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Guide to the Shades of North Oakland Photograph Collection
MS 99  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Shades of North Oakland photograph collection
    Dates: circa 1888-1999
    Collection number: MS 99
    Collector: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Collection Size: .75 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: 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.
    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 Shades of North Oakland Photograph Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Shades of North Oakland photograph collection, MS 99, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Photographs were collected and donated to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland by North Oakland community members at a photograph donation and reproduction clinic conducted at Washington Elementary on July 10-11, 1999.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, Archivist, October 20, 2016.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Shades of North Oakland Photograph Collection consists of photographs, negatives, and project files documenting the neighborhood documentation project. The collection is organized into three series: I. Photographs, II. Negatives III. Shades of North Oakland Project Files. The photograph series includes 273 photographic reproductions and is organized by donor. The photographs document the social, religious, educations, business and political activities of African Americans living in North Oakland mostly from the 1940s-1990s. Most of the photographs are family photos taken by family members and document the everyday life of African Americans in North Oakland. A copy negative was created for each image and also included in the collection. The Shades of North Oakland project files consist of donor information sheets, promotional fliers, program agenda, press release, and a training manual for volunteers.

    Arrangement

    Series I. Photographs Series II. Negatives Series III. Shades of North Oakland project files

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Oakland (Calif.)--Culture.
    Oakland (Calif.)--Social conditions.
    African Americans--California--Oakland--Social conditions--20th century.