Finding aid created by: PRB
Date: Jun 1998
|5 Feb 2016||2 omitted folders added to inventory (MRC)|
|9 Feb 2016||rehoused, inventory updated (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Washington, Henry A.|
|Title:||Henry A. Washington Papers|
|Quantity:||2.5 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Spanning 1947 to 1986, comprises biographical material, correspondence, and memorabilia of the African-American community leader and physician and his wife, Evelyn T. Washington. The first African-American physician to establish a permanent practice in Syracuse, New York, Dr. Washington has been called one of "Syracuse's black pioneers."|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Henry A. Washington (1906-2001) was an African-American physician and active community leader in Syracuse, New York.
Washington grew up in Tennessee and earned his medical degree from Howard University. The first African-American physician to establish a permanent practice in Syracuse, New York, Dr. Washington has been called one of "Syracuse's black pioneers." ( Syracuse Herald American, 2 Feb 1986) He was a member of numerous medical and civil rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the American Red Cross, the Syracuse Academy of Medicine and the Onondaga County Medical Society.
Over the years Washington was recognized numerous times, receiving awards from the D unbar Center, the local NAACP and Mayor Thomas Young, and in 1991 the Urban League of Onondaga County presented him with the Harriet Tubman award. Morrisville State College's Dr. Henry Washington Award, given annually, is named in his honor.
The Henry A. Washington Papers comprises biographical material, correspondence, and memorabilia of the African American community leader and physician and his wife, Evelyn T. Washington.
Biographical material consists of articles about Dr. Washington and a copy of Mrs. Washington's curriculum vitae.
Correspondence-subject files reflect the variety of civic, social, cultural, and educational organizations in which Dr. and Mrs. Washington have participated. The collection contains incoming and outgoing letters and printed material relating to the Chez-Nous Club, Community Folk Art Gallery, Syracuse Celebrators' Club, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, the Syracuse Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., Syracuse University's Affirmative Action program, and the Urban League of Onondaga County.
Issues of a number of African American newspapers constitute the bulk of Memorabilia. Also included are obituary notices and funeral programs of friends and colleagues of the Washingtons.
Correspondence-subject files are arranged alphabetically by name. Memorabilia is arranged alphabetically by type.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Some printed material from the collection has been retained in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Sound recordings have been sent to the Belfer audio Archive, and a number of published works have been catalogued separately in the Library's rare books collection.
Washington, Henry A.
African American physicians.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- Syracuse.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Henry A. Washington Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Henry A. Washington, 1997 to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and transferred, in part, to the Department of Special Collections, 1998.
|Box 1||Alexander, Lee|
|Box 1||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Box 1||Bishop Forey Foundation|
|Box 1||Black History Month|
|Box 1||Chez-Nous Club (Syracuse, N.Y.) (6 of 7 folders)|
|Box 2||Chez-Nous Club (Syracuse, N.Y.) (1 of 7 folder) s|
|Box 2||Community Folk Art Gallery (Syracuse, N.Y.)|
|Box 2||Crusade for Opportunity in Syracuse and Onondaga County, Inc.|
|Box 2||DuBois, W. E. B.|
|Box 2||Dunbar Association, Inc.|
|Box 2||Dunham, Clarence E.|
|Box 2||Farrakhan, Louis|
|Box 2||Friends of National Urban League Sponsoring Committee (Syracuse, N.Y.)|
|See also Urban League of Onondaga County, Inc..|
|Box 2||Howard University|
|Box 2||Human Rights Commission of Syracuse and Onondaga County|
|Box 2||Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Syracuse and Vicinity|
|Box 2||Modern Community Developers, Inc.|
|Box 2||National Council of Negro Women (N.C.N.W.), Syracuse Section|
|Box 2||National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Syracuse/Onondaga Chapter|
|Box 2||New York State Commission Against Discrimination|
|Box 2||Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.|
|Box 2||Onondaga Community College|
|See Modern Community Developers, Inc..|
|Box 3||Southside Preparatory Association, Inc.|
|Box 3||Syracuse Ballet Theatre, Inc.|
|Box 3||Syracuse Black Leadership Congress|
|Box 3||Syracuse Celebrators Club|
|Box 3||Syracuse City School District|
|Box 3||Syracuse Committee on Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.)|
|Box 3||Syracuse Minority Professional Action Conference, Inc.|
|Box 3||Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts|
|Box 3||Syracuse University|
|Box 3||Thornden Park Association (Syracuse, N.Y.)|
|Box 3||United Community Chest and Council of Onondaga County, Inc.|
|Box 3||Urban League of Onondaga County, Inc. (1 folder of 3)|
|see also Friends of National Urban League Sponsoring Committee.|
|Box 4||Urban League of Onondaga County, Inc. (2 folders of 3)|
|Box 4||Williams, Annamae|
|Box 4||Willie, Charles V.|
|Box 4||Woodruff, Hale|
|Box 4||Wortley, George|
|Box 4||Obituary notices|
|Newspaper issues and reports|
|Box 4||Atlanta Daily World|
|Box 4||The Black Voice|
|Box 5||Heritage Newsmagazine|
|Box 5||Home Town News|
|Box 5||The Impartial Citizen|
|Box 5||In Touch: Central New York's Minority Magazine|
|Box 5||Model Neighborhood Report|
|Box 5||Neighborhood Report|
|Box 5||The Liberated Voice|
|Box 5||Salt: The News Magazine of Metropolitan Syracuse|
|Box 5||The Syracuse Banner|
|Box 5||The Syracuse Gazette|
|Box 5||The Syracuse Sun|
|Box 5||Programs: funeral services for others|
|Box 5||Miscellaneous memorabilia|