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Clifton Place

Creator:
Pillow, Gideon Johnson  Search this
Williams, Henry Melville  Search this
Ridley, J. W. S.  Search this
Architect:
Vaught, Nathan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Tennessee -- Columbia
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Maury County -- Columbia
Date:
1987
General:
Facing south toward slave cabin from driveway.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Cabins  Search this
African-American gardeners  Search this
Rail fences  Search this
Horses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN021010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN021: Columbia -- Clifton Place
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb678430238-ac8b-46d9-8fca-f20e839245ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10997

Edisto Island -- Oak Island Plantation

Creator:
Seabrook, William E.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oak Island Plantation (Edisto Island, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Edisto Island
General:
See the Western Reserve Historical Society for the original images.
Further sources of information about Oak Island Plantation include: Garden Club of America. Gardens of Colony and State: Gardens and Gardeners of the American Colonies and of the Republic before 1840. New York: C. Scribner's sons, 1931-1934.
Related Materials:
Oak Island Plantation related holdings consist of 4 35mm slides (photographs) and 1 file folder.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Garden houses  Search this
Aerial views  Search this
Porticoes  Search this
Colonnades  Search this
Men  Search this
Civil war -- South Carolina  Search this
Plantations  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC056
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6738c8990-e7a8-4a38-a7f1-b0d874bb022f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12500

Middleton Place: women stirring a kettle outside; possibly Annette Mayes, born a slave and lived as a free woman at Middleton Place until the 1930s.

Creator:
Smith, J. J. Pringle  Search this
Middleton, Arthur  Search this
Wayte, Jacob  Search this
Former resident:
Mayes, Annette  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Middleton Place (Charleston, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Charleston County -- Charleston
Date:
[between 1914 and 1930s?]
General:
Historic plate number: "30." Same image featured on page 67 of "Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place" by Barbara Doyle, Mary Edna Sullivan and Tracey Todd.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Trees  Search this
Fences  Search this
Animals  Search this
Kettles  Search this
Chickens  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Plantations -- South Carolina  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item SC002009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina / SC002: Charleston -- Middleton Place
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b717e91e-9299-4eab-8688-95f6f9c68cb3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12537

Middleton Place: women stirring a kettle outside; possibly Annette Mayes, born a slave and lived as a free woman at Middleton Place until the 1930s.

Former resident:
Mayes, Annette  Search this
Creator:
Smith, J. J. Pringle  Search this
Middleton, Arthur  Search this
Wayte, Jacob  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Middleton Place (Charleston, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Charleston County -- Charleston
Date:
[between 1914 and 1930s?]
General:
Historic plate number: "31." Same image featured on page 67 of "Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place" by Barbara Doyle, Mary Edna Sullivan and Tracey Todd.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
People  Search this
Trees  Search this
Fences  Search this
Kettles  Search this
Women  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Plantations -- South Carolina  Search this
Gardens -- South Carolina -- Charleston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item SC002010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina / SC002: Charleston -- Middleton Place
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62659bbb3-9710-404b-9b6b-73572a5b400b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12538

[Middleton Place]: man standing by the trunk of an oak tree.

Creator:
Smith, J. J. Pringle  Search this
Middleton, Arthur  Search this
Wayte, Jacob  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Middleton Place (Charleston, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Charleston County -- Charleston
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Possibly the same man seen on page 67 of "Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place" by Barbara Doyle, Mary Edna Sullivan and Tracey Todd.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Trees  Search this
Men  Search this
Gardens -- South Carolina -- Charleston  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Oak  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item SC002059
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina / SC002: Charleston -- Middleton Place
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60f18530b-9fb5-47e6-9362-8142d88ca0b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12583

Oak Island Plantation: woman carrying long hoe used to cultivate cotton.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Oak Island Plantation (Edisto Island, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Edisto Island
Date:
1900
General:
Further sources of information about Oak Island Plantation include: Garden Club of America. Gardens of Colony and State: Gardens and Gardeners of the American Colonies and of the Republic before 1840. New York: C. Scribner's sons, 1931-1934.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
African-American gardeners  Search this
Agricultural land  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Piers  Search this
Hoes  Search this
Women  Search this
Men  Search this
Plantations  Search this
Civil war -- South Carolina  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item SC056002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina / SC056: Edisto Island -- Oak Island Plantation
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66d35b7bc-3066-46de-b1d6-d37f3b7bd287
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12920

Foxcroft School

Creator:
Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club  Search this
Noland, Charlotte Haxall, Miss  Search this
Kyle  Search this
Ball, Jane  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Virginia -- Middleburg
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Middleburg
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The Georgian style house lies between the Blue Ridge and Bull Run Mountains.
Historic plate number: "45 B; 233."
Historic plate caption: "Fox Croft - Old Gardener; Miss Noland."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Girls  Search this
Gardeners  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Children  Search this
Men  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA172001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA172: Middleburg -- Foxcroft School
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6114b4001-a4e1-4ed3-a96a-879eed1ba89b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19394

[Aspen Farms Community Garden]: community gardeners taking a well-earned rest.

Photographer:
Beckoff, Ira  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Aspen Farms Community Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Date:
1996 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Community gardens  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Benches  Search this
Vines  Search this
Men  Search this
Women gardeners  Search this
Gardeners  Search this
Fences -- Wire  Search this
Houses  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
African-American gardeners  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA352003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA352: Philadelphia -- Aspen Farms Community Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b725a1bc-2043-458f-ae88-f12d922b62f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17095

[Aspen Farms Community Garden]: a long-time community gardener harvesting the fruits of her labors, with a mural in the background depicting a farm motif.

Photographer:
Beckoff, Ira  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Aspen Farms Community Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Date:
1996 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Community gardens  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Women gardeners  Search this
African-American gardeners  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA352008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA352: Philadelphia -- Aspen Farms Community Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c812ace8-f3f4-41cd-99c6-dde4b9036300
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17100

January 20, 2010: Culture Fix: Yoruba Palace Doors by Areogun

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 15:00:00 EST
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more episodes:
Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day September 25th 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_e96d4c177d8fdb7ed961188518b06d1a

indiVISIBLE: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Symposia
Podcast
MIME Type:
video/mp4
Uploaded:
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:30:00 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more episodes:
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Live Events
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_77a4419e24d5759c93160bf9c4bc9573

People of Progress

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:00:00 -0000
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
See more posts:
PORTRAITS
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_b347997fbfb497b27b3c914e12db67b0

Myrica cerifera

Life Form:
Evergreen shrub/sub-shrub
Average Height:
15-25'
Bark Characteristics:
Smooth, light gray
Bloom Characteristics:
Female: fragrant catkins Male: slightly yellow-green, fragrant catkins.
Dioecious:
Yes.
Foliage Characteristics:
Simple, alternate, oblong, aromatic leaves with entire to serrate margins. 2-4" long. Dotted with small yellow resin glands.
Fruit Characteristics:
Blue, round. Mature in late summer to fall and persist through winter. Fruits surrounded by aromatic waxy substance.
Structure:
Round, vase
Range:
New Jersey to Central America, Caribbean
Habitat:
Wetlands, river margins, sand dunes, pine barrens, hillsides, upland forests
Topic:
Display Gardens  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Southern bayberry
Southern Wax Myrtle
wax myrtle
Waxmyrtle
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Rosanae
Order:
Fagales
Family:
Myricaceae
Genus:
Myrica
Species:
cerifera
Accession Number:
2021-0681A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Display Collection
On Display:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax77a7961dc-4bf3-406b-8f76-08081ea4f621
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2021-0681A

Bill of sale for an enslaved woman named Rosner in Louisiana

Written by:
Samuel F. Smith, American, 1814 - 1890  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Aaron L. Salter, American, born 1819  Search this
Samuel J. Mimbush, American  Search this
John Gallaspy, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 1/2 × 7 15/16 in. (31.7 × 20.2 cm)
Type:
bills of sale
Place made:
Unionville, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1862
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2018.43.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58bb69a46-05e5-423a-af46-7a7c0cae643c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.43.3
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Online Media:

Portrait of Annie Lee Williams and her granddaughters

Photograph by:
Martha Olson, American  Search this
Subject of:
Annie Lee Williams, American  Search this
Alva Holmes, American  Search this
Christine Holmes, American  Search this
Alice Irvin, American  Search this
Josephine Irvin, American  Search this
Created by:
Rose Mary Irvin  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 13 3/4 × 10 13/16 in. (34.9 × 27.5 cm)
H x W (Paper Mount): 16 × 13 15/16 in. (40.6 × 35.4 cm)
H x W (Paper Frame Closed): 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
H x W (Paper Frame Open): 20 × 32 in. (50.8 × 81.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Children  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Martha Olson
Object number:
2018.21.12
Restrictions & Rights:
© Martha Olson
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd545a88d8d-29cf-47a5-918c-1877694f7734
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.21.12
Online Media:

Knife from the Tubman household

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Harriet Tubman, American, 1822 - 1913  Search this
Medium:
wood and metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 1/8 x 1 in. (23.2 x 2.5 cm)
Type:
knives (culinary tools)
Place used:
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1870s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Blockson
Object number:
2009.50.35a
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fc6ed2bd-370e-4ea8-8915-15ca29d1f0b7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.50.35a
Online Media:

Fork from the Tubman household

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Harriet Tubman, American, 1822 - 1913  Search this
Medium:
wood and metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 1/2 x 1 in. (19.1 x 2.5 cm)
Type:
forks
Place used:
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1870s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Blockson
Object number:
2009.50.35b
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fab272cb-4259-4de1-93cb-1157f439fd8e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.50.35b
Online Media:

Henry P. Whitehead collection

Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
156.91 Linear feet (178 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Date:
1843-2010
bulk 1940-1986
Summary:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection documents Whitehead's careers, as well as his family and personal life. The collection also includes the personal papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The combined collection is comprised of black theatrical memorabilia; materials relating to civil rights activities in the District of Columbia; and the African American experience in general. Included are playbills, sheet music, admission tickets, newspapers, magazines, books, photographs, clippings, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, sound recordings, research files, and other material.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection includes the personal papers of Henry P. Whitehead, Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The collection is divided into four series.

Series I focuses on Whitehead and includes papers dating from 1843 to his death in 2011. This series includes biographical material including a large amount of appointment books, identification and membership cards, resumes, certificates, and personal and family material. There is a limited amount of correspondence, which focuses on his personal relationships with family, friends, and general correspondence relating primarily to his work as a local historian.

Also found within Whitehead's papers are countless records from his time employed by the Washington DC government. Materials include memoranda, notes, research material, handbooks, guides, manuals, affirmative action info and records, affirmative action plans, promotion recommendations, recruitment plans and summaries, personnel files (complaints), civil actions and reports related too Whitehead's 37 years of government employment. It reflects the activities of numerous departments, primarily in regards to employment and affirmative action.

There are also a number of files that document Whitehead's involvement in numerous community organizations. Among the organizations in which Whitehead was involved include U Street Festival, Lincoln Corporation, and the U Street Theater Foundation. The papers of the U Street Foundation document the production and establishment of the annual U Street Festival. The Lincoln Theater Foundation and the U Street Theater Foundation papers document the efforts to reopen the Lincoln Theater. Also included are Whitehead's research on the Lincoln as well as old Lincoln Theatre programs. Additionally found within this series are documents and clippings on the economic development within Washington DC particularly in the Shaw/U Street location.

The majority of this series consists of printed material. Printed material in this series includes books, clippings, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, press releases, sheet music, programs as well as promotional material for several Washington DC theaters and organizations. There is a large quantity of theater programs dating from 1900-1986. The majority of the clippings and magazines are theater related topics, coupled with a miscellaneous selection of clippings on topics that presumably captured Whitehead's attention.

Research, notes and writings include a large amount of scrapbooks compiled by Whitehead of mostly photocopied clippings documenting Washington DC history, African American theater history, and general African American history. Five scrapbooks were compiled by an unknown source and were previously housed in the New York Public Library collection. Two scrapbooks are about general theater history one about Frances Starr and one about Margaret Anglin. There is also one scrapbook pertaiing to Mae Hall. Also included are a large amount of research notes and notebooks along with general miscellaneous notes.

There are several photographs of African Americans in the performing arts as well as images of Washington DC and several unidentified men, women, and children.

Audio recordings include 23 cassette from the Alexandria Church of God.

The remainder of the collection consists of the papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney, and those about the Howard Theatre.

The Howard Theatre papers are arranged in Series II and include documents relating to the Washington DC historic Howard Theatre and date from 1910 to 1986. The papers in this series predominantly document the Howard Theatre Foundation's efforts to reestablish and run the Howard Theatre in which Whitehead was the vice president. Records include business correspondence, founding documents, photographs, memoranda, press releases, member lists, financial records, clippings, and scrapbooks of clippings pertaining to the organization and theatre.

The correspondence in the collection include a handful of letters from the Washington DC government along with individuals and organizations. Also included is a large amount of interoffice memoradums.

Administrative records include lawsuits, resolutions, meeting minutes, grant proposals, press releases, memoranda, member lists, studies and reports.

Financial records include check stubs, receipts, invoices, bank statements, expenses, and contribution lists. Printed material includes original and photocopied clippings relating to the history and coverage of the foundation activities. Mostly promotional material as flyers, brochures, and press releases along with programs. In particular two 1920 Howard Theatre programs.

