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Cones, Myra L. and Harris, G. Yvonne

Series Donor:
Becker, John M.  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Heritage of Pride (HOP)  Search this
Rohrbaugh, Richard  Search this
Series Creator:
Hirsch, Leonard  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Barna, Joseph T.  Search this
Guest, Michael E.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-2001
Scope and Contents:
This series contains materials collected and created by Myra Lynn Cones and her wife, G. Yvonne Harris. The series includes photographs, emphemera, periodicals, magazines, programs and commemorative materials from musical groups (The Village People) and television shows (Queer as Folk) as well as materials relating to marches (A Simple Matter of Justice, 1993), the AIDS Quilt, the women's festival Sisterfire, and an original poem.
Biographical / Historical:
This short biography was submitted by the donors Myra Lynn Cones and G. Yvonne Harris in October 2022

"Short Biography from 1981-2022

We first met in 1980, at on a military base in Hampton, Virginia. We were both working at the Arts and Crafts Center. We became friends first, through our love of art and being artists ourselves.

Soon there after we discovered that this was not the first time we had met. While discussing one day about our lives in Hampton, we discovered that we went to the same kindergarten school, at the same time! The conversation started like this:

Yvonne: I went to Jones Kindergarten. Myra: So, did I. Yvonne: Do you remember the Humpty Dumpty play at the end of the year? I played one of the soldiers in the group. Myra: Yep, I was a soldier too. Do you remember the Christmas party? Yvonne: Yeah, I do. Myra: Well, my dad played Santa.

That's when we knew this was too special to ignore.

In March of 1981 we moved in together as roommates. By May, we were a couple.

We were invited to our first lesbian bar, by a couple who could not believe in the three years we were together thus far, we had never been to one. We went to a place in Norfolk, Virginia called the Her She Bar. Funny how we describe the night like that scene in the Wizard of Oz, when the film is in black and white and the door of the bar opened up and there was color. And that was the start of our foray into the Gay and Lesbian scene in the 80's. We came out to our family in the 80's. Considering both of us coming from Christian raised families, they did very well with their acceptance.

We became part of the community, by participating in art shows at the local women's bars, and women events at the local college. Later we ventured outside the area to do shows at other women's events in Norfolk, Richmond, and the famous Women's festival Sisterfire.

We decided that we wanted to move to Washington DC, because there was an active artists and LGBT community. We both worked retail, we found that we could transfer through our companies.

In 1990, we both moved to Washington DC. While starting out in DC Yvonne had a part-time job at the well known LGBT bookstore Lambda Rising, owned by Deacon MacCububbin, and then Lammas Women Bookstore, owned and operated by Mary Farmer. We were learning about the community, participating in Pride events, and living our best LGBT life. We stayed for 10 years in a little one-bedroom apartment and later bought our first home in 2000.

After Washington DC legalized gay marriage in 2010, We decided to jump the broom. We were first going to have the ceremony done at the justice of the peace. But remembered that we had a client, who was a patron of our work who was not only clergy, but was also Lesbian. We contacted the Reverend Bonnie Berger. Reverend Bonnie conducted many weddings, and after the announcement of legalized marriages came through, she was indeed a busy woman. So, we gave her a date and she was ready to do the ceremony on May 9, 2010. We had a boat at the time, and thought that having the ceremony at the marina would be great. So, we had our boat at the dock and the guests on the pier. Not only did the invited guess come, but we were surprised to see all the folks we knew at the marina, our fellow boaters. The guys and their wives and girlfriends showed up for support and love.

As of this year 2022, we have been together 41 years. And we have enjoyed being in the city, in the heart of the artistic world, galleries, and museum that continues to feed our creativity, and seeing the advances that have been made in rights and visibility in the LGBTQ community. We've seen a lot in these 40 odd years. One doesn't realize that until you have a conversation with a 20 something year old young gay man, who looks at you in astonishment when they discover that you've been an out lesbian in the 80's.

Co-worker: How long have you two been together Yvonne: We've been together 41 years, married for 12 Co-worker: (eyes wide) Wow, that long. That was at a time when it was hard, being out in the 80's. Was it scary?

That is how far we've come. Wizard of Oz, black and white to color!"
Series 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.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1146, Series 26
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Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8eb565972-afaf-4486-ba58-1aa659ebfa86
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref3188

Were Lithium Batteries the Cause of This Plane Crash?

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-10-13T15:30:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Vti3UivgeGE

Proud of Who I Am: Arts and Culture Championship Competition [Live in Limpopo, South Africa 2009]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-06-24T16:34:45.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_gV-dzHu1juA

Ribbon sample from mail bomb

Medium:
plastic
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth (Ribbon): 4 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 1/8 in. (11.75 x 9.53 x 0.32 cm)
Type:
Crime Evidence
Date:
1995
Object number:
2013.2011.10
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm839287f6d-b7ee-444b-b11b-05175a872cb3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2013.2011.10

Ribbon spool from mail bomb

Medium:
plastic
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth (Spool): 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (4.13 x 6.35 x 6.35 cm)
Type:
Crime Evidence
Date:
1995
Object number:
2013.2011.11
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8351b8c4e-8257-47b8-abb6-fbc25c2229b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2013.2011.11

Glue samples in evidence vial

Medium:
glue; glass; plastic
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 1 15/16 x 5/8 x 5/8 in. (4.92 x 1.59 x 1.59 cm)
Type:
Crime Evidence
Date:
1995
Object number:
2013.2011.13
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8c6a3a52c-08f2-42ae-8a3d-e891e047f4a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2013.2011.13

Vial

Medium:
glue; glass; plastic
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth (Vial): 1 15/16 x 5/8 x 5/8 in. (4.92 x 1.59 x 1.59 cm) Height x Width x Depth (card): 3 x 2 9/16 x 1/16 in. (7.62 x 6.51 x 0.16 cm)
Type:
Crime Evidence
Date:
1995
Object number:
2013.2011.14
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8c5a6a4c2-3f92-4afb-a82a-b0f526995529
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2013.2011.14

Thread sample from mail bomb

Medium:
fiber
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth (In plastic bag): 4 x 6 7/8 in. (10.16 x 17.46 cm)
Type:
Crime Evidence
Date:
1995
Object number:
2013.2011.8
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8de396361-44f4-48cf-836b-bc94e1a1cd73
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2013.2011.8

Thread spool with evidence tag

Medium:
plastic; fiber; paper; ink
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth (Spool): 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (4.45 x 3.81 x 3.81 cm) Height x Width x Depth (Bag): 9 1/2 x 6 x 2 in. (24.13 x 15.24 x 5.08 cm) Height x Width x Depth (Card): 2 9/16 x 5 1/16 in. (6.51 x 12.86 cm)
Type:
Crime Evidence
Date:
1995
Object number:
2013.2011.9
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm861342d59-8832-43e6-81f8-87834eab35c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2013.2011.9

Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
Universal Network Television, American, founded 1950  Search this
Alex Haley, American, 1921 - 1992  Search this
Percy Ellis Sutton, American, 1920 - 2009  Search this
Columbia Records, American, founded 1888  Search this
Brown & Williamson, American, born 1894  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry  Search this
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Roy Wilkins, American, 1901 - 1981  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968  Search this
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930  Search this
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., American, founded 1923  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919  Search this
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1943  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
President Jimmy Carter, American, born 1924  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910  Search this
Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, Inc., American, founded 1964  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
National Urban League Guild, American, founded 1946  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971  Search this
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898  Search this
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935  Search this
Muhammad Ali, American, 1942 - 2016  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
Northside Center for Child Development, Inc., founded 1946  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 5/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 0.8 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Sports  Search this
Tennis  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a191f832-64ab-4d62-81fe-a2bc53493bea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.11
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Warriors In Transition Barracks Concept – Ft. Richardson, AK

Created by:
Garfield Peart, Jamaican American  Search this
Subject of:
Fort Richardson, American, founded 1941  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 10200 pixels × 7014 pixels
File size (Total): 4.21 MB
Type:
exterior elevations
conceptual drawings
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted:
Anchorage, Alaska, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 2008
Topic:
African American  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Design  Search this
Health  Search this
Housing  Search this
Military  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Garfield L. Peart, MBA, AIA, NOMA; Architect
Object number:
2021.90.6
Restrictions & Rights:
© Garfield Peart
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Rendering Visible
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd517809096-df0b-4d09-b007-8312f85c788f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.90.6

Gasteranthus wendlandianus (Hanst.) Wiehler

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
Henk van der Werff  Search this
Bruce Gray  Search this
J. C. Ronquillo  Search this
Wilson Quizhpe  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Pastures with scattered trees and patches of montane forest  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1000  Search this
Place:
Zamora-Chinchipe. In the vicinity of the mining camp at the Rio Tundaime, along road to military base El Condor, Zamora, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
5 Nov 2004
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Gasteranthus wendlandianus (Hanst.) Wiehler
Barcode:
00817973
USNM Number:
3494227
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d363e6d7-ffbe-4e19-9b9f-11450cf13063
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10419882

Croton sp.

