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Moses and Frances Asch Collection

Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Names:
Courlander, Harold, 1908-1996  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Jenkins, Ella  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Extent:
841 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Date:
1926-1986
bulk 1948-1986
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.
Scope and Contents:
The Moses and Frances Asch Collection measures 841 cubic feet and dates from 1926-1987, with some contemporary, relevant correspondence, clippings, and ephemera added after 1987.

Most of the collection consists of audio recordings (commercial 78 rpm and long-playing records, open reel tapes, acetate discs, and test pressings), correspondence with recording artists and producers, artwork, photographs, ephemera, clippings, record production materials, writings, and business papers relating to Folkways Records. Materials relating to Folkways Records can be found primarily in the Correspondence, Folkways Production, Business Records, Photographs, Artwork, Sound Recordings, and Film series.

The collection also contains some biographical materials and personal correspondence, including materials related to Asch's first business, Radio Laboratories, located in the Biographical Materials series. Correspondence, ephemera, photographs, record production materials, business papers, and recordings relating to Asch's record labels before Folkways Records (Asch Recordings, Disc Company of America, Cub Records) are located in the Early Label Materials series as well as the Audio Recordings and Photographs series.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged in 10 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-1987

Series 2: Folkways Production, 1946-1987

Series 3: Business Records, 1940-1987

Series 4: Woody Guthrie papers, 1927-1985

Series 5: Early Label Materials, 1940-1949

Series 6: Biographical Materials, 1926-1987

Series 7: Photographs

Series 8: Artwork

Series 9: Audio Recordings

Series 10: Film

At this time, the collection is partially processed. Please contact rinzlerarchives@si.edu for more information.
Biographical/Historical note:
The son of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch, Moses Asch was born in Poland in 1905. His childhood was spent in Poland, France, Germany, and New York. While young, Asch developed an interest in radio electronics, which ultimately lead him to his life's work, recording the music and sounds of the world. He established several record labels in succession, sometimes partnering with other record companies. Two of his fist record companies, Asch Recordings and DISC Co. of America, went bankrupt. They were followed by his best-known label, Folkways Records, which was founded in 1948 with Marian Distler (1919-1964). He was still working on Folkways recordings when he died in 1986.

Folkways Records sought to document the entire world of sound. The 2,168 titles Asch released on Folkways include traditional and contemporary music from around the world, spoken word in many languages, and documentary recordings of individuals, communities, and current events. Asch's business practices revolved around the commitment to keep every recording issued by Folkways in print, despite low sales. Asch stayed afloat by cutting costs where he could (such as color printing) and offering a high-quality product, meticulously recorded and accompanied by extensive liner notes. In doing this, he could charge a slightly higher price than other commercial outfits. Despite a tenuous relationship with financial solvency, Folkways grew to be not only one of the most important independent record companies in the United States in the 20th century, but also one of the largest and most influential record companies in the world.

Moses Asch's record labels featured famous and lesser known American writers, poets, documentarians, ethnographers, and grass roots musicians on commercial recordings. American folk icon Woody Guthrie recorded on the Asch, Disc, and Folkways labels, and the Asch Collection includes some of his correspondence, lyrics, drawings, and writings. The collection also includes correspondence with other notable musicians and artists such as John Cage, Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Ewan MacColl, Alan Lomax, Henry Cowell, and Kenneth Patchen. Also in the collection are ethnographic field notes and photographs by as well as correspondence with Béla Barók, Sidney Robertson Cowell, Harold Courlander, Helen Creighton, Laura Boulton, and Samuel Charters. Asch hired various prominent artists and graphic designers including David Stone Martin, Ben Shahn, John Carlis, and Ronald Clyne to create album cover art for his recordings. Much of the original art and designs for these covers can be found in the Asch Collection.

Asch's output of recordings on various labels, including published recordings, open reel master tapes, outtakes, and acetate disks, in addition to his business papers, correspondence, photographs, and other files were acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1987. The collection came to the Smithsonian with the understanding that all 2168 titles under the Folkways label would be kept available in perpetuity.
Shared Stewardship of Collections:
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process grounded in the Center's commitment to connecting living people and cultures to the materials this collection represents. To view the Center's full shared stewardship policy, which defines our protocols for addressing collections-related inquiries and concerns, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
Provenance:
Ralph Rinzler arranged the Smithsonian's acquisition of the Moses and Frances Asch Collection in 1987, beginning with Asch before his death in 1986 and continuing with extensive discussions between Rinzler and the Asch family. Since its acquisition, archivist Jeff Place and others have added contemporary, relevant correspondence with Folkways artists and related individuals.
Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Oral interpretation of poetry  Search this
Oral interpretation of fiction  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 19th century  Search this
Music -- 18th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
World music  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Vocal music  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk533b8a927-559a-44ac-98d2-f32d871058b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-asch
Online Media:

Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982

Creator:
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Subject:
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Brett, Catherine  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Spencer, Niles  Search this
Knee, Gina  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Watercolors
Sketches
Transcriptions
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Etchings
Illustrations
Citation:
Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Post-impressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6833
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208960
AAA_collcode_brooalex
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208960
Online Media:

Adolph Ochs

Artist:
Philip Alexius de László, 1869 - 1937  Search this
Sitter:
Adolph Simon Ochs, 1858 - 1935  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 88.9 x 76.2cm (35 x 30")
Frame: 127.6 x 94.3 x 6cm (50 1/4 x 37 1/8 x 2 3/8")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York City
Date:
1926
Topic:
Adolph Simon Ochs: Male  Search this
Adolph Simon Ochs: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
Adolph Simon Ochs: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift from the Ochs / Sulzberger Family
Object number:
NPG.2011.142
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
20th Century Americans: 1900-1930 (re-installation 2012)
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 322
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48fabcd1d-ac7a-4d54-9081-8e4e1a3b6ddc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2011.142

Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association, Inc. brochure

Creator:
Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association  Search this
Names:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Brochure (7 1/2 x 4 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Brochures
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:
Brochures -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7a1393437-fca1-49e8-825b-a7d8703cd56a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1050

Letter to Mr. L. P. ?

Names:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 x 7 1/2 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
Undated
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:
Community Organizations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa764ee3fc9-a640-4caa-b723-623f7bbef8be
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1048

Letter to Mrs. Rosa L. Gragg from Charles E. Qualls

Creator:
Qualls, Charles E., 1932-1984  Search this
Names:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 x 7 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1964 July 4
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:
Civic leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa75ad5e4f9-4bca-4bab-b27c-23b9d96a636b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1047

Letter to Mr. Hartzog from Charles E. Qualls

Creator:
Qualls, Charles E., 1932-1984  Search this
Names:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 x 7 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1964 July 3
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:
Civic leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7c41e34b8-dd96-42e2-8ae6-89dae08af4c5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1046

Telegram to Dr. Charles Qualls from Rosa L. Gragg

Creator:
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
Qualls, Charles E., 1932-1984  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (2 pages)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1962 February 19
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:
Civic leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa77c16798c-73e1-49d8-ac8a-3727f39ed538
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1045

Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection

Donor:
Becker, John M.  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Heritage of Pride (HOP)  Search this
Rohrbaugh, Richard  Search this
American Federation of Teachers  Search this
Department of Defense, Comprehensive Review Working Group  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland  Search this
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives  Search this
San Diego LGBT Pride  Search this
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network  Search this
Smith College  Search this
University of Connecticut  Search this
William Way Community Center  Search this
Biren, Joan E.  Search this
Bushnell, Megan  Search this
Davidson, James, Dr.  Search this
Dietrich, Joe  Search this
Exline, Gregory  Search this
Florence, Laura  Search this
Huebner, David  Search this
Jain, Shawn  Search this
Karazsia, Amy  Search this
Karazsia, William G.  Search this
Lombardi, Angela  Search this
Lynch, Patsy  Search this
Meinke, Mark  Search this
Nitz, Ryan  Search this
Reichard, Bradley  Search this
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)  Search this
Ros, Silvia  Search this
Sabatino, Michael  Search this
Shannon, Michael A.  Search this
Sheets, Justin  Search this
Snodgrass, Adam  Search this
Voorheis, Robert  Search this
Creator:
Hirsch, Leonard  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Barna, Joseph T.  Search this
Guest, Michael E.  Search this
Other:
Larson, Gordon P., 1910-1988 -- 20th century  Search this
Names:
McWaine, Dwayne, Dr.  Search this
Extent:
66 Cubic feet (198 boxes, 21 map-folders)
64.2 Cubic feet (193 boxes, 21 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Passports
Postcards
Photographs
Posters
Videocassettes
Advertising
Dvds
Songbooks
Periodicals
Place:
Canada -- Description and Travel
Germany -- description and travel
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Washington, D.C. -- history
Los Angeles (Calif.)
New York, New York
Date:
1825-2023, undated
bulk 1960-2022
Summary:
This collection contains a variety of periodicals, photographs, correspondence, business and advertising ephemera (corporate and non-profit, personal), organizational records and ephemera, created by, for, and in reaction to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community.
Scope and Contents:
The Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection contains periodicals, ephemera, posters, postcards, advertisements, photographs, organizational records, publications, correspondence, and other materials related to all aspects of the LGBT community and the civil rights issues pertaining thereto. The collection was created by the Archives Center to bring together materials specifically pertaining to the LGBT community. This collection contains material from communities and individuals throughout the United States. The collection is currently strongest in periodicals, newspapers and ephemera and very strong in material from California and New York. The collection continues to add new items and the researcher would be wise to take a broad view in targeting their research topics in the collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into twenty-five series.

