The collection consists of pamphlets, brochures, advertising material, and newspaper and periodical clippings related to African
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.
2.5 Linear Feet
(5 boxes and 1 oversize box)
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