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Edith T. Martin Papers, 1961-2004

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Creator:
Martin, Edith T
Subject:
Martin, Edith T
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Renwick Gallery
Physical description:
11.16 linear feet : 9 boxes
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1961
1961-2004
Notes:
Edith T. Martin was born in Caroline County, Virginia. She relocated to Washington D.C. and joined the staff of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery were she served as a Museum Technician until her retirement. She attended American University in Washington, D.C. where she received a degree in the Fine Arts and continued her education at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Martin was affiliated with a host of organizations during her career, such as the D.C. Art Association, Smithsonian Institution's Women's Council, National Conference of Artists, and the Washington Women's Art Center. As an accomplished artist her work is a part of several permanent collections throughout the nation. She has participated in and curated countless exhibitions over the years, which includes the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Smith-Mason Gallery, and American Art League. In an effort to share the talents and creativity of African American artists she partnered with many organizations during the span of her career to promote the strengths and accomplishments of her fellow artists through active community involvement.
Cite as:
Edith T. Martin papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Edith T. Martin
Topic:
Nonprofit organizations
African American artists
African American women artists
Women artists
Local number:
ACMA 2006.7005
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters oral history collection, 1989-1994

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Creator:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters
Atlanta Interfath Broadcasters Oral History Collection
Subject:
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)
Physical description:
15 boxes (15 linear feet)
159 U-matic 3/4" video recordings
1 VHS 1/2" video recording
Type:
Videocassettes
Collection descriptions
Music
Video recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
1989-1994
Notes:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Inc. is the nation's largest regional interfaith cable network. AIB has been providing faith-based communities and nonprofit service organizations access to a larger audience since 1969. AIB remains a destination for international dignitaries and media representatives due to its unique programming platform, which promotes dialogue between all faiths, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Seen in over 1,000,000 homes across 19 metro area counties, AIB is a self-supporting organization and does not allow the solicitation of funds or attacks on other faiths. Viewers can find Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others presenting their views.
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1989 to 1994 and measures 15 linear feet, documents the reminiscences of elderly members of various African-American churches in the Atlanta area, as well as individual church histories, outstanding personalities of the South, religious expression in the South, and styles of singing and worship. The collection is comprised of audiovisual materials.
Cite as:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters
Topic:
African American churches
African American clergy
African American educators
African American journalists
African American lawyers
African American poets
African American social reformers
African American soldiers
African Americans
African Americans--Religious life
African Americans--Social conditions
African Americans--Social life and customs
Choirs (Music)
Civil rights movements
Negro leagues
Spirituals (Songs)
Women clergy
World War, 1939-1945--African Americans
Race relations
Rural conditions
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7072
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Atlanta Interfath Broadcasters Oral History Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Donnell Lewis papers, circa 1990

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Creator:
Lewis, Donnell
Subject:
Lewis, Donnell
Anderson, Marian 1897-1993
Physical description:
2 boxes (.56 linear feet)
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Census, 1990
Drawings
Leaflets
Sound recordings
Pamphlets
Proposals
Sketchbooks
Videocassettes
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
1988-1990
circa 1990
Summary:
The Donnell Lewis papers, which date from circa 1990 and measure .56 linear feet, document Lewis' work on an art poster featuring Marian Anderson, which he was commissioned to create in support of the 1990 Census Bureau campaign to reach the African American population. The collection is comprised of correspondence, drawings, leaflets, LP records, pamphlets, proposals, sketchbooks and videocassettes.
Cite as:
Donnell Lewis papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Donnell Lewis
Local number:
ACMA 2004.7001
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

John Pye papers, circa 1911-1979

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Creator:
Pye, John
Subject:
Pye, John
Harding, Warren G (Warren Gamaliel) 1865-1923
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972
Truman, Bess Wallace
Wilbur, Curtis Dwight 1867-1954
Physical description:
3 boxes (1.54 linear feet)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Correspondence
Invitations
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
United States
Date:
1911
1911-1979
circa 1911-1979
Summary:
The collection, which dates from circa 1911 to 1979 and measures 1.54 linear feet, documents the career of White House chauffeur and butler John Pye. The collection is comprised of correspondence, newspaper clippings, invitation, photographs and a book.
Cite as:
John Pye papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Ethel L. Pye
Topic:
African Americans--Employment
African Americans--Social life and customs
Politicians
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7075
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Ken Light photographs, 1989-1993

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Creator:
Light, Ken
Physical description:
1 folder (.01 linear feet)
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Mississippi
Date:
1989
1989-1993
Notes:
Ken Light is a social documentary photographer whose work has appeared in books, magazines and exhibitions. He has exhibited internationally in over 175 one-person and group shows, including one person shows at the International Center for Photography, S.E. Museum of Photography and Smith College. Light's work is part of numerous collections, including the San Francisco MOMA, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the International Center of Photography and the American Museum of Art at the Smithsonian. The images in this collection date from Light's work in the early 1990s documenting rural Black poverty, cotton and the southern landscape; some of these images were included in Light's book entitled "Delta Time."
Summary:
The collection, which dates from circa 1989 to 1993 and measures .01 linear feet, includes portraits of African Americans and depictions of African American religious life. The collection is comprised of photographic prints.
Cite as:
Ken Light photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Jo Whaley and Stanley and Dorothea Light
Topic:
African Americans
African Americans--Religious life
Rites and ceremonies
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7079
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Kendall Productions records, circa 1960-2000

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Creator:
Kendall Productions
Physical description:
5 boxes (4.42 linear feet)
Type:
Audio cassettes
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Compact discs
Federal government records
Interviews
Letters (correspondence)
Notes
Photographic prints
Photographs
Questionnaires
Research
Scripts (documents)
Videocassettes
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1960
1960-2000
circa 1960-2000
20th century
Summary:
The records, which date from approximately 1960-2000 and measure 4.42 linear feet, document the making of the Kendall Productions documentary "Dance Party: The Teenarama Story," which first aired on Howard University's PBS affiliate WHUT in 2006. The records are comprised of VHS and Beta videocassettes, audiocassettes, interviews, research and production notes, government records, newspaper articles, questionnaires, photographs, letters, scripts and audio compact discs.
Cite as:
Kendall Productions records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Beverly Lindsey-Johnson
Topic:
African American radio stations
African Americans on television
African Americans--Social life and customs
Dance in motion pictures, television, etc
Teen television programs
Television stations
Local number:
ACMA 2006.7045
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs, 1970-2005

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Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart
Physical description:
6 folders (.08 linear feet)
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Iris prints
Place:
Barbados
Cuba
Senegal
United States
Date:
1970
1970-2005
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1970-2005 and was printed in 2006, measures .08 linear feet, documents community life in Senegal, Barbados and Cuba, as well as African-American community life in the United States. The collection is comprised of giclée prints.
Cite as:
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Kerry Stuart Coppin
Topic:
African Americans--Social life and customs
African diaspora
Social life and customs
Local number:
ACMA 2006.7029
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Rev. H. Rhett James papers, circa 1962-2004

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Creator:
James, H. Rhett Rev
Subject:
James, H. Rhett Rev
Connally, John Bowden 1917-1993
Humphrey, Hubert H (Hubert Horatio) 1911-1978
Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968
Taylor, Hobart 1920-
Physical description:
2 boxes (1.06 linear feet)
Type:
Audio cassettes
Collection descriptions
Awards
Black-and-white photographs
Books
Clippings
Color photographs
Correspondence
Ephemera
Invitations
Newsletters
Oral histories (document genres)
Photographic prints
Resumes
Signatures (names)
Videocassettes
Place:
Dallas (Tex.)
Date:
1962
1962-2004
circa 1962-2004
Summary:
The collection, which measures 1.06 linear feet and dates from circa 1962-2004, documents the personal life and professional activities of Rev. H. Rhett James. The collection is comprised of awards, photographs, books, newspaper clippings, correspondence, invitations, newsletters, oral histories, resumes, audio- and videocassettes, and ephemera.
Cite as:
Rev. H. Rhett James papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Gregory James
Topic:
African American political activists
African American religious leaders
African Americans--Education
African Americans--Employment
Civil rights
Discrimination in employment
Race relations
School integration
Local number:
ACMA 2005.7003
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Rt. Rev. Robert F. Walters collection, circa 1980s

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Creator:
Walters, Robert F. Rt. Rev
Subject:
African Union Methodist Protestant Church (U.S.)
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church
Physical description:
1 box (.25 linear feet)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photocopies
Pamphlets
Date:
1980
1980-1989
circa 1980s
Summary:
The collection, which dates from circa 1980s and measures .25 linear feet, documents the history of the African Union Methodist Protestant Church. The collection is comprised of correspondence, books, pamphlets and documents.
Cite as:
Rt. Rev. Robert F. Walters collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rt. Rev. Robert F. Walters
Topic:
African American churches
African Americans--Religion
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7065
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Labat: A Creole Legacy Project records, circa 2001-2004

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Creator:
Gordon, Lori K
Subject:
Labat, Celestine
Physical description:
1.31 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Audio cassettes
Oral histories (document genres)
Postcards
Transcripts
Videocassettes
Place:
Mississippi
Date:
2004
circa 2001-2004
Summary:
The collection, which dates from circa 2001 to 2004 and measures 1.31 linear feet, contains materials documenting the creation of Gordon's art quilt "Labat: A Creole Legacy" and the life of Celestine Labat. The collection is comprised of audiocassettes, videocassettes, transcripts, newspaper articles and postcards.
Cite as:
Labat: A Creole Legacy Project records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lori K. Gordon
Topic:
Creoles
African Americans--Race identity
Local number:
ACMA 2004.7031
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Col. West A. Hamilton papers, circa 1887-1991

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Creator:
Hamilton, West A. Col
Subject:
Hamilton, West A. Col
Dunbar High School (Washington, D.C.)
District of Columbia Board of Trustees of Public Schools
Public Schools of the District of Columbia
Physical description:
9 boxes; 1 folder oversize (4.5 linear feet)
Type:
Awards
Collection descriptions
Books
Greeting cards
Certificates
Correspondence
Diaries
Ledgers (account books)
Magazines (periodicals)
Minutes
Photographic prints
Photographs
Reports
Yearbooks
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1887
1887-1991
circa 1887-1991
20th century
1940-1950
Summary:
The collection, which dates from circa 1887 to 1991 and measures 4.4 linear feet, documents life and career of Col. West A. Hamilton. The collection is comprised of books, photographs, correspondence, awards, certificates, cards, diaries, ledgers, reports, magazines, yearbooks and minutes.
Cite as:
Col. West A. Hamilton papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Col. West A. Hamilton
Topic:
African American soldiers
African American educators
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7048
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

To achieve these rights: the struggle for equality and self-determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum
Subject:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Anacostia Community Museum
Physical description:
13.04 linear feet (18 boxes)
Type:
Exhibition records
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Exhibit scripts
Brochures
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1992
1990-2004
Summary:
An exhibition on 187 years of civil rights activism in Washington, DC. The show was created by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and exhibited there from January 1992 to July 1992. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Topic:
Civil rights
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7033
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Anna J. Cooper: a voice from the South

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum
Subject:
Cooper, Anna J. Dr. 1858-1964
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Anacostia Community Museum
Physical description:
11.38 linear feet (23 boxes)
Type:
Exhibition records
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Correspondence
Exhibit scripts
Photographic prints
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1981
1981-1982
1967-1989
Summary:
An exhibition on Anna J. Cooper, Washington D. C. educator and author. It was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from February 1981 to September 1982. Louise Daniel Hutchinson served as curator.
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, and floor plans.
Topic:
African American women
African Americans
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7029
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Body and soul: the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum
Subject:
Ailey, Alvin
Jamison, Judith
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble
Physical description:
1.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Exhibition records
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Correspondence
Exhibit scripts
Photographic prints
Date:
1993
1990-2004
Summary:
An exhibition on the history of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The show was organized by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from March 1993 to June 1993.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, and floor plans.
Topic:
African Americans
African American dance
African American dancers
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7018
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Always there: the African American presence in American quilts

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum
Subject:
Benberry, Cuesta
Kentucky Quilt Project
Physical description:
1 linear foot (1 box)
Type:
Exhibition records
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Contact sheets
Exhibition catalogs
Photographic prints
Date:
1993
1990-2004
Summary:
An exhibition on the history of African American quilt-making. The show was organized by the Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky and exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from July 1993 to October 1993.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, photographs, brochures, educational materials, and floor plans.
Topic:
African American quilts
Quilts
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7014
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Anacostia story: 1680-1930

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum
Subject:
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Anacostia Community Museum
Physical description:
12.66 linear feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Exhibition records
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Contact sheets
Exhibition catalogs
Maps
Clippings
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1977
1977-1978
1967-1989
Summary:
An exhibition on history of the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D. C. The show was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from March of 1977 to March 1978. Louise Daniel Hutchinson served as curator.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, brochures, posters, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Topic:
African Americans
African American neighborhoods
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7039
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Art changes things: the art and activism of Georgette Seabrooke Powell

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum
Subject:
Anacostia Museum
Physical description:
2.42 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 binder)
Type:
Exhibition records
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Correspondence
Exhibit scripts
Color slides
Color transparencies
Photographic prints
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1995
1990-2004
Summary:
An exhibition on selected works created by Georgette Seabrooke Powell. The show was curated by Michelle Black Smith, and exhibited at the Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution from March 4, 1995 to May 28, 1995.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, education packets, floor plans, and catalogues.
Topic:
African American women artists
Museum exhibits
Women artists
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7007
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Before freedom came: African American life in the antebellum South

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
Subject:
Rice, Kym S
Physical description:
2.42 linear feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Exhibition records
Collection descriptions
Exhibitions
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Brochures
Contact sheets
Color slides
Place:
Southern states
Southern States
Date:
1993
1993-1994
19th century
1990-2004
Summary:
This exhibition was developed for circulation by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service with the assistance of the Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of American History. It was adapted from an exhibition organized by the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Topic:
Plantation life--History
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7032
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Mary McLeod Bethune and Roosevelt's "Black Cabinet"

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum
Subject:
Bethune, Mary McLeod 1875-1955
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Anacostia Community Museum
Physical description:
3.42 linear feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Exhibition records
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Exhibit scripts
Photographic prints
Date:
1982
1967-1989
Summary:
An exhibition on Mary McLeod Bethune and her role in the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. The show was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and it was exhibited there from June 1982 to September 1982.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, education packets, loan agreements, and floor plans.
Topic:
African American women educators
African American women political activists
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7030
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Blacks in the Westward Movement

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
3.52 linear feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Exhibition records
Collection descriptions
Exhibit scripts
Manuscripts
Brochures
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1975
1967-1989
Summary:
An exhibition on African American contributions to America's westward expansion. Organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The show was held at the museum from February - June, 1975.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Topic:
African American history
Museum exhibits
Traveling exhibitions
History
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7023
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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