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Finding Aid to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region 1 Photograph Collection, ca. 1940-1982
BANC PIC 1978.147  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of the Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region I, photograph collection
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1982
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1978.147
    Creator: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region 1 Office
    Extent: 1 box (300 photographic prints) and 2 oversize photographic prints ; various sizes Linear feet: .4 72 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region 1 photograph collection consists of photographs from records of the NAACP Region 1 Office, and includes material from NAACP branches in the Western United States, the NAACP National Office and other organizations from ca. 1940-1982. Region 1 includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Images range from professionally produced photographs and news service photographs to snapshots. Subjects include membership drives, fundraisers, voter registration and other events as well as portraits. Materials such as publicity shots of national figures and events were presumably received from the National Office.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Please use digital facsimiles when possible.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region 1 Photograph Collection, BANC PIC 1978.147, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital reproductions of selected images are available.

    Related Collections

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region 1, Records, BANC MSS 78/180 c

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    African Americans -- Civil rights -- Pictorial works.
    African Americans -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs.
    Civil rights -- United States -- Photographs.
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- West Coast Region -- Pictorial works.
    Photographs.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region 1 photograph collection was given to The Bancroft Library by the NAACP Region 1 Office in April 1978. Additions were made in 1980, 1982, 1985.

    Accruals

    Future additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Preliminary processing by Bancroft Library staff. Additions processed by Lori Hines in 2004-2005.

    Organizational History

    The Region 1 Office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was established by the NAACP National Office in 1944. At the time of its founding, the Region 1 Office was referred to as the West Coast Regional Office and included branches in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state. By 1947, this Office expanded to include Arizona, Idaho, Utah and the territory of Hawaii, and by 1952 it included the territory of Alaska.

    Scope and Content of the Collection

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region 1 photograph collection consists of photographs from records of the NAACP Region 1 Office, and includes material from NAACP branches in the Western United States, the NAACP National Office and other organizations from ca. 1940-1982. Region 1 includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Images range from professionally produced photographs and news service photographs to snapshots. Subjects include membership drives, fundraisers, voter registration and other events as well as portraits. Materials such as publicity shots of national figures and events were presumably received from the National Office.
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region 1 photograph collection was received with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region 1 records (BANC MSS 78/180 c).
    The current arrangement reflects two periods of collection processing within the library. The first group (items :1-:165) was initially received in 1978. It was roughly arranged by library staff in two groups: subjects and portraits.
    When additions (items :166 -:302) were transferred from the organizational records in 2002-2003, new material was appended and arranged by library staff with no attempt to renumber or rearrange the items from the first group. Captions were also provided by library staff, and were derived from accompanying manuscripts, information written on backs of images, and the images themselves. In an effort to streamline processing, the physical description only includes "1 photographic print."
    The first batch is arranged in two groups: subjects (items :1-: 60) and portraits (items :61-:165).
    The additions are arranged in four groups: portraits; branches; programs and projects; and other organizations and miscellany.
    Portraits (items :166 -:211)

    Photographs of identified people, arranged alphabetically by last name. The majority of images are formal portraits. Regional or National Office level status is given when known.
    Branches (items :212 -:245)

    Images that were pulled from the branch files of the Regional 1Office. These photographs are arranged alphabetically by state, then by city, and include shots of branch programs and events.
    Programs and projects (items :246 -:282)

    Images related to programs administered or created by the Region 1or National Office, such as labor, fund raising, voter registration, membership, and education as well as conferences and conventions. Photographs are arranged roughly subject, then by date.
    Other organizations and miscellany (items :283 -:302)

    Collected material and unidentified subjects arranged alphabetically (roughly) by organization or last name of individual. Included are photographs from organizations NAACP had an interest in, or from people asking for NAACP's support. A miscellany, at the end of this group, consists of unidentified photographs that may or may not be directly related to the NAACP.