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Travel guide published by the Afro-American

Published by:
The Afro-American, American, founded 1892  Search this
Distributed by:
Allen Hotel, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 4 1/4 in. (22.9 x 10.8 cm)
Type:
travel guidebooks
Place made:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Stephanie Capparell, author of The Real Pepsi Challenge
Object number:
2011.35.2.50
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e496b5f0-700d-4c4f-bc4b-3443e8d7f3a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.35.2.50
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WANN Radio Station Records

Donor:
Blum, Morris  Search this
Creator:
WANN Radio Station (Annapolis, Maryland)  Search this
Extent:
13 Cubic feet (32 boxes and 12 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Awards
Certificates
Business records
Sales records
Posters
Photographs
Correspondence
Audiotapes
Place:
Carr's Beach
Annapolis (Md.)
Maryland -- 20th century
Date:
1940-1999
Summary:
The collection documents the creative, technical and political aspects of managing WANN Radio Station in Annapolis, Maryland during the mid-Twentieth Century. Key areas of research include black radio stations; Annapolis African American communities; marketing to Black communities; political activism through media; Black-Jewish community relationships; church, community and media activism.
Scope and Contents:
The collection primarily documents the highly-segregated era of radio broadcasting and WANN's position within this historical context. It contains an extensive photographic history documenting the rise of the radio station. Other materials include programming timetables, forum broadcasts, and advertisement segments aired during the station's prime. Documents chronicling the station's business and regulatory history, including correspondence with fans, publicity materials, advertising, certificates and awards and sales reports are also included among these materials. There are newspaper clippings documenting political events and church programs covered by the radio station. Land survey maps for the placement of new station and broadcasting towers are also found among these materials. Morris Blum was involved with the Federal Communications Commission and there is a significant amount of material relating to the Emergency Broadcasting System including tutorials and regulations. Materials relating to Blum's personal life include local Jewish community and organization activities, naval history and a few family papers. Photographs and programming for WANN's sister radio station WXTC can also be found among these materials. In the early 1990s, WANN radio station became Bay Country 1190 in a move to be more profitable. There is a small amount of material relating to this new programming format. WANN radio is significant because the radio station became a place to discuss controversial topics concerning the African American community. Segregation, racial discrimination, and challenging political misrepresentation were all a part of WANN's programming. Blum and his staff did not avoid confronting what were at the time radical issues of racial justice and equality. Members of Congress, politicians and community organizers all appeared periodically on WANN radio. In addition to its talk radio format, WANN radio also played Rhythm and Blues, Gospel music, and hosted numerous dance parties and concerts at Carr's Beach. Blum hired a racially diverse staff, creating pathways to professional careers. Charles "Hoppy" Adams, who eventually became WANN's first executive vice president, began his career as a highly popular radio personality. Adams hosted the Carr's Beach dance parties and concerts featuring many young artists, including James Brown and Sarah Vaughn. The success of the radio station's hiring practices, relevant programming, social activities and political awareness makes it a valuable resource of information for both the Washington DC metropolitan area and the nation as a whole.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into twelve series.

Series 1: Photographic Materials, 1947-1996, undated

Series 2: Correspondence, 1947-1999

Series 3: Programming, 1947-1989

Series 4: Publicity, 1946-1999, undated

Series 5: Advertising and Marketing, 1947-1999, undated

Series 6: Engineering and Construction, 1947-1999, undated

Series 7: Office Files, 1953-1999, undated

Series 8: Communications and Emergency Management, 1946-1999, undated

Series 9: Awards and Recognition, 1940s-1999, undated

Series 10: WXTC Radio Station, 1959-1979, undated

Series 11: Morris Blum Papers, 1954-1997, undated

Series 12: Audiovisual Materials, 1953-1998
Separated Materials:
"Several artifacts were donated to the Museum's Division of Cultural History (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) in 2000. The associated accession numbers for the WANN Radio Station artifacts are as follows:

2000.0165-7,775 include sound recordings, two turntable pads, a microphone, and a studio wall clock, all used at the radio station from 1948-1995.

