John D. Baskerville. Papers, 1988-2015

Collection Overview

Title: John D. Baskerville. Papers, 1988-2015

Record Series: 12/06/02/10

Creator: John D. Baskerville

Date: 1988-2015

Extent: 12 linear feet, 8 boxes

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

Access and Use

Accessing the Collection:

There are no restrictions on the use of most of this material. However, a few records containing information about Dr. Baskerville's students do have restricted access, and are not available to researchers. 

Sensitive Materials Statement:

These are clearly marked. Some of the material has been recorded on audiocassettes and floppy disks, which have not been digitized.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the John D. Baskerville Papers, 1988-2015, Archives Record Series 12/06/27, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Biography

Grandparents: Walden A. Baskerville, Sr. (September 15, 1895-June 20, 1973); Lena Coles Baskerville (July 4, 1902-May 26, 1989)

Parents: Lester E. Beaman [stepfather] (June 6, 1915-August 29, 1992); Clarissa Baskerville-Beaman (December 25, 1922-December 28, 2003)

Siblings: Julie Thomas, Evelyn DeKoster, Brian Long, Lester Beaman, Jr. [stepbrother], and Ethel Taylor [stepsister]

Spouse: Hiltje Vierow Baskerville

Children: Marissa Lena Baskerville and Aja Rose Baskerville

John Douglas Baskerville was born April 21, 1962, in Waterloo, Iowa. He graduated from East Waterloo High School in 1980.

On May 26, 1984, he married Hiltje Christine Vierow. The couple had two daughters, Marissa and Aja.

Dr. Baskerville had a lifelong interest in music, as a listener, performer, and teacher. After graduating from high school, he attended Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, where he received an associate's degree in music. He then moved on to Tarkio College in Missouri to pursue a bachelor's degree in secondary education and music education and performance. While at Tarkio he served as assistant director of student services. He was also an assistant in the music department, and taught an introductory music class.

Continuing his education at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, he earned both his Master's degree in African-American World Studies and his Ph.D. in American Studies. He was a graduate instructor and lecturer for the African-American World Studies Program.

In 1993 he became an assistant professor of history at the University of Northern Iowa, and was later promoted to associate professor. At UNI he taught a number of African-American studies classes and seminars, as well as Iowa history, U.S. history, black music history, and music appreciation.

In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Baskerville served as co-host of the radio program "Community Rhythms" for KBBG. He had a special interest in early twentieth-century African-American migration from the South to Iowa and other points north. To help preserve the history of African-Americans in Waterloo, he volunteered his time as a board member of the African-American Museum.

Never straying from his musical roots, Dr. Baskerville also performed as a professional musician for more than thirty years in various bands. Most recently he was the bassist for Checker and the Bluetones of Cedar Falls.

He died on March 3, 2015.

Scope and Content

This collection was donated to the library a few months after Dr. Baskerville’s death.  It arrived in a fairly organized state, with most folders already labeled, but not arranged in chronological order. Dr. Baskerville kept records of his academic life since the late 1980s, when he was studying at the University of Iowa.  Therefore, most of this material is related to his classwork, thesis, and dissertation there, and later, to his teaching at UNI. 

Where possible, we have tried to remain consistent with his labeling.  He used the terms “African-American” and “black” interchangeably, and we have retained those terms as he wrote them.

Rather than filing all his correspondence in the same folder, we have left it in its original context, whether it concerned his employment, studies or teaching.  This means his letters are scattered throughout the collection. Wherever correspondence is included in a folder, we have noted it on the finding guide below.

There was not a wealth of personal material. Much of what could be considered personal also fell within his areas of academic interest, and could as easily have been filed with his student or teaching materials.  One example is a small collection of photographs of African Americans from early twentieth-century Iowa.  It was unclear if these people were ancestors of Dr. Baskerville, or if they were part of the migration of African Americans to Iowa and other parts of the Midwest.  The photographs may have simply been for use in his classes. However, since they were neither labeled as such nor filed with his teaching materials, the decision was made to put them with his personal and biographical material.

Similarly, there was a great deal of research material of a social, political, and cultural nature. These were very likely used in conjunction with his classes and his scholarly writing.  Again, though, they were not labeled that way, nor were they filed with folders Dr. Baskerville had clearly labeled as teaching material. Thus, his research material has been kept separate from his teaching material.

Finally, Dr. Baskerville both attended and taught some classes with the same title.  “History of Black Music” is one example.  He took the class as a student at Iowa and taught it as a professor at UNI. If a date could be determined, the materials were separated and placed in their proper category.  If not, we used our best guess.

The boxes are arranged as shown below, with a more detailed list following.

BOX 1 – 1) Biographical and Personal; 2) Academic work

BOX 2 – Academic Work

BOX 3 – 1) Academic Work; 2) Employment

BOX 4 – 1) Employment; 2) Teaching

BOX 5 – Teaching

BOX 6 – 1) Teaching; 2) Publications and related materials

BOX 7 – Social, political, and cultural interests and research

BOX 8 – Social, political, and cultural interests and research

Inventory

BOX 1 – 1) Biographical and personal; 2) Academic work

Biographical and personal

Folder 1: Authors and their books

Folder 2: Book order materials

Folder 3: Book recommendations

Folder 4: Book review materials – “A Nation within a Nation”

Folder 5: Book reviews

Folder 6: Cassettes

  • “Don’t Give the Name a Bad Place,” music by Scott Joplin
  • Jazz Improvizations

Folder 7: Community Service: African-American Museum

Folder 8: Community Service, Invitation to be board member of House of Pain Athletic Club [with correspondence]

Folder 9: Conferences

Folder 10: Correspondence, thank-you letters

Folder 11: Floppy disks, music

  • “Crap”
  • “More Crap”
  • “Songs” [2 disks]
  • “Songs What Didn’t Take”
  • “Songs What Took”

Folder 12: Grants awarded [with correspondence]

Folder 13: Memorial Book pages from Dr. Baskerville’s funeral

Folders 14-16: Model U.N. material [with correspondence]

Folder 17: Museums and Historical Societies [with correspondence]

Folder 18: Newspaper clippings with African-American interests

Folders 19-22: Note cards on various subjects in alphabetical order, including book titles and reviews, etc.

Folder 23: Note from unknown conference, April 5, 2004

Folder 24: Original arrangements and compositions

Folder 25: Personal and historical

  • Slides of documents and old photographs
  • Photographs of Schuetzen Park Historic Site, Davenport
  • Photograph of a group of African Americans, courtesy the Grout Museum, circa 1916
  • Photograph of Helen J. Johnson, born May 5, 1908, 8x10” (2 copies)
  • Photograph of Helen Johnson’s parents, George Warren and Sarah J. Suter-Warren, 8x10”
  • Certificate of promotion to corporal for Milton Fields, effective September 18, 1918, and signed by Captain Charles Dickson on October 16, 1918
  • List of photographs

Folder 26: Personal and historical

  • Photograph of John Baskerville with bass guitar, 8x10”
  • Photograph of John Baskerville with wife and children, 3x5”
  • Professional photograph of John Baskerville, 8x10”
  • Business cards, obituary, and handwritten note about jazz
  • CDs
    • Donny Brazile Band
    • John B.’s Greatest Hits
    • Checker and the Blue Tones
    • Checker and the Blue Tones, Live Cuts at Overman Park Bandshell

Folder 27: Presentations, speeches, and lectures

Folder 28: Programs, bulletins, and advertising for exhibits, lectures, and presentation [with correspondence]

Folder 29: Resumé​

Academic work

Folders are arranged alphabetically by course title or subject matter. When a date is known for a particular course, it is listed on the folder.  All of this work was done at the University of Iowa.

Folder 1: African-American Literature I, Fall 1988

  • Syllabus
  • Lecture notes
  • Exam notes
  • Exams
  • Paper by Dr. Baskerville: “An Examination of Themes Presented in Charles Chesnutt’s The Colonel’s Dream (2 copies)
  • Class reading assignment: short story “Big Boy Leaves Home,” by Richard Wright

Folder 2: African-American Literature II, Spring 1989

  • Syllabus
  • Study sheets
  • List of textbooks
  • Lecture notes
  • Exams
  • Paper by Dr. Baskerville: “An Examination of Themes and Characters Presented in Kristin Hunter’s The Landlord
  • Class handouts and reading assignments
  • Article by Darwin Turner, “In a Minor Chord”

BOX 2 – Academic work

Folder 1: Class - African-American Studies, Fall 1990

  • Vitae of instructor Darwin Turner
  • Reading list
  • Correspondence
  • Exams
  • Newsletters

Folder 2: Class - African-American Studies, Fall 1991, listening assignment #11 (2 cassettes)

Folder 3: Class - African-American Studies, Fall 1991, textbook, The Black Aesthetic

Folder 4: Textbook - American Popular Music

Folder 5: Class -American Studies, Spring 1991

  • Class packets (2)
  • Class handouts and reading assignments
  • Exam

Folder 6: Textbook - Black Culture & Experience: Images in Children’s Literature

Folder 7: Comprehensive exam for doctorate [with correspondence]

Folders 8-9: Dissertation drafts

Folders 10-12: Dissertation materials

Folders 13-15: Dissertation organization materials

Folder 16: Dissertation, with final corrections – “The Impact of Black Nationalist Ideology and Cultural Revitalization on American Jazz Music of the 1960s and 1970s.”

