Herbert Bruce papers 1914-1982 1934-1959

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Herbert Bruce papers, 1914-1982, 1934-1959

Herbert Bruce papers 1914-1982 1934-1959

Leading black Democratic politician during the 1930s-1950s. Bruce was district leader of the 12th and 21st Assembly Districts, and the first black Tammany Hall leader in New York City, 1935-1945. Personal papers, letters, texts of speeches, news clippings, and invitations. Subjects files pertain to the Beaver-Ramapo Democratic Club, Crusader Democratic Club, the 12th Assembly District, the 21st Assembly District, Tammany Hall, Blacks for Truman (election of 1948), Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Hulan Jack. Papers document Bruce's role as a leader in the New York City Democratic Party and his efforts to get more patronage jobs and political posts for blacks.

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