Monday, September 30, 2013

Harrell Family Papers Donated to the Amistad Research Center

Harrell donating family files: Photo Credit-Walter C. Black,Sr.

The Amistad Research Center is the nation's oldest, largest and most comprehensive independent archive specializing in the history of African Americans and other Ethnic Minorites. It was in the year of 2001 that I made the decision to donate my family papers to the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, LA.

For the past two weeks I've been very busy preparing additional files to be donated for preservation. I getting stress how tedious that work is. I worked long hours organizing the files and going through every single sheet of paper, pictures and books. I have a long way to go yet

Harrell-Miller, Antoinette Family papers, 2000-2001 | Amistad Research Center



Scope and Contents: Antoinette Harrell-Miller of Amite, Louisiana, is a prolific activist who created a grassroots organization called Citizens for Change. Her papers consist of her book, You are My Shadow Gone But Not Forgotten: TheHarrell Family History with news clippings and family memorabilia that may have been used for her genealogical research and her book. The collection also contains photographs, leaflets, correspondence to local and state officials, and VHS videotapes.

Harrell-Miller, Antoinette Family papers 2004 addendum, 1939-2002 | Amistad Research Center


This addendum to the Harrell-Miller Family papers contains ledgers for the Petty AME Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, funeral books, and school books. The school books include a 1939 McDonogh High School autograph book and a 1976 St. Augustine High School yearbook. The church ledgers contain board and parishioner contact information, as well as financial records. The funeral books are for Isaac Stewart (1923-2002) and Michael Stewart (1958-1991).

Harrell-Miller, Antoinette Family papers 2005 addendum, 1925-2005 | Amistad Research Center


Scope and Contents: This addition to the Antoinette Harrell-Miller Family papers documents members of the Harrell and Stewart families of New Orleans. Prominent names include: Isaac Stewart, Juanita Stewart, Michael Stewart, Clarence Harrell, Minnie Harrell, and Edgar Harrell. Also included is documentation of Antoinette Harrell's activism on topics from affordable energy to reparation lawsuits, her work on African American genealogy, and information on Petty A.M.E. Church.  The collection contains correspondence; military, school, financial, voter registration, and property records; photographs; programs; flyers; news clippings, and other documents.


Harrell-Miller, Antoinette Family papers 2012 addendum, 1910-2011 | Amistad Research Center

This addition to the Antoinette Harrell-Miller Family papers documents members of the Harrell and Stewart families of New Orleans. Prominent names include: Isaac Stewart, Juanita Stewart, Michael Stewart, Clarence Harrell, Minnie Harrell, and Edgar Harrell. Also included is documentation of Antoinette Harrell's activism on topics from affordable energy to reparation lawsuits, her work on African American genealogy, and information on Petty A.M.E. Church and Fluker A.M.E. Church, both in Louisiana.  Of note are materials related to peonage cases in the South from the 1920s-1960s, information regarding Ballground Plantation (Mississippi) and Algodon Plantation (Madison Parish, LA), images of the Lawson family of Amite, Louisiana, and of Choctaw decent, and a 1910 letter regarding fundraising for the World’s Panama Exposition Company in Louisiana
The collection contains correspondence; military, school, financial, voter registration, and property records; photographs; programs; flyers; news clippings, and other documents.


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