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Toga Nu and Cheko: Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-04-28T16:56:42.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_kF3F5xfUEKM

Mural Study #3:

Artist:
John Decker, 1895 - 1947  Search this
Sitter:
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, 16 Apr 1889 - 25 Dec 1977  Search this
Jackie Coogan, 26 Oct 1914 - 1 Mar 1984  Search this
John Barrymore, 15 Feb 1882 - 29 May 1942  Search this
Will Rogers, 4 Nov 1879 - 15 Aug 1935  Search this
Colleen Moore, 19 Aug 1900 - 25 Jan 1988  Search this
Chester Morris, 1901 - 1970  Search this
Roderick La Rocque, 1896 - 1969  Search this
Nita Naldi, 1899 - 1961  Search this
Medium:
Crayon, gouache, graphite and ink on illustration board
Dimensions:
Image: 16.8cm x 49.5cm (6 5/8" x 19 1/2")
Board: 22.5cm x 51cm (8 7/8" x 20 1/16")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles
Date:
c. 1941
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Nature & Environment\Fruit  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Dog  Search this
Imaginary  Search this
Costume\Chaps  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Pig  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Putti  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Male  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Oscar  Search this
John Barrymore: Male  Search this
John Barrymore: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
John Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
John Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
John Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Colleen Moore: Female  Search this
Colleen Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Will Rogers: Male  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Will Rogers: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Will Rogers: Communications\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Will Rogers: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Cowboy  Search this
Will Rogers: Communications\Journalist\Humorist  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman  Search this
Will Rogers: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Commentator  Search this
Will Rogers: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\Beverly Hills, CA  Search this
Jackie Coogan: Male  Search this
Jackie Coogan: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jackie Coogan: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Jackie Coogan: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Child  Search this
Jackie Coogan: Military\Army  Search this
Chester Morris: Male  Search this
Chester Morris: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Roderick La Rocque: Male  Search this
Roderick La Rocque: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Nita Naldi: Female  Search this
Nita Naldi: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.93.375
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4519ded72-4581-40fd-bf31-659ada7325ee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.375

History of the Minorities in the U.S.

Alternate Title:
Black Panel
Artist:
Dewey Crumpler, born 1949  Search this
Sitter:
Malcolm X, 19 May 1925 - 21 Feb 1965  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr., 15 Jan 1929 - 4 Apr 1968  Search this
Frederick Douglass, Feb 1818 - 20 Feb 1895  Search this
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, 23 Feb 1868 - 27 Aug 1963  Search this
Charles Richard Drew, 3 Jun 1904 - 1 Apr 1950  Search this
Langston Hughes, 1 Feb 1902 - 22 May 1967  Search this
Mary McLeod Bethune, 10 Jul 1875 - 18 May 1955  Search this
Paul Robeson, 9 Apr 1898 - 23 Jan 1976  Search this
John Brown, 9 May 1800 - 2 Dec 1859  Search this
Sojourner Truth, c. 1797 - 26 Nov 1883  Search this
Crispus Attucks, 1723 - 1770?  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
289cm x 590cm (113 3/4" x 232 5/16"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1974
Topic:
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois: Male  Search this
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois: Literature\Writer  Search this
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois: Literature\Editor  Search this
Charles Richard Drew: Male  Search this
Charles Richard Drew: Health and Medicine\Physician\Surgeon  Search this
Charles Richard Drew: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Charles Richard Drew: Health and Medicine\Researcher  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Male  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Literature\Writer  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Society and Social Change\Enslaved person  Search this
Mary McLeod Bethune: Female  Search this
Mary McLeod Bethune: Education\Founder\School  Search this
Mary McLeod Bethune: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Mary McLeod Bethune: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Mary McLeod Bethune: Education\Administrator\College\President  Search this
Sojourner Truth: Female  Search this
Sojourner Truth: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Sojourner Truth: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Sojourner Truth: Society and Social Change\Enslaved person  Search this
Crispus Attucks: Male  Search this
Crispus Attucks: Business and Finance\Transportation\Seaman\Sailor  Search this
Paul Robeson: Male  Search this
Paul Robeson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Paul Robeson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Paul Robeson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Paul Robeson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Malcolm X: Male  Search this
Malcolm X: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist  Search this
Malcolm X: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
Langston Hughes: Male  Search this
Langston Hughes: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Langston Hughes: Literature\Writer\Librettist  Search this
Langston Hughes: Communications\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Langston Hughes: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Langston Hughes: Communications\Translator  Search this
Langston Hughes: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Male  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Minister  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Nobel Prize  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
John Brown: Male  Search this
John Brown: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: City and County of San Francisco
Object number:
353 CCSF2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fd99a3e7-f812-4982-9b7d-acaa9d5690a9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_353_CCSF2

