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Website Records

Topic:
Studio Africa (Blog)
Creator::
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Date:
2011-2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the "Studio Africa" blog as it existed on July 22, 2015. The Studio Africa Project serves the Public Schools of the District of Columbia in connecting its students to African art and culture. The blog, which launched in March 2011, documents the Project and its programs. It was last updated in April 2014. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-338, National Museum of African Art, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-338
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-338
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Website Records

Topic:
Science in Pre-K (Website)
Creator::
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Date:
2014-2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the "Science in Pre-K" website, maintained by the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), as it existed on April 7, 2016. The Science in Pre-K program began as a cooperative effort between NASM and the Public Schools of the District of Columbia to provide professional development and grew to have a national audience. The website provides teachers with a foundation in physical science content and teaching methods for science inquiry in a preschool environment. The website also includes a blog which was launched in May 2014. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching (Early childhood)  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-270, National Air and Space Museum, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-270
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-270
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Alice Bell Finlayson papers

Creator:
Finlayson, Alice Bell  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge  Search this
New York University. School of Education  Search this
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  Search this
Finlayson, Alice Bell  Search this
Extent:
5.16 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Books
Photographic prints
Periodicals
Photographs
Papers
Sketches
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1901-1992
bulk 1938-1972
Summary:
The Alice Bell Finlayson papers, which date from 1901 to 1990 and measure 5.16 linear feet, document the career of educator, community organizer, and journalist Alice Bell Finlayson. The papers are comprised of books, correspondence, curriculum vitae, documents from community organizations, journals, magazines newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the life of Alice Bell Finlayson between 1922 and 1990. It contains materials related to Mrs. Finlayson's employment and community service. Included in the collection are academic writings, books, correspondence, curriculum, personnel records, photographs, and printed materials.
Arrangement note:
The papers are organized into six series. The Biographical and Printed Materials series are further arranged into subseries. The content of each series is arranged alphabetically. The series are arranged as follows:

Series 1: Biographical

Subseries 1.1: Autobiographical

Subseries 1.2: Education

Subseries 1.3: Employment

Series 2: Community Organizations

Series 3: Correspondence

Series 4: Photographs

Series 5: Printed material

Subseries 5.1: Books

Subseries 5.2: Government publications

Subseries 5.3: Journal Articles

Subseries 5.4: Museum catalogs and curriculum

Series 6: Miscellaneous
Biographical/Historical note:
Alice Bell Finlayson was born in Washington, DC in 1902. She attended Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, and in 1922, she graduated from Miner Teachers College. She went on to earn a bachelor's and a master's degree in sociology from Howard University. While pursuing her degrees she began working for the District of Columbia Public Schools. In 1922 she took a position as a 1st grade teacher at the Garrison-Cleveland School.

For fourteen of her thirty-seven years with the District of Columbia Public Schools she served as principal of James G. Birney Elementary School. During her tenure at Birney she implemented several special programs designed to improve student outcomes. These programs addressed the needs of general education, gifted, and special education students. Students participated in reading and arts programs, as well as programs designed to promote healthy living and cultural awareness. Special education students developed life skills by working in building maintenance, and by providing other support services to the school. Mrs. Finlayson also established a research division within the school to develop testing instruments. As a result of these innovations, Birney became a training school for new teachers. Moreover, the District's Board of Education implemented some of the Birney programs district-wide. The school also won three Freedoms Foundation awards.

Mrs. Finlayson resigned as principal in January of 1959 and went on to hold other employment. She was a lecturer at Morgan State University, a program assistant at Howard University, and coordinator for several community programs. Beyond her regular employment she worked with various local and national civic organizations. She was a founding member of the Community Coordinating Organization, which was a coalition of District of Columbia community organizations. As chairman of the Women's Civic Guild she raised funds for community projects and for other organizations such as the NAACP. She was an active member of the community up until her death on November 27, 2000.
Related Archival Materials note:
Finding aid to the Anacostia Historical Society records located in the Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Finding aid to the Ella B. Howard Pearis papers located in the Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Finding aid to the Charles Qualls papers located in the Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Alice Bell Finlayson papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American educators  Search this
Community organization  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Books
Photographic prints
Periodicals
Photographs
Papers
Sketches
Citation:
Alice Bell Finlayson papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-003
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Alice Bell Finlayson papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-003

Col. West A. Hamilton papers

Creator:
Hamilton, West A., Col.  Search this
Names:
District of Columbia. Board of Trustees of Public Schools  Search this
Dunbar High School (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  Search this
Hamilton, West A., Col.  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet (9 boxes; 1 folder oversize)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Certificates
Minutes
Yearbooks
Photographic prints
Ledgers (account books)
Correspondence
Reports
Awards
Photographs
Books
Diaries
Magazines (periodicals)
Greeting cards
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1887-1991
bulk 1937-1978
Summary:
The Col. West A. Hamilton papers, which dates from 1887 to 1991 and measures 4.50 linear feet, are the personal papers of West A. Hamilton most noted for his service on the Board of Education for Washington, D.C. The papers comprise books, certificates, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers which date from 1887-1991, bulk dates 1937-1978, document the personal and public life of Col. West A. Hamilton. The majority of material relates to Col. Hamilton's involvement with Washington D.C.'s educational system, both as a teacher and civic activist. A series of letters in particular highlight his efforts to help Dunbar High School, which he was an alum. There are also documents and photographs from his long serving military career and printing business.
Arrangement note:
The papers are arranged into six series. Folders are arranged alphabetically within series, while documents are organized chronologically. Four series contain oversized material and include: Biographical Files, Career, Photographs, and Printed material. Non archival materials associated with the papers are housed in the Collections Department.

Series 1: Biographical files

Sub-series 1.1: Correspondence

Sub-series 1.2: Education

Sub-series 1.3: General

Series 2: Books

Sub-series 2.1: Club Books

Sub-series 2.2: Fiction

Sub-series 2.3: Religious Books

Sub-series 2.4: Text Books

Series 3: Career

Sub-series 3.1: Committee Work

Sub-series 3.2: Correspondence

Sub-series 3.3: General

Series 4: Financial Records

Series 5: Photographs

Series 6: Printed Materials
Biographical/Historical note:
Col. West A. Hamilton was born in 1886 to John A. Hamilton, a missionary and social worker, and Julia West Hamilton, a prominent club woman and activist in the Washington D.C. area. Mrs. Hamilton socialized with some of the most well known African American intellectuals of her time, including Mary McLeod Bethune. It was the early experiences of his parents' work with their community that would influence Hamilton later in life.

Throughout his life Col. Hamilton's activities could be divided into three areas: the military, public service, and private business. As a child Hamilton earned his education through Washington's public school system. He graduated from Dunbar High School and went on to receive his teaching degree from Minor Teachers College. After working as a teacher for ten years, Hamilton enlisted with the National Guard for the first time in 1905. It would be the first of many reenlistments and would include World War I, riding with the 10th Cavalry Regiment Buffalo Soldiers near the Mexican border, and commanding the 366th Infantry in North Africa and Italy during World War II. In 1983 Col. Hamilton became an honorary Brigadier General at the age of 96 for his long and distinguished service with the U.S. Armed Forces.

While working as a teacher and joining the military, Hamilton was also an entrepreneur. Joining forces with his brother Percival Y. Hamilton, the Hamilton brothers went into the publishing business and produced their own newspaper called the Sentinel. They established the Hamilton Printing Company in 1910 and worked from two previous locations before permanently locating on the corner of 14th and U St from 1922 to the 1970s.

Outside his many careers Hamilton carried on his mother's altruistic pursuits and involved himself heavily in club work and civic organizations. He served on Washington D.C.'s Board of Education, the Board of Elections, the recreation board, as well as, the American Legion and the Masons. For many years his mother, Julia West Hamilton, served as President of the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA and Col. Hamilton continued her work with the organization.

Col. Hamilton married twice but never had children. He died in 1985 just shy one year from his 100th birthday.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Col. West A. Hamilton papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American educators  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Certificates
Minutes
Yearbooks -- 1940-1950
Photographic prints
Ledgers (account books)
Correspondence
Reports
Awards
Photographs
Books
Diaries
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century
Greeting cards
Citation:
The Col. West A. Hamilton papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Col. West A. Hamilton estate.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-006
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Col. West A. Hamilton papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-006

Website Records

Topic:
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa (Blog)
Earth Matters... For Kids: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa (Website)
Creator::
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Place:
Gabon
Date:
2013-2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of two websites and one blog maintained by the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA).

NMAfA's primary website, crawled November 19, 2015, includes visitor information, collections information, online exhibitions, educational activities, and related information. This accession does not include detailed collections information and, due to technical issues, some features of this crawled website may not function properly.

The "Earth Matters . . . For Kids: Land as Materials and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" website, crawled November 9, 2015, provides information about a tree banding program for students developed in association with the exhibition "Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa." The program was a collaboration with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Gabon, Casey Trees, and the Public Schools of the District of Columbia.

The "Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" blog, crawled January 29, 2016, is associated with an exhibition of the same name at NMAfA which was on view from February 22, 2013, through April 23, 2014. The blog explores the ways in which African artists and communities mediate their relationship with the land upon which they live, work, and frame their days. The blog launched in March 2013 and has been inactive since April 2014.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-205, National Museum of African Art, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-205
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-205
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Tri-School Science Project

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  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
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Students from Birney, Nichols Avenue, and Savoy Elementary Schools talk about their experience planting crops and flowers; what they learned about gardening; and the gardens they have at their homes.
Interviews. 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
Children  Search this
Gardening  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Series Citation:
ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Item ACMA AV003307
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-ref1558

Alma Thomas papers

Creator:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Names:
Art in Embassies Program (U.S.)  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Bader, Franz, 1903-1994  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Johnson, Nathalie J. Cole  Search this
Sarg, Tony, 1882-1942  Search this
Tarbary, Celine  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles, 1917-  Search this
Thomas, J. Maurice (John Maurice), 1900 or 1901-  Search this
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Audiocassettes
Video recordings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1894-2001
Summary:
The papers of Washington, D.C. painter and art educator Alma Thomas, date from circa 1894-2001 and measure 5.5 linear feet. The papers document Thomas's work as a teacher, and her development and success as a painter of the Washington Color School, through biographical material, letters, notes and writings, personal business records, exhibition files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, an audio recording, and two video recordings.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of Washington, D.C. painter and art educator Alma Thomas, date from circa 1894-2001 and measure 5.5 linear feet. The papers document Thomas's work as a teacher, and her development and success as a painter of the Washington Color School, through biographical material, letters, notes and writings, personal business records, exhibition files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, an audio recording, and two video recordings.

Biographical material includes identity cards, chronologies, an audio recording including a biographical account, and scattered documentation of Thomas's education and teaching careers with D.C. Public Schools, Howard University, and Thomas Garrett Settlement in Wilmington, Delaware. Also found are records relating to Thomas's participation in a summer marionette class taught by Tony Sarg in 1934, and a tour of European art centers which Thomas took in 1958.

Letters relate primarily to the exhibition of Thomas's work and related events and are from galleries, museums, other art institutions, colleagues, and friends including Franz Bader, Adelyn Breeskin, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Howard University Gallery of Art, Martha Jackson Gallery, Nathalie J. Cole Johnson, Vincent Melzac, Celine Tabary, and Joshua Taylor.

Notes and writings include four notebooks and autobiographical writings by Thomas, a "Birthday Book," and an annotated engagement calendar. J. Maurice Thomas's writings about Alma Thomas, her research for a bibliography on James Weldon Johnson, and writings by others, including Jacob Kainen, about Alma Thomas, are also found here.

Exhibition files contain a wide variety of documentation for many group and solo exhibitions of Thomas's work from the early 1950s through a 1998-2000 traveling retrospective exhibition, including solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1972. The records include letters from Franz Bader Gallery, David Driskell at Fisk University, and Vincent Melzac. Photographs include Thomas with individuals including William Buckner, Jeff Donaldson, David Driskell, James W. Herring, and Vincent Melzac. Also found is a photograph of the 1951 Little Paris Studio Group picturing Lois Mailou Jones, Celine Tabary, Alma Thomas, and others. Two video recordings are of events related to the 1998-2000 retrospective at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the Columbus Museum of Art. Records documenting a 1981-1982 exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, A Life in Art: Alma Thomas, includes the script of a video written by Adolphus Ealey.

Personal business records include price lists, gift and loan receipts, and files concerning the Art in Embassies Program, the Martha Jackson Gallery, a benefit auction for the Corcoran School of Art, and the designation of the Thomas family home in Washington, D.C. as a historic property.

Eleven scrapbooks document Thomas's teaching career through the activities of the art classes she taught at Shaw Junior High School.

Printed materials include announcements and catalogs for exhibitions and other events; clippings which document Thomas's career and subjects of interest to her; Christmas cards featuring block prints designed by Thomas; and other programs and publications featuring Thomas.

Photographs are of Alma Thomas, family, and friends and colleagues including Sam Gilliam, James V. Herring, and Nathalie V. Cole Johnson; art classes taught by Thomas; Thomas's homes in Columbus, Georgia and Washington, D.C.; and exhibitions not documented in Series 4: Exhibition Files, including photographs of Alma Thomas at an opening at Barnett Aden Gallery with Alonzo Aden and others.
Arrangement note:
The papers have been arranged into 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1911-2001 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Letters, circa 1930-2001 (Boxes 1-2; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Notes and Writings, circa 1920s-circa 1998 (Box 2; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1951-2000 (Boxes 2-3, OV 7; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, circa 1950s-1994 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1908-2000 (Boxes 3-5, OV 7; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1930-1946 (Box 5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1894-2001 (Boxes 5-6; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Washington, D.C. painter and art educator Alma Thomas (1891-1978) was known for her abstract paintings filled with dense patterns of color, and was considered a major artist of the Washington Color School.

Thomas was born in Columbus, Georgia, in 1894, and was the eldest of the four daughters of John Harris Thomas and Amelia Cantey Thomas. The family moved to Washington, D.C. in 1906 and Thomas was first introduced to art classes at Armstrong Technical High School. Following her graduation in 1911 she took a course in kindergarten teaching at the Miner Normal School, and subsequently worked as a substitute teacher in the Washington, D.C. public school system until 1914, when she took a teaching position on the Eastern shore of Maryland. From 1916 to 1923 she taught kindergarten at Thomas Garrett Settlement House in Wilmington, Delaware.

Thomas originally enrolled at Howard University in Washington, D.C. as a home economics major in 1921, but after studying under Lois Mailou Jones amd James V. Herring in Herring's newly established art department, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art in 1924, and became the first person to graduate from the program. Thomas then began her teaching career at Shaw Junior High School in Washington, D.C. that lasted from 1924, until her retirement in 1960. During this time she established community arts programs that would encourage her students to develop an appreciation of fine arts. Activities included marionette programs, distribution of student-designed holiday menu cards for dinners given for soldiers at the Tuskegee Veterans' Hospital, art clubs, lectures, and student exhibitions. In 1943 she became the founding vice president of Barnett Aden Gallery, which was established by James V. Herring and Alonzo Aden and was the first integrated gallery in Washington, D.C.

