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Suggestions for Negro History Week Programs

By: (Association for the Study of Negro Life and History)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Central State College Association for the Study of Negro Life and History: (1952)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15828

Condition: Near Fine


Very light wear and aging with a couple of unobtrusive and light smudges. It is about near fine. This features the first separate printing of "Ballad of Negro History" by Langston Hughes, after its first appearance in the Negro History Bulletin for February, 1952. The Hughes poem makes up the rear wrap. The poem mentions, as historical icons, Crispus Attucks, Denmark Vesey, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Dunbar and Johnson, W.E.B.DuBois, Countee... View more info

Program of the Semicentennial-- The Golden Jubilee-- of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1915--1965

By: (Atlanta University

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Atlanta University: 1965

Seller ID: 15696

Condition: Near Fine


This program, printed front and reverse on slick paper, is fine except for a small ding on upper right corner. The front features a B&W photograph of Carter Woodson, and an announcement of the Semicentennial Celebration for the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and a small fundraising/donor coupon (at bottom). This celebration took place October 21-23, 1965 at Atlanta University. The reverse has a detailed schedule of events along with a history of the ... View more info

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Paul Bascomb, Alabama Postcard by H. F. Gardner

By: (Bascomb, Paul)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Alabama), H. F. Gardner: ca. 1966

Seller ID: 16228

Condition: Fine


This full color postcard of tenor saxophonist, Paul Bascomb, is about fine with light aging. The card seems to be from a set done by H. F. Gardner of Famous Alabamians. (Some of the cards were of baseball players and other athletes and are highly valued.) This card is of Paul Bascomb of Birmingham who played with the well-known Erskine Hawkins Band. He also played with Count Basie. These cards seem to date from the 1960's. ; Postcard; Color Photographs; 24mo 5" - 6" tal... View more info

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Menu, Cafe Society Presents Purveyor's Night, Jazz, San Francisco

By: (Blackshear, Harold)

Price: $500.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Cafe Society: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16121

Condition: Near Fine


Single fold menu with stiff blue wraps and gilt titles, dated January 29, 1948. Almost no wear. Rare ephemeral piece from a failed attempt to transform one of the first San Francisco Black Jazz "dives" – Blackshear’s Supper Club on Fillmore Street – into an upscale Jazz club Blackshear, a Monterey and San Francisco native, one of the first Black prizefighters to win a heavyweight title – had opened his first Club after the War on the premises of a popular Black ... View more info

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Glimpses of Negro Americans

By: (Church of Christ)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, The Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches of The Department of Reace Relations, Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America: ca. 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15868

Condition: Very Good


Stapled. pale green wraps with black titles and frame. This booklet has very light wear but has a number stamped on the front, top right, a star, top left, over a faded name. It has very light age-toning. Overall, the booklet is solid VG to VG+. This was one of a series of booklets issued by the Church of Christ in the 1930's. While the booklet is not dated, it comes from sometime in the 1930's. Rather uncommon -- WorldCat finds only ten copies in libraries. ; Interracia... View more info

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Glimpses of Negro Americans

By: (Church of Christ)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, The Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches of The Department of Reace Relations, Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America: ca. 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16050

Condition: Very Good


Stapled. pale green wraps with black titles and frame. This booklet has been professionally and almost unnoticeably retipped to the wraps. It has very light age-toning. Overall, the booklet is solid VG to VG+. This was one of a series of booklets issued by the Church of Christ in the 1930's. While the booklet is not dated, it comes from sometime in the 1930's. Rather uncommon -- WorldCat finds only ten copies in libraries. ; Interracial Publications Number Thirty-Two; 8v... View more info

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Twenty-two Years' Work of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute at Hampton, Virginia. : Records of Negro and Indian Graduates and Ex-students with Historical and Personal Sketches and Testimony on Important Race Questions from Within and Without,

By: (Hampton Institute)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Hampton, Normal School Press: 1893

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15824

Condition: Very Good+


Deep brown, textured cloth with decorative bands top and bottom along with gilt titles. This copy has been professionally repaired and cleaned. The hinges have been strengthened and some endpapers repaired and reattached. The book is from the Spelman College Library in Atlanta but has only a few stamps, mostly on endpapers and the ghost of a call number sticker on the spine, not immediately noticeable. The association with Spelman may be a plus. Otherwise, the book has o... View more info

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Everyday Life at Hampton Institute (with One Photograph)

By: (Hampton Institute)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Hampton, Hampton Institute: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16224

Condition: Very Good


Cord-bound, brown wraps with darker brown wraps. This copy has light, general wear with anticipated aging. VG to VG+. First edition.There are illustrations of campus buildings, school activities, and students. The booklet lists statistics from 1907 so it dates from that year or the next. Relatively uncommon. WorldCat locates around thirty copies in libraries. This copy comes with an 8X10 photograph. The image shows Native American students in a shoemaking class. On verso... View more info

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Lena Horne -- Three Publicity Photographs from Lena Horne Cosmetics

By: (Lena Horne)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: (San Francisco), Harry L. Cox Studio of Photography: 1959

Seller ID: 16094

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 3 pages View more info

The Green-Eyed Monster, Coming Attractions Flyer

By: (Norman Film Manufacturing Co.)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Jacksonville, Norman Film Manufacturing Co.: 1919

