[PW] need a favor from someone with the Chicago Defender database

Virginia Brown aeaeiat86 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 11:52:56 PDT 2018

Donna - the Chicago Public Library’s Proquest database has archival Chicago Defender issues for the time frame you need.
I’ve done some preliminary searching, but the number of hits is too large (almost 800 altogether, 190 in the years 1927-29) for me to be able to wade my way through (I’m at work) - so sorry.
Call the reference desk at the main CPL library (Harold Washington Library, 312-747-4300)- perhaps they can help. . .

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> On Aug 27, 2018, at 4:16 PM, Donna Halper <dlh at donnahalper.com> wrote:
> Proquest no longer maintains the Historical Black Newspapers database, and searches are now difficult while the database finds another vendor. If someone still has access, I need an article from the Chicago Defender, and the date of it would be in the 1927-1929 range, I believe.  It's written by the famous comedian & actor Salem Tutt Whitney, and it's supposed to be a biographical sketch about him, in his own words. (He wrote a regular column for the Defender in the 1920s.) If someone has access to it, please let me know.
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> Associate Professor of Communication & Media Studies
> Lesley University, Cambridge MA
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