Summary Information
Title: Urban League of Pittsburgh Records
Collection Number: AIS.1981.11
Creator: Urban League of Pittsburgh.

Collection Dates: 1915-1963
Extent: 12.5 linear feet (10 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
The records of the Urban League of Pittsburgh, founded in 1918, contain minutes, correspondence, department reports, photographs and Urban League Fellows theses from 1915-1963. The emphasis of the Urban League was on African-American employment and training; topics include federal housing projects, youth employment, worker discrimination and African-American welfare work. Digital reproductions of selected images are available online.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

August 1987
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Jeffrey Rollinson. Revisions occurred to the finding aid as a part of the encoding process on August 30, 2004.
Revision Description:
December 2010:
Description of oversize material added to the finding aid.

History

In 1917, John T. Clark surveyed the needs of Pittsburgh's African-American community of the by bringing the National Urban League to Pittsburgh. In 1918, Dr. Francis Tyson and the Pittsburgh Council for Social Services Among Negroes asked that Clark establish an Urban League branch in Pittsburgh (505 Wylie Avenue).

The Board of the Pittsburgh Council became the first executive board members of the Urban League. Some of its active members were Dr. Francis Tyson of the University of Pittsburgh; Robert L. Vann, Editor of the Pittsburgh Courier and Walter A. May of the May Drug Company, who became the first board president.

During World War I, African-Americans migrated North to Pittsburgh seeking work in the mills and factories. The League helped to provide housing, sanitary conditions and work for the African-American masses. In the 1923 Directory of the Philanthropic Social and Civic Agencies of the City of Pittsburgh, the goals of the Urban League of Pittsburgh were cited as: "Renders social service to Negroes through work in Courts with delinquents; in homes with a Home Economics service; Girl's Clubs in various parts of the city; Home and School visiting service, and especially the Industrial problems of Negroes throughout the Pittsburgh District."

The Urban League expanded its activities through the Depression of the 1930's and World War II to include health, education, home economics and industrial welfare. In the 1933 edition of the directory, known in that year under the title, Directory of Social Agencies of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, the purpose of the organization was noted as: "Renders social service to Negroes through programs with junior and adult clubs in various parts of the city; home and school visiting service; and especially in dealing with the Industrial problems of Negroes throughout the Pittsburgh district; operates employment bureau; program largely educational, with speakers on current inter-racial matters furnished various groups; acts as consultant on matters regarding the relations between the races. In 1939, a summer camp for African-American youth was established, Camp James Weldon. The growth of government spending and programs led to one of the most active times for the League and provided new opportunities for Pittsburgh's African-American community. The League began to enroll African-Americans in government programs and assisted with overcoming the discrimination of unions and businesses."

The 1950 edition of the Directory of Social Agencies of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County gave as the organization's purpose: "To conduct a social service program including vocational guidance, employment, educational and recreational work and neighborhood groups designed to improve the conditions under which Negroes in Allegheny County may live, work and play." The League was especially concerned about the industrial problems faced by many African-Americans in Pittsburgh. As a way to confront the issue the League created a specialized employment bureau. This program was largely educational that involved speakers who spoke on current inter-racial matters common in the work-place. The bureau acted as a consultant to African-American workers on matters regarding race-relations and cooperated with governmental agencies to ensure African-American participation on the basis of equality.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

The records of the Urban League of Pittsburgh, founded in 1918, contain minutes, correspondence, department reports, photographs and Urban League Fellows theses from 1915-1963, with a concentration of materials between 1918-1945. Many of the records were destroyed in a fire that occurred in the League offices in 1945. The collection is divided into 8 series according to subject and are arranged chronologically and alphabetically. The strength of the collection concerns African-American employment and training. Topics such as federal housing projects, youth employment, worker discrimination and African-American welfare work. The records contain extensive material about the National Urban League, Negro Industrial Welfare Workers, National Vocation Opportunity Campaign and Camp Weldon Johnson. The photographs separated from the general collection maintain the file numbers present in this finding aid.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • African Americans -- Civil rights -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African Americans -- Employment -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African Americans -- Health and hygiene -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African Americans -- Housing -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African Americans -- Medical care -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African Americans -- Pennsylvania
  • African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs
  • African Americans -- Social conditions
  • Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Pennsylvania
  • Charities -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Discrimination -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Education -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Home economics -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Housing -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Industrial relations -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Medical care -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Public welfare -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Race discrimination -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Recreation -- Pennsylvania
  • Recreation -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Social service -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Sports -- Pennsylvania
  • Sports -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Unemployment -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Corporate Names
  • National Urban League.
  • Urban League of Pittsburgh. Executive Board.
  • Urban League of Pittsburgh. Industrial Welfare Department.
  • Urban League of Pittsburgh.

Locations
  • Pennsylvania -- Social conditions
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Social conditions

Genres/Forms
  • Programs (Documents)

Category
  • Associations
  • Education
  • Ethnic groups
  • Social action

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by the Urban League of Pittsburgh in 1981.

Alternate Format:

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically at http://digital.library.pitt.edu/images/pittsburgh/urbanleague.html.

Preferred Citation:

Urban League of Pittsburgh Records, 1915-1963, AIS.1981.11, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Previous Citation:

Previously cited as: Urban League of Pittsburgh, Records, 1917-1968, AIS 81:11, Archives of Industrial Society, University Library System, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Jeffrey Rollinson in August 1987.

Processing Information:

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Michael O'Malley on March 21, 2003. Further revision to the finding aid was done by Andy Newman on August 30, 2004. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1381983

Copyright:

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


Collection Inventory

Series I. Executive Board

Scope and Content Notes:

Series I, Executive Board, consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, and memoranda, from 1917-1942, arranged chronologically except for the committee series, which is arranged alphabetically by committee. The Executive Board of the Pittsburgh Urban League oversees all activities of the League staff and committees oversee the League Departments. All social welfare activities performed by the League, along with daily operations, are represented in the records.

Subseries 1. Administrative Material


Box 1
Folder 1-18 Correspondence, 1920-1942
Folder 19-33 Minutes, 1917-1941
Folder 34 Reports, 1930-1931
Folder 35 Membership, 1928-1941
Folder 36 President's Report, 1927

Subseries 2. Executive Committees


Box 2
Folder 37 Membership Committee, 1926-1937
Folder 38 Adult Education Committee, 1941-1942
Folder 39 Budget Committee, 1937
Folder 40 Case Work Policy Committee, 1929
Folder 41 Civic Committee, 1936-1940
Folder 42 Consititution Committee, 1925-1926
Folder 43 Contact Committee, 1930
Folder 44 Defense Committee, 1941
Folder 45 Delinquency Committee, 1924
Folder 46 East End Parent's Committee, 1940-1941
Folder 47 Education Committee, 1924-1938
Folder 48 Negro Emergency Relief Committee, 1920-1929
Folder 49 Finance Committee, 1926-1930
Folder 50 Finance Committee, Fund Raising, 1926
Folder 51 Health Committee, 1925-1933
Folder 52 Home Community Committee, 1926
Folder 53 Home Economics Committee, 1922-1925
Folder 54-56 Industry Committee, Minutes, 1926-1944
Folder 58 Industry Committee, Membership, 1939
Folder 59 Industry Committee, Meetings, Announcements, 1942-1944
Folder 57 Industry Committee, Correspondence, 1942
Folder 60 Interracial Committee, 1934
Folder 61 Job Mobilization Campaign Committee, 1940
Folder 62 Library Office Service Committee, 1923
Folder 63 Nominating Committee, 1935-1936
Folder 64 Public Education Committee, 1932-1934
Folder 65 Publicity Committee, 1926
Folder 66 Race Relations Committee, 1920
Folder 67 Temporary Education Committee, 1925
Folder 68-69 Visiting Teacher Committee, 1931-1937

Series II. Departments

Scope and Content Notes:

Series II, Departments, contains correspondence, applications, reports, publications, clippings, and memoranda. The actual work if the League was carried out by its various departments. As the League grew in membership and influence, so did its activities. A department was created for each new area of activity and a secretary provided oversight. The Industrial Department was the largest; its responsibilities included worker placement, welfare work in the plants, liaison with companies and efforts to achieve union membership for African-American workers. Other departments were concerned with health, recreation, home economics, education, and clubs. The files span the years 1918-1945 and are arranged in two sub-series. The first is an alphabetical arrangement of all departments except the Industrial Department. The second sub-series is the Industrial Department.

