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Project Documentation

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Project Documentation

As the project progresses, we will share training materials, presentations, and other project resources here.


Processing Materials

DCAAP Processing Manual-Revised 12.12.14


Training and Orientation

Student Orientation Presentation-March 2016

Student Orientation:Historical Context Presentation-November 2014

Project Partners Orientation Presentation-October 2014

Project Partners Check-In-August 2016



Teaching Resources

Coming soon!


Processing Workshop Materials

Workshop held at the SC Johnson Conference Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution; April 23 & June 25, 2016


Processing and Finding Aids


Conference Presentations

October 2014-State of Black Research Collections: Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture

The D.C. Africana Archives Project Creative Collaborations: Historical Contribution, Educational Commitment & Community Connections

March 2015- Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Collections Conference

Opening Up in the Urban Archive: Innovation in Teaching, Research, and Digital Outreach

September 2015- Association for the Study of African-American Life and History

Collaboration! What a Wonderful World!

October 2015-Archives Fair, National Archvies and Records Administration

D.C. Africana Archives Project

November 2015-DC Historical Studies Conference

D.C. Africana Archives Project

April 2016-College Language Assocation

Remembering Chocolate City: DC African Archives Project

June 2016-Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Annual Conference

D.C. Africana Archives Project

November 2016-Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference