An illustration from the Saturday, July 18, 1970 issue of The Black Panther. Thanks to Gergely of Paper Dungeon for contributing this scan.
Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.
This page consists of sample findings and excerpts. It is also an account of the contents of my home and digital files from my camera. If you have suggestions, have a collection you want to share, or are in Chicago and would like to see something in person, please contact me. This blog is intended as a casual, more personal supplement to the main Public Collectors website.
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A 1986 flyer about the police from the collection of Stephen Perkins in De Pere, Wisconsin. Stephen lived in San Francisco between 1980 and 1990 and he collected tons of flyers off the street during his time in the Bay Area. You can see some of Stephen’s other collections on Public Collectors here.