African American Heritage

Record Group 66 - Records of the Commission of Fine Arts


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The Commission of Fine Arts advises, at the request of the President or any Congressional committee, on all matters of art with which the Federal Government is concerned, specifically on the location of statues, fountains, and monuments in the District of Columbia, the selection of artists and models for statues, fountains, and monuments erected by the United States, and the design and execution of medals, insignia, and coins. Selected series in this record group pertain to the selection of prominent African Americans to be used for memorials and statues.

Clusters: DC Government, Education & Culture

Textual Records

Central Files, 1920–1986

National Archives Identifier: 559488
Some of these records may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Selected Categories
  • Central Files, FAA, Public Buildings, Federal - Howard University, Auditorium & Fine Arts Building, 1955
  • Central Files, FAA, Public Buildings, Federal - Howard University - Classroom Building #2, 1962
  • Central Files, FAA, Public Buildings, Federal - Howard University - Classroom Building #2, Selection of Sculptor, 1964

Copies of Minutes, 1910–1990

National Archives Identifier: 4536215
Indexed by: Subject Index to the Minutes, 1910 - 1990 ( NAID 4536234).

General Files, 1910–1954

National Archives Identifier: 4685889
Some of these records may be subject to copyright restrictions.
Spotlight on the Records: Celebrating the Faithful Colored Mammies of the South, Rediscovering Black History Blog, Dr. Lopez Matthews

Selected Categories
  • Gen Files, Mammy, Memorial (Proposed)
  • Gen File, Slum Clearance
  • Gen Files, Douglass, Frederick, Proposed Memorial

Project Files, 1910–1952

National Archives Identifier: 2990055
Some of these records may be subject to copyright restrictions.
These records must be screened before they can be made available for reference.

Selected Categories
  • Attucks, Crispus, Proposed Memorial
  • Dormitories for Colored Women (Defense Housing)
  • Freedmen's Hospital - Nurses Home
  • Freedmen's Hospital - Tuberculosis Unit
  • Howard University - Buildings
  • Marian Anderson, Mural for Dept. of Interior
  • Negroes' Contribution to America Memorial
  • Potomac Park - Bathing Beach, Tidal Basin
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