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Papers of the NAACP

Location: Microfilm E 185.61 P35


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.


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