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Black Panther Party news sheets

 Collection
Identifier: 7116

Scope and Contents

A collection of five mimeographed communications from the Black Panther Party from 1968 to 1973. Between issues of The Black Panther newspaper, the Black Panther Party would issue mimeographed news sheets locally. The format, with its quick turnaround and low production cost, enabled the Black Panthers to address events within days or hours of their occurrence. Unlike the newspaper, which eventually was distributed in several cities, these mimeographed bulletins were not circulated on a large scale and few have survived. One notable news sheet in the collection is Huey Newton's essay titled "On the Defection of Eldridge Cleaver from the Black Panther Party and the Defection of the Black Panther Party from the Black Community" -- which Newton wrote after his release from prison in 1973. Huey Newton authored the majority of the essays in this collection.

The descriptive content in this note was adapted from the seller's (Auger Down Books) description of the material.

Dates

  • 1968 - 1973

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet (1 document preservation binder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

A collection of five mimeographed communications from the Black Panther Party from 1968 to 1973. Between issues of The Black Panther newspaper, the Black Panther Party would issue mimeographed news sheets locally. The format, with its quick turnaround and low production cost, enabled the Black Panthers to address events within days or hours of their occurrence. Unlike the newspaper, which eventually was distributed in several cities, these mimeographed bulletins were not circulated on a large scale and few have survived. One notable news sheet in the collection is Huey Newton's essay titled "On the Defection of Eldridge Cleaver from the Black Panther Party and the Defection of the Black Panther Party from the Black Community" -- which Newton wrote after his release from prison in 1973. Huey Newton authored the majority of the essays in this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Auger Down Books, March 31, 2021.
Title
Finding aid for the Black Panther Party news sheets
Status
Completed
Author
Bo Doub
Date
2021 June
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

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