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Welcome to DCAAP!

Welcome to the DC Africana Archives Project blog!  We are so excited to bring these collections out of hiding and to share what we find with you.  Over the next few months, we’ll be posting about items we find in these collections and telling you about upcoming events.  Watch this space for posts from our processing assistants as well as links to our Tumblr.  

Our eight processing assistants were hired in November 2014 and began processing in January.  Over the past two months they’ve processed over 300 linear feet of material at five institutions!  Below is a list of the collections that have been processed or are currently being processed at each institution.  Be on the lookout for finding aids, coming soon!


George Washington University

Walter Fauntroy Papers










So far we’ve processed over 150 boxes of the Walter Fauntroy Papers!




















Found in the Walter Fauntroy Papers, GWU



Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University

Arthur P. Davis Papers

Patricia Roberts Harris Papers

Wilhelmina Rolark Papers


Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Capitol Press Club Records

St. Elizabeth Hospital Burial Ledger

Sadgwar Family Papers

DC Statehood Party Records

Madeline Lindsey Green Family Research Papers

Westminster Neighborhood Association Records

Reverend Tecumseh Hampton Gaskins Papers


District of Columbia Archives

Marion Barry, Jr. Collection


Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library

Lawrence Guyot, Jr. Papers

Charlene Drew Jarvis Papers


In Summer 2015 we’ll start processing at the National Museum of American History.  Check back here, as well as at our Tumblr for great finds from the processing assistants!


Alex Krensky

Project Archivist

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