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Delegate Magazine 1985

Founded by Pittsburgh Courier journalist C. Melvin Patrick, each yearly-issue of Delegate contains hundreds of photographs providing coverage of African American professional and fraternal organizations, special events, award recognitions, individuals of note, and newsworthy situations. The magazine was a virtual year in review of African American life in the United States during the 1960s and 1980s. Published by MelPat Associates, Delegate magazines were distributed free of charge by African American organizations at their conferences and meetings. Help us transcribe this issue to make the names, places, and events discoverable to all.

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The Crisis Soldier's issue

The Crisis is the official magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Founded by W. E. B. Du Bois (editor), Oswald Garrison Villard, J. Max Barber, Charles Edward Russell, Kelly Miller, W. S. Braithwaite, and Mary Dunlop Maclean, The Crisis has been in continuous print since 1910, making it the oldest African American-led publication in the world. The June 1918 “Soldier’s Issue” focuses on African Americans fighting in World War I. Help us transcribe the ads, articles, and images in The Crisis and learn about the experiences of African American soldiers, the opinions of African American thought leaders, and the effects on African American lives during World War I.

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Delegate Magazine 1984

Founded by Pittsburgh Courier journalist C. Melvin Patrick, each yearly-issue of Delegate contains hundreds of photographs providing coverage of African American professional and fraternal organizations, special events, award recognitions, individuals of note, and newsworthy situations. The magazine was a virtual year in review of African American life in the United States during the 1960s and 1980s. Published by MelPat Associates, Delegate magazines were distributed free of charge by African American organizations at their conferences and meetings. Help us transcribe this issue to make the names, places, and events discoverable to all.

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147 Total Pages 93 Contributing Members

Text Book of the Madam C. J. Walker Schools of Beauty Culture

Madam C.J. Walker’s company created schools and training opportunities for thousands of African American women across the country. This 1940 “Text Book of the Madam C. J. Walker Schools of Beauty Culture” was used to train Walker’s students in biology, chemistry, scalp diseases, treatments, and cutting and styling techniques related to hair care. Help us transcribe information about this important publication to uncover the fascinating history of Madam C.J. Walker, her company, and black beauty culture in early twentieth century America.

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Tin for Madame C.J. Walker's Hair and Scalp Preparation

A tin (1940s-1960s) for Madame C.J. Walker's Hair and Scalp Preparation manufactured by the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. The product was used to clean a person’s scalp and hair and represents one of the many products developed by Walker’s company. Help us transcribe information about this important artifact to uncover the fascinating history of Madam C.J. Walker, her company, and black beauty culture in early twentieth century America.

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Tin for Madame Walker Glossine and Pressing Oil

A tin (1940s-1960s) for Madame Walker Glossine and Pressing Oil manufactured by the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. The pressing oil represents one of the many products developed by the Walker’s company. Help us transcribe information about this important artifact to uncover the fascinating history of Madam C.J. Walker, her company, and black beauty culture in early twentieth century America.

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Badge from the National Convention of Madam C. J. Walker's Agents

In 1917, the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company held its first national convention of Walker sales agents and beauty culturists in Philadelphia. The conventions, held until the early 1960s, promoted business success and political activism, as well as charitable giving. This convention badge (ca. 1917) features an image of Madam C.J. Walker. Help us transcribe information about this important artifact to uncover the fascinating history of Madam C.J. Walker, her company, and black beauty culture in early twentieth century America.

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Madam C.J. Walker Convention Badge

In 1917, the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company held its first national convention of Walker sales agents and beauty culturists in Philadelphia. The conventions, held until the early 1960s, promoted business success and political activism, as well as charitable giving. This convention badge (ca. 1920s) features an image of Madam C.J. Walker. Help us transcribe information about this important artifact to uncover a fascinating history of Madam C.J. Walker and the history of black beauty culture in early twentieth century America.

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Advertisement for Madam C. J. Walker products

Madam C.J. Walker’s products were advertised to both women and men. This double-sided full-page advertisement (1906-1950) features information about men’s products and the philanthropic work of the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company on one side and advertises women’s products on the other side. Help us transcribe information about this important artifact to uncover the fascinating history of Madam C.J. Walker, her company, and black beauty culture in early twentieth century America.

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Tin for Madame C.J. Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower

A tin (1910s-1920s) for Madame C.J. Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower. This invention was Walker’s first product on the market. It was created to give thin hair new life and to promote the growth of new hair. Help us transcribe information about this important artifact to uncover the fascinating history of Madam C.J. Walker, her company, and black beauty culture in early twentieth century America.

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