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African Americans

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

W.E.B. Du Bois Address at the Conference on the Encyclopaedia Africana

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS 16831
Content Description This collection contains a mimeographed typescript of W.E.B. Du Bois's opening address at the Conference of the Encyclopedia of Africa held at the University of Ghana in Accra in 1962. Du Bois dreamed of editing an 'Encyclopedia Africana'. He envisioned a comprehensive compendium of 'scientific' knowledge about the history, culture, and social institutions of people of African descent. He argues for his project of an Encyclopedia Africana based in Africa and compiled by Africans. He notes...
Dates: December 18, 1962

Explorations in Black Leadership project papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16674
Content Description This collection contains briefings with preparatory materials, questions and notes for oral histories conducted as part of the Explorations in Black Leadership project. The briefings were often compiled by interns with the Institute for Public History and included interview questions, possible answers prepared for Julian Bond (the primary interviewer), biographical information, handwritten notes, and correspondence. The collection also includes audio and video cassettes, CDs, and DVDs of...
Dates: 1998 - 2015

Ernie McClintock papers

Identifier: MSS 16810
Content Description This collection contains the papers of Ernie McClintock (1937-2003), an American director, producer, actor, writer, teacher, and theatre artist who was a major force in the Black Arts Movement. He taught acting to hundreds of students across the country and directed award-winning plays in Harlem, New York (1960-1989), and Richmond, Virginia (1989-2003). The McClintock papers are a living archive for future drama students and communities interested in Black theatre. They represent the works...
Dates: 1961-2006

Nydrie and Algoma related papers

Identifier: MSS -14956
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers relating to Nydrie and Algoma, consisting chiefly of photographs and articles pertaining to the family homes of the Logan and Forsyth families. Included is a scrapbook of articles by Lily Logan Morrill.This collection contains material from around 1880, when the homes were built, to about 1960, when the Forsyth family, which owned “Nydrie” at the time, started a discussion about what to do with the house due to its dilapidated conditions. This collection...
Dates: circa 1862-2003

Stephen Railton collection of Uncle Tom's Cabin ephemera

Identifier: MSS 16759
Content Description This material contains racist imagery of Black people. This note aims to give users the opportunity to decide whether they need or want to view these materials, or at least, to mentally or emotionally prepare themselves to view the materials. This collection contains materials related to Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" predominately created between the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth century and collected and curated by Stephen Railton. Railton is a University...
Dates: 1884-2015

Jean Schroeder papers

Identifier: MSS 16836
Content Description This collection contains letters and paper ephemera written to Jeanie Schroeder, a young, white woman who fell in love, got pregnant during her pre-med studies at Northwestern University, and secretly married a young Black musician identified as Keith "Tiny" Leighton in the letters. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1940s to the 1950s. The content centers Jeanie Schroeder's courage in facing the difficulties of being seen as an unwed mother in the 1940's; young men going off to World...
Dates: Majority of material found within ca. 1939-1951

Two African American women tintype

 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