Archive Record

Object Name Newspaper
Catalog Number 1987.025.001.c
Collection Times Collection
Description One issue of "The Chattanooga Advocate," which was an African American publication. Published by Chattanooga Advocate Publishing Company. D.P. Craig, Jr. was Editor and Manager. Motto: "Race Elevation."

c) Volume 1, No. 12, dated December 2, 1915.

Front page is almost entirely dedicated to the death and remembrance of Booker T. Washington, who passed away on November 14th. Left column, "Great Enthusiasm in shown at Dr. B. T. Washington's Memorial Service Sunday November 28 at 3 o'clock at the First Baptist Church. Dr. J.N. Wheeler was Master of Ceremonies." G.W. Franklin wrote about Washington as a Business Manager and Organizer; Rev. J. A. Crump wrote of his early life.

Other articles included: "Madam Helena Paderewski Makes Appeal to Dr. B. T. Washington Asking For Help For Those That Fought To Free The Negro," her letter dated 26, 1915;
"Some Facts About Dr. Washington;"
"Are We Making Good" by Mrs. Booker T. Washington.

Also on the front page: "Is The Negro Boy Learning the Value of a Silver Dollar" and enclosed in a box: "Literary & Musical Entertainment - benefit - Music Department Howard High School at First Baptist Church, December 3" program.

Page 2: A feature titled, "Afro-American Cullings" which includes information on the historical exhibition, Lincoln Jubilee Expo of half a century of Negro freedom, held in Chicago recently.
The majority of articles pertain to WWI, and are continued on to Page 3. Also on Page 3 is an article, "28 Girls and 6 Men die in Factory Fire" in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, there are lighter features such as how to serve lamb and an article on coffee flavor.

Page 4: mostly advertisements: Bank of Commerce, 807 Broad; East Side Pharmacy and West Side Pharmacy; Terrell-Hedges Co. 607 Market; Bell's Men's Furnishings, 702 Market; Hamilton National Bank; Prudential Casualty Co; Clemons Bros at 212-214 W. 8th; and Rowland & Frazier Grocery at 11-1/2 Grove Street.
Other small items of various interests are between ads.
Date 1915
Dates of Creation December 2, 1915
Extent of Description 24.00" x 18.00"
Title The Chattanooga Advocate
Accession number 1987.025