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Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies: Reel 5

Directed by:
Rev. S. S. Jones, American, 1869 - 1936  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 12 Minutes
Length (Film): 350 Feet
Type:
silent films
home movies
black-and-white films (visual works)
16mm (photographic film size)
Place filmed:
Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1924-1928
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
American South  Search this
American West  Search this
Business  Search this
Children  Search this
Communities  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Education  Search this
Families  Search this
Labor  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Naomi Long Madgett
Object number:
2011.79.5.1a
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d7673f89-6b70-4b49-99d4-ff183398a78d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.79.5.1a

Ebony Vol. V No. 1

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, founded 1942  Search this
Subject of:
Lillian Moseley, American  Search this
Clark Gable, American, 1901 - 1960  Search this
West Virginia University, American, founded 1867  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (33.7 x 25.7 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Date:
November 1949
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Education  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Stephanie Capparell, author of The Real Pepsi Challenge
Object number:
2011.35.1.12
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ebony Media Group LLC. Permission required for use.
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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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b1a95e1d-ca28-49fa-80d3-d53431f8ac47
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.35.1.12

Collector Records business records

Musician:
Penn, Larry  Search this
McGee, Bobbie  Search this
Magpie  Search this
Killen, Louis  Search this
Creator:
Collector Records  Search this
Glazer, Joe, 1918-2006  Search this
Extent:
34.28 Cubic feet (3 record boxes of business records; 8 record boxes, including 374 non-master audio reels (10", 7", 5", 4" and 2" reels); 160 10" reels in open stacks; 4 record boxes, including 853 audio cassettes; 1 record box, including 36 video cassettes; and 491 long play records, 45s and compact discs.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital audio tapes
Vhs (videotape format)
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1937-2004
bulk 1960-1990
Summary:
This collection documents the activities of Joe Glazer's record label Collector Records. Materials include the label's original commercial recordings, paper records related to day-to-day business operations and production, field recordings made by Joe Glazer, and Glazer's personal music collection.
Scope and Contents:
The Collector Records business records, measuring 34.28 cubic feet, date from 1937-2004 and contain materials relating to founder Joe Glazer's work with the label, as well as his work as a participant in the labor movement.

The records include papers documenting the promotion, production, and business operations of Collector Records; original audiorecordings used for Collector Records masters; audiorecordings made in the field by Joe Glazer; video recordings of performances by and interviews with Joe Glazer, including performances at labor union events; audiorecordings of interviews with Joe Glazer; Collector Records recordings and releases; and Glazer's personal commercial music collection.
Arrangement:
Records are arranged in 7 series:

Series 1: Promotional, Performance, and Record Planning Materials, 1971-2004

Series 2: Financial and Administrative Records, 1966-2003

Series 3: Open-reel Audiorecordings, 1937-1990

Series 4: Cassette Audiorecordings, 1949-2002

Series 5: Video Recordings, 1984-2004

Series 6: Digital Audio Tape (DAT) Audiorecordings, 1982-1994

Series 7: Published Audiorecordings
Biographical / Historical:
Since the Industrial Revolution, working people have been organizing and campaigning for better treatment from their employers. The labor movement and its unions struggle for fair wages, safe working conditions, and many other benefits. Music is an important tool in the labor movement to motivate workers and help build solidarity. Labor songs detail political issues, glorify martyrs and heroes in the movement, and, most of all, inspire and uplift workers. Joe Glazer (1918-2006), often called "Labor's Troubadour," spent a lifetime as one of America's noted historians of labor song. His booming baritone and exuberant guitar have performed for millions of workers, strikers, and students. He was the author of several significant labor songs, notably "The Mill Was Made of Marble," which is a commentary on the need for cleaner, safer mill conditions for textile workers. In addition to his performing, he was employed by the United Rubber Workers, the Textile Workers Union of America, and the United States Information Agency over the course of his career.

Glazer founded Collector Records in 1970 to distribute his own recordings of labor songs and those of younger and newer performers he had met through his work—many of them through the Labor Heritage Foundation, which he founded in 1978, and its yearly Great Labor Arts Exchange. Some artists, such as Bobbie McGee, went on to become well-known folk singers, but many Collector artists remained at their jobs. Eddie Starr (1956-2003) was a third-generation Illinois steelworker who declined a life on the road as a rock musician, and took a factory job at home to support his family. Kenny Winfree was a textile worker when Glazer heard his bluegrass-style labor songs. He continues to work, now at an aircraft plant in Texas, where he is an active member of UAW Local 848.

