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Acts ... = Actes ... : Amsterdam, September 6-9, 1965

Author:
International Congress of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts (7th : 1965 : Amsterdam)  Search this
International Federation of Library Associations  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : port. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1965
[1965?]
Topic:
Theater libraries  Search this
Call number:
Z675.T36 I59 1965
Z675.T36I59 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_89985

(Radio City Music Hall Foyer Doors), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Chambellan, Rene Paul 1893-1955  Search this
Medium:
Stainless steel
Culture:
Spanish  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Door
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Rockefeller Center Radio City Music Hall Foyer New York New York
Date:
Ca. 1935
Topic:
Performing Arts--Circus--Animal Tamer  Search this
Animal--Seal  Search this
Animal--Lion  Search this
Animal--Dog  Search this
Performing Arts--Circus--Juggler  Search this
Performing Arts--Circus--Clown  Search this
History--Ancient--Egypt  Search this
Ceremony--Dance--Sword Dance  Search this
Performing Arts--Dance  Search this
Performing Arts--Dance--Flamenco Dance  Search this
History--Medieval--Europe  Search this
Religion--New Testament--Salome  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76009193
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_19918

"All Hands Around," (painting)

Artist:
Coomans  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Children  Search this
Recreation--Dancing  Search this
Figure--Elderly  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Tambourine  Search this
Animal--Dog  Search this
Landscape--Foreign  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
AECI 05370006
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_101289

Araby's Daughter, (painting)

Artist:
Carter, D. M.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Architecture--Farm--Stable  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Composer  Search this
Mythology--Asian--Peri  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00400082
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_5614

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.AC0301)

Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (NMAH.AC0415)

Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection (NMAH.AC0456)

Wade in the Water Radio Series Collection (NMAH.AC0516)

Moses Moon Civil Rights Movement Audio Collection (NMAH.AC0556)

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

Edward and Gaye Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (NMAH.AC0704)

Ruth Koenig Mississippi Summer Collection (NMAH.AC0558)

Ed King Collection of Civil Rights Material (NMAH.AC0559)

Smithsonian Institution

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife (CFCH.SFF.1969)

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

Diana Davies Photographs (CFCH.DAVIE)

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)

Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts (Accession 84-012)
Provenance:
Collection created by the Program in African Amerian Culture at the Smithsonian Institution from 1979-1986.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0408
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Black American Gospel Music Series, Richard Smallwood and Myrna Summers

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980 February 3
Scope and Contents:
Myrna Summers and Richard Smallwood are two of Washington's most notable gospel composers and performers, both having achieved national and international recognition as concert and recording artists of originality and significant influence in the gospel world. Myrna Summers excels as both a gospel soloist and a composer. Her music is a combination of syncopated rhythmic vibrations of the Pentecostal church, scriptural lyrics, and a poignant harmonic quality. Richard Smallwood, composer, pianist, lecturer, and director, grew up learning the gospel music tradition of the Black church. His gospel stylings were rooted in hymns, traditional spirituals, jubilees, and Holiness church music. The Division of Performing Arts presented the concert as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series. The Black American Gospel Music Series and this program were organized by Bernice Reagon Johnson. Program number AC408.6.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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-ref1066

Black American Gospel Music Series, United House of Prayer

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980 April 13
Scope and Contents:
Concert held in the Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, on Sunday, April 13, 1980, at 3:00 p.m. It featured the Kings of Harmony Jubilee Brass Band, the Sons of Grace Quartet, and the McCullough Youth Choir, whose repertoire spanned an exciting range of traditional gospel styles. The concert was presented as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series by the Division of Performing Arts. The Black American Gospel Music Series and this program were organized by Bernice Reagon Johnson. Program number AC408.7.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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-ref1067

