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Charles E. Qualls papers

Creator:
Qualls, Charles E.  Search this
Names:
American Cancer Society  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Greater Southeast Community Hospital (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People  Search this
National Cancer Society  Search this
National Pharmaceutical Association  Search this
Barry, Marion, 1936-  Search this
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988  Search this
Qualls, Charles E.  Search this
Extent:
3.02 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Certificates
Diplomas
Journals (periodicals)
Clippings
Correspondence
Broadsides (notices)
Photographic prints
Scrapbooks
Awards
Financial records
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1899-1996
bulk 1960-1983
Summary:
The Charles E. Qualls papers, which date from 1899 to 1988 and measure 3.02 linear feet, document the career of pharmacist and community organizer Charles E. Qualls. The papers are comprised of correspondence, documents from community organizations, magazines, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the professional life of Charles E. Qualls between 1960 and 1983. It contains materials related to Mr. Qualls's education, community involvement, and pharmacy business. Included in the collection are awards and citations, certificates, correspondence, financial records, photographic albums and prints, printed materials, and scrapbooks.
Arrangement note:
The papers are organized into six series. The content of each series is arranged alphabetically. There are oversize materials in the Biographical, Photographs and Miscellaneous series. The oversize materials in the Biographical and Miscellaneous series contain scrapbooks. The series are arranged as follows:

Series 1: Biographical

Series 2: Community Organizations

Series 3: Correspondence

Series 4: Photographs

Series 5: Printed Materials

Series 6: Miscellaneous
Biographical/Historical note:
On May 23, 1912 Charles Edward Qualls was born in New Bern, Tennessee to Fred and Ary Watts Qualls. Shortly after his birth the family of fourteen moved to South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from high school there in 1932 with a dream of becoming a business owner. After a few diversions along the way, in 1941 he graduated from Howard University's School of Pharmacy. Mr. Qualls's determination to fulfill his dream proved quite strong; a few months after his graduation he opened his own drug store, the Anacostia Pharmacy. From that point on, he became "Doc Qualls" to all who knew him. Two years later he married Aleneitha Johnson of Conway, South Carolina and they had one son, Neal Frederic Qualls.

The Anacostia Pharmacy, located on Nichols Avenue – later renamed Martin Luther King Avenue – became a gathering place for the community. Young people socialized at the soda fountain while older people planned for the future of Anacostia. It was from these gatherings that the vision for a community business organization developed; a vision that was realized in 1949 with the establishment of Anacostia Business and Professional Association (ABPA).

The ABPA provided assistance to local businesses by garnering grants and loans, lobbying politicians, and, at times, enforcing business regulations. To maintain its presence in Anacostia, the Association sponsored awards for organizations throughout the community: schools, police precincts, and cultural organizations. Additionally, the organization contributed time and money to various politicians, serving as an intermediary between Anacostia and the city at-large.

His influence in Anacostia and District of Columbia extended beyond the interests of local businesses. His concern for the health of Anacostia's residents led him to found the Washington Pharmaceutical Association in 1947. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Southeast Unit of the D.C. Chapter of the National Cancer Society, which opened to great fanfare in 1968. Undoubtedly his most important contribution in the area of health was his tireless lobbying for a hospital in Ward 8. Eventually the city gave its approval, and Mr. Qualls got right to work conducting several fundraisers. The Morris Cafritz Memorial Hospital (Greater Southeast Community Hospital) opened in the spring of 1966 and Mr. Qualls served on its board.

As if addressing Anacostia's economic and health concerns were not enough, Mr. Qualls found time to work on the cultural front. He was a founding member of the Anacostia Historical Society whose mission was to preserve and promote the history and culture of Anacostia. The Society operated under the auspices of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, and together the two organizations created an exhibit, Anacostia Story: 1608–1930. The show opened in 1977. On the historical front, Mr. Qualls and the ABPA lobbied the federal government – the National Park Service, in particular – to take ownership of Frederick Douglass's home. He, along with many others in the community, believed that only the stewardship of the government could save the house from ruin. His efforts paid off and he had a front row seat at the dedication ceremony for the newly established National Park Service historic site, Cedar Hill.

