African Americans--History--19th century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
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 by...
Identifier: SC 00707
Scope and Contents Two reports, circa 1850, totaling 3 pages and written by H. G. Day and James Ford of the Colored Peoples Sabbath School, Hudson, New York. Includes the details of the reoganization of this school in an attempt to excite more interest in it. Also includes some history of the school.
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.412
Scope and Contents Pamphlet, circa 1880, entitled "History of the Case of the Commonwealth vs. Lee and Burwell Reynolds." Lee Reynolds and Burwell Reynolds were two African American teenagers who were convicted of the murder of Aaron Shelton, who was white, in Patrick County, Virginia. During their appeal, the case was moved to to federal court by Judge Alexander Rives of the Federal District of Western Virginia. This pamphlet was written by A.M. Lybrook, a lawyer for the Reynolds brothers, and is in support of...
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.091
Scope and Contents Ledgers, letters, receipts, and other material, circa 1850s to 1910, related to the Ives family of Falls Church, Virginia. Includes ledgers of S.S. Ives' business in Falls Church where he made and repaired items for wagons and carts. His customers included African-Americans. Also includes correspondence between members of the Ives family. There are also political materials, receipts, account books, and other materials.
Identifier: UA 82
Identifier: SC 01050
Scope and Contents Register, 1887-1894, of the Lenoir County, North Carolina, Public Schools. Includes list of students, ages of students, attendence records, and some grades for African-American students in the Lenoir County Public Schools.
Identifier: SC 00833
Scope and Contents Diary of Ann Lettice Murdoch (1785-1865) of Frederick County, Maryland. She was the wife of Richard Potts (1786-1865). The diary contains a lot of entries of religious nature as well as aphorisms. In addition, Ann L. Murdoch frequently recorded deaths in her family and community - including the death of black servants - and of friends and family members in other states. She also talks about her church, local politics and mention Richard Potts' and other family members' professional...
Identifier: SC 00652
Scope and Contents Diary, 19 March 1862 to 24 August 1862, of Joseph Keith Newell, a captain of the 10th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Diary runs from March to August of 1862, and describes the life of a Union soldier during the Peninsula Campaign. Describes his trip down the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Hampton, Virginia. Also includes a description of the Battle of Williamsburg, 5 May 1862, as well as his observations of the College of William & Mary. Newell also describes his...
Identifier: SC 00683
Scope and Contents This collection contains three letters and a newspaper clipping regarding a fugitive slave named Adam that belonged to William Sims of Union County, South Carolina. The clipping, dated 1805 July 20, gives a description of Adam and offers a two hundred dollar reward for his caputure. The three letters describe the capture and release of Warren Hall whom Adam was last seen with. A transcription of the material found in this collection provided by the seller can be found in the Finding Aid/ Box...
Identifier: SC 00019
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one letter sent from Rikers Island, New York by a soldier, Lester Travis, writing to his sister, Ann Divine in Loch Sheldrake, New York. Rikers Island was at that time a training camp, and Travis discusses trips into New York City itself, mutual acquaintances, and the arrival of African-American volunteers.