Found 11 collections related to African American politicians

Yancy, Roberta
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 388
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Roberta "Bobbi" Yancy attended Barnard College in 1959, one of only two Black students in her class. She often volunteered at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's New York office headed up by Jack O'Dell. During her sophomore year, Yancy... more
Bruce, Herbert L., 1900-1990
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 79
3.21 linear feet (4 boxes)
Herbert L. Bruce was the district leader of the 12th and 21st Assembly Districts, and the first black Tammany Hall leader in New York City, 1935-1945. This collection consists of personal papers, letters, texts of speeches, news clippings, and... more
Johnson, Alfred Newell, 1915-1989
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 503
33.27 linear feet (78 boxes, 1 volume)
Alfred Newell Johnson (1915-1989) was an entrepreneur whose work varied from electrical engineering, journalism, photography, public relations and publicity, to political campaign management. The A. Newell Johnson papers date from the 1920s to the... more
Abyssinian Baptist Church (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 671
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Abyssinian Baptist Church Oral History Project consists of transcripts of interviews with ten African-American women—all Abyssinian members—about their recollections of Abyssinian Baptist Church as well as their Southern roots, their spiritual... more
Toppin, Henry A. (Henry Allan), 1884-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 459
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Henry A. Toppin (1884-1965), born in Barbados, immigrated to the U.S. in 1906. He became a licensed undertaker and established a funeral parlor in Harlem in 1934; his son, Alvin, joined the firm sometime later. Toppin was active in political and... 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
Brown, Earl, 1903-1980
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 254
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Earl Brown was an African-American journalist and Harlem politician. The Earl Brown papers date from 1934 to the 1970s and document aspects of Earl Brown's journalistic and political careers, and include correspondence (1934-1960), drafts of his... more
Jack, Hulan E. (Hulan Edwin), 1906-1986
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 478
17.59 linear feet (22 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Hulan Edwin Jack was the first Black borough president in New York City, representing Manhattan from 1954-1961. The Hulan E. Jack papers document Jack's years in the New York State Assembly and his tenure as borough president.
Bancroft Library. Oral History Center
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 294
2.0 linear feet (12 volumes)
These oral history interviews form part of the Negro Political History series of the Earl Warren Era Project completed by the Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. The interviews were conducted with... more
Buckley, Gail Lumet, 1937-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 327
2.04 linear feet (4 boxes)
This collection consists of original documents and correspondence related to the Horne family, assembled by Gail Lumet Buckley during the research and writing of her book The Hornes: An American Family (New York: Alfred... 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