Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Contains correspondence, articles, and other papers, documenting Gregory's activities in dramatic art at Howard University, the Howard Players, his general interests in the theater, and his military service during World War I; and mss., documents, clippings, scrapbooks, books, pamphlets, posters, periodicals, and photographs, collected by Gregory, on abolition and slavery, the Civil War, the military, the American judicial system, Africa, the West Indies, and black history -- Collected material includes an unpublished poem by Phillis Wheatley, mss. of speeches delivered at a testimonial banquet for Frederick Douglass (1883), and Gregory's notes on the material. Correspondents include prominent figures in the American theater. Persons and topics represented include: Ira Aldridge, Benjamin Banneker, Abraham Lincoln, Joel E. Spingarn, the Bordentown Industrial School in New Jersey, the Central Committee of Negro College Men, the Association of Educators of Colored Youth, and the National ... Read More
Emory University - Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Collection
This is a collection of audio and film recordings of Howard Thurman, an influential thinker and pastor in the 20th century.
Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Contains biographical sketches, memorabilia, and other collected material, relating chiefly to prominent blacks living in Providence, R.I., at the turn of the 20th century, including Joseph H. Banks (carpenter), Edward M. Bannister, Emma C. Clements, George Henry, John A. Jenkins, Matilda Sissiereta Joyner Jones (aka Black Patti), John C. Minkins, Joseph H. Monroe, and Malon A. Van Horne -- Also includes postcard of Phillis Wheatley and a letter from the John Brown Association of Torrington, Conn. (1901)
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History
The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.
Stanford University
The papers of this 20th century polymath contain his personal archive the Dymaxion Chronofile, manuscripts, drawings and audio-visual materials relating to his career as an architect, mathematician, inventor and social critic.
Cornell University - Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection includes photographs and related materials covering a broad range of topics, with a particular focus on day-to-day life in New York's African-American community during the 20th century.
Brigham Young University - L. Tom Perry Special Collections
Typewritten manuscripts of Rogers's plays about the Mountain Meadows Massacre, a Mormon family during General Conference time, and Helmuth Hübener. There are also photocopies of newspaper clippings, correspondence, typewritten scripts, various drafts of scripts, a printed working script, handwritten research notes, play reviews, criticism of the plays by friends and associates, and articles about Roger's writing career. Many of the items relate to the controversial nature of some of his plays.
Harvard University - Harvard University Archives
Roscoe Conkling Simmons (born 1878 or 1881, died 1951) was an African-American orator, civic leader, journalist, and politician. He was an active member of the Republican party, a much sought-after public speaker, an advisor to three American presidents, and a journalist in Chicago during the first half of the 20th century. The Papers of Roscoe Conkling Simmons are a rich source for historical information not only on Roscoe Conkling Simmons' public role and life, but on American politics and life of during the first half of the 20th century, particularly regarding politicial activism and social networks of African-Americans.
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
The National Visionary Leadership Project Interviews and Conference Collection consists primarily of master recordings of interviews by the National Visionary Leadership Project with significant figures in 20th century African American history. In addition, the collection includes transcripts (both printed and electronic) of a portion of the interviews, edited versions of the interviews and print and digital photographs.
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Scope and Contents Papers of Leon DeCosta Dash Jr., Swanlund and Center for Advanced Studies Professor of journalism (1998-), Washington Post reporter (1966-69, 1971-98) includes correspondence, photographs, publications, reports, interview transcriptions, sound recordings, photographic prints and negatives course and workshop materials and reference materials concerning Dash's career as a general assignment reporter for the Washington Post and as a Peace Corps volunteer (1969-71). Dash lived with and reported upon the Angolan UNITA guerillas (1973, and 1976-77) and urban poverty, drug addition, and crime. The series includes documentation relating to his series and book on Adolescent Childbearing (1986), his Rosa Lee (1994) series and book including reader mail and responses, and his work with the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) Tim Nugent project (2007-2009).