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African Americans

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on citizens of the United States of black African descent. Works on blacks who temporarily reside in the United States, such as aliens, students from abroad, etc., are entered under Blacks--United States. Works on blacks outside the United States are entered under Blacks--[place].

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 957
Overview: The records consist of correspondence, reports, minutes and agendas, programs, newsletters, news clippings, photographs and digital images, oral histories, exhibit records, and posters documenting the activities and programs of the Afro-American Cultural Center and African-Americans at Yale.
Dates: 1960-2006

Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale records documenting its 25th anniversary commemoration

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1995

Baldwin family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 55
Overview: The papers detail the personal lives and professional careers of several generations and family lines of the Baldwin family. The legal, political, and business activities of family members in Connecticut, New York, and elsewhere are documented. Major topics include: family, women, law, education, Connecticut and New York politics and government, New Haven, Connecticut, and Yale University.
Dates: 1584-1977

Beecher Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 71
Overview: Correspondence, writings, speeches, diaries, clippings, printed matter, sermons, and other papers of two centuries of Beecher family members. The papers relate principally to Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), popular 19th century clergyman and orator, and members of his family. Among those represented are his father, the Reverend Lyman Beecher (1775-1863), clergyman; his brothers, Edward Beecher (1803-1895), educator and antislavery leader, and Thomas Kinnicut Beecher (1824-1900) and Charles...
Dates: 1704-1964

Bishop family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 839
Overview: Financial and legal papers of the Bishop family of Connecticut. The largest part of the papers consists of deeds for properties in New Haven, East Haven, Fair Haven, Branford, Hamden and Guilford, Connecticut. Also included are manifests for slaves shipped from New Haven to Savannah, Charleston and Norfolk (1822-1824). The major figures are Elias Bradley Bishop of New Haven and Jonathan Bishop Sr. and Jr. of Guilford.
Dates: 1793-1883

Blake family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 85
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, financial papers, printed material, photographs, and miscellanea of the Blake family of New Haven, Connecticut. Several generations of family members are represented in the papers, including Eli Whitney, Eli Whitney Blake (1795-1886), Eli Whitney Blake (1836-1895), Henry Taylor Blake (1828-1922), and William Phipps Blake (1826-). Additional family members represented in the papers include: Charles Thompson Blake, Edward Foster Blake, James Pierrepont Blake,...
Dates: 1773-1921

Brewer family papers

 Collection
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

Ella Barksdale Brown Papers

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 41
Overview: The Ella Barksdale Brown Papers consist of correspondence, writings, financial papers, newspapers and other materials that document her work as an educator, anti-lynching activist, suffragist, and journalist. The bulk of the papers provide evidence of Brown's activism and involvement with numerous schools, youth groups, war relief, civil rights and community organizations.
Dates: 1885-1952, bulk 1906-1926

Elizabeth Donnan papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 184
Overview: Manuscripts and typewritten copies of newspaper articles, ships' logs and letterbooks in the Library of Congress relating to the slave trade after 1806, especially during the years 1810-1811, 1816-1821 and 1860-1863. These were collected but not used in connection with her Documents Illustrative of the Slave Trade, published 1930-1934.
Dates: 1806-1863

Edwin Rogers Embree papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 198
Overview: The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence; family journals (1918-1949) of trips to Europe, China, Samoa, Java and Central America; and articles, book reviews and speeches on cultural anthropology (particularly on the Pacific), education, medicine, American race relations, and philanthropic institutions. Among Embree's professional papers are also financial statements and other materials relating to the Julius Rosenwald Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation and other...
Dates: 1903-1956

Walter O. Evans collection of Frederick Douglass and Douglass Family papers

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 240
Content Description: This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, personal papers, writings, photographs, printed material, ephemera, and other papers by or relating to Frederick Douglass. These materials document Frederick Douglass's work as an orator, author, publisher, and statesman including speaking engagements, travel, and political appointments. The collection also includes materials that document the personal and professional lives of multiple members of the Douglass family including Lewis Henry...
Dates: circa 1846-1946

Walter O. Evans collection of Ollie Harrington artwork

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 236
Content Description: The collection contains drawings, ink and pencil on paper, of cartoons created by Ollie Harrington. Many items contain handwritten or typed captions. Some annotations and markings related to the publishing process are also present.
Dates: circa 1965-1987, undated

Gilbert-Cheever family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 700
Overview: The papers document the families formed by the marriages of two sisters, Mary and Fanny Goodridge, to William Hinman Gilbert and Henry A. Cheever, respectively. William H. Gilbert was a clergyman from Weston, Connecticut who, with his wife, taught in schools in Vermont and Massachusetts. Henry A. Cheever was a sea captain who settled in San Francisco ca. 1853 and brought his wife and children there from Massachusetts. The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, journals, record books,...
Dates: 1836-1891

George Edmund Haynes papers

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 101
Overview: The George Edmund Haynes Papers consist of correspondence, writings, and professional papers by and relating to George Edmund Haynes. Correspondence contains letters between Haynes and various professional groups that he worked for or with. Writings contain works by Haynes, including articles and book reviews; and a dissertation on Haynes by Daniel Perlman. Professional papers contain material relating to Haynes' professional work on various committees and boards, including the Federal Council...
Dates: 1916-1972 1916-1950, bulk 1916-1950

Solomon Sir Jones films

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2636
Overview: The Solomon Sir Jones films consist of 29 silent black and white films documenting African-American communities in Oklahoma from 1924 to 1928. Jones filmed Oklahoma residents in their homes; during their social, school and church activities; in the businesses they owned; and performing various jobs. The films document several Oklahoma communities, including Muskogee, Okmulgee, Tulsa, Wewoka, Bristow and Taft. The films also document Jones's trips to Indiana, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas,...
Dates: 1924-1928

Lewis family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 624
Overview: The principal figure in these papers is Addin Lewis, who was the first Collector of the District of Mobile and later mayor of the city. The outgoing correspondence is made up of his official letters as Collector and contain several on the smuggling of slaves. The incoming correspondence contains both business and family letters. Notable correspondents include David Daggett and Jeremiah Day. Also included are financial and legal papers concerning Addin Lewis's real estate transactions in Mobile...
Dates: 1811-1918

Charles Templeman Loram papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 10
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, articles, reports, notes, lectures, memorabilia, and other papers of Charles Templeman Loram, educator and professor of education in South Africa and at Yale. Included are papers both from his work at Yale and his earlier work as an educational administrator in South Africa. There is also one box of records from the South Africa Native Affairs Commission.
Dates: 1779-1975, bulk 1884-1940

Slavery Miscellaneous Manuscripts collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 717
Overview: An artificial collection of volumes, tracts, deeds, and clippings on the topic of slavery. A seven volume composition of material on slavery and abolition, and a "Census of the Slaves in Chester County, Pennsylvania" are included.
Dates: 1780-1865

Edward Parmelee Smith papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1136
Overview: The papers consist of miscellaneous personal papers of Edward Parmelee Smith including letters to his future wife (1851-1854) and letters to his daughter (1872-1873) with an account of a sea voyage to California and his impressions once there. His years at Yale College are documented by an autograph album with messages from his teachers and classmates (1849-1855). Among the four photographs in the papers is one showing Smith with six Blacks when he served in the American Missionary Association....
Dates: 1849-1947