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The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Extent:
3 folders
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photocopies
Exhibit scripts
Contact sheets
Correspondence
Brochures
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1969
Summary:
An innovated exhibition exploring contemporary problems of rats in urban areas. The show included a simulated environment of a back yard with live rats. The exhibit was created and exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in November 1969.
Scope and Contents note:
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, brochures, notes, exhibit script, brochures and exhibit reviews.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Rats  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photocopies
Exhibit scripts
Contact sheets
Correspondence
Brochures
Citation:
The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.M03-081
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-m03-081
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John Wesley manuscript

Creator:
Wesley, John.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Biographies
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1920s-1930s
Summary:
This collection contains a handwritten manuscript of approximately 200 pages by John Wesley. The manuscript gives a history of several generations of the Wesley family in Maryland.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans -- History  Search this
Freedmen  Search this
African American families  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Biographies
Manuscripts
Citation:
John Wesley manuscript, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Charles Wesley.
Identifier:
ACMA.M10-003.4
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-m10-003-4
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Hector Bazy Manuscript

Creator:
Bazy, Hector, 1851-  Search this
Extent:
30 pages
11 photographs
Typescript documents
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
pages
photographs
Photographs
Manuscripts
Place:
Texas
Date:
1910
Summary:
The manuscript documents Bazy's life as an African American cowboy throughout the Southwest prairies. Also included are photographs and two camp songs.
General:
Some language in this manuscript may be offensive to some viewers. It is presented as it exists in the original document for the benefit of research. This material in no way reflects the views of the Anacostia Community Museum Archives or the Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment only. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Topic:
African American Cowboys  Search this
Autobiography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Hector Bazy Manuscript, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.M10-003.3
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-m10-003-3
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Here, Look at Mine! exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Lebby, Larry  Search this
Robinson, John N.  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Exhibit scripts
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Transparencies
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1982-11-14 - 1983-02-27
Summary:
An exhibition on selected works by John N. Robinson and Larry Lebby. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from November 14, 1982 --February 27, 1983. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, education packets, floor plans, and catalogues.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
African American art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibit scripts
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Transparencies
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Citation:
Here, Look at Mine! exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.M03-054
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Here, Look at Mine! exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-m03-054
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Lorton Reformatory: beyond time exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Lorton Reformatory  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Exhibit scripts
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Date:
1970-10 - 1970-11
Summary:
An exhibition exploring artistic expression, poetry, and performance created by Lorton Reformatory inmates. The exhibit was held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from October 1970 to November 1970. 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:
Arts in prisons  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibit scripts
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Citation:
Lorton Reformatory: beyond time exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.M03-053
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Lorton Reformatory: beyond time exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-m03-053
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Anacostia story: 1608-1930 exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel.  Search this
Extent:
15.25 Linear Feet (26 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Exhibition catalogs
Maps
Clippings
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Correspondence
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1977-1978
Summary:
An exhibition on history of the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D. C. The show was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from March of 1977 to March 1978. Louise Daniel Hutchinson served as curator. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, brochures, posters, 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:
African Americans  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibition catalogs
Maps
Clippings
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Correspondence
Citation:
Anacostia story: 1680-1930 exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.M03-039
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Anacostia story: 1608-1930 exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-m03-039
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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 -- 1990-2004
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.M03-032
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Before freedom came: African American life in the antebellum South exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-m03-032
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The Real McCoy: Afro-American invention and innovation exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
James, Portia P.  Search this
Extent:
3.52 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Exhibit scripts
Contact sheets
Catalogs
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Date:
1989-05 - 1990-05
Summary:
An exhibition on African American inventors and innovators, from prominent figures such as the 19th century inventor Elijah McCoy to the anonymous men and women who made important contributions to the development of American technology. The show was curated by Portia James and organized by the Anacostia Museum. It was held at the museum from May 1989 --May 1990. 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.
Related Archival Materials note:
Audiovisual materials created for the exhibition by Anacostia Community Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American inventors  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Exhibit scripts
Contact sheets
Catalogs
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Citation:
The Real McCoy: Afro-American invention and innovation exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.M03-026
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The Real McCoy: Afro-American invention and innovation, 1619-1930 exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-m03-026
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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 Feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Exhibition catalogs
Brochures
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
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.M03-014
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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-m03-014
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Barnett-Aden Collection Exhibition records

Creator:
Barnett-Aden Gallery  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Barnett-Aden Collection  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Extent:
1.17 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Exhibit scripts
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Black-and-white transparencies
Catalogs
Black-and-white photographs
Contact sheets
Date:
1974
Summary:
An exhibition on selected works from the Barnett-Aden Gallery, which closed in 1969. The show was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and exhibited there from January 20 through May 6, 1974. Afterwards, the show went on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art from January 10 to February 9, 1975. 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 script, 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:
African American art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Exhibit scripts
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Black-and-white transparencies
Catalogs
Black-and-white photographs
Contact sheets
Citation:
Barnett-Aden Collection Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.M03-010
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Barnett-Aden Collection Exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-m03-010
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Inspiration: 1961–1989 exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
District of Columbia Art Association  Search this
Conway, Wallace X., Sr., 1920-  Search this
Dempsey, Richard W., 1909-  Search this
Dorsey, William, 1926-  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998  Search this
Pierce, Delilah W., 1904-  Search this
Robinson, Peter L., 1922-  Search this
Extent:
0.84 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Catalogs
Correspondence
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Transparencies
Exhibit scripts
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1989-01 - 1989-03
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.
Restrictions:
Use of materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Catalogs
Correspondence
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Transparencies
Exhibit scripts
Citation:
Inspiration: 1961–1989 exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.M03-005
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Inspiration: 1961–1989 exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-m03-005
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Benjamin W. Austin Liberian Autograph Collection

Names:
American Colonization Society  Search this
Cheeseman, Joseph James, 1843-1896  Search this
Extent:
0.06 Linear Feet ((1 box) (4 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Correspondence
Lithographs
Signatures (names)
Place:
Liberia
Date:
circa 1862-1895
bulk 1884-1889
Summary:
The collection, which dates from circa 1812-1895 and measures .06 linear feet, is comprised of correspondence from Liberian elected officials and diplomats, and other individuals involved in the American Colonization Society. The primary recipient of these letters is Benjamin W. Austin, an American autograph collector and historian. The collection also includes a lithograph image of Joseph James Cheeseman, the president of Liberia from 1892 until his death in 1896; a collection of autograph cards bearing the signatures of other members of the Liberian government; and a newspaper clipping of an article on the American Colonization Society.
Scope amd Contents note:
The collection which dates from 1862 to 1895, bulk dates 1880-1889, documents an artificial grouping of letters, visiting cards, and articles that address the personalities of various early government officials of what was then the Republic of Liberia. Of particular interest are the series for letters addressed to Rev. Ben W. Austin who was at one time the secretary of the Northwestern Literary and Historical Society in Sioux City and later, the secretary of the Trinity Historical Society in Dallas, Texas. There is also an interesting letter from Joseph J. Roberts, the first President of Liberia.
Arrangement note:
The papers are arranged into two series. Folders are arranged alphabetically within series, while documents are organized chronologically.

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Printed Material
Biographical/Historical note:
The roots of the country of Liberia can be traced to the American Colonization Society. The society was instrumental in the founding of the colony of Liberia in 1821. Controversial even at its beginnings, it advocated the removal of free people of color from the United States, where they suffered restrictive legislative rights, to Africa. It was thought in Africa, African Americans would enjoy freedoms that would always be denied to them by free whites in the Americas.

Originally begun as a colony of the United States, Liberia was governed by white agents until the appointment of Joseph Jenkins Roberts in 1842. In 1847 Liberia's legislative body voted to declare independence from the United States and elected Roberts as the first President.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Correspondence from the Republic of Liberia collection is 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:
Slavery -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Correspondence
Lithographs
Signatures (names)
Citation:
Benjamin W. Austin Liberian Autograph Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-049
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Benjamin W. Austin Liberian Autograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-049
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Henson family papers

Creator:
Henson family  Search this
Names:
Henson family  Search this
Henson, Tobias  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Linear Feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Leaflets
Correspondence
Financial records
Newsletters
Account books
Receipts
Legal documents
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1818-1943
bulk 1830-1900
Summary:
The Henson Family papers, which date from 1818 to 1943 and measure 0.18 linear feet, document the activities of Tobias Henson and his descendants. The papers are comprised of booklets, correspondence, legal documents, and receipts.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the activities of Tobias Henson and his descendants between 1818 and 1943. It contains materials related to the Hensons' financial and legal activities. Included in the collection are booklets, correspondence, deeds and titles, legal documents, and receipts.

