Org. Lot 679
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Oregon Black History Project photographs collection, circa 1850-1960.
- 1850 - 1960 (Creation)
0.32 cubic feet (174 photographs in 1 document box).
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Photographs documenting African-American history in Oregon, circa 1850-1960 that were collected during the Oregon Black History Project and some used to illustrate "A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940," by Elizabeth McLagan. Subjects include portraits of African-Americans in Portland and elsewhere in Oregon; residences of African-Americans in Portland, including images of Vanport, Or. and the Vanport flood of 1948; African-American clubs, social groups, sports, and other activities; and African-American businesses in Portland, among other subjects. Some of the photographs are copies of images originally printed in newspapers such as the Portland Times and the Advocate.
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Oregon Black History Project research notes, Mss 2854, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
- Citation: Oregon Black History Project photographs collection, Org. Lot 679, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.