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Black Print Culture collection

Identifier: Manuscript Collection No. 921

Scope and Content Note

The Black Print Culture collection (1821-2012) includes printed matter pertaining to religion, fraternities and sororities, organizations, education, business and professional matters, and arts and entertainment. The largest part of the collection is comprised of materials relating to the church (1867-2008), including church and conference programs and materials relating to missions report on work, both at home and abroad. There is also a large collection of funeral and memorial service programs and a smaller collection of palm cards, which publicize a variety of religious events, churches, and people, including boy preachers and evangelists.

Present in the collection are yearbooks, programs, handbooks, advertisements, catalogs, pamphlets, and other printed materials relating to various fraternal organizations, clubs, and societies. Also present are yearbooks, flyers, and invitations relating to education and a small group of biographical materials. Business cards, funeral home fans, advertisements, and other promotional material comprise the business and professional materials; and the arts and entertainment materials include books, programs, a small number of poem cards, and graphic art. The majority of the items in this series pertain to musical performances; fewer pertain to poetry readings, festivals, and art shows. Other printed items include various cards, calendars, and other ephemera.


  • 1821-2014

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.


26 linear feet (53 boxes); 7 oversized papers boxes and 37 oversized papers folders (OP), and 2 extra oversized papers folders (XOP)


Artificially-created collection of printed material related to African American religion, fraternities and sororities, organizations, education, businees, and arts and entertainment. Materials include yearbooks, programs, handbooks, advertisements, catalogs, and pamphlets.

Arrangement Note

Organized into six series: (1) Religious, (2) Organizations, (3) Education, (4) Business and professional, (5) Arts and entertainment, (6) Printed ephemera.


Purchase, 1997, with subsequent additions.


Control level 4


File name: blackprintculture921.doc


Processed by Pat Clark, 2002.

Control level 4

File name: blackprintculture921.doc

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Black Print Culture collection, 1821-2012
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
November 20, 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