Guide to the East Bay Negro Historical Society Records

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Oakland, California 94612
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African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Guide to the East Bay Negro Historical Society Records

Collection number: MS 32

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
05/04/2013
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: East Bay Negro Historical Society records
Dates: 1965-2001
Collection number: MS 32
Creator: East Bay Negro Historical Society
Collection Size: 6.75 linear feet (11 boxes + 1 oversized box)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: The East Bay Negro Historical Society Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, program flyers and brochures, financial ledgers, and scrapbooks documenting the activities of the society between 1965-2001.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the East Bay Negro Historical Society Records must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

East Bay Negro Historical Society records, MS 32, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Processing Information

Sean Heyliger, 05/04/2013. Updated because of additions by Sean Heyliger on 01/17/2014. Updated because of additions (Acc. #2016-091) by Sean Heyliger on 12/14/2016.Updated because of additions (Acc. #2016-051) by Sean Heyliger on 7/14/2017.

Biography / Administrative History

The East Bay Negro Historical Society (EBNHS) was organized on July 2, 1965 in the home of Marcella Ford. In attendance at the first meeting were the seven founding members of the society: Marcella Ford, Jesse Ford, Eugene Lasartemay, Ruth Lasartemay, E. Harold Mason, Morrie Turner, and Madison Harvey Jr. The society’s mission was to “collect, preserve, record, and disseminate information related to the history, culture and experience, of persons of Black American and African descent, especially those in the East Bay, the State of California and throughout the West.” The EBNHS consisted of members, officers, and an executive board and included library, museum, publications and publicity, program, membership, finance, and nomination committees which met on the third Saturday of every month. Initially, the society operated as a unit of the Oakland Unified School District Volunteer Program, with members giving lectures on black history to students that would visit the library and museum.
In 1970, the EBNHS moved to a storefront located at 3651 Grove Street in Oakland, California and remained there for six years before moving to 4519 Grove St., where it established a museum and library. In 1982, the society was invited into the Golden Gate Branch of the Oakland Public Library, making it the first Oakland library branch with a collection focused on African American history and culture. Following the appointment of Dr. Lawrence Crouchett as its executive director in 1988, the society changed its name to the Northern California Center for Afro-American History & Life (NCCAAHL). In 1994, the City of Oakland and the NCCAAHL merged to create the African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO).

Scope and Content of Collection

The East Bay Negro Historical Society Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, program flyers and brochures, financial ledgers, and scrapbooks documenting the activities of the society between 1965-2001. The records are organized into three series: East Bay Negro Historical Society (EBNHS), Northern California Center for Afro-American History & Life (NCCAAHL), and photographs. The East Bay Negro Historical Society (EBNHS) are divided into subseries administrative records and scrapbooks. The administrative records document the planning and operation of the historical society and includes its constitution and by-laws, a short narrative history and overview of its mission, two volumes of meeting minutes, visitors log and membership dues ledgers, and assorted correspondence and program flyers. The scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, flyers and programs, and assorted correspondence and proclamations from 1965-1988.

Arrangement

Series I. East Bay Negro Historical Society Series II. Northern California Center for Afro-American History & Life Series III. Photographs

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
East Bay Negro Historical Society
History--Societies, etc.
African Americans--California--East Bay--History.
Oakland (Calif.)--Clubs.


Collection Contents

 

East Bay Negro Historical Society

Physical Description: 29 folders + 2 bound volumes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes the society's constitution, profile and history, two volumes of meeting minutes, correspondence to members, programs and flyers for events, visitor's ledger, scrapbooks, and a financial ledger for membership dues.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
 

Administrative files

Box 1:1

Board of trustee’s ballot 1987

Box 1:2

Brochures circa 1970s-1987

Box 1:3

City of Oakland Library Advisory Commission 1972-1975

Box 1:4

City of Oakland Summer Youth and Training program 1987-1988

Box 1:5

Constitution and by-laws circa 1965

Box 1:6

Correspondence 1968-1983, 1988

 

Financial records

Box 2

Financial ledger 1975-1977

Box 1:7

Invoices 1969-1978

Box 1:8

Taxes 1970-1988

Box 1:9

Treasurer’s reports 1987-1988

Box 1:10

Flyers 1986-1988

Box 1:11

Gifts 1970-1983

Box 9:6

Guide class training committee 1968-1983

Box 9:7

Lecture schedule and notes circa 1980s

 

Minute books

Box 1:12

1965-1971

Box 1:13

1971-1974

Box 1:14

1982-1986

Box 1:15

1987

Box 1:16

1988

 

Membership

 

Dues payment ledger

Box 1:17

1977-1981

Box 1:18

1982-1994

Box 1:19

Membership rosters 1986-1992

Box 1:20

Renewal letters 1989

Box 1:21

Newspaper clippings 1970-1984

 

Proclamations

Box OM21

1976-1978

Box 1:22

1986-1989

Box 1:23

Profile and history 1980

Box 1:24

Programs 1971-1985

Box 1:25

Proposals 1970, 1977

Box 1:26

Publication, The Chronicle of Black History, Vol. 1 No. 1 [two copies] 1978

Box 1:27

Reports 1974-1978

Box 1:28

Slideshow program transcripts 1982 and undated

Box 1:29

Statement of domestic corporation 1971

Box 2

Visitor’s register 1970-1980

 

Scrapbooks

Physical Description: 6 volumes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes a book of remembrance with handwritten notes about the genealogy of East Bay families, a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings of Raymond Lowry's, “The Negro in History” column, and four scrapbooks with assorted programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Arrangement

Arranged by format and thereafter by date.
Box 3

Book of remembrance undated

Box 3

Scrapbook vol. 1 1965-1973

Box 4

Scrapbook vol. 2 1974-1979

Box 5

Scrapbook vol. 3 1980-1981

Box 5

Scrapbook vol. 4 1984-1985

Box 5

Scrapbook compendium of Raymond Lowry, The Negro in History newspaper articles 1969-1970

 

Northern California Center for Afro-American History & Life (NCCAAHL)

Physical Description: 55 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes the NCCAAHL articles of incorporation, constitution and by-laws, exhibit files, meeting minutes, publications, and records related to the center's merger with the Oakland Public Library. Also includes footage shot by filmmaker Marlon Riggs of the Vision Toward Tomorrow exhibit premiere held at the Oakland Museum on February 11, 1988.

Arrangement

Arranged into three subseries: administrative files, publications and audiovisual material.
 

Administrative records

Box 6:1

Annual awards dinner [two copies] 1991

Box 6:2

Articles of incorporation 1989

Box 6:3

Board of trustees 1996 and undated

Box 6:4

Clorox Company Foundation grant application 1991

Box 6:5

“Comments of C. Bruce Lee to request of Bill Thurston for board members ideas of board function” [cassette tape] 1997

Box 6:6

Constitution and by-laws 1989-1992

Box 6:7-9

Correspondence 1987-1993

 

Exhibits

Box 6:10

Threads of Strength exhibit 1990

 

Visions Toward Tomorrow exhibit

Box 6:11

“A special vision Richmond’s Afro-American community in retrospect” 1987-1988

Box 6:12

Correspondence 1989-1990

Box 6:13

Documentary film financial records 1990

Box 6:14

Final evaluation report 1987

Box 6:29

“Miners, merchants, mayors: The East Bay Black community at work, 1849-present” 1990

Box 6:15

Poster [4 copies] 1989

Box 6:16

Project budget 1987

Box 6:17

Statement of agreement 1990

Box 9:5

Teacher's guide 1990

 

Financial records

Box 6:18

Budget reports 1989-1992

Box 6:19

Projected budget 1990

Box 6:20

Tax exemption 1990

Box 6:21

Tax returns 1989-1990

Box 6:22

Forms [blank] circa 1990

 

Inventory report

Box 6:23

Volume 1 1994

Box 6:24

Volume 2 1994

 

Meeting minutes

Box 6:25-28

1989-1993

Box 7:1

1994-1995

 

Membership

Box 7:2

Membership rosters/dues ledgers 1989-1993

Box 7:3

Renewal letters 1989

 

Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life and Oakland Public Library merger

Box 7:4

“Agreement between City of Oakland and the Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life and the creation of the African American Museum and Library of the City of Oakland” 1995

