Found 5 collections related to African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs

Writers' Program (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6544
5.46 linear feet (13 boxes)
Collection consists of 41 studies of the history of blacks in New York City. Included are biographical sketches, studies relating to cultural achievements, history, slavery, economics, sports, theater, churches, as well as other subjects. Authors... more
Freemasons. Boyer Lodge No. 1 (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 734
3.75 linear feet (9 boxes)
The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts chartered the Boyer Lodge in New York City for free black men in 1812; this was also the first Prince Hall Masonic lodge in New York State. The Boyer Lodge No. 1 Records consist primarily of ledger books.
Austin, Hibernia
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 712
0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
Hibernia "Bernia" Austin and her husband, William Harry Austin, were members of Harlem society, most notably during the 1920s and 1930s. Bernia Austin was a member of the Campaign Committee of Harlem and the Cooperating Committee on Relief and... more
Old Community West 98th-99th Street Reunion (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 849
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
New York City's first so-called Slum Clearance Project, headed by urban planner Robert Moses, caused the physical destruction of a once tight-knit African American community that dated back to the early 1900s. The buildings on 98th and 99th in... more
Royal Entertaining Partner's Club
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 889
, 4 linear feet (1 archival boxe)
The Royal Entertaining Partner's (R.E.P.) Club was a New York City all-male social club formed in 1920, and incorporated in May 1930. The club's first formal social gala, known as the Frolic, was held in 1920, and annually thereafter for the... more
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