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Ricki Covette Burlesque Collection

Creator:
Covette, Ricki  Search this
Donor:
Jewell, Irene  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 2 map folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Brochures
Certificates
Clippings
Decals
Letters (correspondence)
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Theater programs
Date:
1940–2002
bulk 1950s–1970s
Summary:
This collection consists of eight scrapbooks and five posters documenting the burlesque career of Irene Jewell (stage name Ricki Covette), who at 6'8" was billed as "The World's Tallest Exotic Dancer." The albums contain clippings; letters; certificates; photographs, including photographs of her act; ephemera, such as postcards, travel brochures, postcards, and decals, from her travels; advertisements; and theater programs.
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbooks and posters documenting the burlesque career of Irene Jewell (stage name Ricki Covette), who at 6'8" was billed as "The World's Tallest Exotic Dancer."
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Scrapbooks

Series 2: Posters
Biographical / Historical:
Born in 1925 in rural Alberta, Canada, Irene Jewell aspired to become a singer and dancer. Moving to the United States in the 1950s, Jewell began a thirty-year career in show business, including theater, small parts in television and film, but especially burlesque, under her stage name "Ricki Covette." Billed as "The World's Tallest Exotic Dancer" at 6'8" and the "Glamazon," Covette's career spanned the peak of burlesque's popularity; her career highlights included headlining at clubs, including an 82-week stint at the ShoBar in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a solo act world tour in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the Americans. Besides her burlesque career, Covette also had parts in theater, including playing the role of Gymnasia in the 1963-1964 tour of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and appearing in the 1966 film The Swinger. After she left show business, she started a successful second career as a real estate broker in the Los Angeles area and travelled with her husband, cinematographer Stuart Jewell, shooting footage of nature and culture. In 2010 she appeared in Leslie Zemeckis's documentary, Behind the Burly! Covette died in February 2016.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by Irene Jewell (stage name Ricki Covette).
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Social Security numbers are present and have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.
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:
Burlesque (Theater) -- 1920-1970  Search this
Burlesque shows -- 1920-1970  Search this
Postcards -- 20th century  Search this
Striptease -- 1920-1970  Search this
Stripteasers -- 1920-1970  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Brochures -- 20th century
Certificates -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Decals
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Theater programs -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Ricki Covette Burlesque Collection, 1940–2022, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1335
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Ricki Covette Burlesque Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8447243f0-1217-4a84-81b0-d5612eaf8621
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1335
Online Media:

Handi-hour Crafting: Silhouette Home State Decal

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-05-30T17:06:51.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_-nxqfKrN7H4

A Giant Farewell to Giant Pandas Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Xiao Qi Ji

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2023-11-08T20:28:12.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_SCaKteh1ESo

B-roll for Media Use: Giant Panda Bei Bei Departs the Zoo for China

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-11-19T20:23:02.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_vJX5_JIuHd4

Pepsi-Cola Advertising Collection

Funder:
Pepsi-Cola USA (Purchase, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Cartoons (humorous images)
Advertisements
Date:
1902-1982
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists largely of print ads, signs, decals and other marketing and promotional materials. Virtually all of the print ads are for the U.S. audience. The period since World War II is more fully documented than the earlier period, although there are some advertisements from the 1930s and earlier. Most of the material documents Pepsi's U.S. advertising, although there are a number of signs and three-dimensional promotional items created for the international market. The international materials date primarily to the late 1960s and 1970s. The materials have been arranged in two series.

Series 1 contains print ads.

Series 2 contains three-dimensional marketing and promotional materials, such as signs, bottle carriers, and thermometers. Within each series, materials have been grouped by size, and there under chronologically (when dates are available).
Related Materials:
This collection complements the "Pepsi Generation" Oral History and Documentation Collection, #111, which includes 29 oral history interviews with people involved with the creation of Pepsi-Cola advertising, television advertisements and related materials.

