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Oral history interview with Henry Tyler Hopkins, 1980 Oct. 24-Dec. 17

Interviewee:
Hopkins, Henry T. (Henry Tyler), 1928-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Chamberlin, Wesley  Search this
Subject:
Kline, Franz  Search this
Miyashiro, Ron  Search this
Blum, Shirley Neilsen  Search this
Bereal, Edmund  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Goode, Joe  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Price, Kenneth Martin  Search this
Copley, William Nelson  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Fort Worth Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12844
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213228
AAA_collcode_hopkin80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213228
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Oral history interview with Rebecca Reis, 1980

Interviewee:
Reis, Rebecca G., 1896-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
McNaught, William  Search this
Subject:
Grosz, George  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
Ernst, Max  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Chagall, Marc  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Baziotes, William  Search this
Reis, Bernard J.  Search this
Reinhardt, Rita  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11939
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215644
AAA_collcode_reis80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215644
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Oral history interview with Alison Knowles, 2010 June 1-2

Interviewee:
Knowles, Alison, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Saito, Takako  Search this
Lindner, Richard  Search this
Jones, Joe  Search this
Gerowitz, Judy  Search this
Maciunas, George  Search this
Brecht, George  Search this
Schneemann, Carolee  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Moorman, Charlotte  Search this
Schöning, Klaus  Search this
Lauf, Cornelia  Search this
WaÔsko, Ryszard  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Schapiro, Miriam  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Spoerri, Daniel  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Teitelbaum, Richard  Search this
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)  Search this
Mac Low, Jackson  Search this
Gordon, Coco  Search this
Tenney, James  Search this
Kuehn, Kathy  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Hendricks, Jon  Search this
Hamilton, Richard  Search this
Ono, Yoko  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Shiomi, Mieko  Search this
Silverman, Gilbert  Search this
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Pratt Institute.Art School  Search this
Middlebury College  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15822
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)290220
AAA_collcode_knowle10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_290220

Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970

Creator:
Solomon, Alan R.  Search this
Subject:
Stella, Frank  Search this
Fahlström, Öyvind  Search this
Paxton, Steve  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Childs, Lucinda  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Hay, Deborah  Search this
Dunn, Judith  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Kron, Joan  Search this
Rainier, Yvonne  Search this
Moore, Peter  Search this
McElroy, Robert R.  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Finkelstein, Nat  Search this
Rosenquist, James  Search this
Oldenburg, Patty  Search this
Bontecou, Lee  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Provinciali, Michele  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Novick, Elizabeth  Search this
Greenberg, Jeanine  Search this
Scull, Ethel  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Sabol, Audrey  Search this
Reed, Lou  Search this
Mulas, Ugo  Search this
Schute, Terry  Search this
Grisi, Laura  Search this
Chamberlain, John Angus  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Sisler, Mary  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
Redon, Odilon  Search this
Schapira, Ileana  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Hay, Alex  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Whitman, Robert  Search this
Solomon, Alan R.  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Artforum  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
Velvet Underground (Musical group)  Search this
Amsterdam (Netherlands).Stedelijk Museum  Search this
University of California (1868-1952)  Search this
Art Gallery of Ontario  Search this
Centro de Artes Visuales (Instituto Torcuato Di Tella)  Search this
Once Group  Search this
Galerie Rive Droite  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Expo 67  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Curators  Search this
Educators  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art  Search this
Authors  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Theater  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7165
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209301
AAA_collcode_soloalan
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209301
Online Media:

Farm Security Administration (FSA) selected records and photographs, 1935-1942

Creator:
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Subject:
Rosskam, Edwin  Search this
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
Wolcott, Marion Post  Search this
Lee, Russell Werner  Search this
Collier, John  Search this
Vachon, John  Search this
Delano, Jack  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Architectural photography  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Photography  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8898
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211083
AAA_collcode_unstfsad
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211083

Henry Botkin papers, 1917-1979

Creator:
Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983  Search this
Subject:
Gershwin, Ira  Search this
Botkin, Benjamin Albert  Search this
Arlen, Harold  Search this
Von Wicht, John  Search this
Hasegawa, Saburo  Search this
Robus, Hugo  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Laurent, Toinette Botkin  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold  Search this
Gershwin, George  Search this
Brice, William  Search this
Godowsky, Frances  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Mocsanyi, Paul  Search this
Putnam, Wallace  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Brice, Fanny  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Shadbolt, Jack  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7456
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209614
AAA_collcode_botkhenr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209614

Country music / Dayton Duncan ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel, Susan Shumaker, Pam Tubridy Baucom, and Emily Mosher ; design by Maggie Hinders

Title:
Country music : an illustrated history
Author:
Duncan, Dayton  Search this
Writer of preface:
Burns, Ken 1953-  Search this
Researcher:
Steisel, Susanna  Search this
Shumaker, Susan  Search this
Baucom, Pam Tubridy  Search this
Mosher, Emily  Search this
Book designer:
Hinders, Maggie  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 533 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
USA
Date:
2019
Topic:
Country music--History and criticism  Search this
Country music  Search this
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century  Search this
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Country & Bluegrass  Search this
MUSIC / History & Criticism  Search this
Countrymusic  Search this
Musikgeschichtsschreibung  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114398

Blind ambition : the White House years John W. Dean

Author:
Dean, John W (John Wesley) 1938- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50042195 http://viaf.org/viaf/17466958/  Search this
ProQuest (Firm) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2007068018 http://viaf.org/viaf/125993931/  Search this
Subject:
Dean, John W (John Wesley) 1938- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50042195 http://viaf.org/viaf/17466958/  Search this
Dean, John W (John Wesley) 1938- http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst00014501 http://viaf.org/viaf/17466958/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Personal narratives
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
1969-1974
Topic:
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974  Search this
Lawyers  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Criminology  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political  Search this
Call number:
E860 .D436 2016 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1144993

Oral history interview with Faith Ringgold, 1989 September 6-October 18

Interviewee:
Ringgold, Faith, 1930-  Search this
Interviewer:
Nadelman, Cynthia  Search this
Subject:
Morris, Robert  Search this
Lloyd, Tom  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert  Search this
Tucker, Marcia  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Performance art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Quiltmakers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11497
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214751
AAA_collcode_ringgo89
Theme:
African American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214751

Oral history interview with Marisol, 1968 Feb. 8

Interviewee:
Marisol, 1930-  Search this
Interviewer:
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971  Search this
Subject:
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Surrealism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Collagists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13555
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215746
AAA_collcode_mariso68
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215746
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Janine Antoni, 2012 December 10-19

Interviewee:
Antoni, Janine, 1964-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Performance artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16111
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362289
AAA_collcode_antoni12
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_362289

Oral history interview with Lyle Ashton Harris, 2017 March 27-29

Interviewee:
Harris, Lyle Ashton, 1965-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Subject:
Carby, Hazel V.  Search this
Watson, Simon  Search this
Wilson, Millie  Search this
O'Meally, Robert G.  Search this
Basquiat, Jean-Michel  Search this
O'Dench, Ellen  Search this
Baker, Houston A.  Search this
Seeley, J.  Search this
O'Meally, Jackie  Search this
Hemphill, Essex  Search this
Collier, Jim  Search this
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix  Search this
Barton, Nancy  Search this
Tate, Greg  Search this
Geer, Tommy  Search this
Goldin, Nan  Search this
Mays, Vickie M.  Search this
Gates, Henry Louis  Search this
Julien, Isaac  Search this
Gray, Todd  Search this
Lord, Catherine  Search this
Grayson, John  Search this
Butler, Cornelia H.  Search this
Woodman, Francesca  Search this
Mapplethorpe, Robert  Search this
Tilton, Jack  Search this
Sekula, Allan  Search this
Riggs, Marlon T.  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Netherlands  Search this
England  Search this
Performance artists  Search this
Video artists  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Tanzania  Search this
Racism  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Ghana  Search this
Art  Search this
New York (N.Y.)  Search this
AIDS activists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17456
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)387759
AAA_collcode_harris17
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_387759
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Marjorie Strider papers, 1965-1978

Creator:
Strider, Marjorie Virginia, 1934-  Search this
Subject:
University of Iowa  Search this
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Performance artists  Search this
Art  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8672
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210852
AAA_collcode_strimarj
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210852
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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State of the Arts videorecordings, 1979

Creator:
Lawrence P. Fraiberg Productions  Search this
Subject:
Thorne, Joan  Search this
Cavanau, Ted  Search this
Derman, Rick  Search this
Fraiberg, Lawrence P.  Search this
Tucker, Marcia  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Kovich, Robert  Search this
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Solomon, Holly  Search this
Campoli, Cosmo  Search this
Nolan, Barry  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Phillips, Liz  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
New Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
OK Harris Works of Art (Gallery: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Video art  Search this
Art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Women art dealers  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Sound sculpture  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10962
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214748
AAA_collcode_frailawr
Theme:
The Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214748

Oral history interview with Senga Nengudi, 2013 July 9-11

Interviewee:
Nengudi, Senga, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Stoddard-Fleischman History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Performance artists  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16131
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)363699
AAA_collcode_nengud13
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_363699
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John Barrymore

Artist:
Francis Joseph Brugiere, 15 Oct 1879 - 08 May 1945  Search this
Sitter:
John Barrymore, 15 Feb 1882 - 29 May 1942  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
34.1cm x 27cm (13 7/16" x 10 5/8"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1922
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drape  Search this
John Barrymore: Male  Search this
John Barrymore: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
John Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
John Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
John Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.77.306
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46f2e9349-0d2c-4599-89da-bd95c53d4242
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.77.306

John Francis McCormack

Artist:
Arnold Genthe, 8 Jan 1869 - 9 Aug 1942  Search this
Sitter:
John Francis McCormack, 14 Jun 1884 - 16 Sep 1945  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
24.1cm x 18.7cm (9 1/2" x 7 3/8"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1920
Topic:
Interior  Search this
John Francis McCormack: Male  Search this
John Francis McCormack: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Opera  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.77.339
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm422c172c7-8ea9-4ad6-b926-b9b3b47e3a90
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.77.339

Wooden Toiletry Box used by Travelling Matt from Fraggle Rock

Associated Name:
Henson, Jim  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
material (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 11.43 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
box, toiletry
Subject:
Puppetry  Search this
Television  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Family of Jim Henson: Lisa Henson, Cheryl Henson, Brian Henson, John Henson and Heather Henson
ID Number:
2013.0101.17.08
Accession number:
2013.0101
Catalog number:
2013.0101.17.08
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Jim Henson
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-ac0e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1891280
Online Media:

Sally L. Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera

Collector:
Steinberg, Sally L. (Sally Levitt)  Search this
Names:
DCA Food Industries, Inc.  Search this
Doughnut Corporation of America  Search this
Doughnut Machine Company.  Search this
Dunkin' Donuts, Inc.  Search this
Mayflower Doughnut Shop  Search this
Mayflower Doughnuts  Search this
Mister Donut  Search this
Allen, Gracie  Search this
Brown, Joe E.  Search this
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969  Search this
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963  Search this
Levitt, Adolph  Search this
Skelton, Red, 1913-1997  Search this
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiocassettes
Advertisements
Photograph albums
Catalogs
Clippings
Magazines (periodicals)
Playbills
Sheet music
Photographs
Posters
Videocassettes
Reports
Packaging
Cartoons (humorous images)
Books
Drawings
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Food industry
Date:
1920s-1987
Summary:
This collection consists of ephemeral materials gathered by Sally L. Steinberg while she was researching her 1987 publication, The Donut Book: The origins, history, literature, lore, taste, etiquette, traditions, techniques, varieties, mathematics, mythology, commerce, philosophy, cuisine, and glory of the donut.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of ephemeral materials gathered by Sally L. Steinberg while she was researching her 1987 publication, The Donut Book: The origins, history, literature, lore, taste, etiquette, traditions, techniques, varieties, mathematics, mythology, commerce, philosophy, cuisine, and glory of the donut. Photographs comprise the bulk of the collection. These depict doughnut making machines, early doughnut packaging, doughnut shops and doughnut production, doughnut promotional activities (many of them sponsored by DCA), celebrities and entertainment figures with doughnuts, and the role of doughnuts in the military. Other ephemeral materials featuring doughnuts include advertisements, posters, newsclippings, music, examples of doughnut packaging, toys, and artwork. Also included are several publications that feature doughnuts, notably such children's classics as Curious George Learns the Alphabet, Who Needs Donuts?, and Homer Price, as well as a copy of Ms. Levitt's book.

