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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Ntozake Shange, American, 1948 - 2018  Search this
Used by:
Booth Theatre, American, founded 1913  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions:
9 x 5 5/8 x 1/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 x 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
playbills
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Gender  Search this
Identity  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dow B. Ellis
Object number:
2012.152.1213
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51ab3730e-e1bf-4147-a63e-74b05c4b3209
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.152.1213
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A Serial Killer Used the 1893 World's Fair to Lure Two of His Victims | Smithsonian Channel

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-06-27T15:30:00.000Z
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Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Channel
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edanmdm:yt_6ILajnTwIqQ

The Spectacular New York World's Fair of 1939

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-10-02T16:27:10.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Channel
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Why Serial Killer H.H. Holmes Was Drawn to Chicago’s Growing Profile | Smithsonian Channel

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-06-20T15:30:06.000Z
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Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Channel
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edanmdm:yt_qN9fimRNHbQ

What Television Was Like in 1939

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-12-30T20:18:19.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
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smithsonianchannel
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edanmdm:yt_wj_Mcpff-Ks

#FSEmpresses: Portrait of Empress Dowager Cixi

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-06-03T19:48:09.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
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FreerSackler
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
YouTube Channel:
FreerSackler
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_eONkEL23ezg

W.E.B. Du Bois: Recharting Modern Design

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-02-10T18:59:27.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_PZ0eCq_vKUg

Cooper-Hewitt - Mechanical book: Alice in Wonderland

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2008-12-11T16:46:36.000Z
YouTube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_bV3ouOwIFEc

Murals and other artworks of the 1939 New York World's Fair, part 2 of 2

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-12-10T18:33:06.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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SmithsonianAAA
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAAA
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_raWwAo11WGU

Bluebrain performs "Music for the World of Tomorrow" at the National Museum of American History

Creator:
Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-08-27T18:46:52.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
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LemelsonCenter
Data Source:
Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
YouTube Channel:
LemelsonCenter
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_DXNDuUhI-rc

Doll

Collector:
Dr. Betty J. Meggers  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Betty J. Meggers  Search this
Length:
27 cm
Culture:
Iroquois (Haudenosaunee), Seneca (Onödowá'ga:')  Search this
Object Type:
Doll
Place:
Cleveland, New York / Ohio, United States, North America
Accession Date:
9 May 1990
Collection Date:
Aug 1936
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
374095
USNM Number:
E424870-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33e8287b5-9cf1-47a5-b233-80d6f6178f27
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8458014
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Chicago World's Fair Token

Maker:
Scovill Manufacturing Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/4 in; x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
token
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Waterbury
Date made:
ca 1934
Credit Line:
Scovill, Inc.
ID Number:
1981.0296.0085
Catalog number:
1981.0296.0085
Accession number:
1981.0296
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-e25e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1446606

Lois Leota Teal, trip diary

Collection Creator:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Container:
Box 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915
Scope and Contents:
Small lined red cloth notebook with handwritten account of Lois Teal's trip by railroad to California and visits to various locations in the state and Seattle. It continues through her return trip to Chicgo and contains her observations of people and places. Teal was about 30 years old at the time. Teal visits: San Diego, San Francisco World's Fair, a balloon trip, sororities at the University of California, Berkeley, a visit to Muir Woods, the United States Mint and many observations of fellow travelers.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Archives Center Scrapbook Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archives Center Scrapbook Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep882311654-5870-4dc2-9424-567174fdd0ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0468-ref556

Archives Center Shopping Bag Collection

Creator:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Trademarks
Shopping bags
Date:
circa 1980-2004
Summary:
Shopping bags from a variety of businesses, including department stores, museums, book stores, libraries, hotels, banks, and specialty shops. Additional material will be added to this collection periodically.
Scope and Contents note:
Collection represents department stores, book stores, antique stores, banks, libraries, museums, art institutes, toy stores, and hotels and were gathered from a variety of sources to create a wide regional selection. The research value of these bags is as forms of advertising and promotion. The shopping bages present a view of how businesses choose to represent themselves.

The shopping bags are arranged in alphabetical order by name of business since they were collected to relate to advertising more so than their relationship to art or graphic design. Researchers interested in a particular type of art style or technique or one artist should consult the shopping bag collection at the Cooper Hewitt Museum where they are collected as art forms.
Biographical / Historical:
Many businesses use shopping bags as a less expensive form of advertising and promotion rather than print advertisements or television commercials. The shopping bags illustrate the creative aspects of the businesses and convey a brand message. These bags are made of a variety of materials including cloth, heavy paper, and plastic. In addition, retail stores, restaurants, book stores, museums, libraries, coffee houses, grocery stores, and social groups create shopping bags with the hope that the consumer will reuse it.
Related Materials:
Archives Center National Museum of American History

Beverly Partridge Shopping Bag Collection (AC0493)

Larry Zim World's Fair Collection (AC0519)

Virginia "Jimmie" Booth collection (AC0729)

Cooper Hewitt Museum

Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Collection
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction. However, there are copyright and trademark restrictions.
Topic:
advertising -- Business ephemera  Search this
Libraries and museums  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Museums  Search this
Taverns (Inns)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trademarks
Shopping bags
Citation:
Archives Center Shopping Bag Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0570
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Archives Center Shopping Bag Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep828ea74d1-619a-493c-bb66-054b7c9cb322
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0570

