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Jonas Bernholm Rhythm and Blues Collection

Creator:
Bernholm, Jonas, 1946-  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Notes
Correspondence
Newsletters
Press releases
Date:
1976-1991.
Summary:
Collection documents Jonas Bernholm's interest and work promoting African American Music, specifically rhythm and blues.
Scope and Contents note:
Series 1: Correspondence, 1972-1994, undated

This series is divided into four subseries: Subseries 1.1 (Artists), Subseries 1.2 (Collaborators), Subseries 1.3 (Douglas Seroff), and Subseries 1.4 (Record Companies). Subseries 1.1 (1972-1993) consists mostly of correspondence exchanged between Bernholm and recording artists, as well as letters about the artists from their agents, family members, etc. Other types of materials included in this subseries are: copies of newspaper clippings, death certificates, contracts, and receipts. This subseries is, mostly, in alphabetical order by the artist's last name. Subseries 1.2 (1978-1985) is largely a collection of letters between Bernholm and those helping him create his albums. Topics include: photos, financial transactions and technical information about creating an album. Bills and receipts are also found in the subseries. Two folders deal specifically with correspondence Bernholm exchanged between Felix Prochaska and Lou Doggett. Subseries 1.3 (1979-1986) documents the correspondence between Bernholm and independent music scholar, music producer and businessman Douglas Seroff. It includes an exchange of letters regarding the start of a new record label for gospel music and the creation and reissue of gospel LPs. It also includes auction results, bills, postage labels, and information on a 1985 Grammy nomination. Subseries 1.4 (1977-1990) consists of correspondence between Bernholm and such recording companies as Clanka Lanka, Rounder Records, Big J Records, Blues King Records, Bogus Records, J.D. Productions, Fleetville Records, La Val Records and Relic Records. Also included are contracts/agreements, statements, artist promotion, as well as information on taping sessions and royalties.

Series 2: Promotional/Publicity Materials, 1971-1991, undated

This series is divided into two subseries: Subseries A (Promotion and Collaborator Correspondence) and Subseries 2.2 (Fan Club Materials). Subseries 2.1 (1976-1991) consists mostly of correspondence about artist or album promotion; including published articles, photographs, and information about concerts, tours, and radio stations throughout the US and Europe. Subseries B contains artist biographies, newsletters, promotional material, and information regarding contemporary artist-related events from record companies, talent agencies and official fan clubs.

Series 3: Research Materials, undated

This series is divided into four subseries: Subseries 3.1 (Artists), Subseries 3.2 (Record Company), Subseries 3.3 (Ray Funk), and Subseries 3.4 (Record Labels). Subseries A is composed of album liner notes for individual artists, as well as photocopies of magazine/newspaper articles that detail biography and album information for several artists. Other information includes correspondence about artists, and album song listings. Subseries 3.2 is an alphabetical listing, by record company name, of their discographies. Subseries C includes music related articles and correspondence from and by Alaskan writer, music aficionado and radio host Ray Funk. Copies of artist photos from Norbert Hess are also available. Subseries 3.4 contains listings of songs from specific artists and the labels they can be found on.

Series 4: Production Materials, undated

This series is composed of production notes used in the assembly of albums. This includes artist biographies and discographies, as well as song listings for specific albums. This subseries is organized alphabetically by artist.
Arrangement:
Series 1, Correspondence, 1972-1994, undated

Series 2, Promotional/Publicity Materials, 1965-1991, undated

Series 3, Research Materials, undated

Series 4, Production Materials, undated
Biographical/Historical note:
Jonas Bernholm (1946-) is a music executive, and African-American music aficionado from Sweden. He is best known for reissuing works of jazz, blues, and R&B artists on his own labels; the most well-recognized being Route 66, and Mr. R&B. His passion was ignited by the energy and charisma seen in the likes of Elvis Presley and Little Richard. He began collecting music from abroad and eventually visited the United States during the summer of 1968. During his trip Bernholm realized that many recording artists from the 40s and 50s were out of work and their music was no longer in circulation. Upon his return to Sweden he resolved to reissue the work of many artists on his own labels. His labels included: Route 66, MR R&B, Jukebox Lil, Whiskey Women, Earth Angel , Dr. Horse, Crown Prince, Gospel Jubilee, and Blues Boy.
Related Materials:
The Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment holds artifacts related to this collection including: posters and sound recordings. See Accession #1996.0153.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Jonas Bernholm, 1996.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Blues musicians  Search this
African American music -- 20th century  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Popular music -- Publishing and writing  Search this
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 1950-2000
Notes
Correspondence -- 1970-2000
Newsletters -- 20th century
Press releases
Citation:
Jonas Bernholm Rhythm and Blues Collection, 1976-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0551
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Jonas Bernholm Rhythm and Blues Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0551

