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Interview with Rowena Stewart

Names:
African American Museum in Philadelphia  Search this
African American Museums Association  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Parting Ways, the Museum of Afro-American Ethnohistory (Plymouth, Mass.)  Search this
Rhode Island Black Heritage Society  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001  Search this
Stewart, Rowena, 1932-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (original)
1 Sound cassette (copy)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1992 May 11
Scope and Contents note:
Rowena Stewart, former Director of the African American Museum in Philadelphia, The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, the African American Historical and Cultural Museum, and the Motown Historical Museum and the American Jazz Museum, discusses the influence the Anacostia Community Museum had in introducing African American heritage in a museum setting, in serving the Anacostia neighborhood, and in supporting other emerging African American cultural institutions in the 1960s and 1970s. She discusses meeting John Kinard, and the guidance he provided in presenting history through exhibitions and educational programs. She shares her memories of the early days of the Anacostia Museum, the effects of its move from the Carver Theater to the current location, and its ongoing influence.

The interview was conducted by Gail S. Lowe on May 11, 1992. There is background static throughout the recording, but the interview can be heard clearly.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, which includes approximately 100 interviews of residents and influential people of the Anacostia area of Washington, DC.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Social responsibility of business  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Collection Citation:
ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.09-034, File AV001519, AV001627
See more items in:
ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7e4506e5d-6821-47bc-a08c-6b2eec8e9996
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-034-ref141

Interview with Esther Nighbert

Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Blitzer, Charles  Search this
Jessup, Georgia Mills, 1926-2016  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Nighbert, Esther  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (copy)
1 Sound cassette (original)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1992 September 1
Scope and Contents note:
Esther Nighbert discusses her involvement with the Anacostia Community Museum from its opening in 1967 through 1972. She describes her role and her work, including serving as a secretary for John Kinard, assisting him with editing and re-writing various publications, and the various ways she provided support to the museum. She discusses the museum's impact on the neighborhood, its relationship with the Smithsonian, and its influence nationally and internationally. She recollects various exhibits, events, youth programs, and the many individuals involved in managing, developing, and advising the museum. The interview was conducted by Gail S. Lowe on September 1, 1992. Periodically, there is some minor background noise. The interviewee can be heard clearly throughout the recording.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, which includes approximately 100 interviews of residents and influential people of the Anacostia area of Washington, DC.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Collection Citation:
ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.09-034, File AV001518, AV001681
See more items in:
ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7831645d1-9f82-4683-a9ef-cb6f1842ee2c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-034-ref111

Exhibition Programming and the Role of Objects in an Exhibition

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Zora Martin-Felton discusses planning entertainment and education programs which accompany exhibits. She details programming associated with the paintings of the Harmon collection, the Sage of Anacostia exhibition, and the Young People's Festival of the Arts. Additionally, Zora discusses the evolution of programming at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from the formation of the program planning committee into the exhibits, education, and research committee. Zora Martin-Felton, John Kinard, and another museum professional address questions during the question and answer session, which includes discussion on objects in exhibitions, particularly the role or significance of objects in an exhibition.
Presentation or discussion; question and answer session. Part of Professional Development and Museology Audiovisual Records. 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
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Exhibition Programming and the Role of Objects in an Exhibition, Record Group AV09-022, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-022, Item ACMA AV000787
See more items in:
Professional Development and Museology Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa745bb8139-e7e3-4497-80dc-5c68135486f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-022-ref504

Anne Valk Papers

Creator:
Valk, Anne M., 1964-  Search this
Names:
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Extent:
3.75 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Culture:
African American women  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral histories (document genres)
Newsletters
Audio cassettes
Correspondence
Newspapers
Date:
bulk 1964-1997
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Anne Valk— a specialist in oral history, public history, and the social history of the 20th-century United States measure 3.75 linear feet and date from 1964 to 1997. The collection contains oral history interviews and documents acquired or created by Dr. Valk during her extensive research of key figures in D.C. community activism for her book, Radical Sisters: Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington D.C. (University of Illinois Press, 2010).

Research files and ephemera from the following people, organizations, and publications are represented in the collection: Josephine Butler (DC Statehood Party; Adams Morgan Organization), Etta Horn (Southeast Neighborhood House's Band of Angels; National Welfare Rights Organization), Dorothy Burlage (Southeast Neighborhood House), Betty Garman (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Judy Richardson (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Bernice Reagon (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Marcia Sprinkle (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Juanita Weaver (Quest), LaValleJones (Rape Crisis Center), Loretta Ross (Rape Crisis Center, National Black United Front, National Organization of Women), Peggy Cleveland (The Bridge), Joan Biren (DC Women's Liberation Movement), Cathy Wilkerson (SDS, Weather Underground), Tina Smith (SNCC), Off Our Backs newspaper, and Congress Of Racial Equality (CORE), among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Anne Valk (1964- ) is a specialist in oral history, public history, and the social history of the 20th-century United States. Dr. Valk received a M.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a PhD in history from Duke University in 1996. Professor Valk has written extensively in the areas of women's history, history of feminism, and oral history. She teaches public history at the Graduate Center at City University of New York (CUNY) and is the director of the Center for Media and Learning/American Social History Project.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Anne Valk papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Feminism  Search this
Activism  Search this
Women  Search this
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Housing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Newsletters -- 1960-1970
Audio cassettes -- 20th century
Correspondence
Newspapers
Citation:
Anne Valk papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Dr. Anne Valk.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-114
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7e83e8566-9fba-41a4-989a-58300f2e2900
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-114

Sixth Anniversary Seminar: The Relevance of Anacostia Neighborhood Museum

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Anderson, Stanley J.  Search this
Challinor, David, 1920-2008  Search this
Gaither, Edmund B.  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Jones, Theresa  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Reynolds, Greg  Search this
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
5 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Conferences
Museum records
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
John Kinard provides an introduction to the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM) and the Sixth Anniversary Seminar. As the keynote speaker, Edmund Barry Gaither provides his thoughts on museums: the concept of the museum and its intentions, particularly the roles of specialty museums; the desirable museum scene; and neighborhood museums and their unique potential. Louise Hutchinson, ANM historian, presents the history of Anacostia with a slideshow. Zora Martin-Felton, ANM education specialist, talks about the importance of community engagement in the evolution of a museum and its exhibits, working with children in the community, working with docents, and the current ANM exhibit about Africa. Gregory Reynolds, former member of ANM's Youth Advisory Council, provides his thoughts on the evolution of ANM and the Youth Advisory Council; ANM staff and board of directors; and the relationship of ANM to the community of Anacostia. Warren M. Robbins, founder of Museum of African Art, discusses the functions of museums; and museums' past preoccupation with objects and current preoccupation with public interest. Theresa Jones talks about the relevancy of ANM to community action agencies, and how ANM has served community action agencies. Finally, David Challinor talks about traditional museums, and Stanley J. Anderson speaks about the community based, or neighborhood, museum. A question and answer session follows each group of speakers.
Seminar. Part of Conference Recordings. AV003071: part 1. AV003056: part 2. AV000792: part 3. AV000788: part 4. AV003054: part 5. Presentations often continue onto the following recording. Dated: 19730921 and 19730922. AV003054: undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003056

ACMA AV000792

ACMA AV000788

ACMA AV003054
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
Museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Communities  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Conferences
Museum records
Citation:
Sixth Anniversary Seminar: The Relevance of Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Record Group AV09-021, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-021, Item ACMA AV003071
See more items in:
Conference Recordings
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa79d53ebf5-4b4b-4f0c-be63-701d756dc226
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-021-ref505

Educational Program about George Washington Carver

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1980
Scope and Contents:
Zora Martin-Felton provides introduction for educational program about George Washington Carver. Marcia Neal Dennis, of the Home Economics Cooperative Extension Division of the University of the District of Columbia, talks about George Washington Carver; Carver's work with peanuts and sweet potatoes; and the nutritional value of a peanut to a group of children. Children sample recipes, containing peanuts, prepared by Ms. Dennis.
Educational program. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. 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
Children  Search this
Peanuts  Search this
Museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Educational Program about George Washington Carver, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003322
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Series ACMA 09-007.7: ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7c2e8c6cc-776d-40e3-9c46-eb22041a90d3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref1559

Education Program for School Teachers Related to The Anacostia Story: 1608-1930

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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
Meetings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
Zora Martin-Felton talks about the upcoming exhibition, The Anacostia Story: 1608-1930. In a panel discussion, Dorothy Webb (elementary school reading teacher), Michael Ball (Community Resources Coordinator at RENP - Response to Educational Needs Project), Judy Banks (French teacher), Rebecca Mead (Museum of National History), Mary Johnson (math specialist from RENP), and Bronwyn Jones (elementary school art teacher) dissect the exhibition, The Anacostia Story: 1608-1930, using the perspectives of their disciplines, particularly related to the competency based curriculums. They present their ideas on how to incorporate the exhibition into school curriculum and lesson plans. The audience consists of school teachers. Moderator: Zora Martin-Felton.
Meeting. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. AV003270: part one. AV003468: part two. Dated 19770224.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003468
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
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Education  Search this
Lesson planning  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Meetings
Citation:
Education Program for School Teachers Related to The Anacostia Story: 1608-1930, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003270
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Series ACMA 09-007.7: ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa708b59818-c37c-499b-b8a1-465d109e1fca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref1560

Demonstrations of 18th and 19th Century Customs

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Jackson, Marshall  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
Demonstration by Zora Martin-Felton and two others (B. Bryant, and M. Jackson ???) of 18th and 19th century customs in children's room at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. They demonstrate coffee grinding, soap making, and candle making. Demonstration concludes with children eating homemade ice cream.
Museum demonstration and education. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Dated 19720228.
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
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Children  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Demonstrations of 18th and 19th Century Customs, Record Group 09-007.7,Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003085
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Series ACMA 09-007.7: ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa78188608b-44a5-457c-b7f5-2149f95af653
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref1563

Children Play Games to Demonstrate Their Knowledge of Anacostian History

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Jackson, Marshall  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
In the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum's learning center, Zora Martin-Felton explains the games which the children will play to increase their knowledge and understanding of the history of Anacostia. The games include: a floor map where the children can walk through Anacostia; letter board to unscramble words and create words that have to do with the history of Anacostia; "reaching in" - might pull out question or an object which the children have to answer or explain; students pretend to be a well known Anacostians and others have to guess based on clues; create own story about Anacostia through the creation of a slideshow; and create play using objects related to Anacostia history contained in a trunk. Children interact with the various games. Marshall Jackson assists with education program.
Museum education program. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Dated 19770609.
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
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Children  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Children Play Games to Demonstrate Their Knowledge of Anacostian History, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003093
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Series ACMA 09-007.7: ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7804650f5-008d-4be1-bbcc-c424afa26101
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref1564

Classroom and Museum Project: How to Turn Your Classroom into a Museum Introduction

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1978
Scope and Contents:
Zora Martin-Felton provides introduction and explains objectives of teacher workshop on "How to Turn Your Classroom into a Museum." Objectives includes (1) share the resources of the museum, (2) explore individual learning styles, (3) promote career awareness, and (4) blend together the application of museum procedures and practices with classroom teaching and learning goals and objectives. The focus or subject of application for the day is George Washington Carver.
Museum education program or workshop. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Dated 19781030.
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
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Education  Search this
Teachers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Classroom and Museum Project: How to Turn Your Classroom into a Museum Introduction, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003239
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Series ACMA 09-007.7: ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7bb20892e-2051-450a-8ed6-419e699e57ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref1565

PR Workshop

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Speakers talk about publicity, and how to promote an organization or event. Specifically, they talk about different types of media or external publicity, the difference between external publicity and internal publicity, and how to decide which type of publicity is best for a particular circumstance. Zora Martin-Felton explains the difference between a news article and a feature article, and how to develop a public relations packet. Workshop participants work together to create a public relations packet for an exhibition on George Washington Carver. John Kinard talks about George Washington Carver, making something out of nothing, and the under representation of African Americans in museum exhibits.
Workshop. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Transcribed from physical asset: Tape 2 - PR Workshop, Fill-in. 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
Museums  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Education  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
PR Tape: Mobile DC, YAC, Staff Titles, and History, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003169
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Series ACMA 09-007.7: ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7004a73bd-f46d-4523-9adb-7c0d6a45fdfb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref1568

Education Program: Slavery Discussion and Pigment Demonstration

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Zora Martin-Felton leads educational program for children. Beginning with a map of the world, Martin-Felton tells the children a story about the history of black people. They talk about the transatlantic slave trade and slavery in the United States while adding pictures to a flannel, or felt, board. Demonstration on mixing crushed stones, dirt, flower petals, paprika, mustard, and other materials with egg yolks to create pigments used for paintings.
Education Program. Poor sound quality. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Transcribed from physical asset: Demos - Anacostia Museum, Flannel Board - Africa Slavery, Paint Demo. Dated 19740323.
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
Children  Search this
Museums  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Education  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Blacks -- History  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Pigments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Education Program: Slavery Discussion and Pigment Demonstration, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003261
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Series ACMA 09-007.7: ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa708ded727-efc7-44be-92d8-e84040ed4da7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref1572

Education Program: Household Items

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Zora Felton-Martin and a group of children look at and talk about a wash tub for laundry, iron stove, and ice cream maker.
Education program. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. 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
Museums  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Children  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Education Program: Household Items, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003435
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Series ACMA 09-007.7: ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7b9d05ce8-8b78-4176-8197-1ac3798a04f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref1575

WJLA 'Community 7' Segment: Interview with Zora Martin-Felton

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1980
Scope and Contents:
Fred Weiss of WJLA interviewed Zora Felton about the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Felton briefly stated history and mission of the museum; explained that the museum organizes programs and events as well as collaborates with the community when planning exhibitions; and described where the museum would be located in about a year from the date of the interview.
News program. Audio only. Undated.
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.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Museums  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
WJLA 'Community 7' Segment: Interview with Zora Martin-Felton, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV001050_B
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7334e4caa-78fe-4743-87e9-b8f952f3a685
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref334

Discussion on Exhibit Techniques held in Colonial Williamsburg

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Smith, Fletcher A.  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Dale, Almore  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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
Meetings
Place:
Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
Museum professionals discuss methods of presenting black history in exhibits and programs at Colonial Williamsburg, race in the museum profession, and the mutual benefits the museum professionals might derive from cooperative efforts. John Kinard, Almore Dale, and Zora Martin-Felton of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum participate in discussion. Discussion moderated by Charles Boddie.
Discussion/Meeting. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003242: part 1. AV003089: part 2. Dated 19720114.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003089
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
Museums  Search this
Race  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Blacks -- History  Search this
Blacks -- Study and teaching  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Meetings
Citation:
Discussion on Exhibit Techniques held in Colonial Williamsburg, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003242
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa74230fc2d-6efb-4f0a-a8bc-8905eec155cd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref518

Zora's African Trip

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Haley, Alex  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Ambient sounds
Music
Place:
Africa
Africa, West
Gorée (Senegal)
Senegal
Gambia
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Sounds and interviews/discussions from Zora Martin-Felton's trip to West Africa in circa 1970s. Interviewee discusses history of slave houses and slavery on Goree Island beginning with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1444. Focus on the lives of the slaves while held on the island of Goree, the African slave trade, and European exploitation of Africa. Music and ambient sounds of present-day Jufureh, Gambia - the ancestral village of Alex Haley. Another interviewee discusses Alex Haley's Roots - the book versus the television production. There is also explanation of the evolution of European capitalism from slave labor, land, and capital through corporate capitalism.
Interviews/conversations/tours. Music and ambient sounds. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003282: #1. AV003372: #2. AV003282-1: speaker's French (most likely) with English translator, poor audio. Transcribed from physical asset: W. Afr. History - Dr. Leo Jeffries; Conversations with Camara Lye. Undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003282-2

ACMA AV003372-1

ACMA AV003372-2
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
Slavery  Search this
Slave trade  Search this
Exploitation  Search this
Capitalism  Search this
African culture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Ambient sounds
Music
Citation:
Zora's African Trip, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003282-1
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7942a7037-fe7d-4869-89f8-70840a75ae95
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref523

Black Perspective Series: Sterling Brown

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Brown, Sterling A., 1901-1989  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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
Lectures
Poetry
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
Dr. Sterling Brown talks about growing up in Washington, D.C., his educational background, his career as a teacher and writer, what he has learned in this life, his poetic influences, and his poetry. Dr. Brown reads his poetry, including Old Lem. Zora Martin-Felton provides introduction.
Lecture and poetry reading. AV003081: Part 1. AV003570: Part 2. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Dated 19720303.
Biographical / Historical:
Professor, poet, and literary critic Dr. Sterling A. Brown (1901-1989) was born and raised in the Washington, D.C area. He grew up on a farm in Howard County, Maryland; and attended Waterford Oaks Elementary, Dunbar High School, Williams College in Massachusetts, and Harvard University. He married Daisy Turnbull in 1927. Brown taught at Howard University, Fisk University, Vassar College, New York University, Atlanta University, Yale University, and Virginia Theological Seminary and College in Lynchburg, Virginia. His studies and poetry focused on black history and culture of the Southern United States.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003570
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
African American educators  Search this
Educators  Search this
African American poets  Search this
Poets  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Lectures
Poetry
Citation:
Black Perspective Series: Sterling Brown, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003081
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Recordings of lectures
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa798ba7f8e-a3e3-4a58-a537-9fc966bba37d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref531

Black Perspective Series: Lois Mailou Jones

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
Lois Mailou Jones discusses achievements of black artists and shows slides of their work. She also provides a history of black artists and their work. Zora Martin-Felton introduces Lois Mailou Jones.
Lecture. AV003201: lecture begins at 000745 and recording does not include complete lecture [beginning of recording consists of Black Perspective Series: Dr. Alyce Gullattee]. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Dated 19720301.
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American art  Search this
Art  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
Black Arts movement  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Lectures
Citation:
Black Perspective Series: Lois Mailou Jones, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003201
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Recordings of lectures
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa72773bf55-fdb8-4146-943f-6e9cb6db20c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref533

Black Perspective Series: Hassan Jeru-Ahmed

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Jeru-Ahmed, Hassan  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
Hassan Jeru-Ahmed provides an overview of the political and social structures of the community and the United States. Jeru-Ahmed talks about black political activities, including fighting for full citizenship and voting rights in Washington, D.C. and the United States. He also talks about organizing the Blackman's Development Center and Blackman's Volunteer Army of Liberation; starting a drug program; and opening a sickle cell anemia center. He stresses the importance of organizing by black people of all ages. Zora Martin-Felton introduces Hassan Jeru-Ahmed.
Lecture. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Dated 19720229.
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
Race  Search this
United States -- Politics and government  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Medical care  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Lectures
Citation:
Black Perspective Series: Hassan Jeru-Ahmed, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003551
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Recordings of lectures
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7bfcd3318-9360-4b1b-a488-9a6271dc2d6e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref534

Interview: Pleasant Burke, A Man of Peace

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Lorton Reformatory  Search this
Burke, Pleasant  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  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
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Discussion between Zora Martin-Felton and Pleasant Burke about Burke's feelings, insights, and experiences. Some discussion about life at Lorton Reformatory and his return to the community. Pleasant Burke, a painter and resident of Lorton Reformatory, explains his painting and what he communicates to people through his work. Burke talks about his artistic process, the media he works with, why he creates art, and his evolution as an artist. He also talks about the experience of being an artist at Lorton Reformatory, the artistic and creative opportunities at Lorton Reformatory, and his family and life (crime and drugs) prior to his stay at Lorton Reformatory. At the end of the recording, Burke recites a poem he wrote about his painting.
Interview/Discussion. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Dated 19740326.
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Prisoners  Search this
African American prisoners  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Interview: Pleasant Burke, A Man of Peace, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV000799
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7646f52e5-0ee0-4fd5-9d81-ddc0d113fb72
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref576

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