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Whitney M. Young Jr. award received by Norma Merrick Sklarek

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Award received by Norma Sklarek. The Whitey M. Young Jr. award was presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The white paper has an embossed gold AIA logo at the center top. Below this is central black printed text conferring the award to Sklarek, referred to as the “Rosa Parks of Architecture.” The award is signed by the president, Marshall Purnell, and secretary, David Proffitt, of the AIA. The reverse is blank.

Card honoring Philip Goodwin Freelon

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Card honoring Philip Goodwin Freelon, School of Design North Carolina State University. The white square card has black printed text in the center which reads [for outstanding work / in architectural design / PHILIP GOODWIN FREELON / SCHOOL OF DESIGN / NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY / presented by / north carolina chapter / american institute of architects / 1975]. The reverse is blank with some central adhesive residue.

Program from the NOMA Second Annual Conference

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Handwritten program for the Second Annual Conference for the National Organization of Minorities Architects (NOMA). The program has four (4) pages with staggered edges and some adhesive. The front cover reads [PROGRAM / SECOND / ANNUAL / CONFERENCE / NOMA / NATIONAL ORGANIZATION / OF MINORITY ARCHITECTS / HYATT / ON / UNION / SQUARE / SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA / MAY 4-5-6, 1973]. The first page has a [STATEMENT OF PURPOSE]. Daily schedules, including panelist information, are written on each page. There is a list of the National Board members at the end with space for notes on the back cover.

NOMA Magazine 2008 The Year in Review

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Magazine for the 2008 National Organization of Minorities Architects (NOMA) Year in Review. The black cover has images of NOMA members and buildings with [2008] in red text. The upper left corner has the NOMA logo. Articles include "Public Architecure's 1% Program," "2008 AIA Convention," and "Harlem in the Here and Now: What's in a Name?".The back cover has white printed text which begins [Dedicated to the memory of our departed heroes:...] followed by the name of five (5) individuals. There is a quote from John Muir below this.

Kamoinge Photographers Group

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white group portrait of the members of the photographers' group, Kamoinge. Pictured standing in the back row, from left to right: Adger Cowans, Ray Francis, Herb Randall, C. Daniel Dawson, Beuford Smith, Herb Robinson, Al Fennar, Shawn W. Walker. In the center, Beuford Smith holds a camera up as if he's taking a photograph. Kneeling in the front row, from left to right: Herman Howard, Ming Smith, Jimmie Mannas, Louis Draper, Calvin Wilson, and Anthony Barboza.

1st Annual Black Photog. Dinner Honoring James Van Der Zee + Roy DeCarava

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white group portrait of attendees of the First Annual Black Photographers' Dinner. The large group contains members of Kamoinge black photographer's group and dinner honorees Roy DeCarava and James Van Der Zee. The group is pictured posing for the camera in an open, loft-like room with white walls and white columns in teh center of the room. DeCarava and Van Der Zee are pictured seated in the middle of the group. Photographer Louis Draper stands just behind and between them, and photographer Anthony Barboza kneels just to the left of Van Der Zee. Photographer Al Fennar stands in the second row, second from the left, next to a man in a white sailor's cap. Fennar stands with his left fist in the air. Beuford Smith is pictured in front of the white columns, wearing eyeglasses, mouth open. The other members of the group have not yet been identified. The only inscription, #66, appears on the back of the print.

Minutes from the Detroit Nassau group of the AIA

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Meeting minutes from the Detroit/Nassau group of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The white paper has black printed text. The document has sections for [Minutes of Meetings], [Purpose of Meeting] and [Discussion]. There is a letter from chairman Wendell Campbell about the 1971 AIA convention. The letter gives background about meetings of minority architects at conventions in Detroit and Nassau and planning for a future meeting in Chicago. The reverse of the printed documents is blank.

Handwritten notes for a speech by Harold Williams as NOMA president

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Handwritten notes for a speech from Harold Williams as president of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). The notes are primarily written in black ink with some in graphite and blue ink on the yellow legal paper. There are five (5) separate pages. The paper begins [As president of NOMA for this short term of one (1) year...]. Sections about the status of NOMA include [STRUCTURE OF ORGANIZATION] and [PROGRAMMATICALLY].

Train car sign from the Pullman Company used by Thomas McCord

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A train car sign from the Pullman Company. The sign has a dark navy background with off-white and black type that reads: [THIS CAR IS SERVED BY / T. McCORD / PORTER / THE PULLMAN COMPANY].

Identification card issued to Pullman porter Thomas McCord

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A Pullman Company identification card issued to Thomas McCord, Porter. The identification card includes: sex, height, weight, race, hair color, eye color, date of birth, and signature. It also includes McCord’s and the officer of support's signatures. There is a small picture of Thomas McCord in the bottom right corner of the front of the card.

Pinback button for David Dinkins campaign

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A pinback campaign button supporting David Dinkins in his 1989 New York City mayoral campaign. The button has a blue background with an image of a red apple. At center, white text reads [Dinkins]. Below the text there is a white illegible union stamp. The back of the button has a metal pin with a clasp.

Document on NOMA regional structure

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Notes on the National Organization of Minorities Architects (NOMA) Regional Structure. The white document has black printed text titled [NOMA REGIONAL STRUCTURE]. There are sections including "Purpose and Goals," "Government Structure," "Regional Responsibility," and "Departmental Functions." The logo for Harold L. Williams Associates is printed in the lower right on each page. The reverse of the pages are blank.

Hole punch used by Pullman porter Thomas McCord

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A chrome finish hand-held single hole punch with a Pullman Company inscription at the tip of the lever handle.

Arty (Centerpiece)

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This is an abstract acrylic painting depicting a woman from the neck up. Done in a color palette of red, orange, blue, and purple, the woman's form is made up of clusters of rounded and abstract pools of color. Viewed slightly from below, she faces forward and gazes upward.

The Seventeenth Annual Convention of the P.P.B.A. of A., Chicago, IL

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white group photograph of the Pullman Porters Benefit Association of America taken in Chicago, Illinois to mark its seventeenth annual convention. The men are posed in three lines. The back two lines are standing and the front row is sitting in chairs. There is a window in the back left of the photograph.

Handwritten speech by Harold Williams

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Handwritten notes for a speech from Harold Williams. The notes are written in black ink on yellow legal paper. There are five (5) pages with the reverse blank. The speech honoring Paul R. Williams begins [Ladies and gentlemen, good evening. On behalf of the Association of Minority Architects and Planners of Southern California, I welcome you to join with us in this testimony to a great man.] The speech discusses the goals of the organization and the establishment of the Paul R. Williams Minority Scholarship Fund at the University of Southern California.

Blueprints for Success

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A three (3) page article titled "Blueprints for Success," written by Donna Whittingham-Barnes, published in the February 1991 issue of Black Enterprise magazine. The article has been removed from the magazine and the three (3) pages are loose. The first page has a photograph of architects Donald Stull and David Lee seated on stairs. The article begins [Architects are modern-day alchemists. But their task is harder than changing base metal into gold…]. Architect Norma Sklarek is also featured. There are advertisements interspersed on the pages.

Makeup case used by makeup artist Bernadine M. Anderson

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Black hard-sided makeup case with silver metal hardware, including a lock & key mechanism. Hinged lid with a single, black plastic handle. Top compartment is a tray divided into two (2) sections. Underside of lid is lined with green felt. At the center is a square mirror flanked by a black elastic band on either side. The front panel is a hinged flap that folds down to reveal eight (8) wooden drawers. Each drawer has a mirrored bottom and silver-colored metal pull. Contains an array of makeup products (including stage makeup) such as foundation, blush, eye liner, adhesives, hair products, applicators, and eye shadow totaling 128 pieces.

Is Japan the Champion of the Colored Races?

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A pamphlet produced by members of the Harlem Communist Party. The pamphlet is black print on yellowed paper. The front cover features the title: [Is / Japan / the / Champion / of the / Colored / Races?] and a drawing of a military aircraft dropping bombs. The bottom has a black border that contains the text: [The Negro's Stake in Democracy / 5¢ / Issued By The Negro Commission National Committee C.P. U.S.A.] The interior has eight articles totaling forty-seven pages. The back cover is an advertisement for the book [Negro Liberation].

Horse saddle used by stuntman Ernest "Ernie" Robinson

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A horse saddle used by Ernest Robinson. It has two stirrups toward the front. Each stirrup is covered in leather where the foot rests. Each side has a leather fender covering the belted portion of the stirrup and hobble strap. The saddle horn has a small metal attachment on the inside in the shape of a shield with “11 INCH / SEAT” engraved on it. The cantle has three metal attachments fastened to the inside and outside with rectangular holes in the middle. Metal rings, buckles, fasteners, and other attachments are along the outside and lower portions of the saddle seat. The Seat has oblong holes running down the center from the horn to the cantle. The seat underside is lined with wool. Embossed on the proper left side of the saddle behind the seat is “RVP 4918.” Letters scratched below the embossed lettering appear to read “LEL.” A canteen is attached to the front proper left side of the saddle. The canteen is covered in brown canvas with “U.S.” stenciled on it. The canteen's cap is wood with a leather strap attached at the top. Attached to the proper left side of the saddle is a front cinch made of knotted rope and leather.

3c American Bankers Association single

National Postal Museum
This American Bankers Association Issue commemorates the 75th anniversary of the formation of the association. The stamp features an image of a coin, which symbolizes fields of banking service. The American Bankers Association is a professional organization that represents and lobbies for all United States banks.

United States; American Bankers Association; banks; money; coin; professional; organization; agriculture; landscape

3c American Institute of Architects single

National Postal Museum
This Architects Issue stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Institute of Architects. The professional organization was founded in New York City in 1857 by a group of architects. The American Institute of Architects performs government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image. The stamp depicts a column with a Corinthian capital and a mushroom type head and shaft.

United States; American Institute; architect; artist; professional; organization; government; education; public; column; capital; architecture; art

3c National Education Association single

National Postal Museum
This School Teachers Issue stamp commemorates the centennial of the founding of the National Education Association. The stamp features a woman teacher holding a book, with a young boy and girl looking at a globe. The National Education Association is a professional organization, and labor union, that represents public school teachers and other educational personnel.

United States; National Education Association; professional; organization; labor; union; teacher; education; school; student; woman; boy; girl; book; globe; map; centennial

Navy blue baseball cap for the Black Stuntmen's Association

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Navy blue fabric baseball cap. Black and white circular patch on the front of the crown. The patch features the letters [BSA] in white on a black background in a center circle surrounded by a white circle with black lettering [BLACK STUNTMEN'S ASSOCIATION/HOLLYWOOD]. The outer border of the patch is black. The hat does not have a closure in the back. White fabric tag with blue lettering on the inside, at the back of the crown [Lids®/Lids.com/80% ACRYLIC/20% WOOL/MADE IN BANGLADESH]. Smaller white tag with a black [8] underneath. The inside of the hat is navy blue with white near the front of the crown.
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