Folder 17: Doctorate materials

Folder 18: Doctoral studies material [with correspondence]

Folder 19: Class - Elvis Presley as a Cultural Bridge, Spring 1992

  • Class notes
  • Paper by Dr. Baskerville: “The Act of Signifyin(g) in Popular Music: Elvis Presley as a Cultural Bridge”
  • Paper by Peter Nazareth: “Elvis as Anthology”
  • Analysis of Elvis Presley songs
  • Song lyrics: “The Tale of the Signifyin’ Monkey” (as told by Rudy Ray “Dolemite” Moore)
  • CD of Elvis Presley music

Folder 20: Class - Harlem Renaissance, Spring 1989

  • Class notes
  • Untitled paper about African American migration to Harlem
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

BOX 3 – 1) Academic work; 2) Employment

Academic work

Folder 1: Class - History of Black Music, Spring 1989

  • Syllabus
  • Class outline
  • Course packet
  • Class notes
  • Listening assignments
  • Paper: analysis of Jelly Roll Morton’s music
  • Paper: analysis of the song “Hound Dog”
  • Midterm exam

Folder 2: Class - History of Black Music, Fall 1990

  • Course packet
  • Lesson notes

Folder 3: Class - Introduction to African-American History, Fall 1992

  • Syllabus
  • Essay

Folder 4: Class - Introduction to African Religions, 1988, course packet, no semester indicated

Folder 5: Class - Introduction to Research in African-American Culture, Spring 1989

  • Course packet
  • “Jazz in American Culture,” Spring 1989
  • Course packet
  • Journal: The Black Nation, Summer/Fall 1986
  • Class handouts and reading assignments
  • Playlist

Folder 6: Class - Media Industries and Organizations, Fall 1991

  • Syllabus
  • Class notes
  • Exams
  • Reading assignment: “The Day the Music Died,” by John Atkinson

Folder 7: Population and Society, Summer 1990

  • Syllabus
  • Course packet
  • Class notes
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 8: Position paper and related material

Folder 9; Prospectus materials

Folder 10: Prospectus of thesis for partial Ph.D. requirement – “The New Black Music: An Adoption of Black Power/Black Nationalist Ideology of the 1960s” (3 copies, 1 with response from faculty advisor)

Folder 11: Class - Race and Ethnic Relations, Spring 1992

  • Syllabus
  • Bibliography
  • Exam
  • Note cards
  • Paper by Dr. Baskerville: “The Use of Conflict Theory in Examining African-American Social Stratification”
  • Paper by another student
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 12: Class - Social Inequality, Summer 1990

  • Syllabus
  • Course packet
  • Class notes
  • Midterm exam
  • Readings

Folder 13: Student materials (transcripts, etc.)

  • University of Iowa transcripts
  • Tarkio College transcripts
  • Correspondence
  • Statement of purpose for entering doctoral program
  • Ellsworth Community College commencement program
  • University of Iowa commencement program

Folder 14: Class -Studies in the Fiction of Afro-Americans, Fall 1988

  • Syllabus
  • Class notes
  • Paper about the book The Narrows, by Ann Petry
  • Exams
  • Textbook: Understanding the New Black Poetry

Folder 15: Class - Theory and Practice of American Studies, Fall 1990, course packet

Folder 16: Class - Topical Issues in Afro-American History,” Summer 1989

  • Syllabus
  • Class notes
  • Paper by Dr. Baskerville: “The Making of Black Revolutionaries”
  • Untitled Paper by Dr. Baskerville about American jazz
  • Book reviews written by other students (32)
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 17: Class - Women, Consumerism, and Romance, Fall 1991

  • Syllabus
  • Class notes
  • Essay
  • Paper by Dr. Baskerville: “When I’m with You, You Take Me to Another World: Viewer Manipulation Through Soap Opera Themes”
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Employment

Folder 1: African-Americans and the tenure process (articles)

Folder 2: Curriculum vitae

  • Reinhard Hesselink
  • Sarah Kimball
  • E. Gabrielle Kuenzl
  • Trudy Eden

Folder 3: Faculty activities reports, 1994-2006

Folder 4: Job search / Vitæ [with correspondence]

Folder 5: Pre-employment correspondence

Folder 6: Publication agreement, letters, and contract [with correspondence]

Folder 7: Service: University and college

Folder 8: Student evaluations [with correspondence]

Folders 9-10: Tenure and promotion portfolio materials [with correspondence]

 

BOX 4 – 1) Employment; 2) Teaching

Employment 

Folder 1: Tenure approval and letters [with correspondence]

Folder 2: TIAA-CREF quarterly statements and retirement information

Folder 3: Uses of scholarship in the academy (tenure materials)

Teaching

Folders are arranged alphabetically by course title or subject matter. When a date is known for a particular course, it is listed on the folder. 

 Folder 4: African-American History, no date

  • Syllabus
  • Lecture outlines

 Folder 5: African-American History, no date

  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 6: African-American History, no date

  • Class handouts and reading assignments and reading assignments

Folder 7: African-American History, various dates

  • Fall 1997 exam guides
  • Fall 1997 exams
  • Fall 1997 guidelines to paper about Richard Wright
  • Fall 1998 notes on index cards
  • Fall 2002 syllabus
  • Fall 2005 study guides
  • Fall 2006 syllabus
  • Fall 2006 final exam

 Folder 8: African-American Music, Spring 1999

  • Syllabus
  • Reserve list
  • Lecture outlines
  • Play list
  • Listening assignments
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 9: African-American Social and Political Thought, Fall 2002

  • Syllabus
  • Lecture outlines
  • Class list
  • Discussion questions
  • Personal note from student
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 10: American Civilization, no date

  • Exams
  • Lecture outlines

Folder 11: American Civilization, no date, class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 12: American Civilization, no date, class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 13: American Civilization, 1993-2003

  • Lecture outlines, Spring  1993
  • Spring 1993 class handouts and reading assignments, Spring 1993
  • Syllabus, Fall 1998
  • Syllabus, Fall 2003
  • Syllabus, Spring 2005
  • Syllabus, Fall 2005 s
  • Syllabus, Spring 2010

Folder 14: American Race Relations, Spring 2003

  • Syllabus
  • Correspondence

Folder 15: American Race Relations,” Spring 2003, class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 16: American Race Relations, Spring 2003, class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 17: The Black in United States History, Fall 1993, syllabus

Folder 18: Black Women in Society, no date

  • Discussion questions
  • Take-home exam

Folder 19: Darnell Roberts research paper (on CD)

Folder 20: Degree and audit report – Lamont A. Smith (RESTRICTED ACCESS)

Folder 21: Diversity in America, Hawkeye Community College, Summer 2004

  • Syllabus
  • Lecture outlines
  • CD: Political Cartoons
  • Exams
  • Class reading assignment

Folder 22: Gradebooks, Summer 2000 (RESTRICTED ACCESS)

Folder 23: History of Black Music, Fall 1990

  • Course packet
  • Lecture outlines

Folder 24: History of Black Music, Spring 1991

  • Syllabus
  • Lecture outlines
  • Class handouts and reading assignments
  • Listening assignments
  • Exam

Folder 25: History of Black Music,” Spring 1992

  • Student papers
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 26: History of Black Music, Summer 1992

  • Student papers

Folder 27: History of Black Music, Spring 1993

  • Syllabus
  • Course packet
  • Class list
  • Student papers
  • Exams

Folder 28: History of Black Music, Spring 1993, class handouts and reading assignments

 

BOX 5 – Teaching

Folder 1: History of Black Music, Summer 1993

  • Syllabus
  • Listening assignments
  • Guide to writing music analysis
  • Exams
  • Student papers (2)
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 2: History of Black Music, Summer 1994

  • Syllabus
  • CD of lectures

Folder 3: History of Black Music, no date

  • Course description
  • Music terminology
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 4: History of Iowa, Spring 2007

  • Syllabus for 2007
  • Lecture outlines
  • Instructors for research paper
  • Book review questions
  • Syllabus for Spring 2015

Folder 5: History of the United States, no date, lecture outlines

Folder 6: Individual Readings in History, Fall 1998, lecture outlines

Folder 7: Introduction to African-American Society, Summer 1993

  • Syllabus
  • Lecture Outlines
  • Exams
  • Grading scale

Folder 8: Introduction to African-American Society, Summer 1993

  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 9: Introduction to Music, Tarkio College, Fall 1992?