Philadelphia Centennial Photoprints

Vendor:
Raymond, Geo. J., Variety Store  Search this
Names:
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (albumen photoprints, 5" x 8")
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- 1870-1880
Date:
circa 1876
Scope and Contents:
Views of the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876. Some edge-printed "Geo. J. Raymond's Variety Store." Photographer unidentified. INcludes views of:

1. "State Buildings looking east"

2. "Machinery Hall"

3. "Centennial Exhibition Grounds / General view"

4. "---west end of Main Building"

5. "---General view, looking east"

6. "State Buildings in foreground / Main Buildings back"

7. "---Main Building"
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer and circumstances of images unknown; identification of scenes on backs of prints.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Exhibitions -- Philadelphia -- 1870-1880  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1870-1880 -- Black-and-white photoprints
Albumen prints -- 1870-1880
Collection Citation:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0496, Series 1
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Archives Center Photoprint Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep862f67343-fd0e-450c-a9f0-46ecd7efff30
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0496-ref511

4c Seattle World's Fair single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1196
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (red, dark blue); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Washington
Date:
April 25, 1962
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Technology & Inventions  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.13162
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8fa1aaedf-f2a4-4962-82d0-82c165336901
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.13162

Diary

Collection Collector:
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)  Search this
Container:
Box 39, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but negatives and audiovisuial materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Some papers of living persons are restricted. Access to restricted portions may be arranged by request to the donor. Gloves required for unprotected photographs. Viewing film portions of the collection and listening to LP recording requires special appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. Copyright for all materials is retained by the donor, Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.; permission for commercial use and/or publication may be requested from the donor through the Archives Center. Military Records for Franklin A. Robinson (b. 1932) and correspondence from Richard I. Damalouji (1961-2014) are restricted; written permission is needed to research these files. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
The Robinson and Via Family Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Robinson and Via Family Papers
Robinson and Via Family Papers / Series 2: Robinson Family / 2.6: Robinson, Franklin A. / 2.6.1: Correspondence, diaries, personal ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c69fd212-5fa6-426e-8f82-ac71a4266346
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0475-ref167
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Audiovisual

Collection Collector:
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1997
Scope and Contents:
(OF stands for Original Film; the research video (RV) numbers appear in the parenthesis)
This series contains 8mm, 16mm films, and VHS videos of family, farming, and vacations. This subseries also includes footage from local fireman's parades, the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, and Maxwell Hall a historic estate in Charles County, Maryland. This series also includes film and video projects related to farming completed as work for Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.'s degree in film and video production from the American University.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but negatives and audiovisuial materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Some papers of living persons are restricted. Access to restricted portions may be arranged by request to the donor. Gloves required for unprotected photographs. Viewing film portions of the collection and listening to LP recording requires special appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. Copyright for all materials is retained by the donor, Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.; permission for commercial use and/or publication may be requested from the donor through the Archives Center. Military Records for Franklin A. Robinson (b. 1932) and correspondence from Richard I. Damalouji (1961-2014) are restricted; written permission is needed to research these files. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
The Robinson and Via Family Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0475, Series 7
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Robinson and Via Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f9544906-ab1c-4c12-a8a8-0cceafa7b966
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0475-ref344

[Robinson Family Trip to American West, Summer], reel 2

Collection Collector:
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (Duration: 37 minutes, Smaller reels were edited and compiled into this reel by Adina M. Robinson., Cameral original; 8mm; Kodacrome reversal)
Container:
Box 26, Item OF475.9 (RV475.7)
Type:
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Date:
1962
Scope and Contents:
Persons: Franklin A. Robinson, Jr. and Sr., Adina M. Robinson, Robert D. Robinson, Richard and Theresa Laurent family

Cinematographer: Franklin and Adina Robinson

Includes views of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, Seattle, Washington State
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but negatives and audiovisuial materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Some papers of living persons are restricted. Access to restricted portions may be arranged by request to the donor. Gloves required for unprotected photographs. Viewing film portions of the collection and listening to LP recording requires special appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. Copyright for all materials is retained by the donor, Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.; permission for commercial use and/or publication may be requested from the donor through the Archives Center. Military Records for Franklin A. Robinson (b. 1932) and correspondence from Richard I. Damalouji (1961-2014) are restricted; written permission is needed to research these files. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
The Robinson and Via Family Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Robinson and Via Family Papers
Robinson and Via Family Papers / Series 7: Audiovisual / 7.2: Travel
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b4e3f132-89aa-45e3-b0bf-911411285222
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0475-ref364

Seattle World's Fair (Seattle, Washington State)

Collection Collector:
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)  Search this
Container:
Box 59, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but negatives and audiovisuial materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Some papers of living persons are restricted. Access to restricted portions may be arranged by request to the donor. Gloves required for unprotected photographs. Viewing film portions of the collection and listening to LP recording requires special appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. Copyright for all materials is retained by the donor, Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.; permission for commercial use and/or publication may be requested from the donor through the Archives Center. Military Records for Franklin A. Robinson (b. 1932) and correspondence from Richard I. Damalouji (1961-2014) are restricted; written permission is needed to research these files. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
The Robinson and Via Family Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Robinson and Via Family Papers
Robinson and Via Family Papers / Series 2: Robinson Family / 2.6: Robinson, Franklin A. / 2.6.7: Travel
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cf1a3b0a-9636-44bc-93cf-f09218443d51
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0475-ref980

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