The African American Museum & Library at Oakland Vertical File Collection consists of programs, flyers, correspondence, posters,
pamphlets, and ephemera collected by the African American Museum & Library at Oakland. The East Bay Negro Historical Society
began vertical files in the late 1960s, collecting ephemera and newspaper clippings about African American history and culture.
The vertical files are arranged alphabetically by subject, organization, or last name, and include correspondence, programs,
flyers, and pamphlets mostly about African American organizations and cultural institutions in the Oakland and the East Bay
during the mid-20th century (1940s-1970s).