A 1969 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine features yellow, blue, and pink ruffled round ribbon badges against a plain white background. Each badge has a different colored center with [DELEGATE] across it. Surrounding the badges is  printed in pink and repeated three times. On the first page is an editorial note with text that begins:
[DELEGATE is published by MELPAT ASSOCIATES as a good well venture on behalf of its advertisers for the benefit of the organizations highlighted and for the information of our readers.
DELEGATE is a semi-in depth presentation of biographical material and pictures of persons and organizations in the Negro community who by their actions and capabilities are contributing to the advancement of the Negro communities in cities throughout the United States and by these contributions are advancing the cultural, economic, educational, fraternal and civic as well as civil rights for Americans during these challenging sixties.]
The magazine opens with a long feature article by Allan Schoener, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, “Harlem On My Mind,” with photographs from the exhibition on the history and people of Harlem. Throughout are articles and profiles of African American business leaders and organizations including the National Newspaper Publishers Association, National Insurance Association, American Bridge Association, National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Federation of Masons of the World, National Medical Association, National Dental Association, National Dental Assistant’s Association, National Dental Hygienists Association, and the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. There are also profiles and articles about community leaders, organizations, and events such as the NAACP 1969 National Convention, Morehouse College, including alumni Julian Bond and Martin Luther King, Jr., Prince Hall Lodge, National Urban League, the National Pan-Hellenic Corporation, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 70th Elks Grand Lodge Convention, Daughters of Isis and the Imperial Council of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Also included are mentions of performers and artists Raymond St. Jacques, Leontyne Price, Richard Hunt, Diahanne Carroll and Sammy Davis, Jr. as well as an article on the community of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard.
There are approximately 150 pages with black and white photographs and advertisements thorughout, as well as a few advertisements in color. The back cover of the magazine features a full page advertisement for Johnny Walker Red scotch.