A Finding Aid to the Dale-Patterson Family collection, 1866-1990 in the Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-074
Creators:
Dale, Dianne
P.H. Polk, 1898-1984
Dates:
1866 - 1990.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Linear feet
9 boxes
Repository:
The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 2010 and measure 6 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 Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 1990 and measure 6 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 series:
Series 1: Dale-Patterson Family papers Series 2: Charles Qualls papers Series 3: Community Organizations Series 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 Bureau 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 processed by Archivist Jennifer Morris with the assistance of Dianne Dale.
Author
Jennifer Morris and Dianne Dale
Immediate Source of Acquisiton note
The Dale-Patterson Family collection was donated 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
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Americans Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American families Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dale, Dianne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dale, Almore M., 1911-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dale, John Henry, Jr., 1888-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dale, Lucille Emma Patterson, 1889-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dale, Norman Edward, 1908-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dale, Marie Howard, 1914-2011 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garner, Araminta Dale, 1913-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patterson, Wilhelmina Bessie, 1888-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barry, Marion, 1936-2014 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