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!