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Alex Haley's Presentation on Genealogical Trace at the National Archives

Catalog Data

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
United States.. National Archives and Records Administration  Search this
Haley, Alex  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Lectures
Place:
Africa
Africa, West
Gambia
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
Alex Haley talks about tracing his genealogical roots and documenting the oral history of a family for his upcoming book, and his research at the National Archives and Library of Congress. Haley also talks about traveling to Gambia and learning about the history of Kinte clan from a griot, a West African historian who is a repository of oral history for a particular African clan. He presents specific oral history stories and archival materials he discovered which document his ancestral history.
Presentation/lecture. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003265 and AV003068: some content overlaps. AV003068: lecture begins 001616 (prior to lecture consists of First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Business Meeting). AV003265: dated 19730603. AV003068: undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003068
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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
Family  Search this
African American families  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Slave trade  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Lectures
Citation:
Alex Haley's Presentation on Genealogical Trace at the National Archives, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Item ACMA AV003265
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-ref542