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Universal Negro Improvement Association miscellaneous collection

Title
Universal Negro Improvement Association miscellaneous collection, 1918-1948 (bulk 1920-1929).
Author
Universal Negro Improvement Association.
Supplementary Content
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StatusContainerFormatAccessCall NumberItem Location
Box 1 Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 442 Box 1 Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 1 (Cecil A. Walters)Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 442 Box 1 (Cecil A. Walters)Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 1 (Garvey Club)Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 442 Box 1 (Garvey Club)Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 1 (Great Britain)Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 442 Box 1 (Great Britain)Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 1 (Uriah Gittens)Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 442 Box 1 (Uriah Gittens)Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Additional Authors
  • Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940.
  • Garvey, Amy Jacques.
  • Gittens, Uriah.
  • Harris, Gershom E.
  • Walters, Cecil A.
  • Great Britain. Colonial Office.
Description
1 lin. ft. (1 flat box)
Summary
The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) Miscellaneous Collections are formed by several file-folder level collections. The collections contain materials dating from the early 1920s and include such memorabilia as membership certificates and loan books, Black Star Line certificates, and receipts for shares in the shipping line. Correspondence in the collection from UNIA and Garvey Club officials include letters from Marcus and Amy Jacques Garvey, Gershom Harris, Uriah Gittens and Cecil A. Walters and disclose such concerns as the negative portrayal of blacks in film and the on-going development of both the UNIA and Garvey Clubs. Antithetically opposed to such growth, the correspondence from British colonial officials in West Africa and the Caribbean reveal their anxieties about the increasing presence of UNIA members and propaganda in their colonies.
Subjects
Biography (note)
  • International self-help organization founded in 1914 by Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) in Jamaica.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Preliminary finding aid available.
Provenance (note)
  • The Universal Negro Improvement Association miscellaneous collection consist of materials donated by various sources.
Call Number
Sc MG 442
OCLC
456430324
Author
Universal Negro Improvement Association.
Title
Universal Negro Improvement Association miscellaneous collection, 1918-1948 (bulk 1920-1929).
Provenance
The Universal Negro Improvement Association miscellaneous collection consist of materials donated by various sources.
Biography
International self-help organization founded in 1914 by Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) in Jamaica.
Indexes
Preliminary finding aid available.
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Collection guide
Added Author
Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940.
Garvey, Amy Jacques.
Gittens, Uriah.
Harris, Gershom E.
Walters, Cecil A.
Great Britain. Colonial Office.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 442
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