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Allan W. McMillan public relations files, (bulk 1967-1985).

Title
Allan W. McMillan public relations files, ca. 1950-1985 (bulk 1967-1985).
Author
McMillan, Allan W., 1900-1991.
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Description
4.9 lin. ft. (4 record cartons, 1.5 archival boxes, 1 print box)
Subjects
Note
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
  • Phonograph records transferred to Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
  • Books and magazines transferred to General Research and Reference Division.
Source (note)
  • Marlene McMillan
Biography (note)
  • Allan W. McMillan, a longtime columnist for The Amsterdam News and the first black syndicated columnist, made his reputation as an entertainment writer, Broadway columnist and publicist. His column for The Amsterdam News "Allan's Alley," was syndicated in the late 1930's; he wrote a similar gossip column entitled "On Broadway" in the 1970's for the weekly The New York Voice, which billed itself as "New York's fastest growing interracial newspaper."
  • McMillan headed several public relations firms primarily for black entertainers, with the bulk of his clients being singers and musicians. The companies, all in New York City, were Allan McMillan and Associates, D'Or Recording Company, Jay-R-Jay Magazine and News Publishing Corporation, and T. P. Productions. He was also a personal press representative and president of the New York Business, Civic and Cultural Association as well as editor-in-chief of the International News and Picture Syndicate.
Call Number
Sc MG 206
OCLC
212121383
Author
McMillan, Allan W., 1900-1991.
Title
Allan W. McMillan public relations files, ca. 1950-1985 (bulk 1967-1985).
Summary
The Allan W. McMillan Public Relations Files document the public relations work McMillan did on behalf of his clients. The collection consists primarily of information he maintained about his clients, most of whom were in the entertainment business. Nearly all the clients were individuals, but he also represented events sponsored by organizations. Client files include newspaper and magazine clippings of articles and advertisements for the performers, promotional flyers and postcards, itineraries, resumes, correspondence and contracts, press releases, notes about the clients, photograph captions, and a few layouts McMillan prepared.
Biography
Allan W. McMillan, a longtime columnist for The Amsterdam News and the first black syndicated columnist, made his reputation as an entertainment writer, Broadway columnist and publicist. His column for The Amsterdam News "Allan's Alley," was syndicated in the late 1930's; he wrote a similar gossip column entitled "On Broadway" in the 1970's for the weekly The New York Voice, which billed itself as "New York's fastest growing interracial newspaper."
McMillan headed several public relations firms primarily for black entertainers, with the bulk of his clients being singers and musicians. The companies, all in New York City, were Allan McMillan and Associates, D'Or Recording Company, Jay-R-Jay Magazine and News Publishing Corporation, and T. P. Productions. He was also a personal press representative and president of the New York Business, Civic and Cultural Association as well as editor-in-chief of the International News and Picture Syndicate.
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Black author.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 206
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