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Guide to the Tarea Hall Pittman papers, ca. 1951-1970
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tarea Hall Pittman papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1951-1970
    Box Number: 2189-2207
    Creator: Pittman, Tarea Hall
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tarea Hall Pittman papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Pittman, Tarea Hall--Archives
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. West Coast Regional Office --Archives
    Afro-Americans--Civil rights--History--Sources
    California Committee for Fair Employment Practices
    Photographs, Original


    Collection consists of many groups of photographs commemorating activities and events involving Pittman and the NAACP Regional Office during the years 1951-1970; publications issued by the Office or other organizations active in civil rights during this period; and Pittman's office files maintained during this period, including some personal material. Organized into three series: photographs, publications, and NAACP Regional Office files.


    Tarea Hall Pittman was a native of Bakersfield, Calif., a member of one of the pioneer families of Kern County. She received her BA degree from San Fancisco Stae Collega and a Master of Social Welfare degree from the University of California, Berkeley. While attending Berkeley, she began a career in radio, founding the program "Negroes in the news" with which she would be affiliated for many years. Always acrive in civic affairs, Pittman began her affiliation with the NAACP by accepting an appointment as field secretaty. She later headed the West Coast Regional Office until her retirement in 1970.


    • California Committee for Fair Employment Practices.
    • Current, Gloster B. (Gloster Bryant), 1913-
    • Wilkins, Roy, 1901-

    Material Transferred from the Collection


    • Delegates to the 42nd annual NAACP Conference (1998-0062).


    • Case for fair employment practices legislation in California in 1953 (c*HD4903.5 U58 C37 1953).
    • Creger, Ralph. This is what we found (c*E185.6 C83 1960).
    • Davis, John Preston, 1905-Let us build a national Negro congress (c*E185.6 D38 1935).
    • Granger Lester B. (Lester Blackwell), 1896-1976. Occupational opportunites for Negroes (c*E185.6 G68 1937).
    • Hill, Herbert, 1924-No harvest for the reaper (c*HD1525 H54 1959).
    • Iliff, John G. Where to read up on racism and human rights (c*Z7164 L6 I44 1954).
    • Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993. The Supreme Court as protector of civil rights: equal protection of the laws (c*JC599 M37 1951),
    • Travelguide, 1951 (c*E158 T728).