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Collections in Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

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Archambeau family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 722
0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
The Archambeau family, consisting of John Nicholas Archambeau and his two children, Lester and Sybil, immigrated to the United States from Jamaica in 1908 and 1919, respectively. John Nicholas attended Howard University, became a dentist, and... more
Asbury United Methodist Church (Washington, D.C.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
The records of Asbury United Methodist Church (Washington, D.C.) are divided into four series: Vital, Administrative, Miscellaneous and ChurchPublications Records.
Beach-Thomas family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 607
.6 linear feet (1.5 archival boxes)
The Beach-Thomas family originated in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Beatrice Beach, born in 1889 to James and Caroline Nurse, immigrated to New York City in 1924. She had one sister, Catherine, and a brother Randolph Thomas through her mother.... more
Bermuda Benevolent Association (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 384
10.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Records of the Bermuda Benevolent Association, an immigrant organization founded in New York City in 1898 and incorporated in 1920. The B.B.A., which is still active, once had its headquarters at 402 West 146th Street (off St. Nicholas Avenue). It... more
Berry family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 483
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The Berry family collection consists of seven pieces of correspondence, apparently written by members of the Berry family, dating from 1863-1918, and spanning three states and Europe. There is also one typescript entitled "My Bit in the World War... more
Berry, Llewellyn L
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 282
The Llewellyn L. Berry Collection consists of personal papers including certificates and passport; a sermon and list of text and subjects preached by Rev. Berry from 1921 until 1936; and A.M.E. Church reports (1933-1947). There are also news... more
Bowser, Aubrey Howard, 1886-1979
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 287
1.4 linear feet
The Aubrey Howard Bowser Papers consist primarily of writings, academic and school related papers, and letters. Bower's writings include a manuscript entitled "Black Pilgrim: A Novel of Harlem's Early Life," a short story "Maryelle Rose," poetry,... more
Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 84
2 linear feet (5 archival boxes)
Browne, Marie Joe, 1902-1999
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 685
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Marie Joe Browne (1902-1999) was an African American dramatic artist, school secretary, and a community volunteer. This collection contains a diversity of materials which document Browne's personal and professional life.
Bruce, John Edward
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-905
.25 linear feet (4 microfilm reels)
Papers include letters written to Bruce from black politicians, journalists, intellectuals, and activists including John Wesley Cromwell, Alexander Crummell, Richard T. Greener, T. Thomas Fortune, and Arthur A. Schomburg, as well as manuscript and... more
Buckley, Gail Lumet, 1937-....
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 327
1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection of photographs, original documents and correspondence related to the Horne family, assembled by Gail Lumet Buckley during the research and writing of her book "The Hornes: An American Family" (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986.) Included... more
Bunton, Henry Clay, 1903-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 291
7.4 linear feet (20 boxes)
Henry C. Bunton's papers consist of personal papers, writings, chaplaincy records, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church records, and correspondence. These papers principally document Bunton's role as a bishop with the C.M.E. Church. Church records... more
Butler family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 728
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Butler family papers relate to two Pennsylvania families: the Butlers of Washington County, specifically, William N. Butler, a graduate of Geneva College and a practicing lawyer, and his son William F. Butler, a graduate of Geneva College and... more
Casey, Mamie
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 675
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Mamie Casey letters consist primarily of letters written by William Dye Smith to his cousin, Mamie Casey, during the period he served in the army. The letters principally discuss his romantic relationship with Casey. As there are no letters... more
Cauvin, F.L., 1855-1928
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 621
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Luxembourg and Victor Cauvin (Haiti) collection pertains mostly to François Luxembourg Cauvin's career as an influential lawyer and Haitian statesman, and to Haitian politics in general in the ten-year period preceding the 1915 United States... more
Chambers, Andrew Jackson, 1825-1908
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 443
.2 linear feet
The Andrew J. Chambers papers consist primarily of letters Chambers received that provide an account of his activities on behalf of the Richard Allen Monument, his attempt to secure congressional passage of a bill to establish a commission to... more
Coleman, John Milton, 1901-1961
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
1 linear foot (9 volumes)
There are nine scrapbooks documenting Coleman's achievements throughout his career. The scrapbooks contain minutes, newspaper clippings, letters, certificates, speeches, reports, press releases, and newsletters primarily related to his work... more
Colman, Henry
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 97
.2 linear feet
Papers pertaining to Colman's service in the 119th Infantry Regiment, Company B (Black Regiment), Dept. of the Gulf, during the Civil War.
Colored School No. 1 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 400
.4 linear feet
The collection consists of three ledgers from Colored School No. 1. The Admissions Book, (1882-1897) contains the names of the students, their ages, addresses, grades and parents' names. The Discharge Book (1882-1897) lists the students' names,... more
Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1004
11 reels
Clergyman, teacher, missionary. Letters addressesd to Crummell discussing personal and religious interests and Crummell's missionary work as an Episcopalian in Liberia in the 1850s through 1860s. Bulk of the collection consists of numerous sermons... more
Davis, John P. (John Preston), 1905-1973
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-5858
Writings and research files, along with personal papers, and corrrespondence documenting Davis' multifaceted career, 1923-1972. Includes material on the AMERICAN NEGRO REFERENCE BOOK, 1966, edited by Davis; papers relating to Frederick Douglass,... more
Delaney, Henry Beard
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 597
1 linear foot (1 flat box)
Reverend Henry Beard Delaney was born into slavery in Georgia. He would go on to become head of St. Augustine's School in Raleigh, North Carolina and a consecrated Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Church. Rev. Delaney was the father of Judge... more
Demby family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 106
1.4 linear feet
Edward Demby was the first black Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, his wife Antoinette M. Demby was a member of the first graduating class of nurses from Howard University's Freedmen's Hospital. Bishop Demby's collection, 1893-1957,... more
Dos Antillas Political Club (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-2251
1 vol; 1 microfilm reel
Revolutionary organization founded by Arthur A. Schomburg and others in 1892 to work for the independence of Cuba and Puerto Rico. Dissolved in 1898. Minutes, and constitution and bylaws. Minutes document the donation of weapons, money, and... more
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 108
0.2 linear feet (one box)
African-American abolitionist, orator, author, diplomat and public official, born in slavery circa 1817. Ten autograph letters signed by Frederick Douglass; typescript of "John Brown," an address delivered at Harpers Ferry and edited in Douglass's... more
DuPree, Sherry Sherrod, 1946-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 325
10 linear feet
The DuPree African-American Pentecostal and Holiness Collection was compiled by Sherry Sherrod DuPree during research for her "Biographical Dictionary of African-American Holiness Pentecostals" (Washington, D.C.: Middle Atlantic Regional Press,... more
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1535
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection consists of correspondence, scrapbook pages, a ledger, and manuscripts.
Ebenezer United Methodist Church (Washington, D.C.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
The records of Ebenezer United Methodist Church are divided into four series: Trustee Record Books, Financial and Vital Records, Historical and Vital Register Books, and Publications.
Europe, James Reese, 1881-1919
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 616
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
James Reese Europe was an accomplished musician, composer, conductor, organizer, and recording artist. The collection primarily consists of photocopied secondary sources, newspaper clippings, and programs collected by James R. Europe, Jr. to... more
First African Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
The records of the First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia are divided into nine series: Church Minutes; Financial Records; Membership Records; Deeds, Leases and Legal Papers; Minutes of Boards and Associations; Sunday School Records;... more
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