African American Manuscript Collections at OHS

In honor of African American History Month, I wanted to share some of the unique manuscript collections in the OHS Archives that tell the stories of African American Ohioans. They are available to researchers in the Archives/Library reading room at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Ohio Branch Records
Call Number MSS 13
Click to view inventory.

George Myers Papers
Call Number MSS 70
Click to view finding aid.

Ellen Walker Craig, mayor of Urbancrest, Ohio, 1975.

Ellen Walker Craig Papers
Call Number MSS 694 AV

Henry and Willa Adams Papers
Call Number MSS 1297 AV
Click to view finding aid.

Nimrod Booker Allen Papers
Call Number MSS 594

E.E. Ward Moving and Storage Company Records
Call Number MSS 402
Click to view inventory.

Columbus Urban League Records
Call Number MSS 146
Click here to view finding aid.

Columbus Area Civil Rights Council
Call Number MSS 785
Click here to view finding aid.

Portrait of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Josephine Watkins Lehman, ca. 1890-1900.

Paul Laurence Dunbar Papers
Call Number MIC 25 (MSS 114 and MSS 659)

William Sanders Scarborough Papers
Call Number MSS 371
Click here to view finding aid.

Ohio Baptist General Association Records
Call Number MSS 407
Click here to view inventory.

Young Men’s Christian Association, Columbus, Ohio, East Side Branch
Call Number MSS 401
Click here to view inventory.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. Researchers are encouraged to search the Ohio Memory digital library and the Online Collection Catalog for more materials. Try a subject keyword search for “African Americans.”

L. Wood, Curator for Visual Resources and History Services Unit Manager

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