Query: Blackface entertainers
B. Thomas Smith Minstrel Show Posters
Creators:
Smith, B. Thomas, Jr.
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1409
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of posters advertising minstrel shows. The posters feature stereotypical images of black characters.

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George E. "Mello" and Neva Satterlee McNally Vaudeville Collection
Creators:
McNally, George E.
LaClair, Beatrice M.
McNally, Neva Satterlee, -1909
Dates:
1889-2000, undated
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0760
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photographs, commercially published sheet music, and original music manuscripts from the McNallys' vaudeville careers. Materials include minstrel show and blackface material; photo of Albert Tovell, once the master of ceremonies for Frances H. "Peaches" Browning; and a photograph of "Gov. Jordan," a blackface female impersonator.

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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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W. Oscar Sullivan Papers
Creators:
Sullivan family
Sullivan, W. Oscar, 1891-
Dates:
1900-1960
Size:
2.6 Cubic feet (8 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0072
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and photographs document the careers in show business (traveling medicine shows, vaudeville acts and acting in stage shows) of Mr. Sullivan, members of his family and associates.

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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1841-1986, undated
Size:
98 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S11
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 11: Entertainment contains more than 12,500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards entertainers and entertainment in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville Scrapbooks
Creators:
Plunkett, Billy, Mrs.
Merriam, Eva Billings
Merriam, Billy
Christiani, Norman, Mrs.
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Dates:
1897 - 1902
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 oversized folders, 1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0079
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents four scrapbooks containing photographs, programs, flyers, business cards, periodical illustrations, and letterheads of vaudeville and medicine shows from 1897-1902. Also included are two audiotapes containing comments by the donors about the scrapbooks.

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Coon Chicken Inn Records and Graham Family Papers
Creators:
Graham, Adelaide
Dates:
1914-1973, undated
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1153
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of materials relating to the creation and operation of the restaurant chain known as the Coon Chicken Inn.

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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1790-1980s
Size:
260 Cubic feet (approximately 1244 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily published sheet music, plus some related ephemera. Originally included 781 boxes of American sheet music and assorted clippings, articles, photographs, etc.; also 93 boxes of 33-1/3 RPM phonograph records, 30 boxes of 45 RPM records, and 20 boxes of 78 RPM records

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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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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 4: Songwriters Volumes I and II
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1847-1975
Size:
251 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S04
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 4: Songwriters: A "songwriter" for this series is defined as a composer, a lyricist, or both. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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