SIA Acc. 97-106, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum Office of the Director, Records, 1965-1976

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


These records document the work of John R. Kinard before and after the establishment of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in September 1967. Kinard became the Museum's Director in June 1967, a position he held until his death in 1989. The Museum's name changed to Anacostia Museum in April 1987. These records primarily document Kinard's involvement in community affairs and other activities, such as CTW?: Compared to What, Inc., The Bicentennial Commission of the District of Columbia, Inc., National Capital Community-Police Relations and Juvenile Delinquency Control project, and job and training program for the District of Columbia. In addition are records related to Kinard's official business of the Smithsonian Institution, such as Smithsonian announcements, Smithsonian Council, memoranda and correspondence to and from Secretary S. Dillon Ripley and other Smithsonian Institution administrators, as well as records concerning Kinard's travels. Also included is a poster titled "Focus on Jamaica," for an art exhibit by Richard Dempsey.


  • Kinard, John 1936-1989
  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Anacostia Museum


Folder List in accession file.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1965
  • 1965-1976



  • Brochures
  • Collection descriptions
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts
  • Posters

Local number

SIA Acc. 97-106

Physical description

0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)

Full Record

View Full Record