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Creators:
Thrash, Dox, 1892-1965
Dates:
circa 1960
Size:
1 Microfilm reel (2 pages on partial microfilm reel)
Collection ID:
AAA.thradox
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This microfilm collection contains 2 photocopy typescript pages of African American printer Dox Thrash's autobiography discussing his travels, education, and exhibition history.

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Creators:
Ofcansky, Thomas P., 1947-
Dates:
1678-circa 2005
Size:
1 Booklet (sheet music)
30 Engravings
6 Photographic prints
6 Posters
1 Drawing
2 Documents
12 Maps
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection dates from 1678 to circa 2005 and consists of 58 maps, engravings, posters, original documents and photographs related to East, Central and South Africa. There is a special focus on Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Tanzania and the Sudan, and the collection's subjects include East African geography, history, political affairs and African leaders, as well as European (German, Italian, British) and American colonization, exploration and warfare in Africa.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1964-1984
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 634
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist mostly of the correspondence of Warren H. Robbins, which documents activities of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) since its inception. Also included are some correspondence and memoranda of Jean M. Salan, John E. Reinhardt, and David L. Stratmon, a previous Associate Director of MAA (Museum of African Art). ...

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Creators:
McBain, Emmett
Dates:
1971 - 1976
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0192
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains examples of advertisements done by McBain for McDonald, Malboro, and a Chicago Arts Festival entitled "Black Folk Us." The nine posters in the collection date from 1971 to 1976.

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Dates:
1970-1975
bulk 1975-1975
Size:
140 Sound recordings (72 sound cassettes ; 68 sound disk CD-Rs)
58 Electronic discs (DVD) (58 data disk DVD-Rs)
2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-006
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The Anacostia Oral History Project Collection contains oral history interviews with 55 individuals who either grew up in or spent a considerable amount of time in the neighborhood. Interviewees discuss their memories of Anacostia dating back to the 1890s and points of focus include education, occupations, transportation, geographic boundaries, and ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian African American Association
Dates:
1989-1996
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-016
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of meeting minutes, planning and budgetary files, outreach program files, and conference files. Most of the records concern The Prophet, a newsletter produced by the Smithsonian African American Association (SAAA), including copies of the newsletter.

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Creators:
Hills, Patricia
Dates:
circa 1900-2015
bulk 1968-2009
Size:
23.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hillspat
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian, curator, and educator Patricia Hills measure 23.1 linear feet and date from circa 1900-2015, bulk 1968-2009. Central to this collection are project files documenting professional work that resulted in lectures, publications, exhibitions, art history courses on numerous artists including Alice Neel, Jacob Lawrence, May Stevens, Rudolf Baranik, and John Singer Sargent. These files and files documenting Hills's tenure at the Whitney Museum of American Art include planning documents, research files, correspondence, manuscripts and accompanying publications, as well as other printed materials. The collection also contains correspondence with art historians, artists, curators, and others, notably Lawrence Alloway, Lowery Stokes Sims, Lucy R. Lippard, T.J. Clark, Leon Golub, and Donald Kuspit; professional files documenting grants and residencies awarded and consulting work; artist and subject files; other writings; and printed material. Membership and affiliation records document Hills' service to the profession, including Women's Caucus for Art and the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus of the American Studies Association.

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Creators:
National Visionary Leadership Project
Dates:
June 4, 2003
Size:
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
5 Video recordings (5 VHS 1/2" video recordings)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-005
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection contains five videotaped oral history interviews conducted in partnership with the National Visionary Leadership Project and the Anacostia Community Museum's Education Department in 2003. Interviewees include Georgette Seabrooke Powell,William Langford,Louise Daniel Hutchinson, Jeannine Clark, and Charles H. Clark.

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Creators:
Harris, John T. (John Taylor), 1908-1972
Dates:
1943-1988
Size:
1 Microfilm reel
Collection ID:
AAA.harrjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter, printmaker, and instructor John T. Harris date from 1943 to 1988. The collection contains biographical information; correspondence (1965-1979) regarding paintings, as well as a draft of a letter detailing Harris' family history; and financial information (1960-1977). Also included...

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Bath, Patricia, Dr., 1949-
Dates:
February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0753
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Dr. Patricia Bath was born in 1949 in New York. She conceived of the Laserphaco Probe in 1981 and patented it in 1988 (US Patent # 4,744,360 for an "Apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses"). The collection contains original and reference video footage of Dr. Bath's Innovative Lives Presentation documenting her work in the field of ophthalmology and her work creating and patenting the LaserPhaco Probe, an instrument to remove cataracts. Also included is an interview with Dr. Bath at her home in Los Angeles and an interview with her daughter, Eraka Bath and supplemental documentation assembled by Dr. Bath. The documentation includes photocopies of articles, patents, biographical sketch material, and selected publications and references to related to lasers and surgery of Dr. Bath

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