Seller ID: 15920

Condition: Good


Oblong, (6X9) double-sided, newsprint sheet advertising the coming attraction of the all-black-cast fim, The Green-Eyed Monster. This is not from a newspaper but was publicity material from Norman Studios to the theatres. It has relatively light edge wear with some very small chips but with varying degrees of loss at the corners. The loss does not affect images or text. One side has two panels and was probably intended to have a single fold between them that then opened ... View more info

The Auction of the Black Memorabilia Collection of Edgar and Donna Orchard

By: (Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Timonium, Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16281

Condition: Very Good


Stapled green wraps with B&W image of "Cotton" sheet music. Catalog has some light edge and corner wear along with scuffing or discoloration on surface of wraps. Please see scan. Binding is secure and catalog is square. An insert of the auction prices realized is laid in.. While this catalog is unpaginated, it is over 100 pages with many illustrations. While the prices are dated, the catalog is still an exceptional resource since the Orchard collection was extens... View more info

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Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

By: (Shuttlesworth, Rev. F. L.) Postcard by H. F. Gardner, ca. 1966

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Alabama), H. F. Gardner: ca. 1966

Seller ID: 16227

Condition: Fine


This full color postcard of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth appears as almost new. The card seems to be from a set done by H. F. Gardner of Famous Alabamians. (Some of the cards were of baseball players and other athletes and are highly valused. This card is of Fred Shuttlesworth a Civil Rights leader from near Selma. Shuttlesworth was, with Martin Luther King, Jr. and others, a co-founder of the SCLC and was a prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement. These cards seem to d... View more info

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Carver Movie Brochure - Pinky with Ethel Waters, 1949

By: (Unknown)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alexandria, Carver Movie Theater: 1949

Seller ID: 15656

Condition: Very Good


This is a single-fold, brochure of coming attractions for the Carver Theater in Alexandria, Virginia. The brochure has very light, general wear with even age-toning. On the front and back pages someon has written in pencil. Please see scan. Overall this brochure is in VG to VG+ condition. The brochure came from the collection of an African-American man and seems to have been a part of his collection becaue of the ad for the 1949 movie, Pinky "She Passed For White"... View more info

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Principal's Report to the Trustees, 1916 : Also, Two Photograph of Event on Tuskegee Campus

By: (Willcox, William G., Treasurer of Investment Committee)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Tuskegee, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16223


Originally stapled pamphlet with image of Booker T. Washington and black titles. Staples are missing and spine was long ago taped. Interior pages are loose but still hold together because of tape. See scan. Overall this is VG except for the tape repair. The pamphlet, an annual financial report, has some light edge and corner wear along with a dogear and short tear at top right corner of front cover. Both interior and exterior age toning. This report is from the year afte... View more info

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The Survival of Domination: Inferiorization and Everyday Life

By: Adam, Barry D.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Elsevier: 1978

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15682

ISBN: 044499047X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket have only very light shelf or surface wear. This book is a study of the ways everyday life causes inferiorization or subordination for Jews, African-Americans and Homosexuals. Written in 1978, the book seems to deal with problems that remain in contemporary society. Very attractive copy. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 179 pages View more info

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The American Negro

By: Allen, J. S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, International Pamphlets: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16051


Stapled, deep blue wraps with white titles (rear wraps is white.) Much wear with loss on corners on front along with shot, closed tears and some small scuffs. Two staple holes near mid-spine where pamphlet was possibly staled when front wrap detached. Except for problems with front wrap, this copy would be VG+; as is, it is G+ to VG-. International Pamphlets seems to have been a Marxist-oriented publisher. This pamphlet was No. 18 of a series that the company published ... View more info

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American Travelers' Guide to Negro History

By: American Oil Company

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, American Oil Company: (1965)

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 16099

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial blue wraps with white titles. Some soiling/toning on edges; otherwise, a square and secure copy with very nice interior. An automobile traveler's guide to African-American related sites in most states. Introduction states that this is the third edition. The booklet is not dated so I am guessing that it comes from the mid-1960's with 1965 being the most likely. Of some interest is the fact that important Civil Rights sites in the South are not included... View more info

This Was Harlem, A Cultural Portrait 1900-1950

By: Anderson, Jervis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1982

Edition: 1st Softcover Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15597

Condition: Very Good+


This copy has some light edge, corner and surface wear with light diagonal creasing at front corners and two light reading creases on spine. Book is still square and securely bound, a nuice copy of the first softcover edition. This is solid, interesting history of Harlem in its heyday. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 390 pages View more info

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A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States

By: Aptheker, Herbert (Ed.)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16173

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Brick red cloth with gilt titles on spine. This copy has light, general wear and aging. Signed by Aptheker on the ffep. Thiswas Aptheker's original volume of this work which is a stand alone book that goes from the founding of the country through the 20th century. He would later expand this work into a 7-volume set. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 942 pages; Signed by Aptheker on ffep of volume one. Introduction by W. E. B. DuBois. Aptheker was an important Communist scholar and ac... View more info

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The Case of the Deadly Triangle : A Leonard Robinson Mystery

By: Ayers, Ronald

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House: 1975

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15921

ISBN: 0870674668

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial cover with general light wear and a faint reading crease on spine. Bottom right corner also has a small crease. Pages toned as is often the cae with Holloway House. Book feels unread. This copy is signed with inscription on the title page. Holloway House books are rarely signed. This was the first novel by Ayers who had been a police officer in Detroit. He does not appear to have written any others. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; Signed by Author View more info