Dorothy Burlage Collection
The Dorothy Burlage Collection, which dates from 1966-1971 and measure .42 linear feet, documents the activism and activities of Southeast Neighborhood House in the Anacostia area of Washington, DC. Burlage worked for the organization during the 1960s. The collection includes newspaper clippings, newsletters, correspondence, and writings focusing on community organizing, public housing, and …
Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs
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.
We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words Project Records
Yanagawa, Shino, Photographer
An exhibition exploring the varied stigmas and stereotypes applied to New York City's Housing Authority sites and the residents (past and present) who live in them. Journalist Rico Washington and photographer Shino Yanagawa collaborated on this exhibit which offers an in-depth look at how New York City public housing has impacted society-at-large by producing some of the world's most influential and dynamic artists, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, politicians, and thinkers. It was exhibited at the World Festival of Black Arts and Culture in Dakar, Senegal, 2010, at the Gordon Parks Gallery at the College of New Rochelle (NY), 2013, and the Brooklyn Historical Society from 2014-2015.
Frank R. Jackson papers
This collection, which dates from circa 1932-1999, documents the personal and professional life of Frank R. Jackson, as well as daily life in Anacostia. Materials include color and black-and-white photographs, negatives, clippings, programs, certificates, scrapbooks, programs, and crossword puzzles. Many of the photographs depict the dismantling of the Frederick Douglass housing project and the construction of Henson Ridge.
Frederick Douglass Dwellings Collection
The collection, which dates from circa 1940s to 1990s and measures 1.15 linear feet, documents the daily lives and activities of the residents of the Frederick Douglass Dwellings and other areas of Anacostia, as well as the demolition of the Frederick Douglass Dwellings. The collection is comprised of color and black-and-white photographs, studio portraits, slides, negatives, documents from community organizations, magazines and clippings.
Sal Sirugo papers
Correspondence; personal documents; tax returns; grant applications; applications for public housing; exhibition catalogs; clippings; 34 personal photographs and 17 photographs of Sirugo's paintings. Correspondence concerns housing difficulties, economic problems, arrangements for exhibitions, Sirugo's art work, and friendships. Among the correspondents are Mal Thomas, Andrew Morgan, Warren Brandt, Gladys Ishikawa, and Sidney Geist …
Changing New York / Berenice Abbott
Photographs of New York City taken by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York. Included are exterior and occasional interior views of churches, business areas, stores, docks, bridges, public houses, residences, and theaters in …
In Search of Common Ground: Senior Citizens and Community Life at Potomac Gardens
An exhibition based on an oral history project of the Potomac Gardens Sernior Resident Council and sponsored by the D. C. Communtity Humanities Council City Lights program. The exhibition was held at the Anacostia Museum from December 4, 1994 to January 15, 1995 and explored how both senior citizens and public housing residents are …
Henson Family Papers
The Henson Family papers, which date from 1818 to 1943 and measure 0.18 linear feet, document the activities of Tobias Henson and his descendants. The papers are comprised of booklets, correspondence, legal documents, and receipts.
Municipal Art Society of New York records
The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York, based out of New York City and established in 1893, measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. The records include minutes from the annual and directors meetings, which incorporate reports, directors' files, committee files, and printed material. Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board that detail the organization's Permanent Fund are also present.