National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Portland Branch records, 1938-1981  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Portland Branch (Portland, Or.)
Title
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Portland Branch records
Dates
1938-1981 (inclusive)
1950-1970 (bulk)
Quantity
30 linear feet, (20 containers)
Collection Number
Coll 295
Summary
The Portland branch of the NAACP was founded in 1914, and worked in the state of Oregon to establish equality for all people and to eliminate racial discrimination in Oregon. The collection contains correspondence, meeting materials, financial records, and publications.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

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Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Founded on February 12, 1909 by W.E.B. Du Bois and others, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) works to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Portland's N.A.A.C.P. branch #1120 was originally founded in 1914 with Dr. J.N. Merriman as its first president and Beatrice Morrow Cannady, editor of African American newspaper The Advocate, as its first secretary. The organization successfully fought to repeal Oregon's exclusion laws, which were abolished in 1926 and 1927; established African Americans in unions; and opposed civic housing policies that excluded African Americans. The Portland NAACP Branch is the oldest continuously chartered branch west of the Mississippi.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains correspondence, meeting materials, financial records, and publications.

The box descriptions are taken directly from original folder headings and/or titles of loose materials in the boxes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • African Americans
  • African Americans--Civil rights--Oregon
  • African Americans--Education--Oregon
  • African Americans--Employment--Oregon
  • African Americans--Housing--Oregon--Portland
  • African Americans--Oregon--Portland
  • African Americans--Segregation--Oregon
  • Discrimination in education--Oregon
  • Discrimination in housing--Oregon
  • Segregation in education--Oregon

Geographical Names

  • Oregon--Race relations--History--20th century
  • United States--Race relations--History--20th century

Form or Genre Terms

  • Scrapbooks