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Marie Satenik Nahikian papers

Creator:
Nahikian, Marie Satenik, 1946-  Search this
Names:
Barry, Marion, 1936-2014  Search this
Clarke, David "Dave", 1943-1997  Search this
Fauntroy, Walter E.  Search this
Hill, Fannie, 1923-1987  Search this
Pierce, Walter C., 1946-1991  Search this
Pinkett, Flaxie Madison, 1918-1995  Search this
Shackleton, Polly , 1910-1997  Search this
Shia, Nancy, 1947-  Search this
Sizemore, Barbara, 1927-2004  Search this
Washington, Walter E., 1915-2003  Search this
Extent:
5.83 Linear feet (5 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contact sheets
Photographs
Audio cassettes
Place:
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1971-1998
Scope and Contents:
The papers of community organizer and affordable housing developer Marie Satenik Nahikian measure 3.46 linear feet and date from 1971 to 1998. The collection contains correspondence; certificates; photographs; newsletters; campaign ephemera; editions of various Washington, DC community newspapers; as well as recordings of Nahikian's speeches. The bulk of the collection contains documents pertaining to Nahikian's work with the Adams Morgan Organization.
The papers of community organizer and affordable housing developer Marie Satenik Nahikian measure 3.46 linear feet and date from 1971 to 1998. The collection includes copies of the Rock Creek Monitor, the newspaper of Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Mt. Pleasant communities of Washington, DC. Present in the collection are also proclamations, newspaper clippings, writings by Nahikian and materials related to her role for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC-1C (in Adams Morgan) and unsuccessful campaign for D.C. City Council.
Biographical / Historical:
Marie Satenik Nahikian was a co-founder and the first Executive Director of the Adams Morgan Organization (AMO, founded in 1972). Before Washington, DC had Home Rule, AMO put into practice a local, elected self-governance structure that advocated for issues of concern to residents of the Adams Morgan neighborhood. AMO served as the main model for the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions that were created when Home Rule was implemented in Washington, DC. Marie S. Nahikian, particularly through her work with AMO, was a staunch advocate and partial architect of three landmark pieces of tenant rights and anti-displacement legislation in DC: the 1975 Rental Accommodations Act, the 1978 Residential Real Property Transfer Excise Tax, and the 1980 Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act.

Nahikian was elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC-1C (in Adams Morgan) and twice ran for D.C.City Council (unsuccessfully). She was appointed by Mayor Walter Washington (1915-2003) to serve two terms as a Tenant Commissioner on the D.C. Rental Accommodations Commission. She later served under Mayor Marion Barry (1936-2014) as head of the Tenant Purchase Program that enabled largely low- and moderate-income tenants to purchase and become cooperative owners of their buildings.

After leaving Washington, DC, she went on to work for Mayors in Philadelphia and New York City. Nahikian also worked in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama.

In 2023, Marie Satenik Nahikian hosts the Usable Past podcast, where activists share their stories of past and present organizing to create better lives for as many people as possible.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Marie Satenik Nahikian 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:
Urban Life  Search this
Community activists  Search this
Community Organizations  Search this
Newspapers -- Washington (D.C.).  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact sheets
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 20th century
Audio cassettes -- 20th century
Citation:
Marie Satenik Nahikian papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Marie Satenik Nahikian.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-123
See more items in:
Marie Satenik Nahikian papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa76d1f22f0-800a-4d07-829f-f92dfb4a81cd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-123