Box 7:5

Merger discussion agenda 1994

Box 7:6-8

Planning binder 1993-1994

Box 7:9

“Proposed terms for program merger of the Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life with the Oakland Public Library” 1994

Box 7:10

Retreat 1993-1994

Box 7:11

Signing ceremony 1994

Box 7:12

Organizational history and purpose circa 1990s

 

Publications

Box 7:13

Annual report 1989

Box 7:14

Brochures circa 1990s

Box 7:15

Flyers 1988-1997

 

From the Archives newsletters

Box 7:16

Vol. 1, no. 1-3 1990

Box 7:17

Vol. 2, no. 1-3 1991

Box 7:18

Vol. 3, no. 1-2 1992

Box 7:19

Vol. 4, no. 1-3 1993

Box 7:20

Vol. 5, no. 1-3 1994

Box 7:21

Vol. 6, no. 3 1995-1996

Box 7:22

Vol. 7, no. 1 1996

Box 7:23

Vol. 7, no. 2-3 1997-1998

Box 7:24

Index undated

Box 7:25

The Center newsletter, vol. 1, no. 1, 2001

Box 7:26

Newspaper clippings 1976-1993

 

Audiovisual material

Series Scope and Content Summary

Premiere of the Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life's Vision Toward Tomorrow exhibit, a collaboration between the Center and the Oakland Museum. The Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life contracted filmmaker Marlon Riggs to shoot a series of interviews with promiment African Americans in Oakland for the exhibit and to shoot footage of the exhibit's premiere. The exhibit's opening was at the Oakland Museum on February 11, 1988.Includes speeches by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, Ida Jackson, Elihu Harris, C.L. Dellums, and a performance by the students of the Cole School (Oakland, Calif.) and a multi-part interview with Ida Jackson.
Box 10

Premiere of the Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life's Vision Toward Tomorrow exhibit.Includes speeches by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, Ida Jackson, Elihu Harris, C.L. Dellums, and a performance by the students of the Cole School (Oakland, Calif.). 1988-02-11

Box 10

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, Childhood in Mississippi, #5 1988

Box 10

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, Grad school & first jobs, #8 1988

Box 10

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, Teaching in Oakland, #9 1988

Box 11

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, Talks about Oakland, #10 1988

Box 11

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, Looking at photos/album shots, #11 1988

Box 10

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, Premiere, master tape #1 1988

Box 10

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, Premiere, master tape #2 1988

Box 10

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, Premiere, master tape #3 1988

Box 10

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, Premiere, master tape #4 1988

Box 10

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, master tape #5 1988

Box 10

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, master tape #6 1988

Box 10

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, master tape #7 1988

Box 10

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, master tape #8 1988

Box 10

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, master tape #9 1988

Box 11

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, master tape #10 1988

Box 11

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, master tape #11 1988

Box 11

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, master tape #12 1988

Box 11

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, master tape #13 1988

Box 11

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, master tape #14 1988

Box 11

Ida Jackson interviewed by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett, master tape #15 1988

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 614 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes photographs documenting donors, exhibits, programming events, and staff of the East Bay Negro Historical Society and the Northern California Center for Afro-American History & Life. Also included are photographs of a planning retreat and signing ceremony of the merger between the Northern California Center for Afro-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library.

Arrangement

Arranged into five subseries: Exhibits, Programming events, Donors, NCCAAHL-OPL merger, and Assorted.
 

Exhibits

Box 7

Eugene Lasartemay holding gold pan next to "Blacks in California Gold Mines" exhibit [001] circa 1970s

Box 7

Eugene and Ruth Lasartemay looking at exhibits with Mayme Netherland [002] circa 1960s

Box 7

Eugene Lasartemay and unidentified man standing next to exhibits [003] circa 1970s

Box 7

Women with baby stroller looking at 'Oakland's First' exhibit [006] circa 1980s

Box 7

Eugene and Ruth Lasartemay standing next to exhibit case [007] 1983

Box 7

Men and women looking at civil rights and government exhibits [009] circa 1980s

Box 7

(left-right) Eugene Lasartemay Marcella Ford, Elihu Harris, and Nick Petris at Visions Toward Tomorrow exhibit opening [010] 1989

Box 7

Girl looking at 'Arts/Sports' exhibit [013 A/B] circa 1980s

Box 7

Threads of Strength exhibit [014] circa 1980s

Box 7

Women looking at exhibit case [015] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and military officers touring Threads of Strength exhibit [016] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett speaking at podium [019] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [neg. 0-24][020] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [022] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [023] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [024] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [025] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [026] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [027] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [028] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [029] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [030] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [031] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [032] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [033] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [034] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [035] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [036] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [037] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [038] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [039] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [040] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [041] circa 1980s

Box 7

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and two unidentified men touring Threads of Strength exhibit [042] circa 1980s

Box 8

Patrons looking at East bay Negro Historical Society exhibit [080] 1988

Box 8

Man on crutches looking at East bay Negro Historical Society exhibit [083] circa 1980s

Box 8

East bay Negro Historical Society government exhibit [084] circa 1980s

Box 8

East bay Negro Historical Society business exhibit [085] circa 1980s

Box 8

Man looking at 'Oakland's First' exhibit [086] circa 1980s

Box 8

East bay Negro Historical Society civil rights exhibit [087] circa 1980s

Box 8

Threads of Strength exhibit [149] circa 1980s

Box 8

Woman looking at Threads of Strength exhibit case [150] circa 1980s

Box 8

Woman looking at Threads of Strength exhibit case [151] circa 1980s

Box 8

Robert Haynes and group of students looking at exploration and settlement exhibit [154] circa 1990s

Box 8

Early presence' exhibit [159] 1993

Box 8

Sleeping car porters artifacts on exhibit [160] 1993

Box 8

Woman standing next to 'Traditions of the past' exhibit [161] 1993

Box 8

Africa-United States flag at the opening of the Visions Toward Tomorrow exhibit [191] 1993

Box 8

Bill Thurston speaking at podium of the opening of the Visions Toward Tomorrow exhibit [192] 1993

Box 8

Woman speaking at podium of the opening of the Visions Toward Tomorrow exhibit [193] 1993

Box 8

Camera crew filming exhibit [227] circa 1990s

Box 8

Two men hanging picture frame in exhibit gallery [228] circa 1990s

Box 8

Woman talking to two men in exhibit gallery [230] circa 1990s

Box 8

Robert Haynes and woman sitting at computer desk/looking at film reel/walking through exhibit gallery [273-287] circa 1990s

Box 8

Group of men and woman sitting in 'Shaping California: the unfinished history' exhibit gallery holding architect's rendering of the Charles Greene Library [288-304] circa 1990s

Box 8

Film crew shooting footage in 'Shaping California: the unfinished history' exhibit gallery [305-330] circa 1990s

Box 8

From Epsom salts to antibiotics: health perspectives in the East Bay African American community, 1890's-1950's' exhibit opening reception [344-369] 1994

Box 8

Museum artifacts/exhibit gallery [456-476] 1993

Box 8

Film crew shooting footage in 'Shaping California: the unfinished history' exhibit gallery / Man riding bike in front of Northern California Center for African-American History & Life [477-491] circa 1990s

Box 8

Shaping California: the unfinished history' exhibit reception [511-519] 1994

Box 8

Two men interviewing unidentified woman with tape recorder in exhibit gallery [520-543] circa 1990s

 

Programming events

 

Black cowboy parade

Box 8

Woman standing next to woman wearing a teal cowgirl suit riding a horse [090] circa 1980s

Box 8

Girl in cowboy hat riding a horse [091] circa 1980s

Box 8

Girl in cowboy hat riding a horse [092] circa 1980s

Box 8

Girl in cowboy hat riding a horse [093] circa 1980s

Box 8

Woman and girl in cowgirl clothing standing in front of truck holding trophy [094] circa 1980s

Box 8

Woman and girl in cowgirl clothing riding horses [095] circa 1980s

Box 8

Boy petting horse [096] circa 1980s

Box 8

Woman in teal cowgirl suit riding a horse [097] circa 1980s

Box 8

Group of men and women standing next to chain-link fence [098] circa 1980s

Box 8

Woman standing in front of truck parked outside of Nick's Auto Body Shop holding trophy [099] circa 1980s

Box 8

Woman holding baby girl next to horse [100] circa 1980s

 

Black scientists and inventors program

Box 8

Audience attending the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [120] 1988

Box 8

Eugene Lasartemay, Bill Thurston, unidentified woman, Dr. Frank Crossley and Marcella Ford attending the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [121] 1988

Box 8

Audience attending the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [123] 1988

Box 8

Audience attending the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [124] 1988

Box 8

Audience members talking at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [125] 1988

Box 8

Audience members talking at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [126] 1988

Box 8

Dr. Frank Crossley attending the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [127] 1988

Box 8

Unidentified woman speaking at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [128] 1988

Box 8

Bill Thurston giving unidentified woman certificate at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [129] 1988

Box 8

Dr. Frank Crossley and unidentified woman on stage at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [130] 1988

Box 8

Dr. Frank Crossley and unidentified woman on stage at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [131] 1988

Box 8

Dr. Frank Crossley and unidentified woman on stage at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [132] 1988

Box 8

Dr. Frank Crossley and unidentified woman on stage at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [133] 1988

Box 8

Dr. Frank Crossley and unidentified woman on stage at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [134] 1988

Box 8

Eugene Lasartemay and Marcella Ford on stage at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [135] 1988

Box 8

Woman playing the flute at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [136] 1988

Box 8

Audience members looking at photographs on table at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [137] 1988

Box 8

Photograph of Dr. Frank Crossley on table at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [138] 1988

Box 8

Eugene Lasartemay and two women on stage at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [139] 1988

Box 8

Eugene Lasartemay, Bill Thurston, unidentified woman, Dr. Frank Crossley and Marcella Ford attending the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [140] 1988

Box 8

Unidentified woman, Dr. Frank Crossley, and Marcella Ford at the attending the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [141] 1988

Box 8

Audience members seated at the East Bay Negro Historical Society Black Scientists and Inventors program [142] 1988

 

Christmas party

Box 8

Northern California Center for African-American History & Life christmas party [407-432] 1993

 

Genealogy program

Box 7

Woman speaking at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [048] circa 1980s

Box 7

Woman speaking at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [049] circa 1980s

Box 7

Crowd at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [050] circa 1980s

Box 7

Crowd at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [051] circa 1980s

Box 7

Group of men and women looking at books on table at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [053] circa 1980s

Box 7

Men and women looking at photographs at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [054] circa 1980s

Box 7

Man and woman talking at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [055] circa 1980s

Box 7

Two women talking at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [056] circa 1980s

Box 7

Black history books on table at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [057] circa 1980s

Box 7

North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal on table at genealogy program [058] circa 1980s

Box 7

Black history books on table at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [059] circa 1980s

Box 7

Black history books on table at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [060] circa 1980s

Box 7

Black history books on table at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [061] circa 1980s

Box 7

Crowd at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [062] circa 1980s

Box 7

Man and woman talking at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [063] circa 1980s

Box 7

Black history books on table at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [064] circa 1980s

Box 7

Group of children attending the East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [065] circa 1980s

Box 7

Woman signing book at the East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [066] circa 1980s

Box 7

Two women talking at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [067] circa 1980s

Box 7

Man speaking to audience at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [068] circa 1980s

Box 7

Man giving presentation at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [069] circa 1980s

Box 7

Three women talking at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [070] circa 1980s

Box 7

Audience members at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [071] circa 1980s

Box 7

Audience members at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [072] circa 1980s

Box 7

Audience members at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [073] circa 1980s

Box 7

Audience members at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [074] circa 1980s

Box 7

Woman looking at genealogy pamphlets on bulletin board at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [075] circa 1980s

Box 7

Two women talking at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [076] circa 1980s

Box 7

Two women talking at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [077] circa 1980s

Box 7

Two women talking at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [078] circa 1980s

Box 7

Girl standing next to handouts at East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [079] circa 1980s

Box 8

Woman attending the East bay Negro Historical Society genealogy program [081] circa 1980s

 

Teenagers of the '30s event

Box 8

Attendees talking at the Teenagers of the '30s event [221] 1980

Box 8

Juanita Wilson Cornier and [-] Godfrey talking at the Teenagers of the '30s event [222] 1980

