Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the Anacostia Community Museum website as it existed on February 27, 2013. The website includes information about the museum and exhibitions as well as press releases, educational resources, and online exhibitions. Materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the Anacostia Community Museum website and the "Community Documentation Initiative" blog as they existed on January 8, 2015. The website includes information about the museum and its collections, exhibitions, research, educational activities, and public programs. It also includes an online exhibition. This accession does not contain detailed information about individual collection objects. The "Community Documentation Initiative" blog, opened in May 2014, highlights the museum's research and documentation efforts of contemporary urban communities. Materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the website of the Anacostia Community Museum as it existed on June 30, 2011. The website includes general information about the museum, a calendar of events, press releases, exhibition descriptions, and collections information. The website also includes the online exhibitions "All the Stories are True;" "Adam Francis Plummer Diary;" "Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life;" and "Still Cookin' By the Fireside: African Americans in Food Service." Materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Introduction 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 staff conducts interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Kinard was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of his pivotal role in the creation and development of the Anacostia Community Museum. He came to the Smithsonian with a long background of service to his community, both locally and internationally, and he shaped the programs and mission of the Anacostia Community ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Introduction 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 staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Pearis was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of her affiliation with the Anacostia Historical Society and Anacostia Neighborhood Museum.
Smithsonian Libraries
Folders are housed in vertical file cabinets and contain mostly ephemera, such as exhibition announcements, newspaper and magazine clippings, auction catalog clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, art reproductions, photographs, résumés, artists' statements, small exhibition catalogs, and pamphlets issued by galleries and museums. Coverage is primarily of individual American artists and designers, but a substantial number of international artists are represented, with particular emphasis on African and Asian artists. The collections also include folders of material on galleries and museums. Files are arranged variously by artist, institution, collector, and subject. The collections focus primarily on individuals and institutions concerned with the visual arts, particularly fine and decorative arts, and to a lesser extent, on the performing arts
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Introduction 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 staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Hutchinson was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of her pioneering career in black history at the National Portrait Gallery and Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Additional information about Hutchinson can be found in the Records of the Anacostia Community Museum, which are also housed in Smithsonian Archives. ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry These records consist of audiotapes from the Office of Public Affairs (OPA), and include tapes of Smithsonian Institution (SI) radio commercials and tapes of news conferences, radio programs, and press briefings from the Office of the Secretary and the Smithsonian Board of Regents. The Smithsonian Institution radio commercials were produced by the Office of Public Affairs between the years 1988-1994 and broadcast on predominately African American radio stations in the Washington, D.C. area. Topics include recruitment of SI volunteers from minority communities; exhibitions at the Anacostia Community Museum, National Museum of African Art, National Air and Space Museum, and National Museum of American History; and Smithsonian Black History Month observances. There are also tapes of the narration portions of TV (video) public service announcements covering topics such as diversity, senior citizens, and the Latino community. Audiotapes from the Office of the Secretary ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records documenting Twitter accounts maintained throughout the Smithsonian Institution (SI). Twitter is a third-party site used for public micro-blogging by SI staff. In addition to general SI-wide accounts, many of which are managed by the Office of Public Affairs, the accession documents the accounts of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, including the Lunder Conservation Center and Ask Joan of Art; the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; the National Museum of American History, including the Lemelson Center and the Smithsonian's History Explorer; Smithsonian Affiliations; Smithsonian Enterprises, including Smithsonian Magazine; the Anacostia Community Museum; The Archives of American Art; the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; the National Museum of Natural History, including the Encyclopedia of Life, the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, the Hall of Human Origins, and the Ocean Portal; the Hirshhorn Museum ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the "Smithsonian Summer Showdown" website and selected associated social media. The Smithsonian Summer Showdown was a competition for which many of the museums, research centers, and zoo chose one "seriously amazing" item, experience, or piece of knowledge to be voted upon by the public. Competitors included the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Zoological Park, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Smithsonian Gardens, the Smithsonian Institution Archives, the Anacostia Community Museum, the National Museum of American History, the National Postal Museum, the Archives of American Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Asian Pacific American Center, the Smithsonian Latino Center, the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Folkways/Recordings, the ... Read More