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African Americans -- Missouri -- Saint Louis

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Dr. J. Owen and Joy Blache Family Collection

Identifier: P1053
Scope and Contents The Dr. J. Owen and Joy Blache Family Collection contains snapshots, studio portraits, and photo albums showing Dr. Julian Owen Blache, Director of Pathology at Homer G. Phillips Hospital; Joy Pettiford Blache, a graduate of the Homer G. Phillips School of Nursing; and their children, Frank and Joan Blache. The photographs document the lives of a well-to-do African American family in St. Louis, largely during the period of the 1940s through the 1960s. Photographs show Frank and Joan as...
Dates: 1909-1992

Lawrence Bryant Collection

Identifier: P1018
Scope and Contents The Lawrence Bryant Collection documents a growing movement protesting police violence, spurred by the shooting of African American teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The bulk of the collection shows the protests and unrest in Ferguson and surrounding areas following Brown’s death on August 9, 2014 and the announcement on November 24th of the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Wilson. Photographs show peaceful demonstrations and...
Dates: 2014-2015

June Bosley Dabney-Gray Collection

Identifier: P1023
Scope and Contents The June Bosley Dabney-Gray Collection documents the career of June Bosley Dabney-Gray, an African American singer and educator. Photographs show Dabney-Gray performing at various venues and events, including the 55th reunion of the Sumner High School Class of 1952, as well as teaching music at Simmons School in the St. Louis Public Schools system. Group portraits show her posed with Armstead Dabney and Johnny Batchman; comedian Dick Gregory; and others. Two additional photographs show...
Dates: ca. 1960-ca. 2010

Herman H. Dreer Collection

Identifier: A0406
Scope and Contents

Collection includes information on Douglass University; programs, booklets, articles regarding African-American history, both in St. Louis and national; and materials relating to the Shelley restrictive covenant case.

Dates: 1927-1974

William Greenleaf Eliot Papers

Identifier: A0446
Scope and Contents The William Greenleaf Eliot Papers consist of sermons, addresses, family papers, correspondence, Civil War documents, and documents regarding Eliot's church and other organizations. The Sermons Series contains 35 sermons, dated 1835-1885, regarding topics such as suffrage, emancipation, and philanthropy. The sermons are arranged by date first delivered. The Addresses...
Dates: 1832-1961

Koach Baruch Frazier Poster Collection

Identifier: P1032
Scope and Contents The Koach Baruch Frazier Poster Collection contains one poster featuring Koach Baruch Frazier, an African American transgender male activist and musician. The poster was created by Keshet, a national organization that advocates for LGBTQ+ Jews and their families. It was part of a series called "LGBTQ Jewish Heroes” and was released to the public in January 2020. Posters in this series were intended to be displayed in Jewish community spaces to "demonstrate ... commitment to LGBTQ equality...
Dates: 2020

Frankie Muse Freeman Photograph Collection

Identifier: P0965
Scope and Contents The Frankie Muse Freeman Collection contains 165 photographs documenting the career and personal life of Frankie Muse Freeman. Photographs documenting her career show her involvement in a wide range of civil rights activities and community organizations, most notably the United States Commission on Civil Rights and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Additional organizations represented in the collection include the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club, St. Louis Housing Authority, National Council on...
Dates: ca. 1940-2016

Dr. John H. Gladney Photograph Collection

Identifier: P1070
Scope and Contents

The Dr. John H. Gladney Photograph Collection contains three portraits of Dr. John H. Gladney, a pioneering Black ear, nose, and throat physician. Two are studio portraits and show Dr. Gladney wearing a suit and tie. The third portrait shows an older Dr. Gladney wearing a white lab coat and a head mirror. Photographs are undated, and dates may range from as early as the 1940s to as late as 1993.

Dates: Majority of material found in ca. 1945-1993

Theonis K. Guyton Collection

Identifier: A3147
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised primarily of St. Louis civic and religious event programs and individual memorial service programs collected by Theonis Guyton during her service in many church and philanthropic organizations in the St. Louis African American community from 1948 to 2017. The bulk of the collection dates from 1993 to 2018. There are several notable date gaps: 1952-1953, 1955-1956, 1958-1962, 1966-1968, 1970-1973, 1976-1980, and 1989-1992. The collection is arranged...
Dates: 1946-2018; Majority of material found within 1993-2018

Hunter Family Photograph Collection

Identifier: P1057
Scope and Contents The Hunter Family Photograph Collection documents the life of Green Hunter, an African American man who spent much of his professional life working as a messenger for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department. Prior to his time with the Army, he may have worked with horses at one of the Busch family homes. The collection also includes Green's wife, Laura, and their son, Clarence. Clarence Hunter was a lifelong educator and administrator with the St. Louis Public Schools system....
Dates: ca. 1900-1947