Commission created in 1941 to prevent discrimination in hiring based on race or religion. Wikipedia
The references below feature the strengths of CRL’s holdings. Links point to more detailed descriptions in our catalog, as well as digital versions of the content or digitized finding aids for microfilm where available. Collecting in this area continues through the purchase programs.
Organizational Archives and Papers
The American Missionary Association was established in 1846 as an interdenominational missionary society devoted to abolitionist principles. This microfilm of approximately 350,000 manuscript pieces relates to the missionary work of this abolitionist group, especially in the South during the Civil War. Wikipedia
Department founded in 1942 at Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. These archives consist of correspondence, speeches, publicity, programs, announcements, clippings, bibliographies, financial reports, photographs, and survey forms.
American philanthropic organization that fundraises college tuition money for black students and general scholarship funds for private historically black colleges and universities. This set includes documents from 1944 to 1965; about 400,000 pages of primary source material document the activities of UNCF in this period. Wikipedia
Legal case argued twice before the Supreme Court. Microfilm of legal files, newspaper clippings, and correspondence among the NAACP, the International Labor Defense, and the Scottsboro Defense Committee, as well as with numerous private individuals and other organizations. Wikipedia
Includes anti-lynching investigative, legislative, and publicity files.
Civil rights organization founded in 1909. Set is microfilm of meetings of the board of directors, records of annual conferences, major speeches, and special reports, 1909–50. Wikipedia
Organization founded in 1817 devoted to helping freed slaves emigrate from the United States to Africa. The Society was instrumental in establishing the colony of Liberia. The Records consist of letterbooks, account books, minutes of proceedings, reports, financial records, and letters received. Correspondence, financial and business papers, reports, and miscellaneous material, chiefly 1823–1912, relate to administrative and financial matters, membership, problems of slavery and the status of slaves in the pre-Civil War period, emigration, colonization, and education in Liberia.
Carver (c. 1864–1943) was an American scientist, botanist, inventor, and educator. This microfilm set of the collection of Carver papers at Tuskegee Institute and other repositories also includes memorabilia and writings about Carver. Wikipedia