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The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930 audiovisual records

Object Details

Scope and Contents
Audiovisual materials created for an exhibition on African American inventors and innovators, from prominent figures such as the 19th century inventor Elijah McCoy to the anonymous men and women who made important contributions to the development of American technology. The show was curated by Portia James and organized by the Anacostia Museum. It was held at the museum from May 1989 – May 1990. This collection contains the audiovisual output of the exhibit, including video created for use within the exhibit and video and audio recordings of guided exhibit tours.
Date
1989-1990
Extent
0.25 Linear feet
3 Sound recordings (1 open reel 1/4" sound recordings ; 2 audio cassette sound recordings)
13 Video recordings (12 VHS 1/2" video recordings ; 1 open reel 1" video recordings)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Topic
African Americans
Museum exhibits
Collection Citation
The Real McCoy: Afro-American invention and innovation, 1619-1930 exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier
ACMA.03-026, Series ACMA AV03-026
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