A Guide to the Black Newspaper Collection Black Newspaper Collection 1976-55d

A Guide to the Black Newspapers Collection

A Collection in
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Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University

Special Collections and Archives
Johnston Memorial Library
P.O. Box 9406
Virginia State University
Petersburg, Virginia 23806
USA
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© 2002 By the Board of Visitors of Virginia State University.

Funding: Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Processed by: Lucious Edwards Jr. Special Collections and Archives Staff

Repository
Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University
Collection number
1976-55d
Title
Black Newspapers Collection 1882-1913
Collector
An artificial collection made by VSU Special Collections
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

Black Newspapers Collection, Accession #1976-55d , Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA.


African American Newspapers

Newspapers are a rich source for investigating the social, political, and economic activities in a community. African American Newspapers unlike their European American counterparts, they offer a unique insight into avenues often neglected by European American Publications.

Scope and Content Information

Political and Social activities, church news, ads, editorials from an African American perspective. African American newspapers have traditionally tried to fill in the information gap created by the majority news system. These papers provide a unique view of this perspective.

There are some additional copies of Africian American newspapers located in the following manuscript groups: 1. James Hugo Johnston, Sr. Acc. # 1963-9 2. James Hugo Johnston, Jr. Acc. # 1963-10 3. Edna Meade Colson Acc. # 1965-13

Contents List

Black Newspapers: 1882-1913
  • Box-folder 1:1
    The Colored Virginian- Petersburg, Va Oct 5 1912, June 7 1913

    Frequency : Weekly, Editor: Arthur B. Mackey

  • Box-folder 1:2
    The Richmond Planet- Richmond, Va July 12, 1890

    Frequency: Weekly, Owner: John Mitchell, Jr.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    The Reformer- Richmond, Va Sept 20,1902

    Frequency: Undertermined, Publisher: The Grand Fountain

  • Box-folder 1:4
    The Recorder-Petersburg,Va May 20, 1893

    Frequency: Weekly, President: William H. Major

  • Box-folder 1:5
    The Freeman- Indianapolis, Indiana Dec 25,1897

    Frequency: Weekly, Editor: George L. Knox

  • Box-folder 1:6
    The Virginia Lancet-Petersburg,Va Jan 14,1888

    Frequency: Undetermined, Editor:W.W. Evans

  • Box-folder 1:7
    The Lancet- Petersburg,Va Jan-March 1985

    Frequency: Weekly, Editor: Rev.Mr. George Freeman Bragg

  • Box-folder 1:8
    The Lancet-Petersburg,Va Feb and March 1883, Dec 13, 1884

    Frequency: Weekly, Editor: Rev.Mr. George Freeman Bragg

  • Box-folder 1:9
    The African Nationalist-Liberia, W Africa, The Negro Sporting News-Washington DC, Color Flash-Charleston,W Va May 1 1943, April 1 1945, May 1945

    Frequency:Weekly Editor:C.Frederick Taylor, Frequency:Bi-Weekly Editor: Andrew F. Jackson, Frequency: Monthly Editor:I.J.K wells

  • Box-folder 1:10
    The Basptist Pilot-Winton, NC Aug 13 1889

    Frequency: Bi-Weekly, Editor: C.S. Brown

  • Box-folder 1:11
    The Richmond Planet- Richmond,Va June 21, 1890

    Frequency: Weekly, Owner: John Mitchell, Jr.

  • Box-folder 1:12
    The Freeman- Indianapolis, Indiana Dec 31, 1892

    Frequency: Weekly, Editor: George L. Knox

  • Box-folder 1:13
    The Negro Advocate- Richmond, Va Sept 27, 1902

    Frequency: Bi-Weekly, Editor: The Negro Advocate Company

  • Box-folder 1:14
    The New York Age- New York,NY 1921

    Frequency: Weekly, Editor: Fred R. Moore

  • Box-folder 1:15
    Nashville Globe- Nashville,TN Aug 16, 1935
  • Box-folder 1:16
    The Brunswick Beacon- Brunswick Co, Va Oct 1991, March-April 1990, July, OCt 1990, Sept-Nov 1989

    Frequency: Monthly, Editor: Jerome Bass

  • Box-folder 1:17
    The Informant- Buckingham Co, Va April 1991

    Frequency: Monthly, Editor: Charles W. White

  • The Southside Virginia Star-Petersburg, Va, The Langstonian- Langston HS, Danville Va, The Liberator-New York June 1990, May 1993, April 1951, Jan 1949

    Frequency: Unknown Editor: Paul Bland, Frequency: Every 6 Weeks, Frequency: 1st Issue Editor: The Official Organ Of the Civil Rigths Congress