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D.C. Art Association records, 1969-1991

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Creator:
District of Columbia Art Association
Subject:
District of Columbia Art Association
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1.91 linear feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Business records
Photographs
Photographic prints
Exhibition catalogs
Clippings
Brochures
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1969
1969-1991
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1969 to 1991 and measures 1.91 linear feet, documents the history of the District of Columbia Art Association, which was founded in 1961 by D.C. public school teachers. The collection is comprised of business documents, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, and artist biographies.
Cite as:
D.C. Art Association Records, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the estate of Mr. Peter L. Robinson, Jr
Topic:
African American artists
Community organization
Minority artists
Nonprofit organizations
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7074
Restrictions:
Use of materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Inspiration: 1961-1989

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum
Subject:
Conway, Wallace X. Sr. 1920-
Dempsey, Richard W. 1909-
Dorsey, William 1926-
Jones, Lois Mailou 1905-1998
Pierce, Delilah W. 1904-
Robinson, Peter L. 1922-
District of Columbia Art Association
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Exhibition records
Collection descriptions
Catalogs
Correspondence
Exhibit scripts
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Transparencies
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1989
1967-1989
Summary:
An exhibition of selected works by artists affiliated with the DCAA. The show was curated by William Dorsey, Delilah Pierce, and Peter L. Robinson Jr. and exhibited at the Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution from January 1989 to March 1989.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, exhibit scripts, administrative records, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Topic:
African American artists
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7005
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

First Annual District of Columbia Art Association

Creator:
Fischer, Michael G
Subject:
Kinard, John 1936-1989
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Anacostia Museum
District of Columbia Art Association
Physical description:
79 photographic negatives : b&w; 35mm
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Contact sheets
Date:
1969
1969-1969
Summary:
Consists of images documenting the First Annual District of Columbia Art Association exhibition. In 1961 the D. C. Art Education Association, later known as the D.C. Art Association, was founded by the District of Columbia public school art teachers. In 1969 the organization increased its membership by enlisting the support of individuals, as well as community based organizations, and cultural institutions, such as the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in an effort to promote, encourage and stimulate interest in both the fine and visual arts.
Cite as:
GF36-37, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Museums
Exhibitions
African Americans
Local number:
ACMA GF36-37
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Exhibition 71 / District of Columbia Art Association

Author:
District of Columbia Art Association
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1971
Notes:
"D.C. Art Association Exhibition '71, May 2 to June 20, 1971, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum-Smithsonian Institution. "
Topic:
African American art
African American artists
Call number:
N6538.N5 D5 1971
N6538.N5D5 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

D.C. Art Association exhibition poster

Subject:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
District of Columbia Art Association
Physical description:
1 poster 28 x 21inches
Type:
Posters
Collection descriptions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1973
Notes:
In 1961 the D. C. Art Education Association, later known as the D.C. Art Association, was founded by the District of Columbia public school art teachers. In 1969 the organization increased its membership by enlisting the support of individuals, as well as community based organizations, and cultural institutions, such as the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in an effort to promote, encourage and stimulate interest in both the fine and visual arts. Through the strong and diligent efforts of many, the D.C. Art Association commonly referred to as D.C.A.A., successfully made invaluable contributions to the arts by organizing exhibitions, lectures and panel discussions, which furthered the awareness and appreciation of the fine arts to the community at large. Many lives have been cultivated and rewarded by the D.C. Art Associations efforts to support professional artists and implement public programming in the community. Although the D.C. Art Association was disbanded its contributions were a vital catalyst in bringing enrichment and cultural awareness to the art community in Washington, D.C. By upholding its motto, "Dedicated to Foster and Promote the Visual Arts through Community Involvement," the D. C. Art Association has enhanced the lives of many by exploring the African American presence in the visual arts.
Cite as:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Exhibitions
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7095
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Annual / D.C. Art Association

Art exhibitionAnnual art exhibition
Author:
District of Columbia Art Association
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
District of Columbia Art Association
Physical description:
v. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Periodicals
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1969
1970
1970]
Notes:
Exhibitions held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum.
Topic:
African American art
African American artists
Call number:
N6535.W3 D6
N6535.W3D6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Exhibition '78 / D.C. Art Association

