Collections in Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

555th Parachute Infantry Association
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 687
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (PIB), formed in 1944, was the first African American parachute unit to actually use parachutes in the military; the first to become smoke jumpers who fought forest fires; and the first African American... more
AMAS Musical Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 463
The AMAS Musical Theatre production files consist of documentation for thirty-six plays produced by AMAS, including both original plays and well known plays such as "It's so nice to be civilized," "Bojangles," "Jam," "Juba," "Blackberries," and... more
Abyssinian Baptist Church (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 671
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Abyssinian Baptist Church Oral History Project consists of transcripts of interviews with ten African-American women—all Abyssinian members—about their recollections of Abyssinian Baptist Church as well as their Southern roots, their spiritual... more
Action for Community Empowerment (Harlem, New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 779
, 8 linear ft. (7 record cartons, 1 cardfile box)
Action for Community Empowerment (ACE) was a grassroots community development non-profit organization based in Central Harlem dedicated to decent housing, safe neighborhoods and tenant empowerment. ACE, formerly known as the Hotel Tenants Rights... more
Adams, Wilhelmina F. (Wilhelmina Ferris), -1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 485
4 linear feet
The Wilhelmina F. Adams Papers (Additions) consist principally of her files chronicling her work as a civic leader primarily with New York Democratic club activities, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs... more
Adams, Wilhelmina F. (Wilhelmina Ferris), -1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 37
5.8 linear feet
Civic leader of New York City and a major figure in local Democratic Party activities. Official correspondence, minute books, press releases, photographs, invitations, annual convention and activity programs, printed material, and news clippings,... more
Adamz-Bogus, SDiane, 1946-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 729
14.08 linear feet (35 boxes)
SDiane Adamz-Bogus (b.1946) is a writer, educator, and new age healer; she is also known as Shariananda Adamz and "The Oracle Soul-Joiner". The SDiane Adamz-Bogus papers date from 1946 to 2002, and document her work and life through... more
African Academy of Arts and Research
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 195
1 folder
Cultural organization. Contract between Asadata Dafora (Horton) and the Academy and others to organize a production of "Africa - A Tribal Operetta," financial report for the Academy, miscellaneous correspondence, and a certificate of appreciation... more
Afro-American Investment and Building Company
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Mg 704
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The Afro-American Investment and Building Company was founded in 1893 by Frederick R. Moore, who also served as president. The company's offices were in Brooklyn, New York, and it managed property in New Jersey. The Afro-American Investment and... more
Alexander, Jesse N
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
6 linear feet
Executive Director of Black and Non-White YMCA Volunteers and Staff, 1969-1981, and Director of the Human Rights Unit of the National YMCA, 1973-1981. Personal office files of Alexander reflecting his leadership role with the National YMCA,... more
Allegra, Donna
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 792
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Donna Allegra was an African-American lesbian writer, poet, essayist, and dancer. The Donna Allegra papers, 1981-2002, contain twenty-five published essays, short stories, and poems spanning across Allegra's writing career.
Allen, Cleveland G., 1887-1953
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 69
10 items
Journalist, lecturer. Letters regarding two annual events organized by Allen, the celebration of the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and a pilgrimage t o the New York University Hall of Fame to honor Harriet Beecher Stowe and Booker... more
Allen, James E. (James Egert), 1896-1980
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 775
, 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
An African-American educator and writer, James Egert Allen was the first president of the New York chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and an active member of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and... more
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 412
.2 linear feet (1 archival box)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is the first African American Greek Sorority. It was founded in 1908, by nine college students on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. AKA currently has members in graduate and... more
American Negro Ballet Company
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 519
1 folder
The American Negro Ballet Company scrapbook consists of news clippings and programs about the company founded by Eugene von Grona. Included are reviews of its performances in New York City and in Brighton, England in 1937 and 1938, are programs... more
American Negro Theatre
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 363
1 vol
The American Theatre Scrapbook was donated and possibly compiled by Maxwell Glanville, however there is no mention of him in the programs or articles.
American Negro Theatre
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 70
The records contain ANT's constitution and by-laws; correspondence by Frederick O'Neal, Abram Hill, Maxwell Glanville, Hilda Sims, Alice Childress, and Harry Wagstaff Gribble; assorted programs; minutes of the board of directors; financial... more
American West Indian Ladies Aid Society
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 498
1.4 linear feet (1 archival box, 1 flat box)
The American West Indian Ladies Aid Society (AWILAS) Collection contains documentation and correspondence from 1915 to 1965 (bulk dates 1924-1939). The collection is fragmentary in content making it difficult to determine the actual transition of... more
American society of African culture
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 61
.8 linear feet
The American Society of African Culture educated Americans regarding African culture through publications, lectures, and conferences. The records consist largely of printed material, a book and play, reviews, speeches, and conference programs... more
Ames, Wilmer
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 476
7.67 linear feet (23 archival boxes)
Born in 1950 in Nassawadox, Virginia, Wilmer Ames was best known as the founder and editor-in-chief of Emerge, a monthly newsmagazine which addressed social, political, and economic issues from a black perspective. Ames... more
Anderson, Jervis
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Anderson, Martha Pryor
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 510
2 linear feet (1 carton, 4 boxes)
Born in Richmond, VA. in 1890, Martha Pryor Anderson was an African American woman poet and dramatic performer. She founded the Pryor's Dramatic Players in Richmond in the 1930s, but later moved to New York where she started the group anew. She... more
Andrews, Regina
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 275
8.58 linear feet (21 boxes)
The papers document Andrews' personal life and professional career and activities. Correspondence, reports, printed material, and writings are included. The papers include manuscripts of Andrews' plays Climbing Jacob's... more
Angelou, Maya
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 830
200.83 linear feet (408 boxes)
Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was one of the most renowned and celebrated voices in American literature. The Maya Angelou papers consist of original manuscripts, computer generated typescripts, galleys, and proofs of published work as well as... more
Anthony, Michael, 1930-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 264
23 boxes (9.8 linear feet)
The papers document Anthony's personal and professional life, primarily from his departure from England in 1968 up to 1984, and have been organized into two series, Personal Papers and Professional Papers.
Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 856
4.84 linear feet (13 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
The Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society was established to provide charitable assistance to Antiguans, Barbudans and the neighboring community, as well as lend assistance to institutions on the home island. The Antigua and Barbuda Progressive... more
Archambeau family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 722
0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
The Archambeau family, consisting of John Nicholas Archambeau and his two children, Lester and Sybil, immigrated to the United States from Jamaica in 1908 and 1919, respectively. John Nicholas attended Howard University, became a dentist, and... more
Armstead-Johnson Foundation
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
3.2 linear feet
The Armstead-Johnson Foundation for Theater Research records document the activities of the Foundation including the administration, research requests, exhibition planning, and collection development.
Armstrong, Winifred
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Asbury United Methodist Church (Washington, D.C.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
The records of Asbury United Methodist Church (Washington, D.C.) are divided into four series: Vital, Administrative, Miscellaneous and ChurchPublications Records.
Indicates that portions of this collection have been
digitized and are available online.