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If I could see as far ahead as I can see behind by Branen & Lange

Title:
Now if I could see as far ahead as I can see behind
Blind man has but one desire that is that he may see
Author:
Lange, Arthur 1889-1956 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86075552 http://viaf.org/viaf/3953321  Search this
Branen, Jeff T., 1872-1927 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no92032651 http://viaf.org/viaf/36486648  Search this
Buck, Gene http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb99181430 http://viaf.org/viaf/16726345  Search this
Cole, Bob 1868-1911 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no91030728 http://viaf.org/viaf/56176445  Search this
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond),) 1873-1954 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85282731 http://viaf.org/viaf/27151848  Search this
Morton, Ed http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n92109444 http://viaf.org/viaf/122145663140205071969  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Jos. W. Stern & Co http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/pbl http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no98132626 http://viaf.org/viaf/139874854  Search this
Subject:
Cole, Bob 1868-1911  Search this
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond),) 1873-1954  Search this
Morton, Ed  Search this
Cole, Bob 1868-1911 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00296928 http://viaf.org/viaf/56176445  Search this
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond),) 1873-1954 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00180490 http://viaf.org/viaf/27151848  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5 pages) 36 cm
Type:
Caricatures and cartoons
Portraits
Songs and music
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1910
1901-1910
1910-1920
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Biplanes  Search this
Clouds  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_989081

If I could see as far ahead as I can see behind by Branen & Lange

Title:
Now if I could see as far ahead as I can see behind
Blind man has but one desire that is that he may see
Author:
Lange, Arthur 1889-1956 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86075552 http://viaf.org/viaf/3953321  Search this
Branen, Jeff T. 1872-1927 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no92032651 http://viaf.org/viaf/36486648  Search this
Buck, Gene http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb99181430 http://viaf.org/viaf/16726345  Search this
Cole, Bob 1868-1911 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no91030728 http://viaf.org/viaf/56176445  Search this
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) 1873-1954 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85282731 http://viaf.org/viaf/27151848  Search this
Morton, Ed http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n92109444 http://viaf.org/viaf/122145663140205071969  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Cole, Bob 1868-1911  Search this
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) 1873-1954  Search this
Cole, Bob 1868-1911 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00296928 http://viaf.org/viaf/56176445  Search this
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) 1873-1954 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00180490 http://viaf.org/viaf/27151848  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5 pages) 36 cm
Type:
Caricatures and cartoons
Portraits
Songs and music
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1910
1901-1910
1910-1920
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Biplanes  Search this
Clouds  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982113

The man in the moon is a coon [song and chorus] words & music by Geo. M. Cohan

Title:
Man in the moon is a coon, that's right
Colored neighborhood's excited, ev'ry colored gal's delighted
Author:
Cohan, George M (George Michael) 1878-1942 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79145587 http://viaf.org/viaf/64196140  Search this
Davies, Syd http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill  Search this
Gunn, Archie 1863-1930 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2006057355 http://viaf.org/viaf/4362246  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5 pages) 36 cm
Type:
Caricatures and cartoons
Songs and music
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Moon
Date:
1897
To 1901
1890-1900
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Faces  Search this
Moon  Search this
Night  Search this
Smiling  Search this
Spectators  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982148

My ole gal done flew plantation song words by William H. Paine ; music by Charles A. Chase

Title:
My ole gal done flew, she's left dis world behind
I had a gal with a muttonchop-mouth, and a voice that would raise the roof
Author:
Chase, Charles A. composer http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp  Search this
Paine, William H http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2013096479  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Oliver Ditson Company pbl http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr99011237 http://viaf.org/viaf/139875126  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5 pages) 36 cm
Type:
Caricatures and cartoons
Songs and music
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1895
To 1901
1890-1900
1890-1990
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Flight  Search this
Humorous songs  Search this
Minstrel music  Search this
Plantation life  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Balloonists  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Cats  Search this
Women  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982702

Let me down easy, or, The machinery man words & music by Tom Farrel

Title:
That's what we all say
Le-let me dow-ha down easy, you'll never see me here no more
Sam Johnson was a machinery man with ideas of his own
Machinery man
Author:
Farrel, Tom http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr  Search this
Starmer http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no98132927 http://viaf.org/viaf/78406068  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 score ([8] pages) 35 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Caricatures and cartoons
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1906
1901-1910
1900-1910
Topic:
African American inventors  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Airships  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Aircraft  Search this
Clouds  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982973

