Scope and arrangement
The Victor Daly Papers reflect Daly's efforts with the United States Employment Service to integrate previously segregated occupations as well as his activities as an officer of the American Bridge Association. In addition to biographical information about Daly including published articles, the collection contains his novel Not Only War, published in 1932 as well as short stories. There are also journal and newspaper articles written by him regarding employment opportunities for minorities. Daly's many speeches about youth employment presented at high schools, universities, radio stations and organizations in the Washington, D. C. and Baltimore area can be found in the collection, 1941-1960's.|||The American Bridge Association is represented by minutes, a general correspondence file, and information about the ABA's national tournaments and its various regional sections. There are players' handbooks, as well as minutes and reports of executive and national board meetings and treasurer's reports, 1961-1986. The General Correspondence File, 1944-1980, contains information about official ABA business such as board and committee appointments, correspondence with other presidents and officers, and integration with the American Contract Bridge League and the ACBL's Washington Bridge Unit. Daly's correspondence with Albert Morehead, a friend and the bridge editor of The New York Times, is included. Also in the collection are Daly's editorials and messages that appeared in the press and other media as well as files discussing arrangements for accommodations in major hotels during national tournaments, a responsibility Daly assumed from 1945 to 1980. There are files for the Time and Place Committee, which planned the upcoming national tournaments. Other files contain information about the national tournaments and ABA bridge clubs located in various geographic regions throughout the nation. The collection concludes with a number of news clippings about the ABA and Victor Daly.