Subseries 4.2
Collected material, 1905-1978
Box 87-92; BV 14-15; and OP 9, 19, and 22-25

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of manuscript and printed material collected by Robert Langmuir. It includes promotional items such as posters, handbills, and programs, as well as letters, scripts, and organizational ledgers.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
89 22 Accent, volume 63, number 7, 1963 July
90 41 African Methodist Episcopal Church, Missionary Department, Missionary Highlights of Passing Decades (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), program, 1944
90 39 African Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia Conference, proceedings of the 104th session, 1920
90 40 African Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia Conference, proceedings of the 107th session, 1923
89 23 African Methodist Episcopal Church, Puget Sound Annual Conference Proceedings, 1937
88 24 Allen, Oscar J. (Reverend), minister, First Calvary Baptist Church (Norfolk, Virginia), handbill, circa 1910
89 24 "American Negro Ballet Jazz," starring the Archie Savage Dancers (Los Angeles, California), broadside, 1957
89 25 Anderson, J. B. (Reverend; Springfield, Illinois), card, circa 1910
89 26 Associated Churches of Philadelphia and Committee of one Thousand, Mammoth Springtime Song and Flower Festival (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), promotional brochure, 1941
89 27 Beau Brummel Club of Greater Kansas City (Missouri), Beau Brummel Minstrels, souvenir program, 1948
87 2 Bethel A.M.E. Church (Stamford, Connecticut), Stewardess Board meeting minute ledger, 1947-1951
92 1 Bibb Manufacturing Company (Macon, Georgia), cotton twines catalog, undated

Front cover of the catalog depicts African Americans picking cotton. In the foreground, a woman is bent over, facing the camera, and smiling. Others in the background are standing and have their backs to the camera.

92 2 "Birdland Stars," 1956
92 3 Black Patti Troubadours, "Songs as Sung by the Black Patti Troubadours," sheet music, 1900-1904
92 4 Black Silent Majority, "Black Brigade Against Busing," pamphlet, undated
87 3 Blair, Frank Preston, letter to Florence Blair, 1910

Letter describes, in part, a letter to Frank Blair from West Point classmate Henry Ossian Flipper. Flipper was the first African American graduate of West Point, class of 1877. Blair was the son of Union Army General Francis P. Blair, Jr. and the grandson of Francis P. Blair, Sr., a founder of the Republican Party and member of Abraham Lincoln's "kitchen cabinet."

92 5 Boardley, C.W., "The Living History of Revernd C.W. Boardley Giving His Ministerial Works and Travels," pamphlet, 1908
88 25 "By Any Means Necessary," broadside featuring Malcolm X, circa 1964
89 28 Carr, J. W. (Reverend; Indianapolis, Indiana), card, circa 1900
89 29 Challoughlczilczise, W. S. J. (Reverend), "Priest of the Church of Christ of East Africa," handbill, undated
92 6 "Children's Race and Intelligence: How Classroom Desegregation Will Work" (Greenville, South Carolina), song book, 1966
88 26 Church of God in Christ (Duarte, California), handbill announcing a revival featuring Evangelist Sanders of Gary, Indiana, circa 1948
89 30 The Cincinnati, Negro Informer, 1939 October 7 and 14
92 7 Cities Service Pennsylvania road map featuring pro-Lyndon Johnson doodles, circa 1964
88 27 Citizens' Committee of One Hundred, Testimonial Reception to Doctor John R. Hawkins, program, 1929
88 28 Clark, W.A. (Reverend) and R. Davis (Deacon), handbill announcing appreciation celebration, circa 1948
92 8 Clement Atkinson Memorial Hospital (Coatesville, Pennsylvania), 6th annual charity ball souvenir program, circa 1943
OP22 12 Cole, Bob and J.W. and Rosamund Johnson, "Louisiana Lize," sheet music, 1899
OP22 3 Cole and Johnson Bros., "Humpty Dumpty," "Marie Cahill's Congo Love Song," and "The Old Flag Never Touched the Ground," sheet music, 1901-1904
92 9 Colored Artists of West Chester, Pennsylvania, catalogue of the second annual art show, 1945
88 29 Colored National Emigration and Commercial Association, letter from W.H. Heard to Alfred Leffingwell, 1903 December 23
89 31 Congregational Churches of America, National Service Commission, "Our Colored Soldier," pamphlet, circa 1916
89 32 Coslow, Sam and Abner Silver, "Bebe," sung by Moss and Frye, sheet music, 1923
OP22 4 Currier and Ives, "Freedom to the Slaves," print, 1863
92 10 Danceteria (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?), Grand Finale Ball, souvenir program, 1944
89 33 Deerfield Townsite and Settlement (Colorado), pamphlet, 1910
92 11 Deming, Mrs. H.A., "A Poem of Poems," undated

Hand copied version of Deming's poem by unidentified person.

88 30 Douglas, George A., Republican National Convention delegate credentials, 1908
88 31 Duffie, Roxie Courtney, gospel singer pitch card, circa 1927
88 32 Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 53rd anniversary commemorative card, 1925
92 12 Ethiopian Army, application for active military service for Black Americans, 1935 (blank form)
89 34 Franklin, M. R. (Bishop), card, 1908
92 13 Fred Irvin's Song Shop and The National Exposition and Lincoln Jubilee, Souvenir of all the Popular Negro Song Writers, 1915
89 35 Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), fundraiser, circa 1916
88 33 Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), letter to investment broker, 1913
87 4 The Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church (Cincinnati, Ohio), Lincoln Anniversary Program, "The Red Road," 1905
87 5 Frisby, Herbert M., mailing card from North Pole, depicting Frisby and Matthew Henson, 1959

Autographed by Frisby

89 36 Georgia State College (Savannah), yearbook, 1943
92 14 Granger, Lester B. and Jackie Robinson, "Communist Influence Among Negroes--Fact or Illusion?," statement before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1949
88 34 Green, Silas, "Silas Green Song Book and Program," 1928
OP19 6 Hammurabi, Frederick H., black history calendar, 1962-1963
88 35 Harrison, Hubert H., "The Black Man's Burden," 1915
89 37 Harman, J. W. (Reverend), pastor, Chatham African Methoidst Episcopal Church, card, circa 1910
89 41 Hutchins, Artelia Elizabeth, holiday card (with portrait), undated
89 38 Jackson, Adelle, Editorial Director, Sepia Magazine, letters to John C. Schmidt regarding stories on Big Daddy Lipscomb and Lenny Moore, 1960-1961
89 39 Jackson Brewing Company (New Orleans, Louisiana), correspondence regarding placement of advertisements featuring African Americans, 1948 and 1955
OP22 13 Jones, Irving, "Home Ain't Nothing Like This," sheet music, 1902
89 40 Jordan, A. M. (Reverend), candidate for delegate to the General Conference of Philadelphia, souvenir card, circa 1910
OP22 14 Kee, Salaria, broadside advertising speech on her experiences as a nurse in "Republican Spain," circa 1931-1939
89 42 Kemp Family, concert broadside, undated
BV15 - Langley, Bette, Gradale Sorority scrapbook, 1952-1953
92 15 Langley, Bette, Gradale Sorority scrapbook, 1952-1953, loose material
88 36 Larkins, John, "The Peerless Colored Comedian," program, 1910
OP22 5 "Last Words of Captain Nathan Hale, the Hero-Martyr of the American Revolution," print, undated

Images includes a black man in a British soldier's uniform serving as executioner.

89 43 Leake County Agricultural High School (Carthage, Mississippi), unidentified teacher's autograph book, 1950
92 16 Le Garr, Sadie L., "The Girl in Her Teens," undated
88 37 Leonard Street Orphan's Home (Atlanta, Georgia), brochure, circa 1927
87 6 "Lest You Forget!" handbill about Harry T. Moore, 1952

Harry T. Moore was a journalist, leader of the NAACP in Florida, and outspoken against the Ku Klux Klan and lynching in the South. He was murderd by a bomb in his home, placed there by the Ku Klux Klan. The handbill was possibly propaganda distributed to African American soldiers in Korea. It bears a drawing of an African American man carrying a placard reading "Come Home...Fight for Our Own Rights," and makes an analogy between African American soldiers and Korean and Chinese soldiers fighting against American aggression.

