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Sheet Music collection

Extent:
1.66 Linear feet (24 sheet music, 1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheet music
Date:
circa 1899-1952
Contents:
A toast to W.C. Handy; on the Occasionof his 79th Birthday dinner Waldorf Astoria hotel, N.Y.C. -- The Blues I've got poet -- Harlem Lullaby -- Ole Manny's Lullaby Songs; with an instrumental medley -- He's up against the real thing now -- Everytime I pick a sweetie; with Ukulele arrangement -- You're in the right Church but the wrong pew; The greatest of williams and Walkers great big hits -- Any old place in Yankee land is good enough for me; United States -- Williams' Original Dixie Jubilee Singers -- Three Questions -- Any Rags -- DarkTown Barbacue -- Nobody -- Hail to the Spirit of Freedom; Souvenir of the Lincoln Jubilee -- Make Way for Cindy! -- Impecunious Davis; characteristic two-step, march and cake-walk -- Miss Dinah Fair; a darkey dissertation.
Scope and Contents:
This collection, which dates from circa 1899-1952, contains sheet music mostly by African-American composers. 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.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
African Americans -- Music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music
Citation:
Sheet Music collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.10-005
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Sheet Music collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-10-005

Frank R. Jackson papers

Creator:
Jackson, Frank R., 1908-2007  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet (4 boxes; 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Scrapbooks
Programs
Clippings
Certificates
Photographs
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1932 - 1999
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1932-1999, documents the personal and professional life of Frank R. Jackson, as well as daily life in Anacostia. Materials include color and black-and-white photographs, negatives, clippings, programs, certificates, scrapbooks, programs, and crossword puzzles. Many of the photographs depict the dismantling of the Frederick Douglass housing project and the construction of Henson Ridge.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frank Roscoe Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. in 1908. He was a 1925 graduate of Dunbar High School and went on to attend Miner Normal School (Miner Teacher's College) and taught for two years in Crisfield, MD. In 1933, he married Florence Thomas and the family moved to Anacostia, where Jackson would live for the rest of his life. In addition to working for the U.S. Printing Office for 40 years, Jackson became a professional photographer in the 1950s, operating a studio on Benning Road. In the late 1990s, Jackson was included in a Washington Times article about oral histories compiled by the D.C. Historical Society. Jackson also constructed crossword puzzles for the Washington Post for over 25 years. He died in 2007 at the age of 99.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American photographers  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Public housing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Scrapbooks
Programs
Clippings
Certificates
Photographs
Citation:
Frank R. Jackson papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Carole Hyman.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-068
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-068
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Henry P. Whitehead collection

Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
156.91 Linear feet (178 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Date:
1843-2010
bulk 1940-1986
Summary:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection documents Whitehead's careers, as well as his family and personal life. The collection also includes the personal papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The combined collection is comprised of black theatrical memorabilia; materials relating to civil rights activities in the District of Columbia; and the African American experience in general. Included are playbills, sheet music, admission tickets, newspapers, magazines, books, photographs, clippings, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, sound recordings, research files, and other material.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection includes the personal papers of Henry P. Whitehead, Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The collection is divided into four series.

Series I focuses on Whitehead and includes papers dating from 1843 to his death in 2011. This series includes biographical material including a large amount of appointment books, identification and membership cards, resumes, certificates, and personal and family material. There is a limited amount of correspondence, which focuses on his personal relationships with family, friends, and general correspondence relating primarily to his work as a local historian.

Also found within Whitehead's papers are countless records from his time employed by the Washington DC government. Materials include memoranda, notes, research material, handbooks, guides, manuals, affirmative action info and records, affirmative action plans, promotion recommendations, recruitment plans and summaries, personnel files (complaints), civil actions and reports related too Whitehead's 37 years of government employment. It reflects the activities of numerous departments, primarily in regards to employment and affirmative action.

There are also a number of files that document Whitehead's involvement in numerous community organizations. Among the organizations in which Whitehead was involved include U Street Festival, Lincoln Corporation, and the U Street Theater Foundation. The papers of the U Street Foundation document the production and establishment of the annual U Street Festival. The Lincoln Theater Foundation and the U Street Theater Foundation papers document the efforts to reopen the Lincoln Theater. Also included are Whitehead's research on the Lincoln as well as old Lincoln Theatre programs. Additionally found within this series are documents and clippings on the economic development within Washington DC particularly in the Shaw/U Street location.

