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African American businesspeople

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Payne Branam collection

Identifier: 2018
Content Description

Items consist primarily of photocopies and include photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other family records. Joseph Branam was the first African American wholesale milk distributor from Michigan, and correspondence and photographs document this business.

Dates: Other: 1895-1983

Collins Funeral Home records

Identifier: 094
Scope and Contents The records of the Collins Funeral Home consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, legal documents, financial records, general business records, printed ephemera, newsletters, and memorabilia. Resonating throughout the collection include the contributions of two African American women in the male-dominated funeral and mortuary science profession. This collection is ideal for the study of African American small businesses, businesswomen, and the exploration of the intersectionality of...
Dates: Created: 1914-1990; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1970; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1987

Celestine Strode Cook papers

Identifier: 100
Acknowledgement This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services award MH-245560-OMS-20. Scope and Contents The papers of Celestine Cook primarily document her business, social, and civic activities in both Galveston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana.Personal materials include correspondence, awards, family Bibles, programs, invitations, and newspaper clippings. This collection also contains organizational...
Dates: Other: 1932-1985, undated

Dixon Family papers

Identifier: 121
Scope and Contents The papers of the Dixon Family of New Orleans, Louisiana mainly pertain to Henry (Harry) B. Dixon, an African-American businessman. The collection contains correspondence, minute books, clippings, photographs, financial, business records, and poll tax receipts documenting Dixon’s eligibility to vote in Louisiana. Of note are materials related to several New Orleans area benevolent organizations and social clubs. One of these, the Female Benevolent Association, is listed among the...
Dates: Created: 1878-1937; Other: Majority of material found in 1890-1932; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1982

Doley Securities, Inc. records

Identifier: 124

The records of Doley Securities, Inc. encompass the firm’s working files for Syndication, the United States government-owned asset management company the Resolution Trust Corporation, prospectuses, underwriting agreements, audit documentation, trading statements, and reports.

Dates: 1963-2011

Joseph Geddes Family papers

Identifier: 159
Scope and Contents The Joseph Geddes Family papers pertain to several generations of an African American family with multi-generational ties to Louisiana who owned and operated several businesses, including funeral parlors and life insurance companies that date back to the early 20th century. The papers consist of professional, as well as personal, papers and contain photographs, scrapbooks, memory books, a memorial record book, correspondence, programs, and newspaper clippings relating to the family...
Dates: Created: 1928-1957; Other: Majority of material found in 1953-1955; Other: Date acquired: 02/01/1981

David Mann papers

Identifier: 243
Content Description

David Mann served as Director of Review and Surveys for the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity. His papers include correspondence, minutes, reports, studies, and publications of the committee. Also included are collected publications of other governmental departments and agencies concerned with equal employment opportunities for minorities.

Dates: Other: 1955-1967

Ellis Marsalis, Sr. papers

Identifier: 722
Scope and Contents The Ellis Marsalis, Sr. papers document the career of a prominent New Orleans businessman and jazz patriarch, who committed his life to community development and civil rights by providing services to African Americans through his gas station and motel, as well as promoting the power of electoral politics to drive change in his community through voter registration. The papers encompass 1.25 linear feet of photographs, limited correspondence, news clippings, motel memorabilia, awards, and...
Dates: Created: 1952-1999; Other: Date acquired: 04/17/2007

Reuben Myles Papers

Identifier: 730
Scope and Contents The Reuben Myles papers mainly consists of materials related to Myles' Masonic activities, specifically his work as the Grand Master of Trinity Lodge #175 in Monroe, Louisiana of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of Louisiana. The Trinity Lodge records are not complete; however they include resolutions, occasional correspondence and lodge reports, mortgage information, and minutes. The records also include publications such as by-laws,...
Dates: Created: 1946-1982; Other: Date acquired: 04/17/2007

National Bankers Association collection

Identifier: 416
Content Description In 1924, representatives from fourteen banks operated by African Americans formed the Negro Bankers Association, which was the forerunner of the National Bankers Association (NBA). In 1948, the names was changed, and in 1972 it was incorporated as a non-profit national trade association for minority-owned/controlled banks. This collection includes background information on the organization, biographical information on I. Owen Funderburg, President of Citizens Trust Bank in Atlanta, Georgia,...
Dates: Other: 1980-1992