Scope and arrangement
The Black Panther Party, Harlem Branch Collection, 1970, nd. consists of the personal files and papers of Cheryl Foster,the School and Housing Coordinator of the Harlem Branch. The collection has been organized into two series, NATIONAL OFFICEand NEW YORK CHAPTER.
The Black Panther Party Harlem Branch files are arranged in two series:
- 1970, undated
The NATIONAL OFFICE, 1970, n.d., (5 folders)series contains a copy of the Ten Point Platform and program; rules and regulations for members; and a list of chapters, branches, community centers and National Committees to Combat Fascism (NCCF).
- 1970, undated
The NEW YORK CHAPTER, 1970, n.d., (9 folders)series contains Cheryl Foster's(6 folders) notebooks and writings documenting her work as School and Housing Coordinator for the Harlem branch, and printed matter from the New York New Jersey and Connecticut chapters, including a copy of the People's Community News.Of particular interest are Foster'snotebooks which contain schedules of her daily and hourly activities, field work notes, minutes of meetings, and her reports to the National Central Committee ministers of housing and education. There is also information on the branch's work with the students and parents of George Washington High School, and the national student strike of May 1970, including copies of the newsletter put out by the National Strike Information Center.
Several of Ms Foster'spersonal documents have been restricted at the request of the donor, until 2028.