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Olmec Toys, Inc.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 783
1 folder
Founded in 1985 by Yla Eason, Olmec Toys, Inc. was the largest minority-owned toy company in the United States. It also had the industry's largest selection of black and Hispanic toys. By 1995 the product line extended to a variety of boy action... 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
Wilcox, Preston, 1923-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 235
21.6 linear feet (51 boxes)
Personal and professional papers, writings, office files and printed matter documenting Preston Wilcox's dual career as an educator and community organizer. Included are biographical and autobiographical narratives; some correspondence and... more
Freeman, Rhoda Golden
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 313
9 linear feet
The Rhoda G. Freeman Manuscript and Research Collection consists primarily of materials collected by Freeman and used in her writings, including her dissertation entitled, "The Free Negro in New York City in the Era Before the Civil War." There... more
Carter, Ron, 1937-....
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 90
1.2 linear feet (3 archival boxes)
Ron Carter is a leading jazz bassist. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree at the Eastman School of Music in 1959 where he played in the Rochester Philharmonic and the Eastman Philharmonia. Carter received his Masters of Music Degree at the... more
Parham, Bettie Esther
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 496
1 folder
The Bettie Esther Parham collection contains information about the company she founded, the National Beauty Supply Company. The products of its subsidiaries are represented via advertisements and price lists. There are a few scattered letters... more
Beecher, Robert Houston, 1914-1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 272
2.2 linear feet (6 record cartons)
Panamanian-born educator. Robert Beecher's elementary education took place in Jamaica, his parents' country of origin before they migrated to Panama at the time of the construction of the Canal. He graduated from the University of Panama in 1948... more
Sims, Naomi, 1949-2009
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 136
6 linear feet
Fashion model, writer. Sims was one of the top African-American fashion models of the 1960s and 1970s. Typescripts and research materials for books written by Sims, including ALL ABOUT HEALTH AND BEAUTY FOR THE BLACK WOMAN (1976), HOW TO BE A TOP... more
Hill, Nelam L., 1926-1992
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 466
11.8 linear feet
The Nelam L. Hill Papers document his activities as a filmmaker and producer, his extensive career as an urban planner, and affiliations he maintained with a variety of organizations. Correspondence with friends and colleagues is also included.... more
Winks, Robin W.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Photo Robin W. Winks Blacks in Canada Collection
7 items (1 folder); 1 photographic print, silver gelatin b&w, 12 x 20 cm; 1 photographic print, silver gelatin b&w, 12 x 20 cm; 4 photographic prints, silver gelatin b&w, 13 x 18 cm; 4 photographic prints, silver gelatin b&w, 13 x 18 cm; 2 photographic pr
Robin W. Winks, an educator, researcher and author, was born in 1930. He has spent most of his teaching career at Yale University and has conducted research in the areas of race and cultural relations. The Robin W. Winks Blacks in Canada... more
Thomas, Piri, 1928-2011
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 180
4 linear feet (10 archival boxes)
The Piri Thomas Papers document several areas of Thomas' professional activities including his writings and his work with and involvement in social justice organizations from 1957 to 1982. The collection consists primarily of manuscripts for his... more
Positive Youth Troupe
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 481
1 folder
Positive Youth Troupe was organized in 1982 in the Bronx, New York and is a part of Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, a non-profit arts and education program. From November through January, the Positive Youth Troupe members, ages 13-21, attend... more
Powell, Isabel Washington, 1908-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 163
1 folder
Actress, teacher. First wife of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. News clippings related to Powell's appearance in the plays "Bamboola," 1929, "Harlem," 1929, and "Singin' the Blues." Additional clippings refer to her engagement and marriage to Adam... more
Thalheimer, Ross, 1905-....
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
.4 linear feet
The Ross Thalheimer Papers consist of papers relating to Thalheimer's activities as a civil rights supporter from the 1940's to the 1970's. Files relate primarily to the funding and presentation of the Thalheimer Award to the National Urban... more
Republic of New Africa (Organization)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 167
.1 linear feet (2 folders)
The Republic of New Africa (America) (RNA) Collection includes a photocopy of "Anti-Depression Program of the Republic of New Africa to end Poverty, Dependence, Cultural Malnutrition, and Crime among Black People in the United States and Promote... 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
Stokes, Olivia Pearl, 1916-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 432
4.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
The Olivia Pearl Stokes Papers document many aspects of her life and career. The papers include correspondence, writings, files related to herprofessional activities and private affiliations, printed matter and miscellaneous files.
New York Black Librarians Caucus
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 157
1 linear foot
New York City organization founded in 1970-1971. Correspondence, minutes, committee reports, publications, and membership lists.
North Manhattan/Central Harlem Project
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 348
9 linear feet
Project began in 1965 with funding from the New York Public Library and state and federal sources to demonstrate the value of intensive library services in a disadvantaged community through strengthened book collections, relevant programs, and... more
Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne, 1951-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 343
1.2 linear feet
Author. Collection comprises Ashe's work in developing VIEWFINDERS, a historiographic photoessay project for publication. The manuscript and research materials are about African-American women photographers in America from 1839 to 1985. While... more
McLaurin family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 522
2 folders
The McLaurin Family collection comprises a dismantled scrapbook of newspaper clippings on segregation in Oklahoma schools and higher education, the McLaurin (George W.) desegregation case, the drive to end segregation in the educational system... more
Medical Committee for Human Rights (U.S.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 151
1 linear foot
Purpose of organization was to recruit health care personnel and supplies for civil rights workers who participated in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project and for local black residents. Records related to the Committee's activities including... more
Dixon, Melvin, 1950-1992
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
18 linear feet
The Melvin Dixon papers consist primarily of manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and journals reflecting his experiences as a black gay writer. Most of the collection is comprised of manuscript drafts of Dixon's published works "Trouble the... more
Price, Melva L., 1902-1996
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 596
1 linear foot
The collection consists of the papers, 1910-1991, of Melva L. Price, a professional educator, community activist, and performing arts supporter, who lived in Harlem most of her life. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence to... more
Charlton, Melville
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 92
.6 linear feet
Organist. Melville Charlton served as organist for several churches and Jewish synagogues in New York City; he also gave concert tours and wrote the popular piano piece, "Poem Erotique." He was the first African-American organist to be admitted to... more
Mortimer, Owen.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 424
.5 linear feet (1 archives box)
Biographer of Ira Aldridge, the free born African-American actor who achieved fame in Europe for his interpretation of Shakespearean roles from the 1820s to his death in 1867. Mortimer began collecting materials on Aldridge after his migration to... more
Middleton, Owen
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 152
16 items (one folder)
Born on March 3, 1888 in Cleveland, Ohio, Owen Middleton was an African-American furniture draftsman and graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago who worked as a quick sketch artist for the Chicago Tribune. Middleton also worked as a syndicated... more
Gordon, Sol
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
2 folders
The Owen Dodson Collection consists principally of printed matter describing Dodson's career as a poet, playwright and novelist. There are also programs, obituaries and a memorial, a few of his poems and an extensive bibliography. Additionally,... more
Mount Pisgah Christian Academy (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 153
1 folder
The Academy, opened in 1980, is a private school associated with Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Brooklyn. Letters, memoranda, newsletters, programs, announcements, and instructions received and issued by the Academy.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Two minute books documenting the meetings of the Executive Committee of the Montgomery, Alabama Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), February 22-August 29, 1955, and the Branch membership, January... more