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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Group portrait of doctors in white coats including Hilde Mosse and Fredric Wertham examining a child

Group portrait of doctors in white coats including Hilde Mosse and Fredric Wertham examining a child

Portrait of civil rights worker Queen Mother Moore with unidentified individuals

Portrait of civil rights worker Queen Mother Moore with unidentified individuals

Scrapbook page with portrait of Miss Frances Anne Rollin

Scrapbook page with portrait of Miss Frances Anne Rollin

Photo of Stormé DeLarverie in the park

Photo of Stormé DeLarverie in the park

Elizabeth Catlett with her mother
(left) and husband, Francisco Mora (right), possibly at a protest

Elizabeth Catlett with her mother (left) and husband, Francisco Mora (right), possibly at a protest

Artist Laura Wheeler Waring at work on painting

Artist Laura Wheeler Waring at work on painting

Contact sheet of photographs from National Day of Mourning

Contact sheet of photographs from National Day of Mourning

 Portrait of James Baldwin

Portrait of James Baldwin

Rosa Parks arrives for trial

Rosa Parks arrives for trial

Malcolm X at home with wife Betty and daughters Attallah and Quibilah

Malcolm X at home with wife Betty and daughters Attallah and Quibilah

Malcolm X - Metropolitan Museum of Art, Look Magazine 1962

Malcolm X - Metropolitan Museum of Art, Look Magazine 1962

West African delegate to the United Nations meet with Malcolm circa 1963 at New York City United Nations reception

West African delegate to the United Nations meet with Malcolm circa 1963 at New York City United Nations reception

Betty Shabazz holding Qubilah, circa 1960

Betty Shabazz holding Qubilah, circa 1960

Portrait of Malcolm X

Portrait of Malcolm X

 Fredi Washington, James Light, and the cast of Lysistrata

Fredi Washington, James Light, and the cast of Lysistrata

Fredi Washington Bell and Hugh Anthony Bell sharing wedding cake

Fredi Washington Bell and Hugh Anthony Bell sharing wedding cake

The Barry Gray Show, with Gloster B. Current, Ossie Davis and Malcolm X

The Barry Gray Show, with Gloster B. Current, Ossie Davis and Malcolm X

Gloster B. Current, Ruby Dee, and Malcolm X at radio station WMCA

Gloster B. Current, Ruby Dee, and Malcolm X at radio station WMCA

The Barry Gray Show with James Farmer, Gloster B. Current,  Ossie Davis, Malcolm X, and actress Ruby Dee partially visible behind Farmer

The Barry Gray Show with James Farmer, Gloster B. Current, Ossie Davis, Malcolm X, and actress Ruby Dee partially visible behind Farmer

Malcolm X, Ruby Dee and radio program host Barry Gray, at the radio station WMCA

Malcolm X, Ruby Dee and radio program host Barry Gray, at the radio station WMCA

The Barry Gray Show, with Ossie Davis, Malcolm X and Barry Gray

The Barry Gray Show, with Ossie Davis, Malcolm X and Barry Gray

Photograph of 135th Street Library

Photograph of 135th Street Library

Portrait of Arthur Schomburg by James Latimer Allen

Portrait of Arthur Schomburg by James Latimer Allen

Dr. Matthew, Mr. Schomburg, [third name illegible] taken by Dr. Johnson at Ray's Mountain, the YMCA Summer School

Dr. Matthew, Mr. Schomburg, [third name illegible] taken by Dr. Johnson at Ray's Mountain, the YMCA Summer School

Dr. Matthew, Mr. Schomburg, [third name illegible] taken by Dr. Johnson at Ray's Mountain, the YMCA Summer School

Dr. Matthew, Mr. Schomburg, [third name illegible] taken by Dr. Johnson at Ray's Mountain, the YMCA Summer School

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

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Stereograph collection
849 items
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Print Collection
473 items
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Portrait collection
383 items
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Farm Security Administration Collection
221 items
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Military
157 items
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Federal Theatre Project - Theater Stills Collection
130 items
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Helen Armstead-Johnson photograph collection
123 items
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Arthur Alfonso Schomburg collection [graphic]
96 items
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Cartes-de-visite collection
91 items
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Education
87 items
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Austin Hansen photograph collection
84 items
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Street Scenes
81 items
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Art and Artists
70 items
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Occupations
65 items
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Miscellaneous nineteenth century collections
64 items
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Views of British Guiana; album
63 items
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Slavery
61 items
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Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits photograph collection
60 items
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Views of Jamaica
51 items
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Patrick Kelly photograph collection
44 items
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Vues D'Afrique
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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Regina Andrews photograph collection
37 items
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Lincoln School for Nurses photograph collection
36 items
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Gordon Parks portfolio
32 items
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National Youth Administration collection
28 items
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1987
25 items
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Album de Martinique
24 items
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Organizations
23 items
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Ellabelle Davis photograph collection
22 items
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Howard Orphanage and Industrial School photograph collection
21 items
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Demonstrations
21 items
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Harry A. Williamson Photograph Collection
18 items
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Nightclubs and theaters
17 items
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Schomburg Daguerreotype collection
17 items
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Schomburg Tintype collection
16 items
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Dance
15 items
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Claudia Jones Memorial photograph collection
15 items
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Schomburg Ambrotype collection
15 items
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Kurt Fisher Haitian history collection [graphic]
14 items
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Schuyler Family photograph collection
13 items
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Wesley Williams photograph collection
12 items
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Sports
12 items
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Club Cubano Inter-Americano photograph collection
12 items
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Businesses
12 items
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Civil Rights Congress photograph collection
11 items
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New York Jazz Museum Photograph Collection
11 items
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William N. and Isabele T. Spiller photograph collection
11 items
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Robert Clifton Weaver photograph collection
10 items
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Moorish Science Temple of America photograph collection
10 items
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A. P. Bedou portfolio
9 items
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Augusta Savage photograph collection
9 items
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International Labor Defense photograph collection
9 items
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Postcard collection
9 items
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Gordon Anderson collection
9 items
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Photographs of New York City and Puerto Rico
9 items
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George Brashear scrapbooks
9 items
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Gwendolyn Bennett photograph collection
8 items
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Housing
8 items
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Segregation and integration
8 items
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Joe Nash black dance photograph collection
7 items
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Ada "Bricktop" Smith photograph collection
7 items
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Kenneth W. Porter photograph collection
7 items
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The Malcolm X collection: photographs
7 items
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Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil
6 items
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Brazil, 1860-1900
6 items
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Magazines and Newspapers
6 items
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Meta Warrick Fuller photograph collection
6 items
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Schomburg Center photograph collection [Legacy]
6 items
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American Negro Theatre Alumni photograph collection
6 items
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Asadata Dafora photograph collection
6 items
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National Negro Congress photograph collection
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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William Pickens photograph collection
5 items
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Ceremonies and celebrations
5 items
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Bonnie Clark collection
5 items
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Entertainers
5 items
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Manhattanville: an architectural retrospect
5 items
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Nanette Bearden photograph collection
5 items
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Fredi Washington photograph collection
5 items
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Berenice Abbott portfolio collection
5 items
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Frank R. Crosswaith photograph collection
4 items
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Architecture
4 items
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Libraries
4 items
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William Stanley Braithwaite photograph collection
4 items
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Colonial Dance Orchestra portrait collection
4 items
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Haitian Revolution, 1946
4 items
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Migration
4 items
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Lawrence D. Reddick photograph collection
4 items
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James Van Der Zee portfolio
4 items
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Children
4 items
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Vulcan Society photograph collection
4 items
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Richard Saunders photographs
4 items
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Léon-Gontran Damas photograph collection
3 items
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James Weldon Johnson photograph collection
3 items
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Dean Dixon photograph collection
3 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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Lawrence Brown photograph collection
3 items
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Lynching
3 items
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A. Philip Randolph Institute collection
3 items
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Jamaica, 1880-1900
3 items
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Sonny Rollins photograph collection
3 items
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Jones-Sadler Family photograph collection
3 items
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Panoramic views collection
3 items
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C.L. Baley collection
3 items
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Josephine Baker scrapbooks
3 items
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Crime and criminals