Collector Records paints a clear picture of workers' struggles. Songs depict everyday hazards and ailments encountered on the job, allowing workers to express their situation and make audiences aware of their plight. "Cotton Mill Colic" is a classic folk song written in 1926 by David McCarn, a textile mill worker in North Carolina that describes the harsh conditions and low pay of mill-working life. The steelworker in "Corrido Minero" sings about the ever-present danger of working in a mine with outdated equipment. Newer workplace issues are expressed in labor songs as well. The worker in John O'Connor's song suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome, one of the most frequent of modern workplace afflictions, occurring among those who perform a great deal of computer data entry and causing extreme pain in the hands and arms.

Collector Records Business Records is a historic collection presenting music to inspire and motivate working people. The Glazer family donated the label's recordings, along with Glazer's original song and narrative recordings, business records, and personal commercial music collection to the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in 2006.
Shared Stewardship of Collections:
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process grounded in the Center's commitment to connecting living people and cultures to the materials this collection represents. To view the Center's full shared stewardship policy, which defines our protocols for addressing collections-related inquiries and concerns, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
Provenance:
The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired the Collector Records business records in 2006 through a donation by the Glazer family.
Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Protest songs  Search this
Political ballads and songs  Search this
Labor movement -- Songs and music  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital audio tapes
VHS (videotape format)
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes -- Open reel
Citation:
Collector Records business records, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.COLL
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Collector Records business records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55b66dd3a-f065-44dc-89b5-2ee37ea8aa4a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-coll
Online Media:

Broadside for a New Orleans auction of 18 enslaved persons from Alabama

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Norbert Vignie  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 18 11/16 × 8 11/16 in. (47.5 × 22 cm)
Type:
broadsides
Place used:
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1858
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Children  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Families  Search this
Finance  Search this
Labor  Search this
Men  Search this
Skilled labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.155.305
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd507849698-8bff-420e-8606-47926ddde95e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.155.305

Letter to Paul Kalmanovitz from the Musicians' Protective Association

Written by:
American Federation of Musicians, founded 1896  Search this
Received by:
Paul Kalmanovitz  Search this
Subject of:
Gladys Bentley, American, 1907 - 1960  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
letters (correspondence)
Place depicted:
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 25, 1949
Topic:
African American  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Business  Search this
Gender  Search this
Labor  Search this
Law  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
U.S. History, 1945-1953  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.57.25.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b1d660ce-d42f-484d-8a3a-19e1ef015976
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.57.25.2
Online Media:

Soul Force: Official Journal of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference vol. 3 no. 3

Written by:
Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, American, 1926 - 1990  Search this
Published by:
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
Edited by:
Alma Jean Billingslea, American, born 1946  Search this
Photograph by:
Elaine Tomlin, American  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. Martin Luther King Sr, American, 1899 - 1984  Search this
Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, American, 1929 - 2018  Search this
Medium:
ink on newsprint
Dimensions:
H x W (Closed): 15 9/16 × 11 3/8 in. (39.5 × 28.9 cm)
H x W (Open): 15 9/16 × 22 3/4 in. (39.5 × 57.8 cm)
H x W (Stored): 8 1/8 × 11 1/2 in. (20.6 × 29.2 cm)
Type:
newsletters
Place printed:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 1971
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Communication  Search this
Government  Search this
Labor  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.130.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b110f0d5-a7f9-435d-9d83-5bdde673db7b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.130.4
Online Media:

The Little Forge, Liverpool

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)  Search this
Medium:
Drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22.7 x 15.1 cm (8 15/16 x 5 15/16 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
United States
Date:
1875
Topic:
man  Search this
work  Search this
labor  Search this
United States  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.236
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye32edec271-9ae7-4750-bf7c-2c422a403e93
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1906.236

Murano-Glass Furnace

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)  Search this
Medium:
Drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 15.9 x 23.3 cm (6 1/4 x 9 3/16 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
United States
Date:
1879-1880
Topic:
work  Search this
labor  Search this
United States  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.239
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye371ab43c2-2f6b-46a2-8433-6ff60bdfae5a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1906.239

Working-class notes

Title:
Center for Working-Class Studies
Author:
Youngstown State University Center for Working-Class Studies  Search this
Subject:
Youngstown State University Center for Working-Class Studies  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1997
1997-
Topic:
Working class  Search this
Labor  Search this
Call number:
HD4802 .W67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_733275

International labor and working class history

Author:
Study Group on International Labor and Working Class History  Search this
Social Science History Association Workers and Industrialization Network  Search this
Physical description:
no. 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1976
Topic:
Working class--History--Periodicals  Search this
Labor--History--Periodicals  Search this
Labor movement--History--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
HD4841 .N558
HD4841.N558
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_80444

