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ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAMS, 1916-1969 (continued)
LOT 13081 Membership Activities at the National, State, and Local Levels, 1943-1963, bulk 1953-1960.
General and life membership drives and benefits; includes national staff receiving contributions from representatives of social organizations and local businesses. Also photos of committees in planning sessions for membership campaigns; celebrities promoting membership; many photos of the “New York Metropolitan Area” membership campaign; members receiving life membership plaques from NAACP staff. NAACP staff depicted include Morris DeLisser, Kivie Kaplan, Thurgood Marshall, Arthur Spingarn, Channing Tobias, and Roy Wilkins. Includes some photos of Floyd Patterson, Freedom Fund co-chairman, at NAACP membership rally. Other entertainers and sports figures represented include Sammy Davis, Jr., Lena Horne, and Jackie Robinson. 114 photographic prints; 6 contact sheets (98 images); 2 prints. Organized into two subject categories: General membership; Life membership.
General membership, 1943-1963
LOT 13081, nos. 1-52 (F)
Life membership, 1943-1963
LOT 13081, nos. 53-121 (F)
LOT 13082 Local and National Award Winners and Scholarship Recipients, ca. 1920-1960.
Includes portraits of NAACP beautiful baby contest prize winners, recipients of the NAACP Ike Smalls Award, a portrait of the North Carolina NAACP mother of the year for 1957. Presentations of awards by Gloster Current, Ruby Hurley, Roy Wilkins, and Herbert Wright. Group portrait of the NAACP Emancipation Proclamation Centennial essay contest judges with Calvin Banks, NAACP program director. 26 photographic prints. Organized into two subject categories: Awards--general; Beautiful baby contest.
Awards--general, ca. 1946-1958
LOT 13082, nos. 1-17 (F)
Beautiful baby contest, ca. 1925-1947
LOT 13082, nos. 18-23 (F)
LOT 13083 Administrative Meetings, Office Social Gatherings, and Facilities, 1925-ca. 1960, bulk 1935-1942.
Primarily NAACP executive officers, board members, standing committees, and other staff at meetings, probably in New York offices. Also includes unposed photographs of office staff at unidentified social gatherings. Staff and board members photographed include Ella Baker, John Hammond, Thurgood Marshall, E. Frederic Morrow, Arthur Spingarn, Walter White, Roy Wilkins; one group photo of board member Eleanor Roosevelt meeting with NAACP executives. Includes photos of NAACP office buildings in New York, N.Y., and Washington, D.C., and a few snapshots of property, “G.W. Quinn's Groceries” located at Pine Bluff, Ark., that was bequeathed to the NAACP in 1935 by a former member. 28 photographic prints. Organized into two subject categories: Administrative meetings and gatherings; Buildings and facilities.
Administrative meetings and gatherings, 1942-ca. 1960
LOT 13083, nos. 1-18 (F)
Buildings and facilities, ca. 1925-1949
LOT 13083, nos. 19-29 (F)
LOT 13084 Promotional and Publication Materials, ca. 1943-ca. 1959.
Includes original design drawings for NAACP membership campaign posters; camera-ready materials for a Christmas seal ad; and posters for NAACP anniversary dances, membership drives, “wartime” conferences, and voter registration campaigns designed by Louise Jefferson and Elton Fax. Photographs reproduced from a 1943 promotional film entitled On Guard show NAACP staff members Ella Baker, William Hastie, Thurgood Marshall, E. Frederic Morrow, Mary White Ovington, and Roy Wilkins. A series of cyanotype prints for a publication entitled “The Negro in America” includes portraits of prominent African American authors, entertainers, and sports figures, educators, and social leaders, including Marian Anderson, Mary McLeod Bethune, Ralphe Bunche, Alain Locke, Joe Louis, and Jackie Robinson. 51 photographic prints; 13 prints; 10 design drawings. Organized into four subject categories: Camera-ready mock-ups; film stills from the motion picture On Guard; Miscellaneous publications and fliers; Oversize design drawings and posters.
Camera-ready mock- ups
LOT 13084, nos. 1-4 (F)
Film stills from the motion picture On Guard (nos. 23-29 are in color)
LOT 13084, nos. 5-29 (F)
Miscellaneous publications and fliers (nos. 30-32 are in color)
LOT 13084, nos. 30-33Z (F)
Oversize design drawings and posters (nos. 37-46 are in color)
LOT 13084, nos. 34-46 (H)
GENERAL PROGRAMS AND RELATED SUBJECTS, 1916-1966
Primarily photographs documenting segregation and other discriminatory practices that the organization protested in its attempt to achieve political and social equality. Civil rights campaigns, legislative, and legal programs. Includes branches involvement in demonstrations at the local level. Photographs of lobbying activities, marches, assemblies, and rallies organized by the NAACP and other organizations in support of civil rights legislation. Also documents general living and non-military working conditions of African Americans.
LOT 13085 Farmers, Migrant Agricultural Workers, and Sharecroppers, 1939-1958.
Primarily portraits of sharecroppers, migrant agricultural workers, and farmers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Haiti--some by Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographers Jack Delano, Russell Lee, Arthur Rothstein, and Marion Post Wolcott. Includes U.S. Department of Agriculture and Agricultural Adjustment Agency photos of extension services for farmers and photos of food production, distribution, and conservation, during World War II. Several photos of Southern University, La., “Victory Farm Program” show students farming on the university campus. One photo of Mrs. Harold Ickes giving a tour to a group of Japanese Americans on her farm near Olney, Md. 39 photographic prints; 3 photomechanical prints. Organized into three subject categories: Department of Agriculture war effort; Farmers, migrant workers, and sharecroppers; Miscellaneous.
Department of Agriculture war effort
LOT 13085, nos. 1-9 (F)
Farmers, migrant workers, and sharecroppers
LOT 13085, nos. 10-34 (F)
Miscellaneous
LOT 13085, nos. 35-41 (F)
LOT 13086 Defendants in Criminal Cases and NAACP Attorneys, 1928-1949.
Portrait of a juvenile defendant in the Bell-Swain case; group portrait of the attorneys in the George Crawford case; defendant Jess Hollins with NAACP attorney Cecil Robertson; one photo of Juanita Jackson Mitchell visiting the Scottsboro defendants in jail; defendant W.D. Lyons; eight photos of NAACP clients Lawrence Mitchell, Richard Philip Adams, and John Walter Bordinane, soldiers convicted in a rape case, shown in military uniform and in prison dress; one photo of the principals involved in a slavery charge; defendants in the Columbia, Tenn., riot case with NAACP attorneys and the Nashville, Tenn., branch president M.G. Ferguson; one photo of the three defendants in the Groveland, Fla., rape case: Walter Irvin, Charles Greenlee, and Samuel Shepherd. Prominent NAACP staff and attorneys represented include Charles Houston, Z. Alexander Looby, and Walter White. 17 photographic prints; 3 photomechanical prints. Organized chronologically.
Defendants and their counsel
LOT 13086, nos. 1-20 (F)
LOT 13087 Public Signs Expressing Jim Crow Policies and Other Derogatory Sentiments, 1943- ca. 1960.
Includes two snapshots of a roadside advertisement in Vinita, Okla., reading “Eat nigger chicken” that were sent to the NAACP by J. Richardson Jones along with a letter explaining why the photos were taken; two photos of various discriminatory signs in a trash can, one photo with a letter 'X' painted across the image. One photo of a soft drink dispenser for white customers only. 4 photographic prints; 2 prints.
Discriminatory signs, interior and exterior
LOT 13087, nos. 1-6 (F)
LOT 13088 Schools and Activities to Eliminate Segregation in Public Education at the College and Secondary Levels, 1921-1961, bulk 1942-1957.
Emphasis is on buildings, facilities, and students at African American schools, colleges, and universities. Lincoln University, Wayne State, and Wilberforce are represented. Includes photos comparing schools for African Americans with those for whites and group portraits of graduating classes; some photos of defendants in school and college desegregation cases, including Donald Gaines Murray (University of Maryland), Autherine Lucy (University of Alabama), Henry Doyle and Heman Sweatt (University of Texas), Ada Lois Sipuel and G.W. McLaurin (University of Oklahoma); some photos show civil disturbances at schools attempting integration in the late 1950s, including some of Central High School, Little Rock, Ark.; one photo shows Daisy Bates with the “Little Rock Nine.” Includes NAACP youth protesting segregation at Texas State University, and college students marching in support of the Austin-Mahoney Bill. One photo of Billie Holiday with school children from Merriam, Kans. NAACP staff depicted include Daisy Bates, Oliver Hill, Ruby Hurley, and Thurgood Marshall. Includes several photos of Carl Van Vechten and Georgia O'Keeffe on the campus of Fisk University. 222 photographic prints; 23 photomechanical prints. Organized into eight subject categories: Desegregation cases; Integrated schools and colleges; Protest, secondary and college; African American schools; White schools and students; Unidentified school buildings; Universities and colleges; Miscellaneous. Arranged chronologically or alphabetically within each category.
