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African American miscellany collection, 1835-2017

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8xwxj

Descriptive Summary

Title: African American miscellany collection, 1835-2017
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1032
Extent: 10.5 linear feet (21 boxes), 2 oversized papers box and 2 oversized papers folders (OP), 25 bound volumes (BV), 19 oversized bound volumes (OBV), and AV Masters: .5 linear feet
Abstract:Artificially created collection containing non-printed items related to African American history and culture.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for some audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to this material.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

Printed material relating to African American history and culture is located in the Black Print Culture collection.


Purchase 2005, with subsequent additions.


[after identification of item(s)], African American miscellany collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Elizabeth Russey, December 6, 2005.

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Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

African American miscellany is an artificially created collection that contains items related to African American history and culture. The collection includes scrapbooks, minute books, correspondence, photographs, personal papers, and sound recordings. Also included is printed material created by white people about African Americans. Some biographical information concerning the materials in this collection may be found in the collection file maintained by the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Other general materials relating to African Americans may be found in the African American sheet music collection, the African American cinema collection and the African American photographs collection.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

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Container List

General African American Miscellany
Box Folder Content
2 8 1964 Presidential Campaign voting hoax, flier created by the Republican National Committee (RNC) regarding a write-in campaign for Martin Luther King, Jr. The flier was a hoax. 1964
3 4 Airy, J. Bruce: postcards, 1906-1907, three postcards featuring African American characters, published by J. Raymond Howe, Cole Book Co. of Atlanta, Georgia, and L.M. Johnson of Chicago, Illinois
12 16 Afro-American Patrolman's League, 1970-1971

Material consists of a letter from Renault A. Robinson to Jerris Leonard, Administrator, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, 16 June 1971 to investigate the hiring, promotional, and operational policies of the Chicago Police Department as well as an issue of the Grapevine collected by Robbyelee Terry's Guild Book Store.

21 8 Alexander, Walter, writings and school work, circa 1896
18 3 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1975

Material consists of correspondence between August Meier at Kent State University and Val Wertheimer of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America responding to a report by Herbert Hill. The report, also included in this folder, charges that labor unions eliminated training programs in African American communities.

15 21 Amazing Thoughts by Tauri Saleem Malik Ali Bey, inscribed, 1974
8 35 Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, various temples (Indiana), records, 1954-1982
8 40 Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (Louisville, Kentucky), records, 1974
8 18 Anderson, Marian, correspondence, 1918; 1967
8 6 Anderson, Phebe A., manuscript poem, "The Cold Ground"
19 1 Armistead, James, lithograph portrait by John Bennerhasset Martin with text of quotation by Marquis de Lafayette, 1824
7 10 Atherly, Rita Cyrilene, "The Girl Scout Diary, 1946." Consists of daily entries by 11 year old Atherly while living in Brooklyn, New York
OBV19 - Atlanta autograph book and photograph album, unidentified owner, circa 1950s

The autograph album contains signatures from African American sports figures including some from the Negro Leagues. Also included is a photograph album of the same provenance, probably of an Atlanta African American family.

15 14 Atlanta University Laboratory School Children's Concert Program, 1933
9 1 Banner, Olive M., notebook from Lincoln Normal School (Marion, Alabama) and letter to Olive Banner from Carter G. Woodson, 1923, 1928
11 11 Baraka, Amiri, "The Black Arts Movement," and "Paul Robeson," typescripts, circa 1998
16 3 Baraka, Amiri, Raise Race Rays Raze, printers' proofs, circa 1970 [1 of 3]
16 4 Baraka, Amiri, Raise Race Rays Raze, printers' proofs, circa 1970 [2 of 3]
16 5 Baraka, Amiri, Raise Race Rays Raze, printers' proofs, circa 1970 [3 of 3]
12 1 Barnes, Thomas H. (Orlean, New York), financial records and newspaper clippings, 1868-1923
5 10 Barows, George, letter, July 29, 1856. Letter from Maine legislator to his wife mentions lecture by Frances Ellen Watkins (later Harper), African American abolitionist
13 4 Beasley, Phoebe, exhibition catalogs, biographies, and a 1993 letter to Richard Long, 1986-1993
9 2 Bennett, Fay, Executive Director, Report to the National Sharecroppers Fund, "The Condition of Farm Workers and Small Farmers in 1969," 1966
8 27 Benton, Rufus A.: Handwritten and typed first-person accounts of Benton's arrest and investigation for "intent to commit carnal knowledge" with a female passenger in his taxi, February 1947
6 4 Bevel, James: correspondence to the Philadelphia community regarding a meeting about the Philadelphia Christian Leadership Conference and its activities, February 13, 1969
13 13 Bibbs, Hart Leroy, Fine Art Photography, letter, April 12, 1992
6 9 Bilbo, Theodore, correspondence to and from James L. Lucas, a Father Divine Follower and a copy of the Congressional Record with a speech by Bilbo (a senator from Mississippi) concerning the resettlement of African Americans in Africa, 1939-1940.
15 10 Bill of sale for a 12 year old slave, Delilah, Nashville, Tennessee, David Saffarns and Thomas Wells, 1840
19 2 Bish, J.E., postcard, 1895

Bish served as President of the Cook County League (Illinois) and helped organize Black janitors into unions in Chicago.

8 17 Black People's Conference, report on activities during the National Conference for New Politics, Chicago, Illinois, 1967
8 1 Black radical documents: a collection of reprinted speeches and interviews from Grace Lee Boggs, James Boggs, James Forman, and Bobby Seale, as well as documents from the National Black Economic Development Conference, 1969
OP3 1 "Black vs. White in America: Some Observations on the Burning Colour Question in the United States," supplement to The Sphere, 1907
15 26 "The Blackrocks" Development Prospectus, 1974

Prospectus for an unproduced Flintstones-style animated series featuring an African American family.

11 12 Blakely, T.C. (Richmond, Texas), card notifying Texas sheriffs of escaped African American convicts, no date
19 3 "The Bloody Shirt," handbill with poem about violence against freedmen, originally published in The Bucyrus Journal, 1865
19 4 Boardman, Samuel Ward, letters, circa 1889-1902

Samuel Ward Boardman served as the President of Maryville College (Maryville, Tennessee). Letters are from William H. Franklin, principal of Swift Memorial Institute (Rogersville, Tennessee), and others about the enrollment of potential students. Of particular interest are letters inquiring if Maryvillle College was still admitting Black students after being legally required to segregate in 1901.

6 7 Boggs, James, published and unpublished writings and speeches, 1964-1966
1 8 "Boycott the Daily News" flier, Social Equality League, New York, undated
10 6 Braithwaite, William Stanley, collection, circa 1903-1936 [includes primarily printed material relating to Braithwaite's publishing ventures, as well as two letters from Louis V. Ledoux to Edwin F. Edgett regarding Braithwaite's financial problems]
5 3 Braithwaite, William Stanley: correspondence to Temple Scott, March 11, 1910, regarding the publication of his poetry.
8 7 Branham, J.H. (Reverend), Chicago, Illinois, letter to Maude Neal in Baltimore, Maryland, 1926
7 3 Bright, M.A., correspondence, 1860, 1862, letters to Bright's brother and sister discussing a slave insurrection and a family dispute over land, Collin County, Texas
13 7 Brokenburr, Robert Lee, letter to Mr. and Mrs. Lyon, 1906 April 20

Brokenburr was the son of a former slave and attended Hampton University. He received his law degree from Howard University in 1909, then moved to Indianapolis where he opened his law practice. In Indianapolis, he formed a closed relationship with Madam C.J. Walker, serving as legal counsel for her business and later as Chairman of the Board. He was also a civil rights activist and politican; he became Indiana's first African American senator in 1940.

15 22 Brooks, Gwendolyn, notecard addressed to Mr. Giamboy, signed, 1975 March 3
13 19 Brown, Cecil, The Life and Lovws of Ms. Jiveass Nigger, screenplay, 1973 January
11 8 Brown, J. Henry (Reverend), application and correspondence regarding fundraising for the St. Augustine mission in Savannah, Georgia, 1939. Also contains a newspaper clipping.
12 2 Brown, Julia, advertisements for speaking engagements, circa 1966
6 16 Brown, W. Douglas, "Manuscript of Interesting Facts about Negroes," typescript, 1945
19 5 Burke, Laura C. Johnson, papers, circa 1912-1964

Papers include school records and graduation program from Virginia Normal and Industrial School, 1912-1914; teaching certificates; student records from Burke's time teaching at Henry Williams School (Petersburg, Virginia), 1919-1938; correspondence; and photographs.

23 2 Burns, Arthur Eugene, West Virginia State College (Institute, West Virginia), school records and materials related to his attendance and alumni status, 1940-1962 [1]
23 3 Burns, Arthur Eugene, West Virginia State College (Institute, West Virginia), school records and materials related to his attendance and alumni status, 1940-1962 [2]
9 5 Burroughs, Nannie H., National Baptist Convention, The Women's Convention, letter, October 1958-May 1958
19 6 Caldwell, J.S., invitation to the celebration of "Douglass Day" at Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 1930
11 17 California Council of Negro Women, 13 photographs, 1947 program [2 copies], and membership card, 1943-1952
17 7 California Labor School, syllabus for "A Short Course on Negro Literature in the US," 1955
18 5 Camel City Cab, Incorporated, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, stock certificate, February 6, 1941

From David McCord Bookseller dealer description: "Company was formed to transport cigarette workers from neighborhoods where white-owned bus and taxi did not operate.

10 11 Campbell, Joseph, steward's certificate, James Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1955
9 6 Campbell, Elmer Simms, letter and sketch, June 1938
15 27 Cannon, George, correspondence and "KNOW THE TRUTH!" pamphlet, 1912
19 7 Cantrell, Judge, papers, circa 1941-1980 [1 of 2]

Judge Cantrell (born in 1918 in Gainesville, Georgia) enlisted in the United States Navy in 1938. He served as a steward and cook and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal. Following World War II, he worked at Oakland Army Base (Oakland, California) in the vehicle handling section. Papers include photographs, correspondence, personnel documents pertaining to his military service and his civil service career, drawings, and clippings.

19 8 Cantrell, Judge, papers, circa 1941-1980 [2 of 2]
OP2 - Caribbean and Mardi Gras posters depicting carnival celebrations, in addition to posters of Mardi Gras Indian Chiefs. Also contains one drawing of Errol Hill, professor of Drama at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
5 1 Carlotta's National Academy of Beauty Culture (New York), notebook, 1936: course book and exams belonging to Anna May Johnson
12 3 Carmichael, Stokely, "Power and Racism," 1966
12 4 Champaign, Illinois, specimen ballot featuring Irving Jones running for Justice of the Peace, 1937 [note on the ballot reads: "Lost by 184 votes. Not so bad for a nigger."]
OP1 2 Chandler, Lucille: diploma, 1957 and photograph, 1956, both from Poro School of Beauty Culture, Atlanta, Georgia
18 6 Chester, Cordell Maurice, military papers, 1968-1972
18 7 Chester, Cordell Maurice, photo album
18 8 Chester, Cordell Maurice, printed material and memorabilia
1 1 Civil rights and black nationalism documents: a collection of position papers and fliers from 1963-1970 relating to the Black Panther Party, SNCC, the NAACP, the Mississippi Freedom Summer project, and civil rights activities occurring at the Atlanta University Center
11 20 Civil War, Various officers and others involved with "Colored" troops, 6 carte de visite, circa 1865
19 9 Clack family papers, circa 1895-1928 [1 of 4]

Papers primarily consist of correspondence between Cornelia McQueen Clack (1890-1938) and her husband Corrie Clack, who lived in Beaumont, Texas, as well as other family members. Also includes materials pertaining to the purchase of property in the Highland Acres Homes subdivision (Houston, Texas) from the Wright Land Company.

19 10 Clack family papers, circa 1895-1928 [2 of 4]
19 11 Clack family papers, circa 1895-1928 [3 of 4]
OP3 2 Clack family papers, circa 1895-1928 [4 of 4]
13 18 Colored American Council, Washington, D.C., typed carbon copy of letter from J.E. Johnson to H.P. Slaughter, April 9, 1919
1 2 "Colored Only No Whites Allowed" sign, Lenox Theater, Augusta, Georgia, March 1939
12 15 Colvin, W.F. (Reverend), sermons and funeral program, undated
13 1 Colvin, W.F. (Reverend), sermons, undated
15 15 Commencement Program- Booker T. Washington high School, 1936
2 9 Communist Party of Georgia flier, "To Help Stop Lynching and Political Persecution," 1964
12 5 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) documents, 1960-1964
21 5 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), The Right to Vote, 1963
1 10 Cooper, Ida Cullen: correspondence and royalty statements concerning Countee Cullen's writings, 1947-1980
8 2 Cornelius, M.K., letter to a Mr. Noyes, 1852
16 6 Coroner's inquest for free boy of color, undated
12 6 Crawford, William H., correspondence, 1962-1965 [regarding African American politics in Philadelphia, socialism, and boxing]
8 37 The Crisis, New York, New York, marketing postcard, February 20, 1920
9 15 Crite, Allan Rohan, art and writing, 1958, 1962, undated
9 10 Cullen, Charles, letter and invitation to Lulu Glasser, circa 1935. The letter sends along two books of poetry written by Countee Cullen and illustrated by Charles Cullen [not included in the Rose Library's collections]. The invitation is to an art showing of Charles Cullen's drawings.
8 36 Daughters of Isis (Fort Wayne, Indiana), records, 1947-1971
4 20 Davenport, Mildred, dance programs, 1936-1953. Includes programs for "The Bronze Rhapsody" for 1936-1941. Also includes two Appreciation Day programs for the Resthaven League, of which Davenport was a founding member, for 1948-1953. [Related materials in other repositories: Mildred Davenport Dance Programs and Dance School Materials collection at the University of California Irvine.]
12 13 Davis, Benjamin J., Communist New York City councilman representing Harlem, photographs and printed material, circa 1942-1967
6 11 Davis, William A.: correspondence from family members while Davis was stationed in California with the US Army, 1959-1960
CLP3 - Dawson, William L., (conductor), Tuskegee Institute Choir Spirituals, 1955 [orignial: phonograph]
20 1 Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Gamma Epsilon Sigma Chapter, Texas College, ledger, 1945-1954
BV20 - Denson, Richard E., scrapbook, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1900s-1920s
8 3 Derrit, Tiney, letter to A.B. Holland, 1926. Derrit was a former slave, writing from Chicago to a neighbor in Kentucky.
CLP3 - Dobbs, Mattiwilda, with Gerald Moore (pianist), Song Recital, undated [orignial: phonograph]
13 15 Domingue, Michel, haitian president and general, letter, 1869
10 4 Douglas, Aaron, letter to "Mrs. Hollowell," July 16, 1928 [Funding provided by The Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. and Jill Roach, Directors]
2 10 Dubois, W.E.B., mass distributed letter to the "Leaders of the American Negro People," 1952
22 1 Defreese, Hulda S., correspondence and records, 1943-1944

Defreese was an African American member of the Women's Army Corps (WAC), and the letters contain topics including school desegregation

9 7 Dunbar, Paul Lawrence, letter, June 21, 1896
15 29 Elie, Lolis Edward, eulogy and funeral program, 2017
8 28 Ellington, Duke, correspondence and press clippings regarding performances in Europe, 1948, 1957-1958
11 21 Ellis, Miriam Delores, affidavit, testifying to the distribution of handbills encouraging African American voters in Florence, South Carolina to vote for Democratic candidates instead of Republican candidates because the Republican party was supported by the Ku Klux Klan. Considered to be an example of voter suppression by misinformation. [MISSING]
4 11 Ellison, Ralph, publishing contracts and related correspondence regarding the publication of The Invisible Man, 1944-1951
15 16 Ellison, Ralph, Letter to James Roark, 1982
6 5 Emrick, John O., correspondence to Ina Dodson of Columbus, Ohio concerning his foreign missionary work among the black population of St. Johns, Antigua, March 2, 1927. Also includes two photographs of residents of the island.
13 8 Evans, Orrin C., letter from Carroll M. Ellis, 1947 October 28

Evans was the first black journalist to cover general assignments for a mainstream white newspaper in the United States. In the Philadelphia Record, he attacked the practice of segregation in the armed services during World War II. Following the war, he published the first and only issue of All-Negro Comics, a comic book intended to promote the cause of American American equality and "black pride" to a broader audience than was reached by the paper. A second issue of the comic was never finished because newsprint vendors refused to sell to Evans, who posed a threat to mainstream white comic publishers who were also trying to cultivate the African American market. This letter is from Carroll Ellis, president of National News Company, distributor of the comic, regarding the limited success of the publication and suggesting a more effective marketing strategy.

6 14 Executive Department of Virginia, announcement of General Assembly act that recognizes the marriage register from the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1868
20 2 "The Executives' Club News," The Executives' Club of Chicago, newsletters, 1932

Two newsletters featuring articles about an address by Bata Kindai Amgoza Ibn LoBagola, an American-born impersonator who purported to be an African "savage" from a region of Africa with no European contact.

BV25 - Fielding, Herbert Ulysses, scrapbook, 1938-1974

Fielding was elected in 1970 as the first African American Democrat to serve in the South Carolina House of Representatives since Reconstruction. The scrapbook includes photographs, ephemera, and clippings. It documents Fielding's service in the United States Army in Europe during World War II, his time at West Virginia State College, his family, and his early political career.

21 4 Fields, E.R., "Interracial Dating, Interracial Marriage--Right or Wrong?" The Truth at Last (Marietta, Georgia), white supremacist pamphlet, circa 1990s
12 7 Fondren, S.R., auctioneer for the sale of Negroes (Richmond, Virginia), business card, undated
2 11 Ford, Nick Aaron, correspondence to Grace D. Chapin concerning his book, March 1, 1937
8 34 Fraternal organization, unknown affiliation, notes and financial records, circa 1944-1947
23 1 Frazier, Orville Z., 1921-1970 [1]

Frazier was an African American inventor and information about his inventions - especially for the automotive industry - include correspondence, contracts, and diagrams of his work

OP3 4 Frazier, Orville Z., 1921-1970 [2]

Frazier was an African American inventor and information about his inventions - especially for the automotive industry - include correspondence, contracts, and diagrams of his work

OP4 - Frazier, Orville Z., 1921-1970 [1]

Frazier was an African American inventor and information about his inventions - especially for the automotive industry - include correspondence, contracts, and diagrams of his work

8 38 Free and Accepted Masons, Mount Sinai Lodge and Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Chadakoin Lodge (Jamestown, New York), letter, 1927
8 20 Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, letter concerning sale of three diamonds, 1883
CLP3 - Friendship Baptist Church (Atlanta, Georgia) Spirituals and Other Sacred Music, undated [original: phonograph]
6 3 Garner, A.C., correspondence to Rolfe Cobleigh regarding the Alley Improvement Association and the editorial "The Negro and the Nation," January 12, 1913
11 13 Garvin, Vicki, "The Negro and the World Tomorrow," typescript, no date
7 12 Gaston, Lulu, teacher's contract, 1895. For Twiggs County, Georgia, for "teaching a Common School for colored children in Tarversvill Sub-District of said County at Shiloh School House"
15 11 Goreau, Laurraine, resume

Supporting documentation for the audiovisual materials in the collection

20 3 Green, Eddie, "Each and Every Fine Cat," manuscript draft of advertisement for Camden Courier Post, 1941
3 4 Green, Viola Hill, programs, brochures, and broadsides relating to her musical performances in and around Philadelphia, 1930-1938
7 4 Greene, John W. Jr., correspondence, printed material, and a photograph relating to his career as a commercial airline pilot and flight instructor; also includes two aircraft logs, 1937-1979 (includes broadside announcing the first African American airline, Union Airlines)
10 7 Griggs, Samuel, copy book, February 1839 [contains transcriptions of two articles relating to the slave trade written by Amaziah Tober and published in a Connecticut newspaper in 1789]
8 4 Grimké, Francis J., letters to a Miss Putnam, 1913-1915
18 1 Hamilton, Loula, papers, circa 1904-1932

Includes photographs, letters, and a ledger book/note book.

4 18 Hammurabi, F.H., "Robb," broadsides, correspondence and photographs, 1938-1955. Consists of several broadsides announcing lectures given by Hammarabi, who was known as "Robb," on the race subject in Chicago, Illinois. Photographs include one of Robb outside the Hazel's Beauty Shop book display and the other of Robb in a suite, bowtie and fez. Correspondence regards Robb's assistance to J.A. Rogers in a connection with a 1955 visit to Chicago.
OP1 1 Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute: diploma, 1898
1 7 Handy, W.C.: correspondence to Alice Dickenson, March 17 and May 13, 1974. In these two letters W.C. Handy discusses granting Langston Hughes permission to use part of "St. Louis Blues" in Hughes' First Book of Jazz. The letters enumerate Handy's personal thoughts about the history of jazz. [The signed copy of "Memphis Blues" sent to Dickenson is located in the African American sheet music collection (MSS1028)]
8 8 Harris, Carrie, Blythe, Georgia, letter to her cousin, 1924 [?]
1 3 Hart, Crawford and Rufus Madden trial documents, Pulaski County, Georgia, 1858. Trial documents relating to the trial of two white men accused of murdering a slave named Wright including depositions from witnesses.
8 19 Haskins, Kenneth, position paper on African American education, 1972
9 11 Hays, Arthur Garfield, "Report of Subcommittee which Investigated the Disturbance of March 19th," 1935 [Report to New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia regarding the subcommittee's investigation of the Harlem riots of March, 1935. Committee also included Countee Cullen, Oswald Villard and Hubert Delaney, among others.]
9 12 Hays, Carol W.¸ papers, circa 1922-1945. Included are correspondence, printed material, a transcript of a talk given by Hays on radio program "Wings Over Jordan," and biographical information about Hays. The material primarily documents Hays's career as Probation Officer, Principal, and General Supervisor of Negro Schools in Birmingham, Alabama.
20 4 Henderson, Disraeli Rudolph, Civilian Conservation Corps discharge papers, handbook, and badges, circa 1939
6 8 Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tennessee), printed material including press releases, brochures, and program summaries regarding the camp's efforts towards promoting integration, circa 1951-1958
16 7 Hill, Dr. Roy L. of Laurens, South Carolina, "Mary Brown and Robert Hill's Children: A Genealogy, Greenwood, South Carolina," 1993
7 5 Holly, James Theodore, correspondence, 1890, to Dr. Seth Pancoast of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Holly was the first African American Bishop in the Episcopal Church - in this letter he discusses Haiti's involvement in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Holly had moved to Haiti in 1861.
8 25 Holman, Benjamin F., student papers, 1956. Holman was a journalist and professor at the University of Maryland. These papers were written while he was a student at Chicago University.
7 8 Holt, Ora E., notebook and correspondence, 1950-1956. Holt was a teacher and principal in the Atlanta Public School system, documents include a small notebook, professional certification from the Fulton County Board of Education, and a program for a Sunday Vesper Service at Clark College in Atlanta.
11 7 Howard, Callie J. Hall (Reverend), ordination certificates, 1943-1956
6 1 Howard, Sara C., certificates and photographs, circa 1932. Includes nursing certificates (New Jersey) and photographs of Howard with other nurses in uniform.
13 20 Howard University (Washington, D.C.) form letter to prospective and former students on university letterhead, August 31, 1940
11 18 Hughes, Langston, "Excepts from English Reviews of Simple Speaks his Mind," 1951
9 8 Hughes, Langston, "La balada Harry Moore," typescript, undated
15 23 Hutcheson, Annie B. and Reverend R.N. Martin, marriage certificate, check stubs, and report card, 1927-1938
8 29 Hyde, E.W., letter to his wife, August 27, 1860. The letter describes Hyde's trip to Kentucky, during which he visited an African American church, witnessed an African American woman insulted on an omnibus, and met Vice President John C. Breckinridge.
20 5 Ida B. Wells Woman's Club (Chicago, Illinois), letter and program, 1936-1938
8 31 Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Hametic Lodge (Fort Wayne, Indiana), records [including photographs, budgets, correspondence and other documents], circa 1929-1972
13 9 Indiana Constitutional Convention, printed letter supporting the Compromise of 1850

Letter is signed by William H. English, Secretary of the Indiana Constitutional Convention

2 6 Jackson County (Georgia) Committee for Human Rights and Equal Employment Opportunities: Memorandum to Jackson County community officials regarding the failed desegregation of Bryan Elementary School and discrimination in employment of teachers, October 10, 1969
8 30 Jackson, Hiram, last will and testament, inventory of his estate, and record of the estate's dispersal, 1854-1856. Jackson was a free man of color in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
23 4 Jaycee Cotton Blossom Minstrel, 7th annual program (Tarboro, North Carolina), undated
6 15 Jefferson County Negro Teacher's Association (Mississippi), minute book, documenting fight for salary equalization, 1945 (also includes photograph of teachers)
20 6 Johnson, Lyman T., correspondence, event programs, and clippings, circa 1966-1985

Johnson was an educator and civil rights activist who played a role in the desegregation of the University of Kentucky as well as the City of Louisville and Jefferson County (Kentucky) public schools.

6 6 Jones, Laurence C., correspondence to William Pickens concerning his book "Vengeance of the Gods" and the Piney Woods Country Life School of Braxton, Mississippi, March 22, 1923
13 5 Jones, Lois, exhibition catalogs, clippings, press release, and letter to Richard A. Long, 1955-1990
2 12 Johnson, Charles H.: insurance policy, 1925. Atlanta Title and Trust Company insurance policy for land lot 19 of the 14th district of Fulton County, Georgia, belonging to African American physician Charles H. Johnson, dated January 5, 1925
7 7 Johnson, James Weldon, correspondence, 1918. Letter from Johnson, field officer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to Dr. Parker of Pine Bluff, Arkansas regarding formation of a local chapter
7 1 Johnson, Offie A., notebook on hair-dressing techniques, 1900
2 13 Jordan, Robert H.: record book, 1955. Record book documenting a financial transaction between Dr. Jordan and John Wesley Dobbs regarding a property at 512 Angier Ave, NE, Atlanta, Georgia
17 3 Kean, Manuel, List of black composers, 1982
20 7 Keystone Employment Bureau (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) papers, circa 1897-1900

Includes materials related to posting newspaper advertisements for positions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, as well as correspondence from employers inquiring about hiring men and women for various positions (cook, maid, waitress, etc.).

13 10 Kimball, Daniel (Boston, Massachusetts), letter to Charlotte C. Tenney (West Bradford, Massachusetts), 1835 June 23
8 9 King, L. Melendez, African American attorney, Washington, D.C., letter to a Miss Page, 1908
CLP3 - King, Martin Luther, Jr., In Search of Freedom, undated [orignial: phonograph]
17 1 La Brew, Arthur, "The Image of the Black Man as Seen in Musique Litterature Negrophile"
17 2 La Brew, Arthur, Negro Opera Company in VooDoo by H. Lawrence Freeman, Broadside

Broadside was laid into La Brew's "The Image of the Black Man as Seen in Musique Litterature Negrophile"

20 8 Larkins, Lee A., United States Army certificates, 1940-1942
4 6 Latour, Nick: correspondence to Dan Burley of Johnson Publications, May 13, 1955 regarding his performances in Latin America
15 28 Layton, William, photographs and photocopies of correspondence, circa 1996-1998
1 14 Lehman, Herbert H., United State Senator from New York, letter to Herman Oberstein, New York, New York, December 27, 1956 regarding his opinion of race relations in Montgomery and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
8 14 Leister Game Company, Inc., "comic" book jacket, "Lynching as a Community Project," Toledo, Ohio, 1959
OP1 5 Lewis, Joan: broadside, The Clark College Players repertory, 1988
7 18 Lewis, Joan: personal papers including a small notebook, a manuscript, and various printed items, circa 1956-1980
7 19 Lewis, Joan: black and white photographs and printed material relating to African American theatre productions, presumed under her direction, circa 1960s-1970s [includes photos of Clark College Players productions]
2 3 Lewis, John: civil rights documents signed by Lewis, circa 1963. Includes a photocopy of his speech given during the March on Washington (with MSS corrections), a petition presented to Congress, November 1963, and a memorandum on federal civil rights authority.
10 1 Lipton, Lew, papers relating to the creation of the Lincoln Motion Picture Corporation, including Lipton's confidential prospectus, handwritten notes, a letter from The Negro Pageant Movement, a script for "Colored Cavalcade" or "Black America," and clippings, 1938-1939
12 17 Magee, Ruchell, flyers from the Ruchell Magee Defense Fund, 1996

Material consists of flyers calling for Ruchell Magee's release collected by Robbyelee Terry's Guild Book Store.

9 18 Malcolm X, flyer requesting a moment of silence, circa 1970
10 2 Mason, Clifford, typescript, Gabriel (The Story of a Slave Rebellion) (play), circa 1969
11 9 Mason, James E., correspondence regarding the Livingstone College and Industrial School (Salisbury, North Carolina), May 22, 1931
9 16 Maxwell, William Hunter, typescripts and notes, 1920, no date
3 3 McAfee family: papers, 1938-1945. Includes a World War II military tablet belonging to Wesley W. McAfee; in addition to a diary kept by his mother, Lucile McAfee, also during World War II. Also includes a receipt from the Hanley Company Undertakers for the burial of Lucile's husband and Wesley's father, Earnest McAfee in 1938.
9 9 McCorquodale, W. E., "The Negro and I," typescript, 1963
10 9 McQueen, Butterfly, handwritten notes and annotated clippings regarding Gone With the Wind.
12 8 Middleton, Pauline, death records, 1976
4 7 Minneapolis Urban League minutes, June 17, 1931
1 12 Moore Street Baptist Church (Richmond, Virginia), records, 1922-1977
13 6 Motley, Jr., Archibald John, Archibald John Motley, Jr.: A Catalogue Raisonne

A grant proposal to create a publication of the paintings and drawings of the American artist

13 17 Muhammad, Elijah, typed letter, signed, to J.A. Rogers, on Nation of Islam letterhead, March 22, 1960

File also includes typed letter from Rogers to John H. Johnson at Ebony

11 14 Muntaqim, Jalil A., "On the Three Phase Theory for National Independence," no date
4 9 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Robeson County Branch, North Carolina, records, 1944-1945. Includes correspondence, a financial report, and meeting minutes
4 14 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense and Educational Fund, "Committee of 100," correspondence, 1956. Letter from Allan Knight Chalmers to a Miss Scheiber, discussing the Montgomery Bus boycott, and Grand Jury indictment of 115 men and women, and soliciting contributions to the organization.
13 16 National Epicures, Inc., social group from Richmond, virginia, photographs, programs and clippings collected by Thelma Fields, 1958-1994
6 12 National Equal Rights League and Race Congress of America: press release about the upcoming convention about "completing emancipation," January 1929
7 17 National Negro Business League: Address of President Horace Sudduth, 50th anniversary convention, Tuskeegee Institute, Alabama, August 30, 1950. Sudduth discusses the history of the League from its founding by Booker T. Washington, and the beginning a new economic self-help program.
12 11 Negro Heritage Library form letter, undated
16 8 New Bethel A.M.E. Church, Birmingham, Alabama, ledger, 1938-1939
7 9 New York State Supreme Court, documents relating to "The African Methodist Episcopal Bethel Church against John C. Gambier," 1873-1874. Gambier was accused of embezzlement, but the case was later dismissed.
15 24 Opportunity, request to library to subscribe, 1923
8 32 Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliated, records of various lodges (Indiana), 1966-1971
8 41 Order of the Eastern Star, Zion Chapter No. 59 (Mississippi), financial records, no date
8 39 Order of the Eastern Star, Zorah Chapter No. 8 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), financial records, 1957-1962
8 26 Outlaw, Lucille, oral history, 1985. Outlaw was a janitor at Mississippi State and the interview, conducted by Mandy Dershem, recounts racial attitudes in the South in 1964.
17 5 Paper dolls, handmade, depicting dogs and antebellum figures, undated
15 30 Patrick, Thomas W., letters and printed material, 1975

Patrick was a Haitian American doctor.

4 10 Patterson, Audrey, press release of visit to Gilbert Academy prior to the London Olympics, circa 1948
8 10 Payment voucher, estate of Henry Lubert, Berkeley County, South Carolina, 1845. Includes annotation referring to a slave.
9 3 Peebles, Mary E. (ALS), letter to Augustus G. Dill, May 3, 1915
15 32 Pennington, Maurice, Reality, Racism, and Reason: The Truth Unraveled, manuscript, circa 1963
16 1 Pennington, Maurice, unidentified manuscript, circa 1963
8 17 Pennsylvania Democratic Party, sample ballot, 1966
16 2 Petition and response regarding discrimination against African American tuberculosis patients at the National Military Home in Dayton, Ohio, 1926

The petition, signed by ten patients, is addressed to Congressman Roy G. Fitzgerald and details the loss of the convalescent ward for African American tuberculosis patients and subsequent mistreatment and discrimination in the new facilities. Fitzgerald's response forwards the petition to Frank T. Hines, Director of the United States Veterans Bureau.

18 9 Pettiford/Bradshaw family, photographs, military records, and clippings, circa 1940s-1963.

From the David McCord Bookseller dealer description: " An archive of photogrphs and printed material of this family with roots in Kentucky, Chicago, and Providence, Rhode Island. The Pettiford branch is more prominent featuring the profile of William T. Pettiford, Chief's Aid to Providence, Rhode Island Police Chief."

17 6 Pierce, Elijah, correspondence and printed material, 1947.

Pierce was a folk artist in Columbus, Ohio. Printed material includes a brochure for an exhibit of his wood carvings and includes a biographical statement.

OP1 4 Pilgrim Baptist Mission Stations map, Asaba Division, Benin Province, Nigeria, undated
13 14 The Piney Woods country Life School, signed fund raising letter on stationery and offset printing from positive Mississsippi newspaper article, 1950
12 12 Pippin, Horace, bibliography, undated
5 7-9 Poor People's Campaign, records, 1968. These records, compiled by Jean W. Young, include minutes, reports, and other material relating to the Northern Virginia Committee for the Poor People's Campaign, a program administered by Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
15 12 Poro College Supply Station, Dothan, Alabama- Correspondence, 1931
8 21 Powell, Clilan B., New York State medical licenses, 1968-1970
9 14 Prairie View State College (Prairie View, Texas), autograph book, Ethel Hill, 1939-1940
10 5 Prince, Private Joseph D, love letters to Yvonne Dejean from Manilla, Philippines, December 1945-March 1946
1 4 Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth: correspondence to Gretchen Warren, August 20, 1941. In this letter African American artist Nancy Prophet describes her studio, her teaching, and racial conditions in Atlanta during the 1940s.
7 16 Quarles, Bernice, correspondence, 1943-1945. Includes six letter from male friends all serving in the military during World War II.
17 7 Racist sheet music, circa 1890.

Material consists of two copies of minstrel sheet music with racist imagry and lyrics: "Uncle Ned" by Stephen Foster and "Uncle Tom's Cabin Quadrille" by Henry Russell. Both were published in London by the Musical Bouquet Office.

7 13 Randolph, Lemuel H., poems, 1935-1939. Randolph was a soldier in World War II, one poem is entitled "The Funeral," and the other, "Splash!"
13 21 Raymond, Robert, letter, 1943 July 30.

1st Lt. Robert Raymond was a white soldier in World War II, and in this letter to his father, he complains about an African American officer.

8 5 Read, Edward Parker, collection of Dr. Read's Cure-Alls broadsheets, circa 1920s. Also includes lyrics and sheet music composed by Parker.
2 4 Reed, Ishmael: correspondence, to editors Margaret Grace Smith and Paul M. Wright, 1980, 1981
7 15 Roberston, Berry and Sylvester Murphy, work contract, March 21, 1978. Contract is between Judge W.H. Murray and two illiterate farmers in McDuffie County, Georgia.
18 10 Roberts, Martha McMillan, correspondence and writings, 1964. Martha Roberts was a writer and interviewed individuals in the Civil Rights movement. This folder includes interviews with two African American Mississippians active in civil rights.
17 4 Robeson, Paul

File of photographs, clippings, and ephemera collected by Manual Kean related to Paul Robeson.

2 14 Robinson, George: papers, 1950s. The papers include Robinson's 1959 honorable discharge certificate from the United States Army, in addition to photographs of Robinson and other soldiers in uniform, on base, and in Korea.
7 6 Robinson, Lorine, poetry booklet, "Nature and the Seasons," 1941 [includes original poetry, photographs, and poetry by others]
13 11 Rowan County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas, indictment of John Moody, Jr. for selling liquor to a slave, 1855
10 12 Second City Newspaper (Chicago, Illinois), Black Panther West Side Hot Breakfast Program photographs, circa 1969
10 13 Second City Newspaper (Chicago, Illinois), Gus Hall and Jarvis Tyner Communist Party U.S.A. campaign material, 1972
11 1 Second City Newspaper (Chicago, Illinois), Henry Winston, Stragety for a Black Agenda promotional material, 1973 Stragety for a Black Agenda promotional material, 1973
11 2 Second City Newspaper (Chicago, Illinois), photograph of Bert and Regina Phillips, circa 1969
11 3 Second City Newspaper (Chicago, Illinois), Southern Christian Leadership Conference photographs and printed material, primarily relating to Operation Breadbasket and United Front, Cairo, 1969
11 4 Second City Newspaper (Chicago, Illinois), United Front, Cairo, printed material, 1969
11 10 Segregation signs, circa 1929-1939
10 8 Simmons, Roscoe Conkling, "Address to the Country," circa 1950 [declaration of principles and membership list of the Colored Republican delegation]
15 25 Sims, George H. (1871-1955), Cumberland County, Virginia, typescript, "The Fortieth Mile," with photograph, circa 1938
11 5 Sisters Aid Society, Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church (Lawrence County, Alabama) incorporation document, 1899
4 21 Slave sale receipts, 1859, 1860. Receipt dated June 29, 1960 in Richmond, Virginia is for the amount of $1500 dollars and for a negro slave named William, sold to John Fraser from James Naner [?] Second receipt is dated January 1, 1859 in Pickensville, Alabama, and is for a 14 year old boy named Reuben and a 12 year old girl named Kate, sold to Mrs. Helen M. Stom [?] by Nancy Lu Walker [?]
15 17-19 Slave bills, circa 1814-1865

These folders contain material that was originally part of Miscellaneous Collection C, Documents. In 2017, the Documents collection was discontinued and the contents dispersed amongst other collections by subject or provenance to improve accessibility.

6 13 Smith for President Colored League, letter to a local chapter in New Jersey thanking them for their support of Alfred E. Smith, October 26, 1928
20 9 Smith, Grace, "Rhythm and Mortals," proposal for television program about African American history and music, outline and correspondence, circa 1973
OP3 3 Smith, Grace, "Rhythm and Mortals," proposal for television program about African American history and music, watercolor story boards, circa 1973
4 5 Smith, James: papers, 1894-1924. Includes receipts, an insurance policy, two account books documenting Smith's daily labor and income, a list of donations to the local AME congregation, and two photographs taken in Greencastle, Pennsylvania.
20 10 Smith, Martha, letter, 1905

The letter is a response to a newspaper advertisement searching for a woman named Martha Smith. Smith writes that she was enslaved in Amelia County, Virginia, as a child and includes family members' names. Smith lived in Guthrie, Kentucky, at the time.

11 19 Smith, Paul A., three photographs, one headshot and two of performances; a broadside for Smith's performance of Otello (1946), and a letter dated April 21, 1947.
2 5 Snider Family slave records: 11 documents relating to the administration of slaves belonging to the Snider family of Yalobusha County, Mississippi, 1854-1863. Records include receipts and bills of sale for the hiring out and selling of Snider family slaves, who are named and described in detail. There is also a certified Deed and Bill of Sale in which Celia Snider (1897-1873), wife of Dr. Jacob Adrian Snider (1794-1851), sold seven family slaves to her son, Jacob Adrian Snider, Jr. (1826-1908) in 1854.
20 11 Southern States Lumber Company, letter from J.R. Dailey certifying that Sam Smith completed two houses, 1901
OP1 6 Southern United Order of Tents, insurance policy for Isadore Robinson (Washington D.C.), 1928
4 15 Spence, Adam Knight, correspondence, February 18, 1895, from Nancy Jones, a missionary living in Mt. Selinda, Gazaland, East Africa. The letter describes in detail Jones' impressions of her surroundings and her frustrations in converting the villagers to Christianity.
4 16 Spence, Mary Elizabeth, correspondence and survey, May 2, 1932. Letter from Charles S. Johnson of Fisk University to fellow Fisk professor Spence discussing a survey of "Negro College Graduates;" includes blank copy of survey.
7 2 Spivey, J.W., correspondence from African American clients, George Branford and Columbus Fendrick, to attorney J.W. Spivey, of Marlin, Texas, discussing details of their cases, 1898-1900
22 2 Staunton, Clinton Morgan, correspondence, 1945 September

Documents consist of letters between Staunton and his family while serving in the U. S. Military

22 3 Staunton, Clinton Morgan, correspondence, 1945 October [1]

Documents consist of letters between Staunton and his family while serving in the U. S. Military

22 4 Staunton, Clinton Morgan, correspondence, 1945 October [2]

Documents consist of letters between Staunton and his family while serving in the U. S. Military

22 5 Staunton, Clinton Morgan, correspondence, 1945 November

Documents consist of letters between Staunton and his family while serving in the U. S. Military

22 6 Staunton, Clinton Morgan, correspondence, 1945 December

Documents consist of letters between Staunton and his family while serving in the U. S. Military

22 7 Staunton, Clinton Morgan, correspondence, 1946 January-March

Documents consist of letters between Staunton and his family while serving in the U. S. Military

15 31 Stevenson, William Preston, correspondence, 1940-1945
20 12 Stewart, Albert Thomas, letter and printed material, circa 1890-1950 [1 of 4]

Reverend Albert Thomas Stewart served as Dean of Theology at Butler College (Tyler, Texas). Printed material includes convention programs and other publications by the Texas Baptist Convention, National Baptist Convention, and various Baptist congregations.

20 13 Stewart, Albert Thomas, letter and printed material, circa 1890-1950 [2 of 4]
21 1 Stewart, Albert Thomas, letter and printed material, circa 1890-1950 [3 of 4]
21 2 Stewart, Albert Thomas, letter and printed material, circa 1890-1950 [4 of 4]
8 23 Stoelting-Hollingsworth, Winifred L.: bound collection of programs from the Conference on African and African-American Studies, Atlanta University, 1969-1977. Volume also includes a reprint of Stoelting-Hollingsworth's article "Human Dignity and Pride in the Novels of Ernest Gaines," CLA Journal XIV, No. 5, 1971
21 3 "The Student as Nigger," pamphlet by Jerry Farber (California State University), Connections, 1969
4 13 Sumner, David E., bibliography on "The Nashville Student Movement," undated
8 16 The Survey (New York, New York), correspondence concerning publication of two articles: "Southern Experience and Northern Cities," by William Alexander, and "Passing for Colored," by Rachel Davis DuBois, 1925-1927. Typescripts of both articles are included.
3 2 Tanner, A.J.: "The Kaiser Call to Satan," April 18, 2009, manuscript written out by Tanner of Kennesaw, Georgia
11 23 Terry, Wallace, correspondence and printed material regarding Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans
10 10 Third Baptist Church (San Francisco, California) photographs and printed material including church bulletins, instructional documents, programs and fliers, circa 1950-1969
9 17 Thomas, Alma, artist, programs, press releases, and catalogs of exhibits, 1959-1974
1 9 Tinsley, Lillie B. Dixon: autobiographical account of an African American domestic from Georgia, ca. 1900-1970
1 15 Tinsley, Tomi Carolyn, writer, manuscript diary while Tinsley served as Zora Neale Hurston's secretary aboard houseboat Suntan, Daytona and Eatonville, Florida, May 14-September 13, 1946; also includes manuscript drafts of Tinsley poems
6 10 Tuskegee Airmen: materials related to the Atlanta Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen collected by James Reed, including photographs, meeting minutes, reports, member directories, and printed material, circa 1980-1990.
7 11 Tyler, Jesse, Winston, and George, report cards, 1936-1943. Includes report cards and commencement program (1935) from the Central Colored High School in Louisville, Kentucky
8 33 Union Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, certificate of appreciation, October, 1971
OP1 3 Unknown artist, [circa 1990s], painting of Jesse Jackson, President of P.U.S.H. People United to Save Humanity
6 19 Unknown compiler, "I, too, am America," booklet consisting of poems by W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and James Weldon Johnson, undated
8 24 Unknown writer, "Memo. for Mr. Hikida," March 1936. The memo requests capital from Japanese investors to open a department store that would employ African Americans and serve the African American community in the south. The third page of the memo is entitled "Jew Hatred among Negroes" and describes examples of Jewish mistreatment of African Americans.
8 24 Unknown writer, "White Trash," undated
4 8 Walker, Joe, editor of Muhammad Speaks, correspondence, September 2, 1969
13 12 Washington, Booker T., letter from Joseph O. Thompson, 1904
15 20 Washington, Booker T., letter to Ellen L. Wethereill (Lynn, Massachusetts), 1899 December 16

This folder contains a letter that was originally part of Miscellaneous Collection A, Autograph letters. In 2017, the Autograph letters collection was discontinued and the contents dispersed amongst other collections by subject or provenance to improve accessibility.

17 8 Waters, Luther M., vmail and photograph, February 1945. Waters served in World War II and later died as a POW in Korea in 1950.
2 15 Watkins, Jewell M., papers, 1935-1965. The papers contain photographs of family members, programs from Boggs Academy (Keysville, Georgia) events and an essay entitled "Class Prophecy, 1945" written by Watkins
1 11 Wednesdays in Mississippi volunteer packet: itineraries, fact sheets, and background material produced by the National Council of Negro Women for its Mississippi outreach program, 1965
2 7 Wheeler, Lawrence: diary, 1925-1933; Wheeler, an African American policeman in Los Angeles, California, records elaborate religious and apocalyptic themed visions.
8 11 Wheeler, Sarah Gates, letter to John H. Burrell asking how to conduct the "Order of the White Square," St. Louis, Missouri, 1892
12 10 White Circle League of America, "Dam-U-Gram" sent to Lyndon B. Johnson opposing desegregation, 1964
4 17 White, Gladys Powell, correspondence, 1945. Includes 2 letters from Eleanor Roosevelt to Mrs. White, wife of author and NAACP Executive Secretary Walter White, regarding an incident recounted in A Rising Wind. Also includes two other letters discussing the book and a royalty statement.
8 12 Wiley, Oscar and George D. White, letter to John H. Camper regarding the diagnosis of small pox in African American patient Gus Smith, Salem, Virginia, 1899
16 9 Williams, Allen, diary, 1924-1937
18 11 Williams, John A., Funeral program, promotional material showing a bust of John A. Williams, and an unopened CD, "Suite for John A. Williams by Tyrone Brown," 1988-2005
2 1-2 Wilson, Daniel A., papers, 1920s. The scrapbook, compiled while Wilson was a student at Lincoln University and Wilberforce University, contains newspaper clippings, programs, correspondence, invitations, and printed material related to his fraternity and activities on campus.
11 15 Wilson, Daniel A. (Reverend), family papers, circa 1918-1932; includes correspondence, photographs, printed material from Lincoln University, and a bridal memory book
8 13 Wine, R.E., letter to his father, written from a United States Air Force base in Japan
18 4 Wise, Franklin, African American private accused of a shooting in Belgium, military court records, 1945
5 6 Woodruff, Hale, correspondence and printed material, 1969-1975. Correspondence from Woodruff, an African American artist, is addressed to Princeton University professor John Ralph Willis and discusses Woodruff's interest in the Alain Locke Society, a Black Arts group; Also contains some exhibit announcements.
15 13 Women in White Uniforms-Photograph, undated
11 16 Woods, Enoch Arden, diploma, Haven Teacher's College (Meridian, Mississippi), 1928
13 2 Woodward,Karl E., letter to Junie B. Moore, May 27, 1943

Letter describes the May 24, 1943 race riot at Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company from the perspective of a white National Guardsman involved in restoring order. Prior to May 1943, the company maintained completely segregated facilities. The riot occurred after twelve African American employees were promoted to welders and added to previously all white welding teams.

7 14 Xenia Theater, (Xenia, Ohio), photographs and handbill, circa 1942. Material documents demonstration by African American community to attend theater.
Record books
4 19 Albion Literary Society, Albion, New York, minute book, 1867-1968. The volume includes detailed minutes of the society, including program notes, bylaws, and amendments. Debate topics include race and women's suffrage.
1 5 Acme Club, Waycross, Georgia , 1938. The volume records minutes, dues, and social activities.
8 22 Baptismal record book, unidentified African Methodist Episcopal Church, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1944
6 17 Flipper Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church (Atlanta, Georgia), usher record book and photograph, 1934-1936
9 19 Gate City Day Nursery Association (Atlanta, Georgia), minute book, 1945-1948. The volume records minutes of Board of Directors meetings, as well as other meetings of the organization, originally founded by Gertrude Ware as a free kindergarten for African American children.
OBV10 - Grand Union Lodge, Georgia record book, 1888-1905. The volume records minutes, financial records, officers, and activities of local chapter lodges.
5 4-5 Institution for the Education of Colored Youth in the District of Columbia, minute book and deeds, 1863-1887. The volume records board meetings of this school originally founded for the education of African American girls by Myrtilla Miner. The deeds record the transfer of property to the school.
BV17 - Mississippi Annual Conference of unidentified religious denomination, 1927-1947
BV5 - Mt. Zion Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of Boston record book, 1925-1944. The volume records minutes and officers.
12 9 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Hillburn, New York chapter membership ledger, circa 1928
BV14 - New Orleans Gas Works (New Orleans, Louisiana): Slave passes, 1861
BV4 - Women's Missionary Union Christian Union, Birmingham, Alabama, 1949-1952. The volume records member names and dues paid into a burial insurance program. A related pamphlet is located in the Black -Print Culture collection.
Scrapbooks / Autograph books
OBV17 - A.E.S. Johnson Art and Literary Club (Los Angeles, California), scrapbook, circa 1945-1971

The scrapbook documents the women's literary society through photographs, correspondence, financial records, and printed material. The volume is heavily annotated. Loose materials relating to the scrapbook also include some personal items of president Velma Hathaway Soders. Printed material includes funeral programs; event programs from such organizations as the Los Angeles County General Hospital School of Nursing, Pepperdine College, toastmistress clubs, and various churches; as well as fliers and publications from the U.S. Postal Service.

14 1 A.E.S. Johnson Art and Literary Club (Los Angeles, California), scrapbook loose materials, correspondence, financial records, and notes, circa 1945-1971 [1 of 3]
14 2 A.E.S. Johnson Art and Literary Club (Los Angeles, California), scrapbook loose materials, correspondence, financial records, and notes, circa 1945-1971 [2 of 3]
14 3 A.E.S. Johnson Art and Literary Club (Los Angeles, California), scrapbook loose materials, correspondence, financial records, and notes, circa 1945-1971 [3 of 3]
14 4 A.E.S. Johnson Art and Literary Club (Los Angeles, California), scrapbook loose materials, printed material and photographs, circa 1945-1971
BV9 - African American clippings: scrapbook, circa 1939. The scrapbook contains clippings from mostly unidentified magazines and periodicals concerning African American life in the south, African tribal culture, race relations, and African American athletes and entertainers.
5 2 African American entertainers: scrapbook pages with clippings, fliers, and photographs of African American entertainers, circa 1930s or 1940s.
BV10-12 - African American Labor Center: scrapbooks, 1969-1971. The scrapbooks document a two year mission by the AFL-CIO's African American Labor Center to train workers and union leaders in Ethiopia. The program was jointly funded by the State Department, the AFL-CIO and the Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions; however the AALC operated mostly as a front for the CIA to prevent the rise of communism on the African continent. The scrapbooks include images of seminar participants, diplomatic receptions, and field-work among Ethiopian union members. Also included are several photographs of Emperor Hailie Selassie I at ceremonies in Addis Abbaba.
OBV4 - African American newspaper clippings: scrapbook, Boston and New York, circa 1920-1935. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings from mostly Boston and New York newspapers concerning African American issues including lynching, segregation, music, the performing arts, sports, religion, and education.
OBV16 - Armstrong family (Westfield, Indiana) scrapbook, circa 1866-1996. The scrapbook contains correspondence, photographs, printed material, military records, and a Croix de Guerre documenting multiple generations of the Armstrong family.
11 22 Armstrong family (Westfield, Indiana) scrapbook, circa 1866-1996, loose material
OBV12 - Atlanta, Georgia: scrapbook, 1940s. It was probably complied by an African American college student from Atlanta, Georgia. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings from World War II and clippings from the 1940s relating to African American marriages, funerals, and other events in Atlanta. There is also a funeral program for D. D. Crawford.
8 15 Bright, Vewell, autograph book, Apex College (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), class of 1937
OBV9 - Brown, Walter: scrapbook, 1943. Walter Brown was a lead waiter at Anthony's restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, and a self-taught artist; scrapbook includes his pencil drawings.
BV21 - Cook, Lillie Mae, scrapbook, 1938

Scrapbook documenting the high school experience of Lillie Mae Cook, a 1938 graudate of Wendell Phillips High School in Chicago, Illinois.

BV18 - Davenport Carter, Mildred, scrapbook, 1943. The scrapbook includes newspaper clippings related to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), of which Davenport was one of the first African American members. After completing her training in Iowa, she was sent to New England to recruit other African American WAACs. [See other Davenport entry for more material about her other career as a dance instructor.]
BV3 - Glaze and Rider families: scrapbook, Albany, Georgia, circa 1940-1970. The scrapbook contains photographs of family members and newspaper clippings. Many of the photographs depict African American troops stationed in Germany during World War II.
BV6 - Hannon, Virginia Rose: autograph book, 1934-1935. Contains inscriptions and autographs of classmates and professors at Spelman College, including W.E.B. Du Bois, and artists Hale Woodruff and Wilmer Jennings. Hannon graduated from Spelman College in 1934.
BV7 - Hannon, Virginia Rose: memory book, 1933-1934. Memory book records Hannon's final years attending Spelman College and includes lists of classmates and sorority sisters. Hannon was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
BV8 - Hannon, Virginia Rose: photograph album, circa 1910-1979. Much of the photograph album contains images of unidentified family members.
21 6 Harris, Paul Nelson, scrapbook, African American sailor (Covington, Kentucky), 1930-1939
OBV7 - Holt, Lettie Anne: scrapbook, Jacksonville, Florida, circa 1936-1949. The scrapbook contains clippings, programs, and writings collected by Holt concerning her membership in Zeta Phi Beta at Florida A M College. The scrapbook also includes an autograph book from 1936.
21 7 Hood, Ralph Cooper, Scrapbook, U.S. Navy, 1943-1945
OBV11 - Howard, Mary Dalton: scrapbook, 1963; The scrapbook documents Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in August 1963.
OBV3 - Hucherson, Walter: scrapbook, 1935-1939. The scrapbook contains material collected by Hucherson during his tenure as a student at the Tuskegee Institute, including photographs of students, faculty, and campus buildings, programs, awards, correspondence, tuition bills, invitations, student identification cards, and material related to his participation on the football and basketball team.
OBV13 - Hudspeth, Autry Mae, scrapbook, circa 1942-2013. The scrapbook contains photographs of the Hudspeth family, letters and greeting cards addressed to Hudspeth, and printed material relating to the Third Baptist Church of San Francisco.
11 6 Hudspeth, Autry Mae, scrapbook, loose material, circa 1942-2013
BV24 - Joe Jones and his Orchestra, scrapbook with photographs and printed material, circa 1960s
OBV18 - Lomax, Hazelle, scrapbook, circa 1933-1937

The scrapbook documents Lomax's life as a student at Howard University in the 1930s. It includes correspondence and printed material from various events and programs at the University.