2002.0319-22 include eight name tags worn by on-air personalities at personal appearances, five pieces of equipment, three banners, two gold records, two public service award plaques, a pith helmet, and two T-shirts also from 1948-1995. "
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Morris Blum in July 2002.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must use reference copies of audiovisual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Radio stations -- Maryland  Search this
African American radio stations  Search this
Radio audiences  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
Ethnic radio programs  Search this
advertising -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Awards
Certificates
Business records -- 20th century
Sales records
Posters -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Audiotapes
Citation:
WANN Radio Station Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0800
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82fcb85dc-b516-4152-8091-10c4d8fc4b63
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0800
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"Daddy Cool" Pith Helmet

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in x 14 in; 16.51 cm x 29.21 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
hat
Date made:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.23
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.23
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Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-eda0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1453524
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Wall Clock

Manufacturer:
Self Winding Clock Co., Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 in x 20 in x 5 in; 50.8 cm x 50.8 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
clock
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
late 1940s
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2000.0165.7777
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-731b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1000821

Turntable Pad

Maker:
Columbia Records, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
felt (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 12 in x 1/8 in; 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm x .3175 cm
Object Name:
turntable pad
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1953
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2000.0165.7778
Accession number:
2000.0165
Catalog number:
2000.0165.7778
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-731c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1000822

WANN Banner

Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
felt (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 in x 13 1/2 in x 1 in; 58.42 cm x 34.29 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
banner
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.01
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-532c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190153

WANN Banner

Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
felt (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 39 in x 41 in x 1 in; 99.06 cm x 104.14 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
banner
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.02
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.02
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Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4c59-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190154

Chesapeake Broadcasters' Association Award

Manufacturer:
HonorAwardPlaque  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 10 in x 1 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
award
Place made:
United States
Presentation date:
1989
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.03
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.03
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-532d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190155
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EBS Exceptional Service Award

Recipient:
Blum, Morris H.  Search this
Manufacturer:
Award Crafters, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 in x 1 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
award
Place made:
United States: Virginia, Fairfax
Presentation date:
1987
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.04
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.04
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-5737-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190156
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“The Deacon” Name Tag

Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/8 in; 12.7 cm x 5.715 cm x .9525 cm
Object Name:
name tag
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.07
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.07
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4c5a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190159

“Dr. Blues” Name Tag

Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/8 in; 13.97 cm x 5.715 cm x .9525 cm
Object Name:
name tag
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.08
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.08
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-5817-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190160

"Hank" Name Tag

Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/8 in; 13.97 cm x 5.715 cm x .9525 cm
overall: 5/16 in x 2 3/16 in x 5 11/16 in; .79375 cm x 5.55625 cm x 14.44625 cm
Object Name:
name tag
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.09
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.09
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4c5b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190161
Online Media:

“Hoppy” Name Tag

Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/8 in; 12.065 cm x 5.715 cm x .9525 cm
Object Name:
name tag
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.10
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.10
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Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-5818-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190162

“Jungle Jim” Name Tag

Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 7/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/8 in; 14.9225 cm x 5.715 cm x .9525 cm
Object Name:
name tag
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.11
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.11
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4c5c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190163

"King Willie" Name Tag

Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
textile (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 7/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/8 in; 12.3825 cm x 5.715 cm x .9525 cm
Object Name:
name tag
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.12
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.12
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4c5d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190164
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“Peachie Popsie” Name Tag

Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/8 in; 12.065 cm x 5.715 cm x .9525 cm
Object Name:
name tag
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.13
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.13
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Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-5819-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190165

“Pitt” Name Tag

Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 5/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/8 in; 14.2875 cm x 5.715 cm x .9525 cm
Object Name:
name tag
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.14
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.14
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-540e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190166

WANN T-shirt

Manufacturer:
Classic-T  Search this
Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 30 in x 36 in; 76.2 cm x 91.44 cm
Object Name:
shirt
Place made:
Pakistan
Date made:
1992-1997
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.15
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.15
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-58f9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190167
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WANN T-shirt

Manufacturer:
Classic-T  Search this
Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 32 in x 38 1/2 in; 81.28 cm x 97.79 cm
Object Name:
shirt
Place made:
Pakistan
Date made:
1992-1997
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.16
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.16
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4c5e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190168
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MRN (Motor Racing Newtwork) Banner

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
ink (overall material)
cord (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 34 in x 47 1/2 in; 86.36 cm x 120.65 cm
envelop: 1 in x 19 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 48.895 cm x 36.195 cm
Object Name:
banner
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1992-1997
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2002.0319.17
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.17
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-58fa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190169
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