Query: The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)
"The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction" exhibit
Level:
file
Collection ID:
Record Unit 378
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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in Record Unit 378 for The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)
The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction exhibition records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1969
Size:
3 folders
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-081
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An innovated exhibition exploring contemporary problems of rats in urban areas. The show included a simulated environment of a back yard with live rats. The exhibit was created and exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in November 1969.

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in ACMA.03-081 for The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)
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.
Level:
file
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9538
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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in Record Unit 9538 for The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)
Records
Dates:
1966-1975
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 265
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials documenting the following exhibitions: "Blacks in the Westward Movement;" "Buy Now Pay Later" (consumer problems exhibition); "Country Store;" "Drug;" "Sage of Anacostia;" and "The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction." In addition, there is John Kinard's correspondence; memoranda from William Warner, Assistant Secretary for Public Services; budgetary …

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in Record Unit 265 for The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)
John Kinard Oral History Interview
Creators:
Kinard, John, 1936-1989, interviewee
Dates:
1987
Size:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9538
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …

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in Record Unit 9538 for The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)
Records
Dates:
1967-1994
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-050
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of the Department of Education, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. The records include correspondence and memoranda to and from the Chief of the department, Zora Martin-Felton, exhibition scripts and related materials, administrative files, committee reports and meeting minutes, appointment calendars, and miscellaneous records. The bulk of the …

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in Accession 95-050 for The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)
Records
Dates:
1967-1984, 1987
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 378
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration of the Exhibits Design and Production Laboratory for approximately first ten years of operation, and describes the mission, philosophy, planning, and construction of the facility. The records contain planning materials for many of the museum's early exhibitions, which reflect the involvement of community organizations …

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in Record Unit 378 for The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)
Records
Dates:
1967-1989
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 390
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records include incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda from Zora Martin-Felton and other staff of the Education Department, as well as program reports, budget justifications, and planning statements. These materials are scattered throughout the records and have many chronological gaps. The records also describe the development of educational materials …

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in Record Unit 390 for The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)