The Liberator, Vol. XV, No. 26

Created by:
The Liberator, American, 1831 - 1865  Search this
Edited by:
William Lloyd Garrison, American, 1805 - 1879  Search this
Published by:
Isaac Knapp, American, 1808 - 1858  Search this
Printed by:
J.B. Yerrington & Son, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 24 7/8 × 18 1/2 in. (63.2 × 47 cm)
Type:
newspapers
Place printed:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 27, 1845
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Fugitive enslaved  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Self-liberation  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Societies  Search this
United States--History--1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2016.166.41.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55186b70f-5f56-4f7a-9ef7-e83fd77a8a56
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.166.41.7
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The Liberator, Vol. XXV, No. 47

Created by:
The Liberator, American, 1831 - 1865  Search this
Edited by:
William Lloyd Garrison, American, 1805 - 1879  Search this
Published by:
Isaac Knapp, American, 1808 - 1858  Search this
Printed by:
J.B. Yerrington & Son, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 24 15/16 × 17 7/8 in. (63.3 × 45.4 cm)
Type:
newspapers
Place printed:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 23, 1855
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Societies  Search this
United States--History--1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2016.166.41.8
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-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd560c2e9e6-47fa-458c-a9b8-14cb02cfcd43
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.166.41.8
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The Liberator, Vol. XXVI, No. 6

Created by:
The Liberator, American, 1831 - 1865  Search this
Edited by:
William Lloyd Garrison, American, 1805 - 1879  Search this
Published by:
Isaac Knapp, American, 1808 - 1858  Search this
Printed by:
J.B. Yerrington & Son, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 25 1/2 × 18 1/2 in. (64.8 × 47 cm)
Type:
newspapers
Place printed:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February 8, 1856
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Societies  Search this
United States--History--1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2016.166.41.9
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-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d62b229d-3b9b-4ded-86b8-8b693302143b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.166.41.9
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Playbill for Def Poetry Jam on Broadway

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Longacre Theatre, American, founded 1913  Search this
Subject of:
Russell Wendell Simmons, American, born 1957  Search this
Stan Lathan, American, born 1945  Search this
Beau Sia, American, born 1976  Search this
Black Ice, American  Search this
Staceyann Chin, American, born 1972  Search this
Steve Colman, American  Search this
Mayda Del Valle, American  Search this
Georgia Me, American  Search this
Suheir Hammad, Jordanian American, born 1973  Search this
Poetri, American, born 1974  Search this
Lemon, American, born 1975  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (22.2 x 14.6 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2002
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.22
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd515f2d3dc-172d-48b6-83f8-8d20134623aa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.22
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The Road to Negro Liberation

Published by:
Workers Library Publishers, Inc., American, founded 1930  Search this
Written by:
Harry Haywood, American, 1898 - 1985  Search this
Subject of:
Communist Party of the United States of America, American, founded 1919  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 1/16 x 4 15/16 in. (18 x 12.5 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Place depicted:
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1934
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
United States--History--1933-1945  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the family of Dr. Maurice Jackson and Laura Ginsburg
Object number:
2010.55.22
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52fc77e90-db9c-4454-99d4-ab8888c4a046
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.55.22
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Frederick Douglass Patterson papers

Creator:
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988  Search this
Names:
Phelps-Stokes Fund  Search this
Tuskegee Institute  Search this
United Negro College Fund  Search this
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943  Search this
Moton, Robert Russa, 1867-1940  Search this
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988  Search this
Extent:
18.66 Linear feet (21 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diplomas
Notebooks
Articles
Manuscripts
Photographic prints
Ephemera
Scrapbooks
Newsletters
Awards
Photographs
Invitations
Legal documents
Programs
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
1882 - 1988
Summary:
President of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (later Tukegee Institute; now Tuskegee University) from 1935 - 1953 and founder of the United Negro College Fund (1944). Patterson was born on October 10, 1901. Orphaned at age two, he was raised by his eldest sister, Wilhelmina (Bess), a school teacher in Texas. He studied at Iowa State College, where he received a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1923 and a master of science degree in 1927. Five years later, he was awarded a second doctorate degree from Cornell University. Patterson taught veterinary science for four years at Virginia State College, where he was also Director of Agriculture. His tenure at Tuskegee University started in 1928 and spanned almost 25 years, first as head of the veterinary division, then as the director of the School of Agriculture and finally as Tuskegee's third president. He married Catherine Elizabeth Moton, daughter of Tuskegee University's second president, Dr. Robert R. Moton. Patterson also founded the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee in 1944, the same year he founded the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The UNCF continues today as a critical source of annual income for a consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tuskegee University among them.
Scope and Content note:
The Frederick Douglass Patterson Collection comprises 18.66 linear feet of correspondence, manuscripts, research material, published writings, photographs, audiovisual material, scrapbooks, diplomas, awards, and other materials chronicling the personal life and professional career of Frederick D. Patterson.

The collection is comprised of glimpses into the life of Dr. Patterson. The little correspondece that survived is located in Series 2: Career, Series 3: Correspondence, and Series 4: Organizations. Some of the correspondence takes the form of congratulatory notes from 1953 during Patterson's transfer from Tuskegee Institute to the Phelps-Stokes Fund, located in Series 2. There is also a personal note sent to Patterson's wife, Catherine Patterson, from George Washington Carver in which he describes peanut oil as a good massage oil.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged by series and chronologically therein:

1. Biography: This series provides insight into Patterson's family life through primary documents. It is comprised of family wills, insurance policies, and his autobiography. Sub-series are arranged alphabetically by title.

2. Career: This series contains materials from Patterson's long professional career in the field of higher education, including his tenure as present of both the Tuskegee Institute and the Phelps-Stokes Fund. Sub-series are arranged chronologically.

3. Correspondence: This series contains letters sent to Patterson (and his wife) of a personal and professional nature. Several letters relate to Patterson's personal business "Signs and Services," which was a small billboard advertising company. There are also letters from George Washington Carver. The series is arranged chronologically. 4. Organizations: This series contains material from the various foundations Patterson founded and to which he belonged, including the R.R. Moton Fund and the College Endowment Funding Plan. He is especially noted for developing the United Negro College Fund. The series is organized alphabetically by sub-series title.

5. Honors: This series contains the awards, citations, and resolutions Patterson received during his lifetime. Folders are organized chronologically. 6. Subject Files: This series comprises articles, employee vitas, and other documents collected and organized by Patterson. Among the subjects in the files are higher education, Negroes, segregation, civil rights, and employee records. There is no key to this system.

7. Photographs: The Photograph series mostly documents Patterson's tenure at Tuskegee University. The series includes images of Patterson and various other notable figures during formal functions at the university. Noteworthy personalities include George Washington Carver, Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana.

8. Printed Materials: This series contains books, programs, and other documents from Patterson's personal collection. The series is organized alphabetically by author's last name.
Biographical note:
Frederick Douglass Patterson was born on October 10, 1901 to parents William and Mamie Brooks Patterson, in the Buena Vista Heights area of Anacostia in Washington, D.C. The youngest of six children, Patterson's parents died of tuberculosis before he reached the age of two years, his mother when he was eleven months old and his father a year later. Following his parents' death, the Patterson children were split up and sent to live in the homes of family and friends as stipulated in his father's last will and testament until he was seven years old, Patterson lived in the Anacostia area with a family friend he called "Aunt Julia."

When he was seven years old, Patterson's older sister Bess (a recent graduate of the Washington Conservatory of Music) decided to seek employment in Texas and took him with her. Many of their parents' family still lived in the state, which allowed Patterson the opportunity to spend months with various aunts and uncles, while his sister taught music throughout the South. After completing eighth grade, Patterson joined his sister at the Prairie View Normal School, where she taught music and directed the choir. Patterson attended the school for four years, during which time he developed an interest in veterinary medicine.

In 1920, Patterson enrolled at Iowa State College as a veterinary student. He graduated in 1923 and moved to Columbus, Ohio, to join his brother John. While there, he took the Ohio State Board exam for Veterinary Medicine. Although he became certified, a lack of money prevented him from practicing. Four years later he received a teaching offer from Virginia State College (VSC) in Petersburg, Virginia, which afforded him the opportunity to work within his profession. While at VSC Patterson took a leave of absence and returned to Iowa, in 1926, to pursue a Master's degree in veterinary medicine.

After five years at VSC, the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute offered Patterson a position running the veterinarian hospital and teaching veterinary science. He moved to Tuskegee, Alabama in 1928. While at Tuskegee, Patterson decided to pursue a Ph.D. in bacteriology at Cornell University. During his year and a half leave from Tuskegee, Patterson completed his coursework and wrote his dissertation. After he returned to Tuskegee, a serial killer murdered three people, including the head of the Department of Agriculture. Confronted with this tragedy, school officials quickly offered Patterson the vacant position, which he accepted in 1934.

Robert R. Moton, second president of Tuskegee, retired in 1935 and a search was soon commenced to find the next president for the school. Patterson, in the meantime, pursued more personal matters when he met and married Catherine Moton (with whom he would have a son) in June 1935. By then he was already hired to take his now, father-in-law's, position as President of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.

As president of Tuskegee, Patterson made several changes and many additions to the institution. He increased faculty housing for professors; integrated the Board of Trustees' meeting meals and eventually arranged for both balck and white members to eat at one table; shortened the name to Tuskegee Institute; and established the Department of Commercial Dietetics in 1935, the veterinary medicine program in 1942, and the engineering program in 1948. While many considered Patterson's changes important achievements, it was his development of the Commercial/Military Aviation Program that would bring the school distinction and fame.

Patterson first attempted to develop the aviation program in 1939. The government fostered the development of such programs by subsiding the expenses. All a university had to do was present able-bodied instructors and willing pupils. Tuskegee had both. By 1940 the United States Air Force was interested in integrating its forces. In order to do this they needed trained black pilots. Tuskegee was the perfect place to provide the needed pilots since the school was situated in an all-black environment where students could concentrate on learning to fly without having to worry about racist reactions from their fellow classmates. To accommodate this program, the Tuskegee Army Air Base was created. Tuskegee pilots flew missions throughout World War II and would later be recognized for their bravery.

An important part of Patterson's duties as president was fund-raising. By 1943 he found it increasingly difficult to find ample sources of funds to run the Institute. He came to realize Tuskegee and similar black colleges would benefit if they pooled their funding resources and asked for larger amounts of money from philanthropic individuals and organizations as a collective. Working together would cut fund-raising expenses; this in turn would leave more money for the colleges to use as they wished. Patterson named his new creation the United Negro College Fund (UNCF); it would go on to raise millions of dollars for the nation's historically black colleges. He served as the first president of the organization.

During the fifteen years Patterson served as president of Tuskegee, he hosted many famous personalities, including W.E.B. DuBois, Mary McLeod Bethune, Eleanor Roosevelt, Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, Pearl Buck, and Andre Segovia. He developed a lasting relationship with George Washington Carver, who had been a professor with Tuskegee since the days of Booker T. Washington.

Patterson served on many organizational boards in addition to his educational work. His involvement with the Phelps-Stokes Fund would ultimately lead Patterson to leave his beloved Tuskegee Institute to apply his educational philosophies on a broader scale. In 1953 the Fund approached Patterson and offered him the presidency of the organization. Patterson, feeling he needed a change, accepted the offer. He resigned from Tuskegee that same year and moved to New York to begin a new life.

Organized in 1911, the Phelps-Stokes Fund supported African, African American, and Native American education and worked on solving housing problems in New York City. Patterson's interest in African education began before he joined Phelps-Stokes. In 1950 the World Bank/International Bank Commission to Nigeria hired him to "evaluate the resources of Nigeria and…to study the educational programs and the organizational structure of advanced education." Through his work with the Fund he continued his efforts to improve the educational opportunities for Africans and help them move beyond colonialism. Patterson traveled extensively throughout the west coast of Africa in support of these goals.

In addition to forming the UNCF, Patterson created two other organizations (the Robert R. Moton Institute and the College Endowment Funding Plan), during the mid 1960s and 1970s. Each was designed to improve funding efforts for historically black colleges. The Robert R. Moton institute began as an off-shoot of the Phelps-Stokes as a site for conferences to address the Fund's primary concerns. Patterson's idea for the Institute came from a desire to put to use a piece of property inherited after Moton's death. Empathy with the frustrations of college presidents regarding the restricted funding for institutional expenses led Patterson to create the College Endowment Funding Plan. The Endowment was designed to alleviate this situation by providing matching funds to eligible colleges. The Endowment made its first payment in 1978. Unfortunately, by the 1980s, the Moton Institute lost most of its government funding due to federal cutbacks. This resulted in reductions to the Institute's programming.

It was not until Patterson was well into his eighties that he began to retire from his life of public service. On June 23, 1987, President Ronald Reagan presented Dr. Patterson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest possible honor that can be bestowed upon a civilian, for his service in higher education and his role in creating funding sources for the nation's historically black colleges. A year later Frederick Douglass Patterson died at the age of eighty-seven.

Honorary Degrees

undated -- Xavier University

1941 -- Virginia State College

1941 -- Wilberforce University

1953 -- Morehouse College

1956 -- Tuskegee Institute

1961 -- New York University

1966 -- Edward Waters College

1967 -- Atlanta University

1969 -- Franklin and Marshall College

1970 -- Virginia Union University

1975 -- Bishop College

1977 -- St. Augustine's College

1982 -- Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

1984 -- Stillman College

1985 -- Payne College

Distinctions

undated -- Association for the Study of Negro Life and History Carter

undated -- The Southern Education Foundation, Inc. Distinguished Service Citation

undated -- The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Texas Association of Developing Colleges Annual Leadership Awards

1950 -- Christian Education department, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Inc. Citation for Distinguished Service

1953 -- Bethune-Cookman College, the Mary McLeod Bethune Medallion

1953 -- John A. Andrew Clinical Society at Tuskegee Institute, Citation for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Humanity

1953 -- Tuskegee Institute, Certificate of Appreciation for 25 Years of Service

1957 -- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Beta Lamda Sigma Chapter, Bigger and Better Business Award

1960 -- National Alumni Council of the UNCF, Inc. Award

1963 -- National Business League, Booker T. Washington Award

1965 -- Booker T. Washington Business Association, Certificate of Acknowledgement

1970 -- Moton Conference Center Award

1970 -- Tuskegee National Alumni Association, R.R. Moton Award

1972 -- American College Public Relations Association, 1972 Award for Distinguished Service to Higher Education

1972 -- UNCF F.D. Patterson 71st Birthday Award

1975 -- National Business League, Booker T. Washington Symbol of Service Award

1976 -- Phelps-Stokes Fund, Continuous Creative and Courageous Leadership in the Cause of Higher Education for Blacks

1977 -- Yale Alumni Associates of Afro-America, Distinguished Service Award

1979 -- Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation Inc., Distinguished Educator Award

1979 -- Tuskegee Institute Alumni Association Philadelphia Charter Award

1980 -- The Iowa State University Alumni Association, Distinguished Achievement Citation

1980 -- Gary Branch NAACP Life Membership Fight for Freedom Dinner 1980, Roy Wilkins Award

1980 -- State of Alabama Certificate of Appreciation

1982 -- St. Luke's United Methodist Church Achievement Award

1983 -- Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Distinguished Service Award

1984 -- Booker T. Washington Foundation, Booker T. Washington Distinguished Service Award

1984 -- The Ohio State University Office of Minority Affairs, Distinguished Humanitarian and Service Award

1985 -- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Eta Zeta Lamda Chapter Civic Award

1985 -- United States, Private Sector Initiative Commendation

1987 -- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc of New York State, Founders Day Award

1987 -- Presidential Medal of Freedom

1987 -- Brag Business Achievement Award

1987 -- Phelps-Stokes Fund, Aggrey Medal

Public Service

1941-1971 -- Southern Educational Foundation, Inc., Board Member

1943-1988 -- United Negro College Fund, Founder, President, and Member

1960s-1988 -- Robert R. Moton Memorial Institute, Founder

1970s-1988 -- The College Endowment Funding Plan, Founder

undated -- American National Red Cross, Board of Governors Member

undated -- Boys Scouts of America, National Council Member

undated -- Citizens Committee for the Hoover Report on Reorganization of Federal Government, Board Member

undated -- Institute of International Education, Advisory committee Member

undated -- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Life Member

undated -- National Business League, President and Board Member

undated -- National Urban League, National Committee Member

undated -- Phelps-Stokes Fund, Board of Trustees Member

undated -- President's Commission on Higher Education for Negroes

undated -- Southern Regional Education, Board of Control Member
Related Materials:
Additional biographical materials in the Dale/Patterson Collection of the Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

This collection contains artifacts catalogued in the ACM Objects Collection.
Provenance:
The Frederick Douglass Patterson papers were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in 2001 by Frederick Douglass Patterson, Jr.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Frederick Douglass Patterson papers are 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.
Topic:
Universities and colleges -- Administration  Search this
African Americans -- Education (Higher)  Search this
African American universities and colleges  Search this
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Diplomas
Notebooks
Articles
Manuscripts
Photographic prints
Ephemera
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Newsletters
Awards
Photographs
Invitations
Legal documents
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Citation:
Frederick Douglass Patterson papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Frederick Douglass Patterson, Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-010
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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This Is My Husband: Fighter for His People, Political Refugee

Published by:
National Committee to Defend Negro Leadership, American  Search this
Written by:
Esther Cooper Jackson, American, born 1917  Search this
Subject of:
James E. Jackson, American, 1914 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 7/16 x 5 3/8 in. (21.5 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Date:
1953
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Families  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the family of Dr. Maurice Jackson and Laura Ginsburg
Object number:
2010.55.88
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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"Here's Your New Center!" Political Cartoon

Associated institution:
Harlem Globetrotters  Search this
Physical Description:
cardboard (overall material)
ink (overall material)
charcoal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 11 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 29.21 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1974
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
Professional  Search this
Sports  Search this
African American  Search this
Affirmative action  Search this
Political Caricatures  Search this
Credit Line:
Harlem Globetrotters Inc.
ID Number:
1983.0782.10
Accession number:
1983.0782
Catalog number:
1983.0782.10
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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"Mondale In For Kissinger" Political Cartoon

Associated institution:
Harlem Globetrotters  Search this
Depicted (sitter):
Kissinger, Henry  Search this
Mondale, Walter F.  Search this
Physical Description:
cardboard (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 36.3 cm x 29.6 cm; 14 9/32 in x 11 21/32 in
Object Name:
cartoon
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1977-01-12
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
Professional  Search this
Sports  Search this
African American  Search this
Political Caricatures  Search this
Credit Line:
Harlem Globetrotters Inc.
ID Number:
1983.0782.11
Accession number:
1983.0782
Catalog number:
1983.0782.11
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National Museum of American History
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Sketch of Henry Kissinger as a Harlem Globetrotter

Associated institution:
Harlem Globetrotters  Search this
Depicted (sitter):
Kissinger, Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper, parchment (overall material)
ink (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 29.3 cm x 38 19/32 in; 11 17/32 in x 98.044 cm
Object Name:
comic, sketch
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1972
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
Professional  Search this
Sports  Search this
African American  Search this
Political Caricatures  Search this
Credit Line:
Harlem Globetrotters Inc.
ID Number:
1983.0782.14
Accession number:
1983.0782
Catalog number:
1983.0782.14
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_679659

Playbill for In Real Life

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Created by:
Charlayne Woodard, American, born 1953  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Date:
2002
Topic:
African American  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.45
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Playbill for Mud River Stone

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Playwrights Horizons, American, founded 1971  Search this
Subject of:
Paula Newsome, American  Search this
Michael Potts, American  Search this
Maduka Steady  Search this
Brian Murray, South African, born 1937  Search this
Oni Faida Lampley, American, 1959 - 2008  Search this
John McAdams, American, 1975 - 2012  Search this
Mirjana Jokovic, Serbian, born 1967  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Date:
1997
Topic:
African American  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African, American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.68
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Playbill for Neat

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Charlayne Woodard, American, born 1953  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (21.3 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1997
Topic:
African American  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.69
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Walt Disney's Uncle Remus

Created by:
The Walt Disney Company, American, founded 1923  Search this
Attributed to:
Joel Chandler Harris, American, 1845 - 1908  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
cardboard, vinyl, paper, ink
Dimensions:
H x W (Cardboard Sleeve): 12 3/8 × 12 1/2 in. (31.4 × 31.8 cm)
H x W (Paper Sleeve): 11 7/8 × 12 1/16 in. (30.2 × 30.6 cm)
H x W (Index Card): 3 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (8.9 × 14 cm)
Diameter (Vinyl Record): 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
Type:
record covers
long-playing records
Date:
1969
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Children  Search this
Film  Search this
Music  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.201.3abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1963 Walt Disney Productions. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.201.3abc
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Laff of the Party, Vol. 1

Recorded by:
Redd Foxx, American, 1922 - 1991  Search this
Distributed by:
Dootone Record Corporation, American, 1951 - ca. 1975  Search this
Medium:
vinyl, ink on ink on paper
Dimensions:
Diameter (vinyl disc): 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
H x W x D (sleeve): 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 x 1/8 in. (31.4 x 31.4 x 0.3 cm)
Type:
record covers
long-playing records
Date:
1960
Topic:
African American  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.101.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.101.1ab
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