Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr., 1908-1972

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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was born November 29, 1908 in New Haven, Connecticut the son of a well known minister. He was a civil rights leader during the 1930s and was elected to represent Harlem in Congress in 1945; he served for eleven terms. He died on April 4, 1972, in Miami, Florida.
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referencedIn National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch. NAACP Detroit Branch records, 1943-1970. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
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creatorOf Abyssinian Baptist Church (New York, N.Y.). Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1957-1959. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Chuck Stone Papers, 1931-2007 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Bertha Klausner Papers, 1897-1995 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Records of the U.S. House of Representatives. 1789 - 2015. Committee Papers. 1947 - 2009. The Powell Amendment
referencedIn Powell, Isabel Washington, 1908-. Isabel Washington Powell collection, 1929-1981. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Blacks in the railroad industry collection, 1946-1954. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Esquire, Inc. Records, 1933-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn American Committee on Africa. Archives 1948-1988. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Kowalski, Frank, 1907-1974. Frank Kowalski papers, 1925-1976 (bulk 1948-1963). Library of Congress
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referencedIn Goldman, Eric Frederick, 1915-1989. Eric Frederick Goldman papers, 1886-1988 (bulk 1940-1970). Library of Congress
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referencedIn Emanuel Celler Papers, 1924-1973, (bulk 1945-1973) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Isabel Washington Powell collection, 1929-1981 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Papers of Shirley Graham Du Bois, 1865-1998 (inclusive), 1905-1975 (bulk) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Gerald R. Ford Congressional Papers. 1948 - 1973. Broadcasts Files. 1949 - 1972. Ford Broadcasts, 1967-1968
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referencedIn The Daily Worker and The Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf Esquire, inc. Esquire, inc. records, 1933-1977. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Brown, Earl, 1903-1980. Earl Brown papers, 1934-1976. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Edward N. Costikyan Papers, 1952-1985. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn C. L. Franklin Papers, 1957-1991, 1963-1984 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Bond, Julian, 1940-. Julian Bond papers [manuscript], circa 1943-2006. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Treasury Department War Bond literary collection, ca. 1940-1946, 1978. Xavier University of Louisiana, XULA
referencedIn Frank S. Horne papers, 1927-1974 Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Burroughs, Nannie Helen, 1879-. Nannie Helen Burroughs papers, 1900-1963 (bulk 1928-1960). Library of Congress
referencedIn Claude Barnett and the Associated Negro Press, 1976-1977 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Floyd B. McKissick Papers, 1940s-1980s University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Harris, Fred R., 1930-. Papers, 1963-1976. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
creatorOf John R. Hickman Audio Collection. 1925 - 1975. Sound Recordings of Historical Radio Broadcasts, World War II Government Documentaries, and Popular Radio Shows. 1906 - 1993. quot;Keep the Faith, Babyquot; Speech by Adam Clayton Powell
referencedIn Thurgood Marshall Papers, 1949-1991, (bulk 1961-1991) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Garrow, David J., 1953-. Freedom of Information Act materials on the Civil Rights movement, 1958-1969. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Esquire Magazine. Esquire Magazine records, 1933-1977. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Claude McKay collection, 1853-1990, 1922-1948 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Goldman, Eric Frederick, 1915-1989. Papers, 1886-1988 (bulk 1940-1970). Library of Congress
creatorOf Machen, Hervey Gilbert, 1916-. Papers of Hervey Machen, 1937-1968. University of Maryland Libraries
referencedIn Garvey, Amy Jacques. Amy Garvey memorial collection on Marcus Garvey, 1776-1971. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Records, 1920-1968, (bulk 1950-1968) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn McKay, Claude, 1890-1948. Claude McKay collection, 1853-1990 (bulk 1922-1948). Yale University Library
referencedIn Frank Kowalski Papers, 1925-1976, (bulk 1948-1963) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Earl Browder Papers, 1879-1990 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Nannie Helen Burroughs Papers, 1900-1963, (bulk 1928-1960) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993. Papers, 1949-1991 (bulk 1961-1991). Library of Congress
referencedIn Weston, M. Moran, 1910-. Papers, 1824-1994. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Clark, Conrad, 1909-1984. Conrad Clark papers, 1950-1964. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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referencedIn Ellison, John Malcus, 1889-1979. John Malcus Ellison papers, 1941-1979. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
referencedIn National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Records, 1842-1999, (bulk 1919-1991) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972. Jackie Robinson papers, 1934-2001 (bulk 1947-1987). Library of Congress
referencedIn World Jewish Congress Records, 1918-1982 (bulk 1940-1980) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Jackie Robinson Papers, 1934-2001, (bulk 1947-1987) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Chuck Stone Papers, 1931-2007 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Abyssinian Baptist Church (New York, N.Y.). Abyssinian Baptist Church Oral History Project, 1992. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Margaret Bayne Price Papers, 1918-1969, 1947-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Papers, 1927-1979 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. Series 6, Subseries 5. Harry Van Arsdale interview, 1977. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Newspaper and magazine clippings : Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., [1945,1946,1954,1955,1960-70,73]. Temple University, Blockson Afro-American History Collection
referencedIn Herbert Bruce papers, 1914-1982, 1934-1959 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. Series 1, Subseries 1, Sub-subseries 8. 1199 vice-presidents interviews, 1975-1977. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Sampson, Edith S. (Edith Spurlock), 1901?-1979. Papers, 1927-1979 (inclusive) 1934-1979 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Charles S. Zimmerman papers, 1919-1958 [bulk 1920-1945]. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
referencedIn Papers of Florynce Kennedy, (inclusive), (bulk), 1915-2004, 1947-1993 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Spencer, Anne, 1882-1975. Papers of Anne Spencer and the Spencer family [manuscript], 1829, 1864-2007. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Conrad Clark papers, 1950-1964 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn The Daily Worker and The Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Classified Central Subject Files
referencedIn M. Moran Weston Papers, 1824-1994 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Clark, Mamie Phipps. Reminiscences of Mamie Phipps Clark : oral history, 1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Jack, Hulan E. (Hulan Edwin), 1906-1986. Hulan Jack papers, 1941-1960. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Abyssinian Baptist Church Oral History Project, 1992 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Smith, Howard K. (Howard Kingsbury), 1914-2002. Papers, 1941-1963. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn McKay, Claude, 1890-1948. Claude McKay collection, 1853-1990 (bulk 1922-1948). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bruce, Herbert. Herbert Bruce papers, [ca. 1930-1960]. New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Herbert Brownell
referencedIn Biography: J. Edward Roush, 1969 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Kramer, John R. Papers 2007-080., [ca. 1938-2006] Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
referencedIn National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. Series 2. Mount Sinai Hospital interviews, 1976-1977, bulk 1977. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Del Rio, James. James Del Rio collection. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993. Thurgood Marshall papers, 1949-1991 (bulk 1961-1991). Library of Congress
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Negatives Collection, Bulk, 1968-1990, 1930-2001 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Congress of Racial Equality. Records, 1941-1967. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Klausner, Bertha, 1901-1998. Papers, 1897-1995. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn George W. Pray Papers, 1844-1890 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Records of the Agency for International Development. 1948 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to International Development Programs and Activities. 1979 - 1991. The Black Contribution
referencedIn Kramer, John R., 1937-2006. Kramer, John R., Papers, [ca. 1938-2006] University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf John R. Hickman Audio Collection. 1925 - 1975. Sound Recordings of Historical Radio Broadcasts, World War II Government Documentaries, and Popular Radio Shows. 1906 - 1993. quot;Keep the Faith, Babyquot; Speech by Adam Clayton Powell
referencedIn Pucinski, Roman C., 1919-2002. Roman C. Pucinski papers, 1958-1991. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Adam Clayton Powell Jr. scrapbook collection, 1967. Western Michigan University, Dwight B. Waldo Library
referencedIn Stone, Chuck. Chuck Stone papers, 1931-2007 and undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn MacGregor, Clark, 1922-. Clark MacGregor papers, 1958-1972. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971. Ralph Bunche papers : additions, 1937-1971. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Federal surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 [electronic resource]. University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf NONMUSIC RECORDING (COLLECTION) Audio materials, 1956-1977 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Audio materials, 1956-1977 [sound recording]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Costikyan, Edward N., 1924-. Edward N.Costikyan papers, 1952-1985. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Class 51 (Offenses against Public Justice, Bribery and Perjury) Litigation Case Files National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Motley, Constance Baker, 1921-2005. The reminiscences of Judge Constance Baker Motley. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Robinson, Elmer E., 1894-1982,. Americana, 1765-1969. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Papers of Drew Pearson. 1915 - 1969. Files from the Georgetown Office and Residence Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
referencedIn Eric Frederick Goldman Papers, 1886-1988, (bulk 1940-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Bruce, Herbert. person
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associatedWith Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971. person
correspondedWith Burroughs, Nannie Helen, 1879- person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Celler, Emanuel, 1888-1981 person
associatedWith Clark, Conrad, 1909-1984. person
associatedWith Clark, Mamie Phipps. person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Congress of Racial Equality. corporateBody
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associatedWith Franklin, C. L. (Clarence LaVaughn), 1915-1984 person
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correspondedWith Goldman, Eric Frederick, 1915-1989. person
associatedWith Hansen, Austin, 1910-1996 person
associatedWith Harris, Fred R., 1930- person
associatedWith Hayes, Thomas M., person
associatedWith Horne, Frank Smith, 1899-1974. person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Jack, Hulan E. (Hulan Edwin), 1906-1986. person
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correspondedWith Kowalski, Frank, 1907-1974. person
associatedWith Kramer, John R., 1937-2006 person
associatedWith Law, W. W., person
associatedWith MacGregor, Clark, 1922- person
associatedWith Machen, Hervey Gilbert, 1916- person
correspondedWith Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993. person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith McKay, Claude, 1890-1948. person
associatedWith McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922- person
associatedWith Motley, Constance Baker, 1921-2005. person
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People person
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correspondedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch. corporateBody
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associatedWith National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. corporateBody
memberOf New York (N.Y.). City Council corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
associatedWith Powell, Isabel Washington, 1908- person
associatedWith Pray, George Washington, 1825-1890 person
associatedWith Price, Margaret Bayne, 1912-1968 person
associatedWith Pucinski, Roman C., 1919-2002. person
associatedWith Robinson, Elmer E., 1894-1982, person
associatedWith Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972. person
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
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associatedWith SHIRLEY GRAHAM DU BOIS, 1896-1977 person
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associatedWith Westerman, George W. person
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associatedWith Zimmerman, Charles S. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Haven CT US
Harlem NY US
Miami FL US
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Legislators--United States
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Person

Birth 1908-11-29

Death 1972-04-04

Americans

English

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