Query: African American actresses
Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection
Dates:
bulk 1920-2001
Size:
approximately 100 Motion picture films
213 Sound cassettes (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2012.79.AV
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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James and Ethel Lucus papers
Creators:
Lucus, Ethel Minns
Lucus, James William
Dates:
circa 1902-1990
bulk 1919-1960
Size:
0.53 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from circa 1902 to 1990 and measures .53 linear feet, documents the personal and professional lives of James William Lucus and Ethel Minns Lucus. The collection is comprised of photographs, correspondence, postcards, newspaper clippings, diplomas, awards, pamphlets, leaflets, programs, and vital statistics records.

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Jeni LeGon Papers
Creators:
LeGon, Jeni, 1916-
Dates:
1930-2002, undated
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, includes photographs)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0829
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the career of Jeni LeGon as a dancer, dance instructor, and actress.

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Mohawk Airlines Negatives [Smith]
Creators:
Smith, C. Hadley, 1910-2004.
Dates:
1948-1965
Size:
0.21 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2017.0047
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Mohawk Airlines was founded in 1945 as Robinson Aviation and was based out of Ithaca Municipal Airport in New York. C. Hadley Smith (1910-2004) began taking photographs at age five and received formal training in photography at the Patuxent River Naval Air Base where he served as a Photographer's Mate First Class during World War II. After the war, he began his career as a commercial photographer in Ithaca, New York. One of his clients was Robinson Aviation, later Mohawk Airlines. This collection consists of approximately 250 images taken by C. Hadley Smith pertaining to Mohawk Airlines, and a few from their predecessor Robinson Aviation.

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Ankrum Gallery records
Creators:
Ankrum Gallery
Dates:
circa 1900-circa 1990s
bulk 1960-1990
Size:
41.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ankrgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Ankrum Gallery records measure 41.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 1990s, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1990. The papers include over 395 artists files, general gallery correspondence, project files, administrative records, exhibition files, collector and client files, financial material, printed material, 1 unbound scrapbook, and photographs. Also included are personal papers of gallery founder Joan Ankrum and her nephew, artist Morris Broderson.

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Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Creators:
Ailey, Alvin
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-2013
Dates:
1961-2004
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2013.245
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.

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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 3: African American Music
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1828-1980
Size:
79 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S03
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 3: African-American Music, contains circa 7,800 pieces of sheet music and folios dating from the 1820s to the 1980s; most of the material dates from after 1890. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Custom Craft
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
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Dates:
undated
Size:
320 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.01
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, DC from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). Subseries 4.1 includes black and white silver gelatin negatives. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.12: Banquet Negatives
Creators:
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Custom Craft
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
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Dates:
1923-1940
Size:
15 Boxes
The materials in the subseries consists of black and white silver gelatin negatives.
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.12
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). Subseries 4.12 materials primarily document clients of the Scurlock Studio that were organizations and the images depict those groups' and organizations' activities. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

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Joe Adams Papers
Creators:
Adams, Joe, 1922-
Morehead, Howard, 1926-2003
Dates:
1948-1980
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0908
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials documenting the career of Joe Adams, a Los Angeles radio announcer and movie and television actor, who later became Ray Charles's manager.

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