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African Americans--History--20th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

African American Soldiers in World War II

 Collection
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.

Alpha Phi Alpha. Kappa Pi Chapter Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 7.059
Scope and Contents

This collection includes posters, fliers, programs, cards, memorabilia, letters sent to alumni, membership interest forms, issues of The Sphinx, and other material from the Kappa Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at the College of William and Mary. The records include material from both the College of William and Mary chapter as well as information from the national chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha.

Gertha Sykes Collins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.487
Scope and Contents Primarily this is a collection of love letters written between 1942-1944 to Gertha Barbara Jean Sykes residing in St. Louis, Missouri and James NMI Dansby, an African-American soldier in the United States Army. There are also letters from two other Army soldiers, Jack Smith, stationed in the Pacific and Benjamin D. Collins, an aircompany soldier, whom Sykes married in 1949. The letters begin when Dansby joined the Army and started basic training in Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg,...

Jones and Bradby Families Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2004.22
Scope and Contents

Primarily letters, postcards, and receipts, mostly from the period 1921-1923 of an African American family living in Lightfoot, Virginia. Family members included Signor Bradby, Elizabeth Bradby and Annie Bradby. Some papers relate to Willmore Jones, John Jones, and other Jones family members. Several transactions with the firm of J.A. Bozarth of Williamsburg are present.

Leighton Dingley Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00434
Content Description

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.

Lemon Project Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 82
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of reports and projects supported by the Lemon Project. Projects include student papers and oral histories.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Alpha Delta Sigma Chapter Records, 1964-2011

 Collection
Identifier: UA 7.060
Scope and Contents Artifacts and memorabilia from the Alpha Delta Sigma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at William & Mary. In addition to memorabilia and a flier from the first class of pledges, there are also fliers from attempts to organize a chapter in the early 1990s and a circa 1960s fraternity sweater worn by Justin Reid’s father when he was a student at what was then Virginia State College and is now Virginia State University. The collection also includes an autographed copy of William...

Richard E. Norman Film Production Flyers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00093
Scope and Contents Collection of five film promotional flyers and brochures produced by Richard E. Norman through Norman Studios from 1919- 1940. Norman became a widely recognized film maker who produced "race" films. These were films that touted all African American casts and targeted an African American audience. The brochures include, "The Green Eyed Monster" (1919), "Regeneration" (1923), and "Black Gold" (1928). There is also a promotional flyer that promotes four separate movies, "The Green Eyed Monster"...