This collection, which dates from the 19th century, contains 30 books written by or concerning African-Americans. The books are largely non-fiction and include material relating to African-American churches and evangelists, fraternal organizations, prominent members of the African-American Community, former slaves, education and self-improvement. Also present are several volumes of poetry, a tax ledger and a volume concerning patents.
Scope and Contents note In 1992, The Anacostia Cmmunity Museum celebrated its 25th anniversary. In the year leading up to that event, oral history interviews with individuals engaged in the community and museum activities were gathered to document the workings of the Museum and help prepare for the 25th anniversary exhibition. All interviews were recorded on audiocassettes, which are currently stored at ACMA.
Scope and Contents note This collection contains audio and video recordings of administrative meetings throughout the Anacostia Community Museum's history. It includes recordings of board, committee, staff, school board, and Anacostia Historical Society meetings from the years 1972-2006, with the majority being created in the 1970s. Some of the original video recordings from the 1970s were transferred to VHS in 1990.
Scope and Contents note This collection contains video and audio recordings of events, talks, and ceremonies hosted at or by the Anacostia Community Museum. It also contains audiovisual PR materials for the museum and its events. The collection includes recordings of a wide array of events, including the opening of the Anacostia Community Museum, award and dedication ceremonies, and documentation of on- and off-site events and talks, such as recordings of lectures and sermons delivered by founding Museum Director John Kinard.
Scope and Contents note This collection contains audio recordings of meetings and conferences led by the African American Museums Association (AAMA). It includes recordings of AAMA events from the years 1978-1995, with the majority being created in 1978 and 1979.
Curated by César Piñeiro, Art-Caribe featured works of Puerto Rican born artist, Dennis Mario Rivera. The exhibition was organized by the Anacostia Museum and held there September 18, 1994 through November 06, 1994. Rivera uses his art to tell stories of his homeland and the Caribbean. Many of his works is this exhibit focused on the region's African heritage.
The Alice Bell Finlayson papers, which date from 1901 to 1990 and measure 5.16 linear feet, document the career of educator, community organizer, and journalist Alice Bell Finlayson. The papers are comprised of books, correspondence, curriculum vitae, documents from community organizations, journals, magazines newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents note Audiovisual materials created for an exhibition on the rich tradition of African American storytelling, which is celebrated through videotaped interviews with professional writers telling compelling stories drawn from their own experiences and revealing how the world in which they live impacts their writing. A portion of the exhibition is devoted to African American children's literature and original art used in books for young readers. The exhibition showcases some of the most engaging writers on the scene today. They are Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat whose current best seller, The Dew Breaker, explores the complex lives and conflicts of her native country. Other featured writers include: science fiction writers Samuel R. Delany and Octavia E. Butler; Valerie Boyd, author of the award-winning biography of Zora Neale Hurston; Washington poet Kenny Carroll; Charles Johnson, winner of the National Book Award for his novel Middle Passage; and Walter Dean ... Read More
An exhibition on the history of African American quilt-making. The show was organized by the Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky and exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from July 1993 to October 1993. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, photographs, brochures, educational materials, and floor plans.