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
John L. Clark  Search this
D. Menuz  Search this
S. Quinn  Search this
Min. Elevation:
3500  Search this
Place:
Highway Quito-Ambato, km 47, near entrance of military base, Pichincha, Ecuador, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
9 Aug 2005
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Croton sp.
Barcode:
01244231
USNM Number:
3496377
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Crowdsourcing Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38aca04f6-e44e-44a4-92e3-cb6eddb9973c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11408003
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Alchornea triplinervia (Spreng.) Müll. Arg.

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
Elbert Luther Little Jr.  Search this
R. R. Little  Search this
Min. Elevation:
200  Search this
Place:
7.5 km. N-NE of Solano along trail to Tres Esquinas Military base;, Caqueta, Colombia, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
9 Mar 1945
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Alchornea triplinervia (Spreng.) Müll. Arg.
Barcode:
01262853
USNM Number:
2141082
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Crowdsourcing Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/355adca11-77c9-4eb4-ba7e-0405a5cf4d1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11488167
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Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
Crispus Attucks, American, 1723 - 1770  Search this
Sojourner Truth, American, 1797 - 1883  Search this
Harriet Tubman, American, 1822 - 1913  Search this
Sarah C. Roberts, American, born 1844  Search this
Susan McKinney Steward, American, 1847 - 1918  Search this
Dred Scott, American, ca 1800 - 1858  Search this
Frederick Douglass, American, 1818 - 1895  Search this
Booker T. Washington, American, 1856 - 1915  Search this
George Washington Carver, American, 1860s - 1943  Search this
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Scott Joplin, American, 1867 - 1917  Search this
Marcus Garvey, Jamaican, 1887 - 1940  Search this
James Weldon Johnson, American, 1871 - 1938  Search this
Father Divine, American, ca. 1876 - 1965  Search this
A. Philip Randolph, American, 1889 - 1979  Search this
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American, 1908 - 1972  Search this
Rosa Parks, American, 1913 - 2005  Search this
Medgar Evers, American, 1925 - 1963  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
President Lyndon Baines Johnson, American, 1908 - 1973  Search this
Mary McLeod Bethune, American, 1875 - 1955  Search this
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968  Search this
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898  Search this
Democratic Party, American, founded 1828  Search this
Republican Party, American, founded 1854  Search this
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932  Search this
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, American, founded 1920  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919  Search this
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1943  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., founded 1922  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935  Search this
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910  Search this
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
Langston Hughes, American, 1902 - 1967  Search this
Paul Robeson, American, 1898 - 1976  Search this
Ezzard Mack Charles, American, 1921 - 1975  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 3/8 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1976
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
U.S. History, Colonial period, 1600-1775  Search this
United States History  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e57ffdd9-2ab1-46da-b6e7-10757007351f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.10
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International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection

Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Names:
United Service Organizations (U.S.)  Search this
Woods, Helen Jones, 1923-2020  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Newspaper clippings
Photographs
Publicity photographs
Date:
1933-2010
bulk 1939-1946
Summary:
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection focuses on the all-female, racially and ethnically diverse big band group that started in 1937 and disbanded in 1949. The collection contains news clippings, photographs, correspondence, ephemera from USO travels, and newsletters. Also included are books related to the group, as well as a tribute CD and a 33 rpm vinyl sound recording.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists mostly of photographs and news clippings documenting the International Sweethearts Band of Rhythm's performances, rehearsals, and travels. It also includes tribute materials to the band, including books and audio CDs.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Piney Woods School, 1937-1944

Series 2: Rosalind Cron Materials, 1933-2005

Series 3: Dixie Hardy Moon Materials, 1935-1951
Biographical / Historical:
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm were a racially and ethnically mixed swing band, all of whose members were women. They were organized in 1937 by Laurence Clifton Jones, who started the Piney Woods School near Jackson, Mississippi. He formed the band from students at Piney Woods and the band toured to raise money for the school, performing at fairs, dance halls, churches, and theaters. In 1939, the band began to tour outside of Mississippi and traveled across the American South and Midwest. In 1941 they separated from Piney Woods, started out on their own as professional musicians and relocated to Arlington, Virginia. While in Arlington, the band recruited professional musicians to replace the underage students who stayed in school. The band's venues included the Apollo Theatre and Savoy Ballroom in New York and the Howard Theatre in Washington DC They performed frequently at military bases and were quite popular during World War II. In response to requests from GIs serving overseas, the Sweethearts undertook a six month tour of Europe starting in July 1945. The tour was supported by the United Service Organization (USO) Camp Shows. The band played in Paris, France and throughout Germany, including the cities of Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Munich, and Mannheim. The group disbanded in 1949, but reunited for a reunion in 1980 at the Third Annual Women's Jazz Festival in Kansas City.

Rosalin Cron was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1925 and began playing music at nine years old. She joined the band in 1943 and primarly played the alto saxophone, but was also trained to play the clarinet and flute. Cron was a part of the overseas tour. She was with the band until 1946. Dixie Hardy Moon is the niece of founder Laurence Clifton Jones. Catherine (Cathy) Hughes, was born in 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska. She is the granddaughter of founder Laurence Clifton Jones and her mother, Helen Jones Woods (1923-2020), played the trombone with the Sweethearts. Hughes is considered a media pioneer and founder of Radio One/TV One.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Archives Center in 2011 by Rosalind Cron.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Bands (Music) -- 1940-1950  Search this
Big band music  Search this
Female (Musical group)  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Women musicians -- 1930-1950  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books -- 20th century
Newspaper clippings
Photographs -- 20th century
Publicity photographs
Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1218
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International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85c88d041-4d07-4b7f-9c60-c4253dfad1a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1218
Online Media:

Return to the South Pacific

Collection Creator:
Soule, Thayer  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (69 minutes, black-and-white silent; 2,500 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
Edited film documents travel in the South Pacific. Locales include: Waikiki, Maui, and Pearl Harbor in Hawaii; Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora in French Polynesia; Fiji in Solomon Islands; Vila, New Hebrides (Vanuatu); Guadalcanal, British Solomon Island; Savo Island; and Lae, Goroka, Western Highlands, and Waghi Valley and Mount Hagen in New Guinea (Papua New Guinea). Activities include dancing in Tahiti, a Kava ceremony and a meke in Fiji, and wedding preparations and celebration in New Guinea. Film includes 1942 footage shot by Soule's photo unit (1stMARDIV, USMC) in 1942 showing initial landing on Henderson Field on Guadalcanal and Navy footage shot in 1942 and 1962.

Supplementary materials: publicity materials, still photographs, sound recording of lecture

Legacy keywords: Tourism ; Marriage customs and rites g ; Rites and ceremonies ; Islands ; Military bases
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1991.20.25
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc977c2e3bd-11fe-4b42-a1dd-b72b06db44f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1991-20-ref25

Asia

Collection Creator:
Boulton, Laura, 1899-1980  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (35 minutes, color silent; 1,234 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1950
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot by Laura Boulton in Nationalist China (Taiwan and Formosa). Features shots of the countryside and local peasantry, urban architecture and marketplaces, aerial shots of coastline, and various scenes of the Nationalist army performing readiness drills.

Legacy Keywords: Markets rural Taiwan ; Military Chinese Nationalists drills Taiwan ; Warfare preparations for Taiwan ; Looms use of Taiwan ; House construction thatching Taiwan ; Meals military base Taiwan ; Hospitals Taiwan ; Warfare fortifications weaponry Taiwan ; Agricultural practices Taiwan
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1987.9.11 - 9
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Laura Boulton films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Laura Boulton films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9591c3103-e8c1-4a05-86c0-1cc9684d227c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1987-09-ref25

Asia

Collection Creator:
Boulton, Laura, 1899-1980  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (11 minutes, color silent; 384 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1950
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot by Laura Boulton at an airport in India showing aircraft, landing strip, and her arrival in India. Coupled with footage shot in Taiwan (and/or Formosa) featuring scenes of countryside, local markets, peasants tending rice paddys, and military formation.

Legacy Keywords: Markets Taiwan ; Agricultural practices paddy cultivation rice Taiwan ; Weapons tanks Chinese Nationalists Taiwan ; Aircraft Air India India ; Communications military semaphore Taiwan ; Meals military base Taiwan ; Peasants paddy cultivation Taiwan ; Villages Taiwan
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1987.9.11 - 10 & 11
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Laura Boulton films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Laura Boulton films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9553c19bb-beab-43f5-a622-209a11beb804
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1987-09-ref26

Andreaea rupestris Hedw.

Biogeographical Region:
85 - Southern South America  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Robert R. Ireland  Search this
G. Bellolio  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1500  Search this
Place:
Region VIII: Prov. Bío-Bío. National Park Lake Laja, Los Barros Military Base., Bio-Bío (VIII), Chile, South America
Collection Date:
9 Nov 2002
Taxonomy:
Plantae Bryophyta Andreaeopsida Andreaeales Andreaeaceae
Published Name:
Andreaea rupestris Hedw.
Barcode:
04457060
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Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3be91e7f8-5c50-438e-ad84-4b6cde6546a9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16808176

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