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College of Charleston vertical file on "The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"

Identifier: Mss 0034-121

Collection Overview

The collection consists of materials gathered by the staff of the Robert Scott Small Library at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. It includes 6 pamphlets covering NAACP membership, organizational information, and current programs in various regions of the United States. The file also includes 2 reports. One report covers the 62nd Annual Convention and Resolutions of the NAACP from July 4-July 9, 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (7 pages). The second report is the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Annual Report for 1977/78 (20 pages). The remaining three items are various histories of the NAACP including How the NAACP Began by Mary White Ovington (reprint, 6 pages); Highlights of NAACP History, 1909-1979 printed by the NAACP in September 1979 (68 pages); and NAACP History in Wisconsin compiled by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (2 pages).


  • Creation: 1970s, 1980s


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the College of Charleston's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. Special Collections claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Historical Note

For a detailed history of the NAACP, refer to various books such as The NAACP: Its Fight for Justice by Minnie Finch, Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1981. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in New York in 1909. In May of 1910, the second conference was held and took the official NAACP name. The goal of the NAACP is the establishment of full and equal rights for Americans of all races in respect to the security of the person, voting, housing, treatment in the courts, health facilities, public facilities, and accomodations.


1 folder (11 items) : 119 leaves ; 15-28 cm.

Inventory of the College of Charleston Vertical File on "The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People," 1970s, 1980s
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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