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Series VIII. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1964-1990

Scope and Content Notes:

This series collects materials relating to Wray's work at and around the Schomburg Center. Included are materials from his temporary position as acting Chief in 1964 and 1965, as well as his time as Chief between 1981 and 1983. Wray resigned from the position amidst great controversy over his decision to hire a white archivist, and documentation of this incident exists from all sides. There are also documents relating to the Oral History Department which he established in 1973. Included in the series is correspondence, publications, articles, publicity, memorandums and notes for an unfinished book.

Access Restrictions:

Files in Series VIII concerning candidates and their qualifications for the archival job at the Schomburg Center are also restricted. A signed confidentiality agreement is required for access.

Box 8 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture