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Auburn Avenue Research Library for African American Culture and History prints collection

 Collection
Identifier: aarlprints

Scope and Content Note

The Prints Collection contains images which include engravings, drawings, and a few photographic prints which appeared in magazines. The collection contains both original prints and reprints. If an item is a reprint, this information is noted in the finding aid.

Some of the prints within the collection are part of a set or are grouped together because they appeared in the same publication. One major set is a series of nineteen engravings by Jennifer Moxon. These engravings, which are accompanied by anecdotes, satirize African-Americans. Another series consists of twelve prints, both original and reprint, from various issues Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (1857-1887). The collection also contains a series of prints, both original and reprint, from various issues of Harper's Weekly (1863-1895). Both sets of prints from these serial publications provide images of the African-American experience during the Civil War and Reconstruction. In addition to these three sets, the collection contains other smaller sets and various individual prints.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within Bulk, 1850-1900
  • Bulk, 1850-1900 1686-1988 1850-1900

Restrictions of Access

There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Extent

9.0 Linear feet

Overview

The collection contains both original prints and reproduced images including engravings, drawings, and a few photographic prints which appeared in magazines depicting African American experience during the Civil War and Reconstruction, as well as a series of engravings satirizing African Americans. Of special interest may be specific sets within the collection including the Jenner Moxon set, items published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, and items published in Harper's Weekly.
Title
Inventory of the Auburn Avenue Research Library for African American Culture and History Prints Collection aarlprints aarlprints
Author
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Date
2004 September 15

Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta GA 30303
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