Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Courier, 1950. First Edition Thus. Small 4to (9 1/8 inches x 6 5/8 inches; 235 x 170 mm), 7,  pages, in stapled pictorial wrappers. Pamphlet reprinting an article from The Pittsburgh Courier on the progress African-Americans had made in government service in the first 50 years of the 20th century. The author, Anna Arnold Hedgeman, was assistant to Federal Security Administrator Oscar R. Ewing. This reprint was one in a series of booklets on African-American subjects published in 1950 by The Pittsburgh Courier, a major black newspaper. The Courier had originally planned to publish 28 booklets, but issued only 23. Laid in is a letter from the promotion manager offering a credit or refund of 25 cents for not publishing the remaining 5 pamphlets. OCLC FirstSearch shows only four institutional holdings of this pamphlet: Howard, Emory, Notre Dame, and the New York Public Library. There were no copies in commerce as of August 11, 2019. SCARCE. Item #2027
CONDITION: A bit of edge wear, staples rusted, with rust spots near the staples. Internally clean, bright, and unmarked. A Very Good copy of the pamphlet. Laid-in letter is Fine.