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Mary McLeod Bethune

Artist:
Winold Reiss, 16 Sep 1886 - 29 Aug 1953  Search this
Sitter:
Mary McLeod Bethune, 10 Jul 1875 - 18 May 1955  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on board
Dimensions:
75.9 x 54.8cm (29 7/8 x 21 9/16"), Accurate
Frame: 89.5 × 68.4 × 3.3cm (35 1/4 × 26 15/16 × 1 5/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1925
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Brooch  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
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Lawrence A. Fleischman and Howard Garfinkle with a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
NPG.72.75
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
The Struggle for Justice Refresh
On View:
NPG, West Gallery 220
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm439e0d1a8-54b9-4e58-b148-a4f45384c598
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.72.75

Home-front, World War II

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 54, Folder N
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1945
Scope and Contents note:
Included here are songs to encourage the citizens at home to help with the war effort as well as songs about conditions during wartime. Topics include blackouts in wartime (including London, England), war bonds and stamps, victory gardens, and defense industry work. (55 items)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 2: Armed Forces
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 2: Armed Forces / 2.5: World War II
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s02-ref225

Newspaper articles

Collection Creator:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939 - 1965
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0136, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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A. Roy Knabenshue Collection
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection / Series 1: Personal / 1.2: Articles and Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0136-ref41
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Technology Review

Collection Creator:
Brooks, Arthur Raymond, 1895-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
November 1961
1961-05
1930-07
Scope and Contents:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, vol. 32, no. 8, July 1930; vol. 63, no. 7, May 1961; and vol. 64, no. 1, November 1961.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection, NASM.1989.0104, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection
Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection / Series 1: Professional Materials / 1.8: Magazines
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0104-ref314
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Selected pages from Planning and Forecasting in the Defense Industries, edited by Jacob S. Stockfisch, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Inc.: Belmont, California

Collection Creator:
Fairchild Aircraft Corp  Search this
Container:
Box 442, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Fairchild Industries, Inc. collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0060-ref4719

Asa Philip Randolph

Artist:
Seymour Kattelson, 11 Feb 1923 - 24 Nov 2018  Search this
Sitter:
Asa Philip Randolph, 15 Apr 1889 - 16 Mar 1979  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 27.5 x 27 cm (10 13/16 x 10 5/8")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1948
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace\Pearl  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigar  Search this
Baggage & Luggage\Bag  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief  Search this
Architecture\Building  Search this
Equipment\Camera  Search this
Sign  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Pin  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Asa Philip Randolph: Male  Search this
Asa Philip Randolph: Communications\Publisher\Magazine  Search this
Asa Philip Randolph: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Asa Philip Randolph: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Labor leader  Search this
Asa Philip Randolph: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Asa Philip Randolph: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.87.46
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Seymour Kattelson
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43afe0581-fef0-446e-ad56-724a6c0a6c31
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.87.46

Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities, correspondence

Creator:
Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Capital Transit Company (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Committee on Fair Employment Practices  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (11 x 8 1/2 inches )
Container:
Box 158, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Correspondence
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
December 3, 1943
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is 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:
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files / Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1910
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You Must Act at Once to Avert a Crisis, flyer

Creator:
Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Committee on Fair Employment Practices  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (11 1/2 x 9 inches)
Container:
Box 158, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Fliers (printed matter)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1943
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is 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:
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Fliers (printed matter)
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files / Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1911
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Application Form for Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities

Creator:
Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Capital Transit Company (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Committee on Fair Employment Practices  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (11 x 8 1/2 inches)
Container:
Box 158, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Application forms
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
Circa 1943
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is 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:
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Application forms
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files / Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1912
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Statement to the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice

Creator:
Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Capital Transit Company (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Committee on Fair Employment Practices  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (14 x 8 1/2 inches)
Container:
Box 158, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Petitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1942
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is 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:
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Petitions
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files / Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1913
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Washington Traffic Demands Negro Trolley Operators, flyer

Creator:
Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Capital Transit Company (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Committee on Fair Employment Practices  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (12 x 9 inches)
Container:
Box 158, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Fliers (printed matter)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1943
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is 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:
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Fliers (printed matter)
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files / Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1914
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Colored American of Washington, D.C., Unite To-Day, Attend War Workers Meeting, flyer

Creator:
March on Washington Movement (Organization)  Search this
Names:
Committee on Fair Employment Practices  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches)
Container:
Box 158, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Fliers (printed matter)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
October 28, 1943
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is 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:
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Fliers (printed matter)
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files / Fair Employment Practice Committee
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1924
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Maintain our War Effort, Save the F..E.P.C., flyer

Creator:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. District of Columbia Branch  Search this
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Committee on Fair Employment Practices  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (9 1/2 x 6 iniches)
Container:
Box 158, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Fliers (printed matter)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
June 22, 1945
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is 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:
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Fliers (printed matter)
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files / Fair Employment Practice Committee
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1925
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Do You Want a Permanent F.E.P.C., ?

Creator:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. District of Columbia Branch  Search this
Names:
Committee on Fair Employment Practices  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (10 1/2 x 8 inches)
Container:
Box 158, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Fliers (printed matter)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
January 27, 1946
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is 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:
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Fliers (printed matter)
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files / Fair Employment Practice Committee
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1926
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Mass Meeting on Employment of Negroes as Bus and Car Operators, flyer

Creator:
Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Capital Transit Company (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Committee on Fair Employment Practices  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (11 x 8 1/2 inches)
Container:
Box 158, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Fliers (printed matter)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1943
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is 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:
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Fliers (printed matter)
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files / Committee on Jobs for Negroes in Public Utilities
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1927
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New technologies and the arms race / edited by Carlo Schaerf, Brian Holden Reid, and David Carlton

Author:
Schaerf, Carlo  Search this
Reid, Brian Holden  Search this
Carlton, David 1938-  Search this
Unione scienziati per il disarmo (Italy)  Search this
International Conference on "Technology, the Arms Race, and Arms Control" (1987 : Castiglioncello, Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 377 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1989
20th century
Topic:
Military supplies  Search this
Military weapons  Search this
Arms transfers  Search this
Defense industries  Search this
Weapons industry  Search this
Technological innovations  Search this
Arms race--History  Search this
Call number:
UF530.N48 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_398533

Design Imitates Life - James Korris

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-04-22T22:43:32.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
See more by:
cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_c0mCM_5EjV0

Willie Mosconi Papers

Donor:
Mosconi, William  Search this
Mosconi, Gloria  Search this
Mosconi, Gloria  Search this
Mosconi, William  Search this
Creator:
Mosconi, Willie, 1913-1993  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Affidavits
Videotapes
Date:
1924 - 2000
Summary:
Papers documenting the life and career of the 15-time world champion billiard player. Includes photographs, business papers, letters, videos of Mosconi in action, printed material, and signed affidavits attesting to his record-setting plays.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is divided into four series: Series I: Personal and Biographical Papers, including identification and business cards, notes, photographs, letters, and two scrapbooks.

Series 2: Papers Relating to Mosconi's Career, including business papers relating to his affiliation with Brunswick, legal records, papers relating to Mosconi's book, contracts and papers relating to television appearances, and affidavits attesting to records Mosconi set.

Series 3: Printed Materials, including magazines in which Mosconi contributed articles, posters advertising upcoming appearances, tournament programs, and miscellany.

Series 4: Videos, include testimonial dinners and appearances Mosconi made on the Ed Sullivan show.
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Philadelphia in 1913, Willie Mosconi learned his game at the pool hall owned by his father, Joseph Mosconi, a former prizefighter. Initially, Willie's father opposed his son's even coming into the pool hall above which the family lived. The father's preference was that Willie become a dancer and go into Vaudeville. However, after only a little practice accomplished behind his father's back, Willie was soon demonstrating amazing skill at the pool table. Joseph realized that the boy's talent could earn the growing family some money. Soon, Mosconi was considered a child prodigy, with advertisements posted challenging experienced players to try to beat him at billiards. Even as a child who had to stand on a box to reach the pool table, Mosconi beat experienced players. A match was arranged in 1919 between Willie and Ralph Greenleaf, then the World Champion. Though Greenleaf won the match, the hall was packed, and Willie played well enough to draw considerable attention, and launch his career in professional billiards.

After taking a few years hiatus from billiards in the 1930s, Mosconi returned to pool playing in an effort to earn some money. He entered one local tournament after another, and according to his autobiography, Willie's Game, "to be truthful, I don't remember losing any of them." He began making a living at billiards, and he claimed that he never hustled anyone: "I played everyone straight." In 1933, Mosconi participated in the world championship tournament of the Billiard Congress of America, having taken second place in the divisionals. He placed fifth in the world championship tournament, but his career and reputation were taking off. His performance in the tournament brought him to the attention of the president of Brunswick Corporation, and Mosconi joined the staff traveling around the country promoting Brunswick's products. He continued to compete in tournaments and after several near misses, in 1941 won the world championship, a feat that he would repeat fourteen more times. Shortly before that tournament, Mosconi had married his first wife, Ann Harrison, and shortly after it, the first of his three children was born, William Jr., followed soon after by a daughter, Candace. That marriage ended in divorce. After working in the defense industry for a few years, Willie enlisted in the Army in 1944, and after the end of World War II, resumed his affiliation with Brunswick and his successful tournament career. Mosconi remarried in 1953 to Flora Marchini. Their daughter Gloria was born in 1954. Mosconi continued his tournament work, and during the 1950s won several championships and set several records, including high run (most consecutive balls pocketed without a miss) of 526 in 1954. Mosconi slowed down his tournament appearances after recovering from a stroke in 1956. Additionally, he wrote a book on billiards in 1957, Willie Mosconi on Pocket Billiards. He was involved in the making of the 1961 movie The Hustler. It was he who suggested the casting of Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats, and he served as an instructor to Paul Newman, who had never played pool. The movie helped to resurrect the faded popularity of the game of billiards. He retired permanently from tournament play in 1966 and during his retirement, he consulted on and appeared in several movies dealing with billiards, made game show appearances, and wrote articles on billiards. Willie Mosconi died in 1993.
Separated Materials:
Related artifacts in the Division of Culture and the Arts (now Division of Cultural and Community Life), include cue stick, an ivory cue ball, and trophies.
Provenance:
The archival collection was donated to the Archives Center by Willie Mosconi's widow, Flora Mosconi, on August 23, 2000.
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:
Billiards  Search this
Pool (Game)  Search this
Billiard players  Search this
Genre/Form:
Affidavits
Videotapes
Citation:
Willie Mosconi Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0744
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Willie Mosconi Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0744
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Newspaper articles

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1939 - 1941
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
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Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 2: Soaring and Gliding
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref106
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In the Media

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
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Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 4: Waco Company History
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref160
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