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N. Kigezi, Uganda Bairu Dancing

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Date:
c. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "Bairu Dancing, N. Kigezi, Uganda. 142-36-8."
Additional text on verso reads: "Published by Public Relations Dept. Kampala, Uganda. Copyright."
Stamp on verso from Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, depicting Mount Kilimanjaro.
Ms. on verso.
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by catalogue number or subject.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA UG 1995-006-015
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 46: Uganda (UG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
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Administrative Records

Collection Creator:
J.L. Hudson Gallery  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1970
Scope and Contents:
The series includes two sets of alphabetical card files cross referencing gallery exhibitions and participating artists. Also found are donation and public relation records, early records for J.L. Hudson Gallery, a membership file related to Albert Landry's activities on the Visual Arts Committee of the Michigan State Council for the Arts, and a file for Hudson's shopping center which includes records for artwork procured for display at the center.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
J.L. Hudson Gallery records, 1958-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jlhuds, Series 1
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J.L. Hudson Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Public Relations

Collection Creator:
J.L. Hudson Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1965
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
J.L. Hudson Gallery records, 1958-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.L. Hudson Gallery records
J.L. Hudson Gallery records / Series 1: Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jlhuds-ref26

Gay Officers Action League (GOAL)

Series Collector:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Series Donor:
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
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:
1982-2016, undated
Scope and Contents:
This series contains correspondence, ephemera, news letters, HIV and AIDS information, programs, flyers, photographs and publications related to the Gay Officers Action League. This series also includes with its correspondence hate mail received by the GOAL and material related to a harassment incident that took place during the Pride march of 1990 in New York City. This series also contains a portrait of Sargeant Charles H. Cochrane, Jr. (1943-2008) founder of GOAL, painted by Chris Morano. The portrait was presented to Cochrane's family at the naming of Charles H. Cochrane Way, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York in 2016. The Cochrane family then donated it to GOAL who donated it to the Archives Center.
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 22
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Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Long Beach Public Relations Chapter 113

Series Collector:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Series Donor:
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
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
Container:
Box 37, Folder 52
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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
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Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection / Series 7: Mattachine Society / 7.4: Councils, Chapters, and Committees
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref820

Publications

Collection Creator:
United Shoe Machinery Corporation  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1898 - 1987
Scope and Contents:
This series contains issues of the company's employee magazines and a number of the self promotional publications it sponsored. There are also bound catalogs for the H.E. Smith & Company, proprietors of Nox Em' All Shoes, 1898-1930.

Subseries 1, catalog, depict and describe all the shoe making equipment, tools, and supplies manufactured by United Shoe, and provide information on specifications and prices. Many of the catalogs are annotated with hand-written revisions and several contain extensive notes about various machines. The USMC Marking Machine, circa 1940Type Style andSpecification Book, circa 1940, and shows examples of all the types of markings that USMC placed on its products. The 1969 bookMachine Names & Symbols lists the company's authorized machine names and their symbols. The materials are arranged chronologically.

This series also contains a complete run of The Three Partners from July 1914 to December 1920. This employee magazine was published by the United Shoe Machinery Corporation Athletic Association and is typical of company magazines published at large corporations. It contains information on events within the factory and in branch offices; tips on machinery use and safety; photographs of employees, their families, and their activities; biographic profiles of managers and executives; and articles on American business and labor relations. In addition, the issues published during the war years feature United Shoe employees serving in the military; war-related activities in the factory and on the home front; and a feature page of war photographs.

A later employee magazine, USM Today, is also included in this series. It began publication in 1969, under the direction of the company's Public Relations Department. Heavily illustrated, it focuses on new developments among the many international branches and subsidiaries of the USM Corporation. Issues from 1969-1974 are included in the series. Another employee publication, Beverly Today, is a heavily illustrated newspaper published exclusively for employees at the Beverly factory site. The focus of this bi-monthly publication is on the employees and their activities, both on and off the job. Issues from 1979-1985 are included. The Quarter Century Club News is a news magazine published by the Quarter Century Club, which had been founded in 1926 for employees who had completed 25 years of employment with United Shoe. Its focus is on the personal activities of employees, both active and retired. The magazine covers all branches of the company's operations and it, too, is heavily illustrated with photographs. Included in this series are issues from 1977-1987.

Two publications of particular interest in this series are An Industrial City andThe Story of Three Partners, both published in 1911. These two publications are intended to portray the company's warm benevolence towards and concern for its employees.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage and audio visual materials. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period, reference copies do not exist for audio visual materials. Arrangements must be made with the Archives Center staff two weeks prior to a scheduled research visit. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0277, Series 14
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United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
60.54 Cubic feet (consisting of 131 boxes, 13 folders, 17 oversize folders, 20 map case folders, 2 flat boxes (1 full, 1 partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
1832-1977
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Railroads forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
Railroad materials comprise the largest subject category in the Warshaw Collection. These materials document a major industry and important transportation system that was instrumental in the western expansion of the United States. Railroads opened the way for the development of many other industries including mining, farming and manufacturing. The earliest materials document railroad lines operating on the east coast of the United States in the 1830s. The United States did not have the technical and manufacturing capabilities of some of the European nations. Cheaper land for railroad right of way and a government policy that guaranteed loans and provided grants to railroad companies based on the amount of track laid, however, encouraged rapid growth. Railroad companies in turn would sell land to settlers. Materials in this collection include the advertisements created to lure settlers west by promising this cheap and abundant land. The railroads were instrumental in transporting goods from the farm belt to the east coast and to Europe thus making the country a major trading post. Railroads also expedited the movement of troops during the Civil War which was the first war to employ the rails. Later in the century the growth of the far west is facilitated by passenger trains linking east and west. As the rail network became more efficient and capable of transporting raw materials, the United States became a world leader in coal and pig iron production. Evidence of the transporting of goods is found among these materials. The affluence of the late nineteenth century is reflected in the amount of materials in the collection that promoted luxury travel by rail. The rise of great railroad fortunes such as those of Vanderbilt, Harriman and Gould soon followed industry growth, as did scandal and corruption which in turn was followed by government regulation in the form of the Interstate Commerce Act and railroad legislation during Theodore Roosevelt's administration.

The twentieth century witnessed great efficiencies in locomotive car and track design and large increases in freight ton mileage as is reflected in the materials. There was, however, failure or downsizing of many railroad lines. Total passenger mileage declined over the years due to competition from other forms of transportation, the rise of the labor movement, increasing government control, a reduction in profits and the

The material consists primarily of correspondence, reports, patent records, pass books, resort guides, timetables, maps, periodicals, articles, printed advertisements, tickets, photographs, postcards and images from railroad companies. There is also a substantial amount of material from manufacturers and dealers of railroad equipment and supplies and from railroad organizations. Reference materials including articles and periodicals are also included among the materials. The materials are divided into six series.

Railroad Companies forms the largest amount of material in this category. This series is divided into two subseries. Subseries one is American railroad companies and subseries two is foreign companies.

American Companies document transportation service throughout the United States by the railroad lines including Albany and Susquehanna Railroad Company, Northern Railroad Corporation, Concord and Claremont, Contoocook River Railroad, Illinois Central Railroad, New York Central Railroad Company, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Sullivan, Central Vermont, Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road Company, Providence and Worcester Railroad Company, Pennsylvania Rail Road Company, Southern Pacific, Vermont Central Railroad Corporation and Union Pacific Railroad. There is a substantial amount of material from each company. The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the company or railroad line (s).

Foreign Companies includes companies servicing countries outside of the United States. Countries include Canada, England, France, India, Ireland, Scotland, Mexico and Switzerland. The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the company or railroad line (s).

Manufacturers and Distributors of Railroad Cars, Equipment and Supplies includes scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, printed advertisements, patents, catalogues, bills and receipts. Many of the companies produced cars for the railroad companies but also supplied equipment and parts. The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the company.

Organizations, Associations and Clubs includes material from groups that represented the interests of railroad companies, employees and tradesmen. Organizations include American Association of General Passenger and Ticket Agents, American Association of Passenger Traffic Officers, American Association for Railroad and Locomotive History, American Electric Railway Association, American Electric Railway Manufacturers Association, American Electric Railway Transportation and Traffic Association, American Iron and Steel Association, American Railway Association, American Railway Bureau, American Railway Master Mechanics Association, American Street and Interurban Railway Accountants Association, Association of American Railroads, Association of General Freight Agents of New England, Association of Railway Executives, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen- Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood Railroad Signalmen of America, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Convention of Railroad Commissioners, Eastern Railroad Association, International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Master Car Builders' Association, National Association of General Passenger and Ticket Agents, National Council of Traveling Salesmen's Association of America, New England Association of Railroad Superintendents, New England Association of Superintendents of Steam Railways, New England General Ticket and Passenger Agents Association, New England Railroad Club, New England Railway Car Accounting Association, New England Summer Resort Association, North-Western, Railroadmen, Railroadians of America, Railway Business Association, Railway Car Accountants' Association, Railway Clearing House Association, Railway Club of Pittsburgh, Railway Educational Association, Railway Officials of America, Railway Storekeeping Association, Railway and Supplymen's Mutual Catalog Company, South-Western Passenger Association, South-Western Railway Association, Street Railway Association, Terminal Railroad Association of Saint Louis, Train Central Corporation of America, Transcontinental Association, United American Mechanics, United States Railroad Administration, Western Association of General Passenger and Ticket Agents, Western Land Association of Minnesota, Western Railroad Association, Western Railways' Committee on Public Relations, Western States Passenger Association and the Yard Master's Mutual Benefit Association.

Images includes unidentified photographs, postcards, lithographs and sketches of locomotive cars, bridges, tunnels, accidents, collisions, depot stations, equipment, freight and shipping alternatives, Hancock Junction, horse-drawn railroads, memorials featuring trains, menus, tracks, employees working with trains, trademarks, cartoons, caricatures, illustrations from children's books, West Point and the second locomotive built in the United States. The materials that can be identified to a railroad company or line are found in series one. Most of the material are undated and is arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

General Files includes audit reports, Windsor Vermont Convention, income and expense accounts, mortgage bonds, bond offerings, export and import documents, financial records and stock lists, Florence and Keyport Company charter, Interstate Commerce Commission, legal records from states such as Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, United States and Vermont patent records, Philadelphia Company balance sheets, Railroad Administration, Rand's Rating Agency, taxation documents, Thompson and Bachedler track and switch specifications, pass, time sheets, freight documents, maps, destination literature, tours, ticket sales, passenger rate sheets, checks, receipts and invoices, tickets, guides, maps, timetables, transportation of freight documents, pass books, passenger proportions, freight rates, free pass policy of numerous railroad companies, freight rates, freight transportation documents for Empire Line Great Western, Great Central, Bitner's Despatch Line, Merchant's Despatch line, National Despatch line, and various companies, time sheets, transportation of freight documents, maps and destination literature, maps and destination literature, map of Great Britain, Dinsmore, map of the United States and Canada Railways, fares and schedules, official documents, special trip offers, tariffs for passengers, freight and grain, tariffs for livestock and merchandise, passenger rate sheets, Walker's Railway tables, baggage checks, checks, receipts and invoices, ticket sales, Dover, ticket agents, tickets,

Publications includes articles, reports, clippings, histories, fiction, periodicals for the railroad trade and general periodicals. The series is divided into three subseries: Subseries 1, Articles, Reports, Clippings, Histories, and Fiction; Subseries 2, Periodicals for the Railroad Trade; Subseries 3, General Periodicals.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Railroads is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Railroads
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Western Railways' Committee on Public Relations

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 111, Folder 45
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads / 4: Organizations, Associations and Clubs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Public relations release for "Tribal Women of South Africa," Constance Stuart Larrabee's exhibit.

Names:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 25a
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953 July 10
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item 444
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Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 2: Manuscript Materials / Tribal Women of South Africa / Tribal Women of South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref15696

Letter from Public Relations at the Museum of Natural History in New York, enclosing newspaper articles about Constance Stuart Larrabee's exhibition.

Names:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 25a
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953 July 14
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item 447
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Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 2: Manuscript Materials / Tribal Women of South Africa / Tribal Women of South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref15699

Iowa - Community Style

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Iowa is an icon of American heartland values. Its main-street towns and farmlands evoke a peaceful vision of America, where the drama of deep personal relationships quietly unfolds. But Iowa is also home to agribusiness, high-tech, and high-skill industries that manufacture computerized combines and fiber optics, and to high-quality service industries from education to insurance. Not without dynamic tensions and social, demographic, and occupational changes, Iowa in its sesquicentennial year of 1996 fostered and nurtured a quiet but steadfast civic pride that turned out whole towns for girls' basketball games, propelled youth into 4-H clubs and adults into volunteer fire companies and social clubs, and joined residents around a morning coffee table, on a Saturday night dance floor, or in a Sunday school.

Anyone who witnessed the great floods of 1993, who saw exhausted neighbor helping neighbor, cannot be unmoved by the prevailing sense of community held by the people of Iowa. This sense of community was celebrated by the Festival program on the Mall in the Nation's Capital, and was also evident back in Iowa for the first Festival of Iowa Folklife held on the grounds of the State Capitol Building in Des Moines in August, and in a Smithsonian Folkways recording, Iowa Public Television documentary, and educational materials growing from the Festival and distributed to Iowans in the months following the Festival.

The Sesquicentennial year offered a chance to recognize the value of an Iowa that nurtures neighborliness in groups of people - no matter how diverse - who share common concerns and hopes; an Iowa that supports the vital social fabric of relationships on the local level; and an Iowa that validates an underlying belief in the viability of democratic community - all of which have provided such a prominent legacy for the state.

The Festival program highlighted the vibrant and diverse cultures of Iowa through the excellence, knowledge, and artistry of its people and offered an opportunity to observe the dynamism of community in the truest sense of the word. The Festival program also recalled the responsibility all Americans have to believe that our public culture and its active celebration through community are valuable and must be supported, if we are to have a future worth living for.

Catherine Hiebert Kerst was Program Curator for the Smithsonian Institution and Rachelle H. Saltzman was Program Curator for the Iowa Arts Council; Arlene Reiniger served as Program Coordinator.

