Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-

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Lawrence D. Reddick served as curator of the Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature, 1939-1948. An African-American historian, Reddick was interested in the role of the black soldier in U.S. wars and published on this topic. Concerned that the role of black soldiers during World War II would not be portrayed accurately by the government, the mainstream or black press, Reddick initiated a campaign to document the experiences of blacks in the military using their first hand accounts. He placed an ad in newspapers served by the Associated Negro Press, requesting that letters written by black soldiers to their families be sent to the Schomburg Collection. In addition, he conducted interviews with black servicemen and women from 1944 to 1946, and collected memorabilia and other World War II related items.

From the description of Lawrence D. Reddick World War II project, 1943-1953 (bulk 1943-1945) (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 656613033

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture records, 1924-1979. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989. C.L.R. James letters, 1939-1981 (bulk 1939-1946) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Lawrence D. Reddick World War II project, 1943-1953 (bulk 1943-1945) New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bernice V. Robinson papers, 1957-1985 (bulk 1960-1980). Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
referencedIn St. Clair Drake papers, 1935-1990 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archives Section
referencedIn Lorenzo Johnston Greene papers, 1680-1988 Library of Congress. American Folklife Center
creatorOf Drake, St. Clair. St. Clair Drake papers, 1935-1990. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Robert C. Weaver papers 1869-1970 [bulk 1923-1970] Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archives Section
creatorOf Robert C. Weaver papers 1869-1970 [bulk 1923-1970] New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lorenzo Johnston Greene Papers, 1680-1988, (bulk 1933-1972) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf New York World's Fair (1939-1940). New York World's Fair Negro Week records, 1940. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn C.L.R. James letters, 1939-1981, 1939-1946 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archives Section
referencedIn Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture records, 1924-1979 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archives Section
referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
referencedIn New York World's Fair Negro Week records, 1940 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archives Section
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
African Americans
African American soldiers
Military camps
World War, 1939-1945
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Birth 1910

Death 1995

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