Simms' blue book and national Negro business and professional directory

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Simms, James Nelson (Compiler)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1923
Place: Chicago, Ill.
Publisher: J.N. Simms
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division
Shelf locator: Sc 650.58-S (Simms, J. Simms' blue book)
African Americans -- Biography
African American businesspeople -- Directories
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12033770
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5cdea6a0-c6d1-012f-4292-58d385a7bc34
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