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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture records

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture records, 1924-1979.
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 44 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
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  • One of the foremost repositories in the world for the collection and preservation of materials documenting the history and culture of blacks throughout the world. The Schomburg Center collects books, periodicals, archival and audiovisual material, photographs, and art. It was established in 1926 with the purchase of bibliophile Arthur A. Schomburg's collection of over 5,000 books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and prints by the New York Public Library for the Division of Negro History, Literature and Prints of the 135th Street Branch Library.
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Sc MG 44
Author
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Title
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture records, 1924-1979.
Summary
Records of the Schomburg Center document the activities pertinent to the organization, expansion, and development of the library. Collection covers the administration and curatorship of Ernestine Rose, Catherine Latimer, Arthur A. Schomburg, Lawrence D. Reddick, Dorothy Williams, and Jean Blackwell Hutson. General correspondence consists largely of letters of appreciation, invitations, donations, and proposals. Reference correspondence requests information about black history and culture and the resources of the Center. Memoranda with New York Public Library departments such as the Business Manager's Office, Personnel Officer, Adult Services Office, Accounting Office, Photographic Service, Manhattan Borough Office, Office of Branch Libraries, and Research Libraries Administrative Office. Memoranda concern the internal business affairs of the Schomburg Center. Files contain articles and reports of curators, statistical reports, and exhibition files. Subjects include art, Ira Aldridge Society, W.E.B. Du Bois Presentation, Harmon Foundation, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, National Urban League, North Manhattan Project, and the controversial exhibition presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled "Harlem on My Mind." Also, a visitor's register.
Biography
One of the foremost repositories in the world for the collection and preservation of materials documenting the history and culture of blacks throughout the world. The Schomburg Center collects books, periodicals, archival and audiovisual material, photographs, and art. It was established in 1926 with the purchase of bibliophile Arthur A. Schomburg's collection of over 5,000 books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and prints by the New York Public Library for the Division of Negro History, Literature and Prints of the 135th Street Branch Library.
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Rose, Ernestine, 1880-1961.
Latimer, Catherine, 1896-1948.
Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-1995.
Collings, Dorothy.
Hutson, Jean Blackwell, 1914-1998.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 44
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