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Johns Hopkins University Black Americana collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0672
The Johns Hopkins University Black Americana collection is an artificially assembled collection of materials purchased and selected by the curators of Special Collections. It spans from the 18th to 20th century. The collection includes printed material, diaries, legal documents, photographs, postcards, and other items related to African American experiences, real and caricatured.

Dates

  • 1775-1993

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Extent

3.91 Cubic Feet (5 legal size document boxes, 2 flat boxes (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches), 1 flat oversize box (24.5 x 20.5 x 1.5 inches), 1 flat box (19 x 3 x 14.75))

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 Black Americana collection spans from the 18th to 20th century. It is a collection of printed material, diaries, legal documents, photographs, postcards, and other items related to African American experiences, real and caricatured.

Arrangement

Arranged by accession, which reflects when items were acquired.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2015 by Jordon Steele, with additional processing by Annie Tang in 2016, and by Kristen Diehl and Bex Dansereau in 2017.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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