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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Seattle Branch records, 1950-2003

Overview of the Collection

Creator
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Seattle Branch
Title
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Seattle Branch records
Dates
1950-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
13.26 cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection Number
0465
Summary
Records of a Seattle civil rights organization
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access subject to restrictions. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), established on October 23, 1913, was the first branch of the national civil rights organization formed west of the Mississippi. The Seattle Branch charter names the Association's objective "to uplift the colored men and women of this country by securing to them the full enjoyment of their rights as citizens, justice in the courts, and equality of opportunity everywhere". Leticia Graves, first Chapter president, along with twenty-one other founding members, made it their first task to protest President Woodrow Wilson's policy of segregating black federal employees. In 1915 the NAACP protested the showing of D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation" at local movie theatres. In 1921 the Seattle NAACP lobbied against an anti-intermarriage (miscegenation) bill that was being proposed in the state legislature, successfully defeating the issue.

In the early 1920s, the emergence of a new civil rights organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), drew many blacks away from the NAACP, leaving it dormant. In 1928, after UNIA's controversial president, Marcus Garvey, was deported, the NAACP became reactivated in Seattle by new Chapter president Lodie M. Biggs. During the years of the Great Depression, the Chapter successfully blocked anti-intermarriage bills in the state legislature, began a campaign against police brutality, leading to the conviction of three Seattle police officers, and advocated for fair employment practices.

Throughout World War II, 45,000 blacks came to Seattle, resulting in an increase in NAACP membership from 85 to 1550 members. During this time, although it had been illegal since 1890, "whites only" signs began to appear in the city's stores and restaurants. The Branch filed lawsuits with the city to ensure that the law was enforced. In 1947, the Association marched to support the hiring of future Seattle Branch president, Thelma Dewitty, as the city's first black school teacher. During the 1940s the Seattle Branch sponsored the creation of new NAACP chapters around Washington state, in Bremerton, Walla Walla, Vancouver, and the Tricities.

In the 1950s, in response to the limitations on housing for minorities outside Seattle's Central District, the Branch began campaigning for a citywide fair housing ordinance. Efforts to establish open housing continued for a decade and finally, in 1968, a fair housing ordinance was passed. The 1950s also brought lobbying for the promotion of black police officers, protests against the segregation of the city's golf courses, and passage of a state law eliminating the designation of race on driver's licenses.

The civil rights movement made major strides during the 1960s and the NAACP was at the forefront in Seattle. Labor and Industry practices were a major concern during the 1960s, and the Branch challenged the hiring practices of major retail stores such as the Bon Marche, Nordstrom, and Frederick and Nelson, as well as the grocery chains Safeway, Albertson's, and Tradewell. In 1965, then president E. June Smith helped found the NAACP credit union to provide affordable loans to the community. The Branch also provided legal support to anti-discrimination protesters who were arrested while marching in city offices and on the campus of the University of Washington.

During the 1960s and 1970s education became a primary focus. Among its many efforts, the Branch supported a March 1966 boycott of Seattle's Central District schools, calling attention to a lack of progress with desegregation. The Chapter continued to stage protests and threatened legal action. In the 1970s, Seattle Branch president, Lacy Steele, led the movement to desegregate Seattle schools through the busing of black students to white neighborhoods. In 1977, Seattle became the largest city in the United States to desegregate its schools without a court order.

In 1978 the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) program was established. This "Olympics of the Mind" encouraged young black people toward academic, creative arts and cultural excellence. Competitions are still held and scholarships awarded. Focus on youth continues to be one of the biggest components of the Seattle NAACP.

The Seattle Branch also focused on law enforcement. In 1964, the NAACP successfully campaigned for the promotion of the first black Seattle Police sergeant, and in July 1965 it established "Freedom Patrols"--citizen groups who followed white police officers on their beats to insure that citizens' civil rights were not violated. Police brutality was still a major issue during the 1980s. On January 19, 1983 a black prisoner named Riley Frost died in the King County Jail after a guard used a controversial choke hold to subdue him. After protests by the Seattle Branch, the King County Executive office invited Mr. Steele and other civil rights leaders to form a King County Task Force on the Use of Force to study the issue. The County ordered the practice curtailed seven months later. Complaints of discrimination by black prisoners in the 1980s led to alliances with the Black Prisoners Caucus and Black Prisoners Assistance Coalition of Washington. The Branch also formed the Hollow Point Bullet Review Committee and protested police shootings of blacks.

