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Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum: Elizabeth Broun

Exhibition Curator: Therese Thau Heyman

Chief, Office of Information Technology: Thornton Staples

Art Director & Project Manager: Jeff Gates, Eye2i Design

Smithsonian American Art Museum Webmaster: Mike Briggs

Project Specialist: Jeana K. Foley

Editor: Kelly Gayden

Editorial Assistant: Tami Levin

Intern: Christopher Saah

New Media Learning Environment:

Project Director: Sherwood Dowling
New Media Assistant: Daryle Maciocha
Project Specialist: Mónica Sanjur


This exhibition and the web site were made possible by a generous gift from Helen and Peter Bing, with additional support from Steven Schmidt and the Smithsonian's Special Exhibition Fund. Partial funding for the exhibition's educational programs has been provided by ENCAD, Inc.

Poster caption and artist biography information was researched and written in part by: David Arcangeli, Julie Charles, Leo Costello, Alison Dineen, Jeana K. Foley, Therese Thau Heyman, Bernard Reilly, Rebecca Rothstein, Anne Samuel, and Michelle Walter.

Special thanks to all those that generously gave their time and expertise as we gathered assets for the Posters American Style web site:

Documentary photographs from the 1960s provided by:

Gene Anthony

American Film Institute:

John Sery

National Air and Space Museum:

Brian Nicklas
National Museum of American History:
Kate Henderson
Stacey Kluck
Shannon Perich
Harry Rubenstein
Bill Yeingst
National Portrait Gallery:
Amy Henderson
Claire Kelly
Ann Shumard
Ann Wagner
National Museum of Natural History:
George Venable, Offset Lithography Animation
Smithsonian Institution Office of Imaging, Printing, and Photographic Services:
Dane Penland
Jim Wallace
Universal Media:
Eric Kulberg
John Paige
Howl Page:
Audio clip: "Howl," read by Allen Ginsberg, written by Allen Ginsberg. Taken from the album Howl (Fantasy 7006). Special thanks to Bill Belmont of Fantasy Records.
Vertigo Page:
Audio clip: "Vertigo: Prelude and Rooftop," performed by Muir Mathieson conducting the Sinfonia of London; written by Bernard Hermann; published by Famous Music Publishing Company. Taken from the album Vertigo Soundtrack Performed by Muir Mathieson (Mercury Gold Imports SRI 75117). Special thanks to Sidney Herman of Famous Music.
Vietnam Page:
Antiwar buttons courtesy of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Division of Social History, Political History Collections.

Audio clip: "Saigon Bride," performed by Joan Baez; written by Joan Baez and Nina Dusheck; published by EMI Robbins Catalog, Inc. and Chandos Music. Taken from the album Joan (Vanguard VRS-9240).

'60s Rock 'n' Roll Page:
"Flower Power" button courtesy of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Division of Social History, Political History Collections.

Poster artists pictured in photograph from 1967 by Gene Anthony: (beginning in the upper right corner, then clockwise) Elton Kelly, Mouse, George Hunter, Bob Simon, Bob Fried, Rick Griffin, Satty, Avalon Ballroom guard, Victor Moscoso, Wes Wilson, unknown.

Photograph of Janis Joplin on stage at the Fillmore, 1968. © Gene Anthony.

Audio clip: "Down on Me," performed by Big Brother & The Holding Company; written by Janis Joplin; published by Strong Arm Music. Taken from The Monterey International Pop Festival album (Rhino R2 72825) (recorded June 17–18, 1967, live). Special thanks to Laura Joplin of Strong Arm Music, and Lou Adler and Howard Frank of the Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation.

Photograph of Jimi Hendrix at Oakland, California, show, 1968. © Gene Anthony.

Audio clip: "Manic Depression," performed by Jimi Hendrix Experience; written by Jimi Hendrix; published by Experience Hendrix LLC. Taken from The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at Winterland album (recorded October 1968, live). Special thanks to Rebecca Wilcots of Experience Hendrix and Tom Rowland of MCA.

Photograph of Jefferson Airplane on stage at the Fillmore, 1968. © Gene Anthony.

Audio clip: "Plastic Fantastic Lover," performed by Jefferson Airplane; written by Marty Balin; published by After You Publishing Company. Taken from the album Surrealistic Pillow, 1967. Special thanks to Matthew Katz of After You Publishing.

Black Panthers Page:
Audio clip: "The Meeting" (The Black Panther National Anthem), performed by Elaine Brown/Black Panther Party; written by Elaine Brown; published by Vault Publishing. Taken from the album Seize the Time! (Vault Records SLP-131).
Martin Luther King Page:
"March on Washington" button courtesy of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Division of Social History, Political History Collections.