Alexander Gumby Collection of Negroiana, [ca. 1800]-1981

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Alexander Gumby Collection of Negroiana, [ca. 1800]-1981

Alexander Gumby Collection of Negroiana, [ca. 1800]-1981

36 linear ft. (26 document boxes, 1 record carton, 146 custom CMI boxes)]

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Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879

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Anti-slavery advocate. From the description of Circular and letter, 1848 Jan. 21, Boston, to Rev. Mr. Russell, South Hingham. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 231311718 Abolitionist and reformer William Lloyd Garrison was founder of the Boston abolitionist paper, The Liberator, and the New England Anti-Slavery Society. From the description of Papers, 1835-1873 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007257 Abolitionist and lectur...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00000a American lawyer in Illinois and sixteenth president of the United States. From the description of Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609161 From 1837 to 1841 Lincoln practiced law in partnership with John Todd Stuart, whose cousin Mary Todd he later married. From the...

Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895

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The writer Alexandre Dumas (1824-1895), the author of La Dame aux camlias, was the son of the novelist Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870). From the guide to the Miscellaneous correspondence from Alexandre Dumas junior to various recipients, 1850-1883, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) French author and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Marly-le-Roi], to an unidentified "monsieur," [1892 Apr. 12]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 757338135 ...

Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946

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African-American poet, anthologist, translator, playwright and an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Cullen was graduated from De Witt Clinton High School in New York City and from New York University in 1925. While attending NYU he held a part-time job as a doorman at the Grolier Club, a New York City bibliophile society. He took post-graduate work at Harvard University and received an M.A. From the description of TLS : Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Frederick B. Coykendall, ...

Louis, Joe, 1914-1981

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Joe Louis was born in Lexington, Alabama on May 13, 1914. With his family, he later moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he became a professional prize fighter, winning championships as an amateur, then as a professional. He was heavyweight champion of the world from 1937 to 1949. Some of his more memorable bouts were with Primo Carnera in 1935, with Max Schmeling in 1936 and 1938, and with James J. Braddock in 1937. He died April 12, 1981. From the guide to the Joe Louis scrapbooks and...

Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975

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Josephine Baker was a dancer, singer, and civil rights activist. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Eddie Carson, a musician, and Carrie Macdonald. Her parents parted when Josephine was still an infant, and her mother married Arthur Martin, which has led to some confusion about her maiden name. Very llittle is known about her childhood, except that she was a witness to the East St. Louis riot in 1917. This event was often a feature of her talks in the 1950s and 1960s about raci...

Gumby, L. S. Alexander, 1885-1961

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Born Feb. 1, 1885, in Maryland, Gumby was the son of Evangelist Levi Thomas and Louisa Morris Gumby. In 1901, he and his sister were sent to live with their grandparents and there the young man who loved reading made his first scrapbook at the age of 16 with some old wallpaper and a paste of flour and water. Gumby's first clippings were of President McKinley's assassination in Sept. 1901. He spent the next year at Dover State College in Delaware studying law to fulfill h...

Mencken, H.L.

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Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Henry Louis Mencken [manuscript] 1935-56. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647952438 American journalist. From the description of Letter, [1924?] Jan. 9, New York, to Perry Walton. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904324 Editor and satirist. From the description of Papers of H. L. Mencken [manuscript] 1912-1949. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647976...

Robeson, Paul

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Paul Robeson was born April 9, 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey. Robeson entered Rutgers College in 1915, becoming a 12-letter athlete and two-time collegiate footbal All-American, a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, and valedictorian of his graduating class of 1919. He went on to receive a law degree from Columbia Law School in 1923, but chose acting over the practice of law. The year 1924 marked his Broadway and film debuts, beginning his career as a world renowned actor and singer. Robeson was one of the ...

Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

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Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he became the m...

Pickens, William, 1881-1954

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Author, educator. William Pickens was Dean of Morgan College in Baltimore, Md., 1918-1919; Field Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1920-1942; and employee of the United States Treasury Department, 1941-1951. From the description of William Pickens papers, 1906-1954. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122608256 From the guide to the William Pickens papers, 1906-1954, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center ...

McKay, Claude, 1890-1948

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Author, poet. Born in Jamaica. From the description of Claude McKay letters and manuscripts 1915-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122682552 From the guide to the Claude McKay letters and manuscripts, 1915-1952, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) Claude McKay (1890-1948), novelist and poet. From the description of Claude McKay collection, 1853-1990 (bulk 1922-19...

Joplin, Scott, 1868-1917

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Scott Joplin was born in either  1867 or 1868 or November 24, 1868 in Texarkana, Texas to a former slave and laborer and a house cleaner. Joplin received most of his music education from Julius Weiss in Texas. As a late teen he began working as a traveling musician and eventually moved to Missouri in 1894. There he became a success. While in Sedalia, Mo. local businessman John Stark purchased the rights to “Maple Leaf Rag.” When it was published in 1899, it became a sensation, and all 10,000 co...

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

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Frederick Douglass, a former slave, was a noted lecturer, writer, abolitionist, and diplomat. From the description of Frederick Douglass letter to George W. Curtis, 1872 September 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50068315 Abolitionist, orator, journalist. From the description of Note, 1866 April 9. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 29647750 From the description of Letter: Washington, D.C., to [P...

Smith, Albert A. (Albert Alexander), 1896-1940

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