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Guichard Parris papers, 1910-1987

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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

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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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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

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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

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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. 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.

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Series I: Catalogued Correspondence



Box CC1 Bethune, Mary McLeod


Box CC1 Baldwin, Poger Nash


Box CC1 Baldwin, Ruth Standish


Box CC1 Benchley, Robert C.


Box CC1 Fosdick, Raymond B.


Box CC1 Hoover, Herbert


Box CC1 Romney, George


Box CC1 Roosevelt, Theodore


Box CC1 Stokowska, Evangeline (Mrs. Leopold Stokowski)

Series II: Personal Files


Alphabetical Files



Box 1 A-American N



Box 2 American P-Catholic B



Box 3 Catholic I-Cl



Box 4 Cof-Cor



Box 5 Cou-D



Box 6 E-L



Box 7 M-National C



Box 8 National Pr-National Public Relations Council



Box 9 National Public Relations Council



Box 10 National U-Personal



Box 11 Personal



Box 12 Ph-Sp



Box 13 Speeches and speech material



Box 14 St-Z


General Correspondence, 1968-1970



Box 15 A-O, 1968-1969



Box 16 P-Z; miscellaneous, 1968-1970


Diaries, 1955-1969



Box 17 1955-1969


Manuscripts: Blacks in the City



Box 18 First Draft, Chapters, 1-7



Box 19 First Draft, Chapters, 8-19



Box 20 First Draft, Chapters, 20-35



Box 21 First Draft, Chapters, 36-49



Box 22 Draft (2), 1 of 2



Box 23 Draft (2), 2 of 2



Box 24 Draft (3), Chapters 25-39



Box 25 Draft (3), Chapters 40-50; additional material



Box 26 Corrections, additional material



Box 27 Redrafts of individual chapters



Box 28 Redrafts, miscellaneous notes



Box 29 Printers' typescript

Series III: National Urban League History Project


Notes



Box 30 1890-1906



Box 31 1907-1913



Box 32 1914-1918



Box 33 1919-1921



Box 34 1922-1929



Box 35 1930-1937



Box 36 1938-1944



Box 37 1945-1952



Box 38 1953-1956



Box 39 1957-1960



Box 40 1961-1965



Box 42 1969-1970s



Box 43 Miscellaneous historical notes and correspondence


Biographical File



Box 44 A-Z



Box 45 Notes and miscellaneous


Transcripts of interviews and related material



Box 46 Interview, General: A-D



Box 47 Interview, General: F-G



Box 48 Interview, General: H-S



Box 49 Interview, General: T-Z



Box 50 Eugene Kinckle Jones: Speech notes, 1919-1938



Box 51 Eugene Kinckle Jones: Miscellaneous files



Box 52 History Project Correspondence

Series IV: National Urban League Administrative File


General File



Box 53 A-Bur



Box 54 Bus-D



Box 55 E-H



Box 56 I-Loc



Box 57 Loc-National Urban League



Box 58 National Urban League-Pr



Box 59 Pu-So



Box 60 Sp-W



Box 61 Young, Whitney M., Jr.



Box 62 Files to be arranged



Box 63 Files to be arranged



Box 64 Files to be arranged



Box 65 Files to be arranged



Box 66 Files to be arranged



Box 67 Files to be arranged



Box 68 Files to be arranged



Box 69 Files to be arranged



Box 70 National Urban League Publications



Box 71 National Urban League Publications

Series V: Printed Material



Box 72 National Urban League Printed Materials



Box 73 National Urban League Printed Materials



Box 74 National Urban League Printed Materials



Box 75 National Urban League Printed Materials



Box 76 National Urban League Printed Materials



Box 77 National Urban League Printed Materials



Box 78 Periodicals



Box 79 Periodicals



Box 80 Printed miscellaneous



Box 81 Printed miscellaneous



Box 82 Printed miscellaneous



Box 83 Printed miscellaneous



Box 84 Printed miscellaneous



Box 85 Printed miscellaneous



Box 86 Printed miscellaneous



Box 87 Microfilms (primarily of New York Age and other periodicals; some empty reel)



Box 88 Microfilms (primarily of New York Age and other periodicals; some empty reel)



Box 89 Microfilms (primarily of New York Age and other periodicals; some empty reel)

Series VI: Personal Files (1989 Addition)



Box 90 Black Americans and the City, Chaper Outline, 8/25/69-revision, 1969 August 25


Box 90 Catholic Conerns


Box 90 Elzy Will (Executor)


Box 90 French Colonies


Box 90 General Correspondence, 1936-1987


Box 90 Golden Rule Foundation


Box 90 High School


Box 90 Hillcrest Center for Children


Box 90 1977 Medicaide Budget Cut Letters, 1977


Box 90 Memorabilia


Box 90 Metropolitan Life, 1945


Box 90 National Newspaper Publishers Association


Box 90 National Public Relations Council


Box 90 National Youth Administration, 1939-1942


Box 90 Personal Conespondence


Box 90 Pushkin


Box 90 Schomburg Collection


Box 90 Speeches and Speech Material

Series VII: Professional Files (1989 Addition)



Box 91 National Urban Leagua History Project


Box 91 Correspondence, 1968


Box 91 Eugene Kinckle Jones: Biographical Information


Box 91 National Urban League Administrative Files


Box 91 Correspondence, 1944-1978


Box 91 Metropollean Edison Company


Box 91 Printed Materials: A History of the New York School of Social Work (inscribed)


Box 91 Underwood Jordan Associates


Box 91 Correspondence, 1968-1978


Box 91 Memoranda, 1975-1978


Box 91 Public Relations: Mexico Week


Box 91 Public Relations: St. John the Evangelist Church


Box 91 Tourism in Togo