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Col. West A. Hamilton papers

Creator:
Hamilton, West A., Col.  Search this
Names:
District of Columbia. Board of Trustees of Public Schools  Search this
Dunbar High School (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  Search this
Hamilton, West A., Col.  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet (9 boxes; 1 folder oversize)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Certificates
Minutes
Yearbooks
Photographic prints
Ledgers (account books)
Correspondence
Reports
Awards
Photographs
Books
Diaries
Magazines (periodicals)
Greeting cards
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1887-1991
bulk 1937-1978
Summary:
The Col. West A. Hamilton papers, which dates from 1887 to 1991 and measures 4.50 linear feet, are the personal papers of West A. Hamilton most noted for his service on the Board of Education for Washington, D.C. The papers comprise books, certificates, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers which date from 1887-1991, bulk dates 1937-1978, document the personal and public life of Col. West A. Hamilton. The majority of material relates to Col. Hamilton's involvement with Washington D.C.'s educational system, both as a teacher and civic activist. A series of letters in particular highlight his efforts to help Dunbar High School, which he was an alum. There are also documents and photographs from his long serving military career and printing business.
Arrangement note:
The papers are arranged into six series. Folders are arranged alphabetically within series, while documents are organized chronologically. Four series contain oversized material and include: Biographical Files, Career, Photographs, and Printed material. Non archival materials associated with the papers are housed in the Collections Department.

Series 1: Biographical files

Sub-series 1.1: Correspondence

Sub-series 1.2: Education

Sub-series 1.3: General

Series 2: Books

Sub-series 2.1: Club Books

Sub-series 2.2: Fiction

Sub-series 2.3: Religious Books

Sub-series 2.4: Text Books

Series 3: Career

Sub-series 3.1: Committee Work

Sub-series 3.2: Correspondence

Sub-series 3.3: General

Series 4: Financial Records

Series 5: Photographs

Series 6: Printed Materials
Biographical/Historical note:
Col. West A. Hamilton was born in 1886 to John A. Hamilton, a missionary and social worker, and Julia West Hamilton, a prominent club woman and activist in the Washington D.C. area. Mrs. Hamilton socialized with some of the most well known African American intellectuals of her time, including Mary McLeod Bethune. It was the early experiences of his parents' work with their community that would influence Hamilton later in life.

Throughout his life Col. Hamilton's activities could be divided into three areas: the military, public service, and private business. As a child Hamilton earned his education through Washington's public school system. He graduated from Dunbar High School and went on to receive his teaching degree from Minor Teachers College. After working as a teacher for ten years, Hamilton enlisted with the National Guard for the first time in 1905. It would be the first of many reenlistments and would include World War I, riding with the 10th Cavalry Regiment Buffalo Soldiers near the Mexican border, and commanding the 366th Infantry in North Africa and Italy during World War II. In 1983 Col. Hamilton became an honorary Brigadier General at the age of 96 for his long and distinguished service with the U.S. Armed Forces.

While working as a teacher and joining the military, Hamilton was also an entrepreneur. Joining forces with his brother Percival Y. Hamilton, the Hamilton brothers went into the publishing business and produced their own newspaper called the Sentinel. They established the Hamilton Printing Company in 1910 and worked from two previous locations before permanently locating on the corner of 14th and U St from 1922 to the 1970s.

Outside his many careers Hamilton carried on his mother's altruistic pursuits and involved himself heavily in club work and civic organizations. He served on Washington D.C.'s Board of Education, the Board of Elections, the recreation board, as well as, the American Legion and the Masons. For many years his mother, Julia West Hamilton, served as President of the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA and Col. Hamilton continued her work with the organization.

Col. Hamilton married twice but never had children. He died in 1985 just shy one year from his 100th birthday.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Col. West A. Hamilton papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American educators  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Certificates
Minutes
Yearbooks -- 1940-1950
Photographic prints
Ledgers (account books)
Correspondence
Reports
Awards
Photographs
Books
Diaries
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century
Greeting cards
Citation:
The Col. West A. Hamilton papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Col. West A. Hamilton estate.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-006
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-006

Birds that every child should know the East by Neltje Blanchan ; sixty-three pages of photographs from life

Title:
Birds every child should know
Eastern birds every child should know
Author:
Blanchan, Neltje 1865-1918 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87137352 http://viaf.org/viaf/58128854  Search this
Author:
Beebe, R. H  Search this
Carlin, W. E http://viaf.org/viaf/44113615  Search this
Dugmore, A. Radclyffe (Arthur Radclyffe) 1870-1955 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2003079187 http://viaf.org/viaf/62629269  Search this
Morton, Verne 1868-1945 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n99054240 http://viaf.org/viaf/65804071  Search this
Inscriber:
Blanchan, Neltje 1865-1918 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87137352 http://viaf.org/viaf/58128854  Search this
Former owner:
Olson, Storrs L. http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80032031 http://viaf.org/viaf/85244840  Search this
Van Derburgh, Mary http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, [3], 6-281 pages, [63] pages of plates illustrations 19 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Pictorial works
Juvenile works
Place:
United States
Date:
1907
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL682 .D72 1907b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_953757

Wild scenes and song-birds by C.W. Webber ; with twenty illustrations, printed in colors, from drawings by Mrs. C.W. Webber and Alfred J. Miller

Author:
Webber, Charles W (Charles Wilkins) 1819-1856 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr91006609 http://viaf.org/viaf/66321370  Search this
Illustrator:
Miller, Alfred Jacob 1810-1874 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79082222 http://viaf.org/viaf/50301638  Search this
Webber, Charles Wilkins Mrs http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill  Search this
Printer:
Rosenthal, L. N (Louis N.) http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prt of plates http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/pop http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83052250 http://viaf.org/viaf/6305400  Search this
Former owner:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84009229 http://viaf.org/viaf/69311211  Search this
Physical description:
x, [2], 347 pages, [20] leaves of plates illustrations (chromolithographs) 26 cm
Type:
Outdoor books
Place:
United States
Date:
1854
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Call number:
QL676 .W37 1854
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_960342

Ladder to the clouds : intrigue and tradition in Chinese rank / Beverley Jackson and David Hugus

Author:
Jackson, Beverley 1928-  Search this
Hugus, David  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 310 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
China
Date:
1999
©1999
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Insignia  Search this
Costume--History  Search this
Costume--Ming-Qing dynasties  Search this
Employees  Search this
Officials and employees  Search this
Call number:
CR6020.A2 J33
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_597524

Henry P. Whitehead collection

Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
156.91 Linear feet (178 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Date:
1843-2010
bulk 1940-1986
Summary:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection documents Whitehead's careers, as well as his family and personal life. The collection also includes the personal papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The combined collection is comprised of black theatrical memorabilia; materials relating to civil rights activities in the District of Columbia; and the African American experience in general. Included are playbills, sheet music, admission tickets, newspapers, magazines, books, photographs, clippings, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, sound recordings, research files, and other material.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection includes the personal papers of Henry P. Whitehead, Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The collection is divided into four series.

Series I focuses on Whitehead and includes papers dating from 1843 to his death in 2011. This series includes biographical material including a large amount of appointment books, identification and membership cards, resumes, certificates, and personal and family material. There is a limited amount of correspondence, which focuses on his personal relationships with family, friends, and general correspondence relating primarily to his work as a local historian.

Also found within Whitehead's papers are countless records from his time employed by the Washington DC government. Materials include memoranda, notes, research material, handbooks, guides, manuals, affirmative action info and records, affirmative action plans, promotion recommendations, recruitment plans and summaries, personnel files (complaints), civil actions and reports related too Whitehead's 37 years of government employment. It reflects the activities of numerous departments, primarily in regards to employment and affirmative action.

There are also a number of files that document Whitehead's involvement in numerous community organizations. Among the organizations in which Whitehead was involved include U Street Festival, Lincoln Corporation, and the U Street Theater Foundation. The papers of the U Street Foundation document the production and establishment of the annual U Street Festival. The Lincoln Theater Foundation and the U Street Theater Foundation papers document the efforts to reopen the Lincoln Theater. Also included are Whitehead's research on the Lincoln as well as old Lincoln Theatre programs. Additionally found within this series are documents and clippings on the economic development within Washington DC particularly in the Shaw/U Street location.

The majority of this series consists of printed material. Printed material in this series includes books, clippings, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, press releases, sheet music, programs as well as promotional material for several Washington DC theaters and organizations. There is a large quantity of theater programs dating from 1900-1986. The majority of the clippings and magazines are theater related topics, coupled with a miscellaneous selection of clippings on topics that presumably captured Whitehead's attention.

Research, notes and writings include a large amount of scrapbooks compiled by Whitehead of mostly photocopied clippings documenting Washington DC history, African American theater history, and general African American history. Five scrapbooks were compiled by an unknown source and were previously housed in the New York Public Library collection. Two scrapbooks are about general theater history one about Frances Starr and one about Margaret Anglin. There is also one scrapbook pertaiing to Mae Hall. Also included are a large amount of research notes and notebooks along with general miscellaneous notes.

There are several photographs of African Americans in the performing arts as well as images of Washington DC and several unidentified men, women, and children.

Audio recordings include 23 cassette from the Alexandria Church of God.

The remainder of the collection consists of the papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney, and those about the Howard Theatre.

The Howard Theatre papers are arranged in Series II and include documents relating to the Washington DC historic Howard Theatre and date from 1910 to 1986. The papers in this series predominantly document the Howard Theatre Foundation's efforts to reestablish and run the Howard Theatre in which Whitehead was the vice president. Records include business correspondence, founding documents, photographs, memoranda, press releases, member lists, financial records, clippings, and scrapbooks of clippings pertaining to the organization and theatre.

The correspondence in the collection include a handful of letters from the Washington DC government along with individuals and organizations. Also included is a large amount of interoffice memoradums.

Administrative records include lawsuits, resolutions, meeting minutes, grant proposals, press releases, memoranda, member lists, studies and reports.

Financial records include check stubs, receipts, invoices, bank statements, expenses, and contribution lists. Printed material includes original and photocopied clippings relating to the history and coverage of the foundation activities. Mostly promotional material as flyers, brochures, and press releases along with programs. In particular two 1920 Howard Theatre programs.

The scrapbooks of original and photocopied clippings compiled by Whitehead chronicle the history of the theatre and coverage of the foundation activities.

There are three VHS cassette featuring Whitehead discussing the Howard Theatre. Also found in series 2 are numerous stock investment record books belonging to A.E. Lichtman one of the early managers of the Howard Theatre. In addition early correspondence between Lichtman and the Rex Amusement Company concerning operational management issues of the Howard Theatre.

The Tomlinson D. Todd papers are arranged in Series III and date from 1902-1986 they include organization files, collected printed materials, subject files, and personal papers.

The collection includes materials relating to organizations in which there was a relationship to Todd's work and in which he had an interest primarily during the 1940s and 1950s, organizations include the National Negro Congress (ca, 1946-1947); the Congress for Industrial Organizations (1943-1947); National Council of Negro Women (1947-1949); Committee for Racial Democracy in the Nation's Capital (1947-1948).

The subject files include documents from three of Todd's organizations; Institute on Race Relation, Club Internationale, and his radio program "Americans All". As well as printed material from Todd's alma mater Lincoln University.

The largest subject file is "Americans All" which includes radio scripts as well as audio recording of a few programs and public service announcements. Also found are several black and white photographs of Todd at the radio studio. Printed materials include newspapers, leaflets, convention proceedings, and flyers, There are a large amount of programs ranging from church worship to convention as well as performance. Also present is a small amount of personal papers, including resumes, certificates, admission tickets, family documents, and travel ephemera from his all expense paid trip to Nigeria.

There are a few photographs of Todd at functions and with notable individuals as well as some family, friends and travel.

Elizabeth's B. Delaney papers are arranged in Series IV and date from 1874-1973.

The papers primarily document her involvement in four organizations, the Grand Oder of Odd Fellow of Kentucky, the Order Eastern Star Kentucky, the State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs of Kentucky and the National Association of Colored Women. There is a small amount of printed material belonging to her son primarily the Alpha Phi Alpha material and Gospel Choral Sheet Music, and books.

The Scrapbook was complied by Whitehead consisting of photocopied clipping documenting the life of Elizabeth B. Delaney.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1: Henry P. Whitehead papers Series 2: Howard Theatre Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd Series 4. Elizabeth B. Delaney
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry Preston Whitehead Jr., was a native of Columbus Ohio. A graduate of Ohio State University, where he also attended law school and was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Mr. Whitehead discovered Washington's "Black Broadway" in 1940, when he was a soldier in town on a weekend furlough. As he served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Prior to moving to Washington DC Henry P. Whitehead worked for five years as a liquor inspector. Mr. Whitehead moved to Washington D.C. in 1949 and worked for the Post Office before working for the District of Columbia government where he stayed 21 years. He led several equal employment initiatives during the 1960s and 1970s, and was last employed as associate director of the District's Office of Human Rights. In 1980 after putting in 37 years of government service Mr. Whitehead retired. Mr. Whitehead was an historian who led efforts to restore Washington's U Street cultural corridor and achieved recognition as an authority on and collector of black theatrical memorabilia. Mr. Whitehead worked to promote and preserve the city's rich African American cultural heritage.

Mr. Whitehead, served as the chairman and president for 10 years of the Howard Theater Foundation Inc., which he helped establish. There he led the effort to include Howard Theatre in the National Register of Historic Places.

Similarly he was an active member of the U Street Festival Foundation. He was an adviser to the Kennedy Center, Anacostia Museum, and other Smithsonian Institution units and contributed materials to their exhibitions. He was also a consultant to historical documentaries broadcast on public television and radio, including PBS's "Duke Ellington's Washington." His writings included "Remembering U Street," a book used for annual festivals in the historic area.

Mr. Whitehead was also the founder and board member of the Lincoln Theatre Foundation.

Henry P. Whitehead Jr. died on January 8th 2002 at the age of 84.
Related Materials:
Related archival materials in the Institute on Race Relations records in the Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

This collection also contains artifacts catalogued in the ACM Objects collection.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on September 1, 2005 by Michael A. Watkins.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Howard Theatre (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Americans  Search this
National Negro Congress (U.S.)  Search this
National Council of Negro Women  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-042
See more items in:
Henry P. Whitehead collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-042
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Mitchell's Primary Geography by Samuel Augustus Mitchell

Maker:
Mitchell, Samuel Augustus  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in x 6 in x 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 15.24 cm x 1.27 cm
Object Name:
book
Object Type:
Books
books
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1859
Credit Line:
The Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
ID Number:
2014.3127.20
Accession number:
2014.3127
Catalog number:
2014.3127.20
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Education
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-bebb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1888799
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The House I Live In: or An Elementary Physiology for Children in the Public Schools with Special Reference to the Nature of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics, and Their Effects Upon the Human System.

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in x 5 in x 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 12.7 cm x 1.27 cm
Object Name:
book
Object Type:
Books
books
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Date made:
1887
Subject:
Temperance  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
ID Number:
2014.3127.30
Accession number:
2014.3127
Catalog number:
2014.3127.30
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Education
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-f083-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1888810
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Appleton's School Readers First Reader co-authored by William T. Harris, Andrew J. Rickoff, and Mark Bailey

Publisher:
American Book Company  Search this
Printer:
D. Appleton and Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in x 5 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 17.78 cm x 13.97 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
book
Object Type:
Books
books
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1878
Credit Line:
The Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
ID Number:
2014.3127.27
Accession number:
2014.3127
Catalog number:
2014.3127.27
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Education
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-777b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1888806
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Women

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1.45 Cubic feet (consisting of 3 boxes, 2 folders, 2 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Speeches
Monographs
Newsclippings
Fliers (printed matter)
Clippings
Newspaper clippings
Books
Realia
Magazines (periodicals)
Plates (illustrations)
Programs
Application forms
Illustrations
Concert programs
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts)
Booklets
Publications
Transcriptions
Certificates
Pamphlets
Date:
1787-1964
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
The subject category Women documents the Suffrage Movement within the United States, as well as aspects of women's lives and societal contributions. This includes information about women's social lives, fashion, health, occupations, as well as commentary about the roles and expectations of many women in society. There is a notable shortage of material related to women of color.

Women includes newslippings, and material related to pro and anti-Suffrage efforts such as fliers, speeches, monographs, and realia. Outside of Suffrage-related topics, Women also includes artistic prints and images of women, poems about women, and serial publications related to women's issues or oriented towards an audience of women.

Women includes a span of subject materials related to more specfic aspects of women's lives and social commentary. This includes historical overviews of notable women's lives, guides to aspects of womanhood, fashion documentation, literature to promote good health, and background about the role of women in varied trades.

No single subtopic is explored in particular depth, though Women offers general information about various aspects of women's lives and varied social and political environments.
Arrangement:
Women is arranged in three subseries.

Suffrage Movement

Genre

Subject
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Women is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, and it was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published since Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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:
Fashion -- United States -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Women iron and steel workers  Search this
Fashion -- 20th century  Search this
Women laborers  Search this
United States-Social life and customs  Search this
Health  Search this
Suffragists  Search this
Religion  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Composers  Search this
Women -- Social life and customs -- 19th century  Search this
Children  Search this
Industry  Search this
Labor  Search this
Childbirth  Search this
Dress  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Marriages  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Women -- Political activity  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Social interaction  Search this
Industry -- U.S.  Search this
Women -- Employment  Search this
Women -- Civil rights  Search this
Women -- Health and hygiene  Search this
Children and childbirth  Search this
Clubs  Search this
Women's music  Search this
Social norms  Search this
Women -- Organizations  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's suffrage -- United States  Search this
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Women's rights  Search this
Child rearing  Search this
Musical performances  Search this
Women employees  Search this
Women's rights -- United States  Search this
Marriage and family -- women, status of  Search this
Marriage  Search this
Women -- Suffrage  Search this
Mental health  Search this
Banking  Search this
Women in music  Search this
Marriage and family  Search this
Women -- Societies and clubs  Search this
Hygiene  Search this
Fashion  Search this
War  Search this
Banks and banking, American -- 19th century  Search this
Music  Search this
Health education  Search this
Women -- Education  Search this
Journalists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Speeches
Monographs
Newsclippings
Fliers (printed matter)
Clippings
Newspaper clippings
Books
Realia
Magazines (periodicals)
Plates (illustrations)
Programs
Application forms
Illustrations
Concert programs
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts)
Booklets
Publications
Transcriptions
Certificates
Pamphlets
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Women, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Women
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-women
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Mildred Moore Collection

Topic:
Famous Personalities and Their Philosophies. 1940. (Book)
Author:
McPherson, Aimee Semple  Search this
Mack, Connie  Search this
Long, Huey  Search this
Lauder, Harry, Sir  Search this
Pons, Lily  Search this
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956  Search this
Ruth, George Herman (Babe)  Search this
Rockefeller, John D.  Search this
Post, Emily  Search this
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932  Search this
Sandburg, Carl  Search this
Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965  Search this
Pickford, Mary  Search this
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946  Search this
Adams, Maude (actress)  Search this
Allen, Gracie  Search this
Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964  Search this
Addams, Jane  Search this
Baruch, Bernard M.  Search this
Baer, Max (boxer)  Search this
Brendel, El (actor)  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Burgess, Gelett  Search this
Chaplin, Charles (actor)  Search this
Coolidge, Grace  Search this
Cobb, Irvin S.  Search this
Curie, Marie  Search this
Crosby, Harry Lillis (Bing)  Search this
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938  Search this
Disney, Walt, 1901-1966  Search this
Durant, William James  Search this
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Fetchit, Stepin  Search this
Fields, W. C.  Search this
Garner, John N.  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Grey, Zane  Search this
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935  Search this
Hoover, John Edgar  Search this
Keller, Helen  Search this
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968  Search this
Lardner, Ring  Search this
Collector:
Galloway, Mildred (Mildred Galloway Moore)  Search this
Galloway, Mildred (Mildred Galloway Moore)  Search this
Creator:
White, Mary Lou  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Books
Correspondence
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Indiana -- 20th century
Date:
1925-1975
Summary:
Collection includes over 200 replies (160 of which comprise the book) to Mrs. Moore's letter requesting a quotation or a bit of poetry important to the recipient; a copy of her book, "Famous Personalities and Their Philosophies," and materials relating to the speeches both Mrs. Moore and her daughter gave about this collection of letters, such as notes, clippings, etc.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents a book written by Mildred Moore entitled Famous Personalities and Their Philosophies, published in 1940 by the Bookwalter Ball Greathouse Printing Co., Indianapolis. The collection encompasses over 200 replies (160 of which are included in the book) to Mrs. Moore's letter requesting a quotation or a bit of poetry important to them. Also included are a copy of her book, Famous personalities and Their Philosophies, and materials relating to the speeches both Mrs. Moore and her daughter gave about this collection of letters.

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Series 1 of the collection, the letters received in response to Mrs. Moore's inquiry, has been classified by occupation of the respondent and then arranged alphabetically by name within that classification. Apparently selected at random, the people she contacted were drawn from a wide variety of occupations and interests and include actors, athletes, community leaders, physicians, politicians, royalty, and many others. They are as diverse in background as Babe Ruth and the Prince of Wales, Huey Long and Winston Churchill. Most of the responses are signed by the individuals to whom Mrs. Moore's letter was addressed. Some of these have value as autographs, for example, Helen Keller, Marie of Roumania, and Adolph Hitler.

Series 2 is the book itself, arranged alphabetically with a page devoted to each personality. On each page are brief comments by Mrs. Moore about the person, and his or her favorite quotation and its source. When a second page has been devoted to an individual it is a reproduction of the handwritten response to Mrs. Moore's request (16 out of 160 entries). Sources of the quotations range through the centuries from Confucius to several people alive at the time of the book's publication (1940), but most frequently quoted are the Bible and the works of Shakespeare.

The material in series 3 is devoted largely to notes of Mary Lou White (Mrs. Moore's daughter) relating to the many speeches she made to women's clubs, fraternal organizations, and similar groups concerning her mother's collection, her publicity and that of her mother. There are also a few references to Elizabeth Wenger, who, according to Mary Lou White's notes, was repeating Mildred Moore's endeavor with respect to a later generation.

Series 4 contains replies to a letter requesting a favorite quotation sent to residents of Fort Wayne by Mrs. Moore. Most of these are dated 1932 1933. They have been arranged alphabetically by respondent.
The correspondents include Babe Ruth, the Prince of Wales, Winston Churchill, Huey Long, Helen Keller, Marie of Romania, and Adolf Hitler, and others, such as those listed below.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Responses to Mildred Moore's letter to famous personalities

Series 2: Publication developed from responses to letter to famous people (book)

Series 3: Development of speeches by Mary Lou White (notes)

Series 4: Responses to letters to prominent Fort Wayne area residents
Biographical / Historical:
Mildred Moore, the pen name for Mildred Galloway, later Mrs. Forest L. Moore, was born on a farm outside Cromwell, Indiana. She read constantly as a child and often wrote verse to express her feelings. Prior to November 13, 1930, when she began writing a column called "This, That And The Other" for the Cromwell Advance, a Fort Wayne newspaper, and one in Waterloo, Indiana, she had worked for several years as a secretary and bookkeeper for the Fort Wayne YMCA.

In 1931, having become interested in what motivated people and in their philosophies, Mildred Moore began to write to famous people seemingly selected at random requesting a quotation or a bit of verse that had been important to them and the development of their philosophy. The resultant book, Famous Personalities and Their Philosophies, includes 160 responses to over 200 letters to people with some claim to fame during the 1930s. Interestingly, the rate of response and acquiescence was very high with few refusals. A few indicated no favorite verse or quotation.

Mildred Moore made speeches about her collection of letters to several hundred groups in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois. Her daughter, Mary Lou White (Mrs. Charles F. White), also spoke to numerous groups about the letters after her mother's death.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Charles F. White, 1991, April 26.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Probable copyright restrictions on some material in this collection.
Topic:
Celebrities -- 1930-1940  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 20th century
Books -- 1940-1950
Correspondence -- 20th century
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Citation:
Mildred Moore Collection, 1925-1975, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0409
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Mildred Moore Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0409

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Child Care Advisory Board  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Manuscripts
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Date:
circa 1986-1988
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Gretchen Gayle Ellsworth, who served as Chairperson of the Child Care Advisory Board and was involved in early planning for what eventually became the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Materials include specifications for the National Museum of American History (NMAH) child care facility; cost proposal for Architectural and Engineering Services to the Child Care Alternatives; correspondence and notes pertaining to space planning for a child care facility at NMAH; proposal for a child care center at the National Museum of Natural History; donations information; articles of incorporation; blueprints of the facility's playground; meeting minutes; and model business plans for Smithsonian Child Care Centers.
Topic:
Educational planning  Search this
Day care centers  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Child care  Search this
Early childhood education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Manuscripts
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-164, Smithsonian Institution, Child Care Advisory Board, Records
Identifier:
Accession 97-164
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa97-164

Publications, 2008

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Education and Museum Programs Publications Office  Search this
Uniform title:
Meet Christopher: An Osage Indian Boy from Oklahoma (Monograph : 2008)  Search this
The Land Has Memory: Indigenous Knowledge, Native Landscapes, and the National Museum of the American Indian (Monograph : 2008)  Search this
When the Rain Sings: Poems by Young Native Americans (Monograph : 2008)  Search this
Subject:
Blue Spruce, Duane  Search this
Francis, Lee  Search this
Simermeyer, Genevieve  Search this
Thrasher, Tanya  Search this
Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Place:
Oklahoma
Date:
2008
Topic:
American poetry--Indian authors  Search this
Endemic plants  Search this
Indian children  Search this
Indians of North America--Museums  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Landscape gardening  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Osage Indians--Social life and customs  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Children's poetry, American  Search this
Children's writings, American  Search this
Youths' writings, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 09-086
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Publications 1994, 2003-2017 [National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Education and Museum Programs Publications Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282130

Robinson's Progressive Primary Arithmetic, For Primary Classes in Public and Private Schools by Horatio N. Robinson

Physical Description:
cloth (binding material)
pasteboard (boards material)
thread (binding material)
paper (text block material)
ink (text material)
graphite (inscriptions material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; .635 cm x 11.43 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
book
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Place used:
United States: Pennsylvania
Date made:
1881
ID Number:
DL.62.0299B
Catalog number:
62.0299B
Accession number:
240815
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-1873-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1461809
Online Media:

Pathfinder Physiology No. 1. Child’s Health Primer for Primary Classes with Special Reference to Effects of Alcohol Drinks Stimulants, and Narcotics Upon the Human System

Publisher:
American Book Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/4 in x 5 in x 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 12.7 cm x 1.27 cm
Object Name:
book
Object Type:
instructional materials
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1889
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
ID Number:
2017.3049.26
Nonaccession number:
2017.3049
Catalog number:
2017.3049.26
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Education
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-b22c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1922748

Robinson's Progessive Primary Arithmetic for Primary Classes in Public and Private Schools by Horatio Nelson Robinson

Physical Description:
cloth (binding material)
pasteboard (boards material)
thread (binding connector/connecting technique)
tan (outside color)
paper (text pages material)
ink (text pages material)
Measurements:
overall: 16.9 cm x 11.4 cm x .9 cm; 6 21/32 in x 4 1/2 in x 11/32 in
Object Name:
book
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1873
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
ID Number:
2017.0095.004
Accession number:
2017.0095
Catalog number:
2017.0095.004
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Education
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-78d9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1842658
Online Media:

Letters from New York / by L. Maria Child

Author:
Child, Lydia Maria 1802-1880  Search this
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana  Search this
Subject:
Child, Lydia Maria 1802-1880  Search this
Physical description:
288 p. ; 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1845
1845, c1844
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
F128.44 .C53 1845
F128.44.C53 1845
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_332314

Whistler : notes and footnotes and other memoranda / by A. E. G

Author:
Gallatin, A. E (Albert Eugene) 1881-1952  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
96 p., 8 leaves of plates : ill., facsims. (1 col.) : 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1907
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
927.W57 G13
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862457

Book, A Manual of Individual Mental Tests and Testing

Maker:
Healy, William  Search this
Shimberg, Myra E.  Search this
Bronner, Augusta Fox  Search this
Lowe, Gladys M.  Search this
Object Name:
book
Date made:
1927
Credit Line:
Gift of David Shakow
ID Number:
MA.316372.46
Catalog number:
316372.46
Accession number:
316372
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-6dfb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1923260

Book, A Point Scale of Performance Tests - Vol. II : The Process of Standardization

Author:
Arthur, Mary Grace  Search this
Maker:
Arthur  Search this
Object Name:
book
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1933
Credit Line:
Gift of David Shakow
ID Number:
MA.316372.44
Catalog number:
316372.44
Accession number:
316372
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-6df9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1923256

Bird Children: The Little Playmates of the Flower Children by Elizabeth Gordon

Publisher:
Volland  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 9 3/4 in x 6 in x 1/2 in; 24.765 cm x 15.24 cm x 1.27 cm
Object Name:
book
Object Type:
instructional materials
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Joliet
Date made:
1930
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
ID Number:
2017.3049.13
Nonaccession number:
2017.3049
Catalog number:
2017.3049.13
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Education
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-14f1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1867602

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