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Pullman Palace Car Company Collection

Creator:
Pullman Palace Car Co.  Search this
Pullman, George M., 1831-1897  Search this
Names:
Lincoln, Robert Todd  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Drawings
Date:
1867-1982
bulk 1900-1930
Summary:
Records of the Pullman Company, manufacturers and operators of railroad sleeping cars. Pullman also manufactured hospital and dining cars at its Chicago facilities. Dating from 1867 to 1982 (bulk 1900-1930s), the collection includes background materials, correspondence, financial, personnel and operating records, drawings and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of materials from 1867-1982 (bulk 1900-1930s), and includes background materials, correspondence, financial records, operating records, personnel records, drawings, and photographs. Of note is the documentation of hospital cars and instructions for porters. The collection is not a complete record of the Pullman Palace Car Company's activities.

Series 1, Historical Background, 1867-1982, contains newspaper clippings and articles about the Pullman Palace Car Company and George Pullman. Also included is a 318-page typescript titledThe History of the Sleeping Car 1923, by Charles S. Sweet; documentation on how Pullman cars were named; and other histories of the Pullman Company including its hospital cars and maquetry design.

Series 2, Correspondence, 1912-1960, consists primarily of documentation about the sale of cars and equipment by Pullman Palace Car Company to specific railroad companies. The correspondence details the cost per car and in some instances, leasing costs, operating costs, and other relevant statistical and financial information about the transactions. There is some consolidated data on cars sold to the railroads as well as summary data on the type of car sold, name of car, selling price, purchasers, and the date the sale was approved. The correspondence is organized chronologically within Pullman Company correspondence wrappers which were used to maintain the correspondence in a uniform manner and in consecutive date order.

Correspondence about hospital cars contains information on the rental of Pullman cars to the United States government as well as letters discussing specifications for building hospital unit cars for the United States Army. There is one folder of miscellaneous correspondence with individuals seeking copies of photographs from the company and/or offering their historical writings about the company.

Series 3, Financial Records, 1875-1930, consists primarily of details of cost documentation created by the Pullman Company's Manufacturing Department. The cost sheets are arranged chronologically and represent an itemized financial breakdown of costs by material, labor, extra equipment, sundries, and recapitulation for a variety of Pullman cars. The cover sheet for work orders notes the lot number, plan number, type of Pullman car (e.g. baggage, parlor, private) being manufactured or serviced/repaired, to whom the order belongs, and associated dates. For example, one private, steel car for Mr. D. J. Reid or general service parlor car for Southern Railway.

Series 4, Operating Records, 1875-1972, consists of records used by the company for daily operations, particularly instructions for porters as well as repair logbooks, volumes detailing car building completion, published supplements noting specific changes to cars, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and lists of cars built by Pullman and cars withdrawn from service. Also included is the Illustrations Accompanying the Report of the Engineer-in-chief, H.C. Mais, on Observations on Railways Made During His Tour in 1883. Henry Coathupe Mais (1827-1916) was an English born civil engineer who spent most of his career in Australia. Mais toured railways and other works in Europe and America. His lengthy report with many detailed illustrations was printed in 1884 as a parliamentary paper. Some report pages were moldy and have been separated. These pages include: the index, pages 1-7; page 58; and pages 98-111.

The reports found in the "general file" include Sleeping, Parlor and Lounge Equipment (1945) and Pullman Passenger Survey A Continuing Study--Part II, (1955). The latter report by McFarland, Aveyard and Company studied attitudes and opinions of Pullman passengers. There is a typescript of a presentation made by George W. Bohannan of the Pullman Company to the American Association of Passenger Traffic Officers (1964).

The records documenting the completion of cars are bound volumes arranged chronologically. The volumes detail lot number, plan numbers, date of order, type of car, account name, date of delivery, destination route, estimate price, cost price, and contract price. In some instances, new information was glued or taped into the volume. The repair books capture the date, name of car, yard, name of porter, and date shipped.

