Profile

Vanessa Broussard Simmons

Curator

M.A., American Studies, George Washington University B.A., African American Studies, University of Maryland

Research Specialties 
  • Preservation of Archival Materials
  • Advertising
Projects 

Past Projects:

  • Steinway Piano Company Collection, 1850-1906, 1953
  • Archives Center Fan Collection, 1900-2002
  • Charles Atlas Records
  • Ethnic Imagery Research Project

Collections:

  • Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, 1724-1966
  • NW Ayer Advertising Agency Records, 1849-1996
  • Norcross Greeting Card Collection, ca. 1800-1981
  • Eskimo Pie Collection, 1921-1996
  • Ivory Soap Advertising Collection, 1883-1990
  • Good Humor Ice Cream Collection, 1930-1990
  • Goya Foods, Inc. Collection
  • Carolyn and Donald Grepke Paper Doll Collection, 1895-1991
  • Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc. Collection, 1856-1988
  • Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair Collection, 1939-1940
  • Paint by Numbers Collection

Exhibitions:

  • Field to Factory, NMAH, 1987
  • Separate Is Not Equal: Brown vs Board of Education, NMAH, 2004
  • Ralph Bunche: Stateman/Activist/Peacemaker, NMAH, 2004
Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition 
  • Afro-American Communities Project Graduate Fellowship, GWU/NMAH, 1983-1984
  • Peer Recognition Award, NMAH,1993 Peer Recognition Award, NMAH, 2003