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National Recovery Administration
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National Recovery Administration. Labor Advisory Board (NRA-LAB)
Includes 9 page mimeo entitled, "The NRA and the Negro Worker," by Gustov Peck; Correspondence re request of investigation into treatment and living and labor conditions of farm laborers in the Sugar Belt of Louisiana; Requests for changes in codes; re reasons for North and South wage differentials; re question of Negro representation on Advisory Board; re codes for lumber and timber industry, statement (10 pages) of Negro Industrial League concerning the affect of Negro labor

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NRA-LAB - Subject File of "Negro Displacement" -
Correspondence with Matthew F. Boyd, Assistant Labor Advisor of the Board re the displacement of Negroes under the NRA in various localities; 7 page mimeo "Conclusions from Survey in Alabama of the Effect of the Operations of the NRA Code on Negro Labor;" 6 page mimeo, "A Study of the Position of Negro Workers Under the National Industrial Recovery Act;" "The Subnormal Negro and the Subnormal Code."

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NRA-LAB - Subject File - "Negro Labor" -
Correspondence with Rose Schneiderman, member, Labor Advisory Board and others re Negro representative to be placed on the Board; wages of Negroes in various industries; discrimination against Negroes in unions

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NRA-LAB - "Negro Labor" -
Correspondence re the displacement of Negroes due to the payment of code wages and hours; "Statement of the Negro Industrial League concerning the Code of Fair Competition for the Cotton Textile Industry"

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NRA-LAB - "Regional Differentials"
Correspondence re the wage differentials between Black and white laborers

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NRA-LAB - "Southern" -
Correspondence re skilled and unskilled labor in the south; 3 page mimeo "Objection to Minimum Wage Discrimination Against Negro Workers," by General Secretary of the National Consumer's League

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NRA-LAB
Correspondence re wage differentials (regional and racial); code definition of gin workers; request for exemptions under the code

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NRA - General -
7 page mimeo "Excerpts from the Statement of John P. Davis, Given at the Hearing on Employment Provisions in Codes of Fair Competition on February 2, 1935;" Differentials-geographic; several pages of testimony re strike situation at Packard Motor Company because of race issue

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NRA - Report -
Includes "Report of the Agriculture Committee of the Inter-Departmental Group Concerned with the Special Problem of Negroes, May 1934," 16 pages

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NRA - Miscellaneous Minutes -
Includes minutes of meetings of the Inter-Departmental Group concerned with the special problems of Negroes, March 2, 30, 1934; b) This section contains general correspondence of A.R. Forbush, Chief Correspondence Division, NRA (and others) filed in alphabetical order - Includes appeal letters and documents for economic relief re unfair conditions

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National Recovery Administration
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A -
Correspondence from Black and white individuals, organization, American Legion, AME Church, Mason Telegraph, to Franklin D. Roosevelt, General Hugh Johnson and NRA requesting emergency relief from economic conditions, racial discrimination, displacement of Black workers due to minimum wage, alleged code violation, general population, coal, railroad, cotton industry, and requesting appointment of Blacks to NRA-LAB. Replies by Forbush and other officials in the agency.

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American Consolidated Trades Council -
Correspondence from Chicago Colored Plumbers Protective Association, predecessor to American Consolidated Trades Council, a Black building trades association, to United Association of Journeyman Plumbers and Steam Fitters. President John Coefield, Building Committee Provident Hospital and Training School; President M.J. McDonough, Building Trades Department, AFL; Chicago Federation of Labor; Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor seeking end to racial discrimination in building trades with negative results.

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B
Correspondence from Black clergy and the Baptist Minister's Conference of New York requesting FDR, General Johnson, NRA provide emergency relief from economic conditions, racial discrimination, displacement of Black workers due to increase minimum wage, alleged code violation, in general, domestics, building trades and requests for appointment of Blacks to the NRA-LAB.

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C
Correspondence with Senator Capper of Kansas and organizations such as the Churches of Christ, Citizens Taxpayer's Association, Coopers Curtain's Draperies and Linens, Urban League and NAACP of Kansas to General Johnson, FDR and NRA for emergency relief from adverse economic conditions, racial discrimination, wages displacement of Back workers due to increase in minimum wage, alleged code violation and for appointment of Black to NRA-LAB.

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D
Correspondence by worker in Charleston, S.C. regarding exploitation of white and Black workers by Planters Fertilizer Company through wage cuts of 35 and 50 percent despite rise of sale price and urging General Hugh Johnson to correct this situation; also from other individuals and organizations: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Dutchess County Department of Child Welfare, Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce to FDR, General Hugh Johnson, NRA, requesting relief from economic conditions, displacement due to minimum wage increase, alleged codes of fair practices violations in steel, railroads, brick works, AFL, and for appointment of Blacks to LAB and Consumer Advisory Board.

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E
Correspondence from individuals and organizations, Urban League sponsored Emergency Advisory Council of Tampa, Trenton and Atlanta, relief from economic conditions, racial discriminations and for appointment of Black to NRA-LAB.

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F
Correspondence from individuals requesting relief from economic conditions; letter from merchant requesting investigation of unfair labor practices of planters and farmers in St. Mary's Parish, Louisiana for forced trade at employer owned stores, use of merchandise as wage substitute practice formerly used exclusively against Blacks, threatens independent merchants. Response as to legality of practice.

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G
correspondence from individuals requesting relief from economic conditions; letter to General Hugh Johnson from Black steel worker and former policeman in Gary, Indiana, describes economic conditions, warning of communist.

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H-I
Correspondence from individuals requesting relief from economic conditions; from organizations - Industrial Council of Los Angeles; Insurance Agents Relief Association of Baltimore; Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Kansas City and the Iroquois Democratic Club of Rochester.

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J
Correspondence from Joint Committee for National Recovery; Baptist clergyman; Congressman Oscar DePriest to FDR, General Hugh Johnson, NRA for relief from economic conditions and protesting dismissal of Black administrator, Mabel J. Byrd and payment of veterans benefits.

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K
Correspondence from individuals and organizations including Kansas State Association of Colored Women requesting relief from economic conditions.

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L
Correspondence from Laboringmen's Protective Association to General Johnson and reply; cites racial discrimination and request for appointment of Black to NRA.

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M
Correspondence requesting relief from economic conditions in fertilizer, tobacco, laundry and cleaning, and agricultural industries

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National Recovery Administration
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N
Correspondence from individuals and organizations - National Association of Colored Women, National Council of World War Vets, Negro Industrial League, National Technical Association to FDR, General Johnson, NRA, citing economic conditions, racial discrimination in employment and wages, displacement of Black workers by whites, alleged code violations, requesting Federal intervention.

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Correspondence re displacement of Negroes under NRA codes; 19 page mimeo, "NAACP, 1932, 23rd Annual Report;" requests for exemptions; 3 page telegram to President Roosevelt from Wilkins re discrimination with codes; requests for appointments of Blacks to NRA-LAB

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National Consumers League
Correspondence citing Black worker displacement by whites in Atlanta, Georgia area; also minimum wage, discrimination, exemptions of apprenticeships and unskilled laborers from Code of Fair Practice; for appointment of Black to NRA-LAB.

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National Urban League
Correspondence to NRA and Frances Perkins supporting uni-level wage plans for establishment of Emergency Advisory Councils; to Sidney Hillman, Labor Advisory Board citing racial discrimination, Code of Fair Competition violation by Scripto Manufacturing Company of Atlanta, memo from the company explaining that due to Black worker inefficiency they are to be paid less than white workers, also warns of possible job displacement.

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P
Correspondence from individuals and Philadelphia Tribune citing economic conditions, racial discrimination in employment and wages displacement of Black workers, code violations, requesting Federal alleviation by General Johnson, NRA-LAB. (33-? Second date cut off)

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Pullman Company
U.S. Board of Mediation, case documents - Pullman Company vs. Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters - includes official statements; correspondence between A. Philip Randolph and others, forms, bulletins; 15 page letter from Randolph to E.F. Carry, President, Pullman Company detailing history of the Brotherhood (6/9/27); broadsides, clippings

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Pullman Company
U.S. Board of Mediation, case documents - Pullman Company vs. Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters - includes official statements; correspondence between A. Philip Randolph and others, forms, bulletins; 15 page letter from Randolph to E.F. Carry, President, Pullman Company detailing history of the Brotherhood (6/9/27); broadsides, clippings

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R
Correspondence regarding economic conditions, racial and marital discrimination seeking relief through NRA

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S
Correspondence citing racial and economic conditions, list of demands from Steel and Metal Workers Industrial Union and letter from Secretary NRA Compliance Board, Columbus, Georgia, informing General Johnson of plans by National Chamber of Commerce to establish 25% of 30% wage differential of Black workers by whites. Request for paid administrator and/or inspector.

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T
Correspondence re race discrimination within the industry codes; 18 page mimeo, "Tuskegees' Service in National Recovery;" and routine correspondence

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U
routine

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W
routine correspondence re discrimination

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Y
Correspondence re exploitation of household servants; from various YMCA organizations re discrimination in employment

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National Recovery Administration
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Atlantic Coast Line
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Baltimore and Ohio
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Boston and Albany
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Chesapeake and Ohio
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Chicago Lines
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Chicago Lines
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Chicago Lines
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Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
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Erie Railroad
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Illinois Central
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Lehigh Valley
11a- Long Island Railroad (1919)

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Louisville and Nashville
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Missouri Pacific
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New York Central Railroad
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Pennsylvania Railroad
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Pullman Company
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Richmond, Fredericksburg Railroad
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Santa Fe Railroad
18a - Southern Pacific (1918)

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Southern Railroad
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Union Pacific Railroad
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Washington Terminal
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Western Maryland Railroad
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National Recovery Administration
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Blue Crab Industry
includes reports by the NRA Division of Research and Planning on the industry; Correspondence and memos, petitions re minimum wage for crab packers

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Construction Industry
correspondence, reports, re reduction of minimum wage in this industry

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Cotton Industry
correspondence, memos, reports, re classification of cotton gin workers, whether its industrial or agricultural

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Tobacco Industry
104 page manuscript. "Negro Labor in the Tobacco Industry in North Carolina" by C. Tineley Willis, 1931; correspondence re north/south wage differentials and miscellaneous, 1931-1935

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Tobacco Industry
104 page manuscript. "Negro Labor in the Tobacco Industry in North Carolina" by C. Tineley Willis, 1931; correspondence re north/south wage differentials and miscellaneous, 1931-1935

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National Recovery Administration
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Auction and Loose Leaf Tobacco Warehouse Industry, NRA
December 28, 1933

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China Clay Producing Industry
December 13, 1933 (incomplete)

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Cigar Manufacturing Industry, NRA
January 10, 1934 (Incomplete) 3a- Cinders, Ashes and Scavenger Industry, NRA (December 6 1933)

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Cotton Bale Covering Industry, NRA
April 23, 1934

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Cotton Compress and Warehouse Industry, NRA
September 25, 1934

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Cotton Garment Industry, NRA/NIRA
October 9, 1934; March 9, 1934; May 9, 1935; May 17, 1935

