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Photographs of Princess Atalie Unkalunt collection

Source:
C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa  Search this
Creator:
Hall, Dale, Mrs.  Search this
Former owner:
C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa  Search this
Names:
Curtis, Charles, 1860-1936  Search this
Thorpe, Jim, 1887-1953  Search this
Unkalunt, Princess Atalie, 1895-1954  Search this
Extent:
75 Photographic prints
Culture:
Oklahoma Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Studio portraits
Date:
1900-1950
Summary:
The photographs of Princess Atalie Unkalunt collection includes 75 photographic prints and postcards of Princess Atalie Unkalunt (Oklahoma Cherokee) taken by various photographers throughout her life and career. Princess Atalie Unkalunt, nee Iva J. Rider, (1895 – 1954) was a Cherokee opera singer, artist, author, and community activist.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the collection contains photographic prints and postcards of Princess Atalie Unkalunt (Oklahoma Cherokee) taken by various photographers throughout her life and career. Many of the photographs are undated but it is likely that most were taken between 1920 and 1950.

Included in the collection are studio portraits of Princess Atalie, both headshots and full length shots. In many of the studio shots Princess Atalie is wearing a beaded headband, or a full headdress, a hide dress and moccasins and is frequently posed with additional props. However there are a number of studio portraits where she is wearing non-native dress, often wearing a hat and stole. Princess Atalie was also photographed at the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, circa 1920, modeling hide dresses and moccasins from the collection (see related materials note). There are also photographs of Princess Atalie posed with groups or individuals she met throughout her career. This includes photographs with Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox), famed Olympian and athlete; Charles Curtis (Kaw), Vice President to Herbert Hoover; the Girl Scouts of East Orange, Oklahoma; as well as several groups of unidentified children.

Of note are several postcards from Princess Atalie (signed Iva) written to her sisters from her time in the Business Women's Unit of the Y.M.C.A during WWI. There are also photographs that include a note to Atalie's sister Mary as well as a portrait of Mary that had previously been mis-identified as Atalie. In addition to photographs of Princess Atalie, there are portraits of other opera performers who were contemporaries of Princess Atalie. These include portraits of Chief Yowlachie (Yakama), a bass singer and soloist with the Seneca Orchestra; and Yma Sumac, a Peruvian-American soprano.

Known photographers and photo studios include—Albert R. Dupont, Jack Gordon, Del Ankers, Bryant E. Sherman, Albert Green Heath, Pierson Studio, Strand Studio, Chdnoff Studio, Underwood and Underwood Co., Watton Studio (Oklahoma City), Apeda Studio, Sands Studio and Roege Photo.
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number P23844-P23911.
Biographical / Historical:
Princess Atalie Unkalunt, nee Iva J. Rider, (1895 – 1954) was a Cherokee opera singer, artist, author, and community activist. Also known as Sunshine Rider, Atalie was born in Stilwell, Oklahoma to Thomas L. Rider (Domgeske Unkalunt), a Cherokee state senator and chairman of Indian affairs, and Josephine Pace Rider. As a child attending Indian schools, Atalie saw the need for a cultural missionary to educate the world about Native people and their place in history. She developed a gift for song at a young age and after finishing her high school studies spent time in California where she gained experience in film and then moved to Boston to begin vocal studies. After the U.S. entered World War I, Atalie joined the Business Women's Unit of the Y.M.C.A. secretly advancing her age several years in order to meet the age requirements. She served 18 months overseas working as an entertainer and secretary. Upon her return to the United States, she settled in New York City to continue her vocal studies and quickly became an acclaimed opera singer. She sang at concert venues around the country and performed at the White House.

Her desire to be a cultural missionary never wavered and she became a lecturer for the New York Board of Education where she spoke to audiences about Native American customs and songs. She broadcasted a radio program to countries in Europe singing both classical arias as well as Native songs. She founded the Society of the First Sons and Daughters of America Foundation whose mission was to recognize and promote the contributions of Native people and give them opportunities to promote their talents in the arts. In addition to her vocal talents, she was a skilled painter and designer and in 1942, she wrote and illustrated the book "The Earth Speaks", a collection of tales adapted from Cherokee legends. In the late 1940s, Atalie moved to Washington D.C. where she spent her time digging through government archival records in order to research claims due the Cherokee Indians from the United States government. Atalie passed away in 1954.
Related Materials:
Three photographs in the collection include images of objects currently in the NMAI collection. These include Princess Atalie wearing a Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce) hide dress (NMAI 029996), a Ute beaded hide dress (NMAI 050958) and Ute mocassins (NMAI 006986) and Ethyl E. Schellbach wearing a Niuam (Comanche) beaded hide dress (NMAI 021803) and Niuam (Comanche) legging moccasins (NMAI 021132).
Provenance:
Donated by Mrs. Dale Hall to the C.H. Nash Museum (Chucalissa) in 1967. Donated by the C.H. Nash Museum (Chucalissa) to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in 1978. It is unclear how Mrs. Hall came into the posesssion of the photographs though it is possible she was a friend of the family or a distant relative.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Opera  Search this
Genre/Form:
Studio portraits
Photographic prints
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Photographs of Princess Atalie Unkalunt collection, Photo Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.117
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-117

Glow Worm; Garden of Roses Waltz

Recording artist:
Edison Concert Band  Search this
New York Military Band  Search this
Maker:
Edison  Search this
Physical Description:
resin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, West Orange
Date made:
1913
Related Publication:
Discography of American Historical Recordings
Credit Line:
GIft of R. E. Steiner
ID Number:
1980.0950.54
Accession number:
1980.0950
Catalog number:
1980.0950.54
Maker number:
50155
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-b8e8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_671377

Diary of Frances Anne Rollin

Written by:
Frances Anne Rollin, American, 1845 - 1901  Search this
Manufactured by:
Taggard & Thompson, American, c. nineteenth century  Search this
Subject of:
Frances Anne Rollin, American, 1845 - 1901  Search this
Martin Robison Delany, American, 1812 - 1885  Search this
William J. Whipper, American, 1834 - 1907  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with leather and adhesive
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 4 15/16 × 3 1/16 × 11/16 in. (12.5 × 7.8 × 1.8 cm)
Type:
diaries
Place made:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1868
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Literature  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Suffrage  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Carole Ione Lewis Family Collection
Object number:
2018.101.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a9e1565e-9c5d-48e4-b96f-633bbf4852ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.101.1
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Henry P. Whitehead collection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This collection also contains artifacts catalogued in the ACM Objects collection.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on September 1, 2005 by Michael A. Watkins.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Howard Theatre (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Americans  Search this
National Negro Congress (U.S.)  Search this
National Council of Negro Women  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-042
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-042
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Jim Pepper Sheet Music Collection

