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Guide to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland Vertical File Collection
MS 179  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: African American Museum & Library at Oakland Vertical File Collection
    Dates: 1828-2017
    Collection number: MS 179
    Collector: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Collection Size: 61.5 linear feet (82 boxes + 13 oversized boxes)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: 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).
    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 African American Museum & Library at Oakland Vertical File Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    African American Museum & Library at Oakland Vertical File Collection, MS 179, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, 08/21/2015. Updated for additions on August 24, 2016. Updated for additions on September 17, 2016. Updated for additions (Acc. 2016-090) on December 14, 2016.Updated for additions (Acc. #2017-016 and Acc. #2017-017) on April 21, 2017.Updated for additions (Acc. 2016-090) on December 14, 2016. Updated for additions (Acc. #2017-032, #2017-35, #2017-038, #2017-039 and #2017-040) on October 6, 2017. Updated by Sean Heyliger for additions Acc.# 2017-041 and 2017-044 on October 7, 2017. Updated by Sean Heyliger for additions Acc.# 2017-014, 2018-013, 2018-014, 2018-018, 2018-020, 2018-021, 2018-022 and 2018-023 on October 31, 2018. Updated for additions accessions #2018-028, #2018-029 on November 17, 2018.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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, which is followed by a / and a short description of the item. The collection includes 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). The vertical files include church programs and ephemera of numerous African American churches in Oakland and Berkeley, California, and flyers and pamphlets on African American radicalism in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s-1970s.

    Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically by either subject, organization, or last name.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    African Americans--California.
    African Americans--California--Allensworth--History.
    Civil rights--California.
    Oakland (Calif.)--History.
    Oakland (Calif.)--Politics and government.
    Oakland (Calif.)--Race relations.
    Oakland (Calif.)--Social conditions.
    West Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)--History.
    African Americans--Religion--History.