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Colored Department of Norfolk and Western Railroad Y.M.C.A. photograph

Identifier: AC-266

Scope and Contents

This photograph depicts 15 African Americans standing in front of a building with a sign reading "Colored Department / N. [and] W. R.R. Y.M.C.A. / A Farewell to the / Colored Liberty / Fellows by the / Y.M.C.A. / Oct. 28 330 pm."


  • Creation: circa 1920s


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0.18 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased, March 2022. Accessioned as AC-2022-016.

Processing Information

Anna Smith, 2022.

Colored Department of N&W Railroad Y.M.C.A. photograph
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository