1925 Original RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, CITY DIRECTORY African-American "COLOREDS" marked with a "C"
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, CITY DIRECTORY for 1925.
This Directory notes its "Colored Residents" with a (c) beside their name in the Directory. Makes this Richmond, Virginia, Directory a true document of the JIM CROW SOUTH that tried to keep the races separate. Not a scarlet letter A but a (c). As stated in the Directory: "Names marked (c) are those of colored persons."
Published by Hill Directory Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1925. This is the Original, Vintage Directory.
Rebound in Sutro Library hardcovers with black title and shelving info on the spine, the complete original volume is bound within including all the various sections and advertising pages, 6.5x10 inches, thick volume, 1813 pages.
Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere.
This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro and related library ink stamps, labels, shelving numbers, and marks on the front endpapers and here and there. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it is just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time.
GOOD CONDITION: The rebound hard covers are solid and doing their job well. Internally there are Sutro and associated labels, marks and stamps as noted above, otherwise the inner pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and fully legible. A solid, nice, presentable copy.
A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL 1925 DIRECTORY of RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. A hefty treasure trove of genealogical information.
About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned):
******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S.
Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.******
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