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Afro-American Small Picture Collection
Photographs of ex-slaves from the Ohio Historical Society - Afro-Americans Small Picture Collection SC1495. These photographs were taken by Works Progress Administration-Federal Writers' Project staff engaged in the interviewing of surviving ex-slaves in Ohio. Most of the Ohio slave narratives were compiled in 1937 and 1938.
Annual Catalogue of Wilberforce University, 1899-1900
Images taken from: Annual Catalogue of Wilberforce University, 1899-1900 (Wilberforce, Ohio: Industrial Student Printers, 1900)
T.J.Askew Collection
Photographs from the T.J. Askew Small Picture Collection 86-23 at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio.
Black Phalanx: A History of the United States in the Wars of 1775-1812, 1861-1965
Images taken from The Black Phalanx: A History of the Negro Soldiers of the United States in the Wars of 1775-1812, 1861-1965 by Joseph T. Wilson (Hartford, Connecticut: American Publishing Company, 1892). Copy at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio.
Hallie Q. Brown/Frances Brown Hughes Collection
Photographs from the Hallie Q. Brown Collection at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. Hallie Q. Brown (1845? - 1949) was a teacher, elocutionst, civil and women's rights advocate, and Wilberforce University graduate, instructor, and trustee.
Civil War Stereoviews Collection
Photographs of African-Americans from the Civil War Stereoviews Collection SC5227. These stereoviews are part of a series entitled "Photographic History. The War for the Union." published by E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., American and Foreign Steroscopic Emporium, 501 Broadway, New York. Stereoviews are paired images made with a twin-lens camera, producing a three-dimensional illusion when viewed in a device called a stereoscope.
History of the Police Department of Columbus, Ohio
Photographs of African-American members of the Columbus, Ohio Police Department taken from: History of the Police Department of Columbus, Ohio From the Earliest Times to the Present with a Record of the Principal Crimes Committed. A description of the Public Buildings Connected with th Administration of Justice. Roster of the Officers and Members Past and Present (Columbus, Ohio: The Columbus Police Benevolent Association, 1908).
Isaac and Lenora Lane Collection
Photographs from the Isaac S. Lane and Lenora C. Lane Collection at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio.
James Lawrence Family Photograph Collection
Photographs from the James Lawrence Family Photograph Collection P104. Arthur K. Lawrence (1877-1954) served as a Hospital Steward in the 9th Battalion, Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War, and was a doctor in Columbus, Ohio.
Men of Mark
Images of African-Americans taken from: Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising by Rev. William J. Simmons (Cleveland, Ohio: George M. Rewell & Company, 1887)
Miscellaneous
Photographs from miscellaneous small collections.
Ohio Baptist General Association
The Ohio Baptist General Association, an association of African-American Baptist churches with its headquarters in Columbus, was founded in 1895 as the Ohio Baptist State Convention and reorganized as the Ohio Baptist General Association in 1919.
Ohio House of Representatives Photograph Collection
Photographs of African-American members of the Ohio House of Representatives from Photograph Collection 206/State Archives Series 2733 (Ohio. General Assembly. House of Representatives). This collection covers the 58th session (1868-1869), 65th-66th sessions (1882-1885), 68th-99th sessions (1888-1952), and 101st session (1955-1956) of the General Assembly.
Ohio Writers' Program Photograph Collection
The Ohio Writers' Program Photograph Collection P193 consists of Photographs collected for use in the Ohio Guide. The Works Progress Administration was established on May 6, 1935. A prime objective of the WPA was to create public works jobs for the increasing number of unemployed Americans on Government relief rolls.
Ripley (Ohio) Small Picture Collection
Photographs from the Ripley (Ohio) Small Picture Collection SC489.
Wilbur H. Siebert Collection.
Prof. Siebert began collecting UGRR material in 1891. His first publication on the subject was in 1895; his most important, The Underground Railroad From Slavery to Freedom, in 1898 (reissued in 1967); his last, Mysteries of Ohio's Underground Railroad, was published in 1952.
Slaves & Slavery
Images relating to slaves and slavery taken from Small Picture Collection SC1509.
Ben Snowden Small Picture Collection
Photographs from the Ben Snowden Small Picture Collection SC3964. The Snowden Family of Clinton, Knox County, Ohio, was an Afro-American family of musicians who performed banjo and fiddle tunes and sang popular songs for black and white audiences throughout rural central Ohio from the 1850s to the early twentieth century. African-Americans in Knox County have long claimed that Daniel D. Emmett learned the song "Dixie" from the Snowdens.
Sons of Allen
Photographs taken from The Sons of Allen By Rev. Horace Talbert (Xenia, Ohio: The Aldine Press, 1906). In the collections of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio.
Underground Railroad Small Picture Collection
Photographs from the Underground Railroad Small Picture Collection SC1338.
Felma Harper Washington Collection
Photographs from the Felma Harper Washington Collection at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. Felma Harper Washington (1903-1989) was a minister, pianist, songwriter, and author from Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Colonel Charles Young Collection, 1897-1931.
African American Army Colonel, and Ohioan, who served as military attache to Haiti and Liberia. Bulk of collection is correspondence, papers, notes, and photographs. Crosslisted under Manuscripts.

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