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.
For additional information on the collection and to access the Albert Thompson Personal Papers Collection, please visit: https://library.buffalostate.edu/archives/mfc/thompson