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1992.0532.134, SI NEG.#92-16772, Black & Decker, Inc. Photograph of the Hexagon Girls Club. 1929. Approximately thirty-four (34 ) woman are posed in front of a building standing along the entrance way staircase. There is a fabric sign with "HEXAGON GIR...

Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Black and Decker Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Black and Decker Collection
Black and Decker Collection / Series 2: Photographs / Photographs, 1992.0532.052-.151
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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1992.0532 135, SI NEG.#92-16773, Black & Decker, Inc. Photograph of the Hexagon Girls Club, 1929. Approximately thirty-four (34) woman are posed in front of a building, standing along the entrance way staircase. There is a fabric sign with "HEXAGON GIR...

Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Black and Decker Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Black and Decker Collection
Black and Decker Collection / Series 2: Photographs / Photographs, 1992.0532.052-.151
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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["Sweethearts" on tour. Black-and-white photoprint.]

Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 4" x 2-3/4".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of a young African American woman. Photographer unidentified, undated photograph.
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000094.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in Archives Center exhibition, "Women and Jazz: The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, 1937-1949", from March 25, 2011 through May 31, 2011. Craig Orr, curator.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1950
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection / Series 2: Rosalind Cron Materials / Photographs from overseas travels to the United States troops
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref638

["Sweethearts" on tour. Black-and-white photoprint]

Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 4" x 2-3/4".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
African American man and woman in uniform, with another woman. Photographer unidentified, undated photograph.
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000096.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in Archives Center exhibition, "Women and Jazz: The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, 1937-1949", from March 25, 2011 through May 31, 2011. Craig Orr, curator.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Military uniforms  Search this
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1950
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection / Series 2: Rosalind Cron Materials / Photographs from overseas travels to the United States troops
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref640

[Luther Davis as a child with two women.] [photographic postcard: black-and-white photoprint]

Collector:
Davis, Luther  Search this
Donor:
Davis, Joan Bassie  Search this
Names:
Davis, Luther  Search this
Collection Creator:
Davis, Luther  Search this
Davis, Joan Bassie  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper, 5-1/2" x 3".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic postcards
Place:
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Scope and Contents:
Postcard picture of Luther Davis as a child and two women. On the back is hand written,"Luther, Niagara Falls, Nov. 28, 1929, Thanksgiving Day."
Arrangement:
Box No. (Davis Business)
Local Numbers:
AC1148-0000004.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection 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.
Genre/Form:
Photographic postcards
Collection Citation:
Luther Davis Papers, 1916-2007, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Luther Davis Papers
Luther Davis Papers / Series 5: Business and Personal Records / 5.2: Personal Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1148-ref1093

"A Calendar for Women Photographs by JEB"

Series Donor:
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Becker, John M.  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 95, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
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
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Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection / Series 5: Biren, Joan E. (JEB)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref655

"A Calendar for Women Photographs by JEB"

Series Donor:
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Becker, John M.  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 95, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
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 5: Biren, Joan E. (JEB)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref657

Hurricane Katrina Supporting Material

Collection Creator:
Golding, Melody  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2005 - 2007
Scope and Contents:
This contains the photographers notebook with copies of prints, ephemera, exhibit brochures, "Excerpts of stories by Mississippi Women, photographs of installations and two discs, Songs for Katrina, by Lucia Lynn and Mississippi Gulf Coast Hurricane Katrina a ten minute DVD by Melody and John Reid Golding. This series also contains a hard bound copy of the exhibition catalogue, copies of pages from one of the exhibition's guest book, actual visitor's comments and a copy of the exhibition storyboards.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Melody Golding Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1166, Series 2
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Melody Golding Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives

Printer:
MacCormack, Forrest (intern)  Search this
Talman, Hugh (photographer)  Search this
Photographer:
Smillie, T. W. (Thomas William), 1843-1917  Search this
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Names:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Contact prints
Place:
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- 1890-1900
Chicago Ill. -- 1890-1900
Date:
1993 - 1993
circa 1888-1899, 1906
Summary:
Twenty glass plate negatives and reference copy prints of the images taken between the late 1880s and the early 1900s by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie. The images depict the skyline of Washington D.C., views from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, blueprints for the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, and an unidentified orchestra.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of twenty glass plate negatives and associated reference copy prints depicting scenes from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois as well as images of the Washington D.C. skyline dating from between 1888 and 1899. The glass plate negatives range in size from 17" x 20" to 20" x 24" while the silver gelatin, resin-coated paper prints are all 20" x 24". All the images are black and white.

Series 1, Glass Plate Negatives, 1893, 1906, circa 1888-1899, is arranged by a numbering system, possibly assigned by the Smithsonian Office of Printing and Photographic Services (OPPS). The numbers were etched or written on the negatives, for example 3107. The series begins with the numbered images from Washington DC (#3101-#3107), followed by images without identifying numbers. The numbered images from the 1893 Columbian Exposition (non-inclusive #11302-11359) come next, followed by the images without identifying numbers.

The images of Washington D.C., when arranged in the following sequence, form a panorama of the Washington D.C. city: #3103, #3107, #3104, #3101, #3106, #3105, #3102. The images were taken from the tower of the Smithsonian Castle facing north, beginning with a view of the United States Capitol Building in the east (#3102) and ending with a view of the incomplete Washington Monument in the west (#3103). An unnumbered image of the United States Capitol taken after 1899 from the tower of the Old Post Office and Clock Tower looking down Pennsylvania Avenue is included. Two unnumbered blueprints dated July 19, 1906 show the second and third floor layouts of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building.

The images of the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition show various buildings built for the event as well as a replica of the Battleship Illinois which was constructed to illustrate advances in naval technology. Exterior views of the Administration Building, Government Building, Palace of Fine Arts, Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building as well as an interior view of the World's Fair Post Office in the Government Building are found among the negatives. A number of the images appear to have been taken from atop some of the buildings looking down.

One unnumbered and unidentified picture of a musical orchestra sitting on stage is included at the end of the series.

Series 2, Copy prints, 1993, include duplicate or, in some instances triplicate, photographic copy prints of the images from the glass plate negatives. In the case of #11311 and #11359, no copy prints exist. The silver gelatin prints on resin-coated paper were created in the fall of 1993.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series.

Series 1: Glass Plate Negatives, 1893, 1906, circa 1888-1899

Series 2: Copy prints (reference copies), 1993
Biographical / Historical:
While the origin and provenance of some of the glass plate negatives is uncertain, it is likely that the images were created by Smithsonian photographer and curator Thomas W. Smillie and by Frances Benjamin Johnston, a prominent female photographer who was a protege of Smillie's.

Thomas W. Smillie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1843 and emigrated to the United States when he was five years old. He attended Georgetown University, where he studied medicine and chemistry. Shortly thereafter he became a photographer for the Smithsonian and remained with the institution until his death in 1917. In 1896 he was named "custodian" of photography for the Institution, in essence becoming its first photography curator. He staged photographic exhibits and actively collected both images and equipment related to photography.

Frances Benjamin Johnston was an early pioneer for women in the field of photography and photojournalism. Born in 1864 in Grafton, West Virginia, Johnston studied art in Maryland and later at the Académie Julien in Paris. Her high-profile family connection with the Eastman family as well as her insatiable appetite for knowledge about photographic processes quickly propelled her to a formidable professional career. Her work appeared in publications such as The Ladies' Home Journal, Harper's Weekly, and Cosmopolitan, among others. As an apprentice to Thomas W. Smillie, Johnston was engaged to photograph the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition in Chicago. She made Washington D.C. her home and had the opportunity to photograph a large number of high profile individuals and government officials, including five United States presidents. Her photography often documented mundane and commonplace aspects of life rather than spectacular or prominent ones. Later in her career she focused her photography on colonial architecture, with images of houses, barns, and other buildings that intentionally showed everyday life in the United States South rather than high profile structures which had already been well-documented. She moved to New Orleans in 1940 and died in 1952.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records, circa 1883-1984 (SIA RU000529)

Field Research Photographs, circa 1909-1924 (SIA Acc. 02-086)

Personnel Records, 1892-1952 (SIA Acc. 05-123)

Collected Registers, 1908-1912 and undated (SIA Acc. 06-138)

National Anthropological Archives

Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by Bureau of American Ethnology)
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Reference photograph copies should be used where possible. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special care is required when handling the glass plate negatives both because of their large size and because some of the negatives are broken.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1890-1900
Contact prints -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives, 1888-1906, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0416
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Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0416

Eighteenth / Annual Dinner / American Irish / Historical Society / January 8th 1916 / Waldorf-Astoria. [Souvenir menu for the eighteenth annual dinner of the American Irish Historical Society : booklet,]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Sponsor:
American-Irish Historical Society  Search this
Photographer:
Levins, Anna Frances  Search this
Collection Creator:
Crimmins, John Daniel, 1844-1917 (contractor)  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (7 leaves plus cover, 11 x 8-1/2".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Culture:
Irish Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Menus
Place:
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1916
Scope and Contents:
Menu honoring Thomas Addis Emmet, M.D. Event held at the Waldorf Astoria on January 8, 1916. Cover illustration: frontal and profile portraits, apparently depicting Thomas Addis and Robert Emmet, surrounded by emblems of his accomplishments, including medals awarded. Inside is a photogravure reproduction of a photograph of Thomas Addis Emmet (with a reproduction of his signature) by Anna Frances Levins, who is listed as the official photographer on the officers' page. The last page contains the text of the song "America." Menu tied with red, white, and blue ribbon. 2 copies, one containing seating chart.
Local Numbers:
AC0398-0000007.tif (AC Scan No.: cover)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 5.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Patriotism  Search this
Women photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Menus
Collection Citation:
John D. Crimmins Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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John D. Crimmins Collection
John D. Crimmins Collection / The American Irish Historical Society
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0398-ref716

Saint George's Social Club, Washington, DC: [b&w photoprint]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.8" x 13.9".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
January 15, 1942
Scope and Contents:
Large group of men & women. Photograph by Capitol Photo Service
Arrangement:
Series ?, box ?, folder ?.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000045 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection 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:
Clubs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection / Series 2: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4356

[Circus performers: albumen carte-de-visite photoprints]

Photographer:
Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896  Search this
Eisenmann, Charles, b. 1850  Search this
Publisher:
Anthony, E. and H.T. (Edward and Henry T)  Search this
Names:
Barnum and Bailey.  Search this
Thumb, Tom (Charles S. Stratton)  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (photoprints, Silver albumen on paper, mounted on cards, approx. 4-1/4" x 2-1/2" (some smaller))
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Tax stamps
Albumen prints
Cartes-de-visite
Date:
[ca. 1860-1871]
Scope and Contents:
Includes: "midgets" such as Tom Thumb (Charles S. Stratton) and "Tom Thumb Wedding Group" by Brady (3 items); "Charles W. Nestel, known as Commodore Foote"; "fat lady" published by Anthony (with 2-cent tax stamp on verso); a fat lady with family photographed by Fred. J. Mix; a midget woman by Chas. Eisenmann; an armless woman, photographer unidentified, but with handwritten note on verso: "So you perceive it's / really true / When hands are / lacking toes will do. / Ann E. Leak, / Born without arms, / Oct. 24, 1871. Georgia."
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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:
Entertainers  Search this
Dwarfs in art  Search this
Circuses (performances)  Search this
Circus  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Tax stamps
Albumen prints
Cartes-de-visite
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Circus
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Circus / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other / Circus
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-circus-ref520

Women Photographers in Garden History

Creator:
Smithsonian Gardens  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-09-24T16:54:24.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
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SmithsonianGardens
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianGardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_2b7Hp25e7gI

At Home with the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives: Meet the Archives

Creator:
Smithsonian Libraries  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-01-15T14:50:30.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Library science  Search this
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SmithsonianLibraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianLibraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_21mg_6zAKGQ

“Welcome Home: A Portrait of East Baltimore, 1975–1980” at SAAM

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-07-14T15:15:22.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_pMBUjy4PTF4

Patricia Jordan papers

Creator:
Jordan, Patricia M., 1937-1989  Search this
Names:
Anger, Kenneth  Search this
Beattie, Paul, 1924-1988  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Brakhage, Stan  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919-  Search this
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Jess, 1923-  Search this
Jordan, Larry, 1934-  Search this
Snyder, Gary, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Illustrated letters
Mail art
Photographs
Date:
1870
1949-1984
Summary:
The papers of San Francisco based Beat photographer Patricia Jordan measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1870, 1949-1984. The papers include correspondence, much of it illustrated and with Beat artists and poets, writings, exhibition files, printed materials, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of San Francisco based Beat photographer Patricia Jordan measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1870, 1949-1984. The papers include correspondence, much of it illustrated and with Beat artists and poets, writings, exhibition files, printed materials, photographs, and artwork.

About one-half of the collection consists of correspondence; many items of which could be considered works of art or mail art. There are letters, illustrated letters, photographs, collages, postcards, greeting and holiday cards, and exhibition invitations. Letters are addressed to Patricia Jordan, her husband Larry, and/or daughter Lorna and are from family and friends, including many Beat artists and poets such as Kenneth Anger, Steve Arnold, Paul Beattie, Wallace Berman, Stan Brakhage, Jess Collins, Joseph Cornell (with whom Larry Jordan studied in 1965), Robert Duncan, George Herms, and Gary Snyder. Family letters are from Patricia's parents, sisters, daughter, and husband Larry.

The papers contain a large number of photographs and are primarily portraits taken by Patricia Jordan of friends and family including her husband Larry, daughter Lorna, Geroge Herms, and Wallace Berman. Many of the subjects are not identified. Some photographs are candid snapshots, while others are prints and test prints of images featured in the 1975 exhibition, "A Kind of Beatness," at Focus Gallery in San Francisco.

The remainder of the collection is comprised of scattered writings, exhibition files, printed material, and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1950-1977 (1.1 linear feet; Box 1, OV 4)

Series 2: Writings, circa 1959-1970s (0.1 linear foot; Box 2)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1962-1978 (0.1 linear foot; Box 2)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1920-1984 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1870-1970s (0.7 linear feet; Box 2-3)

Series 6: Artwork, 1949-circa 1970s (0.2 linear feet; Box 2-3)
Biographical / Historical:
Patricia Jordan (1937-1988) was a photographer and integral part of the Beat circle in San Francisco during the late 1950s and 1960s. Through her photography, she captured intimate portraits of the artists and poets in San Francisco at that time. Patricia Jordan, née Topalian, married Larry Jordan, assemblagist and avant-garde filmmaker, in the late 1950s. They lived in San Francisco, Larkspur, and finally settled in San Anselmo, California. Patricia and Larry Jordan had one daughter, Lorna, born in 1960.
Provenance:
Patricia Jordan donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1988.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Beat generation  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrated letters
Mail art
Photographs
Citation:
Patricia Jordan papers, 1870, 1949-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jordpatr
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Patricia Jordan papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jordpatr
Online Media:

Zulu Man Leading Group of People

Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart 1914-2000  Search this
Physical description:
negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (silver gelatin)
photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (contact print)
photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (dupe print)
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Natal (South Africa)
South Africa
Date:
1949
Topic:
Clothing and dress  Search this
Local number:
EEPA 1998-060934
Restrictions & Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. For information on photo services and research appointments, please visit <http://africa.si.edu/research/archives.html> or contact Archives staff at elisofonarchives@si.edu <mailto:elisofonarchives@si.edu>
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Constance Stuart Larrabee photographs 1935-1988 (bulk 1941-1945)
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_222748

Sotho Woman

Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart 1914-2000  Search this
Physical description:
negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (silver gelatin)
photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (contact print)
photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (dupe print)
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Topic:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Local number:
EEPA 1998-062632
Restrictions & Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. For information on photo services and research appointments, please visit <http://africa.si.edu/research/archives.html> or contact Archives staff at elisofonarchives@si.edu <mailto:elisofonarchives@si.edu>
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee photographs 1935-1988 (bulk 1941-1945)
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225285

Alan Paton at Store

Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart 1914-2000  Search this
Physical description:
negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (silver gelatin)
photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (contact print)
photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (dupe print)
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
1949
Local number:
EEPA 1998-060193
Restrictions & Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. For information on photo services and research appointments, please visit <http://africa.si.edu/research/archives.html> or contact Archives staff at elisofonarchives@si.edu <mailto:elisofonarchives@si.edu>
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee photographs 1935-1988 (bulk 1941-1945)
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221614

Architectural Renderings of Ndebele Homesteads

Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart 1914-2000  Search this
Physical description:
negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (silver gelatin)
photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (contact print)
photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (dupe print)
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Pretoria (South Africa)
South Africa
Date:
1936
1949
1936-1949
Local number:
EEPA 1998-060913
Restrictions & Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. For information on photo services and research appointments, please visit <http://africa.si.edu/research/archives.html> or contact Archives staff at elisofonarchives@si.edu <mailto:elisofonarchives@si.edu>
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee photographs 1935-1988 (bulk 1941-1945)
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_222716

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