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Levi C. Hubert papers

Title
Levi C. Hubert papers, 1930-1970.
Author
Hubert, Levi C.
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Additional Authors
Hubert, Levi C.
Description
2.8 lin. ft.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Geneology.
  • Scrapbooks.
Note
  • Films transferred to Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Source (note)
  • Olive Bright
Biography (note)
  • Levi Coppin Hubert (1904-1970) was an African American journalist who worked for both Black and white newspapers in New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, among other cities, in the 1930s. During that time he also worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) writing news stories about Blacks in Harlem for the Federal Writers' Reporting Project. Most notably, with nine other contributors, he wrote a guidebook, "The History of the Negro in New York," detailing the history of Blacks in New York City from 1623 until 1936.
  • Hubert's primary research interest was the history of Black soldiers in the United States Armed Forces. He wrote manuscripts for two books pertaining to this subject, however there does not appear to be evidence that either of the manuscripts were published.
Call Number
Sc MG 127
OCLC
122615780
Author
Hubert, Levi C.
Title
Levi C. Hubert papers, 1930-1970.
Summary
The Levi C. Hubert papers pertain to Hubert's research on Black soldiers in the United States Armed Forces and other topics in African American history, and include manuscript drafts, correspondence, reproductions of photographs, news clippings, notes, and printed material. Most of the material is devoted to his manuscripts "In the Name of Congress: Inspiring Stories of 47 Negroes Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor," (1966-1967) which discusses awardees from the Civil War era to the War in Vietnam, and "Their Muskets Flashed the Dawning: Regimental Histories of the United States Colored Troops During the Civil War." There are drafts for both manuscripts as well as research material. Drafts for short articles Hubert wrote can be found in this collection, and printed copies of his articles for the Federal Writers' Reporting Project are contained in a scrapbook. Included are notes, correspondence, and printed material regarding the filmstrip entitled "History of the American Negro (1619-1865)." There is also genealogical material concerning Hubert's family.
Biography
Levi Coppin Hubert (1904-1970) was an African American journalist who worked for both Black and white newspapers in New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, among other cities, in the 1930s. During that time he also worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) writing news stories about Blacks in Harlem for the Federal Writers' Reporting Project. Most notably, with nine other contributors, he wrote a guidebook, "The History of the Negro in New York," detailing the history of Blacks in New York City from 1623 until 1936.
Hubert's primary research interest was the history of Black soldiers in the United States Armed Forces. He wrote manuscripts for two books pertaining to this subject, however there does not appear to be evidence that either of the manuscripts were published.
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Hubert, Levi C. In the name of Congress: inspiring stories of 47 negroes awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Hubert, Levi C. Their muskets flashed the dawning: regimental histories of the United States colored troops during the Civil War.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 127
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