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African-American owned enterprises in the South were not unusual phenomena in the early 20th century, but their records are often scattered and fragmentary. Keeping that in mind, this website is made all the more intriguing and useful, both for scholars and the web-browsing public. Created in cooperation with the Digital Library of Georgia and the Middle Georgia Archives, this collection consists of selected correspondence, financial records, contracts, and advertising materials from the Douglass Theater in Macon, Georgia. Among the documents visitors can look at here are advertisements for sporting events and vaudeville shows. For perspective, first time-visitors will want to take a look at a very thorough and well-researched background essay here that talks about the history of the Douglass Theater. Visitors should also take advantage of the browsing features, which will allow them to look at documents by author, date, subject, or subject.
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