Louis E. Burnham collection, 1941-1960.


Louis E. Burnham collection, 1941-1960.

The collection contains material related to Louis Everett Burnham from 1941-1960. The collection includes a small amount of correspondence, notes and other materials related to left-wing organizations, writings and printed material. Correspondence relates to the Southern Negro Youth Congress and his editorial work. Organizational material relates to the Southern Negro Youth Conference, the National Negro Labor Council, and Upholsterers' International Union of North America. These materials include Burnham's notes, typewritten copies of speeches and resolutions, and a few newsletters and reports. Writings in this collection are by Burnham and other writers. Most concern race relations and the African American community. The writings by others probably are copies given to Burnham for editing. Printed material in this collection includes newspaper clippings about Burnham's death and a flier for the Louis E. Burnham fund. The collection also includes court documents related to the murder trial of James Morris Johnson in Pennsylvania in 1948-1951.

.5 linear ft. (1 box)

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Southern Negro Youth Congress

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National Negro Labor Council (U.S.)

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Burnham, Louis E.

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Louis Everett Burnham (1915-1960), African American journalist and activist. Burnham was a member of the Southern Negro Youth Congress and served as editor of Freedom, a newspaper founded in 1951 by Burnham and Paul Robeson, and the National Guardian. From the description of Louis E. Burnham collection, 1941-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 701242808 Louis E. Burnham was the Editor of "Freedom," the newpaper Paul Robeson founded, Associate Editor of the "Nat...

Upholsterers' International Union of North America

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The Upholsterers International Union (UIU) was formed in 1882, reorganized in 1892, and was chartered by the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1900. The UIU represents workers in the furniture, mattress and bedding and casket industries, as well as window trimmers, and display installers. In 1937, due to internal disputes, several UIU locals and an estimated 7500 members split from the union to form the rival United Furniture workers of America. Despite the split the union continued to thriv...

Johnson, James Morris.

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