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New York Amsterdam News and Other Press Photographs
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The New York Amsterdam News and Other Press Photographs collection (1931-1974; undated) contains 66 black-and-white photographs mostly taken in New York for "New York Amsterdam News" and other press; and focuses on daily life of Black and African American communities. Photographers include: Harris Photo, Burley Photo Syndicate, James C. Campbell, Alex Summers, and others. Images depict people at debutante balls, various events, award ceremonies, and gatherings including 30th Precinct Auxiliary Police, Twist contest prize winners, Lincoln hospital nurses, children's talent shows, and others. Also included are headshots, and group photographs of different organizations and of families. Although a majority of the photographs originate in New York City, some are from Philadelphia, Chicago, and Indianapolis. This collection is arranged chronologically.
New York Amsterdam News was founded in 1909 by James H. Anderson. It is one of the oldest African American owned and run newspapers, and is headquartered in Harlem, New York.
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The Gerth Archives and Special Collections is not the copyright holder for these photographs. If a patron wishes to make copies of materials in this collection, it is the responsibility of the researcher to attempt to locate the holder of the copyright to obtain permission for publication. Full responsibility for legal questions relating to the use and publication of manuscripts rests with the researcher.
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