Scope and arrangement
The Clarence L. Holte Papers reflect Holte's desire to educate people about black history and culture, and his attempts to assist with the economic development of Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia through the advertising company he represented.|||The series Bibliographic Activities, 1957-2003, includes some of his writings represented by manuscripts and research material, addresses he delivered about the black press and as an ethnic market specialist, and writings by others. The book collection is represented primarily by catalog cards containing full bibliographic citations. There are also lists and descriptions of the books in the first set of books published by the Basic Afro-American Reprint Library.|||Information concerning the Clarence L. Holte Prize, 1977-1986, pertaining to the administration of the award consists of correspondence, lists of books submitted by the applicants, and press clippings.|||Documentation regarding Holte's advertising career includes information on Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborne's initiatives in establishing American companies in West Africa. Holte's long-standing personal relationship with prime ministers Nnamdi Azikiwe of Nigeria and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, which was utilized by the advertising agency, is documented through correspondence and news clippings, 1947-1965. Included are files pertaining to Holte's role in hosting Nkrumah's 1951 visit to the United States, sponsored by Lincoln University, where both Nkrumah and Holte were classmates.