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Henry P. Whitehead collection

Collector:
Whitehead, Henry Preston, 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.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa751389911-f3d5-474b-82b4-126047b9cc46
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-042
Online Media:

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Online Media:

ZooFari 2019

Creator:
Friends of the National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-04-30T22:03:59.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals  Search this
See more by:
Friends of the National Zoo
Data Source:
Friends of the National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
Friends of the National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Z3zd9lx5wtU

Bela L. Pratt papers, 1876-1986

Creator:
Pratt, Bela L. (Bela Lyon), 1867-1917  Search this
Subject:
Burroughs, Edith Woodman  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Burroughs, Bryson  Search this
Citation:
Bela L. Pratt papers, 1876-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13404
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211022
AAA_collcode_pratbela
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211022

James Lawrence Claghorn papers, 1849-1882

Creator:
Claghorn, James Lawrence, 1817-1884  Search this
Subject:
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Goupil & Cie  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
James Lawrence Claghorn papers, 1849-1882. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9986
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212721
AAA_collcode_clagjame
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212721

Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935

Creator:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Subject:
Randolph, Benjamin  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Abbey, Mary Gertrude  Search this
Alexander, Archibald  Search this
Allston, Washington  Search this
Bayley, Frank W.  Search this
Beale, Pennel  Search this
Belcher, Wm. (William)  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Brodhead, Col  Search this
Burrell, B.  Search this
Carey, Edward L.  Search this
Carey, Henry Charles  Search this
Catlin, George  Search this
Ceracchi, Giuseppe  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)  Search this
Cheney, John  Search this
Clarke, Miss  Search this
Claypoole, James, Sr.  Search this
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor  Search this
Cox, James  Search this
Curren, Mr  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph  Search this
Dillwyn, William  Search this
Donnehue, Humphrey  Search this
Duane, William J. (William John)  Search this
Dunlap, William  Search this
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène  Search this
Elliott, James B.  Search this
Elwyn, Langdon, Mrs.  Search this
Eliot, S.  Search this
Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941  Search this
Francis, John W. (John Wakefield)  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana  Search this
Gillingham, Harrold E. (Harrold Edgar)  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Harding, George  Search this
Hayes, Charles P.  Search this
Hollingsworth, Levi  Search this
Hosack, David, 1769-1835  Search this
Howell, Mr.  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Jordan, John W. (John Woolf)  Search this
Jackson, William  Search this
Jones, Horatio Gates  Search this
Kimball, Henry H. (Henry Hastings)  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid  Search this
Leidy, Joseph  Search this
Leland, Charles Godfrey  Search this
Lippincott, J. B. (Joshua Ballinger)  Search this
Livermore, George  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Madison, James, 1751-1836  Search this
Marchant, Edward Dalton  Search this
Martin, John Hill  Search this
McAllister, John A.  Search this
McMurtrie, James  Search this
Monaghan, James  Search this
Montgomery, John C., Mrs.  Search this
Moody, William H. (William Henry)  Search this
Murray, J.  Search this
Myers, Albert Cook  Search this
Nathans, Isabella  Search this
Nathans, Rebecca  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Newsam, Albert  Search this
Ogden, C. S.  Search this
Otis, Bass  Search this
Paca, John  Search this
Paine, Thomas  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Peale, Franklin  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Peale, Mary Jane  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Penrose, Clement B. (Clement Biddle)  Search this
Piggot, Robert  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Richards, William Trost  Search this
Rittenhouse, David  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Rush, William  Search this
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de  Search this
Sartain, John  Search this
Schoff, Stephen Alonzo  Search this
Schreiner, Jacob  Search this
Shrigley, James  Search this
Smith, Russell  Search this
Snowden, James Ross  Search this
Snyder, W. D.  Search this
Somerville, Dr.  Search this
Stanbridge, J. C.  Search this
Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson)  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Stephens, Charles H.  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Syng, Philip  Search this
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton)  Search this
Troth, Henry  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Vaux, Mr  Search this
Ward, Townsend  Search this
Wells, William Hill  Search this
Wharton, Geo. M. (George Mifflin)  Search this
Wharton, Mr  Search this
Wharton, Thomas Kelah  Search this
Williams, Henry  Search this
Willis, Nathaniel Parker  Search this
Wilson, Alexander  Search this
Woodside, John Archibald  Search this
Wright, Patience Lovell  Search this
Wylie, Samuel B. (Samuel Brown)  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Carey & Hart  Search this
Citation:
Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10935
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214712
AAA_collcode_histsopa
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214712

