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African American families

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Culpeper County, Virginia hunting album

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0077

Hampton Institute photograph album

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

Piney Pond School photograph

 Collection — Box BW 33, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16508
Content Description This collection contains a gelatin silver photograph of about fifty Black students, parents, and faculty in front of a rustic schoolhouse. About two-thirds of the participants are students with the rest either faculty or parents. Caption on label reads: "La Crosse, Va. Piney Pond School April 3, 1914."
Dates: 3 April 1914

Piney Pond School photograph

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2021-0081

Thomas H. Brown Funeral Home ledger

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS-16474
Content Description This collection contains the manuscript ledger book kept by Thomas Brown's Funeral home in Petersburg, Virginia. This book detailed the funerals of approximately 500 African Americans during the last years of the Great Depression. The volume opens with twenty-four pages of manuscript of an alphabetical index, listing the names of the deceased keyed with the page for further information about their funerals.In addition to the names of the deceased, most entries also record the...
Dates: 1935 - 1941

Thomas H. Brown funeral home ledger

Identifier: ViU-2021-0011