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African American History

Created by:
Joe Schwartz, American, 1913 - 2013  Search this
Subject of:
Hugh Mulzac, American, 1886 - 1971  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1948
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Oratory  Search this
Photography  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joe Schwartz and Family
Object number:
2010.74.143
Restrictions & Rights:
© Joe Schwartz
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.74.143

African-American Consumer and Business Magazine

Published by:
Black Pearl Productions, Inc.  Search this
Attributed to:
African American Business Association  Search this
Subject of:
Louis Farrakhan, American, born 1933  Search this
Benjamin Chavis, American, born 1948  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
paper, ink, metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 1/8 × 8 9/16 × 1/8 in. (28.3 × 21.7 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Labor  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.201.27
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.201.27

Resolution Calling for National African American Museum

Subject:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
99th Congress. Sess. 2, 1986  Search this
United States Congress House  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color; Size: 6.37w x 9.57h ; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Document
Type:
Object
Document
House Document
Date:
October 21, 1986
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Museums  Search this
New Museums  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2271
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12680

National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens

Subject:
Lewis, John 1940 Feb. 21-  Search this
Obama, Barack  Search this
African American Museum Project  Search this
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
September 24, 2016
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Major Events in Smithsonian History  Search this
New Museums  Search this
Museums  Search this
Openings  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14710

Flier for an African American Resource Machine benefit with Eldridge Cleaver

Illustrated by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Eldridge Cleaver, American, 1935 - 1998  Search this
African-American Resource Machine, American  Search this
Artists' Television Access, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 × 8 9/16 in. (28 × 21.7 cm)
Type:
fliers (printed matter)
Place used:
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Art  Search this
Black power  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.22.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.22.10
Additional Online Media:

"Save Our African American Treasures" in Charleston, S.C

Author:
Barnes, Michael R  Search this
Subject:
Conwill, Kinshasha Holman  Search this
Bunch, Lonnie G  Search this
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Save Our African American Treasures Program  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color; Size: 5w x 4.68h ; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Event
Place:
United States
South Carolina
Date:
May 30, 2009
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Women  Search this
Legislators  Search this
Artifacts  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Public programs  Search this
Standard number:
SOAT-BurkeHS__02221
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12692

Jubilee: African American Celebration 2006

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Curator:
James, Portia P  Search this
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Physical description:
.15 linear feet (1 box)
2 miniDV video recordings
1 VHS 1/2" video recording
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Collection descriptions
Date:
2006
Topic:
Celebrations  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Mardi Gras  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
ACMA AV03-055
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361598

African American Laborers, c. 1890

Author:
Smillie, T. W (Thomas William) 1843-1917  Search this
Subject:
Hill, Richard Henry  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Cyanotype; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Cyanotype
Type:
Photographic print
Group
Date:
c. 1890
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Campbell, Robert  Search this
Phillips, Bartlett L  Search this
Washington, Charles Sumner  Search this
Labor Force  Search this
Museum--employees  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Uniforms  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2009-0430 or 94-9551or original neg. #10249
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8310

African American Snapshots

Collection Creator:
Orr, Craig  Search this
Container:
Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1933
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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.
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African American Snapshots: photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0732-ref11

Design for National Museum of African American History and Culture

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Freelon, Adjaye, Bond, SmithGroup Architects  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color; Size: 14w x 10h ; Type of Image: Exterior; Landscape; Medium: Digital Image
Type:
Landscape
Exterior
Digital Image
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2010
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Museum architecture  Search this
Architecture--Drawings and plans  Search this
Architecture--Design and plans  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Standard number:
tmpF52C_tmp_tcm20-183729
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12690

Model of National Museum of African American History and Culture

Author:
Barrat, John D  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Freelon, Adjaye, Bond, SmithGroup Architects  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color; Size: 6.51w x 4.43h ; Type of Image: Landscape; Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Landscape
Exterior
Photographic print
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2010
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Museum architecture  Search this
Architecture--Drawings and plans  Search this
Architecture--Design and plans  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Models  Search this
Standard number:
fb5
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12691

Daguerreotype of an African American child holding a white baby

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Medium:
silver amalgam, silver on copper photographic plates
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (14 x 10.8 cm)
H x W (Closed): 5 15/16 × 4 7/8 × 3/4 in. (15.1 × 12.4 × 1.9 cm)
H x W (Open): 5 15/16 × 9 5/8 × 3/8 in. (15.1 × 24.4 × 1 cm)
Type:
daguerreotypes
portraits
Date:
1850s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Photography  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.37
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.37

National Museum of African American History and Culture Site

Author:
Hansen, Carl C  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color; Size: 16.6w x 11h ; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Digital Image
Type:
Landscape
Digital Image
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
January 27, 2006
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
New Museums  Search this
Standard number:
2006-800
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12681

African American Snapshots: photoprints

Creator:
Orr, Craig  Search this
Extent:
3 Items
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Atlantic City (N.J.) -- 1920-1940
Date:
1929-1933.
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of three photoprints of African American subjects. The dates and captions of the photographs are written on print surfaces.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical/Historical note:
No other information available; photographers unidentified.
Provenance:
Gift.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Automobiles -- 1930-1940  Search this
African American children -- 1920-1940  Search this
African Americans -- 1920-1940  Search this
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0732
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African American Snapshots: photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0732
Additional Online Media:

African American Portrait Tintypes

Creator:
Ahlborn, Richard  Search this
Extent:
2 Items
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Portraits
Tintypes
Place:
Colorado -- African Americans -- 1880-1900
Date:
circa 1865-1900
Scope and Contents:
Two small portrait busts of young African American men or boys. One wears a jacket and tie. The other tintype, in somewhat worse condition, is bent and abraded and has a hole in the top, and shows a young man wearing a broad-brimmed hat, vest, and jacket, no tie.

No indication of photographer's identity.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Nothing is known about the subjects of the photographs, their origin, or circumstances. Neither photograph is captioned, and the photographer is unidentified.
Provenance:
Purchased by Richard Ahlborn, February 1990 from a dealer in Lyons, Colorado, who believed the tintypes were taken in Colorado. Gift of Mr. Ahlborn to the Archives Center.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans -- 1880-1900  Search this
Hats -- 1880-1900 -- Colorado  Search this
Vests -- 1880-1900 -- Colorado  Search this
Youths -- African American -- 1880-1900 -- Colorado  Search this
Genre/Form:
Portraits -- African American men
Tintypes -- 1880-1900
Citation:
African American Portrait Tintypes, ca. 1880-1900, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0515
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African American Portrait Tintypes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0515

Course Documents, African American Art

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1995
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jeff Donaldson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jeff Donaldson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref149

Brochures on African American Artists

Collection Creator:
Johnson, William H., 1901-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935, 1940
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection is digitized. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The William H. Johnson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
William H. Johnson papers, 1922-1971, bulk 1926-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William H. Johnson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-johnwill-ref36

Newspaper Clippings, African-American pilots

Collection Creator:
Powell, William J., 1899-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 62 (Shared), Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
William J. Powell Collection, Accession 1999-0049, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William J. Powell Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1999-0049-ref17

Past/Present/Future Memory, Legislation, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Author:
Brooks, LeRonn P  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, John 1940 Feb. 21-  Search this
African American Museum Project  Search this
Presidential Commission on the Development of the National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
National African American Museum Project  Search this
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages : 17; Page numbers : 711-728
Type:
Congressional Report
Place:
United States
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2015
20th century
Topic:
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
Racism  Search this
Slavery  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
Congressional Hearings  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Memorials  Search this
Publisher:
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14584

African American Family Photograph Collection

Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Portraits
Studio portraits
Date:
circa 1900-circa 2000
Summary:
The collection consists of black-and-white, sepia-toned and color photographs documenting the lives of African Americans from about the 1920s to the 1980s. It is contained in four albums.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents African American people in a variety of settings, from work and leisure to school photographs and domestic activities. It covers approximately a sixty-year period, from 1920-1980. Many of the photographs are set in various cities in Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, but there are photographs from other cities as well, such as Atlantic City, New Jersey and New York City, New York. Parts of the collection appears to document the same places, persons and families, but the majority of the people are not identified. There are many photographs that can be linked to a place or a time period, but not to each other. The photographs are largely undated. Captions written in quotation marks on photograph sleeves represent actual captions that are written on the photographs. Captions presented without quotation marks are processor findings and notations.

Series 1, Photograph Albums, circa 1920-1978; undated, includes four photograph albums with some loose photographs.

Matty Vannall Album, circa 1920-1960; undated, is a black, spiral-ringed, photograph album. The photographs in this album feature many unrelated people, but one African American female subject named Matty Vannall appears frequently. The album seems to be dedicated to her, in the sense that she is documented the most and at various points in her life, though the presentation is not chronological. There are also several photos of a woman named Romaine Gardner, but she does not seem to appear without Vannall. There are pictures of Vannall and Gardner as young adults and middle-aged women, and there are more pictures of Vannall as an elderly woman. Vannall is also pictured with an unidentified Caucasian child for whom she might have been a caregiver, and there are several small portraits of him in the album. At some point Vannall worked as a nurse, and there are group photos of her with her fellow nurses in period uniforms from the 1940s, along with photographs of her as a nurse in her older years. A series of loose photographs shows a day at the beach with family or friends during the 1930s. Those and other loose photographs from this series may be found in box three.

Volume Two, circa 1920-1978; undated, is a book-bound, photograph album covered in gold-colored fabric with embroidered emblems. The outer covers of the album are in good condition, but all of the photographs have been removed for preservation purposes. A copy was made of the photographs in their original positions in the album, but all of the photographs may now be found in box three. The original pagination of the album has been retained as much as possible. Though there are two miniature portraits that are presumably from the 1920s, and some black-and-white photographs from the 1950s, the series is set predominately during the 1970s. Of note is a series of school portraits of an African-American girl identified as "Ruth" and two black-and-white pictures featuring The Atlantic City Tavern.

Volume Three, circa 1940-1970; undated, is a coverless and backless photograph album with a spiraled, metal binding down the side with black and white photographs. The photographs are largely single subject, with some subjects appearing in multiple photographs. For instance, two women, identified as "Marlene" and "Shy", are featured separately, but they appear multiple times in various styles of dress. Also included are African American people at leisure and children at play, and a senior graduation photograph taken at the Pennsylvania Industrial School. There are a number of loose photographs of an unnamed circus performance and a football game of the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Indianapolis Colts. Of note is a candid photo featuring Terry Bradshaw, LC Greenwood and Larry Brown and two unidentified males sitting in a groundskeeper's cart. Though two of the men are unidentified, all of the men were presumably players for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The exact location of this photograph is unknown, but it appears to be a stadium. This photograph and other loose photographs from this series are also located in box three.

Slade Family Album, circa 1960-1970; undated, is a black, book-bound photograph album. These photographs document roughly a ten-year period in the lives of the Slade family. The series is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, though there are some photographs set in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The album focuses largely on Evelyn Slade (maiden name "Dennis"), the owner of the original album. An inscription by her is written on the back panel of the album. Included are photographs of her, her husband Roland and their children, as well as relatives at various events, from family picnics to parties, and a trip to the Empire State Building in New York City. Family friends are also included. Another highlight of the series is a group of photographs of the Atlantic City Tavern's "Atlantic City Football Extravaganza," celebrating a game featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets. There are also a group of graduation photos given to Roland Slade by his friends before his graduation from Fifth Avenue High School circa 1968 or 1969. Of particular note is Ed Fleming, a former National Basketball Association player for the Rochester Royals. There are photographs of him and his wife, as well as a newspaper article announcing the birth of their daughter, Cynthia Eileen. Loose photographs from this series may also be found in box three.

Series 2, Photographs, circa 1920-1980; undated, includes a series of photographs that are not connected to any of the photograph albums. The photographs are separated by decades, with one section for 1920 and 1930, one section for 1940 and so on, until 1980. There are single-subject and multiple- subject photographs; some are portraits and some are candid. The photographs are set in homes, outdoor landscapes and schools and feature family barbeques, Christmas and New Year's celebrations, reunions and school performances. Of interest is a photograph taken at a dance for the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization (1960), a postcard of The Cottage at Bauder's in Cloyne, Ontario (1920-1930), and two photographs of an adolescent couple dressed for a formal event (1980). There is also an aerial photograph of Logan Field, Baltimore, Maryland's first municipal airport. The photograph is dated 1941, Logan Field's last year of operation, as it was replaced that same year by Harbor Field.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1, Photograph Albums, circa 1920-1978; undated

Series 2, Photographs, circa 1920-1980
Provenance:
Purchased from the Old Glory Antique Marketplace in 2008.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans -- History -- 20th century  Search this
African American families  Search this
Portraits -- African American women  Search this
Portraits -- African American children  Search this
Portraits -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Portraits -- African American men
Studio portraits
Citation:
African American Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1950-ca. 2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1127
See more items in:
African American Family Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1127

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