Booker T. Washington Sound Recording, Correspondence, and Other Material Collection
The Booker T. Washington collection, which dates from 1899 to 1940 and measures 5 folders, is an artificial collection of correspondence, speeches, and mementoes related to the life and legacy of Booker T. Washington. Collection comprises correspondence, phonograph record, photograph, and miscellaneous memorabilia.
Frederick Douglass Patterson papers
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.
Louis R. Purnell Oral History Interviews
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 …
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
This collection consists of 72 linear feet of the papers of Benjamin O. Davis. Included are the following types of material: programs, invitations, certificates, correspondence, published material, and photographs.
This accession consists of records documenting updates to the "Black Wings" exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum as well as educational outreach, publications, research, special events, and other activities pertaining to groundbreaking African American aviators. The "Black Wings" exhibition opened in 1982 in the Pioneers of Flight Gallery and …
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records
5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection documents the engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas through reports prepared for a variety of clients.
This accession consists of records documenting the activities and management of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) during the tenure founding Director, Lonnie G. Bunch 2005- . Some records date from before the creation of the museum in 2003. Materials include correspondence; meeting agendas and notes; brochures; clippings; speeches …
This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in regard to the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of the major traveling exhibitions "In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," "Jim Henson's Fantastic World," and "Star …
This accession consists of the records of Lonnie G. Bunch, Director, and document his work in the development of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). His work touched upon every aspect of the museum including the collection of objects for the museum, the design and construction …
Central Administrative File, Records
The records pertain to the administration of David W. Scott, director, 1965-1968, Robert Tyler Davis, interim director, 1969, and Joshua C. Taylor, director, 1970- . Some records, most noticeably correspondence with Smithsonian Art Commission members, have been pulled up into the files from previous administrations. Also included are Smithsonian Art Commission and National Collection …