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Interview with Rowena Stewart

Names:
African American Museum in Philadelphia  Search this
African American Museums Association  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Parting Ways, the Museum of Afro-American Ethnohistory (Plymouth, Mass.)  Search this
Rhode Island Black Heritage Society  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001  Search this
Stewart, Rowena, 1932-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (original)
1 Sound cassette (copy)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1992 May 11
Scope and Contents note:
Rowena Stewart, former Director of the African American Museum in Philadelphia, The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, the African American Historical and Cultural Museum, and the Motown Historical Museum and the American Jazz Museum, discusses the influence the Anacostia Community Museum had in introducing African American heritage in a museum setting, in serving the Anacostia neighborhood, and in supporting other emerging African American cultural institutions in the 1960s and 1970s. She discusses meeting John Kinard, and the guidance he provided in presenting history through exhibitions and educational programs. She shares her memories of the early days of the Anacostia Museum, the effects of its move from the Carver Theater to the current location, and its ongoing influence.

The interview was conducted by Gail S. Lowe on May 11, 1992. There is background static throughout the recording, but the interview can be heard clearly.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, which includes approximately 100 interviews of residents and influential people of the Anacostia area of Washington, DC.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Social responsibility of business  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Collection Citation:
ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.09-034, File AV001519, AV001627
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ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7e4506e5d-6821-47bc-a08c-6b2eec8e9996
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-034-ref141

Interview with Joy Ford Austin

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Names:
African American Museums Association  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Association of African American Museums  Search this
Austin, Joy Ford  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (copy)
1 Sound cassette (original)
2 Digital files
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Digital files
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1992 May 16
Scope and Contents note:
Joy Ford Austin, a former Executive Director of the African American Museums Association, discusses her earliest experiences with, and her recollection of the evolution of the Anacostia Community Museum. She highlights the important role that John Kinard played in leading the Museum, and in being an original voice advocating for social responsibility in museums. She discusses the first exhibitions she recalls viewing at the museum, the Blacks in the Western Movement, and The Frederick Douglas Years exhibits. She also reflects on the purpose and influence of the museum over time. The interview was conducted by Joanna Banks on May 16, 1992. There is some static throughout the recording, but the interviewee can generally be heard clearly.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, which includes approximately 100 interviews of residents and influential people of the Anacostia area of Washington, DC.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Social responsibility of business  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Collection Citation:
ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.09-034, Item AV001517, AV001666
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ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa76839997c-0b52-4455-9269-0cf2ce3edba9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-034-ref6

Records

Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Serials (publications)
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1972-1987
Descriptive Entry:
These records reflect the varied interests and activities of John R. Kinard as Director of the Anacostia Museum. The files consist primarily of official correspondence with museum professionals, community leaders and activists, officials of Washington, D. C., and Smithsonian management. Kinard's involvement with organizations such as the African American Museums Association, the Anacostia Historical Society, the Anacostia Coordinating Council, and the Afro-American Bicentennial Corporation is documented.

Materials include photographs and clippings from newspapers and magazines, some of which describe Kinard's May 5, 1987, speech at the 51st annual conference of the Southern African Museums Association held in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Topic:
African American museums  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Serials (publications)
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 349, Anacostia Museum, Office of the Director, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 349
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0349

Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Black Museum Seminar at Bishop College

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Texas
United States
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
Black Museum Seminar meeting included a summary of the Black Seminar Conference in San Francisco, specifically the reading and discussion of articles for the National African American Museum Association. Reading, discussion, and voting of bylaws. John Kinard was present at meeting.
Meeting. Audio only. Poor audio quality. Dated 19770429.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV002034_B
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 to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Museums  Search this
African American museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Black Museum Seminar at Bishop College, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-021, Item ACMA AV002034_A
See more items in:
Conference Recordings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7c1e938fa-f2d3-4e1a-858a-146a352c1939
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-021-ref160

Meeting Regarding Proposed Black Museum at Wilberforce

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Wilberforce University  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Ohio
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1975
Scope and Contents:
Meeting attendees discussed specifics regarding the African American Museums Association's support of the proposed creation of a black cultural and historical museum at Wilberforce, supported by the state of Ohio. They also discussed securing endorsements and congressional support for the proposed museum. John Kinard was one of the meeting attendees.
Meeting. Audio only. Undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV002030_B
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
Museums  Search this
African American museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Meeting Regarding Proposed Black Museum at Wilberforce, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV002030_A
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7d4af6058-930d-487c-a678-f7c333170016
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref271

Jeannine Smith Clark and Judith Wragg Chase , 06/05/1986

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Clark, Jeannine Smith 1928-2018  Search this
Chase, Judith Wragg  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
African American Museums Association  Search this
DuSable Museum of African American History  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: [Example: 10w x 8h]; Type of Image: Group candid; Medium: Paper
Type:
Photographic print
Newspaper photograph
Group, candid
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
United States, Illinois, Chicago
Date:
June 5, 1986
Topic:
Regents  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Women  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2016-011425a
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14610

African American Museums Association [Folder]

Additional name:
AAMA  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_105285

Smith, Vincent

Collection Creator:
Knight, Gwendolyn  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1993, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers, 1816, 1914-2008, bulk 1973-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers
Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw900dc0422-b163-4cda-94f1-ab942f3ebcd5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lawrjaco-ref199
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Evangeline J. Montgomery papers

Creator:
Montgomery, Evangeline J.  Search this
Names:
Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998  Search this
Saar, Betye  Search this
Waddy, Ruth G. (Ruth Gilliam), 1909-2003  Search this
Extent:
26.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1928-2018
Summary:
The papers of African American artist, curator, and arts administrator Evangeline "EJ" Montgomery measure 26.1 linear feet and date from 1929-2019. The papers relate to Montgomery's career and involvement in the African American art scene in California and Washington, D.C. The collection includes biographical materials consisting of calendars and appointment books, certificates and awards, records regarding Montgomery's personal art collection, resumes and biographies, and other personal records; correspondence with colleagues and friends such as Benny Andrews, Willis Bing Davis, Edmund Barry Gaither, Eugene Grigsby, Dele Jegede, Samella Lewis, Nzegwu Nkiru, and A.M. Weaver; professional activity files documenting Montgomery's career as a consultant, curator, member, and volunteer for a myriad of organizations including the American Association for State and Local History, National Conference of Artists, and the Oakland Museum; and research files and notes on African and African American arts and history, Black media, Black photographers, the museum profession, and the artists Betye Saar, Lois Mailou Jones, Nike Davies-Okundaye, Romare Bearden, Ruth Waddy, Sam Gilliam, and Sargent Johnson. Also included are files regarding Montgomery's career as an artist containing material on the Brandywine Workshop, interviews with Floyd Coleman and for The Historymakers, sales and consignment records, and other material; printed and documentary material consisting of art reproductions, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and posters regarding Montgomery and other African American artists; artwork by Montgomery, including student sketchbooks, and others; photographic material of Montgomery, friends and colleagues, events, personal snapshots, and works of art; and unidentified audiovisual material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist, curator, and arts administrator Evangeline "EJ" Montgomery measure 26.1 linear feet and date from 1929-2019. The papers relate to Montgomery's career and involvement in the African American art scene in California and Washington, D.C. The collection includes biographical materials consisting of calendars and appointment books, certificates and awards, records regarding Montgomery's personal art collection, resumes and biographies, and other personal records; correspondence with colleagues and friends such as Benny Andrews, Willis Bing Davis, Edmund Barry Gaither, Eugene Grigsby, Dele Jegede, Samella Lewis, Nzegwu Nkiru, and A.M. Weaver; professional activity files documenting Montgomery's career as a consultant, curator, member, and volunteer for a myriad of organizations including the American Association for State and Local History, National Conference of Artists, and the Oakland Museum; and research files and notes on African and African American arts and history, Black media, Black photographers, the museum profession, and the artists Betye Saar, Lois Mailou Jones, Nike Davies-Okundaye, Romare Bearden, Ruth Waddy, Sam Gilliam, and Sargent Johnson. Also included are files regarding Montgomery's career as an artist containing material on the Brandywine Workshop, interviews with Floyd Coleman and for The Historymakers, sales and consignment records, and other material; printed and documentary material consisting of art reproductions, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and posters regarding Montgomery and other African American artists; artwork by Montgomery, including student sketchbooks, and others; photographic material of Montgomery, friends and colleagues, events, personal snapshots, and works of art; and unidentified audiovisual material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1967-2015 (1.0 linear feet; Box 1, OV 27)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1963-2014 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 2-4)

