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Staff Seminar: Exhibition Planning for Evolution of a Community Part II

Catalog Data

Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Lorton Correctional Complex (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Neighborhood Youth Corps (U.S.)  Search this
Crawford, H.R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
African American  Search this
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
circa 1972
Scope and Contents:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM) staff discuss exhibition design and other details for Evolution of a Community Part II. They discuss how to best present each section of the exhibition: prologue, drug abuse, unemployment, crime, prison and rehabilitation, and education. The staff is particularly concerned with how children and youth will interact with and think about the drug abuse section; they discuss ways to further educate youth about drugs and how to emphasize the future can be different for the youth. Some of the staff is concerned that the exhibit addresses the problems, but not the solutions. They debate the role of the museum in the community, how to involve the Anacostia residents and community organizations further in the creation of exhibitions, and providing exhibition related activities and resources to the community. Additionally, the ANM staff discuss possible audiovisual components, graphics, photographs, three dimensional displays, and interactive elements to add to the exhibition. This recording also includes interviews with youth about their thoughts on the role of ANM and museums in general; and questions to ask H.R. Crawford, particularly in regards to his views on public housing.
Discussions (meeting) and interviews. Discussions related to exhibition, Evolution of a Community Part II. Interviews for Housing in Anacostia Video Project (transcribed from asset) and inquiries about role of museum. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. Poor audio quality (interference). Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Evolution of a Community, an exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from January 1972 though December 1972, presented the history of Anacostia from post-World War II to the present through photos, text, drawings, video tape programs, and a slide/tape show. Evolution of a Community Part II, also known as Anacostia Today, was on display at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from March 1973 though July 1973. The exhibitions developed as a result oral histories collected from Anacostia residents.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003275-2
Series Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Drug abuse  Search this
Drug abuse -- Treatment  Search this
Youth  Search this
Children  Search this
Housing  Search this
Public housing  Search this
Unemployment  Search this
Public welfare  Search this
Credit unions  Search this
African American business enterprises  Search this
Crime  Search this
Prisons  Search this
Social history  Search this
Sound recordings
Staff Seminar: Exhibition Planning for Evolution of a Community Part II, Exhibition Records AV03-040, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.03-040, Item ACMA AV003275-1
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Evolution of a Community: 1972 Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives