Arthur Franklin Raper papers, 1913-1979.


Arthur Franklin Raper papers, 1913-1979.

Papers document Arthur Franklin Raper's work for the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, 1926-1939; the Southern Commission on the Study of Lynching, 1930-1931; the Carnegie-Myrdal Study of the American Negro, 1939-1940; the United States Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1940-1952; the United States Foreign Operations Administration and the United States International Cooperation Administration, 1952-1962; and the Pakistan Academy for Rural Development, 1962-1964. Of special interest are data on counties and towns throughout the South, compiled for the Carnegie-Myrdal Study of the American Negro, and photographs by Jack Delano, Dorothea Lange, and others documenting the rural South during the Depression. There is much information about aiding and implementing postwar development programs in foreign countries, including Japan, Taiwan, other Asian countries, North Africa, and the Middle East. The papers include Raper's correspondence and private reflections; correspondence concerning the ten books and dozens of articles he published; extensive genealogical and biographical information and family letters and other materials; clippings; photographs; slide sets; audiotapes; and videotapes.

ca. 38,000 items (49.5 linear feet)

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