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Images of the African Diaspora in New York City Community Murals, exhibition at the Stony Brook University, NY, November 2 - December 18, 2009, Digital Photographs

Collection Creator:
Heritage Preservation (Organization)  Search this
Extent:
0.032 Gigabytes (22 computer files)
Container:
Folder ER08
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2009
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
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:
Rescue Public Murals records, 2001-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rescue Public Murals records
Rescue Public Murals records / Series 2: Project Files / By Title
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-heripres-ref564

Kindred Spirits: The African Diaspora (1974) Exhibition and Seminar, National Center of Afro-American Artists

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles W. White papers
Charles W. White papers / Series 6: Gallery and Exhibition Files / 6.2: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitchar-ref406

Africa and the African Diaspora

Collection Creator:
Jett, Ruth M.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1978
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Archival audiovisual recordings must be digitized for research access. Researchers may access digitized audiovisual materials in the Archives' Washington, D.C. or New York, N.Y. Research Centers by appointment. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Ruth Jett papers, 1914-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ruth Jett papers
Ruth Jett papers / Series 3: Administrative and Professional Files / 3.2: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jettruth-ref95

Like It Is: Tuskegee Institute Show

Creator:
WABC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Tuskegee Institute  Search this
United Negro College Fund  Search this
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988  Search this
Collection Creator:
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
'Like It Is' was a program focused on issues concerning African Americans and people of the African diaspora, hosted by Gilbert Edward Noble from 1968 until his death in 2012. In this episode, Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson - former president of Tuskegee Institute and founder of the United Negro College Fund - was interviewed about black colleges, the role of the United Negro College Fund, competition in professional schools, admitting white students into black colleges, curriculum changes, liberal arts versus vocational education, and the Tuskegee Institute.
Television program. Sound only. Part of the Frederick Douglass Patterson collection. Dated Nov. 9.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Frederick Douglass Patterson papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Universities and colleges  Search this
Universities and colleges, Black  Search this
Race  Search this
Education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Like It Is: Tuskegee Institute Show, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-010, Item ACMA AV005268
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Frederick Douglass Patterson papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Brazil, Note

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1974
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.

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 restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.

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; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers / Series 8: Festival Year 1974 / 8.3: African Diaspora Program
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-papers-ref1189

Facility Applications and Memos

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.

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 restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.

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; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers / Series 8: Festival Year 1974 / 8.3: African Diaspora Program
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-papers-ref1190

Ghana, General Administrative Materials

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1973-1974
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.

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 restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.

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; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers / Series 8: Festival Year 1974 / 8.3: African Diaspora Program
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-papers-ref1192

Nigeria, General Administrative Materials

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1974
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.

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 restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.

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; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers / Series 8: Festival Year 1974 / 8.3: African Diaspora Program
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-papers-ref1196

Tunisia, General Administrative Materials

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1973-1974
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.

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 restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.

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; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers / Series 8: Festival Year 1974 / 8.3: African Diaspora Program
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-papers-ref1200

Tunisia, Participants

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 40-41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1974
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.

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 restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.

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; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections , Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers / Series 8: Festival Year 1974 / 8.3: African Diaspora Program
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-papers-ref1201

Dr. Queen Mother Delois Blakely

Creator:
Yanagawa, Shino, Photographer  Search this
Collection Creator:
Washington, Rico, Music Journalist  Search this
Yanagawa, Shino, Photographer  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (Kodak Professional Endura Supra Print, 20 x 30 Inches )
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
2010
Biographical:
In the true spirit of her predecessor the late Queen Mother Audley Moore, Queen Mother Dr. Blakely has been a staunch advocate for positive change and equality and has served as Harlem's honorary Community Mayor for the past 15 years. A former Roman Catholic nun, Fulbright Scholar, and Ph.D, she has dedicated her life to the cause of sustainable and economic development for underserved populations of the African diaspora.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: 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:
Portraits -- African American women  Search this
Collection Citation:
We the People Project Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rico Washington and Shino Yanagawa.
See more items in:
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records / Series II: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-103-ref59

Oral history interview with Lyle Ashton Harris

Interviewee:
Harris, Lyle Ashton, 1965-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome -- Students  Search this
California Institute of the Arts -- Students  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) -- Students  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Baker, Houston A., Jr., 1943-  Search this
Barton, Nancy, (Artist)  Search this
Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988  Search this
Butler, Cornelia H.  Search this
Carby, Hazel V.  Search this
Collier, Jim  Search this
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.  Search this
Geer, Tommy  Search this
Goldin, Nan, 1953-  Search this
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix, 1957-1996  Search this
Gray, Todd, 1954-  Search this
Grayson, John, 1943-  Search this
Hemphill, Essex  Search this
Julien, Isaac  Search this
Lord, Catherine, 1949-  Search this
Mapplethorpe, Robert  Search this
Mays, Vickie M.  Search this
O'Dench, Ellen  Search this
O'Meally, Jackie  Search this
O'Meally, Robert G., 1948-  Search this
Riggs, Marlon T.  Search this
Seeley, J.  Search this
Sekula, Allan  Search this
Tate, Greg  Search this
Tilton, Jack  Search this
Watson, Simon  Search this
Wilson, Millie  Search this
Woodman, Francesca, 1958-1981  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (Sound recording: 6 sound files (8 hr., 6 min.), digital, wav)
95 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
England -- London -- Description and Travel
Ghana -- Description and Travel
Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Description and Travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Tanzania -- Description and Travel
Date:
2017 March 27-29
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Lyle Ashton Harris, conducted 2017 March 27 and 29, by Alex Fialho, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Harris's studio and home in New York, New York.
Harris speaks of his childhood in the Bronx; his family's influence on his race-consciousness; living in Tanzania for two years as a child and the effects on his understanding of race and sexuality; his grandfather's extensive photographic archive; contact with the South African diaspora through his step-father; attending Wesleyan University; formative experiences in London, Amsterdam, and New York in the mid-1980s; his education and development as a photographer; attending CalArts and encountering West Coast AIDS activism; encountering systemic racism in Los Angeles; close friendships with Marlon Riggs and Essex Hemphill; exhibitions of his work in New York in the early 1990s; the production of his Ektachrome Archive and his impulse to photograph daily life; his work on the Black Community AIDS Research and Education (Black C.A.R.E.) project in Los Angeles; participating in the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program; being diagnosed with HIV and remaining asymptomatic; attending the Dia Black Popular Culture Conference in 1992; photographing and mounting "The Good Life" in 1994 and "The Watering Hole" in 1996; issues of blackness and queerness in his photographic work; his residency at the American Academy in Rome in 2000; moving to Accra, Ghana for seven years in 2005; his pedagogy as an art professor; his thoughts on the lack of voices of color in the Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic Oral History Project and in the larger power structures of the art world; and his hope that his artistic legacy will be evaluated in its proper context. Harris also recalls Jackie and Robert O'Meally, Jay Seeley, Ellen O'Dench, Francesca Woodman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jim Collier, Robert Mapplethorpe, Allan Sekula, Hazel Carby, Isaac Julien, Catherine Lord, Millie Wilson, Todd Gray, John Grayson, Tommy Gear, Marlon Riggs, Essex Hemphill, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Nancy Barton, Vickie Mays, Connie Butler, Greg Tate, Henry Louis Gates, Houston Baker, Nan Goldin, Jack Tilton, Simon Watson, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Lyle Ashton Harris (1965- ) is an artist who works in video, photography, and performance in New York, New York. Alex Fialho (1989- ) is a curator and arts writer and works as Programs Director for Visual AIDS in New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Video artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
AIDS activists  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Racism  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.harris17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harris17

Parish Gallery records

Creator:
Parish Gallery  Search this
Names:
Adenaike, Tayo  Search this
Gentry, Herbert, 1919-2003  Search this
Horrom, Marilyn  Search this
Jarrell, Wadsworth, 1929-  Search this
Lewis, Samella S.  Search this
McNeil, Bruce  Search this
Miller, Sandi Ritchie  Search this
Montgomery, Evangeline J.  Search this
Ogburn, David, 1942-  Search this
Parish, Norman, 1937-2013  Search this
Extent:
6.4 Linear feet
11.73 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Date:
1940-2013
bulk 1991-2013
Summary:
The records of Parish Gallery, located in Washington, D.C., measure 6.4 linear feet and 11.73 gigabytes and date from 1940 to 2013, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1991 to 2013. This collection consists primarily of exhibition files, but also includes administrative files, as well as some biographical material related to Norman Parish's career before opening the gallery.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Parish Gallery, located in Washington, D.C., measure 6.4 linear feet and 11.73 gigabytes and date from 1940 to 2013, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1991 to 2013. This collection consists primarily of exhibition files, but also includes administrative files, as well as some biographical material related to Norman Parish's career before opening the gallery.

Exhibition files include printed materials, photographic material, correspondence, loan agreements, born digital material, and other materials related to exhibitions held at Parish Gallery. In some cases exhibition files serve as artist files as well, with additional materials related to artists' work. Notable artists included within these files are Wadsworth A. Jarrell, Oggi Ogburn, Evangeline J. (E. J.) Montgomery, Bruce McNeil, Sandi Ritchie Miller, Marilyn Horrom, Samella Lewis, Herbert Gentry, and Tayo Adenaike.

Administrative files include materials related to Galleries 1054, where Parish Gallery was located; as well as a proposal from Black Artists of DC; correspondence; and clippings.

Norman Parish biographical material includes documents related to Norman Parish's art career and honors and awards he received.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series.

Series 1: Exhibition Files, 1940-1944, 1971-2013, bulk 1991-2013 (Boxes 1-6, OV 8-9, ER01-ER20; 5.9 linear feet)

Series 2: Administrative Files, 1991-2013 (Box 6; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Norman Parish Biographical Material, 1970-2013 (Box 7, ER21; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Parish Gallery (established 1991-closed 2013) was a gallery in Washington, D.C. Founded by artist Norman Parish (1937-2013), the gallery was known for exhibiting artwork by African American and international artists. Parish's wife Gwen co-managed the gallery from the beginning until it closed its doors. Over the course of its 22 year history, Parish gallery exhibited the works of over 170 artists from Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco, France, Spain, Greece, and many other countries. In articles and interviews, Parish underscored the gallery's dedication to showing the works of underrepresented artists of all backgrounds, though the primary focus was the members of the African diaspora, and help them promote their work.

Norman Parish was born in New Orleans in 1937 and grew up in Chicago. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1960 and contributed to the Wall of Respect in 1967. He was a painter and was in several exhibitions. In 1988 Parish moved to Washington, D.C., and he opened Parish Gallery in Georgetown in 1991, making it one of the few galleries owned by an African American at the time. The gallery quickly grew in prominence over the years highlighting the works of major artists such as Wadsworth Jarrell, Herbert Gentry, and E. J. Montgomery, as well as artists from the United States and abroad. The final exhibition at the gallery was entitled Norman Parish: The Artist in 2013. Parish passed away that same year.
Provenance:
The Parish Gallery records were donated in 2016 by Gwen Parish, Norman Parish's widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of electronic records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Gallery owners -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Parish Gallery records, 1940-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.parigall
See more items in:
Parish Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-parigall
Online Media:

African Diaspora Project background information

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 31, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 3: Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1395

African Diaspora, audio cassette, Roland Freeman

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 152, Cassette 1
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 4: Interviews, Speaking Engagements and Performances
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Festival of American Folklife, African Diaspora, 1984

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 152, Cassette 2
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Festival of American Folklife

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Annual Smithsonian Institution event consisting of seven programs including the African Diaspora, Children's Folklore, Family Folklore, Native Americans, Old Ways in the New World, Regional America and Working Americans. The African Diaspora, led by Rosie Horn (Program Coordinator) and Bernice Johnson Reagon (Folklore Specialist and later Director of the Program on African American Culture), paid tribute to the cultural contributions of the black American community while depicting the historical and cultural continuum that linked them to their African roots via the Caribbean Islands and Latin America. Reagon's festival work served as a creative outlet for some of her personal and professional interests. Materials include proposal for African diaspora concept, correspondence, background materials, program and highlights of the event.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 4: Interviews, Speaking Engagements and Performances
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Festival of American Folklife

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
Annual Smithsonian Institution event held on the National Mall in Washington, DC followed the order of the previous year. The African Diaspora program, again led by Rosie Lee Horn (Program Coordinator) and Bernice Johnson Reagon (Folklore Specialist) featured African American stories, Black dance workshop, Black sacred music and instrument making. Sweet Honey in the Rock, an all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon, performed throughout the event. Materials include field research report,
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 4: Interviews, Speaking Engagements and Performances
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Currents of the Spirit in the African Diaspora: Survivals, Innovations, and New Generations

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994 February 3-5
Scope and Contents:
The Program in African American Culture, National Museum of American History; Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution; Howard University, School of Divinity; and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library sponsored performances, presentations of papers, a drumming workshop, demonstrations, and panel discussions in the Carmichael Auditorium, the Palm Court, the Taylor Gallery, and the Flag Hall from Thursday, February 3, 1994, to Saturday, February 5, 1994. The panelists were Marimba Ani (Dona Richards), Mao Clemmons, Floyd Coleman, C. Daniel Dawson, Jualynne E. Dodson, K. Kia Bunseki Fu-Kiau, Amitiyah Elayne Hyman, Rosalind Robinson Jeffries, Lawrence N. Jones, Leslie King-Hammond, Jacqui Malone, John Mason, Rafaa B. McRae, Rob Parsell, John Parks, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Cheryl J. Sanders, Joyce J. Scott, Robert Farris Thompson, Eleanor W. Traylor, Kaylynn Sullivan Twotrees, and Sheila S. Walker. The performers were Alpha Phi Alpha, Anthony Brown, Bucketmasters, Milton Cardona, Yolonda Coleman, Get Set V.O.P., Kupigana Ngumi Afrikan Warriors, C.K. Ladzekpo, Lee "Mixashawn" Rozie, Moving Star Hall, New York Grupo de Capoeira Angola, Baba Ngoma, Kombo Omolara, 3 Levels of Genius (3LG), Urban Bush Women, Felipe Garcia Villamil, Sule Greg Wilson, and Women of the Calabash. Program number AC408.83.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Middle Passage: Memory, History, Metaphor

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999 February 3-6
Scope and Contents:
The eighteenth annual national conference in observance of African History Month was a symposium and community tribute held from Wednesday, February 3, through Saturday, February 6, 1999, in the Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. The Middle Passage conference was launched by the Program on African American Culture series "African Americans at the Millennium: From Middle Passage to Cyberspace". The conference saluted three pioneering educators: Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Adelaide M. Cromwell and Dr. Joseph E. Harris.

Participants included:

Ronald Bailey, Ph.D., chair of the Department of African-American Studies, Northeastern University

Michael L. Blakey, Ph.D., professor of anthropology and anatomy and curator of the W. Montague Cobb Human Skeletal Collection, Howard University

Kim D. Butler, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Africana Studies, Rutgers University

Adama J. Conteh, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, Hampton University

Collaborative Public Art Team; Houston Conwill,sculptor; Estella Conwill Majozo, poet; and Joseph DePace, architect

C. Daniel Dawson, photographer and filmmaker

Tom Feelings, renowned artist and illustrator of children's books

Haile Gerima, film producer, director, writer, and editor

Michael A. Gomez, Ph.D., professor of history, University of Georgia; and adjunct faculty, Spelman College

Leslie King Hammond, Ph.D., artist and illustrator and dean of graduate studies, Maryland Institute College of Art

Sylvia Hill, Ph.D, chair of the Department of Urban Affairs, University of the District of Columbia

James Oliver Horton, Ph.D., Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History, George Washington University

Noel Ignatiev, Ph.D., a visiting assistant professor of history, Bowdoin College

Joseph E. Inikori, Ph.D., a professor of history and associate director, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, University of Rochester

Aisha Kahil, performing artist and master teacher in voice and dance and member of the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock

Gilberto Leal, a geologist, labor union and political party leader

Clarence Lusane, Ph.D., political scientist and author

Deborah L. Mack, Ph.D., director of public programs and exhibitions, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati

Lorna McDaniel, Ph.D., historian and founding editor of New Directions: Readings in African Diaspora Music

Alice McGill, storyteller, author and educator

Diana Baird N'Diaye, Ph.D., a folklorist, anthropologist, and program curator, Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies

Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of history, Georgetown University

Colin A. Palmer, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History, New York Graduate School, City University

Carla L. Peterson, Ph.D., professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of Maryland

Bernice Johnson Reagon, Ph.D., curator emerita, National Museum of American History (NMAH); and Distinguished Professor of History, American University

Fath Davis Ruffins, historian at the National Museum of American History

Llewellyn Smith, television producer and playwright

Elisée Soumonni, Ph.D., lecturer, department of history, Université Nationale du Bénin

John Thornton, Ph.D., professor of history, Millersville University

Eleanor W. Traylor, Ph.D., graduate professor of English and chair of the Department of English, Howard University

Sheila S. Walker, Ph.D., Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts and director of the Center for African and African American Studies, University of Texas

Margaret Washington, Ph.D., history department, Cornell University

Jacquie Gales Webb, producer, Smithsonian Productions; and radio host

Olabiyi Yai, Ph.D., ambassador from Bénin

African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, a youth intervention program that provides rich portrayals of traditional West African dance, music, crafts, and folklore

Melvin Deal, founder and artistic director of the African Heritage Dancers and Drummers

Olufunmilayo Jomo, master teacher and performance artist of African dance and percussion

Kimberly A. Kelly, Ford Foundation Scholar, master's program, European decorative arts, Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt

Kono Youth Ensemble, founded in 1995 to awaken young people here and abroad to the power and beauty of traditional West African dance and drum

Djimo Kouyate, born in Dianna Senegal, is a diali, an oral historian and musician of Manding traditions

Amshatar Monroe, advocate of indigenous culture and spirituality and founder of Sacred Space

Pam Rogers, director of In Process…, Includes: Michelle Lanchester, Yasmeen Williams, Tammy Adair, Ayo Ngozi, Paula Pree, and Reverend Amitiyah Elayne Hyman

Sacred Space: Where Indigenous Paths Meet, a nonprofit organization committed to providing cultural and educational activities, council of elders: Baba Wande Abimbola, Nana Kwabena Brown, Mounain Eagle Woman (Mama Binta-Bisa Mati), Ione, Baba Kwame Ishangi, and Iya N'Ifa Efunyale (Mother) Taylor

Program number AC408.108.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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