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Publications

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Education and Museum Programs, Publications Office  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Date:
2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) publication, "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas." This publication and associated exhibition were collaborative projects with the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Edited by Gabrielle Tayac, it features a foreword by NMAI Director Kevin Gover and NMAAHC Director, Lonnie G. Bunch, as well as essays by 27 scholars and community culture bearers. "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" examines the story of Native American and African American intersections and speaks to the struggles for racial identity and understanding.
Topic:
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas (Monograph). 2009.  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
African Americans -- Race identity  Search this
African Americans -- Relations with Indians  Search this
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity  Search this
Indians of North America -- History  Search this
Indians of North America -- Social conditions  Search this
Museum publications.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-028, National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Education and Museum Programs, Publications Office, Publications
Identifier:
Accession 10-028
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Publications
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-028

Velma Nesbit manuscript

Creator:
Nesbit, Velma, 1925-2002  Search this
Editor:
Berking, Peter  Search this
Names:
Nesbit, Velma, 1925-2002  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (1 box, 6 linear inches)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiocassettes
Compact discs
Manuscripts
Oral histories (document genres)
Date:
circa 2000
Scope and Contents:
This collection, which dates from circa 2000, contains a 144-page typescript copy of the unpublished autobiography of Velma Nesbit, the daughter of an Alabama sharecropper. Also present are 14 audiocassettes, one diskette and four compact discs relating to Nesbit's life and career.
Biographical / Historical:
Velma Nesbit (1925-2002) was born in Fayette, Alabama. She was one of five children; her father was a sharecropper. During the 1950s and 1960s, Nesbit was a nightclub singer in and around New York City, sharing the same bill as Redd Foxx, Nipsey Russell and Dinah Washington. From 1966-1968, Nesbit worked as a governess for the Berking Family. Peter Berking recorded and transcribed Nesbit's oral history.
Restrictions:
Certain portions of this collection are restricted. Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu for more information.
Topic:
African American women -- Biography  Search this
Children of sharecroppers  Search this
Sharecroppers  Search this
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Compact discs
Manuscripts
Oral histories (document genres)
Citation:
Velma Nesbit manuscript, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Peter Berking.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-127
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-127

19th Century Pamphlet Collection

Names:
United States. Army -- Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
United States. Army -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Proceedings
Speeches
Pamphlets
Booklets
Reports
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- Politics and government
Date:
1838 - 1898
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1838-1898, contains nine pamphlets and one booklet. The materials cover various subjects relating to African-Americans, including civil rights, education, the Civil War draft and services for freedmen. Several of the pamphlets contain speeches by Frederick Douglass.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Draft -- United States  Search this
Civil rights -- United States  Search this
School integration  Search this
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
Segregation in education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Proceedings
Speeches
Pamphlets
Booklets
Reports
Citation:
19th century pamphlet collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-119
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19th Century Pamphlet Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-119
Additional Online Media:

Laurence E. Potter Book Collection

Extent:
17.1 Linear feet ((123 books))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Date:
circa 1885-1969
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1885-1969, contains 123 books written by or concerning African-Americans and African-American history. The books are a mix of fiction and non-fiction; several volumes of the journal American Heritage are also present.
Biographical/Historical note:
Laurence E. Potter (1917-1998) was an American economist and civil rights activist who was involved in a number of community organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He was actively engaged in the efforts to desegregate the National Theater in the 1940s and worked for several decades with the Goodwill of Greater Washington.
Formatted Contents note:
The Negro almanac, 1967 -- Black Genesis -- The magic island -- Black majesty, the life of Christophe, king of Haiti [2 copies] -- Tales of land of death: Igbo folktales -- To make a poet black -- God's trombones; seven Negro sermons in verse -- Uncle Tom's children, five long stories -- Native son [4 copies] -- Welcum hinges -- Wakaima and the clay man and other African folktales -- Black laughter -- Scarlet sister Mary [2 copies] -- Nigger heaven [2 copies] -- Lost morning... [2 copies] -- Bright skin [3 copies] -- The grass is singing -- The peculiar institution: slavery in the ante-bellum South -- The African slave trace, precolonial history 1450 to 1850 -- Polished ebony -- The Negro family in Chicago -- Tell me, Josephine -- Flight-- Twenty-two years of freedom -- Playtime in Dixie -- American Heritage: the magazine of history -- Nigeria in costume -- Before the Mayflower: a history of Black America [2 copies] -- Goodbye to Uncle Tom -- Stars fell on Alabama [2 copies] -- Marching blacks, an interpretive history of the rise of the black common man -- South of freedom -- Black Hamlet -- Folowing the color line: American Negro citizenship in the progressive era -- The impending crisis, 1848 - 1861 -- Lincoln and his party in the secession crisis -- The autobiography of an ex-coloured man -- Little Mr. Thimblefinger -- The classic slave narratives -- Uncle Tom's cabin; or, life among the lowly -- Neighbor Jackson -- Black majesty -- In the land of Jim Crow -- Black boy, a record of childhood and youth [3 copies] --A man called White, the autobiography of Walter White -- The power of black -- And then we heard the thunder -- The book of Negro folklore -- Shop and class at Tuskegee... -- Soul clap and hands sing -- The mark of oppression; explorations in the personality of the American Negro -- Black April [3 copies] -- Black Muslims in America -- Porgy [2 copies] -- Mamba's daughters [6 copies] -- Peter Ashley -- The road to Canaan -- The making of a statesman -- Brown Americans, the story of a tenth of the nation -- Daughter of strangers -- Jim Crow America -- The Negro family in the United States -- Mr. Lincoln and the Negroes; the long road to equality -- Dusk of dawn; an essay toward an autobiography of a race concept -- What the Negro thinks -- Tell me how long the train's been gone -- John Henry [3 copies] -- uncle Remus and his friends: old plantation stories, songs and ballads -- Uncle Remus returns -- Uncle Remus, his songs and his sayings; the folk-lore of the old plantation -- Faubus' folly; the story of segregation -- The uncalled -- Manchild in the promised land -- Black like me -- Desegregation and the law; the meaning and effect of the school segregation cases -- Message to the Black man in America -- Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass -- Nat Turner's slave rebellion: together with the full text of the so-called "confessions" of Nat Turner -- Black ivory, being the story of Ralph Rudd... -- Mandingo -- The black sun -- Falconhurst fancy -- Drum [3 copies] -- The Southern temper -- Green winter -- The myth of the Negro past -- Readings from Negro authors, for schools and colleges, with a bibliography of Negro literature -- Free Joe, and other Georgian sketches -- From slavery to freedom; a history of American Negroes.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
American literature -- African American authors  Search this
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
African Americans -- Religion  Search this
Slavery -- United States  Search this
African Americans -- Fiction  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
Laurence E. Potter book collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Terry McGurk.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-106
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-106

19th century African-American Literature Collection

Names:
African Methodist Episcopal Church  Search this
First African Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.)  Search this
Knights of Pythias  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet ((30 books))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Date:
circa 1800 - circa 1898
Summary:
This collection, which dates from the 19th century, contains 30 books written by or concerning African-Americans. The books are largely non-fiction and include material relating to African-American churches and evangelists, fraternal organizations, prominent members of the African-American Community, former slaves, education and self-improvement. Also present are several volumes of poetry, a tax ledger and a volume concerning patents.
Formatted Contents note:
Life and times of Frederick Douglass, written by himself -- Duplicate copy of the souvenir from the Afro-American league of Tennessee to Hon. James M. Ashley of Ohio... -- Myrtilla Miner, a memoir -- A narrative of the life and travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince -- A list of patents granted by the United States from April 10, 1790... -- Comly's spelling and reading book -- Poems written during the progress of the abolition question in the United States... -- The Black phalanx -- Progress of a race; or, the remarkable advancement of the Afro-American Negro from the bondage of slavery... -- Africa and America; addresses and discourses -- A discourse, delivered on the death of Capt. Paul Cuffe -- An apology for African Methodism -- History of the Knights of Pythias -- The college of life; or, practical self-educator, a manual of self-improvement for the colored race... -- The Rev. J.W. Loguen, as a slave and as a freeman -- Behind the scenes -- The story of Archer Alexander from slavery to freedom, March 30, 1863 -- From slave cabin to pulpit: the autobiography of Rev. Peter Randolph -- Uncle Tom's story of his life from 1789-1877 -- Poems on various subjects, religious and moral -- Men of mark: eminent, progressive and rising -- [Tax ledger] -- A memorial discourse by Rev. Henry Highland Grant -- My recollections of African M.E. Ministers -- William Lloyd Garrison: the abolitionist -- Annals of the First African church in the United States of America... -- How to get and keep churches out of debt... -- Code and the discipline of the African Methodist Episcopalian Zion Church -- History of the First African Baptist Church -- An autobiography: the story of the Lord's dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the colored evangelist.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
African American religious leaders  Search this
Slavery -- United States  Search this
Freedmen  Search this
Slaves  Search this
American poetry -- African American authors  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
19th century African-American literature collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-107
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-107

Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection

Creator:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters  Search this
Names:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection  Search this
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Extent:
159 video recordings (U-matic 3/4" video recordings)
1 video recording (VHS 1/2" video recording)
15 Linear feet (15 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Video recordings
Videocassettes
Place:
United States -- Race relations
United States -- Rural conditions
Date:
1989-1994
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Biographical/Historical note:
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.
Provenance:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Negro leagues  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Women clergy  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Civil rights movements -- United States  Search this
African American clergy  Search this
African American churches  Search this
African American journalists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American poets  Search this
African American lawyers  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
African American social reformers  Search this
African Americans -- Religious life  Search this
African Americans -- Music  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Videocassettes
Citation:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters oral history collection exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.09-001
See more items in:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-09-001

Stuck in place : urban neighborhoods and the end of progress toward racial equality / Patrick Sharkey

Author:
Sharkey, Patrick  Search this
Physical description:
x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American neighborhoods--Social aspects  Search this
African American neighborhoods--Economic aspects  Search this
Urban African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Urban African Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Discrimination in housing  Search this
Equality  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1025897

In the alleys : kids in the shadow of the Capitol / photographs by Godfrey Frankel ; text by Laura Goldstein ; foreword by Gordon Parks

Author:
Frankel, Godfrey  Search this
Goldstein, Laura  Search this
Subject:
Frankel, Godfrey  Search this
Physical description:
104 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1995
C1995
To 1964
Topic:
African American children--Portraits  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions--Pictorial works  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
TR647.F829 G6 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_482960

Website Records, 2017

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Date:
2017
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Special events  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 18-263
See more items in:
Website Records 2011-2017 [National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397598

Afro-American social structure, 1790-1970

Author:
Kilson, Marion 1936-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1976
Topic:
African American families  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
GN645 .A36X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_524387

Just between us Blacks [by] Carl T. Rowan

Author:
Rowan, Carl T (Carl Thomas) 1925-2000  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 202 pages 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
[1974]
1964-1975
Topic:
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
African Americans--Economic conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047139

Black American witness : reports from the front / by Earl Caldwell ; editors Lurma Rackley, Kenneth Walker

Author:
Caldwell, Earl  Search this
Rackley, Lurma  Search this
Walker, Kenneth  Search this
Physical description:
506 pages ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
1975-
Topic:
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1057778

Pride and power: from Watts to Mexico City [by Raymond H. Giles

Author:
Giles, Raymond H  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1971
1971]
1964-1975
Topic:
Black power  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
E185.615 .G53X
E185.615.G53X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_10615

Who needs the Negro? By Sidney M. Willhelm. With a foreword by Staughton Lynd

Author:
Willhelm, Sidney M  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 266 pages 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
[©1970]
1964-1975
Topic:
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
African Americans--Economic conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1075028

Plantations, Slavery & Freedom on Maryland's Eastern Shore / Jacqueline Simmons Hedberg

Title:
Plantations, Slavery and Freedom on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Author:
Hedberg, Jacqueline Simmons  Search this
Physical description:
188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Maryland
Date:
2019
Topic:
Slavery--History  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103562

Northward bound : from sharecropping to city living / [by Oscar R. Williams]

Author:
Williams, Oscar Renal 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1971
C1971
Topic:
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Rural-urban migration  Search this
Call number:
E185.6 .W72
E185.6.W72
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_119214

Drylongso : a self-portrait of black America / John Langston Gwaltney

Author:
Gwaltney, John Langston  Search this
Physical description:
xxx, 287 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
1975-
Topic:
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Call number:
E185.86 .G99
E185.86.G99
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_134912

Glory road : the visible Black man / [by Donnie D. Bellamy]

Author:
Bellamy, Donnie D  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
C1971
1877-1964
To 1964
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
E185.2 .B43
E185.2.B43
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_190986

The Negro family in the United States

Author:
Frazier, Edward Franklin 1894-1962  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 372 p. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1966
[1966]
To 1964
Topic:
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
African American families  Search this
Call number:
E185 .F84 1966
E185.F84 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20583

Afro-American demography and urban issues : a bibliography / compiled by R.A. Obudho and Jeannine B. Scott

Author:
Obudho, Robert A  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Jeannine B  Search this
Physical description:
xxxix, 433 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1985
Topic:
African Americans--Economic conditions--Bibliography  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
African Americans--Bibliography of bibliographies  Search this
Call number:
Z1361.N39O29 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_290945

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