Portland State Library Special Collections Presents
Highlights from the Gates Collection of African American History and Culture Exhibit
January 12 through March 14, 2011
Branford P. Millar Library
1875 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Over the course of three decades Jeanette and Osly Gates assembled a collection of original letters, newspapers, periodicals and ephemera documenting African American history and culture. In 1969, they donated their collection to the Portland State University Library to coincide with the establishment of the Black Studies Academic Program. This Special Collections exhibit highlights some of the most rare and significant items from the Gates Collection, representing pivotal moments in a two hundred year struggle for civil rights that redefined our nation.