MG-217. HARRISBURG HOME STAR COLLECTION, 1895-1971 (bulk 1962-1971).
Photographic files of the Harrisburg Home Star, a weekly newspaper published in Harrisburg by Paul Walker from 1948 to 1971. The paper had various titles over time: Harrisburg Guide, Harrisburg Home News, and Harrisburg Home Star. The collection contains photographs of local, state, and national politicians, businessmen, civic leaders, pastors, military personnel, members of various clubs and civic organizations, local establishments, and entertainers.
Photographs (Prints): The following African Americans and related images are depicted: Samuel L. Adams, 6/10/70; Howard A. Achenbach, 3/25/65; Samuel L. Adams, 6/10/70; Count Basie, undated; Bethesda Mission, n.d.; Rev. W. W. Bowden, 3/25/65; William D. Boswell, undated.; Camp Curtain United Methodist Church, 1964 (now Camp Curtin Mitchell Memorial United Methodist Church); Central High School Building, Forster and Cap[ital] Streets. 9/16/68; William S. Clark, 6/30/95; Edison Junior High School football team, n.d.; Elk’s Home, undated; Barton Fields, undated; Dr. Thomas W. Georges Jr., undated; ground breaking at Central Pennsylvania Business School; Hall Manor Junior Tenant’s Association, undated;, Lionel Hampton, 11/15/67; Harlem Globetrotters, 1962 (Bobby Joe Mason, Tom Long, and Meadowlark Lemon); Harrisburg Area Schools; John Harris High School football team, 11/17/65; Harrisburg Community Theater and Danny Williams, n.d.; Harrisburg Gas Company, undated; Twila Howard, undated; Ink Spots, 1/26/66; Byron M. Jackson, 3/2/66; Beau Jenkins (trumpet player) for the Policemen’s Ball, undated; Stanley Lawson, 5/14/69; Johnny Mathis, undated; William McBride, undated; Julius McCoy, undated; Clarence C. Morrison, undated; OIC (Opportunities Industry Corporation) and Rev. Franklin L. Henley, 5/18/66; William Penn High School football team, 11/17/65; Karin Pierce, undated; Jackie Robinson, undated; Wilbert F. Singleton; Up With People, 1970; Barbara Tyson, undated; William Willie Williams (Virginia Union University), undated; YMCA (Camp Curtin), undated; and George "Toby" Young, Duke Ellington, and Stanley Larson. Included under the category "Harrisburg Area Schools" is a published booklet entitled Education in Harrisburg as Seen 100 Years Ago that includes photographs of the DeWitt Building, Melrose Building, and African American children.