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Foundations donate historic Jet/Ebony archive to African American Museum

Jul 25, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

An archive of more than 4 million photographs from the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines will be given to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and other cultural institutions.

The Ford, Andrew W. Mellon and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundations and the J. Paul Getty Trust paid $30 million to acquire the archive from Johnson Publishing. The collection is considered by some to be the most importa...