Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Black Panther Publications and Related Articles
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
The Black Panther Publications and Related Articles Collection (1965-1986, 1991, 1995; undated) contains 3.24 linear feet of material mostly related to the Black Panther Party and its members. Series One contains materials directly written, published, and distributed by the Black Panther Party. It contains insight into their ideology and other important matters at the time. Series Two contains materials directly written by Eldridge Cleaver and Huey P. Newton, two central figures of the Black Panther Party. Also included is an interview of Huey P. Newton. Series Three contains material published by outside sources, but directly related to actions and ideas of the Black Panther Party. Magazines and newspapers in this series are not entirely related to the Black Panthers, but do explicitly mention the Party or its members. Series Four contains material from outside sources and in the majority of the materials, there is no explicit mention of the Black Panther Party or its members. However, it is clear that the material is inspired by the ideology and tactics of the Black Panther Party to push for the rights of several other groups.
The Black Panther Party was founded in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton in Oakland, CA. Originally the Party was founded on the premise of self-defense and monitoring the treatment of black people by police departments in Oakland and neighboring cities. As the Panthers began to implement social programs and engage in political activities their popularity grew nationwide, especially in urban cities with large populations of minority communities. The Black Panthers' tactics had a polarizing effect on outsiders of the organization as they grew to be an increasingly militant group. The Black Panthers eventually ceased operations in 1982.
2 boxes
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
There are no access restrictions on this collection.