Found 2 collections related to Vulcan Society (New York, N.Y.)

Hooey, Luther, 1913-1969
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
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 to captain in 1962. When the Fire Prevention Unit was established in 1956, Hooey, one of 35 blacks... more
Williams, Wesley A., 1896-1984
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 379
6.2 linear feet
New York City's first African-American fire fighter and fire official in the New York City Fire Department, ascending through the ranks from driver (1919), retiring as battalion chief (1952). He was a founder of the Vulcan Society, a black... more