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Ossie Davis

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, 17 Jun 1880 - 21 Dec 1964  Search this
Sitter:
Ossie Davis, 18 Dec 1917 - 4 Feb 2005  Search this
Medium:
Photogravure
Dimensions:
Image: 22.5 × 15 cm (8 7/8 × 5 7/8")
Sheet: 55.9 × 35.5 cm (22 × 14")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1951 (printed 1983)
Topic:
Costume  Search this
Interior  Search this
Ossie Davis: Male  Search this
Ossie Davis: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Ossie Davis: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Ossie Davis: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Ossie Davis: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Ossie Davis: Military\Army  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.83.188.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
Photograph © Carl Van Vechten Trust
Gravure and compilations ©Eakins Press Foundation
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43dc1ec73-3539-49d7-b585-b43f4aa3b537
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.83.188.10

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee

Artist:
Anthony Barboza, born 10 May 1944  Search this
Sitter:
Ruby Dee, 27 Oct 1922 - 12 Jun 2014  Search this
Ossie Davis, 18 Dec 1917 - 4 Feb 2005  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 33.4 x 33.4 cm (13 1/8 x 13 1/8")
Sheet: 50.6 x 40.7 cm (19 15/16 x 16")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1977
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Ossie Davis: Male  Search this
Ossie Davis: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Ossie Davis: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Ossie Davis: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Ossie Davis: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Ossie Davis: Military\Army  Search this
Ruby Dee: Female  Search this
Ruby Dee: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Ruby Dee: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Ruby Dee: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Ruby Dee: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2005.127
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Anthony Barboza
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2005.127

Ossie Davis, from the portfolio 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Ossie Davis  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 3/4 × 5 7/8 in. (22.2 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photomechanical Reproduction
Date:
1951, printed 1983
Topic:
African American  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Performing arts\theater\actor  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Copyright:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
Object number:
1983.63.148
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7af864c2e-0e9d-4d85-b6a2-f3f42439fa70
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.63.148

Autobiography of Frederick Douglass

Author:
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Artist:
Davis, Ossie, 1917-2005  Search this
Producer:
Foner, Philip Sheldon, 1910-1994  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-0344
General:
Folkways 5522

CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
United States -- History  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-0344
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / Commercial / Folkways Recordings
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56bba5c9c-9027-48f9-9eb0-f9094a4d6834
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ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref18848

Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Vol. 2 Reel 3

Author:
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Artist:
Davis, Ossie, 1917-2005  Search this
Producer:
Foner, Philip Sheldon, 1910-1994  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4458
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Spoken word  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4458
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26143

Frederick Douglass- Part 1

Author:
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Artist:
Davis, Ossie, 1917-2005  Search this
Producer:
Foner, Philip Sheldon, 1910-1994  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4490
General:
CDR copy Tape Info: Largely identical to the Folkways Record: The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Vol. II (FW 5526), edited by historian Dr. Philip Foner and read by actor Ossie Davis. Based on the writings of Mr. Frederick Douglass. The differences between the record and this tape are: 1. The final two tracks of the record and the final third of the third-last track of the record, are not on the tape; and 2. Various tracks on the tape include additional sentences and paragraphs missing from the record, most notably, the tracks entitled: The Underground Railroad and the Fugitive Slave law; The Abolitionist; Free Soil Convention; Fighting Abolitionism; Civil War; Emancipation Proclamation; Death of Lincoln; and Freedom and Equality.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
United States -- History  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4490
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ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26175

Every Tone a Testimony

Producer:
Catalotti, Robert (liner notes)  Search this
Performer:
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967  Search this
Dodson, Annie Grace Horn, 1904-1975  Search this
Brown, Enoch  Search this
Skipper, Doretha, 1926-  Search this
McIver, Lawrence  Search this
Amerson, Rich  Search this
Hunter, Janie  Search this
Tucker, Joech  Search this
Dunbar, Scott  Search this
Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-1973  Search this
Terry, Lucy  Search this
Washington, Dorothy  Search this
Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784  Search this
Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913  Search this
Dee, Ruby  Search this
Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Davis, Ossie, 1917-2005  Search this
West, Kinsey  Search this
Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?  Search this
Reed, Dock  Search this
Hall, Vera, 1906-1964  Search this
Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998  Search this
Work, John W. (John Wesley), 1901-1967  Search this
Ferguson, Mary  Search this
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Johnson, Fenton  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Randolph, Percy  Search this
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931  Search this
Asch, Moses  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963  Search this
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946  Search this
Johnson, James P. (James Price), 1894-1955  Search this
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976  Search this
McKay, Claude, 1890-1948  Search this
Brown, Sterling Allen, 1901-1989  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill, 1893-1958  Search this
Pierce, Billie, 1907-1974  Search this
Pierce, De De, 1904-1973  Search this
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000  Search this
Jackson, David  Search this
Nicholas, Big Nick, 1922-1997  Search this
Miller, John  Search this
Johnson, Juanita  Search this
Spann, Otis, 1930-1970  Search this
Muddy Waters, 1915-1983  Search this
Ribot, Marc  Search this
Burke, Solomon  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Seale, Bobby, 1936-  Search this
Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-  Search this
Fabio, Ronald  Search this
Fabio, Sarah Webster, 1928-  Search this
Wallace, Wayne  Search this
Giovanni, Nikki  Search this
Sanchez, Sonia, 1934-  Search this
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014  Search this
Bluiett, Hamiet  Search this
Cortez, Jayne  Search this
Boudreaux, Joseph, 1941-  Search this
Reed, Ishmael, 1938-  Search this
Arrested Development (Musical group)  Search this
Children of East York School  Search this
Jubilee Singers  Search this
Inmates of Ramsey or Retrieve  Search this
Gospel Tones (Vocal group)  Search this
Realtones  Search this
Freedom Singers  Search this
Golden Eagles (Musical group)  Search this
Author:
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906  Search this
Creator:
Davis, Gary, 1896-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound discs (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
United States
New York
Alabama
Georgia
South Carolina
Mississippi
Tennessee
North Carolina
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Louisiana
New Orleans (La.)
Texas
Washington (D.C.)
Albany (Ga.)
Birmingham (Ala.)
United States--Northeast
Ohio
Akron (Ohio)
Rochester (N.Y.)
England
Atlanta (Ga.)
Memphis (Tenn.)
Carolinas
Michigan
Illinois
Date:
2001
Contents:
The struggle / L. Hughes (0:22) -- Field call / A.G.H. Dodson (1:15) -- Complaint call / E. Brown (0:40) -- Intro and Kneebone Bend / L. McKiver, D. Skipper (2:51) -- Brother Terrapin, slow train to Arkansas / R. Amerson (1:56) -- Jack and Mary and three dogs / J. Hunter (5:53) -- Buck dance / J. Tucker (1:19) -- I'm goin' up north / Children of East York School (1:22) -- Pharaoh's host got lost / L. McKiver (1:32) -- Bars fight / L. Terry (read by A. Bontemps) (1:23) -- Earl of Dartmouth / P. Wheatley (read by D.F. Washington) (0:49) -- I wonder where my brother gone / A.G.H. Dodson (1:17) -- Narrative / H. Tubman (read by D.F. Washington) (0:59) -- Speech at Akron Convention / S. Truth (read by R. Dee) (2:05) -- Singing slaves / F. Douglass (read by O. Davis) (1:03) -- Steal away to Jesus / K. West (1:50) -- What to the slave is the Fourth of July? / F. Douglass (read by O. Davis) (2:36) -- Why slavery is still rampant / S.P. Parker (read by R. Dee) (1:47) -- Free at last / D. Reed and V.H. Ward (1:33) -- When Malindy sings / P.L. Dunbar (read by M. Walker) (3:48) -- There's a great camp meeting / Fisk Jubilee Singers (2:01) -- Atlanta Exposition address / B.T. Washington (1:16) -- John Henry / B. McGhee and S. Terry (4:03) -- Banjo player / F. Johnson (read by A. Bontemps) (0:44) -- Boatman dance / E. Cotten (1:42) -- Shine / P. Randolph (1:03) -- Chopping in the new ground / Inmates of Ramsay or Retrieve State Farms, TX (1:37) -- Lynching, our national crime / I.B. Wells-Barnett (read by R. Dee) (3:43) -- A recorded autobiography / W.E.B. Du Bois (2:33) -- Listen Lord, a prayer / J.W. Johnson (read by M. Walker) (2:55) -- My heart is fixed / G. Davis (2:04) -- The Titanic / Lead Belly (4:04) -- Heritage / C. Cullen (2:58) -- Jungle drums / J.P. Johnson (2:32). No more auction block / P. Robeson (2:09) -- Negro speaks of rivers / L. Hughes (0:43) -- If we must die / C. McKay (0:57) -- Ma Rainey / S. Brown (2:06) -- Backwater blues / B.B. Broonzy (2:47) -- Married man blues / B. and D.D. Pierce (5:11) -- For my people / M. Walker (5:41) -- Children of the poor, sonnet 2 / G. Brooks (0:47) -- Body and soul / G. Nicholas (3:48) -- How He delivered me / J. Johnson & the Gospel Tones (2:39) -- Long distance call / M. Waters (6:58) -- Cry to me / S. Burke (2:13) -- Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around / SNCC Freedom Singers (2:31) -- Birmingham 1963 - Keep moving / M.L. King, Jr. (3:42) -- Black Panther Party platform / B. Seale (2:59) -- Interview (excerpt) / A. Davis (1:05) -- Together to the tune of Coltrane's "Equinox" / S.W. Fabio (1:40) -- Nikki-Rosa / N. Giovanni (1:12) -- Liberation/poem / S. Sanchez (0:34) -- Dope / A. Baraka (4:48) -- Village of Brooklyn, Illinois / H. Bluiett (3:30) -- For the poets / J. Cortez (3:56) -- Shotgun Joe / Golden Eagles (5:19) -- St. Louis woman / I. Reed (1:26) -- People everyday / Arrested Development (3:27).
Track Information:
101 The Struggle / Langston Hughes.

