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Window card for The Bronze Venus

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Mantan Moreland, American, 1902 - 1973  Search this
Herb Jeffries, American, 1913 - 2014  Search this
Flournoy Miller, American, 1885 - 1971  Search this
Buck and Bubbles, American, founded 1919  Search this
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Ralph Cooper, American, 1908 - 1992  Search this
John L. Criner, American, 1898 - 1965  Search this
Basin Street Boys, American, 1945 - 1951  Search this
The Cats and the Fiddle, American, 1937 - 1951  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 1/8 × 14 in. (56.2 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
window cards
Place used:
Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Dance  Search this
Film  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical films  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Race films  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.147
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
A Cinema Apart: African American Film Memorabilia (Larry Richards Collection)
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54368505d-f5c2-4ead-b276-5f837a9823a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.147
Online Media:

Stock certificate for Birth of a Race Photoplay Corporation

Issued by:
Birth of a Race Photoplay Corporation, American, founded 1916  Search this
Printed by:
J. W. Middleton & Co. Stationers, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with foil
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/4 × 10 7/8 in. (21 × 27.6 cm)
Type:
certificates
Place printed:
Chicago, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 16, 1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Film  Search this
Finance  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.20.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c934723d-ebd2-482a-9432-96fa38a2e9d8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.20.1
Online Media:

Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection

Names:
Andrade-Watkins, Claire  Search this
Bambara, Toni Cade  Search this
Dash, Julie  Search this
Gerima, Haile  Search this
Gunn, Bill, 1934-1989  Search this
Jafa, Arthur  Search this
Jones, Robert Earl, 1904-2006  Search this
Massiah, Louis  Search this
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951  Search this
Moses, Ethel  Search this
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976  Search this
Sanchez, Sonia, 1934- (poet, reader)  Search this
Snead, James A., 1953-1989  Search this
Spence, Louise, 1945-  Search this
Tucker, Lorenzo  Search this
Donor:
Bowser, Pearl, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
approximately 100 Motion picture films
213 Sound cassettes (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Sound cassettes
Sound cassette
Oral histories (document genres)
16mm motion picture film
Vhs (videotape format)
Place:
England
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Roanoke (Va.)
Memphis (Tenn.)
Date:
bulk 1920-2001
Biographical / Historical:
Pearl Bowser is a filmmaker, producer, author, lecturer, and highly acclaimed scholar of African American film who is recognized as an authority on the works of Oscar Micheaux, a noted writer, director, and producer of race films from 1919 to 1948.

Born Pearl Johnson on June 25, 1931, in Sugar Hill, Harlem, New York, she was named after her mother (also Pearl Johnson), a domestic worker who had been raised in a Catholic nunnery. On occasional Saturdays, the younger Pearl would accompany her mother to work in apartments in lower Manhattan, where she would assist her by folding handkerchiefs for a small allowance. After moving to a lower part of Harlem when she was about four years old, she met Harlem entrepreneur "Bumpy" Johnson, for whom she and other children in the neighborhood did odd jobs such as counting coins or attending to his ice-cream stand. Johnson, who would sometimes give the children joy rides in his Cadillac, occasionally allowed Pearl and the other children to borrow books from his extensive library, provided that they read them and submitted to a quiz.

As a child, Bowser had several racist encounters. For example, one of her white kindergarten teachers at her elementary school wore gloves in the classroom as to not touch Black pupils. She was also occasionally teased for having a gap between her teeth but felt insulated from sustained bullying because she had several older brothers who sometimes protected her. On a separate occasion, when she was about nine years old, her mother sent her on a trip from New York to the South to visit relatives. Although her mother had purchased tickets for her to be in a Pullman car, when she changed trains in Washington, DC., she was forced to ride in the car behind the engine, which left her covered in soot.

An avid reader, Pearl excelled in elementary and high school and received a scholarship to attend Brooklyn College, where she majored in biology. She supplemented her income by recording the numbers in one of Bumpy Johnson's shops. Disappointed with the quality of the education she was receiving, Bowser withdrew from Brooklyn College, eventually landing a job at CBS where she worked on a team that analyzed Nielsen ratings.

In 1955, Pearl married fellow New Yorker LeRoy Bowser. By the mid-1960s, although Pearl and LeRoy Bowser had separate interests, they both were working simultaneously in the civil rights movement. While LeRoy was active in Brooklyn CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) and went to the South in the summer to teach for what was the beginning of HeadStart, Pearl, along with other production activists, took to the streets documenting African American culture and issues—working to bring these films to schools. Additionally, Bowser wanted to write a cookbook to earn funds for Brooklyn's CORE organization. She was approached by David Davis, the editor of Tuesday Magazine. Tuesday had distribution in the Herald Tribune across the country as a Sunday supplement. As the urban-world magazine exploded in Black communities, "Joan" Bowser's two-page pictorials on Southern cooking with a set of recipes became very popular in the five years she wrote them. Bowser retained copyrights to the articles, and easily completed her cookbook a short time later.

Bowser's colleague at ABC, Charles Hobson, found a used book written by Peter Noble about Black films and Oscar Micheaux. The volume was slim and contained what little information contained in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) files. Hobson and his colleagues wanted to write a book about the topic, and they assigned Bowser to begin the research. As part of the project, Bowser went to California to interview actors who may have been in early Black films or may have worked with Micheaux. What she learned began her intensive scholarship into Micheaux and his fellow filmmakers.

In 1971, she organized her first film festival, the Black Film History Series. In 1979, she organized the nation's first American women's film festival in New York City. She also presented a major retrospective, Independent Black American Cinema 1920-1980, which toured the country during 1981 and 1982. She also directed the Journey Across Three Continents film and lecture series, which toured the country from 1983-1985. Bowser also served as president of the prestigious Flaherty Film Seminar in 1987. In 1989, she, alongside Grant Munro, programmed the 35th Flaherty Film Seminar, which featured films such as Finzan, Zajota and the Boogie Spirit, Daughters of the Dust, and many more. She has also been a judge at the world-renown Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESCPACO) in Burkina Faso (formerly known as Upper Volta).

In the 1980s Bowser was awarded an independent artists grant by the Ford Foundation to travel west and collect oral histories from individuals in Oscar Micheaux's orbit, loosely following the route he would have travelled decades earlier. Stopping in cities such as Roanoke, Virginia; Memphis, Tennessee; and Jackson, Mississippi, she collected dozens of oral histories from actors, actresses etc. that knew Oscar Micheaux. Through this research she became an eminent figure in the Black independent film industry. Working as a programmer, she travelled around the United States and the world showing films by domestic and Black filmmakers within the Diaspora.

Despite her wealth of experience working as a programmer, it wasn't until the 1990s that Bowser made her directorial debut with the documentary film Midnight Ramble. Funded by American Experience, the film looks at African Americans and Hollywood movies from 1910 through the 1950s. In 2000, she, along with Louise Spence, co-authored Writing Himself into History: Oscar Micheaux, His Silent Films and His Audiences, a book about the pioneering filmmaker. Additionally, she is founder and director of Chamba Educational Film Services, a film distribution company that specialized in distributing films by African American filmmakers. In the early 1980s, she renamed her company/collection as African Diaspora Images, a collection of historical and contemporary films documenting Black film history. She subsequently joined Third World Newsreel, where she was director of their theater department.

In 2012, Pearl Bowser donated her extensive collection of books, sound cassettes, films, film memorabilia, and papers to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Sources:

1940 United States Federal Census; New York, New York, New York, population schedule, p. 61B, house number 1486, family 195, Pearl Bowser; Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012 accessed: 10 Sept 2022); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm: m-t0627-02665

Bowser, Pearl. Pearl Bowser Oral History. Interview by Tuliza Fleming and Jennifer Lyon, July 21, 2011.
Provenance:
Acquired as a donation from Pearl Bowser in 2012.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Filmmakers  Search this
Actors -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Documentary films  Search this
Film festivals  Search this
African American actors  Search this
African American actresses  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Race films  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American women authors  Search this
Meetings  Search this
Conferences  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Amateur films  Search this
Motion picture soundtracks  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Radio broadcasts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound cassette
Oral histories (document genres)
16mm motion picture film
VHS (videotape format)
Citation:
Pearl Bowser Collection, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Identifier:
NMAAHC.A2012.79.AV
See more items in:
Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3209e9c6d-3045-4a0a-941e-6519385b18d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmaahc-a2012-79-av

Poster for The Crimson Skull

Created by:
Norman Studios, American, 1920 - 1928  Search this
Subject of:
Bill Pickett, American, 1870 - 1932  Search this
Steve Reynolds, American, 1892 - 1945  Search this
Anita Bush, American, 1883 - 1974  Search this
Lawrence Chenault, American, 1877 - 1943  Search this
Printed by:
Ritchey Litho Company, American, 1915 - 1928  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 41 7/8 × 27 11/16 in. (106.3 × 70.3 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
United States, North and Central America
Place filmed:
Boley, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1922
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Film  Search this
Race films  Search this
Western films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.25
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd509c56f60-e84b-4a18-b60f-a0a6465c2832
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.25
Online Media:

Three-sheet film poster for The Bull Dogger

Distributed by:
Norman Studios, American, 1920 - 1928  Search this
Subject of:
Richard Edward Norman, American, 1891 - 1960  Search this
Bill Pickett, American, 1870 - 1932  Search this
Anita Bush, American, 1883 - 1974  Search this
Bennie Turpin  Search this
Printed by:
Ritchey Litho Company, American, 1915 - 1928  Search this
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 74 9/16 × 37 7/8 in. (189.4 × 96.2 cm)
H x W (sheet): 76 13/16 × 41 1/4 in. (195.1 × 104.8 cm)
Type:
three-sheet posters
Place depicted:
Boley, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1922
Topic:
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Film  Search this
Men  Search this
Race films  Search this
Western films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gay Young and Daniel Schindler
Object number:
2013.193
Restrictions & Rights:
Pubic domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd535700659-bf2f-4c77-90be-521fc76c8a2b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.193
Online Media:

Translocas the politics of Puerto Rican drag and trans performance Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

Author:
La Fountain-Stokes, Lawrence M (Lawrence Martin) 1968-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xii, 337 pages) illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Place:
Puerto Rico
Porto Rico
Date:
2021
Topic:
Cross-dressers  Search this
Female impersonators  Search this
Transgender people  Search this
Hispanic Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Gender expression  Search this
Travestis  Search this
Acteurs travestis  Search this
Transgenres  Search this
Américains d'origine latino-américaine--Conditions sociales  Search this
Expression de l'identité sexuelle  Search this
Gender-nonconforming people  Search this
Performing arts  Search this
Drag  Search this
Crossdressers  Search this
Electronic books  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155957

Interview of Toni Cade Bambara and Louis Massiah, conducted by Pearl Bowser

Extent:
2 Sound cassettes
Container:
Box 3, Cassette 3
Box 3, Cassette 35
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Date:
1992 August 28
General:
Interview on first 20 minutes of side a only; remainder of the recording occurs at an unidentified conference
2012.79.3.72.1a, 2012.79.3.104.1a
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Citation:
Pearl Bowser Collection, National Museum of African American History and Culture
See more items in:
Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection
Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection / Series 3: Audio Tape / 3.1: Interviews
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3d9eb2520-49a6-4a72-8070-73e270f9cbe7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-a2012-79-av-ref52
Online Media:

