Many of the manuscript collections of the Black Press Archives are widely used by scholars, researchers and students. Researchers interested in the Negro Baseball Leagues find the Art Carter Papers invaluable for their research. As a former sports writer, Carter collected sports memorabilia, most notably, Negro Baseball League photographs, yearbooks and scorecards, many of which are unique to his papers. The Papers of Armistead Pride yielded a different kind of treasure. Pride's unfinished manuscript on the history of the Black press was completed by Dr. Clint Wilson II and recently published by the Howard University Press. Dr. Wilson is a Howard University journalism professor, noted author and guest editor of this issue of HUArchivesNet.

     Since its establishment in 1973, the Black Press Archives at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center continues to be a major resource for the study of the development of the Black press and its significance to the local and national communities it serves.

     For the holdings of the Black Press Archives, both newspaper and manuscript collections, see the Guide to Black Press Resources at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center under MSRC Resources in this issue.


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