Items from the Dorsey Collection (see Appendix I) will be footnoted with the number of the scrapbook first, then the page number, then the date and title of the newspaper or other item. Philadelphia papers will not be given place names. Thus "127.85 Record 12/9/79 is the Philadelphia Record, Dec. 9, 1879, found in scrapbook number 127, page 85. Note that in many cases either the title or the date of the item may not be available, so that it might be "127.85 12/9/79," or 127.85 Record -/-/79." In a very few cases the scrapbooks themselves are either unnumbered or unpaginated. Reprinted materials will be indicated with the paper from which they were clipped, and an asterisk before the one it was taken from, as "127.85 * Chicago Interocean in Record 12/9/79. Newspaper items from the Dorsey files will be noted as, e.g., "Files, John Smith," with papers given as in forms above.
References to Philadelphia standard census data will not be footnoted. Biographical information, if not taken from contemporary sources, may come from the most convenient rather than the fullest source, notably Rayford W. Logan and Michael R. Winston , eds., Dictionary of American Negro Biography ( New York: W. W. Norton, 1982), which will be noted as DANB. References to the Philadelphia Tribune from 1912 to 1914--prior issues burned in fire--are to the historical columns of W. Carl Bolivar, collected and kindly loaned to me by Harry C. Silcox.
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Publication information: Book title: William Dorsey's Philadelphia and Ours:On the Past and Future of the Black City in America. Contributors: Roger Lane - Author. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1991. Page number: 423.
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