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Press/ Media

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980-1980; undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
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Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 1: Biographical
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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United States Department of Justice Award [Oversize]

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
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Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 1: Biographical
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Howard University Moreland Spingarn Research Award [Oversize]

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
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Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 1: Biographical
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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World Understanding Award [Oversize]

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
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Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 1: Biographical
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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BISA Distinguished Black Women Award

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Map-case 1, Drawer 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
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Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 1: Biographical
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Washington Post Style Interview

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Map-case 1, Drawer 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
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Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 1: Biographical
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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State of Georgia Lieutenant Colonel Appointment

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Map-case 1, Drawer 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
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Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 1: Biographical
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet ()
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This series contains a signed card from President Lyndon B. Johnson to Ethel Payne, as well as professional stationery and envelopes belonging to Ethel Payne.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-011, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Correspondence; Stationary

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
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Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains photographs of Ethel Payne with various dignitaries including Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and political activist Louis Stokes. Also contained are personal photographs of Payne among contemporaries and colleagues.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-011, Series 4
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
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Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 4: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Poster

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This series contains a signed copy of Romare Bearden's "Morning of the Rooster" poster.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-011, Series 5
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Autographed Romare Bearden poster

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Map-case 1, Drawer 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
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Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 5: Poster
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Ethel Payne papers

Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Names:
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973  Search this
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963  Search this
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-  Search this
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Stokes, Louis, 1925-  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Awards
Ephemera
Passports
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1960s-1980s
Summary:
The Ethel Payne papers, which date from circa 1960s to 1980s and measure .50 linear feet, document the career of journalist Ethel Payne. The collection is comprised of passports, badges, photographs, press credentials, awards and ephemera.
Scope and Contents note:
This small collection documents the career of Ethel Payne from circa 1960s - 1980s through passports, badges, photographs, press credentials, awards and ephemera.
Arrangement note:
The Ethel Payne papers are arranged into five series:

Series 1: Biographical Series 2: Correspondence Series 3: Travel Series 4: Photographs Series 5: Posters
Biographical/Historical note:
Ethel Payne, born August 14, 1911 was a freelance journalist and the first African American woman to become an international news correspondent. She covered issues pertaining to the political advancement and the social inequality among Blacks in America. An early crusader for African American civil rights, she remained a constant and vigorous political spokesperson in the fight to end racial discrimination. In her thirst for knowledge, and in her desire to share valuable information with the public, Payne, who would later receive international recognition for her endeavors, was dubbed the "First Lady of the Black Press" by the Washington Press Corps, of which she later became president in 1970.

While covering U.S involvement in the Vietnam War, Payne focused on the plight of the Black soldier and how issues, such as racial segregation and discrimination, remained relevant to life back home. In documenting the conditions of these soldiers, her aim was to "fully concentrate on the Negro effort," and to "paint an adequate picture of why they were in Vietnam." Later however, as a writer for the Chicago Defender, she remarked on her experience in covering the war as a failed attempt at reporting the overall immorality of it.

The daughter of a Pullman porter and a stay at home mother of 6, Payne, who desired to become a civil rights leader but was denied entrance into law school on account of her race, discovered her niche in journalism after being jailed for witnessing and questioning the brutal acts performed by a police officer on an African American man. After threatening to report the brutality to the press, she refused her approval for release, remained in jail and advocated for the liberation of the other detainees.

Her break into journalism came when she began organizing recreation and entertainment for African American troops stationed in Japan. In her diary, Payne transcribed accounts of the failed efforts of the U.S military during the war, which had later been published in the Chicago Defender. Despite the discrimination she encountered from high ranking officials in the U.S government, Payne was offered and accepted a full-time position with the Defender in 1951.

Along with her work as a Vietnam War correspondent, Payne became involved in various endeavors to move her career in journalism. During her time as White House correspondent from 1962-1966, Payne led the fight to end the segregation of interstate travel, immigration quotas, and discrimination in federal housing . Ethel was also the first African American woman to host network news by becoming a political commentator for the CBS aired program "Spectrum" in 1972. Persistently involved in international politics, Payne in 1970 completed a 10-nation tour of Africa with Secretary of State William P. Rogers, and a 6-nation tour with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger six years later. She covered several Democratic National conventions, and witnessed President Lyndon B. Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Over her lifetime, she has received dozens of awards and honorable mentions for her political involvement and activism for African Americans, and her legacy continues to live on today. In 2002 the United States Postal Service honored Ethel Payne by issuing her a 37-cent stamp, and each year aspiring journalists wishing to gain experience on international reporting in Africa are awarded the Ethel Payne Fellowship.

On May 28, 1991 Ethel Payne died of a heart attack in her home in Washington, D.C. She is survived by close relatives, as she forfeited marriage and children for the sake of her work. She was commemorated as one of the 100 most influential correspondents by the National Association of Black Journalists, and remained, untill her death, a longtime advocate in the struggle to bring about change, and to correct the inequalities and racial injustices in the world.
Related Materials:
This collection contains artifacts catalogued in the ACM Ojects collection.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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 journalists  Search this
Politicians -- United States  Search this
African American women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Awards
Ephemera
Passports
Photographs
Photographic prints
Citation:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-011
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Awards

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955 - 1988
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
See more items in:
Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 1: Biographical
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Press/ Media

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940 - 1970
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
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Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 1: Biographical
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Travel

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966 - 1987
Scope and Contents:
This series holds the documents of Payne's extensive travel throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia, as well as passports and vaccination reports.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-011, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Passports/ Vaccinations

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966 - 1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
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Ethel Payne papers
Ethel Payne papers / Series 3: Travel
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-011-ref23

Biographical

Collection Creator:
Payne, Ethel L.  Search this
Extent:
0.19 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949 - 1990
Scope and Contents:
This series comprises of materials relating to the life of Ethel Payne and her time as a free-lance journalist, an international political activist, and a news correspondent for the Sengstacke Newspapers and the Chicago Defender. This biographical series dated from 1940 to 1990 contains certificates of merit from various organizations celebrating Paynes research and community involvement, and printed materials from her covering numerous national conventions, civic forums and inaugural ceremonies.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Ethel Payne papers are 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:
Ethel Payne papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Avis R. Johnson.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-011, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Dining Room Chair

Artist:
Ethel L. Payne  Search this
Medium:
wood, fabric
Dimensions:
36 × 16 1/8 × 18 11/16 in. (91.5 × 41 × 47.5 cm)
Type:
chair
Date:
c. 1960
Cite As:
Ethel Lois Payne Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Avis R. Johnson.
Accession Number:
1991.0076.0188
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl829f7229c-f986-44ab-b634-a8d58eaf1ba3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1991.0076.0188
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