102 Field Call / Annie Grace Horn Dodson.

103 Complaint Call / Enoch Brown.

104 Intro and Knee Bend / Doretha Skipper, Lawrence McIver.

105 Brother Terrapin, Slow Train to Arkansas / Rich Amerson.

106 Jack and Mary and Three Dogs / Janie Hunter.

107 Buck Dance (excerpt) / Joech Tucker, Scott Dunbar.

108 I'm Goin' Up North / Children of East York School.

109 Pharaoh's Host Got Lost / Lawrence McIver.

110 Bar Fights / Arna Wendell Bontemps, Lucy Terry.

111 Earl of Dartmouth (excerpt) / Dorothy Washington, Phillis Wheatley.

112 I Wonder Where My Brother Gone / Annie Grace Horn Dodson.

113 Narrative (excerpt) / Dorothy Washington, Harriet Tubman.

114 Speech at Akron Convention / Ruby Dee, Sojourner Truth.

115 Singing Slaves / Frederick Douglass, Ossie Davis.

116 Steal Away to Jesus / Kinsey West.

117 What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? (excerpt) / Frederick Douglass, Ossie Davis.

118 Why Slvery is Still Rampant (excerpt) / Ruby Dee, Sarah Parker Remond.

119 Free At Last / Dock Reed, Vera Hall.

120 When Malindy Sings / Margaret Walker, Paul Laurence Dunbar.

121 There's A Great Camp Meeting / Jubilee Singers, John W. (John Wesley) Work, Mary Ferguson.

122 Atlanta Exposition Address / Booker T. Washington.

123 John Henry / Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry.

124 Banjo Player / Arna Wendell Bontemps, Fenton Johnson.

125 Boatman Dance / Elizabeth Cotten.

126 Shine / Percy Randolph.

127 Chopping in the New Ground / Inmates of Ramsey or Retrieve.

128 Lynching, Our National Crime / Ruby Dee, Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

129 A Recorded Autobiography / Moses Asch, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) DuBois.

130 Listen Lord, A Prayer / Margaret Walker, James Weldon Johnson.

131 My Heart is Fixed / Gary Davis.

132 The Titanic / Lead Belly.

133 Heritage / Countee Cullen.

134 Jungle Drums / James P. (James Price) Johnson.

201 No More Auction Block / Paul Robeson.

202 The Negro Speaks of Rivers / Langston Hughes.

203 If We Must Die / Claude McKay.

204 Ma Rainey / Sterling Brown.

205 Backwater Blues / Bill Broonzy.

206 Married Man Blues / Billie Pierce, De De Pierce.

207 For My People / Margaret Walker.

208 The Children of the Poor, Sonnet 2 / Gwendolyn Brooks.

209 Body and Soul / David Jackson, Big Nick Nicholas, John Miller.

210 How He Delivered Me / Gospel Tones (Vocal group), Juanita Johnson.

211 Long Distance Calls / Otis Spann, Muddy Waters.

212 Cry To Me / Realtones, Marc Ribot, Solomon Burke.

213 Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around / Freedom Singers.

214 Birmingham 1963 - Keep Moving / Martin Luther, Jr. King.

215 Black Panther Party Platform / Bobby Seale.

216 Interview (excerpt) / Angela Yvonne Davis.

217 Together to the Tune of Coltrane's "Equinox" (excerpt) / Ronald Fabio, Sarah Webster Fabio, Wayne Wallace.

218 Nikki-Rosa / Nikki Giovanni.

219 liberation/poem / Sonia Sanchez.

220 Dope / Imamu Amiri Baraka.

221 The Village of Brooklyn, Illinois 62059 (excerpt) / Hamiet Bluiett.

222 For the Poets / Jayne Cortez.

223 Shotgun Joe / Golden Eagles (Musical group), Joseph Boudreaux.

224 St. Louis Woman / Ishmael Reed.

225 People Everyday / Arrested Development (Musical group).
Local Numbers:
SF-COMM-CD-47003

Smithsonian Folkways.47003
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Folkways 2001
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Birmingham (Ala.), Albany (Ga.), Washington (D.C.), Texas, New Orleans (La.), Louisiana, Chapel Hill (N.C.), North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, New York, United States.
General:
Commercial

compiled, annotated and produced by Robert H. Cataliotti
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Spoken word  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folk tales and legends  Search this
Buck dancing  Search this
Circle games  Search this
Shouts  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Narratives  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc.  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Choral music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Cries  Search this
Prisoners' songs  Search this
Autobiography  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Instrumental music  Search this
Stride piano  Search this
New Orleans jazz  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Mardi Gras Indians  Search this
Rap (Music)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item SF-COMM-CD-47003
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Autobiography of Frederick Douglass

Author:
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Producer:
Foner, Philip Sheldon, 1910-1994  Search this
Artist:
Davis, Ossie, 1917-2005  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-1343
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-1343
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Davis, Ossie, (Mr.)

Subseries Creator:
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Container:
Box 57
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Job Number: 44637
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number / Scurlock client negatives: D - Dzizenyo
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83aefb99c-9ad8-4a04-b1a3-4aea819c9bcc
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Dancers (Miners) - De Wolf

Collection Creator:
Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1920-1962
Scope and Contents note:
Dancers (Miners)

Dancing Figures (Josephine Premice)

Daniels, David

Daniels, Josephus, Senator of South Carolina

Daniels, William

Da Silva, Howard

Davis, Bette

Davis, Ossie

Dawson, Anthony

Day, Marilyn

"A Death in the Family" (Colleen Dewhurst, Arthur Hill, and Aline McMahon)

Decker, Albert

Decker, Albert and Paul Scofield

Dee, Ruby

Delysia, Alice

Denby, Edwin, Former Secretary of the Navy (Teapot Dome/Fall-Sinclair Oil Trial)

Denton, Crahan

Derr, Richard

Desky, Donald

Desmond, Johnny

Dewhurst, Colleen (see also "A Death in the Family")

De Wild, Brandon

De Wolf, Billy
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Alfred J. Frueh papers, 1904-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alfred J. Frueh papers
Alfred J. Frueh papers / Series 4: Artwork / 4.1: Caricatures by Frueh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw978a654dd-5bd2-4682-80fb-46e954b37ee4
EDAN-URL:
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Ruth Jett papers

Creator:
Jett, Ruth M.  Search this
Names:
American Society of African Culture  Search this
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace  Search this
Cinque Gallery  Search this
Library of Congress. Center for the Book  Search this
Romare Bearden Foundation  Search this
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library  Search this
Branch, William B.  Search this
Crichlow, Ernest, 1914-2005  Search this
Davis, Ossie  Search this
Hewitt, John H., 1924-2000  Search this
Hewitt, Vivian D.  Search this
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967  Search this
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
White, Frances Barrett  Search this
Extent:
7.8 Linear feet
0.242 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Video recordings
Date:
1914-2014
Summary:
The papers of African American arts administrator and director of Cinque Gallery, Ruth Jett, measure 7.8 linear feet and 0.242 gigabytes, and date from 1914 to 2014. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues including William Branch, Vinie Burrows, John and Vivian Hewitt, Langston Hughes, and Charles and Frances White; and administrative and professional files which include material related to the American Society of African Culture, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Cinque Gallery, the Cinque Artists Program at the Romare Bearden Foundation, the Library of Congress Center for the Book, and the Schomburg Corporation. The collection also includes writings, primarily typescript copies of literary works by others, including Langston Hughes and Ossie Davis, as well as notes; printed material such as clippings, exhibition and event announcements, books and magazines, and press releases; and photographic material including photographs, snapshots, negatives, and slides depicting Ruth Jett and other individuals, travel, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace fellows and events, and works of art. Also found is a small amount of artwork including a sketchbook, sketches, a painting, and a print.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American arts administrator and director of Cinque Gallery, Ruth Jett, measure 7.8 linear feet and date from 1914 to 2014. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues including William Branch, Vinie Burrows, John and Vivian Hewitt, Langston Hughes, and Charles and Frances White; and administrative and professional files which include material related to the American Society of African Culture, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Cinque Gallery, the Cinque Artists Program at the Romare Bearden Foundation, the Library of Congress Center for the Book, and the Schomburg Corporation. The collection also includes writings, primarily typescript copies of literary works by others, including Langston Hughes and Ossie Davis, as well as notes; printed material such as clippings, exhibition and event announcements, books and magazines, and press releases; and photographic material including photographs, snapshots, negatives, and slides depicting Ruth Jett and other individuals, travel, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace fellows and events, and works of art. Also found is a small amount of artwork including a sketchbook, sketches, a painting, and a print.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1914-2014 (Box 1, OV 9; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1952-2014 (Boxes 1-2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Administrative and Professional Files, 1954-2009 (Boxes 2-5, OV 9; 3.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, 1949-circa 1990s (Box 5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1928, 1949-2014 (Boxes 5-7, OVs 9-13; 2.1 linear feet, ER01; 0.242 GB)

Series 6: Photographic Material, 1947-2010 (Boxes 7-8, OV 14; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, undated (Box 8, OV 14; 3 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Jett (1920-2014) was an art administrator and Director of the Cinque Gallery, New York, N.Y.

Born and raised in Alabama, Ruth Jett attended Miles College in Birmingham before moving with her mother and some siblings to Harlem, New York. In the early 1950s, Jett worked with the Committee for the Negro in the Arts, overseeing early productions by several Black playwrights including William Branch, Alice Childress, Ossie Davis, and Julian Mayfield. From the 1950s until her retirement in 1978, Jett held a variety of positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, notably managing the Fellowships in Diplomacy program for a number of years.

After she retired from the Carnegie Endowment, Ruth Jett worked with a number of cultural and arts organizations, including the Library of Congress Center for the Book, the Schomburg Corporation/ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Friends of the Symphony of the New World.

Ruth Jett served on the Cinque Gallery Board of Directors beginning in 1981. She was appointed Executive Director in 1989 and served in that position until the early 2000s. When the gallery closed in 2004, she then worked with the Romare Bearden Foundation on the Cinque Artists Program to continue the gallery's legacy and commitment to supporting artists.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Cinque Gallery records, 1959-2010, bulk 1976-2004.
Provenance:
The Ruth Jett papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Juan Rodriguez, a friend of Jett.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Archival audiovisual recordings must be digitized for research access. Researchers may access digitized audiovisual materials in the Archives' Washington, D.C. or New York, N.Y. Research Centers by appointment. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Ruth Jett papers, 1914-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jettruth
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Ruth Jett papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw976467c79-2d7c-4e57-bfbb-4ab8cdc45287
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jettruth
Online Media:

Black Academy of Arts and Letters

Collection Creator:
Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1972
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Hale Woodruff papers, 1920-1977, bulk 1960s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Hale Woodruff papers
Hale Woodruff papers / Series 2: Professional Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90b1962ce-0ee5-482b-b785-cb4f71e04d38
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodhale-ref14
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Poster for a concert to aid sit-in movements and the Martin Luther King Defense

Printed by:
E. J. Warner Poster Corp., American  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Harry Belafonte Jr., American, born 1927  Search this
Mahalia Jackson, American, 1911 - 1972  Search this
Sidney Poitier, Bahamian American, 1927 - 2022  Search this
Shelley Winters, American, 1920 - 2006  Search this
Diahann Carroll, American, 1935 - 2019  Search this
Ossie Davis, American, 1917 - 2005  Search this
Ruby Dee, American, 1924 - 2014  Search this
Lorraine Hansberry, American, 1930 - 1965  Search this
John Oliver Killens, American, 1916 - 1987  Search this
George Tabori, Hungarian, 1914 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 24 3/16 × 18 1/16 in. (61.5 × 45.9 cm)
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1960
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Actors  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.28.22
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50e467547-7b4c-4cc8-948a-9c8920d325d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.28.22
Online Media:

Flyer Advertising an Evening with Angela Davis

Created by:
The Angela Davis Legal Defense Fund, American, founded 1972  Search this
New York Committee to Free Angela Davis, American, founded 1971  Search this
Subject of:
Angela Y. Davis, American, born 1944  Search this
Jerry Butler Jr., American, born 1939  Search this
Carmen McRae, American, 1920 - 1994  Search this
Pete Seeger, American, 1919 - 2014  Search this
Ossie Davis, American, 1917 - 2005  Search this
Ray Barretto, American, 1929 - 2006  Search this
Cyril Philip  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Type:
fliers (printed matter)
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
East Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 1972
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black power  Search this
Latin jazz (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Politics  Search this
Prisons  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.27.135
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Nuyorican Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a2775f83-82e9-43d6-b0dc-aa5ec79d68ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.27.135
Online Media:

Flyer Promoting a Rally for Angela Davis Day

Created by:
Third World Women's Alliance, American, 1968 - 1980  Search this
Subject of:
Angela Y. Davis, American, born 1944  Search this
Ron Dellums, American, born 1935  Search this
Ossie Davis, American, 1917 - 2005  Search this
Dick Gregory, American, 1932 - 2017  Search this
Sallye Bell Davis  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Type:
advertisements
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 1971
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black power  Search this
Justice  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.27.201
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd595c43209-923c-41c2-b8a0-ec605a4beecb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.27.201
Online Media:

Flyer soliciting pledges to stand against South African Apartheid

Created by:
American Committee on Africa, American, 1953 - 2001  Search this
Subject of:
William H. Booth, American, 1922 - 2006  Search this
Sammy Davis Jr., American, 1925 - 1990  Search this
Dick Gregory, American, 1932 - 2017  Search this
Diahann Carroll, American, 1935 - 2019  Search this
Ruby Dee, American, 1924 - 2014  Search this
Wilt Chamberlain, American, 1936 - 1999  Search this
Bill Cosby, American, born 1937  Search this
Ossie Davis, American, 1917 - 2005  Search this
Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, American, 1926 - 1990  Search this
Arthur Ashe Jr., American, 1943 - 1993  Search this
Roy Lichtenstein, American, 1923 - 1997  Search this
Pete Seeger, American, 1919 - 2014  Search this
Brock Peters, American, 1927 - 2005  Search this
Richard Roundtree, American, born 1942  Search this
Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, American, 1926 - 1990  Search this
Arthur Ashe Jr., American, 1943 - 1993  Search this
James Baldwin, American, 1924 - 1987  Search this
A. Philip Randolph Institute, American, founded 1965  Search this
Sidney Poitier, Bahamian American, 1927 - 2022  Search this
Rafer Lewis Johnson, American, 1934 - 2020  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Type:
fliers (printed matter)
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
South Africa, Africa
Date:
1970s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Actors  Search this
Africa  Search this
Black power  Search this
International affairs  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.27.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Pan Africanism
Anti-apartheid movements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51acaddc6-ae3c-43f9-a931-74a6bb9c9082
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.27.7
Online Media:

Combined Continuity on Cotton Comes to Harlem

Written by:
Ossie Davis, American, 1917 - 2005  Search this
Arnold Perl, American, 1914 - 1971  Search this
Published by:
Davis and Lee Film Continuity Service, American  Search this
Subject of:
Chester Himes, American, 1909 - 1984  Search this
United Artists Corporation, founded 1919  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal on pressboard
Type:
continuities
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 1, 1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Blaxploitation films  Search this
Literature  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.26.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd597b0927b-cdec-4346-8db5-adf96ec6a3f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.26.4

Theatre program for Ballad for Bimshire

Created by:
Ossie Davis, American, 1917 - 2005  Search this
Subject of:
Frederick O'Neal, American, 1905 - 1992  Search this
Christine Spencer  Search this
Jimmy Randolph  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1963
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57af0981e-45af-4510-a7ea-0a538e399155
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.6
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Playbill for A Raisin in the Sun

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, American, founded 1928  Search this
Subject of:
Lorraine Hansberry, American, 1930 - 1965  Search this
Claudia McNeil, American, 1917 - 1993  Search this
Ossie Davis, American, 1917 - 2005  Search this
Ruby Dee, American, 1924 - 2014  Search this
Louis Gossett Jr., American, born 1936  Search this
Diana Sands, American, 1934 - 1973  Search this
Ivan Dixon, American, 1931 - 2008  Search this
John Fiedler, American, 1925 - 2005  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 6 1/2 in. (22.9 x 16.5 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1959
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Tragedy (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.84
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59d139af8-1897-4d11-b170-d54c62fe17f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.84
Online Media:

Hands of Inge

Directed by:
John W. Fletcher Jr., American  Search this
Edited by:
Tee Beveridge, American, 1923 - 1993  Search this
Subject of:
Inge Hardison, American, 1914 - 2016  Search this
Composed by:
Mal Waldron, American, 1925 - 2002  Search this
Ron Carter, American, born 1937  Search this
Eric Dolphy, American, 1928 - 1964  Search this
Narrated by:
Ossie Davis, American, 1917 - 2005  Search this
Owned by:
Pearl Bowser, American, born 1931  Search this
Medium:
acetate film and metal
Dimensions:
Duration: 10 Minutes
Length (Film): 412 Feet
Type:
black-and-white films (visual works)
short subjects
16mm (photographic film size)
Place filmed:
Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1962
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Art  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Process films  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number:
2012.79.1.9.1ac
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Pearl Bowser Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c45b93d7-bdd0-4353-a4b6-600de94c0223
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.79.1.9.1ac

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