Found 93 collections related to Black author

Wilcox, Preston, 1923-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 235
21.6 linear feet (51 boxes)
Personal and professional papers, writings, office files and printed matter documenting Preston Wilcox's dual career as an educator and community organizer. Included are biographical and autobiographical narratives; some correspondence and... more
Beecher, Robert Houston, 1914-1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 272
2.2 linear feet (6 record cartons)
Panamanian-born educator. Robert Beecher's elementary education took place in Jamaica, his parents' country of origin before they migrated to Panama at the time of the construction of the Canal. He graduated from the University of Panama in 1948... more
Thomas, Piri, 1928-2011
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 180
4 linear feet (10 archival boxes)
The Piri Thomas Papers document several areas of Thomas' professional activities including his writings and his work with and involvement in social justice organizations from 1957 to 1982. The collection consists primarily of manuscripts for his... more
Young, Thomas Grayson, 1902-1998
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 656
5 linear feet
A native of St. Kitts, Thomas Young (1902-1998) was a founder and long-term vice president of Local 32B, Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU), AFL-CIO. He was active in the New York State Republican Party and served as a... more
Daly, Victor
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 428
4 linear feet
The Victor Daly Papers reflect Daly's efforts with the United States Employment Service to integrate previously segregated occupations as well as his activities as an officer of the American Bridge Association. In addition to biographical... more
Steward, T.G. (Theophilus Gould), 1843-1924
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-5910
2.2 linear feet; 4 microfilm reels
Clergyman, author and educator. Steward became a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1861 and served congregations in Macon, Georgia, Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Delaware, Washington, D. C., and Port-au-Prince,... more
Mbonde, John Pantaleon, 1935-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | Sc 496.3-M (Mbonde, J. Hadithi za kiboko Hugo)
67 p, illus; 67 p, illus
Gray, William H., III
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 469
87.8 linear feet (87 record cartons and two archival boxes)
William H. Gray III represented Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District in the House of Representatives from 1978 until he retired in 1991. He was the first African-American to serve as Majority Whip in the House of Representatives in 1989. The... more
LaPrince, Robert, 1945-1994
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 563
13 linear feet (13 record cartons)
African-American arts aficionado Robert LaPrince was known primarily as the founder and president of the National Council for Culture and Art (NCCA), a non-profit, charitable, educational public service and artist support organization. NCCA's two... more
Douglas, Aaron
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 308
.4 linear feet
Born in Topeka, Kansas in 1898, Aaron Douglas became the most celebrated artist-illustrator to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. He attended the University of Nebraska (F.B.A.), Columbia University Teachers College (M.A.) and l'Academie... more
Haley, Alex
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 472
10.8 linear feet (15 boxes)
Correspondence, interviews, financial records, writings and project files, documenting Alex Haley's activities from 1969 to 1990. Among the papers are working files for Haley's interviews with Miles Davis, Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay), Sammy... more
Watson, Barbara Mae, 1918-1983
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 421
17.8 linear feet (50 boxes)
The Barbara M. Watson Papers date from 1929-1984 and document Watson's career as a business woman (1946-1955); lawyer (1962-1964, 1981-1983); government official (1966-1974, 1977-1980) and diplomat (1980-1981). In addition to career information,... more
Begeleus, André Emilé 1935-1978
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 75
.2 linear feet (1 print box)
The André Emile Begeleus Literary Collection (1967-1974) consists of unedited handwritten and typescript drafts of poems, essays, short stories and a short novel. His writings express his views about the survival of African Americans in the 1970s.... 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
Major, Gerri, 1894-1984
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 147
1 linear foot (2 archival boxes, 2 vols.)
Geraldyn "Gerri" Hodges Major, journalist and writer, was raised and educated in Chicago. Known then as Geraldyn Dismond, she pursued a professional career as a writer, journalist and editor for several African-American newspapers including the... 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
LoBagola, Bata Kindai Amgoza Ibn, 1877-1947
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 142
2 folders
Bata Kindai Amgoza Ibn LoBagola, an African American, was born Joseph Howard Lee in 1887 in Baltimore, Maryland. As early as 1907 he was using the name "LoBagola," claiming that he was from the French Sudan, and was on the lecture circuit speaking... more
James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 132
1.4 linear feet; 3 1/2 a.b
West Indian scholar, political activist and writer. Died in 1989. Collection consists mainly of letters written by James to his former wife and political associate, Constance Webb. James' letters discuss a wide variety of subjects including love,... more
Wilkerson, Doxey Alphonso, 1905-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 386
26 linear feet (22 record cartons, 13 archival boxes)
The Doxey A. Wilkerson Papers reflect Wilkerson's activities from the 1950's through the 1980's. Documented is his role as director of curriculum at the Jefferson School for Social Science, his career at Yeshiva University and as an educational... more
O'Neal, Frederick, 1905-1992
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 427
22.2 linear feet (8 cartons, 30 archival boxes, 4 1/2 archival boxes, 3 print boxes)
The Frederick O'Neal Papers document the theatrical, labor and civic activities of this actor and labor leader, with emphasis on the 1940s through the 1990s. The collection consists primarily of personal papers, correspondence files, his speeches... more
Sullivan, Maxine, 1911-1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 473
10.4 linear feet
African-American jazz soloist Maxine Sullivan was known for her cool and arresting "whispering voice," soothing style, gentle rhythmic phrasing, and intricate swing delivery. She became well known in the late 1930s for her swing performance of the... more
Charlier, Etienne D.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 820
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Étienne Charlier was a Haitian Marxist historian whose "Aperçu sur la formation historique de la nation haïtienne" and numerous articles published in the daily "La Nation" interpreted Haiti's history and contemporary realities through a Marxist... more
Damas, Léon-Gontran, 1912-1978
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc CR2011.001
49 sound discs (in 46 cases); 1 sound disc; 49 Archival original cases in various reel to reel formats and sizes; 1 Hard Drive of partial collection (21 discs) :
The Léon Gontran Damas Recorded Sound Collection consists primarily of noncommercial recordings of radio broadcasts made during his travels to Africa, France, and the United States etc.; as well as one commercial LP audio recording, "Poesie de la... 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
Wallace, Emmett Babe, 1909-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 56
3.5 linear feet
Emmett "Babe" Wallace is a singer, composer, actor and writer. He has performed in cabarets, musical revues, films and the theater. As a composer and writer, he has produced a voluminous body of musical compositions, poetry essays and journals.... more
Lee, Canada
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6764
9.5 linear feet
The Canada Lee Papers document two of the careers of this multi-talented man: his profession as an actor and his career as a boxer. The papers consist principally of personal and professional correspondence; speeches; and contracts, correspondence... more
Gollobin, Ira, 1911-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 315
14 linear feet (37 archival boxes)
Ira Gollobin, an immigration rights attorney and author, served as pro bono counselor to refugees from all over the world including Nazi Germany and Duvalierist Haiti. His work with Haitian refugees, the purview of this collection, began in 1974.... more
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 680
49 linear feet (93 archival boxes,13 record cartons, 2 flat boxes)
The Lorraine Hansberry Papers document Lorraine Hansberry's life as an award-winning playwright and activist, and chronicles her activities during the Civil Rights Movement. Virtually all of Hansberry's writings, autobiographical materials,... more
Black Consciousness Movement of South Africa
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 440
0.4 linear feet (One box)
The Black Consciousness Movement emerged as a political trend in South Africa in the late 1960s, in the decade after the banning of the African National Congress and the Pan Africanist Congress by the South African regime. The collection documents... 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