Found 14 collections related to United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans

Pickens, Harriet, 1909-1969
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 759
0.63 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Harriet Pickens joined the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in 1944 as a member of the Women's Reserves in the U.S. Naval Reserve. She was one of two African American women to be sworn in as an officer, and she was... more
United States. Army. Field Artillery, 351st
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 821
0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
The 167th Field Artillery Brigade, formed in November 1917 as a component of the 92nd Division, was the first brigade of Black artillery regiments of ever organized. It consisted of two regiments of light artillery (the 349th and the 350th) and... more
Rudd, Robert R., b. 1860
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6648
Correspondence, reports, rosters listing names of troops, ledgers, performance evaluations, and discharge papers, relating to Rudd's command of I Company, 48th Infantry, an all African-American unit fighting in the Spanish-American War, and the... more
Lane, Layle, 1893-1976
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 54
.2 linear feet
High school teacher and civil rights advocate in New York City. Correspondence, political files, and printed material documenting Lane's opposition to racial discrimination and war. Includes letters from World War II soldiers relating to... more
United States. Corps d'Afrique. Engineer Regiment, 1st (1863-1864)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 823
0.01 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
The Corps d'Afrique was officially known as the Louisiana Native Guards. The First Louisiana Native Guards was raised in August 1862 by Union general Benjamin Butler and mustered in on September 27, 1862. It was the first Black regiment in the... more
Bogart, Leo
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 667
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
This collection contains an advance draft of the "Utilization of Negro Manpower in the Army: A 1951 Study", and a copy of The Reporter (December 1954) which includes Leo Bogart's article. There are also several reports... more
Committee Against Jim Crow in Military Service and Training
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 98
0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
The Committee Against Jim Crow in Military Service and Training was a racial advocacy group that protested biases against Americans of African descent in the United States armed forces. Lobbying efforts consisted of direct appeals to government... more
555th Parachute Infantry Association
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 687
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (PIB), formed in 1944, was the first African American parachute unit to actually use parachutes in the military; the first to become smoke jumpers who fought forest fires; and the first African American... more
Harris, Charles E., 1923-1996
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 767
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
During World War II, Charles Edward Harris was in the all-Black 57th Ordnance Ammunition Company, whose duty was the procurement, storage, and distribution of ammunition. The Charles E. Harris World War II memorabilia collection includes two... more
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Military
3531 items (9.9 linear feet, 39 boxes). 2900 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 237 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller. 181 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 13 x 11 cm. and smaller. 18 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 36 x 28 cm. and smaller. 104 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 16 x 8 cm. and smaller. 3 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 46 x 23 cm. and smaller. 23 photographic prints : col ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 24 photomechanical prints : b&w, some col., some hand-col ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 40 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller. 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 36 x 28 cm
The Military collection documents primarily the military activities of African Americans in the United States armed forces, dating from the American Revolution to the mid-1980s. The collection, which depicts mostly the wartime activities of the... more
M. Smith (New York, N.Y.)
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Morgan and Marvin Smith Collection
<2387> items (4.4 cubic ft., 20 boxes). <1032> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. <712> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. <26> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 36 x 29 cm. and smaller. <1> photographic print : col ; 26 x 21 cm. <575> negatives : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller. <41> transparencies : col ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller
The collection primarily documents people, places and events in Harlem from the early 1930s to the mid-1950s. The collection consists of studio and candid portraits of mainly African American personalities, Harlem residents, and fashion models;... more
Jones family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 263
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The Jones-Sadler family was an African-American family living in Greenville, Mississippi, after the Civil War. The Jones-Sadler Family Papers, 1876-1931 consists of correspondence and other documents relating to Cornelius Jones and to Charles and... more
Fleetwood, Christian A. (Christian Abraham), 1840-1914
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 111
0.01 linear feet (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
Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne, 1951-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 343
2.29 linear feet (7 boxes)
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe is a photographer, author, and lecturer. This collection comprises Moutoussamy-Ashe's work in developing Viewfinders, a historiographic photoessay project for publication.