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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

African Americans -- Virginia

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Hampton Institute photograph album

 Unprocessed
Identifier: ViU-2021-0094

Hampton Institute student photograph album

 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...
Dates: undated

Papers of the Randolph Family of Edgehill and Wilson Cary Nicholas

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 5533
Scope and Content This collection consists of the papers of the Randolph Family of Edgehill, (commonly called the Edgehill-Randolph Papers) and the Wilson Cary Nicholas papers, ca. 787 items (6 Hollinger boxes, 2.5 linear shelf feet), ca. 1765-1869, and undated.
Dates: 1765 - 1869

Thomas H. Brown Funeral Home ledger and photograph

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS-16474
Content Description This collection contains the manuscript ledger book, "Record of Deaths" kept by Thomas H. Brown's Funeral Home, 301 Gill Street, Petersburg, Virginia. This book detailed the funerals of approximately 500 African Americans during the last years of the Great Depression. The volume opens with a twenty-four page alphabetical index, listing the names of the deceased persons with the number of the page for further information about their funerals. Entries for each funeral appear in chronological...
Dates: 1935 - 1941

John Walter Wayland collection on Henry Martin

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: X032669194]
Identifier: MSS 16677
Content Description John Walter Wayland collection of correspondence,notes,photographs, and newspaper clippings about Henry Martin who was the bell ringer for the University of Virginia from 1868-1909. “Henry Martin rang the bell at dawn to awaken the students, and rang it during the day to mark the hours and the beginning and ending of class periods. He was beloved by generations of faculty, students, and alumni, and he remembered them all when they returned for visits.” Dr. Wayland, a former University of...
Dates: 1909-1965

Albert Frederick Wilson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS -16340
Content Description The papers chiefly consist of letters Albert Frederick Wilson (1883-1940) sent to his mother in New Jersey while a student at the University of Virginia. There is also some correspondence from Wilson's father and grandfather; family photographs; and unpublished manuscripts by Wilson. Most of the letters are handwritten. But starting in 1906, typewritten letters become more frequent. The roles of African Americans at the University of Virginia are mentioned several times in his...
Dates: circa 1840-1934