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The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum
Subject:
James, Portia P
Physical description:
3.52 linear feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Exhibition records
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Brochures
Exhibit scripts
Catalogs
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Date:
1989
1989-1990
1967-1989
Summary:
An exhibition on African American inventors and innovators, from prominent figures such as the 19th century inventor Elijah McCoy to the anonymous men and women who made important contributions to the development of American technology. The show was curated by Portia James and organized by the Anacostia Museum. It was held at the museum from May 1989 - May 1990.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Topic:
African American inventors
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7026
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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