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Guide to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Collection
MS 87  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People collection
    Dates: 1912-2002
    Collection number: MS 87
    Creator: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
    Collector: East Bay Negro Historical Society.
    Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes + 1 oversized box)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Collection includes newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, convention programs, ephemera, scrapbooks, and records created by national, regional, and local California branches of the NAACP. The collection is organized into five series: West Coast Regional Office records, California regional and local branch records, NAACP publications, 2nd Annual Youth Conference scrapbook, and newspaper clippings.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People collection, MS 87, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, 11/21/2013.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Collection includes newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, convention programs, ephemera, scrapbooks, and records created by national, regional, and local California branches of the NAACP. The collection is organized into five series: West Coast Regional Office records, California regional and local branch records, NAACP publications, 2nd Annual Youth Conference scrapbook, and newspaper clippings. The West Coast Regional Office records include assorted press releases, memoranda, training workshop manuals, publications and annual convention records. Most of the notes and convention records were collected by Tarea Hall Pittman.
    The California regional and local branch records are mostly various flyers, newsletters, invitations, and pamphlets created by local and regional branches of the NAACP in California. Materials are organized alphabetically by branch and chronologically thereafter. The scrapbook contains telegrams, correspondence, programs, flyers, and newspaper clippings documenting the 2nd annual youth conference held in Oakland, California in July, 1942. Material in the collection was collected by the East Bay Negro Historical Society.

    Arrangement

    Series I. West Coast Regional Office records Series II. California regional and local branch records Series III. NAACP publications Series IV. 2nd Annual Youth Conference scrapbook Series V. Newspaper clippings

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People--Archives.
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People--Branches, chapters, etc.--California--Los Angeles.
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People--Branches, chapters, etc.--California--Oakland.
    Civil rights movements--California--History--20th century.

    Related Material

    William and Tarea Hall Pittman Papers, African American Museum & Library at Oakland.