Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
African American Cabinet Cards
John Newton Bell Papers
The John Newton Bell papers includes personal and professional correspondence from relatives, business associates and religious figures throughout Virginia and the greater Appalachia. Letters document subject areas including the Civil War, the hospitalization of women in mental health facilities, agricultural issues, and religious matters related to the Presbyterian Church.
Vito L. Bianco collection of African American photographs
This collection contains one bound album of 18 photographs of African Americans, including children, women, as well as men in military uniforms. Photographs were taken by multiple studios in Virginia including the E.C. Leath Photograph Gallery in Petersburg and the Virginia, Evans and Son Gallery in Norfolk, virginia. Other photographs were produced by New York based studios including Adams Studio and Richard Ward Studio. The photographs include carte de visites, tintypes and postcards.
Leonard Born Papers
Meta J. Chapman Diaries
Daybook and General Account Ledger
Encounter with an Elephant Glass Slides
Obelia "Bee" Graves Papers
Herman Recht Papers
James City County and City of Williamsburg Personal Property Tax Books
Fitzhugh Lee Papers
Leighton Dingley Letters
Four letters to Miss Helen Cowley, Dingley's girlfriend. Dingley was assistant director of the Hamtramck Tau Beta Camp in Columbiaville, Michigan. This was a camp for underprivileged youth and Dingley writes about his time at this camp. As an African American, Dingley also details his time at the NAACP wartime conference, held in Chicago in 1943.
Bruce A. McConachie Papers, 1978-1995
Signed typescript of "Goin' Home to Freedom," McConachie's adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin (Acc. 1986.013). Correspondence, student references, teaching evaluations, a draft and offprints of "Goin' Home to Freedom" (Acc. 1999.016).
North Carolina Arrest Warrant for Bazel Bunting, a Free Man of Color
One-page arrest warrant issued from the town of Salisbury in the county of Rowen in North Carolina.
Notation of Prices for Slaves from Columbia, South Carolina
Folded Confederate letter address sheet that was later used to record the prices for slaves sold in that area in 1864. It was possibly an auction tally.
Racial and Ethnic Ephemera Collection
Roanoke Estate Photographs
Collection of 22 black and white photographs of various African American individuals and families. Some of the photographs are labeled with first names and the date of the picture. Dates range from the 1950's through the 1970's. There is also a newspaper clipping of Annie Poindexter that was published in loving memory of her by her children, Lonnie and Marguerite. Poindexter passed July 3, 1959. It is supposed that the collection of photographs are from a Roanoke Estate.
Joel E. Spingarn Papers
United Klans of America Collection
Content warning: The United Klans of America (UKA) Collection contains racist, sexist and homophobic imagery, language and content. The materials have been processed for fair use and research purposes.
The collection contains pamphlets, brochures, newsletters such as the "Fiery Cross," a Klan passport, items from Klan "neighborhood packets," and other UKA propaganda materials. A majority of the content originates from Virginia chapters of the United Klans of America (UKA).