Historical Note

Arrangement

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Vancouver Branch records



Manuscript Collection No.: 1246
Accession No.: 1246-001
Creator: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Vancouver Branch (Vancouver, Wash.) , creator
Title: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Vancouver Branch records
Date Span: 1914-1967
Quantity: 2.10 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Historical Note

The Vancouver branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was established in 1945. In September of that year, NAACP officers were part of a special committee on housing (with the Vancouver Civil Unity League) which met with the Vancouver Housing Authority to discuss the partially segregated status of African American tenants in Vancouver. The discussion led to the creation of new housing policies which changed the pattern of semi-segregation, moving African American tenants into permanent public housing and demountables throughout the community. In the postwar period, the NAACP combined efforts with other regional civic organizations to improve job opportunities for African Americans. The Vancouver Branch continues to work towards its goals of securing equal job opportunities, eliminating racism, ensuring justice in the courts and ending mob violence and police brutality.

Arrangement

Arranged in 8 series:

  • Administrative records
  • NAACP Northwest Area Conference
  • NAACP Washington State Conference
  • NAACP Youth Council
  • Vancouver Civic Unity League
  • Vancouver Community Forum
  • Vancouver Inter-Racial Council
  • White, Walter

Scope and Content

The bulk of the accession consists of administrative records of the NAACP Vancouver branch and NAACP conference records including correspondence, reports, minutes and ephemera. The accession also includes records of a few affiliated civil rights organizations and papers relating to Walter White, an executive director of the national NAACP.

Restrictions on Access

Presume open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Gift of David L. Baugh, Vancouver, Washington, October 1, 1969.


