African Americans -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
A. J. Stag photographs
Collection — Folder SP094
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs from the photograph album of A. J. Stag in Indiana circa 1907 regarding agriculture, excavation and construction, African American children and workers, men rowing on a lake, and a wrecked boat.
Dates: circa 1907
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / A. J. Stag photographs
Alas Evans recommendation letter
Collection — Folder S2568
Scope and Contents This collection contains a recommendation letter for Alas Evans dated September 24, 1849. The letter states that Evans was a "young man of color" of good moral character and it certified that he was a "free man" who intended to travel to the western states. The letter is signed by Elisha Coffin and 21 other citizens of Randolph County, North Carolina.
American Colonization Society pamphlet
Scope and Contents This collection includes a single pamphlet created by the American Colonization Society on May 23, 1825 printed in Washington City by Way & Gideon. It is entitled "Constitution, government, and digest of the laws of Liberia".
American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority, Indiana Division photographs
Collection — Folder SP136
Scope and Contents This collection includes black-and-white photographs related to the Indiana Division of the American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority in Indianapolis, Indiana, ranging from 1962 to 1963, concerning the Emancipation Proclamation Luncheon on December 18, 1962 in Indianapolis, the presentation of an award to Izler Solomon in January 1963, the Indiana Division exhibit at the "A Century of Negro Progress" Exposition in Chicago, Illinois on August 18 and September 2, 1963, and the Indiana...
Bass Photo Company photograph collection
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs from the Bass Photo Company in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from circa 1850 to 1975 and undated regarding people, buildings, street scenes, illustrations, and events such as Foch Day (November 4, 1921) in Indianapolis, as well as a few shots taken around Indiana.
Dates: circa 1850-1975, undated
Camp Atterbury World War II photograph collection
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 291 black and white, 3 x 5-inch photographic prints depicting life at Camp Atterbury, Indiana in the midst of World War II. Three of the images have copies. The photographs were taken by William J. Moriarty, Sr., a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, as part of his duties for the U.S. Signal Corps while he was stationed there in 1943. The images demonstrate the daily activities of camp life and training, as well as social events, and depict racial...
Franklin County Negro register facsimile
Collection — Folder S2144
Scope and Contents This collection includes one facsimile of a Negro register from Franklin County, Indiana, 1852.
Herbert L. Heller papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters, notes, clippings, and other papers from Herbert L. Heller in Indiana ranging from 1867 to 1950, including notes for his dissertation on the education of African Americans in Indiana during the 19th century, a volume of lecture notes with pasted illustrations on art history, English history, and literature from 1867, and miscellaneous primary source materials he collected during historical research on education and religion in Indiana. The documents...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Herbert L. Heller papers
Horne family collection
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs, glass plate negatives, correspondence, papers, clippings, certificates, and an unbound scrapbook from Edwin Fletcher Horne and Cora Calhoun Horne and their family in New York and elsewhere in the United States, ranging from circa 1865 to 1941, concerning the family, African-American civil rights, slavery, politics, travel abroad to Europe, and civic engagement. The correspondence includes a handwritten letter from Benjamin Harrison denying any intention to...
Dates: circa 1865-1941
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Horne family collection
Indiana kindergarten photographs
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs relating to kindergartens in Indianapolis, Mishawaka, Richmond, and Terre Haute, Indiana ranging from circa 1900 to 1925 regarding school children, some of whom were immigrants, teachers, classrooms, school activities, and buildings.
Dates: circa 1900-1925