Published by
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986
Created by
Patrick, C. Melvin, American, died 1985
Subject of
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930
Ifill, Percy C., American, 1914 - 1973
Logan, Arthur Courtney, American, 1909 - 1973
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968
The Girl Friends, Inc., American, founded 1927
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937
National Insurance Association, American, founded 1921
National Urban League, American, founded 1910
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded 1908
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1943
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc., American, founded 1924
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, American, founded 1920
National Association of University Women, American, founded 1910
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935
Shriners International, American, founded 1870
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., founded 1922
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906
American Bridge Association, American, founded 1932
Golar, Simeon, American, 1929 - 2013
369th Veterans Association, American
National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees, American, founded 1913
Alliance for Women in Media, American, founded 1951
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971
National Business League, American, founded 1900
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910
Ailey, Alvin, American, 1931 - 1989
Dr. Toote, Gloria, American, 1931 - 2017
ink on paper
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 9/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.4 cm)
A 1974 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine shows a collage of black and white photographic portraits cropped and tinted in bright pink, green, yellow, orange and blue. There are two (2) ribbon badges at the top right, one pink and one blue. Each ribbon reads [1974 / DELEGATE]. Black text in the bottom left corner reads [Price $1.50]. White text in a black box at the bottom right reads [PLEASE TURN TO PAGES DEVOTED TO YOUR CONVENTION].
The magazine’s content opens on the first page with an editorial note titled “It Was Not A Good Year,” which recounted events of the past year, including Watergate and the reduction of federal programs. There is also a masthead reading [DELEGATE, 1974] and a table of contents.
The content continues with articles and profiles of African American business organizations, business leaders, community organizations, sororities, fraternities, doctors, dentists, politicians, actors, and journalists. This includes the National Pan-Hellenic Council,National Association of Black Social Workers, Girl Friends, Inc., the National Medical Association, Prince Hall Masons, National Market Developers, Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, National Newspaper Publishers, NAACP, Lambda Kappa Mu, National Insurance Association, National Urban League, National Church Ushers Association, National Medical Association, National Council of Negro Women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, National Funeral Directors Association, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, National College Women Association, National Dental Association, The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Coleman Young, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Daughters of Isis, Elks of the World, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Dr. Gloria Toote, United Mortgage Bankers of America, American Bridge Association, 369 Veterans Association, Media Women, The Association for the Study of Afro American Life in History, Black Caucus, National Business League, Morehouse College, and Alvin Ailey. There are also features on Detroit, Kenya, Barbados and Oak Bluffs.
There are 254 pages with black and white photographs and advertisements throughout, as well as a few advertisements in color. The back cover of the magazine features a full page advertisement for Kool cigarettes.
Place made
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Kenya, Africa
Barbados, Caribbean, North and Central America
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
magazines (periodicals)
Associations and institutions
Fraternal organizations
Funeral customs and rites
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Mass media
Political organizations
Professional organizations
Religious groups
U.S. History, 1969-2001
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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