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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Weightman, Philip M., 1902-
Source - dnr: Weightman, Philip M., 1902-
Title: Philip M. Weightman Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1944-1967
Abstract: Philip M. Weightman, a native of Vicksburg, MS, began his career as a labor organizer and political activist as a teenager in St. Louis. In 1930 he moved to Chicago, where he became an organizer and representative of packinghouse workers. In 1948 he went to work for the CIO's Political Action Committee, based in Washington. The collection documents in detail Weightman's work as national field representative for the CIO Political Action Committee and as a staff member and Assistant Director of AFL-CIO COPE, until 1967. Correspondence, reports, publicity materials and clipping files document his work in labor and civil rights, with particular emphasis on labor's role in campaigns for voter registration among African-Americans. NOTE: This collection is stored offsite, and advance notice is required for use.
Quantity: 9 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Call Phrase: WAG.194

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Historical/Biographical Note

Philip M. Weightman was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Jone 13, 1902. His father was Philip Mitchell Weightman, a contractor and butcher; his mother was Sarah Watts of Port Gibson, MS. In Vicksburg he attended St. Mary's Catholic School, the Cherry Street Public School, and Mrs. Johnson's School (during the summer months). Later he attended Sumner High School, at night, in St. Louis, MO.

In the fall of 1917, at the age of fifteen, Weightman joined the Amalgamated Butcher Workmen in St. Louis. He and his family had moved there from Vicksburg via Memphis in 1916. A year later, at sixteen, he cut his teeth in politics by organizing a get-out-the-vote drive in the old Fifth Ward, when his father, a precinct captain was taken ill. In the following years Weightman rose through the ranks in the packing houses of St. Louis and Chicago to respected stature in the labor movement.

At a St. Louis Labor Day Parade organized by the Butcher Workmen in 1918, Weightman experienced his first unpleasant act of discrimination. After the parade the union has a celebration and served food. He was standing in line when someone told him had to "get on the other line." This union attitude hurt him deeply; he left the event vowing that he would never join another union.

Following his marriage to Eulalia Mays in 1920, he worked for several packing companies, and, after an involvement with the Al Smith presidential campaign, moved to Chicago in 1930. In 1937 he helped to organize Local 28 of the Packinghouse Workers, CIO, and became Chief Steward in his plant. In 1943 he became First International Vice-President of the United Packinghouse Workers, a post that he held until 1948 when he joined the staff of the CIO's Political Action Committee (PAC). CIO President Philip Murray selected Weightman for a special assignment in Panama to reorganize the administrative structure of the Government Employees Union there. He served as a Field Director for CIO-PAC from 1948 to 1955, and when the AFL and the CIO merged in 1955, he became a Field Director of the newly formed Committee on Political Education (COPE). In 1960 COPE Director James L. McDevitt named him Assistant National Director of COPE.

Weightman was also involved in community and civil rights activities. He was a member of the Chicago Human Rights Committee, First Vice-President of the Chicago NAACP, and a founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; and he often served as a consultant for the National Urban League and other groups. He worked tirelessly to increase black voter registration in the North and South, and formed alliances with other minority groups, in particular Puerto-Rican Americans and other Latino communities. His efforts on behalf of voter registration contributed to some crucial electoral victories. He played an active role in the Congressional elections of 1954, convincing his colleagues to emphasize economic as well as civil rights issues.

Among his notable achievements were the defeat of right-to-work proposals in California and Ohio, a record turnout of black voters for Senator Kefauver in Tennessee in 1959; helping build the overwhelming minority vote for John F. Kennedy in 1960; and upset New Jersey election of Richard Hughes for governor in 1961.

Upon his mandatory retirement in 1967 he was hired by the Office of Economic Opportunity as a Supervisory Labor Relations Specialist. He served as principal contact for those with questions concerning interpretation and application of labor-management agreements, unfair labor practices complaints, third party involvement in the agency labor relations program, and other related matters. Weightman retired completely from government employment in 1980.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection documents in detail Weightman's work as national field representative for the CIO Political Action Committee and as a staff member and Assistant Director of AFL-CIO COPE. There is no information on his early career and political activities or on his later move, after mandatory retirement from the AFL-CIO, to the Office of Economic Opportunity.

Series I: CIO-Political Action Committee, 1947-1958, consists of two sections, work files arranged alphabetically by state and subject files arranged alphabetically by personal name or topic. Included are reports, memos, publicity material, correspondence and newsletters.

Series II: AFL-CIO-Committee on Political Education, 1949-1962, begins with a series of files arranged alphabetically by state. Documenting the political work of AFL-CIO COPE, mostly for the period 1957-1962. The state files are followed by several groups of subject files, arranged alphabetically. Notable are the correspondence and reports of COPE Director Alexander (Al) Barkan and field workers Fannie Neal and Earl Davis (the latter reported to Weightman). Contents include incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports, publicity material, lists of volunteers, and background files on various political organizations. The last group of files documents political activity of AFL-CIO COPE at the national and international levels, including relations with the Democratic Party and interest in Mexican political developments.

Series III: General Correspondence, 1951-1967, is comprised of incoming and outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. These files give a detailed picture of Weightman's work as AFL-CIO COPE Assistant Director; notable are the extensive reports by Earl Davis on voter registration efforts in the South.

Series IV: Voter Registration, 1951-1967. This series thoroughly documents an issue that was a very high priority for AFL-CIO COPE in mid-century. Voter registration campaigns are tracked state by state and community by community, with background files on finances, cooperation with the NAACP and other organizations, statistical studies, training programs and conferences, and analyses of voting laws.

Series V: Working Files, 1956-1962, consists of subject files covering all aspects of Weightman's work, arranged alphabetically. The files are especially rich in material documenting the changing history and status of African-Americans in the period. There are files on racial integration in industry, education,, the armed forces and government; the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr.; African-American organizations and media; and voting patterns.

Series VI, Newspaper Clippings and Press Releases, 1955-1967, covers many of the same topics found in the subject files of Series V, but with an additional special emphasis on Africa and African political leaders. The clippings are mostly from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and local newspapers in the South. Press releases are mostly from U.S. labor and political organizations.

NOTE: This collection is stored offsite, and advance notice is required for use.

Arrangement

Each series is arranged alphabetically by topic.

Organized into 6 series:

Missing Title

  1. I, CIO-Political Action Committee, 1947-1958
  2. II, AFL-CIO-Committee on Political Education, 1949-1962
  3. III, General Correspondence, 1951-1967
  4. IV, Voter Registration, 1951-1967
  5. V, Working Files, 1945-1967
  6. VI, Newspaper Clippings, 1955-1967

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Davis, Earl Wayne
  • Barkan, Alexander E.
  • Neal, Fannie
  • Weightman, Philip M., 1902-

Document Type

  • Correspondence.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Speeches.
  • Reports.
  • Newsletters.

Subject Organizations

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (U.S.)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.). Political Action Committee
  • AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education

Subject Topics

  • Civil rights workers.
  • African American labor union members.
  • African Americans -- Civil rights.
  • Voter registration.
  • African Americans -- Suffrage.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Philip M. Weightman were transferred to New York University in 1981 by Philip M. Weightman. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu, (212) 998-2630.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

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

Oral history interview with Philip M. Weightman, in New Yorkers at Work Collection (OH 1), Tape 133.

Separated Material

Photographs from the Philip M. Weightman collection have been transferred to the Non-Print Department of the Tamiment Library.

Guide to the Philip M. Weightman Photographs (Photographs 025)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Philip M. Weightman, 1980. The accession number associated with this gift is 1980.022.

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Container List

Series I: CIO Political Action Committee, 1947-1958.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Alabama-Congressional
1957
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Alabama-Local
1954-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Alabama-State
1954-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Arkansas-Congressional
1953
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Arkansas-Local
1953-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Arkansas-State
1953-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Arizona-State
1957
Box: 1 Folder : 8 California-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 9 California-Local
1951-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 10 California-State
1953-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Colorado-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Connecticut-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Connecticut-State
1951
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Delaware-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Florida-Congressional
1953
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Florida-Local
1951-1953
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Florida-State
1951-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Georgia-Glynn County Civic League, Dekalb, Fulton
1952-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Georgia-Local
1952-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Georgia-State
1951-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Idaho-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Illinois-Chicago
1951-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Illinois-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Illinois-Local
1952-1956
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Indiana-Congressional
1950-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Indiana-Local
1950-1953
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Indiana-State
1951-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Kansas-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Kansas-State
1951-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Kentucky-State
1951
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Louisiana-Local
1951-1952
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Louisiana-State
1952
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Maryland-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Maryland-State
1951-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Massachusetts-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Massachusetts-State
1951
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Michigan-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Michigan-State
1953
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Michigan-UAW-CIO
1951-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Minnesota-Congressional
1954-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Minnesota-State
1955
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Mississippi-Local
1955
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Mississippi-State
1953-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Missouri-Congressional
1953-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Missouri-Local
1954-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Missouri-State
1951-1953
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Montana-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Nevada-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 49 New Hampshire-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 50 New Jersey-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 51 New Jersey-State
1951-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 52 New York-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 53 New York-Local
1952-1956
Box: 1 Folder : 54 New York-Negro Labor Committee
1952
Box: 1 Folder : 55 New York-State
1951-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 56 North Carolina-Congressional
1953-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 57 North Carolina-Local
1953-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 58 North Carolina-State
1951-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 59 Ohio-Cleveland
1950-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 60 Ohio-Congressional
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 61 Ohio-Local
1952-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 62 Ohio-Right-to-Work
1958
Box: 1 Folder : 63 Ohio-State
1951-1956
Box: 1 Folder : 64 Oregon-State
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 65 Pennsylvania-Congressional
1954-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 66 Pennsylvania-Local
1949-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 67 Pennsylvania-Philadelphia Campaign
1951
Box: 1 Folder : 68 Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
1950-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 69 Pennsylvania-State
1951-1956
Box: 1 Folder : 70 Rhode Island-Congressional
1951
Box: 1 Folder : 71 South Carolina-State
1952
Box: 1 Folder : 72 Tennessee-Congressional
1953-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 73 Tennessee-State
1953-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 74 Tennessee-Memphis
1953-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 75 Texas-Congressional
1957
Box: 1 Folder : 76 Texas-State
1951-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Utah-Congressional
1954
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Virginia-Congressional
1954
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Virginia-Family Participation Conference CIO-PAC
1954
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Virginia-Local
1951
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Virginia-State
1947-1957
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Washington-Congressional
1954
Box: 2 Folder : 7 West Virginia-Congressional
1954
Box: 2 Folder : 8 West Virginia-Local
1951-1952
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Wisconsin-Congressional
1952-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Wisconsin-Local
1952
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Wisconsin-State
1951-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 12 American Labor Education Service
1952
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Anti-Discrimination-CIO Committee
1951-1952
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Burke, Tom
1955
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Carey, James, Secretary -Treasurer, CIO
1951-1955
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Census, Bureau of US Statistics
1951-1952
Box: 2 Folder : 17 CIO-Committee to Abolish Discrimination
1950-1952
Box: 2 Folder : 18 CIO-Convention Proceedings
1951
Box: 2 Folder : 19 CIO-Council Correspondence
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 20 CIO-PAC
1951
Box: 2 Folder : 21 CIO-PAC
1952
Box: 2 Folder : 22 CIO-PAC
1953-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 23 CIO-PAC, Data (Reports)
1951-1955
Box: 2 Folder : 24 CIO-PAC, Memoranda
1952
Box: 2 Folder : 25 CIO-PAC Reports, Weightman
1951
Box: 2 Folder : 26 CIO-PAC Research Department
1952
Box: 2 Folder : 27 CIO-PAC, Statistics
1952-1952
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Civil Defense
1951
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Civil Liberties
1951-1956
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Clark, John-Pittsburgh Courier
1955
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Conference on Family Participation
1953-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Dawson, W. L.
1954
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Democratic National Committee
1954-1955
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Democratic Party
1951-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Dudley, Tilford E.
1951-1956
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Federal Security Agency
1951-1952
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Free Trade Union Committee
1955
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Government Data, Philadelphia: Cost of Living Index
1949-1951
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Guernsey, George T., CIO-Education
1952-1955
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Haywood, Allan S., CIO Executive V.P.
1951-1956
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Housing List
1951
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Jones, Brownie Lee
1951
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Korea: General McArthur
1951
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Kroll, Jack, Director, CIO-PAC
1947-1956
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Mitchell, Clarence
1951-1955
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Murray, Henry F.
1952
Box: 2 Folder : 47 Murray, Philip
1951-1953
Box: 2 Folder : 48 NAACP, National
1948-1956
Box: 2 Folder : 49 NAACP News
1954-1955
Box: 2 Folder : 50 National Association of Colored Women
1952-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 51 National Association of Colored Women: Ella P. Stewart, President
1951-1952
Box: 2 Folder : 52 National Council for a Permanent FEPC
1950-1951
Box: 2 Folder : 53 Negro
1950-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 54 Negro Newspapers
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Newspaper Clippings
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Newspaper Clippings
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Newspaper Orders
1952-1955
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Oliver, Robert
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Packinghouse
1948-1953
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Payne, Ethyl, Memoranda-PAC
1954-1955
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Pearson, Drew
1955
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Phil-Miscellaneous
1952-1953
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Political Action of the Week (PAW-CIO) Newsletter
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Presidential Election Report (Minority)
1954-1955
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Printer's Ink
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Public Schools
1954-1955
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Reed, Harry-CIO
1950-1952
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Republican Party
1955
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Reuther, Roy: Political Action
1954-1955
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Reuther, Walter
1953-1955
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Riffe, John V., CIO V.P.
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Smith, Darrel O., CIO-PAC Asst. to Jack Kroll
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 19 State Department: Employee Loyalty
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Statements: Negro
undated , 1955
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Truman, Harry S., President
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Turner, James-Rubber Workers, CIO
1951-1957
Box: 3 Folder : 23 UPWA-CIO
1953-1954
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Urban League
1955
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Washington, DC
undated , 1955
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Weightman, Philip-Form Letter Copy
1951-1952
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Weightman, Philip-PAC Reports
1951-1954
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Women: List and Organizations
1951-1953

