Johns Hopkins University collection of African American political activism
Scope and Contents
This artificially assembed collection consists of materials which relate to African American political activism in the United States, primarily around the time of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements between the 1950s and 1970s. One item, an issue of Douglass' Monthly, dates from March 1861 and discusses topics such as slavery and African American social power. The collection spans from the mid-19th century to late 20th century and includes broadsides, photographs, and newspaper clippings created by organizations such as the Black Panther Party and activists such as Angela Davis. See item descriptions for additional information regarding specific materials.
- Creation: 1861 - 1972
- Johns Hopkins University (Collector, Organization)
- Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950 (Person)
- Black Panther Party (Organization)
- Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Organization)
- Women's Negro Suffrage Association of Newark (Organization)
- Zeboski, Walt, 1929-2012 (Person)
- Associated Press (Publisher, Organization)
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) (Organization)
- Independent Socialist Club. Berkeley Campus Branch (Organization)
- Revolutionary Youth Movement (1969-) (Organization)
- Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 (Person)
- Congress of Racial Equality (Organization)
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (Organization)
- Coalition for a Black Count (Organization)
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 selected by the curators of Special Collections. See the series, file, and item descriptions for biographical or historical information regarding specific items.
1.39 Cubic Feet (1 legal full-sized box and 2 flat boxes)
Language of Materials
The Johns Hopkins University collection of African American political activism in the United States consists of broadsides, photographs, and newspaper clippings that were primarily created around the time of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements between the 1950s and 1970s.
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 series descriptions for more information.
Accruals 2020-21.ms.0848_001, 2020-21.ms.040, 2020-21.ms.045, 2020-21.ms.106, 2020-21.ms.107, 2021-22.ms.014, 2021-22.ms.030, 2021-22.ms.032, 2021-22.ms.033, 2021-22.ms.070, 2021-22.ms.077
This collection was processed in 2015 by Jordon Steele with additional description by Annie Tang in 2016, Bex Dansereau in 2017, Kristen Diehl from 2019 to 2021, Brooke Shilling in 2022, and Jenelle Clark in 2023.
- Guide to the Johns Hopkins University collection of African American political activism
- Kristen Diehl
- 2019 April
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