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New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View Exhibition Records

Extent:
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Brochures
Date:
April 23-August 27, 2006
Summary:
An exhibition of New Orleans photographer J. Nash Porter's portraits of the Mardi Gras Indians, capturing them at close range and documenting their "true essence" and "cultural flavor" from an insider's point of view. The exhibit, held at the museum from April 23, 2006 - October 15, 2006, featured more than 40 images documenting the rich tradition of New Orleans' Mardi Gras Indians including the construction of suits (handmade costumes), practices, second liners, and other participants in this urban folk street ritual. On display also were full Mardi Gras Indian suits and beaded patches. For more than 35 years, Porter (1942-2007) documented the masking traditions and community support of the Black Mardi Gras Indians. These records include correspondence and video footage.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Mardi Gras Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Brochures
Citation:
New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-076
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New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View Exhibition Records
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-acma-03-076
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Mardi Gras 2006: Remembering Big Chief 'Tootie' Montana

Extent:
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2006
Scope and Contents:
A WDSU news report covered Mardi Gras without Big Chief Tootie Montana. The news report briefly documented Big Chief Tootie Montana's legacy of advocating for and teaching about the culture of Mardi Gras Indians; creating elaborate Mardi Gras Indian suits; and creating peace among rival tribes through the promotion of creative competition over violence. Footage featured in exhibition includes images of Mardi Gras parades and costumes.
News report. Part of the 'New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View' exhibition. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
'New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View'exhibition, held at the Anacostia Community Museum from April 23, 2006 - October 15, 2006, featured more than 45 of New Orleans photographer J. Nash Porter's portraits of the Mardi Gras Indians and their elaborate handmade suits (costumes) and patches. Also on display were full suits from the museum's collection. For more than 35 years, Porter has documented the masking traditions and community support of the Black Mardi Gras Indians.
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.
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
Mardi Gras Indians  Search this
Carnival  Search this
Carnival costume  Search this
Parades  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Mardi Gras 2006: Remembering Big Chief 'Tootie' Montana, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-076, Item ACMA AV005240
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New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View Exhibition Records
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-03-076-ref118

Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America Exhibition Records

Curator of an exhibition:
Muhammad, Amir N. (Amir Nashid)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording
1 Video recording
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
2005
Summary:
An exhibition on the presence and contributions of persons of African descent and Muslim heritage in America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The exhibit presented vignettes of figures - enslaved and free - known for their passion for freedom, pioneering spirit, and faithfulness. Amir N. Muhammad and Collections and Stories of American Muslims, Inc.(CSAM) serve as guest curators for this exhibition held from July 11 to October 16, 2005. These records document the lecture and tour given by Amir N. Muhammad.
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Topic:
Muslims  Search this
United States  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Citation:
Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-071
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-acma-03-071
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Forgotten Roots: Lecture and Exhibition Tour by Amir N. Muhammad

Curator of an exhibition:
Muhammad, Amir N. (Amir Nashid)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Collection Curator of an exhibition:
Muhammad, Amir N. (Amir Nashid)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Africa
Africa, West
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2005
Summary:
Amir N. Muhammad - President of Collections and Stories of American Muslims - talked about his Gullah/Geechee ancestry, origin and development of Islam in Africa, and African American Muslims in Early America. After the lecture, Muhammad led a tour of the exhibition Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America.
Scope and Contents:
Lecture and exhibition tour. Related to exhibition 'Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America.' Dated 20050416.
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Gullahs  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Islam  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Forgotten Roots: Lecture and Exhibition Tour by Amir N. Muhammad, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-071, Item ACMA AV005162
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-03-071-ref196

Forgotten Roots: Audio Tour

Curator of an exhibition:
Muhammad, Amir N. (Amir Nashid)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Collection Curator of an exhibition:
Muhammad, Amir N. (Amir Nashid)  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (MiniDisc)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2005
Summary:
Audio Tour for the exhibition Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America at the Anacostia Community Museum. Amir N. Muhammad served as guest curator of this exhibition and provides the narration for the audio tour.
Scope and Contents:
Audio Tour. Sound only. Related to exhibition 'Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America.' Dated 20050919.
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
Muslims  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Forgotten Roots: Audio Tour, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-071, Item ACMA AV005199
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Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-03-071-ref197

Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records

Names:
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet (2 box; digital files)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Portraits
Place:
Washington (D. C.)
Date:
1925-2006
Summary:
An exhibition on the history, community impact, and support of instrumental music education in Washington, D.C. public schools from the 1880s to 2006. The exhibit focuses on the development of junior and senior high school cadet (military) bands and their evolution into the popular marching and show band programs today. The exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Community Museum in collaboration with Community Help In Music Education and held from September 10, 2006 to May 14, 2007. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, original documentary photographs, and brochures.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the exhibition Banding Together measure 2 linear feet and date from 1925 to 2006 (bulk dates 1970 to 2006). The records include administrative records, research files, floor plans, exhibit texts, oral histories, transcripts, and project files.

Administrative records include correspondence, meeting minutes, project outline, list of potential artifacts, concept statement, and contact lists.

Research files contain articles, clippings, and photocopies pertaining to school bands in the District of Columbia, and high school music education in general, as well as articles on the following Washington, DC schools: Anacostia, Ballou, Cardozo, Dunbar, Eastern, and Howard D. Woodson.

Oral history interviews contain compact discs, transcripts and indexes of interviews conducted with high school band directors.

Exhibit files include floor plan layouts, photocopies of images and artifacts, brochures, object list, and scripts.

Photograph files include original documentation of school band parades, portraits of band directors, school band uniforms and instruments, and photocopies of images borrowed for the exhibition.
Provenance:
Records of Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition were created by the Anacostia Community Museum.
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:
Parades  Search this
Music -- Instruction and study  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Portraits
Citation:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-048
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Photograph Files

Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This series include original documentation of school band parades, portraits of band directors, school band uniforms and instruments, and photocopies of images borrowed for 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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, Series 5
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref1

Research Files

Type:
Archival materials
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref108

Anacostia and Shaw High Schools

Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1996
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, File 2
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Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref109

Ballou High School

Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-2004
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, File 2
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Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref110

Cardozo High School

Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1981
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, File 2
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Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref111

Dunbar High School

Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1983
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, File 2
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Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref112

Eastern High School

Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1982
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, File 2
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Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref113

H.D. Woodson High School

Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1988
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, File 2
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Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref114

Kelly Miller High School

Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1984
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, File 2
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Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref115

McKinley High School

Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, File 2
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Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref116

Roosevelt High School

Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, File 2
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Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref117

Cadet High School

Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1971
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, File 2
See more items in:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref118

Orchestra research

Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902-1937
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, File 2
See more items in:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref119

Music articles

Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1890-2006
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:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-048, File 2
See more items in:
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records
Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-048-ref120

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