman, 28 Mar 1891 - 29 Dec 1967  Search this
Don Wilson, 1900 - 1982  Search this
Walter Winchell, 7 Apr 1897 - 20 Feb 1972  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott, 19 Jan 1887 - 23 Jan 1943  Search this
Ed Wynn, 9 Nov 1886 - 19 Jun 1966  Search this
James Edward Jordan, 16 Nov 1896 - 1 Apr 1988  Search this
Marian Jordan, 1898 - 1961  Search this
Freeman Fisher Gosden, 5 May 1899 - 10 Dec 1982  Search this
Charles Corell, 1890 - 1986  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on illustration board
Dimensions:
Image: 37.5 × 59.5 cm (14 3/4 × 23 7/16")
Sheet: 40 × 61.5 cm (15 3/4 × 24 3/16")
Mat (Verified): 56 × 80.1 cm (22 1/16 × 31 9/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1938
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigar  Search this
Exterior\Sky  Search this
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Monocle  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Helmet\Fire hat  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Hourglass  Search this
Jack Benny: Male  Search this
Jack Benny: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Male  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Oscar  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett: Male  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Opera  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Baritone  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Male  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Literature\Writer  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Performing Arts\Theater critic  Search this
Rudy Vallee: Male  Search this
Rudy Vallee: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Rudy Vallee: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Rudy Vallee: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn player\Saxophonist  Search this
Bing Crosby: Male  Search this
Bing Crosby: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Bing Crosby: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Bing Crosby: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
Bing Crosby: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Golfer  Search this
Paul Whiteman: Male  Search this
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor  Search this
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman  Search this
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Jeannette MacDonald: Female  Search this
Jeannette MacDonald: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Jeannette MacDonald: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Benny Goodman: Male  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Clarinetist  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandmaster  Search this
Walter Winchell: Male  Search this
Walter Winchell: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Walter Winchell: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Walter Winchell: Performing Arts\Performer\Television personality  Search this
Walter Winchell: Journalism and Media\Broadcast journalist\Radio  Search this
Kate Smith: Female  Search this
Kate Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Kate Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Kate Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Kate Smith: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Tyrone Power: Male  Search this
Tyrone Power: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Tyrone Power: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Tyrone Power: Military and Intelligence\Marine Corps\Officer\Marine Corps pilot  Search this
Don Ameche: Male  Search this
Don Ameche: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Don Ameche: Oscar  Search this
Kenny Baker: Male  Search this
Kenny Baker: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Phil Baker: Male  Search this
Edward Bowes: Male  Search this
Edward Bowes: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive  Search this
Edward Bowes: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Edward Bowes: Performing Arts\Theater manager  Search this
Fanny Brice: Female  Search this
Fanny Brice: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Fanny Brice: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Fanny Brice: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Fanny Brice: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Bob Burns: Male  Search this
Charles Butterworth: Male  Search this
Cab Calloway: Male  Search this
Cab Calloway: Literature\Writer  Search this
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz  Search this
Boake Carter: Undetermined  Search this
Milton J. Cross: Male  Search this
Milton J. Cross: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Milton J. Cross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Tenor  Search this
Milton J. Cross: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio announcer  Search this
Jessica Dragonette: Female  Search this
Deanna Durbin: Female  Search this
Deanna Durbin: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Deanna Durbin: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Deanna Durbin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Soprano  Search this
Nelson Eddy: Male  Search this
Nelson Eddy: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Nelson Eddy: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jimmy Fidler: Male  Search this
Jimmy Fidler: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Jimmy Fidler: Performing Arts\Performer\Television personality  Search this
Jimmy Fidler: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Edwin C. Hill: Male  Search this
Ted Husing: Male  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford: Female  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Female  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Mary Livingston: Female  Search this
Guy Lombardo: Male  Search this
Graham Mcnamee: Male  Search this
Jack Oakie: Male  Search this
Jack Oakie: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Walter O'Keefe: Male  Search this
Al Pearce: Male  Search this
Joe Penner: Male  Search this
Dick Powell: Male  Search this
Dick Powell: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Dick Powell: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Martha Raye: Female  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer  Search this
Martha Raye: Oscar  Search this
Martha Raye: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Robert L. Ripley: Male  Search this
Edward G. Robinson: Male  Search this
Edward G. Robinson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Edward G. Robinson: Oscar  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Male  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major  Search this
Robert Taylor: Male  Search this
Robert Taylor: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
John Charles Thomas: Male  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Male  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Performing Arts\Performer\Television personality  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Sports and Recreation\Traveler  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Journalism and Media\Broadcast journalist  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Alfred Wallenstein: Male  Search this
Don Wilson: Male  Search this
James Edward Jordan: Male  Search this
James Edward Jordan: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Marian Jordan: Female  Search this
Marian Jordan: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Freeman Fisher Gosden: Male  Search this
Freeman Fisher Gosden: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Freeman Fisher Gosden: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Charles Corell: Male  Search this
Arturo Toscanini: Male  Search this
Arturo Toscanini: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Male  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Ventriloquist  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Oscar  Search this
Lily Pons: Female  Search this
Lily Pons: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Opera  Search this
Gracie Allen: Female  Search this
Gracie Allen: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Gracie Allen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
George Burns: Male  Search this
George Burns: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
George Burns: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
George Burns: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
George Burns: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
George Burns: Oscar  Search this
Ed Wynn: Male  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Television personality  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Hugh Samuel Johnson: Male  Search this
Hugh Samuel Johnson: Politics and Government\Public official  Search this
Hugh Samuel Johnson: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Male  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Governor\New York  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Vice-Presidential Candidate  Search this
Andre Kostelanetz: Male  Search this
Leopold Stokowski: Male  Search this
Leopold Stokowski: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Leopold Stokowski: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor  Search this
Fred Allen: Male  Search this
Fred Allen: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Fred Allen: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Humorist  Search this
Al Jolson: Male  Search this
Al Jolson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Al Jolson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Al Jolson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
William Claude Fields: Male  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.86.34
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Time Inc.
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Francis P. Conant Papers

Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Names:
Hunter College. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Goldschmidt, Walter, 1913-2010  Search this
Naguib, Mohammed, 1901-  Search this
Extent:
20 Linear feet ((43 boxes) plus 25 digital storage media and 5 map folders )
Culture:
Southern Bauchi languages  Search this
Suk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field recordings
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Photographs
Place:
Africa, French-speaking West
Sahara
Egypt
Ethiopia
Uganda
West Pokot District (Kenya)
Bauchi Province (Nigeria)
Belgian Congo
Finland
Morocco
Sudan
Date:
1946-2011
bulk 1953-2008
Summary:
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. The bulk of the collection consists of his field work in Africa, specifically his doctoral research among the Barawa in Nigeria during the 1950s; his work among the Pokot in Kenya for Walter Goldschimdt's Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project during the 1960s; and his later research among the Pokot during the 1970s incorporating remote sensing tools. These materials include his dissertation, field notes, kinship charts, maps, correspondence, photographs, and sound recordings. The collection also contains photographs, correspondence, and writings relating to the Bernheim-Conant expedition through Africa. Among the photos are Polaroids of Mohammad Naguib, first president of Egypt. Also present in the collection are his published and unpublished academic writings, his writings and correspondence as a news correspondent in Finland, and files from courses that he taught. In addition, the collection contains some of Conant's digital files, which have not yet been examined. Overall there is little correspondence in the collection, aside from some letters scattered throughout the collection relating to his research and writings (both as an academic and a journalist).
Arrangement:
Collection is organized into 9 series: 1) Nigeria, 1956-1960, undated; 2) Kenya, 1961-1974, undated; 3) Remote Sensing, 1967, 1971, 1976-1984, 1991-1992, 2002; 4) Bernheim-Conant Expedition, 1953-1956; 5) Writings, 1960-1966, 1974-1995, 2000-2006, undated; 6) University Files, 1956-1957, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1982-1995, undated; 7) Biographical Files and Letters, circa 1940, CIRCA 1946-1947, 1951, 1955, 1979, 1989-1991, 1996-2000, 2007-2011, undated; 8) Sound Recordings, 1956-1965, 1971, 1977-1978, undated; 9) Digital Files
Biographical / Historical:
Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.

Conant was born on February 27, 1926 in New York City. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, he deferred college to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1944. He served as a field artillery observer for the 294th Field Artillery Battalion and helped liberate two concentration camps during World War II. After he was honorably discharged in 1946, he attended Cornell University, where he obtained his B.A. in 1950. While at Cornell, a Finnish student invited Conant to Finland to help relocate families, farms, and livestock further from the Russian border, a protective measure against another Russian invasion. Conant accepted his invitation and took time off from his academic studies to spend several months in Finland in 1947, as well as a summer in 1949.

After graduating from Cornell, Conant attended University of Iowa's graduate writing program for a short time. Dissatisfied with the program, he worked briefly for the Carnegie Endowment, during which time he occasionally served as a personal driver for Alger Hiss. In 1951, he returned to Finland to pursue a career in journalism. He worked for United Press International until 1953.

From December 5, 1953 to May 26, 1954, Conant traveled throughout Africa as part of the Bernheim-Conant Expedition for the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The expedition was led by Claude Bernheim, the father of his first wife, Miriam. They traveled 16,000 miles through Northern Central and Eastern Africa, collecting film footage and material culture for the museum. Conant served as the writer and photographer for the expedition, publishing illustrated articles in the New York Times and Natural History Magazine.

He later returned to Africa as a doctoral student at Columbia University, where he earned his PhD in Anthropology in 1960. After studying the Hausa language at the International African Institute in London, he traveled to Nigeria as a Fellow of the Ford Foundation to carry out his fieldwork in Dass Independent District, Bauchi Province. Working among the Barawa that live in the mountains of Dass, he focused on their religion and its impact on the technology, social and political organization, and structure of their society. His dissertation was titled "Dodo of Dass: A Study of a Pagan Religion of Northern Nigeria." During his fieldwork, he also collected data on rock gongs, which were first identified and written about by Bernard Fagg in 1955.

In 1961 to 1962, Conant was a research associate for Walter Goldschmidt's Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project. The purpose of the project was to conduct a controlled comparison of four different East African societies and the farmers and pastoralists within each tribe. Conant was assigned to conduct ethnographic research among the Pokot in West Pokot District in Kenya. This research would form the basis of his remote sensing work in the same area more than a decade later. Conant was first introduced to remote sensing data in 1974 when his colleague Priscilla Reining showed him Landsat imagery of one his former fieldwork sites. He was inspired by the potential applications of satellite data to study cultural and ecological relationships. In 1975, he and Reining organized a workshop on "Satellite Potentials for Anthropological Studies of Subsistence Activities and Population Change." He incorporated remote sensing tools in his 1977 to 1980 study of the changing cultivation patterns and management of livestock in West Pokot District. His research combined traditional fieldwork (which included data he had collected in the 1960s), LANDSAT data, and geospatial data collected from the ground.

Later in his career, Conant's research interests expanded to include the spread of diseases, specifically AIDS and malaria. He, along with Priscilla Reining, John Bongaarts, and Peter Way found that uncircumcised men were 86% more likely to contract HIV than circumcised men. Their findings were published in their paper "The Relationship Between Male Circumcision and HIV Infection in African Populations" (1989). His research on malaria focused on the spread of the disease during African prehistory.

Conant taught briefly at Columbia University and was an Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts, at Amherst in 1960-1961. Most of his academic career was spent at Hunter College, where he served as Chair of the Anthropology Department several times. He also founded and headed the college's Research Institute in Aruba.

Conant was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University's Pitts Rivers Museum in 1968-1969. He was also a fellow of the American Anthropological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International African Institute, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Anthropological Institute. In addition, he was actively involved with the Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Conant died at the age of 84 on January 29, 2011.

Sources Consulted

Bates, Daniel G. 2011. Francis P. Conant: A Tribute to a Friend of Human Ecology. Human Ecology 39(2): 115.

Bates, Daniel and Oliver Conant. Francis P. Conant. Anthropology News. 52(5): 25.

Conant, Veronika. Email message to Lorain Wang, October 22, 2013.

