Eight (8) small plaques issued by the IAAF recognizing each World Record Carl Lewis set in regulated international competition. Each plaque describes the event, venue, year, record, and individuals associated with the record. Plaques are set against a black background and are housed in a gold painted wood frame. The ninth plaque, situated in the bottom center of the arrangement, reads, [CARL LEWIS/WORLD RECORDS].
Letter from the Anacostia Museum to Norma Sklarek. The white paper has a black printed letterhead with a sun logo on the left and text [EXHIBITS DESIGN AND PRODUCTION LABORATORY / THE ANACOSTIA NEIGHBORHOOD MUSEUM SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION]. Below this is contact information. There is a black stamp on the upper right which reads [RECEIVED / AUG 13 1982 / WELTON BECKET ASSOCIATES]. The letter is addressed to Sklarek and begins [Thank you so very much for your prompt reply…]. The letter discusses the revision of an exhibit titled “Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds” and requests a photograph of Sklarek at work for inclusion. The reverse is blank.
Black vest with gold decoration and fringe worn by LaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension. The collarless black vest has a straight hem with squared front opening edges and oversized armholes. It is made of a black polyester-cotton blend fabric that is decorated with gold woven tape in a looped design around the neck, front sides, hem, and armholes. There are four (4) gold bead and sequin appliques of stylized flowers sewn on the fronts, two (2) on each side, with the top two facing upward and the bottom two facing downward. Beaded gold fringe is sewn at both shoulder seams with black velvet tape covering it in the middle along the seam. Fifty-five (55) lengths of gold woven tape in an open design are sewn all along the hem of the vest to make fringe approximately twenty (20) inches long. Each piece of fringe is hemmed with tightly woven gold tape. The vest is lined with black synthetic fiber. There is a black fabric label at the interior back neck with gray machine-embroidered text reading "LE DOUX ROAD / of Beverly Hills".