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Creators:
Taylor, Betty Blayton, 1937-2016
Dates:
1929-2016
bulk 1970s-2000s
Size:
7.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.blaybett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American painter and art administrator Betty Blayton-Taylor measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1929 to 2016, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 2000s. The collection contains biographical material including resumes, awards, family papers, autograph books from her time in school, and mix tapes; correspondence with colleagues, friends, and other artists including Frank Wimberley, Howardina Pindell, and Eugene Grigsby; and writings including artist statements and notes. Also included are files related to the Children's Art Carnival, an arts education organization co-founded by Blayton-Taylor, for which she served as executive director for many years. These files include board and committee files, budget and financial documents, correspondence, and reports. Files related to the Harlem Textile Works, another organization co-founded by Blayton-Taylor, include board and committee files, correspondence, business plans, and reports. The collection also includes material related to professional activities including exhibition files, committee files, consignment and sale agreements, financial documents, and property files; printed material including exhibition announcements, catalogs and programs, newspaper clippings, published books, and recorded conference proceedings; a scrapbook containing primarily clippings, as well as some correspondence and other printed material; and photographic material including photographs, negatives, slides, and digital images.

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Dates:
2016-2019
Size:
XXX Gigabytes
Collection ID:
ACMA.CDC.1
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Creators:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
National Cotton Council
Dates:
1939-1994
Size:
38 Cubic feet (90 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1176
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Maid of Cotton (MOC) beauty pageant was sponsored by the National Cotton Council, Memphis Cotton Carnival, and the Cotton Exchanges of Memphis, New York, and New Orleans from 1939-1993. The contest was held annually in Memphis, Tennessee until the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International moved to Dallas, Texas. Beginning with the 1985 pageant (held December 1984) the competition was held in Dallas. The pageant was discontinued in 1993 due to lack of funds, a sponsor, and changes in marketing strategies. The records include files on contestants, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Strauber, Alan
Dates:
ca. 1990-1999.
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0517
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Forty-one black and white photoprints, most of which are portraits of jazz, blues, Cajun, and zydeco musicians, plus a few additional subjects.

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Creators:
Giltner, Charlotte L.
Dates:
1932-1936
Size:
3 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.giltchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Postcard, 1932; two letters, November 15, 1932, and July 15, 1936; accompanying these is a letter by Giltner, February 14, 1963, that provides some particulars clarifying the letters.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
October 8-13, 1980
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1980
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

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.

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Dates:
circa 1928-1939
Size:
1 copy print of map
200 Prints (circa 200 silver gelatin and contact prints (includes enlargements))
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2011-26
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting Igorot and other Philippine peoples at Camp Nichols (1929), relating to Manila's 1929 carnival, aerial views of the Philippines, and images of Mangyan, Moro, Bagobo, Bontoc, Ilocano, Ifugao, and Negritos. The collection also consists of images of Mindanao, Luzon, and parts of China, including Nanjing, and a carbon copy of a pr...

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Creators:
Globe Poster Printing Corporation
Dates:
1991-1992
Size:
3 Items (33 x 22 inches.)
Collection ID:
ACMA.10-004.4
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection, which dates from 1991-1992, includes three concert posters created by the Globe Poster Printing Corporation. Happy New Year Connection--The Mighty Sparrow--with the best Ethiopian Reggae band--Gizzae formerly Dallol and Rhythm Factor at The Citadel--1991; Martin Luther King, Jr., Day concert, 92 featuring Mint Condition--Chris Walk...

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Creators:
Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, La.)
Dates:
1976-1980
Size:
3 microfilm reels
Collection ID:
AAA.contacno
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Exhibitions and special activities files pertaining to visual arts. [The Center's records relating to music, theatre etc. were not microfilmed].

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1847-1982
Size:
6 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S15
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 15, Holidays and Celebrations contains approximately 500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards holidays, celebrations, and travel 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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