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Series II: AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education, 1949-1962.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Alabama-Congressional
1957
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Alabama-Local
1957-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Alabama-State
1957-1962
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Arkansas-State
1958-1961
Box: 3 Folder : 33 California-Local
1957-1960
Box: 3 Folder : 34 California-State
1959-1960
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Florida-Local
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Georgia-Congressional
1960
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Georgia-Local
1959
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Illinois-Local
1949-1961
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Illinois-State
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Indiana-Local
1957-1960
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Indiana-State
1957-1960
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Kansas-State
1958-1960
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Kentucky-State
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 44 Louisiana-State
1959
Box: 3 Folder : 45 Maryla-Local
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 46 Maryland-State
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Massachusetts-Local
1956
Box: 3 Folder : 48 Michigan-Congressional
1961
Box: 3 Folder : 49 Michigan-State
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Minnesota-State
1958
Box: 3 Folder : 51 Mississippi-Local
1960
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Mississippi-State
1959
Box: 3 Folder : 53 Missouri-Local
1958
Box: 3 Folder : 54 New Jersey-State
1956-1962
Box: 3 Folder : 55 New York-Local
1956-1960
Box: 3 Folder : 56 New York-State
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 57 Ohio-Congressional
1958-1960
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Ohio-Local
1958-1960
Box: 3 Folder : 59 Ohio-State
1958-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 60 Oklahoma-State
1957
Box: 3 Folder : 61 Pennsylvania-Harrisburg
1960-1961
Box: 3 Folder : 62 Pennsylvania-Local
1956-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 63 South Carolina-State
1961
Box: 3 Folder : 64 Tennessee-State
1959
Box: 3 Folder : 65 Texas-Congressional
1962
Box: 3 Folder : 66 Texas-Local
undated , 1960
Box: 3 Folder : 67 Texas-Poll Tax
undated , 1959
Box: 3 Folder : 68 Texas-State
1959-1962
Box: 3 Folder : 69 Virginia-Local
1960-1962
Box: 3 Folder : 70 Virginia-State
1961
Box: 3 Folder : 71 Washington-State
1962
Box: 3 Folder : 72 Washington, DC-Miscellaneous
1955-1962
Box: 3 Folder : 73 West Virginia-Local
1957
Box: 3 Folder : 74 West Virginia-State
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 75 Wisconsin-State
1959
Box: 3 Folder : 76 AFL-CIO Executive Council
1960-1961
Box: 3 Folder : 77 Barkan, Alexander E.
1956-1961
Box: 3 Folder : 78 Bartkin, Walter
1956-1960
Box: 3 Folder : 79 Biemiller, Andrew J.
1958-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 80 Brown, Theodore
1958
Box: 3 Folder : 81 Committee on Political Education-National
1957-1961
Box: 3 Folder : 82 Dashiell, F.K.
1956-1962
Box: 3 Folder : 83 Davis, Earl W.-Correspondence and Memoranda
1957-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 84 Davis, Earl W.-Correspondence and Memoranda
1960-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Davis, Earl W.-Reports
1958-1959
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Davis, Earl W.-Reports
1960
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Davis, Earl W.-Reports
1961-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Dial, John H. Jr., Los Angeles, CA
1958
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Dudley, Tilford E.
1957
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Ellinger, W. Don
1957-1961
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Guernsey, George T.
1958-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Hawkins, John A.
1958
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Hobby, Wilbur
1959-1961
Box: 4 Folder : 10 McDevitt, James L.
1956-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 11 McPeak, C.A.
1960
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Meany, George
1957-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Murray, Esther
1959-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Murray, Henry F.
1957
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Neal, Fannie
1960-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 16 O'Brien, Jack
1957-1959
Box: 4 Folder : 17 O'Brien, John T., Machinist Nonpartisan Political League
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Oliver, William H.
1958-1959
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Payne, Ethel
1959-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Randolph, Philip A.
1956-1959
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Reuther, Roy L.
1957-1959
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Riffe, John V.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Thornton, John
1958
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Woll, J. Albert
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Action Bulletin
1959
Box: 4 Folder : 26 AFL-CIO. Department of Education
1959-1960
Box: 4 Folder : 27 COPE Registration
1957
Box: 4 Folder : 28 COPE Report
1957-1960
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Focus on the UN
1958
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Kohler Strike
1957
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Monthly Office Expense Report
1956-1960
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Monthly Office Expense Reports
1960-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Notes and Memoranda from COPE [and PAC]
1952-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Organizations Participating in COPE Voluntary Contribution Drive
1959
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Political Memoranda from COPE
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Transportation Vehicles Inc.
1958-1959
Box: 4 Folder : 37 American Airlines
1958
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Big Business
1951
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Central Labor Union
1958-1959
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Civil Rights
1958-1960
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Democratic National Committee
1958-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Democratic National Committee-Advisory Council
1960
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Election Data
1960-1961
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Election Statistics and Reports
1960
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Hill, Herbert
1958-1961
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Inauguration
1961
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Indians
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 48 John Birch Society
1962
Box: 4 Folder : 49 Matthew, Crockett and Ballard
1958
Box: 4 Folder : 50 Mexico-Inauguration
1960
Box: 4 Folder : 51 Moon, Henry Lee
1958-1959
Box: 4 Folder : 52 Mitchell, Clarence
1957
Box: 4 Folder : 53 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
1959-1960
Box: 4 Folder : 54 Negro Vote
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 55 Nixon, Richard
1960
Box: 4 Folder : 56 Presidential Campaign
1960
Box: 4 Folder : 57 Registration Statistics, 1960
1961
Box: 4 Folder : 58 Republican Party
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 59 Right-to-Work
1959-1961
Box: 4 Folder : 60 Woolfolk, Evelyn-Wolf, Law Business and Clerical Service
1958

