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Mary Miss letter to Ellen H. Johnson

Creator:
Miss, Mary, 1944-  Search this
Johnson, Ellen H., 1910-1992  Search this
Miss, Mary, 1944-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Battery Park City, N.Y.
Date:
1985 Feb. 24
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6606
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Ellen Hulda Johnson papers, 1872-2018, bulk 1921-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6606
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Claes Oldenburg letter to Ellen H. Johnson

Creator:
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Johnson, Ellen H., 1910-1992  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Subject:
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1969
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9822
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Ellen Hulda Johnson papers, 1872-2018, bulk 1921-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9822
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Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art, 1931-1999

Creator:
Park, Marlene, 1931-  Search this
Markowitz, Gerald E., 1944-  Search this
Park, Marlene, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Palmer, William  Search this
Magafan, Ethel  Search this
Markowitz, Gerald E.  Search this
Reisman, Philip  Search this
Rothschild, Lincoln  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant  Search this
Solman, Joseph  Search this
Sternberg, Harry  Search this
Walton, Marion  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Barnet, Will  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Cadmus, Paul  Search this
Cronbach, Robt. (Robert M.)  Search this
Citron, Minna Wright  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
King, Roy E.  Search this
Katz, Leo  Search this
Lanning, Edward P.  Search this
Kotin, Albert  Search this
National Personnel Records Center (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Transcripts
Photographs
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6277
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216622
AAA_collcode_parkmarl
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216622
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Konstanz und Variabilitat am Beispiel Zweier Maskentypen der Yoruba

Author:
Volprecht, Klaus  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1986
Topic:
Masks, Yoruba  Search this
Yoruba masquerades  Search this
Epa  Search this
Gelede masks (Costume)  Search this
Call number:
GN301 .A673
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_498058

The Goddess Parvati, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Clark, Allan 1896/98-1950  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Religion--Hinduism  Search this
Mythology--Asian--Parvati  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76009257
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_19979

(Sheridan Lion-Dogs), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Unknown  Search this
Medium:
Sculptures: bronze with enamel inlay; Bases: mortared natural stone, mostly sandstone
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Sheridan Public Works Department 1148 KROE Lane, P. O. Box 848 Sheridan Wyoming 82801
Located Kendrick Park Entrance Sheridan Wyoming
Date:
Dedicated 1919
Topic:
Animal--Lion  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Mythology--Asian  Search this
Control number:
IAS WY000084
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_321496

Artist Files

Collection Creator:
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet (Boxes 8-11, 46)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-2016
Scope and Contents:
Called artist files, these files may contain correspondence, exhibition catalogs and clippings, financial records, photographs, and writings from artist colleagues, artist friends, critics, and collectors. Correspondence may include both business related and personal letters. Notable names include Paula Barton, Thomas Buechner, Wendell Castle, Dale Chihuly, Fritz Dreisbach, Jane Gregorius, Henry Harlem, Richard Harned, Lynn Hershman, Nick Labino, Harvey Littleton, Wendy Maruyama, Robbie Miller, Ronald Pennell, Bob Pfannebecker, Richard Posner, Ginny Ruffner, Raechel Running, Takako Sano, Italo Scanga, Jack Schmidt, Jean-Pierre Umbdenstock, Peter Viesnik, Peter Voulkos, Patti Warashina, Bill Warmus, and many others.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Marvin Lipofsky papers, 1954-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lipomarv, Series 5
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Marvin Lipofsky papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-lipomarv-ref61

Artist Files

Collection Creator:
Johnson, Ellen H.  Search this
Extent:
18.3 Linear feet (Boxes 37-55)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1992
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of materials about artists and others, assembled by Johnson, including artists' and other correspondence, clippings, museum announcements and brochures (including four 45rpm records), notes, and photographic materials. The bulk of the material focuses on contemporary, especially American, artists, including Fletcher Benton, Mary Cassatt, Alexander Calder, Christo, Joseph Cornell, Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Agnes Denes, Jim Dine, Arshile Gorky, Red Grooms, Jasper Johns, Ray Johnson, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Alice Neel, Claes Oldenburg, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, James, Rosenquist, Richard Serra, Frank Stella, Jackie Winsor, and Andy Warhol, among many others. There are also a few folders on European artists.
Arrangement:
Named files were maintained by Johnson according to groups of artists or individual artists; both sets are alphabetical.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ellen Hulda Johnson papers, 1872-2018, bulk 1921-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.johnelle, Series 7
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Ellen Hulda Johnson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-johnelle-ref848

