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Negro Actors Guild of America photograph collection

Title
Negro Actors Guild of America photograph collection [graphic].
Author
Negro Actors Guild of America.
Publication
[190-]-[198-]

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Box 16Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 16Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 15Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 15Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 14Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 14Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 13Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 13Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 12Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 12Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 11Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 11Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 10Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 10Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 9Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 9Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 8Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 8Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 7Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 7Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 6Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 6Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 5Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 5Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 4Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 4Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 3Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 3Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 2Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 2Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 1Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection Box 1Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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Additional Authors
  • Andrews, Bert.
  • Bakchy, Boris.
  • Clemons, Curt.
  • Dummett, L. St. Clair.
  • Korman, Murray.
  • Kriegsmann, James J.
  • Layne, Cecil.
  • Poole, Paul.
  • Robinson, Albert.
  • Rossner, Harry.
  • Seymour, Maurice.
  • Smith, M.
  • Smith, Merritt.
  • Tucker, Lorenzo.
  • Van Der Zee, James, 1886-1983.
  • Winik, Paul.
  • Workman, David.
  • Arsene Studio (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bell Studio (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bloom (Chicago, Il.)
  • Bruno of Hollywood (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cameron Studio (New York, N.Y.)
  • Campbell's (New York, N.Y.)
  • Charles Studio (Oneonta, N.Y.)
  • De Camp (New York, N.Y.
  • Diaz & Rogers (New York, N.Y.)
  • Elcha (New York, N.Y.)
  • Fred Hess & Co. (Atlantic City, N.J.)
  • Gibson (Chicago, Ill.)
  • A. Hansen Studio (New York, N.Y.)
  • Hooks Bros. Studio (Memphis, Tenn.)
  • Kerr (New York, N.Y.)
  • Layne's Studio (New York, N.Y.)
  • Lucas & Monroe, Inc. (New York, N.Y.)
  • Maurice (New York, N.Y.)
  • Mitchell (New York, N.Y.)
  • Ottomar Studio (New York, N.Y.)
  • Patton Studio (Indianapolis, In.)
  • Progress (New York, N.Y.)
  • Rice Studio (Columbus, Oh.)
  • Smith Studios (Cleveland, Oh.)
  • Standard (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Strand Bookstore
  • Swisher (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Theatrical Studio (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Woodard's Studio (Chicago, Ill.)
Found In
c2tc Negro Actors Guild of America, Inc. Negro Actors Guild of America records, 1904-1982 (CStRLIN)NYPW89-A163
Description
  • 1829 items (6 lin. ft. 9 boxes); 36 x 28 cm. and smaller.
  • 9 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 925 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w, some hand colored ;
  • 207 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w, some hand colored ;
  • 338 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 27 photographic prints : col. ;
  • 67 photographic prints : col. ;
  • 105 photographic prints : col. ;
  • 16 dye diffusion transfer prints : col. ;
  • 62 photomechanical prints : halftone, b&w ;
  • 25 negatives
  • 15 photographic postcard : b&w ;
  • 15 clippings : halftone, b&w ;
  • 8 panoramic photographs : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 10 miscellaneous items.
Summary
  • The Negro Actors Guild (NAG) Photograph Collection (190?-198?) constitutes a portion of the organization's archives.
  • Al Vigal Scrapbook (193?-195?) consists of studio portraits and candid shots of a young Al Vigal, his family, associates, and probably friends. Individuals pictured include Honi Coles, Ida Forsyne and Freddi Washington. Also included is a production scene from the musical revue, "Soldier Drill," performed at Club Alhambra. The scrapbook does not document Vigal's later professional activities.
Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Blacks on Stage: African-American Theater Arts Collections Project.
Alternative Title
  • A comedy act.
  • Anna Lucasta.
  • Calypso carnival.
  • Crimson skull.
  • Miracle in Harlem.
  • The philanderer.
  • Skin deep.
  • Soldier drill.
  • Uncle Tom's cabin.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Publicity photographs – 1910-1989.
  • Portrait photographs – 1910-1989.
  • Group portraits – 1910-1989.
  • Photomontages – 1910-1989.
  • Panoramic photographs – 1940-1959.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1910-1989.
  • Dye coupler prints – 1950-1989.
  • Gelatin silver film negatives – 1920-1989.
  • Halftone photomechanical prints – 1940-1989.
  • Inscriptions – 1910-1989.
