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Collection of Negroiana : [microform], 1800-1981

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Micro\Gumby
Bib ID 4079776 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gumby, L. S. Alexander, 1885-1961
Title Collection of Negroiana : [microform], 1800-1981
Physical Description 22 Reels (positive reels, 1977 revised version); 17 Reels (positive reels, 1972 version; reels 15 are partly illegible); 22 Reels (master negative reels, 1977 revised version)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Description

Summary

A collection concerned with the various phases of black life in America, containing clippings, pamphlets, photographs, pictures, extracts from periodicals, and a representative group of approximately 350 letters, signatures, manuscripts, and documents. Among the letters are several each from Countee Cullen, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Dumas, fils, William Lloyd Garrison, Claude McKay, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Mencken, William Pickens, Albert A. Smith, and Booker T. Washington. Also, eighteen slavery documents.

Most of the material is mounted in 139 scrapbooks or groups of folio leaves. The clippings are from both general and specialized newspapers and magazines ranging in date from 1850 to 1960, however the majority of the material falls between 1910 and 1950. Whole volumes are devoted to major figures such as Joe Louis, Booker T. Washington, Paul Robeson, and Josephine Baker

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Microfilm; Dates and / or sequential of issues reproduced--20 April 1977.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gumby collected this material during the first half of the 20th century.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Only 139 of 161 scrapbooks have been microfilmed

Microfilm Entered HR 05/07/92.

Subject Headings

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Postcards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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African American athletes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African American scientists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African American teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African American women Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans -- Social conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans in the performing arts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Louis, Joe, 1914-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McKay, Claude, 1890-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pickens, William, 1881-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slavery -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Albert Alex Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Social conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID