Bethune photographed by Carl Van Vechten on April 6, 1949
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Originally housed at 1318 Vermont Avenue, Washington, D.C. in the carriage house of the former home of Mary McLeod Bethune, which is now a National Historic Site, the archive was controversially moved in 2014 by the National Park Service citing concerns over the inadequacy of the original site for preservation of its collection.

- National Archives for Black Women's History

The carriage house contained the National Archives for Black Women's History, until 2014, when the National Park Service relocated the records to the National Park Service Museum Resource Center in Landover, Maryland.

- Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
Bethune photographed by Carl Van Vechten on April 6, 1949

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Bettye Collier-Thomas

Scholar of African-American women's history.

Scholar of African-American women's history.

In 1982, the BMA was designated a National Historic Site and its name changed to the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.

In 1995 the US Congress Today, under the direction of the National Park Service the institution has been converted to a house museum focused upon the life and history of Mary McLeod Bethune and the National Archives for Black Women's History has been moved to.