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Finding aid for the Black Panther Party publications

Finding aid prepared by Sunghun Cheong, 2014 March

Summary Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
Black Panther Party.
Black Panther Party publications
Collection no.
Date [inclusive]
3.0 Linear feet, 3 boxes
Newspapers published by the Black Panther Party and other writings and publications associated with the Black Panther Party.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Black Panther Party publications, Collection no. 6050, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of a newspaper published by the Black Panther Party and other miscellaneous writings and publications associated with the Party. The title of the newspaper changes from The Black Panther Black Community News Service to  The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service in February, 1971.

Miscellaneous writings and publications include: various Black Panther newspapers titled Right On!,  The Black Panther Community News Service, and  Focus; a statement from the Coalition of Community Groups regarding the attacks on the Black Panther Party; a letter from the Commitee to Defend the Panthers regarding the persecution of the Black Panther Party; and a book titled  We Charge Genocide.

This is not a complete collection. Many issues of The Black Panther Black Community News Service are missing from Volume I, II, X, and XI. Some are also missing from Volume II and IX.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2014 March
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Black Panther Party. -- Archives


  • Newspapers
  • Pamphlets

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States--History--20th century--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory


 1967 June-1971 February 1967 June-1971 February 


 1971 March-1973 April 1971 March-1973 April  


 1973 May-1974 June 1973 May-1974 June 


 Miscellaneous writings and publications 


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