Black Gold: Uncovering Florida's African-American Archival Treasures

Material Description

The sixteen collections in the Black Gold cataloging project relate to civil rights, religion, presidential influence at HBCUs, Black college football, the Black Press, African Americans in business, science and technology, and HBCU band culture. They vary in size, scope and medium type and include: Four "Civil Rights" collections: ��Dr. Patricia and Attorney John Due Civil Rights Collection, 1960-1990; ��Priscilla Stephens Kruize Civil Rights Foot Soldier Collection, 1960-2000; ��Rev. Charles K. Steele Civil Rights Movement Collection, 1956-1980; and ��Wilhemina Jakes-Carrie Patterson Tallahassee Bus Boycott Collection, 1956-2006. One "Black Church" collection: ��Black Churches in America Collection, 1923-@1985. Ten FAMU History collections including the papers of five former presidents and five other popular collections: ��Nathan B. Young, 1894-1921; ��J.R.E. Lee, 1926-1944; ��William H. Gray, 1946-1959; ��George W. Gore, 1950-1968; ��Benjamin L. Perry, 1968-1977; ��William P. Foster Black Marching Band Collection, 1946-1990; ��Coach Alonzo Jake Gaither Black College Football Collection, 1948-1983; ��FAMU Football Film Collection, 1955-1983; ��Sybil Mobley FAMU School of Business and Industry Collection, 1975-2003; and ��FAMU Public Relations Collection, @1947-1999. One "Blacks in Science and Technology" collection: ��Dr. Kathleen Prestwidge African Americans in Science and Technology Collection, 1960-2000.

Year Added:



Florida A&M University


E. Murell Dawson

Date Range

1894 - 2006

Geographic Scope

Geographically, Florida and other southeastern states are covered. Records like the Black Churches in America collection cover national locations.