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Neighborhood Change project

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
10 Photographs (digital, Tiff file, color)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2014
Scope and Contents:
Neighborhood Change is a broad-based initiative that looks at change in urban neighborhoods and communities from the perspective of community residents and stakeholders. The Neighborhood Change project investigates, documents, and presents research on how residents engage with stake holders and decision makers around changes in their immediate urban environment. Community-based documentation and research efforts for the project include oral history interviewing and community survey and mapping projects. An important part of the work is to build networks to share perspectives and discourse about historical and cultural dynamics that are seen and felt at the local level. Museum research into issue and themes of change that resonate within urban communities seeks to encourage and facilitate residents in urban neighborhoods to make links and connections between their communities and other urban centers.
The collection thus far include images documenting the built envirnoment in Southeast, Washington, D.C., and interviews with community residents.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Neighborhood Change project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.01-007.7
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-01-007-7
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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
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.03-005
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Inspiration: 1961–1989 Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-005
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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
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.03-010
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-010
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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 foot (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Exhibition catalogs
Brochures
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Exhibition records
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.03-014
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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-03-014
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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
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.03-026
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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-03-026
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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
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.03-039
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Anacostia story: 1608-1930 exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-039
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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
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:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
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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Gathered visions: selected works by African American women artists exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-044
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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
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.03-054
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Here, Look at Mine! Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-054
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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
See more items in:
Henson Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-030
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Chester Lee Harris papers

Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Names:
Harris, Lee  Search this
Extent:
1.37 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Ephemera
Color photographs
Clippings
Brochures
Books
Awards
Memorabilia
Invitations
Newspaper clippings
Programs
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
circa 1884-2001
bulk 1940-1976
Summary:
The Lee Harris papers, which dates from circa 1884 to 2001 and measures 1.43 linear feet, documents the activities of Chester Lee Harris and his extended family. The papers are comprised of certificates, diplomas, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, books, and photographs.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the activities in the personal life of Chester Lee Harris and his family between 1884 and 2001. The majority of materials contained in this collection are family and travel snapshots. The series of biographical documents and books outline major events in his life, as well as his service in the military and his community.
Arrangement note:
The papers are organized into five series. Folders within series I to IV are arranged alphabetically, while the photographic series is arranged roughly in chronological order. Documents within the folders are organized chronologically.

Series I: Biographical files

Series II: Printed materials

Series III: Career

Series IV: Books

Series V: Photographs

Subseries 5.1: Lee Harris

Subseries 5.2: Family
Biographical/Historical note:
Chester Lee Harris was born in 1940, spending his early years at Hackensack, New Jersey with his parents, Chester and Margaret Harris. His sister Renee Harris was born three years later, after which the family moved to Manhattan, New York. Lee's mother was 16 years old when he was born – documentation on his father, however, is scarce. Margaret later divorced Chester and became married to William Beasley, who died in 1977. Both Lee and Renee graduated Edward W. Stitt Junior high school in New York.

In the early 1960s, Lee was enlisted in the 369th Infantry of the New York Army National Guard, participating in training at Fort Dix and Fort Drum. After his discharge, Lee married Claudette Nourse in 1969, moving into an apartment in the Bronx. He worked as a New York City Transit bus operator until 1994. Their first house was acquired after retirement in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The couple remains active in the community into later years of their life. At the age of fifty, Claudette graduated Bronx Community College of the City University of New York with an Associate's degree in Applied Science. Lee was fifty-nine and Claudette sixty-three when they volunteered at the Citizen's Academy of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The two-month program aimed to foster public understanding on the incentives behind police work, in order to correct common misunderstandings. The following year Lee again applied to be a police department volunteer, this time for the Programs for Accessible Living's Parking Patrol Program (P.A.L.). There is no indication of whether he was accepted into this program or not.

Gatherings with his extended family continued after marriage, particularly at Christmas. His grandmother, Henrietta Cephas Brown ("Nana") makes a consistent appearance in family photographs since Lee's birth, indicating their close correspondence. He also made trips with his extended family to locales such as Cape Cod, New Hampshire, and New York City.
Provenance:
The Lee Harris papers were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in August 2003 by Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Lee Harris 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 Americans -- Employment  Search this
Travel  Search this
African American families  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
Hackensack (N.J.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Color photographs
Clippings
Brochures
Books
Awards
Memorabilia
Invitations
Newspaper clippings
Programs
Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034
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Chester Lee Harris papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-034
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Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs

Creator:
Bazemore, Henry  Search this
Extent:
0.42 Linear feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1940s
Summary:
The collection, dated circa 1940s and measuring .42 linear feet, documents the lives and activities of the residents of the Frederick Douglass Dwellings. The collection is comprised of black-and-white photographs.
Biographical/Historical note:
Built as temporary housing for World War II workers, the Frederick Douglass Dwellings were located on land previously owned by Tobias Henson, a former slave, who, after purchasing his freedom and that of his family, purchased and developed a 24-acre tract called The Ridge. Henson added to his landholdings and by the 1870s his family was the principal landholder in the black community of Stantontown; they remained on the land until the 1940s, when the federal government condemned the community to build the Frederick Douglass Dwellings. Deemed uninhabitable in 1998 and left vacant, the Frederick Douglass Dwellings were demolished in 2000 to make way for a new mixed-income community.
Restrictions:
Use of materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Public housing  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Citation:
Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Henry Bazemore.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-067
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Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-067
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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
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.06-125
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Hector Bazy Manuscript
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-125
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Willa B. Brown Photograph

Names:
Brown, Willa  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Date:
bulk 1925-1935
Scope and Contents:
This full-length studio portrait photograph features early African American pilot Willa B. Brown, posed in her flying suit photograph. The photograph was taken somewhere between 1925 and 1935 in Chicago, Illinois.
Biographical / Historical:
Willa Brown was a pilot and president of the National Airmen's Association of America.
Provenance:
Billie Johnson, Gift, 1997
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
African American air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Willa B. Brown Photograph, Accession number 1987-0095, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0095
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0095
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Sarah Vaughan Memorial Program

Donor:
Morton, Azariah  Search this
Author:
Mount Zion Baptist Church (Newark (N.J.))  Search this
Names:
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Programs
Date:
1990
Summary:
The collection consists of a single memorial program documenting the April 9, 1990 funeral of Sarah Vaughan at the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of a single memorial program documenting the April 9, 1990 funeral of Sarah Vaughan that took place at the Mount Zion Baptist Church located in Newark, New Jersey. A brief biography of Vaughan's music career, photograph, and the order of the funeral service are included in the memorial program.
Arrangement:
The collection consists of a single item.
Biographical / Historical:
Sarah [Sassy] Vaughan, a leading female jazz vocalist between the 1940s and 1980s, was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 27, 1924 and died on April 3, 1990. In 1942 she won an amateur contest at the Apollo Theatre and by 1943 was working as a singer and second pianist for Earl Hines band. During her long career Sarah Vaughan performed with such leaders in the field of American jazz like Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Azariah Morton,1991 May 21.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
African American singers  Search this
Singers  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- 1990-2000  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Memorial service -- 1990-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs
Citation:
Sarah Vaughan Memorial Program, 1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0384
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Sarah Vaughan Memorial Program
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0384
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Program in African American Culture Collection

Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
100 cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audio cassettes
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Photographs -- 1980-2000
Date:
1979-1986
Scope and Contents:
Audio and video documentation of concerts, lectures, seminars, and colloquia on African American historical and cultural topics including gospel music, African American religion, jazz music, and the civil rights movement. Photographs are primarily documentation of the programs, rather than earlier, historic images.

Includes archival original, magnetic tape, 1/4", audiocassette, 3/4",Umatic video cassette, and 1/2",VHS video cassette.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into 31 series. Chronological by program title.
Biographical / Historical:
Collection created by the Program in African Amerian Culture at the Smithsonian Institution from 1979-1986.
Provenance:
Collection created by the Program in African Amerian Culture at the Smithsonian Institution from 1979-1986.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Topic:
Civil rights  Search this
African American history  Search this
African American religion  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
African Americans -- Music  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audio cassettes
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Photographs -- 1980-2000
Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0408
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0408
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African-American Cosmetic and Food Label Collection

Creator:
Wright, Helena, 1946-  Search this
Names:
Famous Products Co.  Search this
Lucky Man Co.  Search this
Madam Jones Co.  Search this
Val-Mor Co.  Search this
Extent:
0.12 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Labels
Date:
1934-1946
Scope and Contents:
Fifty-three personal care and food labels from four Chicago area African-American businesses: Famous Products Company, Madam Jones Company, Lucky Man Company, and Val-Mor Products Company.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection contains African American cosmetic and food labels, 1934-1946, designed to appeal to the African-American consumer market.
Provenance:
Helena Wright, Gift, 11/23/1993.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Packaging  Search this
Cosmetics industry  Search this
African American business enterprises -- 1930-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Labels
Citation:
African-American Cosmetic and Food Label Collection, 1934-1946, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0480
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0480
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Chuck Stewart Jazz Photographs

Donor:
Stewart, Charles, 1927-  Search this
Names:
Ali, Rashied, 1933-2009  Search this
Coltrane, Alice, 1937-  Search this
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Garrison, Jimmy  Search this
Sanders, Pharoah  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Digital images
Inkjet prints
Date:
1964 - 1971
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of twenty-five inkjet prints from original film negatives of John Coltrane and others. The majority of the photographs were taken by Stewart during the December 10, 1964 recording of Coltrane's biggest hit, "A Love Supreme". Some of the images include Coltrane's wife, Alice Coltrane, and others include musicians Pharoah Sanders, Rashied Ali, and Jimmy Garrison.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Stewart is a jazz photographer, known for photographing portraits used for album and CD covers.
General:
John Coltrane was a jazz saxophonist and composer.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by Chuck Stewart.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission and licensing requests must be secured from Kim Stewart. See repository for further details.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- 1960-1970 -- United States  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Inkjet prints -- 1960-1970
Digital images
Inkjet prints
Citation:
Chuck Stewart Photographs of John Coltrane, 1964-1971, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1321
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1321
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To the Health of the Bride

Publisher:
Keystone View Company, Meadville, Pa.; St. Louis, Mo.  Search this
Photographer:
B. L. Singley  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b/w)
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Date:
1901
General:
Historic Image #: 10482
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Weddings  Search this
Men  Search this
Women  Search this
Palms  Search this
Tables  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Wedding cakes  Search this
Table setting and decoration  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR061016
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Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-str-ref3383

The Wedding Dinner

Publisher:
Keystone View Company, Meadville, Pa.; St. Louis, Mo.  Search this
Photographer:
B. L. Singley  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b/w)
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Date:
1901
General:
Historic Image #: 10481
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Weddings  Search this
Men  Search this
Women  Search this
Palms  Search this
Tables  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Wedding cakes  Search this
Table setting and decoration  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR061017
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Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-str-ref3384

The Wedding Breakfast

Publisher:
B. W. Kilburn, Littleton, N.H.  Search this
Photographer:
B. W. Kilburn, Littleton, N.H.  Search this
Distributor:
James M. Davis, New York, St. Louis, Liverpool, Toronto, Sydney  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b/w)
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Date:
1897
Scope and Contents:
on back: Photographed and Published by B. W. Kilburn, Littleton, N.H.
General:
Historic Image #: 11444
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Weddings  Search this
Men  Search this
Women  Search this
Palms  Search this
Tables  Search this
Chairs  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR061027
See more items in:
Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-str-ref3394

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