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Guide to the John Edward Brooks Papers
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Biographical

Physical Description: 8 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Brooks' personal correspondence, report cards from high school and college, assorted certificates, and a short narrative on his personal and family histories.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:1

Bio-sketch and family history circa 1990s

 

Personal correspondence

Box 1:2

General 1948-1978

Box 1:3

Holiday cards 1948 and undated

Box 1:4

Tyler Barber College 1946-1949

Box 1:5

Certificates 1952-1967

 

Education

Box 1:6

High school 1945-1950

Box 1:7

College 1950-1954

 

Employment records

Physical Description: 8 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Brooks' employment records when he was employed with the U.S. military, Richmond Police Department, and as a student supervisor and also his disability and equal employment claim.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by employer.
Box 1:9

Disability claim 1956-1980

Box 1:10

Equal employment complaint 1967

Box 1:11

Foster care provider 1986-1988

Box 2:1

Military service 1948-1967

Box 2:2

Richmond Police Department 1963-1965

Box 2:3

State of California, Department of Employment 1948

Box 2:4

Student supervisor 1969-1970, 1975

Box 2:5

U.S. Post Office 1954

 

Printed material

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes a flyer for a Huey Newton May Day rally, The Voice of Watts newsletter, an employee handbook, and a Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company postcard book.
Box 2:6

American Barber College brochure undated

Box 2:6

Women—Huey’s Fight is Our Fight flyer undated

Box 2:6

The Voice of Watts newsletter August 1969

Box 2:6

Western Area Military Traffic Management & Terminal Service employee handbook 1960

Box 2:6

Lake Michigan to Puget Sound electrically operated through the Rocky, Bitter Root, and Cascade Mountains circa 1924

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 23 photograph

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes photographs of Brooks' family and friends and his military service at Fort Lewis and in Germany.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph identification number.
Box 2:7

Portrait of Beverly Douglass [001] undated

Box 2:7

John Brooks in uniform with building in the background [002] circa 1950s

Box 2:7

Two men standing outside: reverse: ‘Johnny and Brooks Jr.’ [003] 1972

Box 2:7

Four soldiers in uniform, reverse: ‘Johnny Brooks Germany’ [004] 1952

Box 2:7

Johnny Brooks and Roscoe [-] sitting on truck in military uniforms [005] 1952

Box 2:7

Two men in military uniforms aboard a ship [006] circa 1950s

Box 2:7

John Brooks standing with man and woman in Alameda High School band and majorette uniforms [007] 1948

Box 2:7

Johnny Brooks, Charles Robinson, and Eddie Coleman [008] 1949

Box 2:7

Soldiers eating at picnic table at Fort Lewis, Washington [009] 1951

Box 2:7

Woman standing in front of house, reverse: ‘Lula Charles’ [010] 1933

Box 2:7

John Brooks’ Alameda High School portrait [011-012] 1949

Box 2:7

Portrait of John Brooks [013] undated

Box 2:7

John Brooks Richmond Police Department portrait [014] 1964

Box 2:7

Charles H. Brooks driving a car [015] 1934

Box 2:8

John Brooks standing outside of building at Fort Lewis, Washington [016] 1951

Box 2:8

Sandra Brooks standing outside of house [017] 1978

Box 2:8

John Brooks wrapping boxes at Oakland Army Base [018] 1965

Box 2:8

Soldiers handing paperwork to man seated behind typewriter, reverse: ‘719th Anti-Aircraft Gun Battalion’ [019] 1950

Box 2:8

John Brooks standing on steps as students walk by [020] undated

Box 2:8

John and Sandra Brooks standing next to Christmas tree [021] undated

Box 2:8

John and Sandra Brooks seated at table [022] undated

Box 2:8

John and Sandra Brooks standing in front of Christmas tree [023] undated