Found 11 collections related to African American athletes

Sharp, Louis, 1901-1976
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 534
1.5 linear feet (1 print box)
Louis R. Sharp, African-American singer and actor graduated from the University of Kansas, where he sang with the University quartet. Moving to California in 1926, he studied voice with Theodore Ricardo, and settled in Harlem in the 1930s. A... more
Metcalf, George R., 1914-2002
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 150
2.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
George Rich Metcalf (born Feb. 5, 1914 in Auburn) was a white American N.Y. State Senator; president of the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing; an activist; businessman; journalist; author; and philanthropist. In 1948, he became... more
Davis, John P. (John Preston), 1905-1973
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-5858
Writings and research files, along with personal papers, and corrrespondence documenting Davis' multifaceted career, 1923-1972. Includes material on the AMERICAN NEGRO REFERENCE BOOK, 1966, edited by Davis; papers relating to Frederick Douglass,... more
Johnson, Jack, 1878-1946
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 525
0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
Heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson (1878-1946) was the first African-American boxer to win the heavyweight title. A controversial figure, Johnson was famous for the furor that surrounded his heavyweight championship, his flamboyant... more
Levitt, Morris, 1906-1976
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 542
6.2 linear feet (6 record cartons, 1/2 archival box)
Morris Levitt served as a consultant for the Negro History Associates, founded by Middleton "Spike" Harris in 1963, whose purpose was to educate the public and school children about the role of African Americans in American history. Levitt was a... more
Writers' Program (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6544
4.48 linear feet (10 boxes, 5 reels)
The studies for this collection were compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration in New York City. This collection consists of 41 studies of the history of Blacks in New York City. Included are biographical... more
Walker, John Snookie, 1919-1985
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 535
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
John "Snookie" Rendall Walker was a Harlem business entrepreneur and organizer/manager of several Harlem-based youth and professional athletic teams. He lived his entire life in Harlem (1919-1985), opening the Sugar Bowl Restaurant on West 137th... more
Miller, Buster
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 529
.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Grover C. "Buster" Miller was a sports reporter who worked for The New York Age and whose columns included "Sports Parade" and "Sports of the Age." In 1938, he was credited as a guest columnist and from 1939 onwards as the sports editor. Buster... more
Troupe, Quincy
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 635
83.51 linear feet (193 boxes, 5 volumes, 3 tubes); 3.51 gigabytes (575 computer files)
Quincy Troupe (born 1939) is a poet, author, and editor, perhaps best known for co-writing Miles: The Autobiography (1989) with the influential jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. His father, Quincy Trouppe, Sr., was an all-star... more
Gates, Pop, 1917-1999
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 689
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
William "Pop" Gates was a professional basketball player. He played for several professional teams, ending his career with a five year (1950-1955) tour of duty with the Harlem Globetrotters, as both a player and a coach. This collection consists... more
Smith, Anna Jackson, 1913-1998
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 301
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Born Anna Jackson in 1913, Anna Jackson Smith attended East Rutherford High School in New Jersey where she distinguished herself on the "Wonder-Girls" Basketball Team of the late 1920s and early 1930s. The Anna Jackson Smith papers focus on... more
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