[1945–2003, Collection of Offprints, Reprints, Pamphlets by John Hope Franklin, Academic and Historian of Black America, along with Items relating to Franklin and His Books; 28 Unique Items, Many of which are Signed].
Consisting of: 18 offprints and reprints of articles from scholarly journals; 4 pamphlets written by or concerning Franklin; 2 prospectuses for books he wrote; 3 pieces of ephemera relating to the John Hope Franklin Collection of African and African American Documentation at Duke University; 1 photocopy of the Washington Post obituary of fellow academic and Black historian, Charles H. Wesley. Exactly half of the items are inscribed and/or signed by Franklin, a few presented to Black bibliophile and educator (and some-time bookseller), Brooks Morris, to whom Franklin appended a brief autograph note on Wesley’s obituary: “Morris, Thought you’d like to read this. Don’t forget to look for some books on 19th century Black women for me please. Also Blk. women’s culture.”
Franklin’s scholarly articles seen here were written during his tenure as an academic at North Carolina Central University (HBCU), Howard University (HBCU), Brooklyn College, the University of Chicago, and lastly at Duke University. “Franklin’s career of more than six decades led to a large and enduring body of his own scholarship as well hundreds of books and articles written by his students, many of whom went on to distinguished careers of their own. Franklin was often the first black person to hold chairs, positions, and organizational presidencies, paving the way for many future scholars of color in all academic fields.” (ANB)
Articles (and journals) seen here include “The Free Negro in the Economic Life of Ante-Bellum North Carolina” (The North Carolina Historical Review, 1942, reprinted c.1960s–1970s); “Slavery and the Martial South” (Journal of Negro History, 1952); “Archival Odyssey: Taking Students to the Sources” (The American Archivist, 1969); “The Enforcement of the Civil Rights Act of 1875” (Prologue, 1974); “George Washington Williams and the Beginnings of Afro-American Historiography” (Critical Inquiry, 1978); and “The Desperate Need for Black Teachers” (Change, 1987). Pamphlets by Franklin here include Lincoln and Public Morality (1959) published by the Chicago Historical Society and A Life of Learning (1988), the Charles Homer Haskins Lecture published by the American Council of Learned Societies.
Description: [1945–2003, Collection of Offprints, Reprints, Pamphlets by John Hope Franklin, Academic and Historian of Black America, along with Items relating to Franklin and His Books; 28 Unique Items, Many of which are Signed].
[Various Places, 1945–2003]. 28 Unique items + 13 duplicates; 41 items in all. Various formats, mostly 8vo. and 4to. Very Good to Near Fine.