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Nigger Heaven advertisement designed by Aaron Douglas, August 1926

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 12
Identifier: 04_12_1926

Scope and Contents

3 5x7 prints of the advertisement designed by Aaron Douglas for book by Carl Van Vechten, 2 different designs.


  • August 1926


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Archives and Special Collections of Ganser Library will reproduce Special Collections material to the extent that physical condition and copyright or other legal restrictions permit. Reproduction is available in the form of photocopies and digital images. All reproduction requests must be approved by a member of the professional staff. Decisions will take into account the type and condition of the binding, the brittleness of the paper, the size and the general size and fragility of the item.

Biographical / Historical

Aaron Douglas was born 26 Mat 1899 in Topeka, Kansas. He was a painter and professor at Fisk University. He died in 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Biographical / Historical

This is the cover design and advertisement for the controversial book by Carl Van Vechten, set during the Harlem Renaissance in the U.S. during the 1920s. This title has been controversial since its publication.


From the Series: 12 boxes (Carl Van Vechten Collection of African-American Arts & Letters)

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Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

9 North George Street
McNairy Library, PO Box 1002
Millersville University
Millersville 17551-302 US