The majority of this series consists of printed material. Printed material in this series includes books, clippings, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, press releases, sheet music, programs as well as promotional material for several Washington DC theaters and organizations. There is a large quantity of theater programs dating from 1900-1986. The majority of the clippings and magazines are theater related topics, coupled with a miscellaneous selection of clippings on topics that presumably captured Whitehead's attention.

Research, notes and writings include a large amount of scrapbooks compiled by Whitehead of mostly photocopied clippings documenting Washington DC history, African American theater history, and general African American history. Five scrapbooks were compiled by an unknown source and were previously housed in the New York Public Library collection. Two scrapbooks are about general theater history one about Frances Starr and one about Margaret Anglin. There is also one scrapbook pertaiing to Mae Hall. Also included are a large amount of research notes and notebooks along with general miscellaneous notes.

There are several photographs of African Americans in the performing arts as well as images of Washington DC and several unidentified men, women, and children.

Audio recordings include 23 cassette from the Alexandria Church of God.

The remainder of the collection consists of the papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney, and those about the Howard Theatre.

The Howard Theatre papers are arranged in Series II and include documents relating to the Washington DC historic Howard Theatre and date from 1910 to 1986. The papers in this series predominantly document the Howard Theatre Foundation's efforts to reestablish and run the Howard Theatre in which Whitehead was the vice president. Records include business correspondence, founding documents, photographs, memoranda, press releases, member lists, financial records, clippings, and scrapbooks of clippings pertaining to the organization and theatre.

The correspondence in the collection include a handful of letters from the Washington DC government along with individuals and organizations. Also included is a large amount of interoffice memoradums.

Administrative records include lawsuits, resolutions, meeting minutes, grant proposals, press releases, memoranda, member lists, studies and reports.

Financial records include check stubs, receipts, invoices, bank statements, expenses, and contribution lists. Printed material includes original and photocopied clippings relating to the history and coverage of the foundation activities. Mostly promotional material as flyers, brochures, and press releases along with programs. In particular two 1920 Howard Theatre programs.

The scrapbooks of original and photocopied clippings compiled by Whitehead chronicle the history of the theatre and coverage of the foundation activities.

There are three VHS cassette featuring Whitehead discussing the Howard Theatre. Also found in series 2 are numerous stock investment record books belonging to A.E. Lichtman one of the early managers of the Howard Theatre. In addition early correspondence between Lichtman and the Rex Amusement Company concerning operational management issues of the Howard Theatre.

The Tomlinson D. Todd papers are arranged in Series III and date from 1902-1986 they include organization files, collected printed materials, subject files, and personal papers.

The collection includes materials relating to organizations in which there was a relationship to Todd's work and in which he had an interest primarily during the 1940s and 1950s, organizations include the National Negro Congress (ca, 1946-1947); the Congress for Industrial Organizations (1943-1947); National Council of Negro Women (1947-1949); Committee for Racial Democracy in the Nation's Capital (1947-1948).

The subject files include documents from three of Todd's organizations; Institute on Race Relation, Club Internationale, and his radio program "Americans All". As well as printed material from Todd's alma mater Lincoln University.

The largest subject file is "Americans All" which includes radio scripts as well as audio recording of a few programs and public service announcements. Also found are several black and white photographs of Todd at the radio studio. Printed materials include newspapers, leaflets, convention proceedings, and flyers, There are a large amount of programs ranging from church worship to convention as well as performance. Also present is a small amount of personal papers, including resumes, certificates, admission tickets, family documents, and travel ephemera from his all expense paid trip to Nigeria.

There are a few photographs of Todd at functions and with notable individuals as well as some family, friends and travel.

Elizabeth's B. Delaney papers are arranged in Series IV and date from 1874-1973.

The papers primarily document her involvement in four organizations, the Grand Oder of Odd Fellow of Kentucky, the Order Eastern Star Kentucky, the State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs of Kentucky and the National Association of Colored Women. There is a small amount of printed material belonging to her son primarily the Alpha Phi Alpha material and Gospel Choral Sheet Music, and books.

The Scrapbook was complied by Whitehead consisting of photocopied clipping documenting the life of Elizabeth B. Delaney.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1: Henry P. Whitehead papers Series 2: Howard Theatre Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd Series 4. Elizabeth B. Delaney
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry Preston Whitehead Jr., was a native of Columbus Ohio. A graduate of Ohio State University, where he also attended law school and was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Mr. Whitehead discovered Washington's "Black Broadway" in 1940, when he was a soldier in town on a weekend furlough. As he served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Prior to moving to Washington DC Henry P. Whitehead worked for five years as a liquor inspector. Mr. Whitehead moved to Washington D.C. in 1949 and worked for the Post Office before working for the District of Columbia government where he stayed 21 years. He led several equal employment initiatives during the 1960s and 1970s, and was last employed as associate director of the District's Office of Human Rights. In 1980 after putting in 37 years of government service Mr. Whitehead retired. Mr. Whitehead was an historian who led efforts to restore Washington's U Street cultural corridor and achieved recognition as an authority on and collector of black theatrical memorabilia. Mr. Whitehead worked to promote and preserve the city's rich African American cultural heritage.

Mr. Whitehead, served as the chairman and president for 10 years of the Howard Theater Foundation Inc., which he helped establish. There he led the effort to include Howard Theatre in the National Register of Historic Places.

Similarly he was an active member of the U Street Festival Foundation. He was an adviser to the Kennedy Center, Anacostia Museum, and other Smithsonian Institution units and contributed materials to their exhibitions. He was also a consultant to historical documentaries broadcast on public television and radio, including PBS's "Duke Ellington's Washington." His writings included "Remembering U Street," a book used for annual festivals in the historic area.

Mr. Whitehead was also the founder and board member of the Lincoln Theatre Foundation.

Henry P. Whitehead Jr. died on January 8th 2002 at the age of 84.
Related Materials:
Related archival materials in the Institute on Race Relations records in the Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

This collection also contains artifacts catalogued in the ACM Objects collection.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on September 1, 2005 by Michael A. Watkins.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Howard Theatre (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Americans  Search this
National Negro Congress (U.S.)  Search this
National Council of Negro Women  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-042
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-042
Online Media:

Howard Stars 1940-1950s

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Container:
Box 131, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 2: Howard Theatre / 2.9: Audiovisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref907

The Howard Theatre a Class Act

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Container:
Box 131, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
1985
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 2: Howard Theatre / 2.9: Audiovisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref908

7th and T

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Container:
Box 131, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 2: Howard Theatre / 2.9: Audiovisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref909

Portraits of Freedom, A History of Black Washington

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Container:
Box 131, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 2: Howard Theatre / 2.9: Audiovisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref910

Duke Ellington: The Regal Musician from Washington

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Container:
Box 131, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
1991
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 2: Howard Theatre / 2.9: Audiovisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref911

Indenture of servitude, indenturing Amy Menice

Extent:
1 Item (p. on 1 leaf, 12 3/4 x 8 in.)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contracts
Date:
1819 March 9
Scope and Contents:
The Indenture of servitude between Charles Paine and Samuel Hamner and William W. Davidson, bound Amy Menice as a servant to William W. Davidson. This agreement states that Amy is to serve faithfully and apprentice with Mr. Davidson until she turns twenty-one years old. In exchange, Mr. Davidson will teach or have someone else teach Amy "the art, trade, and mystery of spinning, sewing and weaving." He is also responsible for providing the servant girl with appropriate food, lodging, and clothing. At the end of her term, Amy is to receive payment for her legal freedom.
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 women  Search this
Indentured servants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contracts
Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.01-010.1
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-01-010-1
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Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America Exhibition Records

Curator of an exhibition:
Muhammad, Amir N. (Amir Nashid)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording
1 Video recording
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
2005
Summary:
An exhibition on the presence and contributions of persons of African descent and Muslim heritage in America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The exhibit presented vignettes of figures - enslaved and free - known for their passion for freedom, pioneering spirit, and faithfulness. Amir N. Muhammad and Collections and Stories of American Muslims, Inc.(CSAM) serve as guest curators for this exhibition held from July 11 to October 16, 2005. These records document the lecture and tour given by Amir N. Muhammad.
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:
Muslims  Search this
United States  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Citation:
Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-071
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Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-071
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New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View Exhibition Records

Extent:
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Brochures
Date:
April 23-August 27, 2006
Summary:
An exhibition of New Orleans photographer J. Nash Porter's portraits of the Mardi Gras Indians, capturing them at close range and documenting their "true essence" and "cultural flavor" from an insider's point of view. The exhibit, held at the museum from April 23, 2006 - October 15, 2006, featured more than 40 images documenting the rich tradition of New Orleans' Mardi Gras Indians including the construction of suits (handmade costumes), practices, second liners, and other participants in this urban folk street ritual. On display also were full Mardi Gras Indian suits and beaded patches. For more than 35 years, Porter (1942-2007) documented the masking traditions and community support of the Black Mardi Gras Indians. These records include correspondence and video footage.
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
Mardi Gras Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Brochures
Citation:
New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-076
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New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-076
Online Media:

