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American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority Collection
S 1506
2 folders
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Revised by: Jennifer Duplaga, December 2004

Historical Note:

The American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority was organized to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains the records of the American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority (ANECA).  Included are newsletters, flyers, programs, press releases, church bulletins, and clippings relating to the Authority’s work and the Emancipation Proclamation Luncheon in Indianapolis (December 1962) and the Century of Negro Progress Exposition in Indianapolis (October 1963).  Also included are speeches by Indiana University President Elvis Stahr, Jr., and a scrapbook on the Authority’s activities kept by state chairman Willard B. Ransom.

Item Listing:

Folder 1. 

22 Sept. 1962
Program for the Governor’s Conference on Civil Rights
22 Sept. 1962
Invitation to visit Lincoln’s tomb
Sept. 1962
The ANECA Beacon newsletter
18 Dec. 1962
Invitation to attend a luncheon given by ANECA
18 Dec. 1962
Speech given by Elvis Stahr, Jr.
Introductory letter and essay on the origins of slavery
Listing of ANECA members and leaders
1 Jan. 1963
State of Indiana proclamation for Emancipation Centennial Day
10 Feb. 1963
Church program
July 1963
ANECA newsletter
16 Aug. 1963
Exposition program
16 Sept. 1963
ANECA statement of purpose
25 Oct. 1963
Speech by Samuel Westerfield, Jr. “New Perspectives for Negro Americans”
25-27 Oct. 1963
Tickets to the Century of Negro Progress Exposition
25-27 Oct. 1963
Press releases about the exposition
25-27 Oct. 1963
Events program for the exposition
27 Oct. 1963
“Religious Day” program
28 Oct. 1963
Indianapolis Star editorial “After 100 Years”
Press release
Commentary on a municipal concert
Folder for Willard B. Ransom, including a copy of the proclamation, membership card, advertising programs and membership application
n.d.ANECA letterhead
n.d.Promotional program

Folder 2. 

Newspaper clippings about the exposition

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 2 folders
Collection Dates: 1962-1963
Provenance: Madame C. J. Walker Co., Indianapolis, IN, 3 May 1965
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: None

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.