88 38 "Letter of a Colored POW to Colored G.I.'s in SVN," 1968
OP9 1 Little, Tom, "Sunflower Street," Nashville Tennessean, 1936

One hundred twenty issues of the cartoon arranged on scrapbook paper

89 44 Mack, Cecil, Lew Brown, and Ford Dabney, "Shine," sheet music, 1924
OP22 6 Mack, Cecil and Ford Dabney, "That's Why They Call Me Shine," sung by Aida Overton Walker, sheet music, 1910
88 39 Madam C.J. Walker Home for Girls (San Francisco, California), pamphlet and Margaret C. Roberts business card, circa 1924
89 45 Marriott, N. A. (Reverend), pastor First Baptist Church (Stelton, Pennsylvania), invitation to church services, circa 1905
88 40 Martin and Morris Music Studio, Soul Stirrers song books, 1952-1955
88 41 Mason, R.D. (Reverend), pastor of St. James Baptist Church (Leasburg, North Carolina), 10th anniversary handbill, 1915
89 46 McCain, T. B. (Reverend; Shannon, North Carolina), card, circa 1900
90 1 Midway Television Institute, yearbook, 1948
90 2 Miley, Bob and Duke Ellington, "Black and Tan Fantasy," sheet music, 1927
87 7 Mitchell, Loften, "Miss Ethel Waters: A New Musical," annotated typescript, 1978
87 8 Mitchell, Loften, "Miss Ethel Waters: A New Musical," typescript, 1978

Concept by Rosetta LeNoire

OP19 12 National Association of Colored Women, "National Association Notes," 1898 September
92 17 Negro Good Samaritan Society (Etowah County, Alabama), certificate of incorporation, 1938
OP22 15 Negro Industrial Exposition and Tri-State Fair (St. Joseph, Missouri), cloth depicting inventor C.S.L. Baker, 1907
90 3 The Negro Traveler and Conventioneer, three issues, 1969-1971
88 42 New Family Publication Co., "Stories for Little Tots," advertisement, 1949
92 18 Ogden, Peter, biographical sketch, undated
OP23 1 Peerless Beauty Supply (Richmond, Virginia), posters, undated
90 4 Personalities, "The Magazine with Personality" (Yvette Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois), 1948 July
90 5 Pierce and People's Funeral Home (Cincinnati, Ohio), fan, circa 1940

