Published by
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986
Created by
Patrick, C. Melvin, American, died 1985
Subject of
National Association of Broadcasters, American
Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, Inc., American, founded 1964
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911
The Girl Friends, Inc., American, founded 1927
Ellington, Duke, American, 1899 - 1974
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913
Morsell, John Albert, American, 1912 - 1974
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932
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
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913
CBS Broadcasting, Inc., American, founded 1927
American Bridge Association, American, founded 1932
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., American, founded 1923
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898
Smith, Nettie B., American
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc., American, founded 1924
Davis, John Warren, American, 1888 - 1980
Shriners International, American, founded 1870
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971
National Business League, American, founded 1900
National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees, American, founded 1913
369th Veterans Association, American
Association for the Study of African American Life and History, American, founded 1915
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935
Johnson, Clifton Herman, American, 1921 - 2008
ink on paper
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 3/8 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 0.9 cm)
A 1975 issue of Delegate magazine published by MelPat Associates. The cover of the magazine shows a collage of black and white photographic portraits with a red tinted band on the top third, a white band in the middle, and a blue tinted band on the bottom third. There is a yellow ribbon badge at the top left that reads [1975 / DELEGATE]. White text in a black box at the bottom right reads [PLEASE TURN TO PAGES DEVOTED TO YOUR CONVENTION].
The magazine’s content opens with “A Message to Delegate Readers” from the National Association of Broadcasters in support of broadcast license renewal legislation, followed by an article titled “Black Leaders Oppose Pay-Television.”
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 Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Association of Black Social Workers, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, The Girl Friends, Inc., Duke Ellington, National Medical Association, Prince Hall masons, National Newspaper Publishers Association, Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, John Albert Morsell, NAACP, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, National Insurance Association, National Urban League, National United Church Ushers Association, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, National Dental Association, CBS Broadcasting, Inc., American Bridge Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Elks of the World, Nettie B. Smith, The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, National Medical Association, National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, John Warren Davis, Shriners, Congressional Black Caucus, National Business League, National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees, 369th Veterans Association, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, National Council of Negro Women. There is also an article titled “The Negro Convention Movement Before the Civil War,” by Clifton H. Johnson.
The issue concludes with an editorial note, masthead and table of contents on the final page. There are 258 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 Viceroy cigarettes.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place made
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Colonization movement
magazines (periodicals)
Associations and institutions
Calypso (Music)
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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