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Atlanta University Published and Printed Materials
25 linear feet
This collection consists of Atlanta University publications such as catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and printed materials including programs, announcements, invitations, brochures, flyers, leaflets, calendars, and reports. These materials document the activities, events, growth and development of Atlanta University. Noted publications of the University are the Atlanta University Bulletin, Phylon, and Atlanta University Publications. The Atlanta University Bulletin began as a monthly in June 1883 and in 1910 became a quarterly in which every fourth issue was devoted to the Atlanta University Catalog listing the school calendar and course offerings. The Bulletin has articles about events, the academic program, accomplishments of alumni, speeches and sermons that were delivered at the University and commentary on political and educational issues. Phylon was founded in 1940 by W.E.B. DuBois, who served as editor until 1944.
This quarterly journal was established to provide a vehicle for the study and survey of the fields of race and culture and includes articles, essays, research findings, literary criticism, and book reviews. Publication of a special issue of Phylon was produced by Clark Atlanta University, which accounts for the span date of this series extending to 1992. The Atlanta University Publications is a series of monographs on topics pertaining to life, health, economic development and social conditions of African Americans. The Publications are selected presentations made at the annual Conference for the Study of Negro Problems held at Atlanta University. Many of these monographs were edited by W.E.B. DuBois. The series was published from 1896 to 1917, then discontinued because of financial difficulties. Briefly renewed in 1941, the series was permanently discontinued in 1944. The Atlanta University Publications were reprinted by Arno Press in 1969 as Volume 1 and 2 in The American Negro His History and Literature.
There are also copies of Atlanta University published and printed materials in the vertical file collections and cataloged in the library's book collections. In addition, such materials may be found among the Atlanta University Presidential Records and the personal papers of individuals affiliated with the University.