The Seattle NAACP continues to be a leader in the fight for black equality. From the 1990s to the present, the Association has focused on voter registration, equal employment opportunity, the creation of new economic development for black entrepreneurs, political recognition, elimination of drugs and prostitution in black neighborhoods, and legal redress.

In 1998 Lacy Steele retired from his position of Branch president after 26 years. Oscar Eason, Carl Mack and Alfoster Garrett all served as presidents after Mr. Steele, and in 2006, Sheley Secrest was elected to the position.

NAACP Seattle Branch presidents:

  • Leticia Graves (1913-?)
  • J. H. Graves
  • F. Benjamin Davis
  • John E. Prim
  • Prentice Frazier
  • Melvina Squires
  • James Washington
  • Lodie M. Biggs (1928-1930)
  • William H. Wilson (1930-1933, 1935-?)
  • John R. Harris (1934-1935)
  • Letcher Yarbrough (mid 1940s)
  • Fred Shorter (1943-1947)
  • Charles Stokes (late 1940s)
  • Fountain Penick (1949-1951)
  • Joseph Willard (1951)
  • Odel Lewis (1952-1953)
  • Philip Burton (1953-1954)
  • James McIver (1955-1956)
  • Benjamin McAdoo (1956-1957, 1966)
  • Thelma Dewitty (1958)
  • Robert M. Davis (1959)
  • Charles V. Johnson (1959-1964)
  • E. June Smith (1965-1966)
  • Andrew Young (1967-1968)
  • Donald D. Haley (1969-1971)
  • Lacy Steele (1972-1998)
  • Oscar Eason (1999-2002)
  • Carl Mack (2002-2005)
  • Alfoster Garrett (2005)
  • Sheley Secrest (2006- present)

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Accession No. 0465-001: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Seattle Branch records, 1950-1968Return to Top

1.47 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged by type of record.

Scope and Content: The records document the work of the Seattle Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, primarily in the 1950s and to a lesser extent, early 1960s. They form an incomplete set of records, with substantial gaps in documentation.

The collection includes incoming correspondence dating largely from the 1950s. Most of the letters are from the NAACP's national office. National officials at the time included Roy Wilkins and Thurgood Marshall, while local officials included Philip Burton, James McIver, and E. June Smith. The letters shed light on some of the branch's membership building, fundraising, and legal redress activities. There are also letters from local civil rights organizations with which the Seattle NAACP was working. Outgoing correspondence documents the reponse of the Seattle branch to numerous cases of civil rights violations. The years 1953 to 1956 are the most thoroughly represented.

The records also contain a partial collection of minutes from the Seattle Branch and Northwest Area Conference, largely from the 1950s, an assortment of lists, financial records, and reports. A fairly comprehensive collection of newsletters document the Seattle NAACP's activities from 1956-1966. Court papers include a 1959 King County Superior Court memorandum opinion in the housing discrimination case of Jones v. O'Meara. The court, in a decision affirmed by the Washington Supreme Court, overturned an order by the Washington State Board against Discrimination compelling the sale of a home to a black buyer. The speeches and writings of Herbert Hill include numerous transcripts of speeches and articles by the NAACP labor secretary in the 1960s. The records also include a large amount of ephemera.

Acquisition Info: Gift of NAACP Seattle, 7/15/1964.

Processing Info: In 2004, bills, receipts, and ephemera unrelated to the chapter were weeded.

Issues of The Puget Sound Observer were transferred to the Microform and Newspapers Collections in the University of Washington Libraries in 2004.

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Correspondence
Box/Folder
1/1 0465-001
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Washington
1953-1955
1/2 0465-001
A miscellaneous
1954-1961, undated
1/3 0465-001
B miscellaneous
1954-1958
1/4 0465-001
Carlson, Anne
1955, undated
1/5 0465-001
Christian Friends for Racial Equality
1954-1962
1/6 0465-001
Civic Unity Committee of Seattle
1953-1961
1/7 0465-001
Credit Union National Associates
1959, 1962
1/8 0465-001
C miscellaneous
1955-1959, undated
1/9 0465-001
Democratic Party, Young Democrats, University of Washington
1959
1/10 0465-001
D-G miscellaneous
1951-1962, undated
1/11 0465-001
Jackson, Henry M.
1955
1/12 0465-001
H-L miscellaneous
1953-1959, undated
1/13 0465-001
Magnuson, Warren G.
1955
1/14 0465-001
Modern Community Developers, Inc.
1958
1/15-16 0465-001
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Office
1950-1965
1/17 0465-001
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Northwest Area Conference
1951-1956
1/18-19 0465-001
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, West Coast Regional Office
1952-1961
1/20 0465-001
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, miscellaneous branches
1951-1962
1/21 0465-001
M-Q miscellaneous
1953-1959, undated
1/22 0465-001
Seattle, city of
1954-1962
1/23 0465-001
R-T miscellaneous
1954-1961, undated
1/24 0465-001
United States Air Force
1952, 1956
1/25 0465-001
United States Civil Service Commission
undated
1/26 0465-001
United States Justice Department
1955
1/27 0465-001
United States Navy, Military Sea Transportation Service
1954
1/28 0465-001
United States Post Office
1955
1/29 0465-001
United States miscellaneous
1955, undated
1/30 0465-001
United Steelworkers of America, Seattle
1953
1/31 0465-001
Urban League, Seattle
1951-1960
1/32 0465-001
Washington State Board against Discrimination in Employment
1954, 1958
1/33 0465-001
Washington, miscellaneous
1954-1962, undated
1/34 0465-001
Wilburn, Green
1956
1/35 0465-001
W miscellaneous
1954-1962
1/36 0465-001
Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney
1953
1/38 0465-001
Youth March for Integrated Schools
1958-1959
1/39 0465-001
Young Women's Christian Association
1954, 1958
Box/Folder
1/40 0465-001
Interoffice Correspondence
1952-1956
2/1-8 0465-001
Outgoing Correspondence
1951-1966, undated
2/9 0465-001
Clippings
1954-1961, undated
2/10 0465-001
Court Papers - Jones v. O'Meara
1959
Financial Records
Box/Folder
2/11 0465-001
Contributions, miscellaneous
undated
2/12 0465-001
Fight for Freedom Campaign
Scope and Content: Workers' report envelopes.
1960
2/13 0465-001
Montgomery Boycott Donations
1956
2/14 0465-001
Payments Due on Seattle Life Memberships
1955
2/15 0465-001
Receipts from National Office
1955-1956
2/16 0465-001
Recepts for Mrs. Margaret Welb
1956
2/17 0465-001
Solicitation of Credentials
1955
2/18 0465-001
Statements, miscellaneous
1952-1955
Box/Folder
2/19 0465-001
Legal Documents - Affidavit on an Instance of Discrimination
1951
Lists
Box/Folder
2/20 0465-001
Ballots, Seattle Branch
1952-1959
2/21 0465-001
Credit Union Contributions
1956
2/22 0465-001
Life Members, Seattle Branch
undated
2/23 0465-001
Members
1956, undated
2/24 0465-001
Seattle Branch Officers, Board Members, etc.
1952-1963, undated
2/25 0465-001
Volunteers
1960, nd.
2/26 0465-001
Miscellany
1954, undated
Minutes
Box/Folder
2/27 0465-001
Executive Committee, Seattle Branch
1955-1956
2/28 0465-001
Executive Board, Northwest Area Conference
1952-1957
2/29 0465-001
Seattle Branch, General
1954-1955
2/30 0465-001
Miscellany
1955-1957
Box/Folder
2/31 0465-001
News Releases
1954-1963, undated
2/32 0465-001
Petitions
1955
Reports
Box/Folder
2/33 0465-001
Annual Reports
1952-1959, undated
2/34 0465-001
Committees
1955-1960, undated
2/35 0465-001
Membership Reports to National Office
1960
2/36 0465-001
Office Managers' Reports
1955, 1960, undated
2/37 0465-001
United States Housing and Home Finance Agency, Progress under Seattle's Community Improvement Program
1962
2/38 0465-001
NAACP, Southeast Region, Annual Reports
1965-1967
2/39 0465-001
Miscellaneous
1954, undated
Box/Folder
3/1 0465-001
Speeches and Writings - Miscellaneous Memoranda
undated
3/2 0465-001
Speeches and Writings of Herbert Hill
1962-1968, undated
3/3-6 0465-001
Newsletters
1956-1966
Publications
Box/Folder
3/7 0465-001
Score
1960-1961
3/8 0465-001
Crisis
1965-1966
Ephemera
Box/Folder
3/9-11 0465-001
Miscellaneous
1955-1962, undated
3/12 0465-001
Montgomery Improvement Association
1957, 1960
3/13-14 to 4/1 0465-001
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Office
1949-1968, undated
4/2 0465-001
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Seattle Branch
1954-1964, undated
4/3 0465-001
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, West Coast Region
1960, undated
4/4 0465-001
Washington, State of
1955-1959
Box/Folder
4/5 0465-001
Copy of photograph
undated

Accession No. 0465-002: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Seattle Branch records, 1952-2003 (bulk 1966-1986)Return to Top

11.79 cubic feet (13 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged into 3 series:
  • Administrative Records, 1952-2003
  • NAACP Committees, 1955-1986
  • Other Organizations, 1974-1986

Scope and Content: Contains records created between 1952 and 1986 which document the activities of the Seattle National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to challenge discrimination and promote economic development. The bulk of the administrative records are those that were kept at the NAACP office and accumulated by former Seattle Branch president Lacy Steele from 1972-1998. Records from 1959-1972 are mainly those of former presidents Charles V. Johnson (1959-1964), E. June Smith (1965-1966), Andrew Young (1967-1968), and Donald D. Haley (1969-1971). Records include general, interdepartmental (between the Seattle Branch and the regional and national branches), and intraoffice correspondence; minutes and agendas from executive and general membership meetings; conference and convention proceedings; annual and other reports from the Seattle branch, regional and national organizations; discrimination complaint files; subject files; membership campaign material and membership records; newsletters of the Seattle Branch, national organization and West Coast Region; press releases; resolutions; speeches and writings; statements; legislation; awards; clippings and ephemera.

NAACP Committee records include: Afro-Academic Cultural Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), Education, Finance, Hollow Point Bullet Review, Housing, Labor and Industry, Legal Redress, Prison Program, Voter Registration, and Youth Work. Also included are organizational records of other groups including The Black Prisoners Assistance Coalition of Washington, and the Black Prisoners Caucus, both of which advocated for black prisoners . Other organizational records include the King County Executive Task Force on the Use of Force, which investigated the use of the chokehold by police officers, and the Seattle Opportunities Industrialization Center.

Acquisition Info: Received from the NAACP, Seattle Branch, January 13, 2005.

Processing Info: Processed in 2006-2007 by Shauna Dean.

Container(s) Description Dates
Administrative Records
1952-2003
Box/Folder
1/1-2 0465-002
Historical Features
1980-1983, 2003, undated
Organizational Features
Box/Folder
1/3 0465-002
Miscellaneous
1965, 1975, undated
1/4 0465-002
Organizational Charts
1913, 1979-1982, undated
1/5-10 0465-002
Constitution and Bylaws
1960-1985, undated
General Correspondence
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically
Scope and Content: Major correspondents include: Senator Henry M. Jackson, Senator Warren G. Magnuson, Congressman Brock Adams, Govenor John Spellman, Seattle Mayors Wesley C. Uhlman and Charles Royer, Superior Court of Washington Judge Charles V. Johnson, Seattle Urban League, Seattle Police Department, Boeing Company, Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP), Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and television stations KIRO, KING and KOMO.
Box/Folder
1/11-55 0465-002
Miscellaneous Chronological
1959-1979
2/1-32 0465-002
Miscellaneous Chronological
1980-1986, undated
2/33 0465-002
Coalition for Quality Integrated Education
1975
Box/Folder
2/34-51 0465-002
Interdepartmental Correspondence with the National and Regional Offices
1959-1977
3/1-18 0465-002
Interdepartmental Correspondence with the National and Regional Offices
1978-1986, undated
3/19-21 0465-002
Intraoffice Correspondence
1961-1986, undated
Minutes
Box/Folder
3/22-35 0465-002
Executive Board Meeting
1959-1986, undated
3/36-40 0465-002
General Membership Meeting
1959, 1966-1985, undated
3/41-42 0465-002
Other Organizations
1965-1966, 1978-1986
Conferences and Conventions (NAACP)
Box/Folder
3/43 0465-002
Annual National Board Meeting
1978-1983, undated
3/44 0465-002
Miscellaneous NAACP
1965, 1981-1983, undated
3/45-61 0465-002
National Convention
1960-1978
4/1-15 0465-002
National Convention
1979-1986
4/16-36 0465-002
Northwest Area Conference
1959-1986
4/37-41 0465-002
Northwest Area Executive Board Meeting
1959-1968
4/42-43 0465-002
Other Miscellaneous
1962-1984, undated
4/44 0465-002
President's (National) Council Meeting
1987
4/45-46 0465-002
Seattle Branch Retreat
1981-1985
4/47-52 0465-002
West Coast Region Leadership Retreat
1972-1985
4/53-56 0465-002
West Coast Regional Conference
1966-1974
5/1-12 0465-002
West Coast Regional Conference
1975-1986
Reports
Box/Folder
5/13-17 0465-002
Seattle Branch Annual
1959-1985, undated
West Coast Region
Box/Folder
5/18-22 0465-002
Annual
1973-1986
5/23 0465-002
Miscellaneous
1981-1985, undated
Box/Folder
5/24-27 0465-002
National NAACP Miscellaneous
1964, 1976-1985
5/28 0465-002
Other NAACP Branches
1977, undated
5/29-34 0465-002
Other Organizations
1958-1986, undated
5/35-37 0465-002
Police-Citizen Violence Project
1981-1983, undated
5/38 0465-002
Prisons (Corrections)
1982-1984
5/39 0465-002
Seattle (City of)
1977-1979
6/1 0465-002
Seattle (City of)
1984-1986
6/2-7 0465-002
Seattle Public Schools (by or about)
1977-1986
6/8-9 0465-002
Washington State
1958-1961, 1984-1987
Discrimination Complaints
Box/Folder
6/10-31 0465-002
General
1959-1986, undated
6/32 0465-002
Against Bon Marche
1963-1964
6/33 0465-002
Against Todd Shipyard Corporation
1981-1982
6/34 0465-002
Against Western Electric
1981
6/35 0465-002
Brazil, Joseph
1974
6/36 0465-002
Goines, Calvin
1975
6/37 0465-002
Jordan, Bettye
1985-1985
6/38 0465-002
Stewart, Milton
1981-1982
Subject Files
Box/Folder
6/39-40 0465-002
Affirmative Action Plans
1975-1978
7/1-3 0465-002
Affirmative Action Plans
1983-1985
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
Box/Folder
7/4-5 0465-002
Miscellaneous
1964-1966
7/6 0465-002
Freedom Patrol
1965, undated
Box/Folder
7/7-9 0465-002
Central District Cable Television
1981-1986, undated
7/10 0465-002
Citizens Education Center Northwest
1981
7/11 0465-002
City Light Black Employees Association
1985
7/12-34 0465-002
Education
1960-1986
7/35-36 0465-002
Elections for NAACP
1960-1985, undated
Equal Employment Opportunity/Economic Opportunity
Box/Folder
7/37-38 0465-002
Miscellaneous
