Ethel Payne papers
The Ethel Payne papers, which date from circa 1960s to 1980s and measure .50 linear feet, document the career of journalist Ethel Payne. The collection is comprised of passports, badges, photographs, press credentials, awards and ephemera.
John Pye papers
The John Pye papers, dating from 1911 to 1979 and measuring .73 linear feet, document the career of White House chauffeur and butler John Pye. The collection is composed of correspondence, clippings, invitations, photographs, and a book.
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Perpetual Campaign: The President, The People, and The Court." This video accompanied the traveling exhibition, "Perpetual Campaign: The Making of the People's President," produced by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. It discusses how the political process affects the …
Kenneth R. Harding Collection
This collection primarily documents Kenneth R. Harding's work as an executive at the Democratic National Congressional Committee and in the position of Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives. The collection includes photographs of politicians and foreign dignitaries, programs, printed materials, scrapbooks, correspondence, and campaign memorabilia. Materials …
This accession consists of videotapes and audiotapes created during the production of the videos "Perpetual Campaign: The President, The People, and The Court;" "Low Road to High Office?;" "Negative Campaigns;" "Workers and Managers;" and "SI Political Collection." The first three videos were likely associated with a traveling exhibition "Perpetual Campaign …
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 5: Politics and Political Movements
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 5: Politics and Political Movements contains circa 1,565 pieces of sheet music and song folios documenting the political history of the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
These records consist of curatorial correspondence and memoranda pertaining to acquisitions, collections management, restoration of specimens, and exhibition proposals and installation. Also included are public inquiries concerning exhibits, political campaign items, presidential information, American politicians, and inaugural gowns of the First Ladies; records documenting the Division of Political History's preparation …
Henry Major papers
Original cartoons ready for publication, and newspaper clippings about Major and his caricatures.
Benjamin Layton collection
The Benjamin Layton collection documents the life, family history, and interests of Benjamin T. Layton. Items date from circa 1865 to 1977. The collection measures 3.45 linear feet and is composed of newsletters, clippings, pamphlets, newspapers, correspondence, certificates, photographs, memorabilia, books, stamps, etchings, and programs.
Alan Strauber Photoprints
Forty-one black and white photoprints, most of which are portraits of jazz, blues, Cajun, and zydeco musicians, plus a few additional subjects.