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Collection of African American Children photographs

 Collection
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

African American Freemason lodge photographs

 Collection — Box: BW 45, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16711
Content Description Collection of eight black and white photographs. All are group portraits of members of African American fraternal lodges in Virginia. The images bare the stamps of several different photographers -- from Richmond, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. Several images show handwritten annotations on the back -- one lodge is identified as Progressive Lodge #80 in Norfolk, another as King David Lodge #28 in Richmond (this photo is signed by 13 members of the lodge on the back), another as Willow...
Dates: circa 1950s

African American girl's birthday photograph album

 Collection — Box: BW 50, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16756
Content Description This collection contains a photo album containing fifteen original black-and-white photographs from the 1960s of a birthday celebration of a young Black girl and her family.Exceptional depiction of an 11 year old's birthday party with all of it's innocence, happiness and absence of the racial world that lives outside the doors of their grandmother's nice home.The children are wearing cone hats and there is dancing, presents, game playing, a birthday cake, blowing out candles, and an...
Dates: 1960s

Collection of photographs of African American Women in Chicago

 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

African Americans in Richmond organizations photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 15967
Scope and Contents African Americans in Richmond organizations photographs (1940-1959; 0.06 cubic feet) includes the Leigh Street Young Men's Christian Asssociation, Hi-Y Club, Gray Club, B and P Council, Richmond Area Youth, Interracial Seminar, Richmond Basketball, Father-son Banquets, Annual Banquets, Leigh Street Y.M.C.A. camp, [Gradale] Girls, girls playing cricket, and Baskets for the Need(y). Included is a photograph of Dr. J. W. [Banco] and Roscoe Mitchell. Photographs are from the studios of Brodnax...
Dates: 1940-1959

Mary Ella Parker Berkeley carte de visite and Confederate money

 Collection — Box: BW 9, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 15911
Scope and Contents

Mary Ella Parker Berkeley carte de visite and Confederdate money (1888; 0.03 cubic feet) consists of an image of Berkeley and some Also included is Confederate money.

Dates: 1888

Blue Ridge Farm aerial photograph

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589285]
Identifier: MSS 16161
Scope and Contents

Blue Ridge Farm aerial photograph, 1934, a Western Albermarle County estate, inscribed "Much love from Blanche Ortman Merry Xmas 1934" totaling 0.03 cubic feet. Sepia toned photograph inscribed in black ink on the front and captioned in pencil on the verso.

Dates: 1934

Book Baskets records

 Series
Identifier: MSS 15920
Scope and Contents

Records of the Book Baskets (1995-2018; 1.5 cubic feet) consists of meeting agendas, minutes, reports, news clippings, photographs, thank you letters, information on grants, contributors, and general correspondence. The collection is organized into three series.

Dates: 1995 - 2018

Mathew Brady Studio: Union Civil War Camp photograph of African Americans

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16833
Content Description This collection contains an albumen photograph of a Union wagon camp in Virginia during the Civil War from the Washington D.C. studio of Mathew Brady. Brady was one of the earliest and most famous photographers in American history. He is best known for his scenes of the Civil War. He often photographed Black soldiers and laborers during the war, mostly in Union or contraband camps. The present image documents for posterity a number of Black soldiers and laborers working towards a Union...
Dates: c.1864

George Buckston Browne collection on Down House

 Collection — Box: BW 33, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: MSS 16562

Bruce Kennett photographs of Bremo; Enslaved Housing at Carters Grove, and other projects

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16826
Content Description This collection contains photographs and negatives of subjects and properties for projects of photographer Bruce Kennett. Most of the images are of Bremo, John Hartwell Cocke's nineteenth-century home. Kennett was invited to photograph the property, and much of Kennett's work was included in a monograph titled "Birth of a Virginia Plantation House: The Design and Building of Bremo." Also included are images of Carter's Grove Housing (quarters) for Enslaved People in Colonial...
Dates: 1989 - 2012

Call family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 13421

Warren Chappell papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 10204
Content Description These additions of MSS 10204 Warren Chappell papers contain letters, drawings, photographs, ephemera, and publications documenting the life and work of Warren Chappell from roughly 1929 to 2000. Janet Anderson, Shelah Kane Scott, and Calvin Otto were recipients and owners of the collections. The bulk of the collection is correspondence with colleagues, family, and friends including his wife Lydia Chappell. There is significant amounts of correspondence with Rafael Fernandez, Curator of...
Dates: 1929-2000

Eugene Edward Chiles papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 14439
Scope and Contents Note Eugene Edward Chiles papers, (3 cubic feet, 1915-1922) contain love letters from his girlfriend, Eugenie O'Neill who is traveling in European circles with wealthy and or famous acquaintances, while he is working as a realtor in Pittsburgh, PA. and Stephens City, Virginia, after the war. Her letters mostly describe her feelings for him and mention (briefly) famous places, people, and events from the Twenties. Topics consist of post war conditions, unemployment, strikes, feminism, racism, and...
Dates: 1915-1922

Chisholm Foundation collection on Frank Gardiner Wisner

 File
Identifier: MSS 16333
Scope and Contents

Chisholm Foundation collection on Frank Gardiner Wisner (1900-2001; 2 cubic feet) consists of letters, newspaper clippings,scrapbooks, and photographs from the life of Frank Gardiner Wisner including his intelligence career, track achievements and scholarship at the University of Virginia, 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, and his family.

Dates: 1909 - 1997

Coleman, Bromm, Kirschmann family papers

 Collection — Box: 19
Identifier: MSS 16418

Lewis M. Coleman, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16419
Scope and Contents Note The Lewis M. Coleman, Jr. papers (circa 1870-1926; 0.05 cubic feet) document Coleman's studies and travels to Richmond, VA and Charleston, SC. Collection materials include eleven letters Coleman wrote from Hanover Academy, VA to his mother Mary. Among other topics, Coleman discusses his friend Richard Henry Jesse (1853-1921), who briefly attended the University of Virginia. Collection materials also include two photographs, one of which depicts Coleman's son Lewis III among other University...
Dates: circa 1870-1926

Collection of photographs of African American Men and Boys from New Orleans

 Collection — Box: BW 51, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16760
Content Description This collection contains three photographs with captions on the verso, "Black children and men taken in or near New Orleans." These images were taken "en route" to New Orleans, possibly from a train, in the 1930s. One photograph shows a group of young boys on a street with an inscription on the reverse that says "New Orleans." Another depicts three boys and one older man singing on train tracks with an inscription that reads "En Route to New Orleans/ Kids singing." The last is a photograph...
Dates: c.1930

Collection of Battle of Rio Hill papers

 Collection — Box: BW 13, Folder: 2 [X031589428]
Identifier: MSS 15898
Scope and Contents

The collection of Battle of Rio Hill papers ( 1992, 0.03 cubic feet) consists chiefly of photographs and negatives and includes an image of the site of Rio Hill Shopping Center being searched for Civil War artifacts, the marker commemorating the skirmish, and the honor guard at the dedication of the marker. The collection also includes press releases, a letter from Charlottesville mayor Elizabeth "Bitsy" Waters, and an audiocassette recording of the dedication ceremony.

Dates: 1992

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