Architectural Records, c. 1967-1977

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Consists of records documenting additions and renovations to the house which served as the Museum of African Art and Frederick Douglass Institute of Negro Arts and History located in Washington, D.C. The museum was later joined the Smithsonian Institution and became the National Museum of African Art. The house, which served as the Museum's home until it became part of the Smithsonian Institution, was, at one time, owned by Frederick Douglass. Materials include architectural drawings, floor plans, and sketches, some with annotations.


  • Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895
  • Museum of African Art (U.S.)


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1967
  • 1967-1977
  • c 1967-1977


  • Design
  • Historic buildings
  • Museum buildings
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Architectural design
  • Architecture--Conservation and restoration
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction


  • Architectural drawings
  • Drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Sketches

Local number

SIA RS01456

Physical description

4 oversize folders unprocessed holdings

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