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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1984 Festival of American Folklife

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Audiotapes
Memorandums
Video recordings
Notes
Audiocassettes
Contracts
Business records
Digital images
Plans (drawings)
Date:
June 27-July 8, 1984
Summary:
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the planning, production, and execution of the 1984 Festival of American Folklife. Materials may include photographs, audio recordings, motion picture film and video recordings, notes, production drawings, contracts, memoranda, correspondence, informational materials, publications, and ephemera. Such materials were created during the Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as well as in the featured communities, before or after the Festival itself.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 4 series.

Series 1: Program Books, Festival Publications, and Ephemera

Series 2: Alaska

Series 3: Black Urban Expressive Culture from Philadelphia

Series 4: The Grand Generation
Historical note:
The Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998.

The 1984 Festival of American Folklife was produced by the Smithsonian Office of Folklife Programs and cosponsored by the National Park Service.

For more information, see Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Introduction:
The 1984 Festival took place for two five-day weeks (June 27-July 1 and July 4-8) between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive and between 12th Street and 14th Street, south of the National Museum of American History (see site plan).

In the Festival Program Book, its new Co-Directors, Diana Parker and Peter Seitel, took note that 1984 marked a change in Festival administration, noteworthy not because of any change in goals or policies, but because the transition provided the opportunity to recall publicly that it was Ralph Rinzler who began the Festival in 1967 and directed it until 1983 when he became the Institution's Assistant Secretary for Public Service. It was Rinzler who devised the model for scholarly research, planning, and production that made the Festival unique and worthy of emulation by other folklife festival planners around the Nation. He also created an environment in which innovation was enouraged, and cross-fertilization of ideas led to healthy growth. This steady development in the cultural ideas presented in the Festival, Parker and Seitel concluded, had happened under Rinzler's careful supervision and with his guidance at important turning points.

The 1984 Festival included three thematic programs, each of which included a substantial foodways component. Charles Camp served as Foodways Program Coordinator, with Joan Nathan as Consultant and Fieldworker, and Charles Camp, Tim Lloyd, and Phyllis May as Presenters.

The 1984 Program Book provides information on each of the programs.

The 1984 Festival was co-presented by the Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service. It was organized by the Office of Folklife Programs.

Folklife Advisory Council

Wilcomb E. Washburn, Chairman, Roger Abrahams, Richard Ahlborn, William Fitzhugh, Lloyd Herman, Robert Laughlin, Scott Odell, Ralph Rinzler, Peter Seitel, Thomas Vennum, Jr.

Office of Folklife Programs

Peter Seitel, Director and Festival Co-Director; Diana Parker, Festival Co-Director; Thomas Vennum, Senior Ethnomusicologist; Marjorie Hunt, Folklorist; Kazadi wa Mukuna, Ethnomusicologist; Richard Derbyshire, Archivist

National Park Service

Russell E. Dickenson, Director; Manus J. Fish, Jr., Regional Director, National Capital Region
Forms Part Of:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1984 Festival of American Folklife forms part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival records .

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers

1967 Festival of American Folklife records - [Ongoing]
Related Archival Materials note:
Within the Rinzler Archives, related materials may be found in various collections such as the Ralph Rinzler papers and recordings, the Lily Spandorf drawings, the Diana Davies photographs, the Robert Yellin photographs, and the Curatorial Research, Programs, and Projects collection. Additional relevant materials may also be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives concerning the Division of Performing Arts (1966-1983), Folklife Program (1977-1980), Office of Folklife Programs (1980-1991), Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies (1991-1999), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present), and collaborating Smithsonian units, as well as in the administrative papers of key figures such as the Secretary and respective deputies. Users are encouraged to consult relevant finding aids and to contact Archives staff for further information.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Folk festivals  Search this
Folklore  Search this
arts and crafts  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Folk music  Search this
World music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Audiotapes
Memorandums
Video recordings
Notes
Audiocassettes
Contracts
Business records
Digital images
Plans (drawings)
Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1984 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1984
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1984 Festival of American Folklife
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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ead_collection:sova-cfch-sff-1984
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Folders 1-2 Division of Performing Arts Puppet Theater, 1968-1972. Includes floor plans.

Collection Creator::
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 63 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 276, National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: SECRETARY'S OFFICE, SMITHSONIAN BUREAUS AND OFFICES AND RELATED ORGANIZATIONS, 1944-1975. / Box 63
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0276-refidd1e6756

Black American Gospel Music Series, Richard Smallwood and Myrna Summers

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980 February 3
Scope and Contents:
Myrna Summers and Richard Smallwood are two of Washington's most notable gospel composers and performers, both having achieved national and international recognition as concert and recording artists of originality and significant influence in the gospel world. Myrna Summers excels as both a gospel soloist and a composer. Her music is a combination of syncopated rhythmic vibrations of the Pentecostal church, scriptural lyrics, and a poignant harmonic quality. Richard Smallwood, composer, pianist, lecturer, and director, grew up learning the gospel music tradition of the Black church. His gospel stylings were rooted in hymns, traditional spirituals, jubilees, and Holiness church music. The Division of Performing Arts presented the concert as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series. The Black American Gospel Music Series and this program were organized by Bernice Reagon Johnson. Program number AC408.6.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1066

Black American Gospel Music Series, United House of Prayer

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980 April 13
Scope and Contents:
Concert held in the Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, on Sunday, April 13, 1980, at 3:00 p.m. It featured the Kings of Harmony Jubilee Brass Band, the Sons of Grace Quartet, and the McCullough Youth Choir, whose repertoire spanned an exciting range of traditional gospel styles. The concert was presented as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series by the Division of Performing Arts. The Black American Gospel Music Series and this program were organized by Bernice Reagon Johnson. Program number AC408.7.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1067

Black American Gospel Music Series, The Dynamics, Norvus Miller and Company

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980 November 9
Scope and Contents:
Concert by Norvus Miller and Company, a band organized in 1976, and The Dynamics, a Black gospel group formed in 1968, held November 9, 1980, in the Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Norvus Miller and Company extended the concept of Black sacred instrumental and vocal music, using singers for both lead and back-up vocals and allowing a harmonica to carry the lead and back-up responsibility on various songs. The Dynamics represented a modern approach to Black gospel music, paying homage to the tradition of classic bass gospel singers. The members present for the performance included Jerry Caesar, piano and lead singer; Douglas Howell, tenor and lead singer; Melvin "Chip" Lowrey, first tenor and lead singer; Sherman "Blake" Clayborne, bass-baritone; and Len Baldwin, second tenor and lead singer. The concert was presented as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series by the Division of Performing Arts. The program and concert were organized by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, director, Program in Black Culture (later known as the Program in African American Culture). Program number AC408.9.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1070

Black American Gospel Music Series, Roberta Martin and The Roberta Martin Singers: The Legacy of Music

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981 February 6-9
Scope and Contents:
Program held February 6-8, 1981, at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. It explored the richness of black gospel music as one of this country's most powerful contemporary urban music forms. More importantly, the program highlighted Roberta Martin as one of the most significant pioneers and innovators of Black American gospel music in the 1930s. Roberta Martin, inspired by Thomas A. Dorsey and Sallie Martin, became a composer and arranger of gospel music. Martin's first church position was as a pianist for the Young Peoples' Choir of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Chicago. There she worked with Thomas A. Dorsey and Theodore Frye, both of whom helped guide her early career. In 1933, with the help of Dorsey and Frye, Roberta Martin organized the Martin Frye Quartet with Eugene Smith, James Lawrence, Robert Anderson, Willie Webb, and Norsalus McKissick. This group became the Roberta Martin Singers in 1936. In the mid-1940s, the group expanded with the addition of two females, Bessie Folk and Delois Barrett Campbell. The Roberta Martin Singers documented here are Delois Barrett Campbell, Lucy Smith Collier, Archie Dennis, Bessie Folk, Gloria Griffin, Louise McCord, Norsalus McKissick, Eugene Smith, Romance Watson. From Roberta Martin and the Roberta Martin Singers: Program Notes. See Program Notes for additional information on Roberta Martin and the Roberta Martin Singers. The Division of Performing Arts presented the concert as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series. The Black American Gospel Music Series and the Roberta Martin program were organized by Bernice Johnson Reagon, director of the Program in African American Culture (formerly known as the Program in Black Culture). Program number AC408.10.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1071

