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John Henrik Clarke photograph collection

Title
John Henrik Clarke photograph collection [graphic].
Author
Clarke, John Henrik, 1915-1998.
Publication
[191-?]-[1996?]

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Additional Authors
  • Barboza, Anthony, 1944-
  • Bell, Willis E.
  • Cameron, Denis.
  • Casset, S.N.
  • DeCarava, Roy.
  • Griffith, Christopher.
  • Hansen, Austin, 1910-1996.
  • Higgins, Chester.
  • Johnson, Newell.
  • Tekelewold, Feleke.
  • Williams, Larry Obadele.
  • Babs Photos (Ibadan, Nigeria)
  • British Information Services.
  • Ghana. Information Services Department.
  • Scurlock Studios (Washington, D.C.)
  • Senegal Photo (Dakar, Senegal)
  • Studio Gora Seck (Dakar, Senegal)
Found In
p1tc Clarke, John Henrik, 1915- John Henrik Clarke papers, 1937-1996 (CStRLIN)NYPW00-A12
Description
  • 339 items (3 boxes, 1 lin. ft.); 26 x 21 cm. and smaller.
  • 52 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 83 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 46 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 68 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 6 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 1 photographic print : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 16 photographic prints : col. ;
  • 33 photographic prints : col. ;
  • 13 photomechanical prints : halftone, b&w ;
  • 12 negatives : b&w, one col. ;
  • 1 transparency : col. ;
  • 3 polaroid prints : b&w ;
  • 3 photographic postcards : b&w ;
  • 2 computer printouts : b&w ;
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photographs – 1940-1999.
  • Group portraits – 1940-1999.
  • Snapshots – 1940-1999.
  • Publicity stills – 1970-1979.
  • Film stills – 1950-1959.
  • Television stills – 1970-1979.
  • Photographic postcards.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1940-1999.
  • Dye coupler prints – 1960-1999.
  • Instant camera photographs – 1960-1969.
  • Halftone photomechanical prints.
  • Negatives.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Collection contains work by Roy DeCarava, Christopher Griffith, Willis Bell, Anthony Barboza, Feleke Tekelewold and the British Information Service, among others.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some items are restricted; permission of copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography (note)
  • John Henrik Clarke, historian, educator and advocate of African heritage and black studies programs, was born a sharecropper's son in Union Springs, Alabama, in 1915.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the John Henrik Clarke Papers, 1937-1996.
Call Number
Sc Photo John Henrik Clarke Collection
OCLC
NYPG00-F248
Author
Clarke, John Henrik, 1915-1998.
Title
John Henrik Clarke photograph collection [graphic].
Imprint
[191-?]-[1996?]
Summary
The John Henrik Clarke Photograph Collection depicts some aspects of his personal life and his career as an academic and black studies advocate from the 1910s to the 1990s. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of Clarke, family members, friends and professional acquaintances; views and group portraits from conferences, social gatherings, presentations and trips abroad; photographs that were used as illustrations in books by colleagues of Clarke; views of British military activities and training facilities in Africa and Asia during the 1940s; views of a museum exhibition; and a limited number of motion picture stills. Images from Clarke's personal life before the 1940s and his professional activities during the 1940s and 1950s are limited.
Personal photographs include studio portraits of Clarke from around the 1930s; a studio portrait of Clarke in his United Staes Army Air Force uniform (ca. 1945); studio portraits of Clarke, mostly undated, though probably taken during the 1960s to mid-1990s; a candid shot of Clarke and his family at home watching the television series "Roots" (1977); and individual portraits of his father, John Clark (ca. 1910s) and grandfather, Jonah Clark (n.d.). Also included are snapshots and candid shots of Clarke and his Army companions stationed at military camps and bases, including Kelly Field, Texas (1942-1945); snapshots and portraits of some family members and friends, mostly women (1940s-1980s); and some snapshots taken during visits to West African nations (1980s to mid-1990s).