This pillar of the community died in 1984 at the age of 72. The official cause of death was cancer. But his family and friends would argue that point; many felt that he died of a broken heart. In late November 1983, the venerable Anacostia Pharmacy was robbed at gunpoint and then ransacked; all of this while Doc Qualls was undergoing what would be successful cancer surgery at his alma mater, Howard University. When he returned to his beloved pharmacy a few weeks later, he was absolutely devastated, so much so that he all but stopped working with the community organizations to which he had been dedicated. With his store padlocked and boarded up, his family and friends watched helplessly as his health declined. He was eventually readmitted to the hospital in late March of 1984 where, except for a few days in May, he remained for the rest of his life.

Charles Edward Qualls died on June 21, 1984.
Related Archival Materials note:
Anacostia Historical Society records located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

Alice Bell Finlayson papers located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

Ella B. Howard Pearis papers located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

Dale/Patterson family collection located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.
Provenance:
The Charles E. Qualls papers were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in 1990 by the estate of Charles E. Qualls. Additional materials from his estate were donated by Dianne Dale in 2006.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Charles E. Qualls 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:
Community organization  Search this
African Americans  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Certificates
Diplomas
Journals (periodicals)
Clippings
Correspondence
Broadsides (notices)
Photographic prints
Scrapbooks
Awards
Financial records
Citation:
Charles E. Qualls papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the estate of Charles E. Qualls.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-013
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Charles E. Qualls papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-013
Online Media:

Remembering U Street Festival

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (VHS)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1995
Scope and Contents:
Footage of a festival, including a parade, musicians, and classic cars.
Festival. Dated 19950930.
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 to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Remembering U Street Festival, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-017, Item ACMA AV002082
See more items in:
Southern city, national ambition: the growth of early Washington, D.C., 1800- 1860 exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-017-ref508

Riot and Remembrance the Tulsa Race War and Its Legacy

Author:
Hirsch, James S  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electdronic books
History
Place:
Oklahoma
Tulsa
Tulsa (Okla.)
Date:
2014
20th century
Topic:
Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
Racism--History  Search this
Riots--History  Search this
Violence--History  Search this
African American neighborhoods--History  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Racism  Search this
Riots  Search this
Violence  Search this
Call number:
F704.T92 H56 2002 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145558

Reconstructing the Dreamland : the Tulsa riot of 1921 : race, reparations, and reconciliation / Alfred L. Brophy

Author:
Brophy, Alfred L  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Oklahoma
Tulsa
Tulsa (Okla.)
Schwarze
Date:
2002
20th century
Topic:
Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
African American neighborhoods--History  Search this
Riots--History  Search this
Violence--History  Search this
African Americans--Reparations  Search this
Racism--History  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Racism  Search this
Riots  Search this
Violence  Search this
Aufstand  Search this
Rassenonlusten  Search this
African Americans--Claims  Search this
Prejudices  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_671512

The burning : massacre, destruction, and the Tulsa race riot of 1921 / Tim Madigan

Author:
Madigan, Tim 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Oklahoma
Tulsa
Tulsa (Okla.)
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.)
Date:
2001
20th century
Topic:
Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
African American neighborhoods--History  Search this
Riots--History  Search this
Violence--History  Search this
Racism--History  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Racism  Search this
Riots  Search this
Violence  Search this
Rassenonlusten  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_682415

Impact of 'The Anacostia Story' Exhibition

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
At a staff meeting, Dr. James Savace (psychology department) shared his perceptions about the exhibition 'The Anacostia Story' from a psychological point of view, and what he thinks might be the impact on visitors who visit the exhibition. Staff discussed ways to improve the exhibition, particularly with regard to the amount of text in the exhibition.
Meeting. Audio only. Very poor audio quality. Related to exhibition 'The Anacostia Story.' Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition 'The Anacostia Story' presented the history and development of Anacostia between 1608 and 1930 told through artifacts, photographs, early prints, documents and memorabilia. Well-known residents of the area, including Frederick Douglass, Elzie Hoffman, Dr. Charles Nichols, and Solomon G. Brown, were featured. The exhibition was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from March of 1977 to March 1978.
Series 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
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Impact of 'The Anacostia Story' Exhibition, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-039, Item ACMA AV001361
See more items in:
Anacostia story: 1608-1930 exhibition records
Anacostia story: 1608-1930 exhibition records / Series ACMA 03-039: Anacostia Story:1608-1930 audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-039-ref922

