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First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Business Meeting

Catalog Data

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Rushing, Byron  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
4 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Museum records
Conferences
Meetings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents:
Representatives from the museums which participated in the First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar discuss "where do we go from here" in regards to forming a permanent national organization and the upcoming seminars which will take place in the other 5 cities - Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn, and San Francisco. Business meeting took place at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Chairperson Byron Rushing moderates meeting; John Kinard is in attendance and provides preliminary remarks. Prior to the discussion, Jeff Donaldson talks about the African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) to be held in Lagos, Nigeria in 1977; Donaldson's talk includes a slideshow.
Seminar/Business Meeting. Part of Conference Recordings. AV000806 and AV003260: same content. AV000806, AV003068, and AV003260: content overlaps. AV003068: meeting until 001616 (followed by Alex Haley's Presentation on Genealogical Trace at the National Archives). AV004353, AV003068, and AV003260: undated. AV000806: dated 19760530.
Biographical / Historical:
The First Annual National Black History Museum Seminar was held at the Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Castle, and the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Washington, D.C. from May 29 - 30, 1976. The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum was the host of the seminar. The participants include staff from the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Washington, D.C., Museum of African American History in Boston, DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, African American Museum of Detroit, Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History in Brooklyn, and African American Historical and Cultural Society in San Francisco. The goal for the seminar was to develop a national coalition of black museum professionals and further define the goals of the seminar for the future locations - Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn, and San Francisco.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV000806 ACMA AV003068 ACMA AV003260
Other Archival Materials:
Related archival material - First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Introduction; An Afro-Centric Perspective in Museums: Dr. Leonard Jeffries; The Question of Funding Sources and Management; Seeking, Receiving, and Spending: The Financing Game; First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Participant Statements; First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Adolphus Ealey Lecture; First Annual National Black History Museum Seminar: Institution Statements.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Museums  Search this
African American museums  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Blacks -- History  Search this
Blacks -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Museum records
Conferences
Meetings
Citation:
First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Business Meeting, Record Group AV09-021, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-021, Item ACMA AV004353
See more items in:
Conference Recordings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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