Stereotypical Images Teaching Collection, Temple University Libraries

Let It Alone sheet music -- cover of singer in black face.Cream of Wheat advertisement from the Blockson Ephemera collection

About this collection

This is a teaching image collection designed to provide resources for faculty and students, studying historical representations of various cultural and ethnic groups. The collection provides examples of stereotyping based on race, religion, gender, and other characteristics that have shaped and continue to shape American society, and some images may be offensive to some viewers. This collection is in the process of being created and eventually a large number of groups will be represented.


To learn more about how the collection is used for pedagogy and scholarship, please see the About Page.


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