New York Urban League

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In 1910 the National Urban League was founded as a response to the migration of blacks from the Caribbean and the southern states to cities in the north, subsequently in 1919 the New York Committee of this organization was officially incorporated as the New York Urban League. Its objectives, as an interracial, nonprofit organization are to improve the health, housing, and employment problems of New York City's black community.

From the description of New York Urban League correspondence, 1922-1979 (bulk 1922-1933) (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 81821341

Founded in 1919, the New York Urban League aids blacks and other minorities by improving housing, providing quality education, and opening job opportunities.

From the description of New York Urban League. Secretary of the Board of Directors records, 1957-1990, 1970-1980 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122615800

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf New York Urban League. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1935-1984. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn David B. McCall Papers, 1939-1999 and undated, bulk 1980-1994 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Davison Fund, inc. Archives, 1930-1942. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
creatorOf New York Urban League. New York Urban League. Secretary of the Board of Directors records, 1957-1990, 1970-1980 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Parris, Guichard. Guichard Parris collection, 1936-1983. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Arthur Cort Holden papers, 1920-1987 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Holden, Arthur Cort, 1890-. Arthur Cort Holden papers, 1920-1987. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Frost, Olivia P. (Olivia Pleasants), 1915-. Olivia Pleasants Frost papers, 1937-1994. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf New York Urban League. New York Urban League correspondence, 1922-1979 (bulk 1922-1933) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Olivia Pleasants Frost papers, 1937-1994 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
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associatedWith Cosell, Howard, 1918-1995. person
associatedWith Davison Fund, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Frost, Olivia P. (Olivia Pleasants), 1915- person
associatedWith Holden, Arthur Cort, 1890- person
associatedWith Holm, Celeste, 1917- person
associatedWith Hubert, James H. person
associatedWith Kheel, Ann S. 1915-2003. person
associatedWith Lewis, Edward S. person
associatedWith McCall, David B. person
associatedWith National Urban League. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Urban League. Forty Acres and Mule. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Urban League. Frederick Douglas Awards Dinner. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Urban League. Operation Open City. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Urban League. Street Academy Educational Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Parris, Guichard. person
associatedWith Skill Advancement, Inc. (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Urban League of Greater New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Wingate, Livingston L. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (N.Y.)--Harlem
New York (State)--New York
New York (N.Y)
New York (N.Y.)
Subject
African Americans--Societies, etc
African Americans--Housing
Associations, institutions, etc.--African American membership--20th century
Minorities
African Americans--Employment
African Americans--Economic conditions
African Americans--Housing--20th century
African Americans--History--1877-1964--Sources
African Americans--Education
African Americans--Health and hygiene--20th century
Housing--Statistics
Social work with African Americans--20th century
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Corporate Body

Active 1935

Active 1984

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