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Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection
Dates:
bulk 1920-2001
Size:
approximately 100 Motion picture films
213 Sound cassettes (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2012.79.AV
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Archival Collection
Creators:
Moore, Harry T., 1905-1951
Moore, Harriette V., 1902-1952
Dates:
bulk 1945-1949
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2018.12
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Harry T. Moore was a pioneering civil rights activist, educator, and civic leader. The collection was originally housed in a formerly "lost" briefcase that was found in 2006 by FBI investigators. The materials in this collection focus on his activities as a civil rights activist and community leader who sought to advocate for pay equity, voting rights, and justice reform for African American communities in Florida. Harry Moore and his wife Harriette were murdered for their work and they have been immortalized as the Civil Rights Movement's first martyrs.

Charlene Hodges Byrd collection
Creators:
Byrd, Charlene Hodges, 1929-2009
Dates:
circa 1750-2009
bulk 1880-1960
Size:
43 Linear feet (35 document boxes and 39 oversize boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2010.26
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Charlene Hodges Byrd collection measures 43 linear feet, and dates from circa 1750-2009, with the bulk of the material dating from 1880-1960. The collection documents the personal life and professional career of Charlene Hodges Byrd, an African American teacher from Washington, D.C., along with material for several related families from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Family members prominently represented include Sarah A. Shimm, teacher and essayist under the name Faith Lichen; her daughters Erminie F. Shimm and Grace E. Shimm Cummings, both teachers; and Byrd's mother, Joyce Ethel Cummings Hodges, also a teacher. Correspondence and writings chiefly discuss family life, religion, race, education, and the relationship with Frederick Douglass and his family. The collection is arranged in 10 series: Biographical Material, Correspondence, Writings, Subject Files, Financial and Legal Records, Printed Material, Volumes, Memorabilia, Textiles, and Photographs.

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Philip G. Freelon Architectural Archive
Creators:
Freelon, Philip G., 1953-2019
Dates:
bulk 1939-2017
Size:
5.1 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2017.51
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Philip G. Freelon Architectural Archival Collection documents the life and career of architect, educator, cultural heritage preservation advocate and artist Philip G. Freelon. The collection highlights his distinguished career from its inception to his role as the "architect of record" for the National Museum of African American History and …

James A. Baldwin Collection
Creators:
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
Dates:
1935-1988
Size:
4.29 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2017.47
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

James Baldwin was a writer and an activist and is one of the most prominent voices from his generation to bring light to issues of racial and sexual discrimination. This collection contains correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and awards. The collection provides insight into his family, writing process, and travels during his lifetime.

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Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection
Creators:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Dates:
1940 - Ongoing
Size:
825 Digital files
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.SC.0001
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Great Migration is a unique, ongoing digitization service program that partners the National Museum of African American History and Culture with individuals across the United States to preserve their important analog audiovisual media. While major motion picture film and television historically lacked diverse representation, black history was instinctively being preserved in everyday home movies. Today, these personal narratives serve as an invaluable tool for understanding and re-framing black moving image history, and provide a much needed visualization of African American history and culture.

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Records of the Field Offices of the Freedmen's Branch, Office of the Adjutant General, 1872–1878
Dates:
1872–1878
Size:
58 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M2029
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

This collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 58 rolls of microfilm described in NARA publication M2029. These digital surrogates reproduced the field office records of the Freedmen's Branch in the Office of the Adjutant General, 1872–1878. These records consist of bound volumes and unbound records, including letters sent, letters received, registers of letters received, and registers of claims.

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Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872
Dates:
1865–1872
Size:
74 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M752
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

This collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 74 rolls of microfilm described in NARA publication M752. These digital surrogates reproduced 33 volumes of registers and indexes and the related unbound letters received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872.

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Records of the Superintendent of Education for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1864-1869.
Dates:
1864-1869
Size:
12 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M1026
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

This collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 12 rolls of microfilm described in NARA publication M1026. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Superintendent of Education for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1864-69. The records consist of 18 bound volumes and nearly 2.4 meters (8 feet) of unbound documents. The bound volumes include letters, telegrams, and endorsements sent; registers of employees; accounts with freedmen schools; and other records. The unbound documents consist primarily of letters and telegrams sent and reports sent and received.

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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1869
Dates:
1865–1869
Size:
36 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M1027
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 36 rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M1027. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–69. The records consist of 43 bound volumes and 10.8 meters of unbound documents. The bound volumes include letters and endorsements sent, orders and circulars issued and received, registers of letters received, and other records. The unbound documents consist primarily of letters and reports sent and received.

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