Found 11 collections related to United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans

Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne, 1951-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 343
1.2 linear feet
Author. Collection comprises Ashe's work in developing VIEWFINDERS, a historiographic photoessay project for publication. The manuscript and research materials are about African-American women photographers in America from 1839 to 1985. While... more
Committee Against Jim Crow in Military Service and Training
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 98
0.16 linear feet (2 folders)
Racial advocacy group that protested biases against Americans of African descent in the United States armed forces. Lobbying efforts consisted of direct appeals to government representatives, mass rallies and citizens' hearings with elected... more
Fleetwood, Christian A. (Christian Abraham), 1840-1914
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 111
(11 items) 1 folder
Collection of material relating to Sergeant-Major Fleetwood during the Civil War and after his return to civilian life; and individual black soldiers before and during the Spanish American War (War of 1898). Collection includes a biography of... more
Lane, Layle, 1893-1976
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 54
.2 linear feet
High school teacher and civil rights advocate in New York City. Correspondence, political files, and printed material documenting Lane's opposition to racial discrimination and war. Includes letters from World War II soldiers relating to... more
Rudd, Robert R., b. 1860
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6648
Correspondence, reports, rosters listing names of troops, ledgers, performance evaluations, and discharge papers, relating to Rudd's command of I Company, 48th Infantry, an all African-American unit fighting in the Spanish-American War, and the... more
Colman, Henry
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 97
.2 linear feet
Papers pertaining to Colman's service in the 119th Infantry Regiment, Company B (Black Regiment), Dept. of the Gulf, during the Civil War.
Hubert, Levi C.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 127
2.8 linear feet
The Levi C. Hubert papers pertain to Hubert's research on black soldiers in the United States Armed Forces and other topics in African American history and include manuscript drafts, correspondence, reproductions of photographs, news clippings,... more
Bogart, Leo
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 667
.4 linear feet
This collection contains an advance draft of the "Utilization of Negro Manpower in the Army: A 1951 Study;" and a copy of The Reporter (December 1954) which includes Leo Bogart's article. There are also several reports: "The Army and its Negro... more
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
Harris, Charles E., 1923-1996
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 767
, 2 folders
Born in 1923 in Philadelphia, during World War II Charles Edward Harris was in the all-black 57th Ordnance Ammunition Company, whose duty was the procurement, storage and distribution of ammunition. Harris served in France, Belgium, Germany and... more
Pickens, Harriet, 1909-1969
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 759
0.63 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Harriet Pickens joined the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in 1944 as a member of the Women's Reserves in the U.S. Naval Reserve. She was one of two African American women to be sworn in as an officer, and she was... more