BV2 - Love, Cleopatra: scrapbook, circa 1914-1916. The scrapbook contains photographs of students and faculty, inscriptions, printed poems, programs, invitations, and other material collected by Love during her tenure as a student at Atlanta University. Includes some loose correspondence and programs.
OBV1 - Lowry, H. Corinne: scrapbook, 1946-1960. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, conference proceedings, and programs related to the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, the National Council of Negro Women, the Iota Phi Lambda sorority, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Mary Church Terrell.
10 3 Lowry, H. Corinne: loose material removed from scrapbook, 1946-19608
9 13 Monagen, Austin Manuel, autograph book signed by classmates at Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama, 1908
OBV15 - Nash-Washington Neighborhood Service Center (Atlanta, Georgia), scrapbook, circa 1965
OBV2 - National Association of Colored Girls, National Association of Colored Women's Clubs First Annual NACG Citizenship Institute for Future Leaders, Washington, D.C., March 1960. The scrapbook, compiled by Minnie M. Nelson, contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and programs relating to the Institute at Howard University.
OBV2 - National Association of Colored Girls, National Association of Colored Women's Clubs First Annual NACG Citizenship Institute for Future Leaders, Washington, D.C., March 1960. The scrapbook, compiled by Minnie M. Nelson, contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and programs relating to the Institute at Howard University.
12 14 National Negro Insurance Associations: wooden scrapbook of the 33rd annual convention (Miami, Florida) compiled by Sallye Wilson Jones, agent for the Domestic Life and Accident Insurance Company, 1953
1 6 Randolph, Frances Carolyn: autograph book, Booker T. Washington High School, Atlanta, Georgia, 1937
OBV14 - San Francisco, California scrapbook, circa early 1900s
BV22 - Smith, Will, "My Negro History Book," 1941

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings about prominent African Americans, most captioned by Smith, compiled for a class project.

3 1 Sorrels, Savannah: autograph book, 1892-1894, Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia. Includes autographs and messages from classmates, including James Weldon Johnson.
OBV5-6 - Stoelting-Hollingsworth, Winifred L.: scrapbooks, 1924-1999. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, and other material collected by Winifred Stoelting-Hollingsworth, a professor of African American history. The materials concern events in her life, especially while she was a graduate student under Richard A. Long.
4 12 Stoelting-Hollingsworth, Winifred L.: course syllabi and lecture notes for "Seminar in the African Novel," a class she taught at North Carolina Central University in 1984.
BV23 - Stoute, Herman and Violet, scrapbook, circa 1930-1977
18 2 Stoute, Herman and Violet, scrapbook, circa 1930-1977, loose material
BV13 - Turner, Ollie James, Sr. scrapbook, West Point, Mississippi, 1916-1966. The scrapbook, compiled by an unknown individual, documents the life of O.J. Turner, a Baptist pastor. The scrapbook contains family and congregational photographs, bulletins from Mississippi Baptist churches in which Turner served, his ordination certificate, and his funeral bulletin.
6 18 Tuskegee Institute, scrapbook consisting primarily of postcard scenes of Tuskegee Institute, early 1900s
15 1 Viet Nam scrapbook, Louis Spencil Davis, Jr., circa 1960-1970s [1 of 9]

The scrapbook, compiled by Louis Spencil Davis, Jr., documents the African American Boatswainmate's twenty-one years of service in the U. S. Navy including official photographs, snapshots, patches, certificates and awards, and clippings. Materials were removed from the scrapbook for preservation reasons. Folders contain materials in order they were placed in the scrapbook.

15 2 Viet Nam scrapbook, Louis Spencil Davis, Jr., circa 1960-1970s [2 of 9]
15 3 Viet Nam scrapbook, Louis Spencil Davis, Jr., circa 1960-1970s [3 of 9]
15 4 Viet Nam scrapbook, Louis Spencil Davis, Jr., circa 1960-1970s [4 of 9]
15 5 Viet Nam scrapbook, Louis Spencil Davis, Jr., circa 1960-1970s [5 of 9]
15 6 Viet Nam scrapbook, Louis Spencil Davis, Jr., circa 1960-1970s [6 of 9]
15 7 Viet Nam scrapbook, Louis Spencil Davis, Jr., circa 1960-1970s [7 of 9]
15 8 Viet Nam scrapbook, Louis Spencil Davis, Jr., circa 1960-1970s [8 of 9]
15 9 Viet Nam scrapbook, Louis Spencil Davis, Jr., circa 1960-1970s [9 of 9]
BV1 - Wallace, Helen Louise: scrapbook, [1930s]. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, postcards, a graduation program from Mayo High School in Atlanta in 1932, and photographs of Morehouse College and Spelman College.
6 2 Wilson, Lillian C.: autograph book, 1928. The autograph book contains short notes and clippings from students of the Junior Normal Class of 1928, South Hill, Virginia.
BV 16 Wright, Jacqueline Deloris, scrapbook, 1961-1963. The scrapbook includes photographs, programs, cards, and other memorabilia primarily relating to Morton High School, Brooksville, Florida
BV19 - World War II, scrapbook, undated
OBV8 - Zeta Phi Beta: scrapbook, 1950s-1960s. The scrapbook contains programs, newsletters, and other related material from the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia
Memorabilia, Ribbons and Medals
3 5 Louisiana State Baptist Sunday School Convention, ribbons, 1933-1938
3 6 Masonic stole, unknown origin and date
3 7 National Baptist Convention, ribbons, 1919
3 8 National Baptist Convention, ribbons, 1920-1929
3 9 National Baptist Convention, ribbons, 1930-1939
3 10 National Baptist Convention, ribbons, 1942-1946
4 1 National Baptist Convention, ribbons, 1950-1959
4 2 National Baptist Convention, ribbons, 1966
4 3 National Theological Seminary (proposed), Memphis, Tennessee, ribbon, undated
4 4 Supreme Grand Lodge, K and L of L and A, ribbons, 1928-1938
15 33 Walker, Maggie L., medallion on cord

Medallion from the I. O. of St. Luke, R.W.G. Council (Richmond, Virginia)

21 9 "We Were at the Negro World's Fair," plaque, 1940
Audiovisual materials
AV1 - Clark College Players, "Symphonic Poetry," Atlanta, Georgia, March 25, 1974 [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Emanuel, James A., The Treehouse and Other Poems, copy number 49, 1968 [original: magnetic tape]
AV1 - Goreau, Laurraine, Clark Voices, Excerpts, Act I, The Ballad of Catpoot Grimes [original: magnetic tape]
AV1 - Goreau, Laurraine, Clark Voices, Excerpts, Act V, The Ballad of Catpoot Grimes [original: magnetic tape]
AV1 - Goreau, Laurraine, Mahalia Jackson, from Dr. Daddy-O Wyld [original: magnetic tape]
AV1 - Goreau, Laurraine, Reel Two, Other Compositions, [original: magnetic tape]
AV1 - King, Martin Luther Jr.: speech, undated. "Church on the Final Frontier of Racial Tension," Montreat, North Carolina [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Lewis, Joan, "Purlie," 1974 [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - O'Neal, John, Symposium on Theatre Management, undated [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Wilmore, Gayraud S.: speech, undated. "Emerging Patterns of the Church's Witness Today" [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Mo-So Literary Circle, Atlanta, Georgia: 8th Anniversary Tribute Video, Diamonds and Pearls, 2002 [original: VHS]