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Exhibit: Black Man in the Westward Movement (4 folders)

Container:
Box 4 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Office of the Director, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0265-refidd1e738

Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Extent:
3.52 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Exhibition records
Manuscripts
Exhibit scripts
Brochures
Place:
West (U.S.) -- history
Date:
1975-02 - 1975-06
Summary:
An exhibition on African American contributions to America's westward expansion. Organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The show was held at the museum from February --June, 1975. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
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:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
African American history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Manuscripts
Exhibit scripts
Brochures
Citation:
Blacks in the Westward Movement exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-023
See more items in:
Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7822e0e55-36d1-4229-bf18-826ea241f5f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-023
Online Media:

Live Musical Performances at Outdoor Event

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Music
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Live musical performances. Footage of musical performance and audience, including some members of audience dancing.
Music. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Poor sound quality; no sound about halfway through recording. AV004335: outdoor performance begins at 001231 (preceded by Opening of Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition). 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
Communities  Search this
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
Soul music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Music
Citation:
Live Musical Performances at Outdoor Event, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV004335
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7a8007311-1adf-4114-836d-3f7be5e557f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref643

Audiovisual Materials

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
Includes footage of the exterior of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and the large posters for the exhbition, Blacks in the Westward Movement, handing on the exterior. Also contains unedited or b-roll footage of the exhibition
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.
Collection Citation:
Blacks in the Westward Movement exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-023, Series 2
See more items in:
Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa74fd0a2e2-08cf-4c7a-93d5-89a60bf9c6cc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-023-ref744

Opening of Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
West (U.S.) -- history
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1975
Scope and Contents:
Footage of the exterior of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM) and the large posters for the exhibition, Blacks in the Westward Movement, hanging on the exterior walls of ANM. Interior footage includes patrons viewing exhibit displays and artifacts for Blacks in the Westward Movement. Recording includes live musical performances for the exhibition's opening.
Unedited or b-roll footage. Part of Blacks in the Westward Movement Audiovisual Records. AV004335: exhibition footage until 001230 (followed by Live Musical Performances at Outdoor Event). Undated.
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
Museums  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Blacks -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Collection Citation:
Blacks in the Westward Movement exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-023, Item ACMA AV004335
See more items in:
Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition Records
Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition Records / Series 2: Audiovisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7453e1414-3239-4ce6-b883-16eca60a470b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-023-ref745

Sidney Robertson Cowell recordings: Westward Movement, Lily Dale

Producer:
Cowell, Sidney Robertson.  Search this
Artist:
McCready, John  Search this
Denoon, R.R., d. 1971  Search this
Rice, Ben  Search this
Walker, Robert, b.1883  Search this
Wilson, Slim  Search this
McIntosh, David  Search this
Rice, David  Search this
Denoon Family  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
California
Missouri
Wisconsin
Illinois
Groveland (Calif.)
Springfield (Mo.)
Crandon (Wis.)
Contents:
John McCready--Lily Dale; Paul Holland--Joe Bowers; R.R. Denoon-- Root hog or die; Ben Rice--Uncle Sam is rich enough to give us all a farm; Robert Walker--Custer's last charge; Slim Wilson--Little old sod chanty; Denoon Family--Sally goodin'; Ben Rice--The stone that goes (keeps) rolling-- There was a wealthy merchant--Jacket so blue--A boat full of Irish; David Rice--Old Ned Moore--I robbed old Nelse; David McIntosh--Hang me, oh hang me (I've been around the world); Cassie Acker, Vance and Martha Alworth--Bury me beneath the willow (frag)
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-0814
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, California, United States.
General:
REEL C34; CDR copy. FW-ASCH-7RR-0812 through FW-ASCH-7RR-0816 were among a large number of tapes (at least 35) provided to Moe by Sidney Robertson Cowell, who produced several Folkways albums and whose correspondence with Moe and Folkways fills three folders in the Archives Correspondence Files. She recorded many traditional folksingers in the 1930's and most of the songs on these tapes are dubs of 78's in our Archives and/or in the Archive of Folk Culture in the Library of Congress. Despite having reviewed her correspondence in the Archives Correspondence Files, I couldn't locate anything regarding the "why and wherefore" of the many such tapes she sent to Moe. Regarding the current five tapes, the first four contain recordings made in 1936 through1939 by Ms. Cowell, primarily in the southeastern U.S.; some were made by her in Missouri, Arkansas,Wisconsin, Illinois and California. Four songs on -0815 were originally recorded in 1909 in England, by Percy Grainger. The fifth tape was originally recorded by Maud Karpeles in Appalachia in 1950. FW-ASCH-7RR-0814 includes John McCready (Groveland, CA), Paul Holland (Springfield, MO), R. R. Denoon (Springfield, MO), Ben & David Rice (Springfield, MO), Clyde "Slim" Wilson (Springfield, MO), Denoon Family Band (Springfield, MO), David McIntosh (Carbondale, IL), and a group including Vancie & Martha Halworth, Cassie Acker, and Clyde Wilson (Springfield, MO). Most songs, are traditional ballads, sung unaccompanied.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-0814
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5a3aa0e33-df15-4afa-941a-ff7632f2d596
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19313

Records

Extent:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Date:
1966-1975
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of materials documenting the following exhibitions: "Blacks in the Westward Movement;" "Buy Now Pay Later" (consumer problems exhibition); "Country Store;" "Drug;" "Sage of Anacostia;" and "The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction." In addition, there is John Kinard's correspondence; memoranda from William Warner, Assistant Secretary for Public Services; budgetary and travel materials; drafts, articles, and printed matter pertaining to ANM history and anniversary celebrations; files on community organization meetings at ANM; and photographs of D.C. Mayor Walter Washington celebrating D.C. community leader Stanley J. Anderson Day at ANM. Related records can be found in Record Units 99 and 145.
Historical Note:
The beginning of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM) can be traced to the 1966 Aspen, Colorado meeting of the American Association of Museums. At that time S. Dillon Ripley suggested to the members that museum directors try to take their museums to the people of low income areas by renting store front buildings and creating relevant exhibits to arouse curiosity and stimulate motivation for further learning.

Upon his return, Ripley outlined his idea for a satellite museum. Charles Blitzer, then Director of the Smithsonian's Office of Education, chaired the committee to start the project. With the aid of his assistant Carolyn Bronheim, Benjamin Lawless, Assistant Chief of Exhibits, and Frank A. Taylor, Director General of Museums, the requirements for the satellite museum were defined.

After many meetings with community self-help groups, an advisory council was formed. This council was to function as liaison between the Smithsonian Institution and the community. On April 23, 1967, the newly formed council announced Anacostia in southeast Washington, D.C. as the community for the Smithsonian's first satellite museum. The abandoned Carver Theater was selected as the site.

In June 1967, the museum was formally named Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM). John Kinard was chosen as the director and assumed his duties on July 1, 1967. ANM was officially opened September 15, 1967.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 265, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Office of the Director, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 265
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0265

Camp of the peace commissioners at Medicine Lodge Creek, Kansas from Bulletin - United States National Museum.

Language:
English
Type:
Prints
Place:
Medicine Lodge Creek, Kansas
Publication Place:
Washington, D.C.
Date:
1877
Publication Date:
1963
Topic:
American Experience  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Westward Expansion  Search this
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Image ID:
SIL-bulletinunitedst2251963unit_0021_crop
Catalog ID:
372735
Rights:
No Copyright - United States
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See Wonder
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:silgoi_68303

Does Thanksgiving have room for both thankfulness and mourning?

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 22 Nov 2021 15:22:43 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_6dc06fe410c3678dc2e2f766cf55f85d

Sketch for Westward Movement: Justice of the Plains [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Title:
Migration Westward [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Curry, John Steuart 1897-1964  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1936
Topic:
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0024006
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_24007

Study for Westward Movement: Justice of the Plains [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Title:
Migration Westward [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Curry, John Steuart 1897-1964  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1936
Topic:
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0024007
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_24008

"Blacks in the Westward Movement," Anacostia Neighborhood Museum

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Blacks in the Western Movement (Exhibition)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Topic:
Brown, Grafton Tyler  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art--Exhibitions  Search this
Standard number:
92-1782
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8690

Portrait of Grafton Tyler Brown

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Grafton Tyler 1841-1918  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [92-1782]
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_396199

End of the Trail: The American Plains Indian

Extent:
2 Film reels (black-and-white sound; 1,908 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
Edited film surveys the westward movement in America and the impact on the American Indian during the last century using historical photographs. The film also explores the folklore of the American Plains Indian. Film is narrated by Walter Brennan.
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2003.5.100
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Matanuska-Susitna School District educational film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Matanuska-Susitna School District educational film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9859fe1c4-cd4a-4aa5-a40d-f24def4f3781
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2003-05-ref74

People of the Buffalo

Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 504 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1969
Scope and Contents:
Edited film explains the centrality of the buffalo to plains Indian tribes and how the "white man's" westward movement disrupted and eventually descimated the life of these American indian tribes. Film also highlights the major battles that took place on the western plains. Distributed by Encyclopedia Britannica.

Legacy Keywords: Buffalo ; Plains Indians ; Westward movement
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1994.21.165
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
REMC 2 educational film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
REMC 2 educational film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9f6a999e8-036f-40a8-90ff-44faeeafce27
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-21-ref156

Away, I'm bound away : Virginia and the westward movement / David Hackett Fischer, James C. Kelly

Author:
Fischer, David Hackett 1935-  Search this
Kelly, James C. 1949-  Search this
Virginia Historical Society  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 274 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
Virginia
United States
Date:
1993
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life--Exhibitions  Search this
History  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Territorial expansion  Search this
Call number:
F229 .F52 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_456088

Folder 28 Cyrus McCormick: Lithograph. Consists of correspondence and loan agreement about borrowing a lithograph dramatizing westward movement. Includes photographs of the lithograph.

Collection Creator::
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution). Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 361, National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Office of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Series 11: "PORTRAITS FROM THE AMERICANS: THE DEMOCRATIC EXPERIENCE." Exhibition Dates: November 14, 1975 through September 6, 1976 / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0361-refidd1e4795

Blacks in Westward Movement Teacher's Handbook

Container:
Box 8 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 390, Anacostia Museum. Education Department, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0390-refidd1e2230

Blacks in the Westward Movement (5 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Container:
Box 40 of 88
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 487, Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 40
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0487-refidd1e11505

Milford and Owego Turnpike Road Co. Treasurer's Account Book

Author:
Catlin, Putman (treasurer of Milford & Owego Turnpike)  Search this
Names:
Milford & Owego Turnpike Road Co.  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Account books
Place:
Pennsylvania -- 1810-1830
Date:
1817-1824.
Scope and Contents:
Includes detailed financial records, receipts from individual gate-keepers, payments to them and other employees, receipts of capital subscription from company stockholders.
Biographical / Historical:
Accounts kept by Putnam Catlin, treasurer of Milford & Owego Turnpike Road Co. of Pennsylvania, a privately owned highway.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Stage coaches  Search this
Westward movement  Search this
Road vehicles  Search this
Carriages  Search this
Turnpikes  Search this
Treasurers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Milford and Owego Turnpike road Co. Treasurer's Account Book, 153, AC NMAH
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0153
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep882995679-4284-4c59-bbc8-cd85df1e5c33
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0153

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