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Community Documentation Photographs

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XXX Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Digital images
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.)
Chinatown (Washington, D.C.)
Maryland -- Baltimore
Date:
2016-2019
Historical Note:
Since 1968, the Anacostia Community Museum's staff photographers have created a visual record of life in contemporary urban communities, including documentary photography of residents and their activities, neighborhood events and landmarks, foodways, festivals, and public spaces.

Photographs in this collection were taken by Susana Raab who has worked at the Anacostia Community Museum from 2010-2019 and also maintains a personal practice.
Historical:
Since 1968, the Anacostia Community Museum's staff photographers have created a visual record of life in contemporary urban communities, including documentary photography of residents and their activities, neighborhood events and landmarks, foodways, festivals, and public spaces.
Provenance:
Created by Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
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:
Festivals  Search this
Carnivals  Search this
Cityscapes  Search this
Urban Development  Search this
Urban renewal  Search this
Portraits, Group  Search this
Storefronts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Citation:
Community Documentation Photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.CDC.1
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Community Documentation Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-cdc-1
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Series 7: 2016 Images

Type:
Archival materials
Cityscapes
Menus
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Maryland -- Baltimore
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.)
Chinatown (Washington, D.C.)
Scope and Contents:
This series contain images of the 38th annual LatinoFest in Baltimore, MD. The event was sponsored by EBLO.org; an education-based Latino outreach organization, which has been active in the community since 1980. The festival took place at Patterson Park on June 23 and 24. Other celebrations included in this series are the Chinese Lunary New Year Parade, and the Baltimore Caribbean Carnival. In addition, there are research photographs taken in Baltimore, MD for the museum's "Gateways/Portales" exhibition of businesses, murals (including those0 honoring slain Baltimorean Freddie Gray, Eastern Avenue, Highlandtown, Greek and Latinx neighborhoods. Images documenting food trucks outside Maryland Avenue, SW in DC are also present in this series.

Views of historic Anacostia and the neighborhoods of Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights comprise the majority of public spaces documented.

Events photographed in this grouping include the Goodman League Basketball team, a demonstration of lion dancing techniques by members of the Wong People Lin Team at the Chinatown Community Cultural Center in DC, and the Channing Phillips Home opening, at Shaw Metro Station in Washington, DC.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. 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:
Streets -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Parades  Search this
Storefronts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cityscapes
Menus -- 21st century
Collection Citation:
Community Documentation Photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.CDC.1, Series 7
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Community Documentation Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-cdc-1-ref7
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Miu Eng Eastern Wind Collection

Designer:
Eng, Miu, 1955-  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet (consisting of 1 oversized box)
Culture:
Chinese Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newsletters
Posters
Photographs
Place:
Chinatown (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1973-1983
Summary:
The Miu Eng Eastern Wind Collection, which dates from 1973-1983 and measures 2.1 linear feet, speaks to Ms. Eng's role as an activist and artist in Washington D.C.'s early Asian American movement. The collection includes newsletters, photographs, and booklets documenting Ms. Eng's activities with Eastern Wind, a pan-Asian American youth organization formed in 1973 that sought to document and address Asian American issues in the D.C. area. The collection also includes posters designed by Ms. Eng for several D.C. Asian American community programs of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Scope and Contents:
Biographical files contain a 1977 award presented to Eng for her work on a large-scale mural entitled "Chinese in America: Past, Present, and Future" that was mounted at the corner of 7th and H Streets NW in Washington, DC.

Newsletters include four newsletters published by Eastern Wind, described as "the Asian American community newsletter of Washington, D.C." Highlights from the newsletters include updates on the status of Asian American Studies at University of Maryland, a history of D.C. Chinatown, and essay series on Asian Americans in the Women's Movement and the history of Asian American ethnic groups in Washington D.C. A separate booklet, "Washington, D.C.'s Chinese Community," was published in 1975 by Eastern Wind and contains archival and oral history research conducted as part of Eastern Wind's Chinatown History Project.

Photographs include three reproduced black-and-white photographs taken by Harry Chow depicting various stages of Eastern Wind's 1976 Chinatown mural project, and a 28:32 DVD slide show containing photographs taken by Chow, including daily scenes of D.C. Chinatown, the 1973 Chinese American Summer Festival, the design and production of the Chinatown mural, and covers of Eastern Wind's newsletter from 1973-1974.

Posters include posters designed by Miu Eng for D.C. Asian Pacific American Heritage Week, 1981-1983, as well as a 1979 poster Eng designed for WPFW-FM's radio show, "Gold Mountain."
Arrangement:
Miu Eng Eastern Wing Collection is arranged in 4 series.

Series 1: Biographical Files

Series 2: Newsletters

Series 3: Photographs

Series 4: Posters
Biographical / Historical:
Miu Eng (1955-present) is a Chinese American designer whose work helped document Asian American community activism in the Washington, D.C. area in the 1970s and 1980s. Born in 1955 in Hong Kong, Eng's family immigrated to the United States when Eng was 11 years old. They settled in Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown on New York Avenue NW, where her grandfather had been working as a restaurant chef.

While in high school, Eng became involved in Eastern Wind, a pioneering group of Asian American college students who had come together in August of 1973 with the goal of addressing and raising awareness about Asian American issues in the D.C. area. The group, part of a national movement of growing pan-Asian American political awareness, published a newsletter (also called Eastern Wind) through the mid-1970s, for which Eng designed covers and provided illustrations. With funding from the DC Bicentennial Commission and sponsorship by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Eastern Wind designed and mounted a 32-foot wide mural celebrating the past, present, and future of Chinese America. Eng served as a key designer, sketching and orchestrating the painting of the mural, which would be installed on the exterior of the Jade Palace Restaurant on H Street and 7th Streets NW.

After graduating from George Washington University with a B.A. in graphic design and economics, Eng continued to provide design work for various local Asian-American community efforts, including designing posters for the WPFW Asian American radio show "Gold Mountain," D.C. and for the city's observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Week.
Provenance:
Donated by Miu Eng in 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
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:
Activism  Search this
Asian Americans  Search this
Asian American women artists  Search this
Student movements  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters
Posters
Photographs
Citation:
Miu Eng Eastern Wind collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Miu Eng.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-102
See more items in:
Miu Eng Eastern Wind Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-102
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Chinatown, DC : a photographic journal = [Mei ching Tʻang jen chieh lüeh ying]

Author:
Asian American Arts and Media, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Chinatown (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
F202.C46C45 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_430020

Mei jing hua bu chun qiu / zuo zhe Xie Jiakang ; ying yi Wang Qingyuan ; jiao dui Zhou Lianchao ; dian nao da zi Xu Hengsheng= A history of Chinatown in Washington, D. C. / by King S. Der ; translated into English by C.Y. Wang ; proof read by Tony Chau ; computer typesetting by Joe S. Huie

Title:
美京華埠春秋 / 作者謝家康; 英譯王淸源; 校對周連超; 電腦打字許恆生 = A history of Chinatown in Washington, D. C. / by King S. Der ; translated into English by C.Y. Wang ; proof read by Tony Chau ; computer typesetting by Joe S. Huie
History of Chinatown in Washington, D.C
Author:
Xie, Jiakang  Search this
Wang, Jingyuan  Search this
Zhou, Lianchao  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Chinatown (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1994
Topic:
Chinese Americans  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_955353

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