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Who should control your child's education...a judge, a bureaucrat, or you?

Depicted:
Forbes, Steve  Search this
Maker:
Forbes 2000  Search this
Physical Description:
black; blue; white; yellow; brown (overall color)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
Leaflet
Date made:
2000
Related event:
New Hampshire Primary 1996  Search this
ID Number:
2000.0116.055
Accession number:
2000.0116
Catalog number:
2000.0116.055
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_834037

Leaflet, Accompanying Member Child Member Program, International Congress of Mathematicians

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15.4 cm x 23.1 cm; 6 1/16 in x 9 3/32 in
Object Name:
Leaflet
Place made:
United States: California, Berkeley
Date made:
1986
Subject:
International Congress of Mathematicians  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
ID Number:
1987.3006.03
Nonaccession number:
1987.3006
Catalog number:
1987.3006.03
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_905192

“Mammie's Pickaninny Boy”

Composer; lyricist:
Browne, Raymond A.  Search this
Publisher:
Howley, Haviland, and Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 10 1/8 in; 35.56 cm x 25.7175 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
leaflet
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1902
ID Number:
1982.0440.58
Accession number:
1982.0440
Catalog number:
1982.0440.58
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663733

“A Little Story”

Composer; lyricist:
Van de Water, Beardsley  Search this
Publisher:
Luckhardt & Belder  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/8 in x 10 5/16 in; 35.8775 cm x 26.2255 cm
Object Name:
leaflet
sheet music
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1898
ID Number:
1982.0440.62
Accession number:
1982.0440
Catalog number:
1982.0440.62
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663737

CE QUE DIT LA PRESSE BRITANNIQUE NOUS REPRODUISONS ICI LES DESSINS DE QUELQUES-UNS DES PRINCIPAUX CARICATURISTES QUI TRAVAILLENT REGULIEREMENT ...

Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1/8 size; Monochrome, 28 x 21.5 cm)
Container:
Box 44, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Leaflets
Place:
Great Britain
Image:
Main Image: WOMAN HOLDING A CHILD, AND A MAN TIED UP IN A JAIL CELL WITH A NAZI JEERING AT THEM FROM OUTSIDE

Other Image(s): 12 OTHER IMAGES: DICTATOR JINGLING A BAG OF MONEY WITH RATS IN BUSINESS SUITS EMERGING FROM SEWER, ETC.
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 8965
General:
Artist(s): ZEC (4 IMAGES), VICKY (3 IMAGES), LOU (3 IMAGES)
Note:
LEAFLET APPEARS TO HAVE COMMUNIST SYMPATHIES
Printing Info:
Other Printing Info: IMAGES CAME FROM LONDON'S "DAILY MIRROR," "NEWS CHRONICLE," "EVENING STANDARD" & "DAILY MAIL"

Specimen of British War Literature
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Morale and propaganda  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Leaflets
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / Great Britain
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref11636
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James and Ethel Lucus papers

Creator:
Lucus, Ethel Minns  Search this
Lucus, James William  Search this
Names:
Lucus, Ethel Minns  Search this
Lucus, James William  Search this
Extent:
0.53 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Diplomas
Leaflets
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Awards
Postcards
Marriage certificates
Programs
Clippings
Pamphlets
Date:
circa 1902-1990
bulk 1919-1960
Summary:
The collection, which dates from circa 1902 to 1990 and measures .53 linear feet, documents the personal and professional lives of James William Lucus and Ethel Minns Lucus. The collection is comprised of photographs, correspondence, postcards, newspaper clippings, diplomas, awards, pamphlets, leaflets, programs, and vital statistics records.
Scope and Contents:
The collection, which dates from 1902 to 1990, documents the activities of James and Ethel Lucus. It contains material related to Mr. Lucus's education, military service, and his teaching career with the Public Schools of Chicago. Additionally, the collection documents Ethel Minns Lucus's education and her involvement in various Chicago area theatrical activities. Included in the collection are awards, certificates, correspondence, diplomas, military records, and photographic prints.
Arrangement:
The papers are organized into three series one of which has been further arranged into subseries. The contents of each series and subseries are arranged alphabetically. There are oversize materials in the Awards and Citations and Education subseries, as well as in the Photographs series. The series and subseries are arranged as follows:

Series I: Biographical

Subseries 1.1: Awards and Citations

Subseries 1.2: Education

Subseries 1.3: General Series II: Correspondence Series III: Photographs
Biographical / Historical:
James William Lucus was born in Abbeville, GA on 26 December 1895 to Jack and Hattie Dean Lucus. Despite the fact that both his father and mother worked - a railroad laborer and domestic servant, respectively --the family still struggled to maintain their simple existence. In one of his earliest recollections, Mr. Lucus describes his childhood home as, "…a one-room house of uncertain pedigree…" Yet the family persevered. In addition to her work as a domestic, his mother worked in the cotton and corn fields during planting and harvest seasons. As for his father, if local railroad work became sparse, Jack Lucus travelled to other parts of the state to find work.

Given these circumstances it is not surprising that James did not enter school until fourth grade. Shortly after he was enrolled, he was withdrawn so that he could work with his father cutting wood for railroad ties. This action was taken at the behest of the family's doctor, who felt that James needed to build his strength and bulk. A few years later, a stronger and older James William Lucus re-entered fourth grade. However, he could only attend school in the spring because he had to work the rest of the year. It was at this time that his parents separated and, since his mother's income was not sufficient to support the household, James had to step in to fill the financial void left by his father. His early education came to a temporary halt in 1911, when he graduated from eighth grade at the age of fifteen.

After graduation, James spent a year earning income as a railroad worker and cotton-picker; and to some extent he accepted these occupations as his lot in life. That all changed when family friend Charlie Jefferson suggested that he and James move to Waycross, GA to find better employment opportunities. They left in the spring of 1912 and both found jobs immediately. Buoyed by this initial success, Mr. Jefferson encouraged James to attend trade school at Tuskegee Institute.

James Lucus entered Tuskegee in 1913 and, as it was with his early education, he worked while attending school. He performed various jobs around the school during the day and took classes at night. In 1915 he earned his high school academic diploma and in 1916 he earned his applied electricity diploma.

The skills he acquired at Tuskegee Institute enabled him to serve in the U.S. Army's C.O. Company "F" 317th Engineers during World War I. In June 1918 his unit was deployed to France for nine months. Their primary mission was to dig trenches and dugouts in the battle zones. His unit returned on 31 March 1919 and Mr. Lucus was honorably discharged on18 April 1919.

Once he left the military in 1919 he moved to Chicago, IL, where he attended Lewis Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Science in 1923 and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1924. Unfortunately, his two degrees were not enough to secure an engineering job, so he decided to become a teacher. He completed his course work at the Chicago Normal School in 1925. The kid whose initial education experience was a sporadic four-year stint in a country grammar school would go on to have a 36-year teaching career with the Public Schools of Chicago.

A year after starting his employment as a teacher James Lucus married Ethel E. Minns, a dramatist. Mrs. Lucus was born in 1903. She studied theatre at the Chicago Conservatory from where she earned a diploma in 1935 and a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in 1940. Thereafter, she acted, danced, and sang her way through the Chicago arts scene. Later Mrs. Lucus established the E. M. L. Creative Theatre which presented performances in the Chicago area. The performances ranged from dramas to large scale musicals. The Theatre also offered a variety of classes for actors of all ages. Given her extensive involvement in Chicago's cultural life, she received awards and other recognition for her contributions.

James and Ethel Lucus remained married for sixty years. They had one child, Hildred, who followed in her father's footsteps, becoming a teacher with the Chicago Public Schools. Mr. Lucus died on 5 September 1986 as a result of injuries he sustained in two separated muggings. Mrs. Lucus died three years later in the early spring of 1990.
Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans -- Education  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African Americans -- Employment  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
African American families  Search this
African American actresses  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diplomas
Leaflets
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Awards
Postcards
Marriage certificates
Programs
Clippings
Pamphlets
Citation:
James and Ethel Lucus papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Meridith McCurtis and Hildred Lucus McCurtis.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-023
See more items in:
James and Ethel Lucus papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-023
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