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BCL0607 African Missions Postcard collection, 1858-[1970]
The African Missions Postcards collection is an umbrella term used to describe numerous religious orders conducting missionary works on the African continent. Some of the earliest missionaries arrived in Africa in the late 1850s and many of these orders are still in operation today. Religious orders include both catholic and protestant denominations and then are separated by gender. A small number of cards refer to the anniversary of Angola's independence and pro-communism propaganda. The captions on the majority of the postcards are in both Dutch and French.
BCL0901 Alex Haley papers, 1960-1992
The collection contains correspondence between the author, friends, colleagues and contemporaries in the literary and publishing industries; the movie industry, celebrities and fans; ephemera and documents relating to ROOTS, eleven unfinished manuscripts; business files including contracts for speaking engagements and photographs.
BCL0512 B. Carleton Bryant collection, 1972-2005
This collection includes art, audiovisual recordings, photocopies of African American history focused research articles, and related print materials. The majority of the audiovisual items were recorded in the 1980s and include local Palm Beach county programs, as well as, national programs.
BCL0896 Helen Ferris collection, 1940-1960
The collection consists of ephemera on travel to South Africa and Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia). Materials include guides, maps, photographs, personal travel documents, books, hand-crafted artifacts and 19 prints by artist South African artist Kent Cottrell. Also included are some ephemera related to the various steamships used to travel to their destination, such as cruise ship passenger lists and dinner menus.
BCL0902 John H. and Vivian D. Hewitt collection, 1942-2004
The collection includes correspondence, articles, clippings, brochures, maps, photographs and exhibit catalogs. The collection also contains fourteen pieces of artwork by prominent Haitian artists.
BCL0206 Irene Riley Hart Collection, 1978-2002
The Irene Hart Collection consist of awards, a scrapbook, photograph and newspaper articles.
BC2002 Kitty Oliver oral histories, 2000-2007
The collection contains audio and visual recordings of participants from the Race and Change Project which is an ongoing research study of race and ethnic relations, geographical history, and social change through the collection of oral histories of Whites, African Americans, and immigrants of various Hispanic/Latino, Caribbean and Asian backgrounds.  Research sites have included the South Florida cities of Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton; North Fork and Liberia, historically-significant Black communities; towns along Florida's landmark Lake Okeechobee; Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale; and Ghana, West Africa where women who have experienced America's racial climate shared their stories.
BCL0500 Margaret and Cato Roach papers, 1949-1997
The collection documents the achievements of Margaret and Cato Roach, two pioneering educators and community activists from Fort Lauderdale; through local newspapers clippings, correspondence to and from notable Floridians, awards, proclamations, certificates and ephemera.
BCL0412 Samuel F. Morrison papers, 1948-2011
Papers include correspondence, news clippings, business files, magazines, awards, certificates, marketing brochures, program flyers, artwork, posters, audiovisuals, and photographs.
BCL1006 Niara Sudarkasa papers, 1934-2006

Paper collection is comprised of correspondence, scholarly writings, publications, audio visuals, plaques, and business files from Fort Lauderdale native and anthropologist, Dr. Niara Sudarkasa. The collection highlights Sudarkasa's professional achievements including becoming the first woman president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

The collection also features unique materials on the Black Power Movement.

BCL0707 Ethel Mizell Pappy family papers, 1941-2005

The collection contains clippings, photographs, correspondence, awards, and other miscellaneous papers ranging from 1941 to 2005.  The majority of the collection focuses on Dr. Von D. Mizell highlighting his medical education and activities as a community activist.

Of special note are business documents and photographs relating to Provident Hospital, letters written by Dr. Charles R. Drew to Dr. Mizell, and other documents relating to Dr. Mizell’s lawsuit against North Broward Hospital District in 1970.  Several plaques and awards given to Ethel Mizell Pappy for her years of dedication as a school teacher are also included in the collection.

BCL0106 Esther Rolle collection, 1962-1999
The Esther Rolle collection consists of news clippings and articles about her success as an actress. The collection also includes photographs and a painting of Esther Rolle. There are photographs of her with her family and friends in the collection. The collection also contains awards she has won, such as the NAACP Eighth Image Award (statuette) for Best Actress In A Series (1974), 20th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1987 Hall of Fame Award (statuette), NAACP Image Award (statuette) 1973 Best T.V. Actress Series, and Esther Rolle’s 1978-1979 Television Academy Award (statuette) for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special – Summer of My German Soldier, October 30, 1978 – NBC. The 1998 NASDA Lifetime Achievement Award (plaque) and other awards are in the Esther Rolle collection, as well as video cassettes.
BCL122016 Vintage Ebony Magazine Collection, 1945-1979
Issues from 1945 to 1979. This is not a complete series and some are duplicates.
BCL0903 Dorothy Porter Wesley collection, 1852-1995
This collection contains printed materials, correspondence, writings and photographs primarily focusing on African American history and culture; a small portion of the collection focuses on Afro-Brazilian and Brazilian culture.  A substantial part of the collection is made up of photocopies or reproductions of title pages, correspondence, handwritten notes and other ephemeral materials.  Within the collection, the pamphlet files contain the largest number of original prints.

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