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Besmanbomara Literary Society records, A1317

 Collection
Identifier: A1317

Dates

  • 1922

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical note

The May 1922 issue of The Crisis reported that "the Besmanbomara Literary Society has been organized by colored students at Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y. Its object is the production of a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the achievements of the Negro in all the higher pursuits of life. All men who fulfill the following requirements are eligible for membership: 'Sympathy with the objects of society and affiliation by blood with the darker races.' The society meets weekly, each meeting being featured by a paper on some phase of racial progress."

Madeline G. Allison, The Horizon, Crisis, May 6, 1922, 29,https://books.google.com/books?id=KqMTAAAAYAAJ&dq.

Extent

.01 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Related Materials

A letter from William S. Ravenell to the editor of The Crisis has been digitized by the Google Books Library Project and is available online: http://credo.library.umass.edu/view/full/mums312-b166-i261.
Title
Guide to the Besmanbomara Literary Society records
Status
Completed
Author
Allyson Smally
Date
April 8, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries Repository

Contact:
Case Library
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Hamilton 13346 United States US
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