Papers of Walter Frank [manuscript], 1866-1970 (bulk 1925-1970).

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Frank, Walter, 1882-1969. Papers of Walter Frank [manuscript], 1866-1970 (bulk 1925-1970).

Papers of Walter Frank [manuscript], 1866-1970 (bulk 1925-1970).

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, printed material and bound volumes pertaining to Frank's memberships, law practice, and lifelong advocacy of civil liberties and racial equality. Topics include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Committee on the Bill of Rights, the American Humanist Association, the Citizens Union of the City of New York, and the proposed Equal Rights Amendment of 1945-1946. Personal correspondence of Walter and Adelaide Schulkind Frank documents their many philanthropic and civic activities. There are letters from Abram Lincoln Harris on being a black in the academic world, from John Haynes Holmes on the Roger Baldwin Foundation, from Katherine Anne Porter on her life in Mexico, 1931-1932, and from an unidentified correspondent praising progress in Moscow and Leningrad in 1936. The collection also contains poems by Charlotte Wilder; a scrapbook, 1882-1932; journals, 1949-1957, containing clippings, programs, letters, and daily entries; two volumes of tributes to Walter Frank; a volume of poems and songs of Philip Frank, 1866-1896, in honor of his wife; Hammond's large scale map of the Western Front, 1917; and a pamphlet "The meaning of the Soviet-German non-agression pact" by V.M. Molotov. Correspondents, represented by one to three routine letters, or congratulatory or social notes, include Roger Baldwin, Alexander Berkman, D. Spencer Bliss, Allan K. Chalmers, LeRoy Bowman, Alfred P. Fernbach, Elinore M. Herrick, Ben Huebsch, Stanley M. Isaacs, John Paul Jones, Dorothy Kenyon, Joseph Lash, Henry Morgenthau, Newbold Morris, Pauli Murray, Randolph E. Paul, A. Philip Randolph, Elmer Rice, Bayard Rustin, Wallace S. Sayre, Harbans Singh, Norman Thomas, and Jean Starr Untermeyer.

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