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Guide to the Shades of North Oakland Photograph Collection
MS 99  
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Description
Shades of North Oakland was a neighborhood photograph collecting project conducted by the African American Museum & Library at Oakland and the Oakland Public Library in July 1999. The project was an outgrowth of a statewide photograph project, Shades of California, that sought to document the daily lives and the historical, political, and cultural contributions of diverse communities in California.
Background
Shades of North Oakland was a neighborhood photograph collecting project conducted by the African American Museum & Library at Oakland and the Oakland Public Library in July 1999. The project was an outgrowth of a statewide photograph project, Shades of California, that sought to document the daily lives and the historical, political, and cultural contributions of diverse communities in California. Funding for the project was provided by a $10,000 grant from the Library Services and Technology Act of the California State Library’s Shades of California Program, a statewide extension of the Shades of Los Angeles Project at the Los Angeles Public Library. The mission of the Shades of North Oakland Project was to document the activities and history of current and former residents of African descent of the North Oakland neighborhood by copying photographs from family albums and private collections. The photographs were reproduced and donors provided details of the history of each donated photograph and their family’s migration to California. The reproduction prints and negatives were housed in the collection of the archives of the African American Museum & Library at Oakland and the California State Library.
Extent
.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Shades of North Oakland Photograph Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.