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Identifier: MSS 16798
Content Description This collection contains ninety-eight photographs of African American children and families at home and play from about the 1950s to the 1990s. Measurements range from 6" X 4" to 2" X 2" inches and are in color and black and white. Several subjects recur throughout the archive. All are unidentified; only three have any annotations on the back. The photographed figures, primarily children but some family shots included, are captured within their homes or playing outside. Activities include...
Dates: Majority of material found within c. 1950s-1990s
File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16795
Content Description This collection features one 2.25 X4" tintype photograph of an unidentified African American man dressed in a three-piece suit with a bowtie, pocket square, and derby hat with a sash perched at a stylish angle on his head. The man leans against a marble column against a plain background in a studio. The tintype was invented in 1855, one decade before the emancipation of enslaved African Americans across the United States. His suit, medium, and background suggest a date roughly...
Dates: Majority of material found within c. 1865-1900
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16797
Content Description This collection contains thirty-one photographs of young Black women in Chicago in 1940s-1950s.The photographs document the youth of a young woman named Bea and several of her friends Nedra, Vera, and others. Included are class photographs from Forestville Elementary School and Lucy Flower Technical High School. Flower Tech was an integrated school for girls. There are photographs of their prom, jazz clubs, and the girls out on dates, celebrating, and having fun. The jazz club...
Dates: Majority of material found within c. 1942-1954
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16557
Content Description This collection contains eighty-five letters and associated documents of Harold "Hal" Blote, a volunteer of the American Ambulance Field Service in World War I. The letters are primarily those of Blote but also included are letters from a J.H. “Joe” Eastman to Blote and letters of Edward B. Gordon who sent letters to friends and family which included the Blote family. Blote's letters record his experiences as an active member of the Field Service in 1917 and subsequent...
Dates: 1917 - 1919
Collection — Box: BW 56, Folder: 001
Identifier: MSS 16785
Content Description This collection features seventeen merit reward cards given to girls and women in the late nineteenth century. These cards are printed on one side and have "Reward of Merit" printed at the top, accompanied by a decorative illustration, the handwritten student's name, and the teacher's signature. Six cards are addressed to Martha Warren, three to Nelly Whitenack, two to Florence Pomery, and other cards are addressed to presented to Cynthia Williams, Elizabeth Brookholder, Ida Meckly, Beatie...
Dates: Majority of material found within c. 1872-1876
Collection — Box: BW 33, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16525
Content Description This collection contains a photograph album of a student from Hampton Institute. The original photo album, measuring 7' x 10' with 24 pages, contains 44 black and white photographs of an unidentified young Black woman, approximately 20 years old, as well as cut newspaper images and a photo postcard. She is seen at Hampton Institute, a historically Black University, in Hampton, Virginia, posing in front of school buildings, clowning around with friends, and preparing for graduation. Also...
Collection — Box: MSS 16776
Identifier: MSS 16776
Content Description This collection contains six handwritten notebooks and a workbook outlining botanic observations of Bessie M. Rhoades, an orphan at the Bethany Orphanage in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania. The collection highlights the study of science by a female student at the turn of the twentieth century.It is a personal archive detailing life inside an American orphanage during a pivotal moment in the history of child advocacy.The education provided by an orphanage could give students academic opportunities...
Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16796
Content Description This collection features an undated tintype photograph of two unidentified African American women dressed in Victorian-style dresses and hats. One of the women holds a bouquet that drapes over a bridge made of branches that the two figures are posed on in a photography studio. It measures 2.5 X 3.5 ". The tintype was invented in 1855, one decade before the emancipation of all enslaved African Americans across the United States. The medium of the photograph and the women's dress...
Dates: Majority of material found within c. 1865-1900
Collection — Box: BW 54, Folder: 001
Identifier: MSS 16793
Content Description The collection contains a printing block measuring 6" x 7.5" x 1" made of wood and metal. The printing block is headlined "Roll of Honor" with a suffrage pennant emblazoned "Votes for Women" below. Underneath the pennant, an inscription reads, "Distinguished people who have declared themselves for woman suffrage." Beneath are columns titled "Statesman," "Preachers," "Men of Letters," and "Educators." These columns list names such as Mark Twain, Plato, and Jack London. Though uncredited, this...
Dates: circa 1909
Collection — Box: BW 53, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16781
Content Description This collection contains one handwritten notebook from an English female student learning about botany and zoology in 1857. The notebook includes sixty-eight pages of notes and essays on plant and animal biology. The notebook cover has the handwritten signature of the original owner, Louisa Wootten (possibly Woodson or Woodrow).It is unusual for a female student to study botany and zoology in 1857 so this notebook is remarkable in that regard.The cover also notes an...