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Collections in Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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Angelou, Maya
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186210
3.0 linear feet (10 boxes). 10.4 megabytes (5 computer files)
The Maya Angelou photographs, dating from the 1920s to 2009, document the life and legacy of Maya Angelou (1928-2014), poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, dancer, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. The... more
Belafonte, Harry, 1927-
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186084
32.16 linear feet (82 boxes, 9 oversize folders, 1 tube)
Harry Belafonte (1927-) is a Jamaican-American musician, actor, and activist best known for popularizing calypso music with international audiences, and his involvement in the American Civil Rights movement. His photographs, dating from 1925 to... more
Club Cubano Inter-Americano
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Club Cubano Inter-Americano Collection
3.0 linear feet (12 boxes)
Club Cubano Inter-Americano, Inc. was established in 1945 by Cuban residents in New York City who saw the need for a cultural and social club for Cubans and other Latinos living there. The club started during the 1945 centennial birthday... more
Crouch, Stanley
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186200
1.05 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Stanley Crouch (1945-2020) was a Black American music and cultural critic, syndicated columnist, and biographer. Crouch's photographs date from 1928 to 2012 (bulk dates 1940s-2012) and contain prints, negatives, and slides that primarily depict... more
Cumbo, Clarissa W.
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186088
1.79 linear feet (5 boxes)
Marion and Clarissa Cumbo were a Black married couple based in New York City who worked as musicians and arts fundraisers. The collection, dated from the 1890s to the 1980s, contains photographs depicting the Cumbos' music careers, their work with... more
Davis, Ossie
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Collection
4.62 linear feet (12 boxes)
Ossie Davis (1917-2005) and Ruby Dee (1922-2014) were American actors, writers, and activists whose careers spanned the mediums of theater, film, television, radio, and print. The Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee photographs, dating from the 1940s to... more
Feelings, Tom
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Tom Feelings Collection
2.33 linear feet (6 boxes)
Tom Feelings (1933-2003) was an American children's book illustrator and author, cartoonist, teacher, and activist who sought to educate people of color through his artwork, books, and lectures. The Tom Feelings photographs largely chronicle... more
Gunn, Bill, 1934-1989
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186090
1.75 linear feet (5 boxes)
Bill Gunn (1934-1989) was a Black writer, actor, and director. The Bill Gunn photographs collection primarily contains pictures of his family, from the 1880s through 1989, as well as some photos related to his career. Bill Gunn's mother, Louise... more
Hansen, Austin, 1910-1996
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Austin Hansen Collection
124.2 linear feet (262 boxes, ca. 530,484 items). 21,679 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w, some hand-colored ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 3,038 photographic slides : silver gelatin, b&w ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller. 460 photographic prints : col ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 4514 photographic prints : col ; 13 x 10 cm. and smaller. 529 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w, some hand-colored ; 36 x 28 cm. and smaller. 225 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w, some hand-colored ; 52 x 42 cm. and smaller. 39 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 34 x 66 cm. and smaller. approximately 500,000 photographic prints : negatives, b&w and some color
The Austin Hansen photograph collection primarily documents the people, places, and events in Harlem during the period from approximately the 1930s to the late 1980s.
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits Collection
6.5 linear feet (15 boxes)
Melville J. Herskovits, anthropologist and Africanist, was the founder of the first African Studies Program in the United States established at Northwestern University in 1948. Frances S. Herskovits, who taught African Literature, was also a close... more
Hutson, Jean Blackwell, 1914-1998
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Jean Blackwell Hutson Collection
3.0 linear feet (10 boxes)
The Jean Blackwell Hutson photographs, dated 1890s to 1990s, were compiled by Jean Blackwell Hutson (1914-1998), a librarian who served as curator of the Schomburg Collection from 1948 to 1972, then chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in... more
International Labor Defense
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo International Labor Defense Collection
4.75 linear feet (19 boxes)
Collection consists of photographs, photomechanical prints, and negatives, many from news services such as International News Photos, collected by the International Labor Defense (ILD), documenting not only the labor and civil rights causes in... more
Jeannette, Gertrude, 1914-
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186198
9.29 linear feet (21 boxes)
Gertrude Hadley Jeannette (1914-2018) was a Black actor, playwright, director, and theatre producer. She began writing plays in 1950 and founded the Harlem-based HADLEY Players company in 1979. The collection dates from 1928 to 2018, and depicts... more