Arrangement The papers are organized into four series. The content of each series is arranged alphabetically. The series are arranged as follows:

Series I: Financial Records Series II: Legal Records Series III: Printed Materials Series IV: Miscellaneous
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged by series: 1) Financial Records, 2) Legal Records, 3) Printed Materials, 4) Miscellaneous.
Biographical/Historical note:
The history of the Hensons begins with the family's patriarch, Tobias Henson. Mr. Henson was a slave in the Washington, DC area during the 18th and 19th centuries and, given his family's history, it is apparent that he was a man with an ambitious mission: to attain the American dream. He had two tasks to accomplish if he were to see his dream realized. First he had to gain freedom for himself and his family. Second he had to purchase property upon which he could build a home, and from which he could earn a living.

He took the first step in 1813 when he purchased himself from his slave master, thus gaining his freedom. Next he purchased his wife, Elizabeth. In April of 1832 Mr. Henson purchased his daughter Matlinda Smith and her three children. In May of the following year he purchased his second daughter Mary Anderson.

With these purchases, Tobias Henson became a slaveholder, with his wife and children his slaves. Ever resourceful, Mr. Henson used this to his advantage; he rented out his daughters for income and used them as collateral for loans. With the income he generated, he purchased the freedom of his other family members. In fact, he used his daughters, Matlinda and Mary, as collateral for a loan he acquired to purchase Mary's freedom.

In addition to purchasing his freedom in 1813, Tobias Henson entered into an agreement to buy land in the Anacostia section of Washington, DC. The land, named the Ridge, consisted of twenty-four acres located in the Congress Heights section of Anacostia. He made payments on the Ridge until 1826, at which time he made the final payment and became the legal owner. Initially Mr. Henson farmed the land, but as his family grew he subdivided the acreage so that the members of his family could experience their own American dream.

Over the subsequent decades members of the Henson family continued to purchase land in the area surrounding the Ridge; at one point they were one of the largest landowners in the Anacostia section of Washington, DC. The family maintained residence on various parts of the land from the time of its purchase until the middle of the 20th century. Title records filed with the District of Columbia show that, in 1931, the portion of the Ridge that Tobias Henson gave to his grandson, Richard Smith, was still in possession of his descendants. But that was the exception. Most of the Henson family's real estate was either sold or "taken" by the government under the auspices of eminent domain. Just a decade after this title was filed, the federal government made plans to take what remained of the Ridge.

The family did all they could to save the legacy of Tobias Henson. They contacted local and federal government officials in an attempt to stave off what would amount to the destruction of an important piece of black history dating from antebellum Washington, DC. When they had exhausted all of the possibilities, they made a last ditch appeal to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. In a 1943 letter they pleaded,

At the present there are some thirteen or fourteen families living on this land, which is still designated as the Ridge, and with only one or two exceptions, these families are the direct descendants of Tobian [sic] Henson…we do not feel that taking our homes will aid in the War Effort or in the Ideals of Democracy.

Unfortunately, their plea went unanswered; the land was taken by the government and the houses thereon where razed.
Related Materials:
Anacostia Historical Society Records.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Slavery -- United States  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
Free blacks  Search this
African Education Society  Search this
American Colonization Society  Search this
Public housing  Search this
Eminent domain  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Freedmen  Search this
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Leaflets
Correspondence
Financial records
Newsletters
Account books
Receipts
Legal documents
Citation:
Henson family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dr. Myrtle Henson.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-030
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Henson family papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-030
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Lorenzo Dow Turner papers

Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Names:
Fisk University  Search this
Howard University  Search this
Roosevelt University  Search this
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
23.97 Linear Feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiovisual materials
Field recordings
Photographs
Photographic prints
Maps
Correspondence
Date:
1895 - 1972
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1895 to 1972 and measures 23.97 linear feet, documents the career and travels of Professor Lorenzo Dow Turner. The collection is comprised of correspondence, academic papers, research materials, books, newspaper and journal articles, sound recordings, and photographs.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged by series: (1) Biographical, (2) Academic Career, (3) Writings, (4) Research, (5) Photographs, (6) Sound Recordings, and (7) Printed Materials.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lorenzo Dow Turner was born in Elizabeth City, N.C. in 1895. He earned his B.A. in 1914 from Howard University; in 1917, he received an M.A. in English from Harvard University. He received his doctorate in English from the University of Chicago in 1926 while simultaneously serving as chairman and professor of the Department of English at Howard from 1917 to 1928. He held the same positions at Fisk University in Nashville from 1929 to 1946. In 1946 he accepted a professorship in the English department at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he remained as professor of English and lecturer in African Cultures until his retirement in 1970. Turner was professor emeritus at Roosevelt until his death at age 77 in 1972. Turner's professional and academic interests encompassed both English and linguistics. A noted scholar of African languages and linguistics, he learned numerous West African languages, mastering five of them. He was a noted authority on Gullah, a Creole language spoken in the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia.
Related Archival Materials note:
Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers at Northwestern University Library
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Sea Islands Creole dialect  Search this
African languages -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Linguistics -- Research -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiovisual materials
Field recordings
Photographs
Photographic prints
Maps
Correspondence
Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017
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Lorenzo Dow Turner papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-017
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Gathered visions: selected works by African American women artists exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Hall, Robert L., 1950-  Search this
Extent:
1.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Correspondence
Date:
undated
Summary:
An exhibition on contemporary African American women artists curated by Robert L. Hall and exhibited at the Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution from November 1990 to April 1991. Artists included are: Erlena Chisolm Bland, Lilian Thomas Burwell, Yvonne Pickering Carter, Margo Humphrey, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Viola Burley Leak, Winnie Owens-Hart, Stephanie E. Pogue, Malkia Roberts, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Sylvia Snowden, Renée Stout, Denise Ward-Brown, Joyce E. Wellman, and Adell Westbrook.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
African American women artists -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Correspondence
Citation:
Gathered visions: selected works by African American women artists exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-044
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Niles' National Register: Fifth Series. No. 19, Vol. XVIII

Collection Publisher:
Niles, William Ogden, -1857  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
July 12, 1845
Scope and Contents:
Articles on United States relations with Mexico and annexation of Texas. Also, B & O Railroad expanding to Wheeling, West Virginia. Large article on possiblity of using steam powered ships for the Navy. Three page article on treaty between Great Britain & France for suppression of African Slave Trade.
Collection Restrictions:
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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:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Niles' National Register
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-10-012-1-ref1

Niles' National Register: Fifth Series, No. 1, Vol. XX

Collection Publisher:
Niles, William Ogden, -1857  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
March 7, 1846
Scope and Contents:
Article on American Colonization Society wanting to move blacks to Liberia, West Africa. Also, includes article on Liberia.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Niles' National Register
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-10-012-1-ref2

Freddie Gray Riots

Collection Photographer:
Orengo, Alejandro  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This series contains 30 images documenting the riots following the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Md., in April 2015. The images depict tension between people living in urban communities and law enforcement.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials require an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: 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:
Alejandro Orengo Photograph Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Museum Purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, Smithsonian Institution in 2016.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-085, Series 1
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Alejandro Orengo Photograph collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-085-ref1

General Baltimore

Collection Photographer:
Orengo, Alejandro  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This series contains 30 photographs of residents and their environment. It depicts festivals, cityscapes, and day-to-day experience of various Baltimore communities.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials require an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: 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:
Alejandro Orengo Photograph Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Museum Purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, Smithsonian Institution in 2016.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-085, Series 2
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Alejandro Orengo Photograph collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-085-ref2

Latino Baltimore

Collection Photographer:
Orengo, Alejandro  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This series contains 30 photographs representing a cross section of Latinos living in Baltimore. It includes portraiture and documents celebrations, families, and businesses.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials require an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: 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:
Alejandro Orengo Photograph Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Museum Purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, Smithsonian Institution in 2016.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-085, Series 3
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Alejandro Orengo Photograph collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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