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Series III: General Correspondence, 1951-1967.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Abner, Willoughby
1962
Box: 5 Folder : 2 American Jewish Committee
1966
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Barkan, Alexander E.
1962-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Bartkin, Walter
1962-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 5 CORE
1963
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Davis, Earl W.,Correspondence
1963-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Davis, Earl W., Reports
1962-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Davis, Earl W., Reports
1963
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Democratic National Committee
1962
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Guernsey, George T.
1962-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Hill, Herbert
1962
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Hobby, Wilbur
1962-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 13 McDevitt, James L.
1961-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 14 McPeak, Carl
1960 , 1967
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Meany, George
1963
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Neal, Fannie-Reports
1962-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Payne, Ethel
1959 , 1961
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Reuther, Roy L.
1962
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Schnitzler, William
1962
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Taylor, Azie B.
1963
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Walker, W. Henry
1961
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Webber, Charles C.
1953
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Weightman, Philip M.: Personal Papers
1953 , 1960-1966
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Miscellaneous Correspondence
1951-1967

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Series IV: Voter Registration, 1951-1967.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 25 AFL-CIO Voter Registration Fund
1960
Box: 5 Folder : 26 COPE Conference on Registration
1963
Box: 5 Folder : 27 COPE, General
1962-1967
Box: 5 Folder : 28 COPE, Press Releases
1959-1961
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Elections, General (1952)
1951-1952
Box: 5 Folder : 30 How Your Senators and Representatives Voted
1965-1966
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Mississippi, State of, Sample Ballot
1965
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Mississippi Voter and Education League, Constitution and By-Laws
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 33 NAACP, General
1952
Box: 5 Folder : 34 NAACP State-by-State Breakdown of Voter Projects
1967
Box: 5 Folder : 35 NAACP Summer Projects in Voter Registration: AL, MS, SC
1965
Box: 5 Folder : 36 NAACP Summer Voter Registration Project, Weekly Report
1966
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Negro Voter Registration in Southern States
1957
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Negro Voting-Age Popul. throughout the United States
1964
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Newark, New Jersey: Confidential Voting Registration Information
1960-1961
Box: 5 Folder : 40 Potential Vote (1958): State-by-State Estimates Produced by COPE Research Dept.
1958
Box: 5 Folder : 41 Potential Vote (1960): State-by-State Estimates Produced by COPE Research Dept
1960
Box: 5 Folder : 42 Precinct Leader Training Manual, Illinois State CIO-PAC
1956
Box: 5 Folder : 43 Precinct Workers Manual, Virginia Citizens' Committees
1951
Box: 5 Folder : 44 Presidential Election Results (1952)
1952
Box: 5 Folder : 45 Presidential Commission on Registration and Voting Participation
1963
Box: 5 Folder : 46 Registration: Tract, Primer, and Guidebook on
1950s-1960s
Box: 5 Folder : 47 Registration Program: Financial Reports
1960
Box: 5 Folder : 48 Registration Program: Financial Material
1960
Box: 5 Folder : 49 Registration Program: Manpower
1960
Box: 5 Folder : 50 Registration Program: Miscellaneous
1960
Box: 5 Folder : 51 Registration Program: Politics
1960
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Registration Program: Progress Reports
1960
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Registration Program: Publicity
1960
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Senatorial Election Results
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 4 South Carolina Voter Education Project, Proposed Budget
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Statistics, Registration, Election, etc.
1962
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Voter Registration in the South, Summer
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Voting Behavior of Negroes in Eleven States
1952
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Voting Records of the House and Senate
1953
Box: 6 Folder : 9 What Happened in the South?
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 10 You Can Vote: Summaries of State Registration and Voting Laws
1950
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Albuquerque, New Mexico Conference
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Albany Conference
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Boston Conference
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Boston-Area Conference
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Chicago Conference
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Chicago Conference
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 17 COPE Area Conferences: Knoxville, Atlanta, Little Rock
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Denver Conference
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Detroit Conference
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Detroit-Area Conference
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Houston Conference
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Minneapolis Conference
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 23 New York City-Area Conference
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Norfolk, Virginia-Area Conference
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Omaha Conference
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Philadelphia Conference
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Philadelphia-Area Conference
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Pocatello, Idaho Conference
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 29 Sacramento, California Conference
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 30 San Francisco Conference
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Seattle Conference
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Seattle Conference
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Washington, DC Conference
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 34 Voter Registration-Alabama
1962-1963
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Voter Registration-Arkansas
1962-1963
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Voter Registration-District of Columbia
1963
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Voter Registration-Florida
1963 , 1966
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Voter Registration-Georgia
1962-1965
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Voter Registration-Illinois
1962
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Voter Registration-Indiana
1963
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Voter Registration-Kansas
1962
Box: 6 Folder : 42 Voter Registration-Kentucky
1962 , 1966
Box: 6 Folder : 43 Voter Registration-Louisiana
1963
Box: 6 Folder : 44 Voter Registration-Maryland
1960 , 1963
Box: 6 Folder : 45 Voter Registration-Mississippi
1963-1967
Box: 6 Folder : 46 Voter Registration-Missouri
1963
Box: 6 Folder : 47 Voter Registration-New Jersey
1962
Box: 6 Folder : 48 Voter Registration-New York
1962 , 1963
Box: 6 Folder : 49 Voter Registration-North Carolina
1962-1965
Box: 6 Folder : 50 Voter Registration-Ohio
1962-1966
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Voter Registration-Oklahoma
1962 , 1964 , 1966
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Voter Registration-Pennsylvania
1960 , 1963 , 1966
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Voter Registration-South Carolina
1963-1966
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Voter Registration-Virginia
1962-1966
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Voter Registration-Tennessee
1964 , 1966
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Voter Registration-Texas
1962-1966
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Voter Registration-Wisconsin
1962
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Voter Registration-Washington
1964
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Voter Registration-Wyoming
1963