Panel discussion about race films, MoMA

Extent:
2 Sound cassettes
Container:
Box 1, Cassette 18
Box 5, Cassette 25
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Date:
1997
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Citation:
Pearl Bowser Collection, National Museum of African American History and Culture
See more items in:
Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection
Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection / Series 3: Audio Tape / 3.3: Conferences, Lectures and Panel Discussions
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io38e020fd0-a71e-49ad-845f-31e338ab3b6d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-a2012-79-av-ref50

Race Movies: The Popular Art of the Black Renaissance

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Foster, William D., 1884-  Search this
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938  Search this
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951  Search this
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
2 Video recordings (VHS)
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1985
Scope and Contents:
Short film in which narrator provided the history of African American contributions to the film industry and portrayal of African Americans in film from the silent film era through the Harlem Renaissance. Includes images and clips from The Birth of a Nation, The Birth of a Race, By Right of Birth, The Homesteader, and The Scar of Shame. Includes work and contributions of Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, James Weldon Johnson, Oscar Micheaux, and Bill Foster, also known as William D. Foster, to the film industry.
Short film. Part of The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties Audiovisual Records. AV003253-1 and AV003253-2: music only, no sound and/or very low volume sound between songs. AV003253-3: narraton only. AV003253-4: repetitious sound. AV003253-5: narration and music. Dated 19850906. AV003452: narration only, undated. AV002130 and AV002141: image and sound (narration and music) including movie clips, undated. AV005152: image and sound, original Dub from 3/4" [U-Matic] tape - remastered version, dated 19850905.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition - The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties - showcased the evolution and achievements of the Renaissance, which was the explosion of literary, visual, performance, and cinematic creativity generated by black artists between the end of World War I and the early days of the Great Depression. Represented is the creativity of Marian Anderson, Richard Barthe, Countee Cullen, Aaron Douglas, Duke Ellington, Meta Warrick Fuller, Roland Hayes, Zora Neale Hurston, Malvin Gray Johnson, Alain Locke, "Jelly Roll" Morton, Paul Robeson, George Schuyler, and Wallace Thurman, among others. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from September 1985 - December 1986.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003253-2

ACMA AV003253-3

ACMA AV003253-4

ACMA AV003253-5

ACMA AV003452

ACMA AV002130

ACMA AV005152

ACMA AV002141
General:
Title transcribed from contents of recording.
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
African Americans in the performing arts  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Race films  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Race Movies: The Popular Art of the Black Renaissance, Exhibition Records AV03-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-024, Item ACMA AV003253-1
See more items in:
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-024: The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa71b1b718f-fa04-4b60-8420-4d7bb50a977b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-024-ref505

Race Films

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
United States
Date:
1985
Scope and Contents:
Portions of soundtracks from race films which were shown in segregated theaters from 1920s-1940s. Dialogue and music from The Exile (1931), and music from the slient film, The Flying Ace (1926). Narrator provides introduction to The Flying Ace.
Film sound clips. Poor sound quality. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Dated 19850906.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African Americans in the performing arts  Search this
Race films  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Race Films, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003503
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7b485c539-132f-4cf6-9209-435afd876225
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref600

The Bronze Buckaroo

Directed by:
Richard C. Kahn, American, 1897 - 1960  Search this
Created by:
Richard C. Kahn, American, 1897 - 1960  Search this
Subject of:
Herb Jeffries, American, 1913 - 2014  Search this
Spencer Williams, American, 1893-1969  Search this
Clarence Brooks, American, 1896 - 1969  Search this
Lucius Brooks, American, 1911 - 1999  Search this
Artie Young, American, 1915 - 1989  Search this
Murray's Dude Ranch, American, 1922 - 1960  Search this
Earle Morris, American, born 1897  Search this
Flournoy Miller, American, 1885 - 1971  Search this
Spencer Williams, American, 1893-1969  Search this
Lee Calmes  Search this
The Four Tones, American  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 60 Minutes
Length (Film Reel 1): 1200 Feet
Length (Film Reel 2): 900 Feet
Type:
sound films
black-and-white films (visual works)
release prints (motion pictures)
feature films
16mm (photographic film size)
Place depicted:
Arizona, United States, North and Central America
Place filmed:
San Bernardino County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1939
Topic:
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Race films  Search this
Western films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Randall and Sam Nieman
Object number:
2015.167.4.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d96e3200-eb3f-4304-a07f-87fbbb4586ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.167.4.1ab

Junction 88

Directed by:
George P. Quigley, American  Search this
Subject of:
Bob Howard, American, 1906 - 1986  Search this
Dewey Markham, American, 1904 - 1981  Search this
Abbie Mitchell, American, 1884 - 1960  Search this
Noble Sissle, American, 1889 - 1975  Search this
Wyatt Clark  Search this
Marie Cooke, American, 1921 - 2011  Search this
Augustus Julius Smith, American, 1891 - 1964  Search this
Abbie Mitchell, American, 1884 - 1960  Search this
Artie Belle McGinty, American, 1892 - 1963  Search this
George Wiltshire, American, 1901 - 1976  Search this
Herbert Junior  Search this
Alonzo Bozan, American, 1886 - 1959  Search this
Maude Simmons, American, 1893 - 1977  Search this
Al Young  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 50 Minutes
Length (Film Reel 1): 1000 Feet
Length (Film Reel 2): 1000 Feet
Type:
sound films
black-and-white films (visual works)
release prints (motion pictures)
feature films
16mm (photographic film size)
Place filmed:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1948
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Race films  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Randall and Sam Nieman
Object number:
2015.167.11.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f44c06e7-409c-45bf-b5f7-3c42cf3712ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.167.11.2ab

Spirit of Youth

Directed by:
Harry L. Fraser, American, 1889 - 1974  Search this
Written by:
Arthur Hoerl, American, 1891 - 1968  Search this
Subject of:
Joe Louis, American, 1914 - 1981  Search this
Edna Mae Harris, American, 1910 - 1997  Search this
Mantan Moreland, American, 1902 - 1973  Search this
Tom Southern, American, 1906 - 1980  Search this
Jess Lee Brooks, American, 1894 - 1944  Search this
Marguerite Whitten, American, 1913 - 1990  Search this
Clarence Brooks, American, 1896 - 1969  Search this
Mae Turner, American, 1908 - 1999  Search this
Clarence Muse, American, 1889 - 1979  Search this
Cleo Desmond, American, 1880 - 1958  Search this
Jewel Smith  Search this
The Plantation Chior  Search this
The Creole Chorus  Search this
The Big Apple Dancers  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 65 Minutes
Length (Film Reel 1): 1300 Feet
Length (Film Reel 2): 1100 Feet
Type:
sound films
black-and-white films (visual works)
release prints (motion pictures)
feature films
16mm (photographic film size)
Place filmed:
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1938
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Families  Search this
Race films  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Randall and Sam Nieman
Object number:
2015.167.19.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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Broken Strings

Directed by:
Bernard B Ray, Russian, 1895 - 1964  Search this
Written by:
Bernard B Ray, Russian, 1895 - 1964  Search this
Clarence Muse, American, 1889 - 1979  Search this
Produced by:
Lewie C. Borden  Search this
Subject of:
Clarence Muse, American, 1889 - 1979  Search this
Sybil Lewis, American, 1919 - 1988  Search this
William Washington, American, 1924 - 1982  Search this
Tommie Moore, American, 1917 - 2004  Search this
Mathew Beard Jr., American, 1925 - 1981  Search this
Pete Webster, American, 1905 - 1988  Search this
Edward Thompson, American, 1898 - 1960  Search this
Buck Woods, American, 1905 - 1974  Search this
Darby Jones, American, 1910 - 1986  Search this
Jess Lee Brooks, American, 1894 - 1944  Search this
Earle Morris, American, born 1897  Search this
The Stevens Sisters, American  Search this
Elliot Carpenter, American, 1894 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 60 Minutes
Length (Film Reel 1): 1300 Feet
Length (Film Reel 2): 900 Feet
Type:
sound films
black-and-white films (visual works)
release prints (motion pictures)
feature films
16mm (photographic film size)
Place depicted:
United States, North and Central America
Place filmed:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Race films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Randall and Sam Nieman
Object number:
2015.167.3.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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[AGM 4.1219] Way of a Champion

Collection Creator:
Granatelli, Andy, 1923-2013  Search this
Grancor Automotive Specialists  Search this
Hurricane Hot Rod Association  Search this
Studebaker Corporation  Search this
Collection Donor:
Granatelli, Vincent  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (Total Running Time: 28:00, 16mm, color, sound)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1964
Scope and Contents:
Re-release of the first STP racing film. Records Sachs-McDonald crash and fire of 1964.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Viewing film and audio portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
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:
Andy Granatelli Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Andy Granatelli Collection
Andy Granatelli Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual Materials / Moving Image
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fc733afb-9a8d-4b97-ace0-90213ee00efb
EDAN-URL:
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[AGM 4.1220] Way of a Champion

Collection Creator:
Granatelli, Andy, 1923-2013  Search this
Grancor Automotive Specialists  Search this
Hurricane Hot Rod Association  Search this
Studebaker Corporation  Search this
Collection Donor:
Granatelli, Vincent  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1964
Scope and Contents:
Re-release of the first STP racing film. Records Sachs-McDonald crash and fire of 1964.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Viewing film and audio portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
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:
Andy Granatelli Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Andy Granatelli Collection
Andy Granatelli Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual Materials / Moving Image
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8654917cd-f8d1-484f-9a4f-5eef67a22abb
EDAN-URL:
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Envisioning freedom cinema and the building of modern Black life Cara Caddoo

Author:
Caddoo, Cara 1978-  Search this
Subject:
Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer Bitterfeld  Search this
Physical description:
294 pages illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Books
Race films
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
Topic:
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
African Americans in the motion picture industry  Search this
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
Motion pictures--Distribution  Search this
Motion picture audiences  Search this
Race films  Search this
Schwarze  Search this
USA  Search this
Filmschaffender  Search this
Gesellschaftsleben  Search this
Kulturleben  Search this
Svarta på film, USA  Search this
Svarta i filmindustrin, USA  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153416

Lobby card for Lying Lips

Created by:
Micheaux Film and Book Company, American, 1918 - 1940  Search this
Subject of:
Edna Mae Harris, American, 1910 - 1997  Search this
Oscar Micheaux, American, 1884 - 1951  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
lobby cards
Date:
1939
Topic:
African American  Search this
Race films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David A. Lowrance
Object number:
2011.160.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain - film in public domain, materials as well
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56b794470-3c3e-4b2a-8b6e-51d057b517ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.160.1

Lobby card for Lying Lips

Created by:
Micheaux Film and Book Company, American, 1918 - 1940  Search this
Subject of:
Oscar Micheaux, American, 1884 - 1951  Search this
Edna Mae Harris, American, 1910 - 1997  Search this
Medium:
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
lobby cards
Date:
1939
Topic:
African American  Search this
Race films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David A. Lowrance
Object number:
2011.160.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain - film in public domain, materials as well
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58a0726bf-280b-4c25-a855-5c9cb62b8c55
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.160.2

Lobby card for Lying Lips

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Edna Mae Harris, American, 1910 - 1997  Search this
Oscar Micheaux, American, 1884 - 1951  Search this
Medium:
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
lobby cards
Date:
1939
Topic:
African American  Search this
Race films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David A. Lowrance
Object number:
2011.160.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain - film in public domain, materials as well
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5163ef92b-1faa-403c-a0ec-84fab8211842
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.160.3

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