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50th Anniversary of African American Students in Residence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 37
Scope and Contents

This collection contains material produced during the 2017-2018 academic year, which celebrated and commemorated 50 years of African American students in residence at William & Mary. Included are printed material and artifacts, the event's website, as well as email correspondence between committee members and digital files sent as email attachments. Digital material requires at least 72 hours advanced notice for access.

369th African American Infantry Regiment Photographs

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Identifier: MS 00085
Scope and Contents Over 170 photographs of African American men in military uniform that lacks any distinguishing insignia but some uniforms feature a coiled rattlesnake, the patch adopted by the 369th Infantry Regiment which was stationed in Hawaii during World War II.  The men of this regiment called themselves the Black Rattlers, Harlem Hell-fighters, and the Men of Bronze.  The 369th Regiment was formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment, the first African American to serve with the...

Adee Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 Ad3
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1863-1865, received by Etta Adee of Barrington , N. Y. from "brother John" with [29th Iowa Infantry Regiment] in Arkansas and Louisiana; and from John S. Miller of 29th Iowa Infantry stationed as provost guard at St. Louis, Mo. One letter describes Battle of Jenkins Ferry in which the Iowa unit stormed a Confederate battery along with troops from 2nd Kansas Infantry (later 83rd United States Colored Troops.)

African American and Hampton Normal Institute Postcards

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00388
Content Description Three caricature postcards depicting African Americans with stereotypical features and promoting racist views of African Americans, copyrighted 1913 and published by S. Bergman, New York. One postcard depicting a group of African American singers with one elderly gentleman shown sleeping in the front row, copyrighted 1897 and published by Knaffl and Brothers, Knoxville, Tennessee. And a postcard of soldiers lined up for dress parade at the Normal Institute in Hampton, Virginia, published...

African American Cabinet Cards

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 00066
Scope and Contents 53 cabinet cards depicting African Americans from the 1880's- 1890's. Photograph studios are printed on the cards, but personal information concerning those photographed are not labeled. One cabinet card was taken by a C. E. Cheyne photography in Hampton, Virginia. The back of the cabinet card reads Carrie E. Stules, January 14, 1896. Three cabinet cards are of the medicine show duo "Pete and Lize," photographed by E. R. Rose, Oswego, Kansas. Geo Hamtpon performed as...

African American Family Photo Album

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00229
Scope and Contents Photo album, circa 1940s-1950s, of an unidentified African-American family, most likely of Richmond, Virginia. Includes snapshots of different family members, photos of family members taken at schools (including Maggie L. Walker High School) and colleges (including Virginia Union University, with shots of the Bell Tower, Kingsley Hall, and Pickford Hall), at church (Moore Street Baptist Church) and at various holidays and other events. Several Richmond streets and landmarks are also featured...

African American Family Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00230
Scope and Contents Photographs of an African-American family, circa 1880-1960, most likely of Richmond, Virgina. Included are snapshots, studio portraits and photo postcards of family members and also a postcard of the "Barracks of Colored Recruits, Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va." (addressed to Eliza Chatman, Richmond, Va.).  Some photos are identified by first names or location. Names include Pearl, Russell, Constance, Berkley, Allen, Beverley Boxyem, Samuel, Mary, James, Horace, Sarah, Mother Booker, Julie,...

African American GI's Vietnam and West Germany Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 119
Identifier: SC 01734
Content Description

Ninety-eight photos with no captions of soldiers in Vietnam and West Germany. The majority of the pictures are of leisure activities such as card games, smoking, writing letters, playing pool, and drinking. Some of the subjects posed with cash, others with raised fists, or by pin-ups on the wall. Twenty-two of the photos are of the town near the barracks.

Content warnings for drug use, underage drinking.

African American Soldiers in World War II

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Identifier: MS 00088
Scope and Contents

91 photos of African Americans during World War II.  Many of the photos are labeled Wissmar (captured by Ally forces May 2, 1945) and Frankfurt, Germany.  Some names of the soldiers are printed on the back of the photographs.  Most of the photos are not dated and depict men in their uniforms near military vehicles and in a casual setting.  Some photographs are of the men with local (civilian dress) women.

African American Soldier's Vietnam Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01774
Content Description A scrapbook compiled by a young African American soldier serving with the United States Army in Vietnam around 1970. The man is referred to as "Bro" [Brother] Scott by the five friends who signed the inside of the album's front cover. The album cover is green and reads "Memory of South Viet-nam." Below the lettering is a drawing of a farmer plowing a field with a team of oxen, and a simple outline map of Vietnam with several named cities.Inside, the scrapbook holds seventy-eight...

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