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African-American Heritage Exhibit materials

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0001
Scope and Contents

This collection contains research materials gathered during 2001 for an African American heritage exhibit put on by Rockbridge Historical Society. It also contains a booklet from 125th anniversary of the First Baptist Church in Lexington, Va.

Dates: Inclusive 1992-2001 approximate

Essay, "Colored People in Buffalo District, 1890 - 1957"

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0664
Content Description This collection is comprised of an eight page typescript essay titled "Colored People in Buffalo District, 1890 - 1957" by Estelle V. Anderson. The essay was written in 1973 and details African American schools, churches, and families of the Buffalo District of southwest Rockbridge County, Va., one of six former magisterial districts which included such communities and locales as Collierstown, Bolivar Mills or Murat, North and South Buffalo, Black's Creek, and Kyger's Hill. The essay...
Dates: Essay; Other: Majority of material found within Time frame of coverage of essay

Hugh Adams Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0373
Scope and Contents The Hugh Adams Papers archive is comprised of approximately 75 documents concerning the emancipation of nineteen slaves of the Adams estate and their estate imposed emigration to Careysburg, Liberia. Adams was actively involved for many years with the American Colonization Society ( A.C.S.) which promoted and engaged in the emigration process of free or freed African-Americans to Liberia on the west African coast. Included in the archive is an original handwritten copy of the will of Hugh...
Dates: 1857-1860

John Letcher Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0070
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a letter, December 12, 1845, to Virginia Congressman William Taylor concerning a federal appointment; a letter from Alexander H.H. Stuart, August 13, 1861; document, September 26, 1863, signed by Letcher exempting a slave from public works for the Confederate government; 3 letters to J. Hinholzer, November 3, 1864, December 3, 1864, and May 15, 1865; subscription list of a testimonial to Charles A. Davidson for service on behalf of the Conservative ticket.

Dates: Inclusive 1845-1873

Katie L. Hopkins Collection of Sheet Music and Songbooks

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0306
Scope and Contents

This collection contains sheet music and songbooks of late 19th and early 20th century popular and religious songs, including a number of songs in African-American dialect.

Dates: Inclusive 1890-1910

Matthew Page Andrews Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0516
Scope and Contents

This collection contains three volumes of printed essays by various people, collected and bound by Andrews, showing the 'Southern' view, especially about African-Americans. The first volume inscribed as 1905 is entitled 'What is a Lynching?' The other two volumes are inscribed with 1908 and Baltimore and are entitled 'Magazine Scrapbook'

Dates: Inclusive 1905-1908

Theodore C. (Ted) DeLaney, Jr. Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0525
Scope and Contents The Theodore C. (Ted) DeLaney, Jr. Collection is composed of materials from Dr. Ted DeLaney’s personal and professional life including genealogy and personal history; historical research, correspondences, and papers as historian and professor at Washington and Lee University. The collection is arranged in three series. Of note are Dr. Delaney's research on school desegregation in Lexington, Virginia and in Southwest Virginia and a series of video interviews with Dr. DeLaney completed in...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: Majority of material found within 1940 - 2020

Walker-Wood Family Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0294
Scope and Contents These papers include many photographs and items concerning the Walker and Wood families, their homes, their activities; and material about the economic, social, educational, and religious life of the African-American community in Lexington, Virginia. Extensive notes have been provided by Alex Wood, identifying his family members in photos, marking records to indicate relevance or functional purpose, and occasionally providing his perspective on the contents of records. Numerous records...
Dates: Inclusive 1910-1975; Majority of material found within Bulk 1910-1940

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