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Series VI: Grants
Series VII: Fellowships
Series VIII: Subject Files
At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged (Cataloged correspondence: Box 1; Uncataloged correspondence: Boxes 2-3; Series I/Foundation formation and dissolution: Box 1; Series II/Board of Directors: Boxes 4-9; Series III/Legal and financial affairs: Boxes 10-22; Series IV/Grants: Boxes 23-29; Series V/Fellowships: Boxes 30-56; Subject files: Boxes 57-79; Margaret B. Young files: Boxes 80-82; Audio and video tapes: Box 83; Printed materials: Boxes 84-90; Photographs and art work: Box 91; Oversize materials: in Map case drawer 14/5/2); Additions to the Collection.
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, financial records, photographs, memorabilia, and printed materials. The Foundation's correspondence files consist of letters from different organizations and foundations, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change, The NAACP, the United Negro College Fund, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the YWCA. Also included in this collection are community dialogues on race relations (1974-1975); proposed dialogues (1979) on such subjects as the Boy Scouts of America, Columbia University, and the National Council of Christians and Jews; and files on the Whitney M. Young Fellows Retreat Conferences (1980-1984). The collection contains many files on Ed Wilson's bust of Young (1991), including contracts and agreements, records of payments to Wilson, documents concerning the bust's placement in various locations, correspondence with Wilson (1983-1991), and miscellaneous photographs and pictures. The contributions files contain annual listings of contributions and records of contributions from the National Urban League, assorted organizations, corporations, individuals, foundations, and Phillip Morris.
Also included are files of Margaret B. Young: speeches by Mrs Young, articles, awards, and records of her trips abroad, and public events (UN, UNESCO, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Metropolitan Museum of Art). In addition, the collection contains transcriptions of interviews with Dorothy Height, Ann Tanneyhill, and Frankie Adams.
See also: Ms Coll\Young, W.M.: The Whitney M. Young Papers
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Boxes 2-99 are 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.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Foundation records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Archives Processed HR 08/07/1999.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Civil rights organization which created fellowships, scholarships, employment for outstanding members of American minority races, and promoted interracial unity. Sociologist. Whitney Moore Young, Jr. (1921-1971) was Executive Director of the National Urban League, 1961-1971.