Search: 'African Americans and Civil Rights Organizations' in subject
Results:  27 Items
 
Date Coverage:
1938-1991
Extent:
3.46  cubic ft.
Abstract:
These records document the activities and membership of the Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs (ESFWC) - the umbrella organization of New York State African-American women's groups - from 1938-1991. The collection also includes records from affiliated organizations: the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC) and the Northeast Federation of Women's Clubs (NFWC).
 
 
Date Coverage:
1983-2017
Extent:
9.96  cubic ft.  plus digital contents of CDs and floppy disk
Abstract:
The Sigma Pi Phi, Beta Psi Boulé Records document the history and day-to-day operations of the Beta Psi Boulé. A professional fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi was founded on May 15, 1904 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its members are distinguished African American men with college and graduate degrees. Beta Psi is the fraternity’s 69th Boulé founded on May 5, 1984 in the Capital District of New York.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1950-2010
Extent:
21  cubic ft.
Abstract:
This collection contains material related to Deacon Ernest L. Williams.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1943-1992
Extent:
1.6  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Ralph Boyd, Sr. Papers contain personal and professional correspondence, news clippings, work manuals and agendas that document his career as a General Electric employee, community activist and member of the Schenectady branch of the NAACP.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1921-2004
Extent:
1.13  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The M.C. Lawton Civic and Cultural Club Records showcase the operations of the first black organization in Albany that was actively involved in community service and educational advancement, which was founded in 1919.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1956-2009
Extent:
31.4  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Tanya M. Melich Papers contain materials relating to the political landscape of the United states throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, as well as various social movements with a particular emphasis on Women's rights.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1867-1905
Extent:
0.17  cubic ft.  7  Digital Files
Types:  
Abstract:
Autobiography and photos of Caroline Smith Page who was an early student at the New York State Normal School. She later taught in Troy, NY and Natchez, MS.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1949-1982
Extent:
4  Reels
Abstract:
Records document concerns for discrimination in housing and employment and for the recruitment of black professionals from colleges and universities to the area. The records also show the Branch's involvement with area social service providers, labor unions, and other community organizations, as well as with General Electric, as the area's major employer.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1937-2011
Extent:
0.50  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Versatile Club Records document the day-to-day operations of the first 100 years of this community organization founded in 1910.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1985-2000
Extent:
12.75  cubic ft.  (40 boxes)
Abstract:
In the summer of 1984, Jessie Davis, a young Black man was shot and killed by police in his Arbor Hill apartment. His killing served to galvanize the African-American community in Albany to seek change in the way the Police Department treated community residents. One outgrowth of the community's outrage over the killing was the birth of The Center for Law and Justice in 1985. The Center helped to keep the case before the public, gave moral support to the Davis family, assisted attorneys with a federal lawsuit against the city, and organized community demonstrations and fundraising events to cover legal expenses related to the family's suit. The Center's overall mission has been to promote the empowerment of people to change what they believed was the oppressive nature of the total criminal justice system, although the organization has continued to focus much of its work on policing issues. Dr. Alice P. Green, founder and Executive Director of the Center for Law and Justice, Inc. donated 13 boxes of records to the M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives at the University at Albany Library in June 2000. In November 2000, three more boxes were donated.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1970-1991
Extent:
.17  cubic ft.
Abstract:
National Association of Black Social Workers, Capital District Chapter Records document the organization's history and activities with various forms
 
 
Date Coverage:
1968-1976
Extent:
2.33  cubic ft.  processed to date
Types:  
Abstract:
The Department of African American studies documents the papers and administrative processes of the development and implementation of an African American Studies department at the University at Albany in the late 1960s to the late 1970s.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1966-1987
Extent:
8.5  cubic ft.
Abstract:
Since its establishment in 1966 as the Urban League of the Albany N.Y. Area has campaigned for voter registration, housing, education, social services and other issues of concern to African Americans and others in the New York State Capital District.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1966-1999
Extent:
2.1  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Brothers was a civil rights group that was active in Albany, New York for several years beginning in 1966.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1898-2010
Extent:
50.89  cubic ft.
Abstract:
This collection documents the life, work and activism of Helen Quirini of Schenectady, New York. The collection represents Quirini's numerous activities and interests including her early work owning a local market with her brother, her 39 year employment for General Electric, her activism in unions during her employment and retirement, as well as her charitable activities where she pursued civil, housing, pension, women's and senior citizen's rights.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1960-2001
Extent:
1.89  cubic ft.
Abstract:
This collection contains records of the activities of Dr. Alice P. Green from her days as a student of criminal justice at the University at Albany, SUNY, through her career as founder and executive director of the Center for Law and Justice in Albany.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1970-1992
Extent:
10.5  cubic ft.  plus 1 banner
Abstract:
Organized in 1974, the Southern Coalition on Jails and Prisons was formed to promote greater awareness of the problems of prisons and corrections, improve communication between the prison population and the outside world, and advocate for alternatives to the death penalty.
 
 
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Collection:
Date Coverage:
1928-2013
Extent:
5.29  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Ivan Steen Papers document Steen's service as a Professor of History at the University at Albany as well as his oral history projects.
 
 
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Collection:
Date Coverage:
1969-2014
Extent:
15.5  cubic ft.
Abstract:
This collection contains material related to the social and political activism of Manley, a longtime Schenectady, New York resident.