Call Number: E185.61.N246 N388 1995
Visual Materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Records (Library of Congress)
Subject Category: Ethnic Studies, History US
Collection Dates: 08/01/1923 - 05/31/1956
Location: UNLV Microforms
Summary: This 18 reel, 4596 item collection of photographic prints, 1995 photochemical prints, lithographs and original drawings is organized into nine categories. The categories are: People and Groups, Administrative Programs, General Programs and Related Subjects, International Events and Views, Military Services, Miscellaneous, Exhibit Materials, Drawings and Prints, and Supplementary Archives. Almost half of the collection consists of portraits of NAACP headquarter staff, state and national conference delegates, branch officers, and members, as well as entertainers, sports figures, government officials, and other professionals. Other photographs document the Association's long-term efforts to promote civil rights legislation through litigation, public protest, and sustained monitoring and reporting of lynchings and other injustices against African Americans. African American photographers are well represented in the work of professionals such as James Allen, Ed Bagwell, Cecil Layne, Morgan & Marvin Smith, Ernest Withers, James Van Der Zee, and the Scurlock Studio. African American artists are represented in the works of Richmond Barthe, William Chase, Elton Fax, Laurence Foy, Hubert Harper, Louise Jefferson, Cornelius Johnson, Frank Walts, and Garrett Whyte, among others.