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Finding Aid for the Ephemera from the Arthur B. Spingarn Collection of Negro Literature, 1912-1964
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of material from the Arthur B. Spingarn Collection of Negro Literature,
    Date (inclusive): 1912-1964
    Collection number: 923
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Abstract: The collection consists of pamphlets, brochures, advertising material, and newspaper and periodical clippings related to African Americans.
    Language: English
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    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.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Items in this collection were removed from the Arthur B. Spingarn Collection of Negro Literature at Howard University.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ephemera from the Arthur B. Spingarn Collection of Negro Literature (Collection 923). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Arthur B. 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. He began practicing law in 1900 and became chairman of the national legal committee, then vice-president (1911-40), and president (1940-66) of the NAACP. He collected books about African Americans and was a member of bibliographic societies in London, Oxford, Cambridge, and Virginia. He founded the Spingarn Collection of Negro Literature at Howard University before his death on December 1, 1971.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of ephemera including pamphlets, photographs, programs, invitations, newspapers, and clippings related to African Americans, especially African American literature and the struggle for equality and civil rights. Notable items include single issues of early civil rights newspapers, promotional literature from the NAACP advocating membership, recruitment, and suffrage, and exhibition programs for African American artists.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Africa, 1932-1964.
    2. Arts and culture, 1928-1963.
    3. Civil rights, 1912-1964.
    4. Literature, 1943-1964.
    5. Miscellaneous, 1930-1963.
    6. NAACP, 1914-1964.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    African Americans--History--Sources.
    African Americans--Civil rights.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971.

    Related Material

    Arthur Barnett Spingarn Papers (Collection 1476)  . Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.