Consisting of records produced by B.P. Brown Enterprises, Inc., a printing company that served clubs, churches, government agencies, businesses and organizations in Tampa, Florida, the Betty P. Brown Wiggins Collection documents the history of African American families and churches in Tampa as represented through such publications as souvenir program booklets, funeral notices, and stationery for community businesses. Recognizable customers include the Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and the National Council of Negro Women. The Betty P. Brown Wiggins Collection is significant for its historic portrayal of the everyday lives of people in Tampa’s African American community.
Dates: 1984 – 1994
Extent: 12 linear feet (21 boxes)