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MILITARY SERVICES, 1914-1955 (continued)
African American Soldiers and Women Civilians Participating in Activities and Services of the American Red Cross, United Service Organizations, and Theater Special Services, during World War II, 1943-1951, bulk 1943-1946. (continued)
Red Cross, 1943-ca. 1951
Call No.: LOT 13110, nos. 1-20 (F)
Salvation Army, ca. 1945
Call No.: LOT 13110, nos. 21-23 (F)
Theater Special Services, ca. 1943
Call No.: LOT 13110, nos. 24-33 (F)
USO, 1943-1946
Call No.: LOT 13110, nos. 34-56 (F)
Miscellaneous or unidentified, 1943, 1946
Call No.: LOT 13110, nos. 57-58 (F)
African Americans in the Navy, 1942-1955, bulk 1942-1949.
Call No.: LOT 13111 (F)
Photos show seamen performing work duties, leisure activities, training, and drilling on board naval vessels and at bases in Norfolk, Va.; Camp Robert Smalls, Great Lakes, Ill.; Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.; and locations in Hawaii and Guam. Includes African American cadets in integrated classroom and training activities at the U.S. Naval Academy. Includes some photos of seamen in recreational activities--church services, reading, letter writing. Includes a photo of Joe Louis in a boxing exhibition at a USN base in North Africa. Two photos of sailors and civilians at an integrated dance sponsored by "messmen on the USS McCawley." Includes photos of Navy Seabees constructing bunk beds; one photo of Seabee Marvin P. Smith, a New York City photographer, pictured with a film camera at a Naval photography training school. Portraits of enlisted men and officers, including the first African American Navy Lieutenant Edward Swain Hope; Jesse Leroy Brown, the first African American to receive wings from the Naval Aviation Cadet program; and Dorie Miller receiving the Navy Cross from Admiral Chester W. Nimitz at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1942. Other prominent people represented include Walter White (visiting an unidentified military base), Lester Granger (with officers at Pearl Harbor), and Hampton Institute President Dr. Malcolm S. MacLean. 111 photographic prints. Organized into eight subject categories: General activities; Military decorations; Portraits; Recreational activities; Reserves; Seabees; Training; U.S. Naval Academy.
General activities
Call No.: LOT 13111, nos. 1-16 (F)
Military decorations
Call No.: LOT 13111, nos. 17-24 (F)
Call No.: LOT 13111, nos. 25-53 (F)
Recreational activities
Call No.: LOT 13111, nos. 54-65 (F)
Call No.: LOT 13111, nos. 66-74 (F)
Call No.: LOT 13111, nos. 75-83 (F)
Call No.: LOT 13111, nos. 84-99 (F)
U.S. Naval Academy
Call No.: LOT 13111, nos. 100-111 (F)
African, Brazilian, and West Indian Soldiers Serving with International Forces, during World War II, 1943-ca. 1945.
Call No.: LOT 13112 (F)
Includes photos of East African troops training and at leisure, in Ceylon, and in active duty in Burma; two views of West African soldiers in India and in Burma; West Indian soldiers training in England. Includes a few photos of women recruits. Also includes two photos of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force--en route to England and in Italy. Some individual and group portraits. 44 photographic prints; 1 photomechanical print.
Non-U.S. military, 1943-ca. 1945
Call No.: LOT 13112, nos. 1-45 (F)
African American War Veterans, 1944-1952.
Call No.: LOT 13113 (F)
Photos show disabled veterans making "Buddy Poppies" for a charity sale at a New Jersey hospital and patients at veterans hospitals in Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Includes one photo of NAACP civil rights attorney, Jack Greenberg, with client Frank S. Cole, who was exonerated of mutiny charges filed against him during the war; one photo of a 96-year-old Spanish American War veteran. 8 photographic prints; 1 photomechanical print.
Call No.: LOT 13113, nos. 1-9 (F)
War Film Stills and Other Miscellaneous Military Subjects, 1914-1949.