[Curriculum Vitae], Series 7. Biographical Files and Letters, Francis Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Francis P. Conant. http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/anthropology/faculty-staff/in-remembrance/francis-p.-conant [accessed August 23, 2013].

1926 -- Born February 27 in New York City, New York

1944-1946 -- Enlists in Army and serves in World War II as a flash ranger in 294th Field Artillery Battalion

1950 -- Earns B.A. from Cornell University in English and Russian, minor in Engineering

1953-1954 -- AMNH Bernheim-Conant Expedition to northern Africa

1957 -- Conducts language studies at the International African Institute

1957-1959 -- Conducts fieldwork in northern Nigeria

1960 -- Earns PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University

1960-1961 -- Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

1961-1962 -- Research Associate for Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project directed by Walter Goldschimdt

1962 -- Joins faculty at Hunter College

1968-1969 -- Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University, Pitt-Rivers Museum

1977-1980 -- Sets up remote sensing monitoring area in West Pokot district in Kenya. Studies changing cultivation patterns and management of livestock

1995 -- Retires from Hunter College; Emeritus Professor

2011 -- Dies on January 29 at the age of 84
Related Materials:
For additional materials at the National Anthropological Archives relating to Francis Conant, see the papers of Priscilla Reining and John Lawrence Angel. His film collection is at the Human Studies Film Archives.

Artifacts and film collected during the Bernheim-Conant Expedition, his doctoral research in Nigeria, and his fieldwork in Kenya during the 1960s and 70s are at the American Museum of Natural History. He also deposited collections at the Pitts River Museum at the University of Oxford.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Francis Conant's widow Veronika Conant in 2012.
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Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
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Musical instruments -- Nigeria  Search this
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Subsistence farming -- Kenya  Search this
Subsistence herding -- Kenya  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Field recordings
Maps
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Correspondence
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Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-13
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James A. Baldwin Collection

Creator:
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987  Search this
Names:
Baldwin, Daniel  Search this
Baldwin, David  Search this
Dandridge, Frank  Search this
Evers, Charles  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Whaley, Paula Baldwin  Search this
Extent:
4.29 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Place:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
France
Turkey
Venice (Italy)
Date:
1935-1988
Summary:
James Baldwin was a writer and an activist and is one of the most prominent voices from his generation to bring light to issues of racial and sexual discrimination. This collection contains correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and awards. The collection provides insight into his family, writing process, and travels during his lifetime.
Scope and Contents:
The James Baldwin Collection provides insight into Baldwin's life as a writer and activist. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and awards. A significant portion of the collection are photographs by photojournalist Frank Dandridge. The collection focuses on Baldwin's grade school educational career, his writing process, as well as his thoughts about social equality and civil rights.
Arrangement:
The materials in this collection have been kept at the folder level and separated into six series. The materials have been ordered and organized based on the content. Series 6 has been broken down into a smaller subseries dedicated to the Frank Dandridge photographic prints. Series 8: Oversize Materials acts as an extension of the first five series, with materials that could not be housed with their corresponding materials due to size constraints. Within each series and subseries, the folders are organized as close to the collection's original order as when it was acquired.
Biographical Sketch:
James Arthur Baldwin (1924–1987) was born in Harlem, New York, on August 2, 1924, to Emma Berdis Jones, originally from Princess Anne, Maryland. He was reared by his mother and stepfather David Baldwin, whom Baldwin referred to as his father and whom he describes as extremely strict. He did not know his biological father. As the oldest of nine children, Baldwin took seriously the responsibility of being a big brother and his mother's right hand. He cared for and protected his three younger brothers and five sisters in a household governed by the rigid rules of their father, a Baptist preacher, originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Between the ages of fourteen and sixteen, Baldwin, himself, became a preacher at the Fireside Pentecostal Assembly, where he developed a celebrated preaching style. Baldwin's brief experience in the church would have a sustained impact on his rhetorical style and on the themes, symbols, and biblical allusions in his writings. Baldwin's Pentecostal experience is, in fact, essential to understanding his complex views on Christianity, which he espoused in his speeches and publications. His experience would also serve in part as the underpinnings of his stance on religion. In The Fire Next Time, Baldwin proclaims, "If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, it is time we got rid of Him." During his early teen years, Baldwin attended Frederick Douglass Junior High School, where he met his French teacher and mentor Countee Cullen, who achieved prominence as a poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Baldwin went on to DeWitt Clinton High School, where he edited the school newspaper The Magpie and participated in the literary club, just as Cullen had done when he was a student there. By high school graduation, he had met his close friends at DeWitt Clinton—Richard Avedon, Emile Capouya, and Sol Stein.

