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Anacostia Historical Society records, 1974-1992, bulk 1977-1980

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Creator:
Anacostia Historical Society
Subject:
Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895
Anacostia Historical Society
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1.65 linear feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Exhibition catalogs
Financial records
Newsletters
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1974
1974-1992
bulk 1977-1980
Notes:
The Anacostia Historical Society ws established in 1974 to serve as "an organization of Anacostia residents and a committee of the Board of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum...dedicated to the collection, preservation and understanding of its community's rich history and heritage." To this end, the coalition developed programs that provided opportunities for the entire city to learn more about the area. In 1977, this collaboration produced The Anacostia Story: 1608-1930, an exhibit which presented an expansive chronicle of life in the Anacostia area. The same year, with funding from the Smithsonian Institution and a grant from the D.C. Commmunity Humanities Council, the Society established a lecture series that addressed important issues in the community. Speakers included academicians, politicians, activists and community leaders. The Society continued its work through the 1990s; however, its records show a drop in participation and program events in the early 1980s. The latest indication of organizational activity is a meeting attendance sheet dated April 8, 1922, which indicates 6 members attended.
Summary:
The Anacostia Historical Society records, which date from 1974 to 1992, document the history and activities of the Anacostia Historical Society. The records are comprised of correspondence, financial records, museum catalogs, newsletters, clippings and slides.
Cite as:
Anacostia Historical Society records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Anacostia Historical Society
Topic:
African American neighborhoods
History--Societies, etc
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7058
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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