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Design Talk | Making America Modern

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-12-07T21:49:38.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
See more by:
cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_pXgybt36ODs

Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-2011, bulk 1911-1960

Creator:
Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961-  Search this
Subject:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Dunn, Louise Meière  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
Exposition internationale  Search this
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
New York World's Fair  Search this
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Video recordings
Photographs
Poetry
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Place:
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939
Topic:
War relief  Search this
Travel  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War I, 1914-1918  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Mosaicists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art commissions  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5982
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)228718
AAA_collcode_meiemari
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_228718
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1950 Studebaker Champion Coupe

Maker:
Studebaker Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
glass (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 62 in x 72 in x 201 in; 157.48 cm x 182.88 cm x 510.54 cm
Object Name:
automobile
Place made:
United States: California, Vernon
Date made:
1949-08-04
Credit Line:
Gift of Richie Clyne
ID Number:
2003.0223.02
Accession number:
2003.0223
Catalog number:
2003.0223.02
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Artifact Walls exhibit
America on the Move
Automobiles
Transportation
Road Transportation
Exhibition:
America On The Move
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-44b7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1322447
Online Media:

Hildreth Meière papers

Creator:
Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961  Search this
Names:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)  Search this
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Dunn, Louise Meière  Search this
Extent:
27.3 Linear feet
0.068 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Video recordings
Photographs
Poetry
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Place:
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939
Date:
1901-2011
bulk 1911-1960
Summary:
The papers of Hildreth Meière measure 27.3 linear feet and 0.068 GB and date from 1901 to 2011, with the bulk of material dating from 1911 to 1960. The collection documents Meière's life and travels, and her long and prolific career as an architectural muralist through biographical material, correspondence, writings, thirteen diaries, files regarding her war relief work during the Spanish Civil War and World War II, printed and digital materials, extensive photographs and slides, eight sketchbooks, and two videocassettes and 93 reels of motion picture film documenting her travels, her volunteer efforts in Spain following the civil war, artwork, and home movies.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Hildreth Meière measure 27.3 linear feet and 0.068 GB and date from 1901 to 2011, with the bulk of material dating from 1911 to 1960. The collection documents Meière's life and travels, and her long and prolific career as an architectural muralist through biographical material, correspondence, writings, thirteen diaries, files regarding her war relief work during the Spanish Civil War and World War II, printed and digital materials, extensive photographs and slides, eight sketchbooks, and two videocassettes and 93 reels of motion picture film documenting her travels, her volunteer efforts in Spain following the civil war, artwork, and home movies.

Biographical material includes an autobiographical narrative written by Meière, her many awards and certificates, membership information, passports, her U.S. Navy service records from World War I, documentation of her brief marriage and family genealogy, obituaries, and memorial service documentation. Also found are extensive writings and research conducted by Meière's daughter, Louise Meière Dunn, which include a complete list of Meière's commissions, detailed biographical narratives, and records of Meière's works held elsewhere.

The papers contain Meière's personal and family correspondence, travel correspondence, and business correspondence regarding professional activities. Much of the correspondence with family and friends was written during Meière's extensive travels over the world. Both family and travel correspondence have extensive indexes, summaries, and in some cases, transcripts prepared by Meière's daughter, Louise Meière Dunn. Some of the indexes, summaries and transcripts are digital. Writings include poetry and diaries kept during childhood and school years, travel diaries, essays and talks written about Meière's work, writings Meière prepared for committees of the National Mural Painters Association, and detailed travelogues of her trips to Constantinople and the Balkans in 1933, to Russia in 1936, her "Grand Tour" to Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, and Europe in 1952-1953, and her "Holy Land" tour of the Middle East in 1954.

Civilian War Service Records document Meière's efforts at war relief organization during and after the Spanish Civil War and during World War II. The Spanish Civil War files include extensive photographs provided by the Spanish government as well as three motion picture films documenting refugees and damaged architecture and public artwork shot by Meière during a trip sponsored by Franco's government. World War II activities concern Meière's efforts to organize artists in the United States to design and execute murals and other works of public art at military facilities around the U.S.

Travel records include maps, ephemera, slides, and 83 motion picture films taken on trips abroad between 1933 and 1958. Trips include Eastern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean Region and the Middle East, South America, Mexico and Guatemala, India, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and the UK. The motion picture films are mostly shot in Kodachrome color and many contain intertitles prepared by Meière to identify locations for travel lectures.

