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President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter welcome Prime Minister Shagari of Nigeria to the White House

Photographer:
Reininger, Alon  Search this
Creator:
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Carter, Rosalynn  Search this
Shagari, Shehu Usman Aliyu, 1925-  Search this
Azikiwe, Nnamdi, 1904-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1980
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter welcome Prime Minister Shagari of Nigeria to the White House and America during the African leader's state visit in early 1980."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "CL-LTD. SER #100/62; SC17429-Colorphoto: © Alon Reininger / 1980 Contact; Published by Coral-Lee; P.O. Box 314, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670; Mike Roberts Color Productions; Emeryville, CA94608."
Local Numbers:
EEPA NR-15-13
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Leaders  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA NR 2008-017-0003
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 34: Nigeria (NR)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo76e5d1bb7-a838-411c-af46-0c8dd78555fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6933

Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings

Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Names:
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Greenbriar Boys  Search this
Jugtown Pottery (Firm)  Search this
Newport Folk Festival  Search this
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
UNESCO  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009  Search this
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Rinzler, Kate, 1937-2010  Search this
Sayles, Charlie  Search this
Seeger, Anthony  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Seeger, Toshi  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Extent:
106.32 Cubic feet (87.5 cubic feet of papers, 18.82 cubic feet of audio)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Field recordings
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Notes
Business records
Audiocassettes
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Audiotapes
Date:
1890-2011
bulk 1950-1994
Summary:
This collection, with bulk dates from 1950-1994, documents the life of Ralph Rinzler and his professional activities as Director of Field Programs for the Newport Folk Festival, Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (formerly the Festival of American Folklife) and the Office of Folklife Programs (now the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage), and the Smithsonian Institution's Assistant Secretary for Public Service. Includes personal papers, business records, correspondence, notes, photographs, audiotapes and field recordings.
Scope and Contents:
The Ralph Rinzler Papers and Audio Recordings encompasses a wide range of materials from Rinzler's prolific personal and professional life. Predominantly consisting of clippings, collected texts, correspondence, meeting notes, photographs, and production materials, this collection charts Rinzler's role in the mid-twentieth century emergence of community-based and institutional efforts to preserve, sustain, and amplify cultural heritage. As an assemblage of materials from all aspects of his life, the Ralph Rinzler Papers also reflect the many integral relationships he developed throughout the years with his colleagues, contemporaries, family, and friends.
Arrangement note:
The collection is currently arranged in 9 archival series as follows:

1. Biographical

2. Collected Texts

3. Correspondence

4. Events

5. Fieldwork

6. Meetings and Organizations

7. Notable Figures

8. Publishing and Production

9. Audio

The papers and photographs contained in the first 8 series are processed at an intermediate level, which means that all material was rehoused in archival folders, with folder-level arrangements and descriptions. Individual items within folders may not be fully arranged or described, due to the collection's level of complexity when it was deposited in the Archives.

When possible, folders were arranged alphabetically within series and subseries.
Biographical/Historical note:
Ralph Rinzler (1934-1994) was born in Passaic, New Jersey, and was interested in music at an early age. He was given a collection of ethnographic recordings from the Archive of Folk Song of the Library of Congress by his uncle, Harvard University ballad scholar George Lyman Kittredge, and they soon became his favorites. He became actively involved in the Folk Revival while attending Swarthmore College, organizing an annual festival on campus. He received his B.A. in 1956, and did graduate work at Middlebury College and the Sorbonne in French literature and language. Upon his return to the United States, he played mandolin for four years with the Greenbriar Boys, at times touring with singer Joan Baez. During the 1960s, he also studied, recorded, and worked with performers of traditional music, such as Doc Watson and Bill Monroe, both of whom gained international recognition in part through his efforts. In 1964, Rinzler accepted the position of Director of Field Programs at the Newport Folk Foundation, which involved the planning and programming of the Newport Folk Festival.

Rinzler came to the Smithsonian in 1967 as co-founder of the Festival of American Folklife (now the Smithsonian Folklife Festival) with James Morris in what was then the Smithsonian's Division of Performing Arts. After the 1976 Bicentennial Festival, Rinzler became the founding director of the Office of Folklife Programs (now the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage) to establish a center for research, publication, and presentation of programs in American culture and tradition. As Director, he initiated Smithsonian Folklife Studies, a publication series, and did research for the Celebration exhibit, which opened at the Renwick Gallery in 1982. Rinzler was appointed Assistant Secretary for Public Service in 1983 and Assistant Secretary Emeritus in 1990. Ralph Rinzler died on July 2, 1994.
Shared Stewardship:
Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process, tethered to the living people and cultures its materials represent. The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. To view the Center's full shared stewardship statement, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were deposited into the archives of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage over a number of years by Ralph Rinzler, Kate Rinzler, and Jeff Place in honor of the aforementioned. From the 1980s until Ralph Rinzler's passing in 1994, the Center received the majority of the audio tapes and photographs in this collection directly from Rinzler. With Rinzler's death in 1994, Jeff Place reviewed and deposited the majority of Rinzler's papers at the Center.

