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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
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
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
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The Joseph A. Boromé papers consists of his published and unpublished writings on Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian revolution, the island of Dominica, the English and African-American abolitionists John Candler and Robert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
Daniels, Geraldine L., 1933-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 512
30 linear feet (30 record cartons)
Geraldine L. Daniels was the first African-American women elected as Assemblywoman in the 70th Assembly District, located in Central Harlem. Daniels addressed the lack of nurses in the city by pressing the New York Counties Registered Nurses... 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
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
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
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
Lierop, Robert F. van
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 373
36.96 linear feet (88 boxes)
Robert Van Lierop is a lawyer, political activist, filmmaker, and diplomat who served as Vanuatu's permanent representative to the United Nations. His papers date from 1965 to 2001, and chronicle his professional life and political activism. The... more
Lincoln School for Nurses
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 248
2.2 linear feet
The Lincoln School for Nurses, a privately endowed institution, was founded in 1898 in the Bronx to train black women to become nurses at a time when this kind of education was not available elsewhere. It was the first school of its type in the... more
Lucie, Lawrence
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | SC MG 764
15.7 linear feet (54 boxes)
Lawrence "Larry" Lucie (1907-2009) was a jazz guitarist and music educator. His papers, dating from 1927 to 2004 (bulk 1948-2004), primarily document his pedagogy, his recording and publishing companies, and the career of his wife, guitarist,... more
Martin, Antonia Cottrell
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 782
3 linear feet (3 record cartons)
Born in San Francisco in 1943, Antonia Cottrell Martin became one of the first African-American flight attendants for Pan American World Airways in 1967. A descendent of a California black pioneer family, she became interested in tracing her... more
Monson, Lex, 1926-2004
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
.8 linear feet
Lex Monson (Elexendre Remus Monson) was an actor, singer, chorus director and producer. He studied at the Detroit Institute of Music and Drama, and the Robert Nolan School of Music and was a member of the School's famed choir. Monson changed his... more
Murray, Joan, 1937-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 847
37.59 linear feet (84 boxes)
Joan Murray (1937- ) was the first African American female television news reporter in the United States, as well as an entrepreneur, small plane pilot, and writer. The Joan Murray papers detail her career in media and marketing; her personal... more
Nautilus Insurance Company
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 715
12 linear feet (6 flat boxes)
The Nautilus Insurance Company (predecessor of the New York Life Insurance Company) was one of several insurance companies that sold policies to slaveholders to insure their slaves against damages or death. The company sold these policies for... more
New Federal Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 930
5.47 linear feet (13 boxes, 1 volume); 624.1 mb (81 computer files)
The New Federal Theatre records document several decades of the New Federal Theatre founded by Woodie King Jr., mostly through production scripts.
Northeasterners, Inc.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 349
18.96 linear feet (40 boxes, 11 volumes)
The Northeasterners, Inc. was founded as a social organization for African-American women in 1930 by Agatha Scott Davis (d. 2002), the wife of Brigadier-General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. This organization brings together women of similar social and... 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
Other Countries
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 627
11.5 linear feet (29 boxes); 329.6 kb (15 computer files)
Other Countries is a not-for-profit organization formed by a collective of black gay male writers in New York City, organized with the purpose to develop, promote, communicate and cultivate literary, cultural, and social endeavors and pursuits... more
Penn, Robert E.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 711
25.28 linear feet (61 boxes); 32.9 mb (1183 computer files)
Robert E. Penn (1943- ) is an African-American LGBT activist, a writer, and a producer. The Robert E. Penn papers, dating from 1971 to 2003, reflect Penn's work as an activist; his work as assistant director of the AIDS Prevention Program for 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
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
Smith, Archie, 1939-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 874
2 linear feet (2 record cartons)
Archie Smith, Jr. was born on August 4, 1939, and lived most of his childhood in a mixed-race neighborhood in Seattle. He received Master's degrees in Divinity, Sacred Theology and Social Welfare; and a Ph.D. in Social Planning from Brandeis... more
Terry, Wallace, 1938-2003
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 921
41.2 linear feet (109 boxes); 16.31 mb (3 computer files)
Wallace Terry, Jr. (1938-2003) was an African-American journalist, author, documentarian, oral historian, and educator best known for his reporting on the experiences of black soldiers in the Vietnam War. The Wallace Terry papers consists of files... more
Troupe, Quincy
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | SC MG 635
83.51 linear feet (193 boxes, 5 volumes, 3 tubes); 4 gb (575 computer files)
Quincy Troupe (born 1939) is a poet, author, and editor, perhaps best known for co-writing Miles: The Autobiography (1989) with the influential jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. His father, Quincy Trouppe, Sr., was an all-star... more