The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Racine branch: records
Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): The tape recording is a speech by Nancy L. Henry, Racine branch board member and secretary, at the Freedom Fund Dinner, Janesville, October 4, 1980.
Collection Description (Extant): Records dating mainly from the presidency of Julian Thomas (1964- ). Included are correspondence, activity files, and brief records on national and state NAACP events. There is also personal correspondence and notes of Thomas, mainly illustrating his work with other Racine civil rights and civic groups; as well as annual reports, membership records, minutes, newsletters and clippings, and reference files. There are very few financial records in the collection.
The collection documents affirmative action and equal opportunity programs in Racine, school desegregation, open housing efforts, community action programs, and police community relations. Investigations files contain papers collected by the Legal Redress Committee in response to complaints of discrimination suffered by Racine residents. Other materials concern the fund-raising and publicity events of the branch and include a recorded speech by Nancy L. Henry, Racine branch secretary.
There are also records of the Racine Environment Committee collected during Thomas's tenure on its board of directors, and a few papers from Thomas's minority relations work as an employee of the J.I. Case Company. National, regional, and state NAACP records primarily consist of records of conventions collected by Racine branch members who attended the meetings. Photographs include images of Thomas and other branch members.
Access Copy Note: Tape in Madison; photos and papers at Parkside Area Research Center, UW-Parkside, in Kenosha.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: OCLC 3313; RLIN WIHV85-A1248; Tape 1153A; PH Parkside Mss 66
Extent: 8.4 c.f. (21 archives boxes); 1 tape recording; 7 photographs; 2 negatives
Finding Aid URL: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-pks0066
Physical Location: Madison, Wisconsin and Kenosha, Wisconsin
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights movements--Wisconsin
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People