  • Autographs – 1910-1989.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs bear handstamp of either photographer, photography studio, news agency, or corporate body on verso; some photographs have photographer's or photography studio's blind stamp on recto; some items have photographer's name signed or printed on verso. Some photographs have typewritten captions attached to verso or recto; others have handwritten captions on verso. Some items have printed captions on recto. Some portraits have actors' resume attached. Some photographs are inscribed or autographed. Some photographs are mounted; a group of items are mounted on scrapbook pages. Some images are cropped; other items are damaged. Some photographs are duplicates.
  • Collection includes works by Bert Andrews, James Kriegsmann, M. Smith and others.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Restricted: Permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography (note)
  • The Negro Actors Guild of America, Inc. (NAG) was incorporated in 1936 in New York City as a welfare and benevolent organization for mainly African-American performers.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Negro Actors Guild of America Records, 1904-1982.
Call Number
Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection
OCLC
NYPG00-F152
Author
Negro Actors Guild of America.
Title
Negro Actors Guild of America photograph collection [graphic].
Imprint
[190-]-[198-]
Terms Of Use
Restricted: Permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography
The Negro Actors Guild of America, Inc. (NAG) was incorporated in 1936 in New York City as a welfare and benevolent organization for mainly African-American performers. It was established with the assistance of the Theatre Authority, which encouraged black performers to form the Guild in order to become eligible for funds dispersed by the Theater Authority. Some of the services NAG provided were financial aid to indigent entertainers, visitations on black entertainers and gifts to the sick. The Guild kept statistics and maintained a biographical archive as well as publishing a quarterly journal, "The Negro Actor," from 1938-1940.
Among the founding members of NAG were Fredi Washington, W. C. Handy, Paul Robeson and Ethel Waters. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was named honorary president at its inception. Noble Sissle was the first elected president, 1937-1957; followed by Leigh Whipper, 1957-1960; Frederick O'Neal, 1960-1964; Charles "Honi" Coles, 1964-ca. 1980; and James Randolph, 1980-1981. In the mid-1970s the Guild received approximately $75,000 from photographer Carl Van Vechten's estate which almost tripled its treasury. The Guild had approximately 875 members when it collapsed in 1982 due to mishandling of funds and factional infighting.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Negro Actors Guild of America Records, 1904-1982.
Local Note
Sc MG 259
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Local Subject
Caypso (Dance)
Added Author
Andrews, Bert. Photographer
Bakchy, Boris. Photographer
Clemons, Curt. Photographer
Dummett, L. St. Clair. Photographer
Korman, Murray. Photographer
Kriegsmann, James J. Photographer
Layne, Cecil. Photographer
Poole, Paul. Photographer
Robinson, Albert. Photographer
Rossner, Harry. Photographer
Seymour, Maurice. Photographer
Smith, M. Photographer
Smith, Merritt. Photographer
Tucker, Lorenzo. Photographer
Van Der Zee, James, 1886-1983. Photographer
Winik, Paul. Photographer
Workman, David. Photographer
Arsene Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Bell Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Bloom (Chicago, Il.)
Bruno of Hollywood (New York, N.Y.)
Cameron Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Campbell's (New York, N.Y.)
Charles Studio (Oneonta, N.Y.)
De Camp (New York, N.Y.
Diaz & Rogers (New York, N.Y.)
Elcha (New York, N.Y.)
Fred Hess & Co. (Atlantic City, N.J.)
Gibson (Chicago, Ill.)
A. Hansen Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Hooks Bros. Studio (Memphis, Tenn.)
Kerr (New York, N.Y.)
Layne's Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Lucas & Monroe, Inc. (New York, N.Y.)
Maurice (New York, N.Y.)
Mitchell (New York, N.Y.)
Ottomar Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Patton Studio (Indianapolis, In.)
Progress (New York, N.Y.)
Rice Studio (Columbus, Oh.)
Smith Studios (Cleveland, Oh.)
Standard (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Strand Bookstore
Swisher (Chicago, Ill.)
Theatrical Studio (Chicago, Ill.)
Woodard's Studio (Chicago, Ill.)
Added Title
A comedy act.
Anna Lucasta.
Calypso carnival.
Crimson skull.
Miracle in Harlem.
The philanderer.
Skin deep.
Soldier drill.
Uncle Tom's cabin.
Found In:
c2tc Negro Actors Guild of America, Inc. Negro Actors Guild of America records, 1904-1982 (CStRLIN)NYPW89-A163
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Negro Actors Guild of America Collection
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