The Real McCoy: Afro-American invention and innovation, 1619-1930 exhibition records
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Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-026
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1989-05 - 1990-05
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.52 Linear feet
6 boxes
Repository:
An exhibition on African American inventors and innovators, from prominent figures such as the 19th century inventor Elijah McCoy to the anonymous men and women who made important contributions to the development of American technology. The show was curated by Portia James and organized by the Anacostia Museum. It was held at the museum from May 1989 --May 1990. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
The Real McCoy: Afro-American invention and innovation, 1619-1930
exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Archival Materials note
Audiovisual materials created for the exhibition by Anacostia Community Museum.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Box list in accession file.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Brochures Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibit scripts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contact sheets Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American inventors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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James, Portia P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
ACMArchives@si.edu
http://www.anacostia.si.edu/Collections/ArchiveCollection