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A. Philip Randolph papers

Repository: Library of Congress. Manuscript Division

Collection Description (CRHP): The biographical file includes interviews with Randolph.

Collection Description (Extant): Labor union official and civil rights leader. Correspondence, documents relating to presidential executive orders, memoranda, notes, printed matter, reports, scrapbooks, speeches, and other material reflecting Randolph's role in the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the Fair Employment Practices Committee, marches on Washington for employment and equal rights for African Americans, and the civil rights movement.

Access Copy Note: The papers of A. Philip Randolph are open to research. Researchers are advised to contact the Manuscript Reading Room prior to visiting. Many collections are stored off-site and advance notice is needed to retrieve these items for research use.

Date(s): 1909-1979

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: MSS49775

Extent: 13,000 items ; 56 containers plus 4 oversize ; 23.8 linear feet

Finding Aid URL: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms005004

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Other material relating to A. Philip Randolph is in the Manuscript Division's collection of the records of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

Interviewees: A. Philip Randolph

Rights (Extant): The status of copyright in the unpublished writings of A. Philip Randolph is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Subjects:

African American civil rights workers
African American labor leaders
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Negro American Labor Council
Pullman porters
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs

 

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