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The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties audiovisual records

Object Details

Anacostia Community Museum
Scope and Contents note
Audiovisual materials created for an exhibition on the history and art of the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from September 1985–December 1986. This collection contains the audiovisual output of the exhibit, including video and audio created for display within the exhibit along with outtakes and raw footage, as well as recordings of talks on the Harlem Renaissance and commercially released materials related to the topic.
15 Video recordings (2 VHS 1/2" video recordings ; 1 U-matic video recordings ; 1 open reel 1" video recordings ; 10 35mm filmstrips ; 1 16mm film reel)
31 Sound recordings (10 vinyl sound recordings ; 16 audio cassette sound recordings ; 5 open reel 1/4" audio recordings)
1.25 Linear feet
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Harlem Renaissance
Museum exhibits
African Americans
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
ACMA.03-024, Series ACMA AV03-024
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