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Negro Labor Committee photograph collection

Title
Negro Labor Committee photograph collection [graphic].
Author
Negro Labor Committee.
Publication
[193-?]-1962.

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Description
  • 87 items (.3 lin. ft., 1 box); 21 x 26 cm. and smaller.
  • 59 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 13 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 7 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 3 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 4 clippings : halftone photomechanical, b&w ;
  • 1 program : halftone photomechanical, b&w ;
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photographs – 1930-1969.
  • Group portraits – 1930-1969.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1930-1969.
  • Halftone photomechanical prints – 1940-1959.
  • Clippings – 1940-1959.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Most photographs have photographer's or photography studio's handstamp on verso; one photograph has photographer's name printed on recto; some items have organization's handstamp on verso.
  • Many photographs have handwritten notations on verso; some items have handwritten captions on recto; one photograph bears typewritten captions; two photographs have notes attached to verso. Some items bear cropping marks; some photographs are duplicates.
  • Collection contains work by Sam Reiss, Morgan Smith, Cecil Layne, James C. Campbell and G.G.G. Photo Studio, among others.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some items are restricted; permission of the photographer or copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography (note)
  • The Negro Labor Committee was founded in 1935 to organize black workers into unions, end discriminatory practices against blacks in labor and management, and establish solidarity between black and white workers.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Negro Labor Committee Records, 1925-1969.
Call Number
Sc Photo Negro Labor Committee Collection
Author
Negro Labor Committee.
Title
Negro Labor Committee photograph collection [graphic].
Imprint
[193-?]-1962.
Summary
The Negro Labor Committee Photograph Collection depicts some of the organization's officials and members, as well as some of the Committee's events and activities, from the 1930s to the early 1960s. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of Committee chairman Frank R. Crosswaith; individual and group portraits of labor officials and members; and group portraits and views of Committee meetings, conferences, social functions and union activity.
The collection includes a group portrait from the dedication of the Harlem Labor Committee, which includes Frank Crosswaith and Socialist Party leader Norman Thomas (ca. 1934); views of individuals in line to vote, possibly on a union contract (ca. 1940s); a group portrait from Crosswaith's appointment to the New York City Housing Authority, with Crosswaith, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, N.A.A.C.P. Executive-Director Walter White, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters officials Benjamin F. McLaurin and Ashley Totten, and New York State Assemblyman William T. Andrews (1942); group portraits and views of the Negro Labor Committee's Conference at the Hotel Theresa, in Harlem, which was attended by Crosswaith, NLC labor organizer Noah C. Walter, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters President A. Philip Randolph, Channing Tobias, and Benjamin McLaurin, among others (1952); a group of pickets, including A. Philip Randolph, outside the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, demonstrating for civil rights in the U.S. military (ca. 1950s); and group portraits of Crosswaith, with labor leaders Joe Overton and Odell Clark, during a "Voice of America" broadcast (1954).
Also included are group portraits and views from various Negro Labor Committee events at the Harlem Labor Center, including the Second Anniversary Celebration (1938); an undated check distribution for members of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU); and a meeting of union Local 338 (1956).
Terms Of Use
Some items are restricted; permission of the photographer or copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography
The Negro Labor Committee was founded in 1935 to organize black workers into unions, end discriminatory practices against blacks in labor and management, and establish solidarity between black and white workers. One of the Committee's organizers, labor activist Frank R. Crosswaith, served as chairman for many years. The Committee also opened the Harlem Labor Center, at 312 West 125th Street, as labor's home in Harlem.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Negro Labor Committee Records, 1925-1969.
Local Note
Sc MG 17
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Added Author
Reiss, Sam. Photographer
Layne, Cecil. Photographer
Campbell, James C. Photographer
Smith, Morgan, 1910-1993. Photographer
Mieth, Hansel, 1909- Photographer
Bachrach. Photographer
Dummett. Photographer
Layne's Studio (New York, N.Y.)
G.G.G. Photo Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Negro Labor Committee Collection
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