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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1975-2000
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-102
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC), with earlier records dating from when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History and the Program in Black American Culture, respectively. The records primarily document planning for conferences and symposiums, such as "Roberta Martin and ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1976-1999
Size:
8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-358
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC), with earlier records dating from when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History and the Program in Black American Culture, respectively. The records primarily document planning for conferences and symposiums, such as "Will the Circle ...

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Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Creators:
Karp, Ivan
Dates:
circa 1945-2012
bulk 1969-2012
Size:
16.24 Linear feet (43 boxes and 2 sets of rolled maps)
0.21 Gigabytes
19 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ivan Karp (1943-2011) was a curator of African Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from 1984 to 1993. He was also a professor at Emory University from 1993 to 2011. He conducted fieldwork among the Iteso (Teso) of Kenya and made significant contributions to the areas of African systems of thought, social theory, museum studies, and public scholarship. His collection contains his research on the Iteso of Kenya; his work at Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution; his reviews of manuscripts and books; recommendations that he wrote for his colleagues and students; his published articles and papers presented at conferences; and his project files on various topics including museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship, agency and personhood, and the history of social anthropology.

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Creators:
Martin and Morris Music Company
Morris, Necey, Mrs.
Martin, Sallie
Morris, Kenneth, 1917-
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Dates:
circa 1930-1985
Size:
8.7 Boxes (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0492
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Martin and Morris Company Records date from ca. 1930 to 1985 and document a neglected part of the American music historical record. The collection is particularly important because of the company's contributions to the field of Gospel music. According to Horace Boyer (in We'll Understand It Better....), Martin and Morris Music Company was the o...

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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:
Becker, Richard
Bradford, Alex
Dates:
1950-1997, undated
undated
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0761
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Alex Bradford's career as a composer of Gospel music. Included among the materials are playbills, published sheet music, music manuscripts, gospel song books, play scripts, newspaper clippings and articles, and one LP record.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology
Dates:
1976-1979
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1298
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and recordings relating to a conference held at the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History) on October 23, 1978. The Conference was a joint effort by the Smithsonian, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Data Processing Management Association, and the Washington, D.C.chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The collection includes: a program signed by participants; photographs taken at the conference; planning documents such as invitations to speakers to participate and responses to them, proposed guest lists, proposed agendas, press releases, minutes of the planning committee for the Conference; documents relating to budgeting for the conference; and audiocassette and reel-to-reel tapes of the conference.

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1973-1992
bulk 1976-1976
Size:
3 Linear feet
7 Sound recordings (7 audio cassette sound recordings)
59 Video recordings (29 open reel 1/2" video recordings ; 30 VHS 1/2" video recordings)
Collection ID:
ACMA.AV09-021
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection contains video and audio recordings of conference sessions and seminars held at, hosted by, or attended by personnel of the Anacostia Community Museum. It includes recordings from the years 1973-1992, with the majority being created in 1976. Notable conferences documented in the collection include the First Annual Black History Muse...

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Creators:
Birmingham-Southern College
Dates:
undated
Size:
11 videocassettes (U-matic) (ca. 5 hrs.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. + brochure and 3 sound cassettes
Collection ID:
AAA.birmsout
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Video recordings of 3 day conference on Southern art and artists and the narrative tradition shared with Southern writers. Included are sessions: "Visual Language: The Southern Birthright," moderated by William Dunlap, with Jo Harvey Allen, Harry Crews, Fannie Flagg, Mary Lynn Kotz and Jonathan Williams; "The Home Turf: A Cultivated Mythology," Mit...

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