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Johns Hopkins University collection of African American history and culture

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0845

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The Johns Hopkins University collection of African American history and culture is an artificially assembled collection which spans from 1800 to 1988. 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 and the Vietnam War, diaries and family albums, and organizational records. See file descriptions for more information on individual items.

Dates

  • Creation: 1800 - 1988

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.

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.

Extent

5.63 Cubic Feet (8 flat boxes, 5 legal full-sized containers)

Language of Materials

Multiple languages

Abstract

The Johns Hopkins University collection of African American history and culture is an artificially assembled collection of printed materials, diaries, photographs, and other items created from 1800 to 1988.

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.

Accruals

Accruals 2016-17.ms.0845_001, 2020-21.ms.045, 2020-21.ms.109, 2023-24.ms.0845_001, 2023-24.ms.0845_003

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2015 by Jordon Steele, with additional processing by Annie Tang, Bex Dansereau, Kristen Diehl, Austyn Wohlers, and Jenelle Clark from 2016 to 2024.

Title
Guide to the Johns Hopkins University collection of African American history and culture
Author
Kristen Diehl
Date
2019 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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