Writers' Program, New York City: Negroes of New York Collection

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Collection Data

Collection consists of 41 studies of the history of blacks in New York City. Included are biographical sketches, studies relating to cultural achievements, history, slavery, economics, sports, theater, churches, as well as other subjects. Authors of the studies include Ralph Ellison, Abram Hill, and Ellen Tarry. Also, manuscript of The Negro in New York: An Informal Social History edited by Roi Ottley, which was originally prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of New York City.
Writers' Program (New York, N.Y.) (Creator)
United States. Work Projects Administration (New York, N.Y.) (Sponsor)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1936 - 1941
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Micro R-6544
African Americans
African American theater
African American athletes
African Americans -- Religion
African Americans -- Social life and customs
African Americans -- Economic conditions
American literature -- African American authors
New York (N.Y.)
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Content: From the microfilm: Research study compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in New York City for "Negroes of New York."
Physical Description
Extent: 5 microfilm reels
Type of Resource
Other local Identifier: Sc MG 24
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11928496
MSS Unit ID: 21183
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a73c2e40-55a2-0133-a6e8-00505686d14e
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