Photo, Print, Drawing NAACP photographs of African Americans in business, government, public service, and labor

About this Item

Title
NAACP photographs of African Americans in business, government, public service, and labor
Summary
Photos show African American workers posed for group portraits, receiving awards, and in work related activities. Occupations represented include: nurses, doctors, laborers, clerks, and retail management trainees. Includes Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) photos documenting integration of blacks into the work force; National Youth Administration photos show youth learning various trades; many publicity photos of scientists and administrators employed by the Dept. of Agriculture; some photos of tobacco workers striking in Richmond, Va.; a few photos of workers in San Francisco, Calif., and Pontiac, Mich., protesting employment discrimination. NAACP staff represented in a few of the photos: Clarence Mitchell, Roy Wilkins, and Walter White.
Created / Published
1938-1964, bulk 1940-1948.
Subject Headings
-  Mitchell, Clarence M.--(Clarence Maurice),--1911-1984
-  White, Walter,--1893-1955
-  Wilkins, Roy,--1901-1981
-  United States.--Dept. of Agriculture--People--United States--1930-1970
-  United States.--National Youth Administration--People--United States--1930-1970
-  African Americans--Employment--United States--1930-1970
-  African Americans--Civil rights--United States--1930-1970
-  Women--Employment--United States--1930-1970
-  Vocational education--United States--1930-1970
-  Demonstrations--California--San Francisco--1930-1970
-  Demonstrations--Michigan--Pontiac--1930-1970
-  Tobacco industry strikes--Virginia--Richmond--1930-1970
Format Headings
Gelatin silver prints--1930-1970.
Group portraits--1930-1970.
Portrait photographs--1930-1970.
Publicity photographs--1930-1970.
Notes
-  Collection finding aid available.
-  Images available on microfilm (including finding aid); Library of Congress Photoduplication Service.
-  Most images bear original handwritten or typed identifications; many are accompanied by press releases.
-  Photographers include: Dick Saunders and Hank Shulman, who each have 5 and 6 photos in the LOT.
-  Many images cropped or otherwise marked for publication.
-  Includes a photocopy print made from an original NAACP negative (negative series LC-NA24) by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service in 1994.
-  Includes a 2p. press release from the USDA on Charles Trout, farm expert sent to Liberia to assist in that countries farm production. This is filed in the Prints and Photographs Division Supplementary Archives.
-  Lot title devised.
-  Forms part of: Visual materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records (Library of Congress).
Medium
95 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
1 print : photocopy, b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
Call Number/Physical Location
LOT 13089 (F) USE MICROFILM [P&P]
Source Collection
Visual materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Control Number
95514977
Rights Advisory
Publication may be restricted. For information see "Visual Materials from the NAACP ...," http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/res/086_naa.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
Description
95 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. | 1 print : photocopy, b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. | Photos show African American workers posed for group portraits, receiving awards, and in work related activities. Occupations represented include: nurses, doctors, laborers, clerks, and retail management trainees. Includes Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) photos documenting integration of blacks into the work force; National Youth Administration photos show youth learning various trades; many publicity photos of scientists and administrators employed by the Dept. of Agriculture; some photos of tobacco workers striking in Richmond, Va.; a few photos of workers in San Francisco, Calif., and Pontiac, Mich., protesting employment discrimination. NAACP staff represented in a few of the photos: Clarence Mitchell, Roy Wilkins, and Walter White.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/95514977
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NAACP photographs of African Americans in business, government, public service, and labor. California Michigan Pontiac Richmond San Francisco United States Virginia, 1938. to 1964, Bulk 1940 to 1948. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/95514977/.

APA citation style:

(1938) NAACP photographs of African Americans in business, government, public service, and labor. California Michigan Pontiac Richmond San Francisco United States Virginia, 1938. to 1964, Bulk 1940 to 1948. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/95514977/.

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NAACP photographs of African Americans in business, government, public service, and labor. to 1964, Bulk 1940 to 1948. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/95514977/>.