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Guide to the John Edward Brooks Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Edward Brooks papers
    Dates: circa 1924-1988
    Collection number: MS 34
    Creator: Brooks, John Edward.
    Collection Size: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
    Repository: African American Museum and Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: he John Edward Brooks papers includes correspondence, certificates, photographs, printed material, employment records related Brooks military service, employment as a police officer, and disability and equal employment claims.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the John Edward Brooks Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    John Edward Brooks papers, MS 34, African American Museum and Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Processing Information

    Sean Heyliger, 05/10/2013.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The John Edward Brooks papers includes correspondence, certificates, photographs, printed material, employment records related to Brooks' military service, employment as a police officer, and disability and equal employment claims. The papers are arranged into four series: biographical, employment records, printed material, and photographs. The bulk of the papers documents Brooks’ employment history, including his military service at Fort Lewis and in Germany, and also includes his applications for disability and equal employment claims. The biographical material includes a short biographical outline of Brooks’ life, a family history, and report cards, yearbooks, and assorted items related to his attendance at Alameda High School and Contra Costa Community College. Most of the photographs in the collection document Brooks’ friends and family and his time serving in the military at Fort Lewis and in Germany.

    Arrangement

    Series I. Biographical Series II. Employment records Series III. Printed material Series IV. Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Alameda High School (Alameda, Calif.)
    African Americans--Military service--1940-1960.