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Audiovisual records

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Smith, Edward D.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (8 audio cassette sound recordings ; 4 open reel 1/4" sound recordings ; 1 cartridge 1/4" sound recordings ; 2 audio cassette sound recordings)
7 Linear feet
10 Video recordings (5 VHS 1/2" video recordings ; 2 U-matic 3/4" video recordings ; 3 open reel 1" video recordings)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Date:
1987-1994
bulk 1991-1991
Scope and Contents note:
Audiovisual materials created for an exhibition on the growth of African American churches in the eastern United States. The exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from October 1987 to October 1988. This collection contains the audiovisual output of the exhibit, including video created for use within the exhibit and video and audio recordings of guided exhibit tours.
Related Archival Materials note:
Anacostia Community Museum. Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the rise of Black churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877.
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 American churches  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-036, Series 3
See more items in:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa79842d6b0-d1f0-4dd0-bd3e-74d1b394037d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref884

Black power comes to Appalachia Bereans create the Black Appalachian Commission, a documentary history, 1969-70 Edward D. Smith ; foreword by Claudette Schmidt Smith

Author:
Smith, Edward D  Search this
Subject:
Black Appalachian Commission  Search this
Berea College History  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 214 pages illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Appalachian Region
Appalaches
Kentucky
Berea
United States
Date:
2019
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Student movements  Search this
Noirs américains--Histoire  Search this
Mouvements étudiants  Search this
African Americans  Search this
African American college students  Search this
African American student movements  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117794

Climbing Jacob's Ladder

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Smith, Edward D.  Search this
Reinckens, Sharon A.  Search this
Nelson, Stanley, 1955-  Search this
Caesar, Shirley, 1938-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
First African Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.)  Search this
First Bryan Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.)  Search this
Johns Island Presbyterian Church (Johns Island, S.C.)  Search this
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church (Baltimore, Md.)  Search this
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church (Richmond, Va.)  Search this
St. George's United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
St. Thomas' Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Allen, Richard, 1760-1831  Search this
Boyd, Ruby Chappelle  Search this
Collier-Thomas, Bettye  Search this
Dougherty, Dorothy  Search this
Ellis, Edward L., Reverend  Search this
Epps, Annie  Search this
Freeman, Evelynne  Search this
Freeman, Felder  Search this
James, Harry, Deacon  Search this
Jasper, John, 1812-1901  Search this
Jones, Absalom, 1746-1818  Search this
Ross, Benjamin  Search this
Turner, Wesley  Search this
Washington, Alonzo, Reverend  Search this
West, Donald  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1 inch)
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
1 Item (film , color interpositive, 16mm)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Documentary films
Place:
United States
Date:
circa 1992
Scope and Contents:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder argues for the importance of documenting and preserving the history of the African American church as explained by church historians, archivists, and curators. The African American church tells the story of African Americans, provides direction and goals for the young, and is the center of African American life. Its history is illustrated through photographs and moving images, which are endangered of being lost and forgotten if preservation measures are not taken. The short documentary also provides an overview of the history of the black church and African American worship from slavery through present day, the role and style of black preachers, black church music and choirs, and clothing worn to religious services.
Short documentary. Part of Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audiovisual Records. AV001152: dated 19920324. AV005160: transferred from VHS, captions burnt into image, dated 1991. AV005350: 16mm Preservation Color Interpositive, no sound, dated 20150317.
Biographical / Historical:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder was based on 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.;The African American church provides the spiritual, educational, social, political, and economic center for the African American community. Because the history of the African American church tells the story of African Americans, the church is the largest repository of African American history.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV005160

ACMA AV005350
General:
Title transcribed from open credits of video recording.
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 history  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Churches  Search this
Church history  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Religion  Search this
Preachers  Search this
Church music  Search this
Music  Search this
African American choirs  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Jacob's ladder (Biblical dream)  Search this
African American youth  Search this
Youth  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Documentary films
Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder, Exhibition Records AV03-036, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-036, Item ACMA AV001152
See more items in:
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7a3be1c19-aeb9-4f94-b35e-8176294e2ac3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref886

Church Songs of Black Americans 1740 - 1877

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smith, Edward D.  Search this
Boyer, Horace Clarence, 1935-  Search this
Anacostia Museum  Search this
The Media Exchange, Inc.  Search this
Names:
African Harmonic Society (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
First African Presbyterian Church (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
First African Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Jubilee Singers  Search this
Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Shiloh Baptist Church (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Society of Negroes  Search this
St. George's United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
St. Philip's Church (Harlem, New York, N.Y.)  Search this
St. Thomas' Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Allen, Richard, 1760-1831  Search this
Allen, William Francis, 1830-1889  Search this
Bliss, P. P. (Philip Paul), 1838-1876  Search this
Bradbury, William B. (William Batchelder), 1816-1868  Search this
Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882  Search this
Garrison, Lucy McKim, 1842-1877  Search this
Hosier, Harry, approximately 1750-1806  Search this
Jones, Absalom, 1746-1818  Search this
Liele, George, approximately 1750-approximately 1825  Search this
Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728  Search this
Rush, Christopher, 1777-1873  Search this
Sankey, Ira David, 1840-1908  Search this
Spencer, Peter, 1782-1843  Search this
Turner, Henry McNeal, 1834-1915  Search this
Ware, Charles Pickard, 1840-1921  Search this
Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748  Search this
Wesley, John, 1703-1791  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 Video recordings (AV000962, AV003327, open reel, 1 inch)
1 Video recording (AV002642, VHS)
3 Sound recordings (AV002679, AV003345, AV003421, open reel, 1/4 inch)
1 Sound recording (AV003336, cartridge, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Documentary films
Place:
United States
Date:
1994, c1987
Scope and Contents:
This short documentary provides an overview of the development of church music alongside the growth of African American churches in the eastern United States from the arrival of black Africans in Jamestown in 1619 through 1877 and the Reconstruction era. The evolution of church music within African American churches included the formation of music programs and performances, hymnals, choirs, negro spirituals, and music education as well as the addition of organs to accompany the singing of psalms, hymns, and anthems. During the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s, the Christianization of slaves and Africanization of Protestant hymns swept through the American colonies. European Christianity and the emotionalism of the African homeland were combined during the Second Awakening, which began in the late eighteenth century and lasted until the middle of the nineteenth century. The history of church music created by urban and rural congregations within New England and Southern states is explored.
Short documentary. Part of Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audiovisual Records. Complete production: AV000962, AV003327. Production elements: AV002679 [narration], AV003345 [outtakes - sound], AV003421 [music], AV003336 [music]. AV003421: 6 songs including We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder [also known as Jacob's Ladder] and Battle Hymn of the Republic [also known as Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!]. AV003336: 2 recordings of We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder. Dated 19940923 [AV000962]. Undated [all other recordings].
Biographical / Historical:
Church Songs of Black Americans 1740 - 1877 was created alongside 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.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003327

ACMA AV002679

ACMA AV003345

ACMA AV003421

ACMA AV003336

ACMA AV002642
General:
Title transcribed from opening credits of video recording.
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
Church music  Search this
Music  Search this
African American choirs  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Shape-note singing  Search this
Music -- Instruction and study  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Jacob's ladder (Biblical dream)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Documentary films
Citation:
Church Songs of Black Americans 1740 - 1877, Exhibition Records AV03-036, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-036, Item ACMA AV000962
See more items in:
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa758197b71-2e48-44df-a550-1ddb005d8c1c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref885

[OX5 Club of America Roster and Newsletter (Vol. 7, No. 6)]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1965
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27f5d9c41-5705-4918-b677-12092e3a8bbb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref19
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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Smith, Edward D.  Search this
Extent:
27.63 Linear feet (63 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Catalogs
Exhibit scripts
Correspondence
Exhibition records
Brochures
Date:
1987 October - 1988 October
Summary:
An exhibition on the growth of African American churches in the eastern United States. The exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from October 1987 to October 1988. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Related Archival Materials note:
Audiovisual materials related to this exhibition 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:
Museum exhibits  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Catalogs
Exhibit scripts
Correspondence
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Brochures
Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the rise of Black churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-036
See more items in:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa783ca79e6-867f-43d9-88e1-e9a20d8dfe81
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-036
Online Media:

"Climbing Jacob's ladder" : the rise of Black churches in Eastern American cities, 1740-1877 / Edward D. Smith

Author:
Smith, Edward D  Search this
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
East (U.S.)
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
African American churches--History  Search this
Church history  Search this
Call number:
BR563.N4 S573 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_350435

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