African American Studies

Abraham, George and Katy papers.   14.3 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6777
Papers of George and Katy Abraham including notes, correspondence showing life in the military in Africa during World War II.

AIDS education poster collection, 1970-2000   Approximately 1,149 posters, plus other printed materials (18 map case folders and 8 boxes containing posters, postcards, flyers, pamphlets, and other ephemera).

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Collection Number: 7723
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Amsterdam News photograph archive   189 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8084
Collection includes photographs and related materials covering a broad range of topics, with a particular focus on day-to-day life in New York's African-American community during the 20th century.

Black Caucus of Ithaca records, 1979-1981   0.8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6572
The Black Caucus of Ithaca records include materials concerning the civic organizations' work.

Breakbeat Lenny Archive   2 linear feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8052
The core of the collection is a series of rare soundboard recordings of live performances taken directly from the soundboard, also party flyers.

Cornell Black Alumni Association records   1.3 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 41-6-3683
Includes minutes of meetings, bylaws, event flyers, publications, membership lists, photo albums from the 1970s, and time capsule.

Cornell University Africana Studies and Research Center records   .3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 53-1-3363
Contains course syllabi for courses taught in the 1970s.

Cornell University Library Hip Hop Collection   circa 25 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8021
The collection documents the origins of hip-hop as music, culture and community in the Bronx, NY, and its influence on the history of music, art, performance, and activism in America during the final third of the 20th century and beyond.

Festival of Black Gospel records   1 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 37-6-3678
Correspondence, meeting minutes, programs, planning documents, and publicity concerning the Festival of Black Gospel.

Galvin family papers, 1906-1987   .8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4933
Correspondence, passports, photographs, certificates, awards, biographical clippings, and other papers of an upstate New York physician and college professor. Includes correspondence, accounts, historical descriptions, constitution and by-laws, and other papers pertaining to Cornell University's African-American fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha.

Gibbs, James Lowell Collection of African-American documents, 1865-1918   22 items

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4506
Letters from prominent individuals, some of whom were African Americans, and other related materials.

Holland, Jerome H. papers, 1953-1985   49.3 cubic ft.; 2 scrapbooks

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2-10-2727
Professional files of Jerome H. Holland, including correspondence, reports, speeches, and clippings from the various organizations with which he was involved.

Holloway, Joseph E. papers, 1980-1991   2.2 cubic ft., 13 videocassettes, 6 audiocassettes

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4511
Mostly manuscripts and drafts of Holloway's books; and videotaped interviews of various Gullah and Oyotunji people. Includes correspondence and a copy of Holloway's dissertation.

Institute for Independent Education records, 1984-2005   7.2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6693
The collection includes approximately 200 brochures from the more than 400 independent schools across the United States and in the U.S. Virgin Islands; records of the activities of the Institute, including training workshop, public conferences, newsletters, reports on student achievement and other topics, based on original research data from funded projects, and transcripts of interviews with administrators, teachers, and parents are part of the collection; over 430 photographs and prints of Institute activities; the corporate history of the Institute, including correspondence and the minutes of the Board of Directors; a set of 50 Institute publications, including materials on teaching mathematics, research reports on African American education, directories of schools, workbooks for schools on accreditation protocols, and proceedings of national conferences.A collection of secondary and tertiary materials that helped either to shape or reinforce the Institute's philosophy, mission, and programs, including copies of articles from out-of-print books, scholarly and popular journals, and newspapers that discuss the education of African Americans, as well as drafts of some unpublished manuscripts from African American educators.

Lynch, Robert papers, 1963-1989   8.1 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 7320
The Robert Lynch papers consist of correspondence, diaries, poems and chapbooks of unpublished poetry, and typescripts; also, financial, legal, and business records and mailings, miscellaneous collected printed material, brochures, photoprints, photo negatives, videocassettes, slides, movie films, children's drawings, greeting cards, perfunctory mailings, clippings, genealogical charts, a high school memory book, pressed wildflowers and other botanical specimens, and occasional notes left by others for Lynch.

National Council on Household Employment records, 1908-1946.   6 linear ft.

Repository: Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 5226
Include materials of the National Committee on Employer-Employee Relationships in the Home, and the National Council on Household Employment (1928-1941); correspondence (carbons and originals) (1928-1941); and publications regarding household employment (1908-1941).

Perkins, James papers,1963-1969.   44 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3-10-1022
The papers of James A. Perkins consist of correspondence, reports, administrative management forms and records, drafts of speeches, correspondence, notes of telephone conversations, memoranda for the record, substantive inter-office notes and memos, commission reports, departmental reports to the President, tape recordings, transcripts, broadsides, a phonodisc, and letters received by the President's Office concerning the events on campus in the Spring of 1969

Rivera, Raquel Z. hip hop recordings   2 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8066
Hip Hop CDs, Cassettes, and magazine issues relating to African-American hip hop, collected by Raquel Z. Rivera.

Rudin (Gail and Stephen) Slavery Collection, 1728-1893   5.2 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4681
The Gail and Stephen Rudin Slavery Collection consists of newspaper engravings, estate appraisals, wills, legal documents, manumissions, reward for capture of runaway slave advertisements, slave dealer and slave trade manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, slave taxation records, stereoviews and other records documenting the sale, hire, purchase and debt payment of slaves in 18th and 19th century America.

Sigma Gamma Rho, Lambda Omicron Chapter records   1.1 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 37-4-3712
Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, scrapbooks, membership lists, notes pertaining to induction ceremonies, printed and mimeographed material, photographs, awards, and other items pertaining to Sigma Gamma Rho.

Spencer, Evie C. papers, 1909-1968   .3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 37-5-2880
Photographs, correspondence, memorandum booklets, diplomas and certificates, Cornell ephemera, alumni surveys, and other papers of an African-American woman student at Cornell University. Includes letters from Emily and Isabel Howland

WHCU Department of Black Affairs records, 1971-1991.   .1 cubic ft.; 173 tape recordings.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4904
Tape recordings and scripts of the Night Sounds program broadcast on radio station WHCU in Ithaca, New York; interviews, promotional advertisements for local businesses, local news broadcasts, and other programs for the African American listening audience in Central New York State.


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