National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Philadelphia Branch Records

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Philadelphia Branch Records, 1943-2016, bulk 1943-1991

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Philadelphia Branch Records

1943-2016, bulk 1943-1991

Correspondence, minutes, case records, reports, membership files, clippings, photographs, plaques and awards, audio tapes, and other records from the executive secretary and field secretary, as well as from the North Philadelphia Action Branch and the West Philadelphia Branch. Includes material on African Americans, race relations, discrimination, housing, legal matters, employment, education, juvenile delinquency, public health, police, unions, and legislation concerning these and other matters. This collection includes preserved versions of two iterations of the organizations website, available through Archive-It.

40.5 linear feet (72 boxes)

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Baker, James K. (James Kendrick), 1931-

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Baker lived in Clear Creek, CO. From the description of Records 1930 Oct. 15. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 28387762 Epithet: of Add MS 39672 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000677.0x0001be Dixon, Wyo. resident. From the description of Record book, [ca. 1861]-1910. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 13488663 ...

Gay, Walter A., Jr.

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Dillingham, John C.

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Gray, William H., Jr.

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Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953

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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens who were convicted of spying on behalf of the Soviet Union. The couple were accused of providing top-secret information about radar, sonar, jet propulsion engines, and valuable nuclear weapon designs; at that time the United States was the only country in the world with nuclear weapons. Convicted of espionage in 1951, they were executed by the federal government of the United States in 1953 in the Sing Sing correctional facility in Ossining, New ...

Morris, George B.

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Philadelphia Branch (Pa.)

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A private organization affiliated with the NAACP. It institutes and supports legal and other actions in the fields of civil rights, discrimination, education, housing, employment and law enforcement. It acts as a pressure group in support of black people and their causes. In 1967 the Philadelphia Branch was divided into ten area offices by order of the National Board of Directors. From the description of Records, 1943-1963. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122635414...

Sullivan, Leon B.

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Wright, Herbert Langston, 1849 or 1850-1927

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White, Alvin C.

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Alexander, Raymond Pace, 1898-1974

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Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981

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Civil rights leader and journalist; d. 1981. From the description of Papers, 1915-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605113 Roy Wilkins was born in St. Louis, Missouri, grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Wilkins edited the KANSAS CITY CALL, a Black newspaper, from 1923 to 1931. Wilkins became Assistant Secretary of the NAACP in 1931 and became Executive Secretary in 1955. Under his leadership the NAACP grew to 350,000 members. ...

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) was created on February 17, 1964, by Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties under a 1963 act that permitted counties to organize such authorities and acquire the assets of private transportation companies. SEPTA was created in response to a growing crisis in urban mass transit. Commuter rail lines were suffering from operating losses that freight income could no longer offset, combined...

Higginbotham, A. Leon (Aloyisus Leon), 1928-1998

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Aloysius Leon Higginbotham, Jr. (1928-1998) was born in Trenton, New Jersey, to Aloysius Higginbotham, a factory worker, and Emma Lee Douglass Higginbotham, a maid. Young Higginbotham attended Ewing Park, a black segregated public elementary school, and integrated an all-white high school. As an adolescent, he worked as a hotel busboy, shoe store porter, and laborer. He excelled in school, demonstrating great skill in logic and language. A serious student, one summer he regularly rode his bicycl...

Black, Lucille

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Fair Employment Practice Commission.

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Fine, John Sydney, 1893-1978

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American Civil Liberties Union. Greater Philadelphia Branch (Pa.)

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National urban league

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The National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, later the National Urban League, resulted from the 1910 merger of three welfare organizations in New York, N.Y.: the Committee for Improving Industrial Conditions among Negroes in New York, the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, and the National League for Protection of Colored Women. From the description of Records of the National Urban League, 1910-1986 (bulk 1930-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130941 ...

Duff, James H., 1943-

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American Civil Liberties Union

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Founded in 1920 in New York City by Roger Baldwin and others; the ACLU was an outgrowth of the American Union Against Militarism's National Civil Liberties Bureau, which in 1920 changed its name to the American Civil Liberties Union. From the description of Collection, 1917- (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 42740878 The Southern Women's Rights Project (SWRP) located in Richmond is affiliated with the American Civil Liberties Union. The project deal...

Teachers' Union of Philadelphia (Pa.)

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Smith, Henry Roy William, 1906-1987

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Schermer, George, 1910-1989

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Banks, Calvin D.

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Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002

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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

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WILPF developed out of the International Women's Congress against World War I that took place in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1915 and the formation of the International Women's Committee of Permanent Peace; the name WILPF was not chosen until 1919. The first WILPF president, Jane Addams, had previously founded the Woman's Peace Party in the United States, in January 1915, this group later became the US section of WILPF. Along with Jane Addams, Marian Cripps and Margaret E. Dungan were also foundi...

Thomas, Gladys M.

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Samuel, Bernard

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Rhodes, E. Washington

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Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell, 1898-1989

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Educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Sadie T.M. Alexander : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309720632 ...

Nix, Robert N. C., 1905-

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Milgram, Morris, 1916-1997

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Allen, Viola, 1867-1948

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White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955

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Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953

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Dabney, Richard Heath, 1860-1947

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Dilworth, Richardson

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Pilgrim, Harold L.

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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Americans for Democratic Action. Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter

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Clark, Dennis, 1927-

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Catholic historian and social activist. From the description of Papers, 1948-[ongoing]. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 24099279 Clark, a historian, author, and administrator, has devoted much of his life to studying the Irish and Irish Americans. He was the executive director of the Samuel S. Fels Fund in Philadelphia. From the description of Papers, 1902- (Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Library). WorldCat record id: 20110436 Born in...

Moore, Cecil B. (Cecil Bassett), 1915-1979

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Moon, Henry Lee, 1901-1985

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Journalist; Mr. Moon d.1984. From the description of Reminiscences of Henry Lee Moon and Robert C. Weaver : oral history, 1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309742018 ...

Logan, Floyd L., 1901-1978

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Floyd L. Logan founded the Educational Equality League in 1932 "to obtain and safeguard educational opportunities for all peoples regardless of race, color, religion, or national origin." Logan was elected president at the outset, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1977. Despite a Pennsylvania law forbidding segregated schools, segregation was a common practice in the Philadelphia school system. Schools were clearly segregated with African American teach...

Wynn, Walter C.

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Citizens' Council on City Planning (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Citizens' Charter Committee (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Stassen, Harold E. (Harold Edward), 1907-2001

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Lawyer; governor. From the description of Reminiscences of Harold Edward Stassen : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513413 American politician. From the description of Letter, 1945 April 30, San Francisco, to Helen M. Taft, Mendon, Mass. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 315953452 Stassen was born in Minnesota in 1907. His political career began in 1930 when he was elected as Dakota County at...

Faisin, Joseph H.

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Tate, James H. J. (James Hugh Joseph), 1910-

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Shorter, Charles A.

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Fellowship House (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Coxe, Spencer.

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Schmidt, Harvey N.

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Harvey Schmidt (born September 12, 1929 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.) is an American writer of musical theatre, best known for composing the music for the longest running musical in history, The Fantasticks, which ran off-Broadway from 1960 - 2002 for a total of 17,162 performances at the Sullivan Street Playhouse. He also collaborated on the 2000 feature film adaptation.Biographical Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Schmidt , 2008. From the description of Harvey Schmidt Papers 1...

Duckrey, Tanner G. (Tanner Grant)

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Girard College

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Manly, Milo

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Scott, Hugh Doggett, 1900-1994

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Hugh Doggett Scott Jr. (November 11, 1900 – July 21, 1994) was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. He served as Senate Minority Leader from 1969 to 1977. Born and educated in Virginia, Scott moved to Philadelphia to join his uncle's law firm. He was appointed as Philadelphia's assistant district attorney in 1926 and remained in that position until 1941. Scot...

Jackson, Hobart C.

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Fagan, Maurice B.

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Urban League of Philadelphia (Pa.)

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Philadelphia Fellowship Commission (Pa.)

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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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Poet, author, playwright, songwriter. From the guide to the Langston Hughes collection, [microform], 1926-1967, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) From the description of Langston Hughes collection, 1926-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652168 Langson Hughes: African-American poet and writer, author of Weary Blue (1926), The Big Sea (1940), and other works. ...

Clark, Joseph Stanley

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Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Joseph S. Clark : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309729816 United States Senator, 1956-1968. From the description of Correspondence to Edward F. Fry, 1961. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 212040716 Joseph Clark resided in Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Receipt book, 1812-1816. (Winterthur Library). Wor...

Gibbons, Thomas W.

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American Friends Service Committee (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Ku Klux Klan (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Reddick, E. Flossie

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Montgomery, Dorothy Schoell

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Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993

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Thurgood Marshall (b. July 2, 1908, Baltimore, Maryland – d. January 24, 1993, Washington, D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a 1954 decision that ruled t...

Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010

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Editor of Richmond News Leader, television commentator, author, syndicated newspaper columnist. From the description of Papers of James J. Kilpatrick, 1972-1997. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53046447 Newspaper editor, author, political commentator. From the description of A conservative view [manuscript], 1986-1987. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823272 From the description of A conservative view, 1966 January to Septem...

Mitchell, Clarence M. (Clarence Maurice), 1911-1984

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Civil rights activist. From the description of Clarence M. Mitchell family papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132674 California gold miner. From the description of Letters : holograph, 1849 March 23 - Nov. 19. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 36854749 Civil rights activist, lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Clarence Maurice Mitchell : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New Yo...

Jason, William C., Jr.

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Martin, Edward ca. 20./21. Jh.

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Collector of materials documenting Michigan activities and organizations, especially Polish Americans in Detroit. From the description of Edward Martin photograph series. circa 1900s-1970s and undated. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 84739139 ...

Young, Elizabeth Keene, 1955-

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Griffin, Edna L. (Edna La Flore), 1905-

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Johnson, Burrell K.

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Fleming, Ernest H.

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Daroff, Samuel H.

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Jones, Gretchen.

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Flamer, John W.

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Pitts, Rosa

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