Finding Aid for the Arthur B. Spingarn Papers, ca. 1900-1971

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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Finding Aid for the Arthur B. Spingarn Papers, ca. 1900-1971

Collection number: 1476

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Arthur B. Spingarn Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1971
Collection number: 1476
Creator: Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Arthur B. Spingarn (1878-1971) was a lawyer, chairman of the NAACP national legal committee, and vice-president (1911-40) and president of the NAACP (1940-66). He collected books about African Americans, and founded the Spingarn Collection of Negro Literature at Howard University. The collection consists of letters to Spingarn from friends and authors, and book reviews collected by him relating to his collection of books about African Americans.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arthur B. Spingarn Papers (Collection 1476). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233812 

Biography

Spingarn was born on March 28, 1878 in New York City; AB (1897), AM (1899), and LL.B (1900), Columbia University; LL.D, Howard University, 1941; L.H.D., Long Island University, 1966; practiced law beginning in 1900; chairman of national legal committee, and vice-president (1911-40) and president, NAACP (1940-66); became collector of books about African Americans; member of bibliographic societies in London, Oxford, Cambridge, and Virginia; founded the Spingarn Collection of Negro Literature at Howard University; he died on December 1, 1971.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of letters to Arthur B. Spingarn from friends and authors, and book reviews collected by him relating to his collection of books about African Americans.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971--Archives.
Lawyers--New York (State)--New York.
Book collectors--United States--Archival resources.
African Americans.


Container List

 

Papers, ca. 1900-1971

Creator/Collector: Spingarn, Arthur B., 1878-1971
Physical Description: (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Arthur B. Spingarn from friends and authors, and book reviews collected by him.
Source: unknown.