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African Americans -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Diary, Jeffrey T. Wilson, 1913 (Ms2011-015)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2011-015_WilsonDiary1913

Jack Foster Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-018
Abstract

The collection includes a letter from Jack Foster, formerly enslaved person and body servant in the 36th Virginia Infantry, to Confederate General John McCausland, reminiscing about the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain and his time in camp service.

Dates: 1883

Hard Times Blues Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-038
Abstract The Hard Times Blues Collection contains materials about the play Hard Times Blues by Lucy Sweeney and its production by the Dumas Theatre Troupe in 2003. Items include background research, correspondence, and a 2019 revised copy of the play as well as programs, flyers, photographs, and a newspaper article about the 2003 production. The play is about Blacksburg local and Virginia Tech employee Floyd "Hardtimes"...
Dates: 1966, 2001, 2003, 2019

Hidden History: The Black Experience in the Roanoke Valley Cassette Tapes and Transcripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ms-1992-049
Scope and Contents

Oral history project designed to interview African-American residents of Roanoke, Virginia, on the cultural, social, and political history of blacks in the city. Collection consists of approximately forty-six interviews. Transcripts available for forty of the interviews.

Dates: 1992

Thomas Henry Howard Manuscript Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-007
Abstract

The Thomas Henry Howard Manuscript Account Book was written by Dr. Thomas Henry Howard, a doctor in Floyd, VA who served as a Confederate doctor. The book is filled with names of patients, the services performed, and the payment received for each entry before, during, and after the Civil War.

Dates: 1860-1868