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Creators:
Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft in Basel
Switzerland. Basel Mission Archives
Dates:
1915
Size:
152 Photographic prints (dupe prints, black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
152 Photographic prints (+2 postcards , black & white, 15 x 20 cm or smaller.)
152 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black and white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-011
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by members of the Basel Mission and by professional photographers. The majority of photographs were taken in the Basel Mission Faktorei (B.M.F.) in Accra and in other Basel Mission stores in Dodowa, Akure, Nsawam and Kumasi. Photographs taken by the members of the Basel Mission are of missionary life, flora and fauna, daily activities and named missionaries and their spouses. The professional images were of better quality and larger in size than the personal photographs. Among them are several images of a railroad station in Accra and a fleet of trucks belonging to the Basel Mission. Most significant among these photographs are 30 images of Asante people and of carved Asante stools. Two images were taken by F.R.C. Lutterodt, a well-known Ghanaian photographer, who had maintained studios in German Cameroon and in Ghana.

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Creators:
Kendall Productions
Dates:
1952-2006
bulk 1997-2004
Size:
4.6 Cubic feet (3 cartons, 2 oversized boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-055
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The Kendall Productions records date from 1952-2006 with the bulk of material dating from 1997-2004 and measure 4.42 cubic feet. The records consist of material documenting the Kendall Productions documentary Dance Party: The Teenarama Story which first aired on Howard University's PBS affiliate WHUT in 2006. The records are comprised of research and production notes, government records, newspaper articles, questionnaires, photographs, letters, and scripts, accompanied by a significant amount of original media in the following formats: VHS and Beta videocassettes, audiocassettes, and audio compact discs.

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1987
Size:
2.04 Linear feet
19 video recordings (VHS, 1/2")
3 sound recordings (audio cassette)
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4")
1 video recording (U-matic, 3/4")
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-012
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Contemporary Visual Expressions was a 1987 exhibition on Black American artists of the 20th century. It featured the work of Washington artists Sam Gilliam, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, and Keith Morrison, as well as guest artist William T. Williams of New York City. It was the inaugural exhibition in the gallery space in the new home of the Anacostia Mu...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Exhibition Manager
Dates:
2002-2008
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records created and maintained by the Exhibitions Manager, Marie Elena Amatangelo, in her work planning and coordinating exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Exhibitions represented include "High Fiber;" "Modernism in American Silver: 20th Century Design;" "American ...

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Creators:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012
Dates:
1897
1929-2016
Size:
30.7 Linear feet
7.24 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.barnwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, and educator Will Barnet date from 1897 and 1929-2016. The collection measures 30.7 linear feet and 7.24 gigabytes. Found within the papers are biographical material, including numerous recorded interviews of Barnet; personal and professional correspondence; writings and lectures; financial records; printed material; artwork; and photographs of Barnet, his family and friends, and his work. An addition received in 2016 includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, diaries and daybooks, gallery and exhibition files, project and professional files, printed material, and photographic material.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
2010-2013
Collection ID:
Accession 13-304
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two blogs maintained by the National Museum of African Art. "Africa Underground," crawled May 7, 2013, promotes an occasional event series of the same name. Africa Underground opens the doors of the National Museum of African Art after hours for the public to enjoy the museum's exhibitions and features performances,...

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Creators:
Borgatti, Jean
Dates:
1971-2003
Size:
3617 slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm)
166 contact sheets ((2 binders))
3555 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35 mm)
4 Notebooks ((1 box))
1 cassette tape ((2 boxes))
25 Film reels (Super 8)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Jean Borgatti's collection dates from 1971 to 2003 and was created in Nigeria and Ghana. Much of the collection documents masquerades, shrines, festivals, market scenes, and ceremonies, and includes images of Urhobo, Uzairue, Ishan (Esan), Etsako, and Otuo peoples.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Publications
Dates:
1922, 1926, 1949, 1951, 1954, 1958, 1965-1977, 1979-1986
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 462
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of museum exhibition catalogs, press releases, handouts, pamphlets, posters, and exhibition checklists. Some material predates the formal establishment of the Office of Publications. Some materials date to when the office was known as the Office of the Editor and from when the museum was known as the National Col...

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2000
Size:
0.6 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-004
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This show presented photographs and photo media based art work produced by black photographers from 1840 to the present. The images in the exhibition form a technical history of the medium as well as a pictorial history of African Americans. Curated by Deborah Willis , the show was exhibited at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, South Gallery from February 4 to June 30, 2000.

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Creators:
Rattner, Abraham
Dates:
1891-1986
Size:
26.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rattabra
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers measure 26.3 linear feet and date from 1891 through the 1980s. The collection documents Rattner's life and career as an artist through interviews, extensive correspondence, gallery files, studio notebooks, writings, notes, date books and diaries, photographs, and works of art.

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