Elyn Zimmerman papers

Creator:
Zimmerman, Elyn, 1945-  Search this
Names:
Dicker, Ruth  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Gund, Agnes  Search this
Teraoka, Masami, 1936-  Search this
Varnedoe, Kirk  Search this
Extent:
34.78 Linear feet
0.223 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sound recordings
Date:
1967-2019
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and site-specific installation artist Elyn Zimmerman measure 34.78 linear feet and 0.223 gigabytes, and date from 1969-2017. The collection documents the artist's life and work through correspondence, writings, project and commission files, exhibition files, teaching files, and printed material. Project and commission files comprise the majority of the collection at 18.2 linear feet and comprehensively document dozens of Zimmerman's site-specific sculptural projects and proposals for public and private sites across the United States and internationally. Items include correspondence, contracts, photographs, models, blueprints, and original sketches and drawings. The papers include a small number of born digital records, including digital images of projects, construction sites, and floorplans, as well as PowerPoint presentations. There is a 6.28 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes interviews, subject and project files, exhibition files, photographs, and preliminary works of art. The addition predominantly documents the comprehensive photographic documentation of Zimmerman's works and extensive preparatory drawings. Materials date from circa 1967-2019.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and site-specific installation artist Elyn Zimmerman measure 34.7 linear feet and 0.223 gigabytes, and date from 1969-2017. The collection documents the artist's life and work through correspondence, writings, project and commission files, exhibition files, teaching files, and printed material.

Correspondence is comprised predominately of received letters and fewer drafts and copies of outgoing letters. Notable correspondents include Zimmerman's late husband, curator Kirk Varnedoe, arts advocate Agnes Gund, and artists Ruth Dicker, Richard Diebenkorn, Kady Hoffman, and Masami Teraoka.

Writings include drafts of journal articles, a book mock-up, project notes, and statements. Agendas and address books are filed with writings.

Project and commission files comprise the bulk of the collection and comprehensively document dozens of Zimmerman's site-specific sculptural projects and proposals for public and private sites across the United States and internationally. Items include correspondence, contracts, photographs, models, blueprints, and original sketches and drawings. The files include a small number of born digital records, including digital images of projects, construction sites, and floorplans, as well as PowerPoint presentations.

Exhibition files document Zimmerman's site-specific installations and exhibitions in a gallery and museum context. Files include correspondence, photographs, slides, statements, press releases, shipping information, and price lists.

Teaching files document the many courses Zimmerman taught in painting, drawing, design, architecture, and landscape architecture. Items include syllabi, assignments, lecture notes, reading lists, and articles.

Printed material primarily consists of items cataloging Zimmerman's career including exhibition announcements, catalogs, and press clippings. Subject files were saved and collected by Zimmerman and are arranged at the end of the series.

There is a 6.28 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes interviews, subject and project files, exhibition files, photographs, and preliminary works of art. The addition predominantly documents the comprehensive photographic documentation of Zimmerman's works and extensive preparatory drawings. Materials date from circa 1967-2019.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1978-2011 (3.7 linear feet; Box 1-4)

Series 2: Writings, Agendas, and Address Books, 1970-2003 (0.5 linear feet; Box 4-5)

Series 3: Project and Commission Files, 1970-2016 (18.2 linear feet, Box 5-15, 21-22, OV 23-85, RD 97-98; 0.223 gigabytes, ER01-04)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1969-2015 (3.5 linear feet; Box 15-16, 20-21, OV 86-96, RD 99)

Series 5: Teaching Files, 1970-1994 (0.4 linear feet; Box 16)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1970-2017 (2.2 linear feet; Box 16-19)

Series 7: Unprocessed Addition, 1967-2019 (6.28 linear feet; Box 99-104, OV 105-132)
Biographical / Historical:
Elyn Zimmerman (1945-) is a New York City and Los Angeles based sculptor best known for her large scale site-specific outdoor installations incorporating granite, water features, and landscape architecture.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Zimmerman moved to California for college, earning both her BFA and MFA from University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, she studied with Richard Diebenkorn and Robert Irwin, and worked in photography, drawing, and site-specific installation. In 1978 she created Monarch's Trough for Artpark in Lewiston, New York, her first site-specific work using granite. For the next several decades Zimmerman would complete dozens of site-specific installations in public and private spaces across the United States, and submit proposals for dozens more. Working frequently with stone and granite, she developed a decades long relationship with a granite quarry in Cold Spring, Minnesota, which fabricated many of her designs. Zimmerman's clients have included the National Geographic Society, the Birmingham Art Museum, and the New York City Parks Department.

In addition to her site-specific work, Zimmerman has had an extensive exhibition history, and has shown for many years with Gagosian Gallery. In 2016, Zimmerman was the recipient of the Isamu Noguchi Award. She has taught at Mills College, California Institute of the Arts, Harvard University, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Zimmerman was married to the late curator Kirk Varnedoe from 1978-2002.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 2015, 2017 and 2021 by Elyn Zimmerman.
Restrictions:
This collection is temporarily closed to researchers due to archival processing. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Installation artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Installation artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women sculptors  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Elyn Zimmerman papers, 1969-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.zimmelyn
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Elyn Zimmerman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zimmelyn

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Zimmerman, Elyn, 1945-  Search this
Extent:
3.7 Linear feet (Box 1-4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-2011
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence dates from 1978-2011 and is comprised predominately of received letters and, to a lesser extent, drafts and copies of outgoing letters. The letters, postcards, memoranda, and printed emails found here are both personal and professional and pertain to work, projects, exhibitions, and life events. Notable and frequent correspondents include Zimmerman's late husband, curator Kirk Varnedoe, arts advocate Agnes Gund, and artists Ruth Dicker, Richard Diebenkorn, Kady Hoffman, and Masami Teraoka. Less frequent notable letters were received from Richard Avedon, Ed Colker, Joel Fischer, Shirley Jaffe, Jon Kessler, Lucio Pozzi, Cherie Raciti, Nan Rosenthal, Robert Storr, James Turrell, and DeWain Valentine.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is temporarily closed to researchers due to archival processing. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Elyn Zimmerman papers, 1969-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.zimmelyn, Series 1
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Elyn Zimmerman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-zimmelyn-ref1

Project and Commission Files

Collection Creator:
Zimmerman, Elyn, 1945-  Search this
Extent:
18.2 Linear feet (Box 5-15, 21-22, OV 23-85, RD 97-98)
0.223 Gigabytes (ER01-04)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1970-2016
Scope and Contents:
Project and commission files comprise the bulk of the collection, and comprehensively document dozens of Zimmerman's site-specific sculptural projects and proposals for public and private sites across the United States and internationally. Many of the projects, both temporary and permanent, were designed for the outdoors and incorporate granite, water features, and landscape architecture. The documents capture the many phases of each project including proposals, planning, site visits, contracting, construction, fabrication, transportation, installation, completion, restoration, and preservation. Material includes correspondence, contracts, photographs, slides, models, blueprints, and original sketches and drawings. The files include a small number of born digital records, including digital images of projects, construction sites, and floorplans, as well as PowerPoint presentations.

Major projects documented here include Marabar at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC, Terrain at O'Hare International Center, Keystone Island at the Dade County courthouse in Miami, Lithos I at the Manufacturers Life Insurance Tower in Los Angeles, First Market Plaza in San Francisco, Sanctuary at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, the Birmingham Museum of Art Sculpture Garden, Free Fall at the Cancer Institute in New Brunswick, Wa Marafiki Mkusanyiko at the US Embassy in Tanzania, the Watercourse at Bentall in Vancouver, and Capsouto Park in New York City.