Inventory

  
Box/FolderDate
Administrative Records
1/1Branch historyundated
1/2Constitutions1945-1960
Incoming letters
1/3Aluminum Company of America1950
1 item
1/3American Cancer Society, Inc.1950
1 item
1/3American Jewish Committee1954-1955
2 items
1/3American Red Cross1950-1952
3 items
1/3Andrews, Etta1946
1 item
1/3Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith1953
1 item
1/3Barnett, Arthur G.1951
1 item
1/3Bengston, Carlundated
1 item
1/3Building Laborers Union, Local 4101946
1 item
1/3Burton, Philip1953
1 item
1/3Burton Homes Bulletin1945
1 item
1/3Cain, Harry P.1951
1 item
1/3Camp Fire Girls (Vancouver, Washington)1949
2 items
1/3Civic Unity Committee1949-1953
4 items
1/3Chamber of Commerce (Vancouver, Washington)1954
1 item
1/3Clark College1951-1953
2 items
1/3Clark County Civil Defense Council1950
1 item
1/3Clark County Tuberculosis Association1949
2 items
1/3Columbia River Youth Presbytery1953
1 item
1/3Committee on Public Accommodations1952
1 item
1/3Cornell University, Sociology and Anthropology Department1951
1 item
1/3Council of Community Agencies1949-1950
2 items
1/3Cushing, Eugene G.1946
1 item
1/4Davis, C. B.1946
1 item
1/4Delta Sigma Theta Sorority1950
1 item
1/4Democratic Party, McLaughlin Heights Democratic Club1952
1 item
1/4Fellowship of Reconciliation1945
1 item
1/4First Christian Church (Vancouver, Washington)1954
1 item
1/4First Congregational Church (Vancouver, Washington)1946
1 item
1/4Fort Vancouver Regional Library1950
2 items
1/4Fries, Emil B.1947
1 item
1/4Grimmett, J. G.1949
1 item
1/4Halle, Illeana Jean1946
1 item
1/4Henry, Al1950
1 item
1/4Hill, E. Shelton1946, undated
2 items
1/4Hogg, John A.1946
1 item
1/4Iota Phi Lambda Sorority1948
1 item
1/4Jones, Lawson1949
1 item
1/4Jones, William H.1945
1 item
1/4Koriath, Traute1953
1 item
1/4League of Women Voters1947-1950
4 items
1/4Magnuson, Warren G.1946-1951
6 items
1/4Mallin, Clinton F.1952
1 item
1/4Miller, Irene B.1951
1 item
1/4Mitchell, Clarence1953
1 item
1/4Mitchell, Hugh B.1946
1 item
1/4Mitchell (Hugh B.) for Governor Club1952
1 item
1/4Myers, Harry M.undated
1 item
1/4NAACP, Arizona1951
1 item
1/4NAACP, Bremerton1950-1951
19 items
1/4NAACP, The Crisis 1945
1 item
1/4NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Committee of 1001966, undated
3 items
1/5-6NAACP National Offices1945-1966
circa 100 items
1/7NAACP, New York1958
1 item
1/7NAACP, Pasco1961
1 item
1/7NAACP, Portland1949-1951
2 items
1/7NAACP, Seattle1947-1965
7 items
1/7NAACP, Tacoma1964
1 item
1/7NAACP, Walker (Clifford) Legal Redress Committee1946, undated
2 items
1/7NAACP Washington Bureau1948-1951
6 items
1/8-9NAACP West Coast Regional Office1945-1965
circa 100 items
1/10National Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practice Committee1946
1 item
1/10National Education Association, Classroom Teachers Department1954
1 item
1/10National Emergency Civil-Rights Mobilization1950
1 item
1/10National Surveys1946
1 item
1/10Nelson, Leslie1946
1 item
1/10New American Library1948
1 item
1/10New York Public Library1954
1 item
1/10Oregon, Financial Responsibility Department1948
1 item
1/10Oregon Committee for Fair Employment Practices1951
1 item
1/10Oregon United Nations Association1954
1 item
1/10Parent-Teacher Association, Vancouver Council1949
2 items
1/10Patterson, Robert P.1951
1 item
1/10 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company1954
1 item
1/10Portland Mayor1950
1 item
1/10Progressive Party of Washington1949
1 item
1/10Robinson, David1945
1 item
1/10Roosevelt, Eleanorundated
1 item
1/10Savage, Charles R.1946
1 item
1/10Schroeter, Leonard1953
1 item
1/10Smith, Addison M.1953
1 item
1/10Soloos, (Reverend) Harry A.1953
1 item
1/10Soroptimist Club of Vancouver1951-1953
2 items
1/10Stevenson, William1946
1 item
1/10Stokes, Charles M.1951
1 item
1/10Southwest Washington Mass Chest X-Ray Survey, Inc.1951
1 item
1/10Sutton, (Mrs.) W. L.1951
1 item
1/11Technocracy1946
1 item
1/11Toner, (Reverend) Jerome L.1951
1 item
1/11Truox, Lyle H.1946
1 item
1/11United Committee for Civil Rights1950
1 item
1/11United States Armyundated
1 item
1/11United States Attorney General1947
1 item
1/11United States Federal Security Agency1949
1 item
1/11United States Post Office1949
2 items
1/11United States, President's Committee on Civil Rights1947
1 item
1/11United States, Veterans' Administration1953
1 item
1/11United States Committee for United Nations Day1953-1960
2 items
1/11Urban League of Portland1946-1949, undated
4 items
1/11Vancouver, Washington Mayor1953-1956
2 items
1/11Vancouver, Washington Public Schools1950-1952
2 items
1/11Vancouver Business and Professional Women's Club1949-1954
2 items
1/11Vancouver Classroom Teachers' Association1950
1 item
1/11Vancouver Congregational Church1949
1 item
1/11Vancouver Council of Church Women1946
1 item
1/11Vancouver Tenants' Leagueundated
1 item
1/11Venture Club of Vancouver1953
1 item
1/11Washington, Insurance Commissioner1948
1 item
1/11Washington, Personnel Board1950
1 item
1/11Washington, State Board Against Discrimination in Employment1951
1 item
1/11Watts, Lewis G.1955
1 item
1/11Young Women's Christian Association1945-1951
2 items
1/11Unknown (Melvina)1950
1 item
1/12-17Outgoing letters1944-1967, undated
circa 200 items
2/1Correspondence - Complaints of discrimination and segregation1945-1952
18 items
2/2-3Listsundated
2/4-5Minutes1945-1959
2/6Minutes - Agenda1949-1955
2/7-8Reportsundated
48 items
2/9News releases1948-1964
23 items
2/10-12Notesundated
3/1-4Clippingsundated
3/5Photographsundated
3/6Bulletins1946-1963
12 items
Ephemera
3/7Allport, Gordon W. "The Bigot in Our Midst"undated
3/7Clark County Child Care Committee, A Directory of Community Services in the Vancouver Area February 1946
NAACP publications
Annual Conventions
3/740th Annual Convention1949
3/741th Annual Convention 1950
3/743rd Annual Convention1952
3/743rd Annual Convention- Resolutions1952
3/744th Annual Convention1953
3/744th Annual Convention- Resolutions1953
3/747th Annual Convention1956
Annual Reports
3/7"The Fortieth Year in the Crusade for Civil Rights"1948
3/7 "American Rights for American Citizens"1949
3/7"Civil Rights at Mid-Century"1950
3/7"The Year of the Hate Bomb"1951
3/7"The Fight For Freedom in a Transition Year"1952
3/8"An Appeal to the Word" 1947
3/8"Civil Rights Committee Statement of Policy and Objectives"1949
3/8"Civil Rights Handbook"1953
3/8Current, Closter B. "Martyr for a Cause"1952
3/8"Defending Your Civil Rights"undated
3/8"The Fight for Freedom"
3/8 Freedom Journal 1964
3/9"The Ingram Case - Georgia 'Justice'"undated
3/9"Made in Mississippi"undated
3/9Marshall, Thurgood, "Summary of Annual Report"1954
3/9NAACP1950
3/9"National Health Program of the NAACP"undated
3/9New AEC Project in Kentuckyundated
3/9Northern California Area 2nd Annual Conference1952
3/10Organization and Conference Manual1963
3/10Ovington, Mary White, "How the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Began" 1914
3/10Southern California Area Council Annual Conference1952
3/10Title VII - Equal Employment Section Civil Rights Act of 1964 - "The War Against Poverty"1965
3/11Velde Committee Hearings1954
3/11West Coast Conference1948
3/11Wilkins, Roy, "Stalin's Greatest Defeat" 1951
Publications of other organizations
3/11Portland City Club Bulletin 1945 July 20
3/11United States Veterans' Administration, Higley, Harvey V., "The End of Segregation in V.A. Hospitals and Domiciliaries"undated
3/11Vancouver Housing Authority, "Living Room for a Greater Vancouver" 1956
3/11Vancouver, Superintendent of Schools, " Education for all Vancouver Youth"
4/1-3Miscellaneous ephemeraundated
4/4Miscellanyundated

