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Author National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Title National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records, 1842-1999 (bulk 1919-1991) [microform]
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Descript 3,000,000 items
8,602 containers plus 2 classified and 46 oversize
39 microfilm reels
3,965 linear feet
Divided into nine parts with series such as Administrative, Armed Services and Veterans Affairs, Branch (later Department), The Crisis (publication), Education, Fund-Raising, Housing, Labor, Training, General Office, Legal, Washington Bureau, and Youth. Other series include Financial, Oversize, Scrapbooks, and Miscellany
Note MSS34140 including: MSS 13301 (4 reels, NAACP minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors), MSS 16302 (1 reel, NAACP Bulletin), MSS 16486 (33 reels, Records of the NAACP),MSS 19141 (1 reel, NAACP the Branch Bulletin)
Restrictions apply
Classified, in part
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, itineraries, biographical material, speeches, testimony, writings, annual convention files, legal case files, testimony, legislation, publications, resolutions, policy statements, constitutions, bylaws, charters, contracts, proposals, scripts, financial records, publicity files, manuals, handbooks, songs, awards, certificates, directories, subject files, daily mail sheets, notes, lists, questionnaires, surveys, certificates, awards, flags, photographs, maps, and printed matter
Each of the nine parts contains Board of Directors files, annual convention files, general office files, branch files, and legal case files. The general office files include papers of executive secretaries and directors including James Weldon Johnson from 1920 to 1931, Walter Francis White from 1931 to 1955, Roy Wilkins from 1955 to 1977, and Benjamin L. Hooks from 1977 to 1993
Part I (1909-1940, bulk 1919-1939) includes material relating to the founding and organizational development of the Association (NAACP), racial discrimination and segregation, violence against African Americans, race riots, antilynching legislation, Jim Crow laws, the association's first legal cases, the Scottsboro trial, equal treatment of African Americans before the courts, voting rights, education, labor unions, African American soldiers in World War I, interracial marriages, Haiti, peonage, the film Birth of a Nation, the nomination of John Johnston Parker to the U.S. Supreme Court, William E. Borah's presidential candidacy, and the re-emergence of the Ku Klux Klan
Part II (1910-1955, bulk 1940-1955) includes material on civil rights, discrimination and desegregation in the armed forces, veterans' programs, employment, healthcare, housing, transportation, and education including Brown v. Board of Education. Also includes material on antilynching legislation, voting rights, racial stereotyping in film, television, and radio, wartime riots, legal cases including Brown v. Board of Education, segregation during World Wars I & II, police brutality, labor unions, and labor conditions
Part III (1909-1965, bulk 1956-1965) includes such topics as civil rights; desegregation of schools; equal access to employment, healthcare, housing, and transportation; voting rights; sit-ins; the fund-raising telethon entitled "Freedom Television Spectacular;" March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Freedom Riders; the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; and the murder of Mississippi field secretary Medgar Wiley Evers in 1964. Documents relations between the NAACP and other civil rights organizations including the Congress of Racial Equality, Southern Christion Leadership Conference, and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Part IV (1965-1975, bulk 1966-1973) documents the broadening of the NAACP's strategy to include the creation of community-based programs. Includes material relating to housing, labor, relief, education, voting rights, civil rights, Africa, the Black Power movement, federal and state agencies and programs, urban riots, Vietnam, the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynsworth, Adam Clayton Powell's expulsion from the U.S. House of Representatives, the slaying of Martin Luther King, Jr., and relations with other civil rights organizations
Part V (1842-1982, bulk 1956-1982) includes records of the NAACP's legal department relating to cases involving discrimination in housing and employment, civil rights, school desegregation, police brutality, the armed forces, voting rights, reverse discrimination, and the disparate sentencing of African Americans
Part VI (1884-1992, bulk 1967-1978) includes material on the NAACP Image Awards, ghettos, riots, discrimination, housing programs, voter registration campaigns, television, the U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Clement F. Haynsworth and G. Harrold Carswell, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Claiborne Hardware Co
Part VII (1964-1995, bulk 1965-1995) consists of records generated by the Gilbert Jonas Company, a public relations firm that for thirty years contracted to raise funds for the NAACP through direct mail campaigns and other means
Part VIII (1867-1999, bulk 1978-1991) documents leadership conferences including the NAACP Leadership Summit Conference, Chicago, Ill., 1978, the Black Leadership Meeting, New York, N.Y., 1980, the NAACP Emergency Summit, Washington, D.C., 1985, and the NAACP Conference on the Present Crisis, Washington, D.C., 1989. Topics include the NAACP National Conference on Energy, Washington, D.C., 1977, minority economic opportunity, affirmative action, African American relations with Jews, busing, criminal justice, Jesse Jackson's presidential candidacy, U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Robert H. Bork and Clarence Thomas, tobacco industry, urban ghettos, and relocation of NAACP headquarters to Baltimore, Md. Early material includes papers of Walter Francis White
Part IX (1914-1993, bulk 1950-1991) documents the efforts of the NAACP's Washington Bureau to influence civil rights legislation and monitor enforcement of the laws by federal agencies. Includes material reflecting the directorships of Clarence M. Mitchell, 1950-1978, and Althea T. L. Simmons, 1979-1990
Microfilm edition of minutes, 1909-1959, available, no. 13,301-4N (no. 15,661-4P)
Microfilm edition of container G15 available, no. 16,090 (1N)
Microfilm edition of selected bulletins, 1916-1949, available, no. 16,302 (1N) and no. 19,141 (1N-1P)
Microfilm edition of containers C62-112 available, no. 16,486 (33N-33P)
Microfilm produced from originals in Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1965-1985
Gift, NAACP, 1964-2000
Audio and video recordings transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
Some maps transferred to Library of Congress Geography and Map Division
Some photographs, broadsides, and posters transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Civil rights organization
Collection material in English
Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and on Internet
Link Visual materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records (Library of Congress) (DLC) 95514327
Subject Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940
Bork, Robert H
Brown, Oliver, 1918-1961 -- Trials, litigation, etc
Carswell, G. Harrold (George Harrold), 1919-
Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963
Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948 Birth of a nation (1915)
Haynsworth, Clement F. (Clement Furman), 1912-1989
Hooks, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lawson), 1925-2010
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Mitchell, Clarence M. (Clarence Maurice), 1911-1984
Parker, John Johnston, 1885-1958
Powell, Adam Clayton, 1908-1972
Simmons, Althea T. L., 1924-1990
Thomas, Clarence, 1948-
White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955
Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981
Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education -- Trials, litigation, etc
United States. Congress. House
United States. Supreme Court
United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment
Claiborne Hardware Co. -- Trials, litigation, etc
Congress of Racial Equality
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- Awards
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- Trials, litigation, etc
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Black Leadership Meeting (1980 : New York, N.Y.)
NAACP Conference on the Present Crisis (1989 : Washington, D.C.)
NAACP Emergency Summit (1985 : Washington, D.C.)
NAACP Leadership Summit Conference (1978 : Chicago, Ill.)
NAACP National Conference on Energy (1977 : Washington, D.C.)
Birth of a nation (Motion picture)
Crisis (New York, N.Y.)
Actions and defenses -- Mississippi
Affirmative action programs -- United States
African American veterans
African Americans
African Americans -- Charities
African Americans -- Civil rights
African Americans -- Crimes against
African Americans -- Economic conditions
African Americans -- Education
African Americans -- Employment
African Americans -- Government policy
African Americans -- Health and hygiene
African Americans -- Housing
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc
African Americans -- Medical care
African Americans -- Periodicals
African Americans -- Relations with Jews
African Americans -- Segregation
African Americans -- Social conditions
African Americans -- Societies, etc
African Americans -- Suffrage
African Americans in mass media
African Americans in motion pictures
African Americans in radio broadcasting
African Americans in television broadcasting
Anti-racism -- United States
Black power -- United States
Busing for school integration
Civil rights -- United States
Civil rights demonstrations -- United States
Civil rights demonstrations -- Washington (D.C.)
Civil rights movements -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Civil rights movements -- United States
Civil rights workers -- United States
Community-based family services
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States
Discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States
Discrimination -- United States
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States
Discrimination in education -- United States
Discrimination in employment -- United States
Discrimination in housing -- United States
Equality -- United States
Equality before the law -- United States
Fund raising -- United States
Industrial mobilization -- United States
Inner cities -- United States
Interracial marriage -- United States
Labor -- United States
Labor unions -- United States
Lynching -- Law and legislation -- United States
Lynching -- United States
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Mass media and race relations -- United States
Peonage -- United States
Police brutality -- United States
Presidents -- United States -- Election
Public housing -- United States
Public welfare -- United States
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States
Race discrimination -- United States
Race relations
Reverse discrimination -- United States
Riots -- United States
School integration -- United States
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931
Segregation -- Law and legislation -- United States
Segregation -- United States
Segregation in education -- United States
Segregation in transportation -- United States
Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- United States
Social service -- United States
Suffrage -- United States
Tobacco industry -- United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Voter registration -- United States
World War, 1914-1918 -- African Americans
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, African American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American
Detroit (Mich.) -- History
United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
United States -- Race relations
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Alt Author Gilbert Jonas Company. Gilbert Jonas Company records. 1964-1995
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Washington Bureau. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Washington Bureau records. 1914-1993
Alt Title The Records of the NAACP
NAACP Minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Directors
NAACP Bulletin
NAACP the Branch Bulletin
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