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Black Print Culture collection, 1821-2014

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z0r7

Descriptive Summary

Title: Black Print Culture collection, 1821-2014
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 921
Extent: 26 linear feet (53 boxes) and 7 oversized papers boxes and 37 oversized papers folders (OP), and 2 extra oversized papers folders (XOP)
Abstract:Artificially-created collection of printed material related to African American religion, fraternities and sororities, organizations, education, businees, and arts and entertainment. Materials include yearbooks, programs, handbooks, advertisements, catalogs, and pamphlets.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Purchase, 1997, with subsequent additions.


[after identification of item(s)], Black Print Culture collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Pat Clark, 2002.

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Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

The Black Print Culture collection (1821-2012) includes printed matter pertaining to religion, fraternities and sororities, organizations, education, business and professional matters, and arts and entertainment. The largest part of the collection is comprised of materials relating to the church (1867-2008), including church and conference programs and materials relating to missions report on work, both at home and abroad. There is also a large collection of funeral and memorial service programs and a smaller collection of palm cards, which publicize a variety of religious events, churches, and people, including boy preachers and evangelists.

Present in the collection are yearbooks, programs, handbooks, advertisements, catalogs, pamphlets, and other printed materials relating to various fraternal organizations, clubs, and societies. Also present are yearbooks, flyers, and invitations relating to education and a small group of biographical materials. Business cards, funeral home fans, advertisements, and other promotional material comprise the business and professional materials; and the arts and entertainment materials include books, programs, a small number of poem cards, and graphic art. The majority of the items in this series pertain to musical performances; fewer pertain to poetry readings, festivals, and art shows. Other printed items include various cards, calendars, and other ephemera.

Arrangement Note

Organized into six series: (1) Religious, (2) Organizations, (3) Education, (4) Business and professional, (5) Arts and entertainment, (6) Printed ephemera.

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