Morgan and Marvin Smith Audiovisual Collection c. 1954-1990 1970s
Smith, Morgan and Marvin b. 1910
Smith, Marvin 1910-2003
Anacostia Community Museum
Center for African American History & Culture (U.S.)
23 linear feet (27 boxes)
203 audio cassette sound recordings
6 vinyl sound recordings
272 open reel 1/4" sound recordings
21 16mm film prints
188 video recordings
1 floppy disk
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
This collection was donated to the Center for African American History and Culture, a Smithsonian Initiative which operated in the 1990s before merging with the Anacostia Museum.
Morgan and Marvin Smith, twin brothers who lived and worked in Harlem, NY, are regarded as the premiere photographers of the area from the 1930s-1950s. The two brothers pursued many creative outlets outside of photography, including painting, film, and sound recording. The Morgan and Marvin Smith Collection housed at ACMA comprises the brothers' personal collection of audiovisual materials and includes many live audio recordings of concerts they attended, as well as audio mix-tapes and videotapes of programs they recorded off of television.The collection also contains 16mm film prints collected by the brothers and video and audio recordings of the programs Morgan Smith worked on during his time as a sound technician for NBC.
Morgan and Marvin Smith Audiovisual Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution