Walter Francis White and Poppy Cannon papers, circa 1910-1958.

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White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955. Walter Francis White and Poppy Cannon papers, circa 1910-1958.

Walter Francis White and Poppy Cannon papers, circa 1910-1958.

The Walter White and Poppy Cannon Papers document the careers and lives of Walter White and Poppy Cannon. The Papers contain correspondence, writings, other papers, and photographs documenting Walter White's career as the Secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and as a writer. Poppy Cannon's career as an editor, writer, and publicity consultant is also documented in the Papers.

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