Desegregation cases
College, 1938-1948
LOT 13088, nos. 1-10 (F)
Autherine Lucy, 1956
LOT 13088, nos. 11-16 (F)
Secondary, 1943-ca. 1960
LOT 13088, nos. 17-40 (F)
Integrated schools and colleges, 1948-1957
LOT 13088, nos. 41-52 (F)
Protest, secondary and college, 1939-1961
LOT 13088, nos. 53-74 (F)
African American schools, 1921-ca. 1950
LOT 13088, nos. 75-117 (F)
White schools and students, ca. 1940-ca. 1950
LOT 13088, nos. 118-121 (F)
Unidentified school buildings
LOT 13088, nos. 122-128 (F)
Universities and colleges
American University, Washington, D.C.
LOT 13088, nos. 129-131 (F)
Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.
LOT 13088, no. 132 (F)
Baylor University, Waco, Tex.
LOT 13088, nos. 133-134 (F)
Bowie State College, Bowie, Md.
LOT 13088, nos. 135-136 (F)
Clark College, Atlanta, Ga.
LOT 13088, nos. 137-138 (F)
Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn.
LOT 13088, nos. 139-147 (F)
Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Fla.
LOT 13088, no. 148 (F)
Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.
LOT 13088, nos. 149-150 (F)
Lane College, Jackson, Tenn.
LOT 13088, nos. 151 (F)
Lincoln University, Lincoln University, Pa.
LOT 13088, nos. 152-161 (F)
Maryland State College, Princes Anne, Md.
LOT 13088, nos. 162-164 (F)
Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.
LOT 13088, no. 165 (F)
University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
LOT 13088, nos. 166-168 (F)
Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee Institute, Ala. (no. 169, no. 171, and no. 172 are in color)
LOT 13088, nos. 169-176 (F)
Virginia Union University, Richmond, Va.
LOT 13088, nos. 177-178 (F)
Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.
LOT 13088, nos. 179-187 (F)
West Virginia State College, Institute, W.Va.
LOT 13088, nos. 188-189 (F)
Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio
LOT 13088, nos. 190-211 (F)
Miscellaneous
LOT 13088, nos 212-229 (F)
LOT 13089 African Americans in Business, Government, Public Service, and Labor, 1938-1964, bulk 1940-1948.
Photos show African American workers posed for group portraits, receiving awards, and in work related activities. Occupations represented include nurses, doctors, laborers, clerks, and retail management trainees. Includes Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) photos documenting integration of African Americans into the work force; National Youth Administration photos show youth learning various trades; many publicity photos of scientists and administrators employed by the Department of Agriculture; some photos of tobacco workers striking; a few photos of workers in San Francisco, Calif., and Pontiac, Mich., protesting employment discrimination. NAACP staff represented in a few photos: Clarence Mitchell, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins. 95 photographic prints; 1 print. Organized into eight subject categories: African Americans employed at the Department of Agriculture; African Americans in professional occupations; Discrimination; Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC); Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) in New York, N.Y.; National Youth Administration, vocational training program; Protests; Strikes.
African Americans employed at the Department of Agriculture, ca. 1940-ca. 1950
LOT 13089, nos. 1-18 (F)
African Americans in professional occupations
ca. 1943-1950
LOT 13089, nos. 19-48 (F)
CCNY Mid-town Business Center
LOT 13089, nos. 49-54 (F)
Discrimination, 1946-1947
LOT 13089, nos. 55-57 (F)
Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC)
LOT 13089, nos. 58-65 (F)
Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) in New York, N.Y.
LOT 13089, nos. 66-72 (F)
National Youth Administration, vocational training program
LOT 13089, nos. 73-80 (F)
Protests
LOT 13089, nos. 81-89 (F)
Strikes
LOT 13089, nos. 90-95 (F)
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