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Evans-Tibbs Collection

Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993  Search this
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998  Search this
Moton, Robert Russa, 1867-1940  Search this
Murray, Daniel Alexander Payne, 1852-1925  Search this
Tibbs, Thurlow Evans, Jr., (1952-1997)  Search this
Extent:
25.54 Linear feet (46 boxes; 3 cabinet drawers)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Sheet music
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Oberlin (Ohio)
Date:
circa 1850-1997
Biographical/Historical note:
The Evans-Tibbs collection form part of the family papers acquired from the Evans-Tibbs Collection museum, which closed in 1996, and centers around the life of Lillian Evans Tibbs. The museum was formerly the home of Evans, the first African American woman to sing opera with an organized European company. She was born in Washington, DC to a cultured, well-educated, middle-class family. Her mother was Annie Lillian Evans, a music teacher in the DC public school system, and her father was Wilson Bruce Evans, organizer and first principal of Armstrong Technical High School in Washington, DC. Hiram Revels, the first black U.S. senator, was her great-uncle and two other family members are credited with taking part in John Borwn's raid on Harper's Ferry. She married Howard University music professor, Roy W. Tibbs in 1918. Her stage name, Madame Evanti, is a combination of her last name and her husband's. Evans had one child, Thurlow Tibbs Sr., and two grandchildren, Diane Elizabeth and Thurlow Evans Tibbs. Thurlow Jr., operated the Evans-Tibbs Collection museum until 1996, a year before his death.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Sheet music
Letters (correspondence)
Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-016
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Evans-Tibbs Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa74ee10449-1db5-4b26-ad53-87860864cb33
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-016
Online Media:

Lillian Evanti travel scrapbook

Creator:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Scapbook , postcards, 9 x 11 3/8 inches.)
Type:
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Postcards
Place:
Europe
Date:
circa 1924-1930s
Biographical / Historical:
Lillian Evans was born in Washington, DC to a cultured, well-educated, middle-class family. She was the first African American woman to sing opera with an organized European company. Her mother was Annie Lillian Brooks Evans, a music teacher in the DC public school system, and her father was Wilson Bruce Evans, organizer and first principal of Armstrong Technical High School in Washington, DC. Hiram Revels, the first black U.S. senator, was her great-uncle and two other family members are credited with taking part in John Borwn's raid on Harper's Ferry. She married Howard University music professor, Roy W. Tibbs in 1918. Her stage name, Madame Evanti, is a combination of her last name and her husband's. Evans had one child, Thurlow Tibbs Sr., and two grandchildren, Diane Elizabeth and Thurlow Evans Tibbs. Thurlow Jr., operated a museum, The Evans-Tibbs Collection, which centered around the life of Lillian Evans until 1996, a year before his death.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
See more items in:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Evans-Tibbs Collection / Series 5: Photographs / Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa75dc205d9-3b37-48e7-890b-cb2f7b2ff74d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-016-ref1277

Lillian Evans scrapbook

Creator:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Scrapbook (b&w, 5 x 7 inches.)
Type:
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Date:
circa 1907 - 1911
Biographical / Historical:
Lillian Evans was born in Washington, DC to a cultured, well-educated, middle-class family. She was the first African American woman to sing opera with an organized European company. Her mother was Annie Lillian Brooks Evans, a music teacher in the DC public school system, and her father was Wilson Bruce Evans, organizer and first principal of Armstrong Technical High School in Washington, DC. Hiram Revels, the first black U.S. senator, was her great-uncle and two other family members are credited with taking part in John Borwn's raid on Harper's Ferry. She married Howard University music professor, Roy W. Tibbs in 1918. Her stage name, Madame Evanti, is a combination of her last name and her husband's. Evans had one child, Thurlow Tibbs Sr., and two grandchildren, Diane Elizabeth and Thurlow Evans Tibbs. Thurlow Jr., operated a museum, The Evans-Tibbs Collection, which centered around the life of Lillian Evans until 1996, a year before his death.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
See more items in:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Evans-Tibbs Collection / Series 5: Photographs / Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa751c82e75-f933-48b6-8160-7e40fa8768a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-016-ref128

Lillian and Joseph Evans

Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (6 x 4 inches)
Container:
Box 7, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1907
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Brothers and sisters  Search this
African Americans  Search this
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-016, Item PH2003.7063.451
See more items in:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Evans-Tibbs Collection / Series 5: Photographs / Family / Evans Family
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7a9c353d2-7d4f-4951-8895-835e7847c0de
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-016-ref240

Lillian Evanti

Creator:
Maurice Studio  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (9 1/2 x 8 inches)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Publicity photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Portraits -- African American women  Search this
African American singers  Search this
African American composers  Search this
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Publicity photographs
Collection Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-016, Item PH2003.7063.033
See more items in:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Evans-Tibbs Collection / Series 5: Photographs / Publicity and Special Events
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa78abbfedc-7998-410c-bf48-6528df6a1c3f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-016-ref44