Poster for Run DMC's Raising Hell tour performance in Columbus, Georgia

Published by:
Globe Poster Printing Company, American, 1929 - 2010  Search this
Subject of:
Run-D.M.C., American, 1981 - 2002  Search this
Whodini, American, founded 1981  Search this
LL Cool J, American, born 1968  Search this
Medium:
ink on card stock
Dimensions:
H x W: 28 1/8 × 22 1/8 in. (71.5 × 56.2 cm)
Type:
posters
Place depicted:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1986
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.16.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bc0ea367-9625-444a-83c9-948743e38221
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.16.20
Online Media:

Admission ticket

Physical Description:
paper, card (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 18.415 cm
Object Name:
Ticket
Associated date:
1957 01 21
Credit Line:
The second display card is titled "Bracelets". It also has a red ribbon with an elephant key chain. THere are three identical charm bracelets attached, with the Capitol charm and the sports items. A second elephant key chain is attached to the bottom ofthe card.
ID Number:
PL.227739.1957.R01
Catalog number:
227739.1957.R01
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Inaugural Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-f866-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_501680

Salute to Eisenhower

Associated person:
Eisenhower, Dwight D.  Search this
Associated institution:
Republican National Party  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
Ticket
admission ticket
Associated place:
United States: District of Columbia
Associated date:
1956 01 20
Credit Line:
The Ralph E Becker Collection of Political Americana
ID Number:
PL.227739.1956.R24
Catalog number:
227739.1956.R24
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-4e91-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_519933

Admission ticket

Associated person:
Eisenhower, Dwight D.  Search this
Associated institution:
Republican National Party  Search this
Physical Description:
grey (overall color)
paper, card (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
Ticket
Associated place:
United States: New York
Associated date:
1956 10 25
Credit Line:
The Ralph E Becker Collection of Political Americana
ID Number:
PL.227739.1956.R10
Catalog number:
227739.1956.R10
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-4e96-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_519938

Admission ticket

Associated person:
Eisenhower, Dwight D.  Search this
Associated institution:
Republican National Party  Search this
Physical Description:
tan (overall color)
paper, card (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
Ticket
Associated place:
United States: New York
Associated date:
1956 10 25
Credit Line:
The Ralph E Becker Collection of Political Americana
ID Number:
PL.227739.1956.R11
Catalog number:
227739.1956.R11
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-4e97-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_519939

Admission Ticket

Associated person:
Eisenhower, Dwight D.  Search this
Associated institution:
Republican National Party  Search this
Physical Description:
orange (overall color)
paper, card (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
Ticket
Associated place:
United States: New York
Associated date:
1956 10 25
Credit Line:
The Ralph E Becker Collection of Political Americana
ID Number:
PL.227739.1956.R12
Catalog number:
227739.1956.R12
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-4e98-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_519940

International Aviation Tournament at Belmont Park

Collection Creator:
Arango, Javier, 1962-2017  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910
Scope and Contents:
Belmont Park, NY held this event from October 22 to 30, 1910. Program also includes an admission ticket.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Javier Arango Early Aviation Collection, NASM.2022.0033, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Early Aviation Collection [Arango]
Early Aviation Collection [Arango] / Air meet Programs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg237de93fa-4338-43a4-a631-74f0dfbe7493
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2022-0033-ref117

4 Tickets to "Word of Life Rally," June 19,1948

Medium:
ink on paper, cotton yarn, cotton thread
Dimensions:
1 15/16 × 4 7/16 in. (4.9 × 11.2 cm)
Ticket with yarn: 2 1/4 × 4 7/16 × 3/16 in. (5.7 × 11.2 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
Admission ticket
Date:
1948
Accession Number:
2005.0016.0018
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl861246d14-67dc-4f0f-b2e2-ed911cafdf3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2005.0016.0018
Online Media:

Inauguration - Honored Guest Ticket

Related:
Johnson, Lyndon B.  Search this
Kennedy, John F.  Search this
Owner:
Inouye, Daniel  Search this
Maker:
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
gray (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 6 in; 6.35 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
ticket, admission
ticket
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia
Date made:
1961-01
Subject:
Asian Pacific Americans  Search this
Veterans  Search this
Presidential Inauguration  Search this
Related event:
Presidential Inauguration of 1961  Search this
ID Number:
2015.0061.033B
Catalog number:
2015.0061.033
Accession number:
2015.0061
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-6573-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1937214

1961 Inauguration Ticket

Related:
Johnson, Lyndon B.  Search this
Kennedy, John F.  Search this
Maker:
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
green (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 2 5/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 6.6675 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
ticket, admission
ticket
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia
Date made:
1961-01
Subject:
Asian Pacific Americans  Search this
Veterans  Search this
Presidential Inauguration  Search this
Related event:
Presidential Inauguration of 1961  Search this
ID Number:
2015.0061.033D
Catalog number:
2015.0061.033
Accession number:
2015.0061
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-b2d2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1937216

admission ticket

Recipient:
Inouye, Daniel  Search this
Maker:
White House, The  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 4 in; 6.35 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
ticket, admission
admission ticket
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place:
United States: District of Columbia, White House
Date made:
1965-10-07
Subject:
Asian Pacific Americans  Search this
Veterans  Search this
ID Number:
2015.0061.039D
Catalog number:
2015.0061.039
Accession number:
2015.0061
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-657c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1937226

Harry Siddons Mowbray and Mowbray family papers

Creator:
Mowbray, H. Siddons (Harry Siddons), 1858-1928  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Pierpont Morgan Library  Search this
United States. Commission of Fine Arts  Search this
University Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909  Search this
Mead, William Rutherford, 1846-1928  Search this
Mowbray, Florence Millard  Search this
Mowbray, George Mordey, d. 1891  Search this
Mowbray, George S.  Search this
Mowbray, Helen Amelia, d. 1910  Search this
Sherwood, Herbert F. (Herbert Francis), 1872-  Search this
Extent:
7.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Etchings
Diaries
Place:
Larz Anderson Park (Brookline, Mass.)
Date:
1872-1976
Summary:
The papers of painter and muralist Harry Siddons Mowbray (1858-1928) and the Mowbray family measure 7.5 linear feet and date from 1872 to 1976. The papers document Mowbray's career as a painter and decorative muralist as well as his activities with the Commission of Fine Arts, the American Academy in Rome, and the Sculpture Commission of Connecticut. The papers include biographical materials, scattered correspondence, nineteen diaries, personal business records, commission files, organization files, writings and notes, printed materials, three scrapbooks, photographs, and artworks. There are scattered family papers of Helen Mowbray, Florence Mowbray, George Mowbray, and George Siddons Mowbray.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and muralist Harry Siddons Mowbray (1858-1928) and the Mowbray family measure 7.5 linear feet and date from 1872 to 1976. The papers document Mowbray's career as a painter and decorative muralist as well as his activities with the Commission of Fine Arts, the American Academy in Rome, and the Sculpture Commission of Connecticut. The papers include biographical materials, scattered correspondence, nineteen diaries, personal business records, commission files, organization files, writings and notes, printed materials, three scrapbooks, photographs, and artworks. There are scattered family papers of Helen Mowbray, Florence Mowbray, George Mowbray, and George Siddons Mowbray.

Biographical material includes biographical sketches, certificates, obituaries and estate records, and school material. Also found are printed materials from memorial dedications, ceremonies, and dinners held in Washington, D.C., such as menus, invitations, and admission tickets.

Correspondence is scattered and consists of letters from family, professional colleagues, artists, and architects including Charles McKim and William R. Mead. Florence Mowbray's correspondence includes thank you notes and condolences.

Diaries include seventeen written by Harry Siddons Mowbray, one by Helen Mowbray, and one by Florence Mowbray. Harry Siddons Mowbray's diaries date from 1876 to 1927 and reference a trip to the Azores, current events, his career and works of art, and his service with the Commission of Fine Arts.

Writings and notes consist of Mowbray's handwritten autobiography, school writings, lists, and a biography of Mowbray by Herbert Sherwood.

Personal business records consist of a French military sponsorship, gift acknowledgements and receipts.

Commission files include correspondence, printed materials, and writings relating to Mowbray's works of art at: Larz Anderson House, Appellate Court in New York City; Federal Building in Cleveland, Ohio; Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT; the Life of Christ Series; Madison Square Church in New York City; Morgan Library in New York City; St. John's Church in Washington, CT; University Club in New York City; and F. W. Vanderbilt House in Hyde Park, New York.

Organization files document Mowbray's participation with the American Academy in Rome, the Commission of Fine Arts, and the Sculpture Commission of Connecticut. Files generall include organizational history, correspondence, printed material, writings, reports, meeting minutes, and printed material. Of note are materials relating to the standardization of the flag of the United States.

Printed material includes blank stationery and postcards, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and an issue of Collector's News.

Photographs include two photo albums complied by the Mowbray family, portraits of Mowbray, snapshots with colleagues and friends, and photos of works of art.

One scrapbook compiled by Harry Siddons Mowbray relates to his travels in Rome in 1903-1904. Annother documents his artwork and career, and the third contains clippings concerning his chemical inventions.

Artworks include sketches, prints, and etchings by Harry Siddons Mowbray and others.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 11 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1872-1965 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1, 13, 15)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1873-1957 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Diaries, 1876-1929 (1.2 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, circa 1870-circa 1930 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Personal Business and Financial Records, 1877-1966 (3 folders; Box 3)

Series 6: Commission Files, 1896-1979 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 7: Organization Files, 1904-1928 (0.7 linear feet; Box 3-4, 13, 15-16)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1876-1976 (0.2 linear feet; Box 4, 16)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1874-circa 1928 (4.7 linear feet; Box 4-14, 17-18)

Series 10: Scrapbooks, circa 1890-1920 (0.3 linear feet; Box 5, 13-14)

Series 11: Artwork, 1870-1910 (3 folders; Box 5, 13)
Biographical / Historical:
Harry Siddons Mowbray (1858-1928) was a painter, muralist, and public servant who was active in New York, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C..

Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1858, Harry Siddons was orphaned at an early age. He was sent to live with his mother's sister Annie and uncle, George Mowbray, whose name he adopted. Harry Siddons Mowbray attended West Point Military Academy but left to pursue a career as a painter. Upon moving to Paris, Mowbray enrolled at the Atelier Bonnant where he studied under Léon Bonnat. Mowbray received attention for his decorative murals thoughout the East Coast of the United States. His commissions included the J.P. Morgan Library, F. W. Vanderbilt house, Larz Anderson house, Appellate Courthouse of New York City, St. John's Church in Washignton Connecticut, and the Federal Building in Cleveland, Ohio. Later in his career, Mowbray returned to painting and completed theLife of Christ series of works.

In addition to painting, Mowbray served on public commissions and committees. He was a member of the federal Commission of Fine Arts from 1921 until his death in 1928. During this time, he was involved in the planning of many Washington, D.C. memorials and public works including the standardization of the flag of the United States of America. He served as director of the American Academy in Rome from 1903-1904.

Harry Siddons Mowbray married Helen Amelia Millard in 1888. They had one child, George Siddons Mowbray. After his wife's death, Mowbray married her sister, Florence in 1915. Together, Florence and Mowbray had two children. He died in 1928. After her husband's death, Florence Mowbray was active in publishing her husband's autobiography.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 2895) including Mowbray's letters to his son George, travel diaries of Helen Mowbray, writings, artworks, and a photograph. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Harry Siddons Mowbray and Mowbray family papers were donated in multiple accretions by Mrs. Henry S. Mowbray, Mowbray's widow, Hugh McKittrick Jones, Jr., Mowbray's son in law, and Mrs. Helen M. Rogers from 1979-1983. Mrs. Helen M. Rogers also loaned materials for microfilming in 1983.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Painters -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Flags -- United States  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Etchings
Diaries
Citation:
Harry Siddons Mowbray and Mowbray family papers, 1872-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mowbharr
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Harry Siddons Mowbray and Mowbray family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9427779e6-0055-4892-aef8-0287d36de439
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mowbharr
Online Media:

Engraved Admission Ticket to View "The Siege of Gibraltar," F. Bartolozzi (British Museum)

Container:
Box 4 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 87-156, National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Office of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa87-156-refidd1e3962

Printed Materials

Collection Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Extent:
0.16 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1917-2001
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains newspaper clippings that Harris saved, including that of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Particularly significant is the program of a community salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in New York 1964, in which Lee had participated. He also collected memorabilia from his travels, such as brochures and admission tickets.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lee Harris 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.
Collection Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034, Series 2
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Chester Lee Harris papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa72eaf09fe-eb9c-46b9-80cd-008d24620539
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-034-ref17

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