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Finding Aid for the Los Angeles Urban League Records, 1933-1945
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Los Angeles Urban League Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1945
    Collection number: 203
    Creator: Los Angeles Urban League
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Abstract: The Los Angeles branch of the National Urban League stems from a 1921 organization founded by Katherine Barr and others who attended Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The league gathered information about racial discrimination against African Americans and other minorities in jobs, health services, and housing; helped develop fair employment programs during World War II, and was active in the formation of the City Human Relations Commission. The collection consists of correspondence and papers relating to African Americans, immigrant labor and problems of social planning in Los Angeles.
    Language: English
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Los Angeles Urban League Records (Collection 203). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    The Los Angeles branch of the National Urban League stems from a 1921 organization founded by Katherine Barr and others who attended Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute in Alabama; gathered information about racial discrimination against African Americans and other minorities in jobs, health services, and housing; helped develop fair employment programs during World War II, and was active in the formation of the City Human Relations Commission; membership changed from 90% black in 1970 to 40% Hispanic by the late 1990s; works in partnership with business and government to serve disadvantaged and poor people.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence and papers relating to African Americans, immigrant labor and problems of social planning in Los Angeles. Correspondents include Ralph Bunche, and papers include Carey McWilliams' Report on importation of Negro labor to California. Also contains forms related to the Carnegie-Myrdal study.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Los Angeles Urban League--Archives.
    African Americans--Employment--California--Los Angeles.
    African Americans--California--Los Angeles--Economic conditions.