Query: Entertainers -- 1920-1970
Dewey Michaels Burlesque Collection
Creators:
Garbo (Chicago)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Laverne, Gene (Buffalo, NY)
Kriegsmann, James J.
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Dates:
late 1920's-1967
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0065
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Newspaper clippings; advertising brochures; and photoprints of performers at the Palace Theatre (including studio publicity portraits). The majority of the items are silver gelatin photoprints. Some photographers are listed below as index terms. Subjects of photographs include strippers and comedians; photographs of women include portraits as well as full-length figures …

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in NMAH.AC.0065 for Entertainers -- 1920-1970
Anthony W. Pendergast Collection
Creators:
Pendergast, Anthony W., 1879-
Dates:
1920s-1970.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0882
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A Fairbury, Illinois, optometrist, Dr. Anthony W. Pendergast, (1879 -?) was a collector, author, antiquarian, dealer, and authority on the subject of cigar store figures. The collection includes correspondence; newspaper clippings on Pendergast and his various folk art collections; a scrapbook of photographs and miscellaneous materials relating to cigar store figures; and a large number of black and white photographs of figures from his personal collection, mostly for use in selling the figures.

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in NMAH.AC.0882 for Entertainers -- 1920-1970
Shirley Leonard Papers
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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in NMAH.AC.0919 for Entertainers -- 1920-1970
McIntire Family Hawaiian Entertainers Collection
Creators:
McIntire, Lani Ellen
Mayo, Jean Alice, 1897-?
Dates:
1920-2011, undated
Size:
1.25 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1511
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs and ephemera collected by the McIntire Family of Hawaiian musicians documenting their careers throughout the United States, and those of other performers.

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in NMAH.AC.1511 for Entertainers -- 1920-1970
W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews
Creators:
Sun Ra
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Taylor, Billy
Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-
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Dates:
1940s-2005
Size:
10 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0766
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publicity photographs of musicians and entertainers, mostly jazz musicians, such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, but including many rock and even a few classical performers. The collection also contains tape recorded radio interviews conducted between 1970 and 2003. In addition there are posters relating to musical performances.

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in NMAH.AC.0766 for Entertainers -- 1920-1970
Phillip Graneto Broadway Theater Collection
Dates:
1885-1937
Size:
1.1 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1486
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of late 19th and early 20th century theatre programs and theatre ephemera from Broadway and Off-Broadway Theatres in New York, New York.

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in NMAH.AC.1486 for Entertainers -- 1920-1970
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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in NMAH.AC.0300.S11 for Entertainers -- 1920-1970
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Arts, Literature and Entertainment
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
12 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.R
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.

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Sandra and Gary Baden Collection of Celebrity Endorsements in Advertising
Creators:
Baden, Gary
Baden, Sandra
Dates:
circa 1897-1979
Size:
2 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0611
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An extensive collection of magazine advertisements featuring celebrities from entertainment, sports, royalty, and the arts.

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in NMAH.AC.0611 for Entertainers -- 1920-1970
Leonard Gaskin Papers
Creators:
Gaskin, Mary
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Dates:
1895-2006
Size:
30 Cubic feet (129 boxes, 4 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0900
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting the life and career of bass player Leonard Gaskin, as well as documenting the numerous other musicians he was associated with in his long career. Gaskin's career encompasses a wide range of musical genres, including gospel, rock, folk, and Caribbean music. The papers include photographs, newspaper clippings, diaries …

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