Guide to the Urban League of Pittsburgh Records, 1915-1963 AIS.1981.11

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Urban League of Pittsburgh Records
Creator
Urban League of Pittsburgh.
Collection Number
AIS.1981.11
Date
1915-1963
Extent
12.5 linear feet  (10 boxes)
Abstract
The records of the Urban League of Pittsburgh, founded in 1918, contain minutes, correspondence, department reports, photographs and Urban League Fellows theses from 1915-1963. The emphasis of the Urban League was on African-American employment and training; topics include federal housing projects, youth employment, worker discrimination and African-American welfare work. Digital reproductions of selected images are available online.

Preferred Citation

Urban League of Pittsburgh Records, 1915-1963, AIS.1981.11, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

In 1917, John T. Clark surveyed the needs of Pittsburgh's African-American community of the by bringing the National Urban League to Pittsburgh. In 1918, Dr. Francis Tyson and the Pittsburgh Council for Social Services Among Negroes asked that Clark establish an Urban League branch in Pittsburgh (505 Wylie Avenue).

The Board of the Pittsburgh Council became the first executive board members of the Urban League. Some of its active members were Dr. Francis Tyson of the University of Pittsburgh; Robert L. Vann, Editor of the Pittsburgh Courier and Walter A. May of the May Drug Company, who became the first board president.

During World War I, African-Americans migrated North to Pittsburgh seeking work in the mills and factories. The League helped to provide housing, sanitary conditions and work for the African-American masses. In the 1923 Directory of the Philanthropic Social and Civic Agencies of the City of Pittsburgh, the goals of the Urban League of Pittsburgh were cited as: "Renders social service to Negroes through work in Courts with delinquents; in homes with a Home Economics service; Girl's Clubs in various parts of the city; Home and School visiting service, and especially the Industrial problems of Negroes throughout the Pittsburgh District."

The Urban League expanded its activities through the Depression of the 1930's and World War II to include health, education, home economics and industrial welfare. In the 1933 edition of the directory, known in that year under the title, Directory of Social Agencies of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, the purpose of the organization was noted as: "Renders social service to Negroes through programs with junior and adult clubs in various parts of the city; home and school visiting service; and especially in dealing with the Industrial problems of Negroes throughout the Pittsburgh district; operates employment bureau; program largely educational, with speakers on current inter-racial matters furnished various groups; acts as consultant on matters regarding the relations between the races. In 1939, a summer camp for African-American youth was established, Camp James Weldon. The growth of government spending and programs led to one of the most active times for the League and provided new opportunities for Pittsburgh's African-American community. The League began to enroll African-Americans in government programs and assisted with overcoming the discrimination of unions and businesses."

The 1950 edition of the Directory of Social Agencies of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County gave as the organization's purpose: "To conduct a social service program including vocational guidance, employment, educational and recreational work and neighborhood groups designed to improve the conditions under which Negroes in Allegheny County may live, work and play." The League was especially concerned about the industrial problems faced by many African-Americans in Pittsburgh. As a way to confront the issue the League created a specialized employment bureau. This program was largely educational that involved speakers who spoke on current inter-racial matters common in the work-place. The bureau acted as a consultant to African-American workers on matters regarding race-relations and cooperated with governmental agencies to ensure African-American participation on the basis of equality.

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Scope and Content Notes

The records of the Urban League of Pittsburgh, founded in 1918, contain minutes, correspondence, department reports, photographs and Urban League Fellows theses from 1915-1963, with a concentration of materials between 1918-1945. Many of the records were destroyed in a fire that occurred in the League offices in 1945. The collection is divided into 8 series according to subject and are arranged chronologically and alphabetically. The strength of the collection concerns African-American employment and training. Topics such as federal housing projects, youth employment, worker discrimination and African-American welfare work. The records contain extensive material about the National Urban League, Negro Industrial Welfare Workers, National Vocation Opportunity Campaign and Camp Weldon Johnson. The photographs separated from the general collection maintain the file numbers present in this finding aid.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, August 1987

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 Description of oversize material added to the finding aid. December 2010

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Urban League of Pittsburgh in 1981.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jeffrey Rollinson in August 1987.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Michael O'Malley on March 21, 2003. Further revision to the finding aid was done by Andy Newman on August 30, 2004. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1381983

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically at http://historicpittsburgh.org/collection/urban-league-pittsburgh-records.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • National Urban League.
  • Urban League of Pittsburgh. Executive Board.
  • Urban League of Pittsburgh. Industrial Welfare Department.
  • Urban League of Pittsburgh.

Genre(s)

  • Programs (Documents)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania -- Social conditions
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Social conditions

Subject(s)

  • African Americans -- Civil rights -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African Americans -- Employment -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African Americans -- Health and hygiene -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African Americans -- Housing -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African Americans -- Medical care -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African Americans -- Pennsylvania
  • African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs
  • African Americans -- Social conditions
  • Associations
  • Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Pennsylvania
  • Charities -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Discrimination -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Education
  • Education -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Ethnic groups
  • Home economics -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Housing -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Industrial relations -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Medical care -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Public welfare -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Race discrimination -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Recreation -- Pennsylvania
  • Recreation -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Social action
  • Social service -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Sports -- Pennsylvania
  • Sports -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Unemployment -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Urban League of Pittsburgh Records, 1915-1963, AIS.1981.11, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Urban League of Pittsburgh, Records, 1917-1968, AIS 81:11, Archives of Industrial Society, University Library System, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Executive Board 

Scope and Content Notes

Series I, Executive Board, consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, and memoranda, from 1917-1942, arranged chronologically except for the committee series, which is arranged alphabetically by committee. The Executive Board of the Pittsburgh Urban League oversees all activities of the League staff and committees oversee the League Departments. All social welfare activities performed by the League, along with daily operations, are represented in the records.

Subseries  1. Administrative Material 

  BoxFolder
Correspondence, 1920-1942 11-18
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Minutes, 1917-1941 19-33
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Reports, 1930-1931 34
  Folder
Membership, 1928-1941 35
  Folder
President's Report, 1927 36

Subseries  2. Executive Committees 

  BoxFolder
Membership Committee, 1926-1937 237
  Folder
Adult Education Committee, 1941-1942 38
  Folder
Budget Committee, 1937 39
  Folder
Case Work Policy Committee, 1929 40
  Folder
Civic Committee, 1936-1940 41
  Folder
Consititution Committee, 1925-1926 42
  Folder
Contact Committee, 1930 43
  Folder
Defense Committee, 1941 44
  Folder
Delinquency Committee, 1924 45
  Folder
East End Parent's Committee, 1940-1941 46
  Folder
Education Committee, 1924-1938 47
  Folder
Negro Emergency Relief Committee, 1920-1929 48
  Folder
Finance Committee, 1926-1930 49
  Folder
Finance Committee, Fund Raising, 1926 50
  Folder
Health Committee, 1925-1933 51
  Folder
Home Community Committee, 1926 52
  Folder
Home Economics Committee, 1922-1925 53
  Folder
Industry Committee, Minutes, 1926-1944 54-56
  Folder
Industry Committee, Membership, 1939 58
  Folder
Industry Committee, Meetings, Announcements, 1942-1944 59
  Folder
Industry Committee, Correspondence, 1942 57
  Folder
Interracial Committee, 1934 60
  Folder
Job Mobilization Campaign Committee, 1940 61
  Folder
Library Office Service Committee, 1923 62
  Folder
Nominating Committee, 1935-1936 63
  Folder
Public Education Committee, 1932-1934 64
  Folder
Publicity Committee, 1926 65
  Folder
Race Relations Committee, 1920 66
  Folder
Temporary Education Committee, 1925 67
  Folder
Visiting Teacher Committee, 1931-1937 68-69

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Series  II. Departments 

Scope and Content Notes

Series II, Departments, contains correspondence, applications, reports, publications, clippings, and memoranda. The actual work if the League was carried out by its various departments. As the League grew in membership and influence, so did its activities. A department was created for each new area of activity and a secretary provided oversight. The Industrial Department was the largest; its responsibilities included worker placement, welfare work in the plants, liaison with companies and efforts to achieve union membership for African-American workers. Other departments were concerned with health, recreation, home economics, education, and clubs. The files span the years 1918-1945 and are arranged in two sub-series. The first is an alphabetical arrangement of all departments except the Industrial Department. The second sub-series is the Industrial Department.

Subseries  1. General Departments, 

  Folder
Civic Department, 1930-1932 70-71
  Folder
Club Worker Department, 1926-1928 72-75
  Folder
Education Department, 1931-1941 76-78
  Folder
Fine Arts Department 79
  Folder
Home Economics Department, 1919-1925 80
  Folder
Home School Department, 1929 81
  Folder
Information and Advice, 1920 82
  Folder
All Embracing Musical Group, 1938 83
  Folder
Recreation Department, 1936-1940 84
  Folder
Toy Library, 1936 85

Subseries  2. Industrial Department 

Administrative Material 

  Folder
Directors, 1924 86
  BoxFolder
Correspondence, 1919-1945 387-92

Companies 

  Folder
Major War Plants, 1944 93
  Folder
Names and Addresses, 1920-1927 94
  Folder
Allis-Chalmers, 1942 95
  Folder
American Sheet Tin, 1919-1920 96
  Folder
American Steel Wire, 1918-1923 97
  Folder
Carnegie Steel, 1922 98
  Folder
Carnegie Illinois Steel, 1922 99
  Folder
Consolidated Coal, 1918 100
  Folder
Curtis Wright, Greyhound Bus, 1944 101
  Folder
Freemont Foundry, 1929 102
  Folder
G.M. Johnson, North Dakota, 103
  Folder
Jones Laughlin Steel, 1923 104
  Folder
Keystone Picture Frame, 1918 105
  Folder
Lockhart Iron and Steel, 1918-1921 106
  Folder
Mellon Stuart, 1919 107
  Folder
National Malleable Castings, 1923 108
  Folder
Pittsburgh Coal, 1933-1938 109
  Folder
Standard Sanitary, 1920-1921 110
  Folder
Westinghouse, Electric, 1918-1923 111-112
  Folder
Westinghouse, Air Brake, 1919 113
  Folder
Wheeling Mold Foundry, 1920 114
  Folder
Worthington Pump Machinery, 1916-1919 115
  Folder
Youngstown Sheet Tube, 1920 116

Company Visits 

  Folder
New Castle, 1920 117
  Folder
Bush Terminal, 1917 118
  Folder
Reports, 1925-1930 119
  Folder
Pittsburgh Public Schools, 1934-1942 120
  Folder
YMCA, YWCA, 1937 121
  Folder
Apprenticeship Programs, 1936-1938 122

Reports, Meetings, and Memoranda 

  Folder
Classes, Meetings, and Campaigns, 1919-1944 123-129
  Folder
Memoranda, 1930-1932 130
  Folder
Reports, 1920-1939 131-135
  Folder
Employment Department, 1918-1944 136-145

Labor Unions 

  Folder
Publications, 1930-1950 146-147
  Folder
Clippings, 1934-1939 148
  Folder
Correspondence, 1918-1946 149
  Folder
Plastering Union, 1918-1919 150
  Folder
Railroad Station Porters, 1937-1940 151
  Folder
Domestic Service, 1939 152
  Folder
Domestic Service, Philadelphia Institute, 1937-1938 153
  Folder
Women's Trade Union League, 1942-1944 154
  Folder
Worker's Council, 1935-1942 155
  Folder
Worker's School, 1937-1939 156
  Folder
Negroes Strikes, 1937 157

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Series  III. Financial Records 

Scope and Content Notes

Series III contains the financial records of the Urban League which consists of budgets, financial statements, and payroll records. The majority of the subgroup are the payroll records. These records concern the League staff and a series of grant programs operated during the 1960s.

  BoxFolder
Audits, 1930-1938 4158
  Folder
Budgets, 1921-1940 159-163
  Folder
Statistical Reports, 1932 164
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Financial Statements, 1920-1932 165-166
  Folder
Payroll, 1964-1968 167-183
  Folder
Programs, 1967-1968 184-192

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Series  IV. Office Files 

Scope and Content Notes

Series IV, Office Files, consist of records that are generated during the course of daily operations of the League such as, correspondence, reports, publications, memoranda, clippings. The major topics covered are annual meetings, Camp James Weldon Johnson, relations with churches, Community Fund, contributors, history of the League, events, and files of the executive secretary from 1918-1963.

Subseries  1. Administraive Material 

  BoxFolder
Annual Meetings, 1923-1942 5193-200
  Folder
Camp James Wendell Johnson, 1941-1942 201-203
  Folder
Churches, 1920-1943 204-207
  Folder
Community Fund Campaign, 1937-1939 208-210
  Folder
Correspondence, 1918-1941 211-214
  Folder
Executive Secretary, Reports, 1920-1933 215-223
  Folder
Executive Secretary, Correspondence, 1923 224
  Folder
Executive Secretary, Idlewild Meeting, 1921 225
  Folder
Executive Secretary, Baltimore Agencies, 1930 226
  Folder
Executive Secretary, R.M. Moss-Personal Papers 1924-1935 227
  Folder
Fundraising, 1921-1928 228-232
  Folder
History of Urban League, 1915-1929 233-239
  BoxFolder
Publications, 1918-1945 6240-241
  Folder
Urban League Publicity, 1919-1940 242-245
  Folder
Reports, 1925-1961 246-250

Subseries  2. Subject Files 

  Folder
Adoption, 1919-1925 251
  Folder
Clothing, Donations, Distribution,, 1925-1926 252
  Folder
Complaints, 1933 253
  Folder
Cornell Questionaire "Negro Trade Unions", 1934 254
  Folder
Credit Union, 1934 255
  Folder
Education, 1940 256
  Folder
Essay Contest, 1922 257
  Folder
Farm Sales to Negroes, 1920-1923 258
  Folder
Institutional Homes, 1927-1930 259-260
  Folder
Junior Achievement, 1940 261
  Folder
Lists of Staff, Boards, Committees, 262-263
  Folder
Manufacturers Sales Campaign Contest, 1923 264
  Folder
March on Washington, 1943-1944 265
  Folder
May Fair, 1920 266
  Folder
Morals Court, 1926 267
  Folder
Mountain, Elsie Gary Red Cross, 1920 268
  Folder
Office Equipment, 1934 269
  Folder
Opportunity Magazine, 1922 270
  Folder
Post War Economic Plans, 1943 271
  Folder
Presidents Correspondence, 1920-1933 272-273
  Folder
Public Health Meeting, 1935-1938 274
  Folder
Public Relief, 1935-1938 275
  Folder
References and Recommendations, 1934-1938 276
  Folder
Rosenwald Fund, 1943 277
  Folder
Scholarship Correspondence, 1939-1942 278
  Folder
Segregation Discrimination, 1924-1932 279
  Folder
Speech Material, 280
  Folder
Staff Minutes, 1932-1942 281
  Folder
Memoranda, 1930-1938 282
  Folder
Resignations, 1923-1924 283
  Folder
Stanton Heights Unit, 1931-1933 284
  Folder
Statistics, 1932-1940 285-286
  Folder
Student Nurses, 287
  Folder
Travel Itineraries, 288
  Folder
Unwed Mothers, 1927 289
  Folder
Worksheets, 1926 290
  Folder
Newspaper Clippings, 1919 291
  BoxFolder
Newspaper Clippings, 1920-1963 7292-300
  Folder
Publications 301-303

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Series  V. Organizations 

Scope and Content Notes

Series V, Organizations, contains correspondence between the Urban League of Pittsburgh and national, regional and local social welfare agencies from 1915-1945. All of the organizations represented reflect the interest of the League improving conditions and employment opportunities of Pittsburgh's African-American community. Topics of special interest are the American Association of Social Workers, Negro Industrial Welfare Workers and the Industrial Baseball League organized by the League for Blacks in local factories.

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American Association of Social Workers, 1938-1943 304-305
  Folder
American Association of Schools of Social Work Pitt Meeting, 1942 306
  Folder
American Negro Exposition 1940 307
  Folder
Association of Negro Social Workers, 1930-1934 308
  Folder
Baltimore Camp for Underprivileged Children, 1932 309
  Folder
Big Brothers, Big Sisters, 1926 310
  Folder
Conferences and Institutes, 1944 311
  Folder
Consumer Cooperatives Publications, 1920-1940 312
  Folder
Employers Association of Pittsburgh, 1920 313
  Folder
Federation of Social Agencies, 1934-1941 314-316
  Folder
Hill District Community Council,, 1936-1939 317-319
  Folder
Association for the Improvement of Social Conditions in the Hill District Consititution, 1915 320
  Folder
Housewives Cooperative League, 1937 321
  Folder
Building Maintenance Association, 1932 322
  Folder
League for Social Justice, 1936 323
  Folder
Livingston Memorial Hospital, 1933-1934 324
  Folder
Merit System League, 1937-1939 325
  Folder
National Conference of Social Work, 1924-1939 326-327
  Folder
National Negro Business League, 1940 328
  Folder
National Negro Congress, 1937 329
  Folder
National Negro Health Movement, 1927-1937 330
  Folder
Negro Businessmen's League, 1929 331
  Folder
Negro Industrial Baseball League, 1920-1923 332-333
  Folder
Negro Industrial Welfare Workers, 1918-1921 334-339
  BoxFolder
Open Forum, 1922 8340
  Folder
PA Conference on Social Work, 1940 341
  Folder
PA Security League, 1935-1936 342
  Folder
Red Cross Disaster Committee, 1942-1943 343
  Folder
Social Workers Club, 1919-1921 344
  Folder
Society of Women's Minstrel, 1921 345
  Folder
Western PA Youth Assembly, 1937 346
  Folder
World Alliance Newsletters, 1943-1945 347
  Folder
YMCA, 1935-1944 348-349
  Folder
General, 1937 350

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Series  VI. National Urban Leagues 

Scope and Content Notes

Series VI, National Urban Leagues, consist of correspondence and meeting programs which reflect the active interest of the Urban League of Pittsburgh in the activities of the National Urban League from 1918-1963. Some of the subjects include the National Urban League's 25th Anniversary celebration, national annual meetings, the Vocational Opportunity Campaign, and publications and correspondence with other urban leagues.

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25th Anniversary, 1935 351-353
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Annual Meetings, 1918-1963 354-370
  Folder
National Vocational Opportunity Campaign, 1931-1948 371-380
  Folder
National Publications 381-382
  Folder
National Emergency Advisory Council, 1933 383
  Folder
Defense Employment, 1942 384
  Folder
Memoranda, 1943-1944 385
  Folder
Correspondence, 1921-1929 386-387
  Folder
Affiliate Members, 1935 388
  Folder
General, 1937 389

Cities 

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Baltimore, 1928-1942 390
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Springfield, Illinois 391
  Folder
St. Paul, Minnesota 392
  Folder
Kansas City, St. Louis, Missouri 393
  Folder
Englewood, Newark, New Jersey 394
  Folder
Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Ohio 395
  Folder
Cincinnati 396
  Folder
Washington D.C. 397
  Folder
Correspondence with City Urban Leagues 398

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Series  VII. Government Bodies 

Scope and Content Notes

Series VII, Government Bodies, contains reports, statistics, minutes, and correspondence about employment discrimination, housing projects, the Civilian Conservation Corps, Works Progress Administration, and the National Youth Administration, mostly concerning the Federal government from 1917-1952. Correspondence and reports from the Pennsylvania state government concerns the employment of African-Americans and the Pennsylvania Fair Employment Practices Bill.

