HANNIBAL FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY African Americans in Northeast Missouri
In an effort to preserve and document the history of the African American Community of Northeast Missouri, the Hannibal Free Public Library applied for and received a digitization grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Missouri State Library. The library owned some items, but wanted more from the community. The project was advertised in the newspaper and letters were sent to organizations and individuals asking for their help. The community responded by allowing us to have their personal photos and memorabilia professionally digitized by Bob Lyner of St. Louis.
This collection includes personal photos and memorabilia from the Hannibal community and items from the Hannibal Free Public Library.
Rights and Reproductions
If you wish to publish or reproduce the material in any physical or digital form or if you wish to use them for any commercial purpose including display or web page use, you must obtain prior written approval from the Hannibal Free Public Library. The Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a reproduction request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would involve violation of copyright laws.
You may use digital images from the Hannibal Free Public Library website for private study, scholarship or research under the Fair Use Provisions of the United States Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code).
To request permission to use a photograph or request a print of a photograph, please contact: Hannibal Free Public Library, 200 S. 5th St, Hannibal, MO 63401, (573) 221-0222, fax (573) 221-0369