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Williams, Wesley A., 1896-1984
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 379
0.88 linear feet (3 boxes)
Wesley Williams was New York City's first African American fire fighter and fire official in the New York City Fire Department, and he was a founder of the Vulcan Society. The Wesley Williams papers consist of correspondence, news clippings,... more
New York (N.Y.). Fire Department. Vulcan Society
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 467
.75 linear feet (2 1/2 archival boxes)
The Vulcan Society is a fraternal organization of black fire fighters employed by the NYCFD. Included are files kept by Robert O. Lowery, the first black New York City Fire Department commissioner and president of the Society for several years,... 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