Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Photographs drawn from various collections in the James Weldon Johnson Collection. The collection includes predominantly images of prominent African American writers, cultural leaders, and entertainers, as well as photographs by important African American photographers. A small number of images document people and places outside the United States. The collection forms a visual record of artists, writers, actors, musicians, and politicians active chiefly in the United States from the 1920s through the 1960s.
University of Toledo
African-Americans, Literature, Music
Indiana University - Archives of Traditional Music
Sermons given by Rev. Louis Boddie, pastor of Greater Harvest Baptist Church, Chicago, dubbed from radio broadcasts on WAAF Chicago in 1948 and 1949
Indiana University - Archives of Traditional Music
The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) is an African American Pentecostal church in the United States. These tapes investigate the ritual performances by the church as a product of their belief system. The collection represents a diversified musical tradition including spirituals, chanted prayers, chanted sermons, hymns, gospel music, and stylized mediators called "songs of the Lord," "spiritual songs" or "singing in the spirit." Each tape represents an example of liturgical performance that functions as a symbol of COGIC faith. The content of the recordings consist of a combination of field recordings by Neely and dubbed selections from commercial discs released by Sparrow, Hosana, Integrity, Malaco, Savoy, Golden Door, Sound of Gospel, and Tim Records
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Scope and Content This collection of photographs of African Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area consists almost entirely of press photographs collected by James Abajian. Many of the photographs have captions provided by the press photographer or news agency. Photographers include Peter Breinig, Greg Peterson, Joe Rosenthal, Bill Young, Bob Hirschfield, David Randolph, Jerry Telfer, Art Frisch, Ken McLaughlin, and a few others. For a breakdown of subjects, see the series descriptions.
Syracuse University - Special Collections Research Center and University Archives
Programs and other printed material relating to musical, theatrical and dance performances as well as political events, collected by American writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten.
University of Arkansas, Little Rock - Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Scope and Content Note This collection contains photographs and postcards, ca. 1890-1954, of African Americans in Arkansas, including individual and family portraits, politicians, educators, and civic leaders.
West Virginia University - West Virginia and Regional History Center
Nineteenth century records regarding African-Americans, including deed of emancipation (1829), two brief autograph letters by abolitionists Charles Sumner and Wendell Phillips (1850, 1882), eight copies of "The Anti-Slavery Record" (1835), and twenty popular song broadsides, many of which feature minstrel song themes (ca. 1830s-1860s).
Stanford University
The collection consists of sheet music written by African-American writers and sheet music published by African-American publishers between 1851 and 1974.