Call No.: LOT 13114 (F)
Stills from "Victory Loan Program" films: Bonds of Victory, The Fleet That Came To Stay, Stilwell Road, Target--Invisible, and To Win the Peace; some photos of U.S. soldiers, stationed in England and awaiting repatriation, taking courses in British agriculture; portrait of Bert Williams taken during his service with the 15th Regiment, New York National Guard (NYNG), 1914; one photo of General Pershing standing before the 10th Cavalry at Fort Myer, Va., in 1932. 38 photographic prints; 1 print.
General (no. 39 is in color)
Call No.: LOT 13114, nos. 1-39 (F)
Photographs and other visual materials that do not appear to relate to any of the above series or that lack sufficient identification to assign to a specific series. Included here are personal snapshot photos that belonged to Roy Wilkins. Although some of the individual images may relate to specific campaigns, groups are kept together to preserve their provenance.
Domestic Scenes, ca. 1948.
Call No.: LOT 13115 (F)
Views of women in domestic settings: bottle feeding infants (using disposable bottles) and cooking. Includes one photo of the "Shellie Nurser" kit showing pre-sterilized collapsible and disposable bottles. 5 photographic prints.
Call No.: LOT 13115, nos. 1-5 (F)
Arkansas Flood Areas and Residents, 1937 and 1941.
Call No.: LOT 13116 (F)
Scenes of Arkansas flood area and residents, showing half-submerged houses and buildings, telephone poles, streets; several photographs show children playing in the flood waters. One photograph shows an African American woman, her four children, and a dog--flood victims--in a box car near Elaine, Ark. 12 photographic prints.
1937, 1941
Call No.: LOT 13116, nos. 1-12 (F)
Florida Legislative Committee Investigation of the NAACP, 1957.
Call No.: LOT 13117 (F)
Informal portraits of groups and individuals relating to a Florida committee's investigation of the NAACP. Includes one photo of a U.S. post office. Includes one envelope addressed to Henry L. Moon, NAACP director of public relations (sent from Tampa, Fla., 11 Feb. 1957). 12 photographic prints.
Call No.: LOT 13117, nos. 1-13 (F)
Scenes of Interracial Relations, ca. 1950-ca. 1960.
Call No.: LOT 13118 (F)
Scenes showing interracial groups of all ages participating in various activities: art and dance classes, choirs, sports activities, family dinners, etc.--in the United States and in Germany. 16 photographic prints; 1 photomechanical print.
ca. 1950-ca. 1960
Call No.: LOT 13118, nos. 1-17 (F)
Roy Wilkins' Personal Snapshots, 1920-1938.
Call No.: LOT 13119 (F)
Winter scenes of flood area, victims, and relief at Paducah and Louisville, Ky., and at Memphis, Ark.--documenting the flooding of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Photos of tent camps, levees, and flood-damaged buildings. Includes snapshots of NAACP New York City office flying a banner that reads "A MAN WAS LYNCHED YESTERDAY." Also includes photographs taken at Livingston and Logan, Mont., and White Bear Lake, Minn. Prominent people include Mary McLeod Bethune, C.A. Franklin (in front of a St. Louis Call office), Thurgood Marshall, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins. Also includes photos of the George Washington Bridge (New York, N.Y.). 70 photographic prints; 32 contact prints (87 images). Organized into three subject categories: Flood area and victims; Portraits; Miscellaneous.
Flood area and victims
Call No.: LOT 13119, nos. 1-31 (F)
Portraits, 1920-1938
Call No.: LOT 13119, nos. 32-69 (F)
Call No.: LOT 13119, nos. 70-102 (F)
Art, Art Collections, Exhibits, Models, and Artists and Their Studios, 1924-1963, bulk 1940-1950.
Call No.: LOT 13120 (F) (H)
Photos showing art, art collections, exhibits, models, and artists and their studios. Artists whose work is represented include Paul Arlt, Richmond Barthé, Anne Beadenkopf, Peter Cohen, John O'Hara Cosgrave II, Allan Rohan Crite, Lee Hill, Melvin Gray Johnson, William H. Johnson, Horace Pippin, Caroline S. Rohland, Vandercook (possibly), Ali Warren, and Ellis Wilson. Includes photos of portrait paintings of NAACP officials, including Juanita Jackson Mitchell, Thurgood Marshall, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins. Also includes photographs of portraits of prominent African American scientists and entertainers. Includes two sets of prints issued by the Harmon Foundation: "Sculpture by Richmond Barthé," and "Portraits of Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin, Painted by Two Women Artists: Betsy Graves Reyneau and Laura Wheeler Waring." Also includes photographs of artifacts in African art collections. 94 photographic prints; 41 photomechanical prints; 1 cyanotype. Organized into four subject categories: Art reproductions; Sculpture reproductions; Miscellaneous; Miscellaneous illustrations.
Art reproductions
General subjects
Call No.: LOT 13120, nos. 1-13, (F)
General subjects
Call No.: LOT 13120, nos. 14-15 (H)
Call No.: LOT 13120, nos. 16-41 (H)
Call No.: LOT 13120, nos. 42-52 (F)
Sculpture reproductions
Call No.: LOT 13120, nos. 53-68 (F)
Call No.: LOT 13120, nos. 69-114 (F)
Richmond Barthé reproductions published by the Harmon Foundation
Call No.: LOT 13120, nos. 115-128 (H)
Miscellaneous, 1940-1948
Call No.: LOT 13120, nos. 129-131 (F)
Miscellaneous illustrations (unidentified artists)
Call No.: LOT 13120, nos. 132-136 (H)
Youth Organizations and Activities, 1943-1954.
Call No.: LOT 13121 (F)
Photos showing youth groups and activities. Includes photos of Boy Scouts, 4-H Club groups, and the Stokowski Youth Orchestra. Includes photographs of Leopold Stokowski. 23 photographic prints. Organized into four subject categories: Boy Scouts; 4-H Club; National Youth Administration/Stokowski Youth Orchestra; Miscellaneous.
Boy Scouts
Call No.: LOT 13121, nos. 1-4 (F)
4-H Club
Call No.: LOT 13121, nos. 5-10 (F)
National Youth Administration/Stokowski Youth Orchestra
Call No.: LOT 13121, nos. 11-22 (F)
Call No.: LOT 13121, nos. 23 (F)
Miscellaneous or Unidentified Subjects, 1938-ca. 1950.
Call No.: LOT 13122 (F) (H)
Includes publicity photos showing New York State historic documents displayed on the "Freedom Train," a traveling exhibit on freedom in the United States; reproduction of a map of the underground railroad in Indiana; office interior and printing presses at unidentified location; NAACP staff Daniel E. Byrd at unidentified location, talking with woman identified as Selma Taylor; seven prints from original negatives found in an envelope marked "Bequest, Edward S. Kimbrough," which show an unidentified man standing alone in a street; reproduction of a scene in the House of Representatives after passage of the amendment abolishing slavery in 1865; illustration page from a German periodical reproducing photos of lynchings and riots in the United States and a portrait of Franklin Roosevelt with a balloon caption in German: "I can hardly believe this kind of thing can happen in civilized society in the 20th century." 31 photographic prints; 11 prints. Organized into five subject categories: Freedom Train; Identified miscellaneous; Unidentified; Oversize; John F. Kennedy.
Freedom Train
Call No.: LOT 13122, nos. 1-7 (F)
Identified miscellaneous subjects, 1935-1946
Call No.: LOT 13122, nos. 8-12 (F)
Unidentified (no. 13 is in color)
Call No.: LOT 13122, nos. 13-28 (F)
Oversize (no. 32 is in color)
Call No.: LOT 13122, nos. 29-33 (H)
John F. Kennedy
Call No.: LOT 13122, no. 35 (H)
EXHIBIT MATERIALS, ca. 1940-ca. 1960
Call No.: LOT 13123
Panels used as exhibit materials, ca. 1940-ca. 1960. Primarily photographs and photomechanical prints of NAACP staff, campaigns, and events, mounted on heavy board and used for exhibit purposes. Photos represent a broad range of NAACP administrative and civil rights activities. Mounted portraits of NAACP executive staff, civil rights leaders, and defendants in civil rights and criminal cases; some fundraising, and life membership campaign activities. 75 photographic prints. Organized into five subject categories: Individual portraits; Unidentified portraits; Group portraits; Campaigns; Miscellaneous.
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