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Johns Hopkins University

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Johns Hopkins University collection of Black Americana materials

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0844
Abstract

The Johns Hopkins University collection of Black Americana materials spans from approximately 1870 to the 1950s. It is an artificially assembled collection of materials purchased and selected by the curators of Special Collections. The collection primarily consists of postcards, broadsides, and other printed ephemera that depict African American people in ways that are often racist and caricatured.

Dates: approximately 1870-1950s

Keyser family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0082
Abstract

Papers produced and collected by the Keyser family of Baltimore, Maryland. The Keysers accumulated wealth in the 19th and 20th centuries through mercantile businesses, inheritance, and a variety of industries, including the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, copper and iron works, and investments in land and real estate. They used some of this wealth to finance Baltimore’s public and private institutions, including Johns Hopkins University.

Dates: approximately 1784-1985; Majority of material found within 1870s-1950s

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  • Subject: Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name) X

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African Americans 1
African Americans--Collectibles 1
Businessmen 1
Charities 1
Copper industry and trade 1