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Marya Annette McQuirter Collection

Identifier: 141

Scope and Contents

The Marya Annete McQuirter papers document McQuirter's research on African American history. Documents include research, subject, and organizational files, as well as correspondence, newspaper clippings,memorabilia, photographs, and research materials pertaining to McQuirter's dissertation.


  • Creation: 1800-2005


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Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Marya Annette McQuirter is a scholar in African American history, in Washington, D.C. McQuirter serves as a historian at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. As a member of the staff in the Visual Arts department, she researches, and writes content for the analog and digital platforms for the Visual Arts inaugural exhibition. She works with curators to promote the life and work of artists through exhibitions. McQuirter's publications include a volume in the Young Oxford History of African Americans series. In addition to her publications, McQuirter curated an exhibit at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library and for the "America I Am: African American Imprint" traveling exhibit with talk show host and author Tavis Smiley. McQuirter taught African American and American studies courses at George Mason University, and American University. McQuirter received her PhD in history from the University of Michigan in 2000.


45 Linear feet

33 Boxes


Processed without series.

Custodial History

Gift of Marya Annette McQuirter, 2006 and 2009.

Processing Information

Basic archival processing procedures were applied to the collection when it was processed.

Marya Annette McQuirter Collection
An inventory of Marya Annette McQuirter Collection at DC Public Library
Finding aid prepared by DC Africana Archives Project.
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-29: Finding aid revised to be more evergreen.

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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