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J.J. Barlow Papers

Identifier: AR0752

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains various materials such as, correspondence, newspapers, essays, audio recordings, notes and programs concerning the Black Panther Party, the civil rights movement in the United States, and African American history. Materials from the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) Institute in History at Spelman College include; teaching aids, class schedules, essays, letters, posters, several single-track tapes, four audio CDs, and reading materials.


  • Creation: 1964-1966
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1966
  • Acquisition: Date acquired: 10/00/2012


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Biographical or Historical Information

The National Defense Education Act (NDEA) was a law passed in 1958 in response to growing concerns that the American scientists and mathematicians were too few in number to keep pace with the Soviet Union. At its original conception, funding from the NDEA only applied to universities and postsecondary students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic fields; however, in 1964 the act was amended to include funds for future professors in history, civics, and geography. Several universities and colleges received funding for intensive, short-term institutes that would offer advance training in specified fields. In the summer of 1966, Spelman College in Georgia hosted a lecture program by the NDEA Institute in History called, “America and the Negro: The History of an Encounter.” Directed by Dr. Melvin Drimmer, the program encompassed African American literature, poetry, fine arts, religion, and political culture and intended to further educate those teaching African History.

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This collection contains materials on the Black Panther Party, civil rights in the United States, and the 1966 NDEA workshop "America and the Negro: The History of an Encounter" located at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged by material type and size. Box one contains labeled folders while Box 2 is comprised of oversized materials.

Physical Access Requirements

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Technical Access Requirements

Portions of this collection may require special audio equipment for listening purposes. Please contact the UNT Special Collections department for more information.

Source of Acquisition

J.J. Barlow

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions



J.J. Barlow Papers
Ashley Rankin
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Repository Details

Part of the University of North Texas Special Collections Repository

University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton TX 76203 US