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Sweatshirt from the Fair Fight Action organization

Created by:
Fair Fight Action, American, founded 2018  Search this
Manufactured by:
Royal Apparel, American, founded 1990  Search this
Subject of:
Stacey Y. Abrams, American, born 1973  Search this
Medium:
ink on cotton (textile)
Dimensions:
L x W: 26 3/4 × 32 7/8 in. (68 × 83.5 cm)
Type:
sweat shirts
Place collected:
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 2017-2019
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Politics  Search this
Suffrage  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Courtesy of Stacey Y. Abrams
Object number:
2021.7.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Fair Fight Action
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e5eab1f4-3369-4ef3-b385-0cb405e5dfa5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.7.1
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Sweatshirt from the Fair Fight Action organization

Created by:
Fair Fight Action, American, founded 2018  Search this
Manufactured by:
Royal Apparel, American, founded 1990  Search this
Subject of:
Stacey Y. Abrams, American, born 1973  Search this
Medium:
ink on cotton (textile)
Dimensions:
L x W: 26 9/16 × 32 1/2 in. (67.5 × 82.5 cm)
Type:
sweat shirts
Place collected:
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 2017-2019
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Politics  Search this
Suffrage  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Courtesy of Stacey Y. Abrams
Object number:
2021.7.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Fair Fight Action
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5676ad044-1a5f-4880-b90a-5653e3974888
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.7.2
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Ragtime Jamboree

Recording artist:
Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Release date:
1953
Related Publication:
Jazz Records 1942-1969, Vol. 4d: Kl - L
Credit Line:
Gift of Lucy C. Shain in memory of James Lewis Shain
ID Number:
1978.0670.695
Accession number:
1978.0670
Catalog number:
1978.0670.695
Maker number:
DL 5456
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Sound Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-a8da-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1216039
Online Media:

Patch, Commemorative, Spaceflight Memorial, Apollo I, Challenger, Columbia

Designer:
Michael Okuda  Search this
Materials:
Textile
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 10.2 × 10.2cm (4 × 4 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-People
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Dennis R. Jenkins.
Inventory Number:
A20120116000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9611253d3-27d8-4b40-81bd-dffe997c359b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20120116000
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Pin, Spaceflight Memorial, Apollo I, Challenger, Columbia

Designer:
Michael Okuda  Search this
Materials:
Metal
Coating
Dimensions:
3-D: 2.5 × 2.5 × 1cm (1 in. × 1 in. × 3/8 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-People
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Dennis R. Jenkins.
Inventory Number:
A20120119000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9adfc4a3f-1ee0-4312-b746-abff97d9d7e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20120119000
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The amalgamation of the white and black elements of the population in the United States.

Designer:
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, American, 1868 – 1963  Search this
Medium:
ink and watercolor on board
Dimensions:
H x W: 71 × 56 cm (27 15/16 × 22 1/16 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Exhibitions
loan object
Object Name:
loan object
Date:
1900
Accession Number:
28.2021.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq447b39ba7-b0e1-4cf8-857f-dc5e06c25ce5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_28.2021.11

Negro business men in the United States.

Designer:
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, American, 1868 – 1963  Search this
Medium:
ink and watercolor on board
Dimensions:
H x W: 71 × 56 cm (27 15/16 × 22 1/16 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Exhibitions
loan object
Object Name:
loan object
Date:
1900
Accession Number:
28.2021.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b591663a-d046-45f5-a00d-468cd27007c3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_28.2021.19

A series of statistical charts illustrating the condition of the descendants of former African slaves now in residence in the United States of America

Designer:
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, American, 1868 – 1963  Search this
Medium:
ink and watercolor on board
Dimensions:
H x W: 71 × 56 cm (27 15/16 × 22 1/16 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Exhibitions
loan object
Object Name:
loan object
Date:
1900
Accession Number:
28.2021.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq44053f92c-5577-4ca7-a1b8-347740ff7259
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_28.2021.2

Negro population of the United States compared with the total population of other countries.

Designer:
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, American, 1868 – 1963  Search this
Medium:
ink and watercolor on board
Dimensions:
H x W: 71 × 56 cm (27 15/16 × 22 1/16 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Exhibitions
loan object
Object Name:
loan object
Date:
1900
Accession Number:
28.2021.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4d233797a-352c-4355-8217-d32d140bd5b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_28.2021.5

Cotton is King. A Plantation Scene

Photographer:
M. H. Zahner, American, active 1880s – 1890s  Search this
Retailer:
Griffith & Griffith, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  Search this
Medium:
Stereoscopic photograph
Object Name:
Steroscope slides
Type:
Steroscope slides
Made in:
United States of America
Date:
1890s
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Richard P. Wunder
Accession Number:
1962-156-3-a
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4cf34c4db-2d65-41d6-902c-f5616aafbed5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1962-156-3-a

Step Up on Fifth: Santa Monica, CA: Sketch of Elevation

Designer:
Brooks + Scarpa, Los Angeles, California, USA  Search this
Angela Brooks, American  Search this
Larry Scarpa, American, b. 1959  Search this
Medium:
Pen and black ink, colored pencil on tracing paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 30.8 × 37.5 cm (12 1/8 × 14 3/4 in.)
Type:
architecture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Designed in:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Date:
ca. 2009
Credit Line:
Gift of Brooks + Scarpa
Accession Number:
2015-40-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48f3f10fe-df57-4268-84d5-5ed972e27c02
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2015-40-2
Online Media:

Self Portrait/Portrait of George Klauber

Artist:
Philip Pearlstein, born 24 May 1924  Search this
Sitter:
Philip Pearlstein, born 24 May 1924  Search this
George Klauber, 24 Jul 1923 - 14 Sep 2004  Search this
Medium:
Casein on Masonite
Dimensions:
[missing dimensions]
Type:
Painting
Date:
1948 - 1949
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Architecture\Fountain  Search this
Self-portrait  Search this
Philip Pearlstein: Male  Search this
Philip Pearlstein: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Philip Pearlstein: Military and Intelligence\Army  Search this
Philip Pearlstein: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\Art  Search this
George Klauber: Male  Search this
George Klauber: Visual Arts\Designer  Search this
George Klauber: Visual Arts\Designer\Graphic designer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Brooklyn Museum
Object number:
2005.20.1 Brooklyn
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47fbc5e1d-2aed-4d8b-89ae-817d58f3d519
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2005.20.1_Brooklyn

Trophy, Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award

Manufacturer:
Cutter & Peche  Search this
Materials:
Hawaiian Koa hardwood, crystal, silver, bronze, copper alloy, epoxy, wood glue
Dimensions:
Overall (Main Trophy Body (wood base, glass sphere, figure at top)): 81.3 × 31.1cm, 31.5kg (2 ft. 8 in. × 1 ft. 1/4 in., 69.5lb.)
Overall (Overall Assembled for Display with Bottom Base A19870046001): 90.2 × 34.3cm, 35.2kg (2 ft. 11 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 1 1/2 in., 77.5lb.)
Type:
AWARDS-Trophies
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1986
Credit Line:
Donated by the Air Traffic Control Association
Inventory Number:
A19870046000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Trophy Case
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9ac2d63ff-7ac8-401c-aebe-aeeb19ac2284
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19870046000

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
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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:

Abraham Joel Tobias papers

Creator:
Tobias, Abraham Joel, 1913-1996  Search this
Names:
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Block, Irving  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Caswell, Edward C.  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Gaber, George  Search this
Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997  Search this
La Gambina, Vincent, 1909-1994  Search this
Lishinsky, Abraham  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Spivak, Max, 1906-1981  Search this
Tobey, Alton S. (Alton Stanley), 1914-2005  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Photographs
Date:
1913-2000
Summary:
The Abraham Joel Tobias papers date from 1913 to 2000 and measure 2.8 linear feet. Through project and exhibition files, printed material, correspondence, and photographs, the collection provides an overview of Tobias's career as a painter and muralist in New York City.
Scope and Content Note:
The Abraham Joel Tobias papers date from 1913 to 2000 and measure 2.8 linear feet. Through project and exhibition files, printed material, correspondence, and photographs, the collection provides an overview of Tobias's career as a painter and muralist in New York City.

General correspondence regards mural proposals, exhibitions, professional activities, and museums' acquisitions of artwork by Tobias. A file of correspondence with the Fine Arts Federation of New York concerns efforts to recognize murals by Irving Block, James Brooks, Philip Evergood, Abraham Lishinsky, José Clemente Orozco, and Max Spivak as landmarks; it also includes minutes of meetings, 1988-1995, that reflect Tobias's service as a board member. Other correspondence is with friends and artists including Edward Caswell, George Gaber, Filia Holtzman, Vincent La Gambina, and Alton S. Tobey.

Project files document murals such as: The Four Freedoms, Midwood High School, Brooklyn, New York, honoring students and teachers who died in World War II (circa 1946); Birth for the maternity ward at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City (1951-1953); and Medical Science and Medical Research, Long Island Jewish Hospital (1954). The Science and Engineering project file (1958) contains a patent certificate for striated plastic, a material Tobias used in two murals. Also of interest is correspondence with the Harman Foundation regarding a documentary film about Tobias's use of ethyl silicate for outdoor murals. Among the exhibitions documented are: "Plastics U.S.A.," "New York WPA Artists Then and Now," and "Abraham Joel Tobias: Sculptural Paintings of the 1930s."

Printed material consists of announcements, invitations, solo and group exhibition catalogs, and clippings relating to Tobias's artistic career. Also found are pamphlets he designed for the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Photographs are of Tobias's artwork and the artist with friends and family. There is a video recording of an interview with Tobias conducted by Brendan Gill in 1995.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1913-1996 (Boxes 1, 4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1933-1997 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Project and Exhibition Files, 1938-2000 (Boxes 1, 2, 4, OV 5; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1928-1992 (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1913-1999 (Boxes 3, 4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1990s (Box 3; 1 folder)

Series 7: Photographs, 1929-1970 (Box 3; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 8: Video Recording, 1995 (Box 3, 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Abraham Joel Tobias (1913-1996) was a painter, muralist, and educator in New York City. He was a pioneer in the use of shaped canvases.

A native of Rochester, New York, Tobias came to New York City to study at the Cooper Union School of Art, 1930-1931, and at the Art Students League, 1930-1933. He worked for the Federal Arts Project,1938-1940, where he continued his training as a muralist, working with artist and technicians.

During World War II, Tobias served in the armed forces. He was an art director with the Intelligence Division, Army Air Force, and in 1945 was employed as a graphic designer for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Tobias was artist-in-residence and served as instructor in painting and drawing at Adelphia College, Garden City, Long Island, 1947-1957. He also was was a visiting lecturer at various schools including Howard University, Brooklyn Museum Art School, Pratt Institute Art School, as well as at colleges in Illinois and Kansas.

Tobias completed over ten mural commissions for governmental agencies and educational institutions, including: United States Post Office, Clarendon, Arkansas; Howard University, Washington, D.C.; James Madison High School, Brooklyn, New York; Beth Israel Hospital, New York City; Domestic Relations Court Building, Brooklyn, New York; and Adelphi College, Garden City, New York. In 1962, Tobias began The History of Science mural for the lobby of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn; it was never completed.

Tobias experimented with diverse materials such as terrazzo and mosaic for mural application. He also broke new ground with the use of ethyl silicate paint as a permanent medium for outdoor murals. In 1958, he patented striated plastic, a pliable material used to achieve an effect similar to stained glass.

He participated in many solo and group exhibitions. In 1935, Tobias presented his shaped canvas painting in the "Sculptural Painting" exhibition at Delphic Studios in New York City. In 1987, Tobias was recognized for his earlier pioneering work with a retrospective exhibition, "Abraham Joel Tobias: Sculptural Paintings" at The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University. Other exhibitions included: "Plastics U.S.A.," the United States Information Service's exhibition in Moscow (1961); "New York City WPA Art," Parsons School of Design, New York City (1977); "For a Permanent Public Art," Tweed Gallery, New York City (1989); and "The Technological Muse," Katonah Museum of Art, New York (1991).

Tobias's professional memberships included the Architectural League of New York, National Society of Mural Painters, and New York Artists Equity Association. He served on the Board of Directors for the Fine Arts Federation of New York from 1988-1996. He won the Architectural League Award in 1952. The Art Commission of the City of New York recognized Tobias, posthumously, for distinguished service to public art.

Abraham Joel Tobias married Carolyn Pratt in 1949; the couple had one daughter. Abraham Joel Tobias died in Rego Park, New York, in 1996 at the age of 82.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2001 by Carolyn Tobias, the widow of Abraham Joel Tobias.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Abraham Joel Tobias papers, 1913-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tobijoel
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Abraham Joel Tobias papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98be0c478-da69-4155-9f53-1ac5d5ac617b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tobijoel

Nanae Momiyama papers

Creator:
Momiyama, Nanae, 1924-2002  Search this
Names:
Bruce Museum  Search this
Kenkeleba House  Search this
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-  Search this
Secor, Johanna  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Greeting cards
Interviews
Sketches
Drawings
Photographs
Place:
Japan
Date:
1928-circa 2000
bulk 1948-2000
Summary:
The papers of New York painter, calligrapher, and educator, Nanae Momiyama measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1928-circa 2000, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1948-1990s. The collection traces Momiyama's career as a first wave post-World War II Japanese-American artist through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, scrapbooks, sketches and sketchbooks, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York painter, calligrapher, and educator, Nanae Momiyama measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1928-circa 2000, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1948-1990s. The collection traces Momiyama's career as a first wave post-World War II Japanese-American artist through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, scrapbooks, sketches and sketchbooks, and photographs.

Biographical material includes resumes, a graduation certificate, passports, artist's statements, a calendar of lectures, address books, miscellaneous biographical material, and a 1972 WGCH radio interview with Nanae Momiyama.

Correspondence is mostly professional and consists of incoming and outgoing letters with arts organizations, museums, and galleries, such as the Bruce Museum, the Japanese Artists'Association, Kenkeleba House, and the National Association of Women Artists. There is some personal correspondence from family and friends, including Yayoi Kusama and Johanna Secor.

Writings and notes contain writings and notes by Nanae Momiyama and others. Writings and notes mostly consist of drafts of lectures and press releases relating to Momiyama's class demonstrations on Sumi-e painting.

Business records include annotated painting lists, consignments, a loan agreement, a contract, and scattered receipts. Painting lists and sales receipts provide a detailed record of works sold by Nanae Momiyama from 1974-1987.

Nanae Momiyama's activities as an artist are well-documented through printed materials, including press releases, clippings, periodicals, exhibition invitations, announcements, and catalogs, periodicals, annotated checklists, and brochures. Also found is Momiyama's monograph on Sumi-e painting.

Five scrapbooks contain exhibition-related material, such as announcements, invitations, brochures, reviews, installation shots, and artwork. One scrapbook is of a more personal nature and includes notes, handmade holiday cards by the artist, and photographs of Momiyama's children.

Artwork comprises sketches, drawings, and graphic designs. Sketches are mostly studies for Nanae Momiyama's paintings. Also included are five sketchbooks; one sketchbook is devoted to Momiyama's calligraphy.

Photographs are of Nanae Momiyama and others, exhibition installations and artwork, miscellaneous photographs, and slides of artwork. Also found are six photograph albums of images of Nanae Momiyama with family, friends, and colleagues. Of interest, are two photograph albums depicting Nanae Momiyama's school life and social activities in Japan from 1928-1940s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1948-1995 (Box 1: 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1953, 1970s-1993 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1950s-1995 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Business Records, 1962-1987 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1950s-1995 (Box 1; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1948-1978 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Sketches and Drawings, circa 1950s-1970s (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 8: Sketchbooks, circa 1975-1997 (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, 1928-circa 2000 (Box 3; 1.0 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Nanae Momiyama (1924-2002) was a Japanese American painter, calligrapher, and educator based in New York City, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut.

In 1924, Nanae Momiyama was born in Tokyo, Japan. In 1944, she graduated from Bunka Gakuin College in Tokyo, where she later taught painting and drawing. In 1954, under the sponsorship of the Japanese government, Nanae Moimiyama attended the Art Students' League in New York City, where she was mentored by the painter, Morris Kantor. During this period, Momiyama participated in exhibitions organized by the cooperative galleries on East Tenth Street in New York City that were promoting the works of Abstract Expressionist artists.

Nanae Momiyama's artistic interests extended to the teaching of Japanese calligraphy and Sumi-e paintings at colleges, universities, and art institutions, including the National Teacher's Convention for Asian Studies at Brooklyn College, Columbia University, and Japan Society. During her career, Momiyama received commissions to design posters for movies, plays, and concerts and to illustrate books and magazines. In addition, she wrote Sumi-e, An Introduction to Ink Painting that became a standard text on the subject.

Nanae Momiyama participated in many solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad: Brata Gallery, the Bruce Museum, Gima Gallery, Ligoa Duncan Gallery, and Seibu Galleries, among others.

Nanae Momiyama was a long time resident of Greenwich, Connecticut. She died in 2002.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Haniwa Gottlieb, Nanae Momiyama's daughter, in 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Calligraphers  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Calligraphy, Japanese  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Greeting cards
Interviews
Sketches
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Nanae Momiyama papers, 1928-circa 2000, bulk 1948-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mominana
See more items in:
Nanae Momiyama papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw942c022b3-f622-4f49-99c5-107b1a897806
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mominana

Revision Path: Episode 220; Gail Anderson

Produced by:
Maurice Cherry, American  Search this
Interview of:
Gail Anderson, American, born 1962  Search this
Subject of:
School of Visual Arts, American, founded 1947  Search this
National Museum of African American History and Culture, American, founded 2003  Search this
Paul Anthony Webb, American, born 1988  Search this
Craig Wilkins, American  Search this
Michelle Joan Wilkinson Ph.D., American  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 1 hr., 20 min., 47 sec.
Type:
sound recordings
digital media - born digital
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
December 4, 2017
Topic:
African American  Search this
Design  Search this
Education  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Museums  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Maurice Cherry and Glitch, Inc.
Object number:
2019.47.1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Maurice Cherry and Glitch, Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Revision Path
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b33e39d3-e032-4234-b999-1b5fc380a67c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.47.1.1

Flier for "The Imperial Funk Machine" at Bronx River Center

Designed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Grand Wizard Theodore, American, born 1963  Search this
Fantastic Five, American, 1979 - 1994  Search this
Kevie Kev, American  Search this
T-Connection, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 9/16 × 8 7/16 in. (16.7 × 21.5 cm)
Type:
fliers (printed matter)
Place depicted:
Bronx, New York City, Bronx County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1980
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Design  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2020.54.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e8b3cc0c-0f57-451c-a598-df909fdd7f8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.54.2
Online Media:

Flier for "Must Be the Music Skate Affair" at the Bronx Skating Rink

Distributed by:
Nubian Productions, American  Search this
Designed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Afrika Bambaataa, American, born 1957  Search this
DJ Jazzy Jay, American, born 1961  Search this
Kool DJ Red Alert, American, born 1956  Search this
Jazzy Five, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 5/16 × 8 7/16 in. (13.5 × 21.5 cm)
Type:
fliers (printed matter)
Place depicted:
Bronx, New York City, Bronx County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1982
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Design  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Roller skating  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2020.54.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ff90c692-f518-4f67-9331-56c08e87983e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.54.3
Online Media:

Fliers for two hip-hop events in the Bronx designed by Eddie Ed

Designed by:
Eddie Ed, American  Search this
Subject of:
Kool DJ Red Alert, American, born 1956  Search this
Soulsonic Force, American, founded 1980  Search this
Fantastic Five, American, 1979 - 1994  Search this
Grandmaster Caz, American, born 1960  Search this
DJ Charlie Chase, American, born 1959  Search this
DJ Jazzy Jay, American, born 1961  Search this
Afrika Bambaataa, American, born 1957  Search this
The Cold Crush Brothers, American, founded 1978  Search this
Angelo T. King, American, born 1959  Search this
T-Connection, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 1/2 × 8 7/16 in. (16.5 × 21.5 cm)
Type:
fliers (printed matter)
Place depicted:
Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Bronx, New York City, Bronx County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1980
Topic:
African American  Search this
Design  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2020.54.4.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c6b0b8af-ac19-4cbf-8dbb-07379950517e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.54.4.1-.2
Online Media:

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