Miscellaneous American Letters and Papers (MALP)

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The Miscellaneous American Letters and Papers (MALP), spanning from 1740-2006, document the personal and professional lives of people of African descent.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1740 - 2006
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 76
Abolitionists -- United States
African American cowboys
African American families
African American soldiers
African Americans -- History
African Americans -- Social conditions
Antislavery movements
Freed persons -- United States
Real estate business
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Registers of births, etc
Slave bills of sale
Slave trade -- United States
Slavery -- New York (State)
Slavery -- West Indies
Enslaved persons
United States. Army -- African American troops -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- African Americans
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions
United States -- Civil war
United States -- Race relations
Citizens' Protective League (New York, N.Y.)
Benson, Oscar Jerome
Ring, Montague
Aldridge, Ira Frederick, 1807-1867
Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898
Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Kennedy, Florynce, 1916-2000
Reason, Patrick Henry, 1816-1898
Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments, Inc.
Poro College
Slave bills of sale
Content: Miscellaneous American Letters and Papers (MALP) is an artificial assortment of paper-based, non-photographic materials consisting of one to two folders for each collection. The topics covered include the arts, politics, literature, education, family, the military, business, and real estate. MALP is primarily organized in alphabetical order, with two large subject series, Slavery and Abolition, and the West Indies.
Physical Description
Extent: 5.13 linear feet (15 boxes)
Type of Resource
Other local Identifier: Sc MG 76
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19971708
MSS Unit ID: 24901
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2f7b0df0-c673-013b-0ab4-0242ac110003
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