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The Transvestite, Slavik, Charles

Series Donor:
Becker, John M.  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Heritage of Pride (HOP)  Search this
Rohrbaugh, Richard  Search this
Series Creator:
Hirsch, Leonard  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Barna, Joseph T.  Search this
Guest, Michael E.  Search this
Container:
Box 67, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Series 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.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection / Series 4: Advertising, Business, and Publications / 4.5: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b1ef4eba-2d12-43ae-a7cb-e82b6d58d5ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref563

BLK Vol. 2 No. 7

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Subject of:
Nedra Johnson  Search this
Dionne Freeney  Search this
AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, American, founded 1987  Search this
National LGBTQ Task Force, American, founded 1974  Search this
National Association of Black and White Men Together, American, founded 1980  Search this
Grupo Gay da Bahía, Brazilian, founded 1980  Search this
Lavender Light, American, founded 1985  Search this
Unity Fellowship Church, American, founded 1982  Search this
Rev. Carl Bean, American, 1944 - 2021  Search this
Jewel Thais-Williams, American  Search this
Jewel's Catch One, American, founded 1973  Search this
Keith St. John, American, born 1957  Search this
Sgt. Perry Watkins, American, 1948 - 1996  Search this
David N. Dinkins, American, born 1927  Search this
Simon Nkoli, South African, 1957 - 1998  Search this
Gay and Lesbian Organization of Witwatersrand, South African, 1988 - 1997  Search this
Minority AIDS Project, American, founded 1985  Search this
Gilberto Gerald, Panamanian American, born 1950  Search this
Reggie Williams, American, 1951 - 1999  Search this
National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, American, 1985 - 1998  Search this
Audre Lorde, American, 1934 - 1992  Search this
Pat Norman, American, born 1939  Search this
Nelson Mandela, South African, 1918 - 2013  Search this
Whoopi Goldberg, American, born 1955  Search this
Larry Saxxon, American  Search this
Cleo Manago, American, born 1963  Search this
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971  Search this
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
Eldridge Cleaver, American, 1935 - 1998  Search this
James Baldwin, American, 1924 - 1987  Search this
Professor Griff, American, born 1960  Search this
Public Enemy, American, founded 1982  Search this
Heavy D & the Boyz, American, founded 1987  Search this
Malcolm X, American, 1925 - 1965  Search this
2 Live Crew, American, 1985 - 2014  Search this
Audio Two, American, 1987 - 1992  Search this
Rep. Maxine Waters, American, born 1938  Search this
Little Richard, American, 1932 - 2020  Search this
Sabrina Sojourner, American, born 1952  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States, North and Central America
Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, San Francisco county, California, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, United States, North and Central America
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
Date:
July 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Gender  Search this
Health  Search this
Holidays and festivals  Search this
Identity  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Labor  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Violence  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.20
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd590ceca58-ca06-434a-9370-641efedc3296
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.20

Joan E. Biren Queer Film Museum Collection

Creator:
Biren, Joan E.  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (8 boxes, 13 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Posters
Programs
Advertising
Catalogs
Postcards
Date:
1931-2019
Summary:
Joan E. Biren (JEB) is an internationally recognized photographer and documentary artist. She assembled this collection as her Queer Film Museum. It consists of a variety of materials about and associated with queer films, both foreign and domestic.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains material relating to lesbian-oriented motion pictures. The bulk of the collection consists of ephemera and film posters from theatrical releases in the United States. The collection also contains catalogues from video houses, film festivals, posters, and other material collected by Biren from on-line auction sites. Some of the items have Biren's annotations written within them. The collection contains material associated with United States releases and foreign releases. Production dates are year of first release. An oral history about the collection was conducted by intern Erin Walsh in 2019.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1: Posters and Ephemera, 1931-2010, undated

Series 2, Film Festival Programs, Queer Film Museum Files, and Related Material, 1975-2019, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Joan E. Biren (1944-), also known professionally as JEB, is an internationally recognized lesbian photographer and documentary artist. She grew up in Washington, D.C. graduating from Mount Holyoke College in 1966. She later pursued graduate study at Oxford University and the American University. Biren was a vocal and out lesbian joining the women's liberation in the late 1960s and the lesbian movement in the early 1970s. A member of the Furies, she was an associate of authors Rita Mae Brown and Charlotte Bunch

Biren became known for her photographic documentation of late 20th century lesbian culture. Biren published two collections of her photography: Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians (1979) and Making a Way: Lesbians Out Front (1987). Biren pursued filmmaking in the 1990s through her company Moonforce Media, Inc. She produced and directed the documentaries, For Love and For Life (1990) about the 1987 March on Washington and A Simple Matter of Justice (1993), about the April 1993 March on Washington. She is the creator (writer, director, and producer) of the award-winning film, No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon (2003) on two pioneers of the LGBT movement.

Over many years she assembled a collection of ephemera and materials relating to queer film. One of the accepted definitions of the word queer is, "Of or relating to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, or transgendered people". "Queer film" may be defined as any film or televised entertainment that has as a part of its subject matter or story line anything having to do with or pertinent to homosexuality (male or female), bisexuality, or transgendered people. Biren named her collection the Queer Film Museum and it was displayed in her home. The sign she created and hung on the basement door leading downstairs to the display of her collection (and coincidentally her laundry room) was meant to be ironic and read, "JEB's Queer Film Museum, Dirty Pictures & Clean Laundry". Biren amassed her collection, mostly by purchase, over the course of many years.

Some of the titles in the collection classified as "queer" were not specifically produced with the homosexual audience in mind but have come to be identified with homosexual culture, Greta Garbo's 1931 film Queen Christina for instance.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection (NMAH.AC.1146) contains an addendum of material donated by Biren in 2011.

Materials at Other Organizations

Collections of Joan E. Biren's personal and professional papers are located at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2010 by Joan E. Biren.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research 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:
Homosexuality  Search this
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Bisexuality  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Transgender people  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Lesbianism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- 21st century
Posters -- 20th century
Programs -- 20th century
Advertising
Catalogs
Postcards
Citation:
Joan E. Biren Queer Film Museum Collection, 1931-2019, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1216
See more items in:
Joan E. Biren Queer Film Museum Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep892617162-61f5-4cfb-8375-abf094d31b81
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1216
Online Media:

Sylvia Rivera (with Christina Hayworth and Julia Murray)

Artist:
Luis Carle, born 1962  Search this
Sitter:
Sylvia Rivera, 2 Jul 1951 - 19 Feb 2002  Search this
Christina Hayworth, 20th century  Search this
Julia Murray, 20th century  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 43.6 × 29.1 cm (17 3/16 × 11 7/16")
Sheet: 51.3 × 36.8 cm (20 3/16 × 14 1/2")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
2000
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Sign  Search this
Exterior\Park  Search this
Sylvia Rivera: Female  Search this
Sylvia Rivera: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\LGBT rights activist  Search this
Sylvia Rivera: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\LGBT rights activist\Transgender rights activist  Search this
Christina Hayworth: Female  Search this
Christina Hayworth: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Christina Hayworth: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Christina Hayworth: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\LGBT rights activist\Transgender rights activist  Search this
Julia Murray: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquisition made possible through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Object number:
NPG.2015.37
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Luis Carle
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
The Struggle for Justice Refresh
On View:
NPG, West Gallery 220
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4913b47d8-1c1c-4114-a660-df8e11691be2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2015.37

Stardust '98 benefit dance, The Cooler [flier]

Advertiser:
SALGA [South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association]  Search this
Series Donor:
Becker, John M.  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Heritage of Pride (HOP)  Search this
Rohrbaugh, Richard  Search this
Series Creator:
Hirsch, Leonard  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Barna, Joseph T.  Search this
Guest, Michael E.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 10.9" x 8.4".)
Container:
Box 34
Culture:
Asian Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents:
Text on yellow paper. Advertises SALGA benefit at the Cooler, with "star studded drag performances."
Local Numbers:
AC1146-0000073.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series 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.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Series 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:
Transvestites  Search this
Benefit performances  Search this
Dance parties  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
LGBT  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- 20th century
Series Citation:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection / Series 2: Agencies, Associations, and Organizations / South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA), correspondence, press releases
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8aee912bc-7ad3-4df8-ad41-b96098d56dd3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref2771

Racial Masquerade in American Art & Culture (Part 3 of 3)

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-12-12T15:32:07.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
See more by:
NatlPortraitGallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt__mCRHEgpMVs

The Transvestite (Washington State)

Series Donor:
Becker, John M.  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Heritage of Pride (HOP)  Search this
Rohrbaugh, Richard  Search this
Series Creator:
Hirsch, Leonard  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Barna, Joseph T.  Search this
Guest, Michael E.  Search this
Container:
Box 67, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1974
Series 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.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection / Series 1: Periodicals
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8556d94a5-4580-459f-bbb0-474737dd4a3c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref270

Transvestite Photo Club Magazine (Washington State)

Series Donor:
Becker, John M.  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Heritage of Pride (HOP)  Search this
Rohrbaugh, Richard  Search this
Series Creator:
Hirsch, Leonard  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Barna, Joseph T.  Search this
Guest, Michael E.  Search this
Container:
Box 67, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Series 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.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection / Series 1: Periodicals
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82357416a-6f72-47bf-9730-e47f89493fbe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref271

Astounding Transvestite Tales (Washington State)

Series Donor:
Becker, John M.  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Heritage of Pride (HOP)  Search this
Rohrbaugh, Richard  Search this
Series Creator:
Hirsch, Leonard  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Barna, Joseph T.  Search this
Guest, Michael E.  Search this
Container:
Box 67, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973
Series 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.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection / Series 1: Periodicals
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep834b0dfd5-578d-49af-a107-645ad89ba0e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref42

My Transvestite Uncle, from Tosa Late Night Diary series

Artist:
Sumida Kazuo (Japan, born 1952)  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Type:
Photograph
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1985
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
man  Search this
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Gloria Katz and Willard M. Huyck Jr. collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection — Acquisition fund in honor of Julian Raby, director emeritus of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number:
S2018.2.287
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye38264ab67-56a5-4898-b193-0e53fb25c9f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2018.2.287

Untitled

Artist:
William Suttle, born Charlotte, NC 1938  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Cityscape  Search this
Recreation\courting  Search this
Object\toy\balloon  Search this
Recreation\dress up\transvestite  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.1334
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7e0ca9450-d955-45eb-a473-778d5dbedfc2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.63.1334

Others of my kind transatlantic transgender histories by Alex Bakker, Rainer Herrn, Michael Thomas Taylor, and Annette F. Timm

Author:
Bakker, Alex 1968-  Search this
Herrn, Rainer 1957-  Search this
Taylor, Michael Thomas 1977-  Search this
Timm, Annette F  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xiii, 283 pages) illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
North America
Europe
Amérique du Nord
Date:
2020
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Transgender people--History  Search this
Sexual minority community--History  Search this
Transgender people--Medical care--History  Search this
Transgenres--Histoire  Search this
Transgenres--Soins médicaux--Histoire  Search this
Sexual minority community  Search this
Transgender people  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156693

LGBTQ history and culture since 1940

Title:
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940
Issuing body:
Gale (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Sources
Online databases
Electronic reference sources
Databases
History
Date:
2016
Topic:
Sexual minorities--History  Search this
Lesbians--History  Search this
Gay men--History  Search this
Bisexuals--History  Search this
Gays--History  Search this
Transgender people--History  Search this
Sex--History  Search this
Minorités sexuelles--Histoire  Search this
Lesbiennes--Histoire  Search this
Homosexuels masculins--Histoire  Search this
Bisexuels--Histoire  Search this
Homosexuels--Histoire  Search this
Transgenres--Histoire  Search this
Sexualité--Histoire  Search this
Bisexuals  Search this
Gay men  Search this
Gays  Search this
Lesbians  Search this
Sex  Search this
Sexual minorities  Search this
Transgender people  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156730

Portrait of a Transvestite

Maker:
Kossoy, Boris  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18.2 cm x 23.9 cm; 7 5/32 in x 9 13/32 in
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
photograph
Date made:
1971
ID Number:
PG.71.106.1
Catalog number:
71.106.1
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng405973b1c-464a-48c4-a5a5-b88df9433200
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2009225

Transvestite

Maker:
Kossoy, Boris  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10.1 cm x 14.4 cm; 3 31/32 in x 5 21/32 in
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
photograph
Date made:
1971
ID Number:
PG.76.39.16
Accession number:
322604
Catalog number:
76.39.16
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng4a4d7630a-22c6-4860-8c2e-a92406e98eb5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2009244

Transvestite with a torn stocking, N.Y.C., 1966

Maker:
Arbus, Diane  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 in x 16 in; 50.8 cm x 40.64 cm
image: 15 1/4 in x 15 in; 38.735 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Photograph
gelatin silver print
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1966
Subject:
Portraits  Search this
ID Number:
PG.69.149.5
Accession number:
298691
Catalog number:
69.149.5
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-34f7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1185412

Phyllis Diller’s Gag File

Manufacturer:
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Maker:
Diller, Phyllis  Search this
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 40 in x 17 1/4 in; 121.92 cm x 101.6 cm x 43.815 cm
Object Name:
file
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
ca 1962 - 1994
Subject:
Humor  Search this
Comedians  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis Diller
ID Number:
2003.0289.01.01
Accession number:
2003.0289
Catalog number:
2003.0289.01.01
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-40b6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1218385

Earthenware Water-Jar

Donor Name:
Mrs. Clara B. Wilcox  Search this
Culture:
Laguna  Search this
Object Type:
Pot
Place:
Laguna Pueblo, Cibola County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
15 Oct 1912
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
054603
USNM Number:
E273442-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3123504a9-af56-4290-aef8-edaa71e7c267
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8379370
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A young man in curlers at home on West 20th Street, N.Y.C. 1966

Artist:
Diane Arbus, born New York City 1923-died New York City 1971  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 15 3/8 x 15 1/8 in. (39.1 x 38.4 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1966
Topic:
Recreation\leisure\smoking  Search this
Figure male\bust  Search this
Recreation\leisure\grooming  Search this
Recreation\dress up\transvestite  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1986.41.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk78420a171-7d32-4de0-886e-7c45bddd2617
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1986.41.8

The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews by Carol Burch-Brown

Photographer:
Burch-Brown, Carol  Search this
Names:
Shamrock Bar (Bluefield, W.Va.)  Search this
Kilkelly, Ann  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Transcripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Oral history
Interviews
Place:
Appalachian Region
West Virginia -- 1990-2000
Bluefield (W.Va.)
Date:
1997-2003
Summary:
The collection documents a working class "gay" bar, the Shamrock Bar, Bluefield, West Virginia, 1997-2000, through photographs and oral history interviews.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of Carol Burch-Brown's photographs (200 photoprints, mostly silver gelatin on fiber-base paper, but including more than a dozen digital prints), copies of tape-recorded interviews (on 26 compact discs), and transcripts of interviews (3 volumes plus a compact disc containing Word files) made at the Shamrock Bar, Bluefield, West Virginia, 1997-2002, documenting a working-class gay bar. The photographs include "drag" performances, pageants, and other activities at the bar. Many show performers applying makeup and donning costumes, including the use of prosthetic breasts. Pictures taken in the bar are often in a soft-focus, slightly blurred, high-contrast, impressionistic style. There are a number of sharp-focus portraits, however, and exterior views of the building, its neighborhood, and the town are sharply focused, detailed documentary images.

Names (usually pseudonyms or stage names) which turn up in the interviews include: Natasha Michaels, Nikki Eaves, Shea West, Cortney Collins, Taylor Made, India Dream, Clinton, Tiffany Aver, Terba Devero, Roxie Morehead, and Dorothy. The performer "Bunny" is actually the photographer's friend and colleague, Ann Kilkelly. Many of these persons are also shown in the photographs, as is Helen Compton.

Note: The audio compact disks are not original recordings, and may be played by researchers directly.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Photoprints

Series 2: Text (including transcripts of interviews)

Series 3: Compact discs
Biography:
Carol Burch-Brown is Professor of Art and Humanities at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, and is a photographer, painter, and musician. Photographer and co-author with David Rigsbee, Trailers, University Press of Virginia, 1996.
Historical:
During its heyday, the Shamrock Bar in Bluefield, West Virginia was a gathering place for gays and lesbians. The photographer reported in March 2003, before donating this collection, that Miss Helen Compton, proprietor of the Shamrock, had died and the establishment had been closed.
Other Title:
It's Reigning Queens in Appalachia
Provenance:
Colection donated by Carol Burch-Brown, December 2003.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright. Requests will be referred to the photographer.
Topic:
Bisexuality  Search this
Working class  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Gay artists -- Interviews  Search this
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Transvestism  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1990-2000
Transcripts
Compact discs
Photographs -- Digital prints -- 20th century
Digital images
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Citation:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews by Carol Burch-Brown, 1997-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0857
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The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews by Carol Burch-Brown
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84adec4f5-b063-4386-a233-ab46b9cbb361
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0857
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