TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

Papers of the NAACP

Microform Collection

Location:   Microfilm E 185.61 P35

Scope:  Pickler Library only has part 4, supplement to part 4 and  part 7 of this collection. Part 4 contains resources on the voting rights campaign from 1916-1950. It has the NAACP legal department files and subject files, as well as selected branch files. Topics include: white primary cases; the grandfather clause; literacy tests, registration abuses, intimidation, and violence; poll taxes and legislative apportionment in the South; and women’s suffrage. 

The Supplement to Part 4 covers the top-level planning for NAACP voting rights drives and the state-by-state project files. 

Part 7 covers the national office files on the campaign against lynching and mob violence. Series A contains the records of the association’s investigation into lynchings and race riots throughout the country and especially in the South. Series B contains the records of the association’s efforts to raise American consciousness of the specter of lynching and to enact federal anti-lynching legislation as a means of deterring the practice.

How to search the collection:  There is a guide for the supplement to Part 4 with a subject index, detailed reel index and principal correspondents index.  There are guides for  Part 7 Series A & B with  reel indexes and subject indexes.

There is no guide for Part 4.

Guides:

Guide to the Microfilm Edition of  Papers of the NAACP Supplement to Part 4, Voting Rights, General Office Files, 1956-1965.  Microfilm E 185.61 P352 Guide.

Guide to the Microfilm Edition of Papers of the NAACP Part 7. The Anti-Lynching Campaign, 1912-1955. Series A: Anti-lynching Investigative Files, 1912-1953.  Series B: Anti-Lynching Legislative and Publicity Files, 1916-1955. Microfilm E 185.61 P35 pt. 7 series A & B Guide.

For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- Archives.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
African Americans -- History -- 1877-1964 -- Sources.
United States -- Race relations -- Sources.
 

Time Period:  20th Century

Subject keywords:  African American Studies, Civil Rights

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