Cultural Series: Apostles of Soul

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Apostles of Soul  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Music
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
Musical performance by Apostles of Soul.
Musicial performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Dated 19720315.
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Music  Search this
Soul music  Search this
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Music
Citation:
Cultural Series: Apostles of Soul, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003572
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref593

Live Musical Performances at Outdoor Event

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Music
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Live musical performances. Footage of musical performance and audience, including some members of audience dancing.
Music. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Poor sound quality; no sound about halfway through recording. AV004335: outdoor performance begins at 001231 (preceded by Opening of Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition). Undated.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
Soul music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Music
Citation:
Live Musical Performances at Outdoor Event, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV004335
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref643

Gospel Truth

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Music
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Performances of gospel, soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues music at outdoor event.
Music. AV000817: musical performance begins at 002725 (preceded by Anacostia Neighborhood Museum: 5th Anniversary Celebration). Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV004345
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Soul music  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Music
Citation:
Gospel Truth, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV000817
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref652

Rhythm and Blues Revue

Title:
35mm motion picture film of Rhythm and Blues Revue
Created by:
Studio Films, Inc., American, 1951 - 1956  Search this
Produced by:
Ben Frye, American  Search this
Subject of:
Lionel Hampton, American, 1908 - 2002  Search this
Faye Adams, American, born 1923  Search this
Bill Bailey, American, 1912 - 1978  Search this
Herb Jeffries, American, 1913 - 2014  Search this
Amos Milburn, American, 1927 - 1980  Search this
Sarah Vaughan, American, 1924 - 1990  Search this
Count Basie, American, 1904 - 1984  Search this
Big Joe Turner, American, 1911 - 1985  Search this
The Delta Rhythm Boys, American, 1934 - 1987  Search this
Martha Davis, American, 1917 - 1960  Search this
Little Buck, American  Search this
Nat King Cole, American, 1919 - 1965  Search this
Mantan Moreland, American, 1902 - 1973  Search this
Nipsey Russell, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Ruth Brown, American, 1928 - 2006  Search this
Owned by:
Pearl Bowser, American, born 1931  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 72 Minutes
Length (Film): 1850 Feet
Length (Film): 1560 Feet
Length (Film): 1650 Feet
Length (Film): 1450 Feet
Type:
motion pictures (information artifacts)
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1955
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Film  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical films  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Tap dancing  Search this
Variety shows (Television)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number:
2012.79.1.105.1a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Pearl Bowser Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd578a039a6-746a-4ea9-9c44-f64988a206d8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.79.1.105.1a-d

Rock-N-Roll Revue

Title:
35mm motion picture film of Rock-N-Roll Revue
Created by:
Studio Films, Inc., American, 1951 - 1956  Search this
Directed by:
Joseph Kohn  Search this
Produced by:
Ben Frye, American  Search this
Subject of:
Apollo Theater, founded 1934  Search this
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Lionel Hampton, American, 1908 - 2002  Search this
Sarah Vaughan, American, 1924 - 1990  Search this
Nipsey Russell, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Coles & Atkins, American, 1940 - 1959  Search this
Larry Darnell, American, 1921 - 1983  Search this
Willie Bryant, American, 1908 - 1964  Search this
The Clovers, American, founded 1946  Search this
Dinah Washington, American, 1924 - 1963  Search this
Nat King Cole, American, 1919 - 1965  Search this
Big Joe Turner, American, 1911 - 1985  Search this
Leonard Reed, American, 1907 - 2004  Search this
Owned by:
Pearl Bowser, American, born 1931  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 70 Minutes
Length (Film) - Reel 1: 1630 Feet
Length (Film) - Reel 2: 1765 Feet
Length (Film) - Reel 3: 1520 Feet
Length (Film) - Reel 4: 1440 Feet
Type:
motion pictures (information artifacts)
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1955
Topic:
African American  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Film  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical films  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Tap dancing  Search this
Variety shows (Television)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number:
2012.79.1.84.1a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Pearl Bowser Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59b2daf17-63d3-4b62-ada6-d36307656601
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.79.1.84.1a-d

