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Errold D. Collymore papers, (bulk 1929-1971).

Title
Errold D. Collymore papers, 1928-1999 (bulk 1929-1971).
Author
Collymore, Errold, 1892-1972.
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 888 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 2Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 888 Box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 3Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 888 Box 3Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
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Box 9Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 888 Box 9Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
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Box 11Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 888 Box 11Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 12Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 888 Box 12Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 13Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 888 Box 13Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Description
4.8 lin. ft. (13 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Manuscripts.
  • Radio scripts.
  • Theater programs.
Source (note)
  • James L. Collymore
Biography (note)
  • Born in Barbados, Errold Collymore immigrated to the United States in 1912 and graduated from Howard University's dental school eleven years later. His subsequent struggle to rent an office in White Plains, New York compelled him into a life of civil rights activism which saw him organize a local NAACP chapter and become chairman of Westchester County's United Colored Republican Clubs. He was also involved with the YMCA and served on a number of committees concerned with housing equality and standards for Westchester County's Black residents. Attending to equality in the religious realm as well, Collymore and his family integrated the White Plains Community Church when they joined its congregation in 1927.
Call Number
Sc MG 888
Author
Collymore, Errold, 1892-1972.
Title
Errold D. Collymore papers, 1928-1999 (bulk 1929-1971).
Summary
This collection consists of correspondence, reports, speeches, minutes, notes, clippings and other material documenting Collymore's activities at the vanguard of civil rights in Westchester County, New York. There are files for all of the major organizations that Collymore was associated and held office with, among them: NAACP (White Plains Branch), including the nation-wide anti-lynching campaign that he worked on; the Colored Republicans Committee containing information on Black Republican activities and politics in Westchester County; the YMCA-White Plains; and White Plains Community Church (which he and his family integrated in 1927). There are also correspondence and miscellaneous documents that provide a glimpse into his personal and professional lives.
Biography
Born in Barbados, Errold Collymore immigrated to the United States in 1912 and graduated from Howard University's dental school eleven years later. His subsequent struggle to rent an office in White Plains, New York compelled him into a life of civil rights activism which saw him organize a local NAACP chapter and become chairman of Westchester County's United Colored Republican Clubs. He was also involved with the YMCA and served on a number of committees concerned with housing equality and standards for Westchester County's Black residents. Attending to equality in the religious realm as well, Collymore and his family integrated the White Plains Community Church when they joined its congregation in 1927.
Source
James L. Collymore Gift July 2013 SCM 13-36
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Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Delany, Hubert T.
Fairley, James Alexander.
Jenkins, Philip Merriman, 1898-1988.
King, Woodie, Jr., 1937-
Meyer, Max, 1946-
Tate, DuDonna E. (DuDonna Elizabeth), 1916-2004.
White, Walter.
Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 888
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