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Johns Hopkins University collection of African American political activism

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0848

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. The collection spans from the early 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.

Dates

  • 1906 - 1972

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 selected by the curators of Special Collections. Please see the series descriptions for biographical or historical information regarding specific items.

Extent

1.41 Cubic Feet (1 legal full-sized box and 2 flat boxes)

Language of Materials

Multiple languages

Abstract

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.

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 series descriptions for more information.

Processing Information

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, and Brooke Shilling in 2022.

Title
Guide to the Johns Hopkins University collection of African American political activism
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