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19th century African-American Literature Collection

Names:
African Methodist Episcopal Church  Search this
First African Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.)  Search this
Knights of Pythias  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet ((30 books))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Date:
circa 1800 - circa 1898
Summary:
This collection, which dates from the 19th century, contains 30 books written by or concerning African-Americans. The books are largely non-fiction and include material relating to African-American churches and evangelists, fraternal organizations, prominent members of the African-American Community, former slaves, education and self-improvement. Also present are several volumes of poetry, a tax ledger and a volume concerning patents.
Formatted Contents note:
Life and times of Frederick Douglass, written by himself -- Duplicate copy of the souvenir from the Afro-American league of Tennessee to Hon. James M. Ashley of Ohio... -- Myrtilla Miner, a memoir -- A narrative of the life and travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince -- A list of patents granted by the United States from April 10, 1790... -- Comly's spelling and reading book -- Poems written during the progress of the abolition question in the United States... -- The Black phalanx -- Progress of a race; or, the remarkable advancement of the Afro-American Negro from the bondage of slavery... -- Africa and America; addresses and discourses -- A discourse, delivered on the death of Capt. Paul Cuffe -- An apology for African Methodism -- History of the Knights of Pythias -- The college of life; or, practical self-educator, a manual of self-improvement for the colored race... -- The Rev. J.W. Loguen, as a slave and as a freeman -- Behind the scenes -- The story of Archer Alexander from slavery to freedom, March 30, 1863 -- From slave cabin to pulpit: the autobiography of Rev. Peter Randolph -- Uncle Tom's story of his life from 1789-1877 -- Poems on various subjects, religious and moral -- Men of mark: eminent, progressive and rising -- [Tax ledger] -- A memorial discourse by Rev. Henry Highland Grant -- My recollections of African M.E. Ministers -- William Lloyd Garrison: the abolitionist -- Annals of the First African church in the United States of America... -- How to get and keep churches out of debt... -- Code and the discipline of the African Methodist Episcopalian Zion Church -- History of the First African Baptist Church -- An autobiography: the story of the Lord's dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the colored evangelist.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
African American religious leaders  Search this
Slavery -- United States  Search this
Freedmen  Search this
Slaves  Search this
American poetry -- African American authors  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
19th century African-American literature collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-107
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-107

Laurence E. Potter Book Collection

Extent:
17.1 Linear feet ((123 books))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Date:
circa 1885-1969
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1885-1969, contains 123 books written by or concerning African-Americans and African-American history. The books are a mix of fiction and non-fiction; several volumes of the journal American Heritage are also present.
Biographical/Historical note:
Laurence E. Potter (1917-1998) was an American economist and civil rights activist who was involved in a number of community organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He was actively engaged in the efforts to desegregate the National Theater in the 1940s and worked for several decades with the Goodwill of Greater Washington.
Formatted Contents note:
The Negro almanac, 1967 -- Black Genesis -- The magic island -- Black majesty, the life of Christophe, king of Haiti [2 copies] -- Tales of land of death: Igbo folktales -- To make a poet black -- God's trombones; seven Negro sermons in verse -- Uncle Tom's children, five long stories -- Native son [4 copies] -- Welcum hinges -- Wakaima and the clay man and other African folktales -- Black laughter -- Scarlet sister Mary [2 copies] -- Nigger heaven [2 copies] -- Lost morning... [2 copies] -- Bright skin [3 copies] -- The grass is singing -- The peculiar institution: slavery in the ante-bellum South -- The African slave trace, precolonial history 1450 to 1850 -- Polished ebony -- The Negro family in Chicago -- Tell me, Josephine -- Flight-- Twenty-two years of freedom -- Playtime in Dixie -- American Heritage: the magazine of history -- Nigeria in costume -- Before the Mayflower: a history of Black America [2 copies] -- Goodbye to Uncle Tom -- Stars fell on Alabama [2 copies] -- Marching blacks, an interpretive history of the rise of the black common man -- South of freedom -- Black Hamlet -- Folowing the color line: American Negro citizenship in the progressive era -- The impending crisis, 1848 - 1861 -- Lincoln and his party in the secession crisis -- The autobiography of an ex-coloured man -- Little Mr. Thimblefinger -- The classic slave narratives -- Uncle Tom's cabin; or, life among the lowly -- Neighbor Jackson -- Black majesty -- In the land of Jim Crow -- Black boy, a record of childhood and youth [3 copies] --A man called White, the autobiography of Walter White -- The power of black -- And then we heard the thunder -- The book of Negro folklore -- Shop and class at Tuskegee... -- Soul clap and hands sing -- The mark of oppression; explorations in the personality of the American Negro -- Black April [3 copies] -- Black Muslims in America -- Porgy [2 copies] -- Mamba's daughters [6 copies] -- Peter Ashley -- The road to Canaan -- The making of a statesman -- Brown Americans, the story of a tenth of the nation -- Daughter of strangers -- Jim Crow America -- The Negro family in the United States -- Mr. Lincoln and the Negroes; the long road to equality -- Dusk of dawn; an essay toward an autobiography of a race concept -- What the Negro thinks -- Tell me how long the train's been gone -- John Henry [3 copies] -- uncle Remus and his friends: old plantation stories, songs and ballads -- Uncle Remus returns -- Uncle Remus, his songs and his sayings; the folk-lore of the old plantation -- Faubus' folly; the story of segregation -- The uncalled -- Manchild in the promised land -- Black like me -- Desegregation and the law; the meaning and effect of the school segregation cases -- Message to the Black man in America -- Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass -- Nat Turner's slave rebellion: together with the full text of the so-called "confessions" of Nat Turner -- Black ivory, being the story of Ralph Rudd... -- Mandingo -- The black sun -- Falconhurst fancy -- Drum [3 copies] -- The Southern temper -- Green winter -- The myth of the Negro past -- Readings from Negro authors, for schools and colleges, with a bibliography of Negro literature -- Free Joe, and other Georgian sketches -- From slavery to freedom; a history of American Negroes.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
American literature -- African American authors  Search this
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
African Americans -- Religion  Search this
Slavery -- United States  Search this
African Americans -- Fiction  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
Laurence E. Potter book collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Terry McGurk.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-106
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-106

Harlem Renaissance Literature Collection

Extent:
3.4 Linear Feet ((37 books) (1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Date:
circa 1901-1940
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1901-1940, contains 37 books from African-American authors associated with the Harlem Renaissance. These materials were purchased in support of the exhibit "The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties" which was held at the Anacostia Community Museum from September 1985--December 1986.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Harlem Renaissance was a literary and artistic movement that reached its zenith during the 1920s. It was centered around the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Harlem in New York City and grew out of changes that had taken place in the African-American community since the end of slavery, including the Great Migration and World War I. The visual and literary art that emerged from this era encompassed a wide variety of cultural elements and styles, but was characterized by some common themes, including racial pride, the influence of the experience of slavery, and the effects of institutional racism.
Formatted Contents note:
From the heart of a folk; a book of songs -- The poet and other poems -- Plantation echoes; a collection of original Negro dialect poems -- The forged note : a romance of the darker races -- The Negro family in Chicago -- The book of American Negro spirituals [2 copies] -- Shakespeare in Harlem -- The Negro family in the United States -- Old fashioned Black fo'ks -- The weary blues -- Selected poems -- Seeking the best; dedicated to the Negro youth -- Native son -- Rope and faggot: a biography of Judge Lynch -- The fire in the flint -- Saint Peter relates an incident of the resurrection day -- Porgy; a play in four acts -- The voice of the Negro -- Flight [2 copies] -- Up from slavery; an autobiography -- Negro drawings -- Plays and pageants from the life of the Negro -- The green pastures -- The blacker the berry -- Tropic death -- Darkwater: voices from within the veil -- The Black Christ and other poems -- Copper sun -- Fine clothes to the Jew -- Tell my horse -- Une vie de toutes les couleurs -- Cordially yours ... a collection of original short stories and essays by America's leading authors -- Banjo, a story without a plot -- The Negro and his songs; a study of typical Negro songs in the South -- Color.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans in literature  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
African Americans -- Music  Search this
American literature -- African American authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
Harlem Renaissance literature collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-108
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-108