Series 5, Personnel Records, 1873-1979, includes a payroll list for the General Ticket Department, 1876; instructions for passengers with cholera, 1873; reward notices for an 1878 robbery; instructional manuals for Pullman porters; photographs of Pullman Company employees working, and general correspondence, 1896-1979; ancedotes about Pullman porters; an obituary for George Arthur Kelly, an executive vice president for the Pullman Company; articles and newspaper clippings about porters and conductors, particularly the Society for the Prevention of Calling Pullman Car Porters "George." Started in 1916, the Society for the Prevention of Calling Pullman Car Porters "George" was founded by George W. Dulany, Jr., an Iowa lumber merchant. Dulany organized the society for fun after hearing passengers call every porter George. The society became a hobby and there were no meetings, dues, or activities associated with his work. Dulany's campaign was solely to have passengers use a porter's correct name or simply call them "porter."

Series 6, Drawings, 1907-1939 and undated, contains bound volumes arranged chronologically of records of tracings of drawings for Pullman cars. The volumes detail the negative number, date, type of car, job number, and remarks.

Series 7, Photographs, 1932-1950s and undated, consists primarily of black-and-white copy prints (8" x 10") documenting employees, especially porters, passengers, and hospital cars. Many of the hospital cars depict both the exterior and interior, but none with patients. The passenger photographs are almost exclusively interior images of persons dining, sleeping, playing cards, and in general seating areas. The Southern Pacific dining car photographs are original prints and bear the Pullman Car Company embossed stamp and unique number. This range of photographs is (Pullman photograph #32867 to #32873) and the images depict exterior and interior views of the dining cars. There is one album of ninety-nine photographs taken by Ricardo Villalba (active 1860-1880) in Peru. The album was made for W.W. Evans, Esquire in 1875. The images depict landscapes, bridges, train tracks, railroad cars, railroad engines, and buildings, such as the Pano Cathedral.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series:

Series 1, Historical Background, 1867-1982

Series 2, Correspondence, 1912-1960

Series 3, Financial Records, 1875-1930

Series 4, Operating Records, 1875-1972

Series 5, Personnel Records, 1873-1979

Series 6, Drawings, 1907-1939 and undated

Series 7, Photographs, 1932-1950s and undated
Biographical / Historical:
George M. Pullman (1831-1897) developed the railroad passenger sleeping car service into a major 19th century industry. He created the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1867. George Pullman was succeeded as president of the company by Robert Todd Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln's son, who served until 1911. In 1900, after buying competing companies, the firm was reorganized as the Pullman Company.

The idea for specially designed sleeping cars came to Pullman while traveling from Buffalo to Westfield, New York in 1854. He altered existing railroad cars in September, 1858, for service on the Chicago and Alton Railroad. They first sleeping car built to Pullman's specifications was the "pioneer," which carried part of the Lincoln funeral party from Chicago to Springfield, Illinois in 1865. In 1867 "hotel cars" were introduced. These sleeping cars, equipped with kitchen and dining facilities, eliminating the need for trains to stop at stations for passengers to buy food. In 1868, Pullman built the "Delmonica," devoted to restaurant purposes. The Pullman firm also built streetcars and trolleys.

In 1880 George Pullman built the town of Pullman, just south of the city of Chicago along the Illinois Central Railroad line, as the site for his manufacturing plant. Intended as a model manufacturing town, it had 12,000 residents in 1893. It suffered from the usual company town problems and was annexed to Chicago in 1889. In the wake of the depression of 1893 Pullman reduced wages for its workers by 25% or more. The American Railway Union, lead by Eugene V. Debs, sought to bring wage issues to arbitration but Pullman refused. In June, 1894 some 4,000 employees struck the company gaining support from thousands of railroad workers who refused to handle trains with Pullman cars. President Grover Cleveland sent federal troops to Chicago in July and after a period of sporadic violence the strike was over by the end of the summer.

In later years the Pullman company introduced several innovations. It built lighter, articulated cars of alloy steel beginning in 1936. The following year, it introduced the roomette car with eighteen enclosed private rooms. In 1956 Pullman introduced the dome sleeper car with an upper deck observation level. The United States anti-trust suit against Pullman Manufacturing and Operating Company resulted in a 1944 decision requiring a separation of car building and car operation activities. Pullman sold its sleeping car service, transferring its operating unit to a group of fifty-nine railway firms in 1947.

George Pullman introduced two notable practices. First, rather than operating railroads, his firm leased sleeping cars to the railroads and provided the complete services on them, including supplying porters, conductors, dining staff, and food and linens. Second, Pullman named each of his sleeping and dining cars rather than assigning them numbers. This was intended to enhance the company's image by creating a personality for the car. Different categories of names signified different categories of cars and geographical names also helped to promote travel to the areas in which they operated.

Arthur Detmers Dubin assembled these Pullman Company materials. Dubin was born in 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. He began his architectural education at the University of Michigan in 1941 but was interrupted by World War II, and he served with distinction in the United States Army until 1946. After completing his studies in 1949, Dubin joined his father's and uncle's architectural firm, Dubin and Dubin, as a second--eneration architect. The leadership of the firm soon passed to Arthur and his brother, Martin David, and in 1965 they were joined by John Black and in 1966 by John Moutoussamy. Arthur's life--ong interest in trains and transportation and their implications for architecture is evident in transit stations commissions and service on transportation--elated advisory boards (Dubin was a member of the Illinois Railroad Commission), as well as in his writings and personal collections. Dubin was an avid train enthusiast and collector.

References

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Area Architects Oral History Project
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Pullman Palace Car Company Photographs (NMAH.AC.1175), contains photographs of Pullman cars: freight, passenger, private and street railway/rapid transit cars. The bulk of the collection contains approximately 13,500 original glass plate negatives, film negatives, and copy prints.

Industry on Parade (NMAH.AC.0507) contains Reel #99, Servicing Sleepers, 1952. The Pullman Coach Company, Chicago, Illinois.

Materials In Other Organizations

Art Institute of Chicago

Bombardier Corporation

California State Railroad Museum

Chicago Historical Society

Arthur Dubin Collection at Lakeforest College

Illinois Railway Museum

Newberry Library, Pullman Company Archives

The Pullman Company archives consists of 2,500 cubic feet of records from the Pullman Company and Pullman heirs. The collection is comprised of business archives of the Pullman Palace Car Company from 1867 and include records of the entire firm up to the 1924 split into operating (sleeping car operation, service, and repair) and manufacturiung companies. From 1924 to 1981 the records chronicle the activities of the operating company only.

Pennsylvania State Archives

Pullman State Historic Site

Pullman Technology (Harvey, Illinois)

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Arthur D. Dubin Papers (83-015; 83-076; 83-101)

South Suburban Genealogical & Historical Society (South Holland, illinois)
Provenance:
Collection materials were donated by Arthur D. Dubin in 1980 and on January 30, 1986. Additional materials were donated by Lorrain Douglass, Kiara S. Winans and Kristin Peterson on April 3, 2012.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Hospital cars  Search this
Hotel car  Search this
Roomette car  Search this
Dining cars  Search this
Labor relations  Search this
Railroads -- Dining-car service  Search this
Sleeping car  Search this
Strikes and lockouts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940
Correspondence -- 1930-1960
Drawings
Citation:
Pullman Palace Car Company Collection, 1867-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0181
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Pullman Palace Car Company Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep859ac8544-9c31-48af-be09-abe3d415e126
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0181
Online Media:

California Dry Bean Advisory Board Basic Bean Cookery

Collection Creator:
Broussard-Simmons, Vanessa  Search this
Kraft General Foods, Inc.  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Archives Center Cookbook Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archives Center Cookbook Collection
Archives Center Cookbook Collection / Series 1: Bound Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a75c0f75-1d14-4e3d-9abb-1b695ef0f2d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0510-ref793

Crafts 1

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1988, 1990
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence, Foxfire community advisory board report, newsletter, and a copy of Foxfire (Winter 1988). Correspondents include Norman Kennedy of Marshfield School of Weaving and Thomas Stanton and Roy Thompson of Southern Folk Pottery Collectors Society. File includes Marshfield School of Weaving clipping and information sheet and Southern Folk Pottery Collectors Society Newsletter.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_05_001_013
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 5: Fieldwork / 5.1: General Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5c7980a81-6e6c-4a09-b954-5723218a1cb1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref2457

Appalshop 1

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1989-1990
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence with Judi Jennings, advisory board meeting materials, Appalshop Events Fall 1990.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_06_001_024
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 6: Meetings and Organizations / 6.1: General Meetings and Organizations
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5daa5b00f-4f25-4940-8077-19c4bb55f38e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref2814

