Guide to Africana Studies Manuscript
and Related Resources in
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
The resources identified here represent collections created by or collected on the topics of African American, Africa and African Diaspora. Other manuscript groups, such as the papers of a family, oral histories, or the extensive photographic collections in our REMSTAR files, contain material pertinent to the study of African Americans, Africa and the African Diaspora. Researchers should also cull through the academic department papers for additional materials relevant to these groups; some of these resources will be identified if possible. Some unprocessed collections are listed because they have substantial materials that deal with Africana issues, but due to other factors may never be cataloged; they include annual reports, Provost Papers and other departmental information. Some links have been added to assist the researcher in finding pertinent information. For more information on these and other collections please contact: Rebecca Hankins, email@example.com or 979-845-1951.
Primary Source Holdings-Written
1. Abolitionist Archive of Letters, Quotations, and Photographs-1795-1910, (.4 linear ft.)
The collection includes over 100 rare letters and autograph quotations from major figures in the American antislavery struggle, and several rare autographs from key British abolitionists. Many of the individuals provided selfless support; financially, morally, and writing on behalf of abolishing the ‘peculiar’ institution of slavery. Some of the well known abolitionists include Henry Ward Beecher, Blanche K. Bruce, William Channing, William Lloyd Garrison, Joshua R. Giddings, the Grimke sisters, Gerrit Smith, Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, and Lewis Tappan, one of the leading financial supporters of the Amistad Africans.
Thomas Affleck Papers The Mary Hunt Affleck (Mrs. Isaac Dunbar Affleck) segment of the collection is comprised of a number of original and revised manuscripts by the poet. There are several hundred sheets written in her own hand, original drafts in addition to typewritten transcriptions of her work. Included in these materials are pamphlets of her poem "Black Mammy", pieces of memorabilia, photographs, letters, a typed letter signed by J. Evetts Haley, assorted newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, with many of her published works pasted down, short stories, etc. This portion of the collection represents the work of an early major Texan woman poet and literary figure. There is an extensive inventory of the collection available. For researchers interested in Mary Hunt Afflecks views on Blacks and other materials see Box 23/f. 10 and f. 20, 24/f.10 and f. 20, Box 28, Box 35/f. 60, Box 41/f. 30 (Slave bill of sales) and f.80, Box 44/album.
Box 5, folder 71-It is a purchase agreement that states that P.E. Bean is purchasing a "Negro" slave named Solomon from John Berry. The terms of the agreement are for seven years at a cost of 700 pesos, payment of 100 pesos per year. At the end of the seven years Solomon is to be liberated and his wife goes with him. This transaction occurred in Nacogdoches, December 22, 1831 and is signed by John Berry.
Poet, novelist, writer, activist, and advocate of black culture and political power, this is a collection developed by the curator. The collection consists of many of Mr. Baraka’s rare and popular writings. The collections includes books, poems on postcards, limited edition printed articles, books, and multiple copies of his writings in various publications. Click the link for a listing of all cataloged materials. The collection also includes rare drawings by Baraka, posters, contracts, letters, and writings on nationalism and political liberation. The collection contains contains over 100 items with additional materials in need of cataloging.
5. Burchard/Birchard Collection
Slave sale document-1861- 1 item. Bill of sale of a Negro woman named Phillis, about 44 years of age, to Hannah E. Prince, State of Texas, Travis County. Collection contains both copies and originals of documents mainly dealing with land transactions from the Republic of Texas and days of early statehood.
6. Buffalo Soldier Muster Roll-December 31, 1873-February 28, 1874, (1 item)
This muster roll details Company H, 24th Infantry Regiment, United States Army, covering the period 31 December 1873 to 28 1874, filled out by a quartermaster and signed by its commanding officer Captain John C. Gilmore at Fort Brown, Texas. The 24th Infantry was one of several regiments, eventually two each of cavalry and infantry, created after the Civil War for service in the west to be made up of African-American soldiers commanded by white officers. This muster roll lists the three white officers and 57 African-American non-commissioned officers and privates in the unit, for each listing name, rank, place and date of enlistment, pay, status, and amounts owed the government for clothing and tobacco allowances, and for most some remarks concerning service; each entry is signed by Gilmore as a witness. The verso includes a brief recapitulation of men present for duty, short remarks of the company’s duties during the period, and extensive remarks concerning the trials, dishonorable discharge, and prison sentence of a deserter.
7. Citizens' Fellowship Papers-ca. 1958-1966, (.42 linear ft.)
The Citizens’ Fellowship was founded by Charles Workman, L. W. Flowers, Ed Svendsen, and Carl Zietlow in 1959. The group was an interracial organization formed to promote and foster the brotherhood of man under God through discussion, fellowship, study, and communication within the Bryan-College Station community. This collection dates from 1958 to 1966 and includes correspondence to and from members of the Citizens’ Fellowship, notes, minutes from meetings, and newspaper clippings. There are items regarding the integration of public schools, including the A&M Consolidated Independent School District. The collection contains information regarding the issue of African American employment and community programs sponsored by the Citizens’ Fellowship.
8. Cleaver, Eldridge Collection ca. 1960s-1980s, (3.92 linear ft.)
This collection documents the Cleavers, Kathleen and Eldridge, in exile and their return to the US. Materials include original writings, letters, flyers, booklets, and memorabilia
Ava Johnson Cox was a cousin and childhood playmate to Lyndon B. Johnson. Her collection of oral histories and memorabilia is a valuable insight into the childhood of President Johnson, as well as life in the Texas Hill Country during the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Box 2-T2-120 includes photocopies of "Ex-Slaves Founded Peyton Colony" by Ava Johnson Cox. Typed, 5 leaves.
The Crawford Family papers are comprised of correspondence, photographs, documents, and postal history relating to the family of Joel and George Walker Crawford of Columbia, Hancock, and Early Counties, Georgia and later discusses travel to Texas. Other correspondents include Charles, Martha, and Sara Crawford, and Eli Benton. The letters also include information of a gift of 16 slaves from Joel Crawford to his son Charles. The contents of the letters include advice and counsel on establishing a legal office, travel, and business prospects. The collection includes photos of Joel, Charles and Martha Crawford and cancelled stamps and envelopes from Georgia and Florida.
This collection contains the correspondence, post cards, handmade cards, notes, and drawings sent to Angela Davis while she was imprisoned awaiting trial in California. The correspondence is from Germany and many of the postcards are from young children. The postcards are part of the support effort for Angela Davis during her the 1970 trial in which she was charged as an accomplice to murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy in California and later found innocent of all charges.
12. Fortune, Gwendolyn A, Ed. D..-ca. 1990-2006 (5 linear ft.)
Dr. Fortune is an educator and writer. She has taught Social Science and Ethnic Studies at colleges and universities in Illinois and North Carolina, and was a public school teacher in Chicago. She is also a classically trained soprano who has performed in the US and Europe. She has written and presented numerous papers and published two books, Growing Up Nigger Rich (Pelican Publishing Company, 2002) and Family Lines (Pelican Publishing Company, 2003). Her papers include radio programs, videos of her concert performances, academic papers, research and correspondence from a listserv dedicated to areas of interest to Dr. Fortune and includes exchanges between her and her friends.
The Grey collection contains over 130 books that reflect European attitudes toward Africa, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. Many of these titles reflect European attitudes toward Africa before colonialism was fully entrenched. These works comprise a small part of the collection of Rex B. Grey, Texas A & M Class of 1941. These items depict African art, history, and the African exploration and exploitation.
