Research Catalog

Black authors and poets poster collection

Title
Black authors and poets poster collection [graphic].
Publication
<1940?-1991.>

Available Online

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Details

Found In
(CstRLIN)NYPG087000308-F
Description
<183> posters : b&w and col.
Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Posters – 1940-1999.
  • Book & magazine posters.
  • Photomechanical prints – 1940-1999.
Note
  • Title devised.
  • Some posters are torn, creased, dirty. Some have been inscribed.
Access (note)
  • Access to the collection is by appointment only and is restricted to qualified and experienced researchers.
Cite As (note)
  • From the collection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor Lenox & Tilden Foundation, Arts & Artifacts Division.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Works from the collection may be borrowed for exhibition purposes. Photography of art or artifacts in the collection is prohibited. In most instances, prints of collection items are available for sale to researchers. Permission for loans and to reproduce prints for publication must be obtained in writing.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Poster Collection.
Call Number
Sc Art Posters - Black authors and poets
Title
Black authors and poets poster collection [graphic].
Imprint
<1940?-1991.>
Access
Access to the collection is by appointment only and is restricted to qualified and experienced researchers.
Summary
Posters manufactured between 1940 and 1991 (primarily the 1970's and 80's), bearing information related to black authors and poets. About half of the collection announce new books published by a variety of presses including the Howard University Press, Dial Press, Leswing Press, Anchor Books, Alfred A. Knopf and Delacorte Press. Authors advertised include Nicolas Guillen, Nikki Giovanni, Margaret Walker, Alice Walker, Alex Haley, Vera B. Williams, Virginia Hamilton and many others. Books being advertised include fiction and nonfiction titles; many are ads for children's literature.
More than half of the remaining posters announce literary events: readings, seminars, Black Poetry Day events, black writing celebrations, memorials or tributes to authors (including Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Sonia Sanchez, Countee Cullen, Gwendolyn Brooks and Dennis Brutus), book fairs, etc. The remaining posters are illustrated poems written by both nationally known poets and local New York City poets. Most of these posters were manufactured in the 1970's.
Cite As:
From the collection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor Lenox & Tilden Foundation, Arts & Artifacts Division.
Terms Of Use
Works from the collection may be borrowed for exhibition purposes. Photography of art or artifacts in the collection is prohibited. In most instances, prints of collection items are available for sale to researchers. Permission for loans and to reproduce prints for publication must be obtained in writing.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Poster Collection.
Connect to:
NYPL Digital Collections
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Title
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Found In:
(CstRLIN)NYPG087000308-F
Research Call Number
Sc Art Posters - Black authors and poets
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