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D.C. History Conference: Presentation by Louise D. Hutchinson on History of Anacostia

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Conferences
Place:
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
Louise Hutchinson presents the history and growth of Anacostia from 1865-1900. Some of the topics Hutchinson discusses include Dorothea Dix, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Uniontown, Barry Farms, unemployment, Freedman's Bureau, Lincoln's reconstruction program, development of the business community in Anacostia (including J.T. Campbell and Bruce Underdue), home ownership, description of housing, lawyer Charles Sumner, community churches, Frederick Douglass, Sewing Council lead by Mary Watson Webster, and Solomon G. Brown. Presentation includes slideshow. Presentation part of D.C. History Conference on neighborhood studies.
Presentation. Part of Conference Recordings. Transcription on physical asset: Martin L. King Library. Dated 19770121.
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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
Communities  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Conferences
Citation:
D.C. History Conference: Presentation by Louise D. Hutchinson on History of Anacostia, Record Group AV09-021, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-021, Item ACMA AV003050
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Conference Recordings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-av09-021-ref515

Second Annual Washington History Conference

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Tetrault, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Conferences
Place:
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
John Tetrault, an urban regional planning George Washington University graduate student, explains using oral history in his study of Barry Farms and working with the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Tetrault discusses the research techniques - oral history interviews and primary source material - he used to document the development of black commercial enterprise in Barry Farms, and to gather artifacts and photographs for the exhibit, Anacostia Story, as well as for historical documentation of Barry Farms. He also explains some of the outcomes of the research. The Second Annual Washington History Conference was held at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Washington, D.C.).
Conference. Part of Conference Recordings. Dated 19750111.
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Research  Search this
Social history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Conferences
Citation:
Second Annual Washington History Conference, Record Group AV09-021, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-021, Item ACMA AV004341
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Conference Recordings
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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History of Anacostia by Thomas Cantwell

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Cantwell, Thomas J.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Lectures
Place:
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
Thomas Cantwell speaks of the history of Anacostia and how the government has treated the neighborhood of Anacostia through efforts to isolate and divide the community. Lecture on history of Anacostia includes the meeting of John Smith and the Nacotchtank Indians; the establishment of Uniontown; development of Barry Farms by the Freedman's Bureau; the opening of St. Elizabeth's Hospital; refugee camps operated by the Freedman's Bureau; unmet housing needs of civil war refugees; formation of Hillsdale civic association; purchase of Cedar Hill by Frederick Douglass; establishment of Birney School, Garfield School, Anacostia High School, and Dunbar High School; movement against segregated schools; organization and role of the church; and public services in Anacostia and Hillsdale. Second part of lecture includes understanding the present - housing, education, unemployment, crime, and drug addiction in Anacostia. Focus on housing conditions; the interrelationship of housing conditions with education, unemployment, crime, and drug addiction; the influence of housing development, or lack of development, in the evolution of Anacostia; and the effects of the FHA 608 program on the community of Anacostia.
Presentation/Lecture. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Dated 19730116.
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
Housing  Search this
Social history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Lectures
Citation:
History of Anacostia by Thomas Cantwell, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003562
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Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref561

Interview: Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Dale, Jr

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Dale, John Henry, Jr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
4 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Dale, Jr. talk about Dale-Patterson family histories and the history of Anacostia, including the early settlement of Anacostia by the Dale family, the Patterson family, and other families. Also, John Dale talks about the schools he attended in Anacostia, his affiliation with Campbell A.M.E. Church and Hillsdale Civic Association, the jobs he held, and history of Barry Farms. Their daughter, Dianne Dale, reads early history of Dale-Patterson family. Two other Anacostian residents - one of them is Norman - reminiscence about growing up in Anacostia. On the April 5, 1973 recording, John Dale provides more detailed information on organizations, businesses, buildings, and burial ground of blacks in Anacostia.
Interviews. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV000794: part 1. AV003211: part 2. AV003202: part 3. AV000794, AV003211, and AV003202: dated 19730223. AV000811: dated 19730405.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003211

ACMA AV003202

ACMA AV000811
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Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American families  Search this
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Programs and Projects, 1967-1989, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV000794
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Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref638

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
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-acma-03-119
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Oral History Interview with Herbert Holmes

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:
Southwest (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2016 October 21
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:
Segregation  Search this
Neighborhoods -- Washington, D.C. -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews -- 21st century
Citation:
Interview with Herbert Holmes, 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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-119-ref36

Oral History Interview with Paul Taylor

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:
Southwest (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2017 March 23
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
Youth -- Recreation  Search this
Neighborhoods -- Washington, D.C. -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews -- 21st century
Citation:
Interview with Paul Taylor, 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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-119-ref58

Black Poetry Reading and A Look into Anacostia, A Look into the Past

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Federal City College  Search this
Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946  Search this
Dale, John Henry, Jr.  Search this
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906  Search this
Green, Ethel  Search this
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
McKay, Claude, 1890-1948  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
Poetry
Place:
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Two part program: reading of black poetry and panel discussion about Anacostia. Students from Federal City College read poems written by Countee Cullen, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, and Langston Hughes. John Dale and Ethel Green talk about the history of Anacostia in a panel discussion titled A Look into Anacostia, A Look into the Past. John Kinard provides an introduction for the program.
Poetry reading and discussion. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003436-2: part one. AV003436-1: part two. Poor sound quality. Undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003436-1
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
Poetry  Search this
Communities  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
Social history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Poetry
Citation:
Black Poetry Reading and A Look into Anacostia, A Look into the Past, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003436-2
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Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref635

Social History: Anacostia and Barry Farms

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Dale, John Henry, Jr.  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
Interviews
Place:
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Residents of Anacostia talk about the early history of Barry Farms, Anacostia, and the Freedmen's Bureau. They describe the boundaries of Anacostia and Barry Farms, the relationship between black people and white people, the police-community relationship, and sanitization conditions. John Dale is one of the residents.
Interview clips. AV003502: copy #2, content consists of interview clips from other audiovisual assets. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
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
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Communities  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Police-community relations  Search this
Sanitation  Search this
Social history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Social History: Anacostia and Barry Farms, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003502
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref651

Interview with Maurice 'Moe' Shorter 2010

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (MiniDV)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2010
Scope and Contents:
As a long-time resident of Washington, D.C.'s Ward 8, Maurice 'Moe' Shorter - impresario for Junkyard Band - talks about the history of Junkyard Band and go-go music; and the marketing and management of go-go bands, particularly Junkyard Band. Shorter details the origin of Junkyard Band, which was formed by a group of children in the Barry Farms community of southeast Washington, D.C. He describes the band's various rehearsal spaces in the community; involvement in the community; creativity in regards to the creation of their improvised instruments and later the writing of their music; and the growth of their audience and change in performance venues over the years. He talks about working with Derrick McCraven, who brought two neighborhood bands together to create Junkyard Band. Shorter describes go-go as a musical experience and the community intertwined; he explains why Wards 7 and 8 of Washington, D.C. were attracted to go-go music. He talks about the evolution of go-go music and go-go bands from Chuck Brown to Junkyard Band to those of the late 1990s and 2000s; the subgenres of go-go music which include gospel go-go, bounce beat (beat-ya-feet), traditional, and grown and sexy; differences in the crowds who attend the various sub-genre performances; what influenced the development of go-go music; the improvisation and freestyle of go-go rappers; and the change in venues for go-go performances over the decades. Shorter talks about his ability to take the tools he learned at Howard University and use them to the best of his ability to promote and manage bands; he is able to combine his business skills with something he loves - music. In addition to managing bands, Shorter served as a commissioner for D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities for 12 years.
Interview. Dated 20101203.
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
African American musicians  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Go-go (Music)  Search this
Civic leaders  Search this
Communities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Interview with Maurice 'Moe' Shorter 2010, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.01-007.16, Item ACMA AV005229
See more items in:
Community and Creativity Project Records
Community and Creativity Project Records / Series 2: Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-01-007-16-ref106

Interview with Herbert Feemster

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (MiniDV)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2011
Scope and Contents:
Singer Herbert Feemster - known as Herb Fame and part of the duo Peaches & Herb - describes the strong community and family-atmosphere of the Barry Farms neighborhood, located in southeast Washington, D.C., where he grew up. He explains the influence the Barry Farms neighborhood had on him and the ways in which his childhood revolved around the Barry Farms community, including singing on the corner under the street lights. He talks about his early singing experiences at Birney Elementary School, the importance of the church and God, and the influence of rock and roll. Feemster explains he knew he wanted to sing from an early age, and how singing in church and his mother influenced his singing. He talks briefly about his time in the Navy, starting to sing about one year prior to leaving the Navy, and jobs he held post-Navy. Feemster talks the first recording of Peaches & Herb; the lack of creative input in the recordings in the 1960s; and his creative input when working with Freddie Perren in the 1970s. He also talks about his work process, specific songs he recorded, his favorite and least favorite songs, and going after one's dreams no matter what others say. He explains his discontentment because he is always searching and wanting to do things.
Interview. Dated 20110208.
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
African American musicians  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Civic leaders  Search this
Communities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Interview with Herbert Feemster, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.01-007.16, Item ACMA AV005217
See more items in:
Community and Creativity Project Records
Community and Creativity Project Records / Series 2: Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-01-007-16-ref91

Oral History Interview with Zora Felton

Interviewer:
Meghelli, Samir  Search this
Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
3 sound recordings (MP3)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2016 December 16
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:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Neighborhoods -- Washington, D.C. -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews -- 21st century
Citation:
Interview with Zora Felton, 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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-119-ref81
Online Media:

Oral History Interview with Marie Hamlin

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.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- Politics and government
Date:
2016 August 18
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:
Neighborhoods -- Washington, D.C. -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews -- 21st century
Citation:
Interview with Marie Hamlin, 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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-119-ref48

Volume (100)

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Sept. 18, 1867–Mar. 9, 1869
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commerical use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M1902, Item 3.3.1.1
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Records of the Field Offices for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870
Records of the Field Offices for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870 / Series 3: Subordinate Field Offices / 3.3: Barry Farm / 3.3.1: Press Copies of Letters Sent and Received by the Superintendent
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Unregistered Letters Received

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Sept. 4, 1866–Aug. 27, 1869
Scope and Contents:
Unbound unregistered letters received, September 1866–August 1869, are arranged chronologically.
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commerical use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M1902, File 2.2.6
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Opening: Evolution of a Community Pt. 1

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Blackstone Rangers Band  Search this
Anderson, Stanley J.  Search this
Dale, Almore  Search this
Hope, Marion C.  Search this
Jackson, Samuel C. (Samuel Charles), 1929-1982  Search this
Jones, Alton  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001  Search this
Smith, Helen Belding  Search this
Smith, Henry P., 1911-1995  Search this
Washington, Walter E., 1915-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1972
Scope and Contents:
The Smithsonian Institution president, Anacostia residents, and city politicians provide remarks for the official opening of the exhibition Evolution of a Community at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Their speeches cover the history, purpose, and growth of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum; an introduction to the exhibit; the role of museums, particularly the role of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum within in the community of Anacostia and the city of Washington, D.C.; a short history of the people of Anacostia, including the establishment of Anacostia and Barry Farms; the importance of recording history for the people of a community; the present state of Anacostia; and what Anacostia will be for future generations. Recording also includes footage of exhibit displays, museums visitors, and exterior of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum; and a musical performance by Blackstone Rangers Band.
Exhibition opening. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. AV003208: part 1. AV003182: part 2. AV003208: glitches/skips in video recording. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Evolution of a Community, an exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from January 1972 though December 1972, presented the history of Anacostia from post-World War II to the present through photos, text, drawings, video tape programs, and a slide/tape show. Evolution of a Community Part II, also known as Anacostia Today, was on display at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from March 1973 though July 1973. The exhibitions developed as a result oral histories collected from Anacostia residents.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003208
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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.
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
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Unedited footage
Citation:
Opening: Evolution of a Community Pt. 1, Exhibition Records AV03-040, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-040, Item ACMA AV003182
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Evolution of a Community: Tour of the Exhibit