Black writers : a selection of sketches from contemporary authors / Linda Metzger, senior editor ; Hal May, Deborah A. Straub, Susan M. Trosky, editors

Author:
Metzger, Linda  Search this
May, Hal  Search this
Straub, Deborah Gillan  Search this
Trosky, Susan M  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 619 p. ; 29 cm
Type:
Bio-bibliography
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
American literature--African American authors  Search this
Blacks  Search this
Call number:
E185.96.B545 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_413354

Black authors & illustrators of children's books : a biographical dictionary / Barbara Rollock

Title:
Black authors and illustrators of children's books
Author:
Rollock, Barbara  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Bio-bibliography
Dictionaries
Illustrations
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
USA
Schwarze
Date:
1992
Topic:
Schwarze  Search this
Literature--Black authors  Search this
American literature--African American authors  Search this
Children's literature  Search this
Children's literature, American--Illustrations  Search this
Children's literature, American  Search this
Children--Books and reading  Search this
African American authors  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Authors, Black  Search this
Artists, Black  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Blacks in literature  Search this
Littřature de jeunesse--Auteurs noirs--Biobibliographie  Search this
Littřature de jeunesse amřicaine--Auteurs nǧro-amřicains--Biobibliographie  Search this
Littřature de jeunesse amřicaine--Illustrations--Biobibliographie  Search this
Ecrivains nǧro-amřicains--Biographies--Dictionnaires  Search this
Artistes nǧro-americains--Biographies--Dictionnaires  Search this
Ecrivains noirs--Biographies--Dictionnaires  Search this
Artistes noirs--Biographies--Dictionnaires  Search this
Illustrateurs--Biographies--Dictionnaires  Search this
Kinderbuchautor  Search this
Biografie  Search this
Kinderliteratur  Search this
Illustrator  Search this
Children's literature--By--Black persons  Search this
Graphic arts--By--Black persons  Search this
Call number:
PN1009.A1 R75 1992
PN1009.A1R75 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145715

Fictions of land and flesh blackness, indigeneity, speculation Mark Rifkin

Author:
Rifkin, Mark 1974-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (viii, 323 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
Topic:
Relations with Indians  Search this
African Americans--Study and teaching  Search this
Study and teaching  Search this
American literature--African American authors--History and criticism  Search this
American literature--Indian authors--History and criticism  Search this
Speculative fiction, American--History and criticism  Search this
Politics and literature--History  Search this
Slavery--History  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Race--Political aspects--History  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies  Search this
African Americans--Relations with Indians  Search this
American literature--African American authors  Search this
American literature--Indian authors  Search this
Indians of North America--Colonization  Search this
Indians of North America--Study and teaching  Search this
Politics and literature  Search this
Race--Political aspects  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Speculative fiction, American  Search this
Call number:
E98.R28 R54 2019 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145194

SOS/Calling All Black People : a Black Arts Movement Reader edited by John H. Bracey Jr., Sonia Sanchez, and James Smethurst

Editor:
Smethurst, James Edward  Search this
Sanchez, Sonia 1934-  Search this
Bracey, John H  Search this
Author:
ProQuest (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
20th century
Topic:
African Americans in literature  Search this
Black nationalism--History  Search this
Black Arts movement  Search this
African Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
American literature--African American authors  Search this
LITERARY CRITICISM--American--General  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--General  Search this
Black nationalism  Search this
Call number:
PS508.N3 S66 2014 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
3-users.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1118652

Against a sharp white background : infrastructures of African American print / edited by Brigitte Fielder and Jonathan Senchyne

Editor:
Fielder, Brigitte  Search this
Senchyne, Jonathan  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Date:
2019
Topic:
American literature--African American authors--History and criticism  Search this
American literature--African American authors--Publishing--History  Search this
African Americans in literature  Search this
African American authors  Search this
African American periodicals  Search this
African Americans and mass media  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107817

Well-read black girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves : an anthology / edited by Glory Edim

