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Travel, Virgin Islands (see also oversized, Box 163)

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
January 1949
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.9: Lockbourne AAB/AAF/AFB (Lockbourne, OH), Base Commander
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1846
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Prince

Artist:
Lynn Goldsmith, born 1948  Search this
Sitter:
Prince Rogers Nelson, 7 Jun 1958 - 21 Apr 2016  Search this
Medium:
Digital inkjet print
Dimensions:
Image: 34.3 × 51.4 cm (13 1/2 × 20 1/4")
Sheet: 41.2 × 52.2 cm (16 1/4 × 20 9/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1993 (printed 2010)
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Guitar  Search this
Prince Rogers Nelson: Male  Search this
Prince Rogers Nelson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Prince Rogers Nelson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Prince Rogers Nelson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Prince Rogers Nelson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Prince Rogers Nelson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jimmy Iovine
Object number:
NPG.2013.104
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Lynn Goldsmith
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4eba9be62-c2ef-48b1-ac7d-0c2406b9aed3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2013.104

Philadelphia Theater Plat Book

Creator:
Simonson, Frank  Search this
Donor:
See, Wayne  Search this
See, Wayne  Search this
Names:
American Theatre -- Geographic subdivision--Philadelphia (Pa.)  Search this
Arch Street Theatre -- Geographic subdivision--Philadelphia (Pa.)  Search this
Forrest Theatre -- Geographic subdivision--Philadelphia (Pa.)  Search this
Kensington Theatre -- Geographic subdivision--Philadelphia (Pa.)  Search this
Standard Theatre -- Geographic subdivision--Philadelphia (Pa.)  Search this
Wilmington Theatre -- Geographic subdivision--Wilmington (Del.)  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Design drawings
Plat books
Date:
1911-1913, undated
Summary:
Theater plat book used at the Philadelphia Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania showing stage plats for various productions.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one item, a theater plat book compiled by Frank Simonson, a stage carpenter, containing design drawings and placement for stage sets for a variety of plays. The volume includes not only diagrams for the placement of flats and platforms, furniture, and props but also includes elevation renderings for a small number of plays. The plats are not always dated and contain little information other than dimensions and placement of sets, flats, and furniture. The volume illustrates a wide range of the sometimes simple, sometimes elaborate, sets employed in the theater of the early 20th century.

Series 1, Theater Plat Book, 1911-1913, undated The volume was begun in 1911 when Frank Simonson was employed at the American Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1913 is the latest date found in this plat book. A list of plays appears at the beginning of the volume, and the designs are indexed. The volume contains set diagrams for many popular and now obscure plays including Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Prisoner of Zenda, Romeo and Juliet, Lena Rivers, George M. Cohan's Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway, Jane Eyre, Secret Service, The Squaw Man, and many others. The volume is indexed and contains plats and/or renderings for 152 plays.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1: Theater Plat Book, 1911-1913, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Simonson was born in April 1879 in New York, New York, the son of George and Harriet Hunter Simonson. George was a carpenter and his son persumably learned the trade from him. The family lived in East Rockaway, Queens until 1900 when upon George's death, they moved to Palmer Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On August 23, 1902 he married Mabel Matheys, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Warley Matheys in Manhattan, New York. The Simonsons first lived on Gordon Street in Philadelphia, but by 1920 they had moved to East Dauphin Street. He and his wife appear to have had no children.

Simonson was a charter member of the local chapter of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). He built sets for several Philadelphia theaters, including the Arch Street Theater, Standard Theater, Forrest Theater, Kensington Theater, American Theater, and the Wilmington Theater. In the 1900 United States Census Simonson listed his occupation as "stage carpenter". In the 1906-1907 Julius Cahn's Official Theatrical Guide Simonson is listed as "prop man" for the Standard Theater. In the 1909-1910 edition of the Cahn guide he is listed at the same theater as a "stage carpenter". Simonson's plat book was started in 1911 while he was employed at the American Theater, Philadelphia. By the 1940 Census Simonson was listed as "installing sound equipment" in the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia where he was listed as part of the technical staff. Simonson died on August 18, 1958 and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Philadelphia.

The plat book was obtained by Wayne See in 1981 when IATSE (Local 8) was vacating its offices at 1720 Delancey Street in Philadelphia.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian by Wayne See in May 2014.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Stagecraft  Search this
Theater  Search this
Stagehands  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Genre/Form:
Design drawings
Plat books
Citation:
Philadelphia Theater Plat Book, 1911-1913, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1318
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Philadelphia Theater Plat Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1318

Booking cards (Mc-Z)

Collection Collector:
Schiffman, Frank, ?-1972  Search this
Collection Donor:
Schiffman, Jack  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. The scrapbooks in Series 5 are in extremely fragile condition. They cannot be made available for use until they are preserved.
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:
Frank Schiffman Apollo Theatre Collection, 1935-1973, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Schiffman Apollo Theater Collection
Frank Schiffman Apollo Theater Collection / Series 2: Business and Financial Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0540-ref50
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The New Stagecraft: Theater Design in America, 1914-1934

Collection Creator::
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Department of Design  Search this
Container:
Box 13 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-015, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Department of Design, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 13
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-015-refidd1e7191

An eye for the stage : the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts at the McNay Art Museum / Jody Blake ; with a foreword and essay by William J. Chiego

Author:
Blake, Jody 1953-  Search this
Subject:
Tobin, Robert L. B  Search this
McNay Art Museum  Search this
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum (San Antonio, Tex.) Catalogues  Search this
San Antonio / Marion Koogler MacNay Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
2004
20e siècle
Topic:
Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery  Search this
Costume  Search this
Théâtre--Costume  Search this
Théâtre--Décors  Search this
Théâtres--Scène  Search this
Sammlung  Search this
Theater  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_736972

How Alice Neel's Revolutionary Portraits Put People First

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 14:16:36 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_f4e9c872e200c9ce5a29ed09c24b5846

Hamilton : the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America / by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

Author:
Miranda, Lin-Manuel 1980-  Search this
McCarter, Jeremy 1976-  Search this
Physical description:
287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Librettos
Drama
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Musicals
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
Topic:
Musicals  Search this
Musicals--History and criticism  Search this
Librettos  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106090

Doll

Donor Name:
Mary E. Sinnott  Search this
Length - Object:
77.5 cm
Width - Object:
33 cm
Depth - Object:
10.2 cm
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Object Type:
Puppet
Place:
Southeast, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
28 Oct 1921
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
067366
USNM Number:
E398057-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/305401389-1f62-44bf-bb9a-30a353b703f2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8426157
Online Media:

CFCH at the Heart of America

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 08:30:00 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more posts:
Festival Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_7031a6f48bc2ba2b28e173ce67a5c3f7

Mary Agnes Chase notes, 1922 trip

Alternate Title:
Chase Europe 1922  Search this
Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 17
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
France
Austria
Germany
Italy
Paris
Vienna
Berlin
Munich
Potsdam
Brennero
Tuscany
Pisa
Date Range:
1922
Start Date:
19220300
End Date:
1922
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Reconstruction (1914-1939)  Search this
Herbarium  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
Access Information:
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.
See more records from this collection:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
See more records associated with this person:
Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI77
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Woodland : the story of the animals and people of Woodland Park Zoo / by John Bierlein and the staff of HistoryLink

Author:
Bierlein, John 1951-  Search this
Issuing body:
HistoryLink (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Woodland Park Zoo History  Search this
Physical description:
200 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
History
Place:
Washington (State)
Seattle
Date:
2017
Topic:
Zoo animals--History  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoo keepers--History  Search this
Zoos--History  Search this
Zoos--Social aspects--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104831

Active matter / edited by Skylar Tibbits

Editor:
Tibbits, Skylar  Search this
Physical description:
351 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2017
Topic:
Smart materials  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090429

Why Americans Flocked to Catch a Glimpse of Hitler's Car

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:09:35 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_2db8b704b05e28e841ce34fd4fa95706

These Were the Most-Performed High School Musicals of 2015/2016

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:42:41 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_ba300a84157273c72f9e8189b9a8ce45

Question the wall itself / [curated by] Fionn Meade ; with Jordan Carter

Curator:
Meade, Fionn  Search this
Carter, Jordan  Search this
Host institution:
Walker Art Center  Search this
Physical description:
336 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2017
Topic:
Interior architecture in art  Search this
Interior decoration in art  Search this
Interior decoration--Human factors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1078149

African theatre : blackout, blowout & beyond : Wole Soyinka's satirical revue sketches / edited by Martin Banham ; in association with Chuck Mike & Judith Greenwood

Title:
African theatre : Soyinka
Blackout, blowout & beyond
Blackout, blowout and beyond
African theatre : Soyinka satirical review sketches
Author:
Soyinka, Wole  Search this
Banham, Martin  Search this
Mike, Chuck  Search this
Greenwood, Judith  Search this
Subject:
Soyinka, Wole Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 216 p. : ill ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
Date:
2005
Topic:
Theater  Search this
African drama--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821402

Opera / Clive Griffin

Author:
Griffin, Clive 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
Topic:
Opera  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_827949

The theatre : three thousand years of drama, acting and stagecraft / by Sheldon Cheney ; with 204 illustrations

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 558 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1931
Topic:
Theater--History  Search this
Drama--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
PN2101 .C51 1931
PN2101.C51 1931
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412174

The theatre: three thousand years of drama, acting and stagecraft

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 558 p. illus., ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1935
Topic:
Theater--History  Search this
Drama--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
PN2101 .C51 1935
PN2101.C51 1935
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_57998

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