Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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).
One-page arrest warrant issued from the town of Salisbury in the county of Rowen in North 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.
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.
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).
This collection contains photographs taken by an unidentified African American soldier during World War II. The collection features photographs of soldiers training in the United States and deployed overseas in France and Belgium. Photographs including women and children are also featured in the collection.