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Dates:
circa 1940s-1990s
Size:
1.5 Linear feet ((3 boxes))
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-066
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from circa 1940s to 1990s and measures 1.15 linear feet, documents the daily lives and activities of the residents of the Frederick Douglass Dwellings and other areas of Anacostia, as well as the demolition of the Frederick Douglass Dwellings. The collection is comprised of color and black-and-white photographs, studio portraits, slides, negatives, documents from community organizations, magazines and clippings.

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series
Collection ID:
ACMA.CDC.1
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This series include portraits from various communities. There are portraits of Wanda Henderson of Wanda's on Seventh Hair Salon near Howard University in Washington, DC. Her hair salon has been a fixture in the Shaw neighborhood for over thirty years. Other portraits include parishioners at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Easter...

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Creators:
Teemer, Jack D., Jr., 1948-1992
Dates:
1980
Level:
item
Size:
1 Type-C prints (color coupler) (11 x 13 15/16 inches. )
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-124.1
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Creators:
Bryan, Percival
Dates:
1932-1993
bulk 1942-1980
Size:
5.94 Linear feet (20 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-001
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from 1932 to 1993 and measures 5.94 linear feet, documents the career and personal life of Washington, DC cabdriver Percival Bryan. The collection is comprised of an autobiography, autograph books, citations, correspondence, memorabilia, photographic prints, and printed materials.

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Dates:
1933-1935
Size:
1.67 Linear feet (1 oversize box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.10-012.3
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection of New NegroOpinion newspapers spans from December 16, 1933 to April 18, 1935, and measures 1.67 linear feet. The Washington, DC-based paper was published weekly by the New Negro Alliance, which was established in 1933 by John Aubrey Davis, Belford V. Lawson, and M. Franklin Thorne to protest discrimination in employment practices in stores doing business in black neighborhoods. William H. Hastie, the first African American federal judge served as the assistant editor and a columnist for the weekly.

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Dates:
1973-1974
Size:
1.29 Linear feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-084
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Carol and Katie Davis Collection of Adams Morgan Ephemera, which dates from 1973-1974 and measures 1.29 linear feet, documents the growth and flourishing of neigborhood activism in Washington, DC both before and after the arrival of Home Rule. The collection includes copies of The Columbian newspaper, the self-proclaimed "Community Newspaper of Adams Morgan," also published as "Noticierio Columbian."

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2011
Level:
item
Size:
2 Video recordings (MiniDV)
Collection ID:
ACMA.01-007.16
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Entrepreneur Juanita Britton talks about her early entrepreneurial pursuits; traveling to Seoul, South Korea when she was 17; traveling overseas when she was a graduate student at Howard University; securing a job working with the state department so she could work with indigenous cultures overseas; the Anacostia Arts Gallery; Busy Bee Gift and Hol...

Interview. Dated 20110302.

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Creators:
District of Columbia. Department of Recreation
Dates:
1955-1998; 2006
Size:
3.58 Linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize photograph)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-098
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection documents the activities of Garry Garber, a founder and 35-year member of the Roving Leaders Program of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation in Washington, DC. Materials include correspondence, brochures, reports, newsletters, financial records, meeting minutes, and the personal daily work diaries of Mr. Garber. It also conta...

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Digitized Content Covers her career at the ANM and the status of the ANM in the Smithsonian Institution, c. 1973-1987, including: The multi-faceted role of the ANM, especially such exhibits as The Anacostia Story: 1608-1930, The Frederick Douglass Years, and Out of Africa: From West African Kingdoms to Colonization; establishment of a permanent mission statement for the ANM focusing on the study of African American history and culture; role of ANM and SI administrators in developing the mission statement, especially Julian T. Euell, Phillip S. Hughes, John R. Kinard and S. Dillon Ripley; buildings that housed the ANM; debate over permanency of the ANM; new building for ANM at Fort Stanton; influence of S. Dillon Ripley in expanding museum topics and audiences to include minorities; problems resulting from being labeled a "black" museum; collaboration with SI scholars and administrators on the Mall for such projects as Portraits in Color and O Write My Name exhibits; efforts to borrow and/or acquire objects for ANM exhibits; use of artifacts and other documentation in exhibits at the NPG and ANM; effects of the lack of a comprehensive collection, curators and registrars on the programs of the ANM; efforts to develop support for ANM and exhibits on African-Americana; varying levels of support from SI administrators; efforts to initiate African American studies at SI; support from Julian T. Euell; efforts to increase responsiveness to the concerns of the local community; problems raised by acquisition of artifacts for the exhibit, The Anacostia Story; establishment of an oral history collection; assistance from George Washington University, especially its School of Law and Department of Urban Studies; founding of the Anacostia Historical Society by John Tetrault and Hutchinson to continue community interest in local history and the ANM; abandonment of concept of ANM as a storefront museum and mini-version of museums on the Mall; and efforts to stimulate community involvement with the ANM.
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file
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9558
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1995-1999
Level:
series
Size:
56 Sound recordings (56 audio cassette sound recordings)
14 Video recordings (7 U-matic 3/4" video recordings ; 7 VHS 1/2" video recordings)
1.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-037
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Audiovisual materials created for an exhibition examining the faith and spiritual traditions in African American religious life in the 1990s. The exhibition features members of Christian churches as well as those of other faiths. Special attention is given to the ways that African American congregations are responding to contemporary challenges aff...