Broadside Press records, 1968-1999 (bulk, 1985-1996).


Broadside Press records, 1968-1999 (bulk, 1985-1996).

Collection includes: correspondence, typescripts, broadsides, books, financial records, audiovisual material, photographs, realia, and other printed material. These records document a portion of the history of the Detroit-based African-American-owned publisher of poetry broadside, anthologies and other works.

10 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 8260548

University of Michigan

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