CAAHC Army Audiovisual Collection
29 Video recordings (29 U-matic 3/4" video recordings)
This collection contains United States Army-produced videos collected by the Center for African American History and Culture. The video programs focus on race relations and blacks in the military.
Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language exhibition records
An exhibition documenting the historical journey made by people from Africa to the Americas, along with their language and music. In the 1930s, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina retained parts of the culture and language of their West African enslaved ancestors. Turner's research produced a living treasury of previously unknown traditions, songs, and folkways that also uncovered and illuminated the connections with West African and Afro-Brazilian communities.
International Communication Agency films
Five ICA produced films: FESTIVAL OF HERITAGE, FESTIVAL OF UNDERSTANDING, FOLKLORE (AHORA #22), SMITHSONIAN WITH ROGER WILKINSON (AHORA #66) and SMITHSONIAN (ICA) (AHORA #66). 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 As an historical document …
19th Century Pamphlet Collection
This collection, which dates from 1838-1898, contains nine pamphlets and one booklet. The materials cover various subjects relating to African-Americans, including civil rights, education, the Civil War draft and services for freedmen. Several of the pamphlets contain speeches by Frederick Douglass.
15 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
This collection includes news programs, television shows, and music recorded from local and national radio and television broadcasts as well as prerecorded programs, such as The Negro Texans and Alex Haley Lecture for the Doubleday Lecture Series. Anacostia Community Museum does not hold the copyright of the broadcast programs and …
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs
The collection, which dates from 2006 and measures .08 linear feet, documents community life in Senegal, Barbados and Cuba, as well as African-American community life in the United States. The collection is comprised of giclée prints.
Ludwig Winternitz photograph collection
31 Copy negatives
This collection contains photographic prints and copy negatives taken and collected by Ludwig Winternitz between 1920-1930. The photographs taken by Ludwig Winternitz depict various indigenous communities within the United States, including Seminole communities in Florida taken circa 1920, Chippewa communities in Michigan taken in August 1927, Payómkawichum (Luiseño) communities in California taken in 1930, and Odawa (Ottawa) communities in Michigan taken in 1926. P09759-P09764 were taken by an unknown photographer circa 1930.
Science Service was established in 1920 through the efforts of the E. W. Scripps Company in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the National Research Council (NRC). In 1919 Scripps had established the American Society for the Dissemination of Science …
Afro-Caribe: The Art of Dennis Mario Rivera exhibition records
Curated by César Piñeiro, Art-Caribe featured works of Puerto Rican born artist, Dennis Mario Rivera. The exhibition was organized by the Anacostia Museum and held there September 18, 1994 through November 06, 1994. Rivera uses his art to tell stories of his homeland and the Caribbean. Many of his works is this exhibit focused on the region's African heritage.
William Dandridge Terrell Papers
The collection documents W.D.Terrell's life, specifically his work as Chief of the Radio Division in the Commerce Department. Terrell was responsible for monitoring the institution of radio into the nation's defense forces.