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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Office of the Director
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 ...

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum Black Heritage Puppet Theatre
Dates:
1981
Level:
item
Size:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-029
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

A puppet show, organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum Black Heritage Puppet Theatre, provides school children with an introduction to the exhibition, Anna J. Cooper: A Voice from the South. The main character in the puppet show is a student who needs to present a report on a black woman who lived in Washington, D.C. and who made an outstand...

Puppet show. Part of Anna J. Cooper: A Voice from the South Audiovisual Records. Dated 19810415.

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
1969
Level:
item
Size:
5 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Gaston Neal talks about what poetry is and the origins of it. He begins with a discussion of Egyptian writing, continues through to the oral tradition of Africa, and finally with poetry from African Americans. Neal reads folk tales and poetry from Africa; and poetry by African Americans, including Phillis Wheatley, Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldo...

Lecture and poetry reading. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Some of the content repeats over assets. AV003446: dated 19690217. AV003519, AV003515, AV003532, AV003445: undated.

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
circa 1969
Level:
item
Size:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Carroll Greene speaks about Afro-American artists from 1800-1968; identity through art; and black consciousness and historical awareness. Greene profiles Joshua Johnston, Edward Mitchell Bannister, Edmonia Lewis, Robert Scott Duncanson, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Aaron Douglas, Hale Woodruff, Richmond BartheĢ, William E. Braxton, James A. Porter, Augusta...

Lecture. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003366-1: Lecture interrupted at 005600 by popular music. AV003366-2: Lecture begins at 000648 (beginning of recording consists of Memorandum to John Kinard). Undated.

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
1973
Level:
item
Size:
4 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.AV09-021
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The Consumer Protection Branch of the United Planning Organization (UPO) and the Consumer Action Staff of UPO's 10 Neighborhood Development Centers host the Second Annual Consumer Conference to address consumer problems in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference is consumers' rights and responsibilities. The purpose of the conference is to mak...

Conference. Part of Conference Recordings. AV000807: #1. AV004352: #2. AV004349: #3. AV003082: #4. Undated.

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel
Dates:
circa 1972
Level:
item
Size:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-040
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM) staff discuss exhibition design and other details for Evolution of a Community Part II. They discuss how to best present each section of the exhibition: prologue, drug abuse, unemployment, crime, prison and rehabilitation, and education. The staff is particularly concerned with how children and youth will interac...

Discussions (meeting) and interviews. Discussions related to exhibition, Evolution of a Community Part II. Interviews for Housing in Anacostia Video Project (transcribed from asset) and inquiries about role of museum. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. Poor audio quality (interference). Undated.

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
circa 1977
Level:
item
Size:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-039
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An overview of the history of southeast Washington, D.C. from the Nacotchtank Indians to the establishment of small businesses, churches, and public housing at Barry Farms. Aspects included Captain John Smith and first European settlers, slavery, tobacco plantations, establishment of Washington D.C. as the capital, James Barry, establishment of Uni...

Narration. Audio only. Related to exhibition 'The Anacostia Story.' Undated.

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Administrative Officer
Dates:
1971-1978
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 350
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administrative and financial activities of the Exhibits Design and Production Laboratory during its planning, construction, and first years of operation. Records contain feasibility studies of the project, and correspondence and agreements about the acquisition of land for the facility. Also included are copies ...

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
circa 1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Through music, dance, and oral presentation, school children showcase what they learned about their African roots and heritage, slavery in the United States, civil rights, black power, racial discrimination, and achievements by black Americans, including Percy Lavon Julian, Jesse Owens, Dorie Miller, Gwendolyn Brooks, Harriet Tubman, Sidney Poitier...

Stage performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings Record Group. Undated.

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
1988
Level:
item
Size:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-036
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Historian Ed Smith explained the historical role of the black church in America, particularly the significant role of churches in African American communities. His talk focused on the early black church as a social institution in regards to educational, economical, political, and cultural spheres.

Lecture. Audio only. Related to the exhibition 'The Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740 - 1877.' Dated 19880627.