World Archives Project: California, African American Who's Who, 1948

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About this project This project consists of a single book: a 133 page biographical reference work titled, "Negro Who's Who in California." This book was published in 1948 and focuses primarily upon African American notibles within the community in and around the greater Los Angeles area.

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Biography
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Biography

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Page Number

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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in the dictionary then key the prefix as seen, including abbreviations.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Use the drop-down list provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the list then key the name as seen. The primary name often appears in the surname, given name format and in all capital letters. Even if the name appears in all caps, please key with proper casing.
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Surname

The surname is the last name of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the surname using the drop-down list provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the list then key the surname as seen. The primary name often appears in the surname, given name format and in all capital letters. Even if the name appears in all caps, please key with proper casing. For women, if both a maiden name and married name are given, key the married name here and enter the maiden name into the maiden name field.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using the drop-down list  provided for assistance. Do not key credentials as a suffix. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Maiden Name

If the primary person is a woman and both her maiden and married names are given, enter her maiden name here and key her married name in the surname field.
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Birth Location

The birthplace is usually found at the beginning of the biography after words such as "born in." The location may include two or more places, for example, a city and state. Enter all parts of the birthplace separated by a comma. Key the name of the birthplace in full, expanding any county, state, or country abbreviations. For example, "Decorah, Ia." would be keyed as "Decorah, Iowa". Likewise, "Santa Cruz Co., Cal." would be keyed as "Santa Cruz County, California." Only key localities such as cities, counties, and states. Do not key generic localities such as "Blue Ridge mountains." Do NOT infer any locality information that is not written on the image. For example, if you know what county Decorah is located in, in Iowa, do not enter it as it is not present on the image.

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Birth Month

Key the month portion of the birth date. The birth date can be found at the beginning of the biography, usually following the birth location. Key the name of the month in full even if abbreviated or written numberically in the record. Activate the drop-down list by keying the first letter of the month, then select the correct month.
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Birth Day

Key the day portion of the birth date. The birth date can be found at the beginning of the biography, usually following the birth location.
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Birth Year

Key the year portion of the birth date. The birth date can be found at the beginning of the biograph, usually following the birth location. Key the year as seen, whether two or four digits.
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Father Given

Key the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the father of the primary person. The father's name can usually be found after words such as "son of" or "daughter of." Use the drop-down list provided to assist you. If the name is not on the list then key as seen.
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Father Surname

Key the last name of the father of the primary person. The father's name can usually be found after words such as "son of" or "daughter of." Use the drop-down list provided to assist you. If the name is not on the list then key as seen. If the father's surname is not present and the primary person is a male, enter the primary person's surname as the father's surname. Otherwise, leave this field empty.
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Mother Given

Key the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the mother of the primary person. The mother's name can usually be found after words such as "son of" or "daughter of." Use the drop-down list provided to assist you. If the name is not on the list then key as seen.
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Mother Surname

Key the last name of the mother of the primary person. The mother's name can usually be found after words such as "son of" or "daughter of." Often the mother's maiden name will be found in parentheses following her given name. When present, key the maiden name as her surname. If no maiden name is present, key the married surname. If no surname is present at all, and the primary person is a male, enter the primary person's surname as the mother's surname. Otherwise, leave this field empty. Use the drop-down list provided to assist you. If the name is not on the list then key as seen.
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Spouse Given

Key the spouse's given name from the information found within the text of the biography. Marriage information (spouse's name, marriage date and place) can usually be found following the word "married." If the person was married multiple times and there are multiple spouses listed, only key the name of the first spouse listed. Use the drop-down list to assist you in keying the name. However, if the name is not on the list then key as seen.
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Spouse Surname

Key the spouse's surname from the information found within the text of the biography. Marriage information (spouse's name, marriage date and place) can usually be found following the word "married." If the person was married multiple times and there are multiple spouses listed, only key the name of the first spouse listed. When the spouse is the wife, key her maiden name as the surname. If no maiden name is present, enter the primary person's surname as the spouse's surname. Use the drop-down list to assist you in keying the name. However, if the name is not on the list then key as seen.
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Marriage Month

Key the month portion of the marriage date from the information found within the text of the biography. Marriage information (spouse's name, marriage date and place) can usually be found following the word "married." Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated or written numerically in the text. Activate the drop-down list by keying the first letter of the month, then select the correct month.
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Marriage Day

Key the day portion of the marriage date from the information found within the text of the biography. Marriage information (spouse's name, marriage date and place) can usually be found following the word "married."
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Marriage Year

Key the year portion of the marriage date from the information found within the text of the biography. Marriage information (spouse's name, marriage date and place) can usually be found following the word "married." Key the year as seen, whether two or four digits.
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Marriage Location

Key the marriage location from the information found within the text of the biography. Marriage information (spouse's name, marriage date and place) can usually be found following the word "married." The location may include two or more places, for example, a city and state. Enter all parts of the marriage location separated by a comma. Key the name of the marriage location in full, expanding any county, state, or country abbreviations. For example, "Ann Arbor, Mich." would be keyed as "Ann Arbor, Michigan." Likewise, "Santa Cruz Co., Cal." would be keyed as "Santa Cruz County, California". Do NOT infer any locality information that is not written on the image. For example, if you know what county a particular location is in, but it is not written on the image, then do not enter it.

Use the drop-down list to assist you. If you are not certain what an abbreviation should be expanded to, then key the entry as seen.
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Index

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Alphabetical index that appears at the end of the book. Has the word "INDEX" at the top center of the page.



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