Collection News

Four new Africana and Civil Rights Collections

Rastafari Ephemeral Publications From The Written Rastafari Archives Project
http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/120493
The Written Rastafari Archives Project (WRAP) involves an exclusive collection of the most well-known Rastafari ephemerals – newsletters, magazines, newspapers, booklets, statements, letters, articles and assorted literature—written and published by a number of Rastafari Mansions, organizations, groups and individuals over the past four decades.

Ralph J. Bunche Oral Histories Collection on the Civil Rights Movement
http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/120492
This collection from the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center contains transcriptions of close to 700 interviews with those who made history in the struggles for voting rights, against discrimination in housing, for the desegregation of the schools, to expose racism in hiring, in defiance of police brutality, and to address poverty in the African American communities.

The Republic of New Afrika
http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/120494
FBI intelligence documents chronicle the activities of the Republic of New Afrika organization.

Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle
http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/120483
Sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Library, this collection consists of a wide range of materials, including FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, New York City, Baltimore, New Haven, San Francisco, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Newark, Kansas City, and Cleveland; intercepted correspondence; Justice Department memoranda, correspondence and analyses; newsclippings and articles; and more.

Bibliographer: Nick Okrent, Lauris Olson

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