Finding Aid for the Arthur B. Spingarn Papers, ca. 1900-1971 LSC.1476
Finding aid prepared by Caroline Cubé, 2003.
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Title: Arthur B. Spingarn papers
Creator: Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1476
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1971
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.
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UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9942338123606533
[Identification of item], Arthur B. Spingarn Papers (Collection 1476). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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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.
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.
Description derived from in-house card file.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Lawyers -- New York (State) -- New York.
Book collectors -- United States -- Archives.
Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971--Archives.