Until her passing in 2011, Kate Rinzler donated materials to this collection, with more continuing to arrive via her estate (as of May 2021). Many of these items were rehoused in the Kate Rinzler Papers.
Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Folk festivals  Search this
Folk music -- Southern States  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Field recordings
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Notes
Business records
Audiocassettes
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Audiotapes
Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51af02b1d-29bd-42f2-a8e7-d35c9bab6da0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-rinz
Online Media:

Going Down the Valley: Vocal and Instrumental Styles in Folk Music from the South

Producer:
Cohen, Norm, 1936-  Search this
Performer:
Roark, George  Search this
Roark, Oda  Search this
Roark, Robert  Search this
Jarrell, Ben, 1880-1946  Search this
Woltz, DaCosta  Search this
Sparrow, John  Search this
McKinnie, Tip  Search this
Lam, Bela  Search this
Carter, Andrew  Search this
Carter, George  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Stoneman, Ernest V.  Search this
Frost, Irma  Search this
Brewer, Kahle  Search this
Smith, Von Bulow, b. 1908  Search this
Presson, Nunnie, 1897-1977  Search this
McGee, Kirk, 1899-1983  Search this
McGee, Sam, 1894-1975  Search this
Macon, Uncle Dave, 1870-1952  Search this
McMichen, Clayton, 1900-1970  Search this
Tanner, Gid  Search this
Puckett, Riley, 1894-1946  Search this
Poole, Charlie, 1892-1931  Search this
Smith, Odell  Search this
Harvey, Roy  Search this
Foster, Gwen, musician  Search this
Ashley, Clarence, 1895-1967  Search this
Abernathy, Will  Search this
Callahan, Homer  Search this
Callahan, Walter  Search this
Allen, Austin  Search this
Allen, Lee  Search this
Wills, Bob, 1905-1975  Search this
Brown, Durwood  Search this
Brown, Milton  Search this
Ledford, Lily May, 1917-1985  Search this
Ledford, Rosie  Search this
Koehler, Violet  Search this
Ledford, Steve  Search this
Mainer, Wade, 1907-2011  Search this
Morris, Zeke, 1916-1999  Search this
Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters  Search this
Shelor Family (Musical group)  Search this
Chism Brothers  Search this
Greene County Singers  Search this
Perry County Music Makers  Search this
Taylor- Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
Tennessee
United States
Bristol (Tenn.)
Indiana
Richmond (Ind.)
Memphis (Tenn.)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Knoxville (Tenn.)
Georgia
Atlanta (Ga.)
Johnson City (Tenn.)
Texas
Dallas (Tex.)
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1977
Contents:
I truly understand, you love another man (Shortbuckle Roark and Family) -- Old Joe Clark (Ben Jarrell, acc. by DaCosta Woltz's Southern Broadcasters) -- Billy Grimes, the rover (Shelor Family) -- George Washington (Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers) -- Little Maud (Bela Lam and his Greene County Singers) -- Cotton-eyed Joe (Carter Brothers and Son) -- Going down the valley (Ernest V. Stoneman and his Dixie Mountaineers) -- By the cottage door (Perry County Music Makers) -- Carve that possum (Uncle Dave Macon and his Fruit Jar Drinkers) -- Molly put the kettle on (Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers) --Milwaukee blues (Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers) -- Corrina, Corrina (Ashley and Abernathy) -- Katie dear (Callahan Brothers) -- A new salty dog (Allen Brothers) -- Nancy Jane (Fort Worth Doughboys) -- Sweet Rose of heaven (Taylor-Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers) -- Banjo pickin' girl (Coon Creek Girls) -- Little Maggie (Wade Mainer, Zeke Morris, and Steve Ledford).
Track Information:
101 I Truly Understand, You Love Another Man / George Roark, Oda Roark, Robert Roark. Banjo.

102 Old Joe Clark / Ben Jarrell, Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters, DaCosta Woltz. Banjo,Fiddle.

103 Billy Grimes, the Rover / Shelor Family (Musical group). Banjo,Fiddle,Piano.

104 George Washington / Chism Brothers, John Sparrow, Tip McKinnie. Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar.

105 Little Maud / Greene County Singers, Bela Lam. Banjo,Guitar.

106 Cotton Eyed Joe / Andrew Carter, George Carter, Jimmy Carter. Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar.

107 Going Down the Valley / Ernest V. Stoneman, Irma Frost, Kahle Brewer. Fiddle,Guitar,Organ (Musical instrument).

108 By the Cottage Door / Von Bulow Smith, Nunnie Presson, Perry County Music Makers. Guitar,Zither.

109 Carve that Possum / Kirk McGee, Sam McGee, Uncle Dave Macon. Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar.

201 Molly Put the Kettle On / Clayton McMichen, Gid Tanner, Riley Puckett. Banjo,Guitar.

202 Milwaukee Blues / Charlie Poole, Odell Smith, Roy Harvey. Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar.

203 Corrina, Corrina / Gwen Foster, Clarence Ashley, Will Abernathy. Banjo,Fiddle,Harmonica.

204 Katie Dear (Silver Dagger) / Homer Callahan, Walter Callahan. Guitar.

205 New Salty Dog, A (Salty Dog) / Austin Allen, Lee Allen. Guitar,Kazoo,Tenor banjo.

206 Nancy Jane / Bob Wills, Durwood Brown, Milton Brown. Fiddle,Guitar.

207 Sweet Rose of Heaven / Taylor- Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers. Fiddle,Guitar,Bass,Mandolin.

208 Banjo-Pickin' Girl / Lily May Ledford, Rosie Ledford, Violet Koehler. Banjo,Guitar,Bass.

209 Little Maggie / Steve Ledford, Wade Mainer, Zeke Morris. Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0281

New World.236
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York New World 1977
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Chicago (Ill.), Illinois, Dallas (Tex.), Texas, Johnson City (Tenn.), Atlanta (Ga.), Georgia, Knoxville (Tenn.), New York (N.Y.), New York, Memphis (Tenn.), Richmond (Ind.), Indiana, Bristol (Tenn.), United States, Tennessee.
General:
At head of title: Recorded Anthology of American Music, Inc. Folk music; various performers. Historical and biographical notes by Norm Cohen, with discographical information, bibliography, and discography (6 p.) on container and bound in.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
String band  Search this
Old-time music  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Violin  Search this
Piano  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Organ (Musical instrument)  Search this
Zither  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Kazoo  Search this
Tenor banjo  Search this
Bass  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0281
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk554d55459-c18e-4f76-9645-93b7e35dd19a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref5981

Remarks of the President at the Labor Day Picnic

Performer:
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Field worker:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Names:
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
FP-1994-CT-0641
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Documentary  Search this
United States -- History  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-1994-CT-0641
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Non-Commercial / Compact Audio Cassettes (CT)
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk57755ff93-bbd1-40e1-b6e5-c5adf68d7ac4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref9056

Doc and Merle Watson at the White House; Doc, Clint Howard and Fred Price on Television in Seattle

Artist:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Coleman, T. Michael  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Watson, Merle  Search this
Price, Fred, 1915-1987  Search this
Howard, Clint, 1930-2011  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (U-matic))
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
Washington (D.C.)
Seattle (Wash.)
North Carolina
Track Information:
01 Watsons at White House / Doc Watson, T. Michael Coleman, Jimmy Carter, Merle Watson.

02 Watson, Price and Howard on Seattle TV / Doc Watson, Fred Price, Clint Howard.
Local Numbers:
FP-1986-3/4UMA-0029
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Washington (D.C.).
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Viewing Copy Only.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
String band  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-1986-3/4UMA-0029
See more items in:
CFCH Audiovisual Projects
CFCH Audiovisual Projects / Video Recordings / Folk Music in the Roosevelt White House
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5b8a54910-880d-43aa-b321-15c67df96615
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-avpr-ref378

White House Picnic: Doc Watson and Bill Monroe; Interview, comments by President James Carter and Ralph Rinzler

Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Field worker:
Rusnack, Paul  Search this
Artist:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
sound-tape reel (analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Kentucky
Date:
1980 August 8
Local Numbers:
FP-1980-7RR-0100
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, August 8, 1980.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Bluegrass music  Search this
VIP's  Search this
Celebrations  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-1980-7RR-0100
See more items in:
CFCH Audiovisual Projects
CFCH Audiovisual Projects / Audio Recordings / 1980 White House Picnic
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk596da20c8-ff93-4f1f-846e-858f66d1e483
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-avpr-ref85

White House Picnic: Doc Watson and Bill Monroe; Performances, Remarks by President James Carter, Rinzler, Green

Artist:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Field worker:
Rusnack, Paul  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
sound-tape reel (analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Kentucky
Date:
1980 August 8
Local Numbers:
FP-1980-7RR-0102
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, August 8, 1980.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-1980-7RR-0102
See more items in:
CFCH Audiovisual Projects
CFCH Audiovisual Projects / Audio Recordings / 1980 White House Picnic
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5fc584833-f21b-4142-87d3-9c2651e08c86
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-avpr-ref87

White House Picnic: Doc Watson and Bill Monroe; Performances; remarks by Archie Green, President Carter, R. Rinzler

Artist:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Field worker:
Rusnack, Paul  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
sound-tape reel (analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Kentucky
Date:
1980 August 8
Local Numbers:
FP-1980-7RR-0103
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, August 8, 1980.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-1980-7RR-0103
See more items in:
CFCH Audiovisual Projects
CFCH Audiovisual Projects / Audio Recordings / 1980 White House Picnic
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5779933c3-5e19-4f76-b063-c4661503f71c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-avpr-ref88

Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. papers

Creator:
Biddle, Livingston, 1918-2002  Search this
Names:
Bryn Mawr College  Search this
Fordham University  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Alexander, Jane  Search this
Asawa, Ruth  Search this
Biddle, Catharina Baart, 1912-2005  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Davis, R. A.  Search this
Drexel, Katharine Mary, Saint, 1858-1955  Search this
Edwards, Bob, 1947-  Search this
Glenn, John, 1905-  Search this
Hammer, Armand, 1898-1990  Search this
Hanks, Nancy  Search this
Jessup, Peter, 1958-  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-  Search this
Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-2009  Search this
King, Susan  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Maxwell, Barb  Search this
Mondale, Walter F., 1928-  Search this
O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930-  Search this
Oliphant, Pat, 1935-  Search this
Pell, Claiborne, 1918-2009  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Rosenquist, James, 1933-  Search this
Rostropovich, Mstislav, 1927-2007  Search this
Schieffer, Bob  Search this
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Temple, Louann  Search this
Watson, Howard N.  Search this
Extent:
40.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Diaries
Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Date:
circa 1940-2002
Summary:
The papers of government arts administrator and novelist Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. (1918-2002) measure 40.2 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 2002. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, numerous files reflecting his work to establish the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), political committee files, personal legal records, printed materials, scrapbooks, and photographs. Throughout the collection are video and sound recordings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of government arts administrator and novelist Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. (1918-2002) measure 40.2 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 2002. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, numerous files reflecting his work to establish the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), political committee files, personal legal records, printed materials, scrapbooks, and photographs. Throughout the collection are video and sound recordings.

Biographical materials consist of awards; diplomas; genealogy records; resumes; and files for Biddle's work at Fordham, his nomination for the National Medal of Arts award, and about his second wife Catharina Baart. Correspondence is with family, friends, and professional and political contacts such as Jane Alexander, President Jimmy Carter, Armand Hammer, Nancy Hanks, Edward Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Sandra Day O'Connor, Claiborne Pell, Robert Rauschenberg, Slava Rostropovich, and others.

Interviews with Biddle include transcripts, four sound recordings, and two video recordings of Biddle with R.A. Davis, Bob Edwards, Peter Jessup, Susan King, Bob Schieffer, and Louann Temple.

Among the writings are journals, articles, poetry, speech notes, manuscript drafts of Our Government and the Arts: A Perspective from the Inside and Sam Bentley's Island, one video recording of "Art/Work/USA" by Barbara Rose, and one sound recording of a film introduction entitled "The Eagle".

Files concerning the establishment and early years of the National Endowment of the Arts consist of correspondence; congressional briefing books, committee files, and reports; financial material; drafts of the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965; one sound reel titled "Swearing-In of L.L. Biddle, Jr.," and three video recordings. Additional files concerning Biddle's work for congressional committees and political campaigns include correspondence, meeting agendas and notes, and printed material concerning multiple arts organizations and the political campaigns for Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, and Claiborne Pell. Family and real estate records, a partnership agreement, and will are in personal legal records.

Printed materials include booklets, clippings, event invitations and programs, flyers, magazines and journals, and posters autographed by Jacob Lawrence, Fritz Scholder, and John Glenn. Additionally, one commercial sound cassette recordings of National Public Radio's program Performance Today is also found. Two mixed-media scrapbooks contain memorabilia from Biddle's professional life and international travel.

Photographs are of family, travel, and friends and colleagues at various events. Six video recordings are home movies of Bryn Mawr and documentaries about St. Katherine Drexel. Artwork in the form of pencil and watercolor sketches is by Ruth Asawa Lanier, Barb Maxwell, Pat Oliphant, James Rosenquist, and Howard N. Watson.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950-2002 (2.5 linear; Box 1-3, 41, OV 43)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1956-2001 (2 linear feet; Boxes 3-5)

Series 3: Interviews, 1978-2002 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 5-6)

Series 4: Writings, 1940-2002 (12 linear feet; Boxes 6-18)

Series 5: National Endowment for the Arts, 1964-2000 (10 linear feet; Boxes 18-27, 42)

Series 6: Committees and Political Campaigns, 1944-2001 (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 27-30)

Series 7: Personal Legal Records, 1952-1986 (1 linear foot; Boxes 30-31)

Series 8: Printed Materials, circa 1950-2000 (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 31-34, 41, OV 44)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1970-1998 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 34, 42)

Series 10: Photographs and Video Recordings, circa 1950-2002 (4.6 linear feet: Boxes 34-40, OV 44)

Series 11: Artwork, 1976-1989 (0.3 linear feet; Box 40, OV 44)
Biographical / Historical:
Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. (1918-2002) was a federal government arts administrator and novelist active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

Livingston L. Biddle was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1918 to a distinguished and wealthy family. He graduated from Princeton University in 1940. During World War II, Biddle volunteered as an ambulance driver in Africa for the American Field Services.

While working as a special assistant to Rhode Island Democratic Senator Claiborne Pell in the 1960s, Biddle drafted the legislation for the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965, which led to the creation of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) one year later. Biddle served as deputy chairman of the NEA from 1966 to 1967, as congressional liaison director in 1975, and as chairman from 1977 to 1981. In 1976, he served as director of the Congressional Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities.

Also a writer, Biddle wrote four novels, all set in Philadelphia, including Sam Bentley's Island published in 1961. From 1968 to 1970, he was a professor and chairman of Fordham University's arts division. Biddle also published a non-fiction book about his experiences establishing and working for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) titled Our Government and the Arts: A Perspective from the Inside in 1988.

Biddle married artist Catharina Baart in 1973 after his first wife, Cordelia Frances Fenton, died in 1972. Biddle died in Washington, D.C. in 2002.
Provenance:
The Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. papers were donated in 2013 by Thomas O'Callaghan, a close friend of Biddle's who inherited the papers.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
Authors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Diaries
Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Citation:
Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. papers, circa 1940-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.biddlivi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c9fc730c-7ddc-4243-90c5-d3592e62ea09
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-biddlivi

Sam Maloof papers

Creator:
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Carter, Rosalynn  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1954-2003
Summary:
The papers of woodworker and furniture maker Sam Maloof measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1954 to 2003. The collection consists of clippings and miscellaneous printed materials related to Maloof and woodworking, as well as photocopies of correspondence between Maloof and Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of woodworker and furniture maker Sam Maloof measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1954 to 2003. The collection consists of clippings and miscellaneous printed materials related to Maloof and woodworking, as well as photocopies of correspondence between Maloof and Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Sam Maloof (1916-2009) was a woodworker and furniture maker in Alta Loma, California.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is an interview of Sam Maloof conducted January 10-12, 2002 by Mary MacNaughton for the Archives of American Art in Maloof's home/studio in Alta Loma, California.
Provenance:
The Sam Maloof papers were donated in 2003 by Sam Maloof as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and the Decorative Arts in America.
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.
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:
Woodworkers -- California  Search this
Furniture designers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
American studio craft movement  Search this
Citation:
Sam Maloof papers, 1954-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.malosam
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Sam Maloof papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a4d22841-f40a-4310-b359-6be642576536
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-malosam

Ethel Payne papers

Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Names:
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973  Search this
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963  Search this
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-  Search this
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Stokes, Louis, 1925-  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Awards
Ephemera
Passports
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1960s-1980s
Summary:
The Ethel Payne papers, which date from circa 1960s to 1980s and measure .50 linear feet, document the career of journalist Ethel Payne. The collection is comprised of passports, badges, photographs, press credentials, awards and ephemera.
Scope and Contents note:
This small collection documents the career of Ethel Payne from circa 1960s - 1980s through passports, badges, photographs, press credentials, awards and ephemera.
Arrangement note:
The Ethel Payne papers are arranged into five series:

Series 1: Biographical Series 2: Correspondence Series 3: Travel Series 4: Photographs Series 5: Posters
Biographical/Historical note:
Ethel Payne, born August 14, 1911 was a freelance journalist and the first African American woman to become an international news correspondent. She covered issues pertaining to the political advancement and the social inequality among Blacks in America. An early crusader for African American civil rights, she remained a constant and vigorous political spokesperson in the fight to end racial discrimination. In her thirst for knowledge, and in her desire to share valuable information with the public, Payne, who would later receive international recognition for her endeavors, was dubbed the "First Lady of the Black Press" by the Washington Press Corps, of which she later became president in 1970.

While covering U.S involvement in the Vietnam War, Payne focused on the plight of the Black soldier and how issues, such as racial segregation and discrimination, remained relevant to life back home. In documenting the conditions of these soldiers, her aim was to "fully concentrate on the Negro effort," and to "paint an adequate picture of why they were in Vietnam." Later however, as a writer for the Chicago Defender, she remarked on her experience in covering the war as a failed attempt at reporting the overall immorality of it.

The daughter of a Pullman porter and a stay at home mother of 6, Payne, who desired to become a civil rights leader but was denied entrance into law school on account of her race, discovered her niche in journalism after being jailed for witnessing and questioning the brutal acts performed by a police officer on an African American man. After threatening to report the brutality to the press, she refused her approval for release, remained in jail and advocated for the liberation of the other detainees.

Her break into journalism came when she began organizing recreation and entertainment for African American troops stationed in Japan. In her diary, Payne transcribed accounts of the failed efforts of the U.S military during the war, which had later been published in the Chicago Defender. Despite the discrimination she encountered from high ranking officials in the U.S government, Payne was offered and accepted a full-time position with the Defender in 1951.

Along with her work as a Vietnam War correspondent, Payne became involved in various endeavors to move her career in journalism. During her time as White House correspondent from 1962-1966, Payne led the fight to end the segregation of interstate travel, immigration quotas, and discrimination in federal housing . Ethel was also the first African American woman to host network news by becoming a political commentator for the CBS aired program "Spectrum" in 1972. Persistently involved in international politics, Payne in 1970 completed a 10-nation tour of Africa with Secretary of State William P. Rogers, and a 6-nation tour with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger six years later. She covered several Democratic National conventions, and witnessed President Lyndon B. Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Over her lifetime, she has received dozens of awards and honorable mentions for her political involvement and activism for African Americans, and her legacy continues to live on today. In 2002 the United States Postal Service honored Ethel Payne by issuing her a 37-cent stamp, and each year aspiring journalists wishing to gain experience on international reporting in Africa are awarded the Ethel Payne Fellowship.

On May 28, 1991 Ethel Payne died of a heart attack in her home in Washington, D.C. She is survived by close relatives, as she forfeited marriage and children for the sake of her work. She was commemorated as one of the 100 most influential correspondents by the National Association of Black Journalists, and remained, untill her death, a longtime advocate in the struggle to bring about change, and to correct the inequalities and racial injustices in the world.
Related Materials:
This collection contains artifacts catalogued in the ACM Ojects collection.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
Ethel Payne 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 American journalists  Search this
Politicians -- United States  Search this
African American women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Awards
Ephemera
Passports
Photographs
Photographic prints
Citation:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-011
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Ethel Payne papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa78e64478b-f552-4488-99ff-ea9dca7ea1f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-011

American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection

Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Names:
Bush, George, 1924-  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
O'Neill, Tip  Search this
Extent:
45 Cubic feet (122 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1860s-1980s
bulk 1955-1990
Summary:
Collection includes historic photographs, slides and films on subjects relating to all aspects of the petroleum industry, including exploration, drilling, refineries, tankers, pipelines, automobiles, trucks, aviation, refueling, buildings, coal, gasification, plants, mining, surface mining, fields, land reclamation, coastal zone management, corporate public service, educational programs, crude oil, deepwater ports, and watercraft It also documents numerous products other than gasoline produced by the petroleum industry, such as propane, lubricants, heating oil, and plastics.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains, color and black-and-white photographs, contact sheets, slides, color transparencies, negatives, transcripts, audio tape cassettes, and films documenting the American Petroleum Institute (API) and all its activities. The material in the collection was assembled by API public relations staff from oil industry sources over several years and was used in public relations and educational materials.

The photographs and slides are both original and copy prints are organized according to the organizational structure that API used. The photographs and slides document all aspects of the production of oil, from exploration to drilling, from cracking to refineries, from pipelines to tankers, and from storage tanks to service stations. They also document the numerous products other than gasoline produced by the petroleum industry including: kerosene, liquid propane gas, lubricants, heating oil, and plastics. Additionally, they document the industry's efforts at self-promotion, its stand on environmental issues and energy conservation, its efforts to promote safety in its plants, and its perceived competition from other energy sources, such as gasohol, geothermal energy, solar energy, and nuclear energy. Overall, these images portray the petroleum industry as it saw itself.

The collection also includes general images of petroleum workers, landscape and wildlife scenes, urban settings, vernacular architecture (service stations), railroads, road development, and the industry's crucial role during World War II.

Series 1, Historical Photographs, 1860s-1950s

This series is divided into forty subseries and contains primarily black-and-white photographs, but there are some negatives. Many of the photographs contain captions. The content includes: advertising, lighting and heating, kerosene lamps, lubricants, medicine, aircraft, artwork, equipment, political cartoons, automobiles, terminals, disasters, charts, drilling, portable rigs, rotary rigs, exploration land rush, lighting and stoves, memorials, mining, natural gas, oil company offices, oil fields, pipelines, products, railroads, tank cars, refineries, safety, service stations, teamsters, war, watercraft, and wells.

Series 2, Modern Photographs, 1960s-1980s

The series contains black-and-white and color photographs, negatives and transparencies. The photographs are arranged into topical areas such as diagrams and maps, environment, electricity, exploration, natural gas, pipelines, storage, and wells. The following subjects are represented: artwork, automobiles, trucks, aviation, refueling, buildings, coal, gasification, plants, and mining, surface mining, fields, land reclamation, coastal zone management, corporate public service, educational programs, crude oil, and deepwater ports.

Series 3, Miscellaneous Photographs, 1900s-1970s

The photographs consist of black-and-white copy prints, color transparencies, negatives, and slides for a variety of subjects: pipelines, platforms, service stations, and wells. The names of major oil and petroleum companies, such as Shell, Standard Oil, Sun Oil, and Savory Oil, are represented.

Series 4, Slides, 1970s-1980s

The slides are divided into two subseries: slides presentations and slides by subject/topic. The slides presentations were assembled and presented by API staff. In some instances there are slides, transcripts, and audio tape cassettes for the presentations. The presentations have been arranged alphabetically by title. The subject slides are arranged alphabetically by topic/subject and are identified. Only some of the subject-related slides are dated. The miscellaneous slides contain such images as the Space Shuttle Columbia, sunsets, and industrial scenes.

Series 5, Photograph Albums, 1903-1968 (not inclusive)

This series includes two photograph albums: one that focuses on aviation, bulk plants, chemistry, and disasters and the other on an advertising series from 1953. The first album consists of black-and-white copy prints that are subdivided according to subject. Some of the photographs have captions. The album containing the advertising series is comprised of black-and-white copy prints with the corresponding print ad that was used. The print ads vary in size and amount of text. The advertising series addresses a variety of topics.

Series 6, Scripts for Films, 1955-1978

The scripts consist of final transcripts and drafts for various films commissioned by API. In some instances there are accompanying photographs.

Series 7, Publications, 1959-1990

This series includes publications from various petroleum companies such as the Shell News and Petroleum Facts and Figures and accompanying slides from the API library that were featured in articles.

Series 8, Films, 1960s

The films consist of 34 reels of motion picture film. The films are production elements (negatives, track negatives, and A and B rolls). It is not possible to make film elements available for research use. This portion of the collection has not been processed.
Arrangement:
Arranged into eight series.

Series 1, Historical Photographs, 1850s-1950s

Series 2, Modern Photographs, 1960s-1980s

Series 3, Miscellaneous Photographs, 1900s-1970s

Series 4, Slides, 1970s-1980s

Series 5, Photograph Albums, 1903-1968 (not inclusive)

Series 6, Scripts for Films, 1955-1978

Series 7, Publications, 1959-1990

Series 8, Films, 1960s
Biographical / Historical:
The origins of the American Petroleum Institute (API) date to World War I, when Congress and the domestic oil and natural gas industry worked together to help the war effort. At the time, the industry included the companies created in 1911 after the court-imposed dissolution of Standard Oil and the independents. These were companies that had been independent of Standard Oil and which had no experience working together. The companies agreed to work with the government to ensure that vital petroleum supplies were rapidly and efficiently deployed to the armed forces. The National Petroleum War Service Committee, which oversaw this effort, was initially formed under the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and subsequently as a quasi-governmental body.

After the war, momentum began to build to form a national association that could represent the whole oil and natural gas industry in the postwar years. The industry's efforts to supply fuel during World War I not only highlighted the importance of the industry to the country, but also the industry's obligation to the public.

The American Petroleum Institute was established on March 20, 1919, to afford a means of cooperation with the government in all matters of national concern; to foster foreign and domestic trade in American petroleum products; to promote in general the interests of the petroleum industry in all its branches; and to promote the mutual improvement of its members and the study of the arts and sciences connected with the oil and natural gas industry.

API offices were established in New York City, and the organization focused its efforts in several specific areas. In late 1969, API moved its offices to Washington, D.C. 0F

*History note courtesy The Story of the American Petroleum Institute , by Leonard M. Fanning, published in 1959, and The American Petroleum Institute: An Informal History, 1919-1987 by Stephen P. Potter, published by API in 1990.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History by the American Petroleum Institute through Red Cavaney and G. William Frick on December 16, 1999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Tank trucks  Search this
Tankers  Search this
Trade associations  Search this
Political cartoons  Search this
Pipelines  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Pollution  Search this
Service stations  Search this
Synthetic lubricants  Search this
Stoves  Search this
Oil well drilling rigs  Search this
Oil spills  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Oil-shale industry  Search this
Petroleum refineries  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Petroleum -- Prospecting  Search this
Drilling and boring  Search this
Electricity  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Disasters  Search this
Gas-lighting  Search this
Gasohol  Search this
Enegy and environment  Search this
Gas industry  Search this
Geothermal resources  Search this
advertising -- Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Heating  Search this
Harbors  Search this
Asphalt  Search this
Automobile racing  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Natural areas  Search this
Natural gas  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Aircraft  Search this
Oil burners  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Oil fields  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scripts (documents)
Photographs -- 19th century
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 1960-1980
Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0711
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d2615aa8-a45b-43a0-8f7b-965c7de06aa8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0711
Online Media:

[Benny Carter shaking hands with President Jimmy Carter on the White House grounds : color photoprint, autographed]

Signer:
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Names:
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (10" x 8".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Chromogenic color prints
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1970-1980
Scope and Contents:
Inscription on photograph is "To Benny Carter" and signed "Jimmy Carter"; photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
01075721.tif (AC Scan)
General:
In Series 3, Box 1, Folder 8.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright.
Topic:
African American musicians  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Entertaining  Search this
Handshaking  Search this
Genre/Form:
Chromogenic color prints
Photographs -- 1970-1980 -- Color photoprints
Collection Citation:
Benny Carter Collection, 1928-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Benny Carter Collection
Benny Carter Collection / Series 3: Photographs / 3.3: Benny with Presidents 1978
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81e4992db-0258-4a24-bdb5-8d749bb857fc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0757-ref5165

Andy Granatelli Collection

Creator:
Granatelli, Andy, 1923-2013  Search this
Grancor Automotive Specialists  Search this
Hurricane Hot Rod Association  Search this
Studebaker Corporation  Search this
Donor:
Granatelli, Vincent  Search this
Names:
Indianapolis Speedway Race  Search this
Soldier Field (Chicago)  Search this
Studebaker Corporation. STP Division  Search this
Afrons, Arthur Eugene "Art", 1926-2007  Search this
Afrons, Walter Charles "Walt", 1916-2013  Search this
Agajanian, Joshua C. James , 1913-1984  Search this
Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996  Search this
Andretti, Mario, 1940-  Search this
Banks, Henry, 1913-1994  Search this
Bishop, Joey  Search this
Bridges, Lloyd  Search this
Carson, Johnny, 1925-2005  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Chapman, Anthony Colin Bruce , 1928-1982  Search this
Clark, Jim, 1936-1968  Search this
Cole, Hal, 1912-1970  Search this
Cooper, Earl, 1886-1965  Search this
Cooper, Leroy Gordan, 1927-2004  Search this
DePaolo, Peter, 1898-1980  Search this
Derr, Ernest Virgil "Ernie" , 1921-  Search this
Egbert, Sherwood, 1920-1965  Search this
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006  Search this
Foyt, A. J., 1935-  Search this
Gable, Clark, 1901-1960  Search this
Garagiola, Joe  Search this
Grissom, Virgil I.  Search this
Guerrero, Roberto, 1958-  Search this
Hartke, Vance, 1919-2003  Search this
Hill, Graham, 1929-1975  Search this
Holland, Willard, 1907-1984  Search this
Hurtubise, Jim, 1932-1989  Search this
Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-2009  Search this
Kladis, Danny, 1917-2009  Search this
LaMotta, Jake  Search this
Lasorda, Tommy  Search this
Leno, Jay (comedian)  Search this
Leonard, Joe, 1932-2017  Search this
Lorenzen, Fred, 1934-  Search this
Luyendyk, Arie  Search this
Malone, Art, 1936-2013  Search this
Marcenac, Jean  Search this
Marciano, Rocky  Search this
Mays, Rex Houston, 1913-1949  Search this
McCain, John  Search this
McElreath, Jimmy, 1928-2017  Search this
Miller, Chet, 1902-1953  Search this
Murphy, Paula, 1928-  Search this
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994  Search this
Palin, Sarah, 1964-  Search this
Parsons, Johnnie, 1918-1984  Search this
Petty, Richard, 1937-  Search this
Pickens, T. Boone (Thomas Boone)  Search this
Pollard, Artle Lee, 1927-1973  Search this
Quayle, Dan, 1947-  Search this
Rathman, Royal Richard "Jim", 1928-2011  Search this
Reagan, Ronald  Search this
Robbins, Marty  Search this
Russo, Paul, 1914-1976  Search this
Tremulis, Alex S.  Search this
Unser, Bobby  Search this
Weld, Greg, 1944-2008  Search this
Williams, Carl, 1930-1973  Search this
Actor:
Anderson, Eddie "Rochester", 1905-1977  Search this
DeVito, Danny  Search this
Douglas, Kirk, 1916-2020  Search this
Goulet, Robert, 1933-2007  Search this
Extent:
66 Cubic feet (108 boxes, 16 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Business records
Clippings
Correspondence
Design drawings
Drawings
Financial records
Legal records
Minutes
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Speeches
Date:
1932-2008
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents Granatelli's lifelong involvement with automobiles, from his youth through his career as an auto industry executive, and as a racing car owner, designer and promoter. The collection consists primarily of files, photographs, scrapbooks, and drawings. Some of the earliest files relate to Grancor, a company founded by Granatelli and his two brothers in 1945, which customized cars for clients. Other things contained in the files include meeting minutes, articles of association, business and financial records, legal records and profit and loss statements. Also included are papers relating to an organization he started called the Hurricane Hot Rod Association.

A large portion of the files relate to Granatelli's term as President of STP, a division of the Studebaker Corporation, from 1961-1974. These files detail the internal workings of the company during this period, and include papers relating to such things as strategic planning, sales, marketing, advertising and competitors' products. Additionally, this portion contains STP's Board of Directors' minutes, documents on policies and procedures, papers documenting advertising campaigns, comparative sales figures, sales manuals, and Granatelli's business correspondence. The largest part of the files relate to the Indianapolis 500 race. There are detailed files on the drivers and race teams he assembled for the annual race, but these files also include design drawings, specifications, test data, lap logs, performance statistics, and reports documenting the implementation of design changes. The scrapbooks in the collection contain clippings, biographical materials, and other documents relating to auto racing in America and especially the Indianapolis 500. Finally, the collection contains a large number of photographs covering all aspects of Granatelli's career.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1946-2006

Series 2: Granatelli Corporation, 1943-1975

Series 3: Studebaker Corporation, 1935-1991

Series 4: United States Auto Club (USAC)

Series 5: Novi Engine, 1949-1971

Series 6: Product Literature, 1949-1972

Series 7: Racing Programs, Publications, and Ephermera, 1940s-2007

Series 8: Photographs, 1932-2008

Series 9: Audiovisual Materials, 1960-2001
Biographical / Historical:
Andy Granatelli (1923-2013) was an automobile racing promoter, a race car engine designer and an automotive innovator. Two of his cars, a 1967 turbine engine race car and the 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner, are in National Museum of American History's Division of Work & Industry collection. More than any other racing figure, Granatelli bridged the realms of garage tinkerers and professional motorsports, and he stimulated public interest in auto racing on a national level. His STP Corporation became a high-profile sponsor of Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR race cars, with Granatelli appearing in ads and commercials. His larger-than-life personality and flair for the dramatic made him an American cultural phenomenon. His career is well summed up in the profile written for his 2003 induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Racer, entrepreneur, engineer, promoter, business executive. This is how one begins to describe the career of Andy Granatelli. But the title Mister 500 is the one that befits him most, for it describes a lifelong dream to conquer the famous 500-mile race in Indianapolis.

It was a preposterous dream for the scrappy kid growing up in the slums of Chicago, whose mother had died when he was twelve, and two years later, at the age of fourteen, dropped out of school to help his father feed the family. Andy Granatelli began his quest for Indy 500 fame at the age of 20 in 1943, when he and his brother pooled their meager, hard-earned money and purchased a Texaco gas station on the north side of Chicago, which he called Andy's Super Service. Andy, always the promoter, needed a gimmick to set himself apart from other service stations. His gimmick? Granatelli initiated the first pit stop service station, utilizing four or five mechanics to work on a car at one time.

Customers appreciated the true super service experience and would often wait in line for this unique treatment. With this unique service and Andy's P.T. Barnum style it was no wonder that the station was prosperous, and just two years later, in 1945, he formed the Granatelli Corporation, known as Grancor Automotive Specialists. As the head of Grancor, Andy Granatelli pioneered the concept of mass merchandising performance products and power and speed equipment to a generation of Americans who were discovering the joys of hot rodding.

