Collection of Press Photographs of African American Civil Rights Leaders and Politicians
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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Overview and metadata sections
Consists of a collection of forty-eight publicity and wire service press photographs of African American civil rights leaders and politicians issued between the 1960s and the 1980s. These images show Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King (3 images), Dr. Leon H. Sullivan, Maynard Jackson, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Walter Washington, Vernon Jordan, Roy Innes, James Farmer, Sidney Poitier, Floyd McKissick, Thurgood Marshall, Patricia Harris, Roy Wilkins, Coleman Young, Dick Gregory, Dr. Nathan H. Wright, Eldridge Cleaver, Benjamin Hooks, Bobby Seale, Charles Evers (3 images), Whitney Young (3 images), Charles Rangel (2 images), Jesse Jackson (10 images), and Andrew Young (8 images). The majority of the photographs have captions, press sheets, or are otherwise identified. The collector is unknown.
Purchased from Ian Brabner Rare Books in 2022 (AM 2022-116).
This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in April 2022. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in April 2022, incorporating description provided by the dealer.
No materials were removed from the collection during 2022 processing.
- Evers, Charles, 1922-2020
- Harris, Patricia, 1924-1985
- Jackson, Jesse
- King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
- Rangel, Charles
- Young, Andrew, 1932-
- Young, Whitney M. (1921-1971)
- African American civil rights workers -- History -- 20th century -- photographs
- African American politicians -- History -- 20th century -- photographs
- Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- Manuscripts Division
- Finding Aid Author
- Kelly Bolding
- Finding Aid Date
- Processing of this collection was sponsored by the Delafield fund.
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.