Division of Culture and the Arts Photographs
A collection of photographs collected by the Division of Culture and the Arts, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Institution.
Archives Center Ethnic Imagery Collection
Advertising, postcards, trade cards, and stereographs, depicting African Americans in stereotypical or demeaning ways.
Bowker Tavern Application
An application and recommendation for William Bowker as a "suitable person to keep an inn". Signed by 13 men.
World War One Theater Lantern Slides
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
This collection consists of seventeen glass lantern slides depicting World War I advertising and propaganda images. The images include clothing advertisements, home furnishings, local events, treasury and stamp savings, organizations such as the American Red Cross and Merchant Marines, and tips on rationing.
Slover Puppeteer Collection
The collection relates to the Slover Family of puppeteers, and documents their lives and activities as they traveled the country with their show.
Eleanor Dickinson Pentecostal Videotape and Audiotape Collection
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Videotapes of Pentecostal ceremonies, such as snake handling, laying on of hands, baptisms, foot washing, casting out of devils, dancing in ecstasy; a video interview with Brother Harrison Mayes at his home in Middleburg, Kentucky; and an audiotape of revival meetings.
Interviews of Helen Boyer and Warrington Colescott
Boyer, Helen King, 1919-
2 Sound cassettes (Boyer)
2 Sound cassettes (Colescott)
Interviews conducted by Helena E. Wright of Helen Boyer and Warrington Colescott for research related to her position as curator in the division of Graphic Arts in the Department of Social and Cultural History at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Division of Community Life Dissertation Series: Lange, Yvonne: "Santos: The Household Wooden Saints of Puerto Rico,"
Lange, Yvonne, 1918-2003 (Director Emerita, Museum of International Folk Art)
One copy in four volumes (872 pp.) of the typescript of Lange's dissertation "Santos: The Household Wooden Saints of Puerto Rico (1975)" by Yvonne Lange. The dissertation, written for the Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, attempts to analyse the phenomenon of the "santos" by describing its major …
Domestic Life Glass Photograph Collection
Miscellaneous glass photonegatives and lantern slides, originally housed in cardboard plate boxes, some containing newspaper clipping separators with dates as late as 1961. Subjects include a flood in 1911, family photographs and portraits, and buildings, with labels indicating locations such as Chicago, St.Paul, etc. The lantern slides depict art historical subjects and …
Community Life TV Soap Operas Collection
The collection includes scripts and films related to soap operas. Included are the 1982 script from the first episode of "Capitol," autographed by the cast; the projected story line for "As The World Turns" for 1957; and three 16mm reels from "As The World Turns."