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Hall of Gems and Minerals, Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 10 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1959
September 11, 1959
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B44_F16_012]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402493
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Dr. Theodore Shell Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera

Creator:
Shell, Theodore, Dr. (dentist)  Search this
Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1.75 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Broadsides
Correspondence
Drawings
Sketches
Radio scripts
Articles
Programs
Clippings
Date:
1933-1990
Summary:
Periodical articles, news clippings, concert programs, radio transcripts, personal correspondence, broadsides, photographs, and pencil sketches collected by Dr. Shell. The material documents part of Duke Ellington's music career, especially ca. 1940-1974.
Scope and Contents:
The Dr. Theodore Shell Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera contains autographs, concert programs, publicity booklets, conference materials, correspondence, periodicals, news clippings, photographs, play lists, transcripts of radio broadcasts and a variety of other ephemeral materials that document the life, career, and legacy of Duke Ellington, as well as the early history of Jazz. The collection is arranged alphabetically. Oversized materials are located at the end of the collection but are listed alphabetically within the container list.

Items of particular interest include: a collection of programs, napkins, and menus autographed by Duke Ellington and other members of his orchestra including Johnny Hodges; concert programs spanning forty years of Ellington's career (1933-1973); a pencil-sketched portrait of Duke Ellington; and photographs of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, "Peg leg" Bates, Cat Anderson, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Russell Procope and many other Ellington band members taken or collected by Dr. Shell. There are radio broadcast transcripts that contain the scripts, play lists, and promotional spots from various Ellington radio performances between 1943 and 1946. Biographical notes document the life of one of Ellington's public relations agents, Jerome O. Rhea, and there are also some photographs that might possibly be of Rhea's family. Also of interest are a transcript of a meeting related to the organization of a Negro Baseball League and several hand-illustrated poems by African American poets, both of which are found in the Miscellaneous folder.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Theodore Shell (1915- ), dentist, "amateur" photographer and Ellington enthusiast, was born in Rahweh, New Jersey. He graduated from Shaw University in 1937 with a degree in science and chemistry, and he served five years in the U.S. Army's chemical warfare service during World War II in the European Theatre. In 1950 he received his dentistry degree from Howard University and began a practice in Washington D.C. Dr. Shell also held the position of Clinical Professor of Dentistry for 43 years at Howard. He retired in 1993.

Dr. Shell first became interested in Ellington's music in 1952. He and Maurice Lawrence, a fellow member of the Omega Psi Phi National Fraternity, founded a Duke Ellington Club in 1956, and it eventually became Chapter 90 of the Ellington Society by 1962. Other founding members of this chapter include Grant Wright, Terrell Allen, and Juanita Jackson. Over the course of his activities with the Ellington Society, Dr. Shell had the privilege of meeting with Duke Ellington on numerous occasions, the first time being in 1964, and in 1971 he hosted Ellington's 72nd birthday party in his own home. Currently, Dr. Shell is serving as president of the organization.
Provenance:
Dr. Theodore Shell donated his collection of Duke Ellington ephemera to the National Museum of American History on November 17, 1993.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- 1940-1980 -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Broadsides -- 1940-1980
Correspondence -- 1940-2000
Drawings -- 20th century
Sketches -- 1940-2000
Radio scripts -- 1940-1980
Articles -- 1940-1980
Programs -- 1940-1990
Clippings -- 20th century
Citation:
Dr. Theodore Shell Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera, 1933-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0502
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Dr. Theodore Shell Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0502

Robert Jones and Grover C. Moreland Examine Cut and Polished Stone

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 5 x 7;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1960
March 28, 1960
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27C_097]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403947
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Robert Jones Polishes Stone

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 5 x 7;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1960
March 28, 1960
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27C_098]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403948
Online Media:

Robert Jones Cuts Stone

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 5 x 7;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1960
March 28, 1960
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27C_099]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403949
Online Media:

Robert Jones Polishes Stone

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 5 x 7;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1960
March 28, 1960
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27C_100]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403950
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Opening of "The Art of Henry O. Tanner" Exhibition

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Tanner, Henry Ossawa 1859-1937  Search this
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Greene, Carroll  Search this
Robbins, Warren M  Search this
Warner, William W  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1969
July 22, 1969
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1552]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372571

Presentation of Jubilee Diamond to Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Weiller, Paul-Louis 1893-1993  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 10 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
November 8, 1961
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Gems  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F27A_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402966
Online Media:

Presentation of Jubilee Diamond to Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Weiller, Paul-Louis 1893-1993  Search this
Switzer, George S (George Shirley) 1915-2008  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
November 8, 1961
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Gems  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F27A_002]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402967
Online Media:

Presentation of Jubilee Diamond to Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Weiller, Paul-Louis 1893-1993  Search this
Switzer, George S (George Shirley) 1915-2008  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
November 8, 1961
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Gems  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F27A_003]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402968
Online Media:

Presentation of Jubilee Diamond to Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Weiller, Paul-Louis 1893-1993  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
November 8, 1961
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Gems  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F27A_004]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402969
Online Media:

Presentation of Jubilee Diamond to Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Weiller, Paul-Louis 1893-1993  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 10 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
November 8, 1961
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Gems  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F27A_005]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402970
Online Media:

Presentation of Jubilee Diamond to Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Weiller, Paul-Louis 1893-1993  Search this
Switzer, George S (George Shirley) 1915-2008  Search this
Warren, Earl 1891-1974  Search this
Howland, Richard Hubbard  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
November 8, 1961
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Gems  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F27A_006]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402971
Online Media:

Presentation of Jubilee Diamond to Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Weiller, Paul-Louis 1893-1993  Search this
Switzer, George S (George Shirley) 1915-2008  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
November 8, 1961
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Gems  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F27A_007]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402972
Online Media:

Presentation of Jubilee Diamond to Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Weiller, Paul-Louis 1893-1993  Search this
Smith, Albert C (Albert Charles) 1906-1999  Search this
Hopkins, Philip S  Search this
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
November 8, 1961
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Gems  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F27A_008]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402973
Online Media:

Maude Monel Jade Collection, Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Krantz, Victor  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1965
December 14, 1965
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F11A_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402892
Online Media:

Hope Diamond, Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
b Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Geology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 10 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1959
November 1959
Topic:
Hope diamond  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F11_004]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402896
Online Media:

Hall of Physical Sciences, Museum of History and Technology - Scientific Instruments

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1966
March 24, 1966
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F13_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402753
Online Media:

Hall of Physical Sciences, Museum of History and Technology - Chemistry Laboratory, 1890

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1966
March 24, 1966
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F13_002]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402754
Online Media:

Hall of Physical Sciences, Museum of History and Technology - Chemistry Laboratory, 1790

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of History and Technology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1966
March 24, 1966
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F13_003]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402755
Online Media:

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