Subseries  1. Federal 

  BoxFolder
Apprenticeship Programs, 1940-1942 9399
  Folder
Civil Service Job Announcements, 1938-1941 400-401
  Folder
Civilian Conservation Corps, 1938 402-403
  Folder
Defense Plants, 1940-1942 404-405
  Folder
Housing Programs, 1917-1952 406-416
  Folder
Department of Labor, 1919-1927 417-418
  Folder
National Youth Administration, 1935-1939 419-426
  Folder
Public Relief Publications, 1935 427
  Folder
Public Health Service Survey, 1936 428
  Folder
Works Progress Administration, 1937-1940 429-435

Subseries  2. Pennsylvania 

  Folder
Brown Bill Fair Employment Practice, 1945 436
  Folder
Department of Labor and Industry, 1939-1942 437
  Folder
Employment Service-Negro Department, 1919-1920 438-439
  Folder
Job Mobilization Committee Publications, 1940 440
  BoxFolder
Temporary Commission on the Urban Colored Population, 1930 10441-442
  Folder
Public Relief, 1935-1936 443
  Folder
Investigative Committees, 1939 444
  Folder
Department of Public Assistance, 445
  Folder
Program of Child Welfare, 1930 446
  Folder
Display and Sale of Firearms, 1924 447

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Series  VIII. Reports, Studies and Theses 

Scope and Content Notes

Series VIII, Reports, Studies, and Theses, were created by the Urban League of Pittsburgh, Urban League Fellows, and outside organizations. The subjects covered are education, employment, and African-American life from 1906-1950.

Subseries  1. Reports and Studies 

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"Relation of Negro to Unemployment in Food Industry", by R. Maurice Moss, 1933 448
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CWA Project "Survey of Industrial Relationships of Negro Workers", 1934 449
  Folder
CWA Project Correspondence, 1934 450
  Folder
Survey of Negro Employment Domestic Employment in Pittsburgh, Correspondence. Includes statistical report of the Allegheny Emergency Committee, 1931-1935 451
  Folder
NYA "Survey of Negro Religious Life," 1935 452
  Folder
"Notes on Negro Life" by Reginald A. Johnson, 1935 453
  Folder
"Negro as consumers and Consumer Pressure for Jobs", 1939 454
  Folder
"Guiding Youth Toward Tomorrows Jobs", conducted jointly by the Urban League of Pgh. and the St. Cyprian Consistory #4 of Pgh., 1953 455
  Folder
"Study of 200 Negro Prisoners in the Western Penitentiary" by Ira De A Reid, 1927 456
  Folder
"Recent Studies Conclusions Pertinent to Negro Problems," prepared by Charles S. Johnson, 1928 457
  Folder
White Plains Survey, Correspondence, 1928 458
  Folder
Woofter Summary and Recommendations, Study of the Economic Status of the Negro, prepared by T. J. Woofter, Jr., 1930 459
  Folder
"Study of the Economic Status of the Negro" by T. J. Woofter, Jr., 1930 460
  Folder
"The Adult and Female Offenders in New York," 1906-1910 461
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"Our Colored Folks of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island, New York, by R. Maurice Moss, 1920-1930 462
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Survey of Pittsburgh Public Schools by a Special Commission appointed by the Board of Public Education, 1940 463
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Theses written in the Division of Social Work, School of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh, 1936-1950 464
  Folder
"Survey of Negro Population of Grand Rapid, Michigan," 1928 465
  Folder
"The Negro in Pittsburgh Industries" by C. Gould, 1934 466
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"The Negro Worker in Pittsburgh" by Abram Lincoln Harris, Jr., M.A., University of Pgh., 1924 467
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"Race Relations on South Side as seen through Brashear Settlement", by Pauline Redmond, M.A., Univ. of Pgh., 1936 468

Subseries  2. Theses 

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"Occupational Status of Negro in Iron and Steel Industry Pittsburgh and environs by F. Alden Wilson. Submitted to the Bur. of Bus. Res., Univ. of Pgh., 1934 469
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"Juvenile Delinquency in Restricted Area of Pittsburgh" by Elsie Rosalia Clarke, 1932 470
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"Baker Personnel Administration with Reference to Negro Labor" by James H. Baker, Jr., M.A., Univ. of Pgh., 1929 471

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Series  IX. Photographs, ca. 1920's-1950's 

Scope and Content Notes

Series IX, Photographs, depict activities and prominent people of the Urban League circa 1920's-1950's. Photographs were separated from general collection and are housed in the media room at the Archives Service Center. A sample of photographic images from this collection have been digitized and are available for online research. The images depict housing and working conditions for black employees at Camp James Weldon and show group portraits taken at conventions and youth conferences from 1923-1958.

  Folder
Activities 475
  Folder
30th Anniversary, December 1948 476
  Folder
Annual Meetings, 1939-1958 477-481
  Folder
Annual Report Cover, 1956 482
  Folder
Apprenticeship Recognition Ceremony, 1950 483
  Folder
ARMCO 484
  Folder
Barton, Thomas E., Plaque 485
  Folder
Business Establishment Store 486
  Folder
Camp James Weldon Johnson 487
  Folder
Career Conference 488
  Folder
Career Conference Neighborhoods 489
  Folder
Carnegie Steel Co. 490
  Folder
Cherry, Florence A. 491
  Folder
Community Choir 492
  Folder
Darnley, Samuel, Meeting 493
  Folder
Davis Home Day Nursery for Colored Children 494
  Folder
Ethran Temple 495
  Folder
Equal Opportunity Day Observance, 1957 496
  Folder
Exhibits 497
  Folder
FEPC Institute 498
  Folder
FEPC Signing 499
  Folder
Fellows, 1957 500
  Folder
Fitch, T.S. 501
  Folder
Foy, Fred C. 502
  Folder
Guild Ball, 1957 503
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High Doris, Secretary of the Year, 1959 504
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Home for the Aged and Infirm Colored Women 505
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Housing 506
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Housing, Penn Twp. 507
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Individuals 508
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Industrial Workers 509
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Highland Park Pool 510
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Joint Meeting, 1949 511
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Modern Land Improvement Co. 512
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Monticello Street 513
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Morrow, J.J. 514
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National Urban League Headquarters Building 515
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National Youth Association 516
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Neighborhood Party, Sept. 9, 1954 517
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Urban League Officers 518
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Urban League Organization 519
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Organizations 520
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Philadelphia Co. Veterans, 1927 521
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Pgh. Courier Employees and Press Operation 522
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Rauh and Walk Shirt Factory 523
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Schools 524
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Sixth Mt. Zion Church 525
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Trinity Church 526
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Urban League Staff 527
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Urban League Streetcar 528
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Urban League Meeting Chicago Detroit, 1919-1921 529
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Urban League Meeting Richmond, 1948 530
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Urban League Meeting Pittsburgh, 1954 531
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Urban League Meeting, St. Louis, 1946 532
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Urban Renewal Institute, June 7,8, 1956 533
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YMCA 534
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Dr. Marichal Neil E. Young 535
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Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. 536
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Youth Conference for Vocational Opportunity 537
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Youth Council 538
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Uncategorized 539
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Negatives Uncategorized 540
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Urban League National Meetings, 1930-1948 541
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Johnson, Luther H., Photographer photos by LHJ 542
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Urban League Community Choir 543
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Photo: Uncategorized 544

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 1. Picture of the National Urban League meetings-Buffalo, 1930 75
 2. Pictures of N.U.L meetings-Minneapolis, 1931 
 3. Pictures of N.U.L. meetings- Pittsburgh, 1933 
 4. Pictures of N.U.L. meetings- St. Louis, 1948 
 5. Pictures by Luther H. Johnson, F.F.B. 
 6. Pictures of Urban League Community Choir, F.F.C. 
 7. Associated Pictures, F.F.D. 

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