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African American history

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

American Missionary Association archives

Identifier: 001
Scope and Contents This collection is a valuable resource for the study of the abolitionist movement. It includes approximately 350,000 manuscript pieces. The mass of these was written during the period from 1839 to 1882, but several thousand are dated before and after that time. The manuscripts include some of the treasurers’ papers and minutes of Executive Committee meetings, as well as other items such as sermons, statistical reports, drawings, photographs, and essays; however, letters make up the large...
Dates: Created: 1828-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1839-1882; Other: Date acquired: 08/22/1968

American Missionary Association archives addenda

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 001-1
Scope and Contents The 1969 addendum and later addenda to the American Missionary Association archives are mostly twentieth century in scope, covering two main subject areas. The first is the association's numerous schools. These are considered "field" records, or, the fruits of the Association's missionary work outside of its New York City office. The Addendum is divided into three series: Series 1 covers field-related work, mainly the AMA schools; Series 2 covers projects that were run directly form the New...
Dates: Created: 1849-1991; Other: Date acquired: 03/31/1969

Ruth Morand Baham collection

 Collection — Seventh War Loan Poster
Identifier: 530
Scope and Contents The Ruth Morand Baham collection contains news clippings, magazine articles, ephemera, collected writings, and books related to African American history with an emphasis on New Orleans and the city's first African American mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial and the Morial family. The collection also emphasizes Marcus Christian, J.A. Rogers, Leontyne Bryant Gumbel, Martin Luther King Jr, and others. Subjects covered in the newspaper clippings include African Americans in arts and...
Dates: Created: 1941-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1968-1994; Other: Date acquired: 04/10/1997

Derrick Joshua Beard collection

Identifier: 488
Content Description This collection contains news clippings, programs, brochures, and slides regarding Derrick Joshua Beard's private collection devoted to African American decorative arts and exhibitions of his collection under the title Sankofa Exhibition: African American Traditions in Decorative Arts. Also present is an article by Beard on the Muslim presence in the United States; articles on Omar bin Said, a West African Muslim enslaved in North Carolina; a photocopy of a manuscript in Arabic written by...
Dates: Other: 1870-2010

Chicago Chapter, Friends of Amistad Research Center collection

Identifier: 084
Content Description This collection reflects the contributions of members of the Chicago Chapter of the Friends of the Amistad Research Center documenting African American historical, political, and cultural organizations in Chicago and throughout the United States. The collection consists of collected materials including collected speeches, programs, clippings, sheet music, photographs, and other miscellaneous formats. The organization is also documented through materials from the chapter's founding in 1979....
Dates: Other: 1893-2008

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall papers

Identifier: 163
Scope and Contents The papers of historian Gwendolyn Midlo Hall are comprised of correspondence; professional working papers, including applications, reports, resumes, and grants; professional writings, including book and chapter drafts, essays, and lectures; and research materials including articles, news clippings, interviews, notes, vital records, and publications in English, French and Spanish.  The collection includes reproductions of research materials and research notes dating from 1705-1820 and...
Dates: Created: 1943-2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1970s-2001; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1972

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall papers addenda

 Collection — 1 Box
Identifier: 163-1
Scope and Contents

This addition consists of research materials and notes in the form of negative and positive photocopies of articles, hand script and typescript notes and copies of original correspondence. Topics covered in the files regarding civil rights activities in Jonesboro and Bogalusa, Louisiana, the Deacons for Defense and Justice, the Congress of Racial Equality, and the Ku Klux Klan.

Dates: Created: 1964-1966; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2004

Elsie M. Lewis papers

Identifier: 218
Acknowledgement This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services award MH-245560-OMS-20. Content Description The papers primarily document the career of Elsie Mae Lewis, and significantly highlight the contributions of an African American educator, consultant, scholar and writer in the United States. The collection is extremely rich on the subjects of Black history, education and the documentation of Lewis’ career, with...
Dates: Other: 1829-1979, undated

James Sedalia Peters II papers

Identifier: 296
Content Description The papers of prominent psychologist James S. Peters, whose work as a research assistant during WWII helped to desegregate the US Navy, a contribution formally recognized when Peters was inducted into the first class of the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame in 2005. His papers contain correspondence, writings, reports, clippings, book reviews, speeches, vitae, manuscripts, legal papers, financial records, various collected items and collected publications and various ephemera pertaining to...
Dates: 1928-2002