In 1934 Thomas earned an M.A. degree in Art Education from Columbia University. At American University in Washington, D.C., she studied creative painting under Joe Summerford, Robert Gates, and Jacob Kainen from 1950 to 1960, and began to break away from representational painting and experiment more seriously with Abstract Expressionism. In 1958 she participated in a tour of the art centers of Western Europe under the auspices of the Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Following her retirement from teaching in 1960, Thomas devoted herself full-time to painting, and continued to develop her signature style. She was inspired by nature and the desire to express beauty through composition and color, and refused to be constrained by societal expectations related to her race, gender, and age, achieving her greatest success in the last decade of her life. Her work was exhibited at the Dupont Theatre Art Gallery, Franz Bader Gallery, and the Howard University Gallery of Art, before she was honored in 1972 with exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Thomas's work has been exhibited at the White House and can be found in the permanent collections of major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Separated Materials note:
In 1979, J. Maurice Thomas loaned papers for microfilming. Most, but not all, of the loaned material was later donated and is described in this finding aid. Loaned materials not donated at a later date are available on reels 1541-1543 and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
J. Maurice Thomas, the artist's sister, loaned portions of the collection for microfilming in 1979. Most, but not all of this material was then later donated in several accretions by J. Maurice Thomas, between 1979 and 2004. Charles Thomas Lewis, Thomas' nephew, gave additional papers in 2010.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Alma Thomas papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Women painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art teachers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
African American artists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Audiocassettes
Video recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.thomalma
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Alma Thomas papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomalma
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Armstrong Manual Training School yearbook

Names:
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Extent:
59 Pages (7 1/2 x 12 inches.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Catalogues
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Date:
1902-1903
Biographical / Historical:
Armstrong Manual Training School, built in 1902, was authorized by congress as a vocational high school for African American youth in Washington, DC. The school was named for Samuel C. Armstrong (1839-1893), a white commander of an African American Civil War regiment and founder of Hampton Institute, now University. Designed by local architect Waddy B. Wood, the Renaissance Revival building provided carpentry, machine, foundry, and blacksmith workshops. In addition, the school taught chemistry and physics. Dr. Wilson Bruce Evans, the father of performing artist Lillian Evans Tibbs, served as founding principal. Duke Ellington, William "Billy"Eckstein, and John Malachi are among a host of Armstrong graduates who became prominent in their profession. In 1996 the school was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in the District of Columbia.
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.
Genre/Form:
Catalogues
Collection Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-016, Item ACMA 06-016.2
See more items in:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Evans-Tibbs Collection / Series 1: Lillian Evans Tibbs papers / 1.1: Biographical Materials / Wilson Bruce Evans--Armstrong Manual Training School
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-016-ref1278

Cummings, Grace E. Shimm: Diplomas and Certificates

Collection Creator:
Byrd, Charlene Hodges, 1929-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Oversize 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1881
1884 - circa 1885
1874
1878
Scope and Contents:
Diplomas and certificates are for the Public Schools of the District of Columbia, 1874, 1878, and 1881; Miner Normal School, 1884, circa 1885.
Separated Materials:
Oversize items are housed in OV 1, folder 2; OV 2; OV 26
Restrictions:
Certificate from Miner Normal School, circa 1885 is in fragile condition. Please consult archivist for more information.
Collection Rights:
This collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charlene Hodges Byrd collection, circa 1750-2009. National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charlene Hodges Byrd collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-2010-26-ref707

Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records

Names:
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet (2 box; digital files)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Portraits
Place:
Washington (D. C.)
Date:
1925-2006
Summary:
An exhibition on the history, community impact, and support of instrumental music education in Washington, D.C. public schools from the 1880s to 2006. The exhibit focuses on the development of junior and senior high school cadet (military) bands and their evolution into the popular marching and show band programs today. The exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Community Museum in collaboration with Community Help In Music Education and held from September 10, 2006 to May 14, 2007. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, original documentary photographs, and brochures.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the exhibition Banding Together measure 2 linear feet and date from 1925 to 2006 (bulk dates 1970 to 2006). The records include administrative records, research files, floor plans, exhibit texts, oral histories, transcripts, and project files.

Administrative records include correspondence, meeting minutes, project outline, list of potential artifacts, concept statement, and contact lists.

Research files contain articles, clippings, and photocopies pertaining to school bands in the District of Columbia, and high school music education in general, as well as articles on the following Washington, DC schools: Anacostia, Ballou, Cardozo, Dunbar, Eastern, and Howard D. Woodson.

Oral history interviews contain compact discs, transcripts and indexes of interviews conducted with high school band directors.

Exhibit files include floor plan layouts, photocopies of images and artifacts, brochures, object list, and scripts.

Photograph files include original documentation of school band parades, portraits of band directors, school band uniforms and instruments, and photocopies of images borrowed for the exhibition.
Provenance:
Records of Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition were created by the Anacostia Community Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: 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:
Parades  Search this
Music -- Instruction and study  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Portraits
Citation:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048
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Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-048
Additional Online Media:

Tri-School Science Project

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  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
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Students from Birney, Nichols Avenue, and Savoy Elementary Schools talk about their experience planting crops and flowers; what they learned about gardening; and the gardens they have at their homes.
Interviews. 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
Children  Search this
Gardening  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Series Citation:
ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003307
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref1558

The Crisis Vol. 16 No. 2

Published by:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Illustrated by:
Robert Edmond Jones, American, 1887 - 1954  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9 5/8 × 6 13/16 × 1/8 in. (24.4 × 17.3 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.8
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Certificate for volunteer services of Constance Stuart Larrabee from the public schools of the District of Columbia.

Names:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 34b
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986 May 28
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item 638
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref16878

Public Schools of the District of Columbia

Subseries Creator:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Rice, Moses P.  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.11: Customcraft Negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-11-ref2134

Employment Records

Collection Creator:
Turner, Geneva Calcier  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1939-1954
Scope and Contents:
Contains application and approval for retirement from the Board of Education of the District of Columbia as well as listed beneficiaries provided to the Public Schools of the District of Columbia.
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.
Collection Citation:
Geneva Townes Turner Papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Eugene Townes.
See more items in:
Geneva Townes Turner Papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-069-ref23

The Charles Sumner School : rededication

Author:
Sumner, Charles 1811-1874  Search this
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  Search this
Charles Sumner School (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Charles Sumner School (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 129 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1986
[1986?]
Topic:
Historic buildings  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
F195 .C47 1986
F195 .C47 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_417013

The advisory : notes on academic excellence and progress in our schools / District of Columbia Public Schools

Author:
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  Search this
Public Schools of the District of Columbia Office of Educational Programs and Operations  Search this
Subject:
Public Schools of the District of Columbia Periodicals  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
199u
Topic:
Public schools--Periodicals  Search this
Schools--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
LA255 .A245
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461148

The Negro in American history; a curriculum resource bulletin for secondary schools

Author:
District of Columbia Board of Education Department of History  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 130 p. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1964
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Civilization  Search this
African American influences  Search this
Call number:
E185 .D5X
E185.D5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_2105

Afro-American panorama : a survey of outstanding contributions to the development of the United States / produced for the public schools of the District of Columbia by the Interdisciplinary Resources Center on the Negro Heritage

Author:
Interdisciplinary Resources Center of the Negro Heritage  Search this
Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
23 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 14 x 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
1978
[196-?]
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1054177

Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] volume I, Brief biography, positions held, Loubat Prizes, medals, etc., societies and clubs, bibliography

Title:
Random records, vol. 1
Creator:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume illustrations, clippings, letters. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1846
1846-1932
Call number:
CT275.H75 A1 v. 1
CT275.H75 A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063434
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