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    Government Records

    U.S. Committee on Fair Employment Practices. Records.
    Friend, Bruce I
    Microfilming Corp. of America
    1941–46

    Commission created in 1941 to prevent discrimination in hiring based on race or religion. Wikipedia

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    Organizational Archives and Papers

    Archives / American Missionary Association
    American Missionary Association
    Amistad Research Center
    1839–82

    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

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    Archives / Race Relations Department, United Church Board for Homeland Ministries.
    Amistad Research Center
    1943–70

    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.

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    Archives / United Negro College Fund, Inc
    United Negro College Fund
    University Microfilms International
    1944–65

    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

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    Papers of the NAACP. Part 6, The Scottsboro case, 1931-1950
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    1931–50

    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

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    Papers of the NAACP. Part 7, The anti-lynching campaign, 1912-1955
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    1912–55

    Includes anti-lynching investigative, legislative, and publicity files.

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    Papers of the NAACP. Part I, Meetings of the Board of Directors, records of annual conferences, major speeches and special reports
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    University Publications of America
    1909–50

    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, 190950. Wikipedia

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    The records of the American Colonization Society
    American Colonization Society
    Library of Congress Photoduplication Service
    1792–1965

    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 18231912, 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.

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    Personal Papers

    George Washington Carver papers, 1860-1975
    Carver, George Washington
    Carver Research Foundation
    1860–1975

    Carver (c. 18641943) 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

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