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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

Hiram Powers papers

Creator:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Names:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875  Search this
Atlee, Samuel Yorke, b. 1808  Search this
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850  Search this
Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857  Search this
Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Fuller, Charles Francis  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872  Search this
Healy, G.P.A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894  Search this
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Kinney, E. Clementine  Search this
Kinney, William  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Peabody, George, 1795-1869  Search this
Powers, Longworth, 1835-1904  Search this
Powers, Preston, 1842 or 1843-1904  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Trollope, Francis  Search this
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852  Search this
Extent:
12.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Date:
1819-1953
bulk 1835-1883
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence, which is particularly rich in documenting his artwork, methodology, and his interaction with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and his numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Other papers include scattered biographical material, writings by Powers and others, financial and legal records, news clippings and printed items, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.

Biographical material consists of documents for honors conferred on Powers, price lists and inventories of his artwork, papers regarding his death, including a translation of his will, and ephemera, such as his studio cap.

The bulk of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with family, friends, business associates, and others, documenting his career as an artist and his personal life after he and his family moved to Florence, Italy, in 1837. Almost all of the letters have typed unconfirmed transcriptions completed by volunteers at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Besides details of his studio work and business dealings, his letters often discuss his views on aesthetics, American politics, slavery and the Civil War, and Spiritualism. Notable correspondence is with William B. Astor, Edward Everett, Samuel York Atlee, William and E. Clementine Kinney, George P. Marsh, George Peabody, Presidents Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, William Cullen Bryant, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John C. Calhoun, Thomas Crawford, John A. Dix, Asher Durand, Charles Francis Fuller, Henry Peters Gray, Horace Greeley, George P. A. Healy, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Samuel F. B. Morse, W. W. Story, John Sartain, Frances Trollope, and Daniel Webster.

Writings by Powers include his "Studio Memorandum," a journal-type notebook he kept from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional writings include poetry and autobiographical essays and instructions for handling his sculptures. Writings by others include poetry, most of which was written in praise of Powers' artwork. Of note are handwritten transcripts of poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Bayard Taylor, and John Quincy Adams. Also found here are short writings about Powers and his artwork.

Scattered financial and legal records in this collection include patent documents for tools invented by Powers, legal agreements, account statements, and bills and receipts. Printed material consists of news clippings, two booklets, an art association brochure, and an exhibition catalog for works by Powers.

This collection contains photographs of Hiram Powers, his family, friends, notable public figures, and artwork. Many of the photographs were taken by his son, Longworth Powers, who had a private photography studio in Florence. Included are portraits of Powers and his family, as well as a collection of 267 carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of artists, performers, politicians, writers, scientists, and other public figures, many of whom were friends with the Powers family. Other photographs depict Woodstock, Vermont, the marble quarry at Carrara, Italy, and artwork by Hiram and Preston Powers. Also found here is a photograph album kept by Louisa Powers.

Artwork consists of three drawings by Hiram Powers, including a caricature of Miner Kellogg. Also found in this collection is a scrapbook containing news clippings regarding the American tour of the sculpture Greek Slave, an autograph album belonging to Louisa Powers, and an album containing pencil drawings by Preston Powers and dried flowers collected on travels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1841-1927 (Box 1, 15; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1819-1883 (Box 1-10; 9.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1827-1887 (Box 10; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Financial and Legal Records, circa 1840s-1892, 1915 (Box 10, OV 17; 8 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1845-1953 (Box 10; 5 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1860s-1900, 1927, 1932, early 1950s (Box 10-13, 16, OV 17; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1860, mid-1800s (Box 11; 4 folders)

Series 8: Scrapbooks and Albums, 1847-1876 (Box 14; 3 folders)
Biographical Note:
American sculptor Hiram Powers (1805-1873) was born in Woodstock, Vermont, and lived and worked briefly in Washington, D.C. and Boston, before settling permanently in Florence, Italy. Powers is known for portrait busts of prominent American politicians and his idealized neo-classical sculptures, most notably the Greek Slave.

The second youngest of nine children, Powers moved with his family to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1817. When he was 18 he began working in a factory that repaired watches and organs, and he later worked in the mechanical department of Dorfeuille's Western Museum. There, he developed his interest in sculpture and received a commission to create wax figures for a tableau of Dante's Inferno. In 1825 he studied with the Prussian sculptor Frederick Eckstein, who taught him how to model clay and make plaster casts. His early commissions for portrait busts caught the attention of Nicholas Longworth, who became his first patron and funded his travel to Washington, DC, in 1834. While in Washington, Powers completed portrait busts of several prominent politicians, including President Andrew Jackson. He also briefly worked on several commissions in Boston. In 1837, thanks to the patronage of Colonel John S. Preston, he and his family moved to Florence, Italy. He intended to live there for only a few years, but remained there for the rest of his life.

Powers set up a studio in Florence with several assistants, and continued to work on portrait bust commissions. He and his family were active members of the intellectual community of American and English émigrés, such as Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Horatio Greenough, the Trollope family, and many others. His studio was also a frequent stop on tourists' visits to Florence. In 1839 Powers began working on idealized sculptures in the Neo-classical style, based on history, mythology, and religion. Perhaps most famous of these are Greek Slave and Fisher Boy. Completed in 1845, Greek Slave was exhibited in London and toured the United States. The sculpture received wide attention from the press for its depiction of female nudity and its philosophical significance, and established Powers' international success as a sculptor.

During his career Powers received private and government commissions for portrait busts and ideal sculptures, and sold many replicas of his work. He also invented improved tools for use in his studio, which were patented in the United States, and he developed a special finishing process for marble from the Carrara quarry. He maintained friendships with many Americans through extensive correspondence, and openly expressed his views on the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. Powers' son Longworth had a photography and sculpture studio nearby, and his son Preston, also a sculptor, took over many of Hiram Powers' remaining projects at the time of his death in 1873.
Related Material:
Additional Hiram Powers papers are available at the Winterthur Museum.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming. Reel D117 contains "The Sculpture of Hiram Powers," by Paul B. Metzler. Reels 815-818 includes a "Collection of Letters from Old Residents of Cincinnati to Hiram Powers," compiled by Clara Louise Dentler. Reels 1102-1103 are comprised of an unpublished manuscript entitled "White Marble: The Life and Letters of Hiram Powers, Sculptor," by Clara Louise Dentler. Lent materials were returned to the lenders and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Hiram Powers papers were purchased by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1967 from Christina Seeber, great-granddaughter of Hiram Powers which was subsequenlty transferred to the Archives of American Art in 1984. The Cincinnati Historical Society and Ohio State University also lent the Archives omaterials for microfilming in 1974.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Hiram Powers papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Citation:
Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.powehira
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Hiram Powers papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-powehira
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Ernest Blumenschein papers

Creator:
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Names:
Committee on Public Information  Search this
National Academy of Design  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Taos Society of Artists  Search this
Blumenschein, Helen G. (Helen Greene)  Search this
Blumenschein, Mary Greene  Search this
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Meem, John Gaw, 1894-1983  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953  Search this
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946  Search this
Ufer, Walter, 1876-1936  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Photographs
Date:
1873-1964
Summary:
The papers of southwest painter and illustrator Ernest Blumenschein measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1873-1964. The collection documents Blumenschein's artistic career, his relationship with his wife and daughter, his love of the American southwest, and his involvement in the art community of Taos, New Mexico. Found are biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, scattered personal business records, writings, a large amount of juvenilia artwork, and photographs of artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of southwest painter and illustrator Ernest Blumenschein measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1873-1964. The collection documents Blumenschein's artistic career, his relationship with his wife and daughter, his love of the American southwest, and his involvement in the art community of Taos, New Mexico. Found are biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, scattered personal business records, writings, a large amount of juvenilia artwork, and photographs of artwork.

Biographical materials include biographical sketches, school notebooks and curriculum vita, family genealogical materials and other family records, certificates, diplomas, and materials commemorating Blumenschein's election to the National Academy of Design. Also found are scattered ephemera items, such as membership cards, tickets, and travel materials.

Correspondence consists primarily of letters between Blumenschein, his wife Mary, and his daughter Helen. These discuss Blumeschein's career, domestic life, financial matters, Helen's schooling, and travel. Blumenschein's activities during World War I are documented by correspondence with the Committee of Public Information, the Salmagundi Club, and with Aide de Camps of army bases. There are a few letters from other artists and writers including William Glackens, Walt Kuhn, Ward Lockwood, Booth Tarkington, and a long letter from Cass Gilbert.

Scattered personal business records consist of a guest list, a list of Blumenschein works in a private collection, a jury duty certificate, and a car payment record.

