Found 64 collections related to Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project

Freeman, Rhoda Golden
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 313
9 linear feet
The Rhoda G. Freeman Manuscript and Research Collection consists primarily of materials collected by Freeman and used in her writings, including her dissertation entitled, "The Free Negro in New York City in the Era Before the Civil War." There... 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
Riverdale Children's Association (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 300
2 linear feet
The Riverdale Children's Association was founded by a group of Quakers in 1836 as the Colored Orphan Asylum in New York City, the first institution in the United States dedicated to the care of African American children. The Asylum organized its... 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
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
Reid, Ira De Augustine, 1901-1968
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 359
3 linear feet
The Ira De Augustine Reid papers consist primarily of published and unpublished writings and are divided into personal and professional papers, research notes, writings, Haverford College, subject file and writings by other authors. Included are a... more
Cobb, Jewel Plummer, 1924-2017
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 298
18.2 linear feet
The Jewel Plummer Cobb Papers document Cobb's career as a cancer researcher, professor at several colleges and a college administrator. The collection consists of biographical material including news articles, in addition to correspondence with... more
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
Hardison, Inge, 1904-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 204
2 folders
Born in Portsmouth, VA in 1904, Ruth Inge Hardison is a sculptor, photographer, actress and poet known for her series of cast iron busts of "Negro Giants in History," begun in 1963, and her sculptures of ordinary people, "Our Folks," launched in... more
Harris, M. A., 1908-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 215
20 items (1 folder)
The Middleton Alexander "Spike" Harris letters consist principally of letters written by Harris to Sidney Kaplan, an English professor. The letters reflect Harris' interest in African American history and his activity as a collector. Some letters... more
Jones, Harry E. (Harry Edward), 1897-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 246
37 items (2 folders)
In 1936 Harry Jones founded and organized the first Boy Scout troop for African Americans in the New Brunswick, New Jersey area, Troop 29, and was its scoutmaster for more than thirty years. A professional prizefighter in his youth, Jones also... more
Wills, Harry, 1892-1958
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 191
2 folders
Professional boxer, and leading heavyweight contender in the 1920's. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Harry Wills began his boxing career in 1911. He is credited with winning 475 out of 480 bouts, scoring 31 knockouts. At the height of his career... more
Dumas, Henry, 1934-1968
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 310
9 items (one folder)
Born in Sweet Home, Arkansas, in 1934, Henry Dumas was an African American poet and short story writer, and the editor and publisher of several magazines, including "Anthologist," "Untitled," "Hiram Poetry Review" and "Collection." Dumas was shot... more
Bradley, Henry Thorpe
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 85
25 items (1 folder)
Afro-American book collector and writer of verses and short stories. Bradley was born in Enfield, N.C. and moved to Brooklyn (N.Y.) during the 1920s. His published and unpublished works include: "Love and Mystery, a Tale in Rhyme" (1907), "A... 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
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
Roberts, Eugene Percy, 1868-1953
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
32 items (1 folder)
Eugene Percy Roberts (1868-1953) was the first African American to achieve the following: receive a degree in medicine in New York City, serve as a member of the New York City Board of Education from 1917-1922, and become a trustee of Lincoln... more
Davis, Benjamin J. (Benjamin Jefferson), 1903-1964
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6129
Divided into four series, Correspondence, the Smith Act Trial, Writings and Printed matter, the Benjamin J. Davis, Jr. Papers document Davis's life and political career from 1949 to the time of his death. The Correspondence series is grouped into... more
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 108
0.2 linear feet (one box)
African-American abolitionist, orator, author, diplomat and public official, born in slavery circa 1817. Ten autograph letters signed by Frederick Douglass; typescript of "John Brown," an address delivered at Harpers Ferry and edited in Douglass's... more
Vigo, José A., 1950-1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 374
4.4 linear feet
The José A. Vigo Papers consist of material reflecting Vigo's dissertation topic "Language Maintenance and Ethnicity: A Sociolinguistic Study of Samaná, Dominican Republic" which is a study of the processes of language maintenance and language... more
Lewis, Katherine Handy, 1902-1982
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 336
2.5 linear feet
The Katharine Handy Lewis Papers document some of Mrs. Lewis' personal and professional interests and include material relating to her father and to the Handy Brothers Music Company. Papers pertaining to Mrs. Lewis consist of biographical... more