Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

The Photographs and Prints Division contains both documentary and fine art photographs, which document the history and culture of people of African descent worldwide as well as the work of photographers of African descent. The collection of over 300,000 images ranges from mid-eighteenth century graphics to contemporary documentary and art photography; all of the major photographic processes are represented.

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Portrait of Morgan and Marvin Smith

Portrait of Morgan and Marvin Smith

Couples dancing to the music of the Erskine Hawkins band

Couples dancing to the music of the Erskine Hawkins band

Club Ebony, with banner for Billie Holiday

Club Ebony, with banner for Billie Holiday

Publicity portrait of Cuban singer Celia Cruz

Publicity portrait of Cuban singer Celia Cruz

Richard B. Harrison

Richard B. Harrison

"Negroes for Sale."

"Negroes for Sale."

Emily runs away.

Emily runs away.

[Poster warning Blacks in Boston - kidnappers.]

[Poster warning Blacks in Boston - kidnappers.]

Negroes for sale.

Negroes for sale.

Sale in New York

Sale in New York

Enclave #14, 1980.

Enclave #14, 1980.

Studio portrait of  Vinnette Carroll

Studio portrait of Vinnette Carroll

The fifteenth amendment: celebrated May 19th, 1870

The fifteenth amendment: celebrated May 19th, 1870

Harlem West-Indian Day Parade

Harlem West-Indian Day Parade

Sarah J. Smith Tompkins Garnet and relatives

Sarah J. Smith Tompkins Garnet and relatives

Rev. Henry Simons and Laura Simons, Regina Andrews' grandparents

Rev. Henry Simons and Laura Simons, Regina Andrews' grandparents

Portrait of the Simons' family, left to right: Margaret Simons Anderson; Laura Simons; Henry Simons; Adele Simons; James Simons; Catherine Simons; Fred Moore (mother's second husband) and Ellsworth Simons and wife

Portrait of the Simons' family, left to right: Margaret Simons Anderson; Laura Simons; Henry Simons; Adele Simons; James Simons; Catherine Simons; Fred Moore (mother's second husband) and Ellsworth Simons and wife

Guests at breakfast party for Langston Hughes hosted by Regina Anderson Andrews and Ethel Ray at 580 St. Nicholas Avenue, Harlem, May 1925. Left to right: Helen Lanning, Esther Popel, Pearl Fisher, Luella Tucker, Clarissa Scott Delany, Jessie Fauset, Regina Anderson (Andrews), Mrs. Charles Johnson and Ethel Nance

Guests at breakfast party for Langston Hughes hosted by Regina Anderson Andrews and Ethel Ray at 580 St. Nicholas Avenue, Harlem, May 1925. Left to right: Helen Lanning, Esther Popel, Pearl Fisher, Luella Tucker, Clarissa Scott Delany, Jessie Fauset, Regina Anderson (Andrews), Mrs. Charles Johnson and Ethel Nance

Retirement of supervising librarian Leah Lewison of 115th Street Branch. Left to right: Regina  Andrews, Carolyn Trumpass, Rosa Zubilaga Montera, Leah Lewison, an unidentified woman and Tiffany (?)

Retirement of supervising librarian Leah Lewison of 115th Street Branch. Left to right: Regina Andrews, Carolyn Trumpass, Rosa Zubilaga Montera, Leah Lewison, an unidentified woman and Tiffany (?)

"Preparing our first corn dinner": Regina Andrews on back porch of Mahopac, New York house, summer 1940.

"Preparing our first corn dinner": Regina Andrews on back porch of Mahopac, New York house, summer 1940.

William T. Andrews and daughter Regina Ann Andrews, Mahopac, New York

William T. Andrews and daughter Regina Ann Andrews, Mahopac, New York

William T. Andrews, Regina Andrews and Regina Ann Andrews.

William T. Andrews, Regina Andrews and Regina Ann Andrews.

Adlai Stevenson for President Campaign reception at the home of Atty. and Mrs. William T. Andrews at 409 Edgecomb Avenue, Harlem, New York.

Adlai Stevenson for President Campaign reception at the home of Atty. and Mrs. William T. Andrews at 409 Edgecomb Avenue, Harlem, New York.

Regina Ann Andrews

Regina Ann Andrews

Pianist Philippa Schuyler (right) at a Family Night at the Library program at the Washington Heights Branch of the New York Public Library

Pianist Philippa Schuyler (right) at a Family Night at the Library program at the Washington Heights Branch of the New York Public Library

Collections in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

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Stereograph collection
848 items
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Print Collection
342 items
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Federal Theatre Project Productions Theater Stills Collection
260 items
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Farm Security Administration Collection
219 items
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Portrait collection
213 items
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Military
158 items
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Helen Armstead-Johnson photograph collection
126 items
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Street Scenes
106 items
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Cartes-de-visite collection
86 items
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Morgan and Marvin Smith Collection
65 items
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Views of British Guiana; album
63 items
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Occupations
62 items
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Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits photograph collection
57 items
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Views of Jamaica
51 items
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Austin Hansen collection
45 items
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Slavery
42 items
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Jesse Alexander photograph collection
41 items
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Vues D'Afrique
39 items
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Cabinet card collection
38 items
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Lincoln School for Nurses photograph collection
37 items
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Regina Andrews photograph collection
37 items
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National Youth Administration collection
28 items
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Arthur Alfonso Schomburg collection
25 items
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Art and Artists
24 items
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Organizations
24 items
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Album de Martinique
24 items
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Ellabelle Davis photograph collection
23 items
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Howard Orphanage and Industrial School photograph collection
21 items
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Wesley Williams photograph collection
21 items
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Harry A. Williamson Photograph Collection
20 items
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Demonstrations
20 items
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Dance
17 items
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Schuyler Family photograph collection
17 items
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Nightclubs and theaters
16 items
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Slavery
15 items
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Claudia Jones Memorial photograph collection
15 items
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Education
14 items
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Businesses
13 items
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Sports
12 items
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Augusta Savage photograph collection
12 items
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Civil Rights Congress photograph collection
11 items
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George L. Brashear scrapbook
11 items
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Asadata Dafora photograph collection
10 items
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Club Cubano Inter-Americano photograph collection
10 items
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Miscellaneous nineteenth century collections
9 items
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New York Jazz Museum Photograph Collection
9 items
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International Labor Defense photograph collection
9 items
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Robert Clifton Weaver photograph collection
9 items
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A. P. Bedou portfolio
9 items
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Gwendolyn Bennett photograph collection
8 items
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Segregation and integration
8 items
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American Negro Theatre Alumni photograph collection
8 items
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Joe Nash black dance photograph collection
7 items
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Kenneth W. Porter photograph collection
7 items
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Meta Warrick Fuller photograph collection
7 items
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Vulcan Society photograph collection
7 items
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Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil.
6 items
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William Stanley Braithwaite photograph collection
6 items
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Brazil, 1860-1900
6 items
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Lawrence Brown photograph collection
6 items
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William "Pop" Gates photograph collection
6 items
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National Negro Congress photograph collection
6 items
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Libraries
6 items
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Beauty culture.
5 items
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George W. Westerman photograph collection
5 items
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Harper's weekly.
5 items
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Magazines and Newspapers
5 items
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Housing
5 items
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William Pickens photograph collection
5 items
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Ada "Bricktop" Smith photograph collection
4 items
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Manhattanville: an architectural retrospect.
4 items
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Dean Dixon photograph collection
4 items
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Kurt Fisher Haitian History collection
4 items
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Moorish Science Temple of America photograph collection.
4 items
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The Wages of Sin Motion Picture Stills Collection
3 items
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Gordon Anderson collection
3 items
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Schomburg Center photograph collection.
3 items
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Ceremonies and celebrations
3 items
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Léon-Gontran Damas photograph collection
3 items
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Katherine Handy Lewis photograph collection
3 items
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Josephine Baker scrapbooks.
3 items
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Hilda Simms photograph collection.
3 items
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Frank R. Crosswaith photograph collection
3 items
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James Weldon Johnson photograph collection
3 items
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American Negro Theatre photograph collection
3 items
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Mabel Mercer photograph collection
3 items
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Glenn Carrington photograph collection
3 items
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Lynching
3 items
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Architecture
3 items
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Reconstruction collection
2 items
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Cabin in the Sky Motion Picture Stills Collection
2 items
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Hallelujah Motion Picture Stills Collection
2 items
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Imitation of Life Motion Picture Stills Collection
2 items
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The Jackie Robinson Story Motion Picture Stills Collection
2 items
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Inventors and inventions
2 items
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Ewart Guinier photograph collection
2 items
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James Van Der Zee portfolio
2 items
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Stormé DeLarverié photograph collection
2 items
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Cartoons and stereotypes.
2 items
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Wilcox Collection - Tuskegee Institute
2 items
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Leigh Whipper photograph collection
2 items
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Jamaica, 1880-1900
2 items
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Radio
2 items
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Nat King Cole photograph collection.
2 items
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Richard Saunders Portfolio
2 items
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Peter Williams Portrait Collection
2 items
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Negro Labor Committee photograph collection
2 items
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Government
1 item
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Harlem Scrapbook (Franklin F. Hopper Scrapbook)
1 item
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Hiram Revels photograph collection
1 item
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Theater Stills
1 item
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Madam C.J. Walker collection
1 item
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P. Jay Sidney collection
1 item
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Anna Lucasta Theater Stills Collection
1 item
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Anita Bush Stock Company.
1 item
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Big Fella Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters photograph collection
1 item
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Broadsides, posters and playbills
1 item
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Shivery family photograph collection
1 item
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Goin' a Buffalo Theater Stills Collection
1 item
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Health and medical care
1 item
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Gunsaulus Mystery Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Harlem Theater Stills Collection
1 item
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Caribbean area - Trinidad.
1 item
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Murder in Harlem Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Stevedore theater stills collection
1 item
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Julian Mayfield photograph collection
1 item
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Sanders of the River Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Shuffle along theater stills collection
1 item
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Swing Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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The Birth of a Nation Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Guichard Parris photograph collection
1 item
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The Notorious Elinor Lee Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Underworld Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Church buildings
1 item
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Within Our Gates Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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John Brown portrait Collection
1 item
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Columbia 1880-1900
1 item
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Parades collection
1 item
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Postcard collection
1 item
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Conrad-Tubman photograph collection
1 item
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James Van Der Zee Portfolio
1 item
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Ku Klux Klan
1 item
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The Zulu and the zayda theater stills collection
1 item
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Cuba 1860-1900
1 item
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Vocalists and vocal groups
1 item
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Four Saints in Three Acts Theater Stills Collection
1 item
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Frederick O'Neal photograph collection
1 item
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Sheet Music Collection
1 item
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Entertainers
1 item
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Robin W. Winks blacks in Canada photograph collection
1 item
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Africa
1 item
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Africa 1870-1899
1 item
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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee collection.
1 item
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William N. and Isabele T. Spiller photograph collection
1 item
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A Raisin in the sun theater stills collection
1 item
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Maurice Hunter scrapbooks
1 item