Black American Gospel Music Series, The Dynamics, Norvus Miller and Company

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980 November 9
Scope and Contents:
Concert by Norvus Miller and Company, a band organized in 1976, and The Dynamics, a Black gospel group formed in 1968, held November 9, 1980, in the Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Norvus Miller and Company extended the concept of Black sacred instrumental and vocal music, using singers for both lead and back-up vocals and allowing a harmonica to carry the lead and back-up responsibility on various songs. The Dynamics represented a modern approach to Black gospel music, paying homage to the tradition of classic bass gospel singers. The members present for the performance included Jerry Caesar, piano and lead singer; Douglas Howell, tenor and lead singer; Melvin "Chip" Lowrey, first tenor and lead singer; Sherman "Blake" Clayborne, bass-baritone; and Len Baldwin, second tenor and lead singer. The concert was presented as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series by the Division of Performing Arts. The program and concert were organized by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, director, Program in Black Culture (later known as the Program in African American Culture). Program number AC408.9.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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-ref1070

Black American Gospel Music Series, Roberta Martin and The Roberta Martin Singers: The Legacy of Music

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981 February 6-9
Scope and Contents:
Program held February 6-8, 1981, at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. It explored the richness of black gospel music as one of this country's most powerful contemporary urban music forms. More importantly, the program highlighted Roberta Martin as one of the most significant pioneers and innovators of Black American gospel music in the 1930s. Roberta Martin, inspired by Thomas A. Dorsey and Sallie Martin, became a composer and arranger of gospel music. Martin's first church position was as a pianist for the Young Peoples' Choir of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Chicago. There she worked with Thomas A. Dorsey and Theodore Frye, both of whom helped guide her early career. In 1933, with the help of Dorsey and Frye, Roberta Martin organized the Martin Frye Quartet with Eugene Smith, James Lawrence, Robert Anderson, Willie Webb, and Norsalus McKissick. This group became the Roberta Martin Singers in 1936. In the mid-1940s, the group expanded with the addition of two females, Bessie Folk and Delois Barrett Campbell. The Roberta Martin Singers documented here are Delois Barrett Campbell, Lucy Smith Collier, Archie Dennis, Bessie Folk, Gloria Griffin, Louise McCord, Norsalus McKissick, Eugene Smith, Romance Watson. From Roberta Martin and the Roberta Martin Singers: Program Notes. See Program Notes for additional information on Roberta Martin and the Roberta Martin Singers. The Division of Performing Arts presented the concert as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series. The Black American Gospel Music Series and the Roberta Martin program were organized by Bernice Johnson Reagon, director of the Program in African American Culture (formerly known as the Program in Black Culture). Program number AC408.10.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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-ref1071

Black American Gospel Music Series, The Harmonizing Four

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981 April 12
Scope and Contents:
Concert held Sunday April 12, 1981 at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. It paid tribute to the Harmonizing Four, an all-male gospel group from Richmond, Virginia, who have been singing together for more than fifty years. The group began singing together on October 27, 1927. The original quartet members were Joseph Williams, Thomas Johnson, Jr., Lawrence Hatchett, and Lawrence Longhorn (the latter two now deceased). The Harmonizing Four began as an informal a cappella group who sang spirituals, hymns, and classic gospel songs. Every member is a leader and soloist and they do all of their own arranging. The present group includes two original members. The Harmonizing Four documented here are Joseph Williams (lead, baritone, manager, and spokesman) Thomas Johnson, Jr. (lead, second tenor) Lonnie Smith Sr. (lead, first tenor) Thomas Ellis Johnson (bass) Rick Monroe (guitarist) From notes on the artists, program nNotes by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon. See program notes for additional information about the Harmonizing Four and the Black American Gospel Music Series. The Division of Performing Arts presented the concert as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series. The series and program were organized by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, director, Program in Black American Culture (later known as the Program in African American Culture). Program number AC408.11.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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-ref1112

Black American Gospel Music Series, Scott A. White Family Singers

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981 May 17
Scope and Contents:
Program in African American Culture Collection highlighted the exceptional talent of one of the nation's largest gospel singing family. The Scott A. White Family Singers consists of father and mother, fifteen children, fifty grandchildren and at least eight great-grandchildren. There are many other talents in the family. Nine family members are ministers, seven are missionaries, seven are piano players, one is a minister of music, one is an evangelist, seven are songwriters, and three are playwrights. The Scott A. White Family has been singing for more than twenty-five years, presided over by their father, elder Scott A. White, pastor of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Steelton, Pennsylvania. (From unpublished program notes by Pearl Williams Jones. See notes for additional information about the Scott A. White Family). The concert by the Scott A. White Family was held on Sunday, May 17, 1981 at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. The concert was presented as part of the Black Gospel Music Series by the Division of Performing Arts. The series and program were organized by Bernice Johnson Reagon, director, Program in Black Culture (later known as the Program in African American Culture). Program number AC408.12.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1113

Black American Gospel Song Series, The Quartet Tradition

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981 November 20-21
Scope and Contents:
Concert and colloquium held Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, 1981, at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Program was created to explore examples of quartet styles. Panelists included Bernice Reagon Johnson, Doug Seroff, Thermon Ruth, Portia K. Maultsby, and Reverend Isaac Ravizee. The Sterling Jubilees and Four Eagles, two of the groups featured in this program, are community-based quartets from Jefferson County, Alabama, whose unaccompanied singing style dates to the 1930s. The program also features the Fairfield Four, a quartet from Nashville, Tennessee, and the Sensational Nightingales. From notes in the Program guide. See program guide for additional information on the Black American Gospel Song: The Quartet Tradition. The concert and colloquium were presented by the Division of Performing Arts. The program was organized by Bernice Johnson Reagon. Program number 408.13.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1114

Song Journey: A Retrospective of Gospel Music Composer Reverend William Herbert Brewster

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 4-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982 February 17-19
Scope and Contents:
One in a series of programs including a concert and colloquium highlighting and honoring the work of gospel music composers. Brewster, pastor of the East Trigg Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee was considered one of the most gifted orators in the country. Born and raised in Tennessee, he became one of the mid-South's first radio ministers on radio station WDIA. Brewster wroteitten over two hundred 200 gospel songs including "Jesus Is All," "Peace Be Still," and ALeaning and Depending On the Lord. Many of his songs are gospel standards and considered treasures in the church. He was head of the Education Department of the National Baptist Convention and established the Brewster Clinic of Theology in Memphis. This series documents the concert and colloquium "Reverend William Herbert Brewster: Song Journey," held December 17-19, 1982 at the Smithsonian Institution. The concert and colloquium were sponsored by the Division of Performing Arts and organized by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, director of the Program in Black Culture (later known as the Program in African American Culture). Audio cassette tapes OTC 408.17.1 - 3 are missing. Program number AC408.17.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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-ref1120

Jazz in the Palm Court Series, photographs

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986
Scope and Contents:
Program in a series of Sunday afternoon concerts held in the Palm Court, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Concerts offered the public classic jazz repertory featuring the talents of regional artists. This program featured Dwight Bowers, curator in Division of Performing Arts.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1192

Wynton Marsalis Talks Jazz

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994 April, 1994-06
Scope and Contents:
The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian Associates' Department of Performing Arts, and the National Museum of American History's Program in African American Culture presented a concert on Tuesday, June 7, 1994, in the Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. The program was funded by America's Jazz Heritage, A Partnership of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the Smithsonian Institution. The welcome was given by Marquette Folley, project director of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions Service (SITES), and Penne Dann, manager of the Department of Performing Arts, Smithsonian Associates. The introduction was given by Luvenia A. Geroge, coordinator of the Duke Ellington Youth Project. The Young People's Concert included Wynton Marsalis featuring The Wynton Marsalis Septet. Program number AC408.89.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1293

Duke Ellington Youth Festival

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1995 April 28
Scope and Contents:
The Program in African American Culture and the Duke Ellington Collection National Museum of American in partnership with the District of Columbia Public Schools and America's Jazz Heritage, a Partnership of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the Smithsonian Institution, featured the creative talents of the students. Teachers challenged students to create projects encompassing themes in literature, art, dance, social studies, foreign languages, drama and music. On Friday, April 28, 1995, the program included an art exhibition opening at the Taylor Gallery, performances at the Flag Hall, and a presentation of awards. The music, poetry readings, dances, and musical skit were performed by students at Balou Senior High School, Calvin Coolidge High School, Alice Deal Junior High School, Douglass Junior High School, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Hart Junior High School, L.G. Hine Junior High School, Kelly Miller Junior High School, Abraham Lincoln Multicultural Middle School, McKinley Senior High School, School Without Walls, Shaw Junior High School, Spingarn Stay High School, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, and H.D. Woodson Senior High School.

Performances (In Order of Appearance):

Junior High School Band

Salute the Duke, arranger. Paul Yoder: "Take the "A" Train", "Satin Doll." "Flamingo", "Perdido" Music Director: Edward B. Anderson,

Drama

Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare Music: Shakespearean Suite by Ellington and Strayhorn Shaw Junior High School Teacher: Annette Nicholas

Combined String Ensemble

"Sophisticated Lady," "Mood Indigo," "It Don't Mean a Thing," Music Director: Barbara Maxwell

Junior High School Choir

"Duke's Place" (Based on C Jam Blues), "Azure/Daydream," "Bli-Blip" (from Jump for Joy) Coordinator: Patricia Braswell

Poetry

"A Tribute to Duke Ellington" Hart Junior High School Shaw Junior High School Teachers: Annette Nicholas and Ethel Rivers

Dance

Tap Dance: I Bakaari Wilder, choreographer

II Vincent Bingham, choreographer Music: "In a Mellow Tone" Performed by: The Ballou Soul Tappers: Phillip Atkins (soloist), Erica Bass, Sharon Beech, Vincent Bingham (soloist), Jamara Broome, LaKeisha Grimmes, Delano Lewis, Paul Streeter. Instructors: Yvonne Edwards and Myrna Sislen Sponsor: Camille Inez, Washington Performing Arts Society.

Drama

The Taming of the Shrew, Act II, Scene I by Shakespeare Music from the Shakespearean Suite by Ellington and Strayhorn Woodrow Wilson Senior High School Teacher: Delois Jones

Dance

The River ("Lake" section) Danced by Kiana Bailey, Odara Nash, Jaqueta Wilson, Sheri Hill, Tramecee Jeffries, Kevin Goodwine- Duke Ellington School of the Arts The River ("Vortex" section) Danced by Dionne Figgins- Wilson High School and Jones-Haywood School of Ballet Choreographer: Peter Alex. Romero, Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Musical Skit "Rappin' Rhapsody in Tribute to the Duke" Teacher: Darlene Turner; Assistant: Gregory Ware Spingarn-Stay High School

Poetry

Rochelle Harrod, Woodson High School

Senior High School Choir

"Amen" from Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts Soloist: Alexander Brown, IV, Woodson Senior High "Portrait of Duke Ellington" arr. John Cacavas Accompanists: Ernest Mitchell, piano; Joseph Chisholm, guitar; Chip Powell, drums Music Director: James Curtis Brown

Senior High School Ensemble

"Come Sunday" Clarinet Ensemble "Standard" Music Director: Benjamin Sands

Senior High School Big Band

"Sophisticated Lady" "Take the "A" Train" (1941 Version) Music Director: Davey Yarborough

Program number AC0408.94.
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Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Passages to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in American History and Legend

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2003 February 27-March 1
Scope and Contents:
Conference held Thursday, February 27, through Saturday, March 1, 2003, National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Smithsonian Institution. Program celebrated the twenty-second annual national observance of African American History Month. Program created as a conference, community tribute, and cultural fair, in collaboration with the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program of the United States National Park Service. It included performances, films, presentations hands-on activities, lectures, and panel discussions.

Participants included:

Allison Blakely, Ph.D., professor of European and Comparative History, Boston University

David W. Blight, Ph.D., scholarly advisor to the Passages to Freedom conference; professor of history, Yale University

Charles L. Blockson, curator and historian

Spencer R. Crew, Ph.D., executive director and chief executive officer, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Mary A. Edmond, chairperson of the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission; founder and president, Michigan Black History Network

Jerry Gore, historian, scholar and one of the founders of the National Underground Railroad Museum, Incorporated

Allen Grundy, founder, International Freedom Institute of the Southwest (IFIS); cofounder of Talking Back Living History Theatre (TBLH)

James Oliver Horton, Ph.D., scholarly advisor to the Passages to Freedom conference; Benjamin Banneker Professor of African Studies and History, George Washington University

Lois E. Horton, Ph.D., professor of history, George Mason University

Wilma King, Ph.D., Strickland Professor of American History and Culture, University of Missouri

