The Anacostia Community Museum will be closed from January 8, 2024-March 22, 2024. We will reopen on Saturday, March 23, 2024 with our next exhibition, A Bold and Beautiful Vision: A Century of Black Arts Education in Washington, DC,1900-2000. We hope you will join us! 

Percival Bryan Autograph Albums

Object Details

Creator
Bryan, Percival
Scope and Contents
This description is for Series 3 of the Percival Bryan collection.
The collection contains 298 autograph albums. Mr. Bryan collection started in 1941 with book 1. At this time he obtained the autographs of Attorney General Homer S. Cummings and several other members of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's cabinet. From that point Byran collected over 160,000 autographs from average people and celebrities alike. Within the pages of these books are general greetings, expository, poems, sketches, and even a few watercolors.
Date
1941 to 1993
Extent
4.6 Linear feet (17 boxes)
Type
Archival materials
Autograph albums
Topic
Collectors
Jamaican Americans
Signatures
Politicians
Place
Washington (D.C.)
Collection Citation
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier
ACMA.06-001, Series 3
Local number
ACMA 06-001.2
Back to Top