Archive of R. E. Patten Family, Printers, Des Moines Iowa : Printed Material

By: (R. E. Patten)

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This is a small archive of material printed by Robert E. Patten and his family. Robert E, Patten moved to Des Moines, Iowa in the 1920's and started a printing business. At least two more generations of the family lived there and became heavily involved in Civil Rights activities. One of Patten's sons, Hobart, changed the his family name to "De Patten," based on the idea that "Patten" was a name given to the family by whites. His son Clive, eventually became a Black Panther in Des Moines and changed his name to Kolangi Lumumba Saadiq. He was active in Des Moines as a journalist for the Des Moines Register and as a politician. The scion of the family, Robert E. lived until 1968 and preserved examples of almost everything he printed. In this archive are: 1) Three advertising pieces for Nutri-Vac, a vitamin supplement with a unique slogan "Don't Be a Vitamin 'Guess-A-Poo'"; the original printed envelope for these ads is included. 2) Two folding human mannakins (male and female) that allow viewers to see all int

Title: Archive of R. E. Patten Family, Printers, Des Moines Iowa : Printed Material

Author Name: (R. E. Patten)

Categories: African - American,

Publisher: Des Moines, R. E. Patten: 1939

Binding: Ephemera

Seller ID: 16631

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Civil Rights Iowa Printing