Morgan and Marvin Smith Audiovisual Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-012
Creators:
Smith, Morgan and Marvin, b. 1910
Dates:
circa 1954-1990
bulk 1970-1980
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
481 sound recordings
203 audio cassette sound recordings ; 6 vinyl sound recordings ; 272 open reel 1/4" sound recordings
1 floppy disc
209 video recordings
21 16mm film prints ; 188 video recordings
23 Linear feet
27 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Morgan and Marvin Smith, twin brothers who lived and worked in Harlem, NY, are regarded as the premiere photographers of the area from the 1930s-1950s. The two brothers pursued many creative outlets outside of photography, including painting, film, and

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
This collection was donated to the Center for African American History and Culture, a Smithsonian Initiative which operated in the 1990s before merging with the Anacostia Museum.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Many materials in the collection are inaccessible due to their obsolete formats and fragile state. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
Morgan and Marvin Smith Audiovisual Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Archival Materials note
Morgan and Marvin Smith's photograph collection is housed at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.

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