3 items
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Hilda Simms photograph collection
3 items
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William "Pop" Gates photograph collection
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Countdown to eternity: photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960's
3 items
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Stormé DeLarverié photographs
3 items
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Cartoons and stereotypes
2 items
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Negro Labor Committee photograph collection
2 items
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Mabel Mercer photograph collection
2 items
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American Negro Theatre photograph 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
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The Jackie Robinson Story Motion Picture Stills Collection
2 items
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Stevedore theater stills collection
2 items
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Inventors and inventions
2 items
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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters photograph collection
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John Henrik Clarke photograph collection
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Reconstruction collection
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Albert Victor Johnson collection
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Edna Thomas collection
2 items
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Lester A. Walton photograph collection
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Ralph J. Bunche photograph collection
2 items
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Musicians
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Negro Actors Guild of America photograph collection
2 items
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Nat King Cole photograph collection
2 items
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Canada Lee photograph collection
2 items
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Lafargue Clinic photograph collection
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Frederick O'Neal photograph collection
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Oscar Micheaux photograph collection
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Willcox collection
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Glenn Carrington photograph collection
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James Baldwin photograph collection
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Broadsides, posters and playbills
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Caribbean area - Trinidad
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Columbia 1880-1900
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Conrad-Tubman photograph collection
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Government
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Harlem Scrapbook (Franklin F. Hopper Scrapbook)
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Hiram Revels photograph collection
1 item
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John Brown portrait Collection
1 item
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Sheet Music Collection
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Vocalists and vocal groups
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Ku Klux Klan
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Madam C.J. Walker collection
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P. Jay Sidney collection
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Radio
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A Raisin in the sun theater stills collection
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Peter Williams Portrait Collection
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Big Fella Motion Picture Stills Collection
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Ewart Guinier photograph collection
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Gunsaulus Mystery Motion Picture Stills Collection
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Harlem Theater Stills Collection
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Murder in Harlem Motion Picture Stills Collection
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Sanders of the River Motion Picture Stills Collection
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Shuffle along theater stills collection
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Swing Motion Picture Stills Collection
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The Birth of a Nation Motion Picture Stills Collection
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The Notorious Elinor Lee Motion Picture Stills Collection
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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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Morgan and Marvin Smith Collection
1 item
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The Zulu and the zayda theater stills collection
1 item
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Africa
1 item
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Anita Bush Stock Company.
1 item
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Goin' a Buffalo Theater Stills Collection
1 item
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Four Saints in Three Acts Theater Stills Collection
1 item
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Maurice Hunter scrapbooks
1 item
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Shivery family photograph collection
1 item
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Guichard Parris photograph collection
1 item
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Morgan and Marvin Smith Collection (Additions)
1 item
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Africa 1870-1899
1 item
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Parades
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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Assotto Saint photograph collection
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Williams & Walker musical comedies (oversize)
1 item
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Leigh Rollin Whipper photograph collection
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Church buildings
1 item
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Alberta Hunter photograph collection
1 item
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater photograph collection
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Edward Schwartz Portfolio
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Elease Perkins collection
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Eusebia Cosme photograph collection
1 item
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Inge Hardison portfolio
1 item
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Middleton A. "Spike" Harris photograph collection
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Muriel Petioni photograph collection
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Wilhelmina Adams photograph collection
1 item
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Scurlock Studio portfolio
1 item
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A Negro holiday in Havana
1 item
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A cudgelling match between English & French Negroes in the island of Dominica
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Baptism in community of Gullah descendants in North Carolina
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Black residents near the Capitol in Washington
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Booker T. Washington, Principal of Normal and Industrial Institute, Tuskegee, Ala.
1 item
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Jogar Capoëra, ou danse de la guerre
1 item
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Place Du Geffrard, Port-au-Prince
1 item
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The dandy slave
1 item
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The Inter-state Tattler photograph collection
1 item
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William H. Butler photograph collection
1 item
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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee collection
1 item
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Religion
1 item
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Exceptional Black scientists photograph collection
1 item
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Joel E. and Amy E. Spingarn photograph collection
1 item
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Anna Lucasta theater stills collection
1 item
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Mifflin Wistar Gibbs portrait collection
1 item
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Robin W. Winks blacks in Canada photograph collection
1 item
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Caterina Jarboro photograph collection
1 item
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Muriel Rahn portrait collection
1 item
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Harry Belafonte photographs
1 item
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Althea Gibson collection
1 item
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Photographs of Malcolm X
1 item
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Julian Mayfield photograph collection
1 item