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Bryan, Percival

Subseries Creator:
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Container:
Box 239
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975 February 18
Scope and Contents note:
Job Number: 13630
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number / Scurlock client negatives: B - Byrons
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-05-ref9484

Portrait of Percival Bryan

Subject:
Percival Bryan  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Frame: 27 7/8 × 22 1/16 × 2 1/2 in. (70.8 × 56 × 6.3 cm)
24 × 18 1/8 in. (61 × 46 cm)
Type:
painting
Accession Number:
1996.0005.0001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl85809a76d-dcc5-4848-8e63-2fceee385416
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0005.0001
Online Media:

Collage with Percival Bryan Photograph and Ambassador Seating Arrangements

Subject:
Percival Bryan  Search this
Medium:
silver-gelatin photograph on cardboard, ink on cardboard, tape, adhesive
Dimensions:
19 × 15 1/4 in. (48.3 × 38.7 cm)
Type:
collage
Accession Number:
1996.0005.0004
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl873002914-8fbd-4b97-b5f2-7f939364f451
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0005.0004

Bust of Percival Bryan

Subject:
Percival Bryan  Search this
Medium:
plaster
Dimensions:
13 x 8 x 8 in. (33 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
bust
Accession Number:
1996.0005.0007
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl846f4f013-c0ff-4df0-9122-c6579cf8b5b5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0005.0007
Online Media:

Percival Bryan collection

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

Series 1: Autobiographical

Series 2: Biographical

Series 3: Autograph albums

Series 4 Memorabilia

Series 5: Photographs

Subseries 5.1: Portraits

Subseries 5.2: Bryans and friends

Subseries 5.3: Special events

Subseries 5.4: Social groups

Subseries 5.5: Travel and recreation

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

Mr. and Mrs. Percival Bryan pose at unidentified social event

Photographer:
Oscar Photography Studio  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1944
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Couples  Search this
Hats  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Evening gowns  Search this
Evening dress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.003
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.1: Portraits / Percival and Catherine Bryan, 1944-1947, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref584

Group portrait at unidentified social gathering

Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1944
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Children  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Parties  Search this
Entertaining  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.012
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.2: The Bryans and friends / Bryans & Friends, 1944, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref585

Percival Bryan poses with golf clubs

Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 7 x 9 in. (17.8 x 22.9 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1948 June 20
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Autographs  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Golf  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.036
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.1: Portraits / Percival Bryan, 1942, 1943, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref586

Mr. and Mrs. Percival Bryan with friends posing by car

Creator:
McDougall, R., photographer  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1944
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Evening gowns  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Leisure  Search this
Portraits, Group  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.39a
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.2: The Bryans and friends / Bryans & Friends, 1944, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref587

Group of men and women pose in front of brick house for birthday party

Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 10 x 8 1/2 in. (25.4 x 21.6 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1947
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Portraits, Group  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.111
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.3: Special events / Parties, 1944-1948, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref588

Royal De Lux Social Club

Creator:
McDougall, R., photographer  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 10 x 8 1/2 in. (25.4 x 21.6 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1946
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Clubs  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Portraits, Group  Search this
Men  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.116
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / Subseres 5.4: Social groups / Royal Deluxe Social Club, 1946, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref589

Percival Bryan and others at social gathering

Creator:
McDougall, R., photographer  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1947
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Clubs  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.119
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.3: Special events / Parties, 1944-1948, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref590

Mrs. Percival Bryan and friend standing by a car

Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 10 x 8 1/2 in. (25.4 x 21.6 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1947
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.131
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.5: Travel and recreation / General Travel, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref591

Portrait of Mrs. Catherine Bryan

Creator:
McDougall, R., photographer  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa1945
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Dresses  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.157
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.1: Portraits / Catherine Bryan, 1943, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref593

Percival Bryan holding a baby

Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1951
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Taxicab drivers  Search this
Infants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.189
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.3: Special events / Religious Cermonies, 1959, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref594

Percival Bryan and others pose at unidentified social gathering

Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 10 x 8 1/2 in. (25.4 x 21.6 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Celebrations  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Portraits, Group  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.217
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / Subseres 5.4: Social groups / Formal Social Outings, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref596

Elks banquet portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan

Creator:
McDougall, R., photographer  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1944 March 22
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Celebrations  Search this
Evening gowns  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
top hats  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.227
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.1: Portraits / Percival and Catherine Bryan, 1944-1947, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref597

Percival Bryan holding baby during a religious ceremony

Creator:
McDougall, R., photographer  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1947
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Infants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.235
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.3: Special events / Religious Cermonies, 1959, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref598

Vacation portrait of Mrs. Catherine Bryan and friends

Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1944
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Portraits, Group  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.242
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.5: Travel and recreation / General Travel, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref599

Mrs. Catherine Bryan and friend at Coney Island

Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm))
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1953 July 19
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Bathing suits  Search this
Beaches  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Item ACMA PH2003.7043.253
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.5: Travel and recreation / New York and beach, 1950-1953, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref600

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