Found 56 collections related to Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project

Jones, Ida, 1874-1959
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 414
.2 linear feet
The Ida Jones Collection consists of letters Jones wrote to her friend and sponsor Roberta Townsend (1931-1958) concerning her artwork, personel matters and her health. There is also correspondence following her 1959 death between her daughter,... more
Wells, Frederick W. (Frederick Wilson), 1896-1979
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 203
82 items (2 folders)
The Frederick W. Wells Papers consist of letters, telegrams and newsclippings documenting a crossburning incident by the Ku Klux Klan as part of an effort by white students to have Wells, an African American Columbia University School of Law... more
White, C. P. T
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 189
13 items (2 folders)
The C.P.T. White Papers include information about Baptist church activities, including a notebook of minutes of the 26th annual Sandy River Baptist Sunday School convention held in 1912. There is a handwritten account taken from the first issue of... more
Fleetwood, Christian A. (Christian Abraham), 1840-1914
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 111
(11 items) 1 folder
Collection of material relating to Sergeant-Major Fleetwood during the Civil War and after his return to civilian life; and individual black soldiers before and during the Spanish American War (War of 1898). Collection includes a biography of... more
Fletcher, Robert, 1938-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 402
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Collection of assorted printed material gathered by photographer Robert E. "Bob" Fletcher concerning the civil rights movement between 1962 and 1967. Included is printed material for the March on Washington, 1963; Free Southern Theatre, 1967;... more
Turner, Otis, 1940-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 436
The Otis Turner Papers consist of speeches, sermons, articles, analyses and reports written by Turner. Included is a list of titles; some of the subjects he addressed are racism, justice, the Presbyterian Church, and Martin Luther King.
Galamison, Milton A. (Milton Arthur), 1923-1988
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 394
The Milton A. Galamision Papers are primarily a collection of the Reverend's sermons. A few personal items, other writings, and clippings complete the collection. The papers have been divided into the following five series: personal papers,... more
Dawson, Mary Cardwell, 1894-1962
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 104
11 items (1 folder)
Opera director, concert singer, teacher, conductor and impresario, Dawson was the founder, president and general manager of the National Negro Opera Company. Formed in 1941 due to Dawson's concern regarding the lack of opportunity for... more
McCaw, Melvin, 1867-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 270
48 items (one folder)
Military records documenting Melvin McCaw's career as a non-commissioned officer in the 9th Regiment of the U.S. Cavalry from 1896 to 1917, and the activities of this segregated African American regiment at West Point after 1907. The collection... more
Gordon, Sol
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
2 folders
The Owen Dodson Collection consists principally of printed matter describing Dodson's career as a poet, playwright and novelist. There are also programs, obituaries and a memorial, a few of his poems and an extensive bibliography. Additionally,... more
Middleton, Owen
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 152
16 items (one folder)
Born on March 3, 1888 in Cleveland, Ohio, Owen Middleton was an African-American furniture draftsman and graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago who worked as a quick sketch artist for the Chicago Tribune. Middleton also worked as a syndicated... more
Payne, John
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 199
22 items (one folder)
Veteran of the Civil War and agent of the Freedmen's Bureau. John Payne joined the Union army as a private in the 15th Regiment Iowa Infantry. Appointed second lieutenant to the 10th Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers of African Descent, he served... more
Newman, Richard, 1930-2003
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 228
The Richard Newman/Laura Adorkor Kofey Research collection consists of Newman's research notes and the manuscripts, in its various drafts, for his chapter on Kofey in his book, "Black Power and Black Religion : Essays and Reviews," (1987).... more
St. Mark's United Methodist Church (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 361
.4 linear feet (1 archival box)
The St. Mark's United Methodist Church Collection consist principally of printed matter consisting of anniversary journals and programs. The collection focuses on the years when Reverend John Hicks was pastor, and contains church programs, and... more
Martin, Samuel Joseph, 1905-1984
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 338
The collection documents some aspects of Samuel J. Martin's career as an Episcopalian minister and contains sermons, correspondence, writings,and printed material. Included is Martin's dissertation written for the Divinity School of the University... more
Republic of New Africa (Organization)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 167
.1 linear feet (2 folders)
The Republic of New Africa (America) (RNA) Collection includes a photocopy of "Anti-Depression Program of the Republic of New Africa to end Poverty, Dependence, Cultural Malnutrition, and Crime among Black People in the United States and Promote... more
Herndon, Angelo, 1913-1997
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-981, Reel 22
27 items (1 folder)
Angelo Herndon was a labor and Communist Party organizer who was convicted and sentenced to twenty years hard labor on charges of attempting to incite insurrection in Georgia in 1932. He had led a demonstration of unemployed African Americans and... more
Rison, Alton Douglas, 1930-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 409
14.5 linear feet
The collection documents Alton Rison's administration at Junior High School 117 and the methods he used to improve teaching methods and increase accountability of student achievement levels in this inner city school in Brooklyn, New York in the... more
Bennett, George W., 1898-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 240
The George W. Bennett Manuscript consists of several drafts for a book he was writing. The manuscript contains an explanation of Bennett's philosophy of life and his perspective on society, as well as interpretations of several Biblical selections.
Bishop, Shelton Hale, 1889-1962
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 408
2 folders
The Shelton Hale Bishop Collection consists of photocopies of sermons, letters and an address briefly touching on his career as rector of St. Philip's Church. The letters are from Reverand Bishop to his former congregation of St. Philip's... more
Bragg, George F. (George Freeman), 1863-1940
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 244
The George Freeman Bragg Manuscripts consist primarily of biographical essays about three prominent nineteenth century African Americans in addition to two lists, the first providing names of famous African American women and the second, a list of... more
Committee Against Jim Crow in Military Service and Training
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 98
0.16 linear feet (2 folders)
Racial advocacy group that protested biases against Americans of African descent in the United States armed forces. Lobbying efforts consisted of direct appeals to government representatives, mass rallies and citizens' hearings with elected... more
Anthony, Michael, 1930-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 264
23 boxes (9.8 linear feet)
The papers document Anthony's personal and professional life, primarily from his departure from England in 1968 up to 1984, and have been organized into two series, Personal Papers and Professional Papers.
Berry, Isaac Reed, 1884-1975
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 283
The main body of the Isaac Reed Berry Papers consists of undated sermons, mostly handwritten. There is no indication of where the sermons were delivered, although they are titled. The sermons deal with topical and political as well as spiritual... more
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 271
10 items (one folder)
African-American poet, novelist and lecturer. Eight signed documents by Gwendolyn Brooks. The collection consists of: one TLS commenting, as a member of the jury, on books nominated for the 1959 Thormod Monsen Award; one TLS to Van Allen Bradley... more
Thaxton, H. Mack (Hubert Mack), 1912-1974
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 178
25 items (1 folder)
Physicist and pioneer in theoretical physics. Thaxton earned a mathematical and theoretical physics Ph.D. from Wisconsin University in 1939. His doctoral thesis concerning the splitting of protons with protons was a largely unexplored phenomenon... more
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 261
43.6 linear feet (106 boxes)
Herskovits Family Chronology:
  • 1895Melville Jean born September 10, Bellafontaine, OH to Herman and Henrietta Hart Herskovits.
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Holmes, Dwight Oliver Wendell, 1877-1963
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 125
7 items (1 folder)
Dwight Oliver Wendell Holmes was the president of Morgan State College in Baltimore, Maryland from 1937 to 1948. He was also active in civic and welfare work. The Dwight Oliver Wendell Holmes Papers consists of five letters between Holmes and... more
Hudson, Hosea
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 168
The Hosea Hudson Papers document this labor leader and communist organizer's political activities in Alabama and the Communist Party's attitude toward labor and the rights of African Americans. The bulk of the collection, dating from 1952 to 1958,... more
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 122
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Composer; cornetist; bandleader and publisher, W.C. Handy's fame rests upon his work as a composer. Handy wrote and published more than 150 songs and arrangements of folksongs, mainly spirituals and blues. The popularity of Handy's songs helped to... more