American Historical Broadsides collection

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American Historical Broadsides collection

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American Historical Broadsides collection

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Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: American Historical Broadsides collection
Inclusive Date(s): 1839-1966
Author: Finding aid prepared by Cara Gilgenbach, January 2020
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Cara Gilgenbach using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2020
Origination: Kent State University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and Archives
Extent: .16 cubic feet
Physical Location: 11th floor (map case)
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0209
Abstract: This collection contains historical American broadsides compiled by Kent State University Special Collections and Archives from a variety of sources and donations.
Language(s): The records are in English


Scope and Content

This collection contains a sampling of historical broadsides produced in the United States of America regarding a variety of historical entities and events.

Statement of Arrangement

The broadsides in this collection are organized by subject area and then by date within each subject area.

Related Material

The Department of Special Collections and Archives houses a large number of materials in the broadside format throughout its collections, but especially in the areas of poetry and true crime. Please contact the department for assistance in locating additional broadsides of interest.

Preferred Citation

American Historical Broadsides collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

This collection has been compiled by Special Collections and Archives from a number of acquisitions and donations, most of which lacked specific acquisition and provenance documentation.

Accruals

Historical broadsides not associated with established collections held by the department will be added to this collection as they are acquired.

Controlled-access headings
The following are found in this collection:

Subjects:
United States -- History -- 19th century
United States -- History -- 20th century
Material Types:
Broadsides
Posters
Political posters



Detailed Description of the Collection
Folder 1
Black Panther Party: "Either/Or. This will mean the end of our dreams for the class war...", undated (likely 1969 or 1970)
Scope and Content
A Black Panther Party poster by Emory Douglas featuring a quote from Eldridge Cleaver about the persecution of Bobby Seale. Image depicts Seale strapped into an electric chair.
Folder 2
Chang and Eng: Lithograph of the conjoined twin brothers dressed in formal clothing, 1839
Folder 3
Chang and Eng: "Siamese Twins, the United Brothers, Chang-Eng...", undated
Scope and Content
Promotional broadside advertising an opportunity for a visitation with Chang and Eng. Blank spaces are included for specific location and time information to be filled in.
Folder 4
International Association of Machinists: Charter for the Breakneck Lodge, No. 1203, Kent, Ohio, October 21, 1918
Scope and Content
The charter includes the names of petitioners for the charter and is signed by the International President of the association. Donated by Michael Pratt in 2019.
Folder 5
International Association of Machinists: Charter for the Breakneck Lodge, No. 1203, Kent, Ohio, May 18, 1966
Scope and Content
The charter includes the names of petitioners for the charter and is signed by the International President of the association. Donated by Michael Pratt in 2019.