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Anna J. Cooper Exhibit: Puppet Show

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum Black Heritage Puppet Theatre  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Dunbar High School (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Frelinghuysen University (Washington, D.C.).  Search this
M Street High School (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Oberlin College  Search this
Preparatory High School for Colored Youth (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Université de Paris IV: Paris-Sorbonne  Search this
Cooper, Anna J. (Anna Julia), 1858-1964  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Music
Puppet plays
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
A puppet show, organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum Black Heritage Puppet Theatre, provides school children with an introduction to the exhibition, Anna J. Cooper: A Voice from the South. The main character in the puppet show is a student who needs to present a report on a black woman who lived in Washington, D.C. and who made an outstanding contribution to the lives of black people. The puppet show highlights Cooper's teaching career; her advocacy for education, black students, and civil rights; and the period of time in which she lived. Music played prior to puppet show, and children in the audience sing a rhyme about Cooper's live after puppet show.
Puppet show. Part of Anna J. Cooper: A Voice from the South Audiovisual Records. Dated 19810415.
Biographical / Historical:
The collection, Anna J. Cooper: A Voice from the South Audiovisual Records, contains sound and video recordings of exhibit tours, gallery talks, and lectures associated with an exhibition, Anna J. Cooper: A Voice from the South. The exhibition presented the life and times of Washington, D.C. black educator and author Anna Julia Haywood Cooper through historical documents, photographs, memorabilia, and re-creations of her home and classroom settings. It was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from February 1981 to September 1982; Louise Daniel Hutchinson served as curator. The exhibition was based on an unpublished manuscript by the late Dr. Leona Gable, Smith College; and titled after Cooper's written work, A Voice from the South: By a Black Woman of the South.;Educator, author, and speaker Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (1858-1964) was born into slavery and educated at Saint Augustine's Normal School and Collegiate Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina. While teaching at St. Augustine's, she married George A. C. Cooper, who died two years later. After her husband's death, Cooper moved to Washington, D.C., attended Oberlin College, taught at Wilberforce College and M Street High School, and later went on to earn her Ph.D. from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Cooper taught Greek, Latin, geometry, and science; and created a path for African Americans to attend Ivy League schools. Although she taught and served as principal (1902-1906) of the M Street High School (now Dunbar High School) in Washington, D.C., her role and influence extended beyond its boundaries. Cooper was an advocate of human rights who lectured on a broad range of topics that affected blacks and women, including race relations, poverty, and gender inequality; a feminist of her day. She was a contributor to the District of Columbia's Colored Settlement House; served as president of Frelinghuysen University, which offered affordable liberal arts and professional courses for working African Americans; and wrote A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South, the first book-length volume of black feminist analysis in the United States.
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
African American women  Search this
Freedmen  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American women educators  Search this
Women  Search this
Education  Search this
Educators  Search this
Students  Search this
Children  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Race  Search this
Human Rights  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Music
Puppet plays
Citation:
Anna J. Cooper Exhibit: Puppet Show, Exhibition Records AV03-029, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-029, Item ACMA AV003070
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Anna J. Cooper: a voice from the South exhibition records
Anna J. Cooper: a voice from the South exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-029: Anna J. Cooper: a voice from the South audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-029-ref909

Black Heritage Resource Guide and History 109A Syllabus and Reading

Collection Creator:
Clark, Edward, 1926-2019  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
1995
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Ed Clark papers, 1923-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ed Clark papers
Ed Clark papers / Series 6: Printed Material / Magazines, Newsletters, Brochures, and Other Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-clarked-ref211

Rhode Island Black Heritage Society

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 44, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the rise of Black churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records / Series 1: Research files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref1676

Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage INC.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 47, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the rise of Black churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records / Series 1: Research files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref1700

Rhode Island Black Heritage Society and Rhode Island School of Design

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 48, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the rise of Black churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records / Series 1: Research files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref1721

Newspaper articles entitled "Exhibit Strikes a Fragile Balance", in The University Journal; "Photos Exude Black Heritage's Grandeur", in The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA), regarding Constance Stuart Larrabee's exhibit at the Bayly Art Museum, Un...

