Found 29 collections related to Harlem (New York, N.Y.)

New York (State). Militia. Regiment, 2nd
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2184
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Account book documenting Captain Seth Belknap's company of the 2nd (Delamater's) Regiment of the New York Militia during the War of 1812 (August-November 1814). Entries record the company's accounts with the United States government and with... more
Adams, Wilhelmina F. (Wilhelmina Ferris), -1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 485
4 linear feet
The Wilhelmina F. Adams Papers (Additions) consist principally of her files chronicling her work as a civic leader primarily with New York Democratic club activities, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs... more
Moore, Richard B. (Richard Benjamin)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 397
5.5 linear feet
The Richard B. Moore Papers document Moore's activities as a communist organizer in the 1930s, his publishing efforts and advocacy for Caribbean independence and federation in the 1940s and 1950s, and his activities as a Pan-Africanist... more
Black, W. Joseph (William Joseph), 1934-1977
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 78
The Joseph Black Papers document his research and architectural projects, particularly "Visions of Harlem"and the Harlem Music Center. A good portion of the material is not original, but has been kept because of its integral relationship to... more
Walton, Lester A., 1882-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 183
The Lester A. Walton Papers document his diversified careers as a journalist, diplomat and civic leader and consist of personal papers, material on his entertainment and journalistic careers, his tenure as the American representative to Liberia,... more
Kisseloff, Jeff
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6399
772 audio files
Jeff Kisseloff (1955 - ) is an American writer and oral historian. This collection (1986-2000) contains sound recordings of interviews Kisseloff conducted for his published and unpublished books and articles. Two books were published from these... more
American Negro Theatre
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 70
The records contain ANT's constitution and by-laws; correspondence by Frederick O'Neal, Abram Hill, Maxwell Glanville, Hilda Sims, Alice Childress, and Harry Wagstaff Gribble; assorted programs; minutes of the board of directors; financial... more
Hauke, Kathleen A.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 557
.4 linear feet
Ted Poston was the first full-time African-American reporter for the "New York Post," where he worked from 1936 covering many major black-oriented news stories, until his retirement in 1972. Prior to being hired by the Post, Poston wrote for the... more
Childress, Alice
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 649
The Alice Childress papers document Alice Childress's career as a writer and actress, and her activities in the theatre for five decades in New York City. The Personal Papers series includes correspondence, an oral history conducted by Ann... more
Des Verney, Bertha
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 449
.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
Bertha Des Verney was a pianist, composer, arranger, writer, singer, playwright, concert promoter, and music teacher. The Bertha Des Verney papers include programs and flyers for musical events that she was involved in, annotated musical texts,... more
Johnson, Alfred Newell, 1915-1989
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 503
33.27 linear feet (78 boxes, 1 volume)
Alfred Newell Johnson (1915-1989) was an entrepreneur whose work varied from electrical engineering, journalism, photography, public relations and publicity, to political campaign management. The A. Newell Johnson papers date from the 1920s to the... more
Polk Horne, Gene-Ann, 1926-2015
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 796
26.1 linear feet (57 boxes, 1 volume, 1 tube)
Harlem Hospital Center (HHC) is a public, municipally-owned hospital that provides a wide range of services to the Central Harlem, West Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood neighborhoods of Manhattan in New York City. Gene-Ann Polk (1926-2015)... more
St. Philip's Church (Harlem, New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 67
100.23 linear feet (220 boxes, 8 volumes, 4 oversized folders)
The St. Philip's Church records (1867-1994, bulk dates: 1957-1978) document the administrative, spiritual, and social service activities of the Harlem-based Episcopal church. The majority of the collection reflects the career of Pastor Moran... more
Walker, John Snookie, 1919-1985
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 535
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
John "Snookie" Rendall Walker was a Harlem business entrepreneur and organizer/manager of several Harlem-based youth and professional athletic teams. He lived his entire life in Harlem (1919-1985), opening the Sugar Bowl Restaurant on West 137th... more
Werner, Georgianna, 1906-2002
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 666
1.58 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Ludlow W. and Georgianna Werner papers consist primarily of material documenting some of the work of the Ludlow Werner Associates firm, particularly their account with the New York City Board of Education. Georgianna Werner served as the... more
Lewis, David L., 1936-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 335
.06 linear feet (1/2 archival box)
The David Levering Lewis "Voices from the Renaissance" Collection consists of forty-three summary transcripts of interviews Lewis conducted with individuals who were either active during the Harlem Renaissance period or who knew people who were... more
Hicks, John J., 1915-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 401
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The John J. Hicks collection consists primarily of printed materials. The bulk of the material relates to the celebration of Rev. Hicks's 10th anniversary as pastor of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. In addition, the collection contains some... more
MacDonald Gladys H., 1912-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 726
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Gladys H. MacDonald was a Harlem-based librarian, community organizer, and founder of the community organization, Harlem Speaks. The Gladys MacDonald papers include documents from MacDonald's personal life and Harlem Speaks.
Bonnemere, Eddie, 1921-1996
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 356
11.08 linear feet (28 boxes)
Eddie Bonnemère was an African American composer, church musician, jazz pianist, and New York City public school teacher. Bonnemère's papers comprise correspondence, music compositions, and promotional materials that detail his musical pursuits... more
Poston, Ted, 1906-1974
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 530
1 vol
Ted Poston was the first full-time African-American journalist for the "New York Post." There he covered many major black oriented news stories as well as mainstream items, working from 1936 until his retirement in 1972. Prior to this appointment,... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 245
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The Southwest Harlem Neighborhood Council was founded in 1934 to promote better recreational facilities in the southwest district of Harlem, bound by 110th and 125th streets and Fifth and Morningside avenues. Its membership consisted of public and... more
Harlem Writers Guild Inc.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 831
1.04 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Harlem Writers Guild was established in 1950 and is the oldest organization of African-American writers in the United States. Originally founded as the Harlem Writers Club by John Henrik Clarke, Rosa Guy and John Oliver Killens, it was created... more
Utility Club (New York , N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 581
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Utility Club of New York City was founded in April 1917 to raise money and entertain soldiers during World War I. Over the years it evolved into a community organization focusing on expanding volunteer service throughout Harlem. Led by Mrs.... 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
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 515
0.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection includes material gathered for an exhibition that would tell the story of the ANT and the achievements of its various performers. This material, sent by various alumni, includes such as updated resumes, programs, photographs, and... more
Wallace, Michele
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 739
11.21 linear feet (29 boxes)
Michele Wallace is best known for her first book, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, which is considered the first collection of essays published by a black woman, and the first book published by a black... more
Harlem Friendship House
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 114
3.75 linear feet (9 boxes)
Catholic interracial center, also known as Friendship House, established in 1938 to assist Harlem residents in need of relocation due to inadequate housing. Information sheets and relocation questionnaires in addition to various federal, state,... more
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 794
, 6.4 linear feet (6 record cartons, 1 archival box)
Ira L. Jeffries (b. March 20, 1932, New York, N.Y. - July 16, 2010, New York, N.Y.) author, playwright and journalist, had a productive career in New York City's off-off Broadway Theater and African-American communities. The author of almost two... more
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
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