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Archives & Special Collections: Thompson, Albert

The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center

Personal Papers: Thompson, Albert

Albert “Al” Thompson was the first African American to be appointed Superintendent of the Buffalo, New York Public Schools.  This file contains personal papers that were kept by Mr. Thompson and his wife Mrs. Freddie Mae Thompson.  Mrs. Thompson kept a clipping file that spans the period that her husband served as School Superintendent.  Mrs. Sharon Holley arranged for Mrs. Thompson to place the records and 20 photographs on loan to be microfilmed and scanned.  

The records were prepared for microfilming by Mrs. Freddie Mae Fordham and Monroe Fordham. The filming was done by Kelly Allen, Buffalo State College student.  The filming was done in the Buffalo State College Monroe Fordham Regional History Center.  The student was paid from a New York State grant.

Personal Papers (microfilm)

Photographs (CD disc)

Subject Index to the Microfilm

  1. Army – Official Papers
  2. Awards
  3. Birthday Cards
  4. Buffalo Public Schools as a student
  5. Buffalo Public School Report
  6. Buffalo State College Athletic Hall of Fame
  7. Buffalo State College Memorabilia
  8. Burgard Bulletin
  9. Burgard School Reports/Papers (as a student)
  10. Cards (Personal)
  11. Civic Betterment League, Buffalo New York, 1960
  12. Congratulatory Messages (1)
  13. Congratulatory Messages (2)
  14. Congratulatory Messages (3)
  15. Congratulatory Messages (4)
  16. Correspondence Received (personal)
  17. Doctoral Program Outline
  18. High School and College Cross Country & Track Clippings
  19. Newspaper Clippings, 1985-1989 (a scrapbook of clippings)\
  20. Newspaper Clippings, pre-1990
  21. Newspaper Clippings, 1990
  22. Newspaper Clippings, 1991
  23. Newspaper Clippings, 1992
  24. Newspaper Clippings, 1993
  25. Newspaper Clippings, 1994
  26. Newspaper Clippings, 1995
  27. Newspaper Clippings, 1996
  28. Newspaper Clippings, post-1996 & undated
  29. Obituary
  30. Partnerships in Buffalo Public Schools
  31. Personal
  32. Personal Cards
  33. Proclamations and Tributes
  34. Programs (1)
  35. Programs (2)
  36. Reville, Eugene T. – A Tribute
  37. Speeches and Writings
  38. Superintendent’s Messages
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