Found 3 collections related to Lowery, Robert O. (Robert Oliver), 1916-

Williams, Wesley A., 1896-1984
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 379
6.2 linear feet
New York City's first African-American fire fighter and fire official in the New York City Fire Department, ascending through the ranks from driver (1919), retiring as battalion chief (1952). He was a founder of the Vulcan Society, a black... more
Hooey, Luther, 1913-1969
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
3 folders
Luther M.B. Hooey began working as a fire fighter for the New York City Fire Department (NYCFD) in 1942. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1954, and to captain in 1962. When the Fire Prevention Unit was established in 1956, Hooey, one of 35 blacks... more
New York (N.Y.). Fire Department. Vulcan Society
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 467
.75 linear feet (2 1/2 archival boxes)
The Vulcan Society is a fraternal organization of black fire fighters employed by the NYCFD. Included are files kept by Robert O. Lowery, the first black New York City Fire Department commissioner and president of the Society for several years,... more