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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Arnold de Mille papers

Identifier: 600
Scope and Contents Photo journalist Arnold de Mille (1908-1996) spent his career capturing the African American experience for the better part of the twentieth century, as well as recording the African experience during a time of volatility and upheaval. His papers and photographs span this storied career with a significant amount of these materials dedicated to beauty culture, the Civil Rights Movement, and his work for the United Nations. Included are issues from the short-lived ...
Dates: Created: 1942-1996; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1970; Other: Date acquired: 04/01/2000

Dent Family papers

Identifier: 116
Scope and Contents The Dent Family papers are comprised of the personal, professional and collected papers of Albert Walter Dent (1904-1984) and Ernestine Jessie Covington Dent (1904-2001), as well as a small amount of material related to their son, Tom Dent (1932-1996) and other family members. The collection has six series of files, three of which deal specifically with Albert W. Dent while the remainder deals with Jessie C. Dent and members of the Covington-Dent family. The correspondence (1908-1985)...
Dates: Created: 1897-1985; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1976

John Wesley Dobbs Family papers

Identifier: 122
Scope and Contents The papers document the personal and professional lives of the John Wesley Dobbs family of Atlanta, Georgia. The key topics are civil rights, education, integration, race relations, and African American suffrage. The main strengths are the civil rights activities of the family as well as J.W. Dobb's tenure as Grand Master of Prince Hall Masonic Grand Lodge of Georgia. The collection encompasses 5.8 linear feet of correspondence, photographs, programs, sound recordings, speeches, and news...
Dates: Created: 1873-2001; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1974

Dunn-Landry Family papers

Identifier: 138
Scope and Contents The Dunn-Landry Family Papers encompass 14 linear feet of material covering subject areas of civil rights, African American education, ministerial work, historically black colleges and universities, Louisiana politics and race relations.The collection is arranged into nine series of personal and professional materials. The bulk of the papers are professional in nature with some personal correspondence. The strength of the collection is national and local civic activities, civil rights ...
Dates: Created: 1872-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1916 -1992; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1984

Rivers Frederick papers

Identifier: 156
Scope and Contents The papers of Dr. Rivers Frederick consist of circa 250 items of correspondence and approximately 125 items of non-correspondence. The non-correspondence occupies about eighty-five percent of the shelf space allotted to this collection. Non-correspondence in these papers includes speeches and writings by Frederick; writings by others about Frederick; other collected writings; lists; programs and menus; diplomas and certificates; photographs; newspaper clippings; collected...
Dates: Created: 1893-1961; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1976

Free Southern Theater records

 Collection — papers
Identifier: 158
Scope and Contents The records of the Free Southern Theater (FST) date from 1960 to 1978, but the bulk is from 1965 to 1976. The records total 62 linear feet and eleven oversized boxes. The records have been arranged in four major series (with subseries): Administrative series, theater production series, general correspondence series, and financial record series. Materials reflect the creative output of the FST, and include play scripts, collected ephemera, and photographs of the troupe’s performances. ...
Dates: Created: 1960-1978; Other: Date acquired: 12/31/1980

Fannie Lou Hamer papers

Identifier: 165
Scope and Contents The Papers of Fannie Lou Hamer measure approximately 16 linear feet and consist of 3,293 pieces of correspondence dated between 1966 and 1978. The correspondence represented includes not only that of Fannie Lou Hamer, but also that of a number of organizations to which she was in some way connected and of her business manager, Joseph Harris. Much of Hamer's business correspondence is included in the Harris correspondence. He was almost entirely responsible for the business aspects of Hamer's...
Dates: Created: 1966-1978; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1981

Joseph A. Hardin papers

Identifier: 166
Scope and Contents The papers of Joseph A. Hardin consist of approximately 248 items. Correspondence accounts for a third of the collection.The bulk of non-correspondence is clippings from newspapers and magazines. Perhaps, the most distinctive items of non-correspondence are the photographs and medals or awards, which give an otherwise unavailable glimpse into Hardin's life and that of his associates in New Orleans' Black community. The principal correspondents, with the inclusive...
Dates: Created: circa 1880-1978; Other: Majority of material found in 1923-1978; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1978

James H. Hargett papers

Identifier: 490
Scope and Contents The papers of Reverend Dr. James Hester Hargett document his civil rights and social action driven ministries in Hawaii, California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York. The key topics covered in this collection are civil rights, community advocacy, social justice, missionary travels, multi-ethnic churches and transitional communities, race relations, and the recruitment of African American men and women into Christian service. The main strengths are Hargett's commitment towards diversifying...
Dates: Created: 1955-2007; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1995

Heslip-Ruffin Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 179
Scope and Contents The Heslip-Ruffin Family Papers pertain to several generations of the Ruffin family beginning with Nancy Lewis and George W. Ruffin, who were both ante-bellum free Blacks. The collection includes correspondence between various family members and letters received by members of the Heslip-Ruffin Family, including those by Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison. Legal documents, biographical data, news clippings, printed ephemera, and photographs document the achievements of various...
Dates: Created: 1822-1946; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1972