African-Americans. SEE ALSO Coal miners - African Americans.
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Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1530
Overview Papers of Asa Philip Randolph, a prominent civil rights and labor leader, who founded and edited The Messenger, an influential black radical labor newspaper of the 1920s and who organized and presided over the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the only independent, viable black trade union in the American labor movement. Much of the correspondence deals with raising subscriptions for The Messenger, gaining an International...
Collection Number: A&M.2224
Overview Papers which relate to the American Missionary Society's Schools for Freedmen operated by the Society in Virginia and West Virginia. Includes correspondence, teacher's monthly reports, and the superintendent's monthly reports for West Virginia schools located at Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Charles Town, Martinsburg, and Charleston.
Collection Number: A&M.2705
Overview 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.
Collection Number: A&M.2604
Overview Papers, photographs and maps of a wealthy Morgantown family with interests in real estate and coal mining. Most of the business papers are those of J. M. G. Brown, a West Virginia University law school alumnus, who was president of Scotts Run Fuel Corporation. Brown was also a housing developer whose company, Suburban Real Estate of Morgantown, was a competitive concern not only locally but throughout north central West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania. There are papers indicating his...
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. Inventory...
Collection Number: A&M.2133
Overview Manuscript diary of David R. Preston, Presbyterian minister and missionary assigned to Pensacola, Florida, and St. Charles, Missouri, 1828-1829, containing information on the number of missionaries and regularly assigned ministers of the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Episcopal churches in the areas, the number of church services held, attendance and interest of the congregations, organization of Bible classes, and Sunday schools. Preston also preached to black congregations and comments on their...
Collection Number: A&M.2659
Overview Folder 1: pamphlet, OUTLINE OF WORK OF STATE BUREAU OF NEGRO WELFARE AND STATISTICS; broadside, AMERICA FIRST! YOUR GOVERNMENT, American Constitutional Association, Charleston, WV; catalogue of Cincinnati Pump Mfg. Co., n.d.; affidavits certifying ages of young men for employment; miscellaneous company correspondence concerning provision of non-union miners, job applications, engineering problems, and other mine business, including a letter from the Clarksburg Ku Klux Klan regarding activities...
Collection Number: A&M.0300
Overview Correspondence, book reviews, certificates and pictures of Waddell, a pioneering black veterinarian and author. His books (People Are The Funniest Animals, The Black Man in Veterinary Medicine, Universal Veterinarianism, and Historical Facts of the Black Veterinarian) document the little known contributions of African-Americans from antebellum times to the present...
Collection Number: A&M.0537
Overview Genealogical data, a letter, and other papers of the Ebenezer Wilson Patton family of Clarksburg, West Virginia, documenting Patton family history and Clarksburg in the 1870s. Genealogical material includes two family records that list births, deaths, and marriages from 1729 to 1879. The letter from Ebenezer Patton to M. L. Paullus of Greenfield, Indiana, describes conditions in Clarksburg in 1872. Topics include Patton's recent return to West Virginia, starting a general store and the state of...
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 sculptures...