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Ailey, Alvin
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-
Dates:
1961-2004
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2013.245
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Resident Associates Program, African American Studies Center
Dates:
1986-1992
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-121
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of program materials for the African American Studies Center in the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program (RAP). Most records are correspondence, memoranda, notes and reports to and from Jacqueline Hicks Grazette, Program Manager, concerning her contacts with African American speakers, entrepreneurs, authors, and local ...

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Mt. Carmel Baptist Church (Washingon, D.C.)
Dates:
1924-1978
bulk 1951-1971
Size:
0.41 Linear feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-032
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from 1924 to 1978 and measures 0.41 linear feet, documents the history of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, which was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1876. The collection is comprised of correspondence and church literature.

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Creators:
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
Dates:
1996
Size:
8.5 Linear feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-025
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibitionn celebrating the work of five African American photographers who documented segregated black communities in Washington, D.C., rural Virginia, and New York City in the 1930s and 1940s. Curated by Deborah Willis the exhibition was held at the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building, South Gallery from April 18, 1996 to September 29, 1996. Photographers included: Robert H. McNeil, The Scurlock Studio, Morgan and Marvin Smith, and Gordon Parks.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1983
Size:
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-002
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This show featured 36 portraits--27 oil paintings and 9 color photo reproductions--selected from the Harmon Foundation collection, from the National Portrait Gallery, as well as biographical information and memorabilia. Likenesses of blacks who made significant contributions in the fields of civil rights, law, education, medicine, the military, and the arts are on display. Included are Marian Anderson, Joe Lewis, W.E.B. duBois, Thurgood Marshall, George Washington Carver, Charles Drew, William Ayres Campbell, and Richard Barthe. It was exhibited at the Anacostia Neigborhood Museum from April 17, 1983 to August 21, 1983.

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Plummer-Arnold family
Dates:
circa 1880-2005
circa 2005
bulk 1880-1955
Size:
1.44 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-038
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, spanning the late 19th century to 2005 with the bulk from circa 1880 to circa 1955, measures 1.44 linear feet and documents the daily lives and activities of the Plummer-Arnold family and the military career of Henry Vinton Plummer. The collection consists of 48 color and black-and-white photographs and a framed certificate, letter, and two DVDs regarding the honorable discharge of Henry Vinton Plummer. The photographs are undated.

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Dates:
1934-2014
Size:
2.4 Cubic feet (1 box, 4 flat boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-078
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Donald Murray, Jr. papers consists of 2.4 linear feet of mixed archival materials. The materials speak to Mr. Murray's role as a manager and Director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), his involvement in DC politics and family history. Documents include photographs, ephemera from various organizations and some videotaped materials of local social events.

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Creators:
Encyclopedia of Life
Dates:
2012
Collection ID:
Accession 13-117
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the website of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), Learning + Education Group as it existed on July 10, 2012. EOL is a global partnership between the scientific community and the general public to make freely available to anyone knowledge about all the world's organisms. This website is EOL's gateway for educators, ...

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Creators:
Encyclopedia of Life
Dates:
2012-2015
Collection ID:
Accession 16-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) blog as it existed on February 26, 2015. EOL is a global partnership between the scientific community and the general public to make freely available to anyone knowledge about all the world's organisms. The blog provides updates and announcements related to EOL and its activities. ...

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National Museum of the American Indian. Community and Constituent Services. Constituent Outreach. Training Unit
Dates:
1977-2008
Size:
8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-042
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the work of the Training Unit in the creation and implementation of training programs for the Native American community and related organizations. Areas of training include the care of Native American collections; the creation and management of tribal archives; exhibition planning, fabrication,...

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