Finding aid for the Floyd C. Covington papers 7057

Bo Doub
USC Libraries Special Collections
2018 November
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-0189

Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Title: Floyd C. Covington papers
Creator: Covington, Floyd C., 1901-1989
Creator: Covington, Alma
Identifier/Call Number: 7057
Physical Description: 20 Linear Feet 27 boxes, 5 oversize folders, and 1 artifact
Date (inclusive): 1901-1989
Date (bulk): 1930-1970
Abstract: Floyd C. Covington was a Black civic leader in Los Angeles from the late 1920s to the 1970s. Through his work as the first Executive Director of the Los Angeles Urban League and his service in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Covington redefined social welfare and equal opportunity in both employment and housing for various communities in Los Angeles. Covington's papers contain his early scholarship and poetry from his youth and education in Seattle, Washington and Topeka, Kansas; scrapbooks, photographs, posters, and reports from his leadership of the Los Angeles Urban League during the 1930s and 1940s; correspondence, speech drafts, and other writings documenting Covington's work in intergroup relations and equal opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; family mementos -- including papers and photographs from Covington's wife, Alma Covington, and his father in law, Thomas Augustus Greene, Sr.; and lastly, correspondence, realia, and creative works documenting Covington's strong relationships with community associations, such as the YMCA in Los Angeles, and his passions for creative writing, music, and theater. The Covington papers document the history of Los Angeles' African American community in both the pre- and post-World War II periods.
Language of Material: English .

Biographical / Historical

Floyd C. Covington (1901-1989) was a Black civic leader in Los Angeles from the late 1920s to the 1970s. Through his work as the first Executive Director of the Los Angeles Urban League and his service in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Covington redefined social welfare and equal opportunity in both employment and housing for various communities in Los Angeles.
Born Floyd James Cornelius Covington to Charles Covington and Lulu Jeltz Covington, Floyd was orphaned during his youth in Denver, Colorado and subsequently adopted by Reverend James Logan Craw and Lillian J. Brown. Covington attended Broadway High School in Seattle, Washington and then Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, receiving a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Economics in 1927. Covington then acquired his MA degree at the University of Pittsburgh and a Degree in Mundane and Arcane Sciences from the Rosicrucian University in San Jose, California. During the 1940s when Covington was working at the Los Angeles Urban League, he also began taking courses toward a PhD at the University of Southern California -- matriculating in USC's departments of Sociology and Economics.
Covington's employment history spans from 1928 to 1970:
  • 1928-1930: Industrial Relations Secretary, Los Angeles Urban League
  • 1930-1931: Membership Secretary and Acting Physical Director, 28th Street Branch YMCA
  • 1931-1950: Executive Director, Los Angeles Urban League
  • 1950-1957: Intergroup Relations Adviser, Zone V., Federal Housing Administration
  • 1957-1970: Equal Opportunity Specialist, Zone V., Department of Housing and Urban Development
In 1929, Floyd Covington married Willa Alma Greene, also known as Alma Covington", who taught and served as an elementary school principal in the Los Angeles Unified School District until 1965. Floyd also worked with Alma's father, Thomas Augustus Greene, Sr., who was another prominent African American community leader in Los Angeles. T. A. Greene served as secretary of the "Los Angeles Colored YMCA" from 1906 to 1932 and he led the effort to raise funds for and open the 28th Street Branch of the YMCA in 1926. Floyd and Alma had one son, Floyd C. Covington, Jr., who also worked for the Los Angeles Urban League. [This collection only contains one or two files relating to Covington, Jr. Files in this collection referring to "Floyd Covington"--without "Jr." or "Sr." specified--always relate to Floyd C. Covington, Sr.]
In his personal and professional life, Covington was a community leader, educator, poet, author, and playwright. Among other achievements, Covington prevented the Santa Monica freeway from cutting through a historically black neighborhood, he advocated for equal pay for African Americans, and he demanded more authentic portrayals of African Americans in film. Along with his father in law, T. A. Greene, Covington was instrumental in establishing the first black YMCA in Los Angeles.
After retiring in 1970, Covington devoted much of his labor to religious and community associations, including the Men of Tomorrow, the Scottsboro Boys Defense Fund, Wesley Methodist Church, Holman United Methodist Church, and various housing and zoning initiatives.

Scope and Contents

The Floyd C. Covington papers document Covington's early life and education, his leadership of the Los Angeles Urban League during the 1930s and 1940s, the local advances in intergroup relations and equal opportunity initiatives that Covington directed at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, his strong relationships with both family and community, and his personal creativity in writing, music, and theater.
The parts of Covington's papers that relate to his work at the Los Angeles Urban League document important milestones for African American communities in Los Angeles. One of Covington's Urban League scrapbooks contains news clippings, photographs, and correspondence highlighting Covington's work at the Los Angeles Urban League -- with photographs demonstrating successful job placements for African Americans as Safeway clerks and managers, Pay'N Take Store employees, Helms Bakeries salesmen, Thrifty Drug Co. employees, manufacturers at Pacific Parachute Company aircraft plants, and others. This part of the collection also holds nine large Urban League posters that visualize racial inequalities in labor economics and job market opportunities -- as well as photographs documenting the "first transcontinental negro flight".
The series comprising records from Covington's employment at the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) contain a significant amount of correspondence between Covington and notable public figures, including former Governor of California, Earl Warren and former mayor of Los Angeles, Fletcher Bowron. The HUD portion of the collection also holds material relating to a series of Loyalty Board hearings, which investigated claims against Covington's potential communist influences "for the purpose of establishing [Covington's] suitability for employment in the Federal service."
Other highlights of Covington's papers include his family mementos--such as Alma Covington's photograph albums and travel diaries; materials illustrating Covington's artistic creations, such as his poetry, personal narratives, and his violin; published articles that Covington authored; and a large scrapbook documenting a testimonial banquet held in 1971 following Covington's retirement titled, "Four Decades of Service - Honoring Floyd C. Covington." The testimonial scrapbook is accompanied by various awards, tributes, and official resolutions honoring Covington's contributions.

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Preferred Citation

[Box/folder no. or item name], Floyd C. Covington papers, Collection no. 7057, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Elizabeth Covington via John Ralmon, August 2017.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

African Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century -- Archival resources
Discrimination in housing -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
Minorities -- Employment -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century -- Archival resources
Minorities -- Housing -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
Occupational segregation -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century -- Archival resources
Social justice -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Archival resources
Photograph albums
Covington, Floyd C., 1901-1989 -- Archives
Covington, Alma -- Archives
Los Angeles Urban League -- Archives
United States. Federal Housing Administration -- Archives
United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development -- Archives



Box 4, Folder 8

[Broadway High School, class of 1923 - yearbook and anniversary programs] 1923, 1973

Box 11, Folder 8

[Educational and merit certificates and diplomas - unframed] 1923-1969

Processing Information

These documents were found in the collection unframed. The other certificates and awards described in this collection were donated to USC still in their frames (and subsequently removed from the frames during processing).
Box 16, Folder 4-6

Graduate Courses -- Ph.D. 1936-1941

Box 1, Folder 1, Box 5, Folder 1

Seminar in Planning, University of Southern California 1964-1965

Box 7, Folder 9

Student Manual for Stenotypy 1951 September

Box 13, Folder 5

[Untitled binder with lecture notes and religious quotations] 1939, 1951


Washburn University

Box 4, Folder 9-10

Classmates and Memories scrapbook [Washburn College and University of Pittsburgh] 1927

Scope and Contents

Includes loose photographic prints, negatives, and correspondence that were inserted in the last blank pages of the book (now stored in separate folder).
Box 6, Folder 1

The Kaw 1925 Yearbook [Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas] 1925

Box 6, Folder 2-3

Washburn Alumnus 1965-1974

Box 5, Folder 11

Washburn University Alumni Association [correspondence] 1971-1977

Scope and Contents

"Includes letter from Mayor Tom Bradley."
Box 9, Folder 4-5

Religion 17: History of Religions [course notebook] 1925

Scope and Contents

Includes a Bible and a small amount of material from other courses (e.g., Spanish).
Box 9, Folder 6

Scrap Book of Philosophical Sayings 1927

Processing Information

Outer binding of notebook was removed.
Box 11, Folder 6

[Washburn Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award] 1972 May 13

Scope and Contents

Includes a photograph of Covington with Richard J. Peters and the citation read by Peters at awards ceremony.
Box 20

[Bronze medal from Washburn University of Topeka Alumni Association] circa 1972


Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

Related Materials

See also: subseries titled, "Thomas Augustus Greene, Sr." -- under Series VII, "Family and travel mementos."
Box 7, Folder 12

"Directors for YMCA Announced" [article in Los Angeles Sentinel] 1935 February 28

Box 13, Folder 2

[Drafts of a speech on the "history of the YMCA for colored men and boys"] undated

Scope and Contents

Multiple drafts of a speech on the "history of the YMCA for colored men and boys in the city of Los Angeles, for the information and entertainment of the ladies of this Chapter."
Box 8, Folder 5

General Report and Financial Statements of the Young Men's Christian Association of Los Angeles 1932 October 27

Box 21, Folder 1

National Conference of the YMCA 1929 October

Box 8, Folder 9

[Twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of the 28th Street Branch YMCA] 1932 November 6; 1933 March

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs from the event and an article about Thomas Augustus Greene, Sr. with a picture from this celebration, published in the March 1933 issue of The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races
Box 8, Folder 10

The Y Men 1926 November 13

Scope and Contents

Includes an article featuring Thomas Augustus Greene, Sr., an invitation to the dedication of the new building for the 28th Street YMCA branch, and brochures for annual YMCA Track and Field Meets.

Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL)

Box 17, Folder 13

[Certificate of Merit to Floyd Covington from Pacific Parachute Co.] 1945 March 25

Box 18, Folder 6

[City of Los Angeles certifications of appointment of the Housing Authority to Floyd Covington] 1944-1945

Box 13, Folder 8

[Clippings and ephemera from Urban League office] 1933-1950

Box 15, Folder 6

First Transcontinental Negro Flight 1933

Box 20

[Floyd Covington desk plate] undated

Box 8, Folder 6

[Joe Louis and Freddy Ginyard coming out of plane at Lockheed plant] undated


Others pictured: Herman Hill, Robert Brown, Jim Williamson, Lt. Lawrence Oxley, Floyd Covington, and Earl Griffin.
Box 15, Folder 5

Los Angeles Community Chest - Negro [news clippings] 1928-1929

Box 13, Folder 6

Los Angeles Urban League - 50th Anniversary Membership Meeting 1971 May 23

Scope and Contents

Contains a program for the event and drafts of Covington's speech.
Box 14, Folder 1

[Los Angeles Urban League annual and biennial reports] 1950-1951

Box 25, Folder 1

[Los Angeles Urban League scrapbook] 1930-1954, 1972

Scope and Contents

A scrapbook of news clippings, photographs, and correspondence highlighting Covington's work at the Los Angeles Urban League. Includes photographs of successful job placements of African Americans as Safeway clerks and managers, Pay'N Take Store employees, Helms Bakeries salesmen, Thrifty Drug Co., and others.
Box 17, Folder 12

[National Urban League certificate for 10 years of service] 1945 October

Box 7, Folder 5

"The Negro Market" by Floyd Covington 1932

Box 17, Folder 14

[News clippings featuring Floyd Covington and pencil drawing portraits] 1929-1938

Scope and Contents

Also includes articles authored by Covington in The Urban Light and Flash: A Weekly News Magazine.
Box 17, Folder 7

[Pacific Parachute Company - correspondence and photographs] 1951

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Floyd Covington and Mayor Fletcher Bowron with employees of aircraft parts plants in Los Angeles.


Folder 3

America's Number 1 Problem: A Socio-economic and Cultural Lag - Another Vicious Circle circa 1931-1950

Folder 1

Inconsistency - The Other Vicious Circle circa 1931-1950

Scope and Contents

Four Los Angeles Urban League posters illustrating inconsistencies relating to racial groups in labor economics and job market opportunities. Includes two large graphs illustrating the "percentage of jobs allotted to racial group based upon percentage of racial group to total population."
Folder 4

The Urban League - Red Feather Services circa 1931-1950

Full Text

The Urban League - Red Feather Services - Symbol of Community Service - "Shedding Rays of Light Without Sparks of Heat On Community Problems"
Folder 2

The Vicious Circle circa 1931-1950

Scope and Contents

Three Los Angeles Urban League posters illustrating the problems with traditional education, vocational training, and available employment opportunities.
Box 17, Folder 8

Report of the Executive Director 1935

Box 13, Folder 4

Replies to Questionnaire 1944

Scope and Contents

Responses from various National Urban League affiliate organizations to a questionnaire sent by Covington.
Box 18, Folder 2

Special Crime Study Commission on Social and Economic Conditions Contributing to Crime and Delinquency [certificate] 1947 November 4

Box 20

To Floyd Covington for Inspirational Leadership, 1928-1951 circa 1951

Box 14, Folder 2

[Transcript of interview with Judge Jefferson, former Urban League President] undated


University of Southern California coursework

Box 16, Folder 1-2

[Occupational Attitudes and Values; General Notes; Clinical Psychology] 1948

Box 15, Folder 8

"A Comparison of Some of the Subjective Factors Related to the Concept of Social Distance" by Floyd Covington 1941, 1948

Box 16, Folder 3

Doctor of Philosophy Data for Floyd C. Covington 1947-1948

Box 21, Folder 5

"Urban League Grows with the Sentinel" [article in Los Angeles Sentinel] 1983 April 14


Urban League Testimonial Banquet Honoring Resigning Director, Floyd C. Covington

Box 12, Folder 7

[Photograph album] 1951 May 29

Box 14, Folder 13

[Invitation, speech notes, testimonials, biographical information, and news clippings] 1947-1954

Box 13, Folder 9

Urban League - Tom Bradley 1971-1974


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Box 6, Folder 6

Address by Floyd C. Covington to the Victoria Business and Professional Women's Club 1962 February 25

Box 2, Folder 1-5

F. C. Covington's Writings and Speeches 1961-1968


Federal Housing Administration (FHA)


Alphabetical correspondence files

Box 18, Folder 10

A 1950-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: James W. Anthony, Mrs. S. Alexander, Walter H. Aiken, R. M. Ariss, Hugh H. Anderson, Edward M. Abrams, Joseph H. Andrews, American Civil Liberties Union, Joseph F. Albright, Titus Alexander, Ethyl M. Alexander, Gerhard Arland, John Allen, Gustave O. Arlt, Mrs. Chrystabelle Armstrong, Miss Barbara Amori, Avalon Community Center, Frances Adams, and John H. Alderson.
Box 17, Folder 20

B 1948-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Mrs. D. M. Bell, Glenette Blackwell, Sam C. Bottler, Rebecca C. Barton, Russell H. Broadhead, William A. Bledsoe, Thelma B. Battle, W. J. Bassett, Carnella J. Barnes, Bel-Vue Community Church, Building Contractors Association, W. Miller Barbour, Bnai Brith Youth Organization, Clyde J. Broadnax, Reverend Frank E. Butterworth, Vinnie J. Bell, James Berry, Everett Bean, Frederick W. Berens, Booker T. Bush, Thelma B. Battle, Elmer Belt, Russell Brown, John H. Ballantyne, Sara Boynoff, Dorothy Boone, Hal Braman, Edward C. Brown, Charles Brandon Booth, Edward Cabell Brown, Ralph J. Bunche, Carl Bobbitt, Bertrand B. Bratton, Albert D. Burghardt, Jr., Marsha Bullock, R. E. Brown, Jr., Mayor Fletcher Bowron, Reuben W. Borough, C. E. Brown, Ida Blair, and George A. Beavers, Jr.
Box 17, Folder 21

C 1950-1955

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Henry Cooke, Rose Greer Connolly, W. Scott Chapman, Jr., Mrs. Willis Carson, Jannet Collins, John W. Crawford, Harold B. Covington, Frank E. Cane, California Adult Education, Cliftons Cafeteria, Janet Collins, Howard A. Campion, California Credit Union League, California Federation for Civic Unity, Juanita Cable, B. Clarence Cooke, Ed Cooper, Hotel Cosmopolitan, Henry L. Chester, Frank F. Chuman, Denver Cook, Chester C. Carter, Jr., Frank T. Clark, Mrs. Robert Cox, Willis Carson, Community Health Association, Eugene Conser, Fred R. Case, Frederick D. A. Carpenter, Harrison Caldwell, M. C. Cooley, William C. Carr, Ed Clark, and Narvella Covington.
Box 17, Folder 22

D 1950-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Department of Vital Statistics (Denver, CO), William H. B. Dunn, Joseph S. Dunning, George H. Davenport, Charles Dearborn, Baxter Carroll Duke, Jean Delacour, W. E. B. Du Bois ["To Leaders of the American Negro People"], Robert Douglas, Gwendolyn Dusuau, Anna H. Dozier, N. P. Dotson, Jr., George T. Davis, B. T. Davis, Jr., and Eugene A. Desch.
Box 18, Folder 11

E 1950-1953

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Stanley C. Elsis, Robert Ellis, Mrs. Edward A. Engel, John B. Elliott, Billy Eckstine, Ada Ernst,
Box 19, Folder 1

F 1948-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: A. L. Foster, Harold Fisher, Michael D. Fanning, E. C. Farnham, Merrill Francis, Mrs. Vassar Lee Freeman, Father Albert S. Foley, W. H. Fitchmiller, Katheryn Bruner, Robert S. Filly, Audrey D. Farris, E. J. Franklin, G. W. Fowler, The Frontiers of America, Elaine V. Fritz, and Fisk University.
Box 18, Folder 12

G 1950-1955

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Ruby Berkley Goodwin, Jack Gross, James Goodrich, Walter A. Gordon, Allen George, Thomas L. Griffith, Jr., Mrs. J. O. Garland, Adaline C. Guenther, Catherine Garcia, Helen Garland, Gertrude Gipson, Herbert A. Greenwood, U. S. Griggs, Hayes Garver, Bessie Gogol, William Goldman, W. J. Guinan, Edward Grice, Nathaniel Norris George, Velma Grant, L. Grossman Sons, Norma Grayson, Mrs. Leroy Gill, and Lester B. Granger.
Box 19, Folder 2

H 1950-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Marricloth Hilburn, Flora Y. Hatcher, Harold K. Hensley, Franke Horne, Egbert Hayes, John Randolph Haynes, Alice Harper, Fred Herzberg, Betty Hill, Jayne W. Holmes, Rose Helper, Rosemary Hampton, Samuel Hughes, Tom Hamby, Leroy Hurte, Washington Holmes, John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, Herman Hill, Freddie Mae Hurd, John L. Howell, William E. Hill, Walter R. Hoefflin, Jr., Betty Hill, Frank S. Horne, Albert Hardy
Box 19, Folder 3

J 1946-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Willie B. Johnson, Barbara Jones, Bernard S. Jefferson, Albert Justice, Nathaniel H. Jeltz, Bernard F. Jefferson, Dr. Arleen Johnson, Emily A. Johnson Realty Co., Mrs. Howard Jordan, Jay Loft-Lynn, Ruth L. Jones, Jewish Labor Committee, John H. Johnson, Louis Jasper, James E. Jones, Fay Jackson, Percy L. Julian, Frederick D. Jordan, Leroy Johnson, Ernest E. Johnson, Miss Dallas Johnson, Daurice G. Johnston, Bethune Jones, and A. Quincy Jones, Jr.
Box 19, Folder 4

K 1950-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Frank E. Kane, Knowles A. Ryerson, Keith Kanaga, Goodwin J. Knight, Jack G. Kuhrts, Charles D. Kennedy, Ruth L. Krohn, Margaret Kane, Velma D. Grant, Rufus B. von KleinSmid, Claire Kassler, and Ella Kube.
Box 19, Folder 5

L 1950-1955

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Edmond M. Lazard, Gerald B. Lambert, William H. Luke, Frances Lee, Almena Lomax, Travis T. Lott, Labor Reports, Luigi M. Laurenti, Douglas Lathrop, C. E. Lively, Albert T. Lunceford, Harold K. Logan, Ida M. Lazard, Sherrill Luke, Karen LeRoque, and Ralph Lemley.
Box 18, Folder 13

M 1950-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Alex Marks, Loren Miller, Wendell L. Miller, Rossye Leigh Meeks, Robert S. Morris, Jr., B. C. Morton, Edward Walsh Mehren, Howard G. Mayer, Raymond G. Mimee, Albert Morini, Reverend H. Randolph Moore, Hazel Macbeth, Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin, Albert J. McNeil, Mrs. Robert Mitchell, Louelle McDowell, Morris Milgram, Zane Meckler, Loren Miller, R. W. Mitchell, W. H. Monroe, Gilbert McMillan, Samuel Milton, Jr., W. Conrad McKelvey, Hugh E. MacBeth, Cecil Murrell, Loren Miller, Cole Madsen, Belden Morgan, Richard V. Marks, William J. Mountin, John E. McGovern, Mary Moriarty, Max Mont, Ruth Mill, W. G. Mathes Inc., F. D. R. Moote, Thomas J. Meyers, Herbert W. McCanlies, Esther Murray, Hospital Foundation of the Methodist Church, Alice M. Moriarty, R. M. Ariss, Walter Rothman, and Harry Maizlish.
Box 19, Folder 6

N 1950-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Charles Nichamin, Mrs. R. W. Newkirk, Negro Newspaper Week, Oliver S. Norsworthy, Lorenze Smyth Norton, and Solomon Naman.
Box 18, Folder 14

O 1950-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Thomas J. O'Dwyer, Ernest Oganesoff, James R. O'Rourke, Oceana Publications, and Mas Oyama.
Box 19, Folder 7

P 1950-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Paul E. Pfuetze, Charles S. Palmerlee, Raymond E. Pollich, Paul K. Pfuetze, Roy V. Peel, Irwin Parnes, Leila Peake, Lee F. Payne, Virgil Pinkley, Thomas Roy Peyton, W. E. Pollard, Pacific Coast-International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, R. E. Pierce, William Clyde Page, Eloise Parrish, and Frances Payne.
Box 19, Folder 8

R 1950-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Virginia Prince Ross, Harry Rheubottom, Helen O. Rice, Joseph Roos, James A. Robinson, Jr., Anne Roberts, Edward Rutledge, Frankye O. Rolark, E. I. Robinson, Edna Lee Roof, E. W. Rakestraw, National Association of Real Estate Boards, Rosecrucian Sanatorium, Pearl Reggert, and Rudolph Rivera.
Box 19, Folder 9

S 1950-1955

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Herbert Simmons, John A. Somerville, Gayle Seamas, Bill Schmidt, Sumner Spaulding, S. F. Sorensen, I. J. Shain, Ted Shultz, Eddie Streeter, Anthony Sanchez, M. Morton Strassman, Jack J. Spitzer, David E. Swift, William T. Stansbury, William T. Stansbury, Vincent V. Stone, Samuel Spiegler, Robert F. Smith, Adlai E. Stevenson II, Elmer M. Sanders, Irving Smith, N. A. Sweets, Nathaniel A. Sweets, John Sparkman, Jean R. Sandberg, Anne O. Schwennsen, Celia Sperling, Arthur L. Solomon, Jr., Ruby Shelby, Jack J. Spitzer, Stern Lauer & Co., Leonard Stovall, and Charles I. Schottland.
Box 19, Folder 10

T 1950-1955

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Leon Thompson, Lessie Louise Terry, Alonzo C. Thayer, Charles S. Truehill, Dr. H. Arvis Talley, Turnabout Charity Club, Aneita L. Tidball, Lloyd M. Taylor, Robert B. Tapp, and Robert R. Taylor.
Box 19, Folder 11

V 1950-1954

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: Volunteers of America, Raymond A. Voigt, Veterans Administration, and John van der Velde.
Box 18, Folder 15

W 1950-1956

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to, from, or relating to: David W. Williams, Christy Walsh, Daisy Wilson, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charles A. Wells, Earl Warren, A. L. Wirin, Lawrence B. Wilson, D. D. Watson, Woman's Political Study Club, D. D. Watson, Vassie D. Wright, Lawrence B. Wilson, Preston L. Wright, Marion A. Wright, John R. Williams, Oscar White, Thomas H. Wright, Lawrence B. Wilson, William G. Wert, Van Williams, Wolverine Mortgage Company, George W. Washington, Mrs. H. T. Wilken, Alvin White, Who's Who in Colored America, Robert C. Weaver, George L. P. Weaver, Horace Woodland, Harry Wallach, Horace C. Woodland, Frank Wilkinson, W. A. Worton, Mrs. Kelly Williams, Mrs. David Williams, Mrs. James Woods, Paul R. Williams, Roscoe C. Washington, Harold B. Washington, Billie L. White, and Walt Disney Productions.
Box 14, Folder 7-8

[Appointment and address books] 1950-1955, 1970

Box 1, Folder 8

FHA Project (apartments for low-income people), created by Floyd C. Covington 1959 June

Scope and Contents

These photographs picture the Montclair Apartments, Montclair St. and 7th Ave.
Box 4, Folder 7

Floyd Covington's Work and Few Photos 1951, undated

Box 2, Folder 12

Large Size Pictures of F. C. Covington Sr. - FHA and real estate relating material 1954-1971 1960-1962

Box 17, Folder 16

Lieutenant Commander Dennis D. Nelson, USN 1955-1956

Scope and Contents

Includes photographic prints of Floyd Covington with Mr. Wesley Brazier, Captain Georges Bayard, Miss Jill St. John, and LCDR Dennis Nelson -- previously stored in an envelope labeled "The Hoist."
Box 17, Folder 15

Man of Color - Radio Program - William H. Luke, Producer 1953 November

Box 18, Folder 9

Personal File - Biography - Floyd C. Covington - Birth Records 1953

Box 1, Folder 9

Program for Purchase and Rehabilitation of Housing for Resale to Low-Income Purchasers 1950-1952

Box 17, Folder 19

Re: Housing Commissioner, City of Los Angeles 1948 August

Scope and Contents

Los Angeles Housing News, Vol. 5, No. 8 (August, 1948).
Box 18, Folder 8

Secretary - Intergroup Relations Advisor's Office - FHA, Los Angeles 1962-1968

Box 17, Folder 17

SF Form 57 - Application for Federal Employment undated

Box 17, Folder 18

[Speech notes] 1950-1952

Box 24

Speeches, Addresses, and Talks [on index cards] 1951-1961

Box 12, Folder 2

First Annual Meeting of Westminster Neighborhood Association, Inc. 1961 November 28

Box 11, Folder 5

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles - Directory of Commissioners undated

Box 2, Folder 7

"Housing Opportunities for All" by Floyd C. Covington 1969 July


Article in Realtist's News.

Loyalty Board hearings


"In accordance with existing procedures, an investigation has been made for the purpose of establishing your suitability for employment in the Federal service." The hearings concern charges of potential communist influence for Floyd Covington.
Box 5, Folder 19

Research Notes, Etc. On Formal Security Board Hearing 1954

Box 5, Folder 20

The Urban Light - Los Angeles Urban League Bulletin Number 9 1935 January; 1938


Handwritten on cover: "Exhibit-- FHA Loyalty Hearing - 12/14/54. See pp. 26-27-28."
Box 7, Folder 13

Exhibits and Letters to be Submitted to Loyalty Board 1943-1955

Box 5, Folder 21-22

Exhibits - Formal Security Board Hearing 1954 December 14

Box 7, Folder 14-15

Letters of Testimony & Commitment Blanks of Witnesses Re: Formal Security Board Hearing 1954-1956

Box 7, Folder 16

Personal File - Regional Loyalty Board Hearing 1951-1955

Box 10, Folder 1

To Be Opened By Addressee Only - Mr. Floyd C. Covington 1954-1955

Scope and Contents

Includes lists of recommenders for affidavits.
Box 7, Folder 17

Previous Hearings [transcripts] 1943-1951

Box 8, Folder 1

Extra copies for Floyd Covington 1954

Box 8, Folder 2

Expenses - Security Cash 1955

Box 10, Folder 2

Personal Letters for Acknowledgment 1954-1955

Box 10, Folder 3

"Floyd Covington Reinstated in Housing Authority Job" - article in California Eagle 1955 February 10

Box 11, Folder 10

[Loose pages from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file on Floyd Covington] 1901-1960

Scope and Contents

Contains pages on Floyd Covington's ancestors, identification, religion, education, personal health, employment, and marriage -- with photographs.
Box 1, Folder 2

Miscellaneous Materials to Keep - Speeches, Reports, Correspondence 1966-1971

Scope and Contents

Much of the material in this folder relates to the Manhattan Beach Community Church.
Box 8, Folder 3-4

Personnel Records of Floyd C. Covington 1947-1978



Scope and Contents

Includes HUD brochures, employment forms and applications, résumés, correspondence, and news clippings.
Box 1, Folder 3

Racial Caricatures and Stereotypes 1963 June

Box 15, Folder 2

Retirement Information Seminar 1967-1971

Box 6, Folder 7

South Central Area Welfare Planning Council - Agency Executive Advisory Committee 1967


Includes a 1967 booklet titled "HUD: What it is, What it Does" with a draft of a thank you letter inserted in the booklet.
Box 2, Folder 6

This is Your Life - Mrs. Jessie L. Terry circa 1961

Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten letter from Covington to Terry.
Box 13, Folder 7

"Violence in the City -- An End or a Beginning?" A Report by the Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots 1965 December 2

Box 15, Folder 4

Wellington Square Improvement Association 1963-1964


News clippings and publications

Scope and Contents

This series contains published writings both collected by Covington and, in many instances, authored by Covington.
Box 7, Folder 3

The Bachelor's Congress by Griffin Galbraith 1918

Scope and Contents

"Mrs. Craw" handwritten on cover.
Box 5, Folder 13

California Eagle 1933 November 17

Scope and Contents

This issue features a photograph of Floyd Covington. Also features a photograph captioned: "Heroes of the First Transcontinental Flight Westward made by Negro Aviators--C. Alfred Anderson and Dr. Albert Forsyth being welcomed by Lieutenant William J. Powell at Grand Central Airport."
Box 14, Folder 10

"Chicago Negro Labor and Civil Rights" by Tim Black 1966

Box 5, Folder 2

Clippings 1935-1970

Box 5, Folder 14

Clippings 1941, 1974

Box 11, Folder 1-3

Collectanea Miscellanea Compiled By Floyd C. Covington 1923-1952

Box 14, Folder 9

Ernie Barnes: A Twentieth Century Genre Painter 1971

Box 1, Folder 11

The Human Culture Digest [two articles featuring Floyd Covington] 1943 August, 1944 February

Box 11, Folder 4

"Jules Saxe Dies in Palm Springs" [news clipping] 1963 March 14

Box 8, Folder 13

Letter From Birmingham Jail 1963 April 16

Scope and Contents

Letter addressed to "My Dear Fellow Clergymen" from Martin Luther King, Jr. "Response to a published statement by eight fellow clergymen from Alabama."
Box 7, Folder 1

Negro Who's Who in California 1948


"Mr. T.A. Greene" handwritten on first page.
Box 8, Folder 8

[News clippings] 1931, undated

Box 8, Folder 14, Box 10, Folder 5-6, Box 21, Folder 2

[Newspapers and magazines with articles featuring Martin Luther King, Jr.] 1968-1972

Box 7, Folder 4

Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life 1930 September; 1931 December

Scope and Contents

Includes a photograph of Floyd Covington.
Box 16, Folder 14

Pocket Prayer Book 1944


Inscribed to Floyd Covington from J. W. Bryant.
Box 14, Folder 6

Portraits of Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin [exhibit description] 1948

Box 5, Folder 12

Silhouette Pictorial 1940 May


Floyd Covington is listed as a contributing editor.
Box 14, Folder 3

The United States Law Week 1948

Scope and Contents

Includes an issue on religious instruction in public schools and a booklet titled "Congress at Work" published by Scholastic.

Portraits of Floyd Covington

Box 16, Folder 9

[Group portraits with Floyd Covington] 1938-1984

Scope and Contents

Includes a photograph of Mayor Tom Bradley holding the document declaring April 24, 1984 "Floyd and Alma Covington Day," with Floyd and Alma Covington and John Mack, Urban League President. Also includes a 1938 photograph of Floyd Covington guest-speaking at a Women's Civic League, San Diego.
Box 16, Folder 7-8

[Individual portraits of Floyd Covington] circa 1907-1962

Box 21, Folder 4

[Large photographic portraits of Floyd Covington in Urban League Office by Lous Ruiz] 1942

Box 21, Folder 3

[Portrait drawing of Floyd Covington by Charles Haywood] 1936


Family and travel mementos

Box 14, Folder 5

[1932 Summer Olympics scrapbook] 1931-1932

Box 11, Folder 7

[1959 photographic prints] 1959

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Floyd and Alma traveling in Mexico City and photographs from 30th anniversary.
Box 6, Folder 8-11

[25th wedding anniversary cards and telegrams to Floyd and Alma Covington] 1954


Alma Covington

Box 2, Folder 8

Alma Covington's Reception - In Appreciation For Her Years of Service in Education 1965 October

Box 2, Folder 9

To Be A Woman: The Experience of Womanhood in Selected Writings 1969


Inscribed: "Happy Mother's Day / Love, Sis, Suela [or Buela]"
Box 2, Folder 10

[News clippings featuring Alma Covington] 1957-1959

Box 3, Folder 1

[24th Street School yearbook] 1955 April

Box 5, Folder 3

Family Pictures 1939-1960

Box 2, Folder 11

24th Street School Pictures 1954-1963

Box 5, Folder 4

[Sheet music and issue of Song Hit Folio 1933-1934

Box 3, Folder 2

[Photographic portraits of Alma Covington] 1955-1965

Box 3, Folder 3

[24th Street School paperwork and ephemera] 1961

Box 5, Folder 5

1965 Retirement Party [news clippings] 1965 November

Box 3, Folder 4

["Safety Project" - Article in Los Angeles City Press 1962 September 20

Box 3, Folder 5

My Commencement [scrapbook from high school graduation] 1921 June 15

Box 3, Folder 6

Sororities 1957-1970

Box 3, Folder 7-8

[USC commencement programs and Bachelor of Science in Education diploma] 1939, 1948

Box 3, Folder 9-10

[Coursework for USC School of Education] 1947-1948

Box 5, Folder 6

Letters to Parents and Personal Letters - 24th Street School 1964-1965, 1975

Box 3, Folder 12

The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races 1933 August

Box 5, Folder 9

California Eagle 1948 June 17


Features an image of Alma Covington.
Box 3, Folder 13

Obituary of Lula Walton Greene 1969


Lula Walton Greene was Alma Covington's mother.
Box 3, Folder 14

[Correspondence from Floyd Covington to Alma Covington] undated

Box 3, Folder 15

[Guides to Schools and Offices - Los Angeles City School District] 1957-1964, 1983

Box 4, Folder 1

Autobiography of Willa Alma Greene Covington 1920-1975

Box 4, Folder 2

[Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) programs and directories] 1951-1965

Box 4, Folder 3

[Certificates and awards] 1917, 1961

Box 4, Folder 4

Addresses, telephones undated

Box 4, Folder 5

Meditations for Women 1957

Box 1, Folder 6-7

Those Christmas Lights - A One-Act Skit by Floyd and Alma Covington undated

Box 12, Folder 3-5

[Reference material on health and nutrition] 1954-1966


Title on outer binder: "'Raw Vegetable Juices - What's Missing In Your Body' / 'Diet and Salad Suggestions' (W. W. Walker) / Knudsen Recipes." (Outer binder removed.)
Box 12, Folder 6

Travel Diary 1966

Box 13, Folder 11

[Travel scrapbook] 1934

Box 25, Folder 2

[Photograph album - U.S. and Canada travels] 1939

Box 15, Folder 1

Bible of F. C. Covington's mother undated


Includes a "family history" on one of the first pages.
Box 11, Folder 9

[Birth certificates and passports for Floyd and Alma Covington] 1901, 1966

Box 9, Folder 1-3, Box 10, Folder 8

[Brochures, receipts, guides, and souvenirs from Europe trip] 1966

Box 7, Folder 8

Chicago World's Fair 1934

Box 16, Folder 12

[Floyd Covington, Jr.] 1950, 1981

Box 14, Folder 11

Home Dedication Ritual undated

Box 20

["House of Covington" stamp] undated

Box 16, Folder 11

[Loose family photographs] 1954, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs captioned: "Candice-Denise" and "Craig Jerome Powers." Also includes negatives and a portrait of Floyd Covington's mother.
Box 16, Folder 13

[Lula Catherine Greene] 1941, undated

Box 6, Folder 4-5

Mrs. Lillian J. Brown 1972


Mrs. Lillian J. Brown was Floyd Covington's adoptive mother.

Scope and Contents

Material from Lillian J. Brown's funeral and memorial service
Box 7, Folder 7

"Out of the Past: A Pageant of the Negro Race" by Lillian J. Craw 1926


Authored by Floyd Covington's mother -- with a foreword by Floyd Covington.
Box 13, Folder 1

Photographs [family photograph album] 1915-1944, undated

Box 8, Folder 15-17, Box 10, Folder 7

[Photographs, souvenirs, and brochures from trip to Hawaii] 1962

Box 12, Folder 9

Pictures Tell the Story [family photograph album] 1922-1928, undated

Box 16, Folder 10

[Portraits and snapshots of Floyd and Alma Covington] 1929-1972

Scope and Contents

Also includes a few snapshots of Alma Covington alone and an envelope of wedding flowers dated July 17, 1929.
Box 22

[Slides and negatives from travels] circa 1960s

Scope and Contents

Mostly European travels. Includes two small photographic prints.

Thomas Augustus Greene, Sr.


T. A. Greene was Alma Covington's father (and Floyd Covington's father in law) and secretary of the Los Angeles Colored YMCA from 1906 to 1932. Greene helped lead the effort to raise funds for and open the 28th Street Branch of the YMCA in 1926.

Related Materials

See also Series II: "Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)."
Box 3, Folder 11, Box 5, Folder 7

Floyd's file on Dad - T. A. Greene Related Materials 1919-1976

Box 5, Folder 8

T. A. Greene - Material on Dad and unveiling 1957-1966

Box 5, Folder 15

Greene-Mills & Co. [booklet for potential investors] circa 1931-1950

Box 10, Folder 4

Souvenir Journal of the Semi-Centennial of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church 1938 May


T. A. Greene
Box 8, Folder 11

[News clippings featuring T. A. Greene] 1919-1953

Box 8, Folder 12

[Photographic portrait of T.A. Greene and Lula Walton Greene] undated


T. A. Greene
Box 17, Folder 4

Wesley Methodist Church Debt Liquidation Certificates 1941-1942

Box 20

[Bronze cup presented to T. A. Greene, Executive Secretary, 1906-1932, 28th Street YMCA] circa 1932

Box 12, Folder 10

[Untitled family photograph album] 1926-1935, undated


Poetry, personal narratives, and résumés

Box 14, Folder 12

[Biographical and autobiographical notes and narratives] undated

Box 1, Folder 4-5

Personal File - Honors - Manuscripts - Published Writings 1929-1966

Box 7, Folder 6

"Picture and Perspective" [personal narrative] by Floyd Covington 1928 December

Box 5, Folder 10

[Poems by Floyd Covington] 1922-1923, 1938, undated

Box 10, Folder 11

Poetry of Floyd J. Covington Craw 1920

Box 11, Folder 12

[Résumés and list of publications] 1968, undated

Box 4, Folder 6

[Scrapbook - young years and writings] 1918-1934

Processing Information

This scrapbook was found in a box previously labeled "Young years and writings."

Music and theater

Box 20

Adventures in Negro History 1963

Physical Description: 12" LP vinyl phonograph record with jacket, sleeve, and liner notes.


Highlight Radio Productions

Community and family theater


Floyd Covington and Alma Covington (along with other Covington family members) produced, acted, wrote, and directed various theatrical productions for community and church venues as well as for the home and family.
Box 17, Folder 1

Pageant material 1933

Box 17, Folder 2

["Our Minister's…" theatrical productions] 1948

Box 15, Folder 9

"All Star Fun-O-Cade" written and directed by Floyd C. Covington 1951

Box 15, Folder 10

[Productions of "Our Town" with Covington in various roles] 1953, undated

Box 15, Folder 11

[Theater notebook] 1949-1955

Box 17, Folder 3

[Wesley Community Center theater notebook] 1949-1953

Box 15, Folder 7

[Concert and theater programs] 1942-1955

Scope and Contents

Programs and clippings relating to performances featuring Roland Hayes, Dorothy Maynor, Mattiwilda Dobbs, and Carol Brice. Many of these performances took place at the Hollywood Bowl.
Box 5, Folder 17-18

F.C.C. Sr's [Floyd Covington's] Musical Notebooks - for Violin undated

Box 13, Folder 10

The Four Trumpets Quartet [and Floyd Covington] 1933 August 19

Box 12, Folder 1

Graham-Page Intermediate Music Booklet 1932


Booklet inscribed to Floyd Covington from Eugene Edgar Page.
Box 14, Folder 15

[Marian Anderson - clippings and concert programs] 1944-1946

Box 20

Misc. 10" 78s [album of vinyl phonograph records] undated

Physical Description: 3 10" LP phonograph records in album.

Scope and Contents

An album of Covington's collected 10" records.
Box 14, Folder 4

[Published playscripts collected by Floyd Covington] 1933-1968

Scope and Contents

Includes multiple works by Langston Hughes.
Box 7, Folder 2

Sure Fire Acts for Amateur Vaudeville 1929

Scope and Contents

Includes Floyd Covington's handwritten notes.
Box 8, Folder 7

They Shall Not Die - A Play by John Wexley 1934

Item 1

[Violin and bow in case] undated


Religious and community associations

Box 17, Folder 10

[Los Angeles County Conference on Community Relations] 1950 October

Scope and Contents

Includes a Citation of Outstanding Service awarded to Covington and correspondence from W. Henry Cooke to Covington.
Box 16, Folder 15

[Memberships, contacts, and business cards] 1943-1976, undated

Box 23

[Men of Tomorrow Inc. - Special Award to Floyd Covington] undated

Box 15, Folder 3

Men of Tomorrow [membership lists, correspondence, and minutes] 1966-1977

Box 23

[Orange County Apartment House Association - Award of Recognition] undated

Box 17, Folder 6

[Southern California Alumni Association - Wesley Methodist Church - annual reception programs] 1921-1939

Box 17, Folder 5

[Wesley Methodist Church - event programs] 1941-1959




Four Decades of Service - Testimonial Dinner Honoring Floyd C. Covington


Event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Box 1, Folder 10

[Photograph album / scrapbook] 1971

Scope and Contents

An album of photographs, testimonials, correspondence, and news clippings.
Box 10, Folder 9

[Guestbook] 1971

Box 12, Folder 8

[Speech drafts and planning correspondence] 1971

Box 18, Folder 3

Resolution of the City Council of the City of Compton Commending Floyd C. Covington, Sr. 1971 April 13

Box 17, Folder 11

Men of Tomorrow, Inc. - Back Patter's Citation 1971 April 14

Box 18, Folder 1

Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 92nd Congress 1971 April 7

Scope and Contents

Includes the appointment of this position to Covington, signed by Earl Warren.
Box 18, Folder 4

