Scope and arrangement
The Kenneth Marshall Papers document his career as an administrator for several federally funded urban youth group programs and related endeavors. The bulk of the collection contains New York City Youth Board process records (accounts of interaction with and observations of street gangs) for 1951-1953. Also included are the process records of a co-worker, Daniel Belknap, and a monograph published by the N.Y.C. Youth Board entitled "Reaching the Fighting Gang" (1960). There are files from his work with HARYOU, the proposal and other reports for the Mobilization for Youth program, papers on juvenile deliquency, education and social work issues, two drafts of his dissertation pertaining to street gangs, in addition to publications from Metropolitan Applied Research Center, and files and publications from his work with AT&T. Of particular interest are Marshall's files for the National Black Economic Development Conference (1969) and the related Black Manifesto. Marshall drafted a proposal for the initiation of the Black Manifesto's program.