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Collection Title:CL 24 Black History CollectionCreator:Booth Library
Processed By:Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:11/12/2008
Terms:Afro-Americans--History; Elmira (N.Y.); Ithaca (N.Y.); Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)

A Heritage Uncovered: The Black Experience in Upstate New York, an exhibit about the African-American experience, was on display at the Chemung County Historical Society from February to November of 1988.  The exhibit focused on the communities of Elmira, Ithaca and Saratoga Springs and was accompanied by a book featuring a series of essays as well as a symposium on April 23, 1988.  The research for the project was funded by a New York State Council on the Arts grant in 1987.


CL 24 shares a box with CL 20.

Extent:.25 linear feet
Date Span:1987-1988
Abstract:This collection consists of exhibit labels and essays written as part of the Chemung County Historical Society's exhibit A Heritage Uncovered: The Black Experience in Upstate New York.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
A Heritage Uncovered: Three Black Communities in Upstate New York, exhibit labels.Manuscript0101
A Heritage Uncovered: Three Black Communities in Upstate New York, object labels.Manuscript0102
A Heritage Uncovered: Three Afro-American Communities in Upstate New York, 1800-1925 by Myra B. Young Armstead.Manuscript0103
A Heritage Uncovered: The Black Community in Elmira, New York 1800-1925 by Gretchen Sullivan Sorin. (multiple drafts)Manuscript0104
Ithaca's Black Community by Field Horne. (multiple drafts)Manuscript0105
Map of Ithaca's African-American community.Map0106
A Historical Profile of Black Saratoga 1800-1925 by Myra B. Young Armstead. (Multiple drafts)Manuscript0107
Press release for "A Heritage Uncovered: The Black Experince in Upstate New York," February 27-November 19, 1988 at the Chemung County Historical Society.Press Release010801
Letter with attached invoice from Field Horne Public History & Museum Services to the Chemung County Historical Society, November 3, 1987. Letter010802
Invoice from Jessica's Biscuit: The Cookbook People to the Chemung County Historical Society, October 1987.Invoice010803

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