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Creators:
Jett, Ruth M.
Dates:
1914-2014
Size:
7.8 Linear feet
0.242 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.jettruth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American arts administrator and director of Cinque Gallery, Ruth Jett, measure 7.8 linear feet and 0.242 gigabytes, and date from 1914 to 2014. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues including William Branch, Vinie Burrows, John and Vivian Hewitt, Langston Hughes, and Charles and Frances White; and administrative and professional files which include material related to the American Society of African Culture, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Cinque Gallery, the Cinque Artists Program at the Romare Bearden Foundation, the Library of Congress Center for the Book, and the Schomburg Corporation. The collection also includes writings, primarily typescript copies of literary works by others, including Langston Hughes and Ossie Davis, as well as notes; printed material such as clippings, exhibition and event announcements, books and magazines, and press releases; and photographic material including photographs, snapshots, negatives, and slides depicting Ruth Jett and other individuals, travel, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace fellows and events, and works of art. Also found is a small amount of artwork including a sketchbook, sketches, a painting, and a print.

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Creators:
Paige, Susie (bookseller)
Dates:
1900-1984
bulk 1960-1984
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0263
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection primarily consists of greeting cards and postcards but also includes political literature and a high school diploma relating to African Americans and their history and culture in American society.

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Creators:
Pearis, Ella B. Howard., interviewee
Dates:
1986
Size:
1 audiotape (Reference copy). 2 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9540
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 ...

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Creators:
American Film Institute. National Center for Film and Video Preservation
Dates:
1927
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white silent; 4,800 feet, 35mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1997.18
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Film from Gene Stoeller Collection, Oregon Historical Society. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The informat...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
North Brentwood Historical Society (North Brentwood, Md.)
Dates:
1996-04 - 1996-12
Size:
2.42 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-019
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on the North Brentwood neighborhood of Washington, DC. The show was created by the Anacostia Community Museum in collaboration with the North Brentwood Historical Society. It was exhibited at the museum from April 1996 to December 1996. 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:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001
Dates:
circa 1965
Size:
65 slides (photographs) ((dupes), color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-011
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Roy Sieber. Images of African textile and the dyeing and weaving processes. Objects depicted include Asante Kente cloth, Hausa embroidered pants, Jukun tie-dye waist cloth, a Kuba hat, Yoruba indigo dye and a Zulu cloak, as well as akwete cloth from Nigeria, an appliqué dress from Cameroon, an appliqué robe from Ghana, cloth from Dahomey (now Benin) and dye pots from Ede. People portrayed include a Dogon dancer, Kajiado warriors with spears and shields, a weaver making cloth, and women dyeing cloth with indigo.

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Dates:
1865–1872
Size:
26,827 Digital files
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M1056
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 24 rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M1056. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–72. The records consist of 11 bound volumes and 15 feet of unbound documents. Bound records include letters sent, endorsements, and registers of letters received. Unbound documents consist primarily of letters received and school reports.

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Creators:
Orengo, Alejandro
Dates:
2011-2016
Size:
90 Digital images
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-085
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Creators:
Maltsby, Portia
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1850-2004, undated
Size:
100 Cubic feet (309 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0408
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection primarily documents the activities of the National Museum of American History's Program in African American Culture (PAAC) dating from 1979 through 2004. The Program in African American Culture (PAAC) created public programs documenting the black experience in the United States, as well as, other countries. Archival materials include photographs, programs, administrative files, magnetic tape, audiocassettes, U-matic and VHS video cassettes.

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Creators:
Boaz, Joyce
Hoffman, David
Hoffman, Iris
Dates:
1898-1920
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0281
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents both negative and positive images of African Americans, primarily on postcards, as drawings, cartoons, and similar art forms collected mostly during the Civil Rights Movement in America.

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