Writings include personal, critical, and creative writings. There are writings by Blumenschein about the founding of the Taos Society of Artists and the artistic community of Taos and his memoirs about his first trip to Taos. Additional writings include a satirical discussion of modern art, and essays about artists John Gaw Meem, Joseph Henry Sharp, and Walter Ufer, and discussions of select paintings. Blumenschein also wrote of his travels in Paris, Switzerland, and Pittsburgh, as well as about French churches and cemeteries. Creative writings explore the landscape, life and culture of the American southwest.

Artwork consists primarily of fourteen folders of Blumenschein's illustrations for "Tomfoolery," a handwritten and hand drawn magazine that Blumenschein contributed to in high school. His illustrations for "Tomfoolery" include portraits, caricatures, and sequential art. Also found is one folder of small sketches.

Printed materials about Blumenschein include clippings, exhibition announcements, and exhibition catalogs. There are also brochures related to the Taos Art Colony and a 1902 menu for a Salmagundi Club program/dinner Also found here is a 1915 signed menu from a National Academy of Design event signed by Gifford Beal, George Bellows, and Eugene Spiecher among others.

Photographs include two portraits of Blumenschein and a group portrait of National Academy of Design members that includes Blumenschein. There are also photographs of Blumeschein's artwork and installation views of Blumenschein exhibitions.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1873-1971 (Boxes 1, OV1; 17 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1891-1970 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1918-1950s (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 4: Writings, 1880s-1959 (Box 1-2; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Artwork, 1888-1925 (Box 2; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1891-1964 (Box 2, OV1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1880s-1955 (Box 2, OV1; 0.25 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Ernest Blumenschein was born on May 26th, 1874 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to Dayton, Ohio at the age of four, the same year his mother died. His father was a professional musician and composer, who chiefly made his living as a conductor of large choruses. During high school he contributed illustrations to "Tomfoolery," a handwritten and hand drawn weekly humor magazine. Besides his artistic talents, Ernest Blumenschein was a skilled violin player, and was awarded a scholarship to the Cincinnati College of Music. In 1892, Blumenschein auditioned for the New York National Conservatory, and was chosen by Anton Dvorak for the role of first violin. With the income from playing violin, Blumenschein attended classes at the Art Students League.

In 1892, Ernest Blumenschein first traveled to Paris to study at the Académie Julian. While in Paris, he met Joseph Henry Sharp who inspired Blumenschein with his stories and sketches of the American southwest, particularly the Taos area. He returned to American in 1896, rented a studio with another Académie Julian student Bert Phillips, and began a successful career as a commercial illustrator working for magazines such as Century, Harper's, Scribner's, and McClure's.

Blumenschein first visited Taos in the fall of 1898 while traveling en route to Mexico on a sketching trip with Phillips. A wheel on the wagon carrying their belongings broke and they took it to the nearest blacksmith in the area, which was in Taos. Upon arriving at Taos, Blumenschein was struck by the "the superb beauty and serenity" of the landscape and was "stirred deeply." The town made a strong impact on both Blumenschein and Phillips, but while Phillips decided to stay, Blumenschein returned to New York for a short while and continued working as an illustrator. The following year Blumenschein decided to concentrate on painting, and re-enrolled at the Académie Julian while supporting himself with his commercial work. In 1903, he met Mary Greene, an American painter living in Paris and they married in 1905, and began sharing a Paris studio. Their daughter and only child, Helen, was born in November of 1909.

While Ernest Blumenschein continued to study in Paris, he also kept working as an illustrator, supporting himself easily. His illustration work was much in demand by American magazines and book publishers. Blumenschein was commissioned to illustrate Jack London's first book, Love of Life, in 1904. He also worked with other famous writers such as Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, and Joseph Conrad.

Upon returning to New York after the birth of their daughter, Ernest and Mary taught at the Pratt Institute. Ernest spent every summer in Taos. In 1919, the family moved permanently to Taos, with Helen returning to New York for school. It was during this time that Blumenschein co-founded the Taos Society of Artists and became part of the Taos art colony. For four decades, Blumenschein created paintings of the landscape, local inhabitants, the Taos Pueblo culture, and city skylines. He won numerous awards for his work and exhibited widely. His work was responsible for changing perceptions about the native culture and peoples of the area - the Navajo and Pueblo Indians. Blumenschein also indulged his love of the outdoors and sports. He avidly camped, played tennis, and was part of the Taos amateur baseball team. His artistic output in the 1950s was hampered by his declining health, and the death of Mary in 1958. Blumenschein died in June of 1960, and his ashes are repositioned at the Taos Pueblo Reservation.
Related Material:
Found in the Archives of American Art is a small collection of "Ernest Blumenschein letters and transcripts", available on microfilm reel 3281, and consisting of eleven letters between Blumenschein and Thomas Gilcrease, a letter between Helen Blumenschein and Gilcrease, and the transcript of a 1958 radio interview with Blumenschein.

Additionally, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library in Santa Fe, New Mexico holds papers related to Ernest Blumenschein, Mary Greene Blumenschein, and Helen Greene Blumenschein.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Helen Greene Blumenschein, Ernest Blumenschein's daughter, in 1971.
Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Ernest Blumenschein papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
World War I, 1914-1918  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Illustrators -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Taos School of Art  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Painting -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Photographs
Citation:
Ernest Blumenschein papers, 1873-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blumerne
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Ernest Blumenschein papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blumerne
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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
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

Michael O'Flannigan dropped from the sky words & music by Sigfrid Stenhammar

Title:
Michael O'Flannigan dropped from the sky, plumb down into the schooner of beer
Michael O'Flannigan dreamt that he found a schooner of lager as big as the moon
Author:
Stenhammar, Sigfrid http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2013014765 http://viaf.org/viaf/299352795  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:
Songs and music
Caricatures and cartoons
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1896
To 1901
1890-1900
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Beer  Search this
Dreams  Search this
Humorous music  Search this
Irish  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Sheet music covers  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982463

Inflation galop! composed by W. Stuckenholz

Author:
Stuckenholz, W http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp  Search this
Shelton, W. H (William Henry) 1840-1932? http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://viaf.org/viaf/55805254  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Wm. A. Pond & Co pbl http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr2001035449 http://viaf.org/viaf/157569905  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Benjamin F (Benjamin Franklin) 1818-1893  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F (Benjamin Franklin) 1818-1893  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885  Search this
Morton, Oliver P (Oliver Perry) 1823-1877  Search this
Morton, Oliver P (Oliver Perry) 1823-1877  Search this
Richardson, William A (William Adams) 1821-1896  Search this
Richardson, William A (William Adams) 1821-1896  Search this
Schurz, Carl 1829-1906  Search this
Schurz, Carl 1829-1906  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F (Benjamin Franklin) 1818-1893 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00169247 http://viaf.org/viaf/64804990  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00061535 http://viaf.org/viaf/66505625  Search this
Morton, Oliver P (Oliver Perry) 1823-1877 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00199868 http://viaf.org/viaf/18696315  Search this
Richardson, William A (William Adams) 1821-1896 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00199858 http://viaf.org/viaf/75328201  Search this
Schurz, Carl 1829-1906 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00000763 http://viaf.org/viaf/7411341  Search this
Physical description:
5 pages of music 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Caricatures and cartoons
Portraits
Advertisements
Galops (Music)
Political cartoons
Popular music
Scores
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1874
To 1901
1870-1880
Topic:
Galops  Search this
Inflation (Finance)  Search this
Piano music  Search this
Popular instrumental music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Balloons (Novelties)  Search this
Cigars  Search this
Inflation  Search this
Politicians  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982472

Nadar-Polka par A. Vizentini

Author:
Vizentini, Albert 1841-1906 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n97874651 http://viaf.org/viaf/44527104  Search this
Morel-Retz, Louis Pierre Gabriel Bernard 1825-1899 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr96023382 http://viaf.org/viaf/17314783  Search this
Nadar, Félix 1820-1910 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dte http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50014563 http://viaf.org/viaf/84808952  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Nadar, Félix 1820-1910  Search this
Nadar, Félix 1820-1910 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00004529 http://viaf.org/viaf/84808952  Search this
Physical description:
5 pages of music 36 cm
Type:
Nonprojected graphics
Caricatures and cartoons
Advertisements
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
France
Date:
1879
To 1901
1870-1880
Topic:
Piano music  Search this
Polkas  Search this
Popular instrumental music  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Books  Search this
Cameras  Search this
French  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982564

Come up in my balloon written & composed by Frank Leo ; sung by Wilkie Bard

Title:
You may talk about your motors and your sailing yachts and floaters
Author:
Leo, Frank 1874-1940 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr2006005653 http://viaf.org/viaf/78738852  Search this
Bard, Wilkie http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2009158406 http://viaf.org/viaf/101482007  Search this
Kent, Sidney http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Francis, Day & Hunter pbl http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no00073503 http://viaf.org/viaf/261937957  Search this
Subject:
Bard, Wilkie  Search this
Physical description:
1 score and part (4, [1] pages) 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Caricatures and cartoons
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
England
Date:
1909
1901-1910
1900-1910
Topic:
Ballooning  Search this
Humorous songs  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Clouds  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
British  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982672

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:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982702

Oh! what fun! new comic song written by C. Page ; arranged by J. Monro

Title:
Oh! what fun, well, I never! Did you every know such fun
This world will soon be at an end, or else I am mistaken
Author:
Page, C http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://viaf.org/viaf/283050718  Search this
Glindon, R (Robert) http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb2007015911 http://viaf.org/viaf/36445776  Search this
Monro, J (John) 1786-1851 arr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no92012164 http://viaf.org/viaf/9412150  Search this
Moody, John fl. 1843 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf  Search this
Onwhyn, Thomas approximately 1820-1886 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr96032578  Search this
Smellie, Alexander active 1792-1849 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prt http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2009107209 http://viaf.org/viaf/91146925  Search this
Wild, George 1805-1856 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Brunel, Marc Isambard 1769-1849  Search this
Henson, William S (William Samuel) 1805?-1888  Search this
Brunel, Marc Isambard 1769-1849 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/01797661 http://viaf.org/viaf/62310100  Search this
Henson, William S (William Samuel) 1805?-1888 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00247015 http://viaf.org/viaf/23743737  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (4, [1] pages) 35 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Caricatures and cartoons
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
England
Date:
1843
To 1901
1840-1850
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Chinese  Search this
Humorous songs  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Technological innovations  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Comets  Search this
Constellations  Search this
Explosions  Search this
Faces  Search this
Fantastic aircraft  Search this
Fish  Search this
Flags--British  Search this
Moon  Search this
People  Search this
Ships  Search this
Stars  Search this
Sun  Search this
Tableware  Search this
Teapots  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Volcanic eruptions  Search this
British  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982717

Smile on the optimist's song lyrics by Eden P. Greville ; music by Alfred Solman

Title:
Smile on, nor feel that life's too hard
When life seems gray and full of care
Author:
Solman, Alfred 1868-1937 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2003058832 http://viaf.org/viaf/31685462  Search this
Cahan, Samuel George 1886-1974 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2003102349 http://viaf.org/viaf/14468187  Search this
Greville, Eden P http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Jos. W. Stern & Co pbl http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no98132626 http://viaf.org/viaf/139874854  Search this
Optimist Club of America http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dte  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5, [3] pages) 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Advertisements
Caricatures
Cityscapes
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1909
1901-1910
1900-1910
Topic:
Optimism  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Smiling  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Airships  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982773

Flying fighters for freedom lyric and music by Marion L. Ward

Title:
Airplane, that's the place to be
In this grand and prosperous land, Uncle Sam has beckoned one and all
Author:
Ward, Marion L http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2014033597 http://viaf.org/viaf/308757254  Search this
Wilson, Woodrow 1856-1924 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dte http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79046299 http://viaf.org/viaf/89457467  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Rayner, Dalheim & Co http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prt http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2006127431 http://viaf.org/viaf/152815908  Search this
Subject:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00631067  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (3 pages) 32 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Pictorial works
Caricatures and cartoons
Art
Advertisements
Caricatures
Music
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1918
1911-1920
1910-1920
1900-1910
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Flight  Search this
Germans  Search this
Marches (Voice with piano)  Search this
Patriotic music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aerial bombings  Search this
Battleships  Search this
Flags--American  Search this
Rainbows  Search this
Torpedoes  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982787

