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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 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
Saint-Léger, Théodore Étienne de
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 211
0.22 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Théodore Étienne de Saint-Léger was provost of the Special Court Provostale investigating the slave uprising in Martinique in February of 1831. This collection consists of sixty-five manuscripts relating to the 1831 slave rebellion... more
Jackson, Jesse
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 896
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Jesse J. Jackson (1908-1983), the collector of these documents, acquired them over ten years while serving as a writer-in-residence at Appalachian State University. Jackson was born in Columbus, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University. He wrote 8... more
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
Beecher, Robert Houston, 1914-1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 272
2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Robert H. Beecher was a Panamanian-born educator who worked as a high school teacher, administrator, and community liason in the Bronx, then as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Education Foundations at Hunter College. The Robert... 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 186
0.6 linear feet (3 boxes)
Documents relating to Liberia and Ghana during the 19th century, and to the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Nautilus Insurance Company
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 715
1.75 linear feet (6 boxes)
The Nautilus Insurance Company (predecessor of the New York Life Insurance Company) was one of several insurance companies that sold policies to enslavers to insure their enslaved persons against damages or death. The Nautilus Insurance Company... more
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 261
42.5 linear feet (102 boxes)
Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits were American anthropologists who helped establish African and African American studies in American academia. The Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits papers consist of the research data used for their... more
Winks, Robin W.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-5857
8.25 linear feet (12 reels, 18 boxes)
Robin W. Winks, a professor of history at Yale University, wrote The Blacks in Canada: A History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1971). This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and research materials... more
Clarke, John Henrik, 1915-1998
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 572
52 linear feet (49 boxes)
Consisting mainly of correspondence, lecture notes, course outlines, writings, research material, organizational records and printed matter, the John Henrik Clarke papers are a unique archive for the study and interpretation of African and... more
Horne, Gerald, 1949-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 559
97.41 linear feet (232 boxes); 68.47 mb (1,962 computer files)
Gerald Horne is an African American historian, professor, and political activist. His collection dates from 1953 to 2016, and details his career in academia, political activism, legal work, research pursuits, and writing endeavors. The collection... more
Porter, Kenneth Wiggins, 1905-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 222
49.4 linear feet (67 boxes)
A professor of history, Kenneth W. Porter conducted research on African-American frontiersmen and cowboys, Black Seminoles, and American folklore and folk history. This collection consists primarily of his manuscripts and research materials... more
Wallace, Michele
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 739
11.21 linear feet (29 boxes)
Michele Wallace is best known for her first book, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, which is considered the first collection of essays published by a black woman, and the first book published by a black... 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
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
Writers' Program (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6544
4.48 linear feet (10 boxes, 5 reels)
The studies for this collection were compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration in New York City. This collection consists of 41 studies of the history of Blacks in New York City. Included are biographical... 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.
Payne, Ethel L.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 353
22.98 linear feet (59 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Ethel Payne (1911-1991) was an award-winning journalist and syndicated columnist with extensive national and international reporting experience. The Ethel Payne papers mostly consist of materials related to her time as a reporter (both domestic... more
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 680
52.0 linear feet (109 boxes)
The Lorraine Hansberry Papers document Lorraine Hansberry's life as an award-winning playwright and activist, and chronicles her activities during the Civil Rights Movement. Virtually all of Hansberry's writings, autobiographical materials,... more
Meier, August, 1923-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 340
73.6 linear feet (149 boxes)
Since the early 1960's August Meier has been a major force in the study of African-American history in his examination of late nineteenth and twentieth century America by his application of rigorous social and intellectual analysis. Meier was... 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
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