Related archival collection: The Dale/Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 1990 and measure 3.80 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892. The collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and ephemera. Contact the Archivist for more information.
Dianne Dale is a community historian and teacher whose family came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, Washington, DC in 1892. She is president of the Anacostia Historical Society, and a graduate of Howard University. Dale has lectured and written about the area for the past 25 years. She has a long ties to many families, religious congregations, and social and community organizations in the area.
Dale, Dianne. 2011. The village that shaped us. Lanham, MD: Dale Pub.
ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Dale/Patterson Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dianne Dale.
African American families
African American historians
African American neighborhoods
Social life and customs
Permanent Collection, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum