Scope and arrangement
The Layle Lane Papers, 1933-1951, document two aspects of Ms. Lane's life and activities: her opposition to racial discrimination and war, and her political career as a Socialist Party member and candidate. The collection has been arranged in three series; CORRESPONDENCE, POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FILES and PRINTED MATERIAL.
The Layle Lane papers are arranged in three series:
The files are divided into three sections; Soldiers (World War II), Fourteenth Ammendment, and Miscellaneous.
The series documents Ms. Lane's participation in six elections on the Socialist Party ticket and includes correspondence and campaign literature from these campaigns. Most of the letters are requests for her positions on specific issues and personal appearances for panel discussions and debates, expressions of support for her candidacy, and financial contributions to the campaign funds.
- 1942-1944, N.D.
The series contains newspaper clippings dealing with World War II and an article by Ms. Lane, “The Negro and War Activities.”