Author:
District of Columbia Art Association
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
[48] p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1977
Notes:
Catalog of the exhibition of works by members of the District of Columbia Art Association held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum.
Topic:
African American art
African American artists
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

D.C. Art Association 2nd annual art exhibition, April 12 thru May 3, 1970 / presented by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum of the Smithsonian Institution

Author:
District of Columbia Art Association
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
[57] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1970
Notes:
Catalog of the exhibition of works by members of the District of Columbia Art Association held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum.
Topic:
African American art
African American artists
Call number:
N6538.N5 D5 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Exhibition 73, January 14 to February 18, 1973, at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum-Smithsonian Institution

Author:
District of Columbia Art Association
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
[48] p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1973
Topic:
African American art
African American artists
Call number:
N6538.N5 D5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Exhibition 1974-75 : November 17, 1974 to January 29, 1975 at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum-Smithsonian Institution

Author:
District of Columbia Art Association
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
[45] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American art
African American artists
Call number:
N6538.N5 D614
N6538.N5 D614
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

D.C. Art Association Opening: Interviews with the Artists

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
District of Columbia Art Association
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1973
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription on physical asset and contents of recording.
Summary:
At an exhibition opening, artists speak about their creative style and medium, the inspiration for work, and previous exhibitions. Footage of artwork displayed during opening of exhibition and exhibition attendees.
Interviews and museum exhibit. Exhibition from 000041 to 001958 [followed by Community Meeting about Drug]. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Dated 19730114.
Cite as:
D.C. Art Association Opening: Interviews with the Artists, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Artists
African American artists
Art
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA AV003193
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
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ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Alpha Kappa Alpha presents the Jubilee Art Exhibit : [exhibition] July 23-29, 1984 ... Carnegie Library

Author:
District of Columbia Art Association
Howard University Libraries
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Subject:
Jones, Lois Mailou Exhibitions
Physical description:
18 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1984
1984?]
20th century
Notes:
"Diamond boulé."
Includes a special tribute to Lois Mailou Jones as well as works and biographies of artists in the D.C. Art Association.
Topic:
African American art
Art, American
African American artists--Exhibitions
Call number:
N6538.N5 A44 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Inspiration, 1961-1989 / William Dorsey, Delilah W. Pierce, Peter L. Robinson, Jr

Author:
Dorsey, William 1926-
Pierce, Delilah W. 1904-
Robinson, Peter L. 1922-
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
District of Columbia Art Association
Physical description:
110 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1989
C1989
Notes:
"Published on the occasion of the District of Columbia Art Association retrospective exhibition at the Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution"--T.p. verso.
Topic:
African American art
Art, American
Call number:
N40.1.D704 A5
N40.1.D704A5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

3c American Bar Association single

Scott Catalogue USA 1022
view 3c American Bar Association single digital asset number 1
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Medium:
paper; ink (rose violet); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
District of Columbia
United States of America
Date:
August 24, 1953
Description:
This American Bar Association Issue stamp commemorates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the American Bar Association, the largest professional association for United States lawyers. It was founded in Saratoga Springs, New York and seeks to promote high standards within the legal profession. This stamp features a portion of the frieze located on the west wall of the courtroom. The frieze was sculpted by Adolph A. Weinman.
United States; New York; Chicago; Washington, DC; American Bar Association; lawyer; law; attorney; legal; organization; frieze; sculpture; west wall; Supreme Court; building; architecture; Adolph A. Weinman; art
Topic:
Organizations & Associations
Art & Photography
Object number:
1980.2493.5055
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum

Patent Model for Cylindrical Slide Rule Invented by George Fuller

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Patentee:
Fuller, George
Maker:
Fuller, George
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
plastic (cursor material)
paper (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 4.2 cm x 24.5 cm x 4.2 cm; 1 21/32 in x 9 21/32 in x 1 21/32 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Place made:
United Kingdom: Northern Ireland, Belfast
Made at:
United Kingdom: Northern Ireland, Belfast
Place patented:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1878
Description:
This is the U.S. patent model for a cylindrical slide rule invented by George Fuller (1829–1907), a British civil engineer and professor of engineering at Queen's College, Belfast. Fuller received patents in Great Britain (no. 1044) in 1878 and in the United States in 1879. W. F. Stanley of London manufactured the rule from 1879 until 1975, and it was marketed in the United States by Keuffel & Esser, Dietzgen, and other dealers.
The model has a wooden handle and shaft, with a wooden cylinder that slides up and down the shaft. A paper covered with scales fits around the cylinder. The lower edge of the cylinder has a scale of equal parts. The remainder bears a spiral scale divided logarithmically. A rectangular clear plastic pointer has broken from its attachment on the handle and is tucked into a red ribbon tied around the cylinder. A paper patent tag is marked: No. 291.246; 1879 (/) G. Fuller. (/) Calculators. (/) Patented Sept 2. (/) 1879. A printed description from the patent application of April 16, 1878, is glued to the back of the tag. The tag is attached to the handle with a red ribbon.
L. Leland Locke, a New York mathematics teacher and historian of mathematics, collected this patent model and intended it for the Museums of the Peaceful Arts in New York City. When that institution encountered financial difficulties in 1940, Locke gave a collection of objects, including this model, to the Smithsonian Institution.
For production models of this instrument, see MA*313751, MA*316575, and 1998.0046.01.
References: George Fuller, "Improvement in Calculators" (U.S. Patent 219,246 issued September 2, 1879); The Report of the President of Queen's College, Belfast, for the Year Ending October, 1876 (Dublin, 1877), 9, 29–30, 107–110; James J. Fenton, "Fuller's Calculating Slide-Rule," Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 22 (1886): 57–61; Dieter von Jezierski, Slide Rules: A Journey Through Three Centuries, trans. Rodger Shepherd (Mendham, N.J.: Astragal Press, 2000), 42–43.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Engineering
Patent Models
Rule, Calculating
Mathematics
Credit Line:
Gift of L. Leland Locke
ID Number:
MA*311958
Accession number:
155183
Catalog number:
311958
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Mathematical Association of America Objects
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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50th Anniversary NACW 1946

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Created by:
Robert H. McNeill, American, 1917 - 2005
Subject of:
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, American, founded 1896
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (image): 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 1946
Topic:
African American
Activism
Associations and institutions
Local and regional
Photography
Women
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Graham Holdings Company, © Robert H. McNeill
Object number:
2014.276.2.1
Rights:
© Robert H. McNeill. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Robert McNeill Photographs
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Subject Files, 1995-2000

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Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Deputy Director
Subject:
Robertson, Charles (Charles J.)
Association of Art Museum Directors
District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Board
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1995
1995-2000
Summary:
These records document the administrative activities of Charles J. Robertson, Deputy Director, 1986-2001. Activities include Robertson's interaction with and participation on boards, committees, and commissions within the museum, the Institution, and the museum community at-large such as the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Historic Preservation Review Board. Administrative topics include departmental interactions regarding exhibitions, development, external affairs, personnel, facilities, renovation and repairs, and publications. The files also highlight Robertson's interactions with Institutional offices such as the Board of Regents, Secretary, and the Provost. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, information files, reports, notes, and related material.
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Museums--Collection management
Museum exhibits
Local number:
SIA Acc. 02-091
See more items in:
Subject Files 1967-2006 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Deputy Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Armstrong Manual Training School yearbook

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Creator:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Subject:
Public Schools of the District of Columbia
Physical description:
59 pages; 7 1/2 x 12 inches
Culture:
African American
Type:
Catalogues
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1902
1902-1903
Notes:
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.
Cite as:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr
Topic:
African Americans
Local number:
ACMA 06-016.2
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Untitled

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Photograph by:
Milton Williams, American, born 1940
Subject of:
P. H. Polk, American, 1898 - 1984
James Van Der Zee, American, 1886 - 1983
Association for the Study of African American Life and History, American, founded 1915
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, mounting board
Dimensions:
H x W (Image and Sheet): 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1977
Topic:
African American
Associations and institutions
Education
Photography
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Milton Williams Archives
Object number:
2011.15.23
Rights:
© Milton Williams
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Association of Broadcasters Fountain, (sculpture)

view National Association of Broadcasters Fountain, (sculpture) digital asset number 1
Designer:
Sage, Loren
Architectural firm:
Mills, Petticord and Mills
Medium:
Fountain: cast stone with large pebbles
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
National Association of Broadcasters 1771 N Street, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20036
Date:
1969. Dedicated June 1969
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey, 1993.
Topic:
Abstract
Control number:
IAS DC000177
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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