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Fort Worth Mind

 Collection
Identifier: C-0010

Scope and Contents Note

The Fort Worth Mind collection consists of both hard copies and microfilm of the newspaper and its insert, Gravure Weekly (from the 1930s). There are no complete runs of the newspaper for the years covered. The Gravure Weekly and the newspapers in Box 11 are not available on microfilm. The materials date from 1933-1984 and measure 6.67 linear feet (11 boxes).

Dates

  • 1933 - 1984

History

The Fort Worth Mind was a weekly newspaper published by Southwestern Negro Press. The newspaper was Fort Worth-owned beginning in 1932. The Fort Worth Mind included local, national, and international news as it pertained to the African-American community. The front page of the newspaper described it as “Fort Worth’s Largest Circulated Negro Newspaper” and had the motto of “Fearless and Independent: A Champion of Race Development.” Issues of the newspapers from the 1930s included an insert, Gravure Weekly: “The First National Rotogravure ever published by Negroes Anywhere.” The Gravure Weekly was published by the Scott Newspaper Syndicate.

Extent

6.67 Linear Feet (11 Boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Archives: 4A4

Provenance

The provenance for this collection is unknown.
Title
Fort Worth Mind
Subtitle
An Inventory to the Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Nancy Shields
Date
June 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
817-392-7740