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African American Historical Serials Collection
The product of more than 10 years of organizing and collecting materials, the African American Historical Serials Collection is a complete, centralized and accessible resource of formerly fragmentary, widely-dispersed and endangered materials — titles were collected from 75 institutions, including small institutions that had not previously participated in preservation projects.
Now compiled and accessible to researchers in one digital collection, this unique resource documents the history of African American life and religious organizations from materials published between 1829 and 1922.
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Total Number of Records:
* More than 170 unique titles related to African American life and culture
* Approximately 60,000 pages of searchable primary source content
Type of Records:
Reports and annuals from African American religious organizations and social service agencies, as well as African American periodicals
Extensive coverage of African American religious organizations, churches and institutions.
Several prominent organizationas are represented, including: Institute for Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Colored Youth of the State of Texas, Gammon Theological Seminary, Institute for Colored Youths, Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons.
Content featuring multiple religious denominations are represented, such as: The African Methodist Episcopal Church, The African Methodist Zion Church, Numerous Baptist churches.