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 ...
The collection, which dates from approximately 1945-1975, documents the daily lives and activities of the Robinson-Smith family. The collection is comprised of photographs, correspondence, bankbooks, obituaries, pamphlets, report cards and ephemera.
This collection, which dates from circa 1903-1937, documents the lives and activities of the Smoot family of Washington, D.C. The collection is comprised of a diploma, a Nurses' Examining Board certificate, a photo postcard of the family church, two photo postcards of family members, and an oversized black-and-white photograph depicting postal workers in front of the Old Post Office.
The collection, which dates from approximately 1900-1969 and measures 3.42 linear feet, documents the lives and activities of the Ford-Deas family. The collection is comprised of black-and-white photographs, color photographs, photograph albums, clippings, correspondence, postcards, bankbooks, blankbooks, diplomas, sheet music, scrapbook, poems, sketches and drawings.
This collection documents the lives and activities of the Davenport family and dates from circa 1963-1995. Materials include clippings, programs, correspondence, photographs, photograph albums and other memorabilia. Some of these items document members of the Faulkner-Brown family as well.
The collection consists of black-and-white, sepia-toned and color photographs documenting the lives of African Americans from about the 1920s to the 1980s. It is contained in four albums.
This collection contains a handwritten manuscript of approximately 200 pages by John Wesley. The manuscript gives a history of several generations of the Wesley family in Maryland.
The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 1990 and measure 3.80 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892.
The Sullivan Family papers, which date from 1880 to 1994 and measure 2.25 linear feet, document the personal lives of four generations in the Sullivan Family. The papers are comprised of personal correspondence, school materials, legal documents, financial records, clippings, books, posters, and photographs.
Papers and photographs documenting the lives and descendants of Samuel and Mamie Anderson Bridgewater of Helena, Montana.