14. Guadalupe Baptist Association\Guadalupe College\William Taylor Papers, ca 1891-1947 (.25 linear ft.)
The collection documents the life of Reverend William M Taylor, his educational and religious activities in various cities in Texas. The short biography provides details about his education, religious vocation, and family life in Palestine and Brenham, Texas that provides a glimpse into the trials and tribulations Blacks faced in attempting to advance in society. This small collection also charts the history of the Guadalupe Baptist Association, Guadalupe College, and its impact on the African American community in Texas. Reverend Taylor’s life intersects with the founding of Guadalupe College and the Guadalupe Baptist Association.
15. Haley, Alex. Archive, 1960-65, 1991, .5 linear ft.
This collection includes original writings of Haley including original portions of typed pages from the "Autobiography of Malcolm X" with notes and edits. The collection includes a 29pp typed manuscript titled "the Malcolm X. I knew", articles about Haley's epic story "Roots", writings on Queen, that was also developed into a tv movie. Other manuscripts and articles in the archive include writings for Reader's Digest on Mahalia Jackson, and five unpublished never before seen manuscripts and writings about how his life changed after fame.
Colonel Dorris A. Hanes was head of military supply operations warehouse in Liverpool, England called Stanley Warehouse, G-12. The collection is comprised of photographs, correspondence, memos, and other communication about Colonel Hanes’ duties, audit of the Stanley warehouse, and a few pages from Hanes’s Quartermaster journal/diary. The photographs include remarkable shots of a visit to inspect the facilities and visit troops by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of U S President Franklin D. Roosevelt. There are two photographs of Mrs. Roosevelt speaking with African American soldiers. Photographs also include interior and exterior shots of Stanley warehouse and additional photos of military personnel.
17. Kelsey Prints
Collection in process-Boxes are labeled African Americans. More to come later.
18. Levy, Charles J. Dr./Civil Rights Collection-1863-1975 [bulk 1955-1975]
The Dr. Charles J. Levy collection is nearly 1000 items related to the civil rights movement from 1955-1975. The early part of this collection (1955-67) formed the basic research for his book Voluntary Servitude, Whites in the Negro Movement, (New York: Appleton-Century, 1968). Dr. Levy taught at Tuskegee Institute in the early years of the Civil Rights movement and following publication of his book, continued to amass this collection chronicling the fight for Civil Rights. Some of the names and events captured in the papers include Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Martin Luther King, Jr., James Foreman, to the more radical movements of the late 1960s to early 1970s, Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Tom Hayden. Levy collected hundreds of pages of bulletins, internal memos, broadsides, hand-printed magazines, etc. A rich grouping of material within this collection deals with the Monroe, N.C. “Kidnapping Case” and local NAACP leader Robert Williams. The collection includes copies of Williams' revolutionary publication, The Crusader, including Volume 1, Issue 1. The archive contains two exceedingly rare pamphlets from the Lowndes County Freedom Organization, which attempted to put black candidates on the ballot in Alabama. Also found in the collection are original photographs of Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, addressed from the White House to James Foreman?
Clyde R. McQueen is a native of Lufkin, Texas, received a B.S. in Agriculture in 1950 from Prairie View College and a master’s of Education from Prairie View A&M University in 1957 and a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University in 1970. For most of his career, he worked for the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service.
The Clyde McQueen papers are the research collection McQueen built and used to write Black Churches in Texas. A Guide to Historic Congregations (Texas A&M University Press, 2000). The papers are held in four cubic foot boxes and one flat oversize box. They consist of completed Texas County Historical Black Church information sheets (listed as "inventory" in the finding guide); church worship service programs also known as orders of worship; church homecoming and anniversary publications; handwritten and typed letters regarding church history unless otherwise noted; newspaper clippings about historic congregations and members; notes about the history and location of churches and contact persons in congregations; business cards for contacts; published church histories; photocopies from published books about related counties, cities, and congregations; Texas county maps; color slides, photographs, and negatives of church cornerstones, existing church buildings, Texas Historical Markers, and congregation members; photocopies of newspaper clippings covering African American religious issues; manuscript drafts many of which are heavily annotated.
20. Napper, Berenice Archives-ca 1950s, 1 Half Hollinger Box, 0.209 linear feet
NewYork NAACP Field Worker and founding member of the Connecticut Branch of the National Council of Negro Women-Collection consists of photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, and writings.
21. Nast, Thomas
Thomas Nast was a political cartoonist who drew for Harper's Weekly and other newspapers during the 19th century. Additional Nast political cartoons located in the Kelsey Americana collections.
22. Owens, William A. Papers, 1922-1980, Part 1 (29 linear ft) and Part 2 (27 linear ft) 56 total linear ft.
Texas folklorist and author. Owens papers contain research and writings primarily on Texas with the exception of Slave Mutiny: The Revolt of the Schooner Amistad. The collection also includes the legal papers accusing him of plagiarism concerning the publication of Slave Mutiny. Part 1, Series 7, boxes 22-27 cover the materials on the publication and subsequent court case. Part 2, Series 1, box 2 covers more information on the film rights to Slave Mutiny and Series 2, box 9 covers additional information on the court case and film rights. Series 10 also contains correspondence from others regarding Owens’ book.
23. Powys, Llewelyn Manuscript Book-1920-1950
British writer and lecturer.
From 1914 to 1919 Llewelyn Powys lived in Kenya, managing a farm for his brother William, who was in military service during World War I. Llwewlyn Powys published his first book in 1916, a collaborative collection of stories with his brother John, called Confessions of Two Brothers, but his first book written on his own, titled Ebony and Ivory, was not published until 1923, in which he contrasted life in Europe with that in Africa.
24. Radical/Revolutionary Ephemera-ca. 1960s-
Artificial collection of socialist, communist, labor, and radical newspapers, flyers, articles, writings, and buttons. The collection also includes substantial material on the Black Panther Party. Check back regularly with this ongoing collection for updates.
25. Richter, Dolores Collection-1975-1997 (1 linear ft)
This collection was part of a gift given to the library by the Anthropology Department. The collection documents the work and writings of Professor Dolores Richter. The collection includes photographs, negatives, writings, and news clippings related to Prof. Richter’s research in the Ivory Coast, West Africa, and Oceania and the publication of her book “Arts, Economics and Change: the Kulebele of Northern Ivory Coast” published in 1977. The collection also has a number of East African magazines and travel guides that will be available accessible in Cushing and cataloged on LibCat.
26. Slavery documents
The collection contains 19 items related to slavery or emancipation in the states of Texas and Missouri. The descriptive write-up provided by Respess is used in the listing of documents. Each document purchased has a title, date, and some have an abbreviated transcription of the text. The Texas document recounts the hiring, auctions, renting and transferring ownership of slaves. The Missouri documents concern the purchase and transferring of ownership of slaves. Of particular note are two documents, a Texas free woman of color filing a complaint regarding an illegal beating by a group of five men one and the other document is from Missouri and details a sale of slaves by a woman, a rarer document than those recording sales by men.
27. Trotter, Ide Peebles Papers
Educator and Administrator.
In 1936, Trotter came to Texas A & M University , then called the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, where he held several responsible positions before his retirement in 1960. Until 1944, he served as Head of the Department of Agronomy. From 1944 until 1949, he was Director of the Agricultural Extension Service. Series 5/Box 2 Miscellaneous Speeches by Others: Speeches and summary of a Speech. 1946-1947: "Let's Look Around," by H. H. Williamson. Delivered at the Annual Conference of State Leaders for Negro Extension Work. TAMU MSS 00101
28. Wheatley, Phillis
First edition book "Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral" (London, 1773), Available online.
29. Wipprecht Family Photographs-ca 1890-1900s-2 linear ft.
Glass negatives and prints of this Bryan Texas family. They depict the rural life of Elsbeth Wipprecht’s family. There are several photos of African Americans working and smiling for the camera listed below:
Box 5, folder 1, photos 1-18, 1-19
Box 5, folder 3, photos 2-18, 2-21, 2-22, 2-23, 2-24, 2-25, 2-26, 2-27, 2-28.
