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Helping People with AIDS (HPA) Records

Former owner:
Tompkins, Tim  Search this
Tompkins, Tim  Search this
Attributed name:
Meyers, Dan  Search this
Algozer, Jerry  Search this
Delancey, Nancy (Director of Marketing for Midtown)  Search this
Creator:
Helping People With AIDS  Search this
Parisella, Neil  Search this
Valenti, William, Dr.  Search this
Donor:
Genesee Valley Gay Alliance  Search this
Genesee Valley Gay Alliance  Search this
Associated name:
AIDS Rochester  Search this
Names:
Strong Memorial Hospital  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Rochester (N.Y.)
New York
Date:
1989-2010, undated
Summary:
The records of Helping People with AIDS, a non-profit, charitable organization located in Rochester, New York that was active 1986-2003.
Scope and Contents:
These records were originally in the possession of Tim Tompkins, last chairman of the HPA Board and reflect primarily his years of involvement with HPA. Many of the HPA Records document the funding and adminstration of The Wish List project and fundraising for the organization during the time of his chairmanship. There is very little material covering the early days of the organization. Wish List files contain materials on finances, fundraisers, and the actual applications that persons would fill out to become a Wish List recipient. All information of a personal nature has been redacted or was retained by the donor.

These records were originally processed by Pat Finnerty, archival consultant, for the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley under a grant from New York State. Additional description and arrangement were done by Erin Molloy, Archives Center volunteer, August 2012. 2019 Addendum processed by Franklin A. Robinson, Jr., archives specialist, August 2019.
Arrangement:
This collection is divided into five series:

Series 1, Organizational Materials, 1989-2004, undated

Subseries 1, Business records, 1989-2003, undated

Subseries 2, Minutes, 1996-2004, undated

Subseries 3, Wish List materials, 2000-2003

Series 2, Correspondence, 2002-2003

Subseries 1, Business, 2003

Subseries 2, Thank You letters, 2002

Series 3, Financial Materials, 1998-2009, undated

Subseries 1, General,1998-2004

Subseries 2, Wish List finances, 1999-2003, undated

Subseries 3, General, 2000-2009

Subseries 4, 2002-2003

Subseries 5, Fundraising materials, 2002-2003

Series 4, Events, 2001-2004

Subseries 1, A Closer Walk, 2001-2004

Subseries 2, Hollywood and Wine, 2001

Subseries 3, Hollywood and Wine, 2002

Series 5, 2019 Addendum, 1989-2010
Biographical / Historical:
This history was provided by Evelyn Bailey of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Rochester, New York. "In August, 1986 a group of concerned citizens organized to raise money for Rochester area AIDS patients. The community-wide committee was represented by actively interested business people. At the time Dr. William Valenti, a member of the "Helping People With AIDS" committee and a doctor at Strong Memorial Hospital's Infectious Disease Clinic, said "this committee has been established to raise funds for immediate aid for uninsured AIDS persons." The goal that year was to raise money to hire a full-time nurse-practitioner for the clinic at Strong Memorial Hospital.

The committee held three private parties which raised just over two-thousand dollars. Future plans included: the sale of Bob Damron's Guide to the USA; a series of raffles with prizes from flowers to theatre tickets to Baccarat crystal; two nights of the upcoming Gay Men's Christmas concert focused on Helping People With AIDS; Halloween party. On Saturday, September 27, 1986 the first Dining For Dollars was held. Friends across the city hosted small dinner parties for six to ten guests with cocktails and dinner for a twenty dollar donation to Helping People With AIDS. At 9:30 pm all dinner hosts and guests gathered at Village Gate for dessert, cocktails, entertainment and a raffle. This first "Dining For Dollars" as were all those that followed, was non-exclusive to the gay population of Rochester, but rather was a community wide event. The organizers of the first Dining For Dollars, Dan Meyers, Jerry Algozer and Dr. William Valenti, declared the event an unqualified success. Close to nineteen-thousand dollars was raised to benefit the AIDS Clinic at Strong Memorial Hospital. The money raised was used to pay for medication and medical treatment for patients who were otherwise unable to do so. At the time HPA was also paying for expensive prescriptions which in some cases cost one hundred dollars or more per month. Members of the community volunteered time, talent and money to plan the second Dining For Dollars held on Saturday, September 26, 1987 at Midtown. Neil Parisella, one of the founding members of Dining For Dollars, approached his very good and close friend, Nancy Delancey, Director of Marketing for Midtown, with the idea of holding the event at Midtown. Nancy pursued it with management and the rest is history. Midtown donated props/displays and staff to put it together. John Haldoupis did the design work and Gary Sweet donated the liquor. The event raised thirty-one thousand dollars. HPA fundraising was off to a great start! By 1992, a quarter million had been raised. In 1995, Dining For Dollars X moved to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Success after success brought HPA's seventeen year fundraising total close to one million dollars. By 1991, a Wish List Fund had begun. This was a fund dedicated to fulfilling the needs of people with AIDS. A wish could be anything from a trip that never was, to a television set that many of us took for granted, to providing money for veterinary care for a favorite pet. The Wish Fund List was born out of a need in the community to provide people that were living with AIDS, because of the astronomical medical costs at the time, with money for the little things in life that added to the quality of their life. The fund could be accessed once a year for up to one hundred dollars. The Wish List Fund was maintained by funneling ten percent of the money raised from Dining For Dollars into it.

Prior to 1992, all of the donations collected were given to the AIDS Clinic at Strong Memorial Hospital for direct treatment and distribution. As of 1992, HPA handled the distribution which insured that the money was disseminated to as many organizations as possible who were working with infected HIV people. In the beginning of the epidemic, Strong was the care giver and care provider for people with HIV. The increase in AIDS cases drastically changed the picture. By 1992, there were a full range of agencies in a nine county area that served people with HIV and who benefitted from the money that Dining For Dollars raised. By 2003, AIDS had become a disease that you could live with. The treatments and drugs were constantly improving. Funding for AIDS organizations was flowing through the pipeline, and there was less and less need in the community for financial support for people with HIV. In November 2003, the HPA Board, chaired by Tim Tompkins, voted to dissolve the corporation and donate the remaining funds to AIDS Rochester. For the seventeen years of its existence, Helping People With AIDS gave the Rochester community a way to fight this deadly disease and respond to the crisis with hope. HPA gave many people with HIV a sense of dignity and a quality of life they would not have had without the Wish List. The Rochester community owes all of those who were involved with HPA a debt of gratitude for the care and compassion it showed to people with HIV."
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

John Manuel Andriotte Victory Deferred Collection, 1901-2008, undated (AC1128)

Division of Science, Medicine, and Society, HIV and AIDS Reference Collection, 1979-2006, undated (AC1134)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection, 1942-2012, undated (AC1146)

World AIDS Institute Collection, 1986-2012, undated (AC1266)

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Records, 1975-2011, undated (AC1282)
Provenance:
These records were donated by the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Rochester, New York, 2012. An addendum was donated in 2019.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Collection is located off-site.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may appy. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Topic:
Politics -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
advertising -- Food  Search this
AIDS (Disease)  Search this
AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention  Search this
HIV/AIDS awareness  Search this
Citation:
Helping People with AIDS (HPA) Records, 1989-2009, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1283
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1283
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Hide/Seek: Portraits of Djuna Barnes and Janet Flanner - National Portrait Gallery

Creator:
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Type:
YouTube Videos
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Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
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"Hide/Seek" 2012 Scholarly Symposium: Q & A on "Desire at Midcentury" - National Portrait Gallery

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
Symposia
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-02-06T05:35:15.000Z
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Portraits  Search this
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(AT HOME) IN AND AROUND AMERICA: ARTIST TALK WITH CATHERINE OPIE

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-04-01T01:20:43.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
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EDAN-URL:
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Playbill for A Raisin in the Sun with insert essay ‘Sweet Lorraine'

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Written by:
James Baldwin, American, 1924 - 1987  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Edited by:
Blake Ross  Search this
Subject of:
Lorraine Hansberry, American, 1930 - 1965  Search this
Kenny Leon, American, born 1956  Search this
Denzel Washington, American, born 1954  Search this
LaTanya Richardson Jackson, American, born 1949  Search this
Sophie Okonedo, British, born 1968  Search this
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, American, founded 1928  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2015.64.14.1 Closed): 8 9/16 × 5 3/8 × 3/16 in. (21.7 × 13.7 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (2015.64.14.1 Open): 8 9/16 × 10 3/8 × 7/8 in. (21.7 × 26.3 × 2.2 cm)
H x W x D (2015.64.14.2 Closed): 9 × 4 1/4 (22.8 × 10.8 × 0.1 cm)
H x W x D (2015.64.14.2 Open): 9 × 12 5/8 × 1 in. (22.8 × 32 × 2.5 cm)
L x W (2015.64.14.3): 9 1/16 × 4 1/16 in. (23 × 10.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Date:
April 2014
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Families  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Theatre companies  Search this
Tragedy (Theatre)  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number:
2015.64.14.1-.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56bcb8360-0dcf-45bb-baf3-3795638a0ac4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.64.14.1-.3
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Years yet yesterday an abecedary, minus two letters by Mark Addison Smith

Book designer:
Smith, Mark Addison  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Subject:
Kramer, Larry Influence  Search this
Smith, Mark Addison  Search this
Physical description:
57 unnumbered pages chiefly illustrations 24 x 24 cm
Type:
Books
Interviews
Exhibition catalogues
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2015
Topic:
AIDS (Disease) in art  Search this
Alphabet in art  Search this
Words in art  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.S659 Y4 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097420

Don't fuck around with me man cause I ain't takin' no shit no more from nobody you fuckin' hear me?! poetry by Diane Di Prima, half-assed book by D. Gottschalk

Artist:
Gottschalk, Donna  Search this
Author:
Di Prima, Diane  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) illustrations 18 cm
Type:
Books
Artists' books
Artists' books (books).)
Chapbooks
Date:
2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1109998

Charlotte Cushman

Artist:
William Page, Jan 1811 - 30 Sep 1885  Search this
Sitter:
Charlotte Saunders Cushman, 23 Jul 1816 - 17 Feb 1876  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 71.1 x 56.8 x 3.8cm (28 x 22 3/8 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 95.9 x 81.3 x 12.1cm (37 3/4 x 32 x 4 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1853
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Bench  Search this
Charlotte Saunders Cushman: Female  Search this
Charlotte Saunders Cushman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.72.15
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 132
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40284738c-8549-400f-a1d5-427417ccfa35
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.72.15

Playbill for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Edited by:
Judy Samuelson  Search this
Subject of:
Anna Deavere Smith, American, born 1950  Search this
George Costello Wolfe, American, born 1954  Search this
Cort Theatre, American, founded 1912  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 8 3/8 × 5 7/16 × 1/8 in. (21.2 × 13.8 × 0.3 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 3/8 × 10 11/16 × 3/4 in. (21.2 × 27.1 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 1994
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Justice  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number:
2015.64.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57f7188d5-f979-4816-b77a-88a67a066e71
EDAN-URL:
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Behind the screen : how gays and lesbians shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969 / William J. Mann

Author:
Mann, William J.  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
USA
Date:
2001
Topic:
Gay motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Gay motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Homosexualität  Search this
Filmacteurs  Search this
Filmregisseurs  Search this
Filmproducenten  Search this
Homoseksuelen  Search this
Film  Search this
Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
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Gay pride : photographs from Stonewall to today / Fred W. McDarrah and Timothy S. McDarrah ; introductions by Allen Ginsberg and Jill Johnston ; historical essay by Robert Taylor

Author:
McDarrah, Fred W. 1926-2007  Search this
McDarrah, Timothy S  Search this
Taylor, Robert  Search this
Physical description:
xxxiv, 188 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Gay Pride Day  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1000609

Cherry Grove, Fire Island : sixty years in America's first gay and lesbian town / Esther Newton

Author:
Newton, Esther  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 378 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
New York (State)
Cherry Grove
Fire Island (Island)
Fire Island
Brookhaven- Cherry Grove
Date:
1993
Topic:
Lesbians--History  Search this
Gay men--History  Search this
Gays--History  Search this
Gay community--History  Search this
Lesbian community--History  Search this
Gay community  Search this
Gay men  Search this
Gays  Search this
Lesbian community  Search this
Lesbians  Search this
Lesbe  Search this
Geschichte  Search this
Homosexueller  Search this
Homoseksuelen  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_462868

City of friends : a portrait of the gay and lesbian community in America / Simon LeVay and Elisabeth Nonas

Author:
LeVay, Simon  Search this
Nonas, Elisabeth 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 456 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Ithaca College authors
Place:
United States
USA
Date:
1995
20th century
Topic:
Gay community  Search this
Lesbian community  Search this
Gay men--Social conditions  Search this
Lesbians--Social conditions  Search this
Homosexueller  Search this
Soziale Situation  Search this
Lesbe  Search this
Homoseksualiteit  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
United States  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_478984

Outstanding lives : profiles of lesbians and gay men / Christa Brelin and Michael J. Tyrkus, editors ; Michael Bronski, consulting editor

Author:
Brelin, Christa  Search this
Tyrkus, Michael J. 1970-  Search this
Bronski, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 425 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1997
Topic:
Lesbians--Biography  Search this
Gay men  Search this
Gays--Biography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_509577

Completely queer : the Gay and Lesbian encyclopedia / Steve Hogan and Lee Hudson

Author:
Hogan, Steve  Search this
Hudson, Lee  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 704 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Encyclopedias
Reference works
Date:
1998
Topic:
Gays  Search this
Gay men  Search this
Lesbians  Search this
Homoseksualiteit  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_515608

Impossible dance : club culture and queer world-making / Fiona Buckland

Author:
Buckland, Fiona  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2002
©2001
Topic:
Gay discotheques  Search this
Gay community  Search this
Lesbian community  Search this
Gays--Identity  Search this
Lesbians--Identity  Search this
Homosexuellenbewegung  Search this
Soziale Situation  Search this
Kulturleben  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Mental Health Services for Lesbians and Gay Men (pamphlet)

Collection Creator:
Kondratas, Ramunas A.  Search this
Collection Source:
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 55
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Please ask staff to remove any staples before copying.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Division of Science, Medicine, and Society HIV/AIDS Reference Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Division of Science, Medicine and Society HIV/AIDS Reference Collection / Series 1: Educational Material and Advertisements / 1.6: Whitman-Walker Clinic, Washington, D.C.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Archives Center Advertising Hand Fan Collection

Source:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Creator:
Rudy, Jerome  Search this
Former owner:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Fans (costume accessories)
Date:
20th century.
Summary:
Consists of late nineteenth century/early twentieth century advertising hand fans. Most of the fans feature a vignette on one side and an advertisement on the reverse. The fans advertise various establishments and products, including funeral parlors, patent medicines, and food products.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains forty-seven fans, originating from a wide variety of states and dating from late nineteenth century/early twentieth century to the early twenty-first century. Many of these fans display artwork or other contemporary images related to the advertising message of the fan's producer, while the reverse side typically offers more detailed textual information about the product, service, event, or organization featured. In several instances, the collection houses multiple fans issuing from the same creator over a span of time. While the fans in the collection primarily focus on advertising, a few feature a more commemorative intent.

The fans were acquired and received from many sources, including curatorial units, the public and Smithsonian staff. The initial fans were donated, along with numerous grocery store-related objects, to the Museum's Division of Cultural History.

The collection is arranged into five series. Series one consists of fans created by funeral homes. The fans in series two are from companies providing food products and services. Series three consist of fans from beverage companies. Fans in series four were created by businesses engaged in home products and services. Series five represents cultural products, services, events, and organizations. Materials are arranged in alphabetical order.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1: Funeral Homes, 1944-2000; undated

Series 2: Food Products and Services, undated

Series 3: Beverages, undated

Series 4: Home Products and Services, undated

Series 5: Cultural Products, Events, Services and Organizations, 1921-2002; undated
Historical:
By the twentieth century, hand fans had largely evolved from the expensive, ornamental and uniquely crafted forms which characterized them in preceding centuries. Increasingly, they became souvenirs commemorating events or journeys and vehicles for mass advertising. Experts date the large-scale emergence of such fans to Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exposition, when a commemorative fan was sold to exhibition visitors, and another fan appeared advertising a local merchant's store. As fans assumed advertising and commemorative functions, certain industries found them particularly appropriate and useful and adopted them widely. Beverage and food manufacturers, retailers and funeral homes and mortuaries were among the businesses that prominently embraced the advertising fan. While many people now seek to acquire such fans for personal collections, they also provide scholars a window on past products and services, and the social group to which their manufacturers marketed them.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Borden Company, 1939 NMAH.AC.1063

New York World's Fair Collection NMAH.AC.00134

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana NMAH.AC.0060

S. Watson Dunn Advertising Ephemera Collection NMAH.AC.0366

Lou Newman Collection of Baseball Memorabilia NMAH.AC.0696

Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection NMAH.AC.1146

Joan E. Biren Queer Film Museum Collection NMAH.AC.1216

Jane and Michael Stern Collection NMAH.AC.1392

Susie Paige Afro-American Greeting Card Collection NMAH.AC.0263
Provenance:
The initial fans were donated by Jerome Rudy to the Division of Cultural History, now known as the Division of Culture and the Arts.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
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:
advertising -- 20th century  Search this
Funeral homes  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Fans (costume accessories)
Citation:
Archives Center Advertising Hand Fan Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0809
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Archives Center Advertising Hand Fan Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0809

Hide/Seek: Portraits by Catherine Opie, Lucas Samaras, and Deborah Kass - National Portrait Gallery

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
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YouTube Category:
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Topic:
Portraits  Search this
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