Iowa - Community Style was made possible by and was produced in cooperation with the Iowa Sesquicentennial Commission and the Iowa Arts Council on the occasion of Iowa's 150th anniversary of statehood. Iowa corporate partners included the HON INDUSTRIES Charitable Foundation; John Deere; The Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc.; and Barr-Nunn Transportation, Inc.
Fieldworkers:
Becky Allgood, American Indian Center - Sioux City, John Berquist, Jay Black, Phyllis Carlin, Cathy Carlyle, Casa Latina - Sioux City, Patricia Civitate, Rex Coble, Ginger Cunningham, Karen Downing, Kristin Elmquist, Tom Evans, Sheri Flanigan, April Frantz, Janet Gilmore, Twila Glenn, Gregory Hansen, Loren Horton, Rich Horwitz, Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, Iowa Commission on the Status of African Americans, Iowa Nurses' Association, Italian American Cultural Center - Des Moines, Donald Jonjack, Cornelia Kennedy, Lee Kline, Mark Knudsen, Mike Koppert, Labor Institute for Workforce Development, Catherine Lewis, Jack Libbey, Jean Lowder, Nancy Michael, Dave Moore, Jerri Morgan and John DeWall, Arnold T. Nielsen, Jane Nielsen, Carla Offenburger, Harry Oster, Janet Parrish, Paula Plasencia, Max Quaas, Harley Refsal, Stephen D. Richards, Maria Alícia Rodríguez, Janice Rosenberg, Erin Roth, Beth Hoven Ratto, Tomasa Salas, Earl Sampson, Cynthia Schmidt, Jim Skurdal, Kumsan Ryu Song, Barb Trish, Caroline Trumpold, Rose Marie Vasquez, Sarah Walker, Theresa Walker, Priscilla L. Wanatee, Cliff Weston, Mike Wiseman, Larry Wood, Michael Zahs
Presenters:
Howard Bass, Phyllis Carlin, Harold Closter, Loren Horton, Richard Horwitz, Rich Kennedy, Catherine Hiebert Kerst, Lee Kline, Jack Libbey, Dave Moore, Leroy Morton, Carla Offenburger, Chuck Offenburger, Deb Ohrn, Steven Ohrn, Beth Ratto, Rachelle H. Saltzman, Cynthia Schmidt, Cliff Weston, Michael Zahs
Participants:
Performance Traditions

BECKY & THE IVANHOE DUTCHMEN -- Becky Livermore, 1970-, accordion, vocals, Cedar Rapids, IowaTerry Ard, vocals, trumpet, banjo, guitar, Ely, IowaDan Davies, trumpet, trombone, vocals, Amana, IowaRod Davies, tuba, bass, horn, Mt. Vernon, IowaChuck Stastny, drums, Yankton, South Dakota

Daisy Dell Benge, 1925-, mandolin, guitar, Winterset, Iowa

Eddie Benge, 1919-, fiddle, banjo, Winterset, Iowa

Kevin Burt, 1968-, vocals, Coralville, Iowa

Matt Panek, 1968-, guitar, Iowa City, Iowa

THE DEER CREEK QUARTET -- Sid Rowland, vocals, Wellman, IowaRay Bender, vocals, banjo, Kalona, IowaLuetta Ropp, piano, vocals, Wellman, IowaDoug Yoder, vocals, Kalona, Iowa

Guy Drollinger, 1952-, fiddle, guitar, banjo, dulcimer, Iowa City, Iowa

Hanna Drollinger, 1984-, fiddle, Iowa City, Iowa

Glenda Farrier, cowgirl poet, Atlantic, Iowa

FOOT-NOTES -- Beth Hoven Rotto, fiddle, vocals, Decorah, IowaBill Musser, acoustic bass, vocals, Decorah, IowaJon Rotto, guitar, vocals, Decorah, IowaJim Skurdal, mandolin, vocals, Decorah, Iowa

EVERETT KAPAYOU AND THE MESKWAKI SINGERS -- Everett Kapayou, vocals, hand drum, Tama, IowaDennis Keahna, Jr., vocals, Tama, IowaRick Keahna, Sr., vocals, Tama, IowaVerlyn Keahna, vocals, Tama, Iowa

THE KARL L. KING MUNICIPAL BAND, Fort Dodge -- Keith Altemier, Fort Dodge, IowaAlan Bridge, Fort Dodge, IowaDan Cassady, Fort Dodge, IowaMartin Crandell, Fort Dodge, IowaHarold Dean, Fort Dodge, IowaMerry Dick, Fort Dodge, IowaJohn Erickson, Fort Dodge, IowaGary Evans, Fort Dodge, IowaDianna Hanna, Fort Dodge, IowaLee Hood, Fort Dodge, IowaMary Jane Johnson, Fort Dodge, IowaInga Lang, Fort Dodge, IowaMonte Leichsenring, Fort Dodge, IowaValerie Mohring, Fort Dodge, IowaStacie Nichols, Fort Dodge, IowaDuane Olson, 1932-, Fort Dodge, IowaNancy Olson, Fort Dodge, IowaLynn Ringnalda, Fort Dodge, IowaRandy Ringnalda, Fort Dodge, IowaRoger Ringnalda, Fort Dodge, IowaRyan Ringnalda, Fort Dodge, IowaDonna Schive, Fort Dodge, IowaAdam Schroeder, Fort Dodge, IowaJoe Seykora, Fort Dodge, IowaDavid Swaroff, Fort Dodge, IowaHarlan Van de Berg, Fort Dodge, Iowa

Dwight Lamb, 1934-, fiddle, button accordion, Onawa, Iowa

Lloyd Snow, 1924-2004, guitar, Castana, Iowa

LOUIS AND THE BLUES REVIEW -- Louis McTizic, 1936-, blues harmonica, vocals, Waterloo, IowaSam Cockhern, bass, Waterloo, IowaToby Cole, keyboards, Waterloo, IowaMichael Flack, drums, Cedar Falls, IowaFrank Howard, keyboards, Iowa City, IowaBarry Schneiderman, lead guitar, Cedar Falls, IowaEtheleen Wright, rhythm guitar, vocals, Waterloo, Iowa

THE MATNEY SISTERS -- Shelley Matney Bell, 1959-, guitar, vocals, Dakota City, NebraskaJaimee Haugen, guitar, autoharp, vocals, Gilmore City, IowaHarley Matney, guitar, Dakota City, NebraskaPam Ostapoff, vocals, Sioux City, IowaChris Ramsey, guitar, vocals, Sioux City, Iowa

ERNIE PENISTON BAND -- Ernie Peniston, vocals, Muscatine, IowaJoe Collins, guitar, West Chicago, Illinois

PSALMS -- Ronald Teague, director, keyboards, Coralville, IowaMarcus Beets, drums, Cedar Rapids, IowaAllen Bell, vocals, Cedar Rapids, IowaSharilyn Bell, 1951-, vocals, Cedar Rapids, IowaMike Cole, vocals, Cedar Rapids, IowaSandy Reed, 1949-, vocals, Cedar Rapids, IowaPaul Tillman, vocals, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

SOLIS AND SOLIS, West Liberty -- Adalberto Solis, 1963-, guitar, vocals, West Liberty, IowaEugenio Solis, 1946-, guitar, vocals, West Liberty, Iowa

Craft Traditions

Annette Andersen, 1934-, Danish handwork traditions, Kimballton, Iowa

Nadine Big Bear, 1947-, Meskwaki bead worker, Moutour, Iowa

Frances Brewton, 1905-2005, quilter, Des Moines, Iowa

Maria Elizondo, -- quinceañera -- doll-maker, West Liberty, Iowa

Choua Her, 1975-, Hmong traditions, Oskaloosa, Iowa

Shoua Her, Hmong traditions, Oskaloosa, Iowa

Steve Kerper, 1950-, duck decoy carver, New Vienna, Iowa

Bill Metz, 1933-, Amana tinsmith, Middle Amana, Iowa

Marjorie Nejdl, 1936-, Czech egg decorator, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Dominic Rizzuti, 1920-, Italian ornamental ironworker, Des Moines, Iowa

Sam Rizzuti, Italian ornamental ironworker, Des Moines, Iowa

Rod Seitz, scroll-saw clock maker, Decorah, Iowa

Karma Sorensen, 1936-, Danish needle worker, Kimballton, Iowa

John Sutcliffe, 1916-1997, woodcarver, storyteller, Audubon, Iowa

Caroline Trumpold, 1932-, Amana quilter, Middle Amana, Iowa

Dorothy Trumpold, 1912-, Amana rug hooking, Amana, Iowa

Jean Adeline Wanatee, Meskwaki finger weaver, Tama, Iowa

Foodways Traditions

Julie Anderson, butchering, meat smoking, Stanhope, Iowa

Richard Anderson, butchering, meat smoking, Stanhope, Iowa

Loretta Hegeman, Dutch foodways, Orange City, Iowa

Elaine Kane, Dutch foodways, Orange City, Iowa

Edward Nejdl, 1932-, Czech baker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Bill Ohringer, 1952-, Jewish foodways, West Des Moines, Iowa

Eunice Stoen, Norwegian foodways, Decorah, Iowa

Jane Willie, 1967-, cafe foodways, St. Olaf, Iowa

Occupational Traditions

William Beacom, 1940-, towboat captain, Sioux City, Iowa

Evelyn Birkby, radio homemaker, Sidney, Iowa

Bruce Brock, 1950-, auctioneer, LeMars, Iowa

John Burns, insurance representative, West Des Moines, Iowa

Kevin Crim, caucus organizer, Grinnell, Iowa

Alice Duccini, 1943-, net knitting, clamming, commercial fishing, Dubuque, Iowa

John Duccini, 1942-, net knitting, clamming, commercial fishing, Dubuque, Iowa

Terry Gholson, safety manager, Barr-Nunn Transportation, Granger, Iowa

Ed Hanes, 1932-, boat builder, Clear Lake, Iowa

Cheryl Johnson, 1956-, family physician, New Liberty, Iowa

Lee Kline, radio, broadcaster, Des Moines, Iowa

Roger Krugmeier, tool and die worker, Lockridge, Iowa

Jack Libbey, towboat captain, Lansing, Iowa

Matt Meagher, marketing and public relations, Barr-Nunn Transportation, Granger, Iowa

The Mehmen Family (Karmen, Stanley, Kelsi, Kerryann, Kyle), farming, Plainfield, Iowa

Kevin Moore, family physician, Des Moines, Iowa

Leroy F. Morton, 1920-, newspaper writer, West Okoboji, Iowa

Kent Rosenberg, insurance representative, Des Moines, Iowa

Bob Smith, trucker, Kirkville, Iowa

Howard Lewis Titterington, 1927-, seed salesman, Milford, Iowa

The Williams Family (Bruce, Donna, Abbey, Josh, Aaron), farming, Villisca, Iowa

THE JOHN DEERE ASSEMBLY -- Art Abend, senior marketing representative in aftermarket parts, Waverly, IowaLynn Arthur, pattern maker, Mount Auburn, IowaMike Hankins, manager of product information and training, Buckingham, IowaMike Lindaman, marketing representative, Waterloo, IowaTed Schaefer, tractor master, Waterloo, IowaMary Swehla, visitors' services coordinator, Waterloo, IowaSteve Towlerton, senior marketing representative for 90-150 horsepower tractors, Waterloo, Iowa

Sports Traditions

Jody Maske, basketball coach, Newell, Iowa

Casey Clark, basketball player, Atlantic, Iowa

Linda Lappe, basketball player, Morning Sun, Iowa

AJ Nelson, 1979-, basketball player, Newell, Iowa

Katie Sorrell, basketball player, Crawfordsville, Iowa

Sara Stribe, basketball player, Carrol, Iowa

Jacque Voss, basketball player, Carrol, Iowa

Christi Williams, 1980-, basketball player, Storm Lake, Iowa
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1996, Series 3
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Groucho Marx Collection

Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Names:
Four Nightingales  Search this
Marx Brothers  Search this
Paramount Pictures  Search this
RKO Pictures (studio)  Search this
Three Nightingales  Search this
United Artists  Search this
Warner Brothers  Search this
Marx, Chico  Search this
Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964  Search this
Palmer, Minnie  Search this
Extent:
12 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Personal papers
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographic prints
Scrapbooks
Sheet music
Correspondence
Place:
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:
1911-1978, undated
Scope and Contents:
Series 1: Correspondence, 1932-1977 is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. In 1965, Marx gave the Library of Congress a portion of his correspondence with well-known personages. The majority of the correspondence in this collection dates from the post World War II era (Marx's early correspondence is located at the Library of Congress.) This series includes correspondence from well-known persons, fans, admirers and friends. There is an extensive amount of correspondence with the screenwriter Nunnally Johnson. The series includes letters concerning public relations, Walt Disney caricatures of the Marx Brothers, The Grouchophile permission letters, unidentified correspondence and one letter from Chico Marx to Gummo Marx.

Series 2: Publications, Manuscripts and Print Articles by Marx, 1930-1958, undated is arranged chronologically with circa and undated material placed before the book manuscripts. This series contains written material by Groucho Marx excepting scripts and sketches. The series includes articles written by Marx for national magazines, various speeches and manuscripts for three of Marx's books.

Series 3: Scripts and Sketches, 1939-1959, undated, is arranged alphabetically with television scripts and sketches placed before full-length movie and theatre scripts. This series contains television, motion picture and theatre scripts and sketches, monologues, and related written material pertaining to works starring or featuring Marx. It also contains scripts for the one theatrical play written by Marx, A Time for Elizabeth.

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1923-1978 is arranged chronologically and contains sixteen scrapbooks spanning Marx's career from his first Broadway success, I'll Say She Is to the year after his death. Of particular interest are the early scrapbooks for the Marx Brothers career, a scrapbook spanning the years 1934-1958 complied by Marx himself for his daughter Melinda, a photographic scrapbook compiled by the staff of Life magazine documenting a 1963 magazine layout of Marx and his then wife Eden Hartford Marx. There is also a scrapbook devoted to Chico Marx's brief career as a bandleader in the mid-late 1940s.

Series 5: Music,circa 1930-1975, undated is arranged alphabetically and includes original music manuscripts written by Marx and songs for Marx's shows and motion pictures and unidentified manuscripts perhaps written by Marx, his friends, his daughter Melinda or her music teacher. It also includes commercially produced sheet music purchased by Marx, copies of songs featured in Marx's motion pictures, music from "Minnie's Boys the theatrical production based on the Marx Brothers and their mother, an autographed copy of "Stay Down Here Where You Belong" by Irving Berlin, songs written by Marx published commercially, and Marx's copy of a collection of songs by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Series 6: Publicity, ca. 1911-1977 contains theatre programs, motion picture reviews, newspaper clippings both foreign and domestic, record album covers, a book cover and one poster of the Marx Brothers. There are items related specifically to Chico Marx. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 7: Artwork and Photographs, 1911-1976, undatedis arranged according to subject matter and includes artwork, features cartoons and caricatures of the Marx Brothers by various artists including the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer art department and Hirschfield, sketches of the Marx Brothers by Sheila Smith, Peggy Jacobs, Bridget Crowe and Mark E. Williams (all probably fans of the Marx Brothers), various candid photographs, publicity photographs and studio portraits of Marx, his brothers, his immediate family, correspondence and related images and photographic negatives and transparencies.

