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African Americans -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection

Identifier: Ms-2019-009

The Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection includes materials from 1926-1971. The collection contains information relating to the operation of the sanatorium from 1918-1965. The collection contains administrative papers, published works of doctors, ephemera, and images.

Dates: 1926 - 1971

Lucy Randolph Letter

Identifier: Ms-1988-031

Two-page letter from Lucy Randolph of New Market, Virginia, to Patsy, a woman she formerly enslaved.

Dates: n.d.

Rice Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-2022-021
Abstract The Rice Family Papers include decades of letters to and from four generations of the decendents of Jerry Rice of Campbell County, Virginia. The majority of the letters were sent to Nannie Mae (Rice) Banks but there are also letters addressed to her father, Fletcher, her mother, Georgianna, and other members of the family. These letters document the experiences of this family from Southwest Virginia as they lived through, fought, and died in, World War I, the Great Depression, and World War...
Dates: 1892 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1962

G. E. Roberts Letter

Identifier: Ms-2019-026

The G. E. Roberts Letter contains information pertaining to an African American man shooting a white doctor, Dr. Hammet, in Christiansburg, VA. The letter is written to Walter J. Reeve in Central Depot, VA on February 8, 1874.

Dates: 1874-02-08

Jacob Sherman Legal Documents

Identifier: Ms-2019-027

The Jacob Sherman Legal Documents contain a complaint of Jacob Sherman and the testimony of Burgess R. Linkous regarding the sale of an enslaved person in Western Virginia in 1858.

Dates: 1858

Stereoview Collection

Identifier: Ms-2017-056
Scope and Contents

The collection includes stereoviews, mostly of Civil War-era or Civil War-related images. Items in the collection are individually described in the contents list of the finding aid.

Please note: Stereoviews can be viewed without equipment, but Special Collections does have a stereoscope available upon request.

Dates: 1865, n.d.

Virginia Manual Labor School of the Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia Letter

Identifier: Ms-2021-010

This letter was sent from G. C. Shippen, acting superintendent of the Virginia Manual Labor School of the Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia, to Mr. F. W. Whittaker of Lynchburg. This letter is a response to a request to commit a young man named Lucien Gilmore to the institution. Shippen writes that the institution is at capacity and that it will be six weeks before they can accept any new inmates.

Dates: 1914