Query: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Bernice Johnson Reagon Collection of African American Sacred Music
Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife
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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Marshall A. Janoff Collection
Creators:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Robbins, Warren M.
Dates:
1971-1974
Size:
4 Lithographs
1 Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
49 Slides
49 Negatives
1 Sound discs (CD)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2017-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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African American Cosmetic and Food Label Collection
Creators:
Wright, Helena, 1946-
Dates:
1934-1946, undated
Size:
0.12 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0480
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of labels, created by Chicago business Valmor Products Company, for packaging intended to appeal to the African American consumer market dating from 1934-1946.

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Equal Rights and Justice: Reflections on Rights exhibition records
Creators:
High Museum of Art
Dates:
1995
Size:
2.42 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-034
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art and the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Georgia and presented to the Washington, D.C. area by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture. The exhibit was held at the Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution September 22, 1995 through …

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American Red Cross posters: African American HIV/AIDS program series with African proverbs
Creators:
Smith, Damballah Dolphus
American Red Cross
Dates:
1992
Size:
5 Posters (28 x 24 inches)
Collection ID:
ACMA.10-004.11
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Proverb 1 "He who upsets a thing should know how to rearrange it" (Sierra Leonean) -- Proverb 3 "The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people" (Ghanian) -- Proverb 4 "He who does not cultivate his field will die of hunger" (Guinean)-- Proverb 5 "When spider webs unite they can tie up …

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Records
Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1964-1984
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 634
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist mostly of the correspondence of Warren H. Robbins, which documents activities of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) since its inception. Also included are some correspondence and memoranda of Jean M. Salan, John E. Reinhardt, and David L. Stratmon, a previous Associate Director of MAA (Museum …

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Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records
Creators:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.
Dates:
1886-1997
Size:
108 Cubic feet (257 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0666
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records document primarily the history of typeface development at the Mergenthaler Linotype Company of Baltimore, Maryland. The company supplied most of the typesetting machines used in the printing industry, both in America and worldwide. As changing technology ended the usefulness of the linotype machine the company pioneered new computer-driven, photo typesetting machines.

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Curatorial Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1966-2001
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-057
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Richard E. Ahlborn, Curator in the Division of Cultural History, with some earlier material dating back to when he served as Curator in the Division of Community Life. The records primarily consist of correspondence, memoranda, and notes documenting exhibition planning at the National …

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 27-July 8, 2012
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2012
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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