A yearbook for the Hampton Institute. The yearbook consists of black print on paper. The cover is pinkish brown with visible blue fibers. There are no photographs of the listed students. The interior contains forty-six pages.
A reference book with the names and professions of graduates of The Hampton Institute. The book consists of black print on yellowed paper. The binding is yellow, and handwritten text along the spine says: [HAMPTON CLASSES 1871 1898.] The interior contains two hundred and forty-six pages. The interior of the back cover has several numbers written by hand, ink on the page.
A black and white photograph of customers at Johnson’s Grocery Store in Hampton, Virginia. The customers stand in front of the counter while a man works at the cashier. The store is filled signage advertising the price of goods.
An archival pigment portrait print of Katherine Johnson, seated with her hands on her hips. Johnson wears a black suit, red top, and a patterned black and gold scarf. Accessories include glasses, earrings, and a beaded necklace. In the background is a beach and the ocean under an overcast sky. There are no inscriptions on the front or back.
Brick from Virginia-Cleveland Hall, Hampton University, 1874
Hampton University is one of the first historically black universities. Located in Hampton, Virginia, it was founded in 1868 as the Hampton Agricultural and Industrial School by the American Missionary Association. By 1874, the college was successful enough to build Virginia-Cleveland Hall, an impressive structure that housed classrooms, a chapel, administration offices, and dormitories. Students help fund the Hall through ticket sales from the student choral group, the Hampton Singers.
Source: Nancy Bercaw, Curator, Slavery and Freedom
A brick from Virginia-Cleveland Hall at Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute. The brick is rectangular in shape and is tan in color with darker grey areas throughout. The brick is cracked in several places and is pitted.
The pencil is made of a light tan colored wood. The body of the pencil is yellow with black text. It reads [THE HAMPTONS G.C. - HAMPTON, VA.]. The yellow paint is slightly scratched in several areas. The tip of the pencil broke off and there is a small hole at the top of the pencil.