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Collections in Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

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Bey, Allan Ahmed
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 827
0.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Moorish Science Temple of America, is an U.S. religious movement founded in Newark, N.J., in 1913 by Timothy Drew (1886–1929), known to followers as Noble Drew Ali and also as the Prophet. Drew Ali taught that all Blacks were of Moorish... more
Bissainthe, Max
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 858
1.0 linear feet (1 box)
Max Bissainthe, born December 11, 1911, was an historian and archivist of Haitian literature. Bissainthe served as Haiti's Director of Libraries during the 1940s and early 1950s. In 1951, he published the Dictionnaire de... more
Buckley, Gail Lumet, 1937-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 327
2.04 linear feet (4 boxes)
This collection consists of original documents and correspondence related to the Horne family, assembled by Gail Lumet Buckley during the research and writing of her book The Hornes: An American Family (New York: Alfred... more
Fisher, Kurt A., 1908-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-2228
0.63 linear feet (10 reels, 1 oversize folder)
Kurt Fisher was an archaeologist and authority on Haitian history and culture whose life-long interest in collecting included these source materials relating to Haiti. The bulk of this collection consists of the archives of the General... more
Harris, M. A., 1908-1977
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 34
19.58 linear feet (93 boxes)
The Middleton "Spike" Harris newspaper collection consists of newspapers from various U. S. states, the majority from the East Coast and from the 19th century. There are also some newspapers from London, England. Included are multiple... 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
Kobler, John, 1910-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 140
Photocopies of material collected by Kobler in the early 1960s for an unfinished biography of Toussaint Louverture. Documents focus on the socio-economic conditions of the French colony of Saint Domingue and the political activities of Touissaint... more
Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne, 1951-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 343
2.29 linear feet (7 boxes)
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe is a photographer, author, and lecturer. This collection comprises Moutoussamy-Ashe's work in developing Viewfinders, a historiographic photoessay project for publication.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 418
0.54 linear feet (2 boxes, 2 boxes)
The Miscellaneous Afro-Latin American collection consists of a mix of official, private, and family papers from colonial Spanish American territories: Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The documents are all from... more
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1527
.96 linear feet (1 microfilm reel, 3 boxes)
The manuscripts in this collection are mostly governmental and military documents, primarily relating to Haiti and Guadaloupe, and some to other West Indian islands.
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
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
Selassie, Wolde
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
1 scroll : col. ill ; 180 x 11 cm
This talisman was prepared as a healing prayer for a man called Wolde Selassie against demons and the evil eye that cause disease. Prayers are made to St. Mary, St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and the apostles. The name of an Ethiopian... more
Weltegirima
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 676
1.0 linear feet (1 box)
Written in Geez, the scroll was probably prepared for Weltegirima (Wolette Grima) by a "debteras" (Geez for non-ordained scribe) as a healing prayer against demons and disease. Illuminated manuscript scroll on vellum done with tempura and ink.... 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 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.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 230
0.33 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection consists of historic documents pertaining to slavery in Brazil including a royal Portuguese decree regarding punishment of slaves using forbidden weapons, 1756; ten laws dealing with various aspects of slavery, mainly in Brazil... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 186
0.67 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection consists of documents related to various African countries during the 19th century, and to the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 119
0.96 linear feet (3 boxes)
The collection consists of individual items and small groups of Haitian documents mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries. It includes miscellaneous correspondence of Etienne Polvérel and Félicité Sonthonax, members of the Civil... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 383
.8 linear feet (2 archival boxes)
The Grenada Plantation Records consist of manuscript documents from the Lataste Estate, a sugar plantation in Grenada, West Indies, dating from 1737-1845. The documents are in French, reflecting the fact that colonial control of Grenada changed... more
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