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Official Duties, Operation Happiness

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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-ref1838
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Afro-American and Southern Servicemen

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 50, Folder XX
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1914-1919
Scope and Contents note:
Most of the songs use stereotypes of Afro-Americans in the military. Some of the songs are about Southerners fighting for the United States as a sign of post-Civil War regional reconciliation. Two songs are for the 31st "Dixie" Division. Included in the folder is a copy of Goodnight Angeline by James Reese Europe, Noble Sissle, and Eubie Blake. The cover has a photograph of the 369th U.S. Infantry "Hell Fighter" Band as led by Europe. Also included is a 1918 booklet of songs and photographs of Afro-American servicemen called The Negro and the Flag. It was published by the Freedmen's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. (34 items)
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.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 2: Armed Forces
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 2: Armed Forces / 2.4: World War I
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s02-ref196

Publications: Lyon, D.J., "Documentary Sources for the Archaeological Diver Ship Plans at the National Maritime Museum," The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology and Underwater Exploration, 1974; Objects Script: The Armed Forces of the United ...

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-112, National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-112-refidd1e4420

Lonnie G. Bunch Papers

Creator::
Bunch, Lonnie G.  Search this
Extent:
26.07 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes) (3 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Electronic mail
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Place:
United States -- Race relations
United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans
West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs $y 19th century
Newark (N.J.)
Date:
1952-2010
Descriptive Entry:
The Lonnie G. Bunch Papers include both personal materials and professional records from the various institutions that he worked at as well as his teaching positions. The personal materials include family correspondence, family history records, and photographs. In relation to his teaching positions there are course syllabi, reading lists, notes, course examinations, notebooks, course proposals, lectures, bibliographies, and class evaluations. From his work at the National Air and Space Museum, the California Afro-American Museum, the National Museum of American History, the Chicago Historical Society, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture there is correspondence; memoranda; grant proposals; exhibition records such as brochures, invitations, catalogs, clippings, press releases, press kits, photographs, oral history recordings on audiocassettes, oral history transcripts, scripts, object lists, educational materials, floor plans, architectural drawings, research and meeting notes, evaluations, and ephemera; conference presentations; professional association records; journal articles; book and exhibition reviews; and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Significant exhibitions documented from the California Afro-American Museum include Allensworth: An Enduring Dream, The Black Olympians: 1904-1984, and Black Angelenos: The Afro-American in Los Angeles, 1850-1950; significant exhibitions documented from the National Museum of America History include: The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden, Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture, and Communities in a Changing Nation: The Promise of 19th-Century America.
Historical Note:
Born in the Newark, New Jersey area, Lonnie G. Bunch received his bachelor's (1974) and Master's (1975) degrees from American University in Washington, D.C.

After receiving his Master's, Bunch was an Adjunct Lecturer at American University from 1976-1978. From January 1978 to May 1979 Bunch was an Education Specialist at the National Air and Space Museum. He resumed teaching at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, as an Assistant Professor of American and Afro-American History from June 1979 to August 1981. After that he was a Historian and Teacher at the Packer Collegiate Institute from September 1981 to June 1983.

Moving over to the west coast, Bunch became curator of History and Program Manager at the California Afro-American Museum in Los Angeles from 1983-1989. While at the museum, Bunch organized several award-winning exhibitions such as The Black Olympians, 1904-1984 and Black Angelenos: The Afro-American in Los Angeles, 1850-1950. In addition to his work on exhibitions, Bunch also produced several historical documentaries for public television.

In 1989 Bunch headed back east to become an Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies at George Washington University before beginning his tenure at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) in that same year. Bunch was the Senior Curator of Political History at the museum until 1992 when he became the Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs, 1992-1994, and then Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, 1994-2000. His tenure at NMAH saw him managing curatorial and collections management staff as well as working on major exhibitions such as The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden and Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture for the American Festival Japan in 1994.

Bunch left the museum to become the president of the Chicago Historical Society (CHS) in 2001. While at CHS, Bunch led a successful capital campaign to transform the CHS in anticipation of its 150th anniversary, initiated various outreach initiatives to diverse communities around Chicago, as well as helped open numerous exhibitions.

In July 2005 Bunch came back to the Smithsonian to become the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). As director of NMAAHC, Bunch guided the museum and its staff to build the 400,000 square foot museum near the Washington Monument as well as develop a collection of some 40,000 objects that explore, document and exemplify the African American story and its influence on American and world history.

On June 16, 2019 it was announced that Bunch would be the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He was installed as Secretary on November 1, 2019.

As an author, Bunch has written widely on topics including the black military experience, the American presidency, the African American experience in the American West, diversity in museum management, and the influence of funding and politics on American museums.

Bunch has served on the advisory boards of the American Alliance of Museums and the American Association for State and Local History. Additionally, he was appointed to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House in 2002 by President George W. Bush and reappointed by President Barack Obama in 2010.
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Museums -- Political aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Social aspects  Search this
Public history -- United States  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Historians  Search this
Social history  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Teaching  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Presidents -- United States -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Electronic mail
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-200, Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
Identifier:
Accession 19-200
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Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-200

Jesse Brown Photographs

Creator:
Jones, Phillip  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy -- Aviation  Search this
United States. Navy. Fighter Squadron 32  Search this
Brown, Jesse L., 1926-1950  Search this
Jones, Phillip  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Snapshots
Place:
Naval Air Station Pensacola (Fla.)
United States -- Armed Forces -- Afro-Americans
Date:
bulk 1947
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of twenty-two snapshots taken by Phillip Jones, many of which include images of his friend Jesse Brown, as well as friends John Brannon, Sam Clauzel, and Rex Vannoy, during their Pensacola training. They are shown posing in front of a North American SNJ Texan. There are also a few shots of Pensacola training facilities as well as Sikorsky R-4s and other various training aircraft.
Biographical / Historical:
Jesse L. Brown (1926-1950) was the first African-American Navy pilot. Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to sharecroppers, Brown attended Ohio State University and enlisted in the US Naval Reserve on 8 July 1946. That following spring, he accepted an appointment as a midshipman in the US Navy. Brown attended the Navy preflight school in Ottumwa, Iowa, followed by flight training at Pensacola, where he was one of only six (out of 100) to complete the training. In 1948, Brown began a tour of duty with VF-32 at Quonset Point, RI, and was commissioned an ensign on April 15th of that year. In June 1950, VF-32 was operating from USS Leyte in the Mediterranean on a routine cruise when it was diverted to the Korean War. By October 1950, Brown was flying F4U-4 Corsair missions from USS Leyte. Brown became a section leader and received the Air Medal for daring attacks against the enemy before getting shot down by enemy fire and perishing in the wreckage of his aircraft. Brown was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and on March 18, 1972, the Navy christened the USS Jesse L. Brown (DE-1098) the first time that a Naval vessel had been named for an African-American.
Provenance:
Joan B. Jones, Gift, 2003
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
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
Topic:
African American air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Medals -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Snapshots
Citation:
Jesse Brown Photographs, Accession 2003-0049, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2003.0049
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2003-0049

Black southerners in gray essays on Afro-Americans in Confederate armies by Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. [and others] ; with an epilogue by Andrew Chandler Battaile ; edited by Richard Rollins

Author:
Bergeron, Arthur W  Search this
Rollins, Richard M  Search this
Physical description:
172 pages illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Confederate States of America
United States
USA
Schwarze
Date:
1994
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Armed Forces--African American troops  Search this
Military participation--African American  Search this
Negers  Search this
Soldaten  Search this
Amerikaanse burgeroorlog  Search this
Militär  Search this
Sezessionskrieg  Search this
History  Search this
Participation, African American  Search this
Südstaaten  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113616

"Smoked Yankees" and the struggle for empire : letters from negro soldiers, 1898-1902 / [compiled by] Willard B. Gatewood, Jr

Author:
Gatewood, Willard B  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 328 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Correspondence
Personal narratives
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
1971
War of 1898
Topic:
African American soldiers  Search this
Spanish-American War, 1898--Participation, Afro- American--Sources  Search this
Spanish-American War, 1898  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
African American troops  Search this
History  Search this
Sources  Search this
Call number:
E725.5.N3S55 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_409039

The Afro-American and the Second World War / Neil A. Wynn

Author:
Wynn, Neil A  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 194 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--African Americans  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Call number:
D810.N4 W98 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_462827

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