The scrapbooks of original and photocopied clippings compiled by Whitehead chronicle the history of the theatre and coverage of the foundation activities.

There are three VHS cassette featuring Whitehead discussing the Howard Theatre. Also found in series 2 are numerous stock investment record books belonging to A.E. Lichtman one of the early managers of the Howard Theatre. In addition early correspondence between Lichtman and the Rex Amusement Company concerning operational management issues of the Howard Theatre.

The Tomlinson D. Todd papers are arranged in Series III and date from 1902-1986 they include organization files, collected printed materials, subject files, and personal papers.

The collection includes materials relating to organizations in which there was a relationship to Todd's work and in which he had an interest primarily during the 1940s and 1950s, organizations include the National Negro Congress (ca, 1946-1947); the Congress for Industrial Organizations (1943-1947); National Council of Negro Women (1947-1949); Committee for Racial Democracy in the Nation's Capital (1947-1948).

The subject files include documents from three of Todd's organizations; Institute on Race Relation, Club Internationale, and his radio program "Americans All". As well as printed material from Todd's alma mater Lincoln University.

The largest subject file is "Americans All" which includes radio scripts as well as audio recording of a few programs and public service announcements. Also found are several black and white photographs of Todd at the radio studio. Printed materials include newspapers, leaflets, convention proceedings, and flyers, There are a large amount of programs ranging from church worship to convention as well as performance. Also present is a small amount of personal papers, including resumes, certificates, admission tickets, family documents, and travel ephemera from his all expense paid trip to Nigeria.

There are a few photographs of Todd at functions and with notable individuals as well as some family, friends and travel.

Elizabeth's B. Delaney papers are arranged in Series IV and date from 1874-1973.

The papers primarily document her involvement in four organizations, the Grand Oder of Odd Fellow of Kentucky, the Order Eastern Star Kentucky, the State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs of Kentucky and the National Association of Colored Women. There is a small amount of printed material belonging to her son primarily the Alpha Phi Alpha material and Gospel Choral Sheet Music, and books.

The Scrapbook was complied by Whitehead consisting of photocopied clipping documenting the life of Elizabeth B. Delaney.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1: Henry P. Whitehead papers Series 2: Howard Theatre Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd Series 4. Elizabeth B. Delaney
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry Preston Whitehead Jr., was a native of Columbus Ohio. A graduate of Ohio State University, where he also attended law school and was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Mr. Whitehead discovered Washington's "Black Broadway" in 1940, when he was a soldier in town on a weekend furlough. As he served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Prior to moving to Washington DC Henry P. Whitehead worked for five years as a liquor inspector. Mr. Whitehead moved to Washington D.C. in 1949 and worked for the Post Office before working for the District of Columbia government where he stayed 21 years. He led several equal employment initiatives during the 1960s and 1970s, and was last employed as associate director of the District's Office of Human Rights. In 1980 after putting in 37 years of government service Mr. Whitehead retired. Mr. Whitehead was an historian who led efforts to restore Washington's U Street cultural corridor and achieved recognition as an authority on and collector of black theatrical memorabilia. Mr. Whitehead worked to promote and preserve the city's rich African American cultural heritage.

Mr. Whitehead, served as the chairman and president for 10 years of the Howard Theater Foundation Inc., which he helped establish. There he led the effort to include Howard Theatre in the National Register of Historic Places.

Similarly he was an active member of the U Street Festival Foundation. He was an adviser to the Kennedy Center, Anacostia Museum, and other Smithsonian Institution units and contributed materials to their exhibitions. He was also a consultant to historical documentaries broadcast on public television and radio, including PBS's "Duke Ellington's Washington." His writings included "Remembering U Street," a book used for annual festivals in the historic area.

Mr. Whitehead was also the founder and board member of the Lincoln Theatre Foundation.

Henry P. Whitehead Jr. died on January 8th 2002 at the age of 84.
Related Materials:
Related archival materials in the Institute on Race Relations records in the Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

This collection also contains artifacts catalogued in the ACM Objects collection.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on September 1, 2005 by Michael A. Watkins.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
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Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Notes, African American Communities

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Container:
Box 63, Folder 19
Type:
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Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 1: Henry P. Whitehead Papers / 1.6: Research, Notes and Writings
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Notes, African Americans in Motion Pictures

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Container:
Box 63, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
See more items in:
Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 1: Henry P. Whitehead Papers / 1.6: Research, Notes and Writings
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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