This accession consists of the Smithsonian Latino Center website and two of its Tumblr blogs as they existed on March 27, 2015. The website provides information about the Center as well as Latino programs, educational resources, and exhibitions across the Smithsonian Institution. The website also includes online exhibitions. The "Smithsonian ...
Policeman and emergency personnel inspect overturned car. The photographer writes: "This crash occurred because the driver fell asleep at the wheel at about 2:30 in the afternoon on February 8, 2011. The driver survived and was taken to the hospital." Printed with Epson K-3 ink on Moab Somerset Museum Rag 300.
The records of the DC Cowboys Dance Company, an all-male, gay, non-profit dance company based in Washington, DC. that was active from 1994-2012. They peformed nationally and internationally live and on television, "celebrating diversity through dance."
Photographs by twelve students of Joseph Vitone, Professor of Photocommunications, St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, documenting various aspects of the town of Lockhart, its people and environment. All prints are digital, from digital camera image files.
Big Dog Neon, a neon sign manufacturing business, is owned and operated by Kirk Tunningley, Lockhart, Texas. This photograph depicts his personal bar, located in his shop, where his friends often hang out after work. An arrow-shaped sign on the wall says "signs." This digital print was made with Epson K-3 ink on Ilford Gold Fibre Silk alpha-cellulo...
The López Negrete Communications Advertising Collection showcases the successful print advertising campaigns the communications agency undertook with major clients like Goya Foods, NationsBank, and Walmart. The advertising posters in this collection exemplify the agency's creativity in building on U.S. Latinos' everyday experiences to market American products and services. Alex and Cathy López Negrete, the founders of López Negrete Communications, made it their mission to use ethnographic approaches to better understand the U.S. Latino market which led to their success as the largest independently-owned Latino advertising agency in the country.
Environmental portraits of Cajun musicians: 64 inkjet photographic prints, 1980-2008, some in black-and-white and others in color.
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
The records of the Downtown Gallery date from 1824 to 1974 (bulk 1926-1969) and measure 109.56 linear feet. The records present a comprehensive portrait of a significant commercial gallery that operated as a successful business for more than forty years, representing major contemporary American artists and engendering appreciation for early American folk art. There is an unprocessed addition to this collection dating circa 1970 of a single financial/legal document.