Antoinette Harrell Collection

Box 1



1. Photographs – Fluker, LA (151 items)

2. The Untold Story – Slavery in the Twentieth Century (6 items)

3. Antoinette Harrell African Ancestry DNA Files (44 items)

4. Richardson Family Files (23 items)

5. Vining, Williams, Richardson, and Butler Family Reunion, 2010 (7 items)

6. Vining Family (5 items)

7. William Family History (3 items)

8. Harrell, Gordon, Richardson, Jackson, and Temple Family Reunion Sign-in-Book, December
1992 (1 item)

9. Gordon Family Files (20 items)

10. Wall Family Files (29 items)

11. Lawson Family History (2 items)

12. The Temple Family (40 items)

13. Church of God in Christ (6 items)

14. Antoinette Harrell Letters (33 items in a blue binder)

15. Original Letters of Antoinette Harrell (21 items)

16. Cards – Personal, Antoinette Harrell (25 items)

17. Children’s Genealogy (35 items)

18. Mrs. Fochia Varnado Wilson (15 items)

19. Antoinette Harrell – Community Organizer, New Orleans, LA (60 items)

20. Thomas Tucker (13 items)

21. African American Genealogy Materials (41 items)

22. Obituaries of African Americans (16 items)

23. Obituaries II (4 items)

24. Newspaper Articles – Local People (2 items)

25. Choctaw Indians of Amite, LA (19 items)

26. Westside High School (2 items)

27. Big Zion Elementary School (2 items)

28. People Magazine – Roots Revealed 2004 (1 item)

29. Harrell Family of Tangipahoa Parish (63 items)

30. African Ancestry of Bernard Temple (12 items)

31. Joseph Lacoste (25 items)

32. Moussa Albaka (Tuareg) – Niger, Africa (4 items)

33. African American People of Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes (35 items)


Box 2


1. Reparation Photographs (25 items)

2. Million Woman March Photographs (21 items)

3. Million Woman March Newspaper Clippings (5 items)

4. Laminated Images (3 items)

5. “Sisters in Progress” Photo Album

6. Million Woman March Scrapbook

7. You Are My Shadow: Gone But Not Forgotten by Antoinette Harrell-Miller

8. The New Baptist Hymnal

9. The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bicentennial Hymnal

10. The African American Methodist Episcopal Zion Church: A Bicentennial Commemorative


Box 3

1. Poor People’s Campaign papers and other meeting agendas (Shelby County Democrats
and Southern Christian Leadership Conference) – 4 items

2. Magazines and Pamphlets: Black Contributors to Science and Energy Technology, Institute of the Black World (2008); Amistad Research Center (Fall 2004); National Voting Rights Museum “Remember: Bloody Sunday and The Voting Rights Struggle;”The Western Journal of Black Studies (Spring 1984- Winter 1984, Winter 1985); 9 items

3. Negro History Bulletin – 1968; 1 item

4. Negro History Bulletin – 1970s; 25 items

5. Negro History Bulletin – 1980s; 16 items

6. Miscellaneous: Pamphlets – The Color Purple, Appreciation of Reverend Willard Vernon at Little Bethel Baptist Church, Third District
Bogue Chitto Baptist Association; membership card in the National Congress of Parents
and Teachers from 1990; Collection of poems written by Antoinette Harrell; 7 items


Box 4

1. African American Obituaries Collection complied by Antoinette Harrell for Tangipahoa,
St. Helena, and Orleans parishes; 96 items

2. Sisters in Progress papers: Articles of Incorporation, copy of pledge to organization,
meeting agendas, 8 4×6 color photos of the Sisters in Progress meetings and events,
News relating to children’s events put on by the New Orleans Recreation Department;
copy of a certificate of merit conferred on Antionette LaCoste (now Harrell)

3. (Blue Binder) African American Cemeteries in St. Helena Parish, Amite, and Roseland

4. (Grey Binder) Obituaries of the Harrell, Vining, Richardson, and Gordon families
in Tangipahoa, St. Helena, and Orleans parishes


Box 5


1. Personal correspondence between Antoinette Harrell and Shelton Harrell, Tyler Harrell,
Sheldon Miller, Shelton Myers, and Fabian Harper; 15 items.

2. Personal correspondence regard the Gathering of Hearts; 6 items

3. Miscellaneous letters: Mrs. R.S. Blossman, Miss M.D. Thompson, Mrs. Dolores Davis;
10 items

4. Photos: Harrell Family Book Dedication: 26 3×5 color photos of the Harrell Family
at the Amite Genealogy Library dedicating the book; 27 items

5. Photos 18 items:

a. 1 3×5 color photo of an unknown man, taken 7/30/2011

b. 1 3×5 color photo of an unknown group, taken 7/30/2011

c. 4 4×6 color photos of Antoinette Harrell from a photo shoot with Kris Davidson,
with card and envelope

d. 1 3×5 color photo of a statue called “The Grinning Darkie” on the grounds of the
LSU Rural Life Museum

e. 1 3×5 color photo of Audrey Harrell Dumones, Bernard Temple, and Dennis Miller
at Palmer’s Health Store in Chicago

f. 1 3×5 color photo of Juanita Harrell Stewart and Isabell Harrell Cook

g. 1 3×5 black and white photo of Clarence Harrell 3/6/1968

h. 1 3×5 color photo of the 1992 Harrell Family Reunion in New Orleans

i. 1 5x 8 copy of a sepia photo of the Harrell men of Tangipahoa Parish, including
Joseph Harrell

j. 1 3 x4 color photo of a Harrell family Reunion, showing Henry Harrell, Dolores
Harrell, Isabell Harrell, and Raymond Harrell, Sr.

k. 1 8×10 photo of Isabell Harrell and her children: Thomas Cook, Antoinette Harrell,
and Michael Cook, Sr.

l. autographed picture given to Antoinette Harrell from Andaiye Alimayu, Sula, and
Ashun Ed

6. Miscellaneous Photos of New Orleans Activists
        a. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Jay Arena with Brown Bag; Fabiola Clark Taylor (lady
in blue); Mike Harrell- Activist
        b. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Activist protest with sign “Disarm Authority Arm
Your Desires”
        c. 1 – 4×6 color photo of One man talking into microphone by podium while
another man and                lady stand by
        d. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Activist gathered at Loyola St.
        e. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Activist sitting at tables
        f. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Activist gathered together at tables
        g. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Protesters in New Orleans, Louisiana 2000
        h. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Man talking in microphone while woman stands by
        i. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Man holding sign “Mom, the cat’s DEAD!”
        j. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Protesters holding signs. One man holding sign “Sapir
is lying No D.C.            meeting”
        k. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Protesters holding signs. One man holding sign “Sapir
is lying No D.C.            meeting.” A lady holding sign “No Cut Off’s”
        l. 1 – 4×6 color photo of lady holding sign “human need NOT corporate greed”
and two other                  men
        m. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Activist standing at Loyola Street corner
        n. 1- 4×6 color photo of man holding sign “human need NOT corporate greed”
with supporters in          background
        o. 1- 4×6 color photo of man standing with arms crossed a little boy with
other people in                        background
        p. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Marty Roland with PAC sign, New Orleans, Louisiana
        q. 1 -4×6 color photo of Entergy Protest, New Orleans, Louisiana
        r. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Entergy Protest, New Orleans, City Hall
        s. 1 – 4×6 color photo of Entergy Protest, City Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana
7. Miscellaneous Photos and Cards
        a. 1 – 4×6 black and white photo of Antoinette Harrell, age 7 years old, Amite,
        b. Postcard to Antoinette Harrell from Kate
        c. Invitation from Kate Simmons
        d. 1- 3×2 black and white photo of Antoinette Harrell
        e. 1 – 10 ½ x 8 black and white photo of Annie Richardson Veniny (illegible),
St. Helena,                          Louisiana
        f. 1 – 9 ½ x 8 photo labeled “Fajoni Lanier 184″
        g. 1 – 9 ½ x 7 ½ photo eight women and one man
         h. 1 – 10 ½ x 7 photo of Antoinette Harrell and granddaughter, Joelle Kennedy
Lacoste, in the              cotton fields in the Mississippi Delta
8. Album with 125 photos of Antoinette Harrell Journey to Niger, West Africa and Antoinette
Harrell in Paris, France 2003


Box 6:


1. Berry, Mary Frances. My Face is Black is True: Callie House and the Struggle for
Ex-Slave Reparations. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. 314 pages.
2. Case, Carroll. The Slaughter: An American Atrocity. FBC Inc, 1988. 300 pages.
3. Flower, Raymond and Michael Wynn Jones. Lloyd’s of London: An Illustrated History.
London: David + Charles, 1974. 192 pages.
4. Freeman, Leon. Unbelievable Experiences of an African American World Traveler.
Leon Freeman, 2007. 238 pages.
5. In Black America. Romero, Patricia W., ed. New York: Books, Inc., 1969. 445 pages.
6. Mandela, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (with
abridgment and connecting notes by Richard W. Kelso.) Austin: Holt, Rinehart, and
Winston, 1995. 507 pages.
7. Mbah, Sam and I.E. Igariway. African Anarchism: The History of a Movement. Tuscan:
See Sharp PRess, 1997. 120 pages.
8. Oakes, James. Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South. New York:
Vintage Books, 1990. 246 pages.
9. Olderr, Mark. The City of Hattiesburg, 1884-2009: Challenges and Growth, Historic
Past, and Brilliant Future. Hattiesburg: M+M Publishing, 2009. 256 pages.
10. The Civitas Anthology of African American Slave Narratives. Andrews, William L.
and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., eds. Washington D.C.: Civitas Counterpoint, 1999. 642
11. Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives. Home Box Office, 2002.
159 pages.
12. Williams, Juan and Quinton Dixie. This Far by Faith: Stories from the African
American Religious Experience. New York: William Morrow, 2003. 326 pages.
13. Williamson, Joel. After Slavery: The Negro in South Carolina During Reconstruction,
1861-1877. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1965. 442 pages.

14.Carson, Clayborne, Ph.D., Primary Consultant. Civil Rights Chronicle: The African-American Struggle for Freedom. Lincolnwood, Illinois: Legacy Publishing, 2003. 448 pages.

15. Willis, Deborah. Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits. Smithsonian Institute, 2007. 183 pages.

16. Brown, Ian. American Dreams, Portraits and Stories of a Country. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2020. 366 pages.

17. Harrell, Antoinette. Images of America: African Americans in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2019. 127 pages.

18. Odom, Ersula Knox. Images of America: African Americans of Tampa. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pages.


Box 7:


1. Reparations: Lawsuits and Related Material

a. Affidavit: United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
June 4, 2003. Regards African American Slave Descendants’ litigations. Civil Action
No. 02cv7764 (CRN). MDL docet no. 1491. Judge Charles R. Norgle, Sr. Four pages. First
page lists affidavit from “C.Doe.” Last three pages lists affidavit for “Cain Wall,
Sr.” (First page duplicates information from “C. Doe” page.) Pertains to mistreatment
of slaves and desire for reparations.

    Notice of filing and affidavit in reparations case:

a: Notice of filing: in regard to African American slave descendants’ litigation.
To “attached service list” From Pius A. Obroha. April 30, 2003. Pertains to affidavit
of Antoinette Harrell-Miller. 1 page. MDL docket no. 1491, all cases, Judge Charles
R. Norgle, Sr.

b. Affidavit: Antoinette Harrell-Miller. April 30, 2003. For use in reparations case.
Pertains to Harrell-Miller’s expertise as a genealogist/researcher, her findings in
relation to slave mistreatment, and her assertions for reparations. 3 pages. 

c. Appeals of Deadria Farmer-Paellman, et al., and Timothy Hurdle, et al. Argued September
27, 2006 and decided December 13, 2006. 2 copies. 17 pages each, 34 pages total.

d. “For Immediate Release.” December 14, 2006. Page detailing “slave descendants fraud
claims against major banks, insurers.” 4 copies.

e. “Slavery reparations federal suit filed.” The Times-Picayune, New Orleans. September 4, 2002. 

f. “Black Mississippians join D.C. reparations rally.” Sun Herald, August 18, 2002. 

g. “Consumer Protection Strategy and Startling Details about Slavery Revealed at Scholars
Meeting on Reparations Lawsuits.” July 3, 2003. 2 pages. Printed article from online
U.S. Newswire. Press Release.

h. “Appeals court keeps hope alive for reparations suit.” Chicago Tribune, online edition. December 13, 2006. Michael Higgins, staff writer. 3 pages. 

i. Email to Antoinette Harrell from Deadria Farmer-Paellman. December 14, 2006. Pertains
to reparations case, links to article, and details information on press release. Deals
with lawsuits against businesses in regard to reparations. 3 pages.

j. Letter to Mrs. Antoinette Harrell-Miller from Marvalyn C. Stevens. July 3, 2003.
Thanks Harrell-Miller for her contribution in the reparations lawsuit/general aid. 


2. Records of African American Veterans During World War I and II In Louisiana 

a. “Records of African American veterans of World War I + II.” St. Helena Parish/Tangipahoa
Parish. Compiled and indexed by Antoinette Harrell-Miller. 2001. 182 pages.


3. Miscellaneous African American Genealogical Documents (Publications and Event Program

a. Program for the Second Annual Kwanza Dinner and Award Ceremony of the African American
Genealogy Connection, Inc. December 6, 2004.

b. Print-out of program for the National Council for Black Studies. Printed March
29, 2005. Program spanned March 24-26, 2005. Contains 30 out of 45 total pages. 

c. Pamphlet for “Knowing Your Family History.” Workshop on African American Genealogical
Research. By Antoinette Harrell-Miller, no date.

d. Pamphlet for “Honoring Excellence: An African American Heritage Celebration.” Sponsored
by the Tangipahoa Parish Library. January 14th-February 25th, 2012.

e. Program for “Healing the Wounds of the Maafa: Reparations.” Gathering held August
8, 2003. Antoinette Harrell-Miller gave a presentation on a genealogical perspective
on reparations. 

f. Proclamation signed by Mayor R.E. Goldsby, M.D., pertaining to October 2007 being
Family History Month. Signed September 17, 2007.

g. Proclamation signed by Mayor Mayson H. Foster claiming “Family…Is Our Most Valuable
Resource.” Proclamation encourages continued genealogical research, preservation,
and education. Signed September 17, 2007. 2 copies.

h. Signed proclamation of Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, September 14, 2007,
deeming October 2007 Family History Month. 

i. Signed proclamation by various council members, February 5, 2004, deeming February
8th-14th, 2004 “Genealogy Awareness Week.” 2 copies. 

j. Letter to Ms. Antoinette Harrell-Miller from Edna Jordan Smith, Genealogist. June
2, 2001. Pertains to workshop held June 9, 2001 titled “Discovering Your African American
Roots” and thanks Harrell-Miller for bringing a research group to Bluebonnet Regional
Branch Library.

k. Letter to Reverend Adam Gordon from Gina Paige, President of African Ancestry,
Inc. December 28, 2005. Pertains to donation to the Noah’s Ark Fund and mentions Harrell-Miller
suggested Paige contact the organization. Letter thanks the Reverent of All Nations
Church of God in Christ for aiding Katrina victims.

l. Email to Antoinette Harrell dated August 8, 2005, and forwarded August 10, 2005,
pertaining to Monica Barthual of the BBC World Service Radio in London interested
in speaking with Harrell-Miller about her company African American Genealogy Connection.

m. Two page email correspondence with Harry Lewis and Antoinette Harrell-Miller. September
9, 2005. Pertains to Harrell-Miller appearing as a guest. 

n. Signed permission slips from various individuals giving Antoinette Harrell-Miller
permission to use names and information in her books You are My Shadow: Gone But Not Forgotten and Voices From My Slave Ancestors. 1999. 13 pages total. 

o. Pamphlet with registration form for the “Kids Genealogy Camp.” Sponsored by the
African American Genealogy Connection, Inc. Camp held June 9-July 3, 2003.

p. Two page printout from World News about the Youth Genealogy Camp held in New Orleans
in 2003.

q. “Students at genealogy camp trace their roots.” CNN Online. Three page printout.
Pertains to camp and importance of genealogical records.

r. Two page media advisory, July 26, 2005. Pertains to press conference regarding
youth genealogical camp.

s. “Summary: Students Attend Genealogy Camp.” From Printed August
8, 2005. Pertains to youth genealogy camp and mentions Antoinette Harrell-Miller. 

t. “Press Conference: Mayor Nagin to Honor Young African-American Genealogy Researchers.”
2 pages. New Orleans Public Library.

u. Letter from Bernard Temple to unnamed recipient. July 26, 2005. 2 pages. Pertains
to attendance at the Youth Genealogy Camp.

v. Press Conference paper announcing the Youth Genealogy Camp’s support of Mary Landrieu’s
Senate Bill 1248.

w. Letter to Mayor Nagin from  Antoinette Harrell-Miller, July 20, 2005, inviting
him to attend a press conference and presentation by attendees of the Youth Genealogy

x. “Records are a link to the past.” Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to the Plaquemines
Parish Courthouse fire and destruction of records. Includes photo of courthouse and
fire trucks. Article by Antoinette Harrell.

y. Program for “Family Christmas Gathering, 1992″

z. Certificate for Antoinette Harrell, recognized as a nominee for the Living Legacy


4. African American Activist Material 

a. Southern Christian Leadership Conference booklet. 49th annual convention, August
3-8, 2007.

b. Program for the Institute of the Black World 21st Century Conference II. November
19-23, 2008.

c. “Make Some Noise.” Handout/fan advertising the exhibit celebrating the student
movement for Civil Rights. Newseum, Washington, D.C. 


5. St. Helena Parish School Records and Information 

a. “Mass School Reunion: Crossroad, St. Helena Parish Training, Helena High, St. Helena
High.” June 30-July 2, 2000. Held in Greensburg, Louisiana. Details statistics and
history from 1934-1988. Looks at unequal pay for black teachers in 1941 and lists
names of graduates from various years between 1934-1952. Photocopy. 13 pages.


6. Letters to Elected Officials/Disaster Relief Documents 

a.  Fax from Erin Mosely, Director of Scheduling for Governor Kathleen Blanco, to
Ms. Harrell-Miller, February 2, 2006. Pertains to Blanco declining invite to speak
the Amite Town Hall Meeting due to a prior commitment. 2 pages.

b. Blank form letter to elected officials pushing for support of S. 659 to eliminate
reckless lawsuits against the firearm industry. Lawmakers sample letter NRA-ILA. Printout
from, January 20, 2006.

c. Flyer for town hall meeting discussing relief from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Held February 6, 2006. All Nations Disaster Center.

d. Flyer with detailed information about Town Hall meeting to be held February 6,
2006. Lists guest speakers.

e. Edited flyer for Town Hall meeting.

f. Photocopy of newspaper article, unknown source, no date. Pertains to tenuous living
situation post Katrina and Rita and includes a map of “location of mobile homes and
travel trailers for evacuees.”

g. Completed coupon from All Nation Disaster Center. January 3, 2005.


7. Library, Church, School, and Outreach Documents 

a. All Nations Ministries: Operation Blessing, New Beginnings. Vol 1, no. 1. January 1, 2006. 6 page newsletter. 

b. “Dedicatory Service to the Missionary Alma Richardson-Gordon. Memorial Library/Media
Center.” Program. Theme: “Continuing the Legacy of a Godly, Noble, Woman of Character
+ Samuel 1:10-11, 27-28, Proverbs 31: 10-31. 

c. To churches from Rm Jackson, Grants January 6, 2006. Discusses Pastors Roundtable
held January 24, 2006.

d. List of African American pastors in Louisiana. January 6, 2006. 2 pages.

e. “The History of Rocky Hill A.M.E Church of Amite, Louisiana.” 1 page photocopy.
Brief description of 1874 origins and list of ministers.

f. “Pilgrim Temple Baptist Church. 88th Year Church Anniversary.” Program for celebration
held June 24, 2012. Includes program of events, brief history of the church, and a
memorial for deceased church members.

g. “Pilgrim Temple Baptist Church. Dedicatory service and 69th Year Church Anniversary.”
Program for June 27, 1993 service/celebration. Includes brief history of church and
congratulation statements from members. Also includes memorial for deceased members. 

h. “China Grove United Methodist Church.” Homecoming. April 25, 2010. Program and
brief history of the church.

i. “Tangipahoa Parish Library, Off the Page.” June-August 2010. 1st edition Vol 1.
Partial newsletter. Includes information on celebration of Women’s History Month in
March, facilitated by Antoinette Harrell.

j. “Tangipahoa Parish Library, Off the Page.” January-March 2013. 1st edition Vol
5. Newsletter contains information on “African American Heritage Celebration: Honoring
Excellence.” Featured article.

k. Photocopies of selected test answers pertaining to African American history/genealogy.
2002. 7 pages.

l. “Women For Change” Sign In Sheet- October 3, 2007

m. Certificate of Appreciation and Thanksgiving for Alice Curtis- November 8,1992

n. “Tangipahoa Parish Library, Off the Page.” January-March 2020. Newsletter. “Explore
Ghana, West Africa with Antoinette Harrell.”  

o. Oak Grove A.M.E. Church Annual Homecoming. Celebrating 150 years. Flyer.

p. Brown’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. 109th Church Anniversary. Flyer. 7/28/2019.

8. Newspaper Articles Pertaining to Antoinette Harrell

a. “Amite native cooks with exotic flair.” The Daily Star, May 24, 2006. Article contains photo of Antoinette Harrell-Miller posing with her
cooking. Pertains to popular dishes of the Tuareg people of Niger and includes a recipe
for Idejui. 

b. “Slavery in the 20th Century presented as part of BHM.” The Lion’s Roar, February 15, 2011. Pertains to Antoinette Harrell’s film The Untold Story: Slavery
in the Twentieth Century.” Includes photo of Harrell. 2 copies. 

9. African American Genealogy Connection Inc. Documents and Miscellaneous Emails Pertaining
to African American History 

a. Calendar of events of the African American Genealogy Connection Inc. for December
2004-December 2005. 2 pages.

b. List of member benefits of the African American Genealogy Connection Inc. 2 pages.

c. Pamphlet/registration for the African American Genealogy Connection Inc. 2 copies.

d. Email from Rocky Boone to Antoinette Harrell. February 3, 2005. 2 pages total.

e. Email from Deadria C. Farmer-Paellman regarding press release: “Black History Month
Supports Young Doctor for Nobel Prize.” February 2, 2006. 2 pages. 2 pages and 2 copies.

10. Succession of Thomas Richardson Documents 

a. Miscellaneous legal documents pertaining to the succession of Thomas Richardson.
21st Judicial District Court. Parish of St. Helena. 1974-1975. 18 pages. 


11. Miscellaneous Newspaper Documents 

a. Amite Tangi Digest, October 3, 2012. Pictures with descriptions from the opening of “Nurturing Our Roots”
Gallery. 2 photos. 

b. Florida Sentinel Bulletin. August 20, 2013. Vol. 68 no 105.

c. The Final Call. December 7, 2013. Vol. 30 no 9. 

d. Newspaper clipping on Edgar Harrell honored Father of the Year, 1958

12. Genealogical Documents 

a. Program for funeral services of Robert C. Gordon.

b. “A Rising Nation: The Male Descendants of the late Joseph Harrell, Sr.” Lists 5
generations. 3 copies.

c. Invitation from Antoinette Harrell-Miller and family for book dedication in memory
of ancestors. July 21, 2000.

d. Newsletter excerpt, “Thomas Harrell descendants.”

e. Landry Harrell, Sr. obituary.

f.  Primus Harrell Descendants meeting flyer

g. Slave inventory, mentions a “Primas.” N.d.

h. Photocopy, Tom Harrell information. U.S. Records of Enslaved People, 1719-1820.

i. Meeting Agenda, Primus Harrell Descendants Genealogy Discussion.



13. Miscellaneous Documents Pertaining to Politics and Society

a. “Senator wants expert to probe utility profit.” Photocopy. The Times-Picayune, no date. Pertains to high gas and electricity costs. 

b. Pamphlet for the Louisiana Democratic Party official ballot. 2008 election. 

c. Pamphlet for the Broadway Production of The Color Purple: The Musical about Love. 

d. Bobbie Cyprian election flyer, Constable Ward 5, Tangipahoa Parish. N.d.

e. Photo of Bobbie Cyprian.

14. Registration List

a. Ward 7- Prec. 8 Alphabetical list: Blackwell – Kreamer

b. Ward 7- Prec. 10 Jaycee Building- Hammond, Alphabetical List: Adams – Yuhasz

c. Ward 7- Prec 8 School House- Ponchatoula, Alphabetical List: Adams – Bingham


Box 8


Gilmore Family History

Birthday Card for James Gilmore (2 Copies)

Charles Gilmore 1940 Census Report

Registration Card of Charlie Gilmore 1942


Southern University 1950

Freshman Activities Week (9/10-14/1950)


Lee-Bennett Family History

The Life – Bennett Family Reunion (5/25-26/1991) *** Bound with Metallic Staples***

Helena Parish, LA. Marriage Index – L Submitted by: Margie Throckmorton (9 pgs)

List of Names of the Lee Brothers & Sisters


Robert Zanders 1

Letters, Receipts, Bills, Magazine Clippings (36 Documents, 3 Pictures)


Robert Zanders 2

50 Documents, 5 Negative Strips, 1 Photo


Robert Zanders 3

20 Documents, 4 Photos


Robert Zanders 4

40 Documnets, 1 Timex Watch Band


Vining Family History (2)

20 Documents, 4 Images


Big Zion

Flyer for “Inspiration Rally Day” (2/28/1972) ***Bound with Metallic Staples***


Black & White Photographs of African American People (Fulker, LA)

39 Photos


The Government Never Solved His Murder 1941 Washington Post

One article from Washington Post about WWII era lynching at Ft. Benning, LA (9/4/1016)                        

Jake & Martha Boykin Family History

6 Documents, 5 Photos


Shirly Cross Temple

Handout for the Election of State Representative 1971


Roosevelt Harrell, Sr.

3 Documents, 9 Photos


Dr. Willard Vernon & Mrs. Alma Harrison Vernon

4 Photos, Bound Program from Vernon Family Reunion 2016


Ben Galmon & Josephine Matthew Galmon Family History

4 Photos, 8 Documents


Walter Wren, Sr. (Businessman Owned His Own Cotton Gin)

An African American Farmer and Businessman Owned His Own Cotton Gin in Amite, LA by Antoinette Harrell


Mandie Jones Wheat (Midwife)

Mandie Jones Wheat a Midwife in Amite, La. by Antoinette Harrell

Diploma from Beauty School


Karran Harper Royal

5 Documents


Bernice Alexander Bennet

2 Photos


Antoinette Harrell Awards

6 Documents


Mrs. Antoinette Harrell

35 Documents, 5 Photos


Box 9


Honorary Service Award Ceremony 2017 (Meah Sims)

Program detailing the Presentation of an Award to Meah Sims


African American People Tangipahoa Photos: Unknown Early 1900s-1950s

27 Photos


West Side High School

14 Photos, 3 Reunion Flyers


M.C. Moore

1 Program from Remembrance Ceremony, 1 Copy of Article entitled Reckoning from The Daily Star


Bellarmine College

Thank You letter from Principal Kristina Luscher to Mrs. Harrell, 1 Copy of Article
entitled Teens learn by serving in north parish by Lauren Langlois of The Daily Star, 7 Photos


Black Cowboys

2 Photos, Black Cowboys of Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parish, Louisiana by Antoinette Harrell


Prince Estella Melson Lee Civil Rights Activist

1 Photo, Lincoln Memorial Program from August 28, 1963, Condolence letter from Muriel
Tillinghast, Program from Memorial Service


Burgher High School 1969

2 Photos


O.W. Dillon School

2 Photos, Local Lore & Legend by Irene Morris, 1 History of O.W. Dillon Memorial School


Rocky Hill Cemetery

Record of Gravestones from Montpelier, St. Helena Parish, LA


Gordon Chapel Church

Record of Gravestones from 10390 Hwy 1045, Amite, LA


Vera Buckhalter Womack

2 Photos, A Life Celebration of Nezzy “Knotrocker” Womack by Antoinette Harrell, Biography of Vera Womack


Hart Family

1 Photo


Niger West Africa

1 Letter From Administration of O.N.G. Cyclo Espoir Niger


Dunn Family History

10 Photos, Dunn Family Reunion Program from Sept. 26, 2015, Dunn Family Reunion Booklet


Kentwood High School & East St. John High School

2 Programs for Graduating Class of 2011



4 Photos, 1 Program for the Inauguration of Gov. John Bel Edwards


Children Volunteers Tangipahoa Parish

6 Photos


Funeral Programs

14 Documents


Funeral Programs Cont.

50 Documents


Misc. Items

10 Documents, 6 Newspapers


Box 10


1. Miscellaneous Programs

7 Documents, 1 Photo


2. Miscellaneous Magazines & Letters

16 Magazines, 1 Letter


3. Attached Inventory

1 List of Donations Representing Boxes 8,9,10 of this collection


Loose Items

Georgetown University Report of The Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation to the President of Georgetown
Summer 2016

Decorations and Citations of African American Veterans of World War I & II (St. Helena
& Tangipahoa Parishes)
by Antoinette Harrell-Miller & Ilona Lyttle

The Slaughter (Investigative Report: Response to the Army Summary of Story and Current Evidence
by Ron Ridenhour

You Are My Shadow (Gone But Not Forgotten) by Antoinette Harrell-Miller


Box 11


Folder 1:

1. Westside Girl Basketball Team class of 1958
2. Malinda Lawson, Choctaw Indian of Amite, Louisiana, daughter Ida Daniels on the
left and her sister to the left
3. Women for Change: Antoinette Harrell and Jo-Ann Lewis Frazier
4. Ms. Leona Morris, Former Educator in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
5. Chauney Lawson James Baker, Master syrup maker in St. Helena Parish
6. James Baker, St. Helena Parish Master Syrup Maker
7. Bull Baker making syrup in St. Helena Parish
8. Black Cowboys in St. Helena Parish
9. J.D. Atkins, African American Farmer in St. Helena Parish
10. Leon Dunn, Sr, logger and farmer in Kentwood, LA.
11. Edwin Wilson, former educator in Tangipahoa Parish School System
12. Ernest Frazier, farmer in Amite, Louisiana
13. Eddie Jackson, III and family
14. Shirley Cross Temple, Former Educator, Tangipahoa Parish School System
15. Attorney George Tucker and Wife
16. Jo-Ann Lewis Frazier and Isabell Harrell Cook
17. Edgar Harrell, Sr.
18. Frank Harrell, Sr.
19. Mae Louise Miller, Norfolk State University
20. Alexander and Melissa Wheat Richardson
21. Charles Holmes, African American Farmer in St. Helena Parish
22. Constable Lemmie Chapman III
23. Juanita Harrell Stewart and Friends.
24. Isabell Harrell Cook, Harrell, Richardson, Gordon, Vining and Temple Family Reunion
25. Cain Wall, Sr, Born in Peonage,
26. Amanda Breland Richardson,
27. Primose Harrell Bennett and granddaughter
28. Allen and his wife Pheby Self Vining.
29. Supt. Alexander Richardson and wife Melissa Wheat Richardson
30. Reggie Sanders, local musician
31. Norman Robinson, Gina Paige, Antoinette Harrell and Hal Clark
32. Johnell Temple, Christmas Party 1992
33. Johnnie Darby, Musician
34. Delores Frazier Topps, former educator
35. Orange Grove Church of God in Christ, Kentwood, La
36. Earl Lee Richardson, Arthur Hickerson and Amite Councilman Jonathan Foster, Sr.

37. Kentwood Elected officials.
38. Rev. Dr. Al Sampson visiting a farm in St. Helena Parish
39. Monteral Harrell Climmons, Educator in Tangipahoa Parish School System
40. Ella Mae Ashe Badon
41. Eugene Edwards, African American Farmer in St. Helena Parish
42. Kentwood Youth; Averi Strickland, Bernard Temple, & Daniel Holmes
43. The Moore Family; Jeanette, Joyce Marie, and Willie Mae Moore Jackson
44. Eddie Jackson, Jr, and wife
45. Carl Galmon and Antoinette Harrell
46. Fochia Varnado Wilson, Former educator in Tangipahoa Parish School System
47. Collis Temple, Sr. and Shirley Cross Temple Family
48. Sharone Frisco Hall and Antoinette Harrell
49. Antoinette Harrell, Mae Louise Wall Miller, Dt. Ron Walters.
50. Bishop Charles Mason
51. Roy Curtis and brother J.C. Curtis
52. Joelle K. Lacoste, Marianna, Florida. Arthur G. Dozier Reform School

Folder 2:

53. Mayor Gordon, Kentwood Police Chief Mike Kazerooni, Former Councilwoman Irma Clines,
and Councilman Gary Callihan.
54. St. James A.M.E. Church in Hammond, LA
55. Antoinette Harrell give award to Carolyn Richardson
56. Herbert Lee and his wife Prince Melson Lee
57. Elder Henry Harrell, Elder Herbert Harrell, Elder Raymond Harrell, Sr., Isabell
Harrell, Elder Roosevelt Harrell, Sr and Deloris Harrell Washington at the funeral
of Bertha Harrell
58. Ms. Billie Sutton
59. Joshua Williams, Former Educator and First African American Councilman
60. Henry Harrell, World War I
61. The Moore Family
62. Annette Brumfield, former educator in Tangipahoa Parish School System
63. Leo Collins, Amite, Louisiana 
64. Antoinette Harrell at Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana.
65. Vera Pitts Wheeler
66. Perry Drive Inn Amite, Louisiana.
67. Arthur Wall, and Akil Gibbons, and award-winning filmmaker, VICE Media reporter-producer.

68. Oliver Jackson, Jr. and wife
69. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Roseland, Louisiana Mayor Wanda McCoy

70. Clarence E. Harrell, military photographs
71. Raymond Harrell, Sr., military photograph
72. Arthur Harrell, Amite, LA
73. Elder Emmitt N. Richardson, Sr. and his son Emmitt Richardson, Jr.
74. Missionary Alma Richardson Gordon
75. Eddie Ponds, Drum Newspaper Owner, and Ernest Frazier, Sr.
76. Bishop Willie K. Gordon, Sr., and Missionary Alma Richardson Gordon
77. Walter Daniels, Tangipahoa Parish Elected Official
78. Trashica Robinson, Mayor of the Village of Tangipahoa
79. Big Zion Church in Roseland, Louisiana
80. Rev. Arthur Tasker, the first African American elected in Ponchatoula, LA in 1873
to serve as Mayor.
81. Rocky Hill A.M.E. in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
82. Harold Smith, former educator and the first African American Mayor elected in
Kentwood, LA.
83. Toney and Mamie Bush
84. Mandie Jones Wheat, Midwife who served St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parish.
85. Mt. Canaan Baptist Church in Arcola.
86. Isaac Vining and family.
87. Raymond Harrell, Sr., and family.
88. Antoinette Harrell grandkids, Chase, Joelle, Carter, and Connor Lacoste
89. Olga Mae Harrell Johnson
90. The Richardson Family: First row left to right: Peter Richardson, Emmitt N. Richardson,

Sr., Helenstine Richardson Williams, Earl Lee Richardson, Sr., Joseph Richardson,
Back Row-left to right: Walter Richardson, Sr., Nathaniel Richardson, Sr., Samuel
Richardson, and Darnell Richardson, Sr
91. Larry Freeman, farmer in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
92. Lemar Marshall, former City Councilman, Hammond, La., and his wife Mia Lake
93. Marshall, a local artist.
94. Mildred Ricard, former educator, Tangipahoa Parish School System
95. Alma Brooks Vining
96. Delores Aaron Zanders
97. Jackson, Temple, Richardson, Harrell, Gordon Family Reunion 1992
98. Antoinette Harrell scanning photographs at the home of Grace Belvins Walker, former
educator, and Glyniss Vernon Gordon
99. Dr. Frank Houston Gordon and wife Shirley Stewart Gordon
100. Bishop Willie K. Gordon and his wife Missionary Alma Richardson Gordon
101. M.C. Moore
102. Mildred Cyprian, St. Helena Parish Clerk of Court and husband
103. Unknown Male Kentwood, LA
104. Unknown Female Kentwood, LA
105. Louella Morris 90th birthday invitation
106. Emma Mead Harrell on Old Harrell Homestead

Folder 3:

107. Oliver Thomas, Mae Louise Wall Miller, Antoinette Harrell
108. Moussa Albaka, Tuareg Silversmith, of Niger, Africa visit Kentwood, LA
109. Kenny Dillon, Local Musician
110. Elder Lionel Sutton, his mother Ms. Billie Sutton, and Ms. Ruth Galmon
111. Carl Galmon and his Aunt Ruth Galmon
112. Ethel Williams Temple
113. Gideon Carter, Sr. former educator, Ponchatoula City Councilman
114. Alexander Harrell, Amite, Louisiana.
115. Johnnie Harrell, Bernard Temple, and Dennis Miller
116. Antoinette Harrell take oath to serve on SILC Board, Councilman Nick Joseph,
grandchildren, Bellarmine College Preparatory School
117. Henry Wheat, African American Farmer, Amite, LA
118. Voting activists photographs (2)
119. Photographs of Antoinette Harrell New Orleans, LA

Folder 4:

Ian Brown Images

American Dream Project: The project begun in 2007. It is a comprehensive and
immersive exploration of the fabric of America. Using a combination of analogue
elements the project combines traditional portraiture with subject’s hand-written

“American Dream.”

120. Dr. Kingsley B. Garrison and Antoinette Harrell, local historian & genealogist

121. Antoinette Harrell holding an old photograph of Tangipahoa Parish Color Training
School in Kentwood.
122. Roy Curtis, Fluker, LA
123. Roy Curtis hands
124. Antoinette Harrell and Roy Curtis, Fluker, LA (2)
125. Antoinette Harrell and Roy Curtis talking, Fluker, LA
126. Mayor Irma T. Gordon, Town of Kentwood. (2)
127. Family in Fluker, LA (2)
128. Eric Brumfield, Kentwood, LA.
129. Pastor Jesse Coleman of Roseland, Louisiana. (2)
130. Glyniss Vernon Gordon
131. Junious Rayfield Buchanan, wife Chante Buchanan, and Antoinette Harrell (2)
132. Antoinette Harrell scanning photographs at Mrs. Grace Belvins Walker home.
133. Unknown Female
134. Unknown Male


Folder 5:

Obituary Collection
1 Theodore Dunn, Jr.
2 Nathaniel Richardson, Sr.
3 S.S. G. James Jenning, Jr.
4 Hilda “Zemora Vining
5 Dorothy Irving Pool
6 Idella Morris Moore
7 Mary “Hilda’ Moore
8 Leola Pitts
9 Josephine Edward
10 Clara Mae Baker Jackson Wilson
11 Sallie Mae Johnson Edwards
12 Louella Johnson Morris
13 Samuel Perry, Sr.
14 Earl Lee Richardson, Sr.
15 Primrose Bennett Harrell
16 Joan Marie Black
17 Ophelia Richardson McGee
18 Lois Francis Johnson Ivey
19 Jamelle Lamar Dyson, Sr.
20 Leon “Nun” James Dyson
21 Eloise Briggs Dyson
22 David Iley Norman
23 Rosa Lee Wilson Mathews
24 Edward Goodloe, Jr.
25 Vera Buckhalter Womack
26 Clara Cecelia Deamer Tatum
27 Larry Charles Freeman

Folder 6:

St James AME
1. Photograph of Alexander C Evans architect
2. Photograph of Deacon Bean & Rev Shelton Myers
3. St James AME minutes
4. National Register Review Committee Meeting Agenda April 6, 2017
5. St James AME Order of Service March 26, 2017

Folder 7:

1. Various photocopied documents and pictures regarding Mr. Charles Daggs (25 pages)

Folder 8:
Tasker AME

1. Order of Service Oct 29, 2017 (2)
2. Newspaper article on Rev Arthur Tasker, Ponchatoula Times

Folder 9:

1. Strawberries & Cream newspaper article on Leona Spears Dec 5, 1984

Folder 10:

1. The Northlake Tribune Vol 1 No. 1
2. Order of Service for Dr Willard Vernon
3. Unlabeled photo copies (6)

Folder 11:

Clarence E. Harrell
1. Various Military documents including discharge papers and qualification records
2. Letter from Mark Peneguy to Dept of Revenue regarding Clarence E Harrell Jr Inheritance
3. Edgar Harrell death certificate
4. Voelker & Jeffers attorney’s office statement of account document Feb 22, 1972
5. Michael Stewart Obituary (2)
6. Obituary for Oscar Butler

7. Minnie Nolan Harrell
8. McDough #35 Class of 1939 (2)
9. Unknown female standing in front of flowers
10. Olga Mae Harrell Johnson
11. Edgar Harrell Sr
12. Unlabeled group photo (2)
13. Michael Stewart Reserve Officer award ceremony
14. Juanita Harrell Stewart, Bernard Temple, Gwendolyn Stewart
15. Photo of child labeled Gwendolyn
16. Edgar Harrell Sr
17. Michael Stewart
18. Juanita Harrell Stewart and children
19. Unlabeled photo of couple
20. Unlabeled photo of gentleman in suit
21. Unlabeled photo of two women
22. Aunt Bertha Harrell
23. Olga Mae Harrell & Isabell Harrell
24. Unlabeled photo of two women in blue
25. Henry Harrell
26. Famous “G”s social and Pleasure club
27. Juanita Harrell School journal with two photographs of graduation
28. Issac Stewart Carpenters Local Union cards (2)
29. Clarence Harrell Colonial Penn Group Policy Card
30. Michael Stewart Social Security Card

Folder 12:

1. Photographs of New Orleans energy protest (6)
2. Citizens for Change Candlelight vigil program
3. Protest Flyer

Folder 13:

50th March on Washington
1. Program
2. Internet article “ We are the dream” Aug 29, 2013
3. Photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his family
4. Photographs of Joelle K Lacoste and Tangipahoa Youth Ambassadors (10)

Folder 14:

1. Hammond City Council Dangerfield Award ceremony program March 14, 2017
2. CSLS Centerpiece Spring 2017
3. Kentwood Council Meeting agenda April 6, 2017
4. Letter from Dr. Samuel C. Hyde, Jr. Addressing Antoinette Harrell’s collection
5. Personal letters to Antoinette Harrell (9)
6. Letter to Antoinette Harrell from governmental affairs committee May 1, 2017
7. Genealogy Seminar schedule for Whitney Plantation July 19, 2016

Folder 15:

1. Research on unnamed slave boy in Peter Hammond cemetery (8 pages)

Folder 16:

1. The Drum newspaper article June 2017 on Local genealogist peonage
2. Group photograph with Antoinette Harrell

Folder 17:

1. Jackson, Gordon, Harrell, Temple, and Richardson family reunion program (3 copies)
2. Family reunion award recognition program
3.Richardson Funeral Home and Insurance agency
4. Photographs of family members (3)

Folder 18:

1. Dillon Memorial High School Reunion program 1993 (3)
2. List of names and notes sent to Antoinette Harrell (14)
3. Memorial Tribute class of 1964 program
4. The Drum newspaper Summer 2018

Folder 19:

1. Newspaper phot of McDonogh 35’s Class of 1939
2. H Katz furniture receipt
3. New Orleans Police department certificates awarded to Officer Michael Stewart (3)
4. Photograph Gwendolyn Stewart
5. Photograph Juanita Stewart
6. Unidentified photos (4)
7. Marching of the first African American family history book into the Amite genealogy

Folder 20:

1. Documents and correspondence with the Advocacy Center (31 pages)

Folder 21:

1. Documents relating to Antoinette Harrell’s 2018 campaign for Kentwood town council
(12 Items)

Folder 22:

1. Various newspaper articles discussing African American History and community activities
from Kentwood Ledger, The Drum, Daily Star, The Advocate, and The Atlanta Journal-
Constitution (36)
a. The Drum Newspaper/Local genealogist’s peonage research uncovers abuse at Fla.
Reform School
b.Advocate Newspaper? Genealogy campers trace their roots
c. Spring Creek Elementary School 4-H Club
d. Kentwood Ledger/White Linen Night
e. The Drum Newspaper/Historic Tangipahoa Parish Training School-Nation’s first vocational
school for Blacks to be auctioned

Folder 23:

1. Various pamphlets, flyers and programs on churches and community events (13)
2. Yellow Folded paper containing photographs of Heads family (17)

Folder 24: 

  1. Certificate of Appreciation award, Gathering Hearts, in honor of Jo’Elle Kennedy Lacoste.
  2. Tangipahoa Parish Library newsletter, “Off the Page,” mentions African American Honorary
    Service Award Recipient, LaDamien Mack II. 2019.
  3. Letter of thanks from Tangipahoa Parish Library director Barry Bradford to Antoinette
    Harrell for a photographic donation. 9/21/2020.
  4. Butler A.M.E. Zion Church Choirs celebrate Black History Month. 2/24/2019.
  5. Honorary Service Award ceremony program. 2/22/2020.
  6. Black History Month program flyer, Stennis Space Center. Featuring Antoinette Harrell.
  7. “Colors of Tangipahoa” project flyer.
  8. Columbia Theater Presents “Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks.” 2020.
  9. “Discover Your Roots: Our Story, Our History” flyer
  10. “Tangi Library Celebrates Black History Month 2019”
  11. Certificate of Appreciation, awarded to Antoinette Harrell for the 2019 Black History
    Month program, Stennis Diversity Council. 2/27/2019.

Folder 25: 

  1. Statement of Recognition, awarded to Antoinette Harrell for support of the Statewide
    Independent Living Council by Governor John Bel Edwards. 10/6/2017.
  2. Statement of Recognition, awarded to Antoinette Harrell for support of the Statewide
    Independent Living Council by Governor John Bel Edwards. 11/7/2019.
  3. Certificate of Appreciation, awarded to Antoinette Harrel from the Louisiana Statewide
    Independent Living Council. N.d.
  4. Letter to “SILC Member” from Office of the Governor. 10/6/2017.
  5. Louisiana SILC members booklet.
  6. LA SILC Policies and Procedures manual. 5/17/2018.
  7. Handwritten note from “Options” to Antoinette Harrell. 2019.
  8. Certificate of Completion, Ethics Training for Public Servants. Louisiana Board of
    Ethics. Antoinette Harrell. 5/20/2017.
  9. Save the Date, SILC Gala 8/10/2019.
  10. SILC Gala program, 8/10/2019.

Folder 26: 

  1. Make Noise Students and the Civil Rights Movement fan. 2013.
  2. Tangipahoa Parish Government Proclamation, recognizing March as Women’s History Month.
    Signed by Parish President Gordon A. Burgess. 3/24/2010.

Loose Items in box:
1. Large image of unknown female.
2. March from Selma too Montgomery
3. The 136th Church Anniversary of the Tasker African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

4. Union Chapel Africa Methodist Episcopal Church 52nd Year Celebration
5. Mortgage Burning Service of gRant Chapel A.M.E. Church – August 1981
6. Moses & Georgann (Sissy) Dyson
7. 87th Annual Black History Luncheon, ASLAH, Washington, D.C. 2013
8. American Legacy Magazine – Spring 2009
9. SCLC Magazine – Winter 2009
10. The Amite High School yearbook 1970
11. 6th Year Anniversary of Admin. Assistant Emmitt Richardson, Sr. and Missionary
Carolyn Richardson Program

12. John Michael Kohler Arts Center, “Things Are What We Encounter.” Featuring Charles

13. Handwritten letter to Antoinette Harrell from Charles Smith.

14. Guest Book, Jazzy Buffalo Wings Grand Opening


Box 12

Folder 1:

  1. 8×10, b & w photograph. Features thirteen African American individuals in a graduation
  2. 8×10, sepia photograph. Back reads “Robert Harrell or Alexander Harrell, Emma Mead
    Harrell property.”
  3. 8×10, b & w photograph, twenty African American men and women in dress clothes, possibly
    in the 1960s. N.d.


Folder 2:

  1. Program titled “Toward a Larger Freedom: 10 Years of Citizen Power Organizing with
    Together Baton Rouge.”
  2. Laminated bookmark, 95th Birthday Reunion, Bishop W.K. Gordon, Sr. August 28, 2004.
  3. Program, “Emmanuel C.O.G.I.C. Celebrates Elder Herbert Harrell and Missionary M.A.
    Harrell’s 14th Year Appreciation. 10/14/2007.
  4. Program, “District #1 North Annual Holy Session, Amite, LA.” June 4-10, 2007.
  5. Bound booklet, “Eleventh Annual State Minister’s and Worker’s Meeting, Eastern Louisiana
    Churches of God in Christ First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.” 3/17-22/1998.
  6. Bound booklet, “Centennial Celebration Church of God in Christ Women’s Day.” 11/9/2007.
  7. Program, “Emmanuel C.O.G.I.C. Celebrates Elder Herbert Harrell and Missionary M.A.
    Harrell’s 12th Year Appreciation.” 10/9/2005.
  8. Full page color photo, “Bishop James T. Gordon, Jurisdictional Bishop.” N.d.
  9. Spiral-bound program, “District No. 1 North Annual Holy Session.” June 4-10, 2007.

