African American history
Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: DCA collecting area. Do not use as an approved LC subject; see African Americans -- History for this purpose.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Dickinson, Hill and Co. Slave Trade Records
Call Number: MS181
Scope and Contents: This collection contains correspondence and receipts from Dickinson, Hill and Co., a slave merchant and auctioneer firm based in Richmond, Virginia. The bulk of this collection’s materials are dated from 1850 to 1865.
Dates: bulk 1850 -- 1865, 1838 -- 1865
Gerald R. Gill Papers
Call Number: MS170
Overview: Gerald R. Gill was a professor of American history at Tufts University from 1980 until his death in 2007. His research interests included African-American history, the history of the civil rights movement, pacifism, and the black student experience at Tufts. His papers document his teaching, research, university service, and scholarly activities, and include correspondence, subject files, teaching materials, and writings. There are also biographical materials, audiovisual materials, and...
Dates: 1921 -- 2007, bulk circa 1980s -- 2007
Jester Hairston Collection
Call Number: MS040
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of phonograph records, interviews, correspondence, clippings, press releases, speeches, musical scores, photographs, and student records. The bulk of the collection consists of approximately 800 record albums on which Hairston either appeared, or which he collected. Genres represented include jazz, blues, choral, spoken word, contemporary Christian, gospel, orchestral, folk, classical, and world music, dating from 1910-1990. Hairston was well-known for his...
Dates: bulk 1920 -- 1970, 1910 -- 1998
Poster Offering 300 Dollar Reward for a Fugitive from Slavery
Call Number: MS183
Overview: This collection includes one poster from 1856 offering a 300-dollar reward for a fugitive from slavery named Tom, from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Papers
Call Number: MS226
Scope and Contents: The Rubin “Hurricane” Carter papers consist of Carter’s personal papers, including business and financial records; clippings and programs; correspondence; notes, writings, and speeches; extensive subject files; and records of court cases. The collection also includes photographs of Carter and others; numerous awards and honors; and artifacts such as a pair of boxing shorts and a mouth guard sent by a fan. Subject files include memos, agendas, minutes, correspondence, and reports from the...
Dates: bulk 1995 -- 2009, 1950 -- 2014
West Medford African-American Remembrance Project Oral Histories
Call Number: MS123
Scope and Contents: This collection includes oral histories created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology Associate Professor Rosalind Shaw. The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project was an oral history project conducted in 2005 and 2006 by the classes of Tufts University and Brandeis University in conjunction with Project LOCAL (Learning Our Communities American Lore). The aim of the West Medford Afro-American...
Dates: bulk 2005 -- 2006, 2005 -- 2012