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

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409 Edgecombe Avenue Tenant Association
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 804
6.34 linear feet (16 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
409 Edgecombe Avenue, also known as Colonial Parkway Apartments, is a residential apartment building in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem that was home to many of the city's Black elite during the 1920s–1950s. The 409 Edgecombe collection consists... more
555th Parachute Infantry Association
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 687
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (PIB), formed in 1944, was the first African American parachute unit to actually use parachutes in the military; the first to become smoke jumpers who fought forest fires; and the first African American... more
Abdul, Raoul
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 833
1.04 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection mostly contains material related to Raoul Abdul's career as a singer and author. There is a limited amount of personal information, including some clippings from his early life. A large part of the collection consists of concert... more
Adams, Wilhelmina F. (Wilhelmina Ferris), -1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 37
5.8 linear feet
Civic leader of New York City and a major figure in local Democratic Party activities. Official correspondence, minute books, press releases, photographs, invitations, annual convention and activity programs, printed material, and news clippings,... more
Adams, Wilhelmina F. (Wilhelmina Ferris), 1900-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 485
4.08 linear feet (6 boxes)
The Wilhelmina F. Adams Papers (Additions) consist principally of her files chronicling her work as a civic leader primarily with New York Democratic club activities, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs... more
Adamz-Bogus, SDiane, 1946-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 729
14.08 linear feet (35 boxes)
SDiane Adamz-Bogus (b.1946) is a writer, educator, and new age healer; she is also known as Shariananda Adamz and "The Oracle Soul-Joiner". The SDiane Adamz-Bogus papers date from 1946 to 2002, and document her work and life through... more
African Academy of Arts and Research
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 195
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The African Academy of Arts and Research was a cultural organization established in the 1940s to facilitate cultural exchange between Africa and the United States. The collection includes a contract between dancer and musicisan Asadata Dafora... more
Afro-American Investment and Building Company
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 704
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The Afro-American Investment and Building Company was founded in 1893 by Frederick R. Moore, who also served as president. The company's offices were in Brooklyn, New York, and it managed property in New Jersey. The Afro-American Investment and... more
Allen, Cleveland G., 1887-1953
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 69
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Cleveland G. Allen was a newspaper journalist, music historian, and music lecturer for the Board of Education. Born in South Carolina, Allen moved to New York around 1902. He wrote for such publications as The New York Herald... more
Allen, James E. (James Egert), 1896-1980
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 775
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
An African-American educator and writer, James Egert Allen was the first president of the New York chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and an active member of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and... more
American Bridge Association
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 274
2.42 linear feet (3 boxes)
The formation of the American Bridge Association (ABA) in 1932 was due to racial prejudice; a group of African American players in the New York area conceived the idea of a national organization, leading to the ABA's formation at Buckroe Beach,... more
American Negro Ballet Company
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 519
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The American Negro Ballet Company scrapbook consists of news clippings and programs about the company founded by Eugene van Grona. Included are reviews of its performances in New York City and Brighton, England, in 1937 and 1938; and programs for... more
American Negro Theatre
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 363
1 vol
The American Theatre Scrapbook was donated and possibly compiled by Maxwell Glanville, however there is no mention of him in the programs or articles.
American Negro Theatre
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 70
The records contain ANT's constitution and by-laws; correspondence by Frederick O'Neal, Abram Hill, Maxwell Glanville, Hilda Sims, Alice Childress, and Harry Wagstaff Gribble; assorted programs; minutes of the board of directors; financial... more
American Society of African Culture
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 61
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
The American Society of African Culture was an organization of African-American writers, artists, and scholars. It educated Americans on African culture through publications, lectures, and conferences. These records consist largely of printed... more
American West Indian Ladies Aid Society
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 498
0.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
The American West Indian Ladies Aid Society (AWILAS) records are fragmentary in content, making it difficult to determine the actual transition of officers and other organizational activities, the exception being sick and death claim requests and... more
Anderson, Martha Pryor
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 510
2.08 linear feet (7 boxes)
Martha Pryor Anderson was an African American woman poet and dramatic performer. This collection consists of correspondence, notebooks, programs, printed matter, and scrapbooks documenting Anderson's activities as a poet and diseuse.
Andrews, Regina
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 275
8.58 linear feet (21 boxes)
The papers document Andrews' personal life and professional career and activities. Correspondence, reports, printed material, and writings are included. The papers include manuscripts of Andrews' plays Climbing Jacob's... more
Angelou, Maya
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 830
200.83 linear feet (408 boxes)
Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was one of the most renowned and celebrated voices in American literature. The Maya Angelou papers consist of original manuscripts, computer generated typescripts, galleys, and proofs of published work as well as... more
Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 856
4.84 linear feet (13 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
The Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society was established to provide charitable assistance to Antiguans, Barbudans and the neighboring community, as well as lend assistance to institutions on the home island. The Antigua and Barbuda Progressive... more
Archambeau family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 722
0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
The Archambeau family, consisting of John Nicholas Archambeau and his two children, Lester and Sybil, immigrated to the United States from Jamaica in 1908 and 1919, respectively. John Nicholas attended Howard University, became a dentist, and... more
Asbury United Methodist Church (Washington, D.C.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
The records of Asbury United Methodist Church (Washington, D.C.) are divided into four series: Vital, Administrative, Miscellaneous and ChurchPublications Records.
Attles, Joseph
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 458
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Joseph Attles (1903-1991) was a singer and dancer whose career spanned six decades. The bulk of his collection consists of playscripts for shows that Attles appeared in, including Bubbling Brown Sugar by Loften Mitchell,... more
Austin, Hibernia
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 712
0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
Hibernia "Bernia" Austin and her husband, William Harry Austin, were members of Harlem society, most notably during the 1920s and 1930s. Bernia Austin was a member of the Campaign Committee of Harlem and the Cooperating Committee on Relief and... more
Ayer, Gertrude E. (Gertrude Elise), 1884-1971
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 277
0.27 linear feet (1 box, 1 reel)
Gertrude Elise (née Johnson) McDougal Ayer, was born in New York City, and attended City College, Hunter College, and Columbia University. She began teaching in New York City public elementary schools in 1905, and she was the first vocational... more
Bailey, Charity
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 71
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Charity Alberta Bailey (1904-1978) was a pioneer in the field of children's music. Her papers consist of biographical material and working files for the development of a curriculum to teach educators and children.
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
Baker, Earl L., 1929-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 700
2.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
Earl L. Baker was a composer, musician, singer, writer, and orchestral librarian. The Earl L. Baker papers consists of 2 screenplays, Artabanus and Totivo, original manuscript musical scores... more
Baker, Ella, 1903-1986
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 630
5.58 linear feet (14 boxes)
The Ella Baker papers provide a snapshot of Baker's life as an activist and visionary for a variety of progressive organizations in the United States, from the 1930s through the 1980s. Documented here are the organizations and individuals that... more
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 778
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Born in 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker, a dancer and singer, achieved fame in Paris in the 1920s. In the 1950s, she sought to promote racial equality by adopting twelve children of various races and nationalities to create what she... more
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