Printed materials consist primarily of clippings and publications that reference Meière's work, contain profiles of her, or contain published writings by her. A single published educational film is also found, given to her by an Australian filmmaker friend. Additional photographs, digital photographs and moving images include personal photographs of Meière, with portraits by Peter A. Juley and Sons and Berenice Abbott, photographs of many of her commissioned works, and a few photographs of artwork by others. Home movies show Meière with friends in 1926 and 1940. Among the photographic documentation of artworks by Meière and others are motion picture films of the 1939 New York World's Fair, the D.C. Municipal Building Frieze, and the 1937 Paris Fair; also found are 311 lantern slides and 201 glass copy negatives of her own completed works as well as murals she documented while traveling, notably murals in Norway and Oberammergau, Bavaria, taken in the 1930s.

Eight sketchbooks date to her early years as an art student and artist and include many figure studies, landscapes, and theatrical sketches made at home and abroad.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 8 series. Indexes, summaries, and transcripts prepared by Louise Meière Dunn that relate directly to archival materials in the collection are found throughout the collection with the material they describe. These indices are particularly rich in Series 2, Correspondence.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1915-2003 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1, 14, OV18)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1901-2011 (3 linear feet; Boxes 1-4, RD19, 0.038 GB; ER01-ER03)

Series 3: Writings, 1904-1960 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 4: Civilian War Service Records, 1938-2006 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 5-6, 15, FC 28-30)

Series 5: Travel Records, 1933-1958 (12.8 linear feet; Boxes 6-10, 15, OV18, FC 31-111)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1913-1998 (2.1 linear feet; Boxes 10-12, 15, FC 112)

Series 7: Photographs and Moving Images, 1915-1966 (5.8 linear feet; Boxes 12-13, 16, 20-27, FC 17, 113-127, 0.029 GB; ER04)

Series 8: Sketchbooks, 1911-1922 (0.4 linear feet; Box 13)
Biographical / Historical:
Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) was born in Flushing, New York, and had a prolific career from 1921-1961 as an architectural muralist working primarily in an Art Deco style. Meière painted murals and designed for various mediums including mosaic, metal, and stained glass. In 1956 the American Institute of Architects awarded Meière their Fine Arts Medal.

Meière was educated at New York's Convent of the Sacred Heart, Manhattanville, the Art Students League in New York, the California School of Fine Arts (now San Francisco Art Institute), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in addition to pursuing studies in Italy. Her major commissions include the Nebraska State Capitol at Lincoln, the National Academy of Sciences, the Resurrection Chapel of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. In New York, she designed the Art Deco plaques on the exterior wall of Radio City Music Hall; created mosaic interiors for the Irving Trust Building at 1 Wall Street; and provided ecclesiastical decorations for St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Temple Emanu-El, and elsewhere. She also created murals for the Chicago 1933 Century of Progress Fair, and the 1939 New York World's Fair.

She was also an active officer in the Art Students League and the National Society of Mural Painters. Some of her most inspired collaborations were with the architect Bertram Goodhue in the 1920s, and only his sudden death in 1924 put an end to them, although some projects were finished with the successor firm.

Meière died in 1961 at the age of 68. Her work is remembered in several major publications, including The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière by Catherine Coleman Brawer and Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, with photographs by Meière's granddaughter, Hildreth Meière Dunn, published in 2014; and the catalog of the 2009 exhibition at St. Bonaventure University, curated by Brawer and photographed by Dunn, entitled Walls Speak: the Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière.
Provenance:
A majority of the collection placed on deposit 2001 by Louise Meière Dunn, daughter of Hildreth Meière. The collection was donated incrementally by Dunn through 2012. Donations occurred 2001-2007, and again in 2010-2012.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires and appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Hildreth Meière papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
War relief  Search this
Travel  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War I, 1914-1918  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Mosaicists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art commissions  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Video recordings
Photographs
Poetry
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-2011, bulk 1911-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.meiemari
See more items in:
Hildreth Meière papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-meiemari
Online Media:

Donald Deskey collection

Creator:
Deskey, Donald, 1894-  Search this
Names:
Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company  Search this
Centre de recherche en économie et statistique (Paris, France)  Search this
Charak Furniture Company  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Deskey Associates, Inc.  Search this
Deskey-Vollmer, Inc.  Search this
Donald Deskey Associates, Inc.  Search this
Johnson & Johnson, Inc.  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)  Search this
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Radio City Music Hall (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Widdicomb Furniture Company  Search this
Deskey, Donald, 1894-  Search this
Extent:
75 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Proposals
Labels
Clippings
Renderings
Slides
Stationery
Letters patent
Financial records
Photographs
Drawings
Client lists
Correspondence
Organizational charts
Reviews
Patents
Lantern slides
Technical reports
Date:
1927-1989
Summary:
Project files containmagazine and newspaper clippings, reviews, correspondence, renderings, floor plans, perspective drawings, site plans, sketches, preliminary drawings, patents, stationery, labels, and technical reports. There is an extensive collection of photographs and slides of many of Deskey's packaging designs, interiors, furnishings, and exhibition installations. The files of Donald Deskey Associates include organizational charts, client files, proposals, and financial records. Some of Deskey's personal correspondence, speeches, articles, and family photographs are included. Materials cover the period from 1927-1975.
Arrangement note:
Arranged into six records groups: 1) architecture/interiors projects; 2)Donald Deskey Associates; 3) industrial design projects; 4) reference; 5) Donald Deskey's personal papers; and 6) photographs. A special collection of more than one thousand slides of Deskey's work are boxed separately.
Biographical/Historical note:
Industrial, interior, and packaging designer. Born Blue Earth, Minnesota, November 23, 1894. By 1943, he had established Donald Deskey Associates in New York. Along with Dreyfuss, Bel Geddes, and Loewy, Deskey was one of the great industrial design pioneers in the 1930s.

He is best known for his designs for the furnishings and interiors of Radio City Music Hall in 1932, and for his work for companies such as: Widdicomb Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan; W & J Sloane, New York; and Estey Manufacturing Company, Owosso, Michigan. Deskey is also known for his familiar packaging designs for Procter & Gamble products, such as Crest toothpaste, Prell shampoo, and Tide detergent.

Donald Deskey Associates also was responsible for lamppost #10, the streetlight still in use today in New York City. Materials from this archival collection were featured in Cooper-Hewitt's 1994 exhibition and accompanying book, "Packaging the New: Design and the American Consumer, 1925- 1975."
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Drawings and Prints Department. Approximately 3,000 drawings for furniture and textile designs.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Applied Arts Department. Two tables, handles, and a glass bottle and box designed by Deskey.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Textiles Department. One textile designed by Deskey.
Other sources of archival information on Deskey include, the Procter & Gamble Archive, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Deskey Associates, New York City.
Provenance:
The Deskey collection was donated to the museum in three installments.

In 1975, Deskey deposited at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum,, hundreds of drawings, 3 four-drawer file cabinets of material, and several oversized packages comprising the bulk of his papers covering the period from 1927-1965. These items were officially donated to the museum in 1988.

In 1992, Deskey Associates of New York made an additional gift consisting of, approximately 1,000 35mm slides that documented projects from the 1960s through 1980s, and focused primarily on designs for packaging.

In 1994, Donald Deskey's nephew, Robert Deskey presented the Museum with, 120 postcards, letters, and family photographs.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use onsite by appointment. Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Occupation:
Packaging designers -- United States  Search this
Interior designers -- United States  Search this
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Packaging -- Design  Search this
Street lighting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Buildings, Prefabricated -- United States  Search this
Plastics -- Design  Search this
Interior decoration -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Furniture design -- United States  Search this
Art deco -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Proposals
Labels
Clippings
Renderings
Slides
Stationery
Letters patent
Financial records
Photographs
Drawings
Client lists
Correspondence
Organizational charts
Reviews
Patents
Lantern slides
Technical reports
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1975-11-77
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1975-11-77

Oral history interview with Wendell Castle, 1981 June 3-December 12

Interviewee:
Castle, Wendell, 1932-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Esherick, Wharton  Search this
School for American Crafts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Design, Industrial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13011
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212038
AAA_collcode_castle81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212038
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Oral history interview with Wendell Castle

Interviewee:
Castle, Wendell, 1932-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
School for American Crafts  Search this
Esherick, Wharton  Search this
Extent:
145 Pages (Transcript)
1 Item (sound file (2 min. 21 sec.) Audio excerpt, digital)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 June 3-December 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Wendell Castle, conducted 1981 June 3-December 12, by Robert F. Brown, in Scotsville, New York, for the Archives of American Art.
Castle speaks of his early work, in Kansas, in industrial design and sculpture; the transition he made in the early 1960s from sculpture to furniture design; teaching furniture design at the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester, New York; Wharton Esherick; the importance of creative design and sound workmanship; exhibitions and commissions; current interest in French 18th Century and Art Deco furniture; the evolution of his work from laminated pieces to an elegant style; and efforts to gain fine art status for his furniture.
Biographical / Historical:
Wendell Castle (1932-2018) was a furniture designer, sculptor, and educator from Rochester, New York. He taught at the School for American Craftsmen and Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 27 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Occupation:
Furniture designers -- New York (State)  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Design, Industrial  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.castle81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-castle81

The Buddhist protector Nechung Chogyong

Medium:
Ink, colors and gold on ground on cotton support
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Tibet
Date:
18th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
thangka  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of David S. Brown, in honor of Donna Strahan
Accession Number:
S2019.4.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3121d0f84-2ccb-44b5-82c0-de182ef6af96
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.4.1
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Playbill for Eubie!

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Ambassador Theatre, American, founded 1928  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Noble Sissle, American, 1889 - 1975  Search this
Ethel Beatty  Search this
Terry Burrell  Search this
Leslie Dockery  Search this
Lynnie Godfrey, American  Search this
Gregory Hines, American, 1946 - 2003  Search this
Maurice Hines, American, born 1943  Search this
Mel Johnson Jr., American  Search this
Lonnie McNeil, American  Search this
Janet Powell  Search this
Marion Ramsey, American, born 1947  Search this
Alaina Reed Hall, American, 1946 - 2009  Search this
Jeffery V. Thompson, American, born 1952  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. (23.5 x 14.9 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Ragtime (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.26.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5abee0079-002b-4c71-a182-653b7d54af61
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.26.1
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Playbill for Ain't Misbehavin'

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Longacre Theatre, American, founded 1913  Search this
Subject of:
Nell Carter, American, 1948 - 2003  Search this
André De Shields, American, born 1946  Search this
Armelia McQueen, American, born 1952  Search this
Ken Page, American, born 1954  Search this
Charlayne Woodard, American, born 1953  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. (23.5 x 14.9 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd575d49460-3b5e-4441-ae5d-ec13600c9343
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.2ab
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Playbill for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Cort Theatre, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Ma Rainey, American, 1886 - 1939  Search this
August Wilson, American, 1945 - 2005  Search this
Charles S. Dutton, American, born 1951  Search this
Leonard Jackson, American, born 1928  Search this
Robert Judd, American, died 1986  Search this
Joe Seneca, American, 1919 - 1996  Search this
Lou Criscuolo, American, born 1934  Search this
John Carpenter, American, born 1948  Search this
Aleta Mitchell, American, born 1952  Search this
Scott Davenport-Richards  Search this
Christopher Loomis  Search this
Theresa Merritt, American, 1922 - 1998  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1984
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.59
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ec2abbb5-cde4-4519-bd45-abf15a91695b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.59
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Playbill for The Piano Lesson

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Charles S. Dutton, American, born 1951  Search this
Rocky Carroll, American, born 1963  Search this
Apryl R. Foster, American  Search this
Carl Gordon, American, 1932 - 2010  Search this
Lisa Gay Hamilton, American, born 1964  Search this
Tommy Hollis, American, 1954 - 2001  Search this
S. Epatha Merkerson, American  Search this
Lou Myers, American, born 1945  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (21.3 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.77
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5617dcbe3-2c46-45f9-8bf0-52d0ca62ee99
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.77
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Playbill for Timbuktu!

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Mark Hellinger Theatre, American, 1930 - 1991  Search this
Subject of:
Eartha Kitt, American, 1927 - 2008  Search this
Melba Moore, American, born 1945  Search this
Gilbert Price, American, 1942 - 1991  Search this
Ira Hawkins  Search this
George Anthony Bell  Search this
Bruce Hubbard  Search this
Eleanor McCoy  Search this
Dan Barton, American, 1921 - 2009  Search this
Miguel Godreau, Puerto Rican, 1947 - 1996  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.94
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ecb5089b-80fe-41bf-a072-24b1bc4d4843
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.94
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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Ntozake Shange, American, 1948 - 2018  Search this
Used by:
Booth Theatre, American, founded 1913  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions:
9 x 5 5/8 x 1/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 x 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
playbills
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Gender  Search this
Identity  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dow B. Ellis
Object number:
2012.152.1213
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51ab3730e-e1bf-4147-a63e-74b05c4b3209
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.152.1213
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Brooch owned by the Elliott family

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Lilian Johnson Elliott, American  Search this
Attributed to:
Elliott Department Store, American  Search this
Medium:
metal, rhinestone, vitreous enamel
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7/8 x 1 5/8 x 3/8 in. (2.2 x 4.1 x .95 cm.)
Type:
brooches
Place used:
Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1920s
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
American West  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Business  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Willis and Julia Elliott Family
Object number:
2014.102
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Adornment
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51771dd0f-68f9-4cb4-bb7a-01a9f99a49c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.102
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Singer sewing machine used by Yvonne DeVigne

Manufactured by:
Singer Corporation, American, founded 1851  Search this
Owned by:
Yvonne Berry DeVigne, American, 1914 - 2004  Search this
Medium:
stainless steel, plastic, rubber, paint, cloth, thread, wire, felt, glass
Dimensions:
9 1/2 × 15 1/4 × 7 1/4 in. (24.1 × 38.7 × 18.4 cm)
Hinged platform raised: 9 1/2 × 11 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (24.1 × 29.2 × 18.4 cm)
Type:
sewing machines (equipment)
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Elizabethport, Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1938
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gaston L. DeVigne, III in memory of his parents Gaston L. DeVigne, II and Yvonne B. DeVigne
Object number:
2014.272.1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Crafting-Artistic-Image-making
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f090b0ec-c1c1-48b9-a146-84f001a742fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.272.1.2

Academy Award, Best Sound, Glory, presented to Russell Williams, II

Issued by:
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American, founded 1927  Search this
Received by:
Russell Williams II, American, born 1952  Search this
Created by:
George Stanley, American, 1903 - 1973  Search this
Designed by:
Cedric Gibbons, Irish, 1893 - 1960  Search this
Manufactured by:
R.S. Owen & Company, American, founded 1983  Search this
Medium:
britannia metal with copper , nickel silver and gold , felt (on the bottom of the base), velvet (bag)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2015.29.21a): 13 3/8 × 5 3/16 × 5 1/4 in. (34 × 13.2 × 13.3 cm)
H x W x D (2015.29.21b flat): 17 × 9 × 2 1/2 in. (43.2 × 22.9 × 6.4 cm)
H x W x D (2015.29.21b on award): 13 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 8 in. (34.3 × 19.1 × 20.3 cm)
Type:
trophies (prizes)
figurines
Place made:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Russell Williams II
Object number:
2015.29.21.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd579793aec-0f69-4e4f-9aa1-68841b096413
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.29.21.1-.2

Academy Award, Best Sound, Dances with Wolves, presented to Russell Williams, II

Issued by:
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American, founded 1927  Search this
Received by:
Russell Williams II, American, born 1952  Search this
Created by:
George Stanley, American, 1903 - 1973  Search this
Designed by:
Cedric Gibbons, Irish, 1893 - 1960  Search this
Manufactured by:
R.S. Owen & Company, American, founded 1983  Search this
Medium:
britannia metal with copper , nickel silver and gold , felt (on the bottom of the base), velvet (bag)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2015.29.22a): 31 3/8 × 5 3/16 × 5 1/4 in. (79.7 × 13.2 × 13.3 cm)
H x W x D (2015.29.22b flat): 17 × 9 × 2 1/2 in. (43.2 × 22.9 × 6.4 cm)
H x W x D (2015.29.22b on award): 13 1/2 × 9 × 6 3/4 in. (34.3 × 22.9 × 17.1 cm)
Type:
trophies (prizes)
figurines
Place made:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1991
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Russell Williams II
Object number:
2015.29.22.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5212b4ab2-6c36-423d-9a80-fd83bc4f89fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.29.22.1-.2
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Wedding invitation suite designed by Hadiya Williams

Designed by:
Hadiya Williams, American, born 1978  Search this
Subject of:
Shantrelle P. Lewis, American, born 1978  Search this
Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson, born 1978  Search this
Medium:
cotton paper with gold foil, tissue paper, wax and string
Type:
programs
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Nigeria, Africa
Africa
Date:
2016
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Film  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Identity  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hadiya Williams
Object number:
2018.30.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2016 Hadiya Williams
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Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5eec26016-8976-44aa-b922-b18839722926
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.30.1

Wedding Invitation Suite: Invitation with attached RSVP token envelope

Designed by:
Hadiya Williams, American, born 1978  Search this
Subject of:
Shantrelle P. Lewis, American, born 1978  Search this
Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson, born 1978  Search this
Medium:
card stock with paper, ink and adhesive
Dimensions:
L x W: 9 × 3 3/4 in. (22.9 × 9.6 cm)
Type:
invitations
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Africa
Date:
2016
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Film  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Identity  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hadiya Williams
Object number:
2018.30.1b
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2016 Hadiya Williams
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e376ebe1-2920-46bd-9c65-67aa88622ebf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.30.1b
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