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Extent:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Date:
1966-1975
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of materials documenting the following exhibitions: "Blacks in the Westward Movement;" "Buy Now Pay Later" (consumer problems exhibition); "Country Store;" "Drug;" "Sage of Anacostia;" and "The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction." In addition, there is John Kinard's correspondence; memoranda from William Warner, Assistant Secretary for Public Services; budgetary and travel materials; drafts, articles, and printed matter pertaining to ANM history and anniversary celebrations; files on community organization meetings at ANM; and photographs of D.C. Mayor Walter Washington celebrating D.C. community leader Stanley J. Anderson Day at ANM. Related records can be found in Record Units 99 and 145.
Historical Note:
The beginning of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM) can be traced to the 1966 Aspen, Colorado meeting of the American Association of Museums. At that time S. Dillon Ripley suggested to the members that museum directors try to take their museums to the people of low income areas by renting store front buildings and creating relevant exhibits to arouse curiosity and stimulate motivation for further learning.

Upon his return, Ripley outlined his idea for a satellite museum. Charles Blitzer, then Director of the Smithsonian's Office of Education, chaired the committee to start the project. With the aid of his assistant Carolyn Bronheim, Benjamin Lawless, Assistant Chief of Exhibits, and Frank A. Taylor, Director General of Museums, the requirements for the satellite museum were defined.

After many meetings with community self-help groups, an advisory council was formed. This council was to function as liaison between the Smithsonian Institution and the community. On April 23, 1967, the newly formed council announced Anacostia in southeast Washington, D.C. as the community for the Smithsonian's first satellite museum. The abandoned Carver Theater was selected as the site.

In June 1967, the museum was formally named Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM). John Kinard was chosen as the director and assumed his duties on July 1, 1967. ANM was officially opened September 15, 1967.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 265
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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"F" miscellaneous

Container:
Box 5 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Fifth Anniversary, 1972

Container:
Box 5 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Frederick Douglass Bill, sponsored by Senator Holt, S835-HR5968

Container:
Box 5 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Fundraising campaign, November 1969-1970

Container:
Box 5 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 6

Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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George Washington University, United Planning Organization, Congress Heights Project

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Gospel Truth, 1971

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Gospel Truth Publicity

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Harper's Ferry (John Kinard, speaker at training center)

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Housing and Urban Development exhibits funds

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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International Council of Museums (ICOM), 1972

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ICOM 1971 Survey (articles, etc.)

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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International Council of Museums 1971 Program - Contains correspondence, printed material and information on Grenoble meeting

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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International Council of Museums - Contains pamphlets on Danish museums

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Intramural Transfer of Specimens - Objects borrowed from SI, F214

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Kennedy Doodler, 1968

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0265-refidd1e1168

Kerosene Lamps and Lanterns - Candles

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Lamont Street

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0265-refidd1e1190

Linda Polin Memorial

Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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