M. Smith (New York, N.Y.)
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Morgan and Marvin Smith Collection
<2387> items (4.4 cubic ft., 20 boxes). <1032> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. <712> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. <26> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 36 x 29 cm. and smaller. <1> photographic print : col ; 26 x 21 cm. <575> negatives : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller. <41> transparencies : col ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller
The collection primarily documents people, places and events in Harlem from the early 1930s to the mid-1950s. The collection consists of studio and candid portraits of mainly African American personalities, Harlem residents, and fashion models;... more
McLaurin, Benjamin F., 1906-1989
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186261
2.79 linear feet (6 boxes)
Benjamin F. McLaurin (1906-1989) was a Black labor leader and civic worker who held leadership positions within the Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) during the 1920s and 1930s. He worked with A. Philip Randolph throughout the Civil... more
Oliver, Elizabeth Murphy
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186268
6.92 linear feet (17 boxes)
Elizabeth Murphy Oliver was a Black American journalist and author best known for her work with the Baltimore-based newspaper, The Afro-American. The Elizabeth Murphy Oliver photographs date from 1903 to 1997 and cover... more
Redd, Everett
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186201
1.46 linear feet (4 boxes)
Everett Redd (1924-2006) was a Black motorcycle enthusiast and member of the Chosen Few Motorcycle Club. The photographs in this collection contain images of Redd's life, particularly his membership in motorcycle clubs in Los Angeles, California.... more
Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-1995
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 532782
5.04 linear feet (13 boxes)
Lawrence Dunbar Reddick (March 3, 1910 – August 2, 1995) was a professor, historian, biographer of Martin Luther King, Jr., and former curator of the New York Public Library's Schomburg Collection. Reddick was a scholar in the field of African... more
Saunders, Richard, 1922-1987 (Photographer)
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186130
7.58 linear feet (21 boxes)
Richard Saunders (1922-1987) was a Black photojournalist, who primarily covered Black communities in the United States, and later Africa and the Middle East. Most of the collection is from Saunders' time as a lead photographer for the United... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Schomburg Center Collection
6.25 linear feet (25 boxes)
The Schomburg Center photograph collection documents the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture from its beginnings in 1925 to the early 2000s, through depictions of events, exhibitions, and notable individuals.
Watson, Barbara Mae, 1918-1983
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186089
3.42 linear feet (9 boxes)
Barbara Mae Watson (1918-1983) was a lawyer, United States diplomat, and the first female and the first Black Assistant Secretary of State, serving under Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter. Watson also co-founded one of the first Black... more
Westerman, George W.
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | SCP 186080
6.92 linear feet (15 boxes, 2 tubes)
George Washington Westerman (1910-1988) was a West Indian Panamanian journalist, sociologist, and diplomat. This collection includes the photographic materials separated from the George Westerman papers collection, consisting of photographs,... more
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo The Malcolm X Collection
6.12 linear feet (23 boxes). 2168 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 127 photographic prints : color ; 13 x 18 cm. and smaller. 799 photographic slides : color ; 5 x 5 cm.. 692 photographs : negative
Chronology originally published in finding aid for the Malcolm X Collection: Papers, by Andre Elizee et al., 2004 The collection (1950s to mid-1960s) consists of personal photographs of Malcolm X and family, documents many of Malcolm X's... more
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Organizations
6.25 linear feet
The Organzations collection, assembled by staff of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, depicts primarly African American civic, social, fraternal, professional, civil rights, and other organizations, dating from the late 1890s to... more
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
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Street Scenes
1.2 linear feet (5 boxes). 257 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller.. 19 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 41 x 51 cm. and smaller.. 1 photographic_print : col. ; 21 x 26 cm.. 9 photographs : stats, b&w ; 16 x 23 cm. and smaller.
The street scenes collection, compiled by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, consists primarily of photographs of streets in west and central Harlem, New York City, from the late 1800s to the 1970s.
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo National Youth Administration
442 items (1.4 cubic ft., 6 boxes). 1 photographic print : gelatin silver, b&w ; 51 x 39 cm. 33 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 36 x 28 cm. 196 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 210 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 18 x 16 cm. and smaller. 36 x 28cm., 37 p, 1 book: b&w (36 x 28cm., 37 p). 13 x 20 cm., 9 p, 1 album: b&w (13 x 20 cm., 9 p)
The National Youth Administration (NYA) was a government sponsored youth training and employment program from 1935 to 1943. The collection consists of images of primarily African American youths engaged in NYA activities including employment and... more
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Sports
1204 items (8 boxes, 1.8 linear feet). 432 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. 546 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 105 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 19 x 13 cm. and smaller. 78 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 13 x 19 cm. and smaller. 5 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 33 x 23 cm. and smaller. 6 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 28 x 36 cm. and smaller. 6 photographic prints : col ; 28 x 36 cm. and smaller. 8 photographic prints : col ; 36 x 28 cm. and smaller. 3 photomechanical prints : halftone, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. 11 photomechanical prints : halftone, col., some b&w ; 22 x 28 cm. and smaller. 3 photographic postcards : silver gelatin, b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
The Sports collection depicts some aspects of African-American participation in sporting events and athletic competition, mainly from the 1940s to the mid-1980s. Sports represented in the collection consist of: baseball, basketball, body... more
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