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Cotton Garment Industry, NRA/NIRA
October 9, 1934; March 9, 1934; May 9, 1935; May 17, 1935

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Cotton Garment Industry, NRA/NIRA
October 9, 1934; March 9, 1934; May 9, 1935; May 17, 1935

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Cotton Garment Industry, NRA/NIRA
October 9, 1934; March 9, 1934; May 9, 1935; May 17, 1935

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Cotton Pickery Industry, NRA
January 8, 1935

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Cotton Pickery Industry, NIRA
March 10, 1934

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Cotton Seed Oil Refining Industry, NIRA
December 19, 1933

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National Recovery Administration
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Cotton Textile Industry, NRA
June 29, 1933, October 9, 1934

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Cotton Textile Industry, NRA
June 29, 1933, October 9, 1934

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Feed Manufacturing Industry, NRA
December 16. 1933 3a- Fertilizer Industry, NRA (June 6 1933)

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Fishery Industry, NIRA
May 31 1934

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Distributive Industry, NRA
January 8 1934

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Hotel and Restaurant Industry, NRA
August 20, 1934 6a- Ice Industry, NRA (9/8/33)

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Laundry Industry, NIRA 11/20 and 21/23
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Leaf Tobacco Industry, NRA
March 21 1934

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Machined Waste Manufacturing Industry, NRA
March 21, 1934

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Oyster Industry, NIRA
May 7, 1935

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Oyster Shell Crushers Industry, NIRA
March 9, 1934

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National Recovery Administration
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Paper Shell Pecan Industry, NIRA
October 23, 1933

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Pecan Shelling Industry, NRA
November 27, 1933

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Poultry (Live) Industry, NRA
December 8, 1934

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Pulpwood Industry, NRA; NIRA
NRA: June 5, 1934 NIRA: May 22, 1935

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Raw Cotton Trade Industry, NRA
January 25, 1935

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Raw Peanut Milling Industry, NRA
October 20, 1933 6a - Retail Merchandising Industry, NRA 7/2/1934 6b - Retail Solid Fuel Industry, NRA 11/13/33

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Rubber Tire Manufacturing Industry, NRA
August 20, 1934 7a - Scrap, Iron, Non Ferrous Industry, NRA 10/2/1934

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Soap and Glycerin Industry, NRA
October 5, 1933

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Southern Rice Millers Industry, NRA
September 5 and 7 1933

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Structural Clay Products Industry, NRA
August 23, 1933

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Taxicab Industry, NIRA
February 13 1934

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Vitrified Clay Sewer Pipe Manufacturing Industry, NRA
October 30, 1933 12a - Waste Material Industry, NRA, October 11, 1933

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Miscellaneous Hearing - NIRA - Employment Provisions in Codes of Fair Competition
February 1, 2 1935

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U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley. Subject Files.
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Agriculture
United States government pamphlet on slums and housing with special emphasis on New York City and selected references on housing. Also speech on the Black farmer and the Agricultural Adjustment Act, 1936

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Black Employment Problems by Specific Industries-
Correspondence re alleged discrimination against Blacks in staffing and employment in the steel, automobile, and textile industries. Proposed fair competition industry code for the laundry and cleaning service workers. Includes statistics for Ohio and Detroit industries and employees divided by race

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Civilian Conservation Corps - Brown, Edgar -
Requests for information about Blacks and the New Deal. Favorable information to be used to swing Blacks to the Democratic political party.

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Civilian Conservation Corps
Correspondence re Black job applicants requesting aid to secure employment in the Civilian Conservation Corps

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Commerce, Department of - Jones, Eugene Kinckle
Requests for information on Blacks in the New Deal

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Conferences
Correspondence re training and employment of Blacks for national defense industries in Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Employment problems of the Blacks in Trenton, NJ, Los Angeles; Wilmington, Indianapolis, Chicago, and Little Rock. Speech on the place of Blacks in the Employment Security Program in Illinois Speech on training needs and employment opportunity in the day workers and personal service fields. Proceedings of the second National Conference on the problems of the Blacks and Black Youth. Speech on the U.S. Employment Service and the Black job applicant.

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Differentials - Racial and Wages -
Correspondence re alleged discrimination against Blacks in staffing and employment. Reports on racial and wage differentials due to the fair competition industry codes of the NRA

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Elevator Operators -
Correspondence concerning alleged discrimination against Black elevator operators in the various federal buildings in Washington, DC

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Employment Security -
Proceedings of the Institute on Routine documents

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Farm Credit Administration
Correspondence concerning the Farm Credit Administration programs available to Blacks including emergency relief and employment. Letters from Black job applicants requesting aid in securing employment

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Federal Security Agency - Social Security Board, Maryland
Information about Blacks in National Defense and Industry. Alleged racial discrimination in Maryland. Includes statistics on industry and employees. Describes attitudes towards Black employees.

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U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley. Subject Files.
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Federal Security Agency - Social Security Board, Region Seven -
Includes material on national defense training and employment for Blacks in various industries including aircraft, automobile, chemical, communications, construction, electrical, iron and steel, metal and shipbuilding in the south. Discrimination against Blacks by labor unions and employers. Majority of documents from the Seventh Regional Labor Supply Committee which monitors six southern states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Includes reports and statistics.

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Federal Security Agency - Social Security Board, Region Seven
Includes material on national defense training and employment for Blacks in various industries including aircraft, automobile, chemical, communications, construction, electrical, iron and steel, metal and shipbuilding in the south. Discrimination against Blacks by labor unions and employers. Majority of documents from the Seventh Regional Labor Supply Committee which monitors six southern states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Includes reports and statistics.

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Illinois Central Railroad - Killing of Black Firemen
Newspaper and magazine articles describing the murders of Black railroad firemen by white railroad workers who wanted their jobs. Informal paper on immigrant unskilled construction labor and the formation of the International Hod Carriers, Building and Common Laborers Union of America

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Interior, Department of - Conference of Youth Leaders
Routine documentation

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Interior, Department of - Robert C. Weaver -
Correspondence concerning discrimination against Blacks in a Federal Emergency Relief Administration project in Florida and in Public Works Administration Projects at Cleveland, Ohio; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; Columbia, South Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Nashville, Tennessee. Agreements concerning the staffing of Black workers on Public Works Administration projects. Reports on wages paid to skilled, semi-skilled and un-skilled Black labor on these PWA projects. Report on the Tobacco Industry in North Carolina.

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Interior, Department of - Office of Education -
Documents concerning an educational program designed as emergency relief projects for Blacks. News Release, "South Faces Difficult Problem Financing Schools, Committee finds," May 11, 1934- (Findings of the committee on financial support of the National Conference on the Education of Blacks. Includes statistics on the funding of public schools population, per capita income, teachers salaries, per student spending, comparative analysis of Black and white schools and their students and between the south and the rest of the United States); information on the Public Works Administration and federal emergency relief projects available to Black public schools. Projects include construction, vocational training, vocational rehabilitation, adult education and preschool education

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Interior, Department of - Office of Education - Survey Opportunities for Vocational education and Guidance for Blacks -
Correspondence concerning the Technical Advisory Committee for the National Survey of Opportunities for Vocational Education and Vocational Guidance of Blacks. Black job applicants requests aid to secure employment in this project.

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Interstate Commerce Commission
Correspondence re the formulation of rules for protection of Blacks using buses and trucks

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Labor Department - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Luncheon Club
Routine announcements

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Labor Department - Children's Bureau -
Information on child labor, migrants, welfare and social security, services relating to youths, both Black and white; re Black delinquent youth not properly placed in correctional institution due to lack of space and racial segregation. Includes statistics on population,, delinquents and types of crimes committee by Black youth; Bibliography of publications by the Children's Bureau about working mothers and youth with specific information on Blacks.

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Labor Department - Conciliation Service -
Correspondence alleging discrimination against Blacks in employment by private sector employers and labor unions in Chicago, Illinois and Indiana. Discrimination by International Longshoremen's Association in Texas. Alleged discrimination against Blacks on Works Progress Administration projects and Public Works Administration projects; Memorandum listing Black political, educational, and social leaders to be invited to the ceremony dedicating the new Labor Department Building.

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Labor Department - Conciliation Service - Joint Conference Committee of the Community Progressive Black Painters Union -
Documents re a New York Black painters labor union allege discrimination against Blacks in private sector employment and federal emergency relief programs. Recommendation from Lawrence Oxley for the Labor Department to cease relations with the Committee.

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U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley. Subject Files.
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Labor Department - Division of Labor Standards - Apprenticeship Training, Federal Committee on -
Includes statistics on Black unemployment and students in secondary schools of ten states receiving grand-in-aid including Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Wyoming.

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Labor Department - Fitzgerald, Henry J. -
Routine internal administrative correspondence

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Labor Department - Gompers S.J. -
Includes statistics on salaries and staffing of Blacks in the Labor Department, United States Employment Service and the National Reemployment Service. Data from the Washington, DC Employment Service on job applicants and employee placements divided by race.

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Labor Department - Hinrichs, A.F. -
Correspondence regarding the Labor Department's public policy concerning state conferences on Black employment problems; Memorandum to Lawrence A. Oxley, April 15, 1935, requesting a study of the decline in Black labor union membership during the depression. Author suggests the reason involves unemployment; Memorandum to A.F. Hinrichs, March 4, 1935, re National and International labor unions in the Construction Industry, affiliated and unaffiliated with the AFL in which discrimination against Blacks is traditional or provided for in the union constitution; Memorandum to A.F. Hinrichs, January 30, 1935, noting theories on depressed wages in the south for both Black and white employees, including bibliography; Conference notes re detailed position description of Lawrence Oxley's position of Chief, Division of Black Labor in the Labor Department; Memorandum to A.F. Hinrichs, October 3, 1934 listing Black government officials and national organizations concerned with educational, economic, professional, political and general advancement of Blacks. Suggested bibliography on the Black in industry; Memorandum to A.F. Hinrichs re statistics on the distribution of Black miners by counties in West Virginia, in 1930

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Labor Department - Immigration Service -
Correspondence and petitions from Blacks alleging racial discrimination and requesting to be sent to Africa

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Labor Department - Lubin, Isador -
Correspondence re procedure on arranging state conferences concerning Black employment problems. Requests for travel authorization to conferences concerning Blacks where the Labor Department's presence might have positive political influence for the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration.

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Labor Department - Lubin, Isador - Weekly Progress Reports -
Detailed accounts of Lawrence Oxley's action as Chief, Division of Black Labor.

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Labor Department - Perkins, Frances M. -
Correspondence and pamphlets, including general facilitative office correspondence to Perkins, Oxley, and other officials in the Labor Department. Contains routine solicitation for information on Black employment and general information on Secretary of Labor and the Labor Department.

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Labor Department - Perkins, Frances M. -
Correspondence, reports and pamphlets. Includes correspondence to Perkins and Oxley on discrimination against Blacks in employment. Statistics on Black workers and Black education. Reports to Perkins on the Division of Black Labor and speeches. Exchange on alleged discrimination against Blacks in Labor Department. Includes hostile correspondence from Black person relating to Black federal employees; Letter from General Counsel of International Association of Railroad Employees on discrimination against Blacks in the railroad industry and problems with railroad craft unions and their exclusive jurisdiction under the Railway Labor Act, August 1, 1936; Memorandum containing rationale for maintenance of staff o the Division of Black Labor rather than a reduction in force of the office, noting that an active Division may have political influence in the voting patterns of the south, June 1, 1936; Memorandum recommending that the Democratic National Committee be assigned the task of compiling information about the New Deal Administration and its impact on Black employment and emergency relief. Goal is to produce a publication with information favorable to Blacks to influence the voting pattern of the south, March 23, 1936; Memorandum-report concerning the first meeting of the National Negro Congress, February 14, 1936 in Chicago. Notes John P. Davis as founder of the organization. Describes organization's leaders as communists, March 5 1936; Memorandum-progress report on Blacks and the New Deal. Discusses problems on barriers to entry in employment, job searching, and employment opportunities. Provides an economic analysis of the Black population. Discusses discrimination against Blacks in emergency relief programs by the NRA, the Public Works Administration, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and related trade unions. Lists achievements of the Division of Black unions. Lists achievements of the Division of Black Labor, November 9, 1935; Letter describing activities of Georgia Teachers and Educational Association, a Black teachers' association. Includes a recommendation to hire a Black supervisor to the Georgia Relief Emergency Administration. Statistics from 1933-34 on the number of schools, comparative analysis on Black and white teachers and Black and white school enrollment. Goals for improving elementary and secondary education for Blacks in Georgia, July 19, 1935; Memorandum giving opinion on Title VII of proposed Economic Security Act. Discusses grant in aid for vocational education. Proposal of statement to be included in the Economic Security Act providing equal opportunity of appropriations for grant in aid to Black and white schools. Reviews the Second Morrill Act and the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. Statistical table on discrimination, January 23, 1935; Memorandum discussing circulating rumors that Labor Department will dismiss Black blue collar workers in favor of whites. Calls for continued employment, the creation of additional employment opportunities and the end of discrimination for Blacks, December 14, 1934; Memorandum from Lawrence Oxley quoting the 1934 American Federation of Labor (AFL) resolution against discrimination of Blacks, October 22, 1934; Memorandum discusses the staffing of Black blue collar workers in the Labor Department. Insofar as possible, discrimination against Blacks will be avoided, January 2, 1934; "The Division of Negro Labor, Department of Labor," describes activities of the Division of Black Labor.

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Labor Department - Phillips, Karl F.
Includes routine internal administrative correspondence

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U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley. Subject Files.
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Labor Department - U.S. Employment Service - Black White-Collar Employment Survey -
Documents soliciting various state employment services for eligible Black job applicants to work on a Works Progress Administration project. Surveying Black white-collar employees.

  12  
Labor Department - U.S. Employment Service - Special Reports - Arthur, George R. -
Reports on the relationship between the state employment services and Black job applicants in Dallas, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama; Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; Kansas City, Missouri; and Denver, Colorado. Alleged discrimination against Blacks in these areas. Analysis of occupation and characteristics of emergency relief recipients for Chicago, Illinois.

  12  
Labor Department -Wage and Hour Division -
Documents re Black job applicants requesting aid in securing employment at the Wage and Hour Division of the Labor Department.

  12  
Miscellaneous Complaints
Letters from Blacks complaining of discrimination in staffing and employment from various parts of the country.

  12  
National Archives -
Correspondence re Lawrence Oxley's attempts at ensuring employment Black job applicants in the newly created National Archives

  12  
National Recovery Administration
Reports and correspondence concerning NRA fair competition industry codes and Lawrence Oxley's participation on the Labor Advisory Board ensuring against racial discrimination; "A Wage Differential Based on Race," re discrimination against Blacks in wages and NRA fair competition industry codes; "Report on Effect of NRA Codes on Blacks, March 21, 1934," re alleged discrimination against Black workers. Describes the application of NRA fair competition codes to southern industries and the resulting effects on Blacks; "The Black and Wage Differentials Under the Codes," describes regional and population wage differentials under the NRA codes with respect to Blacks.

  12  
National Recovery Administration - Fair Competition Industry Codes - Central Weaving and Spinning Company -
Appeal for exemption from the NRA Act fair competition industry codes for the textile industry by the Central Weaving and Spinning Company of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Discrimination is apparent as the company contends, Blacks are inferior employees. Includes newspaper articles, statistics on Black births and deaths from 1933-1936 in the United States.

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National Recovery Administration - Fair Competition Industry Codes - Mente and Company -
Appeal for exemption from the NRA Act fair competition industry code for the textile industry by the Mente Company of New Orleans, Louisiana and the Selma Manufacturing Company of Selma, Alabama. Discrimination is apparent as the companies contend that Blacks are inferior employees and have a low productivity rate. Statistics on Black property ownership, economic, educational and religious progress in North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia.

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National Recovery Administration - Fair Competition Industry Codes - Nachman, D. and Company -
Appeal for exemption from the NRA fair competition industry code for the textile industry by the D. Nachman and Company of Augusta, Georgia. Racial discrimination is apparent as the company contends Black women are inferior employees and have a low productivity rate.

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U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley. Subject Files.
  13  
National Recovery Administration - Fair Competition Industry Codes - Southland Manufacturing Company
Appeal for exemption from the NRA Fair Competition Code for the clothing industry by the Southland Manufacturing Company of Montgomery, Alabama. Discrimination against Blacks is alleged. The company contends Blacks are inferior employees and have a low productivity rate.

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National Recovery, Joint Committee on -
"Two Years with the Joint Committee on National Recovery, 1933-35." A publicity pamphlet which states goals and accomplishments of the Committee and includes their progress on behalf of Blacks in the New Deal. Information on Black industrial workers, farm hands and farmers, dayworkers, emergency relief recipients and the Tennessee Valley Authority. States relationship between the federal government and the Committee; correspondence, memorandums, meeting minutes concerning the progress of Blacks under the New Deal including the National Youth Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, Works Project Administration, Public Works Administration and Resettlement Administration. Protest against discrimination against Blacks within these administrations and in the AFL trade unions. Discussion of the fair competition industry codes of the NRA, specifically including the cotton, laundry, tobacco and mining industries. Information and statistics on the conditions Black day workers encounter; Memorandum to all member organizations of the Joint Committee February 23, 1935 discusses the discriminatory effects against Blacks by the implementation of the Farm Tenant Homes Act of 1935. Provisions render discrimination against Black tenant farmers, sharecroppers and marginal land owners; Memorandum to Isador Lubin, October 24, 1934, re observations of an annual dinner for the Joint Committee. Presents administrative viewpoints on how Black unemployment problems are viewed and solved.

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National Recovery, Joint Committee on -
"Occupational Status of the Blacks in the Iron and Steel Industry: Pittsburgh and Environs, May 23, 1934," by Wilson F. Alden, Pittsburgh Urban League. History and current information including alleged discrimination against Blacks in the Iron and Steel Industry from Alleghany County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Statistics on Black employees and their occupations; "An Analysis of the Occupational Opportunities for Blacks in Allegheny County," by Howard D. Gould. Report on the problems of Black employment and resulting job opportunities in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Statistics on population (1910-1930), migration, employment, occupations, industries employing Blacks and wages.

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Publications -
Published reports on racial employment trends in national defense, black employment opportunities in Kentucky, employment security and the Blacks, Black youth, placement of Black workers by the United States Employment Service, earnings and hours of Black workers in independent tobacco industry, memorandums and executive orders from President Roosevelt condemning discrimination in defense industries. Report on the situation of Black women workers.

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Public Works Administration - Agreements -
Agreements between Public Works Administration and the Labor Department which guaranteed employment to Blacks on a percentage basis for individual PWA projects. Projects are located in New Jersey, New York, Alabama, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.

  13  
Public Works Administration - Contracts - Isador Lubin -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks on PWA projects in New York City, Kansas City, Saint Louis, Los Angeles, Fort Wayne, Georgetown, Greensville, Point Pleasant, Mantina, and Florida. Suggested clauses to be inserted in project agreements to safeguard Blacks against discrimination.

  13  
Public Works Administration - Housing Contracts -
Suggested clauses to be inserted into PWA contracts. Chicago, Cleveland, housing project agreements to prevent discrimination against Black workers. Alleged discrimination against Blacks on these projects in Chicago. List of building and construction trade labor unions barring Black membership. Racial statistics on emergency relief recipient and population in the United States and occupations in the building and construction trade held by Blacks in Chicago.

  13  
Resettlement Administration
RE alleged discrimination against Blacks in employment on a project in North Carolina. Information on the number and occupations of Black employees in the Resettlement Administration.

  13  
Tennessee Valley Authority -
Statistics on wages paid to Black workers with the TVA. Request of Lawrence Oxley to visit the work sites to prevent discrimination against Blacks in staffing.

  14  
U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley. Subject Files.
  14  
Tennessee Valley Authority - Discrimination
Alleged discrimination against Blacks in staffing and employment with the Tennessee Valley Authority.

  14  
Tobacco -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks in staffing at a tobacco plant in Ohio; "The Tobacco Industry in North Carolina," report on the tobacco industry with statistics for major companies on profits, production, employees, wages, hours. Discrimination against Blacks is charged because of the low wage rates prescribed by the NRA in the fair competition industry code.

  14  
Tobacco Study -
Bibliography on the tobacco industry. Questionnaire schedule used for Black and white employees of the tobacco industry.

  14  
Transportation, Federal Coordinator of -
Alleged discrimination against Black railroad workers by American Federation of Labor railroad unions, resulting in unemployment.

  14  
Unemployment Census -
Statistics on unemployment divided by race for Arizona, Delaware, and New Hampshire

  14  
Works Progress Administration - Available Housing for Research Project -
Requests for office space from Black contacts for a WPA study concerning Black white-collar employees.

  14  
Works Progress Administration - Miscellaneous Correspondence -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks in staffing at the WPA in North Carolina, South Carolina, Los Angeles, California, and Texas. Job applicants requesting aid in securing employment in the WPA.

  14  
Works Progress Administration - Black Press Digest -
Weekly report on the articles found in Black newspapers concerning the Works Progress Administration.

  14  
Works Progress Administration - Savannah, Georgia -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks in staffing and employment with the Works Progress Administration projects at Savannah, Georgia.

  14  
Works Progress Administration - Alfred E. Smith -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks in staffing and employment with the WPA in Alabama, Ohio, South Carolina, Nebraska, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Illinois, Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri, and Florida. Job applicants request aid in securing employment with this administration.

  14  
Works Progress Administration - Workers' Education -
Bulletins from the Workers' Education Training Center, Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina funded by the WPA. Bulletin on workers' education from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration.

  15  
U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley. State Employment Service State Files.
  15  
Alabama - Complaints -
Letters alleging discriminations against Blacks by Birmingham, Alabama, State Employment Service Office. Complaint that the office is disregarding the civil service eligible lists for Black job applicants.

  15  
Alabama - General Correspondence -
Concerning a conference to be held with the Alabama State Employment Service on the problems of Black employment and racial discrimination.

  15  
Alabama - Survey
Report on the relationship between the Alabama State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Statistics on population, 1910-1933, emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry, and data on job applicants and employee placement divided by race in Birmingham and Alabama. Report of conference held with service concerning Black employment and racial discrimination. Proposal for urban renewal in Birmingham. 1934,1938.

  15  
Arizona - General Correspondence -
Newspaper article and correspondence re the opening of a Black employment service. Alleged discrimination against Blacks by Arizona State Employment Service.

  15  
Arkansas - General Correspondence -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks by Arkansas State Employment Service concerning civil service merit examinations and eligible lists in Little Rock.

  15  
Arkansas - Survey
Report on the relationship between the Arkansas State Employment Service and Black job applicants, Statistics on population, 1910-1933, emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry and data on job applicants and employee placements divided by race for Little Rock and Arkansas. Examines cotton industry, tenant farming, housing and slave labor in Arkansas.

  15  
California - Complaints -
Alleged discriminations against Blacks in staffing by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Shasta Dam Project, Shasta County, Tulare California.

  15  
California - General Correspondence -
Correspondence re WPA funding for study of Black unemployment in California. Alleged discrimination against Blacks by the California State Employment Service.

  15  
California - Survey -
Report of 1935 study on white collar and skilled and professional Blacks in Los Angeles, County, California funded by the WPA. Includes racial statistics on population, educational level, extent of training and the extent to which the training affected their socio-economic status. Also report including racial statistics on population (1910-1935), emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry and California State Employment Service data divided by race in Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Francisco, California.

  15  
Colorado - Complaints -
Alleged discrimination against a Black man by Colorado State Employment Service in civil service merit examinations and staffing.

  15  
Colorado - Survey -
Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients and unemployment in Colorado and Denver.

  15  
Connecticut - General Correspondence -
List of members and conference report of the State Advisory Council of the Connecticut State Employment Service.

  15  
Connecticut - Survey -
Statistics on population, 1910-1933, emergency relief recipients and occupations of Blacks in Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut.

  15  
Delaware - General Correspondence -
alleged discrimination against Blacks in staffing by the Delaware State Employment Service

  15  
Delaware - Survey -
Statistics on population, 1910-1935, emergency relief recipients, unemployment and occupations divided by race in Wilmington and Delaware.

  15  
Florida - Complaints -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks in civil service competitive examinations and employee placement opportunities by the Florida State Employment Service. Correspondence alleging discrimination by unions and employers against Black mechanic, farm hand, and shipping industry employees.

  15  
Florida - General Correspondence -
Black job applicants requesting aid in securing employment with the Florida State Employment Service. Discrimination against Blacks at the service, where racial segregation exists. Reports on the improvement of treatment of Blacks in civil service merit examinations and employee placements.

  15  
Florida - Survey
Statistics on occupational groups of job applicants to Florida State Employment Service, divided by race.

  15  
Georgia - Complaints -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks by Atlanta, Georgia State Employment Service in civil service merit examinations. Alleged discrimination against Blacks in Georgia resulting in unemployment and poverty.

  15  
Georgia - General Correspondence -
Alleged discrimination regarding the dismissal of Black employees from the Atlanta, Georgia State Employment Service. Black job applicants request aid in securing employment with the United States Employment Service.

  15  
Georgia - Survey -
Report on the relationship between the Georgia State Employment service and Black job applicants. Racial statistics on population, 1910-1933, emergency relief recipients, occupations and local industry in Atlanta and Georgia. Correspondence arranging conferences on Black labor in Georgia.

  16  
U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley. State Employment Service State Files.
  16  
Illinois - Metropolitan Chicago Conference on Employment Problems of the Negro - 1940
Speeches to the Conference concerning Black employment in white collar, professional, utilities and government sectors; the place of Blacks in the Social Security Program; Industrial aspect and economic aspect; the Chicago Black occupational picture; Black Labor Symposium includes discussion of training needs and employment opportunities in meat packing, iron and steel, manufacturing, hotel and restaurant and construction industries. Training and opportunities sought for day workers and personal and custodial service. Black youth in the employment picture and the Black woman workers are subjects of discussion.

  16  
Illinois - Chicago Conference on Occupational Status and Employment Opportunities for Black Workers - 1934 -
Correspondence arranging conference on occupational status and to ensure employment opportunities for Black workers in Chicago; WPA projects correspondence with Howard D. Gould of the Chicago Urban League relating to a specific project - the Black Occupational Survey.

  16  
Illinois - Complaints -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks in staffing by the WPA

  16  
Illinois - General Correspondence -
Black job applicants request aid in securing employment with the Illinois State Employment Service. Alleged discrimination against Blacks in staffing at the service.

  16  
Illinois - Proposed WPA Studies -
Proposals for three WPA studies in Cook County, Illinois, re Black employment, occupations and population dynamics. Projects to be sponsored by the Illinois State Employment Service and conducted at the University of Chicago.

  16  
Illinois - Chicago - South Parkway Employment Office -
Black job applicants request aid in securing employment at the Illinois State Employment Service. Complaints from the service on a labor shortage of staff and racial segregation of offices.

  16  
Illinois - Chicago - West Wacker Drive Office -
Conference re Black employment. Report on meeting with the Chicago Urban League concerning the progress of Black employment in the WPA which resulted in the proposal to lobby government officials to demand the inclusion of Black employees on projects. Advertising for the re-election of Black Congressman Arthur Mitchell of Chicago.

  16  
Illinois - Survey -
Report on the relationship between the Illinois State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients occupations, local industry, job applicants and employee placements in Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois. Questionnaire concerning employment opportunities in retail trade for Blacks. Report on progress of Black employment in East Saint Louis, Chicago. Complaint from South Parkway office concerning racial segregation.

  16  
Indiana - Complaints -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks by the Indiana State Employment Service in the service's staffing. Alleged discrimination against Blacks resulting in under unemployment and unemployment.

  16  
Indiana - General Correspondence -
Black job applicant requests aid in securing a position with the Indiana State Employment Service.

  16  
Indiana - Survey -
Report on the relationship between the Indiana State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Racial statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations and job applicants and employee placements from the service for Indianapolis and Indiana. Reports and statistics on the employment of Blacks in various Indiana Federal Emergency Relief Administration Housing projects. List of Black officials in the National Youth Administration.

  16  
Kansas - Complaints -
Excerpts from a PWA Inspection Report alleging discriminations against Blacks by government officials and labor unions.

  16  
Kansas- Survey -
Racial Statistics on the occupational groups of job applicants and employee placements from the Kansas State Employment Service.

  16  
Kentucky - Complaints -
alleged discrimination against Blacks. Report of wage differentials for Black and white employees of the Kentucky State Employment Service. Complaints by Blacks concerning living conditions, unemployment and poverty.

  16  
Kentucky - General Correspondence -
Correspondence arranging conference with the Kentucky State Employment Service. Black job applicants request aid in securing employment. Alleged dismissal of Black employee in the service because of local political affiliation.

  16  
Kentucky - Survey -
Racial statistics on population (1910-1933), emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry, and job applicants and employee placements from the Kentucky State employment Service for Louisville and Kentucky. Correspondence arranging conferences with the service concerning Black employment. Reports of field trips to Louisville, Kentucky.

  16  
Louisiana - Complaints -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks by the Louisiana State Employment Service. Alleged discrimination against Blacks resulting in unemployment and poverty.

  16  
Louisiana - General Correspondence -
Correspondence arranging conference with the Louisiana State Employment Service concerning Black employment. Discrimination against a potential Black employee of the Service.

  16  
Louisiana - Survey -
Report on the relationship between the Louisiana State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Racial statistics on population (1910-33) emergency relief recipients, occupation, local industry and job applicants and employee placements from the Service, for New Orleans and Louisiana. Report on a field trip to Louisiana.

  16  
Maryland - Complaints -
alleged discrimination against Blacks in private sector industry and emergency relief projects in Maryland.

  16  
Maryland - General Correspondence -
Correspondence arranging conference with Maryland State Employment Service concerning Black employment, Black job applicants request aid in securing a position with the Division of Negro Labor.

  16  
Maryland - Survey -
Report on the relationship between the Maryland State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Statistics on population, occupations, wages, unemployment, and job applicants and employee placement from the service, divided by race. Report from the service on Black employment.

  16  
Massachusetts - General Correspondence -
Petition from National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that public service corporations be prohibited from discrimination in employment on account of race. Report on conference with Massachusetts State Employment Service about Black employment.

  16  
Massachusetts - Survey -
Racial statistics on population, occupations, unemployment and job applicants and employee placements from the Massachusetts State Employment Service. Meeting minutes from the service on Black employment.

  17  
U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley. State Employment Service State Files.
  17  
Michigan - Complaints -
Alleged discrimination against a Black man by Michigan State Employment Service. Complaints of unemployment and poverty.

  17  
Michigan - Conference on Employment Problems of the Blacks - Detroit, 1940 -
Papers include statistics on Black population, occupations, unemployment, vocational education, public welfare, WPA employees. Papers report on intellectual competence, family relationships, crime and delinquency, health and housing.

  17  
Michigan - Detroit -
Text from radio program about employment of Blacks by Michigan State Employment Service. Report on conference with service relating to Black employment.

  17  
Michigan - General Correspondence -
Correspondence arranging conference with Michigan State Employment Service. Blacks request information and aid in securing employment. Statistics on population divided by race for Flint, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Michigan. Report on Black staffing problem.

  17  
Michigan - Survey -
Facts regarding PWA housing projects in Detroit. Report on the relationship between the Michigan State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Racial statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry, unemployment and job applicants and employee placements for Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Michigan. Conference report concerning Black employment.

  17  
Mississippi - General correspondence -
Correspondence arranging conference concerning Black employment with Mississippi State Employment Service. Racial statistics on emergency relief recipients, occupations and job applicants, and employee placements from the service, in Meridan, Jackson, and Mississippi.

  17  
Mississippi - Survey -
Racial statistics on population, emergency relief recipients and job applicants and employee placements from the Mississippi State Employment Service divided by race in Jackson, Meridan, and Mississippi.

  17  
Missouri - Complaints -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks in staffing by the Missouri State Employment Service.

  17  
Missouri - General Correspondence -
Correspondence concerning alleged discrimination against Blacks by the Missouri State Employment Service. Letters from Missouri Congressman, John J. Cochran, expressing dissatisfaction in Lawrence Oxley's speeches which contend that discrimination exists in many facets of the Federal government. Statistics on job applicants and employee placements, divided by race, from the service.

  17  
Missouri - Survey -
Report on the relationship between the Missouri State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Statistics include population, emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry, job applicants and employee placements from the service divided by race for Saint Louis, Kansas City, and Missouri. Conference report concerning the service and Black employment.

  17  
Nebraska - Survey -
racial statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, and occupations divided by race in