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Aleine Austin papers

Identifier: MS-0397

Aleine Austin was historian and author born in New York City, July 19, 1922. The papers, dating from 1940 to 1991, consist of student notes, lecture notes, published articles, manuscript notes, recordings, photographs, correspondence, and a selection of papers that document Aleine Austin's interest and work in the American labor movement.

Dates: 1940-1991

Early photographic image of African American boy

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0816

Early photographic image of a young African American boy in a handmade suit, mid-19th century. Item is housed in its original 19th-century case.

Dates: mid-19th century

Free Negro Education newspaper clippings

Identifier: MS-0389

The collection consists of 100 orignal newspaper clippings removed from newspapers, 1848-1905, largely dealing with public policy for the education of African-Americans after the period of Reconstruction. The bulk of the clippings discuss efforts to educate a population recently freed from slavery.

Dates: 1848-1905

Handwritten manuscript diary of an upstate New York Black woman

 Collection — Container: 1
Identifier: MS-0607
Scope and Contents 1928 handwritten manuscript diary of an upstate New York hardworking Black woman:This 'single entry ledger' was probably used as an accouting type book for the first 74 pages, which were then excised and the book was turned into a journal starting on page 75. It has a total of 113 pages in pencil running from March 29 through December 19, 1928. The author is believed to be an African- American woman belonging to 'Harry Family House' in Montgomery, Orange County, New York. She is...
Dates: 1928 March-December

Johnnie Newton letters

Identifier: MS-0616
Scope and Contents These 54 World War II letters dated from 1943 - 1945 were mostly written by Johnnie Newton. The sensitive young man wrote simple and folksy words to his folks back home. He always began the letters wishing his family well and telling them about the weather. He often told them how lucky he was because he was not yet sent overseas, and sometimes asked for money because his payment was irregular. A recurrent subject was his difficulty to communicate with his brother Samuel:"Mother I...
Dates: 1943-1945

Johns Hopkins University African American real photo postcard collection

Identifier: MS-0583

This is an artificially assembled collection of approximately 1018 real photo postcards portraying African-Americans, dating from approximately 1905 to approximately 1946. Each postcard is approximately 3½ by 5½ inches with a black-and-white photograph on one side and a postcard format on the reverse. The collection was left in original order and is organized by subjects or subject matter.

Dates: Approximately 1905-1946

Johns Hopkins University collection of Black Americana materials

Identifier: MS-0844

The Johns Hopkins University collection of Black Americana materials spans from approximately 1870 to the 1950s. It is an artificially assembled collection of materials purchased and selected by the curators of Special Collections. The collection primarily consists of postcards, broadsides, and other printed ephemera that depict African American people in ways that are often racist and caricatured.

Dates: approximately 1870-1950s

Johns Hopkins University collection of Maryland African American history and culture

Identifier: MS-0846

The Johns Hopkins University collection of Maryland African American history and culture is an artificially assembled collection which spans from the 18th to the 20th century. The collection consists of materials selected by the curators of Special Collections.

Dates: 1788-1944

Johns Hopkins University collection of slavery records

Identifier: MS-0847

The Johns Hopkins University collection of slavery records is an artificially assembed collection by the curators of Special collections, with materials that span from the 18th to the 19th century and primarily document the enslavement of African Americans in the United States.

Dates: 1775-1860

"Lucindy on a Diet" by Peggy Reece

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0599
Scope and Contents The 3-page play tells the story of Lucindy and her daughter Ophelia, who are domestic servants in the south. Their employer, Mrs. Gardner, is at church, so Lucindy receives the visit of friend Caroline Johnsing. While having coffee, Lucindy tells Caroline she went to a diet doctor to lose weight after her husband cheated. The doctor prescribed a diet of spinach, dry toast and lean meat, but after almost two weeks her skirt is tighter around the waist than it was before. Lucindy is surprised...
Dates: circa 1920

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