2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Arts--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.

  1. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995

    14,250 items. 57 containers plus 27 oversize. 26.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Collector. A collection of Americana including historical letters and documents, family and personal papers, broadsides, financial and legal papers, illustrated and printed ephemera, government and legislative documents, military records, journals, and printed matter relating primarily to the expansion and development of the United States from the colonial period through the 1876 centennial.

  2. African American expressive culture in Philadelphia project

    20,741 items. -- Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The African American Expressive Culture in Philadelphia project contains over 20,000 pictures taken at hundreds of events, encounters, and photograph sessions in Philadelphia between March 18 and November 1, 1989. The photos were part of a larger folklife project that Roland Freeman worked on with Glenn Hinson and Jerrilyn McGregory, two doctoral students at the University of Pennsylvania. Freeman served as director and photographer of the project that resulted in an exhibition at the 1989 American Folklore Society meeting in Philadelphia. The collection is particularly rich in images depicting church services, family events, and social events including festivals and parades. African American artistic culture is well represented with photos depicting music, dance, sculpture, quilting, murals, and folk art. Photos also show laborers and a variety of African American businesses including food vendors, restaurants, bars, stables, hair salons, and barber shops. The collection also includes many photos of leisure activities and sports including baseball, basketball, boxing, checkers, and Double Dutch jump rope.