- Chinn, May Edward, 1896-1980
- Call number
- Sc MG 93
- Physical description
- .4 linear feet
- Preferred Citation
- May Edward Chinn collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Physician. May Chinn was the first African-American woman graduate of Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and the first African-American woman doctor in Harlem. Certificates and honorary degrees, a few letters, papers related to the deaths of Chinn's parents, a resume, and membership cards. Also, correspondence concerning Chinn's memorial service and her estate, and letters of condolence to Franklin Williams, her family friend; an autobiography by Dr. Chinn; and letters, oral history proposal, and contract regarding George Davis' proposed biography of Chinn.
Source of acquisitionBequest, Chinn, May Edward, 02/18/81
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801