The collection, which dates from approximately 1900-1969 and measures 3.42 linear feet, documents the lives and activities of the Ford-Deas family. The collection is comprised of black-and-white photographs, color photographs, photograph albums, clippings, correspondence, postcards, bankbooks, blankbooks, diplomas, sheet music, scrapbook, poems, sketches and drawings.
Ford-Deas family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Theresa Ford Allen
African American artists
African American families
African American musicians
African Americans--Social life and customs
World War, 1914-1918
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu