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Guide to the Julius Hemphill Papers MSS.542

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Collection processed by Item-level description created by Marty Ehrlich. File-level inventory created by Brian Fairley.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 31, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2020 accretion and materials cleaned due to mold damage Updated by Lyric Evans-Hunter to reflect the digitization of video materials  , September 2020 , March 2022

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Julius Hemphill was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Julius Hemphill Papers; MSS 542; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Born-Digital Access Policies and Procedures

Advance notice is required for the use of computer records. Original physical digital media is restricted. Born-digital materials have not been transferred and may not be available to researchers. Researchers may request access copies. To request that material be transferred, or if you are unsure if material has been transferred, please contact Fales Library and Special Collections,, 212-998-2596] with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Ursula Oppens in June and July 2018, and February 2020; the accession numbers associated with these gifts are 2018.086, 2018.112, and 2020.028.

Processing Information

Prior to the collection's transfer to the archives, individual items were described by Marty Ehrlich. At the time of accessioning, an archivist rehoused the collection in archival boxes, described the materials at the collection-level, and imported a modified version of the item-level inventory. Born-digital items were identified, physically separated, and inventoried but have not yet been forensically imaged, analyzed, or described. The February 2020 accretion to this collection has been intellectually added to this collections as Series II. New York University Libraries follow professional standards and best practices when imaging, ingesting, and processing born-digital material in order to maintain the integrity and authenticity of the content.

In the spring of 2020, materials in Boxes 13, 21, and 22 with water damage and evidence of mold were cleaned by a vendor, returned to the archives, and intellectually integrated into the collection.