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Johns Hopkins University collection of African American history and culture

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0845
The Johns Hopkins University collection of African American history and culture is an artificially assembled collection of printed materials, diaries, photographs, and other items which document African American experiences.

Dates

  • 1800-1978

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

2.66 Cubic Feet (3 legal full-sized boxes, 2 small flat boxes, 1 large flat box)

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection of materials purchased and selected by the curators of Special Collections. Please see the series descriptions for biographical or historical information regarding specific items.

Scope and Contents

The Johns Hopkins University collection of African American history and culture is an artificially assembled collection which spans from the 18th to the 20th century. The collection consists of printed materials including diaries, photographs, broadsides, ephemera, and letters related to African American experiences, both personal and professional. The collection includes materials created during World War II, diaries and family albums, and organizational records. See file descriptions for more information on individual items.

Custodial History

Some of the materials in this collection were originally a part of the Johns Hopkins University Black Americana collection, MS.0672.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection consists of purchases from various antiquarian dealers and booksellers. Please see individual file descriptions for more information.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2015 by Jordon Steele, with additional processing by Annie Tang, Bex Dansereau, and Kristen Diehl from 2016 to 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA