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Guide to the Rushing Family Photograph Collection
MS 216  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rushing family photograph collection
    Dates: circa 1860s – circa 1980s
    Bulk Dates: bulk 1910s-1940s
    Collection number: MS 216
    Collection Size: .5 linear feet (2 boxes + 1 oversized box)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: The Rushing Family Photograph Collection consists of 200 photographs and ephemera. The bulk of the photographs document the lives of African Americans in northern Louisiana in the vicinity of the towns of Arcadia, Bienville, Minden, and Simsboro and Oakland, California. Collection is also significant for photographs of African American soldiers during World War I.
    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 Rushing Family Photograph Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Rushing family photograph collection, MS 216, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Collection donated by anonymous donor.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Kye Ocasio-Pare 7/14/2018

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Rushing Family Photograph Collection consists of 200 photographs and ephemera. The bulk of the photographs document the lives of African Americans in northern Louisiana in the vicinity of the towns of Arcadia, Bienville, Minden, and Simsboro and Oakland, California. Collection is also significant for photographs of African American soldiers during World War I. The collection appears to document the Great Migration of African Americans to California from the American South during World War II. There are also 29 photos that are souvenir images of scenery of Yellowstone National Park and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The collection has no known provenance. The collection is named after the Rushing family as it is the most frequently mentioned name on the back of several photographs. Other surnames that appear frequently in the collection are Gordon, Harris, Isaac, and White.

    Arrangement

    Series I. Photographs Series II. Ephemera

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Yellowstone National Park--History--20th century--Pictorial works.
    World War, 1914-1918--Portraits.
    African Americans--Military service.
    African Americans--Migrations--History--20th century.
    Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (Or. and Wash.)
    African Americans--California--Oakland--History--Pictorial works
    Simsboro (La.)
    Arcadia (La.)