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National Negro Congress photograph collection

Title
National Negro Congress photograph collection [graphic].
Author
National Negro Congress (U.S.)
Publication
1935-1947.

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box 1Still imageUse in library Sc Photo National Negro Congress Collection box 1Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
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Found In
c2ac National Negro Congress (U.S.) National Negro Congress records, 1933-1947 (CStRLIN)NYPW89-A161
Description
  • 201 items (.5 cu. ft., 2 boxes); 26 x 21 cm. and smaller.
  • 93 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ;
  • 101 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ;
  • 5 photographic postcards : gelatin silver, b&w ;
  • 1 photomechanical print : b&w ;
  • 1 drawing : ink and pencil, b&w ;
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photographs – 1930-1949.
  • Group portraits – 1930-1949.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1930-1949.
  • Photographic postcards – 1930-1939.
  • Halftone photomechanical prints – 1930-1939.
  • Drawings.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs bear photographer's, photography studio's or news agency's handstamp on verso; some items have photographer's name printed or handwritten on recto. Many items bear handwritten notations on verso; some items bear typewritten captions attached to verso. Some items bear cropping and/or retouching marks; some items are cropped.
  • Collection contains work by James Abresch, Walter B. Baker, Charles B. Nadell, Morgan and Marvin Smith, and Scurlock Studio, among others.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some items restricted; permission of copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography (note)
  • The National Negro Congress (NNC) was established in 1936 to defend African-Americans against racial discrimination and violence, promote co-operation between blacks and whites, and to organize for the social, political and economic advancement of African-Americans. Though conceived as a coalition between church, labor and civil rights organizations, the group's association with the Communist Party is alledged to have contributed to its demise in 1947.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the National Negro Congress Papers, 1933-1947.
Call Number
Sc Photo National Negro Congress Collection
Author
National Negro Congress (U.S.)
Title
National Negro Congress photograph collection [graphic].
Imprint
1935-1947.
Summary
Collection depicts officials, members and individuals associated with the National Negro Congress (NNC), as well as views of organizational activities and events, from the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s. The collection consists of studio and candid portraits of individuals, mainly officials and prominent personalities; group portraits and candid views from meetings, conferences, banquets and presentations; and views of rallies and picket lines. Also depicted are views of some military operations and damage from bombardments during the Spanish Civil War (late 1930s); views of a health services center and a youth camp; and street scenes of Moscow (1935). Among the officials depicted are NNC executive secretaries John P. Davis, Edward Strong and Revels Cayton, and Negro Labor Victory Committee executive director Charles A. Collins. Also of note are candid views of speakers, performers and participants at NNC rallies held in Madison Square Garden, New York, including the Negro Freedom Rallies (1944 and 1945).
Terms Of Use
Some items restricted; permission of copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography
The National Negro Congress (NNC) was established in 1936 to defend African-Americans against racial discrimination and violence, promote co-operation between blacks and whites, and to organize for the social, political and economic advancement of African-Americans. Though conceived as a coalition between church, labor and civil rights organizations, the group's association with the Communist Party is alledged to have contributed to its demise in 1947.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the National Negro Congress Papers, 1933-1947.
Local Note
Sc MG 1
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Added Author
Abresch, James. Photographer
Baker, Walter B. Photographer
Nadell, Charles B. Photographer
M. Smith (New York, N.Y.)
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Found In:
c2ac National Negro Congress (U.S.) National Negro Congress records, 1933-1947 (CStRLIN)NYPW89-A161
Research Call Number
Sc Photo National Negro Congress Collection
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