Associated Negro Press.


Associated Negro Press Collection




University of Illinois at Chicago, Special Collections and University Archives Department at the Richard J. Daley Library


1.0 Linear feet



Historical note

The Associated Negro Press (1919-1967) was established in Chicago by Claude Barnett. It was the first black news wire service and the majority of its stories were about news affecting African Americans.

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of press releases and two poems (Prelude to Our Age and Goodbye Christ) by Langston Hughes. The press releases cover civil rights activities, court decisions, legislation, United Nations news, music reviews, reports on black colleges and churches, and several obituaries, including a tribute to C.C. Spaulding. Articles report on Adam Clayton Powell, John F. Kennedy, and on Harry Truman's farewell address.

Related Archival Materials note

Outside of this repository: Claude A. Barnett Papers - Chicago History Museum, Claude A. Barnett Collection of Visual Materials - Chicago History Museum, Claude Barnett Research Collection - Northwestern University, Melville J. Herkovits Library of African Studies, Etta Moten Barnett Papers - Chicago Public Library – Carter G. Woodson Regional Library.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2009 November 11 by Bergis Jules and Andrew Steadham.