Series 1: Periodicals, 1937-2021

Series 2: Agencies, Associations, and Organizations, 1965-2023, undated

Series 3: Community Life and Subject Files, 1825-2022, undated

Subseries 3.1: Photographs and Slides, 1870-2009, undated

Subseries 3.2: Ephemera and Buttons, 1969-2022, undated

Subseries 3.3: Posters and Prints, 1825-2018, undated

Subseries 3.4: Subject Files, 1958-2019, undated

Subseries 3.5: Pride, 1976-2022, undated

Subseries 3.6: HIV and AIDS, 1987-2020, undated

Subseries 3.7: Gay Games, 1982-2018

Series 4: Advertising, Business, and Publications, 1970-2021, undated

Subseries 4.1: Advertising, 1970-2018, undated

Subseries 4.2: Business, 1986-2021, undated

Subseries 4.3: Television, Theater, and Motion Pictures, 1978-2022, undated

Subseries 4.4: Bar ephemera and advertisement, 1979-2018, undated

Subseries 4.5: Publications, 1976-2019, undated

Series 5: Biren, Joan E. (JEB), 195-2018, undated

Subseries 5.1: Xerographic Copies of Photoprints, 1971-1995, undated.

Subseries 5.2: Posters and Oversize Advertisement, 1973-2018, undated

Series 6: Dietrich, Joseph A., 1992-2010

Series 7: Mattachine Society Records, 1942-1996, undated

Subseries 7.1: Correspondence, 1952-1991, undated

Subseries 7.2: Board of Directors Minutes, 1954-1974, undated

Subseries 7.3: Organizational Information, 1942-1993, undated

Subseries 7.4: Councils, Chapters, and Committees, 1953-1965, undated

Subseries 7.5: Conventions, 1953-1960, undated

Subseries 7.6: Publications, 1944-1996, undated

Series 8: Rainbow History Community Pioneers, 2003-2012, undated

Series 9: Strub, Sean O., addendum, 1987-2011, undated

Series 10: Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB, 1990-2014, undated

Series 11: Ros, Silvia, 2009-2011

Series 12: Huebner, David, 2009-2014

Series 13: St. George, Philip, 1945-1955, undated

Series 14: Will & Grace, 1995-2006

Series 15: Barna, Joseph T. and Heritage of Pride (HOP), New York, New York, 1910-2014, undated

Subseries 15.1: Photographs, Photographic Negatives, and Slides, 1985-2010, undated

Subseries 15.2: Heritage of Pride (HOP), 1984-2014, undated

Subseries 15.3: Barna, Joseph T., 1910-2013, undated,

Series 16: Becker, John M., 1999-2014, undated

Series 17: Rohrbaugh, Richard, 1972-1986, undated

Series 18: Guest, Michael E., 2001-2009

Series 19: The Fosters, 2013

Series 20: Pride at Work, 1990-2015

Series 21: Sabatino, Michael and Voorheis, Robert, 1980-2016, undated

Subseries 21.1: Archilla, Gustavo A. and Lokkins, Elmer T., 1916-2014, undated

Series 22: Gay Officers Action League (GOAL), 1982-2016, undated

Series 23: Brown, Adele "Del" and Herizon's Bar, 1985-1991, undated

Subseries 1: Changing Herizons, and Herizons Newsletter, 1983-1991

Series 24: Universal Fellowship Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC), 1957-2019, undated

Series 25: The Christmas House, Crown Media Family Networks, 2020-2021
Historical Note:
While the quest for equal rights has been pursued by generations, it is generally acknowledged that the modern day Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) civil rights movement began in New York City in June 1969 with the Stonewall Riots. Prior to this time a number of activists, individuals, and organizations such as The Mattachine Society, Daughters of Bilitis and others, fought to bring recognition of LGBT civil rights to the forefront of American society. While the movement was primarily, and most visably, centered in New York City and San Francisco, periodicals, guide books, and ephemeral material interconnected the larger LGBT community throughout the United States. The increased visibility of the LGBT movement inspired affinity groups at odds with the LGBT community's new found visibility and quest for broader civil rights. The challenge to what was termed "traditional" values encouraged these counter-LGBT groups to define and solidfy their constituency and also become more pro-active. This collection comprises material that is generated by individuals and organizations promoting both points of view.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Michio and Aveline Kushi Macro-Biotics Collection (AC0619)

The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews (AC0857)

John-Manuel Andriote Victory Deferred Collection (AC1128)

Archives Center Wedding Documentation Collection (AC1131 )

Division of Science, Medicine, and Society HIV/AIDS Reference Collection (AC1134)

John-Manuel Andriote Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco Collection (AC1184)

Joan E. Biren (JEB) Queer Film Museum Collection (AC1216)

World AIDS Institute (WAI) Collection (AC1266)

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Records (AC1282)

Helping Persons with AIDS (HPA) Records (AC1283)

DC Cowboys Dance Company Records (AC1312)

Bil Browning and Jerame Davis Papers (AC1334)

David Hadley Rockwell New York Disco Ephemera Collection (AC1342)

Leonard P. Hirsch Federal Globe Records (AC1357)

Corbett Reynolds Papers (AC1390)

Mark Segal Papers (AC1422)

The Mattachine Society of Washington "Love in Action" Collection (AC1428)

Academy of Washington Records (AC1458)

Matthew Shepard Papers (AC1463)

I'm From Driftwood Records (AC1503)

The Division of Political History holds artifacts related to gay activist Franklin Kameny and a variety of political buttons. They also hold LGBT related artifacts from Joan E. Biren (JEB).

The Division of Medical and Science holds objects donated from Dr. Renee Richards, Sean O. Strub, and Leonard Hirsch.

The Division of Entertainment and the Arts holds objects donated by The Fosters, Will & Grace, and The Christmas House.
Provenance:
This collection was assembled by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, beginning in 2004.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
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:
Women's music  Search this
Transgender people -- Identity  Search this
Sexual orientation  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Lesbianism  Search this
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Gay activists  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
HIV and AIDS  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Bisexuality  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Gay Pride  Search this
Genre/Form:
Passports
Postcards
Photographs -- 2000-2010
Posters
Videocassettes
Advertising
DVDs
Photographs -- 20th century
Songbooks
Periodicals
Citation:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1146
See more items in:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80327b53b-2daa-47d1-8c11-89a7b3f4e1bd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1146
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Letter to Mr. Koontz from Charles E. Qualls

Creator:
Qualls, Charles E., 1932-1984  Search this
Names:
Anacostia High School  Search this
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 1/2 x 8 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1956 February 14
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:
Civic leaders  Search this
Community Organizations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Dale-Patterson Family collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dianne Dale.
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Dale-Patterson Family collection
Dale-Patterson Family collection / Series 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa76417b20b-2a20-47bd-87b7-a62b9a5578d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1043

Note to the Coordinating Committee from Campbell A. M. E. Church

Names:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 1/2 x 8 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1956 February 14
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:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa74798bbf6-9778-4776-8584-42317051ba14
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1042

Letter to the General Chairman from Frances H. Mason

Names:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 x 8 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1956 February 13
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:
Community Organizations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7d78ab67d-fb18-4e4e-8f2f-0286ce89ff4f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1041

Letter to Doctor Qualls from Russell L. Paxton

Names:
Qualls, Charles E., 1932-1984  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 x 7 1/4 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1956 February 12
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:
Civic leaders  Search this
Community Organizations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa783513fb7-fa95-4372-9e52-add5753db66a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1040

Letter to Mrs. Warner from Dorothy Contee

Names:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 x 8 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1956 February 10
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:
Community Organizations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7ceb4bf4a-fa44-4bd3-b38b-bbba62d6a6af
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1039

Letter to Mrs. Warner from Ulysses J. Banks

Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 x 7 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1956 February 9
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:
Community Organizations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7f27f1184-c245-4bd9-a7aa-02ef41f54085
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1038

Letter to the Coordinating Committee of Anacostia & Vicinity

Names:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
Qualls, Charles E., 1932-1984  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 x 7 1/4 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1956 February 9
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:
Civic leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7463e9d0c-2d42-4c6f-84ba-0eadce4685c3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1037

Letter to Dr. Qualls from R. L. Calhoun

Names:
Qualls, Charles E., 1932-1984  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 1/2 x 8 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1956 February 9
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:
Civic leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa75caab771-f658-462c-a188-261b97a45db4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1036

Letter to Mrs. Scott from Charles E. Qualls

Creator:
Qualls, Charles E., 1932-1984  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 1/2 x 8 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1956 February 9
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:
Civic leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7e3cdf612-750b-46b2-a805-7128bdf070b2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1034

Letter to Doctor Qualls from G. H. Hamm

Creator:
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  Search this
Names:
Qualls, Charles E., 1932-1984  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 1/2 x 8 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1956 February 3
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:
Civic leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7c765f012-e6b6-4634-a1c3-812aa83f5f65
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1033

Letter to Dr. Qualls from Grace Bush

Creator:
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  Search this
Names:
Qualls, Charles E., 1932-1984  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Letter (1 page, 10 x 7 1/2 inches.)
Container:
Box 12, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1956 February 1
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:
Civic leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
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 2: Charles Qualls Papers / 2.2: Community Organizations / Coordinating Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa70701dc53-e8b6-4add-bea6-0f6514e8b803
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-074-ref1032

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