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Claude Barnett Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 009

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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.

Dates

  • ca. 1950-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

41.00 Boxes

Abstract

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.

Arrangement Note

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.

Separated Materials

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.

Processing Information

Lisa B. Williams, June 1982
Title
Guide to the Claude Barnett Research Collection
Author
Lisa B. Williams
Date
01/06/1982
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies Repository

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