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Black History Month suggestions

feb 28, 2017, 8:45 am

bell hooks, Audre Lorde, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker

Redigerat: feb 28, 2017, 1:44 pm

feb 28, 2017, 4:27 pm

Collin Powell

feb 28, 2017, 4:41 pm

Whether or not any of the others would be good candidates for a Legacy Library account, Colin Powell is happily not eligible, as he is still alive.

feb 28, 2017, 4:53 pm

Ida B. Wells

(Do touchstones not work on an iPad?)

Redigerat: feb 28, 2017, 5:08 pm

Ida B. Wells

Yes, they do on mine anyway. Maybe this bug :

Redigerat: mar 1, 2017, 7:00 pm

Richard Benjamin Moore, book collector, radical and author
His collection is at UWI. There might be a catalogue

Updated: there is a printed catalogue

mar 8, 2017, 1:04 pm

> 7

Let's do Richard B. Moore! I'm guessing he would also be the first Barbadian to have a LL.

The printed catalog that LascaSartoris found appears to be for this collection of Moore's books, housed in Cave Hill, Barbados:

mar 10, 2017, 8:38 pm

I would LOVE to see Moore's collection made more accessible! He's a fascinating man who's influence spanned the Black Atlantic. I've got a contact at UWI Mona in Jamaica so i'll ask about what's available at Cave Hill.

feb 21, 2019, 5:14 pm

It's February, so I'm reviving an old thread. Any new suggestions we could wrap up Black History Month with?

I'd love to see us finally get Richard B. Moore. I'm guessing >9 LascaSartoris: didn't have much luck.

I've done a bit of looking for Octavia Butler, but haven't gotten very far. Her papers are at Huntington (sorry for the weird link, it looks like their main page for the collection is dead), though that's a private library.

Redigerat: feb 22, 2019, 2:53 pm

James Baldwin

Large collection of papers at the NYPL Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Additional material at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
The James Baldwin Estate manages permissions and is based in New York City.

feb 22, 2019, 3:01 pm

Looking through earlier requests and looked at Ida B. Wells's archive. Finding aid at Univ. of Chicago states the collection contains two published books owned by Wells, but seems to have only one listed: Norman B. Wood, The White Side of a Black Subject -- doesn't look to be a 2vol. work, so maybe a book is missing from the Finding Aid?
Finding Aid:

Major holdings of Zora Neale Hurston don't look like they contain her library. The University of Florida seems to have the bulk of what there was to be had at the time of her passing. NYPL has very little, also no books.

I wish it were standard on Wikipedia for a good article to include links to substantial holdings of the subject's papers, books, etc. (Yes, I know, *I* could be the one to do all that work, but, but, but....)

feb 22, 2019, 3:08 pm

this current historical novel was captivating -

The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye.
African-Americans in Portland, Oregon, 1920s.

feb 22, 2019, 7:23 pm

nrmay -- Agreed, great book, but maybe better discussed here:

feb 23, 2019, 3:08 am

lorannen re: Moore, I haven't had much luck locating the printed catalog
But Jstor does have a 23 page bibliography

Redigerat: feb 24, 2019, 11:27 am

As per wikipedia, Gustav Badin "collected an extensive library consisting of some 900 volumes, mostly in French. It was sold in Stockholm in the year of his death 1822 with a printed catalogue. This makes him one of the first recorded book collectors of African origin." I don't know whether his catalogue is available online, but if it is, he would be a great candidate for a legacy library.

feb 23, 2019, 12:32 pm

Oooh, interesting, >16 Dilara86: - I haven't heard of him, but that's definitely a neat lead. Looks like he had a pretty cool way of marking his books, too:

I don't immediately find a record of the printed catalog, but I'll try and track it down!

feb 23, 2019, 1:15 pm

>16 Dilara86: - there's a bit more at: starting midway down p. 415 and proceeding onto the next page. A great big library indeed, and at least a more specific date for the auction. Clearly there is a catalog out there somewhere!

feb 24, 2019, 2:57 am

Bayard Rustin?

feb 24, 2019, 11:31 am

>17 JBD1: >18 JBD1: I'm glad Badin's piqued your interest and I do hope we find his catalogue :-)

jun 2, 9:33 pm

>1 MagicLibrarian: VERDICT: The Exclusive Picture Story of the Trial of the Chicago 8; Verna Sadock and Joseph Okpaku, 3rd Press Book, 1970.