Names:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 32a
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988 February 7, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item 583
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Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 2: Manuscript Materials / "Seek What is True" / "Seek What is True"
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref16818

Robbins Center Collection

Owner:
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Creator:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Names:
Barnes, Ernie, 1938-2009  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Logan, Juan  Search this
Extent:
1 Watercolor (framed)
3 Prints (black and white, 1 framed, 2 matted)
1 Portfolio
28 Posters
7 Documents ((brochures))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Watercolor
Prints
Portfolios
Posters
Documents
Date:
circa 1969-1990
Summary:
The Robbins Center Collection includes posters advertizing the Museum of African Art (now the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution) and its exhibits, exhibit brochures, a watercolor painting and photographs by Eliot Elisofon, and museum signage.
Scope and Contents:
The Robbins Center Collection includes posters advertizing the Museum of African Art (now the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution) and its exhibits, exhibit brochures, a watercolor painting and photographs by Eliot Elisofon, and museum signage. The exhibition posters include those for Icons, Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa (1989-1990), Art of Henry O. Tanner (Frederick Douglass House, 1969), African Weaving and Traditional Dress (1975), Black Heritage (circa 1971), Tribute to Africa, and The Language of African Art (1970).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Robbins Center (originally called Center for Cross Cultural Communication) was established in 1962 by Warren Robbins and is located in Washington, D.C. Serving as an educational institute integrating, popularizing and utilizing the insights and perspectives of the social sciences and the arts to foster international and interracial understanding as well as communication between the academic world and a broader public audience. One of first major projects of the CCCC was the creation in 1964 of the Museum of African Art (MAA).

The museum was originally located in the Washington, DC residence of Frederick Douglass and became part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979 and was later renamed the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) in 1981. During the 15 years that the MAA was in operation, the CCCC operated under the Museum's name. Following the Museum's inclusion as part of the Smithsonian, it reverted back to its original corporate name with the inclusion of Robbins' name in the title to become the Robbins Center for Cross-Cultural Communication. From 1964 to 1982, Robbins was the Director of the MAA, later becoming the Founding Director Emeritus and Senior Scholar from 1982-1995. After leaving the Smithsonian, Robbins continued his work at the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications to apply the perspectives and insights of the social sciences and the arts in public education with particular emphasis on interracial understanding. Robbins passed away on December 4, 2008.
Provenance:
Donated by Lydia Robbins, Robbins Center, in 2015.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Museums -- History -- Exhibitions  Search this
Citation:
Robbins Center Collection, EEPA 2015-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-013
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2015-013

Appearances By Date - Bolling AFB Non-Commissioned Officers Open Mess (Bolling AFB, DC) - Black Heritage Banquet

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 114, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
February 20, 1993
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 3: Civilian Life / 3.2: Private Life (Cleveland, OH and Washington, DC) / 3.2.18: Public Appearances
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref3312

Ernest Everett Just

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Ernest Everett Just, 14 Aug 1883 - 27 Oct 1941  Search this
Medium:
Black ink and gouache on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 23.7 × 19 cm (9 5/16 × 7 1/2")
Sheet: 31.4 × 23.7 cm (12 3/8 × 9 5/16")
Mount: 35.5 × 27.9 cm (14 × 11")
Type:
Print
Date:
1996
Topic:
Indeterminable  Search this
Equipment\Laboratory Equipment\Microscope  Search this
Commercial  Search this
Ernest Everett Just: Male  Search this
Ernest Everett Just: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Ernest Everett Just: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Ernest Everett Just: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biologist\Zoologist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2018.47
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bab38018-2eb7-4b85-8999-f528e27b8fd4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2018.47

