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Gladys H. MacDonald papers

Title
Gladys H. MacDonald papers, 1924-1959.
Author
MacDonald Gladys H., 1912-

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.4 lin. ft. (1 archival box)
Summary
The Gladys MacDonald Papers include documents from MacDonald's personal life and from the organization Harlem Speaks, a forum dedicated to stimulating discussion of major issues affecting community life. Most of the personal documents are biographical sketches and correspondence regarding her employment history and job search. Harlem Speaks material contains correspondence (1952-1958), event and meeting information such as flyers, invitations, minutes, notes and agendas. There are also financial reports, fundraising letters and proposals as well as press clippings. Address lists and approximately one hundred address cards provide membership information.
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  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Source (note)
  • Andrew Sinauer
Biography (note)
  • Gladys H. MacDonald was a Harlem-based librarian and community organizer. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, MacDonald worked in a variety of librarian and teaching positions for institutions such as the Schomburg Collection for Negro Literature and History (New York Public Library), New York Amsterdam News, 135th Street YMCA, and Brooklyn College.
  • In 1951 MacDonald founded Harlem Speaks, an interracial group that held community forums and meetings featuring speakers such as Langston Hughes and George Schuyler. The organization suffered from lack of funding and ceased functioning in 1959.
Call Number
Sc MG 726
OCLC
  • 428525159
  • 428525159
Author
MacDonald Gladys H., 1912-
Title
Gladys H. MacDonald papers, 1924-1959.
Biography
Gladys H. MacDonald was a Harlem-based librarian and community organizer. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, MacDonald worked in a variety of librarian and teaching positions for institutions such as the Schomburg Collection for Negro Literature and History (New York Public Library), New York Amsterdam News, 135th Street YMCA, and Brooklyn College.
In 1951 MacDonald founded Harlem Speaks, an interracial group that held community forums and meetings featuring speakers such as Langston Hughes and George Schuyler. The organization suffered from lack of funding and ceased functioning in 1959.
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