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Henry P. Whitehead collection

Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
156.91 Linear feet (178 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Date:
1843-2010
bulk 1940-1986
Summary:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection documents Whitehead's careers, as well as his family and personal life. The collection also includes the personal papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The combined collection is comprised of black theatrical memorabilia; materials relating to civil rights activities in the District of Columbia; and the African American experience in general. Included are playbills, sheet music, admission tickets, newspapers, magazines, books, photographs, clippings, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, sound recordings, research files, and other material.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection includes the personal papers of Henry P. Whitehead, Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The collection is divided into four series.

Series I focuses on Whitehead and includes papers dating from 1843 to his death in 2011. This series includes biographical material including a large amount of appointment books, identification and membership cards, resumes, certificates, and personal and family material. There is a limited amount of correspondence, which focuses on his personal relationships with family, friends, and general correspondence relating primarily to his work as a local historian.

Also found within Whitehead's papers are countless records from his time employed by the Washington DC government. Materials include memoranda, notes, research material, handbooks, guides, manuals, affirmative action info and records, affirmative action plans, promotion recommendations, recruitment plans and summaries, personnel files (complaints), civil actions and reports related too Whitehead's 37 years of government employment. It reflects the activities of numerous departments, primarily in regards to employment and affirmative action.

There are also a number of files that document Whitehead's involvement in numerous community organizations. Among the organizations in which Whitehead was involved include U Street Festival, Lincoln Corporation, and the U Street Theater Foundation. The papers of the U Street Foundation document the production and establishment of the annual U Street Festival. The Lincoln Theater Foundation and the U Street Theater Foundation papers document the efforts to reopen the Lincoln Theater. Also included are Whitehead's research on the Lincoln as well as old Lincoln Theatre programs. Additionally found within this series are documents and clippings on the economic development within Washington DC particularly in the Shaw/U Street location.

The majority of this series consists of printed material. Printed material in this series includes books, clippings, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, press releases, sheet music, programs as well as promotional material for several Washington DC theaters and organizations. There is a large quantity of theater programs dating from 1900-1986. The majority of the clippings and magazines are theater related topics, coupled with a miscellaneous selection of clippings on topics that presumably captured Whitehead's attention.

Research, notes and writings include a large amount of scrapbooks compiled by Whitehead of mostly photocopied clippings documenting Washington DC history, African American theater history, and general African American history. Five scrapbooks were compiled by an unknown source and were previously housed in the New York Public Library collection. Two scrapbooks are about general theater history one about Frances Starr and one about Margaret Anglin. There is also one scrapbook pertaiing to Mae Hall. Also included are a large amount of research notes and notebooks along with general miscellaneous notes.

There are several photographs of African Americans in the performing arts as well as images of Washington DC and several unidentified men, women, and children.

Audio recordings include 23 cassette from the Alexandria Church of God.

The remainder of the collection consists of the papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney, and those about the Howard Theatre.

The Howard Theatre papers are arranged in Series II and include documents relating to the Washington DC historic Howard Theatre and date from 1910 to 1986. The papers in this series predominantly document the Howard Theatre Foundation's efforts to reestablish and run the Howard Theatre in which Whitehead was the vice president. Records include business correspondence, founding documents, photographs, memoranda, press releases, member lists, financial records, clippings, and scrapbooks of clippings pertaining to the organization and theatre.

The correspondence in the collection include a handful of letters from the Washington DC government along with individuals and organizations. Also included is a large amount of interoffice memoradums.

Administrative records include lawsuits, resolutions, meeting minutes, grant proposals, press releases, memoranda, member lists, studies and reports.

Financial records include check stubs, receipts, invoices, bank statements, expenses, and contribution lists. Printed material includes original and photocopied clippings relating to the history and coverage of the foundation activities. Mostly promotional material as flyers, brochures, and press releases along with programs. In particular two 1920 Howard Theatre programs.

The scrapbooks of original and photocopied clippings compiled by Whitehead chronicle the history of the theatre and coverage of the foundation activities.

There are three VHS cassette featuring Whitehead discussing the Howard Theatre. Also found in series 2 are numerous stock investment record books belonging to A.E. Lichtman one of the early managers of the Howard Theatre. In addition early correspondence between Lichtman and the Rex Amusement Company concerning operational management issues of the Howard Theatre.

The Tomlinson D. Todd papers are arranged in Series III and date from 1902-1986 they include organization files, collected printed materials, subject files, and personal papers.

The collection includes materials relating to organizations in which there was a relationship to Todd's work and in which he had an interest primarily during the 1940s and 1950s, organizations include the National Negro Congress (ca, 1946-1947); the Congress for Industrial Organizations (1943-1947); National Council of Negro Women (1947-1949); Committee for Racial Democracy in the Nation's Capital (1947-1948).

The subject files include documents from three of Todd's organizations; Institute on Race Relation, Club Internationale, and his radio program "Americans All". As well as printed material from Todd's alma mater Lincoln University.

The largest subject file is "Americans All" which includes radio scripts as well as audio recording of a few programs and public service announcements. Also found are several black and white photographs of Todd at the radio studio. Printed materials include newspapers, leaflets, convention proceedings, and flyers, There are a large amount of programs ranging from church worship to convention as well as performance. Also present is a small amount of personal papers, including resumes, certificates, admission tickets, family documents, and travel ephemera from his all expense paid trip to Nigeria.

There are a few photographs of Todd at functions and with notable individuals as well as some family, friends and travel.

Elizabeth's B. Delaney papers are arranged in Series IV and date from 1874-1973.

The papers primarily document her involvement in four organizations, the Grand Oder of Odd Fellow of Kentucky, the Order Eastern Star Kentucky, the State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs of Kentucky and the National Association of Colored Women. There is a small amount of printed material belonging to her son primarily the Alpha Phi Alpha material and Gospel Choral Sheet Music, and books.

The Scrapbook was complied by Whitehead consisting of photocopied clipping documenting the life of Elizabeth B. Delaney.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1: Henry P. Whitehead papers Series 2: Howard Theatre Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd Series 4. Elizabeth B. Delaney
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry Preston Whitehead Jr., was a native of Columbus Ohio. A graduate of Ohio State University, where he also attended law school and was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Mr. Whitehead discovered Washington's "Black Broadway" in 1940, when he was a soldier in town on a weekend furlough. As he served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Prior to moving to Washington DC Henry P. Whitehead worked for five years as a liquor inspector. Mr. Whitehead moved to Washington D.C. in 1949 and worked for the Post Office before working for the District of Columbia government where he stayed 21 years. He led several equal employment initiatives during the 1960s and 1970s, and was last employed as associate director of the District's Office of Human Rights. In 1980 after putting in 37 years of government service Mr. Whitehead retired. Mr. Whitehead was an historian who led efforts to restore Washington's U Street cultural corridor and achieved recognition as an authority on and collector of black theatrical memorabilia. Mr. Whitehead worked to promote and preserve the city's rich African American cultural heritage.

Mr. Whitehead, served as the chairman and president for 10 years of the Howard Theater Foundation Inc., which he helped establish. There he led the effort to include Howard Theatre in the National Register of Historic Places.

Similarly he was an active member of the U Street Festival Foundation. He was an adviser to the Kennedy Center, Anacostia Museum, and other Smithsonian Institution units and contributed materials to their exhibitions. He was also a consultant to historical documentaries broadcast on public television and radio, including PBS's "Duke Ellington's Washington." His writings included "Remembering U Street," a book used for annual festivals in the historic area.

Mr. Whitehead was also the founder and board member of the Lincoln Theatre Foundation.

Henry P. Whitehead Jr. died on January 8th 2002 at the age of 84.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on September 1, 2005 by Michael A. Watkins.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
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:
Howard Theatre (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Americans  Search this
National Negro Congress (U.S.)  Search this
National Council of Negro Women  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-042
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa751389911-f3d5-474b-82b4-126047b9cc46
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-042
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Americans All: Attitudes of school children, discrimination in Colorado, and segregation of the press

Creator:
Todd, Tomlinson  Search this
Names:
Webb, Alvin  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound discs (lacquer)
Container:
Box 136
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound discs (lacquer)
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Colorado
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1946 June 30
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:
Schools  Search this
Education  Search this
Children  Search this
Students  Search this
Attitude change in children  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Racism  Search this
Press  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Democracy  Search this
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 / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.4: "Americans All" / 3.4.2: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa79a17f41d-4ac1-4fb8-a280-1af1419f04dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1063

Americans All: National Association of Colored Women

Creator:
Todd, Tomlinson  Search this
Names:
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (U.S.)  Search this
Webb, Alvin  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound discs (lacquer)
Container:
Box 136
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound discs (lacquer)
Date:
1946 July 28
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  Search this
African American women -- Societies and clubs  Search this
Women -- Societies and clubs  Search this
Drama  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Democracy  Search this
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 / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.4: "Americans All" / 3.4.2: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa71971dadd-102e-43cb-80bb-791c6d3414ff
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1064

Americans All: Violations of freedom and civil rights in the southern United States

Creator:
Todd, Tomlinson  Search this
Names:
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )  Search this
Southern Conference for Human Welfare  Search this
Foreman, Clark, 1902-1977  Search this
Lewis, Serena G.  Search this
Washington, Dorothy  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound discs (lacquer)
Container:
Box 136
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound discs (lacquer)
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1946 August 4
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:
Racism  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Lynchings  Search this
Hate crimes  Search this
Victims of hate crimes  Search this
Poll tax  Search this
Voter suppression  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Liberty  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Democracy  Search this
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 / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.4: "Americans All" / 3.4.2: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa738a0e20d-cf47-4987-ad11-70eb94878ea2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1065

Americans All: World Youth Day

Creator:
Todd, Tomlinson  Search this
Names:
World Federation of Democratic Youth  Search this
World Federation of Democratic Youth. Assembly  Search this
Kraft, Stephen  Search this
Tittman, George  Search this
Webb, Alvin  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound discs (lacquer)
Container:
Box 136
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound discs (lacquer)
Date:
1946 November 10
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:
Youth  Search this
World politics  Search this
International relations  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Piano music  Search this
Peace  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Democracy  Search this
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 / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.4: "Americans All" / 3.4.2: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7049929e6-f9cb-4173-ad0e-4861c3d829db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1067

Americans All: Christmas and American University

Creator:
Todd, Tomlinson  Search this
Names:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Webb, Alvin  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound discs (lacquer)
Container:
Box 137
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound discs (lacquer)
Date:
1946 December 8
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:
Christmas  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Piano music  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Democracy  Search this
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 / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.4: "Americans All" / 3.4.2: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa78394ef59-111e-4b8b-b8b9-90540730585e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1068

Americans All: Segregation and civil rights in the District of Columbia

Creator:
Todd, Tomlinson  Search this
Names:
Webb, Alvin  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound discs (lacquer)
Container:
Box 137
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound discs (lacquer)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1946 December 15
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:
Segregation  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Democracy  Search this
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 / 3.4: "Americans All" / 3.4.2: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7b398ca73-af6c-4d85-9831-b33110f78750
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1069

National Academy of Music and Arts

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Container:
Box 159, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1950
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.
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 / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7b4756d86-897c-41af-8220-119c99a7378c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1193

National Association of Colored Women's Clubs Annual Musical Tea invitation

Creator:
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (4 x 5 inches)
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Invitations
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
May 19, 1957
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:
Invitations
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 / 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/qa74bdd6eb0-73c0-4b79-bd50-b2e3420c9c33
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1885

National Association of Colored Women's Clubs Fifth Annual Musical Tea program

Creator:
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Document (8 1/4 x 5 inches)
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Programs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
May 19, 1957
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/qa7215f9f51-5dfa-41c9-9969-f9a4bfb3ddff
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1886

National Negro Opera Company (Gala, Music and Dance festival)

Creator:
National Negro Opera Company (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
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.
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 / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd / 3.7: Subject Files / National Negro Opera Company
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa70acd2dd4-4062-4513-b238-c90325d00974
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref1983

"A Broadway Musical"

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Container:
Box 93, Folder 79
Type:
Archival materials
Prints [397864064]
Date:
undated
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.
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 1: Henry P. Whitehead Papers / 1.7: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7846abfe3-60dd-439f-a598-8141d0d0aa19
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref205

Unidentified Musical Groups

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Container:
Box 93, Folder 91
Type:
Archival materials
Prints [397864064]
Date:
undated
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.
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 1: Henry P. Whitehead Papers / 1.7: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7c916f55f-d4b0-4ebf-9def-46d1000c7b5a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref216

Howard Theatre

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
21.72 Linear feet (Box 98-131, 179)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1986
Arrangement:
This series is arranged into nine subseries:

2.1 A.E. Lichtman Papers 2.2 Administrative and Business Files 2.3 Correspondence 2.4 Subject Files 2.5 Financial Records 2.6 Printed Material 2.7 Research, Notes and Writings 2.8 Photographs 2.9 Audio/Sound and Visual Recording
Biographical / Historical:
The Howard Theatre, a national Historic Landmark is one the great African American theaters. Built in 1910, it is the Nation's oldest legitimate theater devoted to African American performing arts. The theater was founded and owned by the white-owned National Amusement Company. Andrew Thomas served as manager of the theater during its early years. Sherman Dudley, an actor, producer, and entrepreneur, leased and ran the theater beginning in 1922. Abe Lichtman, a white owner of a chain of movie houses took over the theater in 1926. The theater flourished during the early decades of the 20th century and became a staging area for black entertainment industry during the 1920s, and 1930's. Among some of the most notable to perform at the theatre are Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Sara Vaughn, Pearl Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie. By the late 1960's, due in part to racial desegregation and the 1968 riots the theatre had difficulty attracting patrons. The theater closed in 1970 but due to the efforts of the Howard Theatre Foundation reopened in 1975. Unfortunately five years later in 1980 the theatre closed for a second time. The Theatre reopened in 2012.

Due to the efforts of the Howard Theatre Foundation the theatre was placed on the national register of historic places on February 15, 1974. Three years after the close in 1975 the theatre reopened. On March 10, 1977 the theatre was acquired from the Small Business Administration in part with a grant from the United Black Fund. The Howard Theater Foundation was established in 1973 by a group of local citizens to reestablish and preserve the cultural legacy of the Howard Theatre. The foundation purposes was to preserve the Howard Theatre as a viable cultural institution, foster recognition and appreciation of the African American contribution to the performing arts, foster recognition of outstanding local talent, provide suitable facilities for the presentation of theater, music and dance, and to institute programs for training and development of new talent in theatre, music and dance. The Howard Theatre Foundation collaborated with various cultural and historic organizations, including, Operation Heritage Inc., Tomorrow's World Art Center, and NUV-1.
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.
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-042, Series 2
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7724e716a-7ea1-4ee1-bacd-1e887f789b68
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref223

"Americans All"

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Arrangement:
This subseries is arranged into two sub-subseries

3.4.1 Photographs 3.4.2 Audio/Sound Recording
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Tomlinson D. Todd producer, director, and moderator of the popular "Americans All" Radio program, which he founded on March 31, 1946. The "Americans All" program ran for nearly 17years from March 1946 to March 1962 on four D.C. radio stations. The "Americans All" program was broadcasted on Sundays over numerous Washington D.C. stations: W.W.D.C. from March to July 1946 beginning at 11:30 p.m. and ending at 12 a.m. From July 1946 to October 1947 the program was broadcasted from 11:15 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. From October 1947 to November 1947 the program was on station WOOK from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. From November 1947 to March 148 the broadcast was from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on WQQW and from March 1948 to 19?? he program was on WOOK station from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program was dedicated to charity and promotion of justice, education, harmony, and understanding among all races and creeds in America. Additionally the program promoted the "one world" idea or the universality of all mankind along with emphasizing the preservation of the American way. The program included dramas, interviews, addresses, round table discussions and renditions from well-known musical aggregations. Participants included members of congress, judges, Hollywood, college presidents, representatives of foreign governments, leaders in civic, religious, educational, labor and other fields of endeavor. Participants also included prominent musical and dramatic groups. Participants were local, nationals and international. The program was sponsored by the Institute on Race Relations.
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.
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-042, Subseries 3.4
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa76d666e11-025b-4ca7-ac29-e3b650329739
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref238

Gospel Choral Sheet Music

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Container:
Box 178, Folder 1-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1926-1964
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.
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 / Series 4: Elizabeth B. Delaney / 4.5: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa792bed5fd-b4a9-433f-a890-f5a7add3130d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref345

Musical America

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Container:
Box 36, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953
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.
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 1: Henry P. Whitehead Papers / 1.5: Printed Material / Journals, Magazines
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa719b32273-2145-4089-a4c9-12fadfd98424
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref450

Brooklyn Academy of Music, "Carmen"

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Container:
Box 59, Folder 43
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921
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.
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 1: Henry P. Whitehead Papers / 1.5: Printed Material / Programs, Theater
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7e2a34c2f-70cc-410f-b507-f73fc56a51a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref604

Music Box, "Lost in the Stars"

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Container:
Box 60, Folder 52
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1950
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.
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
See more items in:
Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 1: Henry P. Whitehead Papers / 1.5: Printed Material / Programs, Theater
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7f413d7b7-29a1-4b82-99bc-27974e248d41
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref723

Nederlander Theatre, "Lena Horne: The Lady and her Music"

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Container:
Box 60, Folder 64
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981
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.
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
See more items in:
Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 1: Henry P. Whitehead Papers / 1.5: Printed Material / Programs, Theater
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7ec491adf-d5b4-400f-81de-607ceaa81f50
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref735

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