Series 8: Personal and Family Documents, 1925-1975, undated contains documents relating to Marx's personal life and his brothers Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, and his daughter Melinda. Of particular interest is Marx's copy of the transcript of his divorce deposition from Eden Hartford Marx, two proclamations from the City of Los Angeles and a portfolio cover made for him by his daughter Melinda. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 9: Audiovisual, 1929-1970 includes home movies of Groucho, brothers Harpo and Chico, and Groucho's wife and children as well as film and kinescope copies of television programs featureing Groucho as the star or guest.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 9 series.

Series 1: Correspondence,1932-1977

Series 2: Publications, Manuscripts, and Print Articles by Groucho Marx, 1930-1958, undated

Series 3: Scripts and Sketches, 1939-1959, undated

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1923-1978

Series 5: Music, circa 1930-1975, undated

Subseries 5.1: Original Music Manuscrpts

Subseries 5.2: Commercially Produced Sheet Music and Collections

Series 6: Publicity, circa 1911-1977

Series 7: Artwork and Photographs, 1911-1976, undated

Subseries 7.1: Artwork

Subseries 7.2: Photographs

Subseries 7.3: Photographic Negatives and Transparencies

Series 8: Personal and Family Documents, 1925-1978, undated

Series 9: Audiovisual

Subseries 9.1: Moving Images

Subseries 9.2: Sound Recordings
Biographical / Historical:
One of 20th century America's most enduring comics and cultural icons was Groucho Marx. Julius Henry Marx, better known as Groucho, was born in New York City on October 2, 1890. He was the third of five sons born to Minna and Samuel Marx. Minna's brother, Al Shean, was a part of the well-known vaudeville team, Gallagher and Shean.

The Marx family consisted of five boys: Leonard (Chico), Arthur (Harpo), Julius (Groucho), Milton (Gummo) and Herbert (Zeppo). The family lived in the Yorkville section of New York City. Groucho had a high soprano singing voice and his first job was singing in the choir of an Episcopal church. He joined Gus Hall and his vaudeville troupe when he was eleven. Groucho attended P.S. 86 but never went beyond the 7th grade. Minna organized the Three Nightingales with Groucho, Gummo and a girl singer. The girl was eventually replaced by a boy tenor and Harpo joined the troupe. The name of the group was changed to The Four Nightingales. Minnie acted as the group's manager. The group became known as the Marx Brothers with everyone except Gummo taking part in the act. The family moved to Chicago ca. 1904 where their grandfather lived.

The brothers toured the South and Midwest performing a vaudeville skit called, "Fun in Hiskule". It is noted that the comedy act began in Nacogdoches, Texas. The Marx Brothers first big success came in 1919 with their vaudeville act entitled "Home Again". In 1920, they were booked into the Palace Theatre in New York City and played there for thirteen months. They were later banished from the circuit due to a contract violation - they had accepted employment without Albee's permission. Groucho married Ruth Johnson on February 4th, 1920 and divorced her in July 1942. They had one daughter, Miriam and one son, Arthur born in 1921.

In 1923, they toured with the show, "I'll Say She Is", a collection of vaudeville routines that Groucho had written in collaboration. The show ran on Broadway for thirty-eight weeks. On December 8, 1925, the brothers (using their nicknames professionally for the first time) opened on Broadway in "The Cocoanuts". The play was written expressly for them by George S. Kaufman and Morris Ryskind with music by Irving Berlin. The brothers made a silent film circa 1924 called "Humor Risk" but it was never released. "Animal Crackers" opened on October 23, 1928. It was in this show that Groucho created one of his most famous characters, Captain Spaulding, the African explorer. Groucho was by this time paired with Margaret Dumont, stooge and foil, whom Groucho claimed never, really understood the Marx Brothers comedy.

On the strength of their success in "The Cocoanuts", they were signed to a film contract. In 1929, they made the film version of "The Cocoanuts" while performing "Animal Crackers" on the stage. Their mother, Minna Marx died the same year. The following year they starred in the film version of "Animal Crackers". Both films were made in New York City. In 1931, Groucho moved to Hollywood where The Marx Brothers made thirteen films. The brothers signed with Paramount Pictures and made "Monkey Business" (1931), "Horsefeathers" (1932) and "Duck Soup" (1933) while at the studio. In 1933, Zeppo left the troupe and Samuel Marx died.

In February 1934, Groucho and Chico teamed up in a radio program called, "Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel", about characters who were comic lawyers. In March 1934, they replaced Ethel Waters on a weekly radio series sponsored by the American Oil Company. In 1935, the brothers starred in "A Night at the Opera" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, a film produced by Irving Thalberg and a sequel, "A Day at the Races" (1937). In addition to working for MGM, the brothers starred in "Room Service" (1938) for the RKO studio.

The brothers discontinued the act in September 1941 but reunited for the film "A Night in Casablanca" (1946) and "Love Happy" (1949). Groucho found work as a solo artist making films for RKO, Warner Brothers and Paramount. In March 1943, the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery sponsored a half-hour variety show on CBS starring Groucho. Groucho married his second wife, Catherine "Kay" Gorcey in July 1945, they had one daughter Melinda. They divorced in 1951. Groucho continued to guest on many radio shows and continued to be at his peak when ad-libbing. John Guedel created "You Bet Your Life" for Groucho in October 1947. The show aired over the ABC radio network. It moved to CBS and in 1950 it was purchased by NBC and ran on television until 1961. The show ran for a total of four years on radio and eleven years on television. Groucho won radio's Peabody Award as best comedian on radio in 1948; an Emmy award in 1951; and the Motion Picture Daily Annual TV poll from 1951-1954.

Groucho was also musical. He played the guitar, but never as part of his shows. He was also an author and a playwright. He wrote the stage play, "A Time for Elizabeth", in 1948 with Norman Krasna. The play ran for eight days on Broadway but had longer runs in summer stock. In July 1954, Groucho married his third and final wife Eden Hartford. They divorced in December of 1969. In 1967, Simon and Schuster published excerpts from letters Groucho had donated to the Library of Congress in 1965. The book was entitled The Groucho Letters. Groucho authored other books, Groucho and Me (1959) his autobiography, The Secret Word is Groucho (1976) with Hector Arce and The Grouchophile (1976).

Groucho retired in 1961 but in 1972 with the help Erin Fleming, his companion and manager since 1969, he toured in a solo act. The show entitled, "An Evening with Groucho" played Carnegie Hall in New York City in May 1972. Groucho was made a Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters at the Cannes Film Festival in 1972. In 1974, Groucho received an honorary Academy Award (Oscar) for the contribution of the Marx Brothers to the art of film. Marx died on August 19th, 1977.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Julius H. (Groucho) Marx, through the Estate of Groucho Marx, August 5, 1987.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Reference copies of audiovisual materials must be used. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Comedians -- 1920-1970  Search this
Entertainment  Search this
Radio comedies  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Theater  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Personal papers
Photographs -- 20th century
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographic prints
Scrapbooks
Sheet music
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0269
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Online Media:

Letters to/from Arkin-Gleason

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Arkin, Alan; Atkins, Irene (Mrs. Lenny); Baker, Russell; Barbi, Vincent (to Erin); Begelman, David (telegram); Berlin, Irving; Blackbeard, Bill, cartoonist; Bobbs-Merrill, publisher; Breecher, Irving, writer; Bruce, David, Ambassador to Great Britain; Cavett, Dick; Cukor, George; Desmond, Jodi; Dib, M. Dutch Masters Cigar Co.; Dwan, Bob, director; Evans, Bergen; Farmer, Georgia; Feuer, Cy; Foley, James E., student at Indiana University; Friendly, Fred W.; Galpern, Prof- Lasar; Gardner, Margaret, public relations; Garner, Peggy Ann (telegram); Garson, Toby and Bill; Gleason, Jackie
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Reference copies of audiovisual materials must be used. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Letters to/from Gottlieb-Krasna

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Gottlieb, Robert, Simon and Schuster, book publisher; Guedel, John, radio and TV producer; Hamilton, William, cartoonist; Hamlisch, Marvin; Hansen, C.J., student at Montana State University; Harburg, E.Y., composer; Heaney, Robin, Groucho's cook; Hollander, Shirley Spector; Hughes, Howard; Jansen, Ilse; Jarmel, Victor; Jenkins, Dan, public relations; Johnson, Roxie; Jones, Harold, public relations; Kanter, Hal, writer; Kerr, Walter; Kirgo, George; Klein, Robert; Klock, Frank; Krasna, Norman, writer
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Reference copies of audiovisual materials must be used. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Public Relations Correspondence

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1975
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Reference copies of audiovisual materials must be used. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Meeting Minutes

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jeff Donaldson papers
Jeff Donaldson papers / Series 7: Professional Files / 7.1: AfriCOBRA
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Meeting Minutes

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jeff Donaldson papers / Series 7: Professional Files / 7.1: AfriCOBRA
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Archives of American Art
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Gordon, Jesse

Collection Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Reel 5186, Frame 834-1043
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955-1969
Scope and Contents note:
(correspondence about passport lawsuit and appearance before House Un-American Activities Committee; loan of money and art to Hugo Gellert that Kent had difficulty collecting; public relations services, and arrangements for radio and TV interviews; news releases; family news)
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rockwell Kent papers / Series 1: Alphabetical Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Jones, E.O. (Public Relations, S.C. Johnson & Son)

Collection Creator:
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 37-38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lee Nordness business records and papers, circa 1931-1992, bulk 1954-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lee Nordness business records and papers / Series 1: Nordness Gallery, Inc. and Lee Nordness Galleries Art Advisory Section, Inc. / 1.1: Correspondence / Johnson Wax
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nordlee-ref146

Seiser, Neal (Public Relations, S.C. Johnson & Son)

Collection Creator:
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lee Nordness business records and papers, circa 1931-1992, bulk 1954-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lee Nordness business records and papers / Series 1: Nordness Gallery, Inc. and Lee Nordness Galleries Art Advisory Section, Inc. / 1.1: Correspondence / Johnson Wax
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Archives of American Art
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