Found 28 collections related to African American families

Steward, Gustavus Adolphus, 1881-1966
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 487
1.71 linear feet (5 boxes)
Gustavus Adolphus Steward was an educator, writer, and businessman. The Gustavus Adolphus Steward papers consist of correspondence, writings, financial records, and material from his family members.
Ross, Lillian Wise, 1900-1980
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 547
Lillian Wise Ross married World War I veteran, Ira Eugene Ross, in 1919. Their daughter, Dorothy Eleanor Ross, was married to Walter Franklin Anderson, an accomplished musician and the grandson of freed slaves. The Lillian Ross Letters consist of... 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
Heyward, Sammy, 1904-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 160
Collection reflects Heyward's professional life and activities, particularly his career as a performer; a significant portion of the collection consists of music manuscripts arranged and/or composed by him. Heyward's personal papers contain... more
Ira Aldridge Society
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 131
1.88 linear feet (4 boxes)
Interracial organization devoted to the discovery and promotion of talented black artists and educating people on the contributions of black artists to the performing arts. Constitution and bylaws, financial and legal documents, financial reports,... more
Granger, William R. R.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 376
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
William R. R. Granger, Jr., was a physician. This collection consists of over 500 letters written to Dr. William Randolph R. Granger, Jr., by his parents; his wife, Dr. Isabella Vandervall; his five brothers; relatives; and friends.
Hillman, George Abraham
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 588
0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Hillman family papers provide documentation on the performance careers of four members of this family. Included are a notebook containing George A. Hillman's monologues and news clippings discussing the vaudeville performances of George and... more
Harris, Middleton A. Spike
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 34
19.04 linear feet (43 boxes)
Middleton Alexander "Spike" Harris (1908-1977) was an author, historian, collector, and dealer of African Americana. In addition, he was the founder of the Negro History Associates (NHA), an organization which collected and disseminated... more
Harrison, Richard B.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 205
0.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection consists of material pertaining to Harrison's portrayal of "de Lawd" in the play The Green Pastures, written by Marc Connelly. Material primarily includes news clippings about Harrison and the play;... more
Gutman, Herbert G. (Herbert George), 1928-1985
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1268
32 linear feet (32 boxes and l oversize folder)
Herbert George Gutman (1928-1985) was a historian and professor of history at Fairleigh Dickinson University and various New York universities. His published works concerned the social and economic structure of American labor. Bulk of the... more
Davis, John P. (John Preston), 1905-1973
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-5858
Writings and research files, along with personal papers, and corrrespondence documenting Davis' multifaceted career, 1923-1972. Includes material on the AMERICAN NEGRO REFERENCE BOOK, 1966, edited by Davis; papers relating to Frederick Douglass,... more
Higginsen, Vy
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 528
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Mama, I Want to Sing is a gospel musical in 2 acts. The book and lyrics are by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro. Original music is by Rudolph V. Hawkins, Wesley Naylor and Doris Troy. The play opened at the Heckscher Theatre,... 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
Dial, Lewis
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 518
l vol
Sports reporter for the PITTSBURGH COURIER. Scrapbook containing news clippings of his columns and articles, and some printed matter.
Casey, Mamie
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 675
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Mamie Casey letters consist primarily of letters written by William Dye Smith to his cousin, Mamie Casey, during the period he served in the army. The letters principally discuss his romantic relationship with Casey. As there are no letters... more
Berry family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 483
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The Berry family collection consists of seven pieces of correspondence, apparently written by members of the Berry family, dating from 1863-1918, and spanning three states and Europe. There is also one typescript entitled "My Bit in the World War... more
Weston, George A. and Maudelle
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 188
.3 linear feet
George Weston papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, and clippings concerning his career, theology, and politics. One folder pertains to the Pro-Lad Paint company (Africa's Shadow Type Progressive Ladder Paint, Ltd.) and a... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 405
.6 linear feet
In 1992 and 1993 City Lore coordinated an oral history project focusing on the Northern migration experience and the maintenance of southern folkways within New York City's African-American church community. Fifty men and women who migrated from... more
Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1004
11 reels
Clergyman, teacher, missionary. Letters addressesd to Crummell discussing personal and religious interests and Crummell's missionary work as an Episcopalian in Liberia in the 1850s through 1860s. Bulk of the collection consists of numerous sermons... more
Shivery family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 257
3.46 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Shiverys, Smiths and Blazes were three branches of a southern African-American family. The Shivery Family papers document the life, history and relationships of the three families in the South, from the Reconstruction to the present.
Wright, Nathan
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 754
6.04 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Rev. Dr. Nathan Wright, Jr., an Episcopal minister and scholar, was an early and prominent advocate of Black power. The Nathan Wright papers reflect his numerous interests and endeavors in the fields of religion, Black power, education, and... more
Wynn family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 839
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Wynn family, consisting of the Reverend Robert Daniel Wynn, his wife Rosie D. Wynn, and their daughter, Cora, lived in New York City and Newark, New Jersey. Reverend Wynn was the pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church from 1885 until 1902,... more
StoryCorps (Project)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 931
Since 2003, StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit, has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews with over 90,000 participants. StoryCorps' mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share,... more
Smith, William Dye, 1881-1951
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 949
1.46 linear feet (3 boxes plus 1 Oversize box)
Personal papers of William Dye Smith (1880-1951), an African American military sergeant who served in the United States Army Spanish American War.
Polk Family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Mg 713
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The ancestors of the Polk Family, Jim and Amey, their daughter, Judah, and her husband, Kit, along with their children, upon reaching the age of twenty-one), were emancipated in 1840. This occurred one and one-half years after the death of their... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 429
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
The World War II letters from African-American Soldiers collection consists of letters from African-American servicemen to Elnora (Nora) Bing Williams and her husband, Edgar Thomas (Ned) Williams of Brooklyn, New York. The correspondents are... more
Winslow, Henry, 1903-1989
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 879
1.87 linear feet (5 boxes)
This collection consists of personal and professional material related to both William Henry and Sadie Winslow. The material contains biograpical papers, such as resumes, personal correspondence, and obituaries; professional correspondence;... more
Christmas, June Jackson
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 787
9.25 linear feet (24 boxes)
June Jackson Christmas (born 1924) is a psychiatrist and mental health professional. Her papers mostly consist of material related to her various positions, including founder of Harlem Rehabilitation Center at Harlem Hospital, New York City... more
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