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Creators:
Weatherwax, John M. (John Martin), 1900-1984
Dates:
1928-1988
bulk 1931-1933
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.weatjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This small collection of scattered papers of American writer John Weatherwax (1900-1984) dates from 1928 to 1988 (bulk 1931-1933), and measures 0.4 liner feet. The papers document Weatherwax's relationship with Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. In 1931, John Weatherwax approached Rivera to illustrate his English translation of the Mayan story of creation, the Popol Vuh. Rivera agreed and produced twenty-four watercolor illustrations for the text. The papers contain Weatherwax's translation, "Seven Times the Color of Fire", as well as manuscript versions of two short stories he wrote about Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo entitled "The Queen of Montogomery Street" and "Diego". Also found within the collection are correspondence, manuscripts and notes, printed materials, and photographs.

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file
Size:
1 sound recording ([7-inch reel])
Collection ID:
NAA.2010-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Native speaker: Pete Henyu, 79 years old, born at Telegraph Creek Recorded at Wonowon, BC May 17 1965 by Hale, Mowatt, and O'Grady

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Creators:
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906
Dates:
1851-1899
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.johneast
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The letters of Eastman Johnson measures 0.2 linear feet and contains 12 items that date from 1851 to 1899. The letters provide scattered documentation of his career as a painter and printmaker.

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2011
Level:
item
Size:
2 video recordings (MiniDV)
Collection ID:
ACMA.01-007.16
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Melvin Deal - expert on African dance and drumming - talks about the Kingman Park neighborhood and working immigrant community in which he grew up in Washington, D.C. He talks about attending lectures at the Smithsonian Institution when he was a child, and his determination for a life outside of the neighborhood where he grew up. He describes how h...

Interview. Related to 'Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River.' Dated 20110420.

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Creators:
Medicine, Beatrice
Dates:
1914, 1932-1949, 1952-2003 (bulk dates, 1945-2003).
Size:
28 Linear feet (65 document boxes, 1 box of oversize materials, 1 box of ephemera, 1 shoebox of index cards, 1 map drawer)
Collection ID:
NAA.1997-05
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Beatrice Medicine papers, 1913-2003 (bulk 1945-2003), document the professional life of Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Medicine (1923-2005), a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, anthropologist, scholar, educator, and Native rights activist. The collection also contains material collected by or given to Medicine to further her research and activism interests. Medicine, whose Lakota name was Hinsha Waste Agli Win, or "Returns Victorious with a Red Horse Woman," focused her research on a variety of topics affecting the Native American community: 1) mental health, 2) women's issues, 3) bilingual education, 4) alcohol and drug use, 5) ethno-methodologies and research needs of Native Americans, and 6) Children and identity issues. The collection represents Medicine's work as an educator for universities and colleges in the United States and in Canada, for which she taught Native American Studies courses. Additionally, because of the large amount of research material and Medicine's correspondence with elected U.S. officials and Native American leaders, and records from Medicine's involvement in Native American organizations, the collection serves to represent issues affecting Native Americans during the second half of the 20th century, and reflects what Native American leaders and organizations did to navigate and mitigate those issues. Collection materials include correspondence; committee, conference, and teaching material; ephemera; manuscripts and poetry; maps; notes; periodicals; photographs; training material; and transcripts.

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Dates:
circa 1966-circa 1971
Level:
series
Size:
1 Linear foot (Boxes 2-3)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.Papers
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The 1970 festival is documented by administrative material, correspondence and memoranda, fieldwork files, financial materials, and program materials. Programs documented include the Arkansas Program, Crafts Program, and Native Americans Program. For further description of the 1970 festival year programs and activities, see Smithsonian Folklife Fe...

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Dates:
circa 1968-circa 1979
Level:
series
Size:
2.2 Linear feet (Boxes 7-9)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.Papers
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The 1973 festival is documented by administrative material, correspondence and memoranda, fieldwork files, financial materials, and program materials. Programs documented include the Native Americans Program, Old Ways in the New World Program, Regional America Program, and Union Workers Program. Researchers should note, Old Ways in the New World Pr...

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Dates:
undated
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NAA.1994-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives