Query: National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection
Creators:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Dates:
1940 - Ongoing
Size:
825 Digital files
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.SC.0001
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Great Migration is a unique, ongoing digitization service program that partners the National Museum of African American History and Culture with individuals across the United States to preserve their important analog audiovisual media. While major motion picture film and television historically lacked diverse representation, black history was instinctively being preserved in everyday home movies. Today, these personal narratives serve as an invaluable tool for understanding and re-framing black moving image history, and provide a much needed visualization of African American history and culture.

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in NMAAHC.SC.0001 for National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
When the Spirit Moves: African American Dance in History and Art audiovisual records
Creators:
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (U.S.)
Dates:
circa 2000-2001
Size:
9 Sound recordings (9 audio cassette sound recordings)
0.1 Linear feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-061
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Audiovisual materials created for an exhibition on African American Dance, held at the Arts and Industries Building December 14, 2000 - June 1, 2001. More than 300 paintings, photographs, sculpture, and archival objects -- some dating to the early 1600s -- are used to trace African American dance from its roots in west and central Africa through the 20th century …

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in ACMA.03-061 for National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Go Forth and Serve: African American Land Grant Colleges Audiovisual Collection
Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
Bunch, Lonnie G.
United States. Department of Agriculture
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
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Dates:
1992-1993
Size:
1 Cubic foot
18 Videocassettes (VHS)
15 Cassette tapes
38 Videocassettes (Video 8)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0614
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An oral history project that grew out of the exhibit "Go Forth and Serve" which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the drafting of the second Morrill Act, which provided funds for the founding of land grant schools of higher education for black students.

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in NMAH.AC.0614 for National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Department of Anthropology photograph collection relating to anthropological exhibits
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology
Dates:
circa 1890-1910
Size:
14 Prints (silver gelatin)
7 Prints (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection consists of images of exhibits of anthropological material. These include Oceanic and African implements and artifacts exhibited at the Field Columbian Museum; a William Henry Holmes-designed diorama in Piney Branch (1895); costumed mannequins and busts at the United States National Museum; the Smithsonian Exhibit at the World Columbian Exposition …

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in NAA.PhotoLot.4 for National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Archives Center Ethnic Imagery Collection
Dates:
1889 and undated
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1138
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertising, postcards, trade cards, and stereographs, depicting African Americans in stereotypical or demeaning ways.

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in NMAH.AC.1138 for National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
United States Army Medical Museum composite photographs of skulls
Creators:
Army Medical Museum (U.S.)
Dates:
circa 1884-1885
Size:
78 Prints (circa, albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.6A
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Army Medical Museum photographs prepared under the supervision of John Shaw Billings and Washington Matthews, and created by superimposing images of several skulls for comparative purposes. Each image has a caption that includes tribal or racial identification, number of skulls photographed, photograph number, negative number, and data on photographic technique …

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in NAA.PhotoLot.6A for National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Program Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1972-1999
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-107
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC) and document planning for exhibitions, conferences, symposiums, music performances, and special events. Some earlier records date back to when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History and the Program in Black American Culture …

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in Accession 08-107 for National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Ndebele photographs
Dates:
circa 1975
Size:
dupe slides (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Slides collected by Lydia Puccinelli, Curator at the National Museum of African Art, from four photographers for a slide presentation in conjunction with a museum exhibition entitled, "Designs of the Ndebele: Beaded Craftwork in Africa," between 1977-1978. The photographers were Natalie Knight, owner of the Natalie Knight Gallery, in Johannesburg, South Africa; Suzanne Priebatsch, of Boston, Massachussetts; Peter Turner of Johannesburg, South Africa; H. de Lorm of Johannesburg, South Africa; and Rhoda Levinsohn of South Africa.

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in EEPA.1977-002 for National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Gordon Davis Gibson papers
Creators:
Gibson, Gordon D. (Gordon Davis), 1915-2007
Dates:
1936-2007
Size:
95 Linear feet (154 document boxes, 1 manuscript folder, 63 card file boxes, 1 oversize box, plus 64 microfilm reels, 137 sound recordings, 3 map folders, and 3 sets of rolled maps )
Collection ID:
NAA.1984-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection is comprised of the professional papers of Gordon D. Gibson. The collection contains his correspondence, field notes, research files, museum records, writings, photographs, sound recordings, and maps.The bulk of the collection consists of Gibson's southwestern Africa research. This includes his field notes, film scripts, photographs, sound recordings, and grant proposals he wrote in support of his fieldwork in Botswana, Namibia, and Angola. In addition, the collection contains his research notes, maps, drafts, publications, and papers presented at conferences. While most of his research focused on the Herero and Himba, the collection also contains his research on the Ovambo and Okavango and other southwestern African groups. In the collection is a great deal of photocopies and microfilms of literature on southwestern African ethnic groups, many of which are in Portuguese and German and which he had translated for his files. He was also interested in African material culture, especially Central African headgear. His research on African caps is well-represented in the collection, and includes photos of caps at various museums, source materials, research notes, and textile samples of knots and loop work. Gibson's files as the curator of African ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History also make up a significant portion of the collection. Among these records are his files for the museum's Hall of African Cultures and other African exhibits; his files on the museum's African collections, early donors and collectors of the collections; his personnel files; documents relating to his committee work; department and museum memos; meeting minutes; and his records as head of the Old World Division and acting chair of the department. The collection also documents the efforts to establish the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Film Center, now the Human Studies Film Archives, as well as his work on the planning committee to establish the Museum of Man at the Smithsonian. Memos and minutes relating to the Smithsonian's Center for the Study of Man are also present in the collection. In addition to Gibson's field photos, the collection also contains African photos taken by others. Among these are Herbert Friedmann's photos of Kenya; Hausmann's Libya photos; photos by Ralph Kepler Lewis during the Morden Africa Expedition in Kenya; and photos by Lawrence Marshall, Volkmar Wentzel, Alfred Martin Duggan Cronin, and Father Carlos Estermann. There are also photos of the exhibit cases from the Hall of African Cultures; photos of Smithsonian and non-Smithsonian African artifacts; and copies of photographs he obtained from different archives, including the National Anthropological Archives. Other materials in the collection include his files as film reviews editor for the American Anthropologist during the 1960s and 70s and his activities in different organizations.

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in NAA.1984-13 for National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
American Red Cross posters: African American HIV/AIDS program series with African proverbs
Creators:
Smith, Damballah Dolphus
American Red Cross
Dates:
1992
Size:
5 Posters (28 x 24 inches)
Collection ID:
ACMA.10-004.11
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Proverb 1 "He who upsets a thing should know how to rearrange it" (Sierra Leonean) -- Proverb 3 "The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people" (Ghanian) -- Proverb 4 "He who does not cultivate his field will die of hunger" (Guinean)-- Proverb 5 "When spider webs unite they can tie up …

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in ACMA.10-004.11 for National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
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