African Americans -- History
Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
This collection contains professional records and personal correspondence of Charles W. Hardin, a physician from Augusta County, Virginia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This collection includes a parade badge for Knights of Pythias, a fraternal organization in Richmond, Virginia.