Found 58 collections related to African Americans -- Civil rights

Thalheimer, Ross, 1905-....
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
.4 linear feet
The Ross Thalheimer Papers consist of papers relating to Thalheimer's activities as a civil rights supporter from the 1940's to the 1970's. Files relate primarily to the funding and presentation of the Thalheimer Award to the National Urban... more
McLaurin family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 522
2 folders
The McLaurin Family collection comprises a dismantled scrapbook of newspaper clippings on segregation in Oklahoma schools and higher education, the McLaurin (George W.) desegregation case, the drive to end segregation in the educational system... more
Medical Committee for Human Rights (U.S.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 151
1 linear foot
Purpose of organization was to recruit health care personnel and supplies for civil rights workers who participated in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project and for local black residents. Records related to the Committee's activities including... more
National Negro Congress (U.S.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1182
44.5 linear feet; 94 microfilm reels
Files of John P. Davis, Edward Strong, and Revels Cayton, as well as financial records. Included with the National Negro Congress records are Davis' files from the Negro Industrial League, 1933, of which he had been executive secretary; Davis'... more
Clark, Kenneth Bancroft, 1914-2005
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 236
9.6 linear feet
Business executive, psychologist, educator, writer. Clark was an expert witness regarding the psychological effect of segregation in education for the landmark Brown v. Kansas Board of Education case, 1954. Clark also founded and directed the... more
Abyssinian Baptist Church (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 671
.4 linear feet (1 archival box)
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... 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
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 232
2.5 linear feet
Civil rights leader and President of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Randolph died in 1979. Speeches, statements, and press releases related to A. Philip Randolph and his work with the labor movement, international and national politics,... more
Peyser, Annette H., 1921-1977
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 161
.2 linear feet
Peyser was a socio-economic analyst with the office of the Special Counsel of the NAACP and was employed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1946-1953. Papers deal with the NAACP's fight against... more
Black Women Oral History Project
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 45
5 linear feet
Transcripts from the Schlesinger Library's oral history project which documented the contributions of black women 70 years or older to American life. Interviews document the lives, professional careers, and voluntary activities of women... more
Manchanda, Claudia
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 692
1.2 linear feet
Claudia Jones Memorial Collection 1935-1998 (bulk 1955-1964) consists primarily of printed matter apparently owned by Jones. There is a relatively small volume of material relating to Jones' personal and political activities. Bon-voyage postcards,... more
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
Fletcher, Robert, 1938-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 402
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Collection of assorted printed material gathered by photographer Robert E. "Bob" Fletcher concerning the civil rights movement between 1962 and 1967. Included is printed material for the March on Washington, 1963; Free Southern Theatre, 1967;... more
Metcalf, George R., 1914-2002
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 150
2 linear feet
Writer, New York State senator (1951-1965), former president of the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing. Collection comprises research material for Metcalf's two books, BLACK PROFILES (13 biographies of prominent African Americans... more
Gollin, Albert E.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 406
12.4 linear feet (29 archival boxes)
The Bureau of Social Science Research Files collection are comprised of materials from the two sociological studies for which Albert Gollin was the principal investigator; the March on Washington (l963) and the Poor People's Campaign (l968). In... more
Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 174
.4 linear feet
Joel and Amy Spingarn were philanthropists, humanitarians, and patrons of the arts. Letters from Joel E. Spingarn to Amy Spingarn written during the 1914-1915 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) speaking tour, and... more
Greenberg, Iris, d. 1978
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 94
.4 linear feet
Field worker for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Mississippi, 1963-1964. Printed matter collected by Greenberg consisting of letters, telegrams, minutes, reports, and memoranda from the 1963 voter registration drive organized by... more
Haywood, Harry, 1898-1985
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 398
9.1 linear feet (13 boxes)
The Harry Haywood Papers, 1948-1981, consists of typescripts of articles, speeches and book manuscripts, correspondence, photocopies of journal articles, and materials relating to the Communist Party USA and several of its offshoots, most... more
Lewinson, Paul, 1900-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 334
.5 linear feet
Paul Lewinson was a professor of history specializing in African American suffrage and white politics in the South, and also was employed as an archivist. He received his Bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 1922 and his Ph.D. from... more
Ashe, Arthur
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 276
20.6 linear feet, (42 boxes)
The Arthur Ashe papers document the wide range of Ashe's political, athletic, business, and philanthropic activities. Although they contain some significant material from the 1960s and 1970s, the papers are concentrated more heavily on Ashe's... more
Parrish, Richard F. (Richard Franklin), 1914-1983
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6688
2.8 linear feet; 7 microfilm reels
Teacher, labor leader. Richard F. Parrish was one of the founding members of the National Afro-American Labor Council, formerly the Negro American Labor Council. The Richard Parrish Papers (Additions 1) consist primarily of the records of the... more
Negro Labor Committee
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R 1165
14.6 linear feet; 17 microfilm reels
Records of the Negro Labor Committee encompassing historical and activity records, general subject and activity files, records of affiliated unions and locals, and personal files of Frank R. Crosswaith. Historical and activity files include... more
Trenton Six
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-2476
Destroyed after filming; l microfilm reel
Newspaper clippings and press releases relating to the death of William Horner in Trenton, N.J., and the arrest and trial of six black men charged with the slaying. Includes some material on civil rights. The clippings come from both American and... more
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro F-13242
9 linear feet (88 volumes); 13 microfilm reels; 82 microfiches
The Research Memoranda series consists of the twenty-nine memoranda prepared by the team of social scientists. The General Correspondence and Memoranda series includes letters from Frederick Keppel, president of the Carnegie Corporation,... more
Smith, J. Alfred (James Alfred)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 366
11.2 linear feet (28 archival boxes)
The J. Alfred Smith, Sr. Papers primarily document Smith's roles as author, pastor of the Allen Baptist Temple Church (ATBC) and his activities with the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc (PNBC) as well as other church organizations.... more
Northern Student Movement
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 679
10.8 linear feet (27 archival boxes)
Correspondence, reports, publications, administrative files, papers of related organizations and subject files documenting activities of the Northern Student Movement, its affiliates, and core members, including Peter Countryman, William... more
Blacks in the Railroad Industry
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-3872
.4 linear feet; 1 microfilm reel
The Blacks in the Railroad Industry Collection is comprised of a variety of materials documenting the struggle of black railroad employees against ouster from the industry by collusive actions of the companies and the unions. While provenance... 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
Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (U.S.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 227
41 linear feet
The records of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), 1966-1984, document the origin and development of the organization within the context of the social and religious turmoil of the late 1960s, a period which gave rise... more
Powell, Curtis, 1935-2002
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 877
.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Curtis Powell, African-American scientist and Black Panther Party member, was born in Orange, New Jersey in 1935, and died in Queens, New York in 2002. After serving in the military, he studied Chemistry, first at Seton Hall University, then... more