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Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Sigma Phi Rho Fraternity, American, founded 1978  Search this
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, American, founded 1969  Search this
Association of Black Women Attorneys, American, founded 1976  Search this
National Urban Affairs Council, American, founded 1971  Search this
Raymond A. Jordan Jr., American, born 1943  Search this
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953  Search this
The Links, Incorporated, American, founded 1946  Search this
Northside Center for Child Development, Inc., founded 1946  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913  Search this
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., American, founded 1964  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
Carats, Inc., American, founded 1959  Search this
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932  Search this
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919  Search this
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1929  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Dr. Leslie L. Alexander, Jamaican American, 1917 - 2002  Search this
Smithsonian Institution, American, founded 1846  Search this
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., American, founded 1923  Search this
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, American, 1894 - 1984  Search this
Count Basie, American, 1904 - 1984  Search this
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, American, founded 1981  Search this
National Bankers Association, American, founded 1927  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
One Hundred Black Men, Inc., American, founded 1963  Search this
Association for the Study of African American Life and History, American, founded 1915  Search this
Signed by:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
ink on paper
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 9/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.5 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
The 1985 20th Anniversary issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover has a white background featuring a grid of twenty-eight (28) portrait photographs. Under each photograph the name of the man or woman pictured is printed in red. At the upper left of the cover is a red ribbon badge with white text on a black background. It reads [1985]. To the right of the ribbon is [DELEGATE] in decorative blue & white block lettering with [20th ANNIVERSARY] printed underneath in red. Red text in the lower right corner reads [WASHINGTON / The Seat of / Government / & Education / 1900-1985 / Page 359]. The spine of the magazine is white with blue text that reads [DELEGATE, 1985 - The 9th Year of the 3rd Century].
The magazine’s content opens with an untitled editorial note recounting the events since the first issue of Delegate was published in 1965. This is followed by a masthead, set in white text against a black background reading [DELEGATE, 1983], and a table of contents.
The content then continues with profiles of African American business organizations, business leaders, events, community organizations, sororities, fraternities, doctors, dentists, politicians, actors, and journalists. This includes the NAACP, National Urban League, Bottle and Cork Club, Sigma Phi Rho Fraternity, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, Black Achievers in Industry, The Northeasterners, National Association of Black Women Attorneys, The Beaux Arts Ball, Interracial Council for Business Opportunity, National Urban Affairs Council, Raymond A. Jordan Jr, Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner, National Association of Market Developers, Somerset Importers, Northside Center for Child Development, John Hunter Camp Fund, National Newspaper Publishers Association, Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, National Association of Urban Bankers, The Upward Fund, PHelps-Stokes Center for Human Development, Top Ladies of Distinction, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Carats, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, National United Church Ushers Association, National Women of Achievement, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, National Medical Association, Leslie Alexander, Smithsonian Institution, Chesebrough-Ponds, Ciba-Geigy, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Phi Delta Kappa, Tuskegee Airmen, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Phi Beta Sigma, Morehouse School of Medicine, Equitable’s 12th Black Achievement Recognition Dinner, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine, Kool City Jam Concert, Harlem Day Parade, Charles Buchanan, John Connors, George Meares Memorial Scholarship Fund, Dr. Benjamin Mays, Count Basie, Communications Excellence to Black Audiences, 100 Black Women, East Harlem Triangles Association, National Association for Sickle Cell Disease, National Bankers Association, 369th Veterans Association, The Edges Group, Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, American Wheelchair Association, National Association of Media Women, One Hundred Black Men, Associated Black Charities, E.P.C. International Inc. Evening of Elegance, The Nor-Jer-Men, Epsilon Sigma Chapter, Epsilon Beta Sigma Chapter, and Comus Social Club. There are also several wedding announcements and a feature on Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. The issue ends with an extended feature story on Washington, DC.
There are approximately 480 pages with black and white photographs and advertisements throughout, as well as a few advertisements in color. The back cover of the magazine features a full page advertisement for Kool cigarettes.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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