BLK Vol. 3 No. 9

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Interview of:
Patti Labelle, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Phil Reed, American, 1949 - 2008  Search this
Magic Johnson, American, born 1959  Search this
Clarence Thomas, American, born 1948  Search this
Donna Summer, American, 1948 - 2012  Search this
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Gladys Knight, American, born 1944  Search this
Arsenio Hall, American, born 1956  Search this
Debbie Allen, American, born 1950  Search this
Diahann Carroll, American, 1935 - 2019  Search this
Anita Hill, American, born 1956  Search this
National Association of Black and White Men Together, American, founded 1980  Search this
Jewel's Catch One, American, founded 1973  Search this
Rue's House, American, 1989 - 1997  Search this
Gay Men of African Descent, American, founded 1986  Search this
Steven Corbin, American, 1953 - 1995  Search this
Salsa Soul Sisters, American, founded 1974  Search this
GMHC, American, founded 1981  Search this
Audre Lorde, American, 1934 - 1992  Search this
Kurt L. Schmoke, American, born 1949  Search this
Ku Klux Klan, 3rd, American, founded 1946  Search this
Dr. Marjorie Hill, American  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Professor Griff, American, born 1960  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Seattle, King County, Washington, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, San Francisco county, California, United States, North and Central America
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States, North and Central America
Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Alexandria, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States, North and Central America
Christiansted, Virgin Islands of the United States, United States, North and Central America
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Vacaville, Solano County, California, United States, North and Central America
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 1991
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
Labor  Search this
Law  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Politics  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Sports  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.34ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bcad8647-5969-4401-8f5d-1cd333d00f33
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.34ab

John Mitchell, President of the United Mine Workers of America. [Active no. 8148 : interpositive.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Mitchell, John (President, United Mine Workers)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
United Mine Workers of America
Local Numbers:
RSN 22403
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.23 [213].
Orig. no. 89061.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Labor unions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 22391-22488
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84ec58e90-f454-4ae2-8fdc-5b8de02d0e4e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref20170

John Mitchell, National President of the United MIne Workers of America, and second Vice President of the American Federation of Labor. [Active no. 8297 : stereo photonegative.]

Topic:
PROMINENT MEN
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Labor  Search this
United Mine Workers  Search this
Mitchell, John (President, United Mine Workers)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Portraits
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 5175
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.28 [160A], moved from [158].
Orig. no. 1-D.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Labor unions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Portraits -- Men
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 5137-5241
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8df57f0cd-b589-402f-b023-66cb97b168d3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref5147

Labor Union pickett [sic?] at Construction 19th and [J?], May 1964 [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Creator:
Ansco (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
AFL-CIO  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
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., 4" x 5".)
Container:
Box 111
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Washington (D.C.) -- 1960-1970 -- Photographs
Date:
May 1964
Scope and Contents:
Man walking on street beside a construction site with sandwich board that reads, "Blake Construction Co. Unfair Failed to Pay Laborers' Wages as Required by Contract. Laborers' District Council of Washington, D.C. and Vicinity AFL-CIO". No ink on negative, no Scurlock number. Ink on envelope: caption "c/o Manley" and "3 - 8x10 glossy". "ANSCO SAFETY FILM 5" edge imprint. Retouching on face with New Coccine.
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.
Topic:
Sandwich boards  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
African American labor union members  Search this
Picketing  Search this
Streets -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Construction -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Demonstrations -- Washington (D.C.).  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1960-1970 -- 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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep843ad5415-beda-4f6f-b011-d6a9b87d59a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref3749
Online Media:

Western Mining Scene, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Denver Art Museum 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway Denver Colorado 80204
Date:
Late 19th c
Topic:
Occupation--Labor  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Mining  Search this
Western  Search this
Landscape--United States  Search this
Architecture--Industry--Mine  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Wagon  Search this
Animal--Mule  Search this
Animal--Dog  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 05520051
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_34614

Poster, Si Se Puede Boycott Lettuce and Grapes

Associated institution:
United Farm Workers  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 25 1/4 in x 19 3/4 in; 64.135 cm x 50.165 cm
Object Name:
Poster
Subject:
History, Reform Movements, Economic Protest  Search this
Latino  Search this
Hispanics  Search this
Mexican-Americans and/or Chicanos  Search this
Strikes and Boycotts  Search this
Labor Unions  Search this
Race Relations  Search this
ID Number:
1977.0660.08
Accession number:
1977.0660
Catalog number:
1977.0660.08
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Sweatshops
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-3ce2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_518598

Untitled (Asian Dock Worker)

