136 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Civil rights.

  1. Gerhard Alden Gesell papers, 1913-2003

    69,000 items. 198 containers plus 1 classified and 1 oversize. 78 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Judge and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts of writings, speeches, agenda and minutes of meetings, opinions, orders, dockets, notes, sentencing information, case files, and other legal papers and material pertaining primarily to Gesell's career as judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and documenting his cases in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, antitrust matters, patent cases, and government regulations.

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  2. Ralph Ellison papers, 1890-2005

    74,800 items. 314 containers plus 25 oversize. 143 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    African-American author and educator. General correspondence, organizational correspondence and reports, family papers, drafts, notes, and production files for novels, essays, poetry, short stories, reviews, and other writings, speeches, lectures, and interviews, reference file, and miscellany documenting Ellison's career and development as a writer. Among the many works represented are Going to the Territory (1985), Invisible Man (1952), Shadow and Act (1964), and the second novel Ellison left unpublished at his death.

  3. Thurgood Marshall papers, 1949-1991

    173,700 items. 579 containers plus 1 oversize. 231.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, judge, solicitor general, and Supreme Court justice. Correspondence, memoranda, case files, legal papers, and subject files relating to Marshall's career as a federal judge, solicitor general, and associate justice of the Supreme Court.

  4. John J. Sirica papers, 1932-1986

    38,000 items. 125 containers plus 1 classified. 49.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Judge and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, drafts of articles and books, speeches, notes, research materials calendars, case files, bench books, financial and legal material, family papers, printed material, diaries, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Sirica's career as judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, especially to cases relating to the Watergate Affair.

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  5. Patricia Harris papers, 1950-1983

    113,400 items. 378 containers plus 1 classified. 151.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Lawyer, educator, diplomat, and cabinet officer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, statements, notes, printed material, and other papers pertaining primarily to Harris's cabinet positions as secretary, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (1977-1979) and secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (later, Health and Human Services) (1979-1981).

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  6. 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.

  7. Frederick Douglass papers, 1841-1967

    7,400 items. 53 containers plus 1 oversize. 19.5 linear feet. 34 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Abolitionist, diplomat, journalist, and orator. Correspondence, diary, speeches and writings, financial and legal records, and a subject file pertaining to the career of Frederick Douglass.

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  8. Earl Warren papers, 1864-1974

    250,000 items. 846 containers plus 12 oversize plus 1 classified. 340.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Papers dating chiefly from Warren's appointment as chief justice and relating principally to his activities with the Supreme Court and to the various landmark decisions identified with his tenure (1953-1969) in such areas as civil rights, race relations, criminal procedure, legislative reapportionment, freedom of speech and press, and church-state relations. Includes personal, family, and official correspondence; speeches and writings; Supreme Court files consisting of calendars, docket books, conference lists, bench memoranda, notes, opinions, and correspondence with associate justices; records relating to lower courts; and organizational files, scrapbooks, and other papers.

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  9. Henry Robinson Luce papers, 1917-1967

    35,000 items. 108 containers plus 2 oversize. 45 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Editor, publisher, and philanthropist. Correspondence and memoranda, speeches and writings, financial and property records, reports, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and biographical data relating primarily to Luce's publishing career and his involvement in political, religious, civic, and private organizations.

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  10. Louis Martin papers, 1931-1998

    4,525 items. 13 containers. 5.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Civil rights activist, political adviser, newspaper columnist, and newspaper publisher. Correspondence, memoranda, subject files, speeches, and writings relating to Martin's civil rights activities, his journalism career, and his role as an adviser to presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Jimmy Carter.