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The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews by Carol Burch-Brown

Photographer:
Burch-Brown, Carol  Search this
Names:
Shamrock Bar (Bluefield, W.Va.)  Search this
Kilkelly, Ann  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Transcripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Oral history
Interviews
Place:
Appalachian Region
West Virginia -- 1990-2000
Bluefield (W.Va.)
Date:
1997-2003
Summary:
The collection documents a working class "gay" bar, the Shamrock Bar, Bluefield, West Virginia, 1997-2000, through photographs and oral history interviews.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of Carol Burch-Brown's photographs (200 photoprints, mostly silver gelatin on fiber-base paper, but including more than a dozen digital prints), copies of tape-recorded interviews (on 26 compact discs), and transcripts of interviews (3 volumes plus a compact disc containing Word files) made at the Shamrock Bar, Bluefield, West Virginia, 1997-2002, documenting a working-class gay bar. The photographs include "drag" performances, pageants, and other activities at the bar. Many show performers applying makeup and donning costumes, including the use of prosthetic breasts. Pictures taken in the bar are often in a soft-focus, slightly blurred, high-contrast, impressionistic style. There are a number of sharp-focus portraits, however, and exterior views of the building, its neighborhood, and the town are sharply focused, detailed documentary images.

Names (usually pseudonyms or stage names) which turn up in the interviews include: Natasha Michaels, Nikki Eaves, Shea West, Cortney Collins, Taylor Made, India Dream, Clinton, Tiffany Aver, Terba Devero, Roxie Morehead, and Dorothy. The performer "Bunny" is actually the photographer's friend and colleague, Ann Kilkelly. Many of these persons are also shown in the photographs, as is Helen Compton.

Note: The audio compact disks are not original recordings, and may be played by researchers directly.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Photoprints

Series 2: Text (including transcripts of interviews)

Series 3: Compact discs
Biography:
Carol Burch-Brown is Professor of Art and Humanities at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, and is a photographer, painter, and musician. Photographer and co-author with David Rigsbee, Trailers, University Press of Virginia, 1996.
Historical:
During its heyday, the Shamrock Bar in Bluefield, West Virginia was a gathering place for gays and lesbians. The photographer reported in March 2003, before donating this collection, that Miss Helen Compton, proprietor of the Shamrock, had died and the establishment had been closed.
Other Title:
It's Reigning Queens in Appalachia
Provenance:
Colection donated by Carol Burch-Brown, December 2003.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright. Requests will be referred to the photographer.
Topic:
Bisexuality  Search this
Working class  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Gay artists -- Interviews  Search this
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Transvestism  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1990-2000
Transcripts
Compact discs
Photographs -- Digital prints -- 20th century
Digital images
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Citation:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews by Carol Burch-Brown, 1997-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0857
See more items in:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews by Carol Burch-Brown
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0857
Online Media:

"She" is a "he"... [photonegative]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Dorchester (Mass.)
Massachusetts
Date:
05/26/1926
Scope and Contents:
Caption: "Dorchester, Mass- [sic] One would never guess that the 'young lady' in the photo is William L. Prince, who is one of the principals in the show, 'The Boob', to be given by the Dorchester Boys' High School. It is a laugh provoking comedy and was written by a teacher in the school." [Subject is seated in an office chair near an electric fan.]
Local Numbers:
RSN 18421
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.71 [227B].
U&U caption in file box: 1940-A204.
Yellowing.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
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.
Topic:
Female impersonators  Search this
Fans (Machinery)  Search this
Transvestism  Search this
Actors  Search this
Theater  Search this
Offices -- 1920-1930  Search this
Students  Search this
High school  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass.
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 18413-18537
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref14845

Jeff in Petticoats / A Song for the Times [sheet music]

Lyricist:
Cooper, George, 1840-1927  Search this
Composer:
Tucker, Henry  Search this
Publisher:
Wm. A. Pond & Co (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Davis, Jefferson  Search this
Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 12.7" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Lithographs
Sheet music
Date:
1865
Scope and Contents:
Lithographic cover Illustration: Caricature of Jefferson Davis in a dress running away from Union soldiers, one shooting at him.
Local Numbers:
AC0300-0000954 (AC Scan No.)
General:
In Box 36, Folder 2.2 U.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
Topic:
Petticoats  Search this
Transvestism  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Humorous music  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lithographs -- 1860-1870
Sheet music
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 2: Armed Forces
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 2: Armed Forces / 2.2: Civil War / Davis, Jefferson
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s02-ref845

Queer city : gay London from the Romans to the present day / Peter Ackroyd

Author:
Ackroyd, Peter 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
England
London
Date:
2018
Topic:
Gays--Social life and customs  Search this
Gays--History  Search this
Homosexuality--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111069

Transvestism Hypothesis: A Cross-Sex Source of Morphological Variation for the Evolution of Parasitism Among Sweat Bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)?

Author:
Wcislo, William T.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1999
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_49971

Linn- Body Structuralism and Transvestism

Collection Creator:
Laughlin, Robert M.  Search this
Container:
Box 64
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Robert Moody Laughlin papers are open for research.

Electronic media is currently restricted due to preservation concerns.

Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.

Access to the Robert Moody Laughlin papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Robert Moody Laughlin papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Robert Moody Laughlin papers
Robert Moody Laughlin papers / Series 6: Writings By Others / 6.3: General
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-06-ref391

Drag & draw : Andy Warhol, the unknown fifties / Nina Schleif

Title:
Andy Warhol, Drag & draw
Drag and draw
Andy Warhol, Drag and draw
Author:
Schleif, Nina  Search this
Author:
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987 Drawings Selections  Search this
Subject:
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
144 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
Type:
Portraits
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Female impersonators  Search this
Gays--History  Search this
Cross-dressers--Portraits  Search this
Transvestism  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.W27x S34 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095989

AUFS Afghanistan Film Project 1972

Creator:
Miller, Norman N. 1933-  Search this
Di Gioia, Herbert filmmaker  Search this
Hancock, David filmmaker  Search this
American Universities Field Staff  Search this
Camera:
Powell, Josephine  Search this
Translator:
Shafak, Toryali  Search this
AUFS Advisor:
Dupree, Louis  Search this
Dupree, Nancy 1935-1980  Search this
Physical description:
preservation (video) one digital video file (57 minutes) sound color Jpeg 2000
reference one videocasette (57 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
master one videocasette (57 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
archival original two film reels (1,981 feet) assembled film rolls 41 (camera rolls 81,82) and 42 (camera rolls 83,84) sound color 16mm
Culture:
Afghans  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Afghanistan
Afhganistan
Asia
Date:
1972
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Sports--wrestling--intra-village competition  Search this
Spectacles--wrestling  Search this
Garb--turbans--skullcaps--Muslims  Search this
Sontests--wrestling matches  Search this
Entertainment--music--dancing  Search this
Markets  Search this
Dancing--ankle rattles  Search this
Transvestism--rituals  Search this
Music--musical instruments--stringed  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.2.1 - 24
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
See more items in:
American Universities Field Staff Faces of Change Edited Films and Film Outtakes
AUFS Afghanistan Film Project 1972 [Miller, Norman N. 1933-]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218327

Sex and conquest : gendered violence, political order, and the European conquest of the Americas / Richard C. Trexler

Author:
Trexler, Richard C. 1932-2007  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Spain
America
Date:
1995
©1995
Topic:
Sex customs--History  Search this
Sex role--History  Search this
Sex (Psychology)--History  Search this
Dominance (Psychology)--History  Search this
Homosexuality--History  Search this
Sexual behavior  Search this
Two-spirit people  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_490691

Major problems in the history of American sexuality : documents and essays / edited by Kathy Peiss

Author:
Peiss, Kathy Lee  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 516 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
©2002
Topic:
Sex--History  Search this
Sex customs--History  Search this
Sex in popular culture--History  Search this
Call number:
HQ18.U5 M34 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090779

Steven Cohen / [editor, Jillian Carman]

Author:
Cohen, Steven 1962-  Search this
Carman, Jillian  Search this
Subject:
Cohen, Steven 1962- Themes, motives  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm. + 1 pamphlet (15 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.)
Type:
Books
Place:
South Africa
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Transvestism in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_760225

J.M. Coetzee and the idea of the public intellectual / edited by Jane Poyner

Author:
Poyner, Jane  Search this
Subject:
Coetzee, J. M. 1940- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 246 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Africa
Date:
2006
C2006
20th century
Topic:
Politics and literature--History  Search this
Animal rights  Search this
In literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_825175

Men as women, women as men : changing gender in Native American cultures / Sabine Lang ; [translated from the German by John L. Vantine]

Author:
Lang, Sabine  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 398 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Cross-cultural studies
Date:
1998
Topic:
Sexual behavior  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sex role  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Transvestism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_732832

Situated lives : gender and culture in everyday life / edited by Louise Lamphere, Helena Ragoné, and Patricia Zavella

Author:
Lamphere, Louise  Search this
Ragoné, Helena  Search this
Zavella, Patricia  Search this
Physical description:
493 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Cross-cultural studies
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1980-
Topic:
Sex role  Search this
Social change  Search this
Feminist anthropology  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_616151

Luciano Castelli : new paintings

Author:
Castelli, Luciano 1951-  Search this
Richard Gray Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Castelli, Luciano 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), 1 port. ; 22 x 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Exhibitions
Place:
Switzerland
Date:
1990
[1990]
Topic:
Transvestism in art  Search this
Body art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
ND853.C379 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642914

Spectacular optical / [curated by Lia Gangitano ; editors, Sandra Antelo-Suarez and Michael Mark Madore]

Author:
Gangitano, Lia 1968-  Search this
Antelo-Suárez, Sandra  Search this
Madore, Michael  Search this
Thread Waxing Space (Gallery)  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami, Fla.)  Search this
University of Colorado Art Galleries  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
C1998
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Modern  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)--History  Search this
Call number:
NX458 .S643 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_644594

Blending genders : social aspects of cross-dressing and sex-changing / edited by Richard Ekins and Dave King

Author:
Ekins, Richard 1945-  Search this
King, Dave 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
Topic:
Transsexualism  Search this
Transsexuals  Search this
Transvestism  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Sex role  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_509236

Body guards : the cultural politics of gender ambiguity / edited by Julia Epstein and Kristina Straub

Author:
Epstein, Julia  Search this
Straub, Kristina 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 382 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Topic:
Sexual deviation--History  Search this
Sex role--History  Search this
Call number:
HQ71.B57 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421022

Vested interests : cross-dressing & cultural anxiety / Marjorie Garber

Author:
Garber, Marjorie B  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 443 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Topic:
Transvestism  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Call number:
HQ77.G37 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_429602

Cross dressing, sex, and gender / Vern L. Bullough and Bonnie Bullough

Author:
Bullough, Vern L  Search this
Bullough, Bonnie  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 382 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Transvestism  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Call number:
HQ77.B785 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_441172

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