National Council of Negro Women

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The National Council of Negro Women (NANW) was founded December 5, 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune. It grew out of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW). Bethune was an educator and the daughter of former slaves. She branched off the ideas of the NACW and began the start of the NCNW to help African American women and their families. Women on the council fought more towards political and economic successes of black women to uplift them in society. NCNW fulfills this mission through research, advocacy, national and community-based services and programs in the United States and Africa. NCNW serves as a super organization which acts as a cohesive umbrella for the other African American groups that already existed. It has 28 national affiliate organizations and its more than 200 community-based sections.
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referencedIn Sophia Smith Collection. Miscellaneous organizations collection, 1824-2000 (ongoing). Smith College, Neilson Library
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referencedIn Papers of Gerda Lerner, 1950-1995 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management - DC Summer Initiative United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn General Records of the Department of State. Photographs Documenting Agency Officials, and Headquarters Special Events and Facilities. 2001-2007. National Archives at College Park
editorOf Jimmy Carter - Reception for National Council of Negro Women United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. Series 6, Subseries 4. Bayard Rustin interview, 1977. Cornell University Library
referencedIn "Wednesdays in Mississippi" papers of Marguerite Cassell, 1965-2001. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Chi Eta Phi Sorority. Records, 1955-1985 (bulk 1977-1984). Bureau of National Affairs Library
referencedIn Papers of Ruth Batson, (inclusive), (bulk), 1919-2003, 1951-2003 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
editorOf National Council of Negro Women United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Southern Conference for Human Welfare. Southern Conference for Human Welfare publications, 1938-1967. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
creatorOf National Council of Negro Women. Correspondence : with Marian Anderson, 1951-1980. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Parker, Ethelyn Murray, 1895-1995. Ethelyn Murray Parker papers, ca. 1899-1992 (bulk 1920-1980). College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Counselbaum, Stella. Stella Counselbaum papers, 1944-1969. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn [Assignment: 59-CF-DS-19466-05] African American History Celebration, in Dean Acheson Auditorium, [featuring performance by Morgan State University Choir, and remarks by guest speakers including: Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Bernard LaFayette, Jr., 1960's civil rights leader, Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island; Dorothy Height, long-time civil rights and women's rights activist, President Emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women; and Romeo Crennel, head coach of the National Football League's Cleveland Browns... [Photographer: Ann Thomas--State] United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) records, 1969-1999 Special Collections and Archives, Penrose Library, University of Denver, 2150 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80208
referencedIn Dorothy I. Height Papers MS 606., 1937-2005 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Parker, Ethelyn Murray, 1895-. Ethelyn Parker collection, 1904-1988. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn LaPrince, Robert, 1945-1994. Robert LaPrince papers, c. 1977-1993. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Fields, Mamie Garvin, 1888-. Mamie E. Garvin Fields papers, 1894-1987 (bulk 1945-1985). College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Cassell, Marguerite. "Wednesdays in Mississippi" Papers, 2002. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bond, J. Max. Max J. and Ruth Clement Bond papers, 1912-1995 [Bulk dates: 1930-1990]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-2010. Dorothy Irene Height papers, 1937-2005 Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Berry, Faith. Papers, 1963-1984 (bulk 1971-1983). Library of Congress
referencedIn Barrow, Lionel C., 1926-2009. Lionel Barrow papers, 1940-2008. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Stedman, Susan Goodwillie. "Wednesdays in Mississippi" Papers of Susan Goodwillie Stedman, 1964. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Minorities-Negro-Organizations-National Council of Negro Women Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn Black women oral history project : oral history, 1976-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter - Reception for National Council of Negro Women Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Faith Berry Papers, 1963-1984, (bulk 1971-1983 ) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jeanne L. Noble Papers MS 488., 1955-2002 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Papers of Charlotte Curtis, (inclusive), (bulk), 1928-1987, 1950-1981 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn 1975/11/13 - Reception; National Council of Negro Women Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn Papers of Betty Friedan, 1933-1985 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn November 15, 1949, National Council of Negro Women Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn Cowan, Polly, 1913-1976. "Wednesdays in Mississippi" Papers of Polly Cowan [manuscript], 1964. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Parker- Accepted 11/14/75- National Council of Negro Women United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Bearden, Bessye J., 1891-1943. Bessye J. Bearden papers, 1922-1944. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn "Wednesdays in Mississippi " papers of Jean S. Davis, 1965-2001. University of Virginia. Library
editorOf Communities - National Council of Negro Women, Dorothy Height Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Ellickson, Katherine Pollack, 1905-. Papers, 1961-1963. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Corley, Elayne Williams. Elayne Williams Corley papers, 1929-1989. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn 12/16/1966 Letter from the President for Life Members' Dinner, National Council of Negro Women, New York, New York Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
referencedIn Helen G. Edmonds Papers, 1936-1995 North Carolina Central University. James E. Shepard Memorial Library.
referencedIn Negro Activities in Industry, Government, and the Armed Forces, 1941 - 1945 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn "Wednesdays in Mississippi" papers of Claude Heckscher [manuscript], 1964-1965. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Interviews of the Black Women Oral History Project, 1976-1981 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Book Lovers' Club (Charleston, S.C.). Book Lovers' Club records, 1927-1965. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Organizations Collection MS 482., circa 1824-2000 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Turpeau, Anne B. (Anne Brock), 1924-. Anne B. Turpeau papers, 1915-1986 (bulk 1960-1986). Library of Congress
Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter - Reception for National Council of Negro Women Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn National Council of Negro Women Reception, 11/16/79 Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn National Council of Negro Women United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-. Reminiscences of Dorothy I. Height : oral history, 1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Parker , Daniel- Signing Ceremony- National Council of Negro Women & Overseas Educational Fund of LWV 7/22/75 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn National Council of Negro Women Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn Snowden, Muriel S. Reminiscences of Muriel S. Snowden: oral history, 1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn National Council of Negro Women 11/9/77 (O/A 5424) Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Bessye B. Bearden papers, 1922-1944 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn National Council of Negro Women, Inc., PPF 516 Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn Chase Going Woodhouse Papers., undated, 1900-1984. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter - Reception for National Council of Negro Women, Fr. 3-25; With House Guests, Fr. 26-32 Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Cowan, Polly, 1913-1976. Polly Cowan papers, 1942-1976 (bulk 1967-1976). Bureau of National Affairs Library
referencedIn Papers of Faith Berry, 1963-1984 (bulk 1971-1983). Library of Congress
referencedIn National Council of Negro Women Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn 11/16/79 -- Reception -- National Council of Negro Women AN Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Jackson, [Mississippi] - 157-10396-v.1 [Classification - Civil Unrest] -- Inter Racial Workshop Planned by National Council of Negro Women -- Sunflower County MS United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Baxandall, Rosalyn Fraad, 1939-. Reformers and radicals. California State University, Long Beach
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter - Reception for National Council of Negro Women
referencedIn Jackson, [Mississippi] - 157-12133-v.1 [Classification - Civil Unrest] -- National Council of Negro Women United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter - Reception for National Council of Negro Women
referencedIn Gragg, Rosa Lee Slade, 1904-1989. Rosa L. Gragg papers, 1800-1971 (bulk 1940-1967). Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Ferebee, Dorothy Boulding, d. 1980. Papers, 1910-1980. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing. Archives. 1945-198? Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Papers, 1942-1981 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997. Papers: Series I-IV, 1884-1998 (inclusive), 1929-1998 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Cowan, Polly Spiegel. "Wednesdays in Mississippi" papers of Sylvia Weinberg Radov, 1965-1966. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1884-1998 (inclusive), 1929-1988 (bulk) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Jackson, [Mississippi] - 157-10903-v.1 [Classification - Civil Unrest] -- Visit of United Presbyterian Women and National Council of Negro Women to MS United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Max J. and Ruth Clement Bond papers, 1912-2004, [Bulk dates: 1930-1990]. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Anne B. Turpeau Papers, 1915-1986, (bulk 1960-1986) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn National Council of Negro Women Inc. Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Josephine Clement Papers, 1937-1998 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Adams, Wilhelmina F. (Wilhelmina Ferris), d. 1987. Wilhelmina F. Adams papers : additions, [ca. 1930]-1981. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn People of Indianapolis, 1983 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Wilhelmina F. Adams papers, 1914-[ca. 1970 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
editorOf National Council of Negro Women: Cook - June 28, 1989 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Peter H. Sorum Papers. 1973 - 1977. Trip Files. 1974 - 1977. 09/14/1974 - Mrs. Ford - National Council of Negro Women Luncheon, Washington, D.C.
referencedIn Kemp, Maida Springer, 1910-. Papers, 1942-1981 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Elayne Williams Corley papers, 1929-1989 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn [Assignment: 59-CF-DS-19466-05] African American History Celebration, in Dean Acheson Auditorium, [featuring performance by Morgan State University Choir, and remarks by guest speakers including: Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Bernard LaFayette, Jr., 1960's civil rights leader, Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island; Dorothy Height, long-time civil rights and women's rights activist, President Emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women; and Romeo Crennel, head coach of the National Football League's Cleveland Browns... [Photographer: Ann Thomas--State] [59-CF-DS-19466-05_DSC_1767.JPG] United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Shopping List for Tea for the National Council of Negro Women Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn [Assignment Number] 441-GD-03-443-A - Secretary Rod Paige at the National Council of Negro Women Event at the Hyatt Regency United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn [Assignment Number] 441-GD-03-109-B - Secretary Rod Paige at a National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) Event United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn 9/14/74 - National Council of Negro Women Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn [Assignment: 59-CF-DS-19466-05] African American History Celebration, in Dean Acheson Auditorium, [featuring performance by Morgan State University Choir, and remarks by guest speakers including: Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Bernard LaFayette, Jr., 1960's civil rights leader, Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island; Dorothy Height, long-time civil rights and women's rights activist, President Emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women; and Romeo Crennel, head coach of the National Football League's Cleveland Browns... [Photographer: Ann Thomas--State] [59-CF-DS-19466-05_DSC_1766.JPG] United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn 11/13/75 - National Council of Negro Women Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn [Assignment: 59-CF-DS-19466-05] African American History Celebration, in Dean Acheson Auditorium, [featuring performance by Morgan State University Choir, and remarks by guest speakers including: Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Bernard LaFayette, Jr., 1960's civil rights leader, Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island; Dorothy Height, long-time civil rights and women's rights activist, President Emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women; and Romeo Crennel, head coach of the National Football League's Cleveland Browns... [Photographer: Ann Thomas--State] [59-CF-DS-19466-05_DSC_1768.JPG] United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn [Assignment Number] 441-GD-03-109-A - Secretary Rod Paige at a National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) Event United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Day on Capitol Hill, September 10, 1993 William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum
referencedIn Eleanor Roosevelt receiving the Mary McLeod Bethune Human Rights Award from Dorothy Height, president of the National Council of Negro Women at the Council's Silver Anniversary Dinner in New York, November 12, 1960 Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
referencedIn President Ronald Reagan's and Dorothy Height's remarks at a Reception for the National Council of Negro Women in the East Room Ronald Reagan Library
referencedIn Assignment Number: 441-GD-07-104 - National Council of Negro Women Black Family Reunion Celebration United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith Adams, Wilhelmina F. (Wilhelmina Ferris), d. 1987. person
associatedWith Barrow, Lionel C., 1926-2009. person
associatedWith Bearden, Bessye B., 1891-1943 person
associatedWith Bearden, Bessye J., 1891-1943. person
associatedWith Berry, Faith. person
foundedBy Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955 person
associatedWith Betty Friedan person
associatedWith Black Women Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Bond, J. Max. person
associatedWith Book Lovers' Club (Charleston, S.C.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Charlotte Curtis, 1928-1987 person
associatedWith Chi Eta Phi Sorority. corporateBody
associatedWith Clement, Josephine. person
associatedWith Corley, Elayne Williams. person
associatedWith Counselbaum, Stella. person
associatedWith Cowan, Polly, 1913-1976. person
associatedWith Edmonds, Helen G. (Helen Grey), 1911-1995 person
associatedWith Ellickson, Katherine Pollack, 1905- person
associatedWith ESTHER (EGGERTSEN) PETERSON, 1906-1997 person
associatedWith Ferebee, Dorothy Boulding, d. 1980. person
associatedWith Fields, Mamie Garvin, 1888- person
associatedWith GERDA LERNER, 1920- person
associatedWith Gragg, Rosa Lee Slade, 1904-1989. person
associatedWith Height, Dorothy, I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-2010 person
associatedWith Higher Education Resource Services (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Kemp, Maida Springer, 1910- person
associatedWith LaPrince, Robert, 1945-1994. person
associatedWith MAIDA (STEWART) SPRINGER KEMP, 1910- person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Meade, Helen M. person
associatedWith National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing. corporateBody
associatedWith National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. corporateBody
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Noble, Jeanne, L. person
associatedWith Parker, Ethelyn Murray, 1895- person
associatedWith Parker, Ethelyn Murray, 1895-1995. person
associatedWith Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997. person
associatedWith Ruth Batson person
associatedWith Snowden, Muriel S. person
associatedWith Southern Conference for Human Welfare. corporateBody
associatedWith Strauss, Anna Lord, 1899-1979. person
associatedWith Turpeau, Anne B. (Anne Brock), 1924- person
associatedWith Woodhouse, Chase Going. corporateBody
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