Folder 3 – Family Photographs:

  1. Gwendolyn L. Stewart. N.d.
  2. Jasper Harrell, Jr. obituary
  3. Gwendolyn Stewart, New Orleans, May 1963
  4. Gwendolyn Stewart, New Orleans, May 1963
  5. Two young children standing in snow. New Orleans. N.d.
  6. Photos of snowy street, St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. N.d.
  7. Jasper Harrell Jr. and his brother Frank Harrell Sr. N.d.
  8. Juanita Stewart. N.d.
  9. Gwendolyn Stewart. N.d.
  10. Juanita Harrell Stewart. N.d.
  11. John Gray. N.d.
  12. Group photo, five people standing in yard. N.d.
  13. Group photo. L to R: Minnie Nolan Harrell, Roosevelt Harrell, Sr., Juanita Harrell
    Stewart, Gayle Harrell, Bertha Harrell Hooper. August 1973.
  14. Old car and house. N.d.
  15. Clarence Harrell holding a sign reading “C. Harrell Grand Jury 3-6-1968″
  16. Group photo, Harrell Family in Chicago, IL. N.d.
  17. Kim Harrell 6th grade photo, 1984-85.
  18. Group photo, Juanita Stewart & friends. N.d.
  19. Antoinette Harrell. N.d.
  20. Jasper Harrell, Sr., Amite, Louisiana. N.d.
  21. Harrell family photograph. N.d.
  22. Jasper Harrell, Sr. N.d.

Folder 4 – Ian Brown Photography:

  1. Color, 4×6. Dr. Kingsley B. Garrison. N.d.
  2. Black & white, 4×6. Irma T. Gordon, former mayor of Kentwood, LA. N.d.
  3. Color, 4×6. Mr. Coleman, Roseland, LA. N.d.
  4. Color, 4×6. Antoinette Harrell talking to Roy Curtis, Fluker, LA. N.d.
  5. Color, 4×6. Poverty in Fluker, LA. N.d.
  6. Color, 4×6. Roy Curtis, Fluker, LA. N.d.
  7. Black & white, 4×6. Fluker, LA Poverty Tour with Antoinette Harrell. N.d.
  8. Color, 4×6. Eugene Edwards, St. Helena Parish. N.d.
  9. Color, 4×6. Kim Coleman, Coleman Town. N.d.
  10. Color, 4×6. Mayor Irma T. Gordon, Kentwood, LA. N.d.
  11. Black & white, 4×6. Mayor Irma T. Gordon, Kentwood, LA. N.d.
  12. Color, 4×6. Glynis Vernon Gordon. N.d.
  13. Color, 4×6. Young man in red sweatshirt and black sneakers. N.d.
  14. Color, 4×6. Elderly woman in red blazer standing in yard. N.d.
  15. Color, 4×6. Mr. and Mrs. Junious Buchanan. N.d.
  16. Color, 4×6. Chase and Connor LaCoste, American Dream, Ian Brown Photographer. N.d.
  17. Black & white, 4×6. Eric Brumfield and Antoinette Harrell, Kentwood, LA. N.d.
  18. Color, 4×6. Dr. Kingsley Garrison and Antoinette Harrell. N.d.
  19. Black & white, 4×6. Antoinette Harrell interviewing Shan Buchanan at the Learning
    Academy, Amite, LA. N.d.
  20. Color, 4×6. Antoinette Harrell standing in a yard. N.d.
  21. Black & white, 4×6. Antoinette Harrell with Junious and Shan Buchanan. N.d.
  22. Duplicate of #8 & #12. (2 items)

Folder 5 – Miscellaneous photographs:

  1. Miscellaneous black & white photographs of African American men, women, and children.
    Mostly early-mid 20th (12 items)

Folder 6 – Richardson and Gordon Families:

  1. Black & white photograph of a man in hat. Back reads “Uncle Candy Moore, 2nd husband of Rosabelle Richardson Moore.
  2. Black & white, 4×6. Man feeding pig. Back reads “Adam Gordon, Amite, Louisiana. N.d.
  3. Black & white, 3×5. “Alma Mandy.”
  4. Black & white, 4×6. “Alma Mandy Richardson Gordon and son, Frank Gordon.” N.d.
  5. Black & white, 4×6. Nathaniel Richardson Jr., Amite, LA. N.d.
  6. Small card, “In Memory of John Henry Richardson, 1928-2000.”

Folder 7 – Miscellaneous Items:

  1. Name tag, Antoinette Harrell, Kentwood Town Council candidate.
  2. Obituary program, Collis Benton Temple, Sr. 1912-1996.
  3. Thank you card, Mayor Irma Gordon to Antoinette Harrell. (2)
  4. Christmas card, Cashe family.
  5. Invitation to John Michael Kohler Arts Center dinner. N.d.

Folder 8 – Newspaper Clippings:

  1. “Freedom and Farming,” The Drum.
  2. Tangipahoa African Women’s Network. The Daily Star, 10/29/2016.
  3. “Preserving local history through funeral programs.” Richardson Funeral Home. The Daily Star, 3/10/2021.
  4. “NAACP Lauds Chesser.” N.d.
  5. “Civil Rights Trail.” The Daily Star, 4/23/2019.
  6. “Oldest Citizen?” n.d.
  7. “In Search of African Roots,” article on Antoinette Harrell. N.d.
  8. “Author to sign books at Amite Museum,” article on Antoinette Harrel. 4/13/2001.
  9. “Browsing family’s records is part of woman’s life,” article on Antoinette Harrell.
    The Times-Picayune, 7/16/2001.
  10. “A black-owned L.A. bookstore’s incredible surge.” Photocopied from Los Angeles Times. d.

Folder 9 – Community Service Newspapers:

  1. “Bellarmine college students to join Kentwood and VOT for immersion work.” The Kentwood News Ledger, 5/18/2016.
  2. “Aid to the Poor: Activists deliver food, clothes to four north-end communities.”
    The Daily Star, 5/4/2016.
  3. “House votes 55-44 to require seat belts on school buses.” The Daily Star, 5/13/2021.
  4. “People of Tangipahoa, James A. Harrell, Jr.” The Daily Star, 10/29/2016.
  5. “Candidates view community needs.” The Daily Star, 9/3/2019.
  6. “5th Ward Multi-purpose center ribbon cutting. Tangilena Advertiser, 7/2/2014.

Folder 10 – African American Programs:

  1. Grant Chapel AME Church, “The Wind Beneath Our Wings: Recognizing Our Local Historians.”
  2. Handwritten note to Antoinette Harrell inside of “Imani (Faith)” Kwanza program. N.d.
  3. Annual Juneteenth Celebration Program, City of Hammond. N.d.
  4. 60th Birthday Celebration, Sadie Gooden Harrell. 3/11/2020.
  5. Jackson, Gordon, Harrell, Temple, & Richardson Family Reunion. Amite, Louisiana. 8/19/2017.
  6. Celebration of Juanita Harrell-Stewart. 1/1/2005.

Folder 11 – Miscellaneous Community Items:

  1. Autographed photo from State Representative Cynthia Stafford, Florida House of Representatives,
    District 109. (2 items)
  2. Pamphlet, “Sweet Home Folklife Days,” October 16 – 17, 1998.

Folder 12 – Certificates:

  1. Office of the Mayor, City of Yonkers. Antoinette Harrell, 2020 Honoree, Total Faith
    Network. 10/10/2020.
  2. New York State Assembly, Certificate of Merit, Antoinette Harrell, Tribute to the
    People of the Afrikan Diaspora. 10/10/2020.
  3. Office of the County Executive, Westchester County, New York. Antoinette Harrell,
    Certificate of Recognition. 10/10/2020.
  4. Louisiana Governor’s Office Certificate, Antoinette Harrell, 2019. (NOTE: This item
    is rolled)