Shivery family papers, 1865-1974

Collection Data

Description
The Shiverys, Smiths and Blazes were three branches of a southern African-American family. Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, legal and financial documents, educational and professional papers, minutes of religious and civic organizations in Savannah, Ga., and scrapbooks. Correspondence includes letters from W. E. B. Du Bois to members of the Shivery family, and love letters of Melinda Smith. Letters between family members, particularly the women in the Smith and Shivery families, chronicle African-American middle class life.
Names
Shivery family (Author)
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1865 - 1974
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 257
Topics
Love-letters
African American families
African Americans -- Social life and customs
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Southern States
Genres
Documents
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Notes
Ownership: 06/--/1986 Shivery, Veoria. Gift
Biographical/historical: The Shiverys, Smiths and Blazes were three branches of a southern African-American family.
Ownership: SCM 87-28
Physical Description
Extent: 3.6 lin. ft.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11883948
MSS Unit ID: 20771
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a82bcb20-c6cd-012f-8fa6-3c075448cc4b
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