The Negro travelers’ green book. 1955


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The Negro travelers’ green book. 1955


Treatment: Detach and retain pamphlet binder. Remove cloth hinges from cover and reduce adhesive residue. The Negro Travelers’ Green Book was an annual guidebook for African Americans traveling in the United States during the Jim Crow era. Spencer’s two issues of the Green Book were once held in general collections, and as such were marked and housed according to the standard practice for circulating materials. This issue had been bound into a commercial pamphlet binder with adhesive hinges partially obscuring the cover. Now detached, the binder is retained with the Green Book to serve as a reminder of how preservation practices, and our ideas about what is considered “special collection” material, continually evolve.


Kansas Collection, RH Ser B173



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