In addition to these site-specific works, project files, sketches, and stencils pertaining to a series of encaustic drawings titled "Ceremonial Objects" are also filed here. Included here as well are a few files related to residencies, fellowships, and a panel presented at the College Art Association conference.
Arrangement:
Files are arranged chronologically by project date. Most files contain additional oversized material arranged at the end of the series.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is temporarily closed to researchers due to archival processing. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Elyn Zimmerman papers, 1969-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.zimmelyn, Series 3
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Elyn Zimmerman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-zimmelyn-ref3

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Collection Creator:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 59
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1978
Scope and Contents:
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works was originally called the International Insitute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works - American Group. This folder contains letters with both organization titles.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

The Stout diaries are currently closed for conservation.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
George Leslie Stout papers, 1855, 1897-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Leslie Stout papers
George Leslie Stout papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.4: Professional
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-stougeor-ref155

Black American Gospel Music Series, Richard Smallwood and Myrna Summers

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980 February 3
Scope and Contents:
Myrna Summers and Richard Smallwood are two of Washington's most notable gospel composers and performers, both having achieved national and international recognition as concert and recording artists of originality and significant influence in the gospel world. Myrna Summers excels as both a gospel soloist and a composer. Her music is a combination of syncopated rhythmic vibrations of the Pentecostal church, scriptural lyrics, and a poignant harmonic quality. Richard Smallwood, composer, pianist, lecturer, and director, grew up learning the gospel music tradition of the Black church. His gospel stylings were rooted in hymns, traditional spirituals, jubilees, and Holiness church music. The Division of Performing Arts presented the concert as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series. The Black American Gospel Music Series and this program were organized by Bernice Reagon Johnson. Program number AC408.6.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1066

Black American Gospel Music Series, The Dynamics, Norvus Miller and Company

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980 November 9
Scope and Contents:
Concert by Norvus Miller and Company, a band organized in 1976, and The Dynamics, a Black gospel group formed in 1968, held November 9, 1980, in the Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Norvus Miller and Company extended the concept of Black sacred instrumental and vocal music, using singers for both lead and back-up vocals and allowing a harmonica to carry the lead and back-up responsibility on various songs. The Dynamics represented a modern approach to Black gospel music, paying homage to the tradition of classic bass gospel singers. The members present for the performance included Jerry Caesar, piano and lead singer; Douglas Howell, tenor and lead singer; Melvin "Chip" Lowrey, first tenor and lead singer; Sherman "Blake" Clayborne, bass-baritone; and Len Baldwin, second tenor and lead singer. The concert was presented as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series by the Division of Performing Arts. The program and concert were organized by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, director, Program in Black Culture (later known as the Program in African American Culture). Program number AC408.9.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1070

Black American Gospel Music Series, Roberta Martin and The Roberta Martin Singers: The Legacy of Music

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981 February 6-9
Scope and Contents:
Program held February 6-8, 1981, at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. It explored the richness of black gospel music as one of this country's most powerful contemporary urban music forms. More importantly, the program highlighted Roberta Martin as one of the most significant pioneers and innovators of Black American gospel music in the 1930s. Roberta Martin, inspired by Thomas A. Dorsey and Sallie Martin, became a composer and arranger of gospel music. Martin's first church position was as a pianist for the Young Peoples' Choir of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Chicago. There she worked with Thomas A. Dorsey and Theodore Frye, both of whom helped guide her early career. In 1933, with the help of Dorsey and Frye, Roberta Martin organized the Martin Frye Quartet with Eugene Smith, James Lawrence, Robert Anderson, Willie Webb, and Norsalus McKissick. This group became the Roberta Martin Singers in 1936. In the mid-1940s, the group expanded with the addition of two females, Bessie Folk and Delois Barrett Campbell. The Roberta Martin Singers documented here are Delois Barrett Campbell, Lucy Smith Collier, Archie Dennis, Bessie Folk, Gloria Griffin, Louise McCord, Norsalus McKissick, Eugene Smith, Romance Watson. From Roberta Martin and the Roberta Martin Singers: Program Notes. See Program Notes for additional information on Roberta Martin and the Roberta Martin Singers. The Division of Performing Arts presented the concert as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series. The Black American Gospel Music Series and the Roberta Martin program were organized by Bernice Johnson Reagon, director of the Program in African American Culture (formerly known as the Program in Black Culture). Program number AC408.10.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1071

Black American Choral Song: The Evolution of the Spiritual, programs

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984 February 3-4
Scope and Contents:
The concert and colloquium was held February 3-4, 1984, at the Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. The program was created to highlight the songs of the African American worship tradition known as spirituals. These unique songs, deeply rooted in the tradition of African choral songs, play a significant role in African American worship. Program events illustrated the evolution of the spiritual from styles of black congregational singing, to compositions reflecting the influences of European choral music. The program was organized by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, director of the Program in Black Culture (later known as the Program in African American Culture). Panelists included Sterling Stuckey, Bernice Reagon Johnson, Evelyn Davidson White, Nathan Carter, Rebecca T. Cureau with a master classes led by composers Eva Jessye and William L. Dawson. There was a song service led by leaders from the Mt. Early Baptist Church and Antioch Baptist Church both from ALbany, Geogia. Program rogram number AC408.23.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1143

Of Songs, Peace, and Struggle, The Sit-In Movement and the Freedom Rides, Nashville, Tennessee

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987-01-17
Scope and Contents:
Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration held on January 17, 1987, in the Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Program focused on the Nashville Sit-In Movement. It included a lecture and a song workshop, both given by Bernard Lafayette. It also included a tour of objects and exhibitions related to the history of social change in America. Program number AC408.45.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Of Songs, Peace, and Struggle Series, Band of Sisters and Brothers in a Circle of Trust, Remembrances through Stories and Songs with Reginald Robinson and Charles F. McDew

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994 January 15
Scope and Contents:
The Program in African American Culture presented in commemoration of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Band of Sisters and Brothers, in a Circle of Trust, Remembrances through Stories and Songs with Reginald Robinson and Charles F. McDew. Robinson and McDew, both members of the Student Nonviolent Committee (SNCC) "circle of trust,", shared their memories of some of the events that spearheaded the Student Nonviolent Committee (SNCC) into the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. After the lecture and discussion Robinson and McDew led the audience in songs of the movement followed by tours of the Museum's "Field to Factory" and "From Parlor to Politics" exhibitions. The program took place on Saturday, January 15, 1994, in the Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Program number AC408.86.
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Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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W. E. B. DuBois Symposium: "Souls of Black Folk" in the 21st Century: Implications of Race, Culture, and Pan-Africanism in the Global Village

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000 February 5
Scope and Contents:
Annual national observance of African American history month program. The 1999 program was called 'W.E.B. DuBois Symposium: "Souls of Black Folk" in the 21st Century: Implications of Race, Culture, and Pan Africanism in the Global Village'. This program honored one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, the distinguished social historian, scholar, and activist William Edward Burghardt DuBois. DuBois lived during the time period between reconstruction and the modern Civil Rights era. DuBois' work provided new inquiries for both historical and sociological inquiry into African American life and culture; new models for research and study of urban sociology; and new intellectual tools for the sociological analysis of the unique complexities of race and class in the United States. DuBois changed the way scholars and the public viewed the "Negro Problem" and put the African American struggle within the context of racism and colonialism.

Participants included:

Mary Frances Berry, Ph.D., Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought, University of Pennsylvania, teaches history and law

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Ph.D., director of the 21st Century DC AIDS Network organized to address the crisis in Africa, especially among women and orphans

The Honorable Ronald V. Dellums, President, Healthcare International Management Company

James C. Early, Director of Cultural Heritage Policy, Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Myrtle Gonza Glascoe, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education and African American Studies, Gettysburg College

Clarence Lusane, Ph.D., assistant professor of Political Science, School of International Service, American University

Manning Marable, Ph.D., Professor of History and Political Science and Founding Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University

Gay J. McDougall, Esquire, executive director of the Washington-based International Human Rights Law Group

Leith Mullings, Ph.D., Presidential Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York Graduate Center

Bernice Johnson Reagon, scholar, composer, singer, and activist

Her Excellency Sheila Violet Makate Sisulu, the South African Ambassador to the United States

Program number AC408.111.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
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Research Files

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1850-1995, undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains material relating to subjects documenting the African American experience primarily in America and in other parts of the world. Includes both primary and secondary resources including textual records and audiovisual materials not associated with one particular program. Research subjects include spirituals, slavery, gospel music composers, African American dance, Black churches, Black American choral song, blues, and jazz improvisation. The materials are arranged in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0408, Series 2
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