Digitized Content Covers his early life and career, the founding and development of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, and his experiences as its director within both the neighborhood and museum community, c. 1936-1987, including: early life, education, and arrival in Anacostia; college education and seminary; involvement in Operation Crossroads Africa; involvement in the Poverty Program at Southeast Neighborhood House; employment with the Office of Economic Opportunity and State Department; introduction to Mrs. Marion Conover Hope; appointment as Director of the Smithsonian's new Anacostia Neighborhood Museum; establishing the museum and early problems encountered; attracting African Americans to the museum; attempts to integrate the black and white experiences within the museum environment; combating racism; early exhibits; gearing the museum to children; relationship between the museum and the community; staff, especially Zora Martin Felton, Lawrence Erskine Thomas, and James E. Mayo; exhibit, The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction; the new museology; increasing concern with urban problems and African American history; later concerns with integration and staff; explanation of "June teenth" celebration; additional reminiscences about the founding of the museum, especially the neighborhood's involvement and concerns; relationship to the Smithsonian and place within the museum bureaucracy. Appendix to interview contains partial list of exhibits at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum during John Kinard's tenure as director.
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file
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9538
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Creators:
Jacobson, Bill, 1955-
Fialho, Alex, 1989-
Dates:
2017 March 25 and 26
Size:
4 Items (sound files (4 hrs., 47 min.), digital, wav)
84 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.jacobs17
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Bill Jacobson conducted 2017 March 25 and 26, by Alex Fialho, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Jacobson's home and studio in Brooklyn, New York.

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Creators:
Ruscha, Edward
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1980 October 29-1981 October 2
Size:
128 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.ruscha80
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Edward Ruscha conducted 1980 October 29-1981 October 2, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.

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