John Hope Franklin ephemera collection, 2015-2018

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Artificial collection of ephemera related to the life and career of Dr. John Hope Franklin. Materials were not authored by John Hope Franklin.
0.2 Linear Feet
Materials in English
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Scope and content:

Collection contains an assortment of ephemera, including some audiovisual and biographical materials.

Biographical / historical:

John Hope Franklin was a historian specializing in Southern and African American history. He wrote From Slavery to Freedom, the seminal work on African American history, which was first published in 1947. In the course of his career, Franklin had professorships at St. Augustine College, North Carolina College, Howard University, Brooklyn College, University of Chicago, and Duke University. He served as president of numerous historical and community organizations throughout his career. President Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995. Franklin also served on President Clinton's Advisory Board for the President's Initiative on Race from 1997 to 1998. He died in 2009.

Acquisition information:
The John Hope Franklin Ephemera Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2015 and 2018.
Processing information:

Processed by RL Staff, 2016 and by Laurin Penland, April 2019.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0027, 2015-0031, 2019-0027, 2019-0028.

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[Identification of item], John Hope Franklin Ephemera Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.