Published by
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986
Created by
Patrick, C. Melvin, American, died 1985
Subject of
Motley, Constance Baker, American, 1921 - 2005
Wagner, Robert F., American, 1877 - 1953
Randolph, A. Philip, American, 1889 - 1979
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, American, founded 1920
National Insurance Association, American, founded 1921
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., founded 1922
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc., American, founded 1924
Harlem Cultural Council, Inc., American
New York Giants, American, founded 1925
Powell, Adam Clayton Jr., American, 1908 - 1972
Frontiers International, Inc., American, founded 1936
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc., American, founded 1924
ink on paper
H x W x D: 12 × 8 7/8 × 3/16 in. (30.5 × 22.5 × 0.5 cm)
Published by MelPat Associates, this publication is intended specifically for Black delegates to New York City conventions and was a precursor to Delegate magazine. Founded by Pittsburgh Courier journalist C. Melvin Patrick, each yearly-issue of Delegate contains hundreds of photographs providing coverage of African American professional and fraternal organizations, special events, award recognitions, individuals of note, and newsworthy situations. The magazine was a virtual year in review of African American life in the United States during the 1960s and 1980s. Delegate magazines were distributed free of charge by African American organizations at their conferences and meetings.
A magazine titled [Welcome to New York... - it’s a small world after all….] published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine is divided into two horizontal sections. The top section features a blue and white image of a globe against a sky with black text printed across the top reading [WELCOME TO NEW YORK]. The bottom section is yellow and pink with an image of dolls playing instruments. The image is black and white except for the musicians' shirts, which are red and pink striped. The image is set in front of a bright yellow background and on top of a bright pink background, with white text across the bottom reading ['s a small world after all...]. The magazine content begins with tourist information on the Statue of Liberty, a portrait of Manhattan borough president Constance Baker Motley, a message from the mayor, Robert F. Wagner, and an article entitled "The Day RFK Came to Harlem." The content continues within additional tourist information on New York City, including Harlem and Brooklyn, profiles of professional organizations coming to New York for conventions or other events, and profiles of many different prominent people including business leaders, labor leaders, fraternity and sorority members, funeral directors, Democratic party leaders, prominent Republicans, church leaders, journalists, artists, and others. There are approximately 67 pages, with black and white photographs and advertisements. The back cover has a color advertisement for Vat Gold scotch.
Place made
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Brooklyn, New York City, King County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
magazines (periodicals)
Associations and institutions
Black Press
Funeral customs and rites
Mass media
Political organizations
Professional organizations
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Urban life
Women's organizations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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