Drake, St. Clair.

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Born in 1911, St. Clair Drake was an educator and social anthropologist who taught sociology at Roosevelt and Stanford Universities and at the Universities of Liberia and Ghana. His study of social life in the Caribbean and West Africa and in the black communities of Chicago and Great Britain spanned the 1930s to the 1980. His major study of Blacks in Chicago, Black Metropolis, written in collaboration with Horace Cayton, was published in 1945. A prolific lecturer and author, his many articles and essays appeared in books and in scholarly and non-scholarly journals in the United States and in Africa. At the time of his death in 1990, he had been working for several years on a voluminous manuscript entitled "Africa and the Black Diaspora," several chapters of which exist in final form.

From the guide to the St. Clair Drake papers, 1935-1990, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.)

Born in 1911, St. Clair Drake was an educator and social anthropologist who taught sociology at Roosevelt and Stanford Universities and at the Universities of Liberia and Ghana.

His study of social life in the Caribbean and West Africa and in the black communities of Chicago and Great Britain spanned the 1930s to the 1980. His major study of Blacks in Chicago, Black Metropolis, written in collaboration with Horace Cayton, was published in 1945. A prolific lecturer and author, his many articles and essays appeared in books and in scholarly and non-scholarly journals in the United States and in Africa. At the time of his death in 1990, he had been working for several years on a voluminous manuscript entitled "Africa and the Black Diaspora," several chapters of which exist in final form.

From the description of St. Clair Drake papers, 1935-1990. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122598304

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creatorOf Carnegie Corporation of New York. Carnegie-Myrdal Study of the Negro in America research memoranda collection, 1935-1948. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Claude Barnett and the Associated Negro Press, 1976-1977 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Frye, Charles A. Charles A. Frye papers, 1964-1995. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963. Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits papers, 1902-1972. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Davis, Allison. Papers, 1932-1984 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits papers, 1902-1972 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Davis, Allison, 1902-1983. Papers, 1932-1984 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Williams, Eric Eustace, 1911-1981. Literary and scholarly manuscripts collection, [ca. 1930-1980] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Carnegie-Myrdal Study of the Negro in America research memoranda collection, 1935-1948 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn James Forman Papers, 1848-2005, (bulk 1961-2001) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Drake, St. Clair. St. Clair Drake papers, 1935-1990. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf St. Clair Drake papers, 1935-1990 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Forman, James, 1928-2005. James Forman papers, 1848-2005 (bulk 1961-2001). Library of Congress
creatorOf National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. Training Center. National Federation of Settlements, Training Center at Hull-House records, 1960-1972. Chicago History Museum
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associatedWith African Studies Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Committee on Africa. corporateBody
associatedWith American Society of African Culture. corporateBody
associatedWith Association of Black Anthropologists. corporateBody
associatedWith Bailey, Ronald person
associatedWith Bailey, Ronald. person
associatedWith Barnett, Claude, 1890- person
associatedWith Barnett, Claude, 1890-1967. person
associatedWith Binga, Jesse person
associatedWith Binga, Jesse. person
associatedWith Birmingham, Walter person
associatedWith Birmingham, Walter. person
associatedWith Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972. person
associatedWith Busia, K. A. (Kofi Abrefa) person
associatedWith Busia, K. A. (Kofi Abrefa) person
associatedWith Carnegie Corporation of New York corporateBody
associatedWith Carnegie Corporation of New York. person
associatedWith Cayton, Horace R. (Horace Roscoe), 1903-1970. person
associatedWith Cromwell, Adelaide M. person
associatedWith Davis, Alison, 1902- person
associatedWith Davis, Allison, 1902-1983. person
associatedWith Dillard University. corporateBody
correspondedWith Forman, James, 1928-2005. person
associatedWith Frye, Charles A. person
associatedWith Gatheru, R. Mugo, 1925- person
associatedWith Harrison, Faye Venetia person
associatedWith Harrison, Faye Venetia. person
associatedWith Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963. person
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associatedWith Jordan, Glenn H. person
associatedWith Koinange, Mbiyu. person
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associatedWith League of Colored Peoples. corporateBody
associatedWith League of Coloured Peoples corporateBody
associatedWith Mayfield, Julian, 1928-1984. person
associatedWith Moody, Harold person
associatedWith Moody, Harold. person
associatedWith National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. Training Center. corporateBody
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972. person
associatedWith Peace Corps (U.S.) Africa Region. corporateBody
associatedWith Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-1995. person
associatedWith Roberts, Robert, 1905-1974. person
associatedWith Roosevelt University. corporateBody
associatedWith Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977. person
associatedWith Stanford University. African and Afro-American Studies Program. corporateBody
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associatedWith Tetteh, John K person
associatedWith Tetteh, John K. person
associatedWith University of Ghana Department of Sociology. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Ghana. Sociology Dept corporateBody
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Chicago
Great Britain
Kenwood (Chicago, Ill.)
United States
Ghana
Hyde Park (Ill.)
Hyde Park (Ill.)
Africa
Southern States
Horn of Africa
Ghana
West Indies
Barbados
Caribbean Area
Cardiff (Wales)
Horn of Africa
Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area
Tema (Ghana)
Cardiff (Wales)
Caribbean Area
Illinois--Chicago
Southern States
Africa
Barbados
Great Britain
Tema (Ghana)
Kenwood (Chicago, Ill.)
United States
Subject
Slavery
African Americans
African Americans
African Americans
African Americans
African Americans
African diaspora
Blacks
Blacks
Blacks
Blacks
Blacks
Blacks
Blacks and mass media
Blacks and mass media
Universities and colleges
Universities and colleges
Communication
Communication
Community development
Community development
Discrimination in housing
Discrimination in housing
Ga (African people)
Ga (African people)
Harbors
Harbors
Housing policy
Housing policy
Mass media
Mass media
Minorities
Minorities
Miscegenation
Miscegenation
Pan
Race relations
Slave insurrections
Sociology, Urban
Sociology, Urban
Urban renewal
Urban renewal
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Birth 1911-01-02

Death 1990-06-21

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