[City of Los Angeles commendation to Floyd Covington, Sr.] 1971 April

Box 18, Folder 5

[City of San Bernardino resolution and commendation to Floyd C. Covington] 1971 April 5

Box 20

[Plaque to Floyd C. Covington from Consolidated Realty Board] 1971 April 16

Box 23

To Floyd Covington, Sr. In Recognition of Outstanding Service 1971 April 16


From Los Angeles Urban League.
Box 14, Folder 14

[Testimonial recordings] 1971 April 16

Physical Description: 1/4" magnetic tape - 5" reel
Folder 5

[Oversize resolutions honoring Floyd Covington's 40 years of service] 1971 April

Scope and Contents

Three resolutions honoring Covington's 40 years of service: (i) by the Assembly Rules Committee - California Legislature, signed by John L. Burton and Bob Moretti; (ii) by the County of Los Angeles, signed by James S. Mize and Kenneth Hahn; and (iii) by the Council of the City of Los Angeles, resolved and signed by Thomas Bradley, Councilman 10th District.
Box 18, Folder 7

Retirement Testimonial Items 1970-1971

Scope and Contents

Includes "Autobiographical Sketch of Floyd C. Covington Sr."
Box 17, Folder 9

Welfare Planning Council Award of Merit for Community Service 1971 May 25

Box 13, Folder 3

Holman United Methodist Church - 25th Anniversary Gift Committee 1972

Box 5, Folder 16

Last Will & Testament of F. C. Covington undated


"Last Will & Testament of F. C. Covington (while he was young)" was written on the folder that previously housed this material.
Box 7, Folder 10

Medical Bills and Hospital Records 1973-1979

Box 11, Folder 11

Notes for Biography and Funeral Services of Floyd C. Covington Sr. 1989

Box 10, Folder 10

[Proper zoning for residential board and care facilities] 1972-1973

Scope and Contents

Includes Floyd Covington's correspondence, position papers, notes, etc. regarding a Board and Care ordinance within the City of Los Angeles.
Box 7, Folder 11

Scottsboro Boys Defense Fund film project [correspondence] 1971


Covington family book collection

Scope and Contents

At the time of acquisition by the USC Libraries, the books described under this series were stored together in a separate series of boxes. Some of the books are marked as the property of Floyd Covington, while others are marked as Alma Covington's. Many of the books include handwritten notes and inserts by or belonging to Floyd or Alma. The Covingtons received some of these works as gifts, in which case an inscription is also included.

Separated Materials

The USC Libraries deaccessioned a portion of the books that were acquired with this collection. The Libraries deaccessioned each book based on (i) the amount of notes added to the book by Floyd Covington or a member of his family and (ii) the availability of duplicate editions already held by the USC Libraries at the time of deaccessioning. A full list of titles that were acquired with the Covington papers--including titles that the Libraries deaccessioned--is held with the collection's accession file in USC Libraries Special Collections.
Box 26

From My Kitchen Window, Ruby Berkley Goodwin

Box 26

Woman: Her Sex and Love Life, William J. Robinson

Box 26

"Presbyterian Summer Conference" [binder of conference booklets], Presbyterian Board of Christian Education

Box 26

Mad Sea, Hjalmar Rutzebeck

Box 26

A Guide to Citizen Participation in Environmental Action, Regional Plan Association of Southern California

Box 26

Common Sense in Idealism, Hjalmar Rutzebeck

Box 26

The Dynamic Laws of Healing, Catherine Ponder

Box 26

Rational Fasting, Arnold Ehret

Box 26

The Man Nobody Knows, Bruce Barton

Box 26

The Negro Trail Blazers of California, Delilah L. Beasley

Box 26

Native Son, Richard Wright

Box 26

How to Heal and Help One's Self, Charles F. Winbigler

Box 26

The Gift of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois

Box 26

An Epitaph for Dixie, Harry S. Ashmore

Box 26

Who's Who in Colored America (1950)

Box 26

South Town, Lorenz Graham

Box 26

They Seek a City, Arna Bontemps and Jack Conroy

Box 26

The Hitler Terror, Lord Marley

Box 26

Let the People Know, Norman Angell

Box 26

I Have Lived with the American People, Manuel Buaken

Box 26

Little Journeys to the Homes of Famous People, Elbert Hubbard

Box 26

Mindon, W.L. Barretto

Box 26

The Methodist Hymnal, The Methodist Publishing House

Box 26

The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon

Box 26

How to Get a Good Job and Keep It!, Walter B. Pitkin

Box 26

The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrim's Progress, Mark Twain

Box 27

Strategy in Handling People, Ewing T. Webb & John J.B. Morgan

Box 27

Is Plenty too Much for the Common People, George R. Kirkpatrick

Box 27

The Public Speaker's Treasure Chest, Herbert V. Prochnow

Box 27

Race Riot, Alfred McClung Lee

Box 27

Fundamentals and Requirements of Health and Disease, Thomas Powell

Box 27

The Lord Helps Those… How the People of Nova Scotia Are Solving Their Problems Through Co-operation, Bertram B. Fowler

Box 27

Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book

Box 27

Light on the Path or Emmanuel, Percilla Lawyer Randolph

Box 27

Man, The Unknown, Alexis Carrel

Box 27

California Blue Book, 1946

Box 27

Living with Peace of Mind, Kirby Page

Box 27

The Book of Holidays, Harry Spencer Stuff

Box 27

Spread Your Wings Learn to Fly, I.L. McEnheimer

Box 27

Others: A Book of Service, Harvey Hamlyn

Box 27

Selections from Lincoln, Ida M. Tarbell

Box 27

Peace of Mind, Joshua Loth Uebman

Box 27

To Heal and to Build, James MacGregor Burns

Box 27

The Negro's Opportunity, Henry L. Jones

Box 27

Black Dimensions in Contemporary American Art, J. Edward

Box 27

Meet the Negro, Karl E. Downs

Box 27

Anthology of American Negro Literature, V.F. Calverton

Box 27

The Negro Mood, Lerone Bennett

Box 27

Before the Mayflower, Lerone Bennett

Box 27

The Science of Living: Health Preservation and Disease Prevention, Leo A. Haas

Box 27

The Victor Book of Symphonies, Charles O'Connell

Box 27

Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, introduction by Tom Wicker