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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

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Black and Brown Trading Stamp Albums

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-16479
Content Description This collection contains three empty Black and Brown trading stamp albums, and two filled Black and Brown trading stamp albums. Also included are approximately 75-100 unattached twenty-five cent Black and Brown stamps featuring James Brown.
Dates: circa 1969

Thomas H. Brown Funeral Home ledger and photograph

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-16474
Content Description This collection contains the manuscript ledger book, "Record of Deaths" kept by Thomas H. Brown's Funeral Home, 301 Gill Street, Petersburg, Virginia. This book detailed the funerals of approximately 500 African Americans during the last years of the Great Depression. The volume opens with a twenty-four page alphabetical index, listing the names of the deceased persons with the number of the page for further information about their funerals. Entries for each funeral appear in chronological...
Dates: 1935 - 1941

Vera Lee and Berry Clanton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16494
Content Description A collection of 31 souvenir programs, plus approximately 50 ephemeral items, 12 periodical issues, six books, and three folders of Masonic Lodge records and documents. The majority of the items date from the 1960s and 1970s. The Clantons were prominent members of the San Francisco African American community, active in their local church (Third Baptist) as well as in the National Baptist Convention, their local African American masonic lodges (at the local, district, and state...
Dates: c.1951-1990