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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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Ethiopian Quadrilles danced and sung by the Virginia Minstrels

Ethiopian Quadrilles danced and sung by the Virginia Minstrels

Recolte du Café. Artist: Johann Moritz Rugendas

Recolte du Café. Artist: Johann Moritz Rugendas

Earl "Snake Hips" Tucker

Earl "Snake Hips" Tucker

At the foot of Dessaline's statue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

At the foot of Dessaline's statue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Ruth Whitehead Whaley being sworn in by Mayor Richard Vincent Impelliteri, 1951

Ruth Whitehead Whaley being sworn in by Mayor Richard Vincent Impelliteri, 1951

Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson

J'ai deux amours...Josephine Baker

J'ai deux amours...Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker on the cover of La Revue des Folies-Bergere

Josephine Baker on the cover of La Revue des Folies-Bergere

Mr. and Mrs. Bates reading letters after Governor Faubus ordered National Guardsmen to Central High School to keep out Negro students

Mr. and Mrs. Bates reading letters after Governor Faubus ordered National Guardsmen to Central High School to keep out Negro students

Studio portrait of actress and singer Etta Moten

Studio portrait of actress and singer Etta Moten

Benjamin Banneker, Surveyor, Mathematician and Astronomer Assisting with the Plans for Laying out Washington in the District of Columbia

Benjamin Banneker, Surveyor, Mathematician and Astronomer Assisting with the Plans for Laying out Washington in the District of Columbia

75th Jubilee Anniversary, Jackson State College: Arna Bontemps, Melvin B. Tolson, Jackson State College President Jacob Redick, Owen Dodson, Robert Hayden, Sterling Brown, Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Walker, and Langston Hughes.

75th Jubilee Anniversary, Jackson State College: Arna Bontemps, Melvin B. Tolson, Jackson State College President Jacob Redick, Owen Dodson, Robert Hayden, Sterling Brown, Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Walker, and Langston Hughes.

King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band

King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band

Upon arrival at the Tokyo airport, Louis and Lucille Armstrong are being greeted by Miss Mizushima, a Japanese singer

Upon arrival at the Tokyo airport, Louis and Lucille Armstrong are being greeted by Miss Mizushima, a Japanese singer

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Singer and bandleader Cab Calloway

Singer and bandleader Cab Calloway

Singer Harry Belafonte and conductor/arranger Robert De Cormier during a recording session for RCA Victor Records

Singer Harry Belafonte and conductor/arranger Robert De Cormier during a recording session for RCA Victor Records

Harry Belafonte lights a cigarette for actor Leslie Scott at the world premiere of "Bright Road" at the 55th Street Playhouse, in New York

Harry Belafonte lights a cigarette for actor Leslie Scott at the world premiere of "Bright Road" at the 55th Street Playhouse, in New York

Harry Belafonte holds his son David on his shoulders while talking to visitors on Liberty Island, New York

Harry Belafonte holds his son David on his shoulders while talking to visitors on Liberty Island, New York

Harry Belafonte (center) with (left to right) Daisy Bates, Daisy C. Hicks, Gloria Reid and Margherite Mays (Mrs. Willie Mays), at the Committee for United Negro Relief, Inc. Benefit Bridge Luncheon

Harry Belafonte (center) with (left to right) Daisy Bates, Daisy C. Hicks, Gloria Reid and Margherite Mays (Mrs. Willie Mays), at the Committee for United Negro Relief, Inc. Benefit Bridge Luncheon

Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy

Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy

Group photograph of the U.S. Coast Guard Quartet members while singing, New York, N.Y.

Group photograph of the U.S. Coast Guard Quartet members while singing, New York, N.Y.

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
379 items
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Portrait collection
319 items
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Federal Theatre Project - Theater Stills Collection
222 items
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Farm Security Administration Collection
219 items
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Military
158 items
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Helen Armstead-Johnson photograph collection
127 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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Vues D'Afrique
39 items
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Education
39 items
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Jesse Alexander photograph collection
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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Art and Artists
27 items
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Arthur Alfonso Schomburg collection
25 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
18 items
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Schuyler Family photograph collection
17 items
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Nightclubs and theaters
16 items
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Claudia Jones Memorial photograph collection
15 items
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Sports
12 items
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Gordon Parks portfolio
12 items
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Club Cubano Inter-Americano photograph collection
12 items
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Augusta Savage photograph collection
12 items
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New York Jazz Museum Photograph Collection
11 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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Robert Clifton Weaver photograph collection
10 items
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Miscellaneous nineteenth century collections
9 items
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International Labor Defense photograph collection
9 items
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Slavery
9 items
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Gwendolyn Bennett photograph collection
9 items
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Postcard collection
9 items
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A. P. Bedou portfolio
9 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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William N. and Isabele T. Spiller 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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Ada "Bricktop" Smith photograph collection
6 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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Ceremonies and celebrations
5 items
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Beauty culture
5 items
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Bonnie Clark collection
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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Manhattanville: an architectural retrospect
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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Kurt Fisher Haitian History collection
5 items
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Gordon Anderson collection
4 items
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Dean Dixon photograph collection
4 items
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Moorish Science Temple of America photograph collection
4 items
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The Homesteader Motion Picture Stills Collection
3 items
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The Wages of Sin Motion Picture Stills Collection
3 items
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Schomburg Center photograph collection.
3 items
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Léon-Gontran Damas photograph collection
3 items
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James Van Der Zee portfolio
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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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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Lawrence D. Reddick photograph collection
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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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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John Henrik Clarke photograph collection
2 items
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Reconstruction collection
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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Parades collection
1 item
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Hiram Revels photograph collection
1 item
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Entertainers
1 item
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Toussaint L'Ouverture portrait collection
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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Joseph Beam photograph collection
1 item
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Lorraine Hansberry Photograph 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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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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Conrad-Tubman photograph collection
1 item
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Williams & Walker musical comedies (oversize)
1 item
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Businesses
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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Leigh Rollin Whipper photograph collection
1 item
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Morgan and Marvin Smith Collection (Additions)
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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Assotto Saint photograph collection
1 item
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Sheet Music Collection
1 item
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Africa
1 item
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Church buildings
1 item
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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee collection.
1 item
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A Raisin in the sun theater stills collection
1 item
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Africa 1870-1899
1 item
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Maurice Hunter scrapbooks
1 item