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Philip Watson papers,

Title
Philip Watson papers, 1922-1936.
Author
Watson, Philip, 1901-1981.
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Folder 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 546 Folder 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Folder 2Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 546 Folder 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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2 folders
Subjects
Genre/Form
Love-letters.
Note
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Source (note)
  • 409 Edgecombe Tenants Association
Biography (note)
  • African-American attorney who practiced law in Harlem and later served as an assistant attorney general for the State of New York, Philip Watson was a member of the Alpha Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and the Golden Fleece Lodge 7887 in Manhattan.
Call Number
Sc MG 546
Author
Watson, Philip, 1901-1981.
Title
Philip Watson papers, 1922-1936.
Summary
The Philip Watson Papers consists of letters (1929-1931) primarily from Elise Johnson prior to her marriage to Watson, and legal papers. Included is a completed questionnaire for his admission to the New York State Bar in 1932 and several affidavits in support of the application. The questionnaire provides biographical information about Watson such as schools attended and his employment record. Of interest is a legal brief for a case Watson argued regarding the refusal of the owner of a bathhouse at Playland in Rye, New York to admit a black person in 1935. The collection also contains an agreement settling a lawsuit between a local chapter and the national Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, with Watson as the attorney for one of the defendants, his membership certificate for the Alpha Chapter, and a handbook of the constitution and by-laws of the Golden Fleece Lodge.
Biography
African-American attorney who practiced law in Harlem and later served as an assistant attorney general for the State of New York, Philip Watson was a member of the Alpha Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and the Golden Fleece Lodge 7887 in Manhattan.
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Local Subject
Black author.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 546
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