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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

Man made: African-American men and quilting traditions exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Fry, Gladys-Marie, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
0.83 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color slides
Exhibit scripts
Exhibition records
Correspondence
Transparencies
Photographic prints
Brochures
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1998-01 - 1998-03
Summary:
An exhibition on African American male quilt makers organized by Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry and exhibited at Anacostia Community Museum from January 1998 --March 1998. Quilters included: Elroy Atkins, Paul Buford, Charles Carter, Thomas Covington, Raymond Dobard, David Driskell, Benjamin Jackson, Dennis Jones, Thomas Mack, Jeff Martin, Herbert Munn, Charles Palmer, Joe Washington, and Warren Wise. 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, floor plans, and catalogues.
Scope and Contents note:
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, floor plans, and catalogues.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Quiltmakers  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Exhibit scripts
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Correspondence
Transparencies
Photographic prints
Brochures
Citation:
Man made: African-American men and quilting traditions exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-013
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Man made: African-American men and quilting traditions exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-013

Education Program: Household Items

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Zora Felton-Martin and a group of children look at and talk about a wash tub for laundry, iron stove, and ice cream maker.
Education program. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Undated.
Collection 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 at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Museums  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Children  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Education Program: Household Items, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Item ACMA AV003435
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-023-ref1575

Always there: the African American presence in American quilts exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Kentucky Quilt Project  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Exhibition catalogs
Brochures
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Exhibition records
Date:
undated
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.
Restrictions:
Use of materials is restricted. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American quilts  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Quilts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibition catalogs
Brochures
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Citation:
Always There Exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-014
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Always there: the African American presence in American quilts exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-014
Additional Online Media:

[Miscellaneous Images in Virginia]: an unidentified African-American man standing in a doorway.

Collection Photographer:
White, G. Howard, Dr., Jr.  Search this
Extent:
1 nitrate negative (black-and-white, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America--Virginia
United States of America--Virginia
Date:
[between 1890 and 1900]
General:
Original nitrate negative was digitized and transferred to off-site storage at the Library of Congress.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Doorways  Search this
Sheds  Search this
Men  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Dr. G. Howard White, Jr. photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.WHI, Item VA159066
See more items in:
Dr. G. Howard White collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-whi-ref190
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Awaken from the Unknowing [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
White, Charles 1918-1979  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1961
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Object--Written Matter  Search this
Occupation--Education--Student  Search this
State of Being--Other--Sleep  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0118207
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_118208

Before freedom came: African American life in the antebellum South exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Rice, Kym S.  Search this
Extent:
2.42 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Color slides
Exhibition records
Contact sheets
Brochures
Place:
Southern States
Date:
undated
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.
Related Archival Materials note:
Audiovisual materials related to this exhibition located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Plantation life -- Southern states -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Color slides
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Contact sheets
Brochures
Identifier:
ACMA.03-032
See more items in:
Before freedom came: African American life in the antebellum South exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-032
Additional Online Media:

Locating the Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in African American Art exhibition records

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture  Search this
Willis, Deborah, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Exhibition records
Brochures
Correspondence
Slides
Negatives
Photocopies
Date:
1999
Summary:
An exhibition exploring and examining religious imagery in African American art curated by Deborah Willis. The show was organized by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture and held at the Anacostia Gallery February 14, 1999 through June 15, 1999. This exhibit featured over 60 artists including David C. Driskell, Leslie King-Hammond, Radcliffe Bailey, Chester Higgins, Jr., and Valerie Maynard.
Scope and Contents note:
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, artist files, administrative records, education packagesK and brochures.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American photographers  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Brochures
Correspondence
Slides
Negatives
Photocopies
Citation:
Locating the Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in African American Art exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-011
See more items in:
Locating the Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in African American Art exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-011
Additional Online Media:

American Red Cross posters: African American HIV/AIDS program series with African proverbs

Creator:
Smith, Damballah Dolphus  Search this
Sponsor:
American Red Cross  Search this
Names:
Smith, Damballah Dolphus  Search this
Extent:
5 Posters (28 x 24 inches)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Posters
Date:
1992
Contents:
Proverb 1 "He who upsets a thing should know how to rearrange it" (Sierra Leonean) -- Proverb 3 "The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people" (Ghanian) -- Proverb 4 "He who does not cultivate his field will die of hunger" (Guinean)-- Proverb 5 "When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion" (Ethiopian)-- and Proverb 6 "He who conceals his disease cannot expect to be cured" (Ethiopian proverb).
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 5 signed posters designed by artist Damballah Dolphus Smith for the American Red Cross African American HIV-AIDS program.
Biographical / Historical:
As stated on the posters: "Damballah Dolphus Smtih, born in 1943 and educated in Philadelphia (Philadelphia College of Art) is a Washington, D.C.-based visual artist. His work has been presented in numberous solo and group exhbits, including the National Exhbition of Contembporary African American Art (as part of the National Black Arts Festival held every two years in Atlanta) and appears in the collections of the Afro-American Museum of History and Culture (Philadelphia), the U.S. Information Agency, The African American Scholars Council, and numbrous private collections. His works have been published in 'Black Artists on Art' (Lewis/Waddy), Art 'Papers' (Atlanta Art papers, Inc.), and 'Selected Essays: Art and Artists from the Harlem Renaissance to the 1980s' (National Blac Arts Festival, Inc.)
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Artists  Search this
HIV/AIDS awareness  Search this
proverbs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Citation:
American Red Cross posters, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.10-004.11
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-10-004-11

Go Forth and Serve: African American Land Grant Colleges Audiovisual Collection

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Bunch, Lonnie G.  Search this
United States. Department of Agriculture  Search this
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.  Search this
Source:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Former owner:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
Go Forth and Serve: Black Land Grant Colleges (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.: 1990)  Search this
Howard University  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot
18 videocassettes (vhs)
15 cassette tapes
38 videocassettes (video 8)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Videocassettes (vhs)
Cassette tapes
Videocassettes (video 8)
Videotapes
Oral history
Interviews
Audiotapes
Date:
1992-1993
Summary:
An oral history project that grew out of the exhibit "Go Forth and Serve" which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the drafting of the second Morrill Act, which provided funds for the founding of land grant schools of higher education for black students.
Scope and Contents:
Oral history interviews, on film and audio, on the subject of African American land grant colleges, conducted in conjunction with the exhibition "Go Forth and Serve" at the National Museum of American History in 1990.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into one series. It is organized alphabetically by the name of college or university that is the subject of the interview.
Biographical / Historical:
"Go Forth and Serve", an exhibition curated by Lonnie Bunch and Spencer Crew, opened in March 1990 at the National Museum of American History to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the drafting of the second Morrill Act, which provided funds for the founding of land grant schools of higher education for black students. The exhibition was co-sponsored by the Department of Agriculture and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. There was a subsequent newsletter, and oral interviews were conducted.
Provenance:
Collection made by the Smithsonian Institution Division of Cultural History, National Museum of American History.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Reference copies must be used.
Rights:
Reproduction may be limited due to intellectual property rights. No releases exist.
Topic:
Alcorn State University  Search this
Tennessee State University  Search this
Fort Valley State University  Search this
South Carolina State University  Search this
Delaware State University  Search this
Prairie View A & M University  Search this
West Virginia State University  Search this
Langston University  Search this
Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Mo.)  Search this
University of Maryland Eastern Shore  Search this
Kentucky State University  Search this
State universities and colleges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Oral history -- 1950-2000
Interviews -- 1950-2000
Audiotapes -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Go Forth and Serve: African American Land Grant Colleges Audiovisual Collection, 1992-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0614
See more items in:
Go Forth and Serve: African American Land Grant Colleges Audiovisual Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0614

[Miscellaneous Images in Virginia]: an African American woman with a baby carriage, with a dog close by.

Collection Photographer:
White, G. Howard, Dr., Jr.  Search this
Extent:
1 nitrate negative (black-and-white, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Nitrate negatives
Place:
United States of America--Virginia
United States of America--Virginia
Date:
[between 1890 and 1900]
General:
Original nitrate negative was digitized and transferred to off-site storage at the Library of Congress.
VA159075 and VA159076 were taken in the same location, perhaps a college campus. The dog may also appear in VA159067, VA159069, and VA159070.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Walkways, brick  Search this
Dogs  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Women  Search this
Baby carriages  Search this
Genre/Form:
Nitrate negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Dr. G. Howard White, Jr. photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.WHI, Item VA159079
See more items in:
Dr. G. Howard White collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-whi-ref203
Additional Online Media:

Education Program: Slavery Discussion and Pigment Demonstration

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Zora Martin-Felton leads educational program for children. Beginning with a map of the world, Martin-Felton tells the children a story about the history of black people. They talk about the transatlantic slave trade and slavery in the United States while adding pictures to a flannel, or felt, board. Demonstration on mixing crushed stones, dirt, flower petals, paprika, mustard, and other materials with egg yolks to create pigments used for paintings.
Education Program. Poor sound quality. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Transcribed from physical asset: Demos - Anacostia Museum, Flannel Board - Africa Slavery, Paint Demo. Dated 19740323.
Collection 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 at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Children  Search this
Museums  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Education  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Blacks -- History  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Pigments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Education Program: Slavery Discussion and Pigment Demonstration, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Item ACMA AV003261
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-023-ref1572

Southern City, National Ambition: Education Program

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Octagon (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (VHS)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1995
Scope and Contents:
Joanna Banks discussed slaves and slavery with a group of young students. After the discussion, Banks read a story about the life of African Americans in Washington, D.C. from 1800-1860; specifically, the story about Addy and her life as a house slave. After the story, there was a discussion about freedom and singing of a 'Sweet Honey in the Rock' song about freedom. The program concluded with Banks showing students a few objects and photographs on display in the exhibition 'Southern City, National Ambition: The Growth of Washington, D.C. 1800-1860.'
Education program. Related to the exhibition 'Southern City, National Ambition: The Growth of Washington, D.C. 1800-1860.' Dated 19951204.
Biographical / Historical:
Southern City, National Ambition: The Growth of Washington, D.C. 1800-1860' reflected the early growth and development of Washington as an urban center, focusing on its communities and architecture. A collaboration between the Anacostia Museum and The Octagon Museum, the exhibition was divided between the two museums from October 15, 1995 to March 3, 1996 and curated by Kym S. Rice.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Liberty  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Southern City, National Ambition: Education Program, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-017, Item ACMA AV002215
See more items in:
Southern city, national ambition: the growth of early Washington, D.C., 1800- 1860 exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-017-ref507

ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
9.5 Linear feet
167 video recordings (VHS, 1/2")
1 video recording (Betacam)
3 video recordings (BetacamSP)
6 video recordings (miniDV)
66 sound recordings (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Museum records
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1967-2008
bulk 1990s
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains audiovisual documentation of educational programs, lectures, and events held by Anacostia Community Museum's Education Department between the years 1968 and 2008, with most of the recordings being created in the 1990s. It includes audio and video recordings of workshops, lectures, and other educational events held both on- and off-site and serves as documentation of the Education Department's work over the years.
Collection 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 at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Museum records
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Citation:
ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Series ACMA 09-007.7
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-023-ref1553

Southern City, National Ambition: Docent Education

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Octagon (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (VHS)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1995
Scope and Contents:
To a group of docents, Curator Kym S. Rice explained the context of the exhibition 'Southern City, National Ambition: The Growth of Washington, D.C. 1880-1860' and answered questions at The Octagon Museum.
Lecture. Dated 19950930.
Biographical / Historical:
Southern City, National Ambition: The Growth of Washington, D.C. 1880-1860' reflected the early growth and development of Washington as an urban center, focusing on its communities and architecture. A collaboration between the Anacostia Museum and The Octagon Museum, the exhibition was divided between the two museums from October 15, 1995 to March 3, 1996 and curated by Kym S. Rice.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
Community development, Urban  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Southern City, National Ambition: Docent Education, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-017, Item ACMA AV002082
See more items in:
Southern city, national ambition: the growth of early Washington, D.C., 1800- 1860 exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-017-ref506

Mascots, Myths, Monuments, and Memory 14 – Closing Remarks

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
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Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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Education  Search this
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Alvin Ailey Exhibition: Education Program led by Robert Hall

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Names:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (VHS)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1993
Scope and Contents:
Using the interactive flannel board, Anacostia Museum's education specialist, Robert Hall, presented the life and career of choreographer and dancer Alvin Ailey to a group of school children. After the activity, Hall led the children through a tour of the exhibition 'Body & Soul: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.'
Education program. Related to the exhibition 'Body & Soul: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.' Dated 19930413.
Biographical / Historical:
Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the famed dance theater, 'Body & Soul: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater' presented the history of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The exhibition was organized by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and on display at the Anacostia Museum from March 28, 1993 - June 13, 1993.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Dancers  Search this
African American dancers  Search this
Choreography  Search this
Dance  Search this
African American dance  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Alvin Ailey Exhibition: Education Program led by Robert Hall, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-018, Item ACMA AV002118
See more items in:
Body and soul: the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-03-018-ref581

Evolution of a Community Part III: Crime, Unemployment, Education

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Campbell, James  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Narration
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1972
Scope and Contents:
Through narration and street interviews conducted by James Campbell, Anacostia residents talk about the tight knit, safe community prior to the rise in crime; insignificant employment and recreation opportunities after increased migration to Anacostia as a result of Southwest Urban Renewal projects; how increased population and lack of opportunities lead to increased crime, drug use, and unemployment in Anacostia; government trying to control crime though programs like methadone maintenance rather than dealing with the deepest concerns; and reasons for high rate of unemployment, including inadequate schools, racial discrimination, and ineffective unemployment and social services. Teachers talk about overcrowded classes, outdated curriculum, and the overall education system; students discuss their teachers.
Narration and interviews. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. Interviews product of Street Interviews. AV003499: street interviews and narration from 001505 - 001710 [also on recording: Narration about West African Slave Trade and Out of Africa Narration]. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Evolution of a Community, an exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from January 1972 though December 1972, presented the history of Anacostia from post-World War II to the present through photos, text, drawings, video tape programs, and a slide/tape show. Evolution of a Community Part II, also known as Anacostia Today, was on display at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from March 1973 though July 1973. The exhibitions developed as a result oral histories collected from Anacostia residents.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003499
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Series 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 at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Unemployment  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Crime  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Methadone maintenance  Search this
Education  Search this
Teachers  Search this
Students  Search this
Racism  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Public welfare  Search this
Recreation centers  Search this
Migration, Internal  Search this
Social history  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Interviews
Citation:
Evolution of a Community Part III: Crime, Unemployment, Education, Exhibition Records AV03-040, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-040, Item ACMA AV003304
See more items in:
Evolution of a Community: 1972 Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-040-ref559

Education Program for School Teachers Related to The Anacostia Story: 1608-1930

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Meetings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
Zora Martin-Felton talks about the upcoming exhibition, The Anacostia Story: 1608-1930. In a panel discussion, Dorothy Webb (elementary school reading teacher), Michael Ball (Community Resources Coordinator at RENP - Response to Educational Needs Project), Judy Banks (French teacher), Rebecca Mead (Museum of National History), Mary Johnson (math specialist from RENP), and Bronwyn Jones (elementary school art teacher) dissect the exhibition, The Anacostia Story: 1608-1930, using the perspectives of their disciplines, particularly related to the competency based curriculums. They present their ideas on how to incorporate the exhibition into school curriculum and lesson plans. The audience consists of school teachers. Moderator: Zora Martin-Felton.
Meeting. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. AV003270: part one. AV003468: part two. Dated 19770224.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003468
Collection 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 at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Communities  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Education  Search this
Lesson planning  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Meetings
Citation:
Education Program for School Teachers Related to The Anacostia Story: 1608-1930, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Item ACMA AV003270
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-023-ref1560

How to Turn Your Classroom into a Museum: Research, Education, and Exhibit Displays

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1978
Scope and Contents:
Museum specialist talks to a group of educators about various levels of research and where to find more information on George Washington Carver. She also explains recordkeeping techniques involved in keeping and maintaining a museum collection; and techniques for caring for museum objects and exhibit materials. She also provides ideas for duplicating the museum experience in a classroom environment; and ideas for incorporating activities, objects, and displays in an exhibit to enhance student learning.
Museum education program or workshop. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Undated.
Collection 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 at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Education  Search this
Teachers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
How to Turn Your Classroom into a Museum: Research, Education, and Exhibit Displays, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Item ACMA AV004326
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-023-ref1566

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