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African Americans -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Wilse Frazier Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-118
Abstract

This collection contains a memoir written by Robert Schmidt Fulghum and Helen Caulfield Madine Gregory titled, "Wilse Frazier: Remembrances of a Former Slave." The memoir details the later years of Mr. Frazier's life as he worked at "The Woodlands," a former plantation near Clopper, Maryland.

Dates: 2000

W. B. Gilmer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-059
Abstract

The W.B. Gilmer Papers archive 160 documents from 1954-1962. All documents deal with the Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties that was formed to preserve segregation in Virginia.

Dates: 1954 - 1962

Gary Ann Giovanni Culinary Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2006-011
Abstract

This collection includes the papers of Gary Ann Giovanni, a chef, caterer, and cooking teacher active in Blacksburg, Virginia. The collection contains records, menus, and recipes from her catering jobs and from the cooking classes she taught for the local YMCA Open University. Materials also relate to the various community organizations for which Gary worked or volunteered, and some materials are associated with her sister, poet Nikki Giovanni.

Dates: 1997 - 2004

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

Charles W. Hardin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-062
Abstract

This collection contains professional records and personal correspondence of Charles W. Hardin, a physician from Augusta County, Virginia.

Dates: 1847 - 1883

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 fifty-five interviews. Transcripts are available for thirty-six of the interviews.

Dates: 1992

William R. Hite, Jr., Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-123
Abstract

This collection contains the scrapbook of William R. "Billy" Hite, Jr., when he was a senior at Varina High School in Richmond, Virginia. Hite played football at Varina and Virginia Tech, from which he earned a bachelor's and PhD in education in 1985 and 1998, respectively. He later became a principal and superintedent throughout the Mid-Atlantic United States.

Dates: 1977 - 1979

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

Independent Order of St. Luke Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-121
Abstract

The bulk of the materials in the Independent Order of St. Luke Records, a social-welfare organization for African Americans, consist of handbooks, correspondence, receipts, programs, membership records, annual reports, and assessment reports of the Order, collected primarily from members in Blacksburg, Virginia. Also includes the minutes (1920-1938) of the Blacksburg chapters of the Busy Bee and Maggie L. Walker (Secretary of the Independent Order of St. Luke) Circles.

Dates: 1877 - 1970

Knights of Pythias Badge

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2003-003
Abstract

This collection includes a parade badge for Knights of Pythias, a fraternal organization in Richmond, Virginia.

Dates: 1900