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- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library 38
- Manuscripts and Archives 30
- Yale Divinity Library 4
- Gilmore Music Library 1
- Oral History of American Music 1
- Yale University 13
- Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964 5
- Episcopal Church 3
- Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 3
- William Reese Co. 3
- Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971 2
- Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 2
- Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014 2
- Blassingame, John W., 1940-2000 2
- Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971 2
- Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 2
- Cave Canem (Organization) 2
- Derricotte, Toi, 1941- 2
- Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 2
- Dwight, Timothy, 1828-1916 2
- Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 2
- Fowler family 2
- Foxx, Redd, 1922-1991 2
- Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958 2
- Howard University 2 ∧ less
Alger Leroy Adams and Jessie M. Wells Adams papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-4335
Overview: Photographs and photograph albums, scrapbooks, personal papers, and other materials relating to Reverend Alger Leroy Adams, Jessie M. Wells Adams, and the Daniels family, circa 1860s-1997.Materials relating to Alger Adams include a caricature of Adams, scrapbook of Adams’s columns for the Amsterdam News, a photograph of Adams’s colleague and society editor for Ebony magazine Gerri Major, and a letter of congratulations upon Adams’s receiving of an honorary degree....
Dates: circa 1860s-1997
Harry Adams photographs
Call Number: WA Photos 589
Overview: Photographs prints created and collected by Harry Adams, 1943-1985, that chiefly document events, activities, and individuals related to the African American community in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of California and his career as a professional photographer as well as his work for African American newspapers including the California Eagle and Los Angeles Sentinel.
Dates: 1943-1985, bulk 1951-1985
R. A. (Revels Alcorn) Adams papers
Call Number: JWJ MSS 48
Overview: The collection consists of writings, sheet music, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers, stemming from R. A. Adams's activities as an evangelistic minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and as a writer, lecturer, and publisher of pamphlets on topics relating to race, religion, contraception, interpersonal relations, and socioeconomics. The collection documents aspects of African American religion and culture, especially in the South, in the early 20th century, and in particular...
African American film collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 238
Scope and Contents: The African American Film Collection consists of scripts, photographs, and other materials related to the production and promotion of films and television shows created by, starring, or documenting the experience of African Americans.
Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale records documenting its 25th anniversary commemoration
Call Number: RU 176
Overview: The records consist of program material and memorabilia produced by the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale for their 25th anniversary program titled 25 Years at Yale and Counting: The Continuing Presence of Blacks at Yale.
Paola Agosti photographs
Call Number: GEN MSS 1759
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of 667 black-and-white and color photographic prints by Italian photographer Paola Agosti documenting social change, political movements, and daily life in Italy, South America, Cuba, and the United States. Agosti’s photographs of Italy depict the feminist movement and women’s rights organizations Movimento di Liberazione della Donna and Unione Donne Italiane in the 1970s and 1980s, the gay rights collective Fronte Unitario Omosessuale Rivoluzionario Italiano...
Boris I. Bittker papers
Call Number: MS 1869
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, legal pleadings, memoranda, newspaper clippings, reports, subject files, and writings that document Boris I. Bittker's career as a professor at Yale Law School from 1946 to 2006. In addition to voluminous materials relating to taxation, the papers also include correspondence and subject files relating to Bittker's book, Case for Black Reparations (1973), and a small amount of materials relating to his role in the...
Dates: 1938-2006, bulk 1959-1986
Black Student Alliance at Yale records
Call Number: RU 82
Overview: The records consist of position papers, minutes, a newsletter, and clippings documenting the Black Student Alliance at Yale.
Black Tie Society, Yale University, records
Call Number: RU 1039
Overview: The materials consist of a directory, newsletter, and correspondence.
John Wesley Blassingame Papers
Call Number: MS 737
Overview: The John Wesley Blassingame Papers consist of note cards and research materials (electrostatic copies) used in the preparation of his dissertation, A Social and Economic History of the Negro in New Orleans (Yale University, 1971). Included are copies of reports of Louisiana state agencies, minutes and other papers of organizations like the White League of New Orleans, and legal documents deposited in the Orleans Parish courthouse.
Board of Research Associates in American Economic History papers
Call Number: MS 88
Overview: Correspondence, reports, studies, minutes of meetings, circular letters, financial reports, outlines of proposed surveys, annual reports, departmental reports, and monographs relative to the established purpose of the Board, which was sponsored by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Economics and Sociology. Included are interviews (ca. 1906-1907) with Southern farmers, professionals, government officials, and merchants on the economics of agriculture in the South. Also a...
Margaret Bonds papers
Call Number: JWJ MSS 151
Overview: Vocal music, most 1960s or undated, consisting of autograph manuscript drafts and arrangements, transparencies, and diazo reproductions, some accompanied by copies of published music; and a small amount of other papers. Autograph manuscript music includes spirituals arranged for solo voice or chorus; The Negro Speaks of Rivers, Songs of the Seasons, Three Dream Portraits, and other songs on texts by Langston Hughes; songs on texts by Edna St. Vincent Millay and other poets; and musicals and...
Dates: 1928-1983, bulk 1960-1969
Brewer family papers
Call Number: MS 99
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, and other papers, primarily of David Josiah Brewer, lawyer and justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The material includes Brewer's personal and family papers, although there are some papers relating to public matters, notably the Anglo-Venezuelan boundary dispute. Also included are papers of five generations of Brewer family members, including Josiah Brewer (1796-1872), the father of David Josiah Brewer....
Dates: 1714-1954, bulk 1820-1930
Joe C. Brown papers
Call Number: JWJ MSS 376
Scope and Contents: The papers contain drafts, artwork, correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting the life of Joe C. Brown. Correspondents include: South African poet and activist Dennis Brutus, Horace R. Cayton, publisher Dudley Randall, musician Phil Cohran, James W. Ivy, editor of The Crisis magazine, Beatrice M. Murphy, Harry Mark Petrakis, Constance Webb, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Operation Breadbasket. There is also one autograph manuscript draft of an outgoing...
Brown vs. Board of Education collection
Call Number: MS 759
Overview: Interview notes, correspondence, clippings, copies of court transcripts and briefs assembled by Richard Kluger for his book, Simple Justice: Brown vs. Board of Education. Kluger's interview notes, taken either in person or by mail, with over one hundred people make up the core of the collection. Especially full materials are available for Alexander Bickel, Hugo L. Black, Esther Brown, Linda Brown, John W. Davis, Felix Frankfurter, William H. Hastie, Kenneth B....
Wesley Brown papers
Call Number: JWJ MSS 229
Scope and Contents: The Wesley Brown papers consists of original and photocopied material related to the writer Wesley Brown. The papers primarily contain the creative writing of Wesley Brown, including novels, plays, poems, short stories, film scripts, correspondence, and reviews related to these writings. The papers also include legal documents related to Wesley Brown’s refusal to be inducted into the armed services in 1972.
Kenneth Walter Cameron papers
Call Number: MS 124
Overview: The papers consist of autographs and collected letters, sermons, teaching materials, research notes and documents, and the typescript of Kenneth Cameron's master's thesis on Othello (1931). A large part of the papers relates to the Church of the Holy Trinity in Hartford, Connecticut and contains a substantial collection of the sermons, writings and speeches of the Reverend Ernest Fremery Miel, manuscripts of Sir Arthur Gorges, sermons of Joseph G. H. Barry and papers relating to the...
Sandi Carroll Papers Relating to Early Productions of August Wilson's Seven Guitars
Call Number: JWJ MSS 188
Overview: The papers consist of scripts, notes, rehearsal schedules, venue descriptions and other materials that document the productions of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and on Broadway in New York City, in 1995-1996. The material also provides a record of how characters and dialogue in the play were changed and developed during these productions. Also included are several corrected proofs of the script as it was being prepared for...
Samuel Moss Carter Papers
Call Number: RG 268
Overview: Sermons, writings, notes, teaching materials, and personal items provide substantive documentation of the life and work of Dr. Samuel Moss Carter, an early African American graduate of the Yale Divinity School, who was a Baptist pastor and professor of Church History, primarily in Virginia.
Found in: Yale Divinity Library
Cave Canem records
Call Number: JWJ MSS 130
Overview: The Cave Canem Records contain correspondence (including electronic mail), organizational records, photographs, financial records, computer files, and audiovisual recordings that document the activities of Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. and its founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady. The organization's governance, fundraising, publicity, and operations are documented as well as its publishing activity, fellowship program, and Legacy Conversations series, which features poets and scholars who...