The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History materials, 1948, undated

Overview of the Collection

Title
The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History materials
Dates
1948, undated (inclusive)
Quantity
0.04 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
Mss.084
Summary
The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, was established by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in Chicago, Illinois on September 9, 1915. This collection contains pamphlets and a letter signed by Dr. Woodson.
Repository
University of Puget Sound, Archives & Special Collections
University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections
Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St.
CMB1021
Tacoma, WA
98416-1021
Telephone: 2538792669
archives@pugetsound.edu
Languages
English

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The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History materials consist of:

1 letter (and envelope) addressed to a Mr. G.H. Thompson regarding potential donation to the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, from C.G. Woodson (ASNLH Director). Dated 1/19/1948.

1 flier regarding The Negro History Bulletin, a publication of the ASNLH, undated.

1 pamphlet regarding the ASNLH, including its beginnings, purposes, achievements, and contributions. Undated.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, was established by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in Chicago, Illinois on September 9, 1915. Described as the "father of Black history," Woodson was the second African-American man (after W.E.B. DuBois) to received a Ph.D degree from Harvard University, and was one of the first scholars to study African-American history.

The stated purposes of ASNLH were to promote historical research and study related to African-American life, publish books, and support racial harmony. Beginning in 1916, the organization began publishing The Negro History Bulletin (now the Journal of African American History). In 1926, ASNLH founder Woodson inaugurated Negro History Week, to be celebrated during the second week in February. Negro History Week is the origin of Black History Month, which has been celebrated in February in America since the 1970s. From 1936-1951, civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune served as president of ASNLH.

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Preferred Citation

[Name of document, date.] Association for the Study of Negro Life and History materials. University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections, Collins Memorial Library. Tacoma, Washington.

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