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National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc., program in commemoration of the life and works of Frederick Douglass

Creator:
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry Preston, 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (10 3/4 x 8 inches)
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Programs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
February 26, 1961
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American women -- Societies and clubs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files / National Association of Colored Women's Club's, Inc.
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa77f56e978-41ce-449e-af49-38144baed3af
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1889

Flora del Paraguay

Author:
Spichiger, Rodolphe  Search this
Bocquet, Gilbert  Search this
Missouri Botanical Garden  Search this
Conservatoire et jardin botaniques de la ville de Genève  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Identification
Place:
Paraguay
Date:
1983
1983-<1993 >
Topic:
Plants  Search this
Botany  Search this
Call number:
QK270 .F632
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_195373

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Ntozake Shange, American, 1948 - 2018  Search this
Used by:
Booth Theatre, American, founded 1913  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions:
9 x 5 5/8 x 1/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 x 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
playbills
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Gender  Search this
Identity  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dow B. Ellis
Object number:
2012.152.1213
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51ab3730e-e1bf-4147-a63e-74b05c4b3209
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.152.1213
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Basket with cover

Culture/People:
Makah  Search this
Possible owner:
James Gaston Brown (James G. Brown), Non-Indian, 1827-1905  Search this
Previous owner:
Lars Gaston Axelsson DeLagerberg, Non-Indian, 1887-1962  Search this
Lucy Wallace DeLagerberg (Mrs. Lars Gaston DeLagerberg), Non-Indian, 1884-1965  Search this
Donor:
Lucy Wallace DeLagerberg (Mrs. Lars Gaston DeLagerberg), Non-Indian, 1884-1965  Search this
Honoree:
Lars Gaston Axelsson DeLagerberg, Non-Indian, 1887-1962  Search this
Object Name:
Basket with cover
Media/Materials:
Cedar bark, bear grass
Techniques:
Plaited, twined
Dimensions:
7 x 6.7 x 6.9 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Washington; USA
Catalog Number:
23/3431
Barcode:
233431.000
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Makah
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6cae67b74-fa8e-4532-8200-9834b2f5916a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_248579
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records

Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Names:
Ford-Bartlett East Greenland Expedition 1930  Search this
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Huntington Free Library  Search this
Hyde Exploring Expedition (1902-1903)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research  Search this
Collector:
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Former owner:
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Extent:
400 Linear feet
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Administrative records
Photographs
Annual reports
Field notes
Correspondence
Ledgers (account books)
Minutes
Date:
1890-1998
Summary:
These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.
Scope and Contents:
These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.
Arrangement:
The MAI, Heye Foundation records have been arranged into 21 series and 50 subseries: Series 1: Directors, 1908-1990 (1.1: George Gustav Heye, 1863-1962, 1.2: Edwin K. Burnett, 1943-1960, 1.3: Frederick Dockstader, 1950-1976, 1.4: Alexander F. Draper, 1972-1977, 1.5:Roland W. Force, 1963-1990, 1.6: George Eager, Assistant Director, 1977-1990) Series 2: Board of Trustees, 1916-1990 (2.1: Board of Trustee Minutes, 1916-1990, 2.2: Individual Board Correspondence, 1943-1990, 2.3: Subject Files, 1917-1990) Series 3: Administrative, 1916-1989 (3.1: Subject Files, 1904-1991, 3.2: Personnel, 1956-1991, 3.3: Legal, 1900-1989, 3.4: Task Force, 1976-1986, 3.5: George Abrams, 1980-1991) Series 4: Financial, 1916-1990 (4.1: Ledgers, 1900-1962, 4.2: Correspondence, 1905-1985, 4.3: Subject Files, 1916-1990) Series 5: Expeditions, 1896-1973Series 6: Collectors, 1872-1981Series 7: Registration, 1856-1993Series 8: Collections Management, 1937-1988Series 9: Curatorial, 1963-1990 (9.1: Curatorial Council, 1973-1990, 9.2: Gary Galante, 1979-1991, 9.3: Mary Jane Lenz, 1974-1994, 9.4: James G. E. Smith, 1963-1990, 9.5: U. Vincent Wilcox, 1968-1984, 9.6: Anna C. Roosevelt, 1973-1988) Series 10: Exhibits, 1923-1991 (10.1: MAI Exhibits, 1923-1990, 10.2: Non-MAI Exhibits, 1937-1991) Series 11: Public Programs, 1935-1990Series 12: Publications, 1904-1994 (12.1: Annual Reports, 1917-1989, 12.2: Publications by MAI, 1904-1990, 12.3: Publications by Other Sources, 1881-1990, 12.4: Administration, 1920-1988, 12.5: Archival Set of Official Publications, 1907-1976) Series 13: Public Affairs, 1938-1991Series 14: Development, 1927-1991 (14.1: Administration, 1979-1990, 14.2: Donors, 1978-1990, 14.3: Fundraising, 1973-1990, 14.4: Grants, 1970-1990, 14.5: Subject Files, 1976-1990) Series 15: Other Departments, 1914-1990 (15.1: Archives, 1914-1990, 15.2: Conservation, 1972-1989, 15.3: Education, 1921-1990, 15.4: Indian Information Center, 1977-1989, 15.5: Museum Shop, 1947-1989, 15.6: Photography, 1918-1990, 15.7: Physical Anthropology, 1919-1956) Series 16: Huntington Free Library, 1926-1991Series 17: Museum Relocation, 1969-1992 (17.1: Subject Files, 1979-1990, 17.2: American Museum of Natural History, 1980-1987, 17.3: Dallas, Texas, 1984-1987, 17.4: Smithsonian Institution, 1979-1990, 17.5: U.S. Custom House, 1977-1990, 17.6: Other Locations, 1974-1987) Series 18: MediaSeries 19: PhotographsSeries 20: Miscellaneous, 1837-1990Series 21: Oversize, 1873-1972 (21.1: Maps, 1873-1975, 21.2: Miscellaneous, 1884-1982)
History of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation:
The Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation was established by wealthy collector George Gustav Heye in 1908. Heye began collecting American Indian artifacts as early as 1897 and his collection rapidly increased over the next several years. Based in New York, Heye bought collections and documentary photographs, sponsored expeditions, and traveled and collected items himself. In addition, once MAI was established he sponsored numerous expeditions across the Western Hemisphere, including North American, Canada, South America and Central America.

From 1908 to 1917 Heye housed his artifacts on temporary loan at the University of Pennsylvania's University Museum, Pennsylvania, in lofts on East 33rd Street in New York City, and at other depositories. In 1917, the collections moved from his apartment to their permanent museum location at Audubon Terrace, at 155th Street and Broadway in New York City. The museum, containing ethnographic and archaeological collections from North, Central and South America, opened to the public in 1922. Less than ten years later, Heye completed a storage facility in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx, known as the Research Branch. Heye served as Chairman of the Board and Museum Director until his death in 1957. After growing concern about the financial and other management of the collections came to a head, the museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1989 and in 1994 opened exhibit space in the U.S. Customs House at Bowling Green near New York City's Battery Park. The Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland later opened in 1999 and the main Washington, DC museum opened in 2004.

Please visit the following links for more information about the history of the museum; History of the Collection, Collections Overview, and Significance of the Collection. Moreover, for information about how the museum currently cares for and exhibits the collection, please see the Conservation department and recent entries regarding Exhibitions and Conservation on the NMAI Blog. In addition, see portions of the NMAI Archive Center's collections highlighted in the SIRIS Blog.
Related Materials:
In 2004, the Huntington Fee Library, once part of the MAI/Heye Foundation, was transferred to the Cornell University Library Rare Book and Manuscript Collection. While this collection mainly contained books, it also contained a significant amount of archival materials. The Huntington Free Library's Native American Collection contains outstanding materials documenting the history, culture, languages, and arts of the native tribes of both North and South America, as well as contemporary politics and human rights issues are also important components of the collection. Further information about the collection and links to finding aids can be found here: rmc.library.cornell.edu/collections/HFL_old.html.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Peru  Search this
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Indians of South America  Search this
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Excavations (Archaeology) -- Cuba  Search this
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Excavations (Archaeology) -- Haiti  Search this
Genre/Form:
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Field notes
Correspondence
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Minutes
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv412df8cf1-44c0-41fd-9101-eefb477e5aef
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001
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Didelphis virginiana virginiana

Collector:
Collector Unknown  Search this
Length - Total:
620 mm
Length - Tail:
235 mm
Length - Hind Tarsus:
59 mm
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Sedalia, Missouri, United States, North America
Collection Date:
24 Jan 1921
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Metatheria, Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae, Didelphinae
Published Name:
Didelphis virginiana virginiana
Accession Number:
000000
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 22144X
USNM Number:
235535
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Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cb57379a-912c-415e-a258-deb76239d4a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7281941

Didelphis virginiana virginiana

Collector:
Collector Unknown  Search this
Weight - Specimen:
2.951 kg
Length - Total:
767 mm
Length - Tail:
325 mm
Length - Hind Tarsus:
74 mm
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Sedalia, Missouri, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Dec 1920
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Metatheria, Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae, Didelphinae
Published Name:
Didelphis virginiana virginiana
Accession Number:
000000
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 22143X
USNM Number:
235543
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3848ac714-f600-4c1c-8693-71c30a283c3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7281946

Amblema plicata

Collector:
Robinson  Search this
Wiercinski  Search this
River Basin:
Meramec River  Search this
Depth (m):
2 - 2
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Meramec River, Missouri, United States, North America
Collection Date:
14 Jul 1933
Published Name:
Amblema plicata (Say, 1817)
Amblema plicata perplicata (Conrad, 1841)
Other Numbers:
Collector number : 9251
USNM Number:
1679716
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Mollusca
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34cad8bb3-41ef-4835-90db-675ef5a0d511
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_16860821

Amblema plicata

Collector:
C. B. Stein  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Saint Francis River, At east edge of Fisk, butler county, Missouri, United States
Collection Date:
13 Oct 1964
Published Name:
Amblema plicata (Say, 1817)
Amblema peruviana
USNM Number:
1018061
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Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39f554235-1782-473d-a755-680e1ddb7e71
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_804513

Reclining Woman

Artist:
Henri Laurens, French, b. Paris, 1885–1954  Search this
Medium:
Alabaster
Dimensions:
6 3/8 x 12 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (16.1 x 32.4 x 9.5 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1927)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2904
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Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py29bda5dbc-fb97-49c0-8958-d094a818ffae
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edanmdm:hmsg_66.2904

The Shocking Link Between Unemployment and the Gateway Arch

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Smithsonian Channel  Search this
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Missouri's Strange History of Extreme Natural Disasters

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Smithsonian Channel  Search this
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Two Huge WW2 Battleships Were Recommissioned for the Gulf War 🛳 Combat Ships | Smithsonian Channel

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This Controversial Supreme Court Decision Was a Civil War Catalyst

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America's First Multimillionaire

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Smithsonian Channel  Search this
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2014-10-03T04:00:03.000Z
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This College Has Housed Some Serious Celebrities

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This is How Mark Twain Got His Pen Name

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Early U.S. Settlers' Dirty Dealings with the Osage Nation

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Scientists Confirm Facultative Parthenogenesis in Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Asian Water Dragon

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2019-06-05T18:08:50.000Z
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WWII Surrender on the USS Missouri

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Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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