Forgotten Roots: Lecture and Exhibition Tour by Amir N. Muhammad

Curator of an exhibition:
Muhammad, Amir N. (Amir Nashid)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Collection Curator of an exhibition:
Muhammad, Amir N. (Amir Nashid)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Africa
Africa, West
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2005
Summary:
Amir N. Muhammad - President of Collections and Stories of American Muslims - talked about his Gullah/Geechee ancestry, origin and development of Islam in Africa, and African American Muslims in Early America. After the lecture, Muhammad led a tour of the exhibition Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America.
Scope and Contents:
Lecture and exhibition tour. Related to exhibition 'Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America.' Dated 20050416.
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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
Gullahs  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Islam  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Forgotten Roots: Lecture and Exhibition Tour by Amir N. Muhammad, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-071, Item ACMA AV005162
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Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-071-ref196

Forgotten Roots: Audio Tour

Curator of an exhibition:
Muhammad, Amir N. (Amir Nashid)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Collection Curator of an exhibition:
Muhammad, Amir N. (Amir Nashid)  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (MiniDisc)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2005
Summary:
Audio Tour for the exhibition Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America at the Anacostia Community Museum. Amir N. Muhammad served as guest curator of this exhibition and provides the narration for the audio tour.
Scope and Contents:
Audio Tour. Sound only. Related to exhibition 'Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America.' Dated 20050919.
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
Muslims  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Forgotten Roots: Audio Tour, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-071, Item ACMA AV005199
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Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-071-ref197

Mardi Gras 2006: Remembering Big Chief 'Tootie' Montana

Extent:
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2006
Scope and Contents:
A WDSU news report covered Mardi Gras without Big Chief Tootie Montana. The news report briefly documented Big Chief Tootie Montana's legacy of advocating for and teaching about the culture of Mardi Gras Indians; creating elaborate Mardi Gras Indian suits; and creating peace among rival tribes through the promotion of creative competition over violence. Footage featured in exhibition includes images of Mardi Gras parades and costumes.
News report. Part of the 'New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View' exhibition. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
'New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View'exhibition, held at the Anacostia Community Museum from April 23, 2006 - October 15, 2006, featured more than 45 of New Orleans photographer J. Nash Porter's portraits of the Mardi Gras Indians and their elaborate handmade suits (costumes) and patches. Also on display were full suits from the museum's collection. For more than 35 years, Porter has documented the masking traditions and community support of the Black Mardi Gras Indians.
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.
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
Mardi Gras Indians  Search this
Carnival  Search this
Carnival costume  Search this
Parades  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Mardi Gras 2006: Remembering Big Chief 'Tootie' Montana, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-076, Item ACMA AV005240
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New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Percival Bryan collection

Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993  Search this
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stillé), 1870-1956  Search this
Extent:
5.94 Linear feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Autograph albums
Memorabilia
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1932-1993
bulk 1942-1980
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1932 to 1993 and measures 5.94 linear feet, documents the career and personal life of Washington, DC cabdriver Percival Bryan. The collection is comprised of an autobiography, autograph books, citations, correspondence, memorabilia, photographic prints, and printed materials.
Arrangement note:
The papers are organized into five series. The Photographs series has been further arranged into subseries. The contents of each series and subseries are arranged alphabetically. There are oversize materials in the Biographical and Photographs series. The series and subseries are arranged as follows:

Series 1: Autobiographical

Series 2: Biographical

Series 3: Autograph albums

Series 4 Memorabilia

Series 5: Photographs

Subseries 5.1: Portraits

Subseries 5.2: Bryans and friends

Subseries 5.3: Special events

Subseries 5.4: Social groups

Subseries 5.5: Travel and recreation

Subseries 5.6: Miscellaneous
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in Galena, St. Mary's Parish, Jamaica, Percival Bryan (1906-1996) came to the United States in 1924 as a stowaway in search of adventure and opportunity. He settled in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., involved himself with various social and civic organizations, and was instrumental in forming the Caribbean American Inter-cultural Organization. He worked as a White House butler under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), Harry S. Truman (1884--972), and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969). Bryan also served as a chauffer for Attorney General Homer S. Cummings (1870-1956) before becoming a cab driver. An autograph collector, Mr. Bryan collected over 100,000 signatures of notable individuals.
Separated Materials note:
Three-dimensional items located in the objects collection.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Taxicab drivers  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Autograph albums
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Black Mosaic: Community, Race, and Ethnicity among Black Immigrants in Washington, D. C. Exhibition Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
21.6 Cubic feet (consisting of 17 cartons, 2 oversized boxes.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Color slides
Exhibition records
Exhibit scripts
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Place:
Washington Metropolitan Area
Date:
1942-1998
Summary:
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of an exhibition exploring the immigration of people of African descent from Central and South America and the Caribbean to the Washington Metropolitan Area. The show was organized and hosted by the Anacostia Museum from August 21, 1994 through August 7, 1995. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Black Mosaic exhibition presented by the Anacostia Community Museum measure 21.6 cubic feet and date from 1942 to 1998, with the bulk of material dating from 1990 to 1995. The records include administrative records, publications, research files, floor plans, exhibit text drafts, oral history transcripts, and project files for programs coordinated for or tangentially with the Black Mosaic Exhibit.

Administrative records include advisory board member lists, meeting minutes, agendas, grant proposals, project reports and assessments, correspondence, training material for museum volunteers and docents, and assorted notes. Publications within the series directly relate to the Black Mosaic Exhibit and the Anacostia Community Museum. Correspondence includes both internal correspondence and those with local community members.

Writings and notes were previously scattered throughout the collection have been collocated within the Administrative Records series, and a majority are undated. The notes cover topics ranging from administrative activities to exhibit and research planning. Included are printed documents, scrap paper, and spiral-bound notebooks.

The research files contain background information about numerous immigrant communities within Washington D.C. The community research files were originally organized by country, continent, or region of origin, and then later by subjects that coordinated with the exhibit's designated themes. This organization method has largely been maintained. Research files include scholarly articles, news clippings, event programs, compiled bibliographies, and material related to the study of museology.

The exhibit files include floor plan layouts, photocopies of images, interview transcripts, exhibit literature, and extensive exhibit text drafts. Drafts of the exhibit's text include notes throughout multiple editing stages. Additionally, copies of flip books for different thematic sections of the Black Mosaic exhibit are included and are organized alphabetically by title. Other exhibit literature present is primarily in English with one French copy present.

The project files include training material for collecting oral histories and documenting community folklife, conference records, event records, and records pertaining to related projects at the Anacostia Community Museum. Concurrent projects supporting the exhibit include the Black Mosaic community newsletter and an educational curriculum project. Additional project records that thematically overlap with the Black Mosaic exhibit but extend beyond the timeframe of the formal exhibit are present also.
Arrangement:
Black Mosaic: Community, Race, and Ethnicity among Black Immigrants in Washington, D.C. exhibition records are arranged in four series:

Series 1: Administrative Records

Series 2: Research Files

Series 3: Exhibit Files

Series 4: Project Files
Historical Note:
The exhibit Black Mosaic: Community, Race, and Ethnicity among Black Immigrants in Washington, D.C. was curated by the Anacostia Community Museum's supervisory curator Portia James, and was open at the Anacostia Community Museum from August 1994 to August 1995. The exhibition explored the immigration of people of African descent from South America, Central America, and the Caribbean to the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Topics addressed in the exhibition include migration, situations faced by Black immigrants, the maintenance of relationships with places of origin, community events and cultural performances, public and private expressions of culture, commodification of culture for economic support, and the expression of multiple identities. Some intentions of the exhibit were to provide forums for discussing culture and identity, provide resources for people learning about communities in the Washington Metro area, and to be a model to other museums and cultural institutions for understanding and interpreting similar immigration and settlement patterns.

The exhibit was designed to be experienced with broader cultural concepts being introduced towards the external part of the exhibit, while personal stories could be experienced further in. Over 100 oral history interviews featured prominently in the exhibit where interviewed individuals explained their immigration experience and how they've adapted to life in the area. The exhibit also included mounted photographs, artifacts, music, and conversations. Artifacts included passport photos, tickets, family photographs, and letters. The exhibit's text displayed in three languages: English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. There were additional exhibition guides provided in Brazilian Portuguese, French, and the Ghanaian languages of Ga, Twi, Akan, and Ewe.

Coupled with the exhibit, the museum coordinated an extensive series of programs to engage various communities in the exploration of issues and traditions. These programs included creating newsletters and a photograph exhibit to keep the community up to date about the progression of the exhibit, working with performance groups, creating multi-institutional partnerships in order to develop more effective methods of collecting oral histories, and collaborating and modeling for the CFPCS African Immigrant Communities project.
Provenance:
Records of Black Mosaic: Community, Race, and Ethnicity Among Black Immigrants in Washington, D.C. 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:
Immigrants -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Color slides
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Exhibit scripts
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Citation:
Black Mosaic: Community, Race, and Ethnicity among Black Immigrants in Washington, D. C. Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-027
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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A Right to the City Exhibition Records

Extent:
855.72 Gigabytes (96 MP3's; 19 QuickTime Movies, 12.3 GBs of Audio Interviews 843.42 GBs of Video Interviews )
Culture:
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Chinese Americans  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Oral histories (document genres)
Place:
Washington Metropolitan Area
Chinatown (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Shaw (Washington, D.C.)
Columbia Heights (Washington, D.C.)
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.)
Mount Pleasant (Washington, D.C.)
Chevy Chase (Md.)
Brookland (Washington, D.C.)
Deanwood (northeast Washington, D.C.)
Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.)
Foggy Bottom (Washington, D.C.)
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Baltimore (Md.)
Southwest (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2016-2018
Summary:
The oral histories in this collection were conducted as part of the research for an exhibition exploring the history of neighborhood change and civic activism in the nation's capital. Focused on the dynamic histories of six DC neighborhoods—Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Brookland, Chinatown, Shaw and Southwest—the exhibition recounted the story of these communities through the eyes of the Washingtonians who helped shape and reshape the city in extraordinary ways. The exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Community Museum and curated by Samir Meghelli. The audio and video interviews were conducted between 2016-2018.
Scope and Contents:
In the early twenty-first century, as Washington, DC was experiencing rapid population growth, mounting tensions over gentrification, and persistent inequality, the Anacostia Community Museum's "A Right to the City" exhibition explored the history of neighborhood change and civic activism in the nation's capital. Focused on the dynamic histories of six DC neighborhoods—Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Brookland, Chinatown, Shaw and Southwest—the exhibition recounted the story of these communities through the eyes of the Washingtonians who helped shape and reshape the city in extraordinary ways: through their fights for quality public education, healthy and green urban spaces, equitable development and transportation, and a genuinely democratic approach to city planning. The oral histories that comprise this collection were conducted as part of the research for the exhibition. The audio and video interviews were conducted between 2016-2018.
Provenance:
"A Right to the City" Exhibition were created by the Anacostia Community Museum. Records of "A Right to the City" 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
Neighborhoods -- Washington, D.C. -- History  Search this
Gentrification  Search this
City planning  Search this
Urban renewal  Search this
Urban policy  Search this
Activism  Search this
Housing policy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews -- 21st century
Oral histories (document genres)
Citation:
"A Right to the City" Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-119
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A Right to the City Exhibition Records
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Oral History Interviews

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2016-2018
Scope and Contents:
Oral history interviews in this series were created as part of the research for the Anacostia Community Museum's "A Right to the City" exhibition.
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.
Collection Citation:
"A Right to the City" Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-119, Series I
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A Right to the City Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Oral History Interview with Adam Kent

Interviewer:
Meghelli, Samir  Search this
Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (MP3 )
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Columbia Heights (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2016 March 04
Scope and Contents:
Interview created as part of the research for the Anacostia Community Museum's "A Right to the City" exhibition.
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:
Nonprofit organizations  Search this
Housing policy  Search this
Neighborhoods -- Washington, D.C. -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews -- 21st century
Citation:
Interview with Adam Kent, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
A Right to the City Exhibition Records
A Right to the City Exhibition Records / Series I: Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Oral History Interview with Adele Robey

Interviewer:
Meghelli, Samir  Search this
Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (MP3)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Oral histories (document genres)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2016 February 10
Scope and Contents:
Interview created as part of the research for the Anacostia Community Museum's "A Right to the City" exhibition.
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:
Theaters  Search this
Gentrification  Search this
Neighborhoods -- Washington, D.C. -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews -- 21st century
Oral histories (document genres)
Citation:
Interview with Adele Robey, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
A Right to the City Exhibition Records
A Right to the City Exhibition Records / Series I: Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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