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Migration to Metropolitan Washington: Making a New Place Home

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The second in a multi-year series, the Migration to Metropolitan Washington program offered a deeper look into the history and culture of the city that revealed more than just "official" Washington. Beyond the monuments to which millions pilgrimage each year exists a little recognized residential city undergoing a process of tremendous change and redefinition due to the impact of the migration of populations from all over the world. Washington in 1988 was the home of immigrants from more than sixty countries. Approximately twelve percent of the more than 3.5 million people in the metropolitan area were foreign born. Since the 1970s their number in the metropolitan area had tripled and since 1980 doubled. Traditional culture played an important role in making Washington home for people who have migrated to the city. Despite traumatic circumstances, if people bring little else with them, at least they carry their culture. They select, modify, adapt, reinterpret, revitalize, and drop aspects of their cultural traditions as they adjust to their new environment. In addition they adopt new traditions, synthesize and blend old with newer ones, and create new mechanisms for supporting and expressing who they see themselves to be.

As an urban setting Washington provides opportunities for people to interact with others with whom they might never have mingled and to behave in ways that they never could have in the home setting. This creates stimulae for the development of new forms of expression and distinctive local traditions arising out of the blends. The 1988 Festival program addressed these issues and many more. In telling their stories and demonstrating their traditions, immigrants to Washington allowed Festival visitors to understand the cultural aspects of migration and how they have attempted and in some cases succeeded in making a new place in the metropolitan area.

Phyllis M. May-Machunda was Curator of the program, with Camila Bryce-Laporte as Program Coordinator and Ann Dancy as Assistant Program Coordinator.

Migration to Metropolitan Washington: Making a New Place Home was made possible in part by the generous support of the Music Performance Trust Funds, a non-profit organization created by U.S. recording companies to fund live and free performances (Martin A. Paulson, Trustee), and by the D.C. Community Humanities Council.
Fieldworkers, consultants, and advisors:
Fieldworkers

Enrique Avilés, Camila Bryce-Laporte, Kathy Bullock, Olivia Cadaval, Charles Camp, Mau Thai Chen, Vennie Deas-Moore, Belay Embaye, Von Martin, Phyllis May-Machunda, Horacio Quintanilla, Daniel Sheehy, Addisu Tolesa

Consultants

Richard Kennedy, Marjorie Hunt

Advisory Board

Roy Bryce-Laporte, Olivia Cadaval, Laura Chin, Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, Belay Embaye, Von Martin, Lissan Negusie, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Sylvia Rosales, Joe Wilson

Ad Hoc Committee

Lucy Cohen, Esther Ho, Brett Williams
Presenters:
Enrique Avilés, Barry Bergey, Kathy Bullock, Olivia Cadaval, Charlie Camp, Lee Ellen Friedland, Richard Kennedy, Susan Levitas, Von Martin, Jackie Peters, Leslie Prosterman, Daniel Sheehy, Addisu Tolesa, Carolyn Wang
Participants:
Crafts

Viola Canady, 1922-, Daughters of Dorcas, quilt-makers, Washington, D.C.

Al Carter, urban muralist, Washington, D.C.

David Chung, 1959-, urban muralist, Washington, D.C.

George B. Liu, calligrapher, Washington, D.C.

Z.P. Lu, embroiderer, migration storyteller, Arlington, Virginia

Helen Sze McCarthy, brush painter, Silver Spring, Maryland

Wilfredo "El Burro" Ortiz, Washington, D.C.

Kendrick Smith, 1939-, Trinidadian costume maker, Rockville, Maryland

Marjorie Smith, 1943-, Trinidadian costume maker, Rockville, Maryland

Crafts/Garden

Elguar Aguilar, farmer, gardener, Alexandria, Virginia

Foodways

Zufan Abraha, 1952-, Ethiopian cook, Arlington, Virginia

Enma Avilés, 1925-, butcher, baker, home remedy maker, Silver Spring, Maryland

Lazina "Dolly" Boodhoosingh, 1922-, Trinidadian cook, Washington, D.C.

Belay Embaye, Ethiopian cook, Arlington, Virginia

Anna Mae Gilliard, 1920-2004, Afro-American cook, migration storyteller, Forestville, Maryland

Addie Green, Trinidadian cook, gardener, Washington, D.C.

Herbert Jasper, 1910-2001, gardener, storyteller, Washington, D.C.

Irab Juman, 1947-, Trinidadian cook, gardener, Alexandria, Virginia

Shaliza Juman, 1970-, cook, gardener, Alexandria, Virginia

Sharoza Lisa Juman, Trinidadian cook, gardener, Alexandria, Virginia

Teresa "Mamatere" Martinez, 1901-, butcher, Salvadoran cook, home remedy maker, Washington, D.C.

Cecilia "Calypso Caterer" Ojoe, 1940-, Trinidadian cook, Bethesda, Maryland

Zalina Monaysar, Trinidadian cook, gardener, Arlington, Virginia

Adriana Palacios, Salvadoran cook, home remedy maker, Washington, D.C.

Doris Palacios, Salvadoran cook, home remedy maker, Washington, D.C.

John Henry Pitt, 1945-, cook, gardener, Washington, D.C.

Marie Tucker, 1923-, Afro-American cook, gardener, Washington, D.C.

Wei-Na Zhang, Chinese cook, Washington, D.C.

Industrial Crafts

Juan Angel Villalobos, carpenter, brick-maker, Silver Spring, Maryland

Music

Marame Dilgassa, 1961-, drummer, vocalist, Takoma Park, Maryland

Archie Edwards, 1918-1998, blues guitar player, Seat Pleasant, Maryland

Abtew Kebede Fufa, 1958-, vocalist, Washington, D.C.

John Jackson (1924-2002) & James Jackson, blues, Fairfax Station, Virginia

Conrado Rosales, Salvadoran music

Don Stover, guitar, banjo player, Brandywine, Maryland

Chinese Opera Society -- Chinese Opera SocietyGeorge Yang, Bethesda, MarylandChu Shang Zahu, Bethesda, Maryland

Hazel Dickens Band -- Hazel Dickens BandHazel Dickens, vocalist, guitar player, Washington, D.C.Raymond Thomas "Tom" Adams, banjo player, Winchester, VirginiaDudley Connell, guitar player, vocalist, composer, Germantown, MarylandMarshall Willborn, bass player, Winchester, Virginia

Ex tempo -- Ex tempoHollis Patrick "Flash" Lashley, vocalist, percussionist, Silver Spring, MarylandEmlyn "John" Roseman, 1945-, guitar player, Rockville, MarylandKendrick "Blackbird" Sheen, 1949-, vocalist, Washington, D.C.

Four Echoes, Gospel -- Four Echoes, GospelEdward David, bass singerDeacon William Evans, vocalist, guitar playerWillie Green, vocalistCharles Johnson, bass guitar playerJames Nelson, lead and tenor vocalistJames Stein, lead and baritone vocalistGlen Taylor, bass and lead guitar player

Fusion, Calypso, Silver Spring, Maryland -- Fusion, Calypso, Silver Spring, MarylandPatrick T. Belle, steel drum playerJune A. Charles, bass playerLennard Jack, steel drummerKenneth C. Joseph, drummerChris A. Toussaint, percussionist

Hobbs and Partners, Bluegrass, Fairfax, Virginia -- Hobbs and Partners, Bluegrass, Fairfax, VirginiaArnold Hobbs, 1931-1996, guitar player

Kings of Harmony Quartet, Gospel -- Kings of Harmony Quartet, GospelDean CavanaughRichard JonesCharles "Bobby" McElven, second tenorLouis Simpkins, bass playerRobert "Bobby" Terry, first tenorRobert "Bobby" Terry Jr., lead guitar playerAlvin L. TuckerClement H. Tucker, lead vocalistJohnnie "Manager" Tucker, guitar player, lead vocalistLouis A Tucker, bass playerMarvin G. Tucker, drummer

Las Estrellitas Paranderos -- Las Estrellitas ParanderosLinton Corbie, 1963-, vocalist, Washington, D.C.Patrice Frances "Patti" Gouveia, 1960-, vocalist, Washington, D.C.

McCullough's Kings of Harmony, Brass band -- McCullough's Kings of Harmony, Brass bandAlexander Bryant, third trombone playerJoe L. Chambers, tenor trombone playerHenry Cleveland, third trombone playerSamuel "Sam" Cole, run horn playerJames E. Freeman, bass drummerJosh Hampton, bass horn playerJoseph Heyward, snare drummerIvan Jackson, bass playerNorvus "Little Butch" Miller, 1948-1994, trombone playerMelvin Reid, baritone horn playerHannibal Russell, run leader playerHezekiah Shepherd, run horn playerPerry Smith, third trombone playerVirgil Smith, second trombone playerMyrick or Ivan Steward, bass horn playerHerbert Whitner, 1940-, lead vocalist

Oromo Culture Committee -- Oromo Culture CommitteeYahya S. "Abbaa-Faaro'o" Aba-Jobir, 1955-, chanter, vocalist, dancer, Washington, D.C.Zewdie Lube Birru, chanter, storyteller, vocalist, Riverdale, MarylandMarame Dilgassa, 1961-, drummer, vocalist, Takoma Park, MarylandAbtew Kebede Fufa, 1958-, vocalist, Washington, D.C.Bekele Geleta Shure, 1959-, musician, storyteller, Takoma Park, MarylandYeshi Lemau, chanter, storyteller, vocalist, Riverdale, Maryland

Ross School Kids -- Ross School KidsLenwood "Gato" Bentley, 1954-, director, Washington, D.C.

Singing Angels, Gospel -- Singing Angels, GospelSally Allen, soprano vocalistVincent Belfield, synthesizer playerDean Cary, organ playerMason Gaines, bass playerLisa Hillary, drummerBeverly Miller, lead vocalistMargaret "Tony" Ross, alto vocalistTerch Siegler, second alto vocalistRobert "Manager" WalkerRobin Walker, lead vocalistVincent Walker, lead guitar player

Sons of Grace, gospel, Washington, D.C. -- Sons of Grace, gospel, Washington, D.C.Gerald Cummins, bass guitar playerLee C. "Flint" HalseyErnest J. Mitchell, guitar playerJames E. PinkneyDavid WadeHerbert "Herb" Whitner, 1940-, manager, vocalist

Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band -- Trinidad and Tobago Steel BandMichael Carrera, steel drummerVernon A. "Jay" Cross, 1971-, drummerHubert "Mumbles" Griffith, 1958-, piano playerFranklin Martin "Ticky manager" Harding, 1941-, steel drummerLloyd Arnim "Hawkady" Haynes, 1939-, steel drummerPatricia Holloway, steel drummerStetson King, steel drummerMichael "Mikey" King, Sr., 1948-, steel drummerLinda Myers-Phifer, 1953-, steel drummerNick O'Reilly, steel drummerPatricia Phillips, steel drummerKeith "Captain" Preddie, 1938-, steel drummerRobert Roy "Bullet or Junior" Thwaites, 1950-, steel drummerRudolph Worren Walker, 1943-, steel drummer

United Indian Merrymakers -- United Indian MerrymakersAnirudh Boodram, 1957-, manager, musician, Beltsville, MarylandShariff Juman, percussionist, Alexandria, VirginiaGocool "Carl Gocool" Monaysar, 1925-, harmonium player, Arlington, Virginia

Washington Singing Convention, Gospel, Washington, D.C. -- Washington Singing Convention, Gospel, Washington, D.C.Airstine BarbourOla Mae LeachEva Gaston Rearden Redding, 1913-2001William Redding, 1912-1997

Wong Boxing Association, -- -- kung fu, tai chi, lion dance, Washington, D.C. -- Wong Boxing Association,kung fu, tai chi, lion dance, Washington, D.C.Terheran James "Tie" BrighthauptCheng-Wu HuangLi-Ling LiChikk Yin Tam Wanyi TanRaymond Wong, 1959-
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1988, Series 5
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Ella B. Howard Pearis papers

Creator:
Pearis, Ella B. Howard  Search this
Names:
American Red Cross  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Pearis, Ella B. Howard  Search this
Extent:
2.32 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Clippings
Papers
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Scrapbooks
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1923-1998
bulk 1970-1981
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1923 to 1998 and measures 2.32 linear feet, documents the career of community activist, Ella B. Howard Pearis The papers are comprised of correspondence with and documents from community organizations, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the activities of Ella B. Howard Pearis between 1923 and 1998. It contains materials related to Mrs. Pearis's work with local and national civic organizations. Included in the collection are awards, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and scrapbooks.

The papers are organized into five series. The content of each series is arranged alphabetically. The series are arranged as follows:

Series I: Biographical Series II: Civic Organizations Series III: Photographs Series IV: Scrapbooks Series V: Miscellaneous
Arrangement note:
The papers are organized into five series. The content of each series is arranged alphabetically. The series are arranged as follows:

Series I: Biographical Series II: Civic Organizations Series III: Photographs Series IV: Scrapbooks Series V: Miscellaneous
Biographical/Historical note:
Ella B. Howard Pearis was born in 1905 in Washington, DC. She graduated from Paul Lawrence Dunbar High in 1923 and then went on to attend Miner Teachers College. For fifteen years she taught 1st and 2nd grade in Maryland and Virginia and later she worked fifteen years at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, from where she retired in 1956.

Mrs. Howard had deep roots in the Anacostia community; her great-grand parents moved to Anacostia in 1863. Macedonia Baptist Church was founded by her great-grandfather in 1866, and her great-grandfather's niece was one of the founders of St. John's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in 1867. Mrs. Pearis's house on Elvans Road was built by her grandfather in 1876. As a result of this history, Mrs. Pearis felt that it was her duty to be an advocate for and promoter of the Anacostia community. She volunteered her time to work with community groups and neighborhood civic associations. Her community work brought changes to Anacostia including getting new schools established and getting more public transportation in the area.

In 1974 she and other community activists founded the Anacostia Historical Society. The Society was established in partnership with the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum's Center for Anacostia Studies. Mrs. Pearis said that the idea for the Society started when, "…a group of us started to get together one Saturday and bring any family heirlooms that you had. " From there the group began to work with the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Together they developed the exhibit, "Anacostia Story," which opened at the Museum in March 1977.

In addition to her work with the Anacostia Historical Society, Mrs. Pearis served on the advisory board of the Anacostia--ongress Heights Red Cross Service Center. This center was a part of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Red Cross. Later in her life, Mrs. Pearis remarked that physical limitations limited her ability to make it to all of the community functions. Yet she found others ways to contribute to her community.

Mrs. Ella B. Howard Pearis died on February 23, 1998 and her funeral service was held at St. John's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church --the church founded by her family in 1867.
Related Arcihval Materials note:
Finding Aid to the Anacostia Historical Society located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

Finding Aid to the Alice Bell Finlayson Papers located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

Finding Aid to the Charles Qualls Papers located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
District of Columbia Art Association  Search this
D.C. Community Humanities Council  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Papers
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Scrapbooks
Citation:
The Ella B. Howard Pearis papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-012
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Ella B. Howard Pearis papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-012
Online Media:

In Search of Common Ground: Senior Citizens and Community Life at Potomac Gardens

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Museum  Search this
D.C. Community Humanities Council  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Exhibition records
Exhibit scripts
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographic prints
Negatives
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1994-95
Scope and Contents:
An exhibition based on an oral history project of the Potomac Gardens Sernior Resident Council and sponsored by the D. C. Communtity Humanities Council City Lights program. The exhibition was held at the Anacostia Museum from December 4, 1994 to January 15, 1995 and explored how both senior citizens and public housing residents are perceived as making positive contributions to urban communities.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, invitations, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Older people  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Exhibit scripts
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographic prints
Negatives
Identifier:
ACMA.03-015
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-015

D.C. Community Humanities Council, 1988-1993

Collection Creator::
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
"Family and Friends" materials (Boxes 1-2) restricted for 5 years from date of transfer, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 09/13/2010 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-057, Warren M. Robbins Papers
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Warren M. Robbins Papers
Warren M. Robbins Papers / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-057-refidd1e1536

Grant Proposal D.C. Community Humanities Council

Collection Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Container:
Binder 100, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
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Henry P. Whitehead collection
Henry P. Whitehead collection / Series 2: Howard Theatre / 2.2: Administrative and Business Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-042-ref863

D.C. Community Humanities Council

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 270
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980 July 3
Scope and Contents note:
Job Number: 18199
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: D - Dzizenyo
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-05-ref16659

D.C. Community Humanities Council, 1990

Collection Creator::
Bunch, Lonnie G.  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-200, Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
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Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
Lonnie G. Bunch Papers / Series 6: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY, 1988-2001 / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-200-refidd1e6223

Donald Murray Jr. Papers

Extent:
2.4 Cubic feet (1 box, 4 flat boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Programs (documents)
Awards
Certificates
Audiovisual materials
Place:
Washington, D.C. -- history
Date:
1934-2014
Summary:
Donald Murray, Jr. papers consists of 2.4 linear feet of mixed archival materials. The materials speak to Mr. Murray's role as a manager and Director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), his involvement in DC politics and family history. Documents include photographs, ephemera from various organizations and some videotaped materials of local social events.
Scope and Contents:
The Donald Murray Jr. papers measure 2.4 cubic feet and date from 1934 to 2014, with the bulk of the material dating from 1987 to 2004. The papers contain biographical material, records related to Murray's professional activities, photographs, and audiovisual material.

The biographical files contain scrapbooks, awards and certificates, and material related both to his family and his personal background. Contents include a scrapbook detailing the Million Man March, memorial programs for family members or friends, a high school year book, and assorted celebratory event programs. Additional material related to Murray's family include a family portrait listed in the Photographs series.

Of the three scrapbooks in the collection, one has been disassembled due to preservation concerns and is housed in the order in which it was presented. Images of the original scrapbook are included. Additional scrapbooks are maintained as they were received.

The professional files document activities Murray led or participated in as a part of the Humanities Council of Washington D.C. which includes correspondence and material collected from his time on Mayor Marion Barry Jr.'s administration, such as copies of proclamations and background on Murray and other cabinet members.

The series Photographs contains four oversized portraits of Donald Murray Jr. and his family, as well as the Morgan State University graduating class of 1960, and a signed portrait of an unknown man.

Audiovisual material contains 15 items that include copies of documentaries, lectures given by Donald Murray Jr., and public testimonies. Additional material includes photographs or videos of events.
Arrangement:
The Donald Murray Jr. papers is arranged in 4 series.

Series 1: Biographical Files

Series 2: Professional Files

Series 3: Photographs

Series 4: Audiovisual Material
Biographical Note:
Donald Murray Junior was one of the first generation of professional city government leaders in Washington D.C. who became prominent after home rule and the election of Marion Barry Jr. Following the election of Mayor Barry, Murray became the Manager and Director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) in March 1987.

Murray received his bachelor's degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, and a master's degree in social work from Howard University. As a graduate student at Howard University, he worked for the United Planning Organization and then served three years as Associate Director of Friendship House Association. He also served in the Army for two years.

Prior to his career in city goverment, Murray was a professor at the University of Maryland and Director of the university's African Studies Department. He left the university in 1981 to become acting director of the Department of Licenses, Investigations and Inspections of the District of Columbia.

Donald Murray Junior served as a board member to the Humanities Council of Washington D.C. from 2004 to 2010.
Provenance:
Donated by Donald Murray Jr. in 2015.
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:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
D.C. Community Humanities Council  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Programs (documents)
Awards
Certificates
Audiovisual materials
Citation:
Donald Murray Jr. Papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Donald Murray Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-078
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Donald Murray Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-078

Neighborhood history in Washington, D.C. : a survey and checklist of selected projects and sources of information / compiled by Keith Melder

Author:
Melder, Keith E  Search this
Physical description:
31 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1982
Topic:
Bibliography  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
Z1269 .M518 1982
Z1269 .M518 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_451558

The humanities and Afro-American literary tradition / Eleanor Traylor

Title:
Afro-American literary tradition
Author:
Traylor, Eleanor  Search this
D.C. Community Humanities Council  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
[1988]
Topic:
Ancients and moderns, Quarrel of  Search this
Call number:
PN883 .T239 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483253

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