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Spingarn (Arthur B.) collection of Negro Literature Ephemera
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The collection consists of pamphlets, brochures, advertising material, and newspaper and periodical clippings related to African Americans.
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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