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AfAm. African-Americans

 Topic Guide
Identifier: AfAm
This classification groups manuscript and small collections on the topic of African-Americans.

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Anna Gee Blackwell Autobiography (SC-299)

Identifier: SC-299

This collection consists of a self-published autobiography by Anna Gee Blackwell titled He's All I Need: My Life Story. The book not only details Ms. Blackwell's life, but also serves as a chronicle of mid-to-late 20th Century middle-class African-American experience in the Miami Valley.

Dates: undated

Charles M. Austin Collection

Identifier: MS-267

The Charles M. Austin Collection documents the results of Mr. Austin's extensive research on African-American history in the Miami Valley, and particularly in Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio. His papers include recorded speeches, interviews and articles.

Dates: 1981-1999; 1871

Bessie Coleman Photographs (SC-75)

Identifier: SC-75
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of portion of book about Bessie Coleman and copies of several photographs of Bessie Coleman.

Dates: circa 1920s

Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, Dayton Refugee Oral Histories (SC-349)

Identifier: SC-349

The collection documents the stories of six (6) local Dayton area refugees who originated from Congo, Iraq, Burundi, and Ethiopia. It contains audio oral histories, transcripts, and project documentation.

Dates: 2019

Charles M. Austin, "Travelin' in th' Footsteps: The Dayton Youth Movement 1937-1938" (SC-216)

Identifier: SC-216
Scope and Contents

Booklet written by Charles M. Austin concerning the Dayton Youth Movement of the 1930s.

Dates: 2008

C.J. McLin Jr. Autobiography (SC-82)

Identifier: SC-82
Scope and Contents

Transcript of an autobiography by C.J. McLin, Jr. Also available in published form in the Archives and the Libraries collections.

Dates: 1998

Ann Cooper Collection

Identifier: MS-295

Ann Cooper is a prolific author with over 600 published magazine articles and ten books on aviation notables to her credit. The research collection is an excellent source of information on women aviators such as Jessie Woods, Patty Wagstaff, Edna Gardner Whyte, Dorothy S. Lewis, and Nancy Hopkins Tier, as well as African American aviators including the Tuskegee Airmen.

Dates: 1900-2002

Don L. Crawford Papers

Identifier: MS-332

This collection documents Dayton politics and race relations as reflected in the life and career of Don Crawford. The collection includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles, scrapbooks, correspondence, speech notes and publicity, photographs, certificates, and campaign literature. Most items are by or about Don L. Crawford, Jr., one of Dayton's best-known African American leaders of the 1960s-1980s.

Dates: 1918-2003; Majority of material found within 1960-1979

Dayton Unit NAACP Records (MS-533)

Identifier: MS-533

The Dayton Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1915, six years after the national organization was established in 1909. The collection includes brief summary histories of the organization, annual reports, program books from the annual Freedom Fund Banquet, and newspaper articles.

Dates: 2002-2017

Dayton Urban League Records (MS-38)

Identifier: MS-38
Abstract The Dayton Urban League was chartered in 1947. In conjunction with a nation-wide League Network, the Dayton Urban League made an important contribution to the general welfare of the local community through its services to African-Americans in Dayton. The League attempted to improve employment opportunities, accelerate guidance programs for young people, initiate greater participation of Blacks in the activities of other welfare agencies and civic organizations, and to improve the climate of...
Dates: 1940-1969