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Black history ephemera, 1903-1977.

Author: Jessie Daniel Ames; Laurence Clifton Jones; Lois Mailou Jones; Elizabeth Lawson; University Place Book Shop.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Black history and literature collection
Database:WorldCat
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The collection contains programs and pamphlets for literary, social, and political activities involving African Americans. Organizations represented are Associated Charities, Inc., Washington, D.C. (donation card; public play grounds call for volunteers, 1903; solicitation letter); Pleasant Plains Civic Association constitution and by-laws (Washington, D.C., 1940); National Negro Congress, Official proceedings,
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Named Person: Arnold Adoff; Roland Hayes; Paul Robeson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jessie Daniel Ames; Laurence Clifton Jones; Lois Mailou Jones; Elizabeth Lawson; University Place Book Shop.
OCLC Number: 51797889
Notes: In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. (#XXXX-0600R/VF Lit)
Description: 33 items.
Other Titles: Eastern searchlight.
8 steps to peace in Kamerun.
Jim Crow justice in Korea, the case of Lieutenant Leon Gilbert.
Southern leaders impeach Judge Lynch.

Abstract:

The collection contains programs and pamphlets for literary, social, and political activities involving African Americans. Organizations represented are Associated Charities, Inc., Washington, D.C. (donation card; public play grounds call for volunteers, 1903; solicitation letter); Pleasant Plains Civic Association constitution and by-laws (Washington, D.C., 1940); National Negro Congress, Official proceedings, Chicago, Feb. 14-16, 1936; Grand Avenue Church pamphlet.

Publications include Elizabeth Lawson's 20 years on the chain gang? (New York: International Labor Defense, 1935) concerning Angelo Herndon; Up through difficulties (Braxton, Miss.: Piney Woods Country Life School, 1913), the autobiography of Laurence Clifton Jones; Equality, land and freedom, a program for Negro liberation (New York: League of Struggle for Negro Rights, Nov. 1933); 8 steps to peace in Kamerun (Kumba, Southern Cameroon, [1961]); Southern leaders impeach Judge Lynch (Atlanta, Ga.: Commission on Interracial Cooperation, [1932?]).

Also, Jessie Daniel Ames's Southern women and lynching (Atlanta, Ga.: Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, revised and reprinted Oct. 1936); Jim Crow "justice" in Korea, the case of Lieutenant Leon Gilbert (New York: Trade Union Youth Committee for the Freedom of Lieut. Gilbert, n.d.); brochure for the Conference Planning Committee for United Minorities, Chicago, Feb. 11-12, 1944; Journal of progress, National Negro Industrial Exposition celebrating the progess of the colored race, New York, June 1 to Oct. 31, [1927].

Souvenir program and score card, Masonic Field Day baseball game and Eastern Star Pageant, July 23, 1921, American League Park, Washington, D.C.; U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Convention dates of Negro associations, Bulletin no. 2, Feb. 1938; circular letter: [Grover] Cleveland in favor of mixed schools; quiz on famous black Americans including a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks; two handbills: Speak out against campus spying, April 12, 1977 [University of Pennsylvania], and African drama, comp. lit. 422 [Penn State University].

Roland Hayes (recital programs, Penn State, 1946, and St. Louis, Mo., 1943; publicity brochure, 1943); Paul Robeson (Theatre Guild presents Paul Robeson in Othello, Oct. 19, 1943, handbill and ticket order form; obituary in Bulletin of the Center for Soviet & East European Studies, Spring 1976); University Place Book Shop catalogs (black writing (2), Afro-American poetry); Black literature and arts congress, vol. 1, no. 2 (poems and short stories); interview with Arnold Adoff reprinted from Top of the news, Jan. 1972.

The Eastern searchlight (Laurinburg Normal and Industrial Institute, Laurinburg, N.C.) vol. 16, no. 7, April 1937, concerning teachers' salaries; and a glossy print reproduction of a pen-and-ink drawing by Lois M. Jones, 1975.

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