Found 6 collections related to United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953

Manchanda, Claudia
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 692
1.2 linear feet
Claudia Jones Memorial Collection 1935-1998 (bulk 1955-1964) consists primarily of printed matter apparently owned by Jones. There is a relatively small volume of material relating to Jones' personal and political activities. Bon-voyage postcards,... more
James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 132
1.4 linear feet; 3 1/2 a.b
West Indian scholar, political activist and writer. Died in 1989. Collection consists mainly of letters written by James to his former wife and political associate, Constance Webb. James' letters discuss a wide variety of subjects including love,... more
Bruce, Herbert L., 1900-1990
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 79
3.4 linear feet
Leading black Democratic politician during the 1930s-1950s. Bruce was district leader of the 12th and 21st Assembly Districts, and the first black Tammany Hall leader in New York City, 1935-1945. Personal papers, letters, texts of speeches, news... more
Davis, Benjamin J. (Benjamin Jefferson), 1903-1964
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6129
Divided into four series, Correspondence, the Smith Act Trial, Writings and Printed matter, the Benjamin J. Davis, Jr. Papers document Davis's life and political career from 1949 to the time of his death. The Correspondence series is grouped into... more
Pickens, William, 1881-1954
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-4463
Collection primarily relates to Pickens' work as NAACP Field Secretary and Director of Branches, and contains a great deal of correspondence with NAACP officials. Of interest is material chronicling Pickens' and the NAACP's involvement in the... more
Sherwood, Marika
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 699
.66 linear feet (two archival boxes)
Claudia Cumberbatch Jones rose through the ranks of the Communist Party-USA to become one of its leaders. Between 1948 and 1955, she was arrested several times and imprisoned for violations of the Smith Act. She was deported to England in December... more