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Creators:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004
Dates:
1918-2005
bulk 1960s-2005
Size:
12.5 Linear feet
0.003 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.donajeff
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American artist and educator Jeff Donaldson measure 12.5 linear feet and 0.003 GB and date from 1918 to 2005, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1960s to 2005. The collection documents Donaldson's work as a professional artist, his academic career at Howard University, and his leadership role in the Black Arts Movement through biographical material, a small amount of professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings by Donaldson and others, research files, artist files, sound recordings of interviews Donaldson conducted with over 40 artists, teaching files, exhibition files, printed and digital material, and photographs. Also found are detailed records of his professional activities and leadership roles in AfriCOBRA, CONFABA, FESTAC, and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), including documentation on the Wall of Respect mural.

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Dates:
circa 1963-1981
Level:
subseries
Size:
3.4 Linear feet (Boxes 7-10, OV 14)
Collection ID:
AAA.donajeff
Repository:
Archives of American Art

FESTAC, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, was a major international festival held in Lagos, Nigeria, from January 15 to February 12, 1977. Donaldson was an event organizer and chairman of the United States Zonal Committee and his extensive records include planning documents, correspondence, reports, reco...

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Dates:
2013 July 07
Level:
item
Size:
1 Sound recording (digital audio file)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2013
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Nina Kochayevna Manjieyeva, Nyamin Songajieyavich Manjieyev, Olga Semenovna Andratova, Dmitriy Sergejevich Sharayev, Baator Bukhaev, Ervena Semenovna Matsakova Introduction - Dress in the African-American Community. Center of Afican-American studio art and craft movement. Akosua Andele - Jewelry maker, fabric design; Africoba movement, Chicago, bri...

Covers her family, musical career, involvement in the civil rights movement, and her affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution (Division of Performing Arts, Festival of American Folklife and the National Museum of American History), c. 1966-1986, including: Development of Smithsonian programs in black culture in the 1960's including "The Afro-American Experience," "Black Voices through the Language of the New World," and an oral history project in Arkansas. Development and planning of the African Diaspora Program for the Festival of American Folklife of 1976. Travel and impressions of Africa and the Caribbean while recruiting performers for the African Diaspora program. Presentation of African, Caribbean, and Afro-American music to audiences across the United States. Demise of the Division of Performing Arts (1982). Scholarship in black culture (1980's) and work in the Division of Community Life, the National Museum of American History. Alan Lomax, contributions and attitude toward the black middle class. Early music career with Folkways Recording and the Freedom Singers of the SNCC. Preservation of folk music as an art form. Family and social influences and later civil rights activism. The role of black political organizations and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Albany (Georgia) Movement, 1961. Criticism of historical scholarship on the Albany Movement. Origin of the Freedom Singers and role of music in the Civil Rights Movement. Reminiscences of Pete Seeger and influence of Toshi Seeger.
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Level:
file
Collection ID:
Accession 009612
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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series
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1977
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Dates:
1980 October 12
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0408
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Concert paid tribute to Marion Williams, a leading gospel music performer. Her singing career began at age three in her mother's church in Miami, Florida, where she performed her first a cappella song, "Yes, Jesus Love Me." Other early influences included the street sounds of blues, calypso, and West Indian rhythms, and the great traveling quartets...

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Creators:
Borgatti, Jean
Dates:
1971-2003
Size:
3617 Slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm)
166 Contact sheets ((2 binders))
3555 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35 mm)
4 Notebooks ((1 box))
1 Cassette tape ((2 boxes))
25 Film reels (Super 8)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Jean Borgatti's collection dates from 1971 to 2003 and was created in Nigeria and Ghana. Much of the collection documents masquerades, shrines, festivals, market scenes, and ceremonies, and includes images of Urhobo, Uzairue, Ishan (Esan), Etsako, and Otuo peoples.

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