The challenge of global perspectives on community theater in Malawi and Botswana / Dabid Kerr

Author:
Kerr, David 1942-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Malawi
Botswana
Africa
Date:
2002
Topic:
Community theater  Search this
Theater--Anthropological aspects  Search this
Call number:
NX180.S6 C66
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_753461

Research resources on popular theater and development in Africa

Author:
Desai, Gaurav  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Bibliography
Place:
Africa
Date:
1991
Topic:
Community theater  Search this
Theater and society  Search this
Call number:
PL8010 .R46X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_540157

Beyond Broadway : the pleasure and promise of musical theatre across America / Stacy Wolf

Title:
Pleasure and promise of musical theatre across America
Author:
Wolf, Stacy Ellen  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
United States
Colorado
Date:
2020
Topic:
Musicals--Social aspects  Search this
Musicals--History and criticism  Search this
Musicals--Production and direction  Search this
Community theater  Search this
Amateur theater  Search this
Dinner theater  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Call number:
ML3918.M87 W65 2019 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1148676

Between beats : the jazz tradition and black vernacular dance / Christi Jay Wells

Author:
Wells, Christi Jay  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xviii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2021
20th century
Topic:
Jazz--Social aspects--History  Search this
Jazz dance  Search this
Music and dance--History  Search this
Jazz--Social aspects  Search this
Music and dance  Search this
Call number:
ML3918.J39 W45 2021 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1148740

Fighter Plane on Exhibit at Opening of ANM

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1967
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Openings  Search this
Children  Search this
New Museums  Search this
Museums  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Standard number:
91-520
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10248

"Togu na and Cheko Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali" video

Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording ((28:00 min.) , sound, color)
Container:
Video 6
Culture:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Bamana (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Africa
Date:
1989
Summary:
The videorecording "Togu na and Check: Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali", which documents two forms of art of the Dogon and Bamana peoples in Mali, West Africa, in 1989.
Scope and Contents:
The videorecording "Togu na and Check: Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali", which documents two forms of art of the Dogon and Bamana peoples in Mali, West Africa, in 1989. Accompanying text describes that the film "explores two forms of art in present-day Mali, West Africa. For the Dogon peoples, the meeting house, or toguna, is the centerpiece of each village. Men gather to discuss matters involving the entire community. Its massive millet-stalk roof is supported by columns masterfully sculpted with figures in high relief. The Bamana peoples have developed a unique form of communal theater, called cheko. The principal actors in cheko performances are colorful, animated puppets. Some of these puppets are small enough to be manipulated by hand. Others tower above the rooftops of the village and require two or more people to move them. These fascinating Dogon and Bamana works of art depict both traditional and contemporary themes. They vividly show how art continues to evolve in Africa today."
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Identifier:
EEPA.1989-030
See more items in:
"Togu na and Cheko Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali" video
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73847a461-3930-4bd9-ba08-8bc81aa15d25
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1989-030

Togu na and Cheko Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali

Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (28:00 min.) (umatic , sd., col., 1 in.)
Container:
Video 1
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Date:
1989
Scope and Contents:
Videorecording of two forms of art of Dogon and Bamana peoples in Mali, West Africa, in 1989. Text accompanying video for sale reads, "Togu na and Cheko: Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali explore two forms of art in present-day Mali, West Africa. For the Dogon peoples, the meetinghouse, or toguna, is the centerpiece of each village. Men gather to discuss matters involving the entire community. Its massive millet-stalk roof is supported by columns masterfully sculpted with figures in high relief. The Bamana peoples have developed a unique form of communal theater, called cheko. The principal actors in cheko performances are colorful, animated puppets. Some of these puppets are small enough o be manipulated by hand. Others tower above the rooftops of the village and require tow or more people to move them. These fascinating Dogon and Banana works of art depict both traditional and contemporary themees. They vividly show how art continues to evolve in Africa today."
General:
Video indexed by video number.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
All Rights Reserved: Smithsonian Insitution, 1989.
See more items in:
"Togu na and Cheko Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali" video
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo71937d560-1b47-41c1-b7bb-fcf301cd988f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1989-030-ref507

Togu na and Cheko [videorecording] : Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali

Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (27:00 min.) (umatic , sd., col., 3/4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Date:
1989
Scope and Contents:
Short version of a videorecording of West African textile making produced by Staniski Media Resources for the National Museum of African Art in 1989. Text accompanying videos for sale reads, "Togu na and Cheko: Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali explores two dynamic forms of art in present-day Mali, WestAfrica. For the Dogon peoples, the meetinghouse, or togu na, is the centerpiece of each village. Men gather there to discuss matters involving the entire community. It massive millet-stalk roof is supported by columns masterfully sculpted with figures in high relief. The Bamana peoples have developed a unique form of communal theater, called cheko. The principle actors in cheko performances are colorful, animated pupets. Some of these puppets are small enough to be manipulated by hand. Others tower above the rooftops of the village and require two or more people to move them. These fascinating Dogon and Bamana works of art depict both traditional and contemporary themes. They vividly show how art continues to evolve in Africa today.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
All Rights Reserved: Smithsonian Insitution, 1989.
See more items in:
"Togu na and Cheko Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali" video
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo761df52be-f98f-4cc8-82f5-c8b608a8a308
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1989-030-ref508

Togu na and Cheko [videorecording] : Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali

Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (8:39 min.) (umatic , sd., col., 1 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Date:
1989
Scope and Contents:
Short version videorecording of West African textile making produced by Staniski Media Resources for the National Museum of African Art in 1989. Text accompanying videos for sale reads, "Togu na and Cheko: Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali explores two dynamic forms of art in present-day Mali, WestAfrica. For the Dogon peoples, the meetinghouse, or togu na, is the centerpiece of each village. Men gather there to discuss matters involving the entire community. It massive millet-stalk roof is supported by columns masterfully sculpted with figures in high relief. The Bamana peoples have developed a unique form of communal theater, called cheko. The principle actors in cheko performances are colorful, animated pupets. Some of these puppets are small enough to be manipulated by hand. Others tower above the rooftops of the village and require two or more people to move them. These fascinating Dogon and Bamana works of art depict both traditional and contemporary themes. They vividly show how art continues to evolve in Africa today.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
All Rights Reserved: Smithsonian Insitution, 1989.
See more items in:
"Togu na and Cheko Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali" video
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7bd64894f-dd63-464a-a7cb-313a0de2f23c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1989-030-ref509

Togu na and Cheko [videorecording] : Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali

Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (28:00 min.) (VHS , sd., col., 1/2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Date:
1989
Scope and Contents:
Short versin of a videorecording of West African textile making produced by Staniski Media Resources for the National Museum of African Art in 1989. Text accompanying videos for sale reads, "Togu na and Cheko: Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali explores two dynamic forms of art in present-day Mali, WestAfrica. For the Dogon peoples, the meetinghouse, or togu na, is the centerpiece of each village. Men gather there to discuss matters involving the entire community. It massive millet-stalk roof is supported by columns masterfully sculpted with figures in high relief. The Bamana peoples have developed a unique form of communal theater, called cheko. The principle actors in cheko performances are colorful, animated pupets. Some of these puppets are small enough to be manipulated by hand. Others tower above the rooftops of the village and require two or more people to move them. These fascinating Dogon and Bamana works of art depict both traditional and contemporary themes. They vividly show how art continues to evolve in Africa today.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
All Rights Reserved: Smithsonian Insitution, 1989.
See more items in:
"Togu na and Cheko Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali" video
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7cb9948ab-f95f-459a-b8c7-755303d14869
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1989-030-ref510

Togu na and Cheko [videorecording] : Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali

Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (36:00 min.) (umatic , sd., col., 3/4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Date:
1989
Scope and Contents:
Videorecording of West African textile making produced by Staniski Media Resources for the National Museum of African Art in 1989. Text accompanying videos for sale reads, "Togu na and Cheko: Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali explores two dynamic forms of art in present-day Mali, WestAfrica. For the Dogon peoples, the meetinghouse, or togu na, is the centerpiece of each village. Men gather there to discuss matters involving the entire community. It massive millet-stalk roof is supported by columns masterfully sculpted with figures in high relief. The Bamana peoples have developed a unique form of communal theater, called cheko. The principle actors in cheko performances are colorful, animated pupets. Some of these puppets are small enough to be manipulated by hand. Others tower above the rooftops of the village and require two or more people to move them. These fascinating Dogon and Bamana works of art depict both traditional and contemporary themes. They vividly show how art continues to evolve in Africa today.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
All Rights Reserved: Smithsonian Insitution, 1989.
See more items in:
"Togu na and Cheko Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali" video
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73f7af510-9119-4d1b-b0bb-6678815c6929
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1989-030-ref511

Togu na and Cheko [videorecording] : Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali

Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (8:39 min.) (umatic , sd., col., 3/4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Date:
1989
Scope and Contents:
Videorecording of West African textile making produced by Staniski Media Resources for the National Museum of African Art in 1989. Text accompanying videos for sale reads, "Togu na and Cheko: Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali explores two dynamic forms of art in present-day Mali, WestAfrica. For the Dogon peoples, the meetinghouse, or togu na, is the centerpiece of each village. Men gather there to discuss matters involving the entire community. It massive millet-stalk roof is supported by columns masterfully sculpted with figures in high relief. The Bamana peoples have developed a unique form of communal theater, called cheko. The principle actors in cheko performances are colorful, animated pupets. Some of these puppets are small enough to be manipulated by hand. Others tower above the rooftops of the village and require two or more people to move them. These fascinating Dogon and Bamana works of art depict both traditional and contemporary themes. They vividly show how art continues to evolve in Africa today.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
All Rights Reserved: Smithsonian Insitution, 1989.
See more items in:
"Togu na and Cheko Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali" video
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b97583ac-071a-42b1-aa1e-eb5d2bf558ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1989-030-ref512

Togu na and Cheko [videorecording] : Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali

Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (27:00 min.) (VHS) (PAL , sd., col., 1/2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Date:
1989
Scope and Contents:
Videorecording of West African textile making produced by Staniski Media Resources for the National Museum of African Art in 1989. Text accompanying videos for sale reads, "Togu na and Cheko: Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali explores two dynamic forms of art in present-day Mali, WestAfrica. For the Dogon peoples, the meetinghouse, or togu na, is the centerpiece of each village. Men gather there to discuss matters involving the entire community. It massive millet-stalk roof is supported by columns masterfully sculpted with figures in high relief. The Bamana peoples have developed a unique form of communal theater, called cheko. The principle actors in cheko performances are colorful, animated pupets. Some of these puppets are small enough to be manipulated by hand. Others tower above the rooftops of the village and require two or more people to move them. These fascinating Dogon and Bamana works of art depict both traditional and contemporary themes. They vividly show how art continues to evolve in Africa today.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
All Rights Reserved: Smithsonian Insitution, 1989.
See more items in:
"Togu na and Cheko Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali" video
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7535849a9-883b-4a8c-9c86-f4131664bba3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1989-030-ref513

Audio Log Sheets

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife / Series 9: Ojibwa Culture / 9.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5acbdfb22-5b3d-413c-b971-b64ba1cf465c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1981-ref979
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Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife / Series 6: Folklore of the Deaf / 6.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Joy McLean Bosfield papers

Creator:
Bosfield, Joy McLean , 1924-1999  Search this
Names:
Bosfield, Joy McLean , 1924-1999  Search this
Extent:
3.41 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Contracts
Correspondence
Certificates
Financial records
Phonograph records
Radio scripts
Programs (documents)
Scrapbooks
School records
Photographic prints
Place:
Chapala (Jalisco, Mexico)
London (England)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1923-1995
bulk 1945-1985
Summary:
The Joy McLean Bosfield papers, which dates from 1923 to 1995 and measures 3.41 linear feet, documents the professional life of Joy McLean Bosfield. The papers are comprised of personal and professional correspondence, concert programs, contracts, newspaper clippings, photographs, radio scripts, and record albums.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection which dates from 1923 to 1995, bulk dates 1945-1985, documents the professional career of Joy McLean Bosfield. The papers document Ms. McLean's professional career as a singer and vocal teacher through photographs and recital programs. In particular, there are two scrapbooks which focus on Ms. McLean's employment with a traveling theater production of Porgy and Bess. There are also radio scripts from Ms. McLean's stint with the British Broadcasting Corporation and phonograph records that captured her vocal talent.
Arrangement note:
The papers are arranged into five series. Folders are arranged alphabetically within series, while documents are organized chronologically. Undated material appears in the front of folders. Oversized material appears in the Career Series.

Series 1: Biographical Files

Series 2: Career

Series 3: Correspondence

Series 4: Music Collection

Series 5: Photographs
Biographical/Historical note:
Joy McLean Bosfield was born on January 27, 1924 to John and Florence Mearimore. Her mother, an immigrant from Demerara, Guiana, married McLean's father, a prominent New York businessman, in March of 1923 in New Jersey. She lived with her family in Paramus, New Jersey until 1940, when she graduated from Ridgewood High School. During that same year McLean was accepted to the prestigious Hunter College, in New York. Her mother moved with her to New York City where they lived with Mrs. Mearimore's older brother. During her time in New York, McLean developed important relationships that helped shape her professionalism and creativeness.

On February 26, 1945, McLean performed in her first recital at St. Martin's Little Theatre. It was the beginning of a long and distinguished career as a soprano opera singer. Three years after graduating and making her debut, she went on to perform at Carnegie Hall. In June of 1948, McLean married Charles McLean and moved to England. Mr. McLean, originally from British Guiana, wished to study law at London University, while Ms. McLean continued to develop her career by working for the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) as a solo soprano for several of their programs.

In 1952 Ms. McLean toured with an American company of Porgy and Bess. Through the production she travelled all over the world including eastern and western Europe and the Middle East. When she returned to the United States, McLean joined several musicals and continued to give recitals and public appearances. At some point, McLean married Samuel Bosfield and began being known as McLean Bosfield. She claimed the name change reflected her many years as a public figure and the importance of the associated reputation it generated.

Later in life, McLean moved to Washington D.C. with her husband where she continued to work on her career by giving recitals and performing as a piano accompanist. She also began working for the Frederick Wilkerson Studio of Voice as a vocal coach. After the death of Wilkerson, McLean took over the studio in the 1980s. She called it the McLean Bosfield Vocal Studio. Besides vocal training she also produced public recitals for her students. The final student concert of the studio was held on March 17, 1985. It was not only the final concert for the studio (Ms. McLean retired and closed the studio in 1985) but it would also be Ms. McLean's final public performance. With the death of her husband, Samuel Bosfield, and her mother in 1983 and 1984 McLean found no reason to stay in D.C.

She moved to Chapala, Mexico in 1985 after reconnecting with an old family friend she knew when she lived in New York City while attending college. Upon moving to Mexico, McLean married her long time friend, Bill Jackson who was several years her senior and had moved to Chapala years earlier with his deceased first wife. Jackson and McLean spent several fruitful years together, participating in community theater productions and other community functions until his death in 1991 at the age of 91. On April 4, 1999, Joy McLean Bosfield died.
Provenance:
The Joy McLean papers were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in September 1985.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Joy McLean 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 singers  Search this
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Porgy & Bess  Search this
African American theater  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Contracts
Correspondence
Certificates
Financial records
Phonograph records
Radio scripts
Programs (documents)
Scrapbooks
School records
Photographic prints
Citation:
The Joy McLean Bosfield papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Joy McLean Bosfield.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-008
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Joy McLean Bosfield papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa763ddb744-eb2b-44db-b3a3-2594c20f9639
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-008
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Scrapbooks--Book II

Collection Creator:
Bosfield, Joy McLean , 1924-1999  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1985
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Joy McLean 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.
Collection Citation:
The Joy McLean Bosfield papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Joy McLean Bosfield.
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Joy McLean Bosfield papers
Joy McLean Bosfield papers / Series 2: Career / Oversize
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7713dddd4-d46d-437f-a877-a927c866b903
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-008-ref37
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