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Creators:
Blackburn, Robert Hamilton, 1920-
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1970 December 4
Size:
52 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.blackb70
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Robert Blackburn conducted 1970 December 4, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Blackburn speaks of his early life in Jamaica and New York; the influences of his youth including school, gangs, religion, art, music, and culture; the Harlem Community Art Center; studying with Charles Alston; the difficulties suffered b...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
Dates:
circa 1990-1995
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-171
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of these records document the administration and activities of Brown's office from 1991 to 1995. Subject files were created for administrative manners; Smithsonian staff, bureaus and offices with which Brown was in contact; and for outside organizations, issues, and events. Also included is a correspondence file which covers the years...

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Dates:
circa 1905-1978 (bulk 1905-1920)
bulk 1900-1920
Size:
147 photographs
3 volumes (books)
43 postcards
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains 147 photographic prints and 43 postcards from East Africa (circa 1907-circa 1914), especially Kijobe, which depict the activities of the Africa Inland Mission; Theodore Roosevelt's safari in 1909; views of Nairobi, Mombasa, Port Said, Lake Victoria and other landscapes; and portraits of Maasai, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kavirondo, Akawba, Gikuyu, Somali and Swahili coast peoples. Missionaries pictured include Hetz, Hurlburt, and Wallace, who is listed as photographer on many of the prints. The collection also contains 3 paperback books, published by Africa Inland Mission, which describe the history of the organization and the experiences of its missionaries: Faster Beats the Drum (1978), Another Hand on Mine (1975) and Gardens of Miracles (1976).

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Creators:
Morrison, Joan, -2010
Morrison, Robert K.
Beirne, Barbara T.
Dates:
1985 - 1987
Size:
6 Cubic feet (20 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0359
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is comprised of 139 audiocassettes (original copies only), 80 transcripts and tape summaries, and photographs (including some negatives). The transcripts and photographs also exist in single copies only, but they may be used with care by researchers.

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Creators:
Senska, Frances, 1914-2009
Forbes, Donna, 1929-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2001 April 16
Size:
28 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.senska01
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Frances Senska conducted 2001 April 16, by Donna Forbes, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.

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Creators:
Chaveas, Lucille
Dates:
2003
Size:
17 Items (photographic prints , color.)
23 Negatives (35mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 17 color photographic prints and (23) 35mm negatives which were taken in Sierra Leone in 2003, which focus on textile manufacture, specifically needlepointed carpet slippers worn by the Krio women of Freetown.

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Creators:
Bladensburg Union Burial Association
Dates:
1874–1978
bulk 1920-1970
Size:
3.64 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-025
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from 1874 to 1978 and measures 3.64 linear feet, documents the history of the Bladensburg Union Burial Association. The records include the Association's constitution, by-laws, treasurer reports, receipts, and correspondence.

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Creators:
Williams, Franklin
Sioux City Ghosts
Dates:
1920s-1983
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0634
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A scrapbook and a photograph album detailing the day-to-day lives on the road of a barnstorming black softball team, five posters advertising appearances of the Ghosts, and a certificate. The scrapbook, kept by one of the players, Franklin Williams, contains his handwritten history of the team, a handwritten schedule, postcards from some of the cit...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 26-July 7, 2013
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2013
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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Creators:
Bandy, David Wayne (Secretary, Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band)
Dates:
1836-1980
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0361
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A thesis documenting the history of the Royal Hawaiian Band from 1836-1980. The history of the band parallels Hawaii's own history and the development of music education. Research sources include books, newspaper articles, periodicals, diaries, government documents, and interviews. Appendices include sample musical programs, musical repertoire, mem...

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