Box 8

Man and woman dancing at the Teenagers of the '30s event [223] 1980

Box 8

Attendees talking at the Teenagers of the '30s event [224] 1980

Box 8

Don Harvey and [-] Holmes talking at the Teenagers of the '30s event [225] 1980

Box 8

Attendees talking at the Teenagers of the '30s event [221] 1980

 

Donors

Box 8

Dr. Lawrence Crouchett and Ida Jackson sitting on couch looking at photographs [004] 1988

Box 8

Mrs. Beth Wilson presenting a book of her poetry to Eugene Lasartemay [005] 1983

Box 8

Unveiling of Byron Rumford painting by Etta Hill [008] 1986

Box 8

Unveiling of Byron Rumford painting by Etta Hill, (left-right): Roy Blackburn, Henry Gardner, Eugene Lasartemay, Larry Bolling [047] 1986

Box 8

Robert Haynes, Marva Dellums, and members of the Dellums family looking at the papers of C.L. Dellums [158 A/B] 1992

Box 8

Robert Haynes, Marva Dellums, and members of the Dellums family looking at the papers of C.L. Dellums [254-272] circa 1990s

 

NCCAAHL-OPL merger

 

Planning retreat

Box 8

Attendees of Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger retreat at Waterfront Plaza Hotel [194] 1993

Box 8

Attendees of Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger retreat at Waterfront Plaza Hotel [195] 1993

Box 8

Rick Moss speaking at podium at Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger retreat at Waterfront Plaza Hotel [196] 1993

Box 8

Robert Miller speaking at podium at Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger retreat at Waterfront Plaza Hotel [196 A/B] 1993

Box 8

Man speaking at podium at Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger retreat at Waterfront Plaza Hotel [198] 1993

Box 8

Attendees of Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger retreat at Waterfront Plaza Hotel [370-406] 1993

 

Signing ceremony

Box 8

Attendees at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [171] 1994

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Attendees at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [172] 1994

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Sheila Jordan speaking at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [173] 1994

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Two unidentified men, Marcella Ford, and Robert Haynes attending the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [174] 1994

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Bill Thurston speaking at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [175] 1994

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Robert Haynes holding wine glass at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [176] 1994

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Marcella Ford and two men speaking at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [177] 1994

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Man signing agreement at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [178] 1994

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Sheila Jordan signing agreement at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [179] 1994

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Robert Haynes signing agreement at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [180] 1994

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Craig Kocian signing agreement at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [181] 1994

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Bill Thurston and Martin Gomez shaking hands at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [182] 1994

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Oakland mayor Elihu Harris and Sheila Jordan talking at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [183] 1994

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Martin Gomez holding agreement at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [184] 1994

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Bill Thurston speaking at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [175] 1994

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Elihu Harris speaking at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [175] 1994

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Elihu Harris, Marcella Ford, Harvey Madison, Morrie Turner, Robert Haynes, and Bill Thurston attending Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [187] 1994

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Elihu Harris and Robert Haynes attending the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [188] 1994

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Sheila Jordan speaking at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [189] 1994

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Bill Thurston signing agreement at the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life and the Oakland Public Library merger signing ceremony [190] 1994

 

Assorted

Box 8

Group photograph of men and women [011] circa 1980s

Box 8

Unidentified man and women speaking at podium [043] 1989

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Woman speaking on stage in front of East bay Negro Historical Society banner [044] 1989

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Eugene Lasartemay speaking at podium [045] 1989

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Unidentified man and women speaking at podium [046] 1989

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Oakland Preservation Fair flyer and trophies on table [052] circa 1980s

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Librarian sitting behind reference desk next to Oakland Preservation Week poster [082] circa 1980s

Box 8

Oakland Preservation Fair flyer and trophies on table [088] circa 1980s

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Oakland Preservation Fair flyer and trophies on table [089] circa 1980s

Box 8

Portraits of Lawrence Crouchett contact sheet [101] circa 1980s

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Two women standing next to 27th anniversary cake [102] 1987

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Four men and women standing at podium [103] 1992

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Four men and women standing at podium [104] 1992

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Raised garden bed [105] 1988

