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Found 12 collections related to African American fraternal organizations

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 412
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
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 has members in graduate and... more
King Solomon Grand Lodge of New York
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 598
0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
The Most Worshipful King Solomon Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of New York is a fraternal organization that was organized in Niagara Falls on July 18, 1906. The organization's first masonic home was purchased at 71-73 West 131st... 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
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Delta Mu Zeta Chapter (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 537
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's Delta Mu Zeta Chapter was founded in 1950. It was chartered as the Manhattan graduate chapter. The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's Delta Mu Zeta Chapter scrapbook consists of historical and biographical information related to... 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
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
Royal Entertaining Partner's Club
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 889
, 4 linear feet (1 archival boxe)
The Royal Entertaining Partner's (R.E.P.) Club was a New York City all-male social club formed in 1920, and incorporated in May 1930. The club's first formal social gala, known as the Frolic, was held in 1920, and annually thereafter for the... 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
Hooey, Luther, 1913-1969
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 545
0.03 linear feet (3 folders)
Luther M. B. Hooey began working as a fire fighter for the New York City Fire Department (NYCFD) in 1942. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1954, and captain in 1962. When the Fire Prevention Unit was established in 1956, Hooey, one of 35 Blacks in... more
Knights of Pythias
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 504
18.63 linear feet (21 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Dr. Thomas W. Stringer was the founder of the first Black Order of the fraternal organization, Knights of Pythias, known as the "Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias of North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa" (KPNSAEAA). This collection is... more
Johnson, Othella, 1910-1988
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 592
0.46 linear feet (2 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