Negro film collection 1916-1977.


Negro film collection 1916-1977.

Collection consists primarily of material related to the Lincoln Motion Picture Company, Johnson's brother, Noble Johnson, Oscar Micheaux, and the Oscar Micheaux Film and Book Co. Includes newspaper clippings, photographs, publicity material, posters, correspondence, and business records. Also includes materials related to early Black film companies, Black films, and films with Black casts, and Black musicians, sports figures, and entertainers. Also contains personal papers of George P. Johnson.

71 boxes.

Related Entities

There are 5 Entities related to this resource.

Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951 (person)

Oscar Micheaux (b. Jan. 2, 1884, Metropolis, IL–d. March 25, 1951, Charlotte, NC) was born to Calvin and Bell Michaux, both former slaves. He started working as a teenager in various jobs (in stockyard, steel mills, as a shoe shiner, and eventually a Pullman porter) before buying a homestead in Gregory County, SD. While on his homestead he married Orlean McCracken although the marriage did not last. Micheaux started writing for The Chicago Defender urging black people to take advantage of the la...

Johnson, George P., 1885-1977. (person)

George Perry Johnson was born in Colorado Springs, CO, Oct. 29, 1885; after his graduation from the Hampton Institute, VA (1904), he settled in Tulsa, OK and started the first Negro paper in the territory, the Tulsa guide (June 9, 1906); moved to Omaha, NE (1913) and was the first Negro employee at the US Post Office in that city; he eventually moved to Los Angeles and continued working for the post office while he worked as a writer, producer, and distributor for the Lincoln Motion Picture Comp...

Micheaux Film Corporation (corporateBody)

Johnson, Noble, 1881-1978 (person)

Lincoln Motion Picture Company. (corporateBody)