Johns Hopkins University Black Americana collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS 0672

Dates

  • 1775-1993 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3.91 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    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)

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Notes

  • Abstract

    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.

  • Conditions Governing Access

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

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

  • Arrangement

    Arranged by accession, which reflects when items were acquired.

  • 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.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Name of folder or item], [Date], [Box number], [Folder number], [Collection title], [Collection number], Special Collections, The Johns Hopkins University.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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