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Object Details

Scope and Contents
The Photograph series mostly documents Patterson's tenure at Tuskegee University. The series includes images of Patterson and various other notable figures during formal functions at the university. Noteworthy personalities include George Washington Carver, Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana. Famous photographer, P.H. Polk, on the staff during Patterson's administration, produced many of these Tuskegee images. The Veterniary Medicine department was heavily photographed, but there are also images of the ArmyAir/Aviation Program, the Nursing program, commencement exercises, and community building projects. A small collection of personal photographs shed light on his family, including portraits of his wife, Catherine Moton Patterson, and his father-in-law Robert Russa Moton.
circa 1904 - 1987
3.81 Linear feet
Archival materials
Collection Rights
The Frederick Douglass Patterson papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation
Frederick Douglass Patterson papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Frederick Douglass Patterson, Jr.
ACMA.06-010, Series 7
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