Minute book, 1832-1837, of the AEOC, a society of Southern students at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. which bears a seal from the AEOC ring, a list of officers and a preamble.
Certification acknowledgment of Henry Edloe, Mayor of Williamsburg, for the foregoing affidavit of Burwell Bassett, signed by William M. Moody and Henry Edloe with the affixed paper seal of Virginia and wax seal of Williamsburg, Virginia. May 17, 1837.
The undated legal document is evidence given against James and Rufus Bobbett, Daniel Fultinear, and William and Charles Crawford for waylaying [Gen E.B.?] Tyler's men previous to the Battle at Cnf. Lang. [Carnifex Ferry, W.Va.?]. Signed by Francis Crawford and Margaret Crawford.
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.
A string bound photo album featuring African American paratroopers stationed in Japan after the Korean War. There are 126 black and white/sepia-toned photographs, a few with captions, majority without. The photos depict the paratroopers engaged in training, camp activities, and leisure.
Three postcards circa 1900 depicting African Americans. One postcard shows workers in a peanut field, another features a child on a pile of picked cotton. The third is a picture of James Smith, posed seated with a cane in one hand and a hat in another. It states that he was age 93, born in 1813 and the oldest living man in Hampton, Virginia.
Seven postcards circa 1910 which feature African Americans picking cotton, posing for a photo, and caricatures of racists stereotypical notions about African Americans during that time.
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.
This collection contains numerous stereograms taken throughout the Jim Crow Era. The stereograms portray the racist attitudes of the time period. Stereograms are an early form of photography which was often used for educational purposes. When a view finder is used to look at the stereograms, the images appear to be three dimensional.
The collection includes fliers, catalogs, and other material created by the Africana Studies Program at the College of William and Mary. The collection also contains records concerning the Black Studies Program, from which Africana Studies grew out of.
Contains accounts receivable probably due G. P. Agee, administrator of the estate of W. C. Agee of Buckingham County, Va. Also includes copies of letters written by Francis West.
History class paper written by Donaldson about the Wren Chapel.
Account book of A. J. Lawrence, a metal-worker from East Weymouth, Somerset, and Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes details of his hours, wages, what he produced, and his observations of labor unrest and strikes. He worked at Weymouth Iron Company, the Mt. Hope Iron Company, Reed and Barton, and A. Field and Co.
Obituary for Eliza S. Akers, wife of Peter Akers, editor of the newspaper in which the obituary was printed. Eliza was 18 years old and died May 22, 1821. Envelope with printed return address "The Wagner Vienna Institute" in Baltimore, Maryland. Eliza's maiden name was Eliza S. Faris.
Letters from Al to his wife Cass. He mentions a gift he sent her from Arizona made out of an "Indian weed" and talks about life in the army and the men in his unit.
Papers relating to Courtland, Alabama; Huntsville, Alabama; and Lawrence County, Alabama. Includes letter, 1839 August 31, from committee of the Democratic Republicans of Courtland to Andrew Jackson inviting him to a dinner in honor of James Polk and a resolution, undated, concerning public testimonial to memory of Jackson; land grant, 1823, for land in Huntsville signed by James Monroe; and accounts of James E. Saunders.
Ledger, 1857-1858, of the Albemarle Female Institute of Charlottesville, Va.
Note: The 1858/59 and 1892/93 printed catalogs of the Albemarle Female Institute are in the Rare Book Collection.