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Black Panther Party collection

Identifier: Manuscript Collection No. 998

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains printed material produced by and related to the Black Panther Party from 1965-1998. Materials include fliers and handbills announcing Party activities such as rallies, concerts, and protests, press releases, newsletters, and other printed material regarding the political activities of the Party. Many of the fliers contain detailed information about the arrests and trials of Party leaders including Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Huey P. Newton. A number of fliers and printed material also concern the United Front Against Fascism campaign. Other materials in the collection include conference packets from the Revolutionary People's Constitutional Convention and a hand-lettered poster.


  • 1965-1998

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Historical Note

The Black Panther Party was an African American political and activist organization founded in 1966 in Oakland, California by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton. An outgrowth of the "Black Power" movement, the Black Panther Party focused its efforts on community activism and social community programs. The organization was most active during the 1960s and 1970s.


.5 linear feet (1 box); 2 oversized papers box (OP)


Collection of printed materials relating to and produced by the Black Panther Party including fliers, newsletters, and press releases.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Custodial History

Purchased from dealer, provenance unknown.


Purchased from Bibliomania, 2009, with additions purchased from 2010 to 2015.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Curator of African American Collections, Randall Burkett, as part of the Rose Library's holdings in African American culture and history.


Control level 3


File name: blackpanther998.doc


Processed by Elizabeth Russey, October 2009.

Control level 3

File name: blackpanther998.doc

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Black Panther Party collection, 1965-1998
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
October 24, 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Repository

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States