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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) [Folder]

Additional name:
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_105482

VSA Arts (Firm) [Folder]

Additional name:
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). VSA Arts  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Very Special Arts  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_105687

Elizabeth Keiser papers relating to to a symposium regarding government sponsorship of the arts, 1958-1960

Creator:
Keiser, Elizabeth, 1925-  Search this
Keiser, Elizabeth, 1925-  Search this
Subject:
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13613
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)270730
AAA_collcode_keiseliz
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_270730

Benjamin Layton collection

Creator:
Layton, Benjamin  Search this
Names:
Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996  Search this
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006  Search this
Layton, Benjamin  Search this
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993  Search this
Nixon, Pat, 1912-1993  Search this
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915  Search this
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960  Search this
Extent:
3.45 Linear feet (5 boxes; 1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Cartes-de-visite
Postage stamps
Programs
Tintypes
Correspondence
Newsletters
Cabinet photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Portraits
Photographic prints
Pamphlets
Photographs
Etchings
Copy prints
Date:
circa 1865-1977
Summary:
The Benjamin Layton collection documents the life, family history, and interests of Benjamin T. Layton. Items date from circa 1865 to 1977. The collection measures 3.45 linear feet and is composed of newsletters, clippings, pamphlets, newspapers, correspondence, certificates, photographs, memorabilia, books, stamps, etchings, and programs.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the life, family history, and collecting interests of World War II veteran and federal employee Benjamin T. Layton. Layton grew up in Virginia and settled in Kensington, Maryland. Notable aspects of the collection include nineteenth-century photographs of African Americans, photographs of Layton's family, 1970s political photographs, and first editions of Richard Wright's Black Boy and Booker T. Washington's Up from Slavery and Working with the Hands. Family photographs and memorabilia reflects the family's roots in Virginia and the Washington, D.C., area. Layton's historical photograph collection draws from photographers in the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

Items date from circa 1865 to 1977. The collection measures 3.45 linear feet and is composed of newsletters, clippings, pamphlets, newspapers, correspondence, certificates, photographs, memorabilia, books, stamps, etchings, and programs. It has been arranged in three series: Series I: Biographical Files, 1913-1977, Series II: Photographs, circa 1865-1977, and Series III: Printed Material, 1901-circa 1976. Some items in Series II and Series III are oversized.
Biographical / Historical:
Benjamin Thomas Layton was born on December 24, 1917, in Hanover, Virginia, to a prominent Virginia family. His maternal great-grandfather, Ballard Trent Edwards, was a freeborn African American man who opened a school for formerly enslaved people and served for eight years in the Virginia House of Delegates. His father, William Brown Layton, was the superintendent of the Negro Reformatory of Virginia (later the Virginia Manual Labor School), a reform school for African American boys located in Hanover County.

Layton was an athlete and scholar, playing varsity tennis and attending Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. He did graduate work in social sciences at the University of Chicago and Howard University, but his studies were interrupted by the draft in 1941.

Layton served with distinction in the U.S. Army during World War II, leading truck convoys carrying soldiers, supplies, weapons, and prisoners of war during the Battle of the Bulge. He also worked in military intelligence. His last active duty assignment was commanding a military detachment in Baumholder, Germany. His decorations included the Bronze Star, which he was awarded in 1977. He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel before retiring from the Army in 1963.

From 1963 to 1966 he worked in Europe, then returned to the United States in 1966, where he was an ROTC instructor at Chamberlain Vocational High School in Washington, D.C. He left in 1967 to become an equal-opportunity specialist at the United States Department of Agriculture, from which he retired in 1985. His brother William W. Layton also lived and worked in the Washington, D.C., area.

Layton had a passion for collecting and donated coins, paper money, and military artifacts to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. He also donated objects relating to clubs and fraternities to the Anacostia Community Museum. He was a member of numerous organizations, including the Retired Officers Association, the Reserve Officers Association of the United States, the American Legion, the Prince Hall Masons, the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton, and the Federation Nationale des Anciens Combattants, a French veterans group.

Layton was married twice, his first marriage to Irma Goode ending in divorce. He lived in Kensington, Maryland, with his second wife Marguerite, with whom he had two daughters. He died on February 15, 2001, at age 83 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Related Materials:
The Anacostia Community Museum houses more items in the Benjamin Layton Collection, including buttons, fraternity paddles, lapel pins, and medals.

Order to Report for Induction, 1941. 1993.3172.04. The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, National Museum of American History.

Notice to Appear for Physical Exam, 1940. 1993.3172.03. The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, National Museum of American History.

Layton Family Collection, 228 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Provenance:
The Benjamin Layton collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in two accretions in 1976 and 1978 by Benjamin Layton.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Benjamin Layton collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the 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:
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
African American newspapers  Search this
African American veterans  Search this
African American military personnel  Search this
Bronze Star Medal (U.S.)  Search this
African American families  Search this
Politicians -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cartes-de-visite
Postage stamps
Programs
Tintypes
Correspondence
Newsletters
Cabinet photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Portraits
Photographic prints
Pamphlets
Photographs
Etchings
Copy prints
Citation:
Benjamin Layton collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Benjamin Layton.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-031
See more items in:
Benjamin Layton collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7a7a31ca3-471d-4043-b1cf-deb28306f0b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-031
Online Media:

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Model
Object
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1960s
Topic:
Performing arts  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2248
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_7357

Creative America. [Text by John F. Kennedy, and others. Photos. by Magnum

Author:
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963  Search this
Magnum Photos, inc  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
127 p. illus. (part col.) ports. (part col.) 29 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1962
[c1962]
Topic:
Performing arts  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Call number:
E169.1 .C91
NX60 .C912
E169.1.C91
NX60.C912
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_121966