Andy quickly learned that if you give the customer what he needs, you can make a living; give him what he wants, and you can make a fortune! Granatelli's racing career began in 1946, when he built the first rocket-powered car to race on an oval track. That same year, he took his first car to the Indianapolis 500--a pre-war Harry Miller--designed Ford.

When Andy Granatelli wasn't burning up tracks, he was tearing up the business world. In 1958, Andy and his brother Joe purchased Paxton Products, a failing engineering firm that made superchargers. With Andy at the helm, Paxton Products became profitable in seven months. In 1961, Andy sold Paxton Products to Studebaker Corporation and stayed on as Paxton's CEO. Two years later, Studebaker management wanted Granatelli to work his magic on an under-performing division called Chemical Compounds Corporation. Chemical Compounds had only one, little known product . . . STP Oil Treatment. With virtually no advertising budget, Andy created a four-pronged approach to turn the company around: a recognizable corporate logo (the STP oval), a product (oil treatment), a product spokesman (himself) and a reason for existence (racing). The STP logo became one of the best recognized in history. STP could be found in virtually every venue of speed: on land, on the water or in the air. Andy Granatelli once said that in the 1960s, virtually every kid in America had an STP sticker on his bedroom door, his notebook or his lunchbox, and he was probably right!

Back at Indianapolis, Granatelli entered a revolutionary race car of his own design - one with a turbine engine in 1967 and 1968. Even though the car failed to finish both years due to mechanical failure, the cars demonstrated superior speed and performance. At the end of the 1968 season, the U.S. Auto Club revised engine specifications, effectively outlawing Granatelli's turbine car. Undeterred, Granatelli returned to Indy the following year with a conventional car and proceeded to win his first Indianapolis 500 with Mario Andretti at the wheel. Four years later, in 1973, Andy won his second and last Indy 500 with a car driven by Gordon Johncock. Andy Granatelli's childhood dream of conquering Indy was fulfilled, not once, but twice.

Source

Andy Granatelli Biography, Automotive Hall of Fame (last accessed January 29, 2020 https://www.automotivehalloffame.org/honoree/andy-granatelli/)
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Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business American, Series: Automobile Industry (NMAH.AC.0060)

Winton-Anderson Scrapbook Collection (NMAH.AC.0122)

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 1: Transportation (NMAH.AC.0300)

Evan Rangeloff Collection of Punchboards and Liggett & Myers Tobacco Sales Materials (NMAH.AC.0716)

Materials at the National Museum of American History, Division of Work and Industry

The Divison holds artifacts related to STP and the STP-Paxton Turbo Car. Included are key chains, trophies, STP stickers, TuneUp Masters stickers, belt buckle, and patch. See accession 2017.3043.

STP-Paxton Turbocar, 1967. See accession 1978.0418.

Materials at the National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural and Community Life

Division holds artifacts related to Andy Grantelli's racing career such as helmets, goggles, trophies, and coveralls and vests with the STP logo. See accession 2017.0092.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Vincent J. Granatelli, 2017.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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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:
Automobile driving  Search this
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Automobiles  Search this
Automobiles -- Design and construction  Search this
Automobiles, Racing  Search this
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Advertisements -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
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Correspondence -- 20th century
Design drawings -- 20th century
Drawings
Financial records -- 20th century
Legal records -- 20th century
Minutes -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Scrapbooks
Speeches
Citation:
Andy Granatelli Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1403
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Andy Granatelli Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b8ed345f-7459-4956-9875-900f8585af74
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ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1403
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Hello Ronnie, Good-Bye Jimmy [sheet music]

Composer:
Tanassy, Cornel  Search this
Silvers, Herman "Doc"  Search this
Names:
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Reagan, Ronald  Search this
Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11" x 8.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Sheet music
Photographs
Date:
1980
Scope and Contents:
Words & Music by Herman "Doc" Silvers & Cornel Tanassy. Sheet music cover (reproduction of photograph) of Ronald Reagan; photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
04030025.tif (AC Scan of sheet music cover illustration)
General:
In Series 5, Box 11, Folder LL.
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Collection is open for research.
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Presidential campaigns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music -- 1980-1990
Photographs -- Reproductions
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 5: Politics and Political Movements
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 5: Politics and Political Movements / 5.2: Politicians and Political Figures / Reagan, Ronald
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83883539d-d192-4437-b7f4-31ca7bf06194
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s05-ref704

Alice Paul Memorial March in Washington, D.C.

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Paul, Alice 1885-1977  Search this
Carter, Jimmy 1924-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
National Woman's Party  Search this
National Organization for Women  Search this
United States Constitution 19th Amendment  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1977
August 26, 1977
Topic:
Women--Suffrage  Search this
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Presidents  Search this
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Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [77-11659]
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No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393132

Alice Paul Memorial March in Washington, D.C.

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Paul, Alice 1885-1977  Search this
Carter, Jimmy 1924-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
National Woman's Party  Search this
National Organization for Women  Search this
United States Constitution 19th Amendment  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1977
August 26, 1977
Topic:
Women--Suffrage  Search this
Demonstrations  Search this
Equal rights amendments  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Suffragists  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [77-11661]
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No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393134

NMHT and NCFA Renamed

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Carter, Jimmy 1924-  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
United States President  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Date:
October 13, 1980
Topic:
Legislation  Search this
Major Events in Smithsonian History  Search this
Name Changes  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1507

Carter Signs Quadrangle Planning Bill

Subject:
Carter, Jimmy 1924-  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
S. Dillon Ripley International Center  Search this
South Yard  Search this
United States President  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Place:
Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
July 20, 1979
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Expenditures, Public  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Grounds  Search this
Legislation  Search this
Art, Oriental  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1794

Legislation for Museum of African Art Signed

Subject:
Carter, Jimmy 1924-  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
United States President  Search this
Date:
October 5, 1978
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Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Legislation  Search this
Major Events in Smithsonian History  Search this
New Bureaus  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1960

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