16 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) African Americans--Societies, etc.

  1. Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters records, 1920-1968

    41,000 items. 144 containers. 70 linear feet . -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Part I consists of general correspondence, subject files, and personal papers of the brotherhood's founder, A. Philip Randolph, documenting the growth and functions of the union chiefly after 1940. Part II consists of correspondence and subject files of brotherhood officials Benjamin F. McLaurin (international field organizer), A. Philip Randolph (founder and president), and Ashley L. Totten (secretary-treasurer), and other subject files, financial records, and miscellaneous records.

  2. Kendrick-Brooks family papers, 1831-2000

    11,500 items. 33 containers plus 1 oversize. 13.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Club women, civil rights activists, educators, entertainers, and family members. Correspondence, social club records, writings, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous papers relating primarily to Ruby Moyse Kendrick's activities with the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs; Hattie Kendrick's civil rights activism in Cairo, Illinois; Antoinette Brooks Mitchell's expatriate life in England and France with her husband, jazz musician and restaurateur Louis A. Mitchell; and Charlotte Kendrick Brooks's histories of the Kendrick and Brooks families.

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  3. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records, 1842-1999

    3,000,000 items. 8,602 containers plus 46 oversize and 2 classified. 3,965 linear feet. 39 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Civil rights organization. Records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People consisting of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, itineraries, biographical material, speeches, testimony, writings, annual convention files, legal case files, legislation, publications, resolutions, policy statements, constitutions, bylaws, charters, contracts, proposals, scripts, financial records, publicity files, manuals, handbooks, music, awards, certificates, directories, subject files, daily mail sheets, notes, lists, questionnaires and surveys, certificates, awards, flags, photographs, maps, and printed matter.

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  4. Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association records, 1900-1990

    6,500 items. 20 containers. 5.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Association dedicated to preserving Douglass's home and to disseminating knowledge of African-American history. Correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, and other records relating to the preservation of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Home, Cedar Hill, and to African-American history. Also includes official files and personal papers of past president Mary E. C. Gregory.

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  5. Robert L. Carter papers, 1941-2006

    10,000 items. 30 containers. 11.8 linear feet. 20 digital files (282.5 MB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Civil rights lawyer and judge. Correspondence, memoranda, legal cases, speeches, writings, subject files, newspaper clippings, ephemera, biographical material, oral history interviews, photographs, notes, and research material relating primarily to Carter's career after 1968.

  6. Mary Church Terrell papers, 1851-1962

    13,000 items. 51 containers plus 1 oversize. 22.5 linear feet. 34 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    African-American civil rights leader, lecturer, and educator. Correspondence, diaries, printed material, clippings, speeches and writings, and other papers focusing primarily on Terrell's career as an advocate of women's rights and equal treatment for African Americans.

  7. Faith Berry papers, 1859-2009

    2,500 items. 16 containers plus 1 oversize. 8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author and editor. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, speeches, writings, book reviews, reports, radio and television transcripts, research materials, press releases, clippings, printed materials, posters, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Berry's research on the life and literary career of poet Langston Hughes and to her work on behalf of civil rights and women.

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  8. Green-Driver collection, 1896-1969

    2,000 items. 6 containers . 2.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Businesswoman and church worker. Financial papers, correspondence, photographs, printed matter, topical files and miscellaneous material generated mainly by Pattie Gresham and her three husbands, Baptist ministers William M. Driver and John Benjamin Green, and insurance executive William L. Busby.

  9. Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez papers, 1964-1998

    100 items. 1 container. 0.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Civil rights activist. Correspondence, memoranda, notes, a speech, lists, and a reprint of a newspaper article pertaining chiefly to Martínez's work as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and her endeavors in helping James Forman, also a civil rights activist and SNCC member, with some of his writing projects.

  10. Rosa Parks papers, 1866-2006

    7,500 items. 40 containers plus 17 oversize and 1 artifact container. 50 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Civil rights activist. Correspondence; family papers; writings; notes; statements; programs; medals, resolutions, and other honors; financial, employment, health, and estate records; drawings; photographs; address books; appointment calendars; memorabilia; magazine and newspaper clippings; books; and other printed matter documenting her personal life and civil rights activism.

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