Behind the Apron: The History, Life, and Hidden Achievements of Southern Maryland's Black Oyster and Clam Workers
12 Sound recordings (audio cassette)
Behind the Apron oral history project documents the experiences of Black oyster and clam workers in Southern Maryland. The audio interviews were conducted by Shelia Montague Parker in 1997. The interviewees include: Doris Harris, Conroy Butler, Mary Hawkins, Christine Gray, Blondell Mason, Mary Washington, Ruth Smith, and Wiliam Bourne. The interviews …
Charlene Hodges Byrd collection
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.
Black History Month posters
"African Landscape Poster contest for Celebration --Black History Month 1990," artist Richard KIm, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, Maryland -- "Celebrate Black History Month 1991," artist, Demarlo Simms, Suitland High School -- and "Celebration: Black History Month Sounds 1993," artist, Mark Elliott Payne, Suitland Center for the Arts, Suitland High School.
Joshua Johnson manumission record
This microfilm collection documents African American artist Joshua Johnson's formal emancipation from slavery on July 15, 1782. The manumission is recorded in pages 298-300 of a volume of Baltimore County Chattel Records, 1773-1788.
Oral history interview with Maren Hassinger
An interview with Maren Hassinger conducted 2021 November 2–4, by Uchenna Itam for the Archives of American Art, at Hassinger's studio in New York, New York.
Maren Hassinger papers
The papers of African American artist and educator Maren Hassinger measure 11.3 linear feet and 4.55 gigabytes, dating from 1955 to 2018. The collection contains biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; and writings; as well as project and exhibition files; material related to Hassinger's tenure at the Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); material related to other professional activities, including teaching files; photographic material; and artwork and artifacts.
Historical Records of Jones-Hall-Sims House
The Jones-Hall-Sims House also known as "Freedom House" is featured prominently in the NMAAHC Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation exhibition. This collection reflects the research completed by historian Dr. George McDaniel documenting the history of the Jones-Hall-Sims House, the communties of Jonesville and Jerusalem.
Oral history interview with Joyce J. Scott
Silberman, Robert B. (Robert Bruce), 1950-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
An interview of Joyce J. Scott conducted 2009 July 22, by Robert Silberman, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Scott's home and studio, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Oral history interview with Tyrone Weedon and Stefan Bauschmid
Gillespie, Benjamin, 1988-
An interview with with Tyrone Weedon and Stefan Bauschmid conducted 2020 August 10, by Benjamin Gillespie, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Weedon's home in Baltimore, Maryland and Bauschmid's home in Washington, DC.
Chitlin Market and Company records
Chitlin Market and Co.
The collection, which dates from circa 1974 to 2006 and measures 1.16 linear feet, documents the history of the Chitlin Market and Company, founded in 1995 in Hyattsville, Maryland, by Shauna Renee Anderson. The collection is composed of business documents, correspondence, promotional materials, clippings, publications, photographs, books, and VHS and cassette tapes.