30. Wright, Richard, 1 item
1 original letter from Wright informing his brother that he has found work shortly after arriving in New York from Chicago-July 16, 1937.
Primary Source Holdings-Oral Histories
1. Agricultural History
Oral History Project-In 1974 the Research Historian for the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (TAES), Irvin May, initiated a seven-year oral history project designed to enrich existing records of the station and expand knowledge of agricultural history. With the aid of the former director of TAES, R.D. Lewis, May conducted approximately 130 interviews with experts throughout the state. All interviews have been transcribed and are open.
Evans, E. B. and John C. Williams-Discussion of Prairie View A&M and the TAES; their influence on other black agricultural schools. Interviewed by Irvin May, January 28, 1976. 21 pages.
Smith, Oliver E.-Agricultural research at Prairie View A&M, emphasis on soil and crop sciences. Interviewed by Irvin May, January 28, 1976. 14 pages.
Thomas, Alvin, I.-President of Prairie View A&M (1966-1982) discusses university and its involvement with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. Interviewed by Irvin May, January 28, 1976. 12 pages.
Woolfolk, George R.-Author of the official history of Prairie View A&M describes research in agriculture there. Interviewed by Irvin May, January 28, 1976. 12 pages.
As part of the nation's bicentennial celebration, citizens of Caldwell County initiated an oral history of their county and Lockhart, Texas. They interviewed about 125 residents, and some group meetings (which are not listed in this guide). All interviews are open, not transcribed, and located in the Learning Resources Division (6th floor) of the Sterling C. Evans Library, TAMU.
Baylor, Sadie-Black evangelist. Interviewed by Robert Thompson, September 24, October 1, 1976, April, May, June, July, 1977.
Bloodworth, Clarence-Black farmer. Interviewed by Addison Downey, March 19, 1977. msg
Brown, Clayborn-Black woodchopper. October 1, 1976. Interviewed by Thad Sitton, July 14, 20, 1977. msg
Brown, Nugent & Maggie-Black farmer and teacher. Interviewed by Dee Azadian, November 29, 1976. msg
Byars, Lula V.-Black teacher. Interviewed by Judith Eakin, March 5, 1977. Tape 34&35 Byars, Lula; Ellison, Ann; Jennings, Lucille-Black teacher. Interviewed by Judith Eakin, March 5, 1977. Tape 36&37
Carter, Fenora-Black homemaker. Interviewed by Judith Eakin, June 19, 1977. Tape 40
Davis, Rev. S. L.-Black minister. Interviewed by Dee Azadian, February 17, 1977. Tape 50 & 51
3. Hurricane Katrina interviews
The oral history project focuses on the Hankins family of Louisiana and their survival before, during, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This family of brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, children, friends, and acquaintances are the subject of this project, as they attempt to recover the lives lost to what has been called “one of this nation’s worst natural disasters.” The oral history project was started by Rebecca Hankins and her sister Dr. Akua Duku Anokye, Arizona State University at West Campus. The oral histories captured speak of lost communities and ongoing challenges to rebuild lives. The participants represent a wide cross section of people in the Greater New Orleans city and surrounding communities. They include students, the working poor, home owners, apartment dwellers, business owners, and the military. The stories are told with humor, sadness, dignity, indignation, and love. The collection includes oral histories, photographs from the families, and images from the disaster.
4. Miscellaneous Tapes and Transcriptions
The collection contains almost 300 miscellaneous tapes and transcriptions that are not oral history.
Crippen, Robert L.-Astronaut for Skylab 2, 3, and 4 missions, and Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) mission, 1975, discusses the Columbia, and women and blacks in NASA. Interviewed by Paul E. Stine, April 12, 1982. 10 pages.