Black American Gospel Music Series, The Harmonizing Four

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981 April 12
Scope and Contents:
Concert held Sunday April 12, 1981 at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. It paid tribute to the Harmonizing Four, an all-male gospel group from Richmond, Virginia, who have been singing together for more than fifty years. The group began singing together on October 27, 1927. The original quartet members were Joseph Williams, Thomas Johnson, Jr., Lawrence Hatchett, and Lawrence Longhorn (the latter two now deceased). The Harmonizing Four began as an informal a cappella group who sang spirituals, hymns, and classic gospel songs. Every member is a leader and soloist and they do all of their own arranging. The present group includes two original members. The Harmonizing Four documented here are Joseph Williams (lead, baritone, manager, and spokesman) Thomas Johnson, Jr. (lead, second tenor) Lonnie Smith Sr. (lead, first tenor) Thomas Ellis Johnson (bass) Rick Monroe (guitarist) From notes on the artists, program nNotes by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon. See program notes for additional information about the Harmonizing Four and the Black American Gospel Music Series. The Division of Performing Arts presented the concert as part of the Black American Gospel Music Series. The series and program were organized by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, director, Program in Black American Culture (later known as the Program in African American Culture). Program number AC408.11.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1112

Black American Gospel Music Series, Scott A. White Family Singers

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981 May 17
Scope and Contents:
Program in African American Culture Collection highlighted the exceptional talent of one of the nation's largest gospel singing family. The Scott A. White Family Singers consists of father and mother, fifteen children, fifty grandchildren and at least eight great-grandchildren. There are many other talents in the family. Nine family members are ministers, seven are missionaries, seven are piano players, one is a minister of music, one is an evangelist, seven are songwriters, and three are playwrights. The Scott A. White Family has been singing for more than twenty-five years, presided over by their father, elder Scott A. White, pastor of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Steelton, Pennsylvania. (From unpublished program notes by Pearl Williams Jones. See notes for additional information about the Scott A. White Family). The concert by the Scott A. White Family was held on Sunday, May 17, 1981 at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. The concert was presented as part of the Black Gospel Music Series by the Division of Performing Arts. The series and program were organized by Bernice Johnson Reagon, director, Program in Black Culture (later known as the Program in African American Culture). Program number AC408.12.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1113

Black American Gospel Song Series, The Quartet Tradition

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981 November 20-21
Scope and Contents:
Concert and colloquium held Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, 1981, at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Program was created to explore examples of quartet styles. Panelists included Bernice Reagon Johnson, Doug Seroff, Thermon Ruth, Portia K. Maultsby, and Reverend Isaac Ravizee. The Sterling Jubilees and Four Eagles, two of the groups featured in this program, are community-based quartets from Jefferson County, Alabama, whose unaccompanied singing style dates to the 1930s. The program also features the Fairfield Four, a quartet from Nashville, Tennessee, and the Sensational Nightingales. From notes in the Program guide. See program guide for additional information on the Black American Gospel Song: The Quartet Tradition. The concert and colloquium were presented by the Division of Performing Arts. The program was organized by Bernice Johnson Reagon. Program number 408.13.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1114

Song Journey: A Retrospective of Gospel Music Composer Reverend William Herbert Brewster

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 4-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982 February 17-19
Scope and Contents:
One in a series of programs including a concert and colloquium highlighting and honoring the work of gospel music composers. Brewster, pastor of the East Trigg Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee was considered one of the most gifted orators in the country. Born and raised in Tennessee, he became one of the mid-South's first radio ministers on radio station WDIA. Brewster wroteitten over two hundred 200 gospel songs including "Jesus Is All," "Peace Be Still," and ALeaning and Depending On the Lord. Many of his songs are gospel standards and considered treasures in the church. He was head of the Education Department of the National Baptist Convention and established the Brewster Clinic of Theology in Memphis. This series documents the concert and colloquium "Reverend William Herbert Brewster: Song Journey," held December 17-19, 1982 at the Smithsonian Institution. The concert and colloquium were sponsored by the Division of Performing Arts and organized by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, director of the Program in Black Culture (later known as the Program in African American Culture). Audio cassette tapes OTC 408.17.1 - 3 are missing. Program number AC408.17.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1120

Jazz in the Palm Court Series, photographs

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986
Scope and Contents:
Program in a series of Sunday afternoon concerts held in the Palm Court, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Concerts offered the public classic jazz repertory featuring the talents of regional artists. This program featured Dwight Bowers, curator in Division of Performing Arts.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1192

Organizational Changes in the Division of Performing Arts Operations

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 3: Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1364

Division of Performing Arts, slide presentations agreements

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 3: Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref1366

Black American Gospel Music Series, The Dixie Hummingbirds

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979 October 14
Scope and Contents:
The Black Gospel Music Series celebrated the 1978 golden anniversary of the Dixie Hummingbirds in the Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, on October 14, 1979. The members included Beechy Thompson, baritone; Howard Carroll, guitar; Tucker; Davis; and co-lead singer James Walker. The group's move from South Carolina to Pennsylvania in 1942 symbolized their transition to the popular jubilee quartet style. The style of the Hummingbirds was more emotionally charged with controlled vocal technique, such as variation in dynamic level and attention to phrasing. Their soothing quality is heard in their well-known song, "It's Cool Down Yonder By Chilly Jordan." The concert was presented as part of the Black Gospel Music Series by the Division of Performing Arts. The Black Gospel Music Series and the Hummingbirds' program were organized by Bernice Reagon Johnson. Program number AC408.3.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0408-ref990

Traditional Crafts and Art of Northwest Coast Indians

Author:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1971
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_100933

Records, 1971-1995

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Press Editor, Special Projects  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian History of American Jazz (Proposed monograph)  Search this
Subject:
Williams, Martin T  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Press  Search this
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Division of Performing Arts Jazz and American Culture Program  Search this
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1971
1971-1995
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-029
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted indefinitely to those researchers with written permission from the Director, University Press Division, SIP, Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282367

Exhibition Scripts, 1975-1995

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central Exhibits Editor's Office  Search this
Subject:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Division of Performing Arts  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Equal Opportunity  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Museums  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Physical Plant Horticulture Services Division  Search this
Africa's Legacy in Mexico: Photographs by Tony Gleaton (Traveling exhibition) (1993-1996)  Search this
American Greek Revival Architecture (Traveling exhibition) (1991-1996)  Search this
Art As Activist: Revolutionary Posters from Central and Eastern Europe (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1994)  Search this
Capturing the Spirit: Portraits of Contemporary Mexican Artists (Traveling exhibition) (1991-1994)  Search this
Day in the Warsaw Ghetto: A Birthday Trip in Hell (Traveling exhibition) (1990-1995)  Search this
English Silver: Masterpieces by Omar Ramsden from the Campbell Collection (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1995)  Search this
Family Folklore I (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1995)  Search this
Frank Lloyd Wright: Preserving an Architectural Heritage, Decorative Designs from the Domino's Pizza Collection (Traveling exhibition) (1989-1992)  Search this
Go Forth and Serve: Black Land Grant Colleges (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Good, the Bad, and the Cuddly: Human Attitudes Towards Animals (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1995)  Search this
Harlem Photographs by Aaron Siskind from the National Museum of American Art (Traveling exhibition) (1993-1995)  Search this
Kids Bridge (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1997)  Search this
Lincoln and His Contemporaries: Photographs by Mathew Brady from the National Portrait Gallery's F. H. Meserve Collection (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Men and Machines of American Journalism (Traveling exhibition) (1975)  Search this
Mexico: A Landscape Revisited (Traveling exhibition) (1994-1996)  Search this
More Than Meets the Eye (Traveling exhibition) (1994-1998)  Search this
No Laughing Matter: Political Cartoonists on the Environment (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1996)  Search this
P. H. Polk, The Man and His Work (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Parting the Green Curtain: The Evolution of Tropical Biology in Panama (Exhibition) (1989)  Search this
Pride of Place: The Collections of the National Trust of Scotland (Traveling exhibition) (c. 1990)  Search this
Realm of the Coin: Money in American Art (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1994)  Search this
Road to Heaven is Paved by Good Works: The Art of Reverend Howard Finster (Traveling exhibition) (1990-1992)  Search this
Science and the French Revolutionaries (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Songs of My People - African Americans: A Self-Portrait (Traveling exhibition) (1991-1997)  Search this
Steichen and His Men: A Photographic Portrait of World War II (Traveling exhibition) (1988-1993)  Search this
The Real McCoy: African-American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930 (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Takbir! Allahu Akbar!: African American Muslims in Washington, D.C. (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equal Rights and Self-Determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978 (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Trees of Christmas (Exhibition)  Search this
Two Eagles/Dos Aguilas: A Natural History of the Mexican-American Boundary (Traveling exhibition) (1993-1997)  Search this
Voyages and Visions: Nineteenth-Century European Images of the Middle East from the Victoria and Albert Museum (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1997)  Search this
Whose Art is it, Anyway: Art in Public Places (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art of Our Time: Selections from the Olga Hirshhorn Collection (Traveling exhibition) (1989-1993)  Search this
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities (Traveling exhibition) (1990-1998)  Search this
Contrasts: 40 Years of Change and Continuity in Puerto Rico (Traveling exhibition) (1991-1992)  Search this
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy (Traveling exhibition) (1994-1996)  Search this
Major League, Minor League: Photographs of America's Baseball Stadiums by Jim Dow (Traveling exhibition) (1993-1998)  Search this
Ocean Planet (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1999)  Search this
Saynday was Coming Along: Drawings by Silverhorn (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1996)  Search this
Seeds of Change (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1995)  Search this
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Tongass: Alaska's Magnificent Rain Forest (Traveling exhibition) (1994-1999)  Search this
VanDerZee, Photographer (1886-1983) (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1999)  Search this
Science in the Age of Columbus (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Who's in Charge: Workers and Managers in the United States (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1996)  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Pamphlets
Drawings
Sketches
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1975
1975-1995
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 00-088
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1948-2016 [Smithsonian Exhibits]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282999

Records, 1976-1983

Creator:
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program Business Office  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Division of Performing Arts  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1976
1976-1983
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 87-160
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 10 years, until Jan-01-1994; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_255065

Records, 1964-1980

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Membership and Development  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Division of Performing Arts  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (2 half document boxes)
Type:
Microfiche
Collection descriptions
Date:
1964
1964-1980
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 82-111
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 10 years, until Jan-01-1991; Transferring office; 1/11/1983 memorandum, Bain to Stann; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_228915

Subject Files, circa 1968-1988

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Public Service  Search this
Subject:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Euell, Julian  Search this
Seitel, Peter 1942-  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Press  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Elementary and Secondary Education  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Symposia and Seminars  Search this
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Division of Performing Arts  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Interdisciplinary Studies  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Aditi: A Celebration of Life (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Festival of India (Exhibition) (1985-1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edinburgh International Festival  Search this
Treasures from the Smithsonian Institution at the Royal Scottish Museum (Exhibition) (1984: Edinburgh, Scotland)  Search this
Physical description:
48 cu. ft. (48 record storage boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1968
1968-1988
circa 1968-1988
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000367
See more items in:
Subject Files 1961-2006 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216934

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