ADAMS, OSCAR W.
Oscar W. Adams papers
> Birmingham Reporter files

Series 1
Birmingham Reporter files, 1918-1953
Boxes 1-4, OP 1; BV 1

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of records relating to the Birmingham Reporter, founded by Oscar Adams in 1906. The paper focused on events in the black community in Alabama and larger national issues affecting black communities. Both local and national businesses advertised in the newspaper. The series includes advertisement drafts and receipts for advertisement spaces, as well as weekly reports from sales agents from 1919-1926 and subscription requests dating from 1918-1927. The series also includes incoming and outgoing business correspondence dating from 1918 to 1953. The bulk of this correspondence dates from 1919-1923. Financial records consist of receipts and invoices of expenses charged to and by the Reporter.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Box Folder Content
1 1 Advertising, local, 1919-1923
1 2 Advertising, national, no date
1 3 Advertising, national, 1919-1921
1 4 Advertising, national, 1922 January-April
1 5 Advertising, national, 1922 May
1 6 Advertising, national, 1922 June-September
1 7 Advertising, national, 1923
1 8 Christmas edition, 1926
1 9 Christmas edition, 1927-1928
2 1 Correspondence, no date
2 2 Correspondence, 1918-1921
2 3 Correspondence, 1922
2 4 Correspondence, 1923 January-February
2 5 Correspondence, 1923 March
2 6 Correspondence, 1923 April-May
2 7 Correspondence, 1923 June-July
2 8 Correspondence, 1923 August-October
2 9 Correspondence, 1924-1953
2 10 Donor mailing lists, March 1923
3 1 Financial records, Invoices, 1922-1923
3 2 Financial records, Invoices, 1923-1924
OP1 1 Financial records, Commission account of Oscar W. Adams, 1922
3 3 Printed material
3 4 Sales agents directories
3 5 Sales agents monthly efficiency charts
3 6 Sales agents weekly reports, 1924-1925
BV1 Sales agents weekly reports, Ledger, 1927 October-1929
3 7 Sales agents weekly reports, [Requests], no date
3 8 Sales agents weekly reports, 1919-1923
4 1 Sales agents weekly reports, 1924 January-June
4 2 Sales agents weekly reports, 1924 July-September
4 3 Sales agents weekly reports, 1924 October-December
4 4 Sales agents weekly reports, 1925-1926
4 5 Subscriptions, 1918-1923 February
4 6 Subscriptions, 1923 March-June
4 7 Subscriptions, 1923 July-1927
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