Researchers interested in the advertising of Pepsi and other soft drinks and beverages should see the Pepsi Generation Oral History Collection (AC #111). The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC #60) contains soft-drink advertising under the subject heading "Beverages." The N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Collection (AC #59) is arranged by client name and includes beverage advertising for several clients, including Hires and Canada Dry.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Pepsi-Cola USA, May 4, 1984.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Signs and signboards -- 20th century  Search this
Prize contests in advertising  Search this
Sex in advertising  Search this
Comic strips in advertising  Search this
Carbonated beverages  Search this
Beverages -- 20th century  Search this
Soft drink industry -- 20th century  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Radio advertising  Search this
Packaging  Search this
Point-of-sale  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cartoons (humorous images) -- 20th century
Advertisements -- 20th century
Citation:
The Pepsi-Cola Advertising Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0092
See more items in:
Pepsi-Cola Advertising Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fb47798c-9a89-4af6-b400-9c64954ed92b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0092
Online Media:

Torch, Olympic (and plaque), Sally Ride

Owner:
Sally K. Ride  Search this
Materials:
Wood
Synthetic Veneer
Synthetic Printed Decals
Non-Magnetic White Metal
Copper Alloy
Iron Alloy
Glass
Photograph
Plastic
Dimensions:
Torch Overall: 10.2 × 83.8cm (4 × 33 in.)
Board Overall: 36.8 × 74.9 × 15.2cm (14 1/2 × 29 1/2 × 6 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Events
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Tam O'Shaughnessy
Inventory Number:
A20140199000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f407beff-a140-40d4-8e39-54ca6f9daf6c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20140199000

Tradition

Culture/People:
Mohawk [Kahnawake]  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Richard Glazer-Danay (Ric Glazer-Danay), Mohawk [Kahnawake], b. 1942  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
IACB source:
Richard Glazer-Danay (Ric Glazer-Danay), Mohawk [Kahnawake], b. 1942  Search this
Title:
Tradition
Object Name:
Sculpture
Media/Materials:
Wood , plaster, paint, glitter, sticker/decal
Techniques:
Glued, painted
Dimensions:
30.5 x 17.8 x 36 cm
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Santa Fe; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1983
Catalog Number:
25/8815
Barcode:
258815.000
See related items:
Mohawk [Kahnawake]
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f4b5f7dc-01ca-4839-86a6-9307640cb55a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_274763
Online Media:

Sticker/Decal

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Hamlet Office of Igloolik, Nunavut  Search this
NMAI agent:
Cynthia Chavez Lamar (Cynthia L. Chavez), San Felipe Pueblo  Search this
Object Name:
Sticker/Decal
Media/Materials:
Paper, glue
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
31.2 x 31.6 cm
Object Type:
Advertising/Logo items
Place:
Igloolik (Iglulik); Qikiqtaaluk Region (Qitirmiut, Baffin); Nunavut; Canada
Archipelago:
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Island Name:
Igloolik (Iglulik) Island
Island Grouping:
Baffin Island Group
Date created:
2001-2002
Catalog Number:
25/9646
Barcode:
259646.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Inuit [Iglulik/Igloolik]
Advertising/Logo items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66ca7f7e6-8d3c-46ee-af1a-3152cef29c69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_275731
Online Media:

Sticker/Decal

Culture/People:
San Carlos Apache  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Douglas Miles, San Carlos Apache/Akimel O'odham (Pima), b. 1963  Search this
Donor:
Erik K. Satrum (EKS), Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Douglas Miles, San Carlos Apache/Akimel O'odham (Pima), b. 1963  Search this
Object Name:
Sticker/Decal
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink, glue
Techniques:
Printed
Dimensions:
16.8 x 8.7 x 0.2 cm
Object Type:
Advertising/Logo items
Place:
San Carlos, San Carlos Apache Reservation; Gila County; Arizona; USA (inferred)
Date created:
2007-2008
Catalog Number:
26/7178
Barcode:
267178.000
See related items:
San Carlos Apache
Advertising/Logo items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63489077c-a9b1-4faf-ae79-9ce7c513fee3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_394355
Online Media:

Sticker/Decal (No image available)

Culture/People:
probably Non-Indian (attributed) and Mohawk [Kahnawake]  Search this
Object Name:
Sticker/Decal (No image available)
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
11.0 x 8.0 cm
Object Type:
Advertising/Logo items
Place:
(inferred)
Date created:
2000-2004
Catalog Number:
26/9203
Barcode:
269203.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Mohawk [Kahnawake]
Advertising/Logo items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69640b57c-1e70-47a8-bb6a-385d5c404df9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_409616

Model, Space Shuttle, General Dynamics/Convair FR-4 2-Stage Triamese Concept

Manufacturer:
General Dynamics Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, resin, brass, rubber, paint, fiberboard, cork, felt, decal
Dimensions:
3-D: 21 × 12 × 6cm (8 1/4 × 4 3/4 × 2 3/8 in.)
Type:
MODELS-Crewed Spacecraft & Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A19740727000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9a1dfb6c2-98b0-4c68-a462-3d8616906580
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19740727000
Online Media:

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Online Media:

Hughes 500

Manufacturer:
Henry Dreyfuss , American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
plastic, wood, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13 × 35 × 33 cm (5 1/8 in. × 13 3/4 in. × 13 in.)
Type:
models and prototypes
Decorative Arts
Model helicopter
Object Name:
Model helicopter
Made in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1969
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry Dreyfuss
Accession Number:
1972-88-183
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4dd445f31-a49b-4374-87b0-201e6817ef84
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1972-88-183

Window Decal, Casino Gambling, Vote Yes ... New Jersey Wins

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall; overall: 3 1/2 in x 4 in; 8.89 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Decal
Place made:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
1974
Subject:
Gambling  Search this
Voting  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0564.17
Catalog number:
1982.0564.17
Accession number:
1982.0564
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-edfc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_674753

German Army Helmet

Measurements:
overall: 7 in x 9 1/2 in x 12 5/16 in; 17.78 cm x 24.13 cm x 31.242 cm
Object Name:
Helmet
Occurred:
Germany
Related event:
World War II  Search this
The Great Depression and World War II  Search this
ID Number:
2004.0137.13
Accession number:
2004.0137
Catalog number:
2004.0137.13
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
ThinkFinity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7178-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273370

Norton Lectures, Harvard University

Collection Creator:
Stella, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 70
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-1984
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use 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:
Frank Stella papers, 1941-1993, bulk 1978-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frank Stella papers
Frank Stella papers / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.3: Fan Mail
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw940a22cc6-193d-48b7-92a1-36d95c45b73e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-stelfran-ref122
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Cloth "Dutch girl" doll

Collector:
Dr. Ann Dunham  Search this
Donor Name:
Maya Soetoro-Ng  Search this
Length:
16 cm
Width:
7.5 cm
Height:
3 cm
Culture:
Not Given (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Doll
Accession Date:
17 May 2017
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2077623
USNM Number:
E434810-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34e8b6f54-d4b7-4d00-8000-5d3b9f81af19
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_13001615
Online Media:

Cloth "Dutch boy" doll

Collector:
Dr. Ann Dunham  Search this
Donor Name:
Maya Soetoro-Ng  Search this
Length:
16 cm
Width:
8 cm
Height:
2 cm
Culture:
Not Given (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Doll
Accession Date:
17 May 2017
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2077623
USNM Number:
E434811-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3883f0645-5584-4b06-9e8f-df5ce444ad85
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_13001616
Online Media:

Axe God Pendant

Collector:
Thomas E. Wilson  Search this
Donor Name:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Length - Object:
9.1 cm
Width - Object:
3.3 cm
Height - Object:
1 cm
Object Type:
Pendant
Place:
Nicoya Region, Costa Rica, Central America
Accession Date:
15 Sep 1989
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
368978
USNM Number:
A558432-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c81ffc38-b6e5-4121-9266-5a12e8d2be10
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8547049
Online Media:

Dichocoenia stokesi

Collector:
E. C. Peters  Search this
Expedition:
CCRE - Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems, Belize  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Depth (m):
3 - 3
Prep Count:
8
Preparation:
Dry
Slide
Place:
Carrie Bow Cay, Patch Reef Immediately Due South Of The Island, Belize, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
14 Aug 1985
Published Name:
Dichocoenia stokesi Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
USNM Number:
85918
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Invertebrate Zoology
Cnidaria
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e5adcd2c-4b9d-43bc-8e4a-c4405de63285
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_57608

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