Woman-owned buisness

92 19 Pittsburgh Courier, broadside advertisement, undated
87 9 Roosevelt Club Rally (Ironton, Ohio), notice, 1936
87 10 Rowan, Carl T., "Are Negroes Ready for Equality," Saturday Evening Post, advertising window card, 1960
OP19 9 Scott, James, "A Classy Rag," sheet music, circa 1909
90 6 "The Second Blind Tom," blind boy minister, card, circa 1900
92 20 Shelley, Lou (editor), "Hepcats Jive Talk Dictionary," 1945
92 21 Shirley, William (West Chester, Pennsylvania), love letters and Delphic Lodge, Knights of Pythias by-laws, 1914-1924
90 7 Smith, Mamie, Celebrity Club (Brooklyn, New York), concert broadside, 1964
90 8 Soul City Dream Number Book, 1977
92 22 Southern Harmonians and H.D. Dobbins, flyer, undated
88 43 St. John's A.M.E. Church (Xenia, Ohio), handbill announcing revival meeting featuring H. Franklin Bray, Rocky Mountain Evangelist, 1918
90 9 Thearle, H. B., "Jubilee Songs and Plantation Melodies," arranged by J. J. Sawyer and sung by The Original Nashville Students, sheet music, circa 1884
87 11 Thomas Negro Composers Study Group, flier, "The Evolution of the Negro through Music" (New York, New York), 1937
92 23 Thomas, R. Lee, National Negro Press Photographer (Mound Bayou, Mississippi), business card, undated
OP22 7 Timely Events, The News of the World in Pictures, Chicago Negro Chamber of Commerce Negro Business Show, "Boys Like Dolls," 1947
90 10 Timmons, A. W. (Reverend; Manning, South Carolina), card, circa 1910
AV1 - TRAV (Television, Radio and Audio-Visuals) for The Board of National Ministeries, Presbyterian Church, United States (Atlanta, Georgia), "America America," film strip and phonograph record, undated
91 1 Unidentified African American soldier(s) in the Pacific Theater of World War II, journal, 1943-1944
90 11 Utica Normal and Industrial Institute (Utica, Mississippi), brochure, undated
92 24 Washington, Booker T., memorial (West Chester, Pennsylvania), program 1915
90 13 Washington Press, First Day Covers, Harriet Tubman, 1995
90 14 Washington Press, First Day Covers, Jesse Owens, 1990
90 15 Washington Press, First Day Covers, Joe Louis, 1993
OP24 1 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, A. Philip Randolph, 1988
OP24 2 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Benjamin Banneker, 1979
OP24 3 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Benjamin Banneker, 1980
OP24 4 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Benjamin O. Davis, 1997
OP24 5 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Bill Pickett, 1994
OP24 6 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Buffalo Soldiers, 1993
OP24 7 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Carter G. Woodson, 1983 [1]
OP24 8 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Carter G. Woodson, 1983 [2]
OP24 9 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Clara Ward and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, 1998
OP24 10 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Ernest E. Just, 1996
OP24 11 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Frederick Douglass, 1965
OP24 12 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Frederick Douglass, 1995
OP24 13 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Harriet Tubman, 1977
OP24 14 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Henry O. Tanner, 1973
OP24 15 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Ida B. Wells, 1990 [1]
OP24 16 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Ida B. Wells, 1990 [2]
OP24 17 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Jackie Robinson, 1982
OP24 18 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, James Weldon Johnson, 1987
OP24 19 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Jan E. Matzeliger, undated
OP25 1 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Jazz Legends, 1995
OP25 2 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Jean Baptiste Pointe, 1986
OP25 3 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Jesse Owens, 1976
OP25 4 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Jim Beckwith, 1994
OP25 5 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Joe Louis, 1976
OP25 6 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Madam C. J. Walker, 1998
OP25 7 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Mahalia Jackson and Roberta Martin, 1998
OP25 8 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Martin Luther King, Jr., 1978
OP25 9 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Mary McLeod Bethune, 1984
OP25 10 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Paul Dunbar, 1974
OP25 11 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Percy Lavon Julian, 1993
OP25 12 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Ralph J. Bunche, 1981
OP25 13 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Scott Joplin, 1982 [1]
OP25 14 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Scott Joplin, 1982 [2]
OP25 15 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Sojourner Truth, 1985 [1]
OP25 16 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Sojourner Truth, 1985 [2]
OP25 17 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, W. E. B. Du Bois, 1992
OP25 18 Washington Press, First Day Covers, original art, Whitney M. Young, Jr., 1980
90 12 Wehman, Henry J., publisher, "African American songster," circa 1896
87 12 Whipper, Leigh, letters to "Pilgrim," 1941-1942

Whipper was an actor and the first African American member of the Actors' Equality Association.

OP22 8 Williams, Bert, performer, "Dat's Harmony," "The Moon Shines on the Moonshine," and "Play that Barber Shop Chord," sheet music, 1910-1911, 1920
OP22 9 Williams and Walker, "I Don't Like No Cheap Man," dedicated to McIntyre and Heath, sheet music, 1897
BV14 - Wilson, Rosa, scrapbook, circa 1929-1935

Scrapbook includes cards, letters, mementos, and photographs of Wilson's friends and family. One small portion of the scrapbook, which Wilson titled "The Street of Forgotten Men," features photographs and descriptions of love interests such as Dr. O.W. Winters, Rex Gorleigh, Dr. Arthur Thomas, Dr. Aubrey Marshall, and Dr. William H. Waddell. One or two photographs are of white men.

92 25 Wilson, Rosa, scrapbook, circa 1929-1935, loose material
OP22 10 Wise, Hen and Jas. Vaughan, "Bye-o Baby Bunting," as originally introduced and featured by Henry Troy, sheet music, 1909
92 26 You Can Count on Her, Recognition Brunch in Honor of Alice B. Collier (Nashville, Tennessee), program, 1963

Collier was instrumental in integrating the Girl Scouts in Nashville.

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