Booker T. Brooks papers, 1931-1980

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brooks, Booker T.
Title: Booker T. Brooks papers, 1931-1980
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 848
Extent: 2 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract:Consist primarily of the records of African American Masonic organizations in California collected by Booker T. Brooks.
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.


Purchased from Bolerium Books, 1999.

Custodial History

Purchased from dealer, provenance unknown.


[after identification of item(s)], Booker T. Brooks papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Curator of African American Collections, Randall Burkett, as part of the Rose Library's holdings in African American culture and history.


Unprocessed collection.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Booker T. Brooks was involved in African American Masonic organizations in California.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of records and memorabilia of northern California Masonic organizations from 1931-1980 collected by Booker T. Brooks. The material includes membership lists, financial records, minutes, correspondence and ephemera. There is also a scrapbook of the California Colored Women's Club.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.

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Box Folder Content
1 - Periodicals, correspondence, Pride of San Francisco Mason Lodge materials and membership ledgers
2 - Periodicals, Masonic constitution, ritual booklets