Claude Barnett Research Collection
Scope and Contents
The Claude Barnett Research Collection consists of news clippings, photographs, and newsletters pertaining to African affairs during the 1950s and 1960s. The collection was assembled by Claude Barnett, director of the Associated Negro Press, a wire organization serving black American newspapers, and the World News Service, which provided similar service to African newspapers from 1960 until 1963.
The first and largest segment of the collection is made up of news clippings from American (including black American), European, and African publications. These are supplemented by a small number of press releases and newsletters. Most of this material is arranged alphabetically by African country; smaller alphabetical files of organizations and of subjects follow.
The second major category of material in the collection is photographs. Primarily publicity photos relating to Ghana, many are identified by attached press captions. Photographs concerning Nigeria and Liberia and miscellaneous photographs are also included.
The collection concludes with a small file of newsletters arranged alphabetically by issuing agency.
- ca. 1950-1970
- Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions. To inquire about access to this collection, please contact the Herskovits Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval.
Language of Materials
Consists of news clippings, photographs, and newsletters pertaining to African affairs during the 1950s and 1960s. The collection was assembled by Claude Barnett, director of the Associated Negro Press, a wire organization serving black American newspapers, and the World News Service, which provided similar service to African newspapers from 1960 until 1963.
The collection is organized in the following series: news clippings, photographs, and newsletters.
Method of Acquisition
The Claude Barnett Research Collection was received from the Chicago Historical Society in January, 1980. Material included here was separated from the Claude Albert Barnett Papers, 1919-1967, held by the Chicago Historical Society.
5 feet of pamphlets, brochures, books and similar printed items were transferred to the Africana Library.
20 feet of news clippings unrelated to African affairs were discarded.
Lisa B. Williams, June 1982
- Guide to the Claude Barnett Research Collection
- Lisa B. Williams
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies Repository
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