  
Box/FolderDate
NAACP Northwest Area Conference
Incoming letters
4/5Baxter, J1952
1 item
4/5Burton, Philip L.1952
1 item
4/5Evergreen Hotel1952
1 item
4/5First Methodist Church (Vancouver)1952
1 item
4/5Hudgins, William R.1951
2 items
4/5NAACP, Klamath Falls1952
1 item
4/5NAACP, Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.1951
1 item
4/5NAACP, National Office1951
1 item
4/6NAACP, Northwest Area Conference1951-1965
29 items
4/7NAACP, Portland1952
1 item
4/7NAACP, Seattle1951
4 items
4/7NAACP, Spokane1964
1 item
4/7NAACP, West Coast Regional Office1950-1952
12 items
4/7NAACP, Yakima1952
2 items
4/7Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council1952
1 item
4/7Robinson, Walter H.1952
1 item
4/7Roe, Willard J.1952
2 items
4/7Vancouver Mayor1952
1 item
4/7Washington State Board Against Discrimination in Employment1952
1 item
4/7Watson, Dolores1951
2 items
4/8Outgoing letters1950-1952
18 items
4/9-10Minutes1948-1955
24 items
4/11News releases1965
2 items
4/12Notesundated
4/13Newsletters1950-1952
9 items
4/14Clippingsundated
4/15Ephemeraundated

  
Box/FolderDate
NAACP Washington State Conference
Incoming letters
4/16First Christian Church (Portland)1949
1 item
4/16NAACP National Office1949-1950
5 items
4/16NAACP, Spokane1949
2 items
4/16NAACP, Tacoma1950
3 items
4/16NAACP, Walla Walla1949
1 item
4/17NAACP, Washington State Conference1947-1951
36 items
4/18NAACP, West Coast Regional Office1949-1950
4 items
4/18NAACP, Yakima1949, undated
2 items
4/18Salem, Frank1949
1 item
4/18Stokes, Charles M.1949
1 item
4/18Wyman1949
1 item
4/18Unidentified (Melvina)1949
3 items
4/19Outgoing letters1948-1950
8 items
4/20Minutes1947-1949
4 items
4/21Reportsundated
7 items
4/22Speeches and writingsundated
2 items
4/23News releasesundated
1 item
4/24Notesundated
4/25Clippingsundated
4/26Ephemeraundated

  
Box/FolderDate
5/1NAACP Youth Councilundated

  
Box/FolderDate
5/2Vancouver Civic Unity Leagueundated

  
Box/FolderDate
5/3Vancouver Community Forumundated

  
Box/FolderDate
5/4Vancouver Inter-Racial Councilundated

  
Box/FolderDate
5/5-6White, Walterundated

Subject Terms

Organizations:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Vancouver Branch (Vancouver, Wash.)--Archives.
Last modified: February 16, 2013
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