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Emory Univ. acquires vast photo collection
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ATLANTA -- Emory University has acquired a rare collection of more than 10,000 photographs depicting African American life from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The university said Thursday that the collection was acquired from photo collector Robert Langmuir and will be housed at Emory's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.

The images range from the 1840s to the 1970s. They include many formats and cover a range of subject matter, from nightclubs to preachers and blue singers.

Emory University Provost Earl Lewis says the collection "sparkles with intelligent insights into the lives and cultures of the African-American experience over many decades."

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