A Finding Aid to the Dale-Patterson Family collection, 1866-1990 in the Anacostia Community Museum Archives
ACMA.06-074

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-074
Creators:
Dale, Dianne
Dates:
1866 - 1990.
Languages:
English
English
Physical Description:
5 boxes (3.80 linear feet)
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
he Dale/Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 1990 and measure 3.80 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892.

Scope and Contens note
Scope and Contens note
The Dale/Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 1990 and measure 3.80 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892. The collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and ephemera.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged in four subseries: 1) Dale/Patterson Family papers 2) Charles Qualls papers 3) Community Organizations 4) Subject Files

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Dale family came to Washington, DC in 1886 when John Henry Dale, Sr., a gifted self-taught man, obtained a position as clerk in the newly contracted Pension Bureu building at 5th and G Streets, NW. First they lived near 13th Street and Florida Avenue, NW, then moved to Howard Road in Anacostia. Dale built a house at 2619 Nichols Avenue, now Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, drawing the plans and supervising the construction. The Dales and only one other family lived in this solidly built house for 100 years before it was sold to a church group and demolished

Administration
Processing Information note
The collection is currently being processed by Jennifer Morris, archivist, with the assistance of collection donor Dianne Dale.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Morris and Dianne Dale
Immediate Source of Acquisiton note
The Dale/Patterson Family collection was dontated to the Anacostia Community Museum on April 07, 2013

General Note
General Note
Finding Aid Note: This finding aid is associated with a MARC collection-level record.
361883

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation
Dale/Patterson Family collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dianne Dale.
Conditions Governing Use note
The Dale/Patterson Family collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American families Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Americans Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C., 20020
Phone: 202-633-4853
ACMArchives@si.edu