Found 44 collections related to Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project

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
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
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
Berry, Llewellyn L
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 282
The Llewellyn L. Berry Collection consists of personal papers including certificates and passport; a sermon and list of text and subjects preached by Rev. Berry from 1921 until 1936; and A.M.E. Church reports (1933-1947). There are also news... more
Marshall, Kenneth, 1925-1971
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 456
5 linear feet
The Kenneth Marshall Papers document his career as an administrator for several federally funded urban youth group programs and related endeavors. The bulk of the collection contains New York City Youth Board process records (accounts of... 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
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
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.
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
Walker, Wyatt Tee
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 216
The Wyatt Tee Walker Papers consist principally of manuscripts of published and unpublished works, a few sermons and programs of events held at Canaan Baptist Church, including an anniversary souvenir journal. The manuscript titles are "The... more
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
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
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
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
National Association of University Women
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
.2 linear feet
The National Association of University Women Records is comprised of a history of the organization, the charter and by-laws, minutes of meetings, officers' reports, and printed material consisting of programs of national conventions and the... 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