The collection consists of pamphlets, brochures, advertising material, and newspaper and periodical clippings related to African
Arthur B. Spingarn was born on March 28, 1878 in New York City; AB (1897), AM (1899), and LL.B (1900), Columbia University;
LL.D, Howard University, 1941; L.H.D., Long Island University, 1966. He began practicing law in 1900 and became chairman of
the national legal committee, then vice-president (1911-40), and president (1940-66) of the NAACP. He collected books about
African Americans and was a member of bibliographic societies in London, Oxford, Cambridge, and Virginia. He founded the Spingarn
Collection of Negro Literature at Howard University before his death on December 1, 1971.
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
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Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department
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