Eddy, John P.-Served as a state legislature during the 1950's, campus minister at Mankato State College (Mankato, MN) during the late 1950's and early 1960's. Attended the March on Washington, 1963. Currently a professor of Higher Education at North Texas State University. Discusses involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Interviewed by Mark Eddy, April 7, 1985.
Mann, Woodrow-Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, when nine black students were integrated into white Central High School in 1957, which began the "Little Rock Crisis." Involvement of the National Guard, state and federal officials, and actions of local inhabitants are included with clippings and photographs from local newspapers. Interviewed by Stephanie Sobotik, November 9, 1985. 15 pages.
Wilkinson, Frank-Civil libertarian discusses his role in integrating housing in Los Angeles during the 1940s, the House Un-American Activities Committee, McCarthyism in the 1950s and being "blacklisted," losing his job, prison and his case before the U.S. Supreme Court (Wilkinson v. USA, 1958), the FBI, and developing the NCARL. Interviewed by Terry Anderson, April 17, 1986, 60 pages.
5. Slave Narratives
During the 1930s, the federal government commissioned interviewing former slaves. It was a project of the Works Progress Administration. The Collection acquired sixteen recordings that are in poor condition. All are open, and the following are transcribed:
Black, Celia-Born in 1859, she recounts life in Tyler, Texas. 11 pages.
Hughes, Fountain-Born in 1848 and lived in Charlottesville, Virginia. 18 pages.
Ledbetter, Bob-Born in 1861 and lived in Oil City, Louisiana. 9 pages.
McDonald, Joe-Birth date unknown, briefly discusses picking cotton in Livingston, Alabama. 4 pages.
McCrea, Billy-Birth date unknown, discusses end of slavery in Jasper, Texas. 6 pages.
Moseley, Isom-Born in 1856 and discusses life in Gee's Bend, Alabama. 6 pages.
Quarterman, Wallace-Born in 1844 and briefly discusses when the Yankees came to Frederica, Georgia. 7 pages.
Smalley, Laura-Birth date unknown, discusses life in Hempstead, Texas. 28 pages.
Smith, Charlie-Born in 1844, discusses passage from Africa, becoming a slave cowboy, and life in Houston, Texas. 20 pages.
Smith, Harriet-Born 1851 discusses growing up and living in Hempstead, Texas. 30 pages.
6. Texas A&M University Oral History Collection
This collection includes about 90 interviews concerning many aspects of the university, especially concentrating on agriculture, engineering, and veterinary medicine. Consult the introduction to the General History of the University.
Evans, Edward B. (and George R. Woolfolk)-Discusses how he became president of Prairie View A&M and, with Dr. Woolfolk, traces the history of Prairie View from the 1870's. Interviewed by Henry Dethloff, October 11, 1971. 55 pages.
7. Veterinary Medicine College and Research-Oral History
The project traces the development and growth of the school beginning under Dr. Mark Francis in 1916 to its present status as the largest College of Veterinary Medicine in the nation. Interviewees were former and present students, professors, and administrators. Tapes are transcribed and open. Except where noted, interviews were conducted by Terry Anderson. Researchers also should consult Hubert Schmidt, Eighty Years of Veterinary Medicine at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (College Archives, 1958), and Patton Burns, Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University, 1958 - 1975 (College of Veterinary Medicine, undated).
Price, Alvin A.-Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1957 - 1973. Professors in the late 1940's and significant changes during the 1960's, the admittance of women and blacks in the school. July 15, 1980. 48 pages.
8. Vietnam Generation
During the 1980's Terry Anderson began research on the 1960s. He, and some students, began conducting interviews with individuals who were instrumental during the period from Kennedy to Watergate. The following interviews concern a number of issues: civil rights, anti-war movement, women's liberation, student demonstrations and protests. For Vietnam topics also consult Military History. Most interviews have been transcribed and all are open.
Adams, Jim-Southern Baptist minister discusses the effect of the Civil Rights Movement on Southern Baptist Churches. Interviewed by Matthew Moran, April 20, 1993. One tape. Indexed.
Cauley, Carey-Bryan, Texas resident talks about his life, racism and the civil rights movement. Interviewed by Danny West, April, 1991. One tape. Indexed.
Gay, Vergel Lee Jr.-Architect discusses black awareness in the late 1960's and early 1970's at Texas A&M University. Interviewed by Juan Ramirez, May 2, 1994. One tape. Indexed.
McElroy, Hugh-Insight to the early and current role of African Americans at Texas A&M University. Interviewed by Angela Greff, May 5, 1994. One tape. Indexed.
McRae, Duncan Bus-Retired Ft. Worth police officer discusses the changes occuring in law enforcement from 1959-1985, including racial and sexual discrimination, police brutality, official police policy, and the law. Interviewed by John M. Bruce, November 15, 1985. 22 pages.
Nuckols, Dr. Tom-Professor at Austin College, Sherman, Texas, discusses his involvement with the North Carolina Volunteer's program in the early 1960's, which attempted to help poor blacks and integrate local schools. Examines the projects, results, and difficulties they encountered in their work for civil rights. Interviewed by Mary Lou Mauro, November 8, 1985. 10 pages.
Ragland, John Sr.-Perspectives of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960's. Interviewed by Marck McCall, April 29, 1993. One tape. Indexed.
Wiginton, Martin-Member of "the Movement" during the 1960's discusses social activism, civil rights, and anti-war demonstrations in Texas, especially in Austin. Highlights involvement in student and antiwar organizations at the University of Texas. Interviewed by Shawn Raborn, November 9, 1985. 82 pages.
Primary Source Holdings-Electronic Resources
1. In Fulfillment of a Dream: African Americans at Texas A&M University Online exhibit.
Colorful booklet on exhibit also available from Cushing Memorial Library and Archives.
2. Texas Agricultural Extension Service - Images of a Rural Past online exhibit
In the early 1970s, the Texas A&M University archives acquired a large collection of photographs from the Agricultural Communications Office of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. This collection consists of nearly 7000 photographs. The vast majority are black and white images ranging from the 1930s through the late 1970s, although some photographs date from earlier and later periods. These images were captured by photographers working throughout the state, and document many activities aimed at improving the lives and livelihood of rural Texans. Farming, home improvement, livestock raising, and other programs of the Extension Service were illustrated and the photographs were retained for educational and publicity initiatives. Through a grant from the TexShare Access to Local Holdings program, the images have been digitized and the accompanying descriptive text entered into a searchable database.
Primary Source Holdings-Photographic/Ephemera
1. Africa's Legacy: Photographs in Brazil and Peru by Lorry Salcedo-Mitrani
Photographic portfolio of the Afro-Peruvian and Afro-Brazilian communities. This portfolio contains over 100 photos by Peruvian photographer Lorry Salcedo-Mitrani. Cushing Memorial Library is currently exhibiting 11 of these framed images in the Mayo Thomas Room. Call #: F2659.N4 S3 1999
2. Remstar, Backfiles, and Special Subject Files
Search terms that are helpful in finding information on African American subjects include African Americans, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Diversity, Ethnicity, and Minority. Material includes newspaper articles, photographs, and biographical information.
3. Sterling A. Brown
Photo of the poet at the D.C. Public Library celebration and presentation of a painting of the renown poet.
1. Creed, Patricia Ann.
The pen as an instrument for justice: nineteenth-century literature by Afro-American women. 1991. 1991 Thesis C913
Professor Charles Rowell, founder/editor. Publisher: The John Hopkins University Press. (description from online via Project Muse) The premier African Diaspora literary journal, publishes original works by, and critical studies of, black writers worldwide. The journal offers a rich mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual art. Frequent annotated bibliographies, special thematic issues, and original art and photography are some of the features of this highly acclaimed international showcase of arts and letters.