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Creators:
Burt, Catherine
Dates:
circa 1980s
Size:
1.42 Linear feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-065
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from the 1980s and measures 1.42 linear feet, was compiled in the course of preparations for the "Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds" exhibit, which was staged at the Anacostia Museum from February 1976 to December 1976. This collection documents the lives and achievements of African American women in a variety of fields, including law, medicine, education, politics, science and the arts. The collection is comprised of documents, magazine and newspaper clippings, correspondence, photocopies, brochures and pamphlets.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
undated
Size:
1.25 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-044
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on contemporary African American women artists curated by Robert L. Hall and exhibited at the Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution from November 1990 to April 1991. Artists included are: Erlena Chisolm Bland, Lilian Thomas Burwell, Yvonne Pickering Carter, Margo Humphrey, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Viola Burley Leak, Winnie Owens-Hart, Stephanie E. Pogue, Malkia Roberts, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Sylvia Snowden, Renée Stout, Denise Ward-Brown, Joyce E. Wellman, and Adell Westbrook.

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1998
Size:
1.25 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-006
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition of sculpture and installation art featuring eight women artists, the show sought to decode the social imagery of black women's representation and experiences. Curated by Deborah Willis, the exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture and held at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, South Gallery from April 13, 1998 to September 30, 1998. Artist featured included: Denise Ward Brown, Beverly Buchanan, Carole Byard, Rashida Ferndinand, Kira Lynn Harris, Valerie Maynard, and Renée Stout, and Eve Sandler.

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Creators:
Brown, Audrey
Dates:
1997-1998
bulk 1998-1998
Size:
0.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)
57 sound recordings (57 audio cassette sound recordings)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-016
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This is a collection of original audio interviews conducted by Audrey Brown for her 1999 Ph.D. dissertation at American University entitled "Imagining a Nation: Late Twentieth Century African American Women's Participation in cultural Politics and Transformative Social Action."

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1982-06 - 1982-09
Size:
3.42 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-030
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on Mary McLeod Bethune and her role in the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. The show was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and it was exhibited there from June 1982 to September 1982. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, education packets, loan agreements, and floor plans.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1976-02 - 1976-12
Size:
7.92 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-028
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on two-hundred years of achievements by black women. The show was created and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. It was exhibited at the Anacostia Museum from February 1976 to December 1976. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, and floor plans.

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Creators:
LeGon, Jeni, 1916-
Dates:
1930-2002, undated
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, includes photographs)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0829
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the career of Jeni LeGon as a dancer, dance instructor, and actress.

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Dates:
1819 March 9
Size:
1 Item (p. on 1 leaf, 12 3/4 x 8 in.)
Collection ID:
ACMA.01-010.1
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The Indenture of servitude between Charles Paine and Samuel Hamner and William W. Davidson, bound Amy Menice as a servant to William W. Davidson. This agreement states that Amy is to serve faithfully and apprentice with Mr. Davidson until she turns twenty-one years old. In exchange, Mr. Davidson will teach or have someone else teach Amy "the art, t...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1995-03-04 - 1995-05-28
Size:
2.42 Linear feet (3 boxes, 1 binder)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-007
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on selected works created by Georgette Seabrooke Powell. The show was curated by Michelle Black Smith, and exhibited at the Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution from March 4, 1995 to May 28, 1995. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, education packets, floor plans, audiovisual materials and catalogues.

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Creators:
Nesbit, Velma, 1925-2002
Berking, Peter
Dates:
circa 2000
Size:
0.5 Linear feet (1 box, 6 linear inches)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-127
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection, which dates from circa 2000, contains a 144-page typescript copy of the unpublished autobiography of Velma Nesbit, the daughter of an Alabama sharecropper. Also present are 14 audiocassettes, one diskette and four compact discs relating to Nesbit's life and career.

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