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Processing Racism: African American Memorabilia and the Threat of Infinity
Journal of History & Culture (2011)
  • John Venecek, University of Central Florida
For a better part of the past year, I have been responsible for processing the Carol Mundy collection of African American Memorabiliaat the University of Central Florida (UCF). Ms. Mundy has been an avid collector of African Americana since the early 1990swhen she purchased a copy of the 1901 edition of The Complete Life of William McKinley and Story of His Assassination thatincluded a rare correspondence from the U.S. army to the 10th Cavalry of “Buffalo Soldiers.” This discovery was just the first stepin a journey that would take her around the country in her quest to preserve African American culture. This quest ultimately ledto the acquisition of thousands of items including books, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, scrapbooks, photo albums, militaryrecords, music, artwork and other ephemera dating from 1720 to the present.
  • African American Studies,
  • African American Memorabilia,
  • Archives
Publication Date
Summer 2011
Citation Information
John Venecek. "Processing Racism: African American Memorabilia and the Threat of Infinity" Journal of History & Culture Vol. 1 Iss. 4 (2011) ISSN: 1941-9082
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