Moton family papers, 1850-1991 (bulk 1930-1940).


Moton family papers, 1850-1991 (bulk 1930-1940).

Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, printed materials, and other papers relating primarily to efforts in the 1930s by the Motons to promote educational and economic opportunities for African Americans and to improve race relations. Documents Robert Russa Moton's work with African American businesses and institutions and civil rights organizations including the Colored Merchants Association, Commission on Interracial Cooperation, Hampton Institute, National Negro Business League, National Urban League, Negro Rural School Fund, Phelps-Stokes Fund, Tuskegee Institute, Veterans Administration Hospital (Tuskegee, Ala.), and Colored Work Dept. of the National Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America; Jennie Moton's activities as field agent for the U. S. Agricultural Adjustment Administration's southern division, as president of the National Association of Colored Women, and as director of Women's Industries at Tuskegee Institute; and Charlotte Moton Hubbard's service as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for public affairs. Also includes a facsimile reproduction of an account book of the Committee of Vigilance, Boston, Mass. (1850-1861). Correspondents include Will Winton Alexander, Jessie Daniel Ames, Tom M. Blanton, Susie Vera Bouldin, Thomas M. Campbell, George Washington Carver, Jackson Davis, Ada B. DeMent, Helen M. Hewlett, Albon L. Holsey, Bertha LaBranche Johnson, Eugene Kinckle Jones, Thomas Jesse Jones, R. Hayne King, Frederick D. Patterson, C.C. Spaulding, Ella P. Stewart, Sallie W. Stewart, Anson Phelps Stokes, Lyman Beecher Stowe, Robert R. Taylor, Jesse O. Thomas, Channing H. Tobias, Mary F. Waring, Walter Francis White, L. Hollingsworth Wood, and Arthur D. Wright.

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Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956 (person)

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