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American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority, Indiana Division collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1506

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of the American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority (ANECA). Included are newsletters, flyers, programs, press releases, church bulletins, and clippings relating to the Authority’s work and the Emancipation Proclamation Luncheon in Indianapolis, Indiana in December of 1962, and the Century of Negro Progress Exposition in Indianapolis during October, 1963. The clippings also contain articles on African American civil rights and related events. Also included are speeches by Indiana University President Elvis Stahr, Jr., and a scrapbook on the Authority’s activities kept by state chairman Willard B. Ransom.


  • 1962-1963


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

The American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority (ANECA) was organized in Chicago, Illinois to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. ANECA held "A Century of Negro Progress" Exposition in Chicago during October 25-27, 1963. The Indiana Division of ANECA formed to promote the centennial's commemoration within the state, in accordance with the national movement. ANECA was endorsed by Indiana Governor Mathew E. Welsh and Mayor Albert F. Losche of Indianapolis.


Items in the collection.

"Thumnail Sketch of Program and Progress of American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority (ANECA), Indiana Division." Delaware County Human Relations Council Records (MSS 109), Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Accessed July 28, 2015.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Madame C.J. Walker Company on 1965/05/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/12 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/29 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid revised 2015/07/29 by Brittany Kropf.
American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority, Indiana Division collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.