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Creators:
Byrd, Charlene Hodges, 1929-2009
Dates:
circa 1750-2009
bulk 1880-1960
Size:
43 Linear feet (35 document boxes and 39 oversize boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.2010.26
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Charlene Hodges Byrd collection measures 43 linear feet, and dates from circa 1750-2009, with the bulk of the material dating from 1880-1960. The collection documents the personal life and professional career of Charlene Hodges Byrd, an African American teacher from Washington, D.C., along with material for several related families from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Family members prominently represented include Sarah A. Shimm, teacher and essayist under the name Faith Lichen; her daughters Erminie F. Shimm and Grace E. Shimm Cummings, both teachers; and Byrd's mother, Joyce Ethel Cummings Hodges, also a teacher. Correspondence and writings chiefly discuss family life, religion, race, education, and the relationship with Frederick Douglass and his family. The collection is arranged in 10 series: Biographical Material, Correspondence, Writings, Subject Files, Financial and Legal Records, Printed Material, Volumes, Memorabilia, Textiles, and Photographs.

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Creators:
Malick, Emory Conrad.
Dates:
1888-2010
bulk 1910-1928
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2010.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Emory Conrad Malick was the first African-American aviator to earn a pilot's license in the United States. This collection consists of copies of records relating to Malick including copies of photographs, correspondence, and other documents.

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Creators:
Olmstead, G. Dwoyid (Gilbert Dwoyid), 1914-1985
Williams, Sydney Olmstead
Dates:
ca. 1941-1949.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 vertical boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0270
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains one hundred seventy eight (178) film photonegatives by G. Dwoyid Olmstead in 4 x 5 in. sheet and cut film and 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (#120) rollfilm sizes; the rollfilm negatives are cut apart into either individual frames or double image strips. Most of the photographs were taken in the early 1940s in the Hill District, Pittsbur...

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Creators:
Searles, Charles Robert, 1937-2004
Dates:
1953-2010
Size:
3.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.searchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American sculptor and painter Charles Searles measure 3.9 linear feet and date from 1953 to 2010. The collection documents his career through scattered biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, printed material, artwork, photographs, and a scrapbook.

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Creators:
Wilder, John Brantley
Dates:
1937-circa 1979
Size:
1.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wildjohb
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, journalist, and civil rights activist John Brantley Wilder measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1937 to circa 1979. The papers include correspondence; clippings; invoices; photographs; reproductions of some of Wilder's pen and ink sketches; as well as a scrapbook, which includes clippings, photographs, and printed material. Also included in the collection is a diorama representing a Sioux family.

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Creators:
Robbins, Warren M.
Dates:
circa 1966
Size:
329 Photographic prints (1 box, 10 folders, black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection includes 329 black and white photographic prints, measuring 8 x 10 inches or smaller, that depict African art objects and were published in Warren M. Robbins' book, African Art in American Collections (New York, Washington, London: Praeger, 1966).

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Creators:
Swarthmore College. Sproul Observatory (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania: 1916)
Gaustad, John E. (Director, Sproul Observatory)
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1916-1975
Size:
1 Boxe
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0251
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection of group portraits donated by Sproul Observatory. Group portraits include participants at American Astronomical Society and I.A.U. [International Astronomical Union] meetings, as well as several other taken at Johns Hopkins University, Swarthmore College, and an autographed photo of Roy W. Delaplaine at a 24-inch refractor telescope.The photographs were accumulated in the files of the Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore College, over a period of years. They form a visual record of astronomers and attendees at astronomical meetings from 1916 to 1975.

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Dates:
circa 1900-circa 2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1127
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of black-and-white, sepia-toned and color photographs documenting the lives of African Americans from about the 1920s to the 1980s. It is contained in four albums.

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Creators:
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937
Dates:
1860s-1978
bulk 1890-1937
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.tannhenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the expatriate African American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner measure 2.3 linear feet and date from the 1860s to 1978, with the bulk of the material dating from 1890 to 1937. Found in the papers are scattered biographical, family, and legal materials; twenty-seven folders of correspondence with family, friends, patrons, and galleries; writings and notes by Tanner and others; a small amount of printed material; numerous photographs of Tanner, his studio in Paris and home in Trepied, Normandy, his family, friends, fellow artists, and his artwork. Additional photographs include a circa 1890 shot of Tanner with fellow students at the Académie Julian and another depicting Tanner with members of the American Art Club in Paris, circa 1900. Also found are a few sketches and drawings.

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Creators:
Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946
Dates:
circa 1920, 1943
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pipphora
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection measures 0.2 linear feet and consists of three notebooks, notebook fragments, and two letters written by African American primitive painter Horace Pippin. The three notebooks and notebook fragments contain Pippin's World War I memoirs written in the 1920s, one of which is illustrated by Pippin with six drawings of war scenes. Two letters are dated 1943 and circa 1943. One of the letters is written to "Dear Friends" and begins with "life story of art."; the other is written to dealer Robert Carlen about showing his painting Domino [Game] Players.

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