Appalshop 2

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1990
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of newsletter, brochure, catalog, clippings, correspondence with Judi Jennings, advisory board draft agenda, event related correspondence.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_06_001_025
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 6: Meetings and Organizations / 6.1: General Meetings and Organizations
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5355ed2bd-a5cb-4efa-b84d-76c42ed4e399
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref2816

Appalshop 3

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1989
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence with Judi Jennings, advisory board questionnaire, event invitation, brochure, newsletter, executive committee meeting agenda, report on the Appalshop endowment fundraising drive.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_06_001_026
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 6: Meetings and Organizations / 6.1: General Meetings and Organizations
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5b77ba588-ba67-45cd-a31a-5116d4e804c5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref2818

Miscellaneous 3

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 5 (Series 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990, 1993
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of memorandum from Jacqui Peters regarding Oprah Winfrey video documentation, typewritten notes March 15, 1990, American Folklife Center Hungarian Folk Music Concert flier and press release, Year of American Craft project report, Miles and Zilphia Horton Fund thank you card and news clipping, Appalshop advisory board update and do list, and Philips CD-I Authoring Group press release.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_06_005_015
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 6: Meetings and Organizations / 6.1: General Meetings and Organizations
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5e60b432e-84d0-40e0-882e-155785ed9898
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref3131

Old Hands: Master Artisans of North America

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-1993
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of Norfleet Press brochures, handwritten notes, correspondence with John G. Tucker of Norfleet Press, Anna Cohn of SITES, and Constance Stapleton, proposal for book and traveling exhibition "Old Hands: Master Artisans of North America" by John Loengard for which Rinzler served on the advisory board.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_08_001_033
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 8: Publishing and Production / 8.1: General Publishing and Production
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54c9488a8-f8f3-4b14-ac4f-616d4f7072f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref4439

Smithsonian Collection of Classic Country Music 1

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972, 1978-1979
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence, list of advisory board members, proposals, proposal notes, proposal critique, tape transcript "country music- songs with social comment", bibliography from Country Music U.S.A, handwritten notes, Vanguard Recordings' Traditional Music at Newport 1964 Part 1 and Part 2.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_08_002_005
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 8: Publishing and Production / 8.1: General Publishing and Production
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk53a4253e8-3152-4e01-a7ff-a203c496acbf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref4467

Advisory Board 1

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of information packet from Anthony Seeger to advisory board with information about Folkways, handwritten notes about Folkways concert, clippings regarding R&B grants that may relate to concert notes, correspondence and meeting agenda.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_08_002_020
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 8: Publishing and Production / 8.2: Folkways
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk539e8a3ce-98b4-48a4-9c9e-bd52adf09f8b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref4498

Advisory Board 2

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987-1988, 1990-1991
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of correspondence regarding meeting planning, minutes for second advisory board meeting including: Rounder Records distribution report, 1991 projects list, catalog and reply to letter of interest, sales report.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_08_002_021
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 8: Publishing and Production / 8.2: Folkways
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5b6592386-661c-4999-a526-5bde5389d98e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref4500

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.
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
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National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc., program in commemoration of the life and works of Frederick Douglass

Creator:
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (10 3/4 x 8 inches)
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Programs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
February 26, 1961
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection 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:
African American women -- Societies and clubs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files / National Association of Colored Women's Club's, Inc.
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Audio Log Sheets

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: American Folklore Society Centennial / Audio
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Migration to Metropolitan Washington: Making a New Place Home

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The second in a multi-year series, the Migration to Metropolitan Washington program offered a deeper look into the history and culture of the city that revealed more than just "official" Washington. Beyond the monuments to which millions pilgrimage each year exists a little recognized residential city undergoing a process of tremendous change and redefinition due to the impact of the migration of populations from all over the world. Washington in 1988 was the home of immigrants from more than sixty countries. Approximately twelve percent of the more than 3.5 million people in the metropolitan area were foreign born. Since the 1970s their number in the metropolitan area had tripled and since 1980 doubled. Traditional culture played an important role in making Washington home for people who have migrated to the city. Despite traumatic circumstances, if people bring little else with them, at least they carry their culture. They select, modify, adapt, reinterpret, revitalize, and drop aspects of their cultural traditions as they adjust to their new environment. In addition they adopt new traditions, synthesize and blend old with newer ones, and create new mechanisms for supporting and expressing who they see themselves to be.

As an urban setting Washington provides opportunities for people to interact with others with whom they might never have mingled and to behave in ways that they never could have in the home setting. This creates stimulae for the development of new forms of expression and distinctive local traditions arising out of the blends. The 1988 Festival program addressed these issues and many more. In telling their stories and demonstrating their traditions, immigrants to Washington allowed Festival visitors to understand the cultural aspects of migration and how they have attempted and in some cases succeeded in making a new place in the metropolitan area.

Phyllis M. May-Machunda was Curator of the program, with Camila Bryce-Laporte as Program Coordinator and Ann Dancy as Assistant Program Coordinator.

Migration to Metropolitan Washington: Making a New Place Home was made possible in part by the generous support of the Music Performance Trust Funds, a non-profit organization created by U.S. recording companies to fund live and free performances (Martin A. Paulson, Trustee), and by the D.C. Community Humanities Council.
Fieldworkers, consultants, and advisors:
Fieldworkers

Enrique Avilés, Camila Bryce-Laporte, Kathy Bullock, Olivia Cadaval, Charles Camp, Mau Thai Chen, Vennie Deas-Moore, Belay Embaye, Von Martin, Phyllis May-Machunda, Horacio Quintanilla, Daniel Sheehy, Addisu Tolesa

Consultants

Richard Kennedy, Marjorie Hunt

Advisory Board

Roy Bryce-Laporte, Olivia Cadaval, Laura Chin, Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, Belay Embaye, Von Martin, Lissan Negusie, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Sylvia Rosales, Joe Wilson

Ad Hoc Committee

Lucy Cohen, Esther Ho, Brett Williams
Presenters:
Enrique Avilés, Barry Bergey, Kathy Bullock, Olivia Cadaval, Charlie Camp, Lee Ellen Friedland, Richard Kennedy, Susan Levitas, Von Martin, Jackie Peters, Leslie Prosterman, Daniel Sheehy, Addisu Tolesa, Carolyn Wang
Participants:
Crafts

Viola Canady, 1922-, Daughters of Dorcas, quilt-makers, Washington, D.C.

Al Carter, urban muralist, Washington, D.C.

David Chung, 1959-, urban muralist, Washington, D.C.

George B. Liu, calligrapher, Washington, D.C.

Z.P. Lu, embroiderer, migration storyteller, Arlington, Virginia

Helen Sze McCarthy, brush painter, Silver Spring, Maryland

Wilfredo "El Burro" Ortiz, Washington, D.C.

Kendrick Smith, 1939-, Trinidadian costume maker, Rockville, Maryland

Marjorie Smith, 1943-, Trinidadian costume maker, Rockville, Maryland

Crafts/Garden

Elguar Aguilar, farmer, gardener, Alexandria, Virginia

Foodways

Zufan Abraha, 1952-, Ethiopian cook, Arlington, Virginia

Enma Avilés, 1925-, butcher, baker, home remedy maker, Silver Spring, Maryland

Lazina "Dolly" Boodhoosingh, 1922-, Trinidadian cook, Washington, D.C.

Belay Embaye, Ethiopian cook, Arlington, Virginia

Anna Mae Gilliard, 1920-2004, Afro-American cook, migration storyteller, Forestville, Maryland

Addie Green, Trinidadian cook, gardener, Washington, D.C.

Herbert Jasper, 1910-2001, gardener, storyteller, Washington, D.C.

Irab Juman, 1947-, Trinidadian cook, gardener, Alexandria, Virginia

Shaliza Juman, 1970-, cook, gardener, Alexandria, Virginia

Sharoza Lisa Juman, Trinidadian cook, gardener, Alexandria, Virginia

Teresa "Mamatere" Martinez, 1901-, butcher, Salvadoran cook, home remedy maker, Washington, D.C.

Cecilia "Calypso Caterer" Ojoe, 1940-, Trinidadian cook, Bethesda, Maryland

Zalina Monaysar, Trinidadian cook, gardener, Arlington, Virginia

Adriana Palacios, Salvadoran cook, home remedy maker, Washington, D.C.

Doris Palacios, Salvadoran cook, home remedy maker, Washington, D.C.

John Henry Pitt, 1945-, cook, gardener, Washington, D.C.

Marie Tucker, 1923-, Afro-American cook, gardener, Washington, D.C.

Wei-Na Zhang, Chinese cook, Washington, D.C.

Industrial Crafts

Juan Angel Villalobos, carpenter, brick-maker, Silver Spring, Maryland

Music

Marame Dilgassa, 1961-, drummer, vocalist, Takoma Park, Maryland

Archie Edwards, 1918-1998, blues guitar player, Seat Pleasant, Maryland

Abtew Kebede Fufa, 1958-, vocalist, Washington, D.C.

John Jackson (1924-2002) & James Jackson, blues, Fairfax Station, Virginia

Conrado Rosales, Salvadoran music

Don Stover, guitar, banjo player, Brandywine, Maryland

Chinese Opera Society -- Chinese Opera SocietyGeorge Yang, Bethesda, MarylandChu Shang Zahu, Bethesda, Maryland

Hazel Dickens Band -- Hazel Dickens BandHazel Dickens, vocalist, guitar player, Washington, D.C.Raymond Thomas "Tom" Adams, banjo player, Winchester, VirginiaDudley Connell, guitar player, vocalist, composer, Germantown, MarylandMarshall Willborn, bass player, Winchester, Virginia

Ex tempo -- Ex tempoHollis Patrick "Flash" Lashley, vocalist, percussionist, Silver Spring, MarylandEmlyn "John" Roseman, 1945-, guitar player, Rockville, MarylandKendrick "Blackbird" Sheen, 1949-, vocalist, Washington, D.C.

Four Echoes, Gospel -- Four Echoes, GospelEdward David, bass singerDeacon William Evans, vocalist, guitar playerWillie Green, vocalistCharles Johnson, bass guitar playerJames Nelson, lead and tenor vocalistJames Stein, lead and baritone vocalistGlen Taylor, bass and lead guitar player

Fusion, Calypso, Silver Spring, Maryland -- Fusion, Calypso, Silver Spring, MarylandPatrick T. Belle, steel drum playerJune A. Charles, bass playerLennard Jack, steel drummerKenneth C. Joseph, drummerChris A. Toussaint, percussionist

Hobbs and Partners, Bluegrass, Fairfax, Virginia -- Hobbs and Partners, Bluegrass, Fairfax, VirginiaArnold Hobbs, 1931-1996, guitar player

Kings of Harmony Quartet, Gospel -- Kings of Harmony Quartet, GospelDean CavanaughRichard JonesCharles "Bobby" McElven, second tenorLouis Simpkins, bass playerRobert "Bobby" Terry, first tenorRobert "Bobby" Terry Jr., lead guitar playerAlvin L. TuckerClement H. Tucker, lead vocalistJohnnie "Manager" Tucker, guitar player, lead vocalistLouis A Tucker, bass playerMarvin G. Tucker, drummer

Las Estrellitas Paranderos -- Las Estrellitas ParanderosLinton Corbie, 1963-, vocalist, Washington, D.C.Patrice Frances "Patti" Gouveia, 1960-, vocalist, Washington, D.C.

McCullough's Kings of Harmony, Brass band -- McCullough's Kings of Harmony, Brass bandAlexander Bryant, third trombone playerJoe L. Chambers, tenor trombone playerHenry Cleveland, third trombone playerSamuel "Sam" Cole, run horn playerJames E. Freeman, bass drummerJosh Hampton, bass horn playerJoseph Heyward, snare drummerIvan Jackson, bass playerNorvus "Little Butch" Miller, 1948-1994, trombone playerMelvin Reid, baritone horn playerHannibal Russell, run leader playerHezekiah Shepherd, run horn playerPerry Smith, third trombone playerVirgil Smith, second trombone playerMyrick or Ivan Steward, bass horn playerHerbert Whitner, 1940-, lead vocalist

Oromo Culture Committee -- Oromo Culture CommitteeYahya S. "Abbaa-Faaro'o" Aba-Jobir, 1955-, chanter, vocalist, dancer, Washington, D.C.Zewdie Lube Birru, chanter, storyteller, vocalist, Riverdale, MarylandMarame Dilgassa, 1961-, drummer, vocalist, Takoma Park, MarylandAbtew Kebede Fufa, 1958-, vocalist, Washington, D.C.Bekele Geleta Shure, 1959-, musician, storyteller, Takoma Park, MarylandYeshi Lemau, chanter, storyteller, vocalist, Riverdale, Maryland

Ross School Kids -- Ross School KidsLenwood "Gato" Bentley, 1954-, director, Washington, D.C.

Singing Angels, Gospel -- Singing Angels, GospelSally Allen, soprano vocalistVincent Belfield, synthesizer playerDean Cary, organ playerMason Gaines, bass playerLisa Hillary, drummerBeverly Miller, lead vocalistMargaret "Tony" Ross, alto vocalistTerch Siegler, second alto vocalistRobert "Manager" WalkerRobin Walker, lead vocalistVincent Walker, lead guitar player

Sons of Grace, gospel, Washington, D.C. -- Sons of Grace, gospel, Washington, D.C.Gerald Cummins, bass guitar playerLee C. "Flint" HalseyErnest J. Mitchell, guitar playerJames E. PinkneyDavid WadeHerbert "Herb" Whitner, 1940-, manager, vocalist

Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band -- Trinidad and Tobago Steel BandMichael Carrera, steel drummerVernon A. "Jay" Cross, 1971-, drummerHubert "Mumbles" Griffith, 1958-, piano playerFranklin Martin "Ticky manager" Harding, 1941-, steel drummerLloyd Arnim "Hawkady" Haynes, 1939-, steel drummerPatricia Holloway, steel drummerStetson King, steel drummerMichael "Mikey" King, Sr., 1948-, steel drummerLinda Myers-Phifer, 1953-, steel drummerNick O'Reilly, steel drummerPatricia Phillips, steel drummerKeith "Captain" Preddie, 1938-, steel drummerRobert Roy "Bullet or Junior" Thwaites, 1950-, steel drummerRudolph Worren Walker, 1943-, steel drummer

United Indian Merrymakers -- United Indian MerrymakersAnirudh Boodram, 1957-, manager, musician, Beltsville, MarylandShariff Juman, percussionist, Alexandria, VirginiaGocool "Carl Gocool" Monaysar, 1925-, harmonium player, Arlington, Virginia

Washington Singing Convention, Gospel, Washington, D.C. -- Washington Singing Convention, Gospel, Washington, D.C.Airstine BarbourOla Mae LeachEva Gaston Rearden Redding, 1913-2001William Redding, 1912-1997

Wong Boxing Association, -- -- kung fu, tai chi, lion dance, Washington, D.C. -- Wong Boxing Association,kung fu, tai chi, lion dance, Washington, D.C.Terheran James "Tie" BrighthauptCheng-Wu HuangLi-Ling LiChikk Yin Tam Wanyi TanRaymond Wong, 1959-
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1988, Series 5
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Second Year No.23

Creator:
New Negro Alliance (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Hastie, William, 1904-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Advertisements
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
August 18, 1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American newspapers  Search this
Activism  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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New Negro Opinion newspaper
New Negro Opinion newspaper / Series 1: December 1933- December 1934
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Second Year No.28

Creator:
New Negro Alliance (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Hastie, William, 1904-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Advertisements
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
September 22, 1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
African American newspapers  Search this
Activism  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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New Negro Opinion newspaper
New Negro Opinion newspaper / Series 1: December 1933- December 1934
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Second Year No.2

Creator:
New Negro Alliance (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Advertisements
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
January 6, 1934
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
African American newspapers  Search this
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Business enterprises  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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New Negro Opinion newspaper
New Negro Opinion newspaper / Series 1: December 1933- December 1934
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Second Year No.2

Creator:
New Negro Alliance (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Advertisements
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
January 11, 1934
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
African American newspapers  Search this
Activism  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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New Negro Opinion newspaper
New Negro Opinion newspaper / Series 1: December 1933- December 1934
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Biographical Statements, Publication List, and Resumes

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1948-1989
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Esther McCoy papers / Series 1: Biographical and Family Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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