Guichard Parris collection, 1936-1983.


Parris, Guichard. Guichard Parris collection, 1936-1983.

Guichard Parris collection, 1936-1983.

The bulk of the Guichard Parris Collection is comprised of photocopies of research material and biographical information Parris compiled for a translation of nineteenth century French abolitionist Bishop Henri Gregoire's "De la litterature des Nègres." In addition, there is a scrapbook and printed matter from the New York Urban League (1950s) as well as some personal papers.

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