Found 9 collections related to World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans

Europe, James R. (James Reese), 1917-2001
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 629
1 folder
James Reese Europe, Jr., son of the well-known African-American musician James Reese Europe (1881-1919) and dancer Bessie Simms, was a seaman in the Merchant Marines during World War II. In 1942 the Marine Firemen's, Oilers, Watertenders and... more
Weaver, Robert C. (Robert Clifton), 1907-1997
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 486
The Robert Clifton Weaver Papers (Additions) document Weaver's career during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, his departure from federal service in 1968 and subsequent career as educator, public speaker and author.
Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-1995
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 490
3.46 linear feet (6 boxes)
Lawrence D. Reddick served as curator of the Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature, 1939-1948. An African-American historian, Reddick was interested in the role of the black soldier in U.S. wars and published on this topic. Concerned that the... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | SC MG 567
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The all-Black 99th Pursuit Squadron was created by the U.S. Army in 1941, with the proviso that the pilots would be strictly segregated. The airfield at Tuskegee, Alabama, was chosen as their training site, thus they became known as the Tuskegee... more
Clarke, John Henrik, 1915-1998
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 572
52 linear feet (49 boxes)
Consisting mainly of correspondence, lecture notes, course outlines, writings, research material, organizational records and printed matter, the John Henrik Clarke papers are a unique archive for the study and interpretation of African and... more
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo National Youth Administration
442 items (1.4 cubic ft., 6 boxes). 1 photographic print : gelatin silver, b&w ; 51 x 39 cm. 33 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 36 x 28 cm. 196 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 210 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 18 x 16 cm. and smaller. 36 x 28cm., 37 p, 1 book: b&w (36 x 28cm., 37 p). 13 x 20 cm., 9 p, 1 album: b&w (13 x 20 cm., 9 p)
The National Youth Administration (NYA) was a government sponsored youth training and employment program from 1935 to 1943. The collection consists of images of primarily African American youths engaged in NYA activities including employment and... more
Hansen, Austin, 1910-1996
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Austin Hansen Collection
ca. 530,484 items (124.2 linear feet, 262 boxes). ca. 21,679 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w, some hand-colored ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. ca. 3038 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller. ca. 460 photographic prints : col ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. ca. 4514 photographic prints : col ; 13 x 10 cm. and smaller. ca. 529 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w, some hand-colored ; 36 x 28 cm. and smaller. ca. 225 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w, some hand-colored ; 52 x 42 cm. and smaller. ca. 39 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 34 x 66 cm. and smaller. ca. 500,000 negatives : b&w, some col ; 10 x 13 cm. and smaller
The Austin Hansen Collection primarily documents the people, places, and events in Harlem during the period from approximately the 1930s to the late 1980s. The Navy photography, produced when Hansen served on Manus Island in the South Pacific... 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
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Occupations
993 items (2.3 cubic ft., 13 boxes). 21 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 36 x 26 cm. and smaller. 781 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 75 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 18 x 26 cm. and smaller. 86 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 13 x 18 cm. and smaller. 21 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 36 x 26 cm. and smaller. 3 photographic prints : col ; 26 x 21 cm. 2 postcards : col ; 14 x 9 cm. 4 commemorative prints : col ; 10 x 17 cm
Collection depicts African Americans engaged in a variety of occupations and date from the 1900s to the 1990s with the bulk of the images being from the 1930s to the 1950s. Images capture blue-collar and white-collar workers performing their... more
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