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Creators:
Burgess, Dana Tai Soon
Dates:
1904 - 2018
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1397
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life of Dana Tai Soon Burgess, and that of his Korean American family, dating back to 1904. Included are photographs of his family before and after they immigrated to the United States; some photographs taken during a time when they lived and worked at Kunia Camp, Hawaii; and of Burgess throughout his life. Also include...

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Creators:
Ailey, Alvin
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-
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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National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Dates:
1886-1913
Size:
13 Photographs
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.999
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The General Photograph collections contains photographs depicting people, events, and activities related to the historical and contemporary lives of Native peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
circa 1935-1978
Size:
14000 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.

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

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

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Creators:
Dorsey, George Amos
Dates:
1902
Size:
4 prints
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4721
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Catalog Number 4721: Arapaho "Wife of Waaksenna and Washieh, chopping down the tree for the center pole. Fourth Day, 1902" Sun Dance at Darlington. (Slightly different view of published plate number XXI) Photographer: G. A. Dorsey Date: 1902 Published Plate Number: XXI. (2) "North of Left Half of the Line of Dancers, Whistling Toward the Center-Pol...

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Smithsonian Institution. Office of Printing and Photographic Services
Dates:
1982
Size:
4 Prints (silver gelatin)
5 Negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-33
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Group portraits of Henry Bascom Collins and a St. Lawrence Island dance group, made by a Smithsonian photographer on June 22, 1982. The photographs were taken at the opening of the "Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo" exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History.

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Creators:
DC Cowboys Dance Company
Dates:
undated
1994-2012
Size:
7.5 Cubic feet (22 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1312
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of the DC Cowboys Dance Company, an all-male, gay, non-profit dance company based in Washington, DC. that was active from 1994-2012. They peformed nationally and internationally live and on television, "celebrating diversity through dance."

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Creators:
Jones, Shirley May, 1922-2004
Connick, Kathleen D.
Leonard, Shirley, 1922-2004
Dates:
1931-1998
bulk 1938-1957
Size:
4 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0919
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting the life and career of Shirley May Jones, stage name Shirley Leonard, an exotic dancer from Cincinnati, Ohio. The papers, photographs, and clippings document her childhood, early life, and professional career.

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Creators:
Bender, Gretchen
Dates:
1980-2004
Size:
2.8 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bendgret
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Gretchen Bender measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1980-2004. This material documents her career as a filmmaker and multimedia artist through biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, writings, notebooks, printed material, photographs, slides and transparencies, and artwork. Also included are project files detailing Gretchen's collaborations with dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones, as well as a handwritten transcription of a conversation between Bender and Cindy Sherman.

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