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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1828-1980
Size:
79 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S03
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 3: African-American Music, contains circa 7,800 pieces of sheet music and folios dating from the 1820s to the 1980s; most of the material dates from after 1890. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Director General of Museums. Afro-American Cultural History Project
Dates:
1967-1970
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-011
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes program records of the Afro-American Cultural History Project (AACHP), which reported to the Director General of Museums and was located in the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), later known at the National Museum of American History. In later years AACHP would evolve into the Program in African Amer...

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Creators:
Edwards, Melvin, 1937-
Ghent, Henri, 1926-
Dates:
1968 August 10
Size:
72 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.edward68
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of Melvin Edwards conducted 1968 August 10, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.

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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 a lion" (Ethiopian)-- and Proverb 6 "He who conceals hi...

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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:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942- interviewee
Dates:
1986
Size:
3 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Accession 009612
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Oral History Program is part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. The purpose of the program is to conduct interviews with current and retired members of the Smithsonian staff who have made significant contributions, administrative and scholarly, to the Institution. The project's goal is to supplement the published record and manuscrip...

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Dates:
1865–1872
Size:
15 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M1869
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 15 rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M1869. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Florida headquarters for the Assistant Commissioner and his staff officers and the subordinate field offices of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872. These records consist of 25 bound volumes and approximately 12 linear feet of unbound records, containing materials that include letters and endorsements sent and received, monthly reports, applications of freedmen for rations, and other records relating to freedmen's claims and homesteads.

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Creators:
Walters, Robert F., Rt. Rev.
Dates:
circa 1980s
Size:
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-018
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from circa 1980s and measures .25 linear feet, documents the history of the African Union Methodist Protestant Church. The collection is comprised of correspondence, books, pamphlets and documents.

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Creators:
Chandler, Dana, 1941-
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1993 March 11-May 5
Size:
89 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.chandl93
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Dana Chandler conducted 1993 March 11-May 5, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Sloan, Louis B. (Louis Baynard), 1932-
Veloric, Cynthia
Dates:
1991 July 18
Size:
110 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.sloan91
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Louis Sloan conducted 1991 July 18, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.

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