  • Music definitions
  • Lecture outlines
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 10: Introduction to the Study of History, Fall 1994, student paper

Folder 11: Introduction to the Study of History, Fall 1998, notes on index cards

Folder 12: Introduction to the Study of History, Spring 2007

  • Syllabus
  • Information about scholarly writing
  • Information about book reviews
  • Information about writing historical book reviews
  • Information about conducting research for oral history
  • Information about research papers
  • Information about oral presentation
  • Lecture outlines and notes

Folder 13: Introduction to the Study of History, Spring 2007, class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 14: Introduction to the Study of History, Spring 2007

  • Rod Library user guides and information
  • Floppy disks

Folder 15: Junior/Senior Seminar in History: The Civil Rights Era, 1954-1974, Fall 2000

  • Syllabus
  • Lecture outlines

Folder 16: Music of Our Time, Summer 1998

  • Syllabus
  • Exams
  • Guide to music CDs

Folder 17: Master’s thesis, by Emily Mae Todd, “A True Bonanza: The Western Genre in Popular Culture” (Dr. Baskerville was on her Master’s committee)

Folders 18-19: Miscellaneous syllabi from across the country

Folder 20: Music education teaching material

Folder 21: Music of Our Time, Summer 1998

  • Syllabus
  • Exams
  • List of CDs on Reserve at library

Folder 22: Race and Ethnic Relations in the American Past, no date

  • Syllabus
  • Reading assignments

Folder 23: Race and Ethnicity, Hawkeye Community College, Summer 2004

  • Syllabus (on CD)
  • Exams

Folders 24-26: Race, Ethnicity, and Whiteness,” Fall 2004, handouts and reading assignments

 

BOX 6 – 1) Teaching; 2) Publications and related material

Teaching

Folder 1: Race in America, no date

  • Article review test
  • Reading assignment

Folder 2: Racism and the Law, undated but circa 1993, handouts and reading assignments

Folder 3: Studies in African-American History and Culture: The Civil Rights Movement, 1998-2000

  • Syllabus, summer 1998
  • Essay instructions, summer 1998
  • Upward Bound class list, Summer 1999
  • Course packet, Summer 2000
  • Exam keys, no date
  • Lecture outlines, no date

Folder 4: Studies in African-American History and Culture: The Civil Rights Movement, 1998-2000, class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 5: Studies in History: African-American Music, Fall 1999

  • Syllabus
  • Instructions for listening assignments
  • Student term paper
  • Exam
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 6: Syllabus and course materials, 2005 (CD), nothing to indicate which classes

Folder 7: Teacher education

Folder 8: Teaching and resource bibliographies

Folder 9: University and college [with correspondence]

Folder 10: Unknown African-American fiction class, Fall 2001, class handouts and reading assignments, short stories by African-American writers

Folder 11: U.S. History and Film, Summer 2003

  • Syllabus
  • Lecture outlines
  • Instructions for writing historical film reviews
  • List of History Department videos
  • Films available from online sellers
  • Class handouts  and reading assignments

Folder 12: U.S. History to 1877, no date

  • Lectures
    • “The Abolitionists”
    • “The Black Politicians
    • The African-American’s War”
  • Lecture outlines
  • Exam
  • Class handouts and reading assignments

Folder 13: Workshop, diversity training, the Waterloo Police Department, March 6, 2003

Publications and related material

Folder 14: African-American publication guide

Folder 15: Book Chapter – “The Act of Signifyin(g) in Popular Music: Elvis Presley as a Cultural Bridge”

Folder 16: Book Manuscript – Music for the Revolution to Come: The Impact of Black Nationalist Ideology on American Jazz in the 1960s and 1970s (2 folders)

Folder 17: Book Manuscript – Music for the Revolution to Come: The Impact of Black Nationalist Ideology on American Jazz in the 1960s and 1970s (final draft – includes correspondence to publisher with book proposal)

Folder 18: Correspondence with editors and publishers

Folder 19: Dissertation Front Matter

  • Letter to John Rupnow of the Edwin Mellen Press
  • Book proposal and abstract of Dr. Baskerville’s dissertation

Folder 20: Editing services bills

Folder 21: Paper: “Black Power Presented by the Musicians of the New Black Music of the 1960s”

Folder 22: Paper: “Failure of the Talented Tenth, The” (2 copies)

Folder 23: Paper: “Free Jazz, a Reflection of Black Power Ideology” (3 copies)

Folder 24: Paper: “The Act of Signifyin(g) in Popular Music: Elvis Presley as a Cultural Bridge” (3 copies) [with correspondence]

Folder 25: Paper: “Headin’ North: African-American Migration, 1860-1945”

Folder 26: Publication agreement, letters, and contract

 

BOXES 7-8: Social, political, and cultural interests and research

Box 7

Bolder 1: African-Americans and the media

Folder 2: African-American articles

Folder 3: African-American culture

Folder 4: African-American education

Folder 5: African-American health care

Folder 6: African-American historiography

Folder 7: African-American history

Folder 8: African-American migration

Folder 9: African-American women

Folder 10: Anti-war literature

Folder 11: Black American Bibliographic Series

  • Black American Entertainment and the Entertainment Industry: Black American Athletes
  • Psychology of the Black American: Biological Aspects of Race

Folder 12: Black business

Folder 13: Black dance

Folder 14: Black extended family

Folder 15: Black faculty

Folder 16: Black farmers and land loss issues

Folder 17: Black film

Folder 18: Black identity

Folder 19: Black intellectuals

Folder 20: Black nationalism

Folders 21-24: Black Panthers and Frantz Fanon

 

BOX 8

Folder 1: Black religious music

Folder 2: Black underdevelopment

Folder 3: Blues, The

Folder 4: Booker T. Washington

Folder 4: Center for Black Music Research [with correspondence]

Folder 5: Civil liberties

Folder 6: Colonialism

Folder 7: Communism and Socialism

Folder 8: Community forum lecture by Dr. Scharron Clayton (CD)

Folder 9: Conservative think tank and other public policy foundations

Folders 10-12: Education – minority achievement

Folder 13: Freedom of information and President Bush

Folder 14: Freemasonry

Folder 15: Hip Hop and the selling of Black culture

Folder 16: Immigration

Folder 17: Imperialism and economic globalization

Folder 18: Jazz

Folder 19: Jazz and Society

Folder 20: Journal: The Black Scholar, v. 18, No. 1, January-February, 1987

Folder 21: Lesbian and gay issues

Folder 22: Lynching

Folder 23: Malcolm X

Folders 24-25: Mammy research

Folder 26: Marcus Garvey

Folder 27: Martin Luther King. Jr.

Folder 28: Martin Luther King, Vietnam, Iraq, and the war on poverty

Folder 29: Miscellaneous pamphlets

  • Data Related to Negro Military Personnel in the 19th Century
  • Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rican Immigration and Slave Data
  • Rainbow in Blackness
  • Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Mississippi Bureau of Refugees,  

Folder 30: Freedman, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1869

  • Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina Bureau of Refugees and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1870
  • Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina Bureau of Refugees, Freedman, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1870
  • Records of the Educational Division of the Federal Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1871
  • Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872

Folder 31: Mumia Abu-Jamal and the move to Philadelphia

Folder 32: New White nationalism, The

Folder 33: Paper: “The Long Road Up the Hill: African-Americans in Congress,” by Virginia C. Purdy, with promotional materials for traveling Smithsonian exhibit of the same title

Folder 34: Patriot Act and civil liberties, The

Folder 35: President Bush and Usama Bin Laden

Folder 36:President Bush’s State-of-the-Union address, January 2003

Folder 37: Prisons, health care

Folders 38-39: Prisons, industrial complex

Folders 40-41: Prisons, Iowa

Folder 42: Public education poster, Boston, 1898

Folder 43: Race and class

Folder 44: Race and crime statistics, 2002

Folder 45: Racism and the military

Folder 46: “Rebuilding America’s Defenses,” 2000 defense report

Folder 47: Reparations for African-Americans

Folder 48: Rhythm and blues and soul music

Folder 49: Second Gulf War, The

Folder 50: Slave music

Folder 51: Slave rebellions

Folder 52: Spirituals lyrics

Folder 53: State of Black America, The

Folder 54: U.S. rules of engagement in Iraq and the Geneva Convention

Folder 55: White racism

Processing Information

Collection inventoried and processed in September 2015 by Library Associate Dave Hoing. Updated October 2017 and April 2018 (dh).

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