Haydnfest : Musical Festival, September 22-October 11, 1975, International Musicological Conference, October 4-11, 1975 / [edited by Jens Peter Larsen and Howard Serwer]

Author:
Larsen, Jens Peter 1902-1988  Search this
Serwer, Howard Jay 1928-  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Symphony Orchestra Association, Washington, D.C  Search this
International Musicological Conference  Search this
Subject:
Haydn, Joseph 1732-1809  Search this
Physical description:
49 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Congresses
Date:
1975
Call number:
ML410.H4 H41
ML410.H4H41
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_79814

Flag Designed for the Kennedy Center, Smithson Bicentennial

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bicentennial Celebration Commemorating the Birth of James Smithson 1965  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
1971
Topic:
Flags  Search this
Insignia  Search this
Logo  Search this
Smithsonian Flag  Search this
Standard number:
71-1898
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11538

Elizabeth Keiser papers relating to to a symposium regarding government sponsorship of the arts

Creator:
Keiser, Elizabeth  Search this
Names:
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
16 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1960
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Keiser regarding a symposium she organized to discuss the National Cultural Center legislative act, copy included, and the United States Arts Foundation bill, copy included, regarding government sponsorship of arts.
Biographical / Historical:
Member, Arts Council of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Donated 2007 by Elizabeth Keiser.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.keiseliz
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw981f6f603-dcea-450d-af27-323528dad704
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-keiseliz

Presentation of Matthew Fontaine Maury Medal to Robert Mayer White

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
White, Robert M. 1923-2015  Search this
United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1976
September 27, 1976
Topic:
Awards  Search this
Special events  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [76-15098-05]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396640

Joseph Henry Medal Awarded to Senator Hubert H. Humphrey

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Humphrey, Hubert H (Hubert Horatio) 1911-1978  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1977
June 14, 1977
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Awards  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [77-8150-18A]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397430

Interior Views of the Kennedy Center During Construction

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
March 2, 1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1722R1]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372771

Interior Views of the Kennedy Center During Construction

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
March 2, 1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1722R2]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372772

An Act Authorizing appropriations to the Secretary of the Interior for services necessary to the nonperforming arts functions of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and for other purposes

Author:
96th Congress, Sess. 2, 1980  Search this
Subject:
Becker, Ralph E  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 3387
Type:
Public Law
Date:
1981
12/23/1980
Topic:
Amendments (Parliamentary practice)  Search this
Expenditures, Public  Search this
Finance  Search this
Trusts and trustees  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5056

An Act Authorizing appropriations to the Secretary of the Interior for services necessary to the nonperforming arts functions of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and for other purposes

Author:
97th Congress. Sess. 1, 1981  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 1064
Type:
Public Law
Date:
1982
11/03/1981
Topic:
Amendments (Parliamentary practice)  Search this
Expenditures, Public  Search this
Finance  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5057

An Act Authorizing appropriations to the Secretary of the Interior for services necessary to the nonperforming arts functions of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and for other purposes

Author:
97th Congress, Sess. 2, 1982  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 128
Type:
Public Law
Date:
1984
06/24/1982
Topic:
Amendments (Parliamentary practice)  Search this
Expenditures, Public  Search this
Finance  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center Act  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5067

An Act Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1983, and for other purposes

Author:
97th Congress, Sess. 2, 1982  Search this
Subject:
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Collections  Search this
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities  Search this
National Symphony Orchestra  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 1356)  Search this
Institute of Museum Services  Search this
United States Museum Services Act  Search this
Foreign Currency Program (FCP)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 1966, 1991-92, 1994
Type:
Public Law
Date:
1984
12/30/1982
Topic:
Expenditures, Public  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Associations, institutions, etc--Membership  Search this
Buildings--Protection  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Communication in science  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Finance  Search this
Grounds maintenance  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Preservation of materials  Search this
Research  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Science Information Exchange  Search this
Uniforms  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5075

An Act Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1984, and for other purposes

Author:
98th Congress, Sess. 1, 1983  Search this
Subject:
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
United States Museum Services Act  Search this
National Collections  Search this
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities  Search this
National Museum Act  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Foreign Currency Program (FCP)  Search this
National Symphony Orchestra  Search this
Washington Opera Society  Search this
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 1356)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 919, 946-49
Type:
Public Law
Date:
1985
11/04/1983
Topic:
Expenditures, Public  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Associations, institutions, etc--Membership  Search this
Buildings--Protection  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Communication in science  Search this
Construction (Buildings)  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Finance  Search this
Grounds maintenance  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Preservation of materials  Search this
Research  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Science Information Exchange  Search this
Uniforms  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5078

An Act To designate the Federal building to be constructed in Savannah, Georgia, as the "Juliette Gordon Low Federal Building"

Author:
98th Congress, Sess. 1, 1983  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 1387-89
Type:
Public Law
Date:
1985
12/02/1983
Topic:
Amendments (Parliamentary practice)  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center Act  Search this
Memorials  Search this
Plaques, plaquettes  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5079

An Act Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1989, and for other purposes

Author:
100th Congress, Sess. 2, 1988  Search this
Subject:
Whipple, Fred Lawrence 1906-  Search this
Council of American Overseas Research Centers  Search this
Endowment Challenge Fund  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Collections  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory  Search this
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars  Search this
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 1356)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 1774, 1782, 1819-20
Type:
Public Law
Date:
1990
09/27/1988
Topic:
Expenditures, Public  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Associations, institutions, etc--Membership  Search this
Buildings--Protection  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Communication in science  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Finance  Search this
Grounds maintenance  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Preservation of materials  Search this
Research  Search this
Science Information Exchange  Search this
Uniforms  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5141

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