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- Subject: African Americans -- Civil rights X
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library 9
- Manuscripts and Archives 6
- English 14
- French 1
- Multiple languages 1
- Spanish; Castilian 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 4
- Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 3
- Yale University 3
- Black Panther Party 2
- Fisk University 2
- Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964 2
- Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 2
- Johnson, Grace Nail, 1885-1976 2
- Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938 2
- Okala, Ollie Jewell Sims, 1908-2001 2
- Peace and Freedom Party (U.S.) 2
- Pickens, William, 1881-1954 2
- Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971 2
- Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964 2
- Viking Press 2
- Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 2
- White, Walter, 1893-1955 2
- Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981 2
- Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971 1
- Alfred A. Knopf, Inc 1 ∧ less
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Josephine Baker Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 108
Scope and Contents: The Josephine Baker Collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, personal papers, and printed material documenting the life and career of Josephine Baker between 1929 and 1968. Evidence of Baker's career as a performer can be found in her correspondence with managers and producers, clippings from her performances, and pamphlets and brochures from concerts. There is correspondence and printed material regarding her appearances in Argentina in 1947 and 1952 and in Canada...
Boris I. Bittker papers
Call Number: MS 1869
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, legal pleadings, memoranda, newspaper clippings, reports, subject files, and writings that document Boris I. Bittker's career as a professor at Yale Law School from 1946 to 2006. In addition to voluminous materials relating to taxation, the papers also include correspondence and subject files relating to Bittker's book, Case for Black Reparations (1973), and a small amount of materials relating to his role in the...
Dates: 1938-2006, bulk 1959-1986
Ella Barksdale Brown Papers
Call Number: JWJ MSS 41
Overview: The Ella Barksdale Brown Papers consist of correspondence, writings, financial papers, newspapers and other materials that document her work as an educator, anti-lynching activist, suffragist, and journalist. The bulk of the papers provide evidence of Brown's activism and involvement with numerous schools, youth groups, war relief, civil rights and community organizations.
Dates: 1885-1952, bulk 1906-1926
Clippings file of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 89
Overview: The Clippings File of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection includes pamphlets and clippings documenting the African American experience in the twentieth century. The collection especially highlights the achievements of individual African Americans, the work of community and education organizations, and areas such as film, theater, music, sports, politics, and civil rights. The clippings were collected primarily by Langston Hughes, James Weldon and Grace Nail Johnson, Ollie Jewel Simms...
Dates: circa 1920-1993
Walter O. Evans collection of Frederick Douglass and Douglass Family papers
Call Number: JWJ MSS 240
Content Description: This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, personal papers, writings, photographs, printed material, ephemera, and other papers by or relating to Frederick Douglass. These materials document Frederick Douglass's work as an orator, author, publisher, and statesman including speaking engagements, travel, and political appointments. The collection also includes materials that document the personal and professional lives of multiple members of the Douglass family including Lewis Henry...
Dates: circa 1846-1946
James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson papers
Call Number: JWJ MSS 49
Overview: The James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers provide evidence of the personal and professional lives of James Weldon Johnson, Grace Nail Johnson, and to a lesser degree, the Johnson and Nail families, spanning the years 1850 to 2005, with the bulk of material dating between 1900 and 1976. The papers chronicle Johnson’s writing career and involvement in education, politics, and cultural affairs and consist of a variety of documents, including correspondence, writings, personal papers,...
Dates: circa 1850-2005, bulk 1900-1976
John Augustus Hendrix McLane papers
Call Number: MS 3
Overview: Politician. Correspondence, essays, diaries, clippings, and other papers of J. Hendrix McLane, southern political independent, South Carolina gubernatorial candidate in 1882, and reformer in the Republican party. The papers are mainly concerned with McLane's political career, though there is some material relating to his studies at Tufts Theological School. Notable among the correspondents are George Washington Cable, Selden Connor, and Wendell Phillips.
Dates: 1841-1893, bulk 1864-1893
William Pickens papers
Call Number: JWJ MSS 125
Scope and Contents: Manuscript and printed works, scrapbooks, ephemera, and realia documenting the career of William Pickens. Writings of Pickens and others on African-American culture, emancipation and civil rights are present, as are scrapbooks, ephemera, and commemorative items documenting Pickens' academic accomplishments, including with Phi Beta Kappa, career as a civil servant in the United States Savings Bonds Program of the Treasury Department, and civil rights activist. Photographs of Pickens' Yale...
Dates: 1875-1991, bulk 1910-1954
Printed ephemera of African American political activism and arts
Call Number: JWJ MSS 36
Overview: Printed ephemera related to African American political activism and arts primarily in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1913-1990, with the bulk of the material from 1963 to 1976. Significant organizations documented in the collection include the Philadelphia chapters of the Black Panther Party and Peace and Freedom Party, as well as local and national electoral campaigns of the Communist Party of the United States of America. Many of the items document speakers and events sponsored by...
Dates: circa 1913-1990, bulk 1963-1976
Michael P. Schon collection of Peace and Freedom Party of California papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-4486
Overview: Professional archive of Michael P. Schon, comprised of correspondence, documents, flyers, speeches, manuscript notes, published brochures and pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and periodicals recording the efforts of the Peace and Freedom Party of California, 1965-2007 (bulk 1966-1971).
Dates: 1965-2007, bulk 1966-1971
George Bundy Smith papers
Call Number: MS 2088
Overview: The George Bundy Smith papers document Smith’s life and career as a judge, author, and activist. Materials consist of writings and speeches by Smith; clippings, photographs, correspondence, and ephemera documenting Smith’s career as a judge and lawyer; his activism as a Freedom Rider in Alabama; his work as an author and professor; and his education and family life.
Walter Francis White and Poppy Cannon papers
Call Number: JWJ MSS 38
Overview: The Walter White and Poppy Cannon Papers document the careers and lives of Walter White and Poppy Cannon and span the dates 1910 to 1956. The Papers contain correspondence, writings, other papers, and photographs documenting Walter White's career as the Secretary for the N.A.A.C.P. and as a writer. Poppy Cannon's career as an editor, writer, and publicity consultant is also documented in the Papers.
Dates: circa 1910-1956
John Arthur Wilkinson papers documenting the Center for Advocacy, Research, and Planning
Call Number: MS 1661
Overview: The John Arthur Wilkinson Papers Documenting the Center for Advocacy, Research, and Planning (CARP) document the administrative and institutional history of CARP, and offer a detailed view of the workings of a non-profit civil rights legal agency. CARP's work in the New Haven area with dozens of minority economic interests and neighborhood organizations is reflected in extensive correspondence, legal memoranda, proposals, and collected material. Much of the CARP material also addresses the...
John R. Williams papers
Call Number: MS 1398
Overview: The papers consist of photocopies of correspondence, memoranda, clippings, printed material, transcripts of telephone conversations, and other declassified material from the national headquarters and New Haven, Connecticut office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, pertaining to the New Haven Chapter of the Black Panther Party. The papers document the investigation of the 1969 murder of Alex Rackley, the subsequent arrests of Bobby Seale and other party members, the surveillance of various...
Yale Civil Rights Council records
Call Number: RU 1052
Overview: The records consist of newsletters, correspondence, and brochures of the Yale Civil Rights Council.