Soul Train Music Awards Records

Donor:
Soul Train Holdings, LLC  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Programs
Posters
Press releases
Articles
Date:
1987 - 2004
Summary:
The collection consists of printed materials, including programs, press kits, prints, slides and posters from various award presentations given by the syndicated television program Soul Train from 1987 to 2004. These include the Soul Train Music Awards, Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, Soul Train Comedy Awards, and Soul Train Divas and Kings.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of printed materials, including programs and press kits, and photographic prints, slides and posters from various award presentations given by Soul Train. These include the "Soul Train" Music Awards, "Soul Train" Lady of Soul Awards, "Soul Train" Comedy Awards, "Soul Train" Divas and Kings.

Series 1, Award Programs, 1987-2004, is subdivided into five subseries: Subseries 1, Soul Train Award Programs, 1987-2004; Subseries 2, Lady of Soul Award Programs, 1995-2003; Subseries 3, Christmas StarFest, 1998-1999, 2003; Subseries 4, Comedy Awards Program, 1993.

Subseries 1, Soul Train Award Programs, 1987-2004, consists of printed programs and press kits for the annual awards event, held each year in Los Angeles, California. The press kits contain biographies for the award recipients, press releases, publicity prints and slides of award recipients. The prints and slides were assembled by Tribune Entertainment Company. In 1995, there was a twenty-fifth anniversary Hall of Fame Special. The history of the "Soul Train" story is chronicled in this 1995 anniversary program.

Subseries 2, Lady of Soul Award Programs, 1995-2003, consists of printed programs, prints, slides, and press kits with biographies and press releases honoring great women in the world of entertainment. The Lady of Soul Awards was the first-ever show format specially designed to honor female entertainers.

Subseries 3, Christmas StarFest, 1998-1999, 2003, consists of printed advertisements and press kits for "Soul Train" Christmas Starfest, a television special of major music stars. The press kits contain biographies, publicity prints, and slides of entertainers who participated.

Subseries 4, Comedy Awards Program, 1993, consists of two programs for the first annual "Soul Train" Comedy Awards. The 1993 debut was the only time the show was produced.

Subseries 5, Divas and Kings Program, 2000, consists of print advertisements for a special Soul Train thirtieth anniversary special featuring performances by a variety of entertainers.

Series 2, Posters, 1989, consists of two posters from the 1989 Soul Train Awards honoring Michael Jackson.

Series 3, Ephemera, 1990, 2001, consists of a tribune Entertainment Company publication, That's Entertainment from 1990 and newspaper clippings about Soul Train creator, Don Cornelius, Los Angeles Times, 2001.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1, Award Programs, 1987-2004

Subseries 1, Soul Train Award Programs, 1987-2004

Subseries 2, Lady of Soul Award Programs, 1995-2003

Subseries 3, Christmas Starfest, 1998-1999, 2003

Subseries 4, Comedy Award Program, 1993

Subseries 5, Divas and Kings Program, 2000

Series 2, Posters, 1989

Series 3, Ephemera, 1990, 2001
Biographical / Historical:
Soul Train, was the longest-running syndicated television series in American history. Don Cornelius, a former disc jockey, created "Soul Train" in 1970 for the Chicago television station WCIU and served as its writer, producer and host. When it became a local sensation, he moved the show to Los Angeles and began broadcasting nationally in 1971, beginning a thirty-five year run in syndication. Soul Train presented rhythm and blues, soul, and hip hop performers, though sometimes funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists were featured.

Born on Chicago's South Side on September 27, 1936, Cornelius had an early craving to go into broadcasting. He graduated from DuSable High School in 1954, served in the Marine Corps and then returned to Chicago to marry Delores Harrison. They had two sons, Anthony and Raymond. In 1966, Cornelius gave up a career selling insurance and cars to take a three-month broadcast course. He landed a job as a substitute disc jockey at WVON in Chicago and later as a sports anchor on the television program "A Black's View of the News." He produced the "Soul Train" pilot with four-hundred dollars of his own money, taking the title from a road show he had created for local high schools. Cornelius stepped down as host of the "Soul Train" in 1993, but the show continued to air for another decade with guest hosts presiding. In 2001, Cornelius married Viktoria Chapman, but divorced her in 2009.

