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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Reuben A. Sheares II papers

Identifier: 426
Scope and Contents The bulk of Sheares' papers include newsletters and publications from various organizations that Sheares was a member or supporter, as well as publications from various United Church of Christ (UCC) congregations. The papers focus mainly on theological issues and programs, including 122 audiocassettes of sermons that Sheares presented at the Congregational Church of Park Manor in Chicago from 1989-1992. Also included are notes and essays from classes in which Sheares was enrolled during the...
Dates: Created: 1952-1993; Other: Majority of material found in 1960-1980; Other: Date acquired: 05/27/2004

Hale Smith papers

Identifier: 667
Scope and Contents The Hale Smith papers cover the length of Smith's musical career, documenting his education at the Cleveland Institute of Music; his early career in Cleveland, particularly with the Karamu Theatre; his move to New York where he worked the jazz circuit with Dizzy Gillepsie and Chico Hamilton before he settled into his career as a music editor, an educator, and a copyright specialist; and the relationships he developed over time up to shortly before his death. Hale Smith maintained a...
Dates: Created: 1840-2012; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-2000; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1984

Tefft Family papers

 Collection — 1 box
Identifier: 687
Scope and Contents The collection documents members of the Sexton family of Ohio and the Tefft family. Members of the Tefft family were missionaries working with the American Missionary Association (AMA). Of note are documents related to Rebecca Sexton Tefft (1829-1909), who worked at the Mendi Mission in Sierra Leone, Africa, an AMA mission. The American Missionary Association archives contains 92 letters from James Cutler Tefft (1815-1855), which document his being in Africa at the Kaw Mendi Station, the...
Dates: Created: 1856-1938; Other: Date acquired: 11/04/2009

Turner Family photographs

Identifier: 2233
Content Description

Early twentieth century photographs of an African American family. Some depict soldiers in uniform, circa WWI, and some photographs are marked New Iberia, Louisiana.

Dates: Other: 1900-1918

Vining Family scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 373
Scope and Contents The Vining family scrapbook consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, and printed ephemera collected by the family of New Orleans physician R. J. Vining. The photographs include those of the Vining family and friends, including prominent members of Creole families in New Orleans. Individuals depicted in photographs include: Ethel Brown, L.T. Burbridge family, J.J. Dejoie Sr., Joseph Dejoie Jr., Pearl Dejoie, Prudhomme Dejoie, Beatrice Dunn, Florence Anne Dunn, Hatte Feger, Vera...
Dates: Created: 1925-1946; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1989

William Warfield papers

 Collection — 32 boxes
Identifier: 379
Scope and Contents The William Warfield papers document Warfield's career as a bass baritone singer, actor, narrator, and professor.  The collection consists of correspondence, financial documents, schedules, collected items, newspaper articles, and photographs spanning the years 1948 to 1990. The papers have been arranged into five series, which are arranged as follows: biographical information and correspondence, financial records, itineraries and schedules, collected items, and oversize items. The bulk of...
Dates: Created: 1948-1990; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1980; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1989

Christopher Porche West papers

 Collection — 1 U-Matic
Identifier: 386
Scope and Contents The papers of California native and New Orleans-based photographer Christopher Porche West contain photographs, printed ephemera, correspondence, news clippings and other collected items that document West's interest in the history and culture of New Orleans' African American and Creole communities. The strengths of the West papers are the numerous prints of photographs taken by West, as well as the collection of materials formed by him as part of his research on the history and...
Dates: Created: 1880-1995; Other: Majority of material found in 1954-1983; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1981

Thomas H. Wirth photograph collection

Identifier: 767
Content Description The Thomas H. Wirth photograph collection is comprised of photographs, slides and negatives documenting the Black experience taken by Wirth mostly during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The majority of the photographs were taken during Wirth’s tenure as a faculty member at historically black colleges and universities in South Carolina, Louisiana and Mississippi, with some additional photographs taken in Atlanta, Georgia, and Berkeley, California. Individuals and landscapes of West Point,...
Dates: Other: 1950s-2001