The 1940s marked several turning points in Baldwin's life. In 1942, he graduated from high school, and a year later he witnessed the New York Race Riots and experienced the death of his father. After this emotional loss, Baldwin felt more than ever it was important to play father figure to his siblings. He worked at menial jobs during the day, and at night he played guitar in Greenwich Village cafes and wrote long hours, trying to fulfill his dream of becoming a writer.

In 1944, Baldwin met Richard Wright, whose written work spoke to his heart and who would also become a mentor. Baldwin appreciated Wright's strong opinions about race in America, and he greatly valued their intellectual exchange. Wright helped Baldwin to obtain a fellowship to write his first novel, which enabled him to leave for Paris in 1948, where the older writer had relocated a few years earlier. However, the two were often at odds about the ways in which they approached race in their work. Baldwin wrote three essays explicating his critique of Wright's "protest art." This conflict eventually led to the demise of their friendship.

In 1948, at age twenty-four, Baldwin left the United States to live in Paris, France, as he could not tolerate the racial and sexual discrimination he experienced on a daily basis. Professor Kendall Thomas of Columbia Law School explains that Baldwin left his country because of racism and Harlem because of homophobia--two aspects of his identity that made him a frequent target of beatings by local youth and the police. Years later, when asked about his departure, Baldwin explained in a Paris Review interview: "My luck was running out. I was going to go to jail, I was going to kill somebody or be killed" (1984). In Paris, Baldwin began to interact with other writers. He reconnected with Richard Wright, and for the first time, he met Maya Angelou, with whom he maintained a close relationship.

Baldwin would spend the next forty years abroad, where he wrote and published most of his works. Between 1960 and 1970, Baldwin lived regularly in Istanbul, Turkey. Still, the violence and assassinations in the United States during the politically turbulent 1960s took an emotional toll on Baldwin. After the assassination of his three friends—Medgar Evers in 1963, Malcolm X in 1965, and Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968—Baldwin suffered an emotional breakdown and eventually moved to the South of France to recuperate. In 1970, he settled in a house in the village of St. Paul de Vence, where he would live the rest of his life.

During his years abroad, Baldwin returned to the United States frequently and considered himself a "transatlantic commuter." In 1955, he signed a lease for an apartment at 63 West 97th Street in New York, and from the mid 1960s on, he maintained a home at 137 West 71st Street in Manhattan. When Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, Baldwin was actually living in California. Many of Baldwin's extended visits were to spend time with his large and beloved family and to participate in Civil Rights Movement events. He attended the March on Washington in 1963 and the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965. Baldwin also participated in literary events, such as the 1965 conference titled "The Negro Writer's Vision of America" sponsored by the New School of Social Research in New York. During his presentation, Baldwin addressed the conference theme, stating, "I know a story which America denies. And it denies it for the very good reason that my story, once told, confronts it with the truth about itself. In fact, my story, once told, will liberate America. The possibility of liberation—the necessity of becoming responsible for one's own life—is what most people most profoundly fear."

Baldwin passed away on November 30, 1987, in his house in St. Paul de Vence after a short battle with stomach cancer. A week later, he was laid to rest at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and buried at the Ferncliff Cemetery in New York. Family members and friends participated in a large service during which Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka, and Maya Angelou delivered touching remarks about their friend and brother. Angelou stated that Baldwin's love "opened the unusual door for me, and I am blessed that James Baldwin was my brother."

Literary and Civil Rights Timeline

1924 -- Born August 2nd

1938 -- Graduates from Frederick Douglass Junior High School, where his early ambitions in writing were encouraged by his teacher Countee Cullen, the Harlem Renaissance poet

1942 -- Graduates from DeWitt Clinton High School, where he was a member of the literary club and edited the school newspaper The Magpie

1944 -- Meets writer Richard Wright, who refers Baldwin's first draft of Go Tell It On The Mountain to Harper and Brothers publishing house

1945 -- Receives a $500.00 Saxton Fellowship from Harper and Brothers; the first draft of Go Tell It On The Mountain is rejected by Harper and Doubleday; Baldwin begins writing reviews for The Nation and The New Leader

1947 -- Publishes essay "History as Nightmare" in The New Leader

1948 -- Publishes essay "The Harlem Ghetto" and short story "Previous Condition" in Commentary; Baldwin moves to Paris

1949 -- Publishes "Everybody's Protest Novel," in which he critics Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Richard Wright's Native Son; jailed in Paris for eight days for theft (falsely accused of stealing hotel bed sheets)

1951 -- Publishes "Many Thousands Gone" in the Partisan Review; attack on Richard Wright leads to breakup; Baldwin completes Go Tell It On the Mountain in Switzerland, where he stayed three months with Swiss friend and lover Lucien Happersberger

1953 -- Publishes "Stranger in the Village" in Harper's Magazine; the essay is based on his stay in Switzerland

1954 -- Wins Guggenheim Fellowship; attends MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire

1955 -- Attends Yadao, an artists' community in Sarasota Springs, New York; revises Amen Corner during Howard University rehearsals and publishes it the same year; also publishes the collection of essays Notes of a Native Son and an autobiographical narrative "Equal in Paris," about being jailed in Paris in 1949, originally published in Commentary magazine

1956 -- Publishes Giovanni's Room with Dial Press; accepts National Institute of Arts and Letters Award and a Partisan Review fellowship; covers First Conference of Negro and African Writers and Artists at the Sorbonne, sponsored by Presence Africanize

1957 -- Publishes "Sonny's Blues" in the Partisan Review; Travels to the South on assignment for the Partisan Review, where he interviews student protests and meets with Martin Luther King, Jr.

1959 -- Awarded a two-year Ford Foundation grand to complete Another Country; Interviews film director Ingmar Bergman in Sweden; publishes essay "A Letter From the South: Nobody Knows My Name" in the Partisan Review ; apprentice on Elia Kazan's productions of Sweet Bird of Youth and J.B.

1960 -- Covers sit-ins in Tallahassee, Florida; interviews student at Florida A & M; published "They Can't Turn Back" in Mademoiselle Magazine; Richard Wright dies suddenly

1961 -- Publishes second collection of essays Nobody Knows My Name, Dial Press; publishes the essay "Alas, Poor Richard," another scathing critic of Richard Wright's work; appears on radio and television to promote Nobody Knows My Name and to speak about civil rights; meets Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X; completes Another Country; Swiss television produces "Stranger in the Village"; publishes the "Black Boy Looks at the White Boy"; makes first visit to Turkey at the invitation of Turkish actor Engin Cezzar

1962 -- Publishes Another Country, Dial Press, and it becomes a national best seller; Baldwin travels to West Africa; "Letter from a Region in My Mind" published in The New Yorker, later printed in The Fire Next Time as "Down at the Cross"

1963 -- Publishes The Fire Next Time to national acclaim; appears on the cover of May 17th issue of Time magazine; NAACP Field Secretary and friend Medgar Evers is assassinated on June 12 outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi; starts lecture tour for CORE in the South and the North; registers voters in Alabama for SNCC; wins Polk Memorial Award for outstanding magazine journalism; participates in March on Washington; travels to Nairobi, Kenya, with Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier to celebrate Kenya's independence

1964 -- Elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters; publishes the play Blues for Mr. Charlie, Dial Press, and theater production of Blues for Mr. Charlie appears at the historic American National Theater and Academy (ANTA) in New York; publishes Nothing Personal with photographer and high school friend Richard Avedon, Atheneum Books

1965 -- Debates William F. Buckley at Cambridge and receives standing ovation for his response to "Is the American Dream at the Expense of the American Negro?"; Malcolm X is assassinated in the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity; Baldwin attends Selma to Montgomery March; publishes Going to Meet the Man, Dial Press; The play The Amen Corner is performed in New York, Israel, and Europe

1968 -- Publishes the novel Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone, Dial Press; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee; Baldwin speaks at the World Council of Churches in Sweden against apartheid in South Africa; testifies at a Congressional hearing in support of a commission to establish a national museum of African American history and culture; receives personal attacks from Soul on Ice author Eldridge Cleaver

1969 -- Publishes New York Times article "The Price May Be Too High" about black writers in a white publishing industry; directs John Herbert's "Fortune and Men's Eyes" in Istanbul, Turkey

1970 -- Becomes the subject of photographs and a short film From Another Place , both by Sedat Pakay in Istanbul; holds conversations with anthropologist Margaret Mead titled "A Rap On Race"

1971 -- Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead publish the transcript of conversations held in New York in 1970 in a co-authored book titled A Rap On Race; publishes "An Open Letter to My Sister Angela Davis" in New York Times Review of Books; moves to a house in St. Paul de Vence in the South of France

1972 -- Publishes No Name In The Street, Dial Press; publishes the screenplay One Day When I Was Lost, based on Alex Haley's bestselling classic The Autobiography of Malcolm X .

1973 -- Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates secures rare interview with James Baldwin and Josephine Baker together in James Baldwin's house in St. Paul de Vence, France; Baldwin appears with television host and poet Nikki Giovanni on "Soul," and the transcript is published as a dialogue

1974 -- Publishes If Beale Street Could Talk, Dial Press; becomes the third recipient (after writer Tennessee Williams and dancer Martha Graham) of the prestigious Centennial Medal awarded to "The Artist As Prophet" by the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York

1976 -- Publishes what would be his only children's book Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood, with illustrations by Yoran Cazac, Dial Press; publishes the book-length essay The Devil Finds Work

1978 -- Teaches a spring course in contemporary literature at Bowling Green State University in Ohio (returns in the fall of 1979 and 1981); awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Medal

1979 -- Publishes Just Above My Head, his sixth and last novel, Dial Press; goes into seclusion after friend and mentor Beauford Delaney dies in March; teaches at UC Berkeley in the spring and speaks in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Barbara; begins writing and lecturing on black English; publishes "Open Letter to the Born Again" in The Nation; meets Chinua Achebe at the University of Florida, African Literature Association; travels throughout the South

1982 -- Film makers Dick Fontaine and Pat Harley release television documentary of Baldwin' trip through the South "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"

1983 -- Publishes selected poems in Jimmy's Blues, St. Martin's Press; teaches Afro American Studies at University of Amherst in the fall

1984 -- Hospitalized for exhaustion; works on the play The Welcome Table

1985 -- Publishes "Freaks and the American Ideal of Manhood" in Playboy; American Playhouse dramatizes Go Tell It On The Mountain; publishes The Evidence of Things Not Seen, Holt, Rinehart & Winston Publishing; publishes The Price of the Ticket: Collected Non-Fiction, 1948–1985, St. Martin's Press

1986 -- Receives France's highest civilian recognition, the Legion of Honor; travels to the Soviet Union for an international conference and to London for a production of Amen Corner ; suffers fatigue and becomes ill

1987 -- Returns to St. Paul de Vence and is diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, which spreads to the stomach; grants his last interview to poet and journalist Quincy Troop in mid-November in bed at his home; dies November 30 and his friend and assistant publicly announces his death December 1; memorials are held in St. Paul de Vence and Harlem; is eulogized by Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Amiri Baraka at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York; body buried at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York
Provenance:
Acquired as a purchase from Baldwin's sister, Paula Baldwin Whaley in 2017.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Rights:
The NMAAHC Archives can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes.
Topic:
Literature  Search this
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Theater  Search this
LGBTQ+  Search this
Activism  Search this
Awards  Search this
Education  Search this
Communication  Search this
Families  Search this
finance  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Justice  Search this
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Politics  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Travel  Search this
Identity  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Citation:
James Baldwin Collection, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Identifier:
NMAAHC.A2017.47
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3721df784-2906-46b1-9424-8cf154ce1eb8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmaahc-a2017-47
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Living Self-Portrait: Clare Boothe Luce

