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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: 1972 Exhibition Records
Evolution of a Community: 1972 Exhibition Records / Series ACMA AV03-040: Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-040-ref562

To Achieve These Rights Exhibition Display 2: Frederick Douglass narration

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 sound recordings (cartridge, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1992
Scope and Contents:
Narration that weaves together excerpts from a speech by Frederick Douglass from April 1883 on the anniversary of Emancipation in Washington, D.C. Douglass speaks about Emancipation, status and future of the negro, and prejudice despite freedom. He also states that negroes should be American citizens to the fullest extent, including the right to a fair trial, vote, serve on a jury, and attend public schools.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003340
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:
African Americans  Search this
African American abolitionists  Search this
Abolitionists  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Slave trade  Search this
Antislavery movements  Search this
Slavery -- Law and legislation  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Civil rights leaders  Search this
Activists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Collection Citation:
To achieve these rights: the struggle for equality and self-determination in the District of Columbia, 1791–1978 exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-033, Item ACMA AV003339
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To achieve these rights: the struggle for equality and self-determination in the District of Columbia, 1791–1978 exhibition records
To achieve these rights: the struggle for equality and self-determination in the District of Columbia, 1791–1978 exhibition records / Series 2: AudioVisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-033-ref506

To Achieve These Rights Exhibition Display 4: Clip of Mary Church Terrell on Americans All radio program

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Whitehead, Henry P., 1917-2002  Search this
Institute on Race Relations (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954  Search this
Todd, Tomlinson  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 sound recordings (cartridge, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1992
Scope and Contents:
A clip from "Americans All" radio program broadcasted on February 12, 1950 in celebration of Frederick Douglass' birthday. Tomlinson Todd, leader of Institute on Race Relations, interviewed Mary Church Terrell, civil rights activist and friend of Douglass. Terrell spoke of her friendship with Douglass - how they met and visiting World's Fair in Chicago with Douglass. She proposed February 14 as Frederick Douglass day. Narration and radio program provides brief description of Todd, Terrell, Institute on Race Relations, and "Americans All."
Narration and radio broadcast clip for one of four displays used in exhibition: To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equality and Self-Determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978. Part of To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equality and Self-Determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978 Audiovisual Records. Dated 19920101.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003342
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:
African Americans  Search this
African American abolitionists  Search this
Abolitionists  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Civil rights leaders  Search this
Activists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Collection Citation:
To achieve these rights: the struggle for equality and self-determination in the District of Columbia, 1791–1978 exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-033, Item ACMA AV003341
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To achieve these rights: the struggle for equality and self-determination in the District of Columbia, 1791–1978 exhibition records
To achieve these rights: the struggle for equality and self-determination in the District of Columbia, 1791–1978 exhibition records / Series 2: AudioVisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-033-ref508

Curatorial Records

Topic:
On stage: 200 years of great theatrical personalities (Monograph)
Creator::
National Portrait Gallery. Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Extent:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1966-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that were transferred from the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). They were mostly created by Robert G. Stewart, Associate Curator, 1964, Curator, 1965, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1979-1994, and Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1994. A small volume of records was also created by Monroe Fabian, Assistant Curator, 1969-1971, Associate Curator, 1972-1978, and Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1979-1986. Fabian died in July 1988.

The records consist mostly of files created by Stewart, Fabian, and others for exhibits that were proposed by museum staff for internal development, or external traveling exhibits that were considered for mounting at NPG. The files include staff evaluations and comments on proposed exhibits, exhibit scripts, documentation of brochure and catalog development, and memoranda between NPG staff as well as correspondence with potential exhibit donors. Some files also document NPG contributions to special traveling exhibits, and staff participation in symposia and seminars.

The records include a small amount of administrative material, plus correspondence files of secretarial staff which consist mostly of replies to public inquiries. The records also include documentation of the book On Stage written by Monroe Fabian, and published in the spring of 1980. These files consist of correspondence regarding the use of quotations and images for On Stage, photographs, a manuscript, and an unbound copy of the published volume.
Topic:
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895 -- Exhibitions  Search this
War correspondents  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-046, National Portrait Gallery. Department of Painting and Sculpture, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 97-046
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa97-046

Condition and Treatment Records

Creator::
National Portrait Gallery. Conservation Laboratory  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1980-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the assessment of condition and proposed treatment for objects slated for exhibition. Objects represented in the collection come from within the National Portrait Galley (NPG) collection and outside loans.

Materials include condition and treatment reports, memoranda, checklists, photographs, notes and related materials.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum loans  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895 -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-086, National Portrait Gallery. Conservation Laboratory, Condition and Treatment Records
Identifier:
Accession 01-086
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Condition and Treatment Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-086

Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials

Names:
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Extent:
1.63 Linear feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Visiting cards
Speeches
Newspapers
Booklets
Photographs
Pamphlets
Date:
circa 1859 - 1894
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1859-1894, contains materials relating to abolitionist Frederick Douglass. It includes several of his speeches reproduced in booklets and pamphlets, a visiting card, a portrait bearing his autograph, and 28 issues of Douglass'Monthly, which ran from 1858 to 1863.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 3 series. Series 1:Douglass' Monthly newspaper 2:Booklets 3: Other Materials.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore but fled north in 1838 to settle in Massachussetts. He soon joined the antislavery movement, and by the mid-1840s his commanding eloquence in offering firsthand testimony to the oppressions of slavery had transformed him into one of the movement's most persuasive spokesmen. Douglass' reforming zeal remained strong all his life. After the Civil War put an end to slavery, he continued to be a leading defender of the rights of African Americans during Reconstruction.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Antislavery movements -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Visiting cards
Speeches
Newspapers
Booklets
Photographs
Pamphlets
Newspapers -- 19th century
Citation:
Collection of Frederick Douglass materials, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-112
See more items in:
Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-112
Online Media:

The Frederick Douglass years: a cultural history exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Catalogs
Press releases
Brochures
Clippings
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Exhibition records
Date:
1993-07 - 1993-09
Summary:
A traveling exhibition on the life and times of Frederick Douglass. The show was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. It was exhibited at the museum from July 1993 to September 1993. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include research files, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, floor plans, and catalogues.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Abolitionists -- United States  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs
Press releases
Brochures
Clippings
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Citation:
The Frederick Douglass years: a cultural history exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-20
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The Frederick Douglass years: a cultural history exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-20
Online Media:

Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Vance, Jim  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Twelfth Baptist Church (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
United States  Search this
Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Grimes, Leonard A., 1815-1873  Search this
Minkins, Shadrach  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
United States
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Date:
circa 1987
Scope and Contents:
Narrator Jim Vance presents a very short history of the Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston and the life of Reverend Leonard Grimes. The church's and reverend's work with the Underground Railroad and antislavery movement, and after the passing of Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 are highlighted. The arrests of Shadrach and Anthony Burns are also addressed. Members of the Twelfth Baptist Church wanted the right to bear arms as part of the Union Forces during the Civil War; William L. Garrison and Frederick Douglass argued for this right.
Narration only. Might be part of Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audiovisual Records. Production elements: AV003356 and AV003428 [narration]. AV003356: begins at 000115 [first minute of recording related to The Times of Richard Allen]. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston might be related to the Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740 - 1877 exhibition which explored the growth and central role of African American churches during the 18th- and 19th-centuries in the eastern United States: Boston, Savannah, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond. The exhibition was organized by the Anacostia Museum and held there from October 1987 to October 1988.;Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston was formed by a small group of dissentients who split from the First African Baptist Church in 1848. It served as an anti-slavery meetinghouse, and provided refuge and spiritual guidance to free blacks and fugitive slaves. Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston was also known as the Fugitives Church or the Church of the Fugitive Slave.;Reverend Leonard Grimes was pastor of the Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston from 1848 to 1874. Born to free parents in Leesburg, Virginia, Grimes first became involved in the antislavery movement through his work with the Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003428
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.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Churches  Search this
Church history  Search this
Religion  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Fugitive slaves  Search this
Antislavery movements  Search this
African American abolitionists  Search this
Abolitionists  Search this
Jacob's ladder (Biblical dream)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Series Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-036, Item ACMA AV003356
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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records / Series 3: Audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref889

The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (VHS)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1995
Scope and Contents:
Footage of 'Frederick Douglass National Historic Site' sign and the exterior of the Frederick Douglass Memorial House. Title card for 'The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass.' This footage was used in the creation of 'Anacostia: Where We Live,' a product of the 1995 Lucy Moten Elementary School - Anacostia Museum partnership.
B-roll of unedited footage; title card. Related to exhibition 'Anacostia: Not the Same Old Story' and Moten Elementary School Audiovisual Materials 1994-1997 and 'Anacostia: Where We Live' [bib #387176]. Dated 19950501.
Biographical / Historical:
Held at the Anacostia Museum from June 17, 1995 to August 28, 1995, the exhibition - Anacostia: Not the Same Old Story (The Moten Elementary Collector's Exhibition) - was the result of a partnership between the museum and Lucy Ellen Moten Elementary School, located in Southeast Washington, D.C. Throughout the 1994-95 school year, the partnership offered the students of Moten the opportunity to study local history, experience musical performances and storytelling, conduct research, visit museums and cultural sites, create art, and document events through photography. The students produced photographs, poems, stories, drawings, interviews, and documents. The students' efforts were presented in the exhibition under the themes: Moten Elementary School, From Our Homes, Institutions and Organizations, and Community Life. The tentative exhibition title was 'Anacostia: Where We Live.' Anacostia Museum's formal partnership with Lucy E. Moten Elementary School began on November 20, 1992.
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
Abolitionists  Search this
African American abolitionists  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Fugitive slaves  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-041, Item ACMA AV002180
See more items in:
Anacostia: Not the Same Old Story exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-041-ref507

The Anacostia Story: Narration

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1977
Scope and Contents:
An overview of the history of Anacostia from 1608 when Captain John Smith explored the region of the Chesapeake Bay and the Nacotchtank Indians to the establishment of small businesses, churches, and schools. Aspects included or discussed: first European settlers, slavery, tobacco, James Barry, establishment of Uniontown, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Congress Heights, establishment of Freedmen's Bureau, settlement of Barry Farms, Solomon G. Brown, community churches, small businesses and commercial enterprises, schools and public education, Frederick Douglass, opening of a bank in Anacostia, expansion of transportation and Suitland Parkway, fight for public services, and public housing.
Narration. Audio only. Related to exhibition 'The Anacostia Story.' Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition 'The Anacostia Story' presented the history and development of Anacostia between 1608 and 1930 told through artifacts, photographs, early prints, documents and memorabilia. Well-known residents of the area, including Frederick Douglass, Elzie Hoffman, Dr. Charles Nichols, and Solomon G. Brown, were featured. The exhibition was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from March of 1977 to March 1978.
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.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Slavery  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Schools  Search this
African American business enterprises  Search this
Small business  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Community development, Urban  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
The Anacostia Story: Narration, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-039, Item ACMA AV001360
See more items in:
Anacostia story: 1608-1930 exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-039-ref923

Anna Murray Douglass, My Mother as I Recall Her, by Rosetta Douglass Sprague

Creator:
Sprague, Rosetta Douglass  Search this
Names:
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (book, 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.)
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
1923
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Collection Citation:
The Frederick Douglass years: a cultural history exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-20, Item ACMA 10-010.1
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The Frederick Douglass years: a cultural history exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-20-ref580

The Anacostia Story Programmer

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1977
Scope and Contents:
An overview of the history of southeast Washington, D.C. from the Nacotchtank Indians to the establishment of small businesses, churches, and public housing at Barry Farms. Aspects included Captain John Smith and first European settlers, slavery, tobacco plantations, establishment of Washington D.C. as the capital, James Barry, establishment of Uniontown, emancipation of slaves, establishment of Freedmen's Bureau, settlement of Barry Farms, Solomon G. Brown, community churches, small businesses and commercial enterprises, schools and public education, Frederick Douglass, opening of a bank in Anacostia, expansion of transportation and Suitland Parkway, and public housing.
Narration. Audio only. Related to exhibition 'The Anacostia Story.' Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition 'The Anacostia Story' presented the history and development of Anacostia between 1608 and 1930 told through artifacts, photographs, early prints, documents and memorabilia. Well-known residents of the area, including Frederick Douglass, Elzie Hoffman, Dr. Charles Nichols, and Solomon G. Brown, were featured. The exhibition was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from March of 1977 to March 1978.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV001391_B
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.
Topic:
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Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
The Anacostia Story Programmer, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-039, Item ACMA AV001391_A
See more items in:
Anacostia story: 1608-1930 exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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