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Tuskegee Institute (general)

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.4: Tuskegee Institute (Tuskegee, AL), Professor of Military Science
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1806
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Guide for the Selection of United States Commemorative Postage Stamps

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Philately, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Philately
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Philately / 4: Publications / 4.3: Literature for Collectors
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-philately-ref560

Hugh McLellan Southgate collection

Creator:
United States. Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Bureau Issues Association  Search this
United States. Post Office Dept.  Search this
Southgate, H. M. (Hugh McLellan), 1871-1940  Search this
Source:
Brett, George W.  Search this
Associated name:
Sloane, George B.  Search this
Names:
United States. Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
United States. Post Office Dept.  Search this
Former owner:
Brett, George W.  Search this
Extent:
27 Volumes (approximately 6,900 p.; 1 index v., 29 cm. +)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
[189-?]-1940
Summary:
The collection consists chiefly of hand-written notes made by Southgate on a wide range of postal history topics and related matters, generally on lined or graph paper measuring 25 x 15 cm. or smaller, for keeping in triple-post binders. Some of the notes were made in "Lefax" or other commercially-available notebooks. The collection includes numerous mounted newsclippings, brochures, and excerpted articles from philatelic journals, as well as statistical data, advertisements, copies of correspondence, and diagrams made by Southgate to illustrate plate variations, etc.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hugh McLellan Southgate (b. Sept. 3, 1871; d. Oct. 23, 1940), a resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland, was an important postage stamp collector and an active member of several philatelic societies. He was a founder and the first president of the Philatelic Plate Number Association (1926-1928), as well as the first president and chairman of the board (1930-1940) of its successor, the Bureau Issues Association (now the United States Stamp Society). He was also an authority on the printing of stamps by the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
General note:
Each leaf containing data has been photocopied from the original notebooks, with the exception of v. 5, which consists entirely of a printed checklist of Bureau of Engraving and Printing precancels and Presidential series for 1938-1940 (an index sheet noting the contents of v. 5 is present, only).
The presence of blank leaves in the original notebooks is noted in the index sheets and the finding aid.
Local Notes:
The volumes are numbered 1 through 26, plus a miscellaneous compilation labelled "vol. xl" (or "HMS notebook prelim. no. 1" by G.W. Brett). There is also a separate index volume containing copies of all the index sheets that Brett created to serve as tables of contents for each volume in the collection.
Provenance:
George W. Brett, gift, 2005?
Topic:
Covers (Philately) -- United States  Search this
Precancels -- United States  Search this
Cancellations (Philately)  Search this
Revenue stamps -- United States  Search this
Postage stamps -- Forgeries  Search this
Postage stamp design -- United States  Search this
Postage stamps -- United States -- History  Search this
Plate numbers (Postage stamps) -- United States  Search this
Postage-stamp printing  Search this
Stamp collectors  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Air mail stamps -- United States  Search this
Commemorative postage stamps -- United States  Search this
Playing cards -- United States  Search this
Postal service -- United States -- History  Search this
Duck stamps -- United States  Search this
Savings bonds -- United States  Search this
Postal service -- United States -- Metered mail  Search this
Postcards -- United States  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Envelopes (Stationery)  Search this
Postal service -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-NPM.XXXX-0012
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-npm-xxxx-0012

John Coltrane Music Manuscript

Creator:
Guernsey's New York, New York  Search this
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1 folder)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1964
Summary:
The original manuscript for Coltrane's compositionA Love Supreme.
Scope and Contents:
The music manuscript is the original 1964 manuscript of A Love Supreme, a work that exalts the greatness, power, and love of God. The collection includes handwritten music, doodles, lyrics, and notes. A Love Supreme is thought to be one of the greatest jazz albums of all time.
Biographical / Historical:
John Coltrane was born September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. Surrounded and influenced by music from a young age, Coltrane trained in Philadelphia at Granoff Studios and the Ornstein School of Music. He went on to play in the U.S. Navy Band when he was called to military service during World War II.

When the war was over, Coltrane played with the likes of Jimmy Heath, the Eddie "CleanHead" Vinson Band, and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1958, he joined the Miles Davis Quintet and became famous for his three-on-one chord approach and "sheets of sound," a method of playing multiple notes a one time.

Coltrane formed his own quartet by 1960 with pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Jimmy Garrison. It was with this group that he created his famous A Love Supreme, a work that discusses the greatness, power, and love of God. Coltrane believed that everyone should contribute positively to the world, and his way of doing so was creating positive thought patterns through his music.

Coltrane accumulated much recognition throughout his career, including a posthumous 1982 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Solo Performance for "Bye Bye Blackbird" and the organization's esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1995, he was honored by the United States Postal Service with a commemorative postage stamp. He also has a street named on the Universal Studios lot in his honor. Coltrane's former home has been turned into a National Historic Landmark to commemorate his influence on American culture.

Coltrane died of liver disease in July 1967. His music is still heard today in various avenues of popular culture, including movies and television shows. Coltrane and his wife Alice had one child, Ravi, a prominent jazz saxophonist.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

William Claxton Photographs, 1955-1960 (NMAH.AC.0695)

Audrey Wells "Women in Jazz" Radio Series, 1981-1982 (NMAH.AC.0899)
Provenance:
Collection purchased at auction, 2005.
Restrictions:
Copy available for general research use. Original manuscript available by special request.
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:
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 1960-1970
Citation:
John Coltrane Music Manuscript, 1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0903
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0903
Online Media:

20c Intrepid single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2032
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 31, 1983
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Space Exploration & the Universe  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.64
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm85e5464de-5fcb-43d6-b861-89448c6147ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.64

20c Hot Air Ballooning single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2033
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 31, 1983
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Planes & Pilots  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.65
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm857e492fc-7239-478c-a517-0f632ec205f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.65

20c Hot Air Ballooning single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2034
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 31, 1983
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Planes & Pilots  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.66
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8ba6ebc0e-6dbf-40a3-8367-332fa00610e3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.66

20c Explorer II single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2035
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 31, 1983
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Space Exploration & the Universe  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.67
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm86c8605f6-7e9a-4657-95a8-6c8c02b20910
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.67

22c Ship Figurehead single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2241
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed; engraved
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
October 1, 1986
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Art & Photography  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.88
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm85824ddc8-1c4f-48fe-9c9b-4ca860c5181a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.88

22c Nautical Figure single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2242
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed; engraved
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
October 1, 1986
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Art & Photography  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.89
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8dfca4823-2641-47c3-839d-8a4f4fcd4aff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.89

22c Cigar Store Figure single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2243
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored) / lithographed, engraved
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
October 1, 1986
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Art & Photography  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.90
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8b6f46527-a0a0-4128-b015-9b66adc3a624
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.90

22c Woodcarved Figurines se-tenant block of four

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2243a
Medium:
paper; ink ( ); adhesive
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
October 1, 1986
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1988.0130.7277.1-4
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8ceb43781-4260-42f4-ac8e-56af49c67814
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1988.0130.7277.1-4

22c Highlander Figure single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2240
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
October 1, 1986
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1993.2060.16
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm866bd5fef-40d0-4a5a-945b-4a84e68bd27e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1993.2060.16

20c Balloons block of four

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2035a
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 31, 1983
Topic:
Technology & Inventions  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1999.2004.286.1-4
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8f3f032cb-cd87-4231-8f0b-d018bcac5a6f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1999.2004.286.1-4

Painting of John Wanamaker

Depicts:
John Wanamaker, American, 1838 - 1922  Search this
Medium:
canvas; wood; paint (oil)
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 57 1/2 × 47 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (146.05 × 120.65 × 8.89 cm)
Type:
Art
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1919
Topic:
Postal Employees  Search this
Object number:
0.283371.7
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm87f827bcd-5e9a-407d-a89c-e13a4ef825b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.283371.7

Eastman Kodak Company salutes photography

Maker:
United States Postal Service  Search this
Kodak Corp.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
stamp
postage stamp
color photograph
envelope
Date made:
June 26, 1978
Subject:
Mail  Search this
Anniversary  Search this
ID Number:
2016.0066.059
Accession number:
2016.0066
Catalog number:
2016.0066.0059
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-c84c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1806419

Eastman Kodak Company salutes photography

Maker:
Kodak Corp.  Search this
United States Postal Service  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
postage stamp
color photograph
envelope
Subject:
Anniversary  Search this
ID Number:
2016.0066.060
Accession number:
2016.0066
Catalog number:
2016.0066.0060
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-49e9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1806420

Legends of the West : a collection of U.S. commemorative stamps ; [Tom Canby, narrative material]

Author:
Canby, Tom  Search this
United States Postal Service  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm. + stamps in plastic covers (2 p.)
Type:
Books
Biography
Portraits
Place:
United States
West (U.S.)
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Commemorative postage stamps--History  Search this
Portraits on postage stamps  Search this
History  Search this
On postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
F591 .L52 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_482956

The story of the telegraph and a history of the great Atlantic cable a complete record of the inception, progress, and final success of that undertaking : a general history of land and oceanic telegraphs : descriptions of telegraphic apparatus, and biographical sketches of the principal persons connected with the great work by Charles F. Briggs and Augustus Maverick ; abundantly and beautifully illustrated

Author:
Briggs, Charles F (Charles Frederick) 1804-1877  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern DSI  Search this
Author:
Maverick, Augustus  Search this
Physical description:
255, [3], 5, [1] pages, [2] leaves of plates (1 folded) illustrations, color map, port, 20 cm
Type:
Books
History
Publishers' advertisements
Place:
United States
Date:
1858
Topic:
Telegraph--History  Search this
Transatlantic cables  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Call number:
TK5625 .B85X 1858
TK5625.B85X 1858
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_284755

The Page & panel journal of the American Society for Philatelic Pages and Panels

Title:
Page and panel journal of the American Society for Philatelic Pages and Panels
Page and panel journal
Author:
American Society for Philatelic Pages and Panels  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
19uu
Topic:
First day covers (Philately)  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Commemorative postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.F57 P34
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_761762

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