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McGruder, Kevin, 1957-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 368
1.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
Born in Toledo, Ohio, activist, entrepreneur, and writer Kevin McGruder attended Harvard University (BA in Economics) and Columbia University (M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance). In 2007, he began his doctoral studies in History at the Graduate Center... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 750
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Alan L. McLeod is emeritus professor of literature at Rider University, New Jersey, as well as a literary critic and editor of several volumes. McLeod researched and wrote about the life and work of Jamaican born, Harlem Renaissance writer Claude... more
Gonsalves, Roy, 1960-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 753
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Roy Gonsalves papers contain an unpublished manuscript titled "City of Refuge"; a photocopy of his will' correspondence with his literary executor, Harold Robinson (1992); and photocopies of journal entries.
Simmons, Ron, 1950-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 619
6.42 linear feet (7 boxes)
Ron Simmons, an early Black LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning) rights activist in the 1970s and 1980s. The Ron Simmons papers contain manuscripts for several of his writings, correspondence, research material,... more
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 794
6.42 linear feet (7 boxes)
Ira L. Jeffries author, playwright and journalist, had a productive career in New York City's off-off Broadway Theater and African American communities. The Ira Jeffries papers consist of biographical material including correspondence, memoirs,... more
Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 811
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
African-American composer, musician, and arranger, Hall Johnson is best known as a choral director and for his arrangements of spirituals. In 1925, Johnson formed the Hall Johnson Negro Choir, which performed spirituals in the traditional style.... more
Boyd, Wallace Bass, 1966-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 813
2.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Wallace Bass Boyd collection is comprised of forty-seven journals, biographical accounts and geographical descriptions of Black life in the South, as well as drafts of his writings from 1985-2007. The journals primarily capture Boyd's... more
Williams, W. Hazaiah, 1930-1999
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 760
7.42 linear feet (8 boxes)
Wlliam Hazaiah Williams, Jr. was an African-American minister and educator. The W. Hazaiah Williams papers contain material related to his personal life, ministry, and other professional ativities.
Greene, Richard T., 1913-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 815
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Richard T. Greene was a bank executive and advertising manager. The Richard T. Greene papers document Greene's career in advertising and banking.
Bailey, Pearl
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 824
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Pearl Bailey (1918-1990) was an African American actress and singer. In films, she was known chiefly for two roles: Maria in Porgy and Bess(1959) and Frankie in Carmen Jones (1954). She was... more
Kornweibel, Theodore
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 826
0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
These interviews consist of six oral history interviews conducted by Theodore Kornweibel in 1970-1972, to provide firsthand accounts for his book No Crystal Stair: Black Life and the "Messenger," 1917-1928, published in... more
Witherspoon, Richard
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 791
2.09 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
This collection includes Witherspoon's published and unpublished poetry, including his best known works: An American Haiku Novel and On the Stair, both in his signature style of linked-haiku... more
Father Divine
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 828
0.88 linear feet (3 boxes)
Father Divine (aka George Baker) was an African American religious leader and founder of the Peace Mission movement. The Father Divine collection consists primarily of material related to the broadcasting of Father Divine's sermons and messages... more
Hemphill, Essex
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 832
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Essex Hemphill and Wayson Jones Collection documents the collaboration and friendship of poet (Hemphill) and musician (Jones), and their artistic endeavors to foreground the experiences of Black gay life in the United States.
Glave, Thomas
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 836
9.18 linear feet (22 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Thomas Glave was a writer, scholar, and social activist. The bulk of this collection consists materials that document Glave's career as a scholar and writer.
Johnson, Brad, 1952-2011
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 844
2.29 linear feet (6 boxes)
Brad Johnson was a gay African American poet and writer. The Brad Johnson papers include biographical materials, published and unpublished poems, and correspondence.
Jones, Judd, 1931-2011
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 846
1.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
Judd Jones was an African American actor, singer, dancer, and director whose career was centered in New York City. The Judd Jones papers document his theatrical career.
Rahn, Muriel
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 848
0.71 linear feet (3 boxes)
Best known for her performance in the title role of the original 1943-1944 Broadway production of Carmen Jones, Muriel Rahn (1911-1961) developed a reputation as a performer who was equally talented as a singer and an... more
Primus, Pearl
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 852
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Pearl Primus (1919-1994) was an internationally recognized dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist. She is best known for presenting African dances, which she researched in Africa; studying their function and meaning; and performing before... more
Collins, Tee, 1923-2000
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 857
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Successful in animation and film for four decades, Tee Collins was the first creative designer to produce the premiere animated spot for Sesame Street. Known primarily for his creation of "Wanda the Witch" (1969), a... more
Buchanan, Samuel Carroll
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 863
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Samuel Carroll Buchanan received his Ph.D. from New York University in 1987 with a dissertation on Black quartets in the United States. He also sung with several groups, including the Charioteers, the Carr-Hill Singers, and the Gulf Coast... more
Johnson, Helen A.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
8.67 linear feet (10 boxes)
Helen Armstead-Johnson (1920-2006) was an English professor and the founder/director of the Armstead-Johnson Foundation for Theater Research, whose purpose was to collect, preserve, document and exhibit African-American contributions to the... more
Duke of Iron
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 865
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Cecil Anderson, also known as the "Duke of Iron," was an internationally known Calypso performer and composer. A native of Trinidad, Anderson moved with his family to New York in 1923. During his active years (1930s-1960s), he was influential in... more
Higgins, Chester
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 866
0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
Chester Higgins (born 1946 in Lexington, Kentucky) has worked as a New York Times staff photographer since 1975 and has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world. Higgins is the author of several books... more
Boyce-Taylor, Cheryl, 1950-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 919
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Cheryl Boyce-Taylor was born in Arima, Trinidad, and migrated to St. Albans Queens at the age of thirteen. Boyce-Taylor attended a Seventh Day Adventist high school in the Bronx, and completed undergraduate studies at City College of New York.... more
Stark, Shirley, 1927-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 884
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Shirly Stark, born in New York City in 1927, was an African American artist, an art professor who specialized in sculpture, and a poet. Stark moved to Detroit, Michigan, with her second husband where she discovered her love of sculpting and began... more
Dumas, Sonja, 1961-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 886
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Sonja Dumas is a performer, choreographer, writer, arts consultant, film director, producer, and founder and artistic director of a dance company called Continuum Dance Project. She was born on December 9, 1961 and grew up in the United States,... more
James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 891
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Historian and Marxist intellectual of many talents, Cyril Lionel Robert James was born in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago, in 1901, and died in London, England, in 1989. James was prominent in the Pan-African and anticolonial movements of the... more
Blakk, Joan Jett
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 897
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Joan Jett Blakk/Lick Bush in '92 Archive, ca. 1991-1996, documents Terence Smith's drag persona Joan Jett Blakk as she campaigns in the 1991 Chicago mayoral election and the 1992 presidential election. The collection consists of news... more
McDonald, Janet, 1953-2007
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 907
2.92 linear feet (7 boxes)
Janet Arneda McDonald was an African American novelist, journalist, and lawyer. The Janet McDonald papers, 1960-2007, document her personal experiences as an African American lesbian throughout her education, legal career, and professional... more