Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language exhibition records

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.M03-056
Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2010
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.7 Linear Feet
3 boxes
Repository:
An exhibition documenting the historical journey made by people from Africa to the Americas, along with their language and music. In the 1930s, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina retained parts of the culture and language of their West African enslaved ancestors. Turner's research produced a living treasury of previously unknown traditions, songs, and folkways that also uncovered and illuminated the connections with West African and Afro-Brazilian communities.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
These records document the reseach, execution, and promotion of the exhibition and symposium associated with the exhibit. Materials include research files, catalogues, family and visitor guides, symposium programs, posters and docent materials.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Lorenzo Dow Turner exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions on Access
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation
Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language
exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Research Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Linguistics -- Research -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sea Islands Creole dialect Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Georgia -- Languages Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
South Carolina -- Languages Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African languages -- Study and teaching -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia Community Museum Corporate 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