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Charles Coleman collection of The Guardians Association newsletters, 1986-2015

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1809
Bib ID 12203961 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Coleman, Charles
Title Charles Coleman collection of The Guardians Association newsletters, 1986-2015
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (2.5 linear feet 2 record cartons)
Language(s) English
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Chronologically arranged.

Description

Summary

The Charles Coleman papers consist of two record cartons containing records, drafts, back issues, and correspondence relating to the Guardian newsletter, the official publication of The Guardians, the oldest organization dedicated to representing African-American police offices in the NYPD. This collection is related to oral history interviews conducted with Coleman and other members of the Guardians. We intend to acquire other collections from group members which will together create a linked collection telling a comprehensive history of this significant organization.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Coleman Collection of The Guardians Association Newsletters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material

New York Police Department Guardians Oral History Collection, 2015-2016, Columbia Center for Oral History Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University.

Accrual

Accruals are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed, ptl 11/03/2016.

Revision Description

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Newsletters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
African American police -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coleman, Charles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
NYPD Guardians Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.). Police Department -- : History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Police Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strong, Liz H Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Guardians Association is a fraternal organization of the NYPD founded in 1943. They work to ensure professional support, promote community, and celebrate the shared history of black police. Over the years, they became mentors, organizers, educators, and advocates for one another, opening doors for the advancement of black police for generations to come.