Jane Landers, Ph.D., associate dean of the College of Arts and Science; associate professor of history and director, Center of Latin American and Iberian Studies, Vanderbilt University

Emma J. Lapsansky, Ph.D., curator, Quaker Collection and professor of history, Haverford College

Diane Miller, planning committee member, Passages to Freedom conference; and national coordinator, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, National Park Service (NPS)

Orloff Miller, Ph.D., planning committee member, Passages to Freedom conference; director, Freedom Station Program; and interim director, Research Programs, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Kevin Mulroy, Ph.D., director of research collections and chair, Research Services, University of Southern California libraries

Cathy D. Nelson, founder and president emeritus, Friends of Freedom Society; and state coordinator, Ohio Underground Association

Freddie L. Parker, Ph.D., chair, Department of History, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina

Bryan Prince, Buxton National Historic Site and Museum, Ontario, Canada

Vivian Abdur-Rahim, founder and director, Harriet Tubman Historical Society; and founding member, Underground Railroad Coalition, Delaware

Bernice Johnson Reagon, Ph.D., scholar, composer, singer, and activist, Cosby Chair Professor of Fine Arts, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia

Jane Rhodes, Ph.D., associate professor, ethnic studies, University of California, San Diego

Hilary Russell, independent scholar and researcher

Milton C. Sernett, Ph.D., professor of African American Studies and history and adjunct professor of religion, Syracuse University

Barbara A. Tagger, historian and regional coordinator, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program

Ron Tyler, Ph.D., is director of the Texas State Historical Society and professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin

John Michael Vlach, Ph.D., professor of American studies and anthropology and director of the Folklife Program, George Washington University

Judith Wellman, Ph.D., professor emerita, History Department, State University of New York, Oswego

Deborah Gray White, Ph.D., professor and chair, history department, Rutgers University

Carol Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor of history, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland

Church Historians

Ambassador Horace G. Dawson Jr., Ph.D., historian, Metropolitan AME Church, Washington, DC

Janet Lee Ricks, member and vice chair, history committee, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Georgetown, Washington, DC

Lonise Fisher Robinson, church historian, Asbury United Methodist, Washington, DC Performers and Artists included:

Nasar Abadey Trio

Drums - Nasar Abadey, drummer and composer, founder and leader of SUPERNOVA

Piano - Allyn Johnson, Washington, DC native, attended the University of the District of Columbia

Bass - James King, bassist, composer, and arranger

Michael E. Baytop, founder and president, Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC

Gwendolyn Briley – Strand

The Chancel Choir of Sargent Memorial Presbyterian Church The Daughters of Dorcas and Sons

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir

Samuel L. E. Bonds, director and voice teacher, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC

Irma Gardner-Hammond, professional storyteller who tells stories from the African oral tradition known as the Griot tradition

Bus Howard, actor and artist in residence, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

In Process…, African American women's a cappella ensemble

Jo Ann James, avid collector of recipes, a student of African American history, and a craftsperson

Kimberly Kelly, member of planning committee for the Passages of Freedom conference

Magpie - Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner, musicians

Alice McGill, well known for her portrayal of Sojourner Truth

Gretchen McKinney, term member, Speech Choir and Drama Team, Asbury United Methodist Church

Dietra Montague, independent artist who has lived and studied the arts and crafts of North and West Africa, Central and South America, Mexico, and Europe

Fred Morsell, actor

Ayo Ngozi, collage, multimedia, and book artist based in Mt. Rainier, Maryland

Reverb, a cappella group of African American gospel, quartet, and doo-wop singing

Mary Kay Ricks, freelance writer, researcher, and history tour guide who specializes in the Underground Railroad, Washington, DC

Kath Robinson, Washington, DC resident interested in the study of Ethnobotany and the study of misaims

Charlie Sayles, blues harmonica player

Program number AC408.120.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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:
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Organizational Changes in the Division of Performing Arts Operations

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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 3: Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1364

Division of Performing Arts, slide presentations agreements

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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 3: Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1366

Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts, lists

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
1 computer_disc_3.5
Container:
Box 160, Item 4
Type:
Archival materials
Computer Disks
Computer_disc_3.5
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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:
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