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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People



  • Existence: 1909-02-12-

Biographical / Historical

The NAACP is nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, created in 1909 to empower and protect African Americans under the Constitution through principles of equal justice under the law.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Georg Iggers' Office Files

Identifier: AR 25780

The collection contains the office files of Georg Iggers, a renowned historian and social activist. His fields of expertise included historiography and modern European history. The collection is arranged into four series and two subseries. Materials in this collection include a large amount of correspondence, notes, drafts of writings, and some personal documents. The correspondence includes letters from renowned historians and scholars.

Dates: 1939 - 2017

Kivie Kaplan Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P23, Folder: P-823
Identifier: P-823

Collection consists of an announcement, articles, an awards program, correspondence, news clippings, and a resume regarding Kivie Kaplan's tenure as President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and as Vice Chairman of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Of interest are copies of racist correspondence from Jews and non-Jews reacting to Kaplan's interviews on radio and television.

Dates: undated, 1967, 1971-1974

Shad Polier Papers

Identifier: P-572

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Shad Polier, including legal files from cases with which Polier was involved, particularly those concerning adoptions and civil liberties, articles and speeches by Polier, correspondence, and materials from several of the organizations with which Polier was affiliated, including the American Jewish Congress, the World Jewish Congress and the NAACP. These materials reflect his widespread participation with the civil liberties movement, equal rights and anti-discrimination law.

Dates: 1916-1976; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1970