Collections in Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division

555th Parachute Infantry Association
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS 555 Parachute 2001-08
1 video_recording
The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, also known as the Triple Nickels, was an all-Black airborne unit of the United States Army during World War II. The 555th Parachute Infantry Association moving image collection consists of one video... more
Abdul, Raoul
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Abdul 2010-08
10 audio_recordings. 2 video_recordings
The Raoul Abdul audio and moving image collection consists of ten sound recordings and two video recordings of Raoul Abdul's performances, interviews, and broadcasts as a classical singer from 1953-1996.
Abyssinian Baptist Church (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Abyssinian 1995-23
20 audio_recordings
The Abyssinian Baptist Church Oral History Project consists of interviews with ten African American women about their recollections of the church as longtime members. Conducted by Dr. Martia G. Goodson, an American historian specializing in... more
All American News, Inc.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS All-American 1992
39 video_recordings
All-American News was the first newsreel made specifically for African American audiences. This collection consists of 39 video recordings of All-American News productions released from 1943 to 1945.
Ashe, Bernard, 1936-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Ashe 2007-09
5 video_recordings
The Bernard F. Ashe moving image collection documents the latter portion of Ashe's career as general counsel to the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), and esteemed member of the American Bar Association and American Arbitration Association,... more
Association of Black Women in Higher Education
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Association 2008-29
2 video_recordings. 7 audio_recordings
The Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) is a professional organization founded in 1978. The collection consists of seven audio recordings of the 1985 ABWHE conference, and two videos of the 1990 ABWHE conference.
Bach, Jean, 1918-2013
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Great 1996
64 video_recordings
A Great Day in Harlem is an Oscar-nominated 1994 documentary directed by Jean Bach (1918 - 2013), a press agent, radio producer, jazz aficionado, and fixture of New York's jazz scene. The collection consists of... more
Barnett, Etta Moten, 1901-2004
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Barnett 1993
106 audio_recordings
Etta Moten Barnett was a performing artist, journalist, and civic leader. The Etta Moten Barnett collection consists of 106 audio recordings created from circa 1935 to 1983, largely representing her career in radio and journalism.
Black Filmmaker Foundation
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Black 2018
1 audio_recording. 715 video_recordings
The Black Filmmaker Foundation (BFF) is a nonprofit membership organization co-founded and led by filmmaker Warrington Hudlin. The Black Filmmaker Foundation collection consists of 715 moving image recordings and one sound recording created from... more
Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Braithwaite 1991-13
1 audio_recording
William Stanley Braithwaite (1878-1962) was a poet and editor of poetry anthologies. The collection consists of a 1958 radio interview with Braithwaite for the weekly radio series The Enjoyment of Poetry.
Bricktop, 1894-1984
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Smith 1985-65
54 audio_recordings
Performer and club owner Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith (August 14, 1894 - February 1, 1984) was known as "Bricktop" for her red hair. The collection consists of fifty-four audio recordings, dating from approximately 1930 to 1979.
Childress, Alice
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Childress 1998-56
5 audio_recordings. 1 video_recording
Pioneering African American writer, actress, and director Alice Childress (1916-1994) was known for her plays and her best-selling young adult novel, A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich. The collection consists of five... more
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Coalition 1987-41
7 video_recordings
The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) is a nonprofit organization of Black trade union members affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO). The collection consists of seven video... more
Damas, Léon-Gontran, 1912-1978
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc CR2011.001
49 sound discs (in 46 cases) : analog, digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.. 1 sound disc : 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.. 49 Archival original cases in various reel to reel formats and sizes. 1000GB, 1 Hard Drive of partial collection (21 discs) : (1000GB)
The Léon Gontran Damas Recorded Sound Collection consists primarily of noncommercial recordings of radio broadcasts made during his travels to Africa, France, and the United States etc.; as well as one commercial LP audio recording, "Poesie de la... more
Dixon, Melvin, 1950-1992
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | SC MIRS Dixon 1993-11
4 audio_recordings
Melvin Dixon was an American scholar, novelist, and poet. Dixon's scholarship, including translations, focused on French speaking writers such as Léopold Sédar Senghor, Geneviève Fabre, and Jacques Roumain. The collection consists of four audio... more
Edwards, Babette
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Edwards 2008-05
17 video_recordings. 4 audio_recordings
Dr. E. Babette Edwards is an educator and Harlem-based education reform activist. The collection consists of seventeen videos and two audio recordings related to her organizing, dating from 1970 to 1972.
Essence Television Productions, Inc.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Essence
17 video_recordings
Essence was a nationally syndicated weekly magazine television program that ran from 1983 to 1988, produced by the same firm that publishes the long-running Essence magazine. The more
Frye, Charles A.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Frye 1995
9 audio_recordings. 1 video_recording
Charles Anthony Frye (1946-1994), an early proponent of Black studies, taught philosophy, religion, and literature, in addition to being a published novelist and poet. The Charles A. Frye audio and moving image collection consists of one video and... more
Greenberg, Iris
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Freedom 1985-23
1 audio_recording
The collection consists of one audio reel recorded by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) field organizer Iris Greenberg, on February 16, 1964, which features Dick Gregory speaking at a meeting about challenging segregation.
Harlem Neighborhoods Association
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Harlem 1989-103
3 audio_recordings
Launched in 1937, the Harlem Neighborhoods Association (HANA) served as a clearinghouse for various social agencies and community organizations operating in Harlem until 1978. The Harlem Neighborhoods Association audio collection consists of three... more
Hip-Hop Education Center
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Hip 2014
446 video_recordings. 41 audio_recordings
Producer, educator, and archivist Martha Diaz formed the Hip-Hop Education Center (HHEC) to formalize and promote hip-hop based education. Its primary holdings are from the Hip-Hop Odyssey (H2O) International Film Festival, which Diaz founded in... more
Holte, Clarence L., 1909-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Holte 2003-07
2 audio_recordings
Clarence Leroy Holte (1909-1993) was an African American bibliophile, collecting books related to Africa and the African diaspora. The Clarence L. Holte audio collection consists of two audio recordings of interviews with Holte in which he talks... more
Kelly, Patrick, 1954-1990
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc Visual DVD 76-87
14 audio-visual items
African-American fashion designer who came to fame in the fashion houses of Paris, Patrick Kelly was voted into the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, the prestigious French organization of fashion... more
Lewis, David L., 1936-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Levering 1987-15
51 audio_recordings
The Voices from the Renaissance audio collection consists of fifty-one sound recordings, primarily of interviews that David Levering Lewis conducted with and about Harlem Renaissance figures for his 1981 book, When Harlem Was... more
Nelson, Jill
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Nelson 1992-19
78 audio_recordings
Jill Nelson (1952-) is a journalist and writer. The collection consists of seventy-eight audio recordings, mostly interviews, dating from 1979 to 1990.
O'Neal, Frederick, 1905-1992
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS O'Neal 1991-12
17 audio_recordings. 2 video_recordings
Actor and director Frederick O'Neal (1905-1992) was best known for co-founding the American Negro Theatre (ANT) with playwright Abram Hill in 1940. O'Neal was also active in the leadership of a number of professional, cultural, and labor... more
Phelps-Stokes Fund
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Phelps 1984-08
37 audio_recordings
The Phelp-Stokes Fund Black U.S. Ambassadors Oral History audio collection consists of ten interviews with Black U.S. ambassadors to African and Caribbean nations, who are also referred to as Chiefs of Mission. Funded by the Ford Foundation and... more
Ringgold, Faith
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Ringgold
10 video_recordings
Faith Ringgold (1930-2024) was an American painter, mixed media sculptor, performance artist, author, teacher, and activist. The collection consists of ten videos dating from 1986 to 1987. The bulk of the collection is footage from the documentary... more
Rollins, Sonny
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Rollins 2017
Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7th, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Harlem born and raised, Rollins is considered among the players to have defined the instrument through his prolific practicing, performing and... more
Simms, Hilda, 1918-1994
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Simms 1994-08
17 audio_recordings. 1 video_recording
Actress Hilda Simms (1918-1994) hosted the WOV New York City radio program Ladies' Day from 1953 to 1962, featuring music and interviews with figures in entertainment and public affairs. The collection dates from 1953 to... more
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