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African Americans

Subject Source: Fast

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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

African Americans

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents Folder includes four items: "A Community's Stories" article from The News Gazzette concerning an exhibit by the Rockbridge Historical Society; a list of 'Old Lexington Colored People,' from the early 1900's from Leslie Lyle Campbell's notes; information on a group of slaves from Caroline County (a page copied from Colonial Caroline: a History of Caroline County, Virginia); and a letter to Special Collections concerning information on the holdings of records concerning black history in Virginia....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1609 - 2016

African Americans at Washington and Lee website, 2013

Scope and Contents A timeline is being developed on the university website by a special working group established in August 2013 by Washington and Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio to explore the role of African Americans in the history of the University. The University Library is capturing this timeline using Archive-It.
Dates: 2013

Chavis, John

 File — Box 3, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents Folder contains at least twenty eight separate items concerning John Chavis, from articles, portraits, letters, records, to research papers concerning his role in Washington and Lee Lee as well as African American history.
Dates: 1700 - 2018

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