Artist:
Walter Ronald Locke, born Winchester, MA 1883-died Pinellas, FL 1949  Search this
Medium:
graphite on paper
Dimensions:
13 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (34.3 × 29.2 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca.1935
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Occupation\labor  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\dock  Search this
Asian American  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Michael J. Ettner
Object number:
2021.88.182
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7ff7e0f7e-9611-47f5-8809-58e0542405fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2021.88.182

German workers in Chicago : a documentary history of working- class culture from 1850 to World War I / edited by Hartmut Keil and John B. Jentz with the assistance of Klaus Ensslen ... [et al.] ; documents translated by Burt Weinshanker

Author:
Keil, Hartmut 1942-  Search this
Jentz, John B. 1944-  Search this
Chicago Project (Universität München)  Search this
Physical description:
427 p. : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
German Americans--Employment--History--Sources  Search this
Working class--History--Sources  Search this
Labor--History--Sources  Search this
Labor movement--History--Sources  Search this
German Americans--Social life and customs--Sources  Search this
German Americans--Social conditions--Sources  Search this
German Americans--History--Sources  Search this
Call number:
HD8081.G4G46 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_357201

Charles Rivers Photographs

Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Names:
Chrysler Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Empire State Building -- Construction--1929-1930  Search this
Pathe News  Search this
Bates, Ruby  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Albums
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1920-1930
Washington (D.C.) -- 1960-1970
Date:
1929-1963
bulk 1929-1930
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains: twenty-nine silver gelatin photoprints mounted on Fome-Core, Masonite, and cardboard, ranging in size from 5-1/2" x 9-1/4" to 10-11/16" x 13-13/16"; three 5" x 7" unmounted silver gelatin photoprints; a scrapbook which originally contained 56 silver gelatin photoprints, ranging in size from 2" x 3" to 7-1/2" x 9-1/2"; and silver gelatin film negatives (presumably acetate) for the prints. The scrapbook includes a New York Daily News clipping about Rivers: "Builds a Bridge to Students" by Anthony Burton (dated May 12, 1970 by Rivers) with a photograph showing him speaking to a crowd, Most of the photographs depict the construction of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings--iron workers on the job and relaxing during breaks, and pictures of the buildings at various stages of completion. Other subjects are: a demonstration to prevent World War II (1935), a color photoprint of the Civil Rights March and Demonstration in Washington, D.C. (1963), and two magazine clippings from a Soviet publication, New Times, in which Rivers's prize-winning "Self Portrait" (1930) was reproduced.

Most of these prints were made by Charles Rivers many years after the creation of the original negatives, probably ca.1970s 1980s. The collection is in generally good condition, except that many of the print surfaces are scratched.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Rivers created a certain amount of confusion about his origins, whether accidentally or intentionally. Born Constantinos Kapornaros[1] (or Kostandinos Kapernaros)[2] in the small town of Vahos in Mani, an isolated area in the southern Peloponnesian region of Greece, on May 20, 1904, he emigrated to the United States as a child of five or six with his parents. His school record showed that he was enrolled in 1911 at the age of seven.[3] The family lived in Maine or New Hampshire, then Massachusetts, and later other locations in New York state. It is believed that his new name was derived from the Charles River in Boston.[4] The change may have been occasioned by a need to conceal his deep involvement in left-wing political and union activities.[5] Mr. Rivers settled in New York City in 1950 and resided there until 1993.[6] He sometimes identified his birthplace as Denver, Colorado,[7] but this may have been a fabrication or simplification, based on the fact that Greek church baptismal records were kept in Denver.[8] His sons James and Ronald believe that he never became an official American citizen. Late in life, in order to visit his birthplace, he was issued a passport, based on his school records, which stated that he was born in Denver. Rivers photographed the construction of the Chrysler Building (1929) and the Empire State Building (1930) in New York City. He was inspired to take up photography by seeing the work of the influential documentary photographer Lewis Hine, whose famous images of working children helped win passage of protective child labor laws. Rivers and Hine both photographed the Empire State Building and the men building it, yet Rivers apparently was unaware until years later that his idol had been present. Employed as an iron worker, Rivers traded his pail of tools for a Zeiss Ikon[9] camera during his lunch hour or when photographic opportunities arose. While the workers depicted in some of the photographs clearly are aware of the photographer's presence, Rivers's project presumably was conducted more or less surreptitiously. It is not known for certain if the paths of Rivers and Hine ever crossed, but his son Ron considers it unlikely: Hine photographed only the Empire State Building in connection with his "Men at Work" project,[10] not the earlier Chrysler Building, and Rivers did not work on the Empire State Building for a very long period. His self-portrait on the Empire State Building, "The Bolter-Up," may have been intended as a memento during one of his last days on that job.[11]

Rivers became unemployed in the Depression and consequently became involved in national efforts to create Social Security, unemployment insurance, and housing programs. These experiences apparently encouraged his active participation in politically leftist activities, as coverage about him in Soviet publications attests. A pacifist, in 1935 he was involved in demonstrations aimed at preventing World War II, and in the 1960s he took part in anti-Vietnam demonstrations and encouraged young people to continue such resistance.