Producer:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution  Search this
CC-M Productions  Search this
Sitter:
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce, 10 Apr 1903 - 9 Oct 1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Marc Pachter  Search this
Medium:
Audio and video recordings
Dimensions:
Duration: 01 hr., 02 min.
Type:
Time-Based Media
Date:
May 19, 1983
Topic:
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Female  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Journalism and Media\Magazine editor  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Connecticut  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: Audio/Visual Special Collection
Object number:
AV.1983.EDU.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1983 NPG, SI
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National Portrait Gallery
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EDAN-URL:
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Living Self-Portrait: William Shirer

Artist:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Producer:
CC-M Productions  Search this
Sitter:
William Lawrence Shirer, 23 Feb 1904 - 28 Dec 1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Marc Pachter  Search this
Medium:
Video and audio recordings
Dimensions:
Duration: 01 hr., 23 min., 30 sec.
Type:
Time-Based Media
Date:
October 26, 1983
Topic:
William Lawrence Shirer: Male  Search this
William Lawrence Shirer: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
William Lawrence Shirer: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
William Lawrence Shirer: Journalism and Media\Broadcast journalist  Search this
William Lawrence Shirer: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
William Lawrence Shirer: Journalism and Media\Broadcast journalist\Newscaster  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: Audio/Visual Special Collection
Object number:
AV.1983.EDU.2
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Copyright:
© 1983 NPG, SI
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Living Self-Portrait: Edward P. Morgan

Producer:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution  Search this
CC-M Productions  Search this
Sitter:
Edward P. Morgan, 1910 - 1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Marc Pachter  Search this
Medium:
Video recording
Dimensions:
Duration: 01 hr., 04 min.
Type:
Time-Based Media
Date:
February 5, 1990
Topic:
Edward P. Morgan: Male  Search this
Edward P. Morgan: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Edward P. Morgan: Journalism and Media\Broadcast journalist\Television  Search this
Edward P. Morgan: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter\Magazine  Search this
Edward P. Morgan: Journalism and Media\Broadcast journalist\Radio  Search this
Edward P. Morgan: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Correspondent  Search this
Edward P. Morgan: Journalism and Media\Broadcast journalist\Commentator  Search this
Edward P. Morgan: Journalism and Media\Broadcast journalist\Anchor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: Audio/Visual Special Collection
Object number:
AV.1990.EDU.1
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Copyright:
© 1990 NPG, SI
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_AV.1990.EDU.1

Living Self-Portrait: Gordon Parks

Producer:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution  Search this
CC-M Productions  Search this
Sitter:
Gordon Parks, 30 Nov 1912 - 7 Mar 2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Marc Pachter  Search this
Medium:
Video recording
Dimensions:
Duration: 01 hr., 12 min.
Type:
Time-Based Media
Date:
June 25, 1991
Topic:
Gordon Parks: Male  Search this
Gordon Parks: Literature\Writer  Search this
Gordon Parks: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Gordon Parks: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social reformer  Search this
Gordon Parks: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Gordon Parks: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Gordon Parks: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Gordon Parks: Performing Arts\Director\Motion pictures  Search this
Gordon Parks: Performing Arts\Filmmaker  Search this
Gordon Parks: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer\Fashion photographer  Search this
Gordon Parks: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Gordon Parks: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Gordon Parks: Literature\Editor  Search this
Gordon Parks: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Gordon Parks: Society and Social Change\Founder  Search this
Gordon Parks: Performing Arts\Director\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: Audio/Visual Special Collection
Object number:
AV.1991.EDU.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1991 NPG, SI
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_AV.1991.EDU.1

Women and Science at Science Service

Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Date created:
2006-01-17 00:00:00
Topic:
American History  Search this
Heritage Groups  Search this
Women's History  Search this
Women's history  Search this
Writing  Search this
Newspaper  Search this
Scientific  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Jane Stafford  Search this
Marjorie Van de Water  Search this
Frances Densmore  Search this
Emma Reh Stevenson  Search this
Marjorie MacDill Breit  Search this
Typical age range 8-10  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Typical age range 12-14  Search this
Typical age range 14-16  Search this
Typical age range 16-18  Search this
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1c
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_1192

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