In 2008, Cornelius sold the "Soul Train" franchise and the archives to a subsidiary of Vibe Holdings LLC. Over 1,117 episodes were produced. The musical artists who performed on "Soul Train" included many of the greatest African American performers of the last decades--Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown, the Jackson Five--and many Motown acts. Over its long history, the show primarily featured performances by rhythm and blues, soul, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artist also appeared. While most of these artists were African American, in later years the show featured some white performers such as Elton John and David Bowie. Singer Gino Vanelli was the first to integrate the show, in 1975, when Cornelius invited him to board the train to sing his hit, "People Gotta Move."

Cornelius also produced a number of award shows and annual specials, including the Soul Train Music Awards, the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, and the Soul Train Christmas Starfest. African American performers were predominantly featured in these shows and they served as a welcome counterpoint in the black musical community to what were perceived of as white-dominated award programs.
Related Materials:
Materials Held at Other Organizations

Library of Congress Copyright Office

Complete documentary sets of each "as broadcast" episode in DigiBeta or 1/2" VHS format and written transcriptions. "Soul Train" deposited this material at the Library of Congress Copyright Office in 2001.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Soul Train Holdings, LLC, through Kenard Gibbs, CEO on August 12, 2011.
Restrictions:
The 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:
Soul musicians  Search this
Soul music  Search this
African American music -- 20th century  Search this
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
Award presentations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs
Posters
Press releases
Articles
Citation:
Soul Train Music Awards Records, 1987-2004, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1223
See more items in:
Soul Train Music Awards Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1223

James Brown

Artist:
Milton Williams, born 20 May 1940  Search this
Sitter:
James Brown, 5 Mar 1933 - 25 Dec 2006  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 35.2 x 23.5 cm (13 7/8 x 9 1/4")
Sheet: 35.2 x 28 cm (13 7/8 x 11")
Mat (Verified): 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1980
Topic:
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Interior\Performing Arts\Theatrical\Stage  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Drum  Search this
James Brown: Male  Search this
James Brown: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
James Brown: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
James Brown: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
James Brown: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Rhythm and Blues  Search this
James Brown: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandmaster  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the photographer, Milton Williams
Object number:
NPG.96.187
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42f36fbee-3f1f-4e1a-aade-16d3dce655e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.96.187

W.C. Handy

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, 17 Jun 1880 - 21 Dec 1964  Search this
Sitter:
William Christopher Handy, 16 Nov 1873 - 28 Mar 1958  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 25.2cm x 19.4 cm (9 15/16" x 7 5/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1941
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet  Search this
William Christopher Handy: Male  Search this
William Christopher Handy: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
William Christopher Handy: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Rhythm and Blues  Search this
William Christopher Handy: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandmaster  Search this
William Christopher Handy: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet  Search this
William Christopher Handy: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Blues  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of E.F. Bergman
Object number:
S/NPG.91.49
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Carl Van Vechten
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4037b861d-1140-4118-8aee-450759640e78
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.91.49

Glossy color concert poster for Labelle at the Metropolitan Opera House

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Labelle, American, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 29 1/8 × 23 in. (74 × 58.4 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd553a9bf29-579d-4a39-bf76-350d9c9ff7e5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.1

Playbill for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Playwrights Horizons, American, founded 1971  Search this
Subject of:
Cheryl Alexander, American, born 1955  Search this
Natalie Venetia Belcon, American, born 1969  Search this
Duane Boutte, American  Search this
Darius de Haas, American, born 1968  Search this
Angel Desai  Search this
Jerry Dixon  Search this
Jonathan Dokuchitz, American  Search this
Felicia Finley, American, born 1971  Search this
Robert Jason Jackson, American  Search this
LaChanze, American, born 1961  Search this
Josh Tower  Search this
Debra M. Walton  Search this
Myiia Watson-Davis  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. (22.2 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2000
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.18ab
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
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d1316a66-3a14-4fb7-9732-e636a8e02489
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.18ab
Online Media:

Playbill for Dreamgirls

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Imperial Theatre, American, founded 1923  Search this
Subject of:
Obba Babatunde, born 1951  Search this
Cleavant Derricks, American, born 1953  Search this
Loretta Devine, American, born 1949  Search this
Ben Harney, American, born 1952  Search this
Jennifer Holliday, 1960  Search this
Sheryl Lee Ralph, American, born 1956  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (22.2 x 14.6 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1982
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.24
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
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55604a420-a9a8-4980-b5e0-64e7b979bda4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.24
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Aretha Franklin, SCLC convention, Club Paradise, Memphis, TN

Created by:
Dr. Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 - 2007  Search this
Subject of:
Aretha Franklin, American, 1942 - 2018  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
United States--History--1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.16.19
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ernest C. Withers Trust
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd565ce3768-581a-489c-a519-91b48aa6e44a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.16.19
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Pin back button from Commodores 1978 Platinum Tour

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Motown Record Corporation, American, founded 1959  Search this
Subject of:
Commodores, American, founded 1968  Search this
Medium:
paper, plastic laminate, metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 3/8 × 3/8 in. (6 × 1 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.68.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d0964125-489b-4ac6-a093-82ea3e5d1eb2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.68.1
Online Media:

Night Mare / Hound Dog

Published by:
Peacock Records, Inc., American, founded 1949  Search this
Recorded by:
Big Mama Thornton, American, 1926 - 1984  Search this
Medium:
vinyl with ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 7/8 × 1/16 in. (25.1 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
78 rpm records
Place depicted:
Houston, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1953
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.68.12
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59284cf81-53ff-4452-9084-1a6c6c6819df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.68.12
Online Media:

Backstage pass for SWV concert

Manufactured by:
Perri Entertainment Services, Inc., American, 1992 - 2003  Search this
Subject of:
SWV, American, founded 1990  Search this
Medium:
ink, paper, plastic
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 13/16 × 2 7/8 × 1/16 in. (12.2 × 7.3 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
passes (tickets)
Date:
1996
Topic:
African American  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.68.13
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1996 BMG Entertainment. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd522ec6f18-8e29-4212-8ae5-073ee7cbfc30
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.68.13

So Much / Forgive and Forget

Published by:
Jubilee Records, American, 1946 - 1970  Search this
Recorded by:
Orioles, The, American, 1946 - 1956  Search this
Medium:
vinyl with ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 7/8 × 1/16 in. (25.1 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
78 rpm records
Date:
1949
Topic:
African American  Search this
Doowop (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.68.14
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51d8016ef-b8a6-4fd8-8fdf-3d30805c9d28
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.68.14
Online Media:

Ticket for a Stevie Wonder performance in Japan

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Stevie Wonder, American, born 1950  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 × 5 1/2 in. (5.1 × 14 cm)
Type:
tickets
Place depicted:
Japan, Asia
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Motown (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.68.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5036b8f90-41c5-4cd4-9063-d607816a458c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.68.3
Online Media:

I'm Ready

Published by:
Qwest Records, American, founded 1980  Search this
Recorded by:
Tevin Campbell, American, born 1976  Search this
Produced by:
Quincy Jones, American, born 1933  Search this
Benny Medina, American, born 1958  Search this
Babyface, American, born 1959  Search this
Prince, American, 1958 - 2016  Search this
Daryl Simmons, American  Search this
Narada Michael Walden, American, born 1952  Search this
Medium:
plastic , tape , paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Case): 4 1/4 × 2 3/4 × 5/8 in. (10.8 × 7 × 1.6 cm)
Type:
audio cassettes
Date:
1993
Topic:
African American  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Timothy Anne Burnside
Object number:
2018.100.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1993 Qwest Records. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd500b11eb0-c5e6-4771-9fc4-fb067742c63c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.100.1abc
Online Media:

Songs in A Minor

Published by:
J Records, American, 2000 - 2011  Search this
Recorded by:
Alicia Keys, American, born 1981  Search this
Produced by:
Clive Davis, American, born 1932  Search this
Peter Edge, English  Search this
Alicia Keys, American, born 1981  Search this
Jeff Robinson  Search this
Medium:
plastic , paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Case): 4 7/8 × 5 9/16 × 3/8 in. (12.4 × 14.1 × 1 cm)
Type:
compact disks
Date:
2001
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Neo-Soul (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Timothy Anne Burnside
Object number:
2018.100.5abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2001 Arista Records, Inc. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d8bb4aff-10bd-4599-ab8f-b36fc87e9168
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.100.5abc
Online Media:

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