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African Americans

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 122 Collections and/or Records:

A. Mercer Daniel Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-003
Scope and Contents This collection is a personal photo album created by A. Mercer Daniel, a law librarian and the first African American member of the American Association of Law Libraries, documenting the 1910s–1960s with an emphasis on the 1930s. There are 216 photographs on 114 pages, mostly black and white and some sepia; most inserted into corner mounts, the rest adhesive mounted. Most photographs measure 2 ¼” x 3” to 5 ½” x 3 ½”, all are captioned. 22 photographs lacking from album and 2 with surface loss...
Dates: 1910 - 1960

A. S. Williams III Civil Rights Photograph Collection

Identifier: WP-016
Overview This collection consists of photographs and manuscripts related to the United States Civil Rights Movement (1954-1968). The images depict major events, key figures, and opposition from hate groups. While the collection focuses heavily on Alabama, there are additional events and locations represented.
Dates: 1920 - 1985

African American Mounted Photographs Collection

Identifier: WP-014
Overview A collection of thirteen black-and-white mounted portraits depicting African Americans.
Dates: 1920 - 1939

Alabama Nurses Association records

Identifier: MSS-0044
Abstract This collection includes meeting minutes, 1913-1940, copies of the organization's newsletter, 1958-1972, miscellaneous newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, and correspondence, a few rosters, and papers relating to admitting African Americans to the association, 1949-1950.
Dates: 1913-1977

Anna Lively Letters, 1933-1937

 File — Box 4257.020: [1006214244], Folder: 19
Scope and Contents Letters and postcards to Anna Lively of Louisville, Kentucky, primarily from her husband A. J. Lively, a porter with the Pullman Company, telling her about his travels, as well as discussing politics, religion, and personal health. There is also a promissory note to the Pullman Company for an advance on his salary.
Dates: 1933-1937

Aunt Judy holding an infant, 1923 November

 Item — Box 3: [1006235689], Folder: 2011.004.000264
Identifier: 2011.004.000264
Scope and Contents note From the Series: 100 photographs depicting views of the Black Warrior River; camping near the Black Warrior River; students, buildings, and scenes at The University of Alabama campus; portrait of Pauline Jones Gandrud; Jones’s campsite and other views in Mexico; George Walter Jones’s home in Huntsville, Alabama, and other views around town; Walter B. Jones and other views at Chapel Hill, North Carolina; scenes at Johns Hopkins University; honorable military discharge, record, and commission of Walter B. Jones;...
Dates: 1923 November

Jesse Beene letters

Identifier: MSS-0128
Abstract Two letters written from Cahawba, Alabama, to Rowland G. Hazard in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. The first, dated 14 July 1839, orders shoes for Beene's sixty-eight slaves and includes a list of slaves and a measurement of their feet in inches. In the second, dated 16 December 1841, Beene expresses dissatisfaction with both shoes and prices.
Dates: 1839-1841

Bill of Sale for Enslaved Man Named Zeke

Identifier: MSS-0012
Abstract Bill of sale and warrantee for an enslaved person, Zeke, sold by W. S. Adkins of Lowndes County, Alabama, for $1600. The buyer's name is illegible.
Dates: 1860-02-16

Walter P. Billings newspaper clippings

Identifier: MSS-0157
Abstract Several newspaper clippings relating to the trial of several white men for the murder of Walter P. Billings, an African-America resident of Sumter County, Alabama, on 1 August 1874, and also a lengthy jury charge by U.S. Circuit Court Judge Ballard decrying violence used by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist organizations against African-Americans.
Dates: 1873

Charlie J. Black papers

Identifier: MSS-0167
Overview Photocopy of Black’s autobiography, “After The Fact: 20/20 Hindsight,” which covers Black’s youth in Beatrice, Monroe County, Alabama, his upbringing, education, teaching career, and political life in Washington. Also, some correspondence and newspaper articles by Black.
Dates: 1985-1987

Buford Boone papers

Identifier: MSS-0187
Abstract Correspondence, scrapbooks, litigation papers, speeches, editorials, etc., of this Pulitzer Prize winner and long-time Tuscaloosa News editor.
Dates: 1935-1968; Majority of material found within 1949 - 1968

Glenda Brewer research paper

Identifier: MSS-0208
Overview Research paper titled "Integration at the University of Alabama," submitted for seminar in African American history at the University of Alabama in 1975.
Dates: 1975

Brien Chapel A.M.E. Church records

Identifier: MSS-0211
Overview Records of this African Methodist Episcopal church in Burnsville, Alabama, from 1924-1973.
Dates: 1924-1973; Majority of material found within 1926 - 1956

Brown Hill School Trustees' minutes

Identifier: MSS-0217
Overview Trustees' minutes, covering 1916-1924 (including parents' rolls), of this school for African American students in Loachapoka, Lee County, Alabama.
Dates: 1916-1924

Bruce A. Hood Paper

Identifier: MSS-0696
Abstract Paper entitled "Some Rambling Thoughts on the American Negro and Current Related Issues," describing life for African Americans since emancipation
Dates: 1965

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands labor contract

Identifier: MSS-0230
Overview Labor contract dated 16 June 1865 with estate of Greene Underwood of Dallas Co., Alabama, binding former slaves to plantation in return for food, clothing and medical care
Dates: 1865 June 16

Joe W. Burleson deposition

Identifier: MSS-0232
Overview Tuscaloosa, Alabama Circuit Court deposition, dated 3 February 1977, of the plaintiff in civil action no. 7984, Joe W. Burleson vs. National Broadcasting Co., et al.
Dates: 1977 February 3

Calhoun School Papers

Identifier: MSS-0260
Overview Photocopy of the songbook "Calhoun Plantation Songs," 3rd ed. (1923) edited by Emily Hollowell, first published in 1901 to raise money for this Lowndes County, Alabama, school for African-Americans, and six postcard views of the school and students, etc.
Dates: 1891-1923

Carriere and Borduzat conveyance

Identifier: MSS-0282
Overview Notarized document dated 22 April 1836, for sale of slaves in New Orleans by (Auguste) Carriere & (Daniel Gregoire) Borduzat to Prosper Foy.
Dates: 1836 April 22

Central Iron and Coal Company Photographs

Identifier: 2007-009
Overview Central Iron and Coal photographic collection consist of images depicting different aspects of coal and iron production, from mining to building a furnace and transporting the material by train, as well as workers' houses, offices, and stores. Some of the photographs have locations identified as Bibbville and Vance, Alabama.
Dates: 1901 - 1903

Civilians and military watching baseball game at Schofield Barracks, 1914-1918

 Item — Box 3: [1006063504], Folder: 273
Identifier: 2008.034.000273
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of 534 photographs from World War I, a drawing, and a short narrative.
Dates: 1914-1918

Clipping about Langston Hughes, 1995

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 56
Scope and Contents One book review for a volume of collected poems by American poet Langston Hughes (1901-1967) from The New York Times, February 8, 1995.
Dates: 1995

Creole Social Club records

Identifier: MSS-0374
Overview Insurance policies on the club house, an account book from a Mobile, Alabama, apothecary with the club, and tickets for social events sponsored by this African-American social club.
Dates: 1878-1902

W. E. B. Du Bois papers

Identifier: MSS-3889
Overview Typewritten works by DuBois, including an essay entitled "The Future of Africa in America" as well as a list of "Books on the African American"
Dates: Circa 1940

Farm Security Administration Photographs

 Collection — Box 1: [1006235609]
Identifier: 2009-093
Overview The collection consists of eighty copy photographs. Originals were taken by the Farm Security Administration's photographers of Alabama agriculture and industry during the Depression. Primarily images of white and African American sharecropper families and homes, churches, schools, and farm scenes. Photographs were taken around Moundville, Eutaw, Selma, Scottsboro, Greensboro, and Birmingham, Alabama. Originals are stored at the Library of Congress.
Dates: 1930 - 1942

Folder 13, 1890s

 File — Box 69: [1006213222], Folder: 13
Identifier: Folder 13

Folder 15

 File — Box 70: [1006213223], Folder: 15
Identifier: Folder 15

Folder 16

 File — Box 70: [1006213223], Folder: 16
Identifier: Folder 16

Folder 17

 File — Box 70: [1006213223], Folder: 17
Identifier: Folder 17

Folder 18

 File — Box 70: [1006213223], Folder: 18
Identifier: Folder 18

Folder 19

 File — Box 70: [1006213223], Folder: 19
Identifier: Folder 19

Folder 22

 File — Box 71: [1006213224], Folder: 22
Identifier: Folder 22
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting unidentified people.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 30

 File — Box 72: [1006213225], Folder: 30
Identifier: Folder 30

Folder 31

 File — Box 72: [1006213225], Folder: 31
Identifier: Folder 31
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting unidentified people, church buildings, urban areas, railroad tracks, and cotton gin.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 32

 File — Box 73: [1006213226], Folder: 32
Identifier: Folder 32
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting unidentified people and places.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 33

 File — Box 73: [1006213226], Folder: 33
Identifier: Folder 33
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting unidentified people and places.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 34

 File — Box 73: [1006213226], Folder: 34
Identifier: Folder 34
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting unidentified people, factory interior, and cemetery scene.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 35

 File — Box 73: [1006213226], Folder: 35
Identifier: Folder 35
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting unidentified people, farm scene, and family portraits.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 38

 File — Box 74: [1006213227], Folder: 38
Identifier: Folder 38
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting people playing cards, portraits of unidentified people, and family portraits.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 39

 File — Box 75: [1006213228], Folder: 39
Identifier: Folder 39
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting church interior, school picnic, unidentified people, and grocery store.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 41

 File — Box 75: [1006213228], Folder: 41
Identifier: Folder 41
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting portraits of unidentified people, visit to Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, fairgrounds, school children with their teachers, canoeing, and covered bridge in Cambridgeboro, Pennsylvania.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 46

 File — Box 76: [1006213229], Folder: 46
Identifier: Folder 46
Scope and Contents note Photographs are depicting school children, family portraits, and other unidentified people.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 48

 File — Box 76: [1006213229], Folder: 48
Identifier: Folder 48
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting aerial view of Wallace, Idaho, a grocery store, and unidentified people.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 51

 File — Box 77: [1006213230], Folder: 51
Identifier: Folder 51
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting unidentified people, and places.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 53

 File — Box 77: [1006213230], Folder: 53
Identifier: Folder 53
Scope and Contents note Photographs are depicting a river dam, construction are, unidentified families, and a school building.
Dates: 1850 - 1900

Folder 7, 1890s

 File — Box 69: [1006213222], Folder: 7
Identifier: Folder 7

Folder 9, 1890s

 File — Box 69: [1006213222], Folder: 9
Identifier: Folder 9

Frederick D. Kennedy collection

Identifier: MSS-4182
Overview Photographs, scrapbooks, postcards, and assorted memorabilia
Dates: Majority of material found within 1864 - 1959

Frederick D. Kennedy Vintage Glass Paperweight Collection

Identifier: MSS-4181
Overview Vintage glass paperweight collection primarily featuring United Methodist or Methodist Episcopal churches around the turn of the twentieth century
Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 1972

Henry Gant Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS-4172
Overview Scrapbook, which covers over fifty years, focuses on the Gant family of Hiller and Brownsville, Pennsylvania, particularly on Henry Gant and his sons, Gene and Tim.
Dates: 1932-1988