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Printed ephemera of African American political activism and arts

Call Number: JWJ MSS 36
Scope and Contents
Printed ephemera related to African American political activism and arts primarily in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1913-1990, with the bulk of the material 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
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Printed Ephemera Related to African American Political Activism and Arts collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from William Reese Company on the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts & Letters Fund, 2007.
The collection is arranged into three series according to size to faciliate its storage and handling.
circa 1913-1990
Majority of material found within 1963 - 1976
2.3 Linear Feet ((3 boxes) + 3 broadside folders)
Language of Materials