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Guide to the Records of the Metropolitan Los Angeles Conference on Employment Problems of the Negro
MS-R129  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Metropolitan Los Angeles Conference on Employment Problems of the Negro records
    Date: 1940-1941
    Collection Number: MS-R129
    Creator: Metropolitan Los Angeles Conference on Employment Problems of the Negro
    Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 box)
    Languages: The collection is in English.
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: The collection comprises records from the Metropolitan Los Angeles Conference on Employment Problems of the Negro held in Los Angeles, California in 1940. The bulk of the material was produced by the conference's Findings Committee, including a conference event program, annotated conference transcripts, committee meeting notes, findings, recommendations, and an unpublished report.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Metropolitan Los Angeles Conference on Employment Problems of the Negro Records. MS-R129. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Unknown.

    Processing History

    Processed by Cyndi Shein, 2008.

    Historical Background

    The Metropolitan Los Angeles Conference on Employment Problems of the Negro was sponsored by the California Department of Employment and cooperating agencies. It met on December 2, 1940 at the University of Southern California under the direction of Lieutenant Lawrence A. Oxley. It was one of at least fifteen conferences held around the nation with the goal of improving the welfare and employment opportunities of African Americans. Conference participants included representatives from the Social Security Board and the California Department of Employment.
    The Findings Committee was formed to voice the hopes and plans of conference attendees and communicate the potential of the African American labor force to prospective employers. The committee was composed of representatives of labor, industry, and the government, including Emerson Spear, vice president, Pacific Wire Rope Company; Dr. Emory S. Bogardus, head of the Department of Sociology, USC; Gordon S. Watkins, dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, UCLA; G.L. Huff, employment officer, Merchants and Manufacturers Association, Los Angeles; Floyd C. Covington, executive director, the Urban League of Los Angeles; Thomas L Griffith Jr., president of the Los Angeles NAACP (1932-1948); Paul R. Williams, architect; Arthur E. Wood, manager, Los Angeles office, California Department of Employment; H. D. Huxley, assistant regional representative, Social Security Board; H. B. MacAfee, Public Relations Department, California Department of Employment. Findings Committee meetings took place in the office of Arthur E. Wood.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection comprises records from the Metropolitan Los Angeles Conference on Employment Problems of the Negro, which was held in Los Angeles, California in 1940. The bulk of the material was produced by the conference's Findings Committee, including a conference event program, annotated conference transcripts, committee meeting notes, findings, and recommendations. It also includes a conference report, written by the Findings Committee in 1941, accompanied by instructions to a printer. The report was never published.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in alphabetical order by type of record.