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Ruth Landes papers

Correspondent:
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Wallis, Ruth Sawtell, 1895-1978  Search this
Wagley, Charles, 1913-1991  Search this
Lopez, Salvador  Search this
Little, Kenneth  Search this
Wilson, Maggie  Search this
Whitecloud, Thomas St. Germain  Search this
Henry, Jules, 1904-1969  Search this
Hellman, Ellen  Search this
Haugen, Einar  Search this
Gough, Kathleen  Search this
Lewis, Oscar  Search this
Kaberry, Phyllis Mary, 1910-  Search this
Imes, Elmer Samuel, 1883-1941  Search this
Strong, William Duncan, 1899-1962  Search this
Steyn, Anna F.  Search this
Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962  Search this
Solecki, Ralph S.  Search this
Sparta, Francisco  Search this
Rubin, Joan  Search this
Rubin, Vera  Search this
Rodnick, David  Search this
Rogers, Edward S.  Search this
Ritzenthaler, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1911-1980  Search this
Roberts, Robert W.  Search this
Ramo, Arthur  Search this
Richards, Audrey  Search this
Preston, Richard J.  Search this
Verger, Pierre  Search this
Vennum, Thomas  Search this
Topash, Mary  Search this
Topash, Joe  Search this
Teskey, Lynn  Search this
Taylor, Beryl  Search this
Tanner, Helen Hornbeck  Search this
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Quain, Buell H. (Buell Halvor), 1912-1939  Search this
Dunning, William  Search this
Douglas, William A.  Search this
Eggan, Fred, 1906-1991  Search this
Edmondson, Munro S.  Search this
Black, Mary B.  Search this
Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948  Search this
Domengeaux, James  Search this
Feldman, Albert G.  Search this
Feder, Norman  Search this
Gacs, Ute  Search this
Franklin, John Hope  Search this
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Erickson, Vincent O.  Search this
Falk, Minna R.  Search this
Faitlovitch, V.  Search this
Alberto Torres, Heloisa  Search this
Buck, Pearl  Search this
Bruce, Harold E.  Search this
Borri, Rina  Search this
Boggs, Stephen Taylor  Search this
Arensberg, Conrad M. (Conrad Maynadier), 1910-1997  Search this
Baldus, Herbert  Search this
Barnouw, Victor  Search this
Bateson, Mary Catherine  Search this
Lurie, Nancy Oestreich  Search this
Malherbe, E.G.  Search this
Marks, Eli S.  Search this
Masha, Louise  Search this
Maslow, Will  Search this
Masquat, Joseph M.  Search this
Mayer, Kurt B.  Search this
McWilliams, Carey  Search this
Bunche, Ralph J.  Search this
Carneiro, Edison  Search this
Chilver, E. M.  Search this
Chilver, Richard  Search this
Clifton, James A.  Search this
Colson, Elizabeth F.  Search this
Daveron, Alexander  Search this
Lowenfeld, Margaret, 1890-1973  Search this
Officer, James E.  Search this
Odum, Howard W.  Search this
Park, Alice  Search this
Paredes, Anthony  Search this
Paton, Alan, 1903-1988  Search this
Park, George  Search this
Prado, Idabel do  Search this
Peschel, Keewaydinoquay M.  Search this
Merwe, Hendrik W. van der  Search this
Murphy, Robert Francis  Search this
Messing, Simon D.  Search this
Neumann, Anita  Search this
Nef, Evelyn Stefansson  Search this
Nocktonick, Louise  Search this
Neumann, Walter  Search this
Creator:
Landes, Ruth, 1908-1991  Search this
Names:
Columbia University Research in Contemporary Cultures  Search this
Committee on Fair Employment Practices  Search this
Fisk University  Search this
Johnson, Charles S.  Search this
Landes, Ruth, 1908-1991  Search this
Park, Robert E.  Search this
Extent:
26.5 Linear feet ((63 document boxes and 1 oversized box))
Culture:
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
African American  Search this
Dakota (Eastern Sioux)  Search this
African  Search this
Acadians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Jews -- American  Search this
Latinos -- California  Search this
Brazilians  Search this
Basques  Search this
American Indians  Search this
Afro-Brazilians  Search this
Africans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Quebec -- Bilingualism
United Kingdom -- colored immigration
South Africa
Date:
1928-1992
Summary:
Most of Ruth Landes's papers relate directly or indirectly to Landes's American Indian research, her work in Brazil, and her study of bilingualism. There is also a considerable amount of material that relates to her experiences (sometimes fictionalized) at Fisk University. There is only small amount of material related to her other interests. Her collection also has material of and relating to the Brazilian folklorist and journalist Edison Carneiro. There is also noteworthy material concerning Herbert Baldus, Ruth Benedict, Elmer C. Imes, Charles S. Johnson, and Robert E. Park. There is a large amount of printed and processed materials in the collection, mainly in the form of newspaper clippings and a collection of scholarly papers.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is mainly comprised of the professional papers of Ruth Schlossberg Landes. Included are correspondence, journals, published and unpublished manuscripts of writings, research materials including field notes and reading notes, photographs, drawings, scholarly papers and publications by other scholars, and clippings from newspapers and periodicals.

