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African American Posters from the Elizabeth and James Abajian Collection of Afro-Americana
BANC PIC 1982.034  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Biographical Note
  • Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Related Materials
  • Content Description

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: African American posters from the Elizabeth and James Abajian collection of Afro-Americana
    creator: Abajian, James de T.
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1982.034
    Physical Description: 69 prints in 1 box and 3 oversize folders
    Date (inclusive): approximately 1960-1975, bulk 1967-1970
    Abstract: Posters promoting African American cultural events and political issues, particularly in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The African American posters from the Elizabeth and James Abajian collection of Afro-Americana were given to The Bancroft Library by James de T. Abajian.

    Arrangement

    Items grouped by size and roughly grouped by topical content within each size group (i.e. political posters were grouped together, cultural event promotions were grouped together, etc.) Items 1-54 (size C) are smaller than 20x24 in.; items 55-64 (size D) are between 20x24 and 24x36 in.; items 65-68 (size E) are between 24x36 and 32x40 in.; item 69 (size F) is larger than 32x40 in.

    Biographical Note

    Collector James de Tarr Abajian (1914-1986), bibliographer and historian of African American history, was the chief librarian of the California Historical Society from 1949-1968. He was also director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Special Collection at San Francisco Public Library from 1969-1971.

    Note

    Within this listing, "signed" refers to a printed signature of an artist within the print, not an autograph.
    The listing provided is a brief title list only.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], [African American posters from the Elizabeth and James Abajian collection of Afro-Americana, BANC PIC 1982.034,The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Processing Information

    Items were grouped by size and foldered in the 1980s. In 2016 items were rearranged with like subjects together within each size designation and were assigned item numbers and inventoried.

    Related Materials

    James de T. Abajian papers (BANC MSS 86/213 c)
    James de T. Abajian index files and scrapbooks, 1950-1986 (BANC MSS 86/206 c)
    James de T. Abajian African American bibliography correspondence (BANC MSS 85/137 c)
    James de T. Abajian collection of Black (African-American) ephemera (BANC MSS 82/77 c)
    African Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area: photographs from the Elizabeth and James Abajian collection of Afro-Americana (BANC PIC 1985.079)
    African American greeting cards from the Elizabeth and James Abajian collection of Afro-Americana (BANC PIC 1982.036)
    Portraits of African-Americans from the Elizabeth and James Abajian collection of Afro-Americana (BANC PIC 1982.035)

    Content Description

    Collection of posters promoting African American cultural events and political issues, particularly in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Some Black Panther posters included.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    African Americans--California
    Posters
    Abajian, James de T.
    Black Panther Party