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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 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in two series, in chronological order.

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

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three 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

2016-11-04 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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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.

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Series I: Guardians Newsletters, 1986-2013


Mostly copies of the newsletters, as well as some correspondence, clippings, memos. etc.



Box 1 Folder 1 Guardians newsletters, 1986


Box 1 Folder 2-4 Guardians newsletters, 1987


Box 1 Folder 5-8 Guardians newsletters, 1988


Box 1 Folder 9-20 Guardians newsletters, 1989


Box 1 Folder 21-32 Guardians newsletters, 1990


Box 1 Folder 33-44 Guardians newsletters, 1991


Box 1 Folder 45-50 Guardians newsletters, 1992 (changed to bimonthly), 1992



Box 2 Folder 1 Guardians newsletters, April 1995


Box 2 Folder 2 Guardians newsletters, May 1995


Box 2 Folder 3 Guardians newsletters, June 1995


Box 2 Folder 4 Guardians newsletters, July 1995


Box 2 Folder 5 Guardians newsletters, August 1995


Box 2 Folder 6 Guardians newsletters, September 1995


Box 2 Folder 7 Guardians newsletters, October 1995


Box 2 Folder 8 Guardians newsletters, November 1995


Box 2 Folder 9 Guardians newsletters, December 1995


Box 2 Folder 10 Guardians newsletters, January 1996


Box 2 Folder 11 Guardians newsletters, March1996 (no Februaryissue), March1996


Box 2 Folder 12 Guardians newsletters, April 1996


Box 2 Folder 13 Guardians newsletters, May 1996


Box 2 Folder 14 Guardians newsletters, June 1996


Box 2 Folder 15 Guardians newsletters, July 1996


Box 2 Folder 16 Guardians newsletters, August 1996


Box 2 Folder 17 Guardians newsletters, September 1996


Box 2 Folder 18 Guardians newsletters, October 1996


Box 2 Folder 19 Guardians newsletters, November 1996


Box 2 Folder 20 Guardians newsletters, December 1996


Box 2 Folder 21 Guardians newsletters, January 1997


Box 2 Folder 22 Guardians newsletters, February1997


Box 2 Folder 23 Guardians newsletters, March1997


Box 2 Folder 24 Guardians newsletters, April 1997


Box 2 Folder 25 Guardians newsletters, May 1997


Box 2 Folder 26 Guardians newsletters, June 1997


Box 2 Folder 27 Guardians newsletters, July 1997


Box 2 Folder 28 Guardians newsletters, August 1997


Box 2 Folder 29 Guardians newsletters, September 1997


Box 2 Folder 30 Guardians newsletters, October 1997


Box 2 Folder 31 Guardians newsletters, November 1997


Box 2 Folder 32 Guardians newsletters, December 1997


Box 2 Folder 33 Guardians newsletters, January 1998


Box 2 Folder 34 Guardians newsletters, February1998


Box 2 Folder 35 Guardians newsletters, March1998


Box 2 Folder 36 Guardians newsletters, April 1998


Box 2 Folder 37 Guardians newsletters, May 1998


Box 2 Folder 38 Guardians newsletters, Summer 1998 (June, July, August ), 1998


Box 2 Folder 39 Guardians newsletters, September 1998


Box 2 Folder 40 Guardians newsletters, October 1998


Box 2 Folder 41 Guardians newsletters, November /December 1998


Box 2 Folder 42 Guardians newsletters, January 1999


Box 2 Folder 43 Guardians newsletters, February1999


Box 2 Folder 44 Guardians newsletters, March1999


Box 2 Folder 45 Guardians newsletters, April 1999


Box 2 Folder 46 Guardians newsletters, February2000


Box 2 Folder 47 Guardians newsletters, March2000


Box 2 Folder 48 Guardians newsletters, April 2000


Box 2 Folder 49 Guardians newsletters, June 2000


Box 2 Folder 50 Guardians newsletters, October 2000


Box 2 Folder 51 Guardians newsletters, December 2000


Box 2 Folder 52 Guardians newsletters, February2001


Box 2 Folder 53 Guardians newsletters, March-April 2001


Box 2 Folder 54 Guardians newsletters, May -June 2001


Box 2 Folder 55 Guardians newsletters, Summer, 2001


Box 2 Folder 56 Guardians newsletters, August 2001


Box 2 Folder 57 Guardians newsletters, October 2001


Box 2 Folder 58 Guardians newsletters, November 2001


Box 2 Folder 59 Guardians newsletters, February2002


Box 2 Folder 60 Guardians newsletters, April 2002


Box 2 Folder 61 Guardians newsletters, May 2002


Box 2 Folder 62 Guardians newsletters, September 2002


Box 2 Folder 63 Guardians newsletters, January 2003


Box 2 Folder 64 Guardians newsletters, February2003


Box 2 Folder 65 Guardians newsletters, March2003


Box 2 Folder 66 Guardians newsletters, October 2003


Box 2 Folder 67 Guardians newsletters, January 2004


Box 2 Folder 68 Guardians newsletters, April 2004


Box 2 Folder 69 Guardians newsletters, June 2004


Box 2 Folder 70 Guardians newsletters, August /September 2004


Box 2 Folder 71 Guardians newsletters, November /December 2004


Box 2 Folder 72 Guardians newsletters, January /February2004


Box 2 Folder 73 Guardians newsletters, March/April 2004


Box 2 Folder 74 Guardians newsletters, July /August 2004


Box 2 Folder 75 Guardians newsletters, May /June 2005


Box 2 Folder 76 Guardians newsletters, September /October 2005


Box 2 Folder 77 Guardians newsletters, November /December 2005


Box 2 Folder 78 Guardians newsletters, 2006


Box 2 Folder 79 Guardians newsletters, 2007


Box 2 Folder 80 Guardians newsletters, 2008


Box 2 Folder 81 Guardians newsletters, 2009


Box 2 Folder 82 NOBLE National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner Dance, Thursday, May 9, 2013


Box 2 Folder 83 The Guardians Foundation, Inc. Hosts the Guardians Association 50 Golden Anniversary, Thursday, March11, 1999


Box 2 Folder 84 Guardians newsletters, 2010


Box 2 Folder 85 Guardians newsletters, 2011


Box 2 Folder 86 Guardians newsletters, 2012


Box 2 Folder 87 CORP and Guardians, 2013


Box 2 Folder 88 "Elders of the Past", Board of Directors, letter 1995 fax, 1995 C.O.R.P., etc., 1995, 1995

Series II: Charles Coleman Interview


Box 2 Folder 89 Charles Coleman interviewed by Liz H. Strong, 10/7/2015., Compact Disk