Subseries 1. General Departments,

Folder 70-71 Civic Department, 1930-1932
Folder 72-75 Club Worker Department, 1926-1928
Folder 76-78 Education Department, 1931-1941
Folder 79 Fine Arts Department
Folder 80 Home Economics Department, 1919-1925
Folder 81 Home School Department, 1929
Folder 82 Information and Advice, 1920
Folder 83 All Embracing Musical Group, 1938
Folder 84 Recreation Department, 1936-1940
Folder 85 Toy Library, 1936

Subseries 2. Industrial Department

Section: Administrative Material

Folder 86 Directors, 1924

Box 3
Folder 87-92 Correspondence, 1919-1945

Section: Companies

Folder 93 Major War Plants, 1944
Folder 94 Names and Addresses, 1920-1927
Folder 95 Allis-Chalmers, 1942
Folder 96 American Sheet Tin, 1919-1920
Folder 97 American Steel Wire, 1918-1923
Folder 98 Carnegie Steel, 1922
Folder 99 Carnegie Illinois Steel, 1922
Folder 100 Consolidated Coal, 1918
Folder 101 Curtis Wright, Greyhound Bus, 1944
Folder 102 Freemont Foundry, 1929
Folder 103 G.M. Johnson, North Dakota,
Folder 104 Jones Laughlin Steel, 1923
Folder 105 Keystone Picture Frame, 1918
Folder 106 Lockhart Iron and Steel, 1918-1921
Folder 107 Mellon Stuart, 1919
Folder 108 National Malleable Castings, 1923
Folder 109 Pittsburgh Coal, 1933-1938
Folder 110 Standard Sanitary, 1920-1921
Folder 111-112 Westinghouse, Electric, 1918-1923
Folder 113 Westinghouse, Air Brake, 1919
Folder 114 Wheeling Mold Foundry, 1920
Folder 115 Worthington Pump Machinery, 1916-1919
Folder 116 Youngstown Sheet Tube, 1920

Section: Company Visits

Folder 117 New Castle, 1920
Folder 118 Bush Terminal, 1917
Folder 119 Reports, 1925-1930
Folder 120 Pittsburgh Public Schools, 1934-1942
Folder 121 YMCA, YWCA, 1937
Folder 122 Apprenticeship Programs, 1936-1938

Section: Reports, Meetings, and Memoranda

Folder 123-129 Classes, Meetings, and Campaigns, 1919-1944
Folder 130 Memoranda, 1930-1932
Folder 131-135 Reports, 1920-1939
Folder 136-145 Employment Department, 1918-1944

Section: Labor Unions

Folder 146-147 Publications, 1930-1950
Folder 148 Clippings, 1934-1939
Folder 149 Correspondence, 1918-1946
Folder 150 Plastering Union, 1918-1919
Folder 151 Railroad Station Porters, 1937-1940
Folder 152 Domestic Service, 1939
Folder 153 Domestic Service, Philadelphia Institute, 1937-1938
Folder 154 Women's Trade Union League, 1942-1944
Folder 155 Worker's Council, 1935-1942
Folder 156 Worker's School, 1937-1939
Folder 157 Negroes Strikes, 1937

Series III. Financial Records

Scope and Content Notes:

Series III contains the financial records of the Urban League which consists of budgets, financial statements, and payroll records. The majority of the subgroup are the payroll records. These records concern the League staff and a series of grant programs operated during the 1960s.


Box 4
Folder 158 Audits, 1930-1938
Folder 159-163 Budgets, 1921-1940
Folder 164 Statistical Reports, 1932
Folder 165-166 Financial Statements, 1920-1932
Folder 167-183 Payroll, 1964-1968
Folder 184-192 Programs, 1967-1968

Series IV. Office Files

Scope and Content Notes:

Series IV, Office Files, consist of records that are generated during the course of daily operations of the League such as, correspondence, reports, publications, memoranda, clippings. The major topics covered are annual meetings, Camp James Weldon Johnson, relations with churches, Community Fund, contributors, history of the League, events, and files of the executive secretary from 1918-1963.

Subseries 1. Administraive Material


Box 5
Folder 193-200 Annual Meetings, 1923-1942
Folder 201-203 Camp James Wendell Johnson, 1941-1942
Folder 204-207 Churches, 1920-1943
Folder 208-210 Community Fund Campaign, 1937-1939
Folder 211-214 Correspondence, 1918-1941
Folder 215-223 Executive Secretary, Reports, 1920-1933
Folder 224 Executive Secretary, Correspondence, 1923
Folder 225 Executive Secretary, Idlewild Meeting, 1921
Folder 226 Executive Secretary, Baltimore Agencies, 1930
Folder 227 Executive Secretary, R.M. Moss-Personal Papers 1924-1935
Folder 228-232 Fundraising, 1921-1928
Folder 233-239 History of Urban League, 1915-1929

Box 6
Folder 240-241 Publications, 1918-1945
Folder 242-245 Urban League Publicity, 1919-1940
Folder 246-250 Reports, 1925-1961

Subseries 2. Subject Files

Folder 251 Adoption, 1919-1925
Folder 252 Clothing, Donations, Distribution,, 1925-1926
Folder 253 Complaints, 1933
Folder 254 Cornell Questionaire "Negro Trade Unions", 1934
Folder 255 Credit Union, 1934
Folder 256 Education, 1940
Folder 257 Essay Contest, 1922
Folder 258 Farm Sales to Negroes, 1920-1923
Folder 259-260 Institutional Homes, 1927-1930
Folder 261 Junior Achievement, 1940
Folder 262-263 Lists of Staff, Boards, Committees,
Folder 264 Manufacturers Sales Campaign Contest, 1923
Folder 265 March on Washington, 1943-1944
Folder 266 May Fair, 1920
Folder 267 Morals Court, 1926
Folder 268 Mountain, Elsie Gary Red Cross, 1920
Folder 269 Office Equipment, 1934
Folder 270 Opportunity Magazine, 1922
Folder 271 Post War Economic Plans, 1943
Folder 272-273 Presidents Correspondence, 1920-1933
Folder 274 Public Health Meeting, 1935-1938
Folder 275 Public Relief, 1935-1938
Folder 276 References and Recommendations, 1934-1938
Folder 277 Rosenwald Fund, 1943
Folder 278 Scholarship Correspondence, 1939-1942
Folder 279 Segregation Discrimination, 1924-1932
Folder 280 Speech Material,
Folder 281 Staff Minutes, 1932-1942
Folder 282 Memoranda, 1930-1938
Folder 283 Resignations, 1923-1924
Folder 284 Stanton Heights Unit, 1931-1933
Folder 285-286 Statistics, 1932-1940
Folder 287 Student Nurses,
Folder 288 Travel Itineraries,
Folder 289 Unwed Mothers, 1927
Folder 290 Worksheets, 1926
Folder 291 Newspaper Clippings, 1919

Box 7
Folder 292-300 Newspaper Clippings, 1920-1963
Folder 301-303 Publications

Series V. Organizations

Scope and Content Notes:

Series V, Organizations, contains correspondence between the Urban League of Pittsburgh and national, regional and local social welfare agencies from 1915-1945. All of the organizations represented reflect the interest of the League improving conditions and employment opportunities of Pittsburgh's African-American community. Topics of special interest are the American Association of Social Workers, Negro Industrial Welfare Workers and the Industrial Baseball League organized by the League for Blacks in local factories.

Folder 304-305 American Association of Social Workers, 1938-1943
Folder 306 American Association of Schools of Social Work Pitt Meeting, 1942
Folder 307 American Negro Exposition 1940
Folder 308 Association of Negro Social Workers, 1930-1934
Folder 309 Baltimore Camp for Underprivileged Children, 1932
Folder 310 Big Brothers, Big Sisters, 1926
Folder 311 Conferences and Institutes, 1944
Folder 312 Consumer Cooperatives Publications, 1920-1940
Folder 313 Employers Association of Pittsburgh, 1920
Folder 314-316 Federation of Social Agencies, 1934-1941
Folder 317-319 Hill District Community Council,, 1936-1939
Folder 320 Association for the Improvement of Social Conditions in the Hill District Consititution, 1915
Folder 321 Housewives Cooperative League, 1937
Folder 322 Building Maintenance Association, 1932
Folder 323 League for Social Justice, 1936
Folder 324 Livingston Memorial Hospital, 1933-1934
Folder 325 Merit System League, 1937-1939
Folder 326-327 National Conference of Social Work, 1924-1939
Folder 328 National Negro Business League, 1940
Folder 329 National Negro Congress, 1937
Folder 330 National Negro Health Movement, 1927-1937
Folder 331 Negro Businessmen's League, 1929
Folder 332-333 Negro Industrial Baseball League, 1920-1923
Folder 334-339 Negro Industrial Welfare Workers, 1918-1921

Box 8
Folder 340 Open Forum, 1922
Folder 341 PA Conference on Social Work, 1940
Folder 342 PA Security League, 1935-1936
Folder 343 Red Cross Disaster Committee, 1942-1943
Folder 344 Social Workers Club, 1919-1921
Folder 345 Society of Women's Minstrel, 1921
Folder 346 Western PA Youth Assembly, 1937
Folder 347 World Alliance Newsletters, 1943-1945
Folder 348-349 YMCA, 1935-1944
Folder 350 General, 1937

Series VI. National Urban Leagues

Scope and Content Notes:

Series VI, National Urban Leagues, consist of correspondence and meeting programs which reflect the active interest of the Urban League of Pittsburgh in the activities of the National Urban League from 1918-1963. Some of the subjects include the National Urban League's 25th Anniversary celebration, national annual meetings, the Vocational Opportunity Campaign, and publications and correspondence with other urban leagues.

Folder 351-353 25th Anniversary, 1935
Folder 354-370 Annual Meetings, 1918-1963
Folder 371-380 National Vocational Opportunity Campaign, 1931-1948
Folder 381-382 National Publications
Folder 383 National Emergency Advisory Council, 1933
Folder 384 Defense Employment, 1942
Folder 385 Memoranda, 1943-1944
Folder 386-387 Correspondence, 1921-1929
Folder 388 Affiliate Members, 1935
Folder 389 General, 1937

Section: Cities

Folder 390 Baltimore, 1928-1942
Folder 391 Springfield, Illinois
Folder 392 St. Paul, Minnesota
Folder 393 Kansas City, St. Louis, Missouri
Folder 394 Englewood, Newark, New Jersey
Folder 395 Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Ohio
Folder 396 Cincinnati
Folder 397 Washington D.C.
Folder 398 Correspondence with City Urban Leagues

Series VII. Government Bodies

Scope and Content Notes:

Series VII, Government Bodies, contains reports, statistics, minutes, and correspondence about employment discrimination, housing projects, the Civilian Conservation Corps, Works Progress Administration, and the National Youth Administration, mostly concerning the Federal government from 1917-1952. Correspondence and reports from the Pennsylvania state government concerns the employment of African-Americans and the Pennsylvania Fair Employment Practices Bill.

Subseries 1. Federal


Box 9
Folder 399 Apprenticeship Programs, 1940-1942
Folder 400-401 Civil Service Job Announcements, 1938-1941
Folder 402-403 Civilian Conservation Corps, 1938
Folder 404-405 Defense Plants, 1940-1942
Folder 406-416 Housing Programs, 1917-1952
Folder 417-418 Department of Labor, 1919-1927
Folder 419-426 National Youth Administration, 1935-1939
Folder 427 Public Relief Publications, 1935
Folder 428 Public Health Service Survey, 1936
Folder 429-435 Works Progress Administration, 1937-1940

Subseries 2. Pennsylvania

Folder 436 Brown Bill Fair Employment Practice, 1945
Folder 437 Department of Labor and Industry, 1939-1942
Folder 438-439 Employment Service-Negro Department, 1919-1920
Folder 440 Job Mobilization Committee Publications, 1940

Box 10
Folder 441-442 Temporary Commission on the Urban Colored Population, 1930
Folder 443 Public Relief, 1935-1936
Folder 444 Investigative Committees, 1939
Folder 445 Department of Public Assistance,
Folder 446 Program of Child Welfare, 1930
Folder 447 Display and Sale of Firearms, 1924

Series VIII. Reports, Studies and Theses

Scope and Content Notes:

Series VIII, Reports, Studies, and Theses, were created by the Urban League of Pittsburgh, Urban League Fellows, and outside organizations. The subjects covered are education, employment, and African-American life from 1906-1950.

Subseries 1. Reports and Studies

Folder 448 "Relation of Negro to Unemployment in Food Industry", by R. Maurice Moss, 1933
Folder 449 CWA Project "Survey of Industrial Relationships of Negro Workers", 1934
Folder 450 CWA Project Correspondence, 1934
Folder 451 Survey of Negro Employment Domestic Employment in Pittsburgh, Correspondence. Includes statistical report of the Allegheny Emergency Committee, 1931-1935
Folder 452 NYA "Survey of Negro Religious Life," 1935
Folder 453 "Notes on Negro Life" by Reginald A. Johnson, 1935
Folder 454 "Negro as consumers and Consumer Pressure for Jobs", 1939
Folder 455 "Guiding Youth Toward Tomorrows Jobs", conducted jointly by the Urban League of Pgh. and the St. Cyprian Consistory #4 of Pgh., 1953
Folder 456 "Study of 200 Negro Prisoners in the Western Penitentiary" by Ira De A Reid, 1927
Folder 457 "Recent Studies Conclusions Pertinent to Negro Problems," prepared by Charles S. Johnson, 1928
Folder 458 White Plains Survey, Correspondence, 1928
Folder 459 Woofter Summary and Recommendations, Study of the Economic Status of the Negro, prepared by T. J. Woofter, Jr., 1930
Folder 460 "Study of the Economic Status of the Negro" by T. J. Woofter, Jr., 1930
Folder 461 "The Adult and Female Offenders in New York," 1906-1910
Folder 462 "Our Colored Folks of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island, New York, by R. Maurice Moss, 1920-1930
Folder 463 Survey of Pittsburgh Public Schools by a Special Commission appointed by the Board of Public Education, 1940
Folder 464 Theses written in the Division of Social Work, School of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh, 1936-1950
Folder 465 "Survey of Negro Population of Grand Rapid, Michigan," 1928
Folder 466 "The Negro in Pittsburgh Industries" by C. Gould, 1934
Folder 467 "The Negro Worker in Pittsburgh" by Abram Lincoln Harris, Jr., M.A., University of Pgh., 1924
Folder 468 "Race Relations on South Side as seen through Brashear Settlement", by Pauline Redmond, M.A., Univ. of Pgh., 1936

Subseries 2. Theses

Folder 469 "Occupational Status of Negro in Iron and Steel Industry Pittsburgh and environs by F. Alden Wilson. Submitted to the Bur. of Bus. Res., Univ. of Pgh., 1934
Folder 470 "Juvenile Delinquency in Restricted Area of Pittsburgh" by Elsie Rosalia Clarke, 1932
Folder 471 "Baker Personnel Administration with Reference to Negro Labor" by James H. Baker, Jr., M.A., Univ. of Pgh., 1929

Series IX. Photographs, ca. 1920's-1950's

Scope and Content Notes:

Series IX, Photographs, depict activities and prominent people of the Urban League circa 1920's-1950's. Photographs were separated from general collection and are housed in the media room at the Archives Service Center. A sample of photographic images from this collection have been digitized and are available for online research. The images depict housing and working conditions for black employees at Camp James Weldon and show group portraits taken at conventions and youth conferences from 1923-1958.

Folder 475 Activities
Folder 476 30th Anniversary, December 1948
Folder 477-481 Annual Meetings, 1939-1958
Folder 482 Annual Report Cover, 1956
Folder 483 Apprenticeship Recognition Ceremony, 1950
Folder 484 ARMCO
Folder 485 Barton, Thomas E., Plaque
Folder 486 Business Establishment Store
Folder 487 Camp James Weldon Johnson
Folder 488 Career Conference
Folder 489 Career Conference Neighborhoods
Folder 490 Carnegie Steel Co.
Folder 491 Cherry, Florence A.
Folder 492 Community Choir
Folder 493 Darnley, Samuel, Meeting
Folder 494 Davis Home Day Nursery for Colored Children
Folder 495 Ethran Temple
Folder 496 Equal Opportunity Day Observance, 1957
Folder 497 Exhibits
Folder 498 FEPC Institute
Folder 499 FEPC Signing
Folder 500 Fellows, 1957
Folder 501 Fitch, T.S.
Folder 502 Foy, Fred C.
Folder 503 Guild Ball, 1957
Folder 504 High Doris, Secretary of the Year, 1959
Folder 505 Home for the Aged and Infirm Colored Women
Folder 506 Housing
Folder 507 Housing, Penn Twp.
Folder 508 Individuals
Folder 509 Industrial Workers
Folder 510 Highland Park Pool
Folder 511 Joint Meeting, 1949
Folder 512 Modern Land Improvement Co.
Folder 513 Monticello Street
Folder 514 Morrow, J.J.
Folder 515 National Urban League Headquarters Building
Folder 516 National Youth Association
Folder 517 Neighborhood Party, Sept. 9, 1954
Folder 518 Urban League Officers
Folder 519 Urban League Organization
Folder 520 Organizations
Folder 521 Philadelphia Co. Veterans, 1927
Folder 522 Pgh. Courier Employees and Press Operation
Folder 523 Rauh and Walk Shirt Factory
Folder 524 Schools
Folder 525 Sixth Mt. Zion Church
Folder 526 Trinity Church
Folder 527 Urban League Staff
Folder 528 Urban League Streetcar
Folder 529 Urban League Meeting Chicago Detroit, 1919-1921
Folder 530 Urban League Meeting Richmond, 1948
Folder 531 Urban League Meeting Pittsburgh, 1954
Folder 532 Urban League Meeting, St. Louis, 1946
Folder 533 Urban Renewal Institute, June 7,8, 1956
Folder 534 YMCA
Folder 535 Dr. Marichal Neil E. Young
Folder 536 Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co.
Folder 537 Youth Conference for Vocational Opportunity
Folder 538 Youth Council
Folder 539 Uncategorized
Folder 540 Negatives Uncategorized
Folder 541 Urban League National Meetings, 1930-1948
Folder 542 Johnson, Luther H., Photographer photos by LHJ
Folder 543 Urban League Community Choir
Folder 544 Photo: Uncategorized

Section: Oversized


Map-case 7
Drawer 5 1. Picture of the National Urban League meetings-Buffalo, 1930
2. Pictures of N.U.L meetings-Minneapolis, 1931
3. Pictures of N.U.L. meetings- Pittsburgh, 1933
4. Pictures of N.U.L. meetings- St. Louis, 1948
5. Pictures by Luther H. Johnson, F.F.B.
6. Pictures of Urban League Community Choir, F.F.C.
7. Associated Pictures, F.F.D.