Nancy Shia Papers

Creator:
Shia, Nancy, 1947-  Search this
Names:
Barry, Marion, 1936-2014  Search this
Butler, Josephine "Jo", 1920-1997  Search this
Nahikian, Marie Satenik, 1946-  Search this
Washington, Walter E., 1915-2003  Search this
Extent:
2.59 Linear feet (2 boxes (1 box is oversized))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Annual reports
Fliers (printed matter)
Correspondence
Photographs
Newspaper clippings
Newsletters
Place:
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1969 - 2001
Scope and Contents:
These records include documents related to Nancy Shia's tenure as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, DC from 1982-184. Materials include correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, annual reports, grant proposals, newspaper clippings, and political fliers. Also contained in the collection are several editions of the Rock Creek Monitor, a newspaper of Adams Morgan and surrounding communities, and photographs by Nancy Shia of the annual Adams Morgan Day celebration.
Biographical/Historical Note:
Nancy Shia is a photographer, political artist, neighborhood activist, and longtime Adams Morgan resident. She received her B.A. in Sociology (with a minor in Photography) from City College of New York, her M.A. in Social Work from Columbia University, and came to Washington, DC in 1972 to attend Antioch School of Law (from which she received her J.D. in 1978). She has extensively documented the Adams Morgan neighborhood through photography since the early 1970s. She later worked for the Federal News Service and was elected to serve as Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner from 1982-1984 and again from 2007-2010.
Provenance:
Donated by Nancy Shia in 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Festivals  Search this
Newspapers -- 20th century  Search this
Housing policy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Annual reports -- 20th century
Fliers (printed matter)
Correspondence
Photographs
Newspaper clippings
Newsletters
Citation:
Nancy Shia papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Nancy Shia.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-099
See more items in:
Nancy Shia Papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7fc16da40-345d-4641-84da-de49f5afcbe7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-099
Online Media:

Opening: Evolution of a Community Pt. 1

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Blackstone Rangers Band  Search this
Anderson, Stanley J.  Search this
Dale, Almore  Search this
Hope, Marion Conover  Search this
Jackson, Samuel C. (Samuel Charles), 1929-1982  Search this
Jones, Alton  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001  Search this
Smith, Helen Belding  Search this
Smith, Henry P., 1911-1995  Search this
Washington, Walter E., 1915-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1972
Scope and Contents:
The Smithsonian Institution president, Anacostia residents, and city politicians provide remarks for the official opening of the exhibition Evolution of a Community at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Their speeches cover the history, purpose, and growth of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum; an introduction to the exhibit; the role of museums, particularly the role of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum within in the community of Anacostia and the city of Washington, D.C.; a short history of the people of Anacostia, including the establishment of Anacostia and Barry Farms; the importance of recording history for the people of a community; the present state of Anacostia; and what Anacostia will be for future generations. Recording also includes footage of exhibit displays, museums visitors, and exterior of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum; and a musical performance by Blackstone Rangers Band.
Exhibition opening. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. AV003208: part 1. AV003182: part 2. AV003208: glitches/skips in video recording. 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 AV003208
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:
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Social history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Unedited footage
Citation:
Opening: Evolution of a Community Pt. 1, Exhibition Records AV03-040, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-040, Item ACMA AV003182
See more items in:
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa76d159666-7d98-4134-bc67-3e8fd91f947b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-040-ref558

Oral history interview with (Rev.) James E. Coates

Names:
Bethlehem Baptist Church (1872-) (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Birney Elementary School  Search this
Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association  Search this
Howard University  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People  Search this
Southeast Neighborhood House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Coates, Donna  Search this
Coates, James E.  Search this
Washington, Walter E., 1915-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (1 box)
1 Sound disc
1 Digital file
Container:
Box 1, Folder 20
Box 2, Cassette n/a
Box 5, Disk n/a
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Sound discs
Digital files
Oral histories (document genres)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Foggy Bottom (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1975 March 31 - 1975 July 21, 2007 September 14
Scope and Contents:
James E. Coates, an African American man born around 1930, discusses his life before and after moving to Anacostia in 1957. Coates talks about being born and raised in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, attending Gethsemane Baptist Church, which his grandfather, James Thomas Harvey, founded in 1912, and playing many sports and musical instruments as a child. He provides information about his education at Howard University's School of Religion and how he was offered a position as minister at Bethlehem Baptist Church in 1957.

Coates speaks on his participation with various community organizations, such as the National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Garfield Douglass Civic Association, Congress Heights Neighborhood Development Program, Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association, and Southeast Neighborhood House, as well as with the local Parent-Teacher Association, including at Birney Elementary and Savoy Elementary Schools. He ends the interview discussing his current political involvement and his growing family.

