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Urban League of St. Louis Records (WUA00368)

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Files of John T. Clark, Executive Director (covers circa 1926 - 1951)

Files of M. Leo Bohanon, Executive Director (covers circa 1914 - 1967)

Files of William E. Douthit, Executive Director (covers circa 1940 - 1969)

Files of the Industrial Relations Department (1923 - 1967)

Files of Urban League Affiliates (various years)

Files of Alvin Wesley, Deputy Director (covers 1967 - 1969)

Annual Reports of the Urban League of St. Louis (1926 - 1986)

Files of the Community Organization Department (1926 - 1969)

Files of the Committee for Social Service Among Colored People (1910 - 1916)

Files of the Program "Operation Equality" (1967 - 1968)

Series 11



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Title: Urban League of St. Louis Records (WUA00368), 1910-1986Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/06/wua00368

Primary Creator: Urban League of St. Louis

Other Creators: Bohanon, M. Leo, Clark, John T., Douthit, William E.

Extent: 80.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

This collection is divided into ten series as follows:

Series 1: Files of John T. Clark, Executive Director (covers circa 1926 - 1951)

Series 2: Files of M. Leo Bohanon, Executive Director (covers circa 1914 - 1967)

Series 3: Files of William E. Douthit, Executive Director (covers circa 1940 - 1969)

Series 4: Files of the Industrial Relations Department (1923 - 1967)

Series 5: Files of Urban League Affiliates (various years)

Series 6: Files of Alvin Wesley, Deputy Director (covers 1967 - 1969)

Series 7: Annual Reports of the Urban League of St. Louis (1926 - 1986)

Series 8: Files of the Community Organization Department (1926 - 1969)

Series 9: Files of the Committee for Social Service Among Colored People (1910 - 1916)

Series 10: Files of the Program "Operation Equality" (1967 - 1968)

Date Acquired: 00/00/1971. More info below under Accruals.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection documents the work of the Urban League of St. Louis to meet the needs of the city's African American population. Of particular note are the files of the executive directors of the League, as well as files from the League's many projects and programs.

Collection Historical Note

The Urban League of St. Louis was organized in June of 1918, in response to the East St. Louis race riots of 1917, and has been affiliated with the National Urban League since 1937.  The major objectives of the Urban League were to improve the socio-economic and cultural conditions of the Negro and to bring about better understanding and cooperation between Negro and white citizens.  Since the Urban League was a professional social welfare agency  concerned primarily with improving the living standard of Negro citizens in St. Louis, there was a natural tendency for the community to look to the League for any and all services required by Negroes.

During the League’s first ten years, the Negro population in St. Louis increased from 69,00 to 93,000.  Many of these people were immigrants from the deep South.  The League worked to meet their needs by:

• opening an employment placement service

• organizing evening adult education classes in public schools

• stimulating the Board of Education to introduce vocational education into Negro schools

• establishing a school for Negro handicapped children (Turner Branch School)

• building 5 new playgrounds for Negro children

• organizing neighborhood civic and social clubs

• cultural events, such as sponsoring exhibitions of the works of local Negro artists

• organizing and operating a day nursery for working mothers

Inflation in the late 1920s, combined with depression in the 1930s resulted in large scale unemployment (70% by 1933) in the Negro community.  The Urban League sought to meet this new challenge by:

• founding, in 1932, the block unit movement.  Block units were organized civic groups composed of people living on both sides of a street in a single block.  The aim of the block units was to promote cooperative self-help efforts and sharing of common resources. By 1959, 389 such units had been organized, serving over 30,000 residents.

• sponsoring garden projects, whereby vacant land and garden seed were made available to the needy for growing food

•  proving instruction in the canning of food, so that food grown could be stored.

• supporting action for low-cost housing projects for Negroes

• leading the fight for more community centers in Negro neighborhoods

• working for expansion of health care facilities for Negroes, an effort which culminated in the building of St. Mary’s infirmary and Homer G. Philips Hospital

• encouraging the milk and laundry industries and retail merchants to employ Negro drivers in Negro neighborhoods.

During the late 1930s and early 1940s, the Urban League sponsored and housed Work Projects Administration (WPA) programs in cooking, domestic service, literacy, conversational English, and art appreciation.  During this period, the League succeeded in getting federal housing officials to require builders to use skilled Negro mechanics in the construction of government financed low-cost housing projects.  The WPA issued a minimum living standard, and some defense planted accepted Negroes for limited upgraded employment.  Many Negroes left WPA to return to traditional “Negro jobs” which they had lost to whites during the Depression and which white were now leaving to take better paying jobs in defense industries.

When World War II ended, defense industries shut down or re-tooled for a peacetime market, while an estimated 33% of the Negro labor force was out of work.  The League provided special counseling services to returning Negro veterans who sought aid under the G.I. Bill.  Block units in the city’s worst slums were organized and a voluntary Mayor’s Race Relations Commission was set up.  After the war, St. Louis University, along with Catholic elementary and secondary schools, dropped racial segregation.  In the late 1940s Washington University desegregated its schools of medicine and social work, and by 1952 all departments of the university were open to Negroes.

During the 1950s, eighteen civic, fraternal, social welfare, religious, and women’s organizations asked the Missouri State Legislature to pass a Fair Employment law and outlaw public school segregation.  The Urban League led successful efforts to end discrimination in city parks an playgrounds.  Prior to the integration of St. Louis’s public schools in 1955, the League carried out a comprehensive program of counseling to 7th and 8th grade students, in order to help in their adjustment to an integrated environment.

In the 1960s, federal funding from President Johnson’s “Great Society” programs resulted in 11 new programs in areas ranging from housing for the elderly to family planning.  Much of  this funding was cut off by the Reagan administration.  Today 1/3 of the League’s budget comes from Civic Progress, Incorporated; another third comes from the government, and the rest from the United Way and member dues.

Since 1985, the Urban League has been led by James Buford, Executive Director.

Sources:

M. Leo Bohanon,  “ The Urban League of St. Louis, Inc.:  An Appraisal of Forty Years of Service” (February 1959)

Patricia Rice, “The Urban League:  A Broker for Help”  St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 25, 1993

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accruals are interfiled.

Access Restrictions: There are some restrictions to access. Please contact Special Collections staff for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was placed with the University Archives by the Urban League of St. Louis in 1971 and 1978.

Original/Copies Note:

Some folders have been digitized (noted as "Digital Content Available").  To obtain a copy of these materials, please contact the staff of Special Collections.

Folders noted as having "Digital Content Available" were scanned by the Adam Matthew company, and are included in the subscription website "African American Communities." http://www.africanamericancommunities.amdigital.co.uk/

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by University Archives staff.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Meg Tuomala in November 2012. Series 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10 updated as of 11/2013.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Files of John T. Clark, Executive Director (covers circa 1926 - 1951)],
[Series 2: Files of M. Leo Bohanon, Executive Director (covers circa 1914 - 1967)],
[Series 3: Files of William E. Douthit, Executive Director (covers circa 1940 - 1969)],
[Series 4: Files of the Industrial Relations Department (1923 - 1967)],
[Series 5: Files of Urban League Affiliates (various years)],
[Series 6: Files of Alvin Wesley, Deputy Director (covers 1967 - 1969)],
[Series 7: Annual Reports of the Urban League of St. Louis (1926 - 1986)],
[Series 8: Files of the Community Organization Department (1926 - 1969)],
[Series 9: Files of the Committee for Social Service Among Colored People (1910 - 1916)],
[Series 10: Files of the Program "Operation Equality" (1967 - 1968)],
[Series 11],
[All]

Series 1: Files of John T. Clark, Executive Director (covers circa 1926 - 1951)Add to your cart.
Access Restriction: None.
Arrangement: The John T. Clark files of the Urban League of St. Louis are contained in eleven (11) boxes. The boxes are arranged according to major groups. Where possible each folder heading conforms to the numerical breakdown as they were assigned and maintained in the League office. The materials in boxes 8 and 9 do not follow a comparable numerical heading. The contents of each box are arranged as follows: Box 1: Board of Directors, Business Manager, Committees of the St. Louis Urban League; Box 2: Committees (continued); Box 3: St. Louis Urban League Annual Meetings, Surveys of the Urban League Program, General Administrative Matters, Information Files, Occasional Programs and Projects, Radio Programs; Box 4: National Urban League Conferences, 1946 National Urban League Conference in St. Louis, National Urban League Miscellaneous Correspondence, Executive Secretaries Council, Urban League Regional Conference; Box 5: City Boards, City Commissions, St. Louis Relief, City Miscellaneous; Box 6: Federal Programs, Box 7: Correspondence with other Philanthropic, Organizations and Associations--social, civic, health, and welfare; Box 8: Miscellaneous Correspondence, U.S. Congress, State Government, Newspapers, Universities; Box 9: General Correspondence, 1926-1946, Box 10: General Correspondence, 1946-1951; Box 11: Survey of Negro Households in Webster Groves, 1933
Biographical/Historical Note: John Thomas Clark was born July 21, 1884 at Louisville, Kentucky, the son of John R. and Sallie Clark. Clark married Patricia Ferguson in 1917, with whom he had two children, Marion and John. He was later divorced and married again, to Blanche Hays, in 1943.  Clark received an A.B. degree from Ohio State University in 1906. After teaching school for several years, he entered a long career with the Urban League. He was: from 1913 to 1916, housing secretary of the New York City Urban League; from 1916 to 1917,  field secretary of the National Urban League; from 1917 to 1926, Executive Secretary of the Pittsburgh Urban League; from 1926 to 1949, executive secretary of the St. Louis Urban League. He was a member of the National Conference of Social Workers, the American Association of Social Workers, the NAACP, YMCA, Alpha Phi Alpha, the Chamber of Commerce and the Social Hygiene Association. He was a Presbyterian and a Republican. Among his achievements in St. Louis were the establishment of a dental clinic for school children, a day nursery and literary and art contests. Further information can be found in The National Register (1952) and Who's Who in Colored America.
Sub-Series 1: Board of DirectorsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence with Board and Committee Members, 1933-1949, re: membership on boards and on committees, attendance at meetings, fire loss settlement, personnel practices, budget and financeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Board of Directors, Minutes and Agenda, 1934-1947 Only scattered datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Board of Directors, Reports of Executive Secretary (Clark) and other reports, 1934-1944Add to your cart.
Includes Neighborhood Committee, Executive Committee, Industrial Committee, Health and Housing Committee. Digital content available.
Sub-Series 2: BudgetsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Budgets, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Budgets, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Budgets, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Budgets, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Budgets, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Budgets, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Budgets, 1941Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Business ManagerAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Group Insurance, 1936-1946, Re. payment of premiums for employees' insurance.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Financial Reports, 1925-1929 and Audit for 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Financial Statements, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Building Leases, 1926-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Preference Rating for Repairs, Maintenance and Supplies, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Applications for Positions (mostly Social Service), 1933-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Applications for Clerical and Stenographic Work, 1928-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Applications for Recreation Work, 1936-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence, etc. of Business Manager, David Essex, 1937-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 1 of 3
Folder 20: Correspondence, etc. of Business Manager, David Essex, 1937-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 2 of 3
Folder 21: Correspondence, etc. of Business Manager, David Essex, 1937-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 3 of 3
Sub-Series 4: CommitteesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 22: 3 Lists of members of committees, no date; Descriptions of committee functions, 1949.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: The Aldridge Players, 1935; Correspondence and minutes.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Community Organization Committee: Correspondence, 1945-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Community Organization Committee: Minutes, 1942-1947; Neighborhood Committee to 1944 and Minutes of Neighborhood Council, 1946.Add to your cart.
Digital content available.
Folder 26: Day Nursery Committee, 1931-1933Add to your cart.
Digital content available.
Folder 27: Dramatic Committee Correspondence (1928), 1931, (1942)Add to your cart.
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Folder 28: Education Committee Correspondence, 1936-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Executive Committee, Correspondence, 1942-1949 - Includes correspondence concerning other committees.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Executive Committee, Haskell - Correspondence with Mrs. John A. Haskell, Chair of Executive Committee, 1936-1946.Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Federal Projects and Legislation Committee, 1937-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Finance Committee Correspondence, 1942-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Finance the National, Committee on Plans to help, 1929-1930, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 34: House Committee Correspondence, 1939-1940 - re: improvements for Urban League Building (Building Fund).Add to your cart.
Folder 35: House of Detention, Committee on, (January, 1937)Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Housing Committee Correspondence, 1932-1945 (also Health and Housing?)Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Industrial Committee Correspondence, 1942-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Nominating Committee Correspondence, 1945-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Personnel Practices Committee, 1947-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Public Relations Committee Correspondence, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Race Relations Commission (St. Louis) Minutes, 1945-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Race Relations Discussion Group Correspondence, 1939-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Race relations Discussion Group Minutes, 1935-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Recreation Survey Committee - "Report of the Subcommittee on Survey of Recreational Services."Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Research Committee Correspondence, 1933-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Scholarships -- Correspondence, 1947Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scholarships -- Correspondence, 1948Add to your cart.
Digital content available.
Folder 2: Scholarships -- Correspondence, 1949Add to your cart.
Digital content available.
Folder 3: Special Survey Committee - "Summary of Recommendations Made by Survey Committee to the St. Louis Urban League," 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Standards of Social Work in Negro Hospitals, Committee on, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Student Aid Committee Correspondence, 1946-1949 - Includes correspondence and minutes of Tribute Fund CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Union Affiliation of the Urban League Staff, Special Committee on, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Tribute Fund Committee, 1945Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Annual MeetingsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Plans for Annual Meetings (General guides for planning a successful meeting)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Verbal Reports of Executive Secretary at Annual Meetings, 1932, 1934, 1935 and 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Annual Meetings, 1929-1939, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Annual Meeting, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Annual Meeting, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Annual Meeting 1947 -- CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Annual Meeting 1948 -- CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Annual Meeting 1949 -- CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Reports of Executive Secretary, and Others (1927), 1940-1941, 1947-1949Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Surveys of Urban League ProgramAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Staff Inquiry, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Banner Survey of the St. Louis Urban League, Digest of, 1949Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: General Administrative MattersAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Board of Directors, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Budget 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Budget 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Monthly Reports -- 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Industrial Department Reports and Community Organization Department, 1930, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 8: Information FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Staff Workers' Weekly Reports, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Reclassification of Urban League, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Proposed Plans for County Branch of Urban League, 1935-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 20: St. Louis Negro Business Survey, 1944-1945 - Correspondence, questionnaires, the Directory, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Orders for Negro Business Directory, 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Membership Lists, 1946-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Special Gifts and Donations, 1929-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Christmas GreetingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Fraud Solicitors, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Requests for Information and Data (2 folders), 1929-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Shorthand Notes from Clark?, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Speeches and Talks, 1940's - Includes texts of speeches and materials for talks.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Negro in National Defense clippings, 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Crime and Delinquency Statistics, 1934-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Negroes Employed by the City, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 32: St. Louis Public Service Company, Survey of, 1944 - Includes correspondence with John G. Steinle, Attorney, and memorandum re. Serv-All Service Car Company, a negro owned and operated service car company.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Speakers on Race Relations, Facts and Figures for, 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Social and Civil Rights Laws (N.Y. State), 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Miscellaneous InformationAdd to your cart.
Includes "A Voting Record on Consumer Issues of the 78th Congress of the U.S., 1943-1944" and "Report of the  Statistician, Missouri State Association of Negro Teachers," 1931.
Box 3BAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Negro & the War booklet, circa 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lee Baker Fund newspaper clippings, 1939Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 9: Occasional  Programs and Sponsored eventsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Symposia, 1930, 1931 and 1932Add to your cart.
Correspondence Re. annual symposia sponsored by the Urban League for the purpose of bringing various interest groups of the City together.
Folder 37: Roland Hayes Concert, Correspondence, 1934-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Roland Hayes Concert Publicity (Press material, newspaper clippings and photographs.)Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Reservations for Roland Hayes ConcertAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Easter Benefit Dance -- Correspondence, 1938Add to your cart.
Box 3AAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Lee Baker Fund, 1939 - Correspondence and newspaper clippings re. fund for victim of a murder attempt who was to be state witness in a gangster bombing.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dinner for Mrs. Riddle, 1942 - Correspondence re. testimonial dinner for Mrs. Estelle M. Riddle, retiring Director of Nursing at Homer G. Phillips Hospital.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Negro Question Hour, 1933-1935 - Correspondence, lists of speakers engaged, re. race relations program of speakers before white groups.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 10: Radio ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Box 3AAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Radio Talk -- Employment Services, 1933  - Correspondence and outline re. talks on the Urban League's employment servicesAdd to your cart.
Includes Text of speech given over KWK, September 6, 1933.
Folder 5: Brenton Grant Radio Program, "Let's Talk it Over," 1945-1946 - Correspondence re. radio program on Negro problems and race relations over KFUO and KWK. A few scripts.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Text of Radio Speech by Clark, KWK, 1947Add to your cart.
Newspaper clipping.
Folder 7: Radio Script, KWK, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Miscellaneous Radio Programs, 1930-1946 - Scripts of radio broadcasts on the work of the Urban League.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Radio Program- Let's Talk it Over, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Radio Program- Let's Talk it Over, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Radio Program- Let's Talk it Over, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 11: National Urban League ConferencesAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: National Urban League Conference, 1934 - Program.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: National Urban League Conference, 1937 - Printed Announcement onlyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: National Urban League Conference, 1942 - Correspondence.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: National Urban League Conference, 1943 - Correspondence, programs, notes and miscellaneous.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Report of the Denver Conference, no dateAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 12: National Urban League Conference in St. Louis, 1946Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence with Lester B. GrangerAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence with Eugene K. JonesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence with Guichard ParrisAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence with Bishop ScarlettAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence with Miss Ann TaneyhillAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Commitments (misc.)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Commitments for meeting placesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Hotel ReservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Housing AssignmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence with Groups Concerning SpeakersAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Luncheon ReservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Staff and Board LuncheonAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Press Reception at Urban LeagueAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Business and Industrial LuncheonAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Subscriptions for Souvenir ProgramAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Labor Union DinnerAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Miscellaneous which Includes a Confidential Progress Report on Plans and Minutes of Meeting of Publicity CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Brief Report by John T. ClarkAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Conference Display/CommunicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Program Reports, Progress Reports, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Race Relations DinnerAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Special Fund CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Souvenir ProgramAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Public RelationsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 13: National Urban League - MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 30: National Urban League 25th Anniversary, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 31: "A Handbook of Operations for Urban League Personnel," 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 32: "Negro Heroes" - comic book published by National Urban League, c. 1947 - profiles Jackie Robinson, Booker T. Washington, Toussaint LAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: "The Brown American", 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Correspondence with Opportunity, 1929-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Correspondence with L. Hollingsworth, 1939-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Correspondence with T. Arnold Hill, (1932) 1935-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Correspondence with Ira Reid 1930-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Correspondence re Workers CouncilsAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Federation of Associated Clubs, Inc. -- Service Council to National Urban League, 1944-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 40: FEPC -- correspondence, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 41: National Urban League-Local Urban League Relationships - suggestions on future objectives.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 14: Executirve Secretaries CouncilAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Executive Secretaries Council, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Executive Secretaries Council, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Executive Council Meeting at Green Pastures, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Copy of The Secretariat, Vol. X, 1st Quarter, 1947, #1Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 15: Urban League Regional ConferencesAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Big Walnut Country Club, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Midwestern Conference, October 29-30, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Mississippi Valley Regional Conference and Illinois Emergency Advisory Council for Negroes, 1935-36Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Regional Conference, 1935, PittsburghAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Regional Conference, 1945, St. LouisAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 16: John T. Clark CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: John T. Clark Correspondence, 1926-28Add to your cart.
Folder 2: John T. Clark Correspondence, 1947-48Add to your cart.
Folder 3: John T. Clark Correspondence, 1946 and businessAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 17: City BoardsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Descriptions of City Boards and names of membersAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Board of Alderman, 1930-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Board of Children's Guardians, 1929-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Board of Education, 1928-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Board of Education (Candidates), 1935 (1939)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Journal of the Board of Freeholders of the City of St. Louis, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
2 Folders
Sub-Series 18: City CommissionsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Anti-Slum Commission, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Citizen's Tax Commission, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 12: City Plan Commission, 1936-1938 (1946)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Excise Commissioner, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Social Security Commission (St. Louis City), 1939 and 1946Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 19: City-ReliefAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Citizens' Committee on Relief and Employment, 1930-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Charity Solicitations Commission Investigations, (1938) 1939-1942)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Charity Solicitations Commission Investigations, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Charity Solicitations Commission Investigations, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Charity Solicitations Commission Investigations, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Charity Solicitations Commission Investigations, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Charity Solicitations Commission Investigations, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Census Committee, 1931 & 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Franklin School Situation, 1931-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Vashon School Situation, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Study of School Situation in St. Louis, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Public School Vocational Training, 1927-1939Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 20: City-MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Bond Issue Campaign, 1932-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Civilian Defense, 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Police Department -- Juvenile Delinquency, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Office of the Mayor, 1941-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 31: St. Louis Relief Administration, 1935-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Technical Committee of Citizens' Committee on Relief and Employment, 1931-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 33: St. Louis Circuit Court- Petitions, 1930-1931Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 21: Federal ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Civilian Conservation Corps, 1934-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Civilian Conservation Corps, 1934-1936 New Camp ProjectAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Civil Works Administration, 1933-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 4: E.R.A. (Recreational Project 129), 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Farm Credit Administration, 1934-1937 (1942)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: F.E.R.A. (Earl Moses), 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 7: National Recovery Administration (N.R.A.)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: National Recovery Administration, Codes 1933-34Add to your cart.
Folder 9: National Youth Administration, 1935-37Add to your cart.
Folder 10: N.Y.A., 1938-42 (1943)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: N.Y.A. Monthly Reports, 1936 (1937)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: N.Y.A. Recreation Project, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Office of Price Administration (News Releases) 1943-47Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Office of War Information (News Releases) 1943-44Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Survey (Proposed) of Negro Skilled and White Collar Workers,Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Survey (Oxley's), Negro-Employment of the State of Missouri, 1934-36Add to your cart.
Digital content available.
Folder 17: WPA, 1936-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 18: WPA Census Project, 1935-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 19: WPA Music Projects, 1936 (vaudeville and variety unit)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: WPA Professional and Service ProjectsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: WPA Serving ProjectAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Federal Theater Project (WPA) 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Writers' Project Strike (WPA), 1936-37Add to your cart.
Folder 24: P.W.A. Project. 1934-1936 (1942)Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 22: Correspondence with other Philanthropic Organizations AssociationsAdd to your cart.
Social, civic, health and welfare (alphabetical by organization)
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Child Health Association, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American Red Cross, 1927-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 3: American Red Cross Camp and Hospital Service, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 4: American Red Cross, Department of the Handicapped, 1928-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 5: American Red Cross, Volunteer Nurses Aide, 1942-43Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Big Brother Organization, 1929 and 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Board of Religious Organizations, 1930-1942Add to your cart.
Includes a B.R.O. Newsletter, 1931-43, scattered issues.
Folder 8: Boy Scouts of America, 1927-41Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bureau for Homeless Men, 1930-33Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Charities Bureau Chamber of Commerce, 1946-49Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Citizens' Committee on Public Relations, 1932 and 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Citizens' Council on Housing and Community Planning, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Civic Union of St. Louis, 1927-32Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Colored Old Folk's Homes, 1932-33, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Community Council -- Value and Cost of Urban League Social Work, 1925-26Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Community Council -- Committee on Uniform Vacation Policy,1931-33Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Community Council of St. Louis, The Social Service Exchange of the, 1928-31Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Community Courier, 1928-1935 (1937) (published by the Community Council)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Community Fund Campaign, 1929, 1937 and 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Community Fund-United Relief Campaign, 1932/33Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Congress of Industrial Organization (C.I.O.)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: County Hospital, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Fellowship Center, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Goodwill Industries, 1939 and 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Greater St. Louis War Chest (Assignment Sheet) (1945)Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Home Service Association (Canada) 1942/43Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Housewives League, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Industrial Home for Girls (Tipton, MO) 1939-43Add to your cart.
Folder 29: International Institute, 1930-41Add to your cart.
Folder 30: League of Women Voters, 1928-1936, 1940-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 31: League of Women Voters Campaign for Trained Personnel in Government Service, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Maternal Health Association of Missouri, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Meramec Hills Cottage for Negro Girls, 1928-30Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Missouri Association for Social Welfare, 1934-47Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Missouri Association for Social Welfare Bulletins, 1937-46 (scattered issues)Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Missouri Association for the Blind, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Missouri Social Hygiene Association, 1927-47Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Missouri Society for Crippled Children, 1927, 1942-47Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Missouri Society for Mental Hygiene, 1927-31Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Missouri Welfare League, 1928-43Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Mullanphy Travelers' Aid, 1930, 1936, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 42: National Conference of Social Work, 1940-43Add to your cart.
Folder 43: National Conference of Social Work, 1938-43Add to your cart.
Folder 44: National Vocational Guidance Association, 1934-36 (CharlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Neighborhood Association, 1932-47Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Cole St. Branch, Neighborhood Association, Committee of Management, 1946-47Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Permanent Council on Relief Needs, 1935-36Add to your cart.
Folder 48: St. Louis Hospital Social Service, 1928-29Add to your cart.
Folder 49: St. Louis League for the Hard of Hearing, 1929-46Add to your cart.
Folder 50: St. Louis League for the Hard of Hearing, 1934-36Add to your cart.
Folder 51: St. Louis Provident Association, 1925-42Add to your cart.
Folder 52: St. Louis Tuberculosis and Health Society, 1927-42Add to your cart.
Folder 53: St. Louis Tuberculosis and Health Society (Negro Health Committee), 1930, (1935/36)Add to your cart.
Folder 54: St. Louis Relief Committee for the Texas City Disaster, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Regional Conference of the national Conference of Social Work, 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 56: St. Louis Y.M.C.A., 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 57: St. Louis Youth Federation, 1938-39Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Social Justice Commission of St. Louis, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Social Planning Council Newsletter, Jan. 1946 - 05/15/49 (scattered issues)Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Social Planning Council -- Labor Social Work Committee,1944-45Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Social Work Publicity Council, 1938/42Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Social Workers, Conference of, 1928-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Veterans' Welfare Association, 1930 and 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Women's Missionary Society of the A.M.E. Church, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Miscellaneous Philanthropic Organizations, 1935-42Add to your cart.
Box 7AAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Health and Hospital Division Social Planning Council, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Social Planning Council, E.G. Steger, 1928-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Social Planning Council Report of Income and Expenditures, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Communications with Social Planning Council, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Social Planning Council MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Rudolph Danstedt, Director Social Planning Council, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Family and Children's Division Social Planning Council, 1946-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Research Bureau Social Planning Council, 1946-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Group Work and Recreation Division Social Planning Council, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Volunteer Service Bureau Social Planning Council, 1946-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Missouri Social Hygiene Association, 1927-47Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Manchester District, Citizens Committee, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Segregation of Swimming Pools, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Negro Health Week Committee, 1933Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 23: Correspondence FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 4: U.S. Congress, 1938-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Governor's Employment Commission, State of Missouri; 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Newspapers- The African, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Newspapers- Chicago Defender, 1942-44Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspapers-  Pittsburgh Courier 1933-43Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Newspapers- Proposed Negro newspaper, The St. Louis American 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fisk University, 1939-43Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Fisk University (Charles S. Johnson) 1929-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Fisk University (Dorothy Owens) 1942- 43Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Lincoln University 1939-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Lincoln University (Dr. Charles Florence) 1932-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Lincoln University Law School 1944-46Add to your cart.
Folder 16: West Virginia State College 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Allen, Gerald (Playground Athletic League, Baltimore, MD) 1930-33Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Armed Forces, Correspondence with Men and Women in the, 1944/45.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "A Challenge to Negro Political Leaders in St. Louis," distributed by the Urban League of St. Louis, 09/23/26Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Charity Ball, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 21: City of Detroit Mayor's Interracial Commission (Polson Case)  1949Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Edwardsville, Illinois, 1945-46Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Fleisher, Dr. Moyer S. (1947)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Interracial Goodwill Aviation Committee (St. Louis branch), 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Italian-Ethiopian Situation, 1935-39Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Minimum Wage Legislation, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Municipal Theater Association of St. Louis, 1928-41Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Negro Health Week 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Negroes in Aviation, (1929-1940)Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Pacific Movement of the Eastern World, 1933-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Peacetime Military Training, 1945-46Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Pittsburgh Coal Co. 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Public Schools (St. Louis) 1934-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 34: St. Louis (Contract) Bridge Association, 1934-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Miscellaneous NotesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 24: Urban League and Other PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Miscellaneous, Newspaper clippings, 1944-45Add to your cart.
Folder 37: National Urban League News Releases, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Bulletin Material 1944-47Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Miscellaneous News BulletinsAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Miscellaneous Announcements of Programs, Talks, Conferences,  etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Miscellaneous NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Publications- Social Studies of St. Louis (1937)Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Publications-  Negro Membership in American Labor Unions (1930)Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Publications- Salaries in St. Louis Social and Health Agencies According to Standard Job Descriptions (1946)Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Publications- Community Service DirectoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Misc. St. Louis Urban League AnnouncementsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 25: General CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General Correspondence, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: St. Louis Urban League, Newsletters Bulletins, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: General Correspondence, 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 4: General Correspondence, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 5: General Correspondence, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 6: General Correspondence, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 7: General Correspondence, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 8: General Correspondence, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 9: General Correspondence, Jul-32Add to your cart.
Folder 10: General Correspondence, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 11: General Correspondence, May-33Add to your cart.
Folder 12: General Correspondence, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 13: General Correspondence, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 14: General Correspondence, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 15: General Correspondence, Sept. 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 16: General Correspondence, Oct. 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 17: General Correspondence, Nov-36Add to your cart.
Folder 18: General Correspondence, Dec-36Add to your cart.
Folder 19: General Correspondence, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 20: General Correspondence, Apr-37Add to your cart.
Folder 21: General Correspondence, May-37Add to your cart.
Folder 22: General Correspondence, Jun-37Add to your cart.
Folder 23: General Correspondence, Jul-37Add to your cart.
Folder 24: General Correspondence, Aug-37Add to your cart.
Folder 25: General Correspondence, Sept. 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 26: General Correspondence, Oct. 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 27: General Correspondence, Nov. 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 28: General Correspondence, Dec. 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 29: General Correspondence, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 30: General Correspondence, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 31: General Correspondence, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 32: General Correspondence, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 33: General Correspondence, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 34: General Correspondence, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 35: General Correspondence, Nov. 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 36: General Correspondence, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 37: General Correspondence, Feb. 1944Add to your cart.
Box 9AAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: General Correspondence, Mar-44Add to your cart.
Folder 2: General Correspondence, Apr-44Add to your cart.
Folder 3: General Correspondence, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: General Correspondence, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 5: General Correspondence, Jan. 1946Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General Correspondence, Feb. 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 2: General Correspondence, Apr-46Add to your cart.
Folder 3: General Correspondence, July-Oct. 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 4: General Correspondence, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 5: General Correspondence, Nov. 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 6: General Correspondence, Dec. 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 7: General Correspondence, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 8: General Correspondence, Sept.-Nov. 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 9: General Correspondence, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 10: General Correspondence, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 11: General Correspondence, 1951Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 26: Survey of Negro HouseholdsAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Survey of Negro Households in Webster Groves, 1933Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Files of John T. Clark, Executive Director (covers circa 1926 - 1951)],
[Series 2: Files of M. Leo Bohanon, Executive Director (covers circa 1914 - 1967)],
[Series 3: Files of William E. Douthit, Executive Director (covers circa 1940 - 1969)],
[Series 4: Files of the Industrial Relations Department (1923 - 1967)],
[Series 5: Files of Urban League Affiliates (various years)],
[Series 6: Files of Alvin Wesley, Deputy Director (covers 1967 - 1969)],
[Series 7: Annual Reports of the Urban League of St. Louis (1926 - 1986)],
[Series 8: Files of the Community Organization Department (1926 - 1969)],
[Series 9: Files of the Committee for Social Service Among Colored People (1910 - 1916)],
[Series 10: Files of the Program "Operation Equality" (1967 - 1968)],
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