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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
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
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
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, 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 940
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
This ledger, most likely from the 19th century because of the dates listed, is possibly a city or county government's ledger used to assign personal, land, and property taxes to the members of the surrounding towns and/or communities. Among the... 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
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
Polk Family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 713
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The ancestors of the Polk Family, Jim and Amey, their daughter, Judah, and her husband, Kit, along with their children, upon reaching the age of twenty-one), were emancipated in 1840. This occurred one and one-half years after the death of their... more
Yancey, William Alexander
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 194
0.22 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Born a slave, William Alexander Yancey was a teacher and a Presbyterian minister and missionary. After the Civil War, he moved to Virginia and purchased some land. In 1872, he converted to the Presbyterian faith. A year later, Yancey graduated... 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.
Prince, Lucy Terry, approximately 1730-1821
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 28
0.19 linear feet (3 reels)
Lucy Terry Prince is considered the earliest Black American poet, a sample of whose work still exists; she was also a formerly enslaved person. This collection cnosists of material related to Bernard and Jonathan Katz's book, 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
Parris, Guichard
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 506
1.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
Guichard Parris was director of public relations of the National Urban League from 1944-1968. The bulk of the Guichard Parris Collection is comprised of photocopies of research material and biographical information Parris compiled for a... more
Katz, Jonathan, 1938-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 251
5 linear feet
Jonathan Ned Katz is a historian specializing in gay and lesbian issues and in African-American slavery during the ninteenth century. He was educated at Antioch College, 1956-1957; College of the City of New York, 1957-1959; New School for Social... more
Stock, Mildred
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 177
7.42 linear feet (15 boxes)
Mildred Stock was a writer and researcher, best known for the work, Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian", which she co-authored with Herbert Marshall. The Mildred Stock research collection consists of research files... 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
Berry family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 483
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The Berry family collection consists of seven pieces of correspondence, apparently written by members of the Berry family, dating from 1863-1918, and spanning three states and Europe. There is also one typescript entitled "My Bit in the World War... 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 Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 43
38.51 linear feet (97 boxes, 6 volumes, 1 oversize folder)
This collection consists of typescripts of novels, biographies, essays, and poems on historical, sociological, and educational issues, and conference papers. Some of the typescripts appear as final drafts, others as working drafts with author's... more
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 108
0.2 linear feet (one box)
African-American abolitionist, orator, author, diplomat and public official, born in slavery circa 1817. Ten autograph letters signed by Frederick Douglass; typescript of "John Brown," an address delivered at Harpers Ferry and edited in Douglass's... 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
Burkes, Mamie
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 672
1 folder
Mamie Burkes was most likely raised by parents who were formerly enslaved; however, information on her background is scant. Regardless, she was impacted by slavery; a letter to her interviewer mentions Burkes's mother working for $1.25 a week and... more
Delaney, Henry Beard
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 597
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Reverend Henry Beard Delaney was born into slavery in Georgia. He would go on to become head of St. Augustine's School in Raleigh, North Carolina and a consecrated Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Church. Rev. Delaney was the father of Judge... more
Conrad, Earl
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 15
0.13 linear feet (2 reels)
Harriet Tubman research materials represent the research process used in the production of the book by Earl Conrad on the life and activities of Harriet Tubman.
Gregoire, Henri
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 243
1 folder
A catholic clergyman, abolitionist, and statesman, Henri Grégoire was a founding member of the anti-slavery Société des Amis des Noirs, and played an active role in the politics of France from the opening of the General Estates in... more
Drake, St. Clair
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 309
44.79 linear feet (108 boxes)
The distinguished social scientist and activist St. Clair Drake only claimed the distinction of being one of the first eleven or twelve persons of color to secure graduate training in anthropology between 1900 and 1945. Divided into 18 series and... more
Levitt, Morris, 1906-1976
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 542
6.21 linear feet (7 boxes)
Morris Levitt served as a consultant for the Negro History Associates, founded by Middleton "Spike" Harris in 1963, whose purpose was to educate the public and school children about the role of African Americans in American history. Levitt was a... more
Nelson, Jill
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 457
1.21 linear feet (2 boxes)
Jill Nelson (1952-) is a journalist and writer. The Jill Nelson papers consist of notebooks kept by Nelson during her time as a journalist with The Village Voice, as well as material documenting her time as a press agent... more
Herndon, Angelo, 1913-1997
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-981, Reel 22
27 items (1 folder)
Angelo Herndon was a labor and Communist Party organizer who was convicted and sentenced to twenty years hard labor on charges of attempting to incite insurrection in Georgia in 1932. He had led a demonstration of unemployed African Americans and... more
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