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C. Gerald Fraser papers, circa 1970-2000

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/tjqg1

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fraser, C. Gerald.
Title: C. Gerald Fraser papers, circa 1970-2000
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1436
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 box), 3 oversized papers boxes and 1 oversized papers folder (OP), and 1 extra-oversized papers folder (XOP)
Abstract:Papers of African American journalist, C. Gerald Fraser, including printed material and posters.
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 Marion Phyllis Cunningham, 2017.

Custodial History

The Rose Library purchased the collection from Marion Phyllis Cunningham, C. Gerald Fraser’s partner.


[after identification of item(s)], C. Gerald Fraser papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Curator of African American collections, Pellom McDaniels, III, as part of the Rose Library’s holdings in African American history and culture.


Arranged and described at the collection level by Carrie Hintz, 2019.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Charles Gerald Fraser, Jr. was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1925 to Caribbean immigrants Charles Gerald Fraser and Bernice Fraser (neé Love). He attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he worked as a reporter for the school newspaper and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1949. He then went on to receive a master’s degree at the New School for Social Research (New York, New York).

Fraser began his career as a journalist in 1952 at the Amsterdam News before taking a position with the New York Times in 1967, where he continued to work until 1991 when he took a position at the Earth News.

C. Gerald Fraser died in 2015.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of printed material and posters collected by C. Gerald Fraser. Printed material includes reports, offprints, and other printed material relating to journalism, the environment, and African Americans and the arts. Posters are primarily related to African Americans and the arts and include posters from exhibitions by African American artists.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Printed material
OP1 1 Posters
OP2 1 Posters
OP3 - Posters
OP4 1 Posters