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BOX X:284-761 Part X: Branch Department, 1940-2018
The Branch Department series encompasses the work of the Branch Department, whose chief responsibility involved overseeing and guiding the organization’s many local branches across all fifty states and on military bases abroad. Aside from general administration, the Branch Department was also responsible for annual membership and life membership recruitment, prisoner membership through the Prison Program, and youth membership through its Youth and College Division.
Arranged into seven subseries.
BOX X:284-345 General Office File, 1949-2006
The General Office File spans 1949 to 2006 and consists primarily of the subject files of Gloster B. Current and William Penn, directors of the Branch Department during the majority of that period. Notable records include material related to the NAACP Image Awards, a branch officers study, the organizing of marches in Washington, D.C. and Boston, and the restructuring of multiple branches within major metropolitan areas, including Houston and Philadelphia. Items related to the fundraising efforts following the court ruling and subsequent appeal of Claiborne Hardware Company v. NAACP can be found within the Mississippi crisis file.
Material types include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, news clippings, and printed matter. A membership database is in digital format.
Arranged alphabetically by subject, name of person, or type of material. The file structure of the digital content maintained as received.
BOX X:284 Abortion, 1978-1982
BOX X:284 AFL-CIO, 1973, 1977
BOX X:284 Afro-Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), 1992-1994
BOX X:284 American Committee on Africa, 1967-1973
BOX X:284 Ames and Rollinson Co., 1967-1975
BOX X:284 Annual convention
BOX X:284 1962-1964
(4 folders)
BOX X:285 1964-1967
(7 folders)
BOX X:286 1967-1969
(7 folders)
BOX X:287 1970-1990
(8 folders)
BOX X:288 1991-1994
(6 folders)
BOX X:289 Bomb threats, 1989-1994
(2 folders)
BOX X:289 Bork, Robert H., 1987
(2 folders)
BOX X:289 Branch officers study, 1963-1967
(2 folders)
BOX X:290 Branch officers study, 1963-1967
(6 folders)
BOX X:291 Branch officers study, 1963-1967
(6 folders)
BOX X:291 Branch president biographies, 1981-1982
BOX X:292 Branch president biographies, 1981-1982
(2 folders)
BOX X:292 Budget, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1988-1995
(3 folders)
BOX X:292 Chavis, Ben, 1993-1994
BOX X:292 Chronological file
BOX X:292 Current, Gloster B.
BOX X:292 1964-1968
(2 folders)
BOX X:293 1968-1969
(7 folders)
BOX X:294 1970-1974
(9 folders)
BOX X:295 1975-1978
BOX X:295 Penn, William
BOX X:295 1973-1992
(6 folders)
BOX X:296 1993-1995
(7 folders)
BOX X:296 Chronologies, undated
BOX X:297 Church work, 1974-1976
(2 folders)
BOX X:297 Civilian Police Review Board, New York, N.Y., 1966
BOX X:297 Committee on Branches
BOX X:297 1963-1968
BOX X:297 1969-1973
(2 folders)
BOX X:298 1969-1973
(2 folders)
BOX X:298 1975-1979, 1986, 1990-1994
(2 folders)
BOX X:298 Committee on Campus Trouble, 1971
BOX X:298 Committees, various, 1990-1994
BOX X:298 Community Development Resource Fund, 1991-1994
BOX X:298 Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) proposals, 1977-1978
BOX X:299 Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) proposals, 1977-1978
(3 folders)
BOX X:299 Conference on the Present Crisis, 1989 See also Container X:OV 3, same heading
(3 folders)
BOX X:299 Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights, 1966-1967
BOX X:299 Constitution and bylaws
BOX X:299 1988-1993
BOX X:300 1996
(2 folders)
BOX X:300 Contacts, 1997
BOX X:300 Current, Gloster B., appreciation dinner, 1975
(3 folders)
BOX X:300 Deficit, 1992-1994
BOX X:300 DeJesus, Carlos, 1967
BOX X:300 Directories
BOX X:300 1949
BOX X:301 1953-1966
(7 folders)
BOX X:302 1969-1974
(3 folders)
BOX X:303 1976-1990
(3 folders)
BOX X:304 1991-1994
(3 folders)
BOX X:305 1996-1997, 2002, undated
(3 folders)
BOX X:305 Directory updates, 1963-1970, 1975, 1989-1992
BOX X:306 Directory updates, 1963-1970, 1975, 1989-1992
(2 folders)
BOX X:306 "Eleanor Roosevelt and the NAACP," 1962
BOX X:306 Elections, general, 1980, 1990-1995
BOX X:306 Environmental justice, 1993-1994
BOX X:306 Equal employment and discrimination, 1968-1978, 1990-1994
BOX X:306 European fact-finding session, 1992-1993
BOX X:306 Executive secretaries subsidies, 1967-1968
BOX X:307 Expense requests, 1977-1978
BOX X:307 Fair housing, 1979, 1993-1994
BOX X:307 Filing system, undated
BOX X:307 Foreign branch establishment, 1976, 1980, 1993-1994
BOX X:307 Freedom Fund, 1988-1994
BOX X:307 Fundraising, 1968-1969, 1976, 1979, 1989-1994
(2 folders)
BOX X:307 Haitian demonstration, 1992
BOX X:307 Handbooks and manuals, 1962-1994
BOX X:308 Handbooks and manuals, 1962-1994
(5 folders)
BOX X:308 Hooks, Benjamin L., 1977-1978, 1992-1994
BOX X:308 Hurricane relief, 1992
BOX X:308 Image Awards
BOX X:308 1988-1989
BOX X:309 1988-1989
(2 folders)
BOX X:309 1990-1992
(5 folders)
BOX X:310 1992-1996
(6 folders)
BOX X:311 Inactive branches, 1968-1972
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