This collection, which dates from 1987-2014, documents the work and activities of the non-profit organization ONE DC (an acronym that stands for Organizing Neighborhood Equity), as well as the records when it operated under the name Manna CDC (1997-2006). The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, annual reports, tenant petitions, brochures, Articles of Incorporation, and community mapping initatives.
The collection, which dates from 1989 to 1994 and measures 15 linear feet, documents the reminiscences of elderly members of various African-American churches in the Atlanta area, as well as individual church histories, outstanding personalities of the South, religious expression in the South, and styles of singing and worship. The collection is co...
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.
This collection, which dates from 1993-2005, contains 11 gelatin silver photographic prints by Steven M. Cummings. The images depict African-American men in scenes of daily life in the Washington, D.C. area.
This collection, which dates from circa 1901-1940, contains 37 books from African-American authors associated with the Harlem Renaissance. These materials were purchased in support of the exhibit "The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties" which was held at the Anacostia Community Museum from September 1985--December 1986.
This collection, which dates from circa 1974-2003, contains approximately 120 playbills and programs relating to black theater in Washingon D.C., including memorabilia from Arena Stage and the Kennedy Center. One playbill bears the autograph of Debbie Allen. Also present are magazines, newspaper clippings, posters, photographs of community events and 23 record albums. The albums include performances by Richard Pryor and various soul and R&B singers.
This collection, which dates from circa 1920-1930, consists of booklets, pamphlets and fold-out sheets relating to sewing, dressmaking and fabric. Also present are four 78-rpm record albums.
This collection contains the audiovisual materials that were selected from the Anacostia Community Museum Archives collection for a digitization project funded by The Rockefeller Foundation in 2004. Materials include DVD copies of interviews, musical performances, documentaries, and news reels created from analog versions in the ACMA collection.
The Donnell Lewis papers, which date from circa 1990 and measure .56 linear feet, document Lewis' work on an art poster featuring Marian Anderson, which he was commissioned to create in support of the 1990 Census Bureau campaign to reach the African American population. The collection is comprised of correspondence, drawings, leaflets, LP records, pamphlets, proposals, sketchbooks and videocassettes.
The collection, which dates from circa 1980s and measures .25 linear feet, documents the history of the African Union Methodist Protestant Church. The collection is comprised of correspondence, books, pamphlets and documents.