Landes's field research on Candomblé in Brazil is well-represented in this collection, consisting of her field journals, writings, and photographs. Also present are Maggie Wilson's stories that were the basis for Landes's The Ojibwa Woman. Unfortunately, Landes was unable to locate her journals for her early research with the Ojibwa/Chippewa, Potawatomi, and Dakota. There are, however, field photographs of the Ojibwa/Chippewa and Potawatomi in the collection. There is also a great deal of her research on groups, especially minorities, in multilingual states with particular focus on the French of Quebec, Basques of Spain and the United States, Boers and Blacks of South Africa, the several socio-linguistic groups of Switzerland, and Acadians (Cajuns) of Louisiana. In the collection are several drafts of her unpublished manuscript on bilingualism, "Tongues that Defy the State." There is also a small amount of material about Black Jews of New York and considerable material about Landes's experience among African Americans when she taught briefly at Fisk University, including her unpublished manuscript "Now, at Athens," containing fictional and autobiographical accounts of her time at Fisk.

Reflections of other facets of Landes's professional activities are also included. Some materials concern her teaching activities, and there is also documentation of her work with the Fair Employment Practices Commission (a federal government agency during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt) and a similar private organization which immediately succeeded the FEPA; Gunnar Myrdal's research into the plight of African Americans ("The Negro in America"); the Research in Contemporary Cultures project at Columbia University; and the American Jewish Congress.

Among Landes's correspondents are Ruth Benedict, Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, Ralph Bunche, Herbert Baldus, Edison Carneiro, Sally Chilver, Frances Densmore, Sol Tax, Elmer S. Imes, Charles S. Johnson, Robert E. Park, and Hendrik W. van der Merwe.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 6 series: (1) Correspondence, 1931-1991; (2) Research Materials, circa 1930s-1990; (3) Writings, circa 1930s-1990; (4) Teaching Materials, 1935-1975, undated; (5) Biographical and Personal Files, 1928-1988; (6) Graphic Materials, 1933-1978, undated
Biographical Note:
Ruth Schlossberg Landes was born on October 8, 1908 in New York City. Her father was Joseph Schlossberg, an activist in the Yiddish labor socialist community and one of the founders of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. She studied sociology at New York University (B.A. 1928) and social work at the New York School of Social Work, Columbia University (M.S.W. 1929). While in graduate school, Landes studied Black Jews in Harlem for her master's thesis, a topic that developed her interests in anthropology.

After graduating in 1929, she worked as a social worker in Harlem and married Victor Landes, a medical student and son of family friends. Their marriage ended after two years when she enrolled in the doctoral program in anthropology at Columbia against her husband's wishes. She kept his surname due to the stigma of being a divorced woman.