Historical Records of Jones-Hall-Sims House

Creator:
McDaniel, George W.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral histories (document genres)
Place:
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Potomac
Poolesville (Md.)
Date:
1978-1979
Summary:
The Jones-Hall-Sims House also known as "Freedom House" is featured prominently in the NMAAHC Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation exhibition. This collection reflects the research completed by historian Dr. George McDaniel documenting the history of the Jones-Hall-Sims House, the communties of Jonesville and Jerusalem.
Scope and Contents:
The Historical Records of Jones-Hall-Sims House consists of the research that historian Dr. George McDaniel and his team completed in order to document African American communities in western Montgomery County, Maryland. The collection consists of photographs and oral history transcripts collected about the families and community members that occupied the historic home and the surrounding Jonesville community. The bulk of the materials were created and collected during 1978-1979.
Arrangement:
The materials in this collection have been kept at the folder level and separated into three series. The materials have been ordered and organized based on the content. Within each series and subseries, the folders are organized as close to the collection's original order as when it was acquired.
Biographical / Historical:
The Jones-Hall-Sims House, also referred to as the "Freedom House," is featured prominently within the permanent exhibition, Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). NMAAHC acquired the House in 2009. After disassembling the house at its original site in Maryland, it was reconstructed in the museum and became a focal aspect of the main History gallery. The House was named for three of the families that owned and occupied it for several generations starting in 1874. The home was originally located in Jonesville, Maryland, near what is now classified as Poolesville, Maryland. The Jones-Hall-Sims House was located at 6 Jonesville Terrace.

The city of Jonesville was named after brothers Richard (1810-1880) and Erasmus (1823-1880) Jones. Jonesville was one of the earliest free African American communities in Montgomery County, Maryland. Most of the inhabitants of Jonesville were descendants of the town's founders. With ratification of 13th amendment effectively banning the practice of American slavery, many former plantation owners were forced to sell their land to the formerly enslaved people who wanted to create and sustain their own communities. Research indicates that Richard and Erasmus were likely enslaved by the Bruner family on their Aix la Chapelle plantation. It is believed that the Bruner family enslaved up to 5,400 African American men, women, and children before the Civil War. This included Henrietta Jones, (1778-1870) that research suggests was the mother of Richard and Erasmus. In 1874, Richard Jones purchased 9 acres of land on the former Aix la Chapelle plantation from the Bruner family for $135.00. The sale was not formalized until the death of the landowner and head of the Bruner family, Joseph in 1874.

It is believed that the Jones-Hall-Sims House was built in approximately 1875. Research suggests that Richard Jones likely built the home with the help of his sons and neighbors. The original house was a wooden structure with two stories, three bays, and a side gabled roof covered in tin. Although Richard owned the house, it is unclear if he ever lived there. He transferred ownership of the house and land to his sons, John Henry (1853-1920) and Dennis (b. 1855) in 1876. John Henry and his wife Maria Jones are the first recorded occupants of the Jones-Hall-Sims House. Maria was the daughter of John Peters (b. 1825) a free-born blacksmith and an unidentified enslaved woman. John Peters also hailed from a longtime Jonesville family. Marrying John Henry in 1878, Maria was the first of her family who lived with her husband and children in the same home. In 1896, John Henry Jones sold the land the Jones-Hall-Sims House was located on to his brother Frank Jones and a friend, Levin Hall. The house was on Hall's property; therefore, the ownership was transferred to him.

In 1915, Elmer Jones, Richard's grandson, built a house nearby Jones-Hall-Sims House and made a home with his wife, Elnora Hall, Levin Hall's daughter. Elmer, a carpenter, known during that time as a "house wright," was responsible for rebuilding Elijah Methodist Church after it was damaged in a fire. Elmer's grandfather Richard was responsible for building the church, an integral part of the Jonesville community. After Elnora's death, Elmer married Hannah Jones; she would subsequently remain in that home until after Elmer's death in 1969.

In 1946, Annie E. Hall, Elnora's sister and Levin's daughter, transferred the land surrounding the Jones-Hall-Sims House to her daughter, Marion Hall. Marion married John Sims and they raised their son, Paul, in the historic home. In 1964, returning home from his service in Air Force, Paul married Barbara (b. 1944) and returned home where they lived with his father, John. In 1989, John passed away and transferred the property to his son. Like his father, Paul raised his children and grandchildren in the home. The families in the home were always self-sufficient, hunting and farming for their food, growing orchards and gardens, and making their own wine. Featured frequently in the collection are images of hog butchering, a main source of income throughout the home's history. Hog butchering was a joyous occasion, celebrated with food and drink by the whole community.

From 1978-9, Dr. George McDaniel conducted a historical survey of African American communities in upper western Montgomery County, Maryland. McDaniel worked with the preservation organization, Sugarloaf Regional Trails and the Maryland Historical Trust to conduct the survey. The purpose was to document important African American historical communities and homes in the area as they were rapidly disappearing. The survey was also used to obtain historical designation from the Maryland Historical Trust for the home in applications date for 1979 and 1985. Unfortunately, the house did not successfully receive the designation. At the time of the survey, McDaniel was a Ph.D. student at Duke University studying traditional African American home and customs. The study included research on the homes, churches, and schools through artifacts, photographs, and oral histories. At the time of the survey, Paul Sims owned and lived in the home. From his findings, McDaniel published Black Historical Resources in Upper Western Montgomery County and A Living Black Heritage focused on 11 African American communities including Jonesville and Sugarland.

In 2000, the family lost ownership of the home and it was purchased by Maryland resident, Brad Rhoderick with the intent to demolish the property to build a new home for his family. The Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission was not able to designate the Jones-Hall-Sims House for historical preservation because of the many changes done by later generations who lived in the home, so they turned to NMAAHC for help. They worked together to acquire the house as quickly as possible to ensure the rich history presented by the home was preserved.

Historical Timeline

1778 -- Henrietta Jones was born. Research suggests she was the mother of Richard and Erasmus Jones.

c. 1810 -- Richard Jones was born.

c. 1820s -- Richard Jones married Evelyn (b. 1820).

1825 -- John Peters was born.

1850 -- Levin Hall was born. Frank Jones is born to Richard and Evelyn Jones (b. 1820).

1853 -- John Henry Jones was born to Richard and Evelyn Jones.

1855 -- Dennis Jones was born to Richard and Evelyn Jones.

1858 -- Maria E. Peters was born to John Peters and unidentified enslaved woman.

1864 -- Maryland ratified the Emancipation Proclamation.

1870 -- Henrietta Jones passed away.

1874 -- Richard Jones purchased 9 acres of land from the Aix la Chapelle plantation. Richard purchased the land that became Jonesville, named after founders Richard and Erasmus Jones.

1875 -- Jones-Hall-Sims House was built.

1878 -- John Henry married Maria E. Peters.

1876 -- Richard Jones bequeathed the House and land to his sons, John Henry (m. Marie E.) and Dennis Jones (m. Mary V.)

1879 -- Frank Jones, son of Richard and Rachael Jones, married Ruth (1858-1931).

1880 -- Dennis Jones married Mary (b. 1862). Richard Jones passed away.

1888 -- Elmer Jones was born to John Henry Jones and an unknown woman.

1891 -- Elnora Hall was born to Levin and Ruth Hall.

1896 -- John Henry Jones sold the House to his brother Frank Jones and friend Levin Hall splitting the property in half. The Jones-Hall-Sims House was located on Hall's land.

1898 -- John Sims was born.

1902 -- Marian Hall was born to Annie E. Hall and unknown man.

1915 -- Elmer Jones built his own home in Jonesville near the Jones-Hall-Sims House and lived with his wife Elnora Hall Jones (daughter of Levin Hall).

1920 -- Marian Hall married John Sims. Elnora Hall Jones and John Henry Jones passed away.

1924 -- Annie E. Hall inherits the land from her father, Levin Hall.

1936 -- Paul Sims was born and raised by Elmer Jones, husband to Elnora Hall.

1946 -- Marion Hall Sims (daughter of Annie E. Hall) inherited the land and passed it on to her husband John Sims.

1969 -- Elmer Jones passed away, leaving his own house to his widow Hannah Jones (1902-1984).