Series 3: Professional Activity Files, 1963-2017 (7.6 linear feet; Boxes 4-11)

Series 4: Research Files and Notes, 1928-2018 (4.0 linear feet; Boxes 11-16)

Series 5: Files Regarding Montgomery's Career as an Artist, 1970-2016 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 16-17)

Series 6: Printed and Documentary Materials, 1964-2018 (7.2 linear feet; Boxes 17-23, 26, OVs 27-29, 31-34

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1957-2006 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 23, 26, OV 30)

Series 8: Photographic Materials and Moving Images, circa 1965-2017 (3.0 linear feet; Boxes 23-27, OV 27)

Series 9: Unidentified Audiovisual Materials, circa 1990s (1 folder; Box 25)
Biographical / Historical:
Evangeline "EJ" Montgomery (1930- ) is an African American artist, curator, and arts administrator in California and Washington, D.C.

Montgomery was born in New York and moved to Harlem in New York City after the divorce of her parents, Oliver and Carmelite Thompson. Upon graduating from Seward Park High School in 1951, Montgomery worked painting faces on dolls and statues. In 1955, she married Ulysses "Jim" Montgomery and moved to Los Angeles. In California she began working for jewelry designer Thomas Usher while attending Los Angeles City College. She continued her education at California College of the Arts (California College of Arts and Crafts) where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1969. During the late 1960s, Montgomery began curating exhibitions. From 1971 to 1976, she was curator for Rainbow Sign Gallery in Berkeley. Other roles Montgomery held were as the national exhibits workshop coordinator at the American Association for State and Local History and as program development consultant at the African American Museums Association. From 1976 to 1979, she was art commissioner for the city of San Francisco.

Montgomery moved to Washington, D.C. in 1980 to serve as the community affairs director for Howard University's WHMM-TV station. She then began working for the United States Information Agency (USIA) as a program officer in their Arts America program in the early 1980s. In her role, she worked to promote cross-cultural exchanges through art, specializing in American exhibitions touring abroad. Montgomery retired from the USIA in 2008.

As an artist, Montgomery gained recognition for her work in printmaking and metalworking. She was the recipient of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities fellowship in 2012 and an Excellence in the Arts Award from the Brandywine Print Workshop in 2004. Due to her diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in the 1990s, Montgomery had to stop working with metal but continued her printmaking work.
Provenance:
The Evangeline J. Montgomery papers were donated in 2019 by Evangeline J. Montgomery, as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art museum curators -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Metal-workers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Metal-workers -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American art museum curators  Search this
Black Arts movement  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Evangeline J. Montgomery papers, 1928-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.montevan
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Evangeline J. Montgomery papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9915d0dc7-2f94-41bd-9b8b-d04432f7df32
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-montevan
Online Media:

African American Museum Association

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 19, Folder 11
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa70bf24eb2-2799-41b2-8a63-b91dd37bdac5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref1324

African American Museums Association

Collection Creator:
Monroe, Arthur  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1977-circa 1985
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Arthur Monroe papers, circa 1940-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur Monroe papers
Arthur Monroe papers / Series 5: Professional Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
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Professional Activity Files

Collection Creator:
Montgomery, Evangeline J.  Search this
Extent:
7.6 Linear feet (Boxes 4-11)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-2017
Scope and Contents:
The series documents Montgomery's career as a consultant, curator, member, and volunteer for a myriad of organizations such as the African American Museums Association, Art West Associated North, National Conference of Artists, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, and Women's Caucus for Art. She also worked to promote African American artists through exhibitions, talks, conferences, events, and educational programs, and worked to cultivate cross-cultural programs in the United States of African and other international artists. Many of Montgomery's projects were done in conjunction with her role as Program Officer for the United States Information Agency (USIA). Files contain 33 video and sound recordings, 2 born digital records, meeting notes, exhibition and project planning documents, exhibition reviews and other printed materials, correspondence, budget records, and other organizational materials.

Files for exhibitions curated by Montgomery include Black Graphics (1973-1975), Black Reflections I: The Paintings and Sculpture of Sargent Johnson / Charles Dawkins (1976), and "Images: Africa's Children" (1982). The files contain artwork lists, correspondence, loan documents, material about the artists, and other exhibition planning documents.

Montgomery's files as National Exhibits Workshop Coordinator at the American Association for State and Local History include Exhibits Workshops Screening Committee material, a notebook regarding workshops, and material on the NEH funded Interpreting History Workshops.

Montgomery was the Ethnic Art Consultant at the Oakland Museum from 1968 until 1974. Her files include survey records researching exhibitions of Black artists, catalog statement drafts by Montgomery for a Grafton Tyler Brown exhibition, planning and printed material for the exhibition series Black Untitled (1970-1973), and records for the museum's first large exhibition New Perspectives in Black Art (1968) at Kaiser Industries prior to the museum's opening.

Conference files document Montgomery's participation at conferences for the College Art Association and James A. Porter Colloquium, along with video recordings of Montgomery lecturing at the October Gallery Art Seminar and Alabama State University.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Evangeline J. Montgomery papers, 1928-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.montevan, Series 3
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Evangeline J. Montgomery papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9afc0d1bd-80a5-4419-bf9b-7488976fb7c9
EDAN-URL:
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African American Museums Association

Collection Creator:
Montgomery, Evangeline J.  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 7-11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Evangeline J. Montgomery papers, 1928-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Evangeline J. Montgomery papers
Evangeline J. Montgomery papers / Series 3: Professional Activity Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90f2b322d-3c8a-4568-b957-27ca9ab8b028
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-montevan-ref97

African American Museums Association

Collection Creator:
Montgomery, Evangeline J.  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic) (Cassette notes recording is of exhibition design and programs workshop by Bruce G. Clarke)
Container:
Box 4, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Evangeline J. Montgomery papers, 1928-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Evangeline J. Montgomery papers
Evangeline J. Montgomery papers / Series 3: Professional Activity Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9be9a7aef-2c0c-412a-b395-38a2931a0901
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-montevan-ref98

Blacks in museums : AAMA members directory / [African American Museums Association] ; compiled by Ronald Sharps ; edited by Anigelique Butler

Author:
African American Museums Association  Search this
Sharps, Ronald  Search this
Butler, Angelique  Search this
Physical description:
53 leaves : maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Directories
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African Americans in the professions  Search this
Museums  Search this
African Americans in art--Directories  Search this
Call number:
E185.82 .A25 1989
E185.82.A25 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_402934

AAMA Profile of Black museums : a report on the African American Museums Association's survey of Black museums / prepared by Harris H. Shettel ; with a forward by Joy Ford Austin and Harry Robinson ; executive summary by Ronald Sharps

Title:
Profile of Black museums
Author:
Shettel, Harris H  Search this
African American Museums Association  Search this
Physical description:
[xiv], 64 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
Topic:
African Americans--Museums  Search this
African Americans--Museums--Finance  Search this
Call number:
E185.53.A1 A102 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_485510

PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS - African American Museums Association

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 23 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-015, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 23
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa95-015-refidd1e5405

African American Museums Association

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 22 of 26
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-048, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 22
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa98-048-refidd1e4709

African American Museums Association

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 19 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-009, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
See more items in:
Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 19
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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