In the 1950s Rivers worked in steel fabrication, in a chemistry lab as a technician, and briefly as a legislative aide for a New York state senator.

In 1986 Rivers submitted his 1930 self-portrait, posed on the Chrysler Building, to the International Year of Peace art contest sponsored by the New Times, published in Moscow: it was awarded a prize and diploma.

Mr. Rivers died in 1993, only two weeks after moving to Arlington, Texas to enter a nursing home near his sons' homes.

1. The page on Rivers in New York University=s Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives web site (http://laborarts.org/collections/item.cfm?itemid=82) --noted 5 June 2002), claims Rivers was born in 1905 and changed his name Ato resemble those of the Mohawk Indians working on the high steel of New York City=s skyscrapers and bridges".

2. This spelling is given in an e-mail from James Rivers to Helen Plummer, Aug. 19, 2002.

3. Ibid.

4. Telephone conversation between Ron Rivers and the author, 6 June 2002. Additional information was provided by Ron Rivers in electronic mail messages, 5 June and 12 June 2002.

5. James Rivers, op. cit.

6. Telephone conversation with Ron Rivers, 6 June 2002.

7. In a biographical statement for the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art (copy supplied by Helen Plummer), Charles Rivers called Denver his birthplace. The George Eastman House photographer database also included this apparently erroneous information, probably derived from the Amon Carter statement (telephone conversation with Helen Plummer, 3 June 2002).

8. Ron Rivers, telephone conversation, 6 June 2002.

9. Identified by Charles Rivers as the camera used in the skyscraper photographs: interview by Carol Sewell, "Photographer looked at U.S. from high view," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dec. 27, 1986. Rivers also used a Rolleiflex, according to Ron Rivers (see note above), but the folding Zeiss Ikon camera would have been a more convenient addition to a lunchbox than the bulkier Rolleiflex. The collection negatives are not in the Rolleiflex square format, moreover.

10. See Judith Mara Gutman, Lewis W. Hine and the American social conscience. New York: Walker, 1967.

11. Ron Rivers, telephone conversation, 6 June 2002.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Included Rivers's self-portrait, "The Bolter Up," in its summer 2002 exhibition, "Metropolis in the Machine Age," in the form of a new print made from a digital copy of the Archives Center's original negative. The author discussed the new print from the Rivers negative and other photographs in this exhibition in an invited gallery lecture, "The Skyscraper Photographs of Lewis Hine and Charles Rivers," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, June 6, 2002.

Materials at Other Organizations

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

See Barbara McCandless and John Rohrbach, Singular moments: photographs from the Amon Carter Museum, with select entries by Helen Plummer. Reproduction of a Rivers photograph, with description and analysis, p. 30. Additional information has been generously supplied by Ms. Plummer, curatorial associate, and Barbara McCandless, curator of photography, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth Texas.

Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University

Museum of the City of New York

Some of his photographs were included in the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art exhibition, "Looking at America: Documentary Photographs of the 1930s and 1940s," December 1986.
Provenance:
The collection is a gift from Mr. Charles Rivers, 1989.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Topic:
Self-portraits, American  Search this
Iron and steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Construction workers -- 1900-1950 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Structural steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Civil rights demonstrations -- 1960-1970  Search this
Skyscrapers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Peace movements -- 1960-1970  Search this
Peace movements -- 1930-1940  Search this
Scottsoro boys case  Search this
Fires  Search this
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931  Search this
Self-portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Albums
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1970-1990
Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0360
See more items in:
Charles Rivers Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82c2fc0d6-34f9-422b-b6e3-c1d1072e975f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0360
Online Media:

mug, drinking

Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 5 in x 3 in; 10.16 cm x 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
Cup
mug, drinking
Place made:
United States: Washington
Associated place:
United States: Washington, Forks
Subject:
Lumber  Search this
Labor Unions  Search this
Forestry  Search this
Lobbying  Search this
Women's History  Search this
Credit Line:
Federated Women in Timber
ID Number:
1986.0423.0032
Accession number:
1986.0423
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-2843-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_538718
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