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Black press oral history collection

Repository: Howard University. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center

Collection Description (Extant): The MSRC is the repository of the Black Press Archives. Authorized in 1973, the Black Press Archives was a cooperative effort between Howard University and the National Newspaper Publishers Association, whose plan was "to develop an archives at a university where the assembled documentation of the black press could be permanently preserved and made available to scholars, students, and the public." As a result of the joint venture, the Center receives more than 200 newspapers currently, and has in its newspaper archives hundreds of titles on microfilm. A second component of the program to document the history of the black press is the aquisition of the office files, personal papers, photographs, and memorabalia of outstanding journalists, cartoonists, editors, and publishers. Many of the collections documenting the black press in the Manuscript Division were acquired as a result of this venture.

Collection URL: http://www.howard.edu/msrc/blackpressarchives.html External Link

Date(s): 1973

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American journalists
African American newspapers
African American press

Genres:

Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings

 

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