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Mark Martin Collection

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African American Newspapers

The Georgia-Florida Times



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Title: Mark Martin CollectionAdd to your cart.

ID: MS/111

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 07/03/2001

Subjects: African American Literature

Abstract

This collection was found in a wall when a construction worker was tearing some down. He donated the materials to Valdosta State University's Archives. The collection contains African American Newspapers from the 1950s and 60s. Included in these papers are the Newark, NJ Telegram and The Pittsburg Courier: Georgia Edition and one copy of the Georgia-Florida Times. The majority of items come from the late 50s (1958).

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection was found in a wall when a construction worker was tearing some down. He donated the materials to Valdosta State University's Archives. The collection contains African American Newspapers from the 1950s and 60s. Included in these papers are the Newark, NJ Telegram and The Pittsburg Courier: Georgia Edition and one copy of the Georgia-Florida Times. The majority of items come from the late 50s (1958). They document the civil rights era.  Because of the way they were stored and found, the newspapers are in very fragile condition.  They have been scanned and a DVD of the newspapers is in the box.

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African American Literature

Administrative Information

Repository: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

Acquisition Source: Mark Martin

Acquisition Method: signed deed of gift by S. Walter Martin

Appraisal Information: Newspapers from philadelphia, 1950's.  African American Newspapers.  Digitized on DVD.


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[Box 1: African American Newspapers, 1950s-1960s],
[Box 2: The Georgia-Florida Times, January 20, 1969],
[All]

Box 1: African American Newspapers, 1950s-1960sAdd to your cart.

This box contains original African American Newspapers, copies that were made for preservation as well as a cd with image scans. Some of the newspapers are laminated and some are taped together. Some of the newspapers included are the Pittsburgh Courier (Georgia Editions); Newark, NJ Telegram and the Georgia-Florida Times Union.

All photocopies are listed in order in the box. They are located at the top. The originals (non-laminated) are located at the bottom of the box, with the first on bottom and last on top.

Item 1: CD: Mark Martin - African Am. News Florida Times, 1964Add to your cart.
This is a cd containing images from the scans of all the newspapers in the collection.
Item 2: ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
This item is a deed of ownership for either land or home. There are three small pieces and it is not complete.
Item 3: The Georgia-Florida Times Vol 2 No 19, January 20, 1969Add to your cart.

This a newspaper from 1969. The front page reads: J. Rap Broan, Church Builder no? Troublemaker, Yes!! There is a full-sized copy in black and white. There are also two small copies one black and white one colored. The original copy is missing.

This issue contains several health related articles and citizenship articles in addition to articles about the African American Race (they use the term "Negro").

Item 4: The Pittsburgh Courier: Magazine Section, March 8, 1958Add to your cart.
This item consists of laminated pages from the Pittsburg Courier: the Magazine Section. In march 8th edition a large picture of several people has a caption regarding thier trip to Massachusets. The paper includes pages 1-2 and attached is a full-sized copy of the paper.
Item 5: The Pittsburgh Courier: Second Section, March 15, 1958Add to your cart.

This item is a laminated copy of the Pittsburg Courier's Section 2. Includes pages 1-4. The top of the page reads "'Angels of Mearcy' Give Aid To Lumpkin's Distressed Folk." Also attached is a full-zed copy of the paper.

In this section of the paper politics, race, and religion are the main themes in the stories.

Item 6: The Pittsburgh Courier: Magazine Section, March 15, 1958Add to your cart.

This is a photocopy of the Pittsburg Courier Magazine Section for March 15, 1958. The original copy of the paper is located with the others at the bottom. The page numbers are missing, although the front of the section is clearly number 1. The cover story is "Blind Girl Preparing To Teach the Blind!" It concerns Queenie Duncan who lost her eyesight as a child and is getting her teaching certificate.

This section of the newspaper covers a wide range of topics from interesting people (Queenie Duncan) to comic strips and book reviews.

Item 7: The Pittsburgh Courier: Magazine Section, March 22, 1958Add to your cart.

This item is a photocopy of the March 22, 1958 edition of the Pittsburg Courier's Magazine Section. The original copy is located on the bottom of the box with the others. Page numbers are missing, but it appears to be the front and back cover of this section.

The entire back page is devoted to comic strips. The rest of the pags cover politics (A visit by Rev. Martin Luther King), books, finances and how to play Bridge.

Item 8: The Pittsburgh Courier: Georgia Edition, March 29, 1958Add to your cart.

This is a photocopy of the Pittsburgh Courier: Georgia Edition. Most page numbers are not shown. This copy includes pages from several different section, including the Magazine Section. The front page has a scandal story "Doctor Pets Nurse, Gets Year In Pen" along with a picture of  a Jamaican girl.

Other articles included in this paper are beautiful women from Jamaica, religion, and politics. Several articles, particularly in the Magazine Section, focus on Jamaica.

Item 9: The Pittsburgh Courier: Magazine Section, April 5, 1958Add to your cart.

A photocopy of April 5, 1958's Pittsburgh Courier: Magazine Section. The original is stored at the bottom of the box with the others. The front page story in this section is "Champion Hog Raiser" Weston Legette Jr from Marion, SC who raises hogs as a member of the 4H Club. Pages are numbered 1-8.

The rest of the paper has financial advice, book reviews, driving advice, and other editorial like the front page as well as a section of responses by Courier readers (letters to the editor). Also included is a page full of comics.

Item 10: The Pittsburgh Courier: Magazine Section, April 12, 1958Add to your cart.

This is a photocopy of the Pittsburg Courier for April 12, 1958. The original copy is located with the others at the bottom of the box. The front page is an editorial on Disneyland and how it is open to poeple of "all races, nationalities and creeds." At the beginning is the Magazine section, but also included is Section 2.

The rest of the Magazine Section (pages 1-8) has a gossip column and financial advice as well as a large section devoted to W. C. Handy. in section 2, race and education are the focus of the articles.

Item 11: Telegram (Newark, NJ), April 6, 1958Add to your cart.
This is a photocopy of the April 6, 1958 edition of Telegram, published in Newark, NJ. The original is located at the bottom with the others. There are four pages 1 and 2 are numbered but the others are not. The front page reads "MIssissippi Voting Is Challenged" and six pictures with captions are below the headline. The rest of paper focuses on politics (the voting rule in Mississippi), library week, and religion.
Item 12: The Pittsburgh Courier, April 12, 1958Add to your cart.

This is a photocopy of the Pittsburgh Courier's April 12, 1958 edition. The original is stored with the rest of the original newspapers at the bottom of the box. The original is mostly taped together, but page 9/10 is ripped in half, with some of the middle missing. Contians pages 1-27.

The headline for the paper is "Robeson Facing New Ban!" An article on W.C. Handy's will is located on page 2. Judicial proceedings cover much of the paper including a will being read, as well as rulings on falsification charges and job bias. Also included in this grouping are gossip columns, personal editorials and other articles. Education, segregation and race-related issues are the main focus of these articles. There are also several large ads throughout the paper.

Item 13: Telegram (Newark, NJ), April 13, 1958Add to your cart.

This is a photocopy of the April 13, 1958 issue of Telegram, in Newark, NJ. The original, stored with the others, is completely torn in half and not taped together. Includes pages 1-2, and 7-8.

The headline on the cover reads "Rev. Beaten on Fla. Bus; Ruling Soon." Four pictures of women accompany this headline on the front page. In addition to that story, there are also articles on education, sports and an editorial.

Item 14: The Pittsburg Courier: Magazine Section, April 19, 1958Add to your cart.

This is a copy of the Pittsburg Courier from April 19, 1958. The orginal is stored with the others at the bottom of the box. It contains pages 1/2, 7/8, 27/28 (part of the rest of the newspaper).

The paper advertises upcoming Courier home shows, has book reviews and a gossip section. There is also a "What Courier Readers Think" page, like letters to the editor, as well as comic strips. The rest of the paper is devoted to baseball and other sports.

Item 15: The Pittsburgh Courier, April 19, 1958Add to your cart.

This is a photocopy of the April 19, 1958 edition of the Pittsburgh Courier. The original is stored at the bottom of the box.

The front page is covered in headlines, the largest is "300 Teachers Lose Jobs!" Judicial proceedings take up a good portion of the paper including a boy killed by a cop and a girl who was stabbed 11 times. The loss of 300 teachers is blamed on integration of black teachers into white schools. Other political articles can be found throughout the paper, most focusing on racial issues. Education and sports are also fairly prevalent subjects in these articles. There is also a short history editorial and several personal editorials.

Item 16: The Pittsburg Courier: Section 2, April 19, 1958Add to your cart.

This section is missing the front page of the newspaper. Page1/2 of section two are included as well as pages 3/4 of the magazine section and pages 3/4 of the regular newspaper.

Section two highlights Macon, Ga. The other main story headlines: "Booker T. Fowlkes, a Most Unusual Man in Columbus." Page 2 has blurbs of local people from different cities across Georgia from Toccoa to Nashville, to Denton.

The Magazine Section has a couple of cartoons, an editorial of "Things I'd like to see more of..." In addition there is also a memorial concerning W.C. Handy. Two stories concerning sharecroppers and tenant farmers is on page 4 along with "Work with Words" an editorial/comic that aims to expand a person's understanding of the English Language.

The regular section of the paper (Pages 3/4) has a full page Coca-Cola ad (page 4) and page 3 has a bunch of small editorials concering Easter happenings from services to beauty pagents. Also a small story on a fraternity (Kappa Alpha Psi) meeting.

Item 17: Telegram (Newark, NJ), April 27, 1958Add to your cart.

A photocopy of April 27, 1958 edition of the Telegram (Newark, NJ). It consists of the front/back cover with pages 1/2 and 7/8. The original, stored with the others at the bottom, is torn completely in half width wise (the bottom pages are still connected, but the top pages are not).

The headlines read "Ex-Number Man Dead," "Georgia Elks Opens Convention," and "Police Cheif Denies Man Beaten." Pictures of people from around the southeast cover the rest of the front page. Page two has several short editorials concerning African American around the US, and in London. Stories cover such subjects from arrests and paroles to Negro immigration (London) and politics.

Item 18: The Pittsburgh Courier, May 3, 1958Add to your cart.

This is a photocopy of the May 3, 1958 Pittsburg Courier. The origninal is stored at the bottom with the others. This is one of the most complete copies of the paper in this collection. The types of stories range from political to local to religious, however every story has a racial/African American bent to it. There are also some full-page ads in the magazine.

The front page is taken up with two headlines: "He Visited Frankie...Alone! Sammy Almost Lost His Bride." and "ORDER TV BAN ON ROBESON!!" Some of the other stories are "Catholic Church boasts 23 Living Negro Bishops," "Councile elects borders," Prod teachers on integration." "Bennett Budget is up $51,00" and "Liberal Educator is Reinstated."

Item 19: Telegraph: Newark, NJ, May 4, 1958Add to your cart.
A copy of the Telegram from Newark, NJ on May 4, 1958. Contains pages 1-8. Phtocopy is at top with others and original is at the bottom.The front page is covered in headlines and has two pictures on the front. The headlines read: "Ga Principal Refuse to Permit Majorettes to Mach in Parade;" "Open Florida Golf LInks to Negroes;" "Mother of 8 Jailed on Moonshine Charge in Tex.;" "Woman Killed in Automobile Wreck;" "Pastor Seeks Board of Education Post;" and "Ga state Elks Confab Colorful." All the stories are geared toward African Americans, whetehr they are political, local or religious.
Item 20: The Pittsburgh Courier: Magazine Section, May 10, 1958Add to your cart.
This si a copy of May 10,. 1958's Pittsburgh Courier's Magazine Section pages 1-8. The original is stored at the botton and the photocopy at the top, This section is mainly entertainment. Only some of the stories are bent towards African Americans (Why Negroes Don't Get Certain Jobs), but many of them are general information.
Item 21: Telegram: Nweark, NJ, May 11, 1958Add to your cart.
Copy of May 11, 1958 Newark, NJ Telegram. The headlines read: "3 years of Progress Allen U. Story;" "3 Remains Fired--Veal;" and "Group seeks place on Agencies." the rest of teh front page is covered with pictures of people from Allen University. Contains many small stories from several different "local" areas.
Item 22: The Pittsburgh Courier, May 17, 1958Add to your cart.
The main section of the Pittsburgh Courier from May 17, 1958. Three picture take fully half of the front page, including a large picture of man who was beaten. The other headlines are: "Harlem is Sticking With Adam;" and "Fire 3 more 'Profs'." Contains pages 1-13 and two pages from section two.
Item 23: The Pittsburgh Courier, May 17, 1958Add to your cart.
This is from the main section of the main section of the Pittsburgh Courier from May 17, 1958. Contains pages 17-28. The first page has two stories "Toki Types" and "Three Distinguishe Women: Motherhood is the Aim, the Desire and Devotion."
Item 24: TelegramAdd to your cart.
This item consists of pieces of different papers. No dates are present on the papers, but one mentiones the Telegram. They also have a consistent style as the Telegram (Newark, NJ). Most of the papers also have a column in common: Dr. Buzzard.
Item 25: Telegram (Newark, NJ), April 20,1958Add to your cart.
This is the April 20, 1958 Newark, NJ Telegram containing pages 1/2 and 7/8. The front page is half covered in picture of people from around the southeast. The main headlines are: "Student Sues Teacher on Assault Charge," "Klan Signs Greet Ala. Negro Mass Meeting," and "Greenville White Man is Charged with 3 Assaults." Most of the stories are geared toward African Americans and politics.
Item 26: The Pittsburgh Courier: Magazine Section, April 26, 1958Add to your cart.
This paper is a copy of teh April 26, 1958 Pittsburgh Courier's Magazine section. The front page is entirely taken up with the picture and story "Chi Delta Mu Spreads Joy in Richmond." The rest of the articles focus on entertainment.

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[Box 1: African American Newspapers, 1950s-1960s],
[Box 2: The Georgia-Florida Times, January 20, 1969],
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