African American Resources for New York

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=== Archives and Libraries === Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
(212) 491-2200
=== Estate Records === *Estate papers, 1817 of Brush, Ichabod, d. 1809. Mentions James Williams. Queens Borough Public Library Long Island Division 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, N.Y. 11432 *Wilson and Jane Rantus papers, [ca. 1830-1890] Largely bills submitted by individuals and the village and town government. Letters written to Wilson Rantus from Thomas Hamilton, pioneer black journalist, 1854-1861. Other items include insurance policies for private homes, and estate papers. === Genealogy === "Genealogical history of black families of Orange County, New York" by Robert W. Brennan
=== Millitary ===
"Honoring New York’s Forgotten Soldiers:African-Americans of the Civil
War: With Research Examples A-Z: A Case Study in Historiographic Genealogy"
by Harry Bradshaw Matthews === Railroad === Inventory of the Blacks in the Railroad Industry Collection, 1946-1954
=== Slavery === *"A History of Negro Slavery in New York" by Edgar J. Mcmanus "The free negro in New York City in the era before the Civil War" by Rhoda Golden Freeman *Voices from the front line :New York's African American statesmen of the Underground Railroad Freedom Trail : and the United States Colored Troops organized in the Empire State, 1863-1865 : roll call, men of the 20th USCT and 26th USCT : introductory essay and research guide" by Harry Bradshaw === Web Resources === *African-American Heritage in Buffalo & Erie County *African American History of Western New York *Afro-Americans in New York Life and History *Life Stories: Profiles of Black New Yorkers During Slavery and Emancipation