Lillian Evanti

Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (9 x 6 1/2 inches)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Publicity photographs
Date:
circa 1925
Scope and Contents:
Lillian Evanti holding container wearing costume for operatic role of Lakme.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Costumes  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Portraits -- African American women  Search this
African American singers  Search this
African American composers  Search this
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Publicity photographs
Collection Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-016, Item PH2003.7063.038
See more items in:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Evans-Tibbs Collection / Series 5: Photographs / Publicity and Special Events
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7ebda6972-b8af-44dd-9a05-4dd35f50296e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-016-ref49

Lillian Evanti

Creator:
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (10 x 8 inches)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 50
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1940s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Portraits -- African American women  Search this
African American singers  Search this
African American composers  Search this
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-016, Item PH2003.7063.050
See more items in:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Evans-Tibbs Collection / Series 5: Photographs / Publicity and Special Events
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa796ce58cb-f2cd-4396-8e62-5e3fe69034c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-016-ref61

Lillian Evanti receives Distinguished Alumni Award at Howard University

Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Howard University  Search this
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Johnson, Mordecai W. (Mordecai Wyatt), 1890-1976  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (8 x 10 inches)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1943
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Portraits -- African American women  Search this
African American singers  Search this
African American composers  Search this
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-016, Item PH2003.7063.083
See more items in:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Evans-Tibbs Collection / Series 5: Photographs / Publicity and Special Events
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa71c2a32b4-81ff-4481-bb64-a97d63750add
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-016-ref80

Madame Evanti (Lillian Evans Tibbs) [acetate or possibly nitrate film photonegative]

Topic:
Lakme
Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Names:
Delibes, Leo, 1836-1891  Search this
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 42
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Retouching
Date:
[undated]
Scope and Contents:
Job Number: 1844[?]
Subject wears jewelled headdress, apparently for operatic role of Lakme (Leo Delibes, composer). Face retouched. Negative captioned, no maker edge imprint found. Possibly a nitrate negative.
Biographical / Historical:
Degree in music from Howard University; married vocal instructor Prof. Roy W. Tibbs. Continued study in Europe, made professional operatic debut in Nice, France, 1925. Stage name formed from combination of single and married names, Washington concert debut, 1933. Helped found the Negro National Opera Company.
General:
Framed print of this image is number 35 of "Corcoran" prints.
Exhibitions Note:
"Corcoran" print exhibited in "The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise," NMAAHC Gallery, NMAH, January 30 - November 15, 2009; image reproduced in exhibit's companion book.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

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.
Topic:
Opera  Search this
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
African American singers  Search this
Portraits -- African American women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Nitrate film
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Retouching -- Pencil
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8784450e2-6644-4f12-9ba8-75737b39f8fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref1041

President Lescott and Madame (Lillian) Evanti [acetate film photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Lescott, President.  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 54
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1940s]
Scope and Contents:
They are seated in conversation with a man in uniform.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

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.
Topic:
African American entertainers -- 1930-1940 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Portraits, Group -- 1940-1950  Search this
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89297d901-eef7-4b9c-af3c-92d56e168162
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref1721

President Lescott and Madame Lillian Evanti [acetate film photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Lescott, President.  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 54
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1940s
Scope and Contents:
Standing in coversation with a man in uniform.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

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.
Topic:
African American entertainers -- 1930-1940 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Portraits, Group -- 1940-1950  Search this
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep845b5e8f1-080d-44a7-9b43-16a11e7b4f50
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref1723

Lillian Evans Tibbs (Evanti) [copy negatiove] [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
El Aele Foto  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 5" x 4".)
Container:
Box 75
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
No ink on negative. Tibbs was also known as Madame Evanti. "El Aele Foto" signature in the bottom left corner of the original image. No edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

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.
Topic:
Portraits -- African American women  Search this
African American singers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep815c6bb2d-f680-47ee-bb05-d6a2e19389da
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref2526
Online Media:

[Lillian Evanti in park #96: cellulose acetate photonegative.]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 80
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Job Number: 25052
Ink on negative: "Mme Evanti 6". Lillian Evanti posing near fountain in park. She is wearing a walking suit, hat, and fur stole and holds a walking stick. "EASTMAN SAFETY KODAK 64" edge imprint.
Biographical / Historical:
Degree in music from Howard University; married vocal instructor Prof. Roy W. Tibbs. Continued study in Europe, made professional operative debut in Nice, France, 1925. Stage name formed from combination of single and married names, Washington concert debut, 1933. Helped found the Negro National Opera Company.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

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.
Topic:
African American entertainers -- 1930-1940 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e311e4fb-6c0b-4b76-b67b-507c05e9a08e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref2678

Mme. Evanti [Lillian Evans Tibbs, with son in park, walking : acetate film photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Creator:
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 2
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Job Number: 25057
No. 95 [or 94?] on original envelope. Ink on negative edge: "25057 Mme. Evanti 6". Edge imprint: Eastman--Safety--Kodak.
Biographical / Historical:
Degree in music from Howard University; married vocal instructor Prof. Roy W. Tibbs. Continued study in Europe, made professional operative debut in Nice, France, 1925. Stage name formed from combination of single and married names, Washington concert debut, 1933. Helped found the Negro National Opera Company.
General:
From negative Box B.
Exhibitions Note:
Photograph reproduced in companion book to following exhibit: "The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise," NMAAHC Gallery, NMAH, January 30 - November 15, 2009.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

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.
Topic:
African American entertainers -- 1930-1940 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
African American children -- 1920-1940  Search this
Portraits -- African American women  Search this
Mothers  Search this
Parks  Search this
Children -- African American -- Washington (D.C.).  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep828da9074-21f8-46f9-9645-21bb0322ac49
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref80
Online Media:

Mme. Evanti [Lillian Evans Tibbs, sitting on bench in park : acetate film photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Creator:
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 2
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Job Number: 25057
Subject holds walking stick. No. 95 on orig. envelope. Ink on negative edge: "25057 Mme. Evanti." Manufacturer's edge imprint: Eastman--Safety--Kodak.
Biographical / Historical:
Degree in music from Howard University; married vocal instructor Prof. Roy W. Tibbs. Continued study in Europe, made professional operative debut in Nice, France, 1925. Stage name formed from combination of single and married names, Washington concert debut, 1933. Helped found the Negro National Opera Company.
General:
In Freezer storage Box 2. From negative Box B.
Other Archival Materials:
A copy of Mme. Evanti's manuscript, "Where My Caravan Has Rested," is in the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

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.
Topic:
African American entertainers -- 1930-1940 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Parks  Search this
Portraits -- African American women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8213b77d5-2d6f-4857-8bff-e0ec16fdf8f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref93
Online Media:

Postcard, Frederick Douglass Patterson, President Tuskegee Institute

Creator:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Names:
Tuskegee Institute  Search this
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988  Search this
Patterson, Wilhelmina Bessie, 1888-1962  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic postcard
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic postcards
Picture postcards
Correspondence
Date:
1946 April 12
Scope and Contents:
Postcard sent to Wilhelmina Bessie Patterson from Lillian Evanti. Evanti speaks on her tour and visiting Wilhelmina's brother, Frederick Douglass Patterson and his wife Catherine and son, Frederick Douglass, Jr.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Dale-Patterson Family 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.
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards -- 1930-1940
Correspondence -- 1930-1940
Collection Citation:
Dale-Patterson Family collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dianne Dale.
See more items in:
Dale-Patterson Family collection
Dale-Patterson Family collection / Series 1: Dale-Patterson Family Papers / 1.9: Patterson, Wilhelmina "Bess" / Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa70a5d8fca-3f18-4703-a96a-e030713b965a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref975

Mme. Lillian Evanti Recital at Shiloh Baptist Church

Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Patterson, Wilhelmina Bessie, 1888-1962  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Dale-Patterson Family 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:
African American women  Search this
Women in music  Search this
African American churches -- 1940-1950  Search this
Churches -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Portraits, Group -- 1940-1950 -- Washington (D.C.).  Search this
Collection Citation:
Dale-Patterson Family collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dianne Dale.
See more items in:
Dale-Patterson Family collection
Dale-Patterson Family collection / Series 1: Dale-Patterson Family Papers / 1.12: Family Photographs / Patterson, Wilhelmina--Shiloh Baptist Church events
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa781611b41-7c0a-46dc-aeac-64cbfbfb5fe6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref980

Lillian Evanti wears opera costume from Lucia di Lammermour.

Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (6 x 9 inches)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Publicity photographs
Date:
circa 1924-1935
Scope and Contents:
Lillian Evanti poses for publicity photo in costume from Lucia di Lammermour.
General:
Act III Lucia written on verso of photograph.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Costumes  Search this
Operas  Search this
Portraits -- African American women  Search this
Portraits -- Italy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publicity photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
See more items in:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Evans-Tibbs Collection / Series 5: Photographs / Publicity and Special Events
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7279f9c41-98f7-461e-81ad-9e68d3a7a115
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-016-ref12

Lillian Evanti wears opera costume from Lucia di Lammermour.

Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (6 x 9 inches. )
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Publicity photographs
Portraits
Date:
circa 1924-1935
Scope and Contents:
Lillian Evanti poses for publicity photos in costume from Lucia di Lammermour.
General:
Act I Lucia written on verso of photograph.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Costumes  Search this
Portraits -- Italy  Search this
Operas  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publicity photographs
Photographic prints
Portraits -- African American women
Collection Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
See more items in:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Evans-Tibbs Collection / Series 5: Photographs / Publicity and Special Events
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa784eb6199-1e2c-4283-8b14-33280facb23f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-016-ref13

Miss Lillian Evans, pupil of Miss Lulu Vere Childers

Names:
Evanti, Lillian, Mme. (Lillian Evans Tibbs), 1890-1967  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Programs (documents)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
November 18, 1915
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Programs (documents)
Collection Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-016, Item acma_06-16-28
See more items in:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Evans-Tibbs Collection / Series 1: Lillian Evans Tibbs papers / 1.3: Programs and Promotional Materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7f83df11e-90b3-42ba-a1ba-256e3b2af416
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-016-ref1323

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