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Birney Elementary School  Search this
Douglass Hall (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands  Search this
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969  Search this
Howard, O. O. (Oliver Otis), 1830-1909  Search this
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964  Search this
Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1972
Scope and Contents:
Historian Louise Daniel Hutchinson leads tour of museum exhibit Evolution of a Community. The tour includes four stops: Douglass Hall (black shopping center), Old Birney School, a black home, and a black church. Prior to the tour, Hutchinson provides a history of Anacostia from its earliest beginnings when the Nacotchtank Indians, part of the Algonquian family, lived on the land now known as Anacostia until General Howard bought land, Barry Farms, to break up into lots to sell to free blacks through the Freedman's Bureau. During the tour, Hutchinson describes employment in the 1920s; segregation in schools, businesses, and theaters; the clearing of Tent/Shack City, where veterans lived, with tear gas and fire under the direction of Douglass MacArthur, George Patton, and Dwight Eisenhower in 1932; home life and items found in a black home in the 1920s; and the importance of the church to the spiritual and social lives of black people.
Tour of exhibit. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. Video recording quality: image drop out and skips in recording. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Evolution of a Community, an exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from January 1972 though December 1972, presented the history of Anacostia from post-World War II to the present through photos, text, drawings, video tape programs, and a slide/tape show. Evolution of a Community Part II, also known as Anacostia Today, was on display at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from March 1973 though July 1973. The exhibitions developed as a result oral histories collected from Anacostia residents.
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset (Evolution of a Community) and contents of video recording (tour of the exhibit).
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.
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
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Employment  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
African American business enterprises  Search this
Schools  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Churches  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Housing  Search this
Veterans  Search this
Algonquian Indians  Search this
Nacotchtank Indians  Search this
Social history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Unedited footage
Citation:
Evolution of a Community: Oral History of Anacostia, Exhibition Records AV03-040, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-040, Item ACMA AV003047
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Down Memory Lane

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia ACs  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Birney Elementary School  Search this
Campbell African Methodist Episcopal Church (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Greenwood Transfer Moving and Storage Company, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Macedonia Baptist Church (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Our Lady of Perpetual Help  Search this
Southeast Neighborhood House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Allen, Helen Greenwood  Search this
Dale, Almore  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Duckett, Ruth  Search this
Ellis, Martha  Search this
Greenwood, Benjamin O., Sr.  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
McKenzie, Walter  Search this
Taylor, Blakely  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
3 video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
Older residents of Anacostia share their experiences and memories growing up and living in the once tight knit community, Anacostia, to provide evidence of Anacostia's history with goal of understanding the history of the community for present and future generations and with the theory that if man does not know where he came from, he/she cannot know here he/she is, and has no direction for the future. Martha Ellis reminiscences about her work at the public schools, particularly Birney School. Ruth Duckett, Ellis' daughter, talks about her work with the youth group at the Southeast House; when it was safe to sit outside and walk down the street; the portrayal of Anacostia in the newspapers and media; successful people who grew up in Anacostia and moved to other parts of the city and country; the baseball club Anacostia ACs; and ministers and movement of churches in the area. Churches mentioned by Duckett and other residents include Macedonia Baptist Church, St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, and Campbell A.M.E. Church. Residents speak about Anacostia's rich heritage of people doing things - the craftsmen, construction workers, business people, and entrepreneurs - including sign painter, automobile painter, and artist Walter McKenzie; the fish man Mr. Chapman; the Greenwood family and their family business, Greenwood Transfer Moving and Storage Company; and the Taylor family, specifically Blakely Taylor, who were brick layers. They reminiscence about how everyone knew everyone, how everyone helped each other and the community thrive, when mothers stayed home and took care of children, when children participated in programs at the recreation center, when police had closer tie to community; and when it is so quiet, residents could hear cars go across the 11th street bridge. Residents also talk about the present: movement of people from different communities into Anacostia, younger Anacostians forced away because of zoning and no housing besides apartments, dirty streets, and violence. Overall, residents do not feel as if everything is bad in Anacostia; they just wish something would be done to fix the problems before they become worse.
Community Program. Filmed during exhibit Evolution of a Community with introduction by John Kinard (transcribed from physical asset AV003581) and moderated by Almore Dale. AV003581: Part 1. AV003088: Part 2. AV003550: Part 3, poor image quality. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. Dated 19720524. AV003383-3 and AV003383-4: sound only, content overlaps with video recordings, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Evolution of a Community, an exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from January 1972 though December 1972, presented the history of Anacostia from post-World War II to the present through photos, text, drawings, video tape programs, and a slide/tape show. Evolution of a Community Part II, also known as Anacostia Today, was on display at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from March 1973 though July 1973. The exhibitions developed as a result oral histories collected from Anacostia residents.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003088

ACMA AV003550

ACMA AV003383-3

ACMA AV003383-4
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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.
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:
Museums and community  Search this
Community museums  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Churches  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Schools  Search this
Baseball teams  Search this
Recreation centers  Search this
Entrepreneurship  Search this
African American businesspeople  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
African American business enterprises  Search this
Small business  Search this
Family-owned business enterprises  Search this
Crime  Search this
Police  Search this
Police-community relations  Search this
Migration, Internal  Search this
Social history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Citation:
Down Memory Lane, Exhibition Records AV03-040, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-040, Item ACMA AV003581
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Evolution of a Community Part 1 Narration

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Birney Elementary School  Search this
Douglass Hall (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
7 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1972
Scope and Contents:
Evolution of a Community Part 1 Narration presents a short history of Uniontown/Anacostia and Barry Farms from 1680 until a few years after World War II for the exhibition Evolution of a Community Part 1. The walking tour showcases replicas of Douglass Hall (black shopping center), Old Birney School, a black home, and a black church representative of Anacostia from 1910-1935. Narration and sound clips from interviews of residents reminiscing about living in Anacostia describe Birney Elementary School; Douglass Hall; social, religious, and recreational roles of the churches in the community; family life in the home; communal water pumps, privies, and garbage maintenance; employment; African American businesses; segregated recreation areas; transportation options; political issues of the early 1900s; race relations; police officers; community-police relations; formation and development of Anacostia including the drawing of Washington, D.C. lines; planning of Barry Farms; and land divisions and their effects on race relations.
Narration. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. AV003125: introductory narration for exhibit. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Evolution of a Community, an exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from January 1972 though December 1972, presented the history of Anacostia from post-World War II to the present through photos, text, drawings, video tape programs, and a slide/tape show. Evolution of a Community Part II, also known as Anacostia Today, was on display at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from March 1973 though July 1973. The exhibitions developed as a result oral histories collected from Anacostia residents.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003121

ACMA AV003122

ACMA AV003123

ACMA AV003124

ACMA AV003126

ACMA AV003127
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.
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
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Churches  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Schools  Search this
Education  Search this
Employment  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Race  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
African American business enterprises  Search this
Police  Search this
Police-community relations  Search this
Social history  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Citation:
Evolution of a Community Part 1 Narration, Exhibition Records AV03-040, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-040, Item ACMA AV003125
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Oral History Interview with Theresa Howe Jones

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Jones, Theresa  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 video recordings (MiniDV)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2007
Scope and Contents:
Theresa Howe Jones spoke about growing up and living in southeast Washington, D.C; her educational experience; and her involvement with community organizations in Anacostia. She talked about how the neighborhoods of Anacostia and Barry Farms changed; how politics in Ward 8 changed; and the research project 'Who Owns Your Neighborhood?' which she organized. Jones spoke about her efforts with community organizing; and the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum's and John Kinard's involvement with the community. She described the issues regarding housing, education, health care, and jobs in southeast Washington, D.C.; and her vision for the future.
Interview created in conjunction with the Anacostia Community Museum's 40th Anniversary Oral History Project and the exhibition, 'East of the River: Continuity and Change.' Dated 20070504
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV005195
General:
Title created by ACM staff based on project/exhibition name and interviewee's name.
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
Communities  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
Housing  Search this
Community development  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
East of the River: Interview with Theresa Howe Jones, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-052, Item ACMA AV005194
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East of the River: Continuity and Change Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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