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White Rose Mission and Industrial Association
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 837
.2 linear feet (1/2 archival box)
White Rose Mission and Industrial Association was incorporated in 1899 in New York City. It was founded by Victoria Earle Matthews (1861-1907), former slave, journalist, author and social worker. The White Rose Mission was a Christian,... more
Greener, Richard Theodore, 1844-1922
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 107
.2 linear feet
The papers consist of correspondence and writings by Richard T. Greener. Two letters, June 22, 1916 and June 4, 1918 are to Arthur Alfonso Schomburg and are in response to letters Schomburg had written in his capacity as Secretary of the Negro... more
Riverdale Children's Association (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 300
2 linear feet
The Riverdale Children's Association was founded by a group of Quakers in 1836 as the Colored Orphan Asylum in New York City, the first institution in the United States dedicated to the care of African American children. The Asylum organized its... more
New-York State Colonization Society
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 347
12 linear feet
The records of the New-York Colonization Society reflect the goals and projects funded by the society as well as its daily operations. The records have been divided into six series: Board of Directors, General Administration, Organizations and... more
Fuller, Meta Warrick, 1877-1968
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 395
1.5 linear feet
The Meta Warrick Fuller Papers consist of personal and professional papers, correspondence (1880's-1960's), subject files, her estate papers, and diaries documenting aspects of the career of this important sculptor. Papers pertaining to Fuller's... more
McCaw, Melvin, 1867-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 270
48 items (one folder)
Military records documenting Melvin McCaw's career as a non-commissioned officer in the 9th Regiment of the U.S. Cavalry from 1896 to 1917, and the activities of this segregated African American regiment at West Point after 1907. The collection... more
White Rose Mission and Industrial Association
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 565
1 folder
The White Rose Mission and Industrial Association collection contains copies of the certificate of incorporation (1899); the constitution of the Association; and a partial history signed by Hudsy Smith, president of the board of directors (1899);... more
Steward, T.G. (Theophilus Gould), 1843-1924
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-5910
2.2 linear feet; 4 microfilm reels
Clergyman, author and educator. Steward became a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1861 and served congregations in Macon, Georgia, Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Delaware, Washington, D. C., and Port-au-Prince,... more
Shivery family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 257
3.6 linear feet
The Shiverys, Smiths and Blazes were three branches of a southern African-American family. Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, legal and financial documents, educational and professional papers, minutes of religious and civic... 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
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
Europe, James Reese, 1881-1919
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 616
0.6 linear feet (1 1/2 archival boxes)
The collection primarily consists of photocopied secondary sources, newspaper clippings, and programs collected by James R. Europe, Jr. to document his father's accomplishments. The contents also include bibliographies, magazine articles, a... 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
Fleetwood, Christian A. (Christian Abraham), 1840-1914
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 111
(11 items) 1 folder
Collection of material relating to Sergeant-Major Fleetwood during the Civil War and after his return to civilian life; and individual black soldiers before and during the Spanish American War (War of 1898). Collection includes a biography of... more
Revels, Hiram Rhoades, 1827?-1901
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6478
1 linear foot
Hiram Rhoades Revels served as a clergyman, first African American appointed to become a United States senator from a southern state during Reconstruction, and college president. He was born free in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he received... 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
Pinney, John Brooke, 1806-1882
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 266
.4 linear feet
John Brooke Pinney was an American born Presbyterian minister, serving as a missionary in Liberia on various occasions from 1833-1878. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1828 where he studied law. In 1832 he graduated from Princeton... 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
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
Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 174
.4 linear feet
Joel and Amy Spingarn were philanthropists, humanitarians, and patrons of the arts. Letters from Joel E. Spingarn to Amy Spingarn written during the 1914-1915 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) speaking tour, and... more
Glover, George Washington, 1888-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 488
12 linear feet
Printed material relating to the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) including programs and playbills from NANM and other small groups; and annual breakfast, convention and conference materials, and other records of the New York and... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 418
.1 linear feet (1 flat box)
The collection consists of a mix of official, private, and family papers from colonial Spanish American territories: Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The documents are all from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries,... more
Howard Memorial Fund (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 126
15.2 linear feet (13 RC's, I AB, 5 print-boxes)
The Howard Orphanage and Industrial School records consist principally of administrative records dealing with fund raising and financial matters. The majority of the Administration series is correspondence from the office of President L.... more
Thomas, Rudolph J., 1904-1990
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 425
2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection of newspaper clippings, programs and some correspondence documenting Rudolph J. Thomas' career (1920-1965) at the Harlem Branch of the Young Men's Christian Association at 135th Street in New York City. Also included are certificates,... more
Jones-Sadler family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 263
26 items (one folder)
African-American family in Greenville (Miss.) after the Civil War. Cornelius Jones (1858-1931), a graduate of Alcorn University and a lawyer, was elected to the Mississippi Legislature in 1889. His sister Sarah, a midwife who attended Tougaloo... more
Joseph family (St. Croix, Virgin Islands)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 242
4 items (one folder)
Maternal family of Arthuro Alfonso Schomburg, a renown bibliophile and collector of books on the black experience worldwide. Schomburg's mother, Mary Joseph, was born in St. Croix (V.I.) in 1837. She migrated to Puerto Rico before his birth and... more
Selassie, Wolde
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
1 scroll, col. ill, 180 x 11 cm; 1 scroll, col. ill, 180 x 11 cm
This talisman was prepared as a healing prayer for a man called Wolde Selassie against demons and the evil eye that cause disease. Prayers are made to St. Mary, St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and the apostles. The name of an Ethiopian... 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
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
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 119
.4 linear feet
The collection consists of individual items and small groups of Haitian documents mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries. It includes miscellaneous correspondence of Etienne Polvérel and Félicité Sonthonax, members of the Civil Commission sent by... more
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