Subseries 4.2
Collected material, 1905-1978
Box 87

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
87 2 Bethel A.M.E. Church (Stamford, Connecticut), Stewardess Board meeting minute ledger, 1947-1951
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."

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

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.

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

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
87 11 Thomas Negro Composers Study Group, flier, "The Evolution of the Negro through Music" (New York, New York), 1937
87 12 Whipper, Leigh, letters to "Pilgrim," 1941-1942

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