The Journal of Negro History, 25 Volumes, 1916–1960. [With Significant Provenance]
Twenty-five bound volumes of The Journal of Negro History, begun in 1916 and published quarterly by the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). The Journal was co-founded by Black bibliophile Jesse E. Moorland and Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History,” both men founders of Negro History Week, now celebrated as Black History Month.
The group comprises Volumes I (1916); II (1917); III (1918); IV (1919); V (1920); VII (1922); VIII (1923); IX (1924); X (1925); XI (1926); XII (1927); XIII (1928); XV (1930); XVI (1931); XIX (1934); XX (1935); XXIII (1938); XXV (1940); XXVI (1941); XXIX (1944); XXX (1945); XXXIII (1948); XXXIV (1949); XXXV (1950); and XLV (1960).
Five of the volumes are from the library of Charles H. Wesley (1891–1987), with his bookplate. Wesley was an author, historian, long-time Howard University professor, and President of Wilberforce University (HBCU). One of these volumes from Wesley’s library is inscribed by historian Benjamin Quarles (1904–1996) to Black bibliophile and educator, Brooks Morris. Other volumes inscribed to Morris include two additional volumes inscribed by Quarles, a volume inscribed by historian John Hope Franklin (1915–2009), and a volume inscribed by Dorothy Porter Wesley (1905–1995), the widow of Charles H. Wesley. Dorothy Porter Wesley was the curator who developed the important Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. It is interesting to note that Charles H. Wesley’s bookplate was designed by Black artist James A. Porter (1905–1970), the first husband of Dorothy Porter Wesley.
Description: The Journal of Negro History, 25 Volumes, 1916–1960. [With Significant Provenance]
Lancaster, Pa. and Washington, D.C.: The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Inc., 1916–1960. First Editions. Twenty-five Bound Volumes. 8vos. Green or pale blue cloth or buckram of similar, but mixed designs; gilt spine titling. Very Good to Near Fine. Additional postage will be required.