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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
The collection documents the career of Jeni LeGon as a dancer, dance instructor and actress.
The papers of African American painter, printmaker, and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1957 to 1980. The collection consists of printed material, such as project-related press; exhibition announcements, catalogs, and posters; publications featuring articles about Catlett; clippings; and cards featuring reproductions of Catlett's work.
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.
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.
The Ethel Payne papers, which date from circa 1960s to 1980s and measure .50 linear feet, document the career of journalist Ethel Payne. The collection is comprised of passports, badges, photographs, press credentials, awards and ephemera.