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Guichard Parris papers, 1910-1987

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#0976
Bib ID 4079570 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Parris, Guichard
Title Guichard Parris papers, 1910-1987
Physical Description 40 linear feet (91 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Collection is arranged in 7 series.

Description

Summary

Guichard Parris papers consist of correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, notes and printed material from his personal files, his files on the history of the National Urban League, manuscript material for Blacks in the City; A History of the National Urban League, Boston, Little, Brown, 1971 (co-authored with Lester Brooks) and administrative files of the National Urban League. Parris' personal files include folders on his organizational affiliations outside the National Urban League; of particular interest are copies of his correspondence with Mary McLeod Bethune while he was affiliated with the National Youth Administration. Bethune is among the cataloged correspondence, as are Theodore Roosevelt and Ruth Standish Baldwin.

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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); Guichard Auguste Bolivar Parris papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Whitney M. Young papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

L. Hollingsworth Wood papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

A record was also included with this addition ("A Wally Butterworth Educational Recording: Phoney Federal Reserve Money/Goodbye Silver! Hail the New $1.00 Bills"). It has been added to the Speech Recordings Library. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Guichard Parris collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 11/26/90.

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

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Biographies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Histories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Phonograph records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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African Americans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baldwin, Roger N (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Civil rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Executives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Granger, Lester B. (Lester Blackwell), 1896-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Urban League Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sociology, Urban Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strauss, Anna Lord Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Social conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. National Youth Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Young, Whitney M. (Whitney Moore), 1921-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Guichard Auguste Bolivar Parris was born in Guadeloupe, 1903. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School (Bronx, New York), Amherst College with magna cum laude, and later received an M.A. from Columbia University in 1932. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a college instructor at Livingstone College, Lincoln University (Missouri), and Atlanta University, from 1929 to 1936. He served as the Director of the Negro Affairs at the National Youth Administration Region I from 1939 to 1942, the Director of Promotion and Publicity at the National Urban League in New York from 1944 to 1968, the consultant for urban affairs for Underwood Jordan Associates from 1968 to 1978, and the President of the Schomburg Corporation from 1984 to 1986. During his work at the National Urban League, he and Lester Brooks authored Blacks in the City; a History of the National Urban League (1971). In 1990, he died at the age of 87, New York.