[African American woman] [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 2.25" x 2.25"
Photograph by Robert Scurlock. African American woman sitting in a folding chair under a palm tree. No ink on negative, no Scurlock number, ink (text) on enclosure: "RSS [Robert Scurlock] WW II Army/War Scenes". No visble edge imprint.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
overall: 31 in x 10 in x 3 1/2 in; 78.74 cm x 25.4 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 31 in x 9 1/2 in x 3 in; 78.74 cm x 24.13 cm x 7.62 cm
This banjo was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1835-1865. It has undergone considerable scrutiny and analysis at the Smithsonian because of its attribution to American slave origins. So far, studies have been inconclusive. While the sun design carved on the body may have African origins, the polygonal shape, wood top (instead of a skin), and carved head pegbox lie outside the traditions of banjos brought to America by Africans. Nevertheless, the instrument was likely made by someone familiar with Black culture.
Dupree Collection of the African American Holiness and Pentecostal Movements Collection
International Pentecostal Holiness Church
DuPree, Sherry Sherrod, 1946-
African American Pentecostal Holiness Church Collection consists of patchwork quilts and dolls - wooden, cloth, plastic, and straw. The quilts were "slave quilts" or quilts used by gospel groups on concert tours. Most of the dolls were made by members of Pentecostal denominations as fundraisers.
Related archival collection: Sherry Sherrod DuPree collection on the African-American Holiness and Pentecostal movements, which dates from circa 1887-2001, contains materials relating to the history of African-American Holiness and Pentecostal movements. Included are newsletters, correspondence, brochures, fliers, magazines, VHS tapes, articles, newspaper clippings, slides, manuscripts, photographs, books, financial documents, audiocassettes, compact discs, diskettes, DuPree's research files, and other materials. A copy of DuPree's book "African-American Holiness Pentecostal Movement: an Annotated Bibliography," which was based on the research in this collection, is also present. Contact the Archivist for more information.
Sherry Sherrod DuPree is a librarian and historian whose research focuses on African-American gospel music and African-American Pentecostal churches. She was the founder and organizer of the DuPree African-American Pentecostal and Holiness Collection at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. DuPree began the National African American Holiness Pentecostal Project, during the course of which she received several grants to fund her work. 1988, DuPree was appointed by Dr. Wilma Hughey to the Archival Historical Committee of The Church of God in Christ, Memphis, Tennessee. In 1995, DuPree became the Archivist of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Detroit. In March of 1998, she was elected Second Vice-President in the Society for Pentecostal Studies.
Sherry Sherrod DuPree collection on the African-American Holiness and Pentecostal movements, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Sherry Sherrod DuPree.
[Four young African American women standing beside a convertible automobile : black-and-white photoprint]
WANN Radio Station (Annapolis, Maryland)
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 7.5" x 9.5"
Carr's Beach (Annapolis, Md.)
In Box 13.
During the 50s and early 60s, Anne Arundel County was still segregated and the beaches for [African Americans] were Carr's Beach and Sparrow's Beach in Annapolis, and the beach communities of Highland Beach, Arundel-On-The-Bay, and Columbia Beach in the county. Carr's Beach was the most famous of the beaches and was affectionately called "The Beach". During the week "The Beach" was a place for day camp, church picnics, etc. But on the week-ends especially Sunday afternoons, Carr's Beach had the unique distinction of being a major stop on the "Chitlin Circuit". (Quoted from http://www.carrsbeach.com/.)
Advertising on convertible for Hoppy Adams of WANN radio station in Annapolis, Maryland; a Ferris wheel is seen in the background. Photographer unidentified.
WANN Radio Station Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History