1961-1966, undated
7/39-47 0465-002
Job Listings
1964-1986, undated
Box/Folder
7/48 0465-002
Equal Opportunity Employment Statements
1967-1981
7/49 0465-002
Harris, Virgie
1978-1979
7/50 0465-002
Objectives and Strategies
1981-1983
7/51 0465-002
Police Precinct Site Data
1977-1978
7/52 0465-002
Racist Stereotypes
1966, 1980, undated
8/1 0465-002
Roe, Ellen
1985
8/2-4 0465-002
School Desegregation
1975-1981, undated
Seattle Human Rights Commission (Seattle Human Rights Department)
Box/Folder
8/5-6 0465-002
Miscellaneous
1964-1986
8/7 0465-002
Law Enforcement Planning Committee
1965
8/8-9 0465-002
Proposed Rules for Practice in Discrimination Cases
1984
Box/Folder
8/10-11 0465-002
Seattle International High School
1982-1983, undated
8/12 0465-002
Seattle Police Chief Selection
1974
8/13 0465-002
Seattle Police Department Shootings
1965, 1978, 1984
8/14-16 0465-002
Seattle Public Schools
1974-1982, undated
8/17-18 0465-002
South Central Seattle School District Lawsuit
1984-1985
8/19 0465-002
Washington State Board Against Discrimination
1964-1966, undated
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder
8/20-22 0465-002
NAACP: National, Regional and Seattle Branch
1962-1986, undated
8/23 0465-002
Promotional Scripts
undated
8/24-27 0465-002
Miscellaneous
1955-1982, undated
Statements
Box/Folder
8/28-29 0465-002
by NAACP: National, Regional and Seattle Branch
1964-1986, undated
8/30-31 0465-002
Miscellaneous
1959-1985, undated
Box/Folder
8/32-39 0465-002
Membership Campaigns
1963-1986, undated
8/40-42 0465-002
Membership Records
Scope and Content: Includes membership status reports and statistics.
1960-1984, undated
VF
2730 0465-002
Membership Records
Restrictions on Use: Closed until 2015
1980-1986
Publications
Box/Folder
8/43 0465-002
Macdonald, Andrew, The Turner Diaries
Scope and Content: Includes anonymous cover letter
1978, 1980
9/1-2 0465-002
Miscellaneous
1960, 1976-1985, undated
Newsletters
Box/Folder
9/3 0465-002
Seattle Branch
1977-1982, undated
9/4 0465-002
Regional
1962-1976, undated
9/5 0465-002
National
1961-1966, 1977-1978
9/6-10 0465-002
Miscellaneous Organizations
1960-1986
News Releases
Box/Folder
9/11-13 0465-002
Seattle Branch
1959-1985, undated
9/14-16 0465-002
National
1966, 1975-1986, undated
9/17-20 0465-002
Miscellaneous Organizations
1961-1986, undated
Resolutions
Box/Folder
9/21 0465-002
Seattle Branch
1963, 1982-1984, undated
9/22 0465-002
Regional
1964, 1980-1985, undated
9/23-25 0465-002
National
1976-1986, undated
9/26 0465-002
Miscellaneous Organizations
1975-1985
Box/Folder
9/27-33 0465-002
Legislation
1961-1986, undated
9/34-37 0465-002
Manuals and Guidelines
1971-1983
9/38-41 0465-002
Phone Message Logs
1976-1978
10/1-2 0465-002
Phone Message Logs
1980-1985
10/3-8 0465-002
Lists
1959-1985, undated
10/9-10 0465-002
Rosters
1956-1985, undated
10/11-13 0465-002
Notes
1962, 1976-1986, undated
10/14 0465-002
Census Statistics
1960-1986
10/15 0465-002
Grant Application
1979
10/16 0465-002
Office Lease
1973, 1983
10/17 0465-002
Calendars
1973-1974
10/18 0465-002
Fact Sheets
1975, 1981, undated
10/19 0465-002
Certificates
1967-1984, undated
10/20 0465-002
Buttons
1983, undated
10/21-22 0465-002
Plaques
Scope and Content: Four plaques for individual board members.
1983-1984
13/1-3 0465-002
Photographs
Scope and Content: Includes 21 4"x6" black and white portraits of Board Members, 3 7"x5" and 15 3"x5" black and white candid snapshots of a party, 2 8"x10", 3 5"x7" and 1 4"x5" black and white photographs of formal functions, 1 color poloroid photograph, 2 black and white contact sheets, and 4 strips of negatives.
1976-1982, undated
10/23 0465-002
Miscellany
1964, 1976, 1985, undated
10/24-31 0465-002
Clippings
1961-1986, undated
10/32-49 0465-002
Ephemera
1955-1985
11/1-8 0465-002
Ephemera
1986-1996, undated
NAACP Committees
1955-1986
Afro-Academic Cultural Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)
Scope and Content: A project of the NAACP. The Seattle Branch participates in this project.
Box/Folder
11/9 0465-002
Organizational Features
1981-1984, undated
11/10 0465-002
General Correspondence
1981-1986
11/11 0465-002
Minutes; ACT-SO Steering Committee
1981-1985
11/12 0465-002
Reports
1981-1985
11/13 0465-002
Guidelines
1980, undated
11/14 0465-002
Budget Files
1981-1986, undated
11/15 0465-002
Contestant Rosters
undated
11/16 0465-002
Lists of Winners
1980, undated
11/17 0465-002
Calendars
1980-1986
11/18 0465-002
Ephemera
1981-1985, undated
Box/Folder
11/19 0465-002
Education
1981-1985, undated
Finance
Box/Folder
11/20 0465-002
General Correspondence
1959-1966, 1976, 1981, undated
11/21 0465-002
Minutes
1982
Subject Files
Box/Folder
11/22 0465-002
Freedom Fund Banquets
1970-1985
11/23 0465-002
Freedom Fund Discos
1982-1986
11/24 0465-002
Revenue Sharing
1972-1976, undated
Box/Folder
11/25 0465-002
Statements
1962-1984, undated
11/26 0465-002
Reports
1966-1986
11/27 0465-002
Budget Files
1965-1986
11/28 0465-002
Notes
1965-1981, undated
11/29 0465-002
Lists of Checks Collected
1976, undated
Box/Folder
11/30 0465-002
Hollow Point Bullet Review
1974
Housing
Box/Folder
11/31-34 0465-002
General Correspondence
1960-1978, undated
11/35 0465-002
Interdepartmental Correspondence with the National Office
1976
11/36 0465-002
Newsletters
1959-1966
11/37 0465-002
News Releases
1962-1964
11/38-41 0465-002
Reports
1959-1966, 1974-1980, undated
11/42-43 0465-002
Subject File: Redlining
1975-1976
11/44 0465-002
Proposals
1975-1977
11/45 0465-002
Legislation
1957-1966, undated
11/46 0465-002
Resolutions
1962-1963
11/47-48 0465-002
Writings
1955-1964, 1982, undated
11/49 0465-002
Roster
undated
11/50 0465-002
Fair Housing Listings
1962-1966
11/51 0465-002
Clippings
1964-1965, undated
11/52 0465-002
Ephemera
1952-1976, undated
Labor and Industry
Box/Folder
11/53 0465-002
General Correspondence
1964-1965
11/54-56 0465-002
Reports
1983-1985, undated
11/57 0465-002
Ephemera
1963-1964
Box/Folder
11/58 0465-002
Legal Redress
1961-1966, 1976, 1982-1984, undated
11/59 0465-002
Prison Program
1982, undated
Voter Registration
Box/Folder
11/60-61 0465-002
General Correspondence
1983-1984
11/62 0465-002
Minutes
1984
11/63 0465-002
Reports
1984
11/64 0465-002
Miscellany
1984
Youth Work
Box/Folder
11/65 0465-002
General Correspondence
1974-1979
11/66 0465-002
Interdepartmental Correspondence with the National and Regional Offices
1976-1983
11/67 0465-002
Reports
1974-1975
12/1 0465-002
Reports
1982-1985
Subject Files
Box/Folder
12/2 0465-002
Banquet
1974
12/3 0465-002
Drill Team
undated
Box/Folder
12/4 0465-002
Membership Records
1975-1982
12/5 0465-002
Writings
1974-1985, undated
12/6 0465-002
Financial Records
1981, undated
12/7 0465-002
Budget Files
1974-1975
12/8 0465-002
Newsletters
1975, undated
12/9 0465-002
News Releases
1975, undated
12/10 0465-002
Calendar
1983
12/11 0465-002
Ephemera
1974
Box/Folder
12/12 0465-002
Miscellaneous NAACP Committees
1960, 1975-1986, undated
Other Organizations
1974-1986
Black Prisoners Assistance Coalition of Washington
Box/Folder
12/13 0465-002
Constitution and Bylaws
undated
12/14 0465-002
General Correspondence
1983-1984
12/15 0465-002
Minutes
1984
12/16 0465-002
Reports
1983-1984
12/17-18 0465-002
Proposals
1983
Box/Folder
12/19-21 0465-002
Black Prisoners Caucus
1981-1985, undated
King County Executive Task Force on the Use of Force
Box/Folder
12/22-23 0465-002
General Correspondence
1982-1983
12/24 0465-002
Minutes
1983
12/25 0465-002
Statements
1983
12/26 0465-002
Writings
1978, 1983, undated
12/27 0465-002
Legislation
1983-1986, undated
12/28 0465-002
Subject File: Frost, Riley
1983
12/29 0465-002
Notebook
1983
12/30 0465-002
News Releases
1983
12/31 0465-002
Notes
undated
12/32 0465-002
Clippings
1982-1985, undated
12/33 0465-002
Ephemera
undated
Seattle Opportunities Industrialization Center
Box/Folder
12/34 0465-002
General Correspondence
1974, 1984
12/35 0465-002
Minutes
1974
12/36 0465-002
Subject File: Dedication Luncheon
1974
12/37 0465-002
Roster
1983-1984