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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Assistant Director
Dates:
1976-1979, 1986-1987
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-037
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes the records of Jean M. Salan, primarily during the years when she was Assistant Director for Administration, 1979-1980, and Assistant Director, 1983- . The records document planning for events, such as the opening of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) and the Warren M. Robbins Library, and include some financial...

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Dates:
circa 1850 - 1871
Size:
1.27 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-046
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection, which dates from circa 1850-1971, contains materials relating to abolitionist Frederick Douglass. It includes 3 books (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, LIfe and Times of Frederick Douglass, and My Bondage and My Freedom), a carte-de-visite, various portraits of Douglass, including an etching and lithograph, clippings from Harper's Weekly and the Evening Star, and photographs of Douglass in various settings, including one of Douglass in Key West with members of the Santo Domingo mission.

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Creators:
Bazemore, Henry
Dates:
circa 1940s
Size:
0.42 Linear feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-067
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, dated circa 1940s and measuring .42 linear feet, documents the lives and activities of the residents of the Frederick Douglass Dwellings. The collection is comprised of black-and-white photographs.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1967-1977
Size:
4 oversize folders.
Collection ID:
Accession 00-085
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document additions and renovations to the house which served as the Museum of African Art and Frederick Douglass Institute of Negro Arts and History located in the 300 block of A Street, NE, Washington, DC. This museum was later absorbed by the Smithsonian Institution and became the National Museum ...

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Creators:
Robbins, Warren M.
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
circa 1969-1990
Size:
1 Watercolor (framed)
3 Prints (black and white, 1 framed, 2 matted)
1 Portfolio
28 Posters
7 Documents ((brochures))
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Robbins Center Collection includes posters advertizing the Museum of African Art (now the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution) and its exhibits, exhibit brochures, a watercolor painting and photographs by Eliot Elisofon, and museum signage.

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Creators:
Byrd, Charlene Hodges, 1929-2009
Dates:
circa 1750-2009
bulk 1880-1960
Size:
43 Linear feet (35 document boxes and 39 oversize boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.2010.26
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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.

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Creators:
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988
Dates:
1882 - 1988
Size:
18.66 Linear feet (21 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-010
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

President of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (later Tukegee Institute; now Tuskegee University) from 1935 - 1953 and founder of the United Negro College Fund (1944). Patterson was born on October 10, 1901. Orphaned at age two, he was raised by his eldest sister, Wilhelmina (Bess), a school teacher in Texas. He studied at Iowa State College, where he received a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1923 and a master of science degree in 1927. Five years later, he was awarded a second doctorate degree from Cornell University. Patterson taught veterinary science for four years at Virginia State College, where he was also Director of Agriculture. His tenure at Tuskegee University started in 1928 and spanned almost 25 years, first as head of the veterinary division, then as the director of the School of Agriculture and finally as Tuskegee's third president. He married Catherine Elizabeth Moton, daughter of Tuskegee University's second president, Dr. Robert R. Moton. Patterson also founded the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee in 1944, the same year he founded the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The UNCF continues today as a critical source of annual income for a consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tuskegee University among them.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1964-1984
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 634
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist mostly of the correspondence of Warren H. Robbins, which documents activities of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) since its inception. Also included are some correspondence and memoranda of Jean M. Salan, John E. Reinhardt, and David L. Stratmon, a previous Associate Director of MAA (Museum of African Art). ...

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Creators:
Puccinelli Robbins, Lydia
Dates:
1948-1974
Size:
7 items (photographic prints )
0 items (ephemera )
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of ephemera related to the Museum of African Art (now the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art) and 7 photographic prints. Ephemera includes monographs, clippings, exhibition invitations, the original prospectus for the Museum by Warren Robbins (1963), and a page of remarks delivered by Paul Tishman at the "Tribute to ...

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Creators:
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel, interviewee
Dates:
1987
Size:
4 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9558
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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