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Series V: Working Files, 1956-1962.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 10 AFL-CIO Contacts, State-by-State Listings of
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 11 AFL-CIO Executive Council
1962-1963
Box: 7 Folder : 12 AFL-CIO-Miscellaneous
1963-1965
Box: 7 Folder : 13 AFL-CIO: Statements-Meany
1959-1964
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Allen, Alexander J.: School Integration, a Community Challenge
1959
Box: 7 Folder : 15 American Council on Race Relations-Public Relations Program
1945
Box: 7 Folder : 16 American Friendship Club: Sixth Annual Human Rights Dinner, Program
1963
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Armed Forces
1945 , 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Association of Community Councils of Metropolitan Chicago
1960
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Baptist Ministers and Churches of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Directory
1951
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Benton, Senator William, Statement
1951
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Biemiller, Andrew J.: Statements on Proposed Commission on Automation and Thirty-Five-Hour Work Week
1963
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Chicago, South West Hyde Park Neighborhood Redevelopment Corp.
1956
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Citizens Council
1965
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Civil Liberties, Current Developments
1954
Box: 7 Folder : 25 CIO: General
1950-1951
Box: 7 Folder : 26 CIO-PAC: General Information
1950-1951
Box: 7 Folder : 27 CIO-PAC: Shipment List
1954-1955
Box: 7 Folder : 28 Colored Schools of Duval County (Florida), Director of Teachers
1951
Box: 7 Folder : 29 Dorsey, Emmett E.: The American Negro and His Government
1961
Box: 7 Folder : 30 Economic Situation of the Negroes in the United States, Notes on the
1959
Box: 7 Folder : 31 Equal Employment Opportunity, Establishing the President's Committee on: Press Release
1961
Box: 7 Folder : 32 Goodman, Leo: Various re: Atomic Energy
1963 , 1967
Box: 7 Folder : 33 Guide for Freedom School Leaders
1963
Box: 7 Folder : 34 Henderson, Vivian W., The Economic Status of Negroes: In the Nation and in the South
1963
Box: 7 Folder : 35 Henry, Aaron E., Address to Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP
1965
Box: 7 Folder : 36 Highlander Research and Education Center, Inc.-Knoxville, Tennessee
1964
Box: 7 Folder : 37 Institute on Non-Violence and Social Change, Program of Second Annual
1956-1957
Box: 7 Folder : 38 Jefferson County, Alabama, Elected Officials and Various, Civil Action Suit Brought Against
1962
Box: 7 Folder : 39 King, Martin Luther, Jr.: Address on the Fourth Anniv. of the Montgomery Improvement Association
1959
Box: 7 Folder : 40 King, Martin Luther, Jr.: Various
1960 , 1963 , 1965
Box: 7 Folder : 41 League for Universal Justice and Goodwill
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 42 Mississippi NAACP, Program of the 20th Session
1965
Box: 7 Folder : 43 Monthly Office Expense Reports
1962-1963
Box: 7 Folder : 44 National Council of Negro Women
1953-1955
Box: 7 Folder : 45 National Notes, Publication of the National Association of Colored Women
1952
Box: 7 Folder : 46 Negro Baptist Denomination
1956-1958
Box: 7 Folder : 47 Negro Business Associations in the United States
1951
Box: 7 Folder : 48 Negro Newspapers in the United States, List of
1955
Box: 7 Folder : 49 Negro Organizations, Convention Dates
1946
Box: 7 Folder : 50 Negro Veterans and Servicemen, 1960 Audit of
1960
Box: 7 Folder : 51 Negroes in the United States: Their Employment and Economic Status
1952
Box: 7 Folder : 52 Open Occupancy in Housing Programs
1952
Box: 7 Folder : 53 Payne, Ethel L., Medicare Issue Stirs Sharp Debate
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 54 Petition Submitted to Brigadier General Francis K. Newcomer, Governor, the Panama Canal
1951
Box: 7 Folder : 55 Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, (four speeches)
1957
Box: 7 Folder : 56 Race Relations in Chicago, Report of the Mayor's Commission on Human Relations
1945
Box: 7 Folder : 57 Racial Integration in Education, National Conference on the Courts and: List of Delegates
1952
Box: 7 Folder : 58 Racial Integration in Industry, Management Approaches to
1957
Box: 7 Folder : 59 Real Unity (Newsletter, Swift Plant, Chicago)
1955
Box: 7 Folder : 60 Republican Party
1963
Box: 7 Folder : 61 Right-to-Work
1957-1967
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Right Wing Political Activities
1951 , 1964-1967
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Scammon Commission Recommendations, Summary of
1964
Box: 8 Folder : 3 South Carolina Labor Council: Convention Resolutions
1962
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Southern Negro Voter Registration
1966
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Taft-Hartley Act, Statement of Executive Board of the CIO on Senator Taft's Proposed Amendments
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Tracts, Various
1940s-1960s
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Truman, Harry S., Corruption in Congress: The Unpublicized Story
1951
Box: 8 Folder : 8 United States Information Agency
1961
Box: 8 Folder : 9 UTSE Newsletter
1962-1963
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Walker, Jack L., The Functions of Disunity: Negro Leadership in a Southern City
1963
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Weightman, Philip M. and James E. Turner: Report on Minority Group Vote, 1954 Election
1954
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Miscellaneous
1952-1962

