Black and African American History

Black and African American History

Black and African American collections from the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Justin Hess papers

    Justin Hess papers

    This project consists of German-language correspondence to Justin Hess (1921-2006), a Jewish German immigrant to Louisville. Justin Hess (1921-2006) was born in Edelfingen, Germany to Bernard Hess (1883-1956) and Meta Adler Hess (1897-1984), a Jewish couple. Due to rising anti-Semitism in...

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      Resurrecting the First American West

      Resurrecting the First American West

      This project has "resurrected" and expanded the Library of Congress American Memory Project, First American West, the Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820 (FAW), which was taken down in 2016. The Filson Historical Society, the University of Chicago, and the Library of Congress contributed material to...

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        Tables in Portland Colored Evening School (Louisville, Ky.) register, 1909-1915

        Tables in Portland Colored Evening School (Louisville, Ky.) register, 1909-1915

        Pages 7-30 of the Register of the Portland Colored Evening School (Portland neighborhood, Louisville, Kentucky) for 1909-1915. Records name, age, place of residence, occupation, enrollment and/or transfer dates, and vaccination. Only a representative sample of blank pages were scanned. Henrietta...

          Women's History

          Women's History

          Collections on and by women held at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky.