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Guide to the Sellers Family Papers
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The Sellers Family Papers includes photographs, certificates, graduation and funeral programs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings that document the life and activities of members of the Sellers family. The bulk of the papers are family photographs of the Sellers and Johnson families of Oakland, California, Los Angeles, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and are mostly of family members posing at home, on vacation, or portraits between 1890-1930s.
John J. Sellers (1866-1928) was born in 1866 in Charlottesville, Virginia to John L. Sellers, a shoemaker, and Almira Sellers. In 1893, John L. Sellers moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he worked as the head waiter for the Lutherer Catering Company and had three children, Emmett, John Willis, and Tragene Sellers.
2.25 linear feet (2 boxes + 1 oversized box)
Permission to publish from the Sellers Family Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.