Found 15 collections related to Slavery -- United States

Filtering on: x1851 - 1900
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, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1520
0.06 linear feet (1 box, 1 microfilm reel)
A collection of bills of sale, deeds, passes, certificates of registry, manumission papers, wills, and speeches. Also, letters relating to slavery-related court cases, including the Amistad slave ship revolt. Also includes letters by... more
Fleming, Walter L. (Walter Lynwood), 1874-1932
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1029
6 linear feet (14 boxes)
Walter Lynwood Fleming (1874-1932) was professor of history at various universities in the U.S. including West Virginia University, Louisiana State University and Vanderbilt University, in addition to serving as dean of arts and sciences at... more
Toussaint, Pierre, 1766-1853
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3011
2 linear feet (5 boxes); 3 microfilm reels
Pierre Toussaint (1766-1853?) was born a slave in Haiti (then Saint Domingue) and came to New York City in 1787 with the family of Pierre Berard. After becoming a successful hairdresser, Toussaint supported the Berard family and bought the freedom... more
Yancey, William Alexander
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 194
0.22 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Born a slave, William Alexander Yancey was a teacher and a Presbyterian minister and missionary. After the Civil War, he moved to Virginia and purchased some land. In 1872, he converted to the Presbyterian faith. A year later, Yancey graduated... more
Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3275
1.75 linear feet (7 boxes); 4 microfilm reels
Gideon Welles (1802-1878) was an American politician and editor. He served as Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869 under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson after having political positions in Connecticut as a member of the Democratic Party. He left... more
Phelps, J. W. (John Wolcott), 1813-1885
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2399
John Wolcott Phelps (1813-1885) was a graduate of West Point, Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, and the presidential candidate of the anti-Masonic American Party in 1880. The collection consists of his correspondence, writings on politics 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
Stock, Mildred
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 177
7.42 linear feet (15 boxes)
Mildred Stock was a writer and researcher, best known for the work, Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian", which she co-authored with Herbert Marshall. The Mildred Stock research collection consists of research files... more
Bryant family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 421
2.2 linear feet (6 boxes)
Members of the Bryant family were descended from Peter Bryant (1767-1820) and Sarah Snell Bryant (1766-1847) of Cummington, Mass., and included the poet William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) and his brothers, who settled in or around Princeton, Ill.... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 940
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
This ledger, most likely from the 19th century because of the dates listed, is possibly a city or county government's ledger used to assign personal, land, and property taxes to the members of the surrounding towns and/or communities. Among the... more
Harris, M. A., 1908-1977
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 34
0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Middleton "Spike" Harris slavery and abolition collection consists of individual documents pertaining to slavery and abolition in the United States. Included are legal documents, indentures, manumission papers, bills of sale, agreements to... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 76
5.13 linear feet (15 boxes)
The Miscellaneous American Letters and Papers (MALP), spanning from 1740-2006, document the personal and professional lives of people of African descent.
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Slavery
1.5 linear feet
The Slavery collection, compiled by staff of the Schomburg Center, consists primarily of photomechanical reproductions of illustrations, paintings, photographs, documents, artifacts and printed texts, relating to the enslavement of persons of... more
Katz, Jonathan, 1938-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1621
80.83 linear feet (189 boxes, 20 tubes, 1 item). 2.9 gigabytes (490 computer files)
Jonathan Ned Katz (1938 - ) is an independent historian, author, LGBTQ rights advocate, teacher, and textile designer. His father, Bernard Katz (1901-1970), an artist and designer who worked in advertising, was an independent historian of... more
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