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Rare Book Collection:
Wheatley, Phyllis.
Poems on various subjects, religious and moral, 1773.

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Jet Magazine was a weekly publication, founded in 1951 by the Johnson Publishing Co. in Chicago, Illinois. The Auburn Avenue Research Library holds issues from 1970 to 2008, please contact Reference for information on available issues.

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This week in Jet (Jan 7, 1971): Jennifer Josephine Hosten of Grenada became the first black woman to be crowned “Miss World.”  The contest was held at Albert Hall in London, England and continued on despite the ongoing protests of the Women’s Liberation movement.

 

 

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BLACK MONEY

Gallery Exhibit

NOVEMBER 28, 2018 - MARCH 6, 2019

 

The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Black Money: World Currencies Featuring African, African-American, and African Diasporic History and Cultures 

Black Money features banknotes depicting the histories, cultures, politics, and experiences of Africans and peoples of African descent in countries around the world.  

The exhibition features “money trees” decorated with real money from countries in Africa, Europe, and the Americas, including the United States. It includes rare, obsolete, and currently circulating money and money-related objects, accompanied by the scale and life-size models of historical characters and other images featured on money, promotional money posters, wall-mounted, money-inspired artwork, and other works of art depicted on the money.

The Black Money Exhibition is curated by Tracy Murrell, whom Atlanta Magazine awarded the “Rising Curator” honor for the Best of Atlanta 2017 issue.

 

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Documenting African American Education:  The Auburn Avenue Research Library and the Digital Library of Georgia NHPRC Digitization Project

  

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                   Mrs. Selena Sloan Butler

 

                AARL Collection Focus

In 2010 the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History (AARL), a special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (AFPLS), and the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) received funds from the National Historical Papers and Records Commission (NHPRC) to digitize and make Web-accessible late nineteenth and mid-twentieth century manuscript collections that document the historical development of education for African Americans, primarily in the South, from the early 1860s to the early 1950s. The eleven collections digitized for this grant are accessible via our AARL Finding Aids webpage. The collections include: Atlanta University Collection, Adam Knight Spence and John Wesley Work Collection, Samuel Archer Collection, Sanford Lee Papers, Auburn Branch Library Records, Annie L. McPheeters Papers, Helen Adele Johnson Whiting Papers, Peyton Austin Allen Papers, James Frank Harrison Family Collection, Selena Sloan Butler Family Papers and the William B. Matthews Papers.

 


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