African American Studies at Beinecke Library

African American Arts and Political Activism Printed Ephemera Collection

Posted in African American Studies at Yale, Beinecke Collections, Research Resources by beineckepoetry on November 19, 2007

 

The Beinecke Library has acquired a collection of 20th century printed ephemera related to African American political activism and arts. Materials are primarily from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1913-1990, with the bulk of the material dating from from 1963 to 1976. Significant organizations documented in the collection include the Philadelphia chapters of the Black Panther Party and Peace and Freedom Party, as well as local and national electoral campaigns of the Communist Party of the United States of America. Many of the items document speakers and events sponsored by political, art, and social pressure groups. Items include handbills, leaflets, direct mail, posters, and other printed ephemera. (MM)

A detailed description of the collection is available on line: African American Arts & Political Activism Printed Ephemera Collection.

Image: Materials from the African American Arts & Political Activism Printed Ephemera Collection

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