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Series VI: Newspaper Clippings and Press Releases, 1955-1967.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Africa-Angola
1961
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Africa-Congo
1960
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Africa-Editorial Comment
1960
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Africa-General News (1)
1960-1961
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Africa-General News (2)
1960-1961
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Africa-Ghana
1959-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Africa-Guinea
1960s
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Africa-Kenya
1960-1961
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Africa-MacMillan Tour
1960
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Africa-Mboya, Tom
1959
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Africa-Nkrumah, Kwame
1958-1960
Box: 8 Folder : 24 Africa-Toure, Sekou
1959
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Africa-Union of South Africa
1960-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Africa-Jackie Robinson Story
1960
Box: 8 Folder : 27 Black Muslims
1964
Box: 8 Folder : 28 Chicago, Hyde Park Redevelopment
1958
Box: 8 Folder : 29 Civil Rights-AFL-CIO Statements
1965
Box: 8 Folder : 30 Civil Rights-Congress
1964
Box: 8 Folder : 31 Civil Rights-General (1)
1959-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 32 Civil Rights-General (2)
1959-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 33 Civil Rights-General (3)
1959-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 34 Civil Rights-General (4)
1959-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 35 Civil Rights-General (5)
1959-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 36 Civil Rights-General (6)
1959-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 37 Civil Rights-General (7)
1956-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 38 Civil Rights-Housing
1961
Box: 8 Folder : 39 Civil Rights-Incidents
1964
Box: 8 Folder : 40 Civil Rights-Martin Luther King Jr.
1960-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 41 Civil Rights-President
1960-1965
Box: 8 Folder : 42 Civil Rights-Sit-Ins
1961-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 43 Civil Rights-Supreme Court
1959-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 44 Civil Rights Commission
1961
Box: 8 Folder : 45 Discrimination-Sports
1961
Box: 9 Folder : 1 District Affairs
1960-1961
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Education
1963-1967
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Elections-NSPC
1955 , 1960 , 1962
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Freedom Rides
1961
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Kennedy-Nixon Debates
1960
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Khrushchev Visit
1959
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Labor-General
1957-1961
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Marshall, Thurgood
1960-1961
Box: 9 Folder : 9 National Baptist Convention
1956
Box: 9 Folder : 10 National Legislation
1957 , 1960 , 1962
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Negro in the North, Ashmore
1960
Box: 9 Folder : 12 New York City-Harlem
1961-1964
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Notes for Paper, CIO-PAC
1951
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Peace Corps Plan
1961
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Personalities, NSPC
1955
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Populations Reports
1964
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Racial Prejudice
1953
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Reappointment
1965
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Registration, NSPC
1960
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Religious Issue
1960
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Right-to-Work, NSPC
1958
Box: 9 Folder : 22 School Desegregation-Alabama
1960-1964
Box: 9 Folder : 23 School Desegregation-Arkansas
1959
Box: 9 Folder : 24 School Desegregation-Court Action
1961
Box: 9 Folder : 25 School Desegregation-Georgia
1961
Box: 9 Folder : 26 School Desegregation-Louisiana
1960
Box: 9 Folder : 27 School Desegregation-Mississippi
1964
Box: 9 Folder : 28 School Desegregation-New York
1964
Box: 9 Folder : 29 School Desegregation-North Carolina
1964
Box: 9 Folder : 30 School Desegregation-Pennsylvania
1964
Box: 9 Folder : 31 School Desegregation-South Carolina
1964
Box: 9 Folder : 32 School Desegregation-Tennessee
1964
Box: 9 Folder : 33 School Desegregation-Virginia
1961
Box: 9 Folder : 34 School Integration-General
1964
Box: 9 Folder : 35 Segregation
1951-1952
Box: 9 Folder : 36 South, The Integration Progress
1964
Box: 9 Folder : 37 Voting Rights Bill (no. 1)
1965
Box: 9 Folder : 38 Voting Rights Bill (no. 2)
1965
Box: 9 Folder : 39 Voting Statistics-NSPC
1950s

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