1978-1979 -- Dr. George McDaniel conducted a historical survey of the black communities in Montgomery County, Maryland.

1989 -- John Sims passed away. Paul Sims inherits the home from his father, John Sims.

1984-c. 1995 -- Paul and Barbara Sims lived with their children and grandchildren. John Sims lived with his family until he passed away in 1989.

2000 -- The family sold the land.

2008 -- Jones-Hall-Sims House was purchased by Brad Rhoderick with the intention to demolish the house and rebuild a new one.

2009 -- Jones-Hall-Sims House was acquired by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Provenance:
Acquired as a gift of Dr. George W. McDaniel.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Rights:
The NMAAHC Archives can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
American South  Search this
Communities  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Religions  Search this
Local and Regional  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Housing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Citation:
Historical Records of the Jones-Hall-Sims House, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.A2013.110
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Historical Records of Jones-Hall-Sims House
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmaahc-a2013-110

Alex Haley Lecture for the Doubleday Lecture Series

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
United States.. National Archives and Records Administration  Search this
Haley, Alex  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Lectures
Place:
Africa
Africa, West
Gambia
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1976
Scope and Contents:
Author Alex Haley is a speaker for the Frank N. Doubleday Lecture Series; the theme of the lecture series is education in the real world. Haley speaks of researching and writing about his genealogical roots for his book, Roots, using oral history and archival materials, including those at the National Archives. He talks about traveling to Gambia and learning about the history of Kinte clan from a griot, a West African historian who is a repository of oral history for a particular African clan. Haley also speaks of black heritage and African heritage; his life in the coast guard and as a freelance writer; and his family as he was growing up.
Lecture. Part of Broadcast Programs. Undated.
General:
Title created by ACMA based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Family  Search this
African American families  Search this
Blacks -- History  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Slave trade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Lectures
Citation:
Alex Haley Lecture for the Doubleday Lecture Series, Record Group 09-037, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-037, Item ACMA AV003652
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Broadcast Programs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-037-ref1

Black Heritage in America

Series Creator:
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Series Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Series 12: Background Materials and Publications
Scurlock Studio Records, Series 12: Background Materials and Publications / 12.3: Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s12-ref141

Negative Log Book Number 20, (90-1 to 91-22194)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1990
1990-1991
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB20]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367118
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Shirley A. Chisholm: Honoring the Lady Who Was Unbought and Unbossed

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
February 20, 2014
Topic:
Postal  Search this
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National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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edanmdm:posts_d30349955777ae0c3b3d7187ae06274e

Alex Haley Speaks for Doubleday Series

Subject:
Haley, Alex  Search this
Frank Nelson Doubleday Lectures  Search this
Date:
February 23, 1977
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Celebrities  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1369

New Curriculum Resource

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
March 14, 2012
Topic:
Postal  Search this
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National Postal Museum
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National Postal Museum
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edanmdm:posts_efc4ab19f74e630d15d961c9be995810

Article in the Pittsburgh Courier entitled, "Angelou, Bond, Davis and Parks to Narrate 'Black Heritage' Series", 2/19/72, discusses the narrator's contributions to the series

Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Manuscript Materials / X-9B: Press Releases
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref41398

Article in the Oakland Tribune entitled "TV Series Probes 'Black Heritage'", 3/12/72, regarding the Black African Heritage series

Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Manuscript Materials / X-9B: Press Releases
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref41408

33c Jackie Robinson single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3186c
Printer:
Ashton-Potter USA (Ltd)  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolor); adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 3/16 × 1 3/16 in. (3.02 × 3.02 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
New York
United States of America
Date:
February 18, 1999
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Sports  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2000.2020.69
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8e643e458-6037-426f-bfd9-07810616a7f3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2000.2020.69

32c Benjamin O. Davis Sr. single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3121
Depicts:
Benjamin O. Davis, American, 1877 - 1970  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); self-adhesive / lithography
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
January 28, 1997
Topic:
Military & Policing Forces  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1998.2008.506
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8db5fcab2-3f74-4821-9060-ff3fd9710af3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1998.2008.506

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