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Woman working with children on woven basket craft project [106] 1988

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Raised garden bed [107] 1988

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Children's woven basket craft project [108] 1988

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Woman working with children on woven basket craft project [109] 1988

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Woman and boy working on woven basket [110] 1988

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Boys and girls working on woven baskets [111] 1988

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Woman working with two boys on woven basket craft project [112] 1988

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Raised garden beds [113] 1988

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Raised garden beds [114] 1988

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Children working on woven baskets [115] 1988

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Woman working with two boys on woven basket craft project [116] 1988

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Raised garden beds [117] 1988

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Woman working with girl on woven basket craft project [118] 1988

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Two girls working on woven baskets [119] 1988

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Raised garden beds [122] 1988

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Garden bed [143] 1988

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Woman working with two girls on woven basket craft project [144] 1988

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Students soaking wood sticks for woven basket craft project [145] 1988

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Students soaking wood sticks for woven basket craft project [146] 1988

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Marcella Ford and three women [147] 1992

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Marcella Ford, Eugene Lasartemay and Lawrence Crouchett standing at podium [148] 1992

Box 8

Portrait of soldier with 'United We Stand' caption [152] undated

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Lawrence Crouchett and Robert Haynes [153 A/B] circa 1980s

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Eugene Lasartemay leading Oakland Museum Group tour of the East Bay Negro Historical Society [156] 1986

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Members of the Oakland Museum Group touring the East Bay Negro Historical Society [157] 1986

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Members singing as man plays the piano [162] circa 1970s

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Mike Meyer, Robert Haynes, and man and woman in hard hats looking at construction plans [169] circa 1990s

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Exterior of the East Bay Negro Historical Society [170] circa 1970s

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Archival boxes on shelves [229] circa 1990s

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Two men and woman looking at documents in conservation studio [231-253] circa 1990s

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Archival boxes and museum artifacts on shelves [331-343] 1993

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Crowd attending event at the Jim Beckwourth Museum [492-510] circa 1990s

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Construction of the California State Library building [544-565] circa 1990s

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Four women in conservation lab examining zoological institute poster [566-570] circa 1990s

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Fire damaged homes near Agnes St. and Proctor Ave. Oakland, California [571-588] circa 1990s

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Group photograph [589-612] circa 1990s

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Portrait of Ernest Stonewall Thompson [016] 1983

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Portrait of Ernest Stonewall Thompson [018] undated

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Portrait of Bill Thurston, President of the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life Board of Trustees [155] 1994

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Portrait of Bill Thurston, President of the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life Board of Trustees [163] 1994

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Portrait of Joanna Price, Northern California Center for African-American History & Life board secretary [164] circa 1990s

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Portrait of Robert Haynes, Executive director of the Northern California Center for Afro-American History & Life [165] circa 1990s

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Portrait of Eugene Lasartemay, President of the East Bay Negro Historical Society [166] circa 1980s

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Portrait of Ruth Lasartemay, Curator of the East Bay Negro Historical Society [167] undated

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Portrait of Lawrence Crouchett, Director of the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life [168 A/B] circa 1990s

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Robert Haynes standing next to 'Shaping California: the unfinished history' exhibit [199-220] circa 1990s

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Portraits of Robert Haynes, Director of the Northern California Center for African-American History & Life [433-455] circa 1990s

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Group photograph of black history class: [1] Dorothy Williams, [2] Emerson Wright, [3] Jimmie Andrews, [4] Gary Thompson, [5] Mark Brooks, [6] Alicia Andrews, [7] Keith Thompson, [8] James Brown, [9] Cassandra Brown, [10] Patricia Evans, [11] Tony Evans, [12] blank, [13] Karen Stamps, [14] Sharon Landford, [15] Cheryl Thompson, [16] Mrs . Marie T. Douglas (teacher), [17] Lisa Brown, [18] Pamela Evans, [19] Jeffery Thompson, [20] Richard Brooks, [21] Eliot Evans, [22] Abron Brooks [012] 1970

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Group photograph of first black history class at the East Bay Negro Historical Society [613] 1970

Box OM21

Group photograph of black history class at the East Bay Negro Historical Society [614] 1976