Materials relating to the history of the Doughnut Corporation of America include a 1947 memo entitled "History of Mayflower Operations, 1933 1944"; pages and clippings from the company's in house magazines, The Doughnut Magazine, 1931 1936, and DCA News, 1945 1947 (most of which are not in their entirety, since Ms. Steinberg seperated them for the production of her book); a script of the "DCA Merchandising Story"; inter office correspondence from 1947; a 1961 DCA Study of the Donut Market; and a 1973 prospectus for DCA Food Industries, Inc. Also included is a store display figure of "Danny Donut," the symbol of Mayflower Doughnuts. In addition, the collection contains 1980 and 1981 Annual Reports from Dunkin' Donuts, Inc., a sample degree from their "Dunkin' Donuts University," and a large training poster for employees. Also included are in house publications relating to other donut companies, including Krispy Kreme and Winchell, the predecessor of Denny's.
Biographical / Historical:
Sally Levitt Steinberg describes herself as a "doughnut princess," since her grandfather, Adolph Levitt, was America's original "doughnut king." Levitt's family had emigrated to the United States from Russia when he was eight and settled in Milwaukee. In 1920, he moved to New York City, where he invested in a bakery in Harlem. He soon realized that there was a strong consumer demand for doughnuts, sparked by veterans of World War One who fondly remembered those cooked by Salvation Army girls in the trenches in France. Levitt, with a flair for showmanship, placed a kettle in the bakery's window and began to fry doughnuts in it. This attracted crowds of customers, who enjoyed watching the process, smelling the aroma, and eating the doughnuts. Soon, doughnut production could not keep up with the customers' demands.

In consultation with an engineer, Levitt soon developed and patented an automatic doughnut making machine, which he then placed in the bakery's window. The result was the creation of the modern doughnut industry in America. In 1920, Levitt founded the Doughnut Machine Company to make and sell the machine across the country and to sell doughnuts under the tradename of "Mayflower." Soon after, the company began preparing and selling standardized mixes for use in the machine, and began to acquire bakeries in which its products could be made. In 1931, the company opened the first Mayflower doughnut shop at 45th and Broadway in New York City; ultimately, 18 shops were opened across the country the first retail doughnut chain.

The company, which changed its name to the Doughnut Corporation of America, dominated the doughnut industry. Its operations were characterized by a large scale approach, incorporating a full range of product and equipment systems unique in the food industry. As consumers demanded a wider variety of doughnuts from glazed to jelly filled the company developed and manufactured the necessary machinery, prepared the ingredients, and marketed the products. The company diversified its product line in the 1940s to produce pancake mixes and waffle mixes and machinery, including Downyflake Food products. The company is still in operation as DCA Food Industries, Inc.
Materials in the Archives Center:
The Doughnut Machine Company Scrapbooks (AC #662) contains two scrapbooks documenting the company=s advertising and marketing campaigns, ca. 1928.

The Industry on Parade Film Collection (AC #507) contains a 1956 film (reel #273) about the Doughnut Corporation of America.

The Earl S. Tupper Papers (AC #470) contain a number of World War One photographic postcards that show Salvation Army doughnut girls.

The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC #60) contains four boxes of material on "bakers and baking."

The N W Ayer Collection (AC #59) contains advertising proofsheets for several bakeries.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Sally L. Steinberg, December 12, 1991, 1993, and 2009.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
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Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Advertisements
Photograph albums
Catalogs
Clippings
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century
Playbills
Sheet music
Photographs -- 20th century
Posters
Videocassettes
Reports
Packaging
Cartoons (humorous images) -- 20th century
Books
Drawings -- 1980-1990
Citation:
Sally L. Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera, 1920s-1987, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0439
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Sally L. Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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