Frederick Douglass Dwellings

Creator:
Jackson, Frank R., 1908-2007  Search this
Collection Creator:
Jackson, Frank R., 1908-2007  Search this
Extent:
1 Color slide (1 1/2 x 4 inches )
Container:
Box 4, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Photographic slides
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1950-1970
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Public housing  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic slides
Collection Citation:
Frank R. Jackson papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Carole Hyman.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-068, Item acma_06-068-306
See more items in:
Frank R. Jackson papers
Frank R. Jackson papers / Series 1: Photographs / Anacostia Residents, Housing, and Events / Frederick Douglass Dwellings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-068-ref779

Frederick Douglass Dwellings

Creator:
Jackson, Frank R., 1908-2007  Search this
Collection Creator:
Jackson, Frank R., 1908-2007  Search this
Extent:
1 Color slide (1 1/2 x 4 inches)
Container:
Box 4, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Photographic slides
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1960-1970
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Public housing  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic slides
Collection Citation:
Frank R. Jackson papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Carole Hyman.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-068, Item acma_06-068-308
See more items in:
Frank R. Jackson papers
Frank R. Jackson papers / Series 1: Photographs / Anacostia Residents, Housing, and Events / Frederick Douglass Dwellings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-068-ref781

Frederick Douglass Dwellings

Creator:
Jackson, Frank R., 1908-2007  Search this
Collection Creator:
Jackson, Frank R., 1908-2007  Search this
Extent:
1 Color slide (1 1/2 x 4 inches)
Container:
Box 4, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Photographic slides
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1960-1970
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Public housing  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic slides
Collection Citation:
Frank R. Jackson papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Carole Hyman.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-068, Item acma_06-068-309
See more items in:
Frank R. Jackson papers
Frank R. Jackson papers / Series 1: Photographs / Anacostia Residents, Housing, and Events / Frederick Douglass Dwellings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-068-ref782

Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs

Creator:
Bazemore, Henry  Search this
Extent:
0.42 Linear feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
See more items in:
Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-067
Online Media:

Ruth Marie Hudson photographic prints

Creator:
Hudson, Ruth Marie.  Search this
Extent:
9 negatives (photographic)
19 Photographic prints
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Eustis (Fla.)
Date:
circa 1930
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1930, contains 19 black-and-white photographic prints and 9 black-and-white negatives depicting the family of Mrs. Ruth Marie Hudson, as well as the black community in Eustis, Florida. The images portray African American men, women and children.
Biographical/Historical note:
The city of Eustis is located in Lake County, Florida. Traditionally African-American neighborhoods in the city include Egypt and East Town. In 2009, the City of Eustis received a grant from the Florida Division of Historical Resources to complete a historical and architectural survey of the two neighborhoods.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Ruth Marie Hudson photographic prints, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Patricia N. George.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-036
See more items in:
Ruth Marie Hudson photographic prints
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-036

Frederick Douglass Dwellings Collection

Extent:
1.5 Linear feet ((3 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Magazines (periodicals)
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Color photographs
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1940s-1990s
Summary:
The collection, which dates from circa 1940s to 1990s and measures 1.15 linear feet, documents the daily lives and activities of the residents of the Frederick Douglass Dwellings and other areas of Anacostia, as well as the demolition of the Frederick Douglass Dwellings. The collection is comprised of color and black-and-white photographs, studio portraits, slides, negatives, documents from community organizations, magazines and clippings.
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:
African Americans  Search this
Public housing  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Color photographs
Citation:
Frederick Douglass Dwellings collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of members of the Southeast Voices.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-066
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-066

Harlem Renaissance Literature Collection

Extent:
3.4 Linear Feet ((37 books) (1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Date:
circa 1901-1940
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1901-1940, contains 37 books from African-American authors associated with the Harlem Renaissance. These materials were purchased in support of the exhibit "The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties" which was held at the Anacostia Community Museum from September 1985--December 1986.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Harlem Renaissance was a literary and artistic movement that reached its zenith during the 1920s. It was centered around the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Harlem in New York City and grew out of changes that had taken place in the African-American community since the end of slavery, including the Great Migration and World War I. The visual and literary art that emerged from this era encompassed a wide variety of cultural elements and styles, but was characterized by some common themes, including racial pride, the influence of the experience of slavery, and the effects of institutional racism.
Formatted Contents note:
From the heart of a folk; a book of songs -- The poet and other poems -- Plantation echoes; a collection of original Negro dialect poems -- The forged note : a romance of the darker races -- The Negro family in Chicago -- The book of American Negro spirituals [2 copies] -- Shakespeare in Harlem -- The Negro family in the United States -- Old fashioned Black fo'ks -- The weary blues -- Selected poems -- Seeking the best; dedicated to the Negro youth -- Native son -- Rope and faggot: a biography of Judge Lynch -- The fire in the flint -- Saint Peter relates an incident of the resurrection day -- Porgy; a play in four acts -- The voice of the Negro -- Flight [2 copies] -- Up from slavery; an autobiography -- Negro drawings -- Plays and pageants from the life of the Negro -- The green pastures -- The blacker the berry -- Tropic death -- Darkwater: voices from within the veil -- The Black Christ and other poems -- Copper sun -- Fine clothes to the Jew -- Tell my horse -- Une vie de toutes les couleurs -- Cordially yours ... a collection of original short stories and essays by America's leading authors -- Banjo, a story without a plot -- The Negro and his songs; a study of typical Negro songs in the South -- Color.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans in literature  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
African Americans -- Music  Search this
American literature -- African American authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
Harlem Renaissance literature collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-108
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-108

Evolution of a Community: 1972 Exhibition Records

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Extent:
2.26 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversized box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Exhibition catalogs
Contact sheets
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographic prints
Negatives
Exhibition records
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1898-1988
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Evolution of a Community: 1972 Exhibition presented by the Anacostia Community Museum measure 2.26 cubic feet and date from 1898 to 1988. Included are exhibit administrative files, lists of images, press releases for the promotion of the exhibit, oral history transcripts and permission forms, and extensive research files into the Anacostia community in southeast Washington D.C.

Exhibit Records include an outline for exhibit themes and proposed layouts, administrative files that include work plans and meeting notes, lists of exhibit images, promotional press releases, and related correspondence. Subjects relate to project management and community engagement.

Oral History of Anacostia Project Files include transcripts of the audio collected from the Oral History of Anacostia Project. This includes a list of interviewees and their interviewers.

Neighborhood Background Research Files represent two-thirds of the collection. Research files include news clippings, publications, unpublished articles, project files, and research material. Subjects include local figures and the Barry's Farm neighborhood, unpublished historical narratives, and project records related to archaeological investigations and neighborhood development programs.
Arrangement:
Evolution of a Community: 1972 Exhibition Records is arranged in 3 series.

Series 1: Exhibit Records

Series 2: Oral History of Anacostia Project Files

Series 3: Neighborhood Background Research Files
Historical Note:
An exhibition on history of the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington D.C. post-World War II. The show was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (now the Anacostia Community Museum) and held there from January 1, 1972 to December 31, 1972.
Related Materials:
Anacostia Story: 1608-1930 Exhibition Records, M03-039.
Provenance:
Records of the Evolution of a Community: 1972 Exhibition were created by the Anacostia Community Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
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.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibition catalogs
Contact sheets
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographic prints
Negatives
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Citation:
Evolution of a Community: 1972 Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-040
See more items in:
Evolution of a Community: 1972 Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-040
Online Media:

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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
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Harold M. Anderson Black Wall Street Film

Creator:
Anderson, Harold M.  Search this
Names:
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969  Search this
Nixon, Pat, 1912-1993  Search this
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1 reel.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Oklahoma -- Tulsa
Date:
1948-1952
Summary:
Black Wall Street was a vibrant African American community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Filmed between 1948 and 1952 Reverend Harold Anderson's Black Wall Street Film documents many of the neighborhood's businesses including barber shops, bakers, taxi companies, jewelers, and other stores. Reverand Andserson also captured its citizens in church, at school, participating in parades, and walking around the area. The film includes footage Richard and Pat Nixon as they campaigned in Black Wall Street, the first vice-presidential candidate to visit the African American neighborhood.
Scope and Contents:
A black and white, silent 16mm film documenting the people and businesses of the Black Wall Street section of Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1948-1952.
Arrangement:
Arranged in one series.

Series 1, Harold M. Anderson Black Wall Street Film
Biographical / Historical:
Black Wall Street was a vibrant African American community that was destroyed during a race riot that broke out in 1921. Its businesses were burned to the ground and the residents were displaced. Against the odds, Black Wall Street was reborn and by the 1940s was once again a center for African American life in Tulsa.

Reverend Harold Mose Anderson's film titled Reverend Harold Anderson's Black Wall Street documents evidence of this resurgance. Although Anderson was only a year old when the riots occurred, he grew up hearing stories about life in Black Wall Street before the riot. He was both a witness to and participant in the rebuilding and revival of the community. And, he documented the resulting renewal with his 16mm motion picture camera.

Filmed between 1948 and 1952 Reverend Harold Anderson's Black Wall Street does just that. A successful businessman, Anderson managed and then owned two neighborhood movie theaters, a skating rink, bowling alley, and shopping strip, among other enterprises. He also brought the Golden Gloves boxing tournament to the area, making it accessible to African American fans. Anderson felt that it was critical that Black Wall Street sustain independent African American business, ensuring resident dollars would stay in the community and guarantee its vibrancy.

Almost lost in a devastating house fire, Reverend Anderson's film recognizes the efforts and successes of the community. With his camera he documented many of Black Wall Street's businesses including barber shops, bakers, taxi companies, jewelers, and other stores. He also captured its citizens in church, at school, participating in parades, and walking around the area. The film includes footage Richard and Pat Nixon as they campaigned in Black Wall Street, the first vice-presidential candidate to visit the African American neighborhood.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center by Patricia Sanders on behalf of the heirs of Harold M. Anderson in 2009.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Reference copy in Smithsonian Institution Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) must be used.
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. All third party requests to use the film for other than standard museum purposes are to be direced to GettyImages. See repository for information.
Topic:
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Parades -- United States  Search this
Riots -- 1920-1930 -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa  Search this
African American businesspeople  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Harold M. Anderson Black Wall Street Film, 1948-1952, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1197
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Harold M. Anderson Black Wall Street Film
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Anacostia Historical Society records

Creator:
Anacostia Historical Society  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Historical Society  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Extent:
1.65 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Exhibition catalogs
Correspondence
Financial records
Slides (photographs)
Newsletters
Clippings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1974-1992
bulk 1977-1980
Summary:
The Anacostia Historical Society records, which date from 1974 to 1992, document the history and activities of the Anacostia Historical Society. The records are comprised of correspondence, financial records, museum catalogs, newsletters, clippings and slides.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the activities of the Anacostia Historical Society between 1974 and 1992. It contains material related to the Society's administration, events, and membership. Included in the collection are administrative and financial records, correspondence, mailing lists, membership records, and printed materials.
Arrangement:
The records are organized into six series. The Administration, Printed Materials, and Special Events series have been further arranged into subseries. The Printed Materials series is arranged chronologically; otherwise the content of each series and subseries is arranged alphabetically. The series are arranged as follows:

Series I: Administration, 1974-1992, contains materials related to the management and organization of the Anacostia Historical Society (AHS). The documents in this series include dues statements, meeting agendas and minutes, and membership lists. The meeting agendas and minutes present a comprehensive view of the scope of the Socety's political and social efforts on ehalf of the Anacostia community.

Series II: Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, 1975-1990, contains information on the Anacostia Neighborbood Museum's administration, events, and exhibits. The materials include administrative papers, event calendars, fliers, and membership documents. There are extensive records on the planning for the Museum's 10th Anniversary celebration and on the Anacostia Story 1608/1930 exhibit, which was developed in collaboration with the Anacostia Historical Society.

Series III: Correspondence, 1975-1985, is comprised of the Society's correspondence with its members, political representatives, and the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Also included in this series is correspondence generated by Alice Bell Finlayson in her effort to prevent the demolition of Birney School, where she served as principal for fourteen years.

Series IV: Printed Materials, 1975-1992, contains newspaper clipping, newsletters, and museum materials, which provide information on Anacostia's history and culture The materials include the Anacostia Historical Society's newsletters.

Series V: Slides, 1970-1974, contain color slides. Some of the images are from the San Francisco region and include pictures of the Market Street area of the city.

Series VI: Special Events, 1977-1987, contains materials related to enrchment events sponsored by the Society. Included are curriculum vitae and speeches from the lecture series, and general information on excursions to historical sites.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Anacostia Historical Society ws established in 1974 to serve as "an organization of Anacostia residents and a committee of the Board of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum...dedicated to the collection, preservation and understanding of its community's rich history and heritage." To this end, the coalition developed programs that provided opportunities for the entire city to learn more about the area. In 1977, this collaboration produced The Anacostia Story: 1608-1930, an exhibit which presented an expansive chronicle of life in the Anacostia area. The same year, with funding from the Smithsonian Institution and a grant from the D.C. Commmunity Humanities Council, the Society established a lecture series that addressed important issues in the community. Speakers included academicians, politicians, activists and community leaders. The Society continued its work through the 1990s; however, its records show a drop in participation and program events in the early 1980s. The latest indication of organizational activity is a meeting attendance sheet dated April 8, 1922, which indicates 6 members attended.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions may exist. Please contact the archivist for further information.
Topic:
African American neighborhoods  Search this
History -- societies, etc  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibition catalogs
Correspondence
Financial records
Slides (photographs)
Newsletters
Clippings
Citation:
Anacostia Historical Society records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Anacostia Historical Society.
Identifier:
ACMA.M04-001
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Anacostia Historical Society records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-m04-001

To Achieve These Rights: Video Epilogue

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (VHS)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
United States -- Politics and government
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1992
Scope and Contents:
Brief description of Washington, D.C. residents' fight for statehood and Congressional representatives during the 1980s. Local politics and rising crime in the district are also addressed.
Short film. Related to exhibition 'To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equality and Self-Determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978.' Part of To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equality and Self-Determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978 Audiovisual Records. Dated 19920103.
Biographical / Historical:
'To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equality and Self-Determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978' showcased 187 years of civil rights activism in Washington, D.C. by examining the African American journey toward racial equality in the nation's capital--from slavery and emancipation to voting rights, desegregation, and home rule. The exhibition was created by the Anacostia Museum and exhibited there from January 1992 to November 1992.
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires 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.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Home rule  Search this
Politicians  Search this
Political science  Search this
Crime  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Collection Citation:
To achieve these rights: the struggle for equality and self-determination in the District of Columbia, 1791–1978 exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-033, Item ACMA AV002127
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To achieve these rights: the struggle for equality and self-determination in the District of Columbia, 1791–1978 exhibition records
To achieve these rights: the struggle for equality and self-determination in the District of Columbia, 1791–1978 exhibition records / Series 2: AudioVisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-033-ref514

Anacostia: Not the Same Old Story exhibition records

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Lucy Ellen Moton  Search this
Extent:
0.29 Linear feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Exhibition records
Exhibition catalogs
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Clippings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1995
Summary:
Held at the Anacostia Museum from June 17, 1995 to August 28, 1995, this exhibition was the result of a partnership between the museum and Lucy Ellen Moton Elementary School. During the 1994-95 school years, the students researched the community of Anacostia and produced photographs, poems, stories, drawings, interviews, documents, and personal artifacts. The student efforts were included under the themes: Moten Elementary School, From Our Homes, Institutions and Organizations, and Community Life.
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, exhibit layouts, and student statements.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Elementary schools  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Exhibition catalogs
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Clippings
Citation:
Anacostia: Not the Same Old Story exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-041
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Anacostia: Not the Same Old Story exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-041

Anacostia Story:1608-1930 audiovisual records

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
4 Sound recordings (4 audio cassette sound recordings)
3 Video recordings (1 open reel 1/2" video recording ; 2 VHS 1/2" video recordings)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1977-1978
Scope and Contents note:
Audiovisual materials created for an exhibition on the 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. This collection contains the audiovisual output of the exhibit, including video and sound recordings created for use within the exhibit and recordings of related talks and the exhibit opening.
Related Archival Materials note:
Anacostia Community Museum. Anacostia story: 1860-1930.
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
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Anacostia Story:1860-1930 audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-039, Series ACMA 03-039
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Anacostia story: 1608-1930 exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-039-ref1118

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