Found 18 collections related to African Americans -- History

Scarborough, W. S. (William Sanders), 1852-1926
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
8 encapsulated letters
William Sanders Scarborough (1854?-1926) was a renowned philologist and the President of Wilberforce University from 1908 to 1920. Scarborough was appointed professor of Latin and Greek at Wilberforce in 1876. In 1892 he was dismissed due to the... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 44
23.71 linear feet (64 boxes)
The records of the Schomburg Center document the activities of the six individuals who managed the library, dating to its establishment by Ernestine Rose. The records are divided into the following series: General Correspondence, Reference... more
Kaplan, Sidney, 1913-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 137
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
This collection documents part of an exhibition on African American musicians organized by the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. The papers consist of research material gathered by consultant Sidney Kaplan and his... more
Hubert, Levi C.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 127
2.8 linear feet
The Levi C. Hubert papers pertain to Hubert's research on black soldiers in the United States Armed Forces and other topics in African American history and include manuscript drafts, correspondence, reproductions of photographs, news clippings,... 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
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
Glover, George Washington, 1888-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 488
12 linear feet
Printed material relating to the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) including programs and playbills from NANM and other small groups; and annual breakfast, convention and conference materials, and other records of the New York and... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 43
38.51 linear feet (97 boxes, 6 volumes, 1 oversize folder)
This collection consists of typescripts of novels, biographies, essays, and poems on historical, sociological, and educational issues, and conference papers. Some of the typescripts appear as final drafts, others as working drafts with author's... more
Bruce, John Edward
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-905
.25 linear feet (4 microfilm reels)
Papers include letters written to Bruce from black politicians, journalists, intellectuals, and activists including John Wesley Cromwell, Alexander Crummell, Richard T. Greener, T. Thomas Fortune, and Arthur A. Schomburg, as well as manuscript and... more
Prince, Lucy Terry, approximately 1730-1821
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 28
0.19 linear feet (3 reels)
Lucy Terry Prince is considered the earliest Black American poet, a sample of whose work still exists; she was also a formerly enslaved person. This collection cnosists of material related to Bernard and Jonathan Katz's book, more
Katz, William Loren
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 139
5.4 linear feet
Author/historian William Loren Katz is the author of "Eyewitness: The Negro in American History" (1967), "The Black West" (1971), "A History of Black Americans" (1973), "Black Indians: a Hidden Heritage" (1986), and other titles about... more
Holte, Clarence L., 1909-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 718
4 linear feet (2 record cartons, 12 card file boxes)
The Clarence L. Holte Papers reflect Holte's desire to educate people about black history and culture, and his attempts to assist with the economic development of Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia through the advertising company he represented.
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
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-2798
.75 linear feet (17 boxes, 12 microfilm reels)
Papers reflecting Schomburg's endeavors as a writer and researcher, and collector and curator of books and manuscripts documenting black history and culture. Personal and professional papers, including correspondence and writings, and writings of... more
Porter, Kenneth Wiggins, 1905-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 222
49.4 linear feet (67 boxes)
A professor of history, Kenneth W. Porter conducted research on African-American frontiersmen and cowboys, Black Seminoles, and American folklore and folk history. This collection consists primarily of his manuscripts and research materials... more
Jackson, Jesse
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 896
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Jesse J. Jackson (1908-1983), the collector of these documents, acquired them over ten years while serving as a writer-in-residence at Appalachian State University. Jackson was born in Columbus, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University. He wrote 8... 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
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 952
0.83 linear feet (3 boxes)
Arthur (originally Arturo) Alfonso Schomburg was a collector of books and manuscripts pertaining to black history and culture, whose collection formed the basis for the Schomburg Center for Black Culture. This collection consists primarily of... more