Things not generally known written by Harry Nicholls ; music by Oscar Barrett

Title:
My pupil, you know something but the time has now arriv'd
Author:
Barrett, Oscar http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82202047 http://viaf.org/viaf/6291038  Search this
Campbell, Herbert 1844-1904 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2010015016 http://viaf.org/viaf/106926489  Search this
Nicholls, Harry 1852-1926 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82208071 http://viaf.org/viaf/77673740  Search this
Spalding, William http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ltg http://viaf.org/viaf/59256620  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, England) evp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb2012012255 http://viaf.org/viaf/1186160001829330300007  Search this
Subject:
Campbell, Herbert 1844-1904  Search this
Cheyne, John P. 1826-1902 Associated objects  Search this
Nicholls, Harry 1852-1926  Search this
Campbell, Herbert 1844-1904 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/01931984 http://viaf.org/viaf/106926489  Search this
Nicholls, Harry 1852-1926 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/01969689 http://viaf.org/viaf/77673740  Search this
Physical description:
1 vocal score (4, [1] pages) 34 cm
Type:
Vocal scores with piano
Caricatures and cartoons
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
England
Date:
1882
To 1901
1880-1890
Topic:
Humorous music  Search this
Pantomimes with music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Vocal duets with piano  Search this
Anchors  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Bellows  Search this
Life preservers  Search this
Pantomimes with music--Vocal scores with piano  Search this
People  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Tutoring  Search this
British  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982829

Up went O'Braggetty written and composed by Harry Dacre ; [arranged by John S. Baker]

Title:
Up went O'Braggetty he went out of sight landed on the earth again, sometime in the night
Mister Pat O'Braggetty is just a rising man, you talk of rising rapidly he's just the man who can
Author:
Dacre, Harry 1860-1922 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n99283875 http://viaf.org/viaf/36253756  Search this
Baker, John S arr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79108064 http://viaf.org/viaf/16053432  Search this
Banks, H. G http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ltg http://viaf.org/viaf/315662293  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (4, [2] pages) 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Caricatures and cartoons
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1894
To 1901
1890-1900
Topic:
Hot air balloons  Search this
Humorous songs  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Men  Search this
Smokestacks  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982859

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

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
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Diplomas
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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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Cyrus Bettis Collection [Shuart]

Topic:
United States. Army. Air Service
Names:
Bettis, Cyrus  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Cubic feet (One flat box and one letter document box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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Date:
1893 - 1926 (1925-26)
Summary:
This collection documents Cyrus Bettis' aviation career.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consist of the following types of material documenting Cyrus Bettis' aviation career: photographs, both portraits and snapshots; 1925 National Air Race program; correspondence; newspapers; a scrapbook containing newspaper articles; transcript of radio address; caricature of Bettis; and 1st day covers.
Arrangement:
Arrangment by type.
Biographical / Historical:
Cyrus Bettis (1893-1926) was one of the leading Army Air Service pursuit pilots in the early to mid-1920s. Born in Carsonville, Michigan, Bettis entered the Army as a flying cadet in February 1918. He attended the school of Military Aeronautics at the University of Illinois and was sent to Camp Dick, Dallas, Texas in April of that year. He finished his flight training and was commissioned second lieutenant, Air Service (Aeronautics) on September 11, 1918. On July 1, 1920, Bettis was commissioned in the Regular Army and promoted to first lieutenant. During the International Air Races in 1924, Lt. Bettis won the John L. Mitchell Trophy Race. Bettis won the October 1925 Pulitzer Trophy competition and established a world record of 249,342 miles per hour, flying the Curtiss R3C-2 Racer in its land plane configuration. Bettis was also the backup pilot for the 1925 Schneider Trophy competition and flew the R3C extensively in its float plane configuration. Bettis, along with Lt. James Doolittle, was awarded the Mackay Trophy for 1925. Bettis died at the Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, DC on September 1, 1926, as a result of injures he received in an aircraft accident on August 23, 1926, when in heavy fog he crashed into a mountainside near Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
Stuart and Martha S. Lehman, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0066
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Curtiss CR-3 Racer  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographic prints
Citation:
Cyrus Bettis Collection [Shuart], NASM.2018.0066, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0066
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Caricature

Artist:
Ezra Winter, American, 1886–1949  Search this
Medium:
Pen and black ink, graphite on paper
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1905
Accession Number:
1969-35-2-a
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Usage conditions apply
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4898b9863-b1d9-40e4-ad6a-e5dc06a7922b
EDAN-URL:
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Around the "Pan" with Uncle Hank his trip through the Pan-American exposition by Thomas Fleming

Author:
O'Reilly-Fleming, Thomas 1951- http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83319233 http://viaf.org/viaf/74188448  Search this
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85307518  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition http://id.worldcat.org/fast/01406910  Search this
Physical description:
15-262 pages, [6] leaves of plates illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Books
Caricatures and cartoons
Humor
American wit and humor
Printing in multiple colors (Printing)
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1901
Topic:
American wit and humor  Search this
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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