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African Americans

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]. Search also: subdivision African Americans; under individual wars, e.g. World War, 1939-1945--African Americans; and headings beginning with African American.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Aileen Shafer, Collector, Material regarding African-Americans

Collection Number: A&M 3756
Scope and Contents

Nineteenth century records regarding African-Americans, including deed of emancipation (1829), two brief autograph letters by abolitionists Charles Sumner and Wendell Phillips (1850, 1882), eight copies of "The Anti-Slavery Record", a significant abolitionist publication (1835), and twenty popular song broadsides featuring minstrel song themes (ca. 1830s-1860s).

Dates: 1829-1884

Ancella Bickley, Historian, Photographic Portraits of African-American Soldiers

Collection Number: A&M 4190

Photographic portraits of African-American soldiers from the WWII era (black and white, averaging 2 in. x 3 in.). Some of the portraits have names recorded to their backs in pencil. These soldiers were stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Dates: circa 1942-1945

Booker T. Washington, Commemorative Articles and Other Miscellaneous Items

Collection Number: A&M 2705

Commemorative articles about Tuskegee Institute and its founder, the educator, Booker T. Washington. Also copies of a few articles by this renowned turn of the century leader of Afro-Americans and a copy of his autobiography, Up From Slavery. Also includes photographs of Washington and his family and facsimiles of his passport application and death certificate. This material reflects Washington's philosophy of economic self help for African-Americans.

Dates: 1881-1981

Buffalo Soldiers Scrapbook

Collection Number: A&M 2704
Overview A scrapbook containing photographs and news clippings documenting activities of the Buffalo Soldiers, Inc., a community action organization of young black men in Monongalia County. Their activities include multi-cultural presentations at local schools, recreation programs for local black children, black heritage programs and festivals, presentations on African history and culture in cooperation with African students from West Virginia University, and cooperative activities with NAACP....
Dates: 1976-1977

Edward J. Cabbell, Historian, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0217
Overview The papers of Edward J. Cabbell, an author, poet, editor, and historian documents subjects regarding African-American history in Appalachia, encompassing the colonial period through 1988. The materials include research papers, articles, photographs, clippings, books, and publications such as "Then & Now" and "Black Diamonds". There is also information pertaining to the John Henry legend and includes articles, music references and literature. There are photographs of paintings and...
Dates: 1969-1988

John W.M. Appleton (1832-1913), Soldier, Civil War Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0092
Overview John W. M. Appleton (1833-1913) was an officer in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the Union's first regiment of African American soldiers, during the Civil War. Appleton's letters to his wife, memoirs, military records, and other materials provide a detailed account of his military service with this regiment, including the daily operations and activities of his company, troop movements and engagements, and the challenges facing black troops. Appleton also drew detailed sketches in his...
Dates: 1861-1913; Majority of material found within 1863-1864

Katherine G. Johnson, Mathematician, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4536
Scope and Contents Papers of Katherine G. Johnson. Includes assorted artifacts, family photographs, awards, honorary degrees, correspondence, and other material regarding the career and life of Katherine G. Johnson. The bulk of the collection is focused on material relating to the release of the 2016 film Hidden Figures while other material details Katherine Johnson's early life and her family history. Such material includes news clippings, magazine...
Dates: 1800-2021, bulk 2016-2021