Black portrait photograph collection


Creator: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections
Date(s): circa 1860-1880, 1920s
Call Number: GRA 0140
Language: English
Abstract: The Black portrait photograph collection contains portraits of Black individuals and groups, collected from various sources by the University of Delaware Library. The photographers, sitters, and settings of these photographs are unidentified, unless otherwise noted.
Physical Description:
  • 0.2s (1 box)
  • 1 oversize box
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Various purchases, 2019-2021.

Photographs in box 1, F1-3 are accession 2019-0121.

Photographs in box 1, F4 are accession 2020-0015.

The photograph in box 2, F1 is accession 2020-0040.

The photograph in box 2, F2 is accession 2021-0018.

Processing Information: Processed and encoded by Kit Fluker in 2020 and 2021. This finding aid incorporates descriptive information created by the spring 2021 section of Curating Hidden Collections and the Black Archive: Danielle Bing, Thomas Busciglio-Ritter, LaStarsha McGarity, TK Smith, Daniella Statia, and Darbyshire Witek.

Anyone with information regarding the identities of the individuals in the photographs is encouraged to contact the Special Collections department at:

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Alternative Format: Digitized versions of the materials in this collection are available in the University of Delaware Digital Collections.