Rev. James E. Coates was interviewed by Donna Coates on June 24, 1975. Digital audio files include white noise and static; interviewee can be heard clearly for the most part.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American men  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Parents' and teachers' organizations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Oral History Project 1974-1975, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Anacostia Oral History Project, 1974-1975
Anacostia Oral History Project, 1974-1975 / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7dc2a3dfc-6d43-4638-b4e7-80076f7a53de
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-006-ref796

Inauguration of Washington, D.C. Mayor and City Council

Creator:
WTOP-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
WMAL-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Washington, Walter E., 1915-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
At the district building in Washington, D.C., John Duncan - former commissioner - recognizes services of those who previously served on the city council. James Lynn - secretary of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.) - delivers statement regarding the significance of D.C. home rule. Swearing in of city council members, including Marion S. Barry, Julius W. Hobson, Sr., Rev. Douglas E. Moore, Jerry E. Moore, Jr., David A. Clarke, James L. Coates, Arrington Dixon, Willie J. Hardy, Polly Shackleton, William Spaulding, John A. Wilson, and Nadine Winter. Swearing in of and remarks by City Council Chairman Sterling Tucker. Swearing in of and remarks by Mayor Walter E. Washington, the first elected mayor of Washington, D.C. Television spokespeople talk about the accomplishments of each city council member during their swearing in.
Inauguration ceremony. Part of Broadcast Programs. Dated 19750102.
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:
Government and politics  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Oaths  Search this
Home rule  Search this
Municipal home rule  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Inauguration of Washington, D.C. Mayor and City Council, Record Group 09-037, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-037, Item ACMA AV000818
See more items in:
Broadcast Programs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7c573b1ae-ae96-49a7-90d3-d8d79f83dd98
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-037-ref6

District of Columbia Charles A. Lindbergh Day Proclamation [5/19/1977]

Creator:
Washington, Walter E., 1915-2003  Search this
Names:
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Proclamations
Date:
May 19, 1977
Summary:
This collection consists of a proclamation, signed by then-mayor Walter E. Washington, naming Thursday, May 19, 1977 as "Charles A. Lindbergh Day" in Washington, DC to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lindbergh's 1927 New York to Paris flight.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a proclamation, signed by then-mayor Walter E. Washington, naming Thursday, May 19, 1977 as "Charles A. Lindbergh Day" in Washington, DC. The proclamation is on Mayor Washington's official letterhead and bears a gold District of Columbia seal with two red ribbons.
Arrangement:
Collection is a single item.
Biographical / Historical:
The Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Fund Committee designated May 19, 1977 as "Charles A. Lindbergh Day" nationally as part of celebrations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lindbergh's 1927 New York to Paris flight.
Provenance:
Donor unknown, material found in collection, NASM.XXXX.0919
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Proclamations
Citation:
District of Columbia Charles A. Lindbergh Day Proclamation [5/19/1977], NASM.XXXX.0919, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0919
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg20abc4d0a-f89a-49d2-a40f-7d48d81ae11c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0919
Online Media:

Dedication Ceremony for the National Portrait Gallery

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Nagel, Charles 1899-1992  Search this
Washington, Walter E. 1915-2003  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
October 5, 1968
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1341R1]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372351

Opening Gala for National Portrait Gallery

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Nagel, Charles 1899-1992  Search this
Washington, Walter E. 1915-2003  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
October 5, 1968
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1342R1]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372353

Dedication Ceremony for the National Portrait Gallery

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Nagel, Charles 1899-1992  Search this
Washington, Walter E. 1915-2003  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
October 5, 1968
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1342R2]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372354

Opening Gala for National Portrait Gallery

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Nagel, Charles 1899-1992  Search this
Washington, Walter E. 1915-2003  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
October 5, 1968
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1342R3]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372355

Apollo 11 Command Module and Lunar Rock Sample on National Mall

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Washington, Walter E. 1915-2003  Search this
Washington, Bennetta Bullock 1917-  Search this
Galler, Sidney Roland 1920-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
December 17, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1692R1]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372728

D.C. Commision on the Arts and Humanities Reception

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Washington, Walter E. 1915-2003  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
June 13, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-5966]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386351

Opening Day of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H  Search this
Washington, Walter E. 1915-2003  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1974
October 4, 1974
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [92-1646]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396160

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