The professional activities series includes a candid view of Clarke, along with other candid views of individuals who attended the African Heritage Exposition in New York (1959); views of Clarke attending a series of unidentified events in Senegal (ca. 1960s); in a group portrait, with Paul Robeson, Eslanda Goode Robeson and Freedomways Magazine managing editor Esther Jackson, at a Freedomways tribute to Paul Robeson (1965); attending an unidentified gathering with educator Betty Shabazz and writer John O. Killens (n.d.); in a television still from the PBS program "Black Journal," with educator/Afram executive Preston Wilcox and the Reverend Albert Cleage, in the series "Black Paper on White Racism" (ca. 1970s); in group portraits, with educators Leonard and Rosalind Jeffries, attending a conference at the University of Ife, Ibadan, Nigeria (1970s); in a group portrait, receiving an award from the Marcus Garvey Centennial Committee, with fellow recipients writer Tony Martin, activist Queen Mother Moore and educator Rupert Lewis, and committee members Julius Garvey, Soloman Goodrich and Marcus Garvey, Jr. (1987); at a reception with future wife, Sybil Williams, and philanthropist Camille Cosby (early 1990s); and in candid shots and views at the dedication of his book collection to the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Clark-Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia (1993).
The miscellaneous series consists of views of British and East African forces liberating Ethiopia from Italy (1941); some candid portraits of British officials and African and Indian civilians (1943-1946); group portraits and views of West Indian airmen and West African soldiers in British military training camps (1942, 1946); some motion picture stills from the film "Porgy & Bess," featuring Pearl Bailey, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Roy Glenn (1959); views of demonstrators outside the United States embassy in Accra, Ghana (1963), which include activists and writers W. Alpheus Hunton, Alice Windom, Julian Mayfield and Maya Angelou delivering a petition in support of the 1963 March on Washington; candid shots and views from a Phelps-Stokes Fund trip to Ghana (1972); photomechanical and photographic prints used to illustrate the book "Black Hebrew Israelites From America to the Promised Land" by Shaleak Ben Yehuda (1975); publicity photographs of images used to illustrate the book "A State of Blood: The Inside Story of Idi Amin" by Henry Kyemba (1977); views of lawyer and Communist Party activist William Patterson receiving the Paul Robeson Memorial Medal from the Academy of Arts in East Germany (1978); and undated views of a Paul Robeson exhibit in Berlin.
Among the other individuals depicted in either portraits or candid shots include New York City politician and businessman Percy Sutton, playwright Richard Wesley, civil rights activist Richard B. Moore, filmmaker St. Clair Bourne, Jr., poet Eugene Redmond, playwright Amiri Baraka, New York State commissioner Elmer A. Carter, historian John Hope Franklin, civil rights advocate Anna Arnold Hedgeman, and, in group portraits with Clarke, historian Yosef Ben-Jochannan.
Terms Of Use
Some items are restricted; permission of copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography
John Henrik Clarke, historian, educator and advocate of African heritage and black studies programs, was born a sharecropper's son in Union Springs, Alabama, in 1915. Raised in Georgia and forced to drop out of school to help support his family, Clarke came to New York City in 1933 where he trained himself to study history. He would eventually write, edit or contribute to some 30 books; write short stories, articles and essays; co-found the Harlem Quarterly (1949-1951); was an associate editor of Freedomways Magazine (1962-1982); would lecture extensively; and would conduct research in most of Africa. During the 1960s, he was the Heritage Teaching Program director for HARYOU-ACT (Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited); was consultant and coordinator for the 1968 CBS television series "Black Heritage"; and was an associate professor of Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, New York (1969-1986). After his retirement, he would continue to support black studies programs and criticize social injustice for the rest of his life. Clarke died in New York in 1998.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the John Henrik Clarke Papers, 1937-1996.
Local Note
Sc MG 572
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Added Author
Barboza, Anthony, 1944- Photographer
Bell, Willis E. Photographer
Cameron, Denis. Photographer
Casset, S.N. Photographer
DeCarava, Roy. Photographer
Griffith, Christopher. Photographer
Hansen, Austin, 1910-1996. Photographer
Higgins, Chester. Photographer
Johnson, Newell. Photographer
Tekelewold, Feleke. Photographer
Williams, Larry Obadele. Photographer
Babs Photos (Ibadan, Nigeria)
British Information Services.
Ghana. Information Services Department.
Scurlock Studios (Washington, D.C.)
Senegal Photo (Dakar, Senegal)
Studio Gora Seck (Dakar, Senegal)
Found In:
p1tc Clarke, John Henrik, 1915- John Henrik Clarke papers, 1937-1996 (CStRLIN)NYPW00-A12
Research Call Number
Sc Photo John Henrik Clarke Collection
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