Creator:
Pepper, Jim  Search this
Names:
Fund for the Borough of Brooklyn  Search this
Lee, Gordon, 1953-  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
Kaw (Kansa)  Search this
Oklahoma Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheet music
Date:
1983-1984
1990
Summary:
This collection includes a selection of handwritten and original sheet music written by Native jazz musician Jim Pepper (Kaw/Oklahoma Muskogee [Creek]).
Scope and Contents:
The Jim Pepper sheet music collection contains a selection of music composed and arranged by native American jazz musician Jim Pepper. This includes five out of the six compositions Jim Pepper was commissioned to create by the Fund for the Borough of Brooklyn through a grant awarded by the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust. These include jazz song "Reflections of Monk", orchestral arrangements "Remembrance" and "Four Winds" and dance scores "Dance #1" and "Feather Dance" all of which were written in 1990. Also included are handwritten copies two earlier compositions "Lakota Song", written in 1984, and a revised composition of "Witchi-Tai-To" from 1983. Additionally there is an undated orchestral arrangement of "Witchi-Tai-To" written by Pepper and orchestrated by Gordon Lee. Several copies of Pepper's business cards from his time touring Europe are also in this collection.
Arrangement:
The music in this collection is arranged alphabetically by song title.
Biographical note:
Jim Pepper was born in 1941 to an Oklahoma Muskogee (Creek) mother and Kaw father in Salem, Oregon. Early influences from his grandfather Ralph Pepper and his father Gilbert led Jim Pepper to learn traditional Kaw music at a young age. However, being raised in Portland exposed Pepper to the jazz of musicians like Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane leading to a fusion of jazz and traditional Native American music in Pepper's compositions. Pepper started playing saxophone at age 15 and moved to New York City in 1964 and played in the jazz rock group "Free Spirits." Pepper album, "Pepper's Pow-Wow" was produced in 1971 and included his first singing effort "Witchi-Tai-To" a peyote chant his grandfather used to sing. After spending several year in Alaska and San Francisco away from the music business, Pepper returned to New York City in 1982 and toured the United Stated and Europe with several groups including the Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, The Paul Motian Quintet and the Don Cherry Ensemble. Pepper also served at the Music Director for "Night of the First Americans" a benefit concert at the Kennedy Center that included both Native American performers and celebrity entertainers. in 1990 Pepper was the recipient of the "Mary Flagler Charitable Trust" grant. Under this grant Pepper composed 2 jazz songs, 2 scores for Symphony Orchestra and 2 scores for dance in the idiom of Native American music. Pepper died in 1992 of lymphoma in Portland Oregon. Pepper was posthumously granted the Lifetime Musical Achievement Award by First Americans in the Arts in 1999, and in 2000 he was inducted into the Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame.
Related Materials Note:
Along with the original sheet music sent to the Archive Center, the National Museum of the American Indian received several objects from the Pepper family related to Jim Pepper's music career. These objects include Pepper's saxophone and can be found in NMAI's Modern and Contemporary Arts collection with object numbers 26/6293 through 26/6302. For more information on these objects please contact NMAICollection@si.edu.
Provenance:
The Jim Pepper sheet music collection was donated to NMAI in 2007 by Jim Pepper's mother, Floy Childers Pepper, his sister, Suzie Pepper Henry, and Suzie's son James Pepper Henry.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Arrangement (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Jim Pepper Sheet Music Collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.062
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-062

Program in African American Culture Collection

Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
100 Cubic feet (309 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Photographs
Date:
1850-2004, undated
Summary:
The collection primarily documents the activities of the National Museum of American History's Program in African American Culture (PAAC) dating from 1979 through 2004. The Program in African American Culture (PAAC) created public programs documenting the black experience in the United States, as well as, other countries. Archival materials include photographs, programs, administrative files, magnetic tape, audiocassettes, U-matic and VHS video cassettes.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists primarily of administrative files, audio, video, and photographic documentation of the programs presented by the Program in African American Culture (PAAC) from 1979 through 2004. There is a substantial amount of material documenting research conducted by the Program in African American Culture (PAAC) for its programming. In addition, administrative paperwork relating to the day-to-day activities of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC) are also included in the materials.

The collection is divided into four series. Series one consists of the material created for each program and is arranged in chronological order. Series two contains background materials and publications relating to subjects of program interest and is arranged in alphabetical order. Series three includes correspondence, contracts, resumes of presenters and performers and other forms of administrative files. Series four are materials relating to Smithsonian Institution or outside programs and performances.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1, Programs Files, 1979-2004, undated

Series 2, Research Files, 1850-1995, undated

Series 3, Administrative Files, 1850-1995, undated

Series 4, Interviews, Speaking Engagements and Performances, 1964-2000, undated
Biographical / Historical:
The Program in African American Culture (PAAC) is a Smithsonian Institution research and programming office located in the National Museum of American History that was created as an outgrowth of the African Diaspora component of the 1975 and 1976 Festival of American Folklife. Founding director, Bernice Johnson Reagon, developed the Program in Black Culture, as the PAAC was originally, as a center for researching and presenting topics of interest to the study of African American history and culture. Reagon is a song leader, composer, scholar, and social activist, who was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Freedom Singers in the Albany Movement in Georgia. The Program, which was transferred to the National Museum of American History in 1983, provided, and continues to provide, a forum for the presentation of traditional and historical forms of African American cultural expression. To accomplish this, Program in African American Culture (PAAC) staff conducted thorough research, which resulted in public programs including conferences, concerts, colloquia, and seminars on a wide range of topics.
Related Materials:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Duke Ellington Collection (NMAH.AC.0301)

Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (NMAH.AC.0415)

Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection (NMAH.AC.0456)

Wade in the Water Radio Series Collection (NMAH.AC.0516)

Moses Moon Civil Rights Movement Audio Collection (NMAH.AC.0556)

Bernice Reagon Johnson Collection of African American Sacred Music (NMAH.AC0653)

Edward and Gaye Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (NMAH.AC.0704)

Smithsonian Institution

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, June 25-July 6, 1997 (CFCH.SFF.1997)

Smithsonian Institution Archivesemph>

Oral History Interview with Bernice Reagon Johnson, 1986 (Accession 009612)

National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture, 1982-2002 (Accession 05-116)

National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture, 1983-2004 (Accession 06-002)

National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture, 1972-1999 (Accession 08-107)

National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture, 1975-2000 (Accession 12-102)

National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture, 1976-1999 (Accession 12-358)

National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture, 1980-1992, 1961 (Accession 96-147)

Duke Ellington Collection Records, circa 1985-1993 (Accession 98-129)

National Museum of American History, Program in Black American Culture, circa 1976-1987 (Accession 98-136)
Provenance:
Collection created by the Program in African Amerian Culture at the Smithsonian Institution from 1979-1986.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Topic:
Civil rights  Search this
African American history  Search this
African American religion  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
African Americans -- Music  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Photographs -- 1980-2000
Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0408
See more items in:
Program in African American Culture Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0408
Online Media:

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 85, OVU 408.5.120

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 181, Video 2
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-03
Scope and Contents:
Sunday, February 3, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert II

Rutha Mae Harris sings "If I Can Help Somebody," and "He Touched Me."

Emory Harris lines out a song and sings "The Lucky Ole Sun."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3023

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 86, OVU 408.5.121

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 181, Video 3
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-03
Scope and Contents:
Sunday, February 3, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert II Rutha Mae Harris sings "If I Can Help Somebody," and "He Touched Me."

Emory Harris lines out a song and sings "The Lucky Ol' Sun."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3024

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 87, OVU 408.5.122

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 181, Video 4
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-03
Scope and Contents:
Sunday, February 3, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert II

Jimmy Collier sings "Stop the Fires of Napalm," "Keep On Pushing," and "Freedom Now."

Betty Mae Fikes sings "Yes God Is Real."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3025

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 88, OVU 408.5.123

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 181, Video 5
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-03
Scope and Contents:
Sunday, February 3, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert II Jimmy Collier sings "Stop the Fires of Napalm," "Keep On Pushing," and "Freedom Now." Betty Mae Fikes sings "Yes God Is Real," and "Oh Lord, Help Me To Carry On."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3026

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 89, OVU 408.5.124

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 181, Video 6
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-03
Scope and Contents:
Sunday, February 3, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert II

Betty Mae Fikes "Oh Lord, Help Me To Carry On."

James Orange sings "Oh Wallace," and "Another Day's Journey."

Unidentified woman sings "Doodlebug" (children's song).
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3027

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 90, OVU 408.5.125

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 182, Video 1
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-03
Scope and Contents:
Sunday, February 3, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert II

Betty Mae Fikes sings "Oh Lord, Help Me To Carry On."

James Orange sings "Oh Wallace," and "Another Day's Journey."

Unidentified woman sings "Doodlebug"(children's song) and "No More."

Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick sings "Fight On Soweto, Fight On."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3028

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 91, OVU 408.5.126

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 182, Video 2
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-03
Scope and Contents:
Sunday, February 3, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert III

Bernice Johnson REAGON sings "Over My Head."

Guy Carawan sings "People Like You Help People Like Me Go On."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3029

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 92, OVU 408.5.127

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 182, Video 3
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-03
Scope and Contents:
Sunday, February 3, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert II

Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick sings "Fight On Soweto, Fight On," and "The Ballad of Dr. Charles Drew." Bernice Johnson Reagon leads "This Little Light of Mine" with piano.

Sunday, February 3, 1980. Songleaders' Workshop Concert III

Bernice Johnson Reagon sings "Up Over My Head."

Guy Carawan sings "People Like You Help People Like Me Go On," and "Inch By Inch, Row By Row (We're Gonna Make This Garden Grow)."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3030

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 93, OVU 408.5.128

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 182, Video 4
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-03
Scope and Contents:
Sunday, February 3, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert III

Guy Carawan sings "People Like You Help People Like Me Go On," "Inch By Inch, Row By Row (We're Gonna Make This Garden Grow)," "I'm Going Back To Tennessee," and "Ain't You Got A Right To the Tree of Life?" Amanda Bowens Predew sings "I Ain't Scared A Your Jail," and "I'll Be Living Up There."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3031

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 94, OVU 408.5.129

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 182, Video 5
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-03
Scope and Contents:
Sunday, February 3, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert III

Guy Carawan sings "I'm Going Back To Tennessee," and "Ain't You Got A Right To the Tree of Life?"

Amanda Bowens Perdew Sings "I Ain't Scared A Your Jail," and "I'll Be Living Up There."

Emory Harris, Rafael Bentham, Marshall Jones, Charles Neblitt, and Matthew Jones.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3032

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 95, OVU 408.5.130

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 182, Video 6
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-03
Scope and Contents:
Sunday, February 3, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert III

Emory Harris, Rafael Bentham, Marshall Jones, Charles Neblitt, and Matthew Jones sing "The Prophecy of a Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Field Secretary," and "As-Salaam-Alaikum" a Muslum prayer song ("Peace Be Unto You").

Reverend Charles Sherrod.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3033

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 96, OVU 408.5.131

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 183, Video 1
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-03
Scope and Contents:
Sunday, February 3, 1980,. Songleaders' Workshop Concert III

EMORY HARRIS, RAFAEL BENTHAM, MARSHALL JONES, CHARLES NEBLITT, and MATTHEW JONES Sing "The Prophecy of a SNCC Field Secretary" "As-Salaam-Alaikum" a Muslum prayer song ("Peace Be Unto You")

REV. CHARLES SHERROD leads "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3034

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 32, OVU 408.5.32

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 208, Video 1
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-02
Scope and Contents:
Saturday, February 2, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert

"This Little Light of Mine" "We Are Soldiers" "Oh Freedom" "We'll Never Turn Back"

Bernice Johnson Reagon makes remarks and introduces Bernard Lafayette.

Bernard Lafayette talks about the Freedom Rides, Robert F. Kennedy, and the power of non- violence. Sings "The Buses Are A' Coming (Oh Yes)."

Len Chandler sings "Keep On Keeping On."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3146

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, conference tape number 33, OVU 408.5.33

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 208, Video 2
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980-02-02
Scope and Contents:
Saturday, February 2, 1980, Songleaders' Workshop Concert I

Len Chandler sings "Keep On Keeping On," "The Master Plan," "We Will Not Bow Down," "Roll, Freedom, Roll," "Father's Grave," "Murder On the Road In Alabama," and "Right! Right!"

Ibisoto Ajamu, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); Chicago , Illinois. Sings "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child," and "People Get Ready" with Jimmy Collier. Also sings "All You Need To Keep Your Soul Alive."

Willie Peacock, James Peacock, Sam Block, Hollis Watkins, and Evester Sdimpson sings " Guide My Feet While I Run This Race."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref3147

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