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DOROTHY PORTER WESLEY
1905-1995

#1

[Book, 1945]
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
North American Negro poets: a bibliographical checklist of their writings, 1760-1944 / by Dorothy B. Porter. --- Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1945. --- 90 p. ; 23.5 x 15.5 cm. --- (Heartman's historical series; #70)
["In 1916, Arthur Alfonso Schomburg, well-known collector and curator, published the first considerable bibliography of American Negro poetry [Arthur A. Schomburg. A Bibliographical Checklist of American Negro Poetry. New York, Charles F. Heartman, 1916. 57 pages]. In this compilation were listed 236 titles with a bibliography of some 38 editions of the poetry of Phillis Wheatley compiled earlier by Charles F. Heartman. ... The present bibliography is an expansion of the Schomburg checklist. ... --- Preface: p. [5]. --- "This checklist is based on the Bibliography compiled by Arthur Alphonso Schomburg, and published by us [i.e, Heartman's] in 1916. The old edition has long been out of print. Miss Porter more than doubled the number of entries, and the publication is a necessary reference volume for every institution. Limited to 299 Copies." --- From photocopy laid-in of: The Charles F. Heartman Collection of Materials Relating to Negro Culture. --- Printed and in Manuscript, Route Three, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, News Sheet Number One, January 1945, p. 2. --- Hard bound in light green cloth. --- Signed on title page and page [6] of preface by Dorothy Porter]

#2

[Book, 1969]
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
Negro protest pamphlets / selected and edited by Dorothy Porter. – New York: Arno Press and The New York Times, 1969. – 1 v. (various pagings) ; 21 x 13.5 cm.
[Contents: A narrative of the proceedings of the Black People, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year, 1793 / Absalom Jones and Richard Allen. – A dialogue between a Virginian and an African minister / Daniel Coker. – An address, delivered on the celebration of the abolition of Slavery in the State of New York, July 5, 1827 / Nathaniel Paul. – Address to the Fourth Annual Convention of the People of Color of the United States / William Hamilton. – A treatise on the intellectual character, and civil and political condition of the colored people of the United States / Hosea Easton. – Our rights as men: an address delivered in Boston, before the Legislative Committee on the Militia, February 24, 1853 / William J. Watkins. – “Selected from: The American Negro: his history and literature / William Loren Katz, General Editor.” – 1st preliminary page.Signed by Dorothy Porter. – Paper bound]

#3

Early Negro writing, 1760-1837

[Book, 1971]
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
Early Negro writing, 1760-1837 / selected and introduced by Dorothy Porter. – Boston: Beacon Press, 1971. – 658 p.; port. ; 21.5 x 14.5 cm.
[Contents: Part I, Mutual aid and fraternal organizations, 1792-1833. – Part II, Societies for educational improvement, 1808-1836. – Part III, Significant annual conferences, 1831-1837. – Part IV, To emigrate or remain at home? 1773-1833. – Part V, Spokesmen in behalf of their “colored fellow citizens,” 1787-1815. – Part VI, Saints and sinners, 1786-1836. – Part VII, Narratives, poems and essays, 1760-1835. – Index of authors: p. 657-658. – Signed by Dorothy Porter. – Hard bound in gray and black boards with pink spine title. – In dust jacket (purple with red and black lettering)]

#4

[Award, 1972]
American Library Association. Black Caucus
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
ALA Black Caucus Award, presented to Dorothy Burnett Porter, Librarian and Scholar, for distinguished service to librarianship, June 28, 1972
wood, metal
27 x 22 x 2 cm.

#5

[Book, 1978]
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
Afro-Braziliana: a working bibliography / compiled by Dorothy B. Porter. – Boston, MA: G.K. Hall & Co., 1978. – xxii, 294p. : front. (port.) ; 28 x 22 cm.
[Contents: Part one: Bibliographies, Bibliographies of Bibliography, Biographical Dictionaries and Encyclopedias; General Works; Travellers’ Accounts; History; Social Conditions and Race Relations; Medicine and Health; Africanisms in the Brazilian Portuguese Language; African Influence on Brazilian Cookery; Art and Artists; Folklore; Music, Dance and Carnival; Religion; Football-Soccer; Literature: Part Two: Writings of Selected Authors, with Critical and Biographical References... – Index: p. 277-294. – “The purpose of this working guide is to make known a selection of published works written by Afro-Brazilians and their contributions to the life and history of Brazil.” – p. ix. – Signed on title page by Dorothy B. Porter. – Hard bound in dark blue with gold lettering]

#6

[Book, 1986]
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
The Remonds of Salem, Massachusetts: a nineteenth-century family revisited / by Dorothy Burnett Porter. – Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1986. – 259-295 p. ; 23.5 x 15.5 cm.
[“Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, volume 95, part 2, October 1985.” Title page. – Includes bibliographical references. – Signed by Dorothy Burnett Porter on title page. – Paper bound in red with black lettering]

#7

[Award, 1989]
Library Company of Philadelphia
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Anti-Slavery Conventions of American Women (1837-1839), we honor Dorothy Porter Wesley for recovering lost sources of Afro-American culture. Presented on behalf of generations of students who have benefited from her scholarship and generosity, by the Library Company of Philadelphia, April 15, 1989. [signed] John C. Van Horne, Librarian
metal, glass, paper, ink
28.5 x 33 x 1 cm (framed)
[“The Library Company of Philadelphia” – etched on bottom of metal frame]

#8

[Diploma,1990.]
Radcliffe College
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
Radcliffe College at Cambridge in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: To all to whom these letters shall come, greeting: On the occasion of the inauguration of the Seventh President of Radcliffe College, the Trustees of the College confer upon Dorothy Porter Wesley in recognition of her distinguished life and work the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, with all the rights and privileges pertaining thereto. Given at Radcliffe College on the twenty-third day of February, one thousand nine hundred and ninety. [signed] Linda S. Wilson, President of Radcliffe College, Derek Bok, President of Harvard College . . .
Paper, ink
28 x 22 cm.
[“Dorothy Porter Wesley: Through your lifelong commitment as discoverer, preserver, and chronicler of the sources of Black history, you have brought to light hitherto unsuspected treasures and thereby ensure that our nation’s history will be forever illuminated by the full richness of African American life. I gladly confer on you the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, invest you with this hood, and present you with this diploma.” – Text affixed on inside of portfolio]

#9

[Invitation, 1994]
The White House (Washington, D.C.)
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
The President and Mrs. Clinton welcome you to The White House, Friday, October 14, 1994 ... In recognition of The Recipients of the National Medal of Arts and The Charles Frankel Prize Awards ... Dorothy Porter Wesley...
paper, ink
20.5 x 12 cm.
[Embossed gold Presidential Seal on cover. – The recipients ... The Charles Frankel Prize Award: Ernest LeRoy Boyer; William Kittredge; Peggy Whitman Prenshaw; Sharon Percy Rockefeller; Dorothy Porter Wesley ...]

1994 Invitation

#10

[Award, 1994]
The White House (Washington, D.C.)
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
1994 Charles Frankel Prize: Dorothy Porter Wesley. National Endowment for the Humanities
lucite
26.5 x 15.5 x 10 cm.

#11

[Photograph and letters, 1994]
The White House (Washington, D.C.)
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
[Framed color photograph of President and Mrs. Clinton standing in front of The White House presenting The Charles Frankel Prize Award to Dorothy Porter Wesley; and two letters to Dorothy Porter Wesley on White House stationery – one from Hillary Rodham Clinton, signed and dated November 22, 1994, and the other from Ann Stock, Social Secretary, signed and dated November 14, 1994]
wood, ink, paper, lucite, metal
53 x 63 x 5 cm

#12

[Offprint, 1995]
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
Madison, Avril Johnson
Dorothy Burnett Porter Wesley: enterprising steward of Black culture / Avril Johnson Madison and Dorothy Porter Wesley. – California: Regents of the University of California and the National Council on Public History, 1995. – p. 15-40 : ill. ; 23 x 15.5 cm.
[Includes a short biography of Dorothy Porter Wesley and an excerpt of an oral history interview “conducted in three sessions between January 28, 1993 and February 10, 1994.” – p. 18. – Offprint: The Public Historian, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Winter 1995)]

#13

From the collection of Dorothy Porter Wesley (1905-1995). This illustration by James A. Porter (1905-1970) was created for a booklet entitled “The Moorland Foundation, Carnegie Library, Howard University, Washington, D.C.,” in 1933  

[Bookplate, 1995]
Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995
Porter, James A., 1905-1970
From the collection of Dorothy Porter Wesley (1905-1995). This illustration by James A. Porter (1905-1970) was created for a booklet entitled “The Moorland Foundation, Carnegie Library, Howard University, Washington, D.C.,” in 1933
ink, paper
12.5 x 8.5 cm.

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