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American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority, Indiana Division photographs, 1962-1963

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI SP136 (Text) 00000107165060 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2021/11/24 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2021/11/24 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes black-and-white photographs related to the Indiana Division of the American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority in Indianapolis, Indiana, ranging from 1962 to 1963, concerning the Emancipation Proclamation Luncheon on December 18, 1962 in Indianapolis, the presentation of an award to Izler Solomon in January 1963, the Indiana Division exhibit at the "A Century of Negro Progress" Exposition in Chicago, Illinois on August 18 and September 2, 1963, and the Indiana Emancipation Centennial Exposition in Indianapolis during October 25-27, 1963.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority, Indiana Division photographs, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: S1506: American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority, Indiana Division collection.
Biographical or Historical Data:
The American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority (ANECA) was organized in Chicago, Illinois to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Indiana Division of ANECA formed to promote the centennial's commemoration within the state, in accordance with the national movement. ANECA was endorsed by Indiana Governor Mathew E. Welsh and Mayor Albert H. Losche of Indianapolis. On December 18, 1962, a luncheon was held in Indianapolis by the Citizens Committee of the Indiana Division of ANECA with speakers including Indiana University president, Dr. Elvis J. Stahr, Jr, Governor Welsh, and Alton Davis of Chicago, the executive director and founder of ANECA. On January 13, 1963, Mayor Losche presented conductor Izler Solomon a merit award from ANECA at a performance of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. ANECA held the "A Century of Negro Progress" Exposition in Chicago during August 16-September 3, 1963, where the Indiana Division had an exhibit. In Indianapolis, the Indiana Division of ANECA and the Indiana Emancipation Cemtennial Commission, created by the Indiana General Assembly, held its own Hoosier-centric Century of Progress Exposition in the Manufacturers' Building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds during October 25-27, 1963. According to the state chairman, Willard B. Ranson, the exposition would "reflect the advancement of the Negro in the past century and aspirations of the future." The event included religioius and educational programs, entertainment, and displays. Sources: Items in the collection. "Centennial Group to Hear Stahr." Indianapolis Star , December 16, 1962, 13. Accessed November 24, 2021. ProQuest. "Emancipation Exposition Set For Oct. 25-27." Indianapolis Star , September 18, 1963, 12. Accessed November 24, 2021. ProQuest. "Thailand Gets Stylish Salute." Indianapolis Star , January 14, 1963, 11. Accessed November 24, 2021. ProQuest. "Thumnail Sketch of Program and Progress of American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority (ANECA), Indiana Division." Delaware County Human Relations Council Records (MSS 109), Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Accessed July 28, 2015. http://www.bsu.edu/libraries/archives/findingaids/MSS109.pdf.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Losche, Albert H., 1891-1966 > Photographs.
Welsh, Matthew E. (Matthew Empson), 1912-1995 > Photographs.
American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority. Indiana Division > Photographs.
Flanner House (Indianapolis, Ind.) > Photographs.
United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation > Centennial celebrations, etc. > Photographs.
African Americans > Indiana > History > Photographs.
African Americans > History > Exhibitions > Photographs.
Slaves > Emancipation > United States > Centennial celebrations, etc. > Photographs.
Genre: Photographs.

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