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Audley Moore: FOIA File (United States Federal Bureau of Investigation) TAM 410

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Title: Audley Moore: FOIA File (United States Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Dates: 1940s-1960s, undated
Abstract: Audley (Queen Mother) Moore was an African American black nationalist and communist. In the 1920s she was active in Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association in New York City. In 1936 she joined the Communist Party, becoming secretary of its Harlem section in 1941, and in 1942, secretary of the New York State Party organization. She left the Party in 1950, and subsequently founded the Universal Association of Ethiopian Women, In 1959 tutored the young Malcolm X, in 1963 she established a Reparations Committee to advocate compensatory payment to descendants of slaves, and in 1968 participated in the declaration of the Republic of New Africa and initiated its statement of independence. The collection contains FBI files, and documents Audley Moore's political activity and views from the 1940s through the 1960s.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language: Materials are in English
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: TAM 410

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Historical/Biographical Note

Audley (Queen Mother) Moore, an African American black nationalist and communist, was borh in 1898 in New Iberia, Louisiana, in 1891. In 1919 she joined Marcus Garvey's black nationalist movement, and in the 1920s, moved to New York City to work in Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association. In 1936 she joined the Communist Party, was active in its Harlem section, becoming its secretary in 1941, and in 1942, secretary of the New York State Party organization. In the late 1940s she began to assert the African American national question within the Party, and left the Party in 1950. In the 1950s she founded the Universal Association of Ethiopian Women, in 1959 tutored the young Malcolm X, in 1963 she established a Reparations Committee to advocate compensatory payment to descendants of slaves, and in 1968 participated in the declaration of the Republic of New Africa and initiated its statement of independence.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains FBI files, and documents Audley Moore's political activity and views from the 1940s through the 1960s.

Arrangement

Organized into one series: FOIA FBI Files, which are arranged by file number.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • X, Malcolm, 1925-1965
  • Moore, Audley, 1898-
  • Pinto, Earl

Subject Organizations

  • Communist Party of the United States of America (New York)
  • Republic of New Africa (Organization)
  • Universal Association of Ethiopian Women

Subject Topics

  • Women communists -- United States.
  • Communism -- New York (State).
  • Reparations for historical injustices -- United States.
  • African American communists.
  • Black nationalism -- United States.

Subject Places

  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Because of the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the collection. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original creator of individual items in the collection; these items are expected to pass into the public domain 120 years after their creation. The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from this collection.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

There are two interviews with Moore in the Tamiment Library's Oral History of the American Left collection (Oral Histories 2)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Earl Pinto in 2007. The accession number associated with this gift is 2007.013.

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Container List

FOIA FBI Files

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 File 100-13205 A.S.
1941-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 2 File 100-13205 VCD
1944-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 3 File 100-11631/1
1945
Box: 1 Folder : 4 File 100-11631/2
1944-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 5 File 100-17241/1
May, 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 6 File 100-17241/2
1947
Box: 1 Folder : 7 File 100-12344
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 8 File 12344
1945
Box: 1 Folder : 9 File 100-HQ-61122: List of Files for Destruction
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 File 100-13205 BHB
1945-1946
Box: 1 Folder : 11 File 100-13205 KOB
1946-1947
Box: 1 Folder : 12 File 100-13205 PMC
1945
Box: 1 Folder : 13 File 100-13205 DJ
1947-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 14 File 100-13205 MLV
1947-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 15 File 100-13205 NHK/1-2
1950
Box: 1 Folder : 16 File 100-12069/1
1950
Box: 1 Folder : 17 File 100-12069/2
1955
Box: 1 Folder : 18 File 100-13205 LEJ
1951-1953
Box: 1 Folder : 19 File 100-13205 AJW
1953-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 20 File 100-3751/1-2-3
1958, 1958
Box: 1 Folder : 21 File 100-3751/4
1961-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 22 File 100-46185
1962
Box: 1 Folder : 23 File: Unnumbered A
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 24 File: Unnumbered B
1958-1960
Box: 1 Folder : 25 File: Unnumbered C
1967-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 26 File: Unnumbered D
1969

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