Kurt Fisher Haitian history collection.

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <http://www.inmotionaame.org>

Collection Data

Fisher, Kurt (1908-) (Compiler)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Kurt Fisher Haitian History Collection
Content: The Kurt Fisher Haitian Photograph Collection depicts some aspects of Haitian history, covering the time period of the early 1800s and the late 1920s to 1950s. The collection consists of individual and group portraits and candid shots of Haitian Revolutionary and political leaders; early views of the island of Hispaniola when it was known as St. Domingue; an architectural view; and photo scrapbook pages prepared by a Haitian government agency. The collection lacks images from the mid-1800s to themid-1920s, and from the late 1950s onward.
Physical Description
Extent: 59 items (.3 lin. ft., 1 box)
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b14983861
UUID: 5a92e8e0-c60a-012f-2b55-58d385a7bc34
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