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Found 7 collections related to African American fraternal organizations

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Knights of Pythias
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 504
19 linear feet (14 record cartons, 3 flat boxes)
In 1869, the Knights of Pythias Supreme Lodge held a meeting in Richmond, Virginia, to discuss instituting a charter for an African-American lodge. Although the charter was denied, it prompted black men to create their own fraternal lodge. Dr.... more
Toppin, Henry A. (Henry Allan), 1884-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 459
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Henry A. Toppin (1884-1965), born in Barbados, immigrated to the U.S. in 1906. He became a licensed undertaker and established a funeral parlor in Harlem in 1934; his son, Alvin, joined the firm sometime later. Toppin was active in political and... more
Johnson, Othella, 1910-1988, comp
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 592
.2 linear feet (2 archival boxes)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is the first African American Greek Sorority. It was founded in 1908, by nine college students on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. AKA currently have members in graduate and... more
Montserrat Progressive Society of New York
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 892
1.46 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Montserrat Progressive Society was formed September 25, 1914, with the aim of alleviating the socio-economic challenges faced by Montserratians who immigrated to New York. The Montserrat Progressive Society records, 1916-1999, consist... more
Freemasons. Boyer Lodge No. 1 (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 734
3.75 linear feet (9 boxes)
The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts chartered the Boyer Lodge in New York City for free black men in 1812; this was also the first Prince Hall Masonic lodge in New York State. The Boyer Lodge No. 1 Records consist primarily of ledger books.
Allen, James E. (James Egert), 1896-1980
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 775
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
An African-American educator and writer, James Egert Allen was the first president of the New York chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and an active member of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and... more
Jackson, William C. (William Calvin), 1883-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 450
0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
William Calvin Jackson was a leader of local, civic and religious organizations in Springfield, Massachusetts, active primarily in the African-American community. He was a member of a number of organizations, including the National Association for... more