Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library Where Every Month Is Black History Month
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Founded in 1925 as the Negro Literature, History and Prints Division of the 135th Street Branch Library by Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the leading cultural institutions in the world devoted to the preservation of materials focused on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Recognized for its prominence in digital humanities, scholarly research, and vast collection spanning over 10 million items, the Schomburg Center won the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in 2015. Today, the Schomburg serves as a space that encourages lifelong education and exploration with diverse programs that illuminate the richness of black history and culture, and in 2017 it was named a National Historic Landmark. For more information, please visit www.schomburgcenter.org

Via The New York Public Library: Tired of using your wall as your video conference backdrop? Visit NYPL (virtually) for ...
05/08/2020
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Via The New York Public Library: Tired of using your wall as your video conference backdrop? Visit NYPL (virtually) for your next video call. http://on.nypl.org/3aJSS3c #NYPL #SchomburgCenter

#GoodNews: We’re pleased to announce Joy Bivins has been named associate director of Collections and Research Services. ...
05/07/2020

#GoodNews: We’re pleased to announce Joy Bivins has been named associate director of Collections and Research Services. Joy will serve as chief curator leading the charge on collection processing and acquisitions. She begins June 23. http://ow.ly/Pamv30qDOZa #SchomburgCenter

#NursesDay2020: In the early 1900s, #Blacknurses, who were not allowed to treat white patients and faced initial resista...
05/07/2020

#NursesDay2020: In the early 1900s, #Blacknurses, who were not allowed to treat white patients and faced initial resistance from Black patients, put their education to use in the New York City neighborhood. San Juan Hill. Check out this blog post by Rhonda Evans, assistant chief librarian in our Jean Blackwell Huston Research and Reference Division. http://ow.ly/5q4g30qDPGh #SchomburgCenter #NationalNursesDay

Looking for an inspirational poem or a motivational quote? Check out the new blog post by the #SchomburgCenter’s Diana T...
05/06/2020

Looking for an inspirational poem or a motivational quote? Check out the new blog post by the #SchomburgCenter’s Diana Tan for ideas. http://ow.ly/AIVE30qDewZ #Inspiration #Motivational #Motive #Inspire #MayaAngelou #MarvinGaye

In this 1955 photo, poet and author Langston Hughes signed autographs during a program at the Washington Heights branch ...
05/05/2020

In this 1955 photo, poet and author Langston Hughes signed autographs during a program at the Washington Heights branch of The New York Public Library. To see more images from the Regina Andrews Photograph Collection, visit http://ow.ly/9MbX30qDdZC #SchomburgCenter #NYPL

#FYI: It’s a two-part digital event at 7 PM on Tuesday, May 5 and May 12! Don't miss “Setting the Stage: Black Classical...
05/05/2020

#FYI: It’s a two-part digital event at 7 PM on Tuesday, May 5 and May 12! Don't miss “Setting the Stage: Black Classical Debuts at Town Hall” with The Town Hall's archivist Melay Araya and author Anthony Philpott. http://ow.ly/3RHE30qDdJB #SchomburgCenter

#MusicMonday: Soprano Maggie Porter Cole (1853-1942) was one of the original members of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a comp...
05/04/2020

#MusicMonday: Soprano Maggie Porter Cole (1853-1942) was one of the original members of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a company of Black college students and alumni who sang spirituals. The group performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. This 1911 image is from our Jubilee Singers Numbers collection in our Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division. https://on.nypl.org/3bXa1rH #SchomburgCenter

Marion Post Wolcott’s 1939 picture of Palm Beach, Florida is from the Farm Security Administration Collection in our Pho...
05/04/2020

Marion Post Wolcott’s 1939 picture of Palm Beach, Florida is from the Farm Security Administration Collection in our Photographs and Prints Division. http://ow.ly/QzjF30qCEQD #SchomburgCenter

#SundayService: M. Wolfe’s 1934 print “Baptism” is from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) collection in our Art an...
05/03/2020

#SundayService: M. Wolfe’s 1934 print “Baptism” is from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) collection in our Art and Artifacts Division. https://on.nypl.org/3dgo4sF #SchomburgCenter #Goodmorning

05/03/2020

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05/01/2020
Rio Cortez

Rio Cortez, a creative coordinator and manager of our SchomburgShop, shared what Gwendolyn Brooks meant to her and recited her poem “a song in the front yard” at our 2017 event “Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration.” Today is the 70th anniversary of Ms. Brooks making history as the first Black person to win a Pulitzer Prize. https://bit.ly/2SlTHZK #GlobalGwen #PulitzerPrize #Poetry

05/01/2020
Kevin Young

At our 2017 event “Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration,” #SchomburgCenter Director Kevin Young recited her poem “kitchenette building” and shared what her work meant to him. Today is the 70th anniversary of Ms. Brooks making history as the first Black person to win a Pulitzer Prize. It was for her book “Annie Allen.” http://ow.ly/3O5830qC4FS #GlobalGwen

Barbara Burrage’s lithograph “Man on Bench” is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) collection in our Art and...
04/30/2020

Barbara Burrage’s lithograph “Man on Bench” is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) collection in our Art and Artifacts Division. It was created between 1935-1943. http://ow.ly/vIZ230qC7qM #SchomburgCenter

“Girl With Blue Hair” by Blanche Grambs is from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) collection in our Art and Artifa...
04/30/2020

“Girl With Blue Hair” by Blanche Grambs is from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) collection in our Art and Artifacts Division. It was created between 1935-1943. http://ow.ly/WbpS30qC18K #SchomburgCenter

Data collected in the #2020Census will help to determine the success of our community for the next 10 years by helping N...
04/29/2020

Data collected in the #2020Census will help to determine the success of our community for the next 10 years by helping NYC get its fair share of federal funds for programs and resources. #GetCountedNYC and take the Census now. https://www.nypl.org/census #SchomburgCenter #NYPL

On Thursday, April 30 at 1 PM, New York University's Glucksman Ireland House, a center for Irish and Irish American Stud...
04/29/2020

On Thursday, April 30 at 1 PM, New York University's Glucksman Ireland House, a center for Irish and Irish American Studies, will host “Black, Brown, and Green Voices” via Zoom. The talk will cover interactions between African Americans and Irish Americans in the U.S and beyond. RSVP at http://ow.ly/8hax30qB9rF. #SchomburgCenter

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04/28/2020
Census 2020 at NYPL

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With so much at stake, libraries will be the City's key partner in ensuring every New Yorker gets counted.

TONIGHT: Starting at 6:45 PM. #SchomburgCenter
04/28/2020

TONIGHT: Starting at 6:45 PM. #SchomburgCenter

On Thursday, April 30 at 1 PM, New York University's Glucksman Ireland House will host “Black, Brown, and Green Voices” ...
04/28/2020

On Thursday, April 30 at 1 PM, New York University's Glucksman Ireland House will host “Black, Brown, and Green Voices” via Zoom. The talk will cover interactions between African Americans and Irish Americans in the U.S and beyond. RSVP at http://ow.ly/8hax30qB9rF. #SchomburgCenter

#FYI: TOMORROW at 6:45 PM  #SchomburgCenter #FYI
04/27/2020

#FYI: TOMORROW at 6:45 PM #SchomburgCenter #FYI

#MusicMonday: Soprano Camilla Williams made history as the first Black woman to secure a contract with a major U.S. oper...
04/27/2020

#MusicMonday: Soprano Camilla Williams made history as the first Black woman to secure a contract with a major U.S. opera company. She made her debut in 1946 with the New York City Opera. This 1949 image is from the George W. Westerman Papers in our Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division. http://ow.ly/CwRh30qAY6S #SchomburgCenter #Opera #Soprano New York City Opera

This 1882 illustration "Sunday in New Orleans" is from our America Revisited Collection. To see more images, view the di...
04/26/2020

This 1882 illustration "Sunday in New Orleans" is from our America Revisited Collection. To see more images, view the digital collection of our Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division. http://ow.ly/oRo230qAITV #SchomburgCenter

#SundayService: This 1882 illustration "In A Negro Church" is from the America Revisited Collection in our Jean Blackwel...
04/26/2020

#SundayService: This 1882 illustration "In A Negro Church" is from the America Revisited Collection in our Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division. http://ow.ly/1cw730qAJ3F #SchomburgCenter #GoodMorning #BlackChurches #ChurchService

Can we get a round of applause for Reference Librarian A.J. Muhammad? He's in our Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Ref...
04/26/2020

Can we get a round of applause for Reference Librarian A.J. Muhammad? He's in our Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division. On National Library Workers Day (April 21), one of our patrons recognized A.J. for his great work. Check out the message on the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) website. https://ala-apa.org/nlwd/ #SchomburgCenter #Kudos #LibraryWorkersDay #NYPL

RT @nypl: Are you looking for some online resources that will help support distance learning? The resources on this list...
04/25/2020
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RT @nypl: Are you looking for some online resources that will help support distance learning? The resources on this list will help parents, students, and teachers alike. http://on.nypl.org/3bg0ziM

#FYI: CUNY's Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy is holding a #2020Census Town Hall meeting on Monday, Apri...
04/25/2020
Harlem Counts! Census2020 Virtual Town Hall

#FYI: CUNY's Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy is holding a #2020Census Town Hall meeting on Monday, April 27 at 3 PM via Zoom. RSVP, http://ow.ly/H9E130qArsF #SchomburgCenter #NYPLCUNY Grad School of Public Health & Health Po... #Census2020

We will engage our community in discussing the urgency of an accurate count for Harlem and for public health.

Dinner and a movie? Here are some images from our Schomburg Menu and Underworld Motion Picture Stills collections. #Food...
04/24/2020

Dinner and a movie? Here are some images from our Schomburg Menu and Underworld Motion Picture Stills collections. #FoodFriday #SchomburgCenter Sylvia's Restaurant, the Queen of Soulfood

#FoodFriday: Looking for dinner ideas? The #SchomburgCenter’s Troy Belle can help. Check out his latest blog post for cu...
04/24/2020

#FoodFriday: Looking for dinner ideas? The #SchomburgCenter’s Troy Belle can help. Check out his latest blog post for culinary inspiration from the Caribbean. http://ow.ly/2Xp130qA6TR #GoodFood #Eats #NYPL #Cooking

#TBT: Dr. Michelle Commander, curator and associate director of The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transa...
04/24/2020

#TBT: Dr. Michelle Commander, curator and associate director of The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery, opened her first exhibition “Subversion & The Art of Slavery Abolition” in January. http://ow.ly/9L2u30qA1wd #SchomburgCenter

View our digital collection of rare books and other printed material on the Atlantic slave trade. Ruth and Sid Lapidus, ...
04/23/2020

View our digital collection of rare books and other printed material on the Atlantic slave trade. Ruth and Sid Lapidus, founders of the Lapidus Center, donated the original 400 items. Today our collection includes over 700 pieces. http://ow.ly/ErCy30qA1jG #SchomburgCenter

#TBT: In 2019, The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery held its biennial conference #End...
04/23/2020

#TBT: In 2019, The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery held its biennial conference #EnduringSlavery. It brought together scholars, visual artists, and writers to discuss the history of slavery and its afterlives.

Organized by Dr. Michelle Commander, the Center’s curator and associate director, topics of discussion included gender, resistance, speculation, the Civil War, abolition, and more. https://livestream.com/schomburgcenter #SchomburgCenter
#ThrowbackThursday

This 1943 photo by E.F. Joseph features two female workers who are part of the team building the SS George Washington Ca...
04/23/2020

This 1943 photo by E.F. Joseph features two female workers who are part of the team building the SS George Washington Carver at the Kaiser Shipyards in California. The picture is part of the Occupations Collection in our Photographs and Prints Division. http://ow.ly/cjdP30qyURj. #SchomburgCenter #WildcardWednesday

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515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY
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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is generally recognized as one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world. A cultural center as well as a repository, this Harlem-based modern research library also sponsors a wide array of interpretive programs, including exhibitions, scholarly and public forums, and cultural performances. For over 80 years, the Schomburg Center has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life, and promoted the study and interpretation of black history and culture. For more information, please visit www.schomburgcenter.org Exhibition hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 am-6 pm

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Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

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(212) 491-2200

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