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Lester Blackwell Granger papers

Repository: Yale University. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Collection Description (Extant): The collection consists of writings, notes, clippings, correspondence, and other papers, stemming from Lester Blackwell Granger's work as executive secretary of the National Urban League and his involvement in social work and civil rights issues. Writings consist of annotated and corrected typescript drafts and printed copies of speeches and addresses, autobiographical works, and social commentaries by Granger, as well as some fiction. Also found are papers relating to the National Urban League, a transcript of an interview with Granger, and an oil painting of Granger by Manet Harrison Fowler.

Date(s): 1936-1970

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: JWJ MSS 58

Extent: 2.08 linear feet (5 boxes) + 1 framed art work

Finding Aid URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.granger External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Lester Blackwell Granger

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

Subjects:

African American civic leaders
African American civil rights workers
National Urban League
School integration
Social workers

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Speeches
Transcripts

 

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