African American Historical Serials Collection

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The African American Historical Serials Collection, developed in conjunction with American Theological Library Association (ATLA) as an effort to preserve endangered serials related to African American religious life and culture, features more than 170 unique publications, focusing largely on religious and charity-based organizations, institutions, and churches. This collection includes periodicals, newspapers and magazines, in addition to reports and annuals from various African American organizations, including churches and educational and service institutions.

Prominent denominations include the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Zion Church, and various Baptist churches. Prominent African American organizations include the Institute for Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Colored Youths of the State of Texas, Gammon Theological Seminary, the Institute for Colored Youth (Philadelphia, PA), and the Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons (Philadelphia, PA).

Coverage: 1829-1922

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