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Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits Collection
6.5 linear feet (15 boxes)
Melville J. Herskovits, anthropologist and Africanist, was the founder of the first African Studies Program in the United States established at Northwestern University in 1948. Frances S. Herskovits, who taught African Literature, was also a close... more
Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-1995
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 532782
5.04 linear feet (13 boxes)
Lawrence Dunbar Reddick (March 3, 1910 – August 2, 1995) was a professor, historian, biographer of Martin Luther King, Jr., and former curator of the New York Public Library's Schomburg Collection. Reddick was a scholar in the field of African... more
Davis, Ossie
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Collection
4.62 linear feet (12 boxes)
Ossie Davis (1917-2005) and Ruby Dee (1922-2014) were American actors, writers, and activists whose careers spanned the mediums of theater, film, television, radio, and print. The Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee photographs, dating from the 1940s to... more
Hutson, Jean Blackwell, 1914-1998
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Jean Blackwell Hutson Collection
3.0 linear feet (10 boxes)
The Jean Blackwell Hutson photographs, dated 1890s to 1990s, were compiled by Jean Blackwell Hutson (1914-1998), a librarian who served as curator of the Schomburg Collection from 1948 to 1972, then chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in... more
Feelings, Tom
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Tom Feelings Collection
2.33 linear feet (6 boxes)
Tom Feelings (1933-2003) was an American children's book illustrator and author, cartoonist, teacher, and activist who sought to educate people of color through his artwork, books, and lectures. The Tom Feelings photographs largely chronicle... more
Association of Black Women in Higher Education
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Association of Black Women in Higher Education Collection
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) is an organization dedicated to promoting the intellectual growth and educational development of Black women in higher education. The photographs, dated 1986 to 1994, document the... more
DeLarverié, Stormé, 1920-2014
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186079
1.8 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Stormé DeLarverié photographs document DeLarverié's long career as a singer and gay rights activist from the 1950s until her death in 2014. The collection contains personal and professional photographs, including candid pictures of DeLarverié... more
Oliver, Elizabeth Murphy
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186268
6.92 linear feet (17 boxes)
Elizabeth Murphy Oliver was a Black American journalist and author best known for her work with the Baltimore-based newspaper, The Afro-American. The Elizabeth Murphy Oliver photographs date from 1903 to 1997 and cover... more
Belafonte, Harry, 1927-
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186084
32.16 linear feet (82 boxes, 9 oversize folders, 1 tube)
Harry Belafonte (1927-) is a Jamaican-American musician, actor, and activist best known for popularizing calypso music with international audiences, and his involvement in the American Civil Rights movement. His photographs, dating from 1925 to... more
Gunn, Bill, 1934-1989
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186090
1.75 linear feet (5 boxes)
Bill Gunn (1934-1989) was a Black writer, actor, and director. The Bill Gunn photographs collection primarily contains pictures of his family, from the 1880s through 1989, as well as some photos related to his career. Bill Gunn's mother, Louise... more
Jeannette, Gertrude, 1914-
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186198
9.29 linear feet (21 boxes)
Gertrude Hadley Jeannette (1914-2018) was a Black actor, playwright, director, and theatre producer. She began writing plays in 1950 and founded the Harlem-based HADLEY Players company in 1979. The collection dates from 1928 to 2018, and depicts... more
Watson, Barbara Mae, 1918-1983
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186089
3.42 linear feet (9 boxes)
Barbara Mae Watson (1918-1983) was a lawyer, United States diplomat, and the first female and the first Black Assistant Secretary of State, serving under Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter. Watson also co-founded one of the first Black... more
Fab 5 Freddy, 1959-
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186081
8.42 linear feet (21 boxes); 361.78 kilobytes (1 computer file)
Fab 5 Freddy is an African American director, TV host, graffiti artist, and a key personality in the history of hip-hop culture. The Fab 5 Freddy photographs highlight both his professional and personal lives, including images taken... more
Wilcox, Preston, 1923-2006
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 533045
1.38 linear feet (4 boxes)
Preston Wilcox (1923-2006) was a Black educator, sociologist, and community organizer. Wilcox was at the forefront of the community control movement in the mid-1960s, and founded AFRAM Associates, a public service agency in Harlem, in 1968. The... more
Redd, Everett
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186201
1.46 linear feet (4 boxes)
Everett Redd (1924-2006) was a Black motorcycle enthusiast and member of the Chosen Few Motorcycle Club. The photographs in this collection contain images of Redd's life, particularly his membership in motorcycle clubs in Los Angeles, California.... more
Cumbo, Clarissa W.
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186088
1.79 linear feet (5 boxes)
Marion and Clarissa Cumbo were a Black married couple based in New York City who worked as musicians and arts fundraisers. The collection, dated from the 1890s to the 1980s, contains photographs depicting the Cumbos' music careers, their work with... more
Angelou, Maya
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186210
3.0 linear feet (10 boxes). 10.4 megabytes (5 computer files)
The Maya Angelou photographs, dating from the 1920s to 2009, document the life and legacy of Maya Angelou (1928-2014), poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, dancer, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. The... more
Crouch, Stanley
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186200
1.05 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Stanley Crouch (1945-2020) was a Black American music and cultural critic, syndicated columnist, and biographer. Crouch's photographs date from 1928 to 2012 (bulk dates 1940s-2012) and contain prints, negatives, and slides that primarily depict... more
McLaurin, Benjamin F., 1906-1989
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186261
2.79 linear feet (6 boxes)
Benjamin F. McLaurin (1906-1989) was a Black labor leader and civic worker who held leadership positions within the Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) during the 1920s and 1930s. He worked with A. Philip Randolph throughout the Civil... more
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