Guide to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Vancouver Branch records
1914-1967

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Vancouver Branch (Vancouver, Wash.)
Title: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Vancouver Branch records
Dates: 1914-1967 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.10 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Location of Collection: Materials are located in Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries. For more information about this collection, please connect to the finding aid on the University of Washington website.
Collection Number: 1246 ( mss), 1246-001 ( accession)
Summary: Records of Vancouver, Washington branch of the national civil rights organization.
Repository: University of Washington Libraries
Special Collections

Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900

Languages: Collection materials are in English.  
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The Vancouver branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was established in 1945. In September of that year, NAACP officers were part of a special committee on housing (with the Vancouver Civil Unity League) which met with the Vancouver Housing Authority to discuss the partially segregated status of African American tenants in Vancouver. The discussion led to the creation of new housing policies which changed the pattern of semi-segregation, moving African American tenants into permanent public housing and demountables throughout the community. In the postwar period, the NAACP combined efforts with other regional civic organizations to improve job opportunities for African Americans. The Vancouver Branch continues to work towards its goals of securing equal job opportunities, eliminating racism, ensuring justice in the courts and ending mob violence and police brutality.

Content Description

The bulk of the accession consists of administrative records of the NAACP Vancouver branch and NAACP conference records including correspondence, reports, minutes and ephemera. The accession also includes records of a few affiliated civil rights organizations and papers relating to Walter White, an executive director of the national NAACP.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Presume open to all users.

Restrictions on Use :  

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation :  

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Vancouver Branch records. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in 8 series:

  • Administrative records
  • NAACP Northwest Area Conference
  • NAACP Washington State Conference
  • NAACP Youth Council
  • Vancouver Civic Unity League
  • Vancouver Community Forum
  • Vancouver Inter-Racial Council
  • White, Walter

Additional Reference Guides :  

This finding aid can also be viewed on the University of Washington website.

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of David L. Baugh, Vancouver, Washington, October 1, 1969.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Administrative Records
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Branch history undated
1/2 Constitutions 1945-1960
Incoming letters
Box/Folder
1/3 Aluminum Company of America
1 item
1950
1/3 American Cancer Society, Inc.
1 item
1950
1/3 American Jewish Committee
2 items
1954-1955
1/3 American Red Cross
3 items
1950-1952
1/3 Andrews, Etta
1 item
1946
1/3 Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith
1 item
1953
1/3 Barnett, Arthur G.
1 item
1951
1/3 Bengston, Carl
1 item
undated
1/3 Building Laborers Union, Local 410
1 item
1946
1/3 Burton, Philip
1 item
1953
1/3 Burton Homes Bulletin
1 item
1945
1/3 Cain, Harry P.
1 item
1951
1/3 Camp Fire Girls (Vancouver, Washington)
2 items
1949
1/3 Civic Unity Committee
4 items
1949-1953
1/3 Chamber of Commerce (Vancouver, Washington)
1 item
1954
1/3 Clark College
2 items
1951-1953
1/3 Clark County Civil Defense Council
1 item
1950
1/3 Clark County Tuberculosis Association
2 items
1949
1/3 Columbia River Youth Presbytery
1 item
1953
1/3 Committee on Public Accommodations
1 item
1952
1/3 Cornell University, Sociology and Anthropology Department
1 item
1951
1/3 Council of Community Agencies
2 items
1949-1950
1/3 Cushing, Eugene G.
1 item
1946
1/4 Davis, C. B.
1 item
1946
1/4 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
1 item
1950
1/4 Democratic Party, McLaughlin Heights Democratic Club
1 item
1952
1/4 Fellowship of Reconciliation
1 item
1945
1/4 First Christian Church (Vancouver, Washington)
1 item
1954
1/4 First Congregational Church (Vancouver, Washington)
1 item
1946
1/4 Fort Vancouver Regional Library
2 items
1950
1/4 Fries, Emil B.
1 item
1947
1/4 Grimmett, J. G.
1 item
1949
1/4 Halle, Illeana Jean
1 item
1946
1/4 Henry, Al
1 item
1950
1/4 Hill, E. Shelton
2 items
1946, undated
1/4 Hogg, John A.
1 item
1946
1/4 Iota Phi Lambda Sorority
1 item
1948
1/4 Jones, Lawson
1 item
1949
1/4 Jones, William H.
1 item
1945
1/4 Koriath, Traute
1 item
1953
1/4 League of Women Voters
4 items
1947-1950
1/4 Magnuson, Warren G.
6 items
1946-1951
1/4 Mallin, Clinton F.
1 item
1952
1/4 Miller, Irene B.
1 item
1951
1/4 Mitchell, Clarence
1 item
1953
1/4 Mitchell, Hugh B.
1 item
1946
1/4 Mitchell (Hugh B.) for Governor Club
1 item
1952
1/4 Myers, Harry M.
1 item
undated
1/4 NAACP, Arizona
1 item
1951
1/4 NAACP, Bremerton
19 items
1950-1951
1/4 NAACP, The Crisis
1 item
1945
1/4 NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Committee of 100
3 items
1966, undated
1/5-6 NAACP National Offices
circa 100 items
1945-1966
1/7 NAACP, New York
1 item
1958
1/7 NAACP, Pasco
1 item
1961
1/7 NAACP, Portland
2 items
1949-1951
1/7 NAACP, Seattle
7 items
1947-1965
1/7 NAACP, Tacoma
1 item
1964
1/7 NAACP, Walker (Clifford) Legal Redress Committee
2 items
1946, undated
1/7 NAACP Washington Bureau
6 items
1948-1951
1/8-9 NAACP West Coast Regional Office
circa 100 items
1945-1965
1/10 National Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practice Committee
1 item
1946
1/10 National Education Association, Classroom Teachers Department
1 item
1954
1/10 National Emergency Civil-Rights Mobilization
1 item
1950
1/10 National Surveys
1 item
1946
1/10 Nelson, Leslie
1 item
1946
1/10 New American Library
1 item
1948
1/10 New York Public Library
1 item
1954
1/10 Oregon, Financial Responsibility Department
1 item
1948
1/10 Oregon Committee for Fair Employment Practices
1 item
1951
1/10 Oregon United Nations Association
1 item
1954
1/10 Parent-Teacher Association, Vancouver Council
2 items
1949
1/10 Patterson, Robert P.
1 item
1951
1/10 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company
1 item
1954
1/10 Portland Mayor
1 item
1950
1/10 Progressive Party of Washington
1 item
1949
1/10 Robinson, David
1 item
1945
1/10 Roosevelt, Eleanor
1 item
undated
1/10 Savage, Charles R.
1 item
1946
1/10 Schroeter, Leonard
1 item
1953
1/10 Smith, Addison M.
1 item
1953
1/10 Soloos, (Reverend) Harry A.
1 item
1953
1/10 Soroptimist Club of Vancouver
2 items
1951-1953
1/10 Stevenson, William
1 item
1946
1/10 Stokes, Charles M.
1 item
1951
1/10 Southwest Washington Mass Chest X-Ray Survey, Inc.
1 item
1951
1/10 Sutton, (Mrs.) W. L.
1 item
1951
1/11 Technocracy
1 item
1946
1/11 Toner, (Reverend) Jerome L.
1 item
1951
1/11 Truox, Lyle H.
1 item
1946
1/11 United Committee for Civil Rights
1 item
1950
1/11 United States Army
1 item
undated
1/11 United States Attorney General
1 item
1947
1/11 United States Federal Security Agency
1 item
1949
1/11 United States Post Office
2 items
1949
1/11 United States, President's Committee on Civil Rights
1 item
1947
1/11 United States, Veterans' Administration
1 item
1953
1/11 United States Committee for United Nations Day
2 items
1953-1960
1/11 Urban League of Portland
4 items
1946-1949, undated
1/11 Vancouver, Washington Mayor
2 items
1953-1956
1/11 Vancouver, Washington Public Schools
2 items
1950-1952
1/11 Vancouver Business and Professional Women's Club
2 items
1949-1954
1/11 Vancouver Classroom Teachers' Association
1 item
1950
1/11 Vancouver Congregational Church
1 item
1949
1/11 Vancouver Council of Church Women
1 item
1946
1/11 Vancouver Tenants' League
1 item
undated
1/11 Venture Club of Vancouver
1 item
1953
1/11 Washington, Insurance Commissioner
1 item
1948
1/11 Washington, Personnel Board
1 item
1950
1/11 Washington, State Board Against Discrimination in Employment
1 item
1951
1/11 Watts, Lewis G.
1 item
1955
1/11 Young Women's Christian Association
2 items
1945-1951
1/11 Unknown (Melvina)
1 item
1950
1/12-17 Outgoing letters
circa 200 items
1944-1967, undated
2/1 Correspondence - Complaints of discrimination and segregation
18 items
1945-1952
2/2-3 Lists undated
2/4-5 Minutes 1945-1959
2/6 Minutes - Agenda 1949-1955
2/7-8 Reports
48 items
undated
2/9 News releases
23 items
1948-1964
2/10-12 Notes undated
3/1-4 Clippings undated
3/5 Photographs undated
3/6 Bulletins
12 items
1946-1963
Ephemera
Box/Folder
3/7 Allport, Gordon W. "The Bigot in Our Midst" undated
3/7 Clark County Child Care Committee, A Directory of Community Services in the Vancouver Area February 1946
NAACP publications
Annual Conventions
Box/Folder
3/7 40th Annual Convention 1949
3/7 41th Annual Convention 1950
3/7 43rd Annual Convention 1952
3/7 43rd Annual Convention- Resolutions 1952
3/7 44th Annual Convention 1953
3/7 44th Annual Convention- Resolutions 1953
3/7 47th Annual Convention 1956
Annual Reports
Box/Folder
3/7 "The Fortieth Year in the Crusade for Civil Rights" 1948
3/7 "American Rights for American Citizens" 1949
3/7 "Civil Rights at Mid-Century" 1950
3/7 "The Year of the Hate Bomb" 1951
3/7 "The Fight For Freedom in a Transition Year" 1952
Box/Folder
3/8 "An Appeal to the Word" 1947
3/8 "Civil Rights Committee Statement of Policy and Objectives" 1949
3/8 "Civil Rights Handbook" 1953
3/8 Current, Closter B. "Martyr for a Cause" 1952
3/8 "Defending Your Civil Rights" undated
3/8 1954: "The Fight for Freedom"
3/8 Freedom Journal 1964
3/9 "The Ingram Case - Georgia 'Justice'" undated
3/9 "Made in Mississippi" undated
3/9 Marshall, Thurgood, "Summary of Annual Report" 1954
3/9 NAACP 1950
3/9 "National Health Program of the NAACP" undated
3/9 New AEC Project in Kentucky undated
3/9 Northern California Area 2nd Annual Conference 1952
3/10 Organization and Conference Manual 1963
3/10 Ovington, Mary White, "How the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Began" 1914
3/10 Southern California Area Council Annual Conference 1952
3/10 Title VII - Equal Employment Section Civil Rights Act of 1964 - "The War Against Poverty" 1965
3/11 Velde Committee Hearings 1954
3/11 West Coast Conference 1948
3/11 Wilkins, Roy, "Stalin's Greatest Defeat" 1951
Publications of other organizations
Box/Folder
3/11 Portland City Club Bulletin 1945 July 20
3/11 United States Veterans' Administration, Higley, Harvey V., "The End of Segregation in V.A. Hospitals and Domiciliaries" undated
3/11 Vancouver Housing Authority, "Living Room for a Greater Vancouver" 1956
3/11 Vancouver, Superintendent of Schools, " Education for all Vancouver Youth"
4/1-3 Miscellaneous ephemera undated
4/4 Miscellany undated

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NAACP Northwest Area Conference
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Incoming letters
Box/Folder
4/5 Baxter, J
1 item
1952
4/5 Burton, Philip L.
1 item
1952
4/5 Evergreen Hotel
1 item
1952
4/5 First Methodist Church (Vancouver)
1 item
1952
4/5 Hudgins, William R.
2 items
1951
4/5 NAACP, Klamath Falls
1 item
1952
4/5 NAACP, Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
1 item
1951
4/5 NAACP, National Office
1 item
1951
4/6 NAACP, Northwest Area Conference
29 items
1951-1965
4/7 NAACP, Portland
1 item
1952
4/7 NAACP, Seattle
4 items
1951
4/7 NAACP, Spokane
1 item
1964
4/7 NAACP, West Coast Regional Office
12 items
1950-1952
4/7 NAACP, Yakima
2 items
1952
4/7 Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council
1 item
1952
4/7 Robinson, Walter H.
1 item
1952
4/7 Roe, Willard J.
2 items
1952
4/7 Vancouver Mayor
1 item
1952
4/7 Washington State Board Against Discrimination in Employment
1 item
1952
4/7 Watson, Dolores
2 items
1951
Box/Folder
4/8 Outgoing letters
18 items
1950-1952
4/9-10 Minutes
24 items
1948-1955
4/11 News releases
2 items
1965
4/12 Notes undated
4/13 Newsletters
9 items
1950-1952
4/14 Clippings undated
4/15 Ephemera undated

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NAACP Washington State Conference
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Incoming letters
Box/Folder
4/16 First Christian Church (Portland)
1 item
1949
4/16 NAACP National Office
5 items
1949-1950
4/16 NAACP, Spokane
2 items
1949
4/16 NAACP, Tacoma
3 items
1950
4/16 NAACP, Walla Walla
1 item
1949
4/17 NAACP, Washington State Conference
36 items
1947-1951
4/18 NAACP, West Coast Regional Office
4 items
1949-1950
4/18 NAACP, Yakima
2 items
1949, undated
4/18 Salem, Frank
1 item
1949
4/18 Stokes, Charles M.
1 item
1949
4/18 Wyman
1 item
1949
4/18 Unidentified (Melvina)
3 items
1949
Box/Folder
4/19 Outgoing letters
8 items
1948-1950
4/20 Minutes
4 items
1947-1949
4/21 Reports
7 items
undated
4/22 Speeches and writings
2 items
undated
4/23 News releases
1 item
undated
4/24 Notes undated
4/25 Clippings undated
4/26 Ephemera undated

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NAACP Youth Council, undated
Container(s)

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Vancouver Civic Unity League, undated
Container(s)

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Vancouver Community Forum, undated
Container(s)

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Vancouver Inter-Racial Council, undated
Container(s)

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White, Walter, undated
Container(s)

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Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Vancouver Branch (Vancouver, Wash.)--Archives

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