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Dates:
circa 1900-circa 2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1127
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of black-and-white, sepia-toned and color photographs documenting the lives of African Americans from about the 1920s to the 1980s. It is contained in four albums.

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Creators:
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Custom Craft
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
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Dates:
1948-1949
Size:
2 Boxes
The subseries consists of black and white silver gelatin negatives.
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.09
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). Subseries 4.9 consists of negatives used for publication. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

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Creators:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Dates:
2012-2017
Collection ID:
Accession 17-110
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of several websites and social media accounts documenting the promotion and marketing of the National Museum and African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) which opened to the public on September 24, 2016. NMAAHC's primary website was crawled on August 26 (twice) and 28, September 16, 22, 23 (twice), 24 (three times...

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Creators:
Meyerhoff, Robert
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-
Dates:
2014 December 11-12
Size:
15 Items (sound files (3 hrs., 34 min.), digital, wav)
71 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.meyerh14
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Robert E. Meyerhoff conducted 2014 December 11-12, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Meyerhoff's Fitzhugh Farm in Phoenix, Maryland.

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Creators:
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-
Forgey, Benjamin
Dates:
1989 Nov. 4-11
Size:
4 Items (Sound recording, sound cassettes)
54 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.gillia89
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Sam Gilliam conducted 1989 Nov. 4-11, by Ben Forgey for the Archives of American Art. Gilliam speaks of his decision to come to Washington, D.C., from Louisville, Ky.; his shift from figurative painting to abstract painting; meeting Washington painters Robert Gates and Tom Downing; the "stature" of Tom Downing in the Washington art ...

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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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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
Dates:
2011-2012
Collection ID:
Accession 12-495
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting Twitter accounts maintained throughout the Smithsonian Institution (SI). Twitter is a third-party site used for public micro-blogging by SI staff. In addition to general SI-wide accounts, many of which are managed by the Office of Public Affairs, the accession documents the accounts of the Ar...

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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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Creators:
Shurr, Robert L.
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Dates:
1928
1948 - 1948
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0132
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of a photograph, several letters written by Handy, and several pieces of music which he published. Handy remains among the most influential of American Blues songwriters. Handy is credited with giving Blues, its contemporary form. While Handy was not the first to publish music in the blues form, he took the blues from a reg...

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