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Frank S. Horne papers

Repository: Amistad Research Center

Collection Description (CRHP): Horne conducted some transcriptions with the former workers in the Racial Relations Department and the so-called "Black Cabinet" of the Roosevelt administration. These documents, although poorly transcribed, provide a unique source for the study of this period.

One recording and accompanying transcript contains transcript and sound recording of dinner table conversation between Frank Horne, Henry Lee Moon, Ed Rutledge, Bill Trent, and Bob Warren. The tape indicates that the discussion took place at the home of Ella and Bob Warren. They discuss politics and race relations from the early twentieth century onward. Personnel discussed include Clark Foreman, Mary McLeod Bethune, and A. Philip Randolph.

The other consists of two sets of sound recordings and transcripts. In the first, Clarence Johnson and Frank Horne discuss African Americans and the New Deal, including ample discussion on labor relations. The second tape is Clarence Johnson's response to Horne's book Race Relations Operatives.

Collection Description (Extant): The papers of Frank Smith Horne measure approximately 22 linear feet and consist of 30,000 items dated between 1927 and 1974. Over half of the papers of the collection is personal and business correspondence. The other half consists of financial records, lists, minutes, legal documents, writings, press releases, reports, general items, newspaper clippings, and various collected publications. The papers have been arranged topically and chronologically.

Date(s): 1972-1973

Existing IDs: 189

Finding Aid URL: http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org/archon/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Frank Horne, Henry Lee Moon, Ed Rutledge, Bill Trent, Bob Warren, Clarence Johnson, Frank Horne

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American authors
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955
National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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