At Columbia, Landes studied under Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict, her main advisor. Under the guidance of Benedict, Landes moved away from further study of African Americans to focus on Native American communities. Upon Benedict's suggestion, Landes studied the social organization of the Ojibwa in Manitou Rapids in Ontario from 1932 to 1936 for her Ph.D. fieldwork. Her dissertation, Ojibwa Sociology, was published in 1937. Landes also contributed "The Ojibwa of Canada" in Cooperation and Competition among Primitive Peoples (1937), a volume edited by Margaret Mead. In 1938, Landes published Ojibwa Women (1938), a book written in collaboration with Maggie Wilson, an Ojibwa interpreter and informant.

In addition to studying the Ojibwa in Ontario, Landes also conducted fieldwork with the Chippewa of Red Lake, Minnesota in 1933, working closely with shaman or midé Will Rogers. Her book, Ojibwa Religion and the Midéwiwin (1968) was based largely on her research with Rogers and Maggie Wilson. In 1935 and 1936, she undertook fieldwork with the Santee Dakota in Minnesota and the Potawatomi in Kansas. Like Ojibwa Religion and the Midéwiwin, her books on the Santee Dakota and Potawatomi were not published until several years later—The Mystic Lake Sioux: Sociology of the Mdewakantonwan Sioux was published in 1968 while The Prairie Potawatomi was published in 1970. In between her field research in the 1930s and the publication of The Prairie Potawatomi, Landes returned to Kansas to study the Potawatomi in the 1950s and 1960s.

Landes's plan to continue her studies with the Potawatomi in 1937 changed when Benedict invited her to join a team of researchers from Columbia University in Brazil. Landes was to conduct research on Afro-Brazilians in Bahia, Brazil, while Walter Lipkind, Buell Quain, and Charles Wagley studied indigenous people in the Amazons. To prepare for her research, Landes was at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1937 and 1938 to consult with Robert Park and Donald Pierson and to use the university's library collections of African and African American materials. During that time, Landes also held a teaching position at Fisk and lived in the non-segregated women's residence on campus. Landes later wrote "Now, at Athens," an unpublished memoir containing fictional and true accounts of her experiences at Fisk.

From 1938 to 1939, Landes conducted fieldwork on the role of Afro-Brazilian women and homosexuals in the Candomblé religion in Bahia, Brazil. Unable to move freely by herself in Brazil as a single woman, Landes was accompanied by Edison Carneiro, a Bahian journalist and folklorist. With Carneiro as her companion, Landes was allowed access to rituals and people that would have been closed off to her otherwise. Due to her association with Carneiro, a member of the Brazilian Communist Party, Landes was suspected of being a communist and was forced to leave Bahia early. Publications from her research in Brazil include "A Cult Matriarchate and Male Homosexuality" (1940) and City of Women (1947). She returned to Brazil in 1966 to study the effects of urban development in Rio de Janeiro. In 1967, a Portuguese translation of City of Women was published, a project that Carneiro had commissioned as the first director of the Ministry of Education and Culture's Special National Agency for the Protection of Folklore.

Landes returned to New York in 1939, working briefly as a researcher for Gunnar Myrdal's study of African Americans. Unable to obtain a permanent position at a university, she worked in several other short term positions throughout most of her career. During World War II, Landes was a research director for the Office of the Coordinator for Inter-American Affairs (1941) and consultant for President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fair Employment Practices Committee on African American and Mexican American cases (1941-44). In 1945, Landes directed a program created by Pearl S. Buck and a group of interdenominational clergy to analyze pending New York anti-discrimination legislation. She moved to California the following year to work for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Welfare Council on a study of race and youth gangs. After her contract ended, she moved back to New York and was hired as a contract researcher for the American Jewish Congress (1948-50). She also participated in Columbia University's Research in Contemporary Cultures (1949-51), studying Jewish families. She coauthored with Mark Zborowski, "Hypothesis concerning the Eastern European Jewish Family." From 1951 to 1952, Landes spent a year in London, funded by a Fulbright fellowship to study colored colonial immigrants and race relations in Great Britain.

After her fellowship ended, Landes returned to the United States and held short term appointments at several universities. She taught at the William Alanson White Psychiatric Institution in New York (1953-54), the New School for Social Research in New York (1953-55), University of Kansas (1957, 1964), University of Southern California (1957-62), Columbia University (1963), Los Angeles State College (1963), and Tulane University (1964). At Claremont Graduate School, Landes helped to develop and direct the Claremont Anthropology and Education Program (1959-62).

It was not until 1965 that Landes obtained a permanent faculty position at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario; she was recruited for the position by Richard Slobodin. Due to Ontario's age retirement law, Landes was forced to retire in 1973 at the age of 65. She continued to teach part-time until 1977, when she became professor emerita.

Landes passed away at the age of 82 on February 11, 1991.

Sources Consulted

Cole, Sally. 2003. Ruth Landes: A Life in Anthropology. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press.

Chronology

1908 October 8 -- Born Ruth Schlossberg in New York City

1928 -- B.A. in sociology, New York University

1929 -- M.S.W., New York School of Social Work, Columbia University

1929-1931 -- Social worker in Harlem Married to Victor Landes

1929-1934 -- Studied Black Jews in Harlem

1931 -- Began graduate work in anthropology at Columbia University

1932-1936 -- Studied the Ojibwa in Ontario and Minnesota (in field periodically)

1933-1940 -- Research Fellow, Columbia University

1935 Summer-Fall -- Studied the Santee Sioux (Dakota) in Minnesota

1935-1936 -- Studied the Potawatomi in Kansas

1935 -- Ph.D., Columbia University

1937 -- Instructor, Brooklyn College

1937-1938 -- Instructor, Fisk University

1938-1939 -- Studied Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil, especially at Bahia

1939 -- Researcher on Gunnar Myrdal's study, "The Negro in America"

1941 -- Research Director, Office of Inter American Affairs, Washington, D.C.

1941-1945 -- Representative for Negro and Mexican American Affairs, Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC), President Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration

1944 -- Interim Director, Committee Against Racial Discrimination, New York

1946-1947 -- Researcher, study of Mexican American youth, gangs, and families, Los Angeles Metropolitan Council

1948-1951 -- Researcher, American Jewish Congress, New York

1949-1951 -- Research consultant, study on Jewish families in New York for Research in Contemporary Cultures Project, Columbia University

1951-1952 -- Fulbright Scholar, to study colored colonial immigration into Great Britain

1953-1954 -- Lecturer, William Alanson White Psychiatric Institution, New York

1953-1955 -- Lecturer, New School for Social Research, New York

1956-1957 -- Married to Ignacio Lutero Lopez

1957 Summer -- Visiting Professor, University of Kansas

1957-1958 -- Visiting Professor, University of Southern California

1957-1965 -- Consultant, California agencies (Department of Social Work, Bureau of Mental Hygiene, Department of Education, Public Health Department) and San Francisco Police Department

1958-1959 -- Director, Geriatrics Program, Los Angeles City Health Department

1959-1962 -- Visiting Professor and Director of Anthropology and Education Program, Claremont Graduate School

1962 -- Extension Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles and University of California, Berkeley

1963 -- Extension Lecturer, Columbia University Extension Lecturer, Los Angeles State College

1963-1965 -- Consultant, International Business Machines (IBM)

1964 January-June -- Visiting Professor, Tulane University

1964 Summer -- Field work with Potawatomi in Kansas Professor, University of Kansas

1965-1975 -- Professor at McMaster University

1966 -- Studied urban development in Rio de Janeiro

1968-1975 -- Studied bilingualism and biculturalism in Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, United States, and Canada (in Spain and the United States concentrated on Basques)

1975 -- Became part-time faculty member at McMaster University

1977 -- Professor Emerita, McMaster University

1978 -- Award of Merit from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

1991 February 11 -- Died in Hamilton, Ontario

1991 -- Establishment of the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund at Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM)
Related Materials:
Correspondence from Ruth Landes can be found in the William Duncan Strong Papers, the Leonard Bloomfield Papers, and MS 7369. The Ruth Bunzel Papers contains a copy of a grant application by Landes.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Ruth Landes in 1991.
Restrictions:
The Ruth Landes papers are open for research. The nitrate negatives in this collection have been separated from the collection and stored offsite. Access to nitrate negatives is restricted due to preservation concerns.

Access to the Ruth Landes papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Midéwiwin  Search this
Bilingualism  Search this
Aging  Search this
Candomblé (Religion)  Search this
Citation:
Ruth Landes papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1991-04
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Notes and drafts

Collection Correspondent:
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Wallis, Ruth Sawtell, 1895-1978  Search this
Wagley, Charles, 1913-1991  Search this
Lopez, Salvador  Search this
Little, Kenneth  Search this
Wilson, Maggie  Search this
Whitecloud, Thomas St. Germain  Search this
Henry, Jules, 1904-1969  Search this
Hellman, Ellen  Search this
Haugen, Einar  Search this
Gough, Kathleen  Search this
Lewis, Oscar  Search this
Kaberry, Phyllis Mary, 1910-  Search this
Imes, Elmer Samuel, 1883-1941  Search this
Strong, William Duncan, 1899-1962  Search this
Steyn, Anna F.  Search this
Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962  Search this
Solecki, Ralph S.  Search this
Sparta, Francisco  Search this
Rubin, Joan  Search this
Rubin, Vera  Search this
Rodnick, David  Search this
Rogers, Edward S.  Search this
Ritzenthaler, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1911-1980  Search this
Roberts, Robert W.  Search this
Ramo, Arthur  Search this
Richards, Audrey  Search this
Preston, Richard J.  Search this
Verger, Pierre  Search this
Vennum, Thomas  Search this
Topash, Mary  Search this
Topash, Joe  Search this
Teskey, Lynn  Search this
Taylor, Beryl  Search this
Tanner, Helen Hornbeck  Search this
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Quain, Buell H. (Buell Halvor), 1912-1939  Search this
Dunning, William  Search this
Douglas, William A.  Search this
Eggan, Fred, 1906-1991  Search this
Edmondson, Munro S.  Search this
Black, Mary B.  Search this
Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948  Search this
Domengeaux, James  Search this
Feldman, Albert G.  Search this
Feder, Norman  Search this
Gacs, Ute  Search this
Franklin, John Hope  Search this
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Erickson, Vincent O.  Search this
Falk, Minna R.  Search this
Faitlovitch, V.  Search this
Alberto Torres, Heloisa  Search this
Buck, Pearl  Search this
Bruce, Harold E.  Search this
Borri, Rina  Search this
Boggs, Stephen Taylor  Search this
Arensberg, Conrad M. (Conrad Maynadier), 1910-1997  Search this
Baldus, Herbert  Search this
Barnouw, Victor  Search this
Bateson, Mary Catherine  Search this
Lurie, Nancy Oestreich  Search this
Malherbe, E.G.  Search this
Marks, Eli S.  Search this
Masha, Louise  Search this
Maslow, Will  Search this
Masquat, Joseph M.  Search this
Mayer, Kurt B.  Search this
McWilliams, Carey  Search this
Bunche, Ralph J.  Search this
Carneiro, Edison  Search this
Chilver, E. M.  Search this
Chilver, Richard  Search this
Clifton, James A.  Search this
Colson, Elizabeth F.  Search this
Daveron, Alexander  Search this
Lowenfeld, Margaret, 1890-1973  Search this
Officer, James E.  Search this
Odum, Howard W.  Search this
Park, Alice  Search this
Paredes, Anthony  Search this
Paton, Alan, 1903-1988  Search this
Park, George  Search this
Prado, Idabel do  Search this
Peschel, Keewaydinoquay M.  Search this
Merwe, Hendrik W. van der  Search this
Murphy, Robert Francis  Search this
Messing, Simon D.  Search this
Neumann, Anita  Search this
Nef, Evelyn Stefansson  Search this
Nocktonick, Louise  Search this
Neumann, Walter  Search this
Collection Creator:
Landes, Ruth, 1908-1991  Search this
Extent:
7 Folders
Container:
Box 22-23
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes early and very incomplete drafts for Landes's proposed account of her experiences at Fisk. The more complete drafts, both true and fictionalized accounts, are included in the series of manuscripts of writings. Many of the notes concern Robert E. Park, the sociologist; President C.S. Johnson, of Fisk University; and Elmer S. Imes, a physics professor at Fisk.
Collection Restrictions:
The Ruth Landes papers are open for research. The nitrate negatives in this collection have been separated from the collection and stored offsite. Access to nitrate negatives is restricted due to preservation concerns.

Access to the Ruth Landes papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Ruth Landes papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Ruth Landes papers
Ruth Landes papers / Series 2: Research Materials / 2.13: Fisk University and African Americans
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021

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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
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Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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Heritage Gallery records, 1944-2000, bulk 1960-1998

Creator:
Heritage Gallery  Search this
Heritage Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Horowitz, Benjamin  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
White, Charles  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6191
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216438
AAA_collcode_herigall
Theme:
African American
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216438
Online Media:

Phillip Barcio interview of Gerald Williams, 2017

Creator:
Barcio, Phillip  Search this
Barcio, Phillip  Search this
Subject:
Williams, Gerald  Search this
AFRICOBRA (Group of artists)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17525
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)391478
AAA_collcode_barcphil
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_391478

Alice Walker

Artist:
Bernard Gotfryd, 1924 - 03 Jun 2016  Search this
Sitter:
Alice Walker, born 9 Feb 1944  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Sheet: 35.5 × 27.8 cm (14 × 10 15/16")
Mat: 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22")
Image: 35.5 × 27.2 cm (14 × 10 11/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1976
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch\Wrist watch  Search this
Alice Walker: Female  Search this
Alice Walker: Literature\Writer  Search this
Alice Walker: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2013.99
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© The Bernard Gotfryd Revocable Living Trust
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm483221bd4-38aa-498f-b64f-b97afb5c28a1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2013.99

Dream Sequence: Winged II

Artist:
Mequitta Ahuja  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Enamel, acrylic and glitter on stamped and collaged vellum
Dimensions:
Sheet: 130.8 x 61cm (51 1/2 x 24")
Type:
Painting
Date:
2011
Topic:
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Mequitta Ahuja
Object number:
EXH.DR.01
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm490576325-c2c4-4b78-aff5-bca5c22ada16
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.DR.01

Dream Sequence: Winged I

Artist:
Mequitta Ahuja  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Enamel, acrylic, glitter on stamped and collaged vellum
Dimensions:
Sheet: 130.8 x 61cm (51 1/2 x 24")
Type:
Painting
Date:
2011
Topic:
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Mequitta Ahuja
Object number:
EXH.DR.02
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm439332d15-a19b-4502-bbc8-84337a2e72a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.DR.02

Royal Ease

Artist:
Mequitta Ahuja  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic, enamel and collage on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 210.8 x 180.3cm (83 x 71")
Type:
Painting
Date:
2011
Topic:
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Mequitta Ahuja
Object number:
EXH.DR.07
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43ae68b68-eb40-488c-91c6-a2c50ecbc00e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.DR.07

Zane

Artist:
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, born 16 Feb 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Zane  Search this
Medium:
Epson inkjet photograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 147.3 x 111.8cm (58 x 44")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
September 21, 2007
Topic:
Zane: Female  Search this
Zane: Literature\Writer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Brooklyn Museum
Object number:
EXH.TG.25
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2007 Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ded90138-0802-406d-9ba7-bdb4149fa5fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.TG.25

Untitled (Toni Morrison)

Artist:
Robert McCurdy, born 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Toni Morrison, 18 Feb 1931 - 5 Aug 2019  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 186.7 x 172.9 x 5.1cm (73 1/2 x 68 1/16 x 2")
No frame
Type:
Painting
Date:
2006
Topic:
Toni Morrison: Female  Search this
Toni Morrison: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Toni Morrison: Nobel Prize  Search this
Toni Morrison: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Toni Morrison: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Ian M. and Annette P. Cumming
Object number:
NPG.2020.125
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2006 Robert McCurdy
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46934f945-b3b9-434e-b27b-df4ad14c2485
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2020.125

Alain Leroy Locke

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, 17 Jun 1880 - 21 Dec 1964  Search this
Sitter:
Alain Leroy Locke, 13 Sep 1885/86 - 9 Jun 1954  Search this
Medium:
Photogravure
Dimensions:
Image: 22.4 × 15.1 cm (8 13/16 × 5 15/16")
Sheet: 55.9 × 35.7 cm (22 × 14 1/16")
Mat (Verified): 61.2 × 40.8 cm (24 1/8 × 16 1/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1941 (printed 1983)
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Alain Leroy Locke: Male  Search this
Alain Leroy Locke: Literature\Writer  Search this
Alain Leroy Locke: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Alain Leroy Locke: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.83.188.30
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
Photograph © Carl Van Vechten Trust
Gravure and compilation ©Eakins Press Foundation
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ae1f5655-87fa-4965-8691-531691637c5c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.83.188.30

Ralph Waldo Ellison

Artist:
David Attie, 1920 - 1982  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Ellison, 1 Mar 1914 - 16 Apr 1994  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 20.8 x 31.3 cm (8 3/16 x 12 5/16")
Sheet: 27.8 x 35.7 cm (10 15/16 x 14 1/16")
Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1964
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Exterior\Cityscape  Search this
Vehicle\Bicycle  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Ralph Waldo Ellison: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Ellison: Literature\Writer  Search this
Ralph Waldo Ellison: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.93.352
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1964 David Attie
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e4edace9-a69b-487b-9ded-5f42ce044405
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.352

The Miscegenation Ball

Copyright holder; distributor:
Bromley & Co.  Search this
Maker:
Kimmel and Forster  Search this
Artist:
Thomas, Henry Atwell  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 12 5/8 in x 20 1/2 in; 32.0675 cm x 52.07 cm
Object Name:
Lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1864
Subject:
African American  Search this
Courtship, love  Search this
Political Parties  Search this
Chronology: 1860-1869  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Glasses  Search this
Dancing  Search this
Music  Search this
Political Caricatures  Search this
U.S. National Government, executive branch  Search this
Communication, newspapers  Search this
Patriotism and Patriotic Symbols  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.3341
Catalog number:
60.3341
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Domestic Furnishings
Art
American Civil War Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-b80c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325557

1866 Primary School for Freeman, in Charge of Mrs. Green, at Vicksburg, Mississippi

Original artist:
Waud, A. R.  Search this
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in; 24.13 cm x 31.75 cm
print: 8 1/2 in x 11 in; 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm
image: 7 in x 10 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 26.67 cm
Object Name:
print
newspaper clipping
Date published:
1866-06-23
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
ID Number:
2017.3049.103
Nonaccession number:
2017.3049
Catalog number:
2017.3049.103
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Education
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-2b0f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1969041

Dec 1866 Zion School for Colored Children, Charleston, S.C.

Original artist:
Waud, A. R.  Search this
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/2 in x 16 1/4 in; 29.21 cm x 41.275 cm
print: 11 in x 16 in; 27.94 cm x 40.64 cm
image: 9 in x 14 in; 22.86 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
print
newspaper clipping
Date published:
1866-12-15
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
ID Number:
2017.3049.105
Nonaccession number:
2017.3049
Catalog number:
2017.3049.105
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Education
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-2ac8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1969043

Aunt Jemima Syrup Bottle

Measurements:
overall: 25 cm x 13 cm x 7 cm; 9 13/16 in x 5 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in
Object Name:
Syrup Bottle
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter and Josephine Landor
ID Number:
1993.0393.040
Accession number:
1993.0393
Catalog number:
1993.0393.040
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d378-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1297788

Aunt Jemima Syrup Bottle

Maker:
Quaker Oats Company  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
paper (part: label material)
metal (part: cap material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 cm x 11 cm x 7 cm; 8 11/16 in x 4 5/16 in x 2 3/4 in
Object Name:
Syrup Bottle
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1966-1989
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter and Josephine Landor
ID Number:
1993.0393.041
Accession number:
1993.0393
Catalog number:
1993.0393.041
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Food
Advertising
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d379-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1297789
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