Editor:
Edim, Glory 1982-  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 239 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Essays
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Date:
2018
Topic:
American literature--Women authors--History and criticism  Search this
American literature--African American authors--History and criticism  Search this
African Americans--Race identity  Search this
African American women in literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107046

The source of self-regard : selected essays, speeches, and meditations / Toni Morrison

Author:
Morrison, Toni  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 354 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Essays
Meditations
Speeches
Date:
2019
Topic:
American essays  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc., American  Search this
Essays--Women authors  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--Women authors  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--African American authors  Search this
Meditations--African American authors  Search this
Meditations--Women authors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104854

New challenge [microform]

Author:
West, Dorothy 1907-1998  Search this
Physical description:
1 no. ; 24 cm
Type:
Microforms
Periodicals
Date:
1937
1970
Topic:
American literature--African American authors  Search this
Call number:
mfc 1737
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411668

African forum

Title:
Negro creativity: the writer
Author:
American Society of African Culture  Search this
World Festival of Negro Arts (1st : 1966 : Dakar, Senegal)  Search this
Physical description:
136 p. 23 m
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
Topic:
Literature--Black authors  Search this
American literature--African American authors  Search this
African literature--History and criticism  Search this
Caribbean literature--Black authors  Search this
Call number:
PN841 .A254 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_526960

The distance traveled-- a history / by Joseph F. Jordan and Sheila Crider

Author:
Jordan, Joseph F  Search this
Crider, Sheila  Search this
Institute for the Preservation and Study of African American Writing (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
39 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1984
[1984?]
Topic:
American literature--History and criticism  Search this
American literature--African American authors--History and criticism  Search this
African Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
Authors, American--Homes and haunts  Search this
African Americans in literature  Search this
American literature  Search this
American literature--African American authors  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113172

Black folklore and the politics of racial representation / Shirley Moody-Turner

Author:
Moody-Turner, Shirley  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
Topic:
African Americans--Folklore  Search this
African Americans--Race identity  Search this
Race--Social aspects  Search this
Literature and folklore  Search this
Folklore in literature  Search this
African Americans in literature  Search this
African Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
American literature--African American authors--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1110581

When Brer Rabbit meets Coyote : African-Native American literature / edited by Jonathan Brennan

Author:
Brennan, Jonathan  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 307 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
American literature--African American authors--History and criticism  Search this
American literature--Indian authors--History and criticism  Search this
Literature, Comparative--African American and Indian  Search this
Literature, Comparative--Indian and African American  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Literature and folklore  Search this
African Americans in literature  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Folklore in literature  Search this
Indians in literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_775308

Hoo-doo cowboys and bronze buckaroos : conceptions of the African American West / Michael K. Johnson

Author:
Johnson, Michael K (Michael Kyle) 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 287 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
2014
Topic:
American literature--African American authors--History and criticism  Search this
American literature--History and criticism  Search this
African Americans in popular culture  Search this
African Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life in literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1026099

Black print unbound : the Christian recorder, African American literature, and periodical culture / Eric Gardner

Author:
Gardner, Eric  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 329 pages ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
19th century
Topic:
American literature--African American authors--History and criticism  Search this
American literature--African American authors--Publishing--History  Search this
Literature publishing--Political aspects--History  Search this
American literature--History and criticism  Search this
Periodicals--Publishing--History  Search this
American periodicals--History  Search this
African Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
African Americans in literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106786

Callaloo : contemporary fiction

Title:
Contemporary fiction
Physical description:
Pages 1037-1289 : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2014
Topic:
American literature--African American authors  Search this
Call number:
PS508.N3 C25 2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100873

The wind from nowhere / by Oscar Micheaux

Author:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Physical description:
423 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Fiction
Date:
1944
1944, ©1943
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
American literature--African American authors  Search this
Call number:
PZ3.M5809 Wi 1944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100415

The Norton anthology of African American literature / Henry Louis Gates, Jr., general editor, Nellie Y. McKay, general editor

Author:
Gates, Henry Louis Jr  Search this
McKay, Nellie Y  Search this
Physical description:
xliv, 2665 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Literary collections
Date:
1997
Topic:
American literature--African American authors  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_521803

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