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Guide to the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research & Reference Division: What's New?

Welcome! This guide will provide an overview of the Research & Reference Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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What's New!

New in the Digital Collection

Travelguide Now Available in Digital Collections!

Travelguide was a tourism guide for African Americans. The issues available in the JBH collection covers the late 1940s to the early 1960s. The guide covers transportation and accommodations for all fifty states and across the world, with interesting facts and tips about each location. The tagline for Travelguide was "Vacation & Recreation without Humiliation", and you will often see Black socialites gracing the covers, such as the one below. This 1951 cover showcases "the two Mrs. Robinsons" (Jackie and Elaine) - wife of baseball legend, Jackie Robinson and famed tap dancer, Bill Robinson. Take a look at the other Travelguides here!