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Adamz-Bogus, SDiane, 1946-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 729
14.23 linear feet (35 boxes); 96.04 mb (7 computer files)
SDiane Adamz-Bogus (b.1946) is a writer, educator, and new age healer; who is also known as Shariananda Adamz and The Oracle Soul-Joiner. The SDiane Adamz-Bogus papers date from 1946 to 2002, and document her work and life through correspondence,... more
Allegra, Donna
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 792
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Donna Allegra was an African-American lesbian writer, poet, essayist, and dancer. The Donna Allegra papers, 1981-2002, contain twenty-five published essays, short stories, and poems spanning across Allegra's writing career.
Angelou, Maya
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 830
200.83 linear feet (408 boxes)
Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was one of the most renowned and celebrated voices in American literature. The Maya Angelou papers consist of original manuscripts, computer generated typescripts, galleys, and proofs of published work as well as... more
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
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
Ashe, Bernard, 1936-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 705
32 linear feet (32 record cartons.)
Born in 1936 in Baltimore, Maryland, Bernard F. Ashe, an African-American lawyer, served as general counsel to the New York State United Teachers (1971-1996), and as assistant general counsel to the International Union, United Auto Workers... more
Association of Black Women in Higher Education
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 797
15.16 linear feet (37 boxes)
The Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) is a non-profit, professional organization whose founding mission was to communicate, preserve, and sustain the presence of Black women in higher education; and to promote their... more
Black Women at Oberlin College Survey Project
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 580
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Black Women at Oberlin College Survey Project was created by Oberlin College alumna Michon Boston in 1982 to collect and document the college experiences of living black graduates. The study was done following the College's sesquicentennial... more
Boromé, Joseph Alfred, 1919-2002
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 714
The Joseph A. Boromé papers consists of his published and unpublished writings on Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian revolution, the island of Dominica, the English and African-American abolitionists John Candler and Robert Purvis, the... more
Bown, Patti
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 785
5.29 linear feet (13 boxes)
Patti Bown was an American jazz pianist, singer, and composer. The Patti Bown papers (1940-2006) document her career and, to a lesser extent, her personal life. The bulk of the material concerns her work as a performer and composer from the 1960s... more
Club Cubano Inter-Americano
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 608
3 linear feet (5 archival boxes, 1 flat box)
Club Cubano Inter-Americano, Inc. is a Cuban cultural and social club established in 1945 by Cuban residents who saw the need to develop a cultural space for Cubans and Hispanic Americans living in New York. Although the club's bylaws and... more
Collins, Kathleen, 1942-1988
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 938
3.87 linear feet (11 boxes)
Kathleen Collins (1941-1988) was a playwright, filmmaker, director, novelist, short story writer, and professor of film history and production. Her papers include personal matter, correspondence, printed matter, and various drafts of her writing.
Davis, Ossie
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 305
73.67 linear feet (179 boxes)
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee were African American actors, directors, writers, and activists whose careers spanned the mediums of theatre, television, radio, film, and print. Their papers date from 1932 to 2015, and chronicle the couple's artistic... more
DeLarverié, Stormé, 1920-2014
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 901
2.63 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Stormé Delaverie papers document DeLarverié's long career as a singer, male impersonator, and gay rights activist from the 1980s-2008. The bulk of the collection contains personal and professional correspondence, biographical information,... more
Edwards, Babette
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 809
16.2 linear feet (40 boxes)
Dr. E. Babette Edwards is a parent leader and advocate for school reform in New York City. The Babette Edwards Education Reform in Harlem collection dates from 1964 to 2006 (bulk 1966-1977), and consists of files documenting her work with the... more
Egbuna, Obi B.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 944
2.62 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Obi Egbuna papers consist of the personal papers and manuscripts of this Nigerian novelist, short-story writer, and political activist.
Forrester, Anne, 1941-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 838
2 linear feet (1 storage carton, 1 flat box)
Anne Forrester, activist, political scientist, Africanist, diplomat, and international civil servant, began her career as a pan-African scholar and activist then later turned to diplomacy. She served as the American ambassador to Mali from 1979 to... more
Gay Men of African Descent, Inc.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 688
9.8 linear feet (25 archival boxes)
The Gay Men of African Descent, Inc. records (1986 - 1998) document the development of the largest black, gay-run, educational, social and political organization in the United States. Records include board of directors materials, a fairly... more
Girl Friends, Inc.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 415
2 linear feet (Four archival boxes and one small flat box)
Girl Friends, Inc. is a social club that was established in 1927 in New York City to maintain friendship among its members. This collection consists of material documenting the activities of twenty-three out of the forty-two chapters of the Girl... 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
Gunn, Bill, 1934-1989
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 971
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Bill Gunn playscripts are comprised of 5 varying copies of Bill Gunn's playscript titled, The Forbidden City.
Harris, Reginald, 1960-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 805
13.65 linear feet (34 boxes); 307.5 kb (9 computer files)
Reginald Harris (1960-) is an African American poet, author, editor, and library administrator. Harris's experience as a gay man is a frequent subject of his writing. His papers date from 1970 to 2016 and document Harris's creative work,... more
Hewitt, Vivian D.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 602
25.95 linear feet (63 boxes)
Vivian Hewitt is a former librarian and collector of Haitian and African American art. Her papers date from 1929 to 2015, and primarily document her social and family life, volunteer work, and art collection. Hewitt's papers also include materials... more
Hoggard, James Clinton
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 740
, 7.4 linear ft.
The James Clinton Hoggard papers reflect Hoggard's professional life first as pastor of several A.M.E. Zion churches in New York State and Washington, D.C. in the 1940's and 1950's, and his rise in 1972 to bishop of the Fourth Episcopal District.
Holte, Clarence L., 1909-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 718
4 linear feet (2 record cartons, 12 card file boxes)
The Clarence L. Holte Papers reflect Holte's desire to educate people about black history and culture, and his attempts to assist with the economic development of Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia through the advertising company he represented.
Horne, Gerald, 1949-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 559
97.41 linear feet (232 boxes); 68.47 mb (1,962 computer files)
Gerald Horne is an African American historian, professor, and political activist. His collection dates from 1953 to 2016, and details his career in academia, political activism, legal work, research pursuits, and writing endeavors. The collection... more
Horton, Anthony, 1968-2012
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 878
.3 linear feet (1 print box)
Anthony Horton was an African-American man who for a period of his life was homeless and lived in the tunnels beneath the subway trains. Together with author/artist Youme Landowne, Horton wrote and illustrated "Pitch Black: Don't be Skerd" (2008)... more
Jeannette, Gertrude, 1914-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 965
5.96 linear feet (17 boxes)
Gertrude Hadley Jeannette was an actor, playwright, director, and producer. Additionally, she is believed to be the first woman to get a taxi license and drive a cab in New York City. Her papers consist of personal material, correspondence,... more
Joans, Ted
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 716
.8 linear feet (2 archival boxes)
Ted Joans was a painter, poet and trumpeter, member of the New York Greenwich Village literary Beat Generation. He was among the first to set his poems to jazz music. His style is associated with the oral tradition of African-American writing but... more
Johnson, Jesse J., 1914-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 200
9.4 linear feet (9 record cartons, 1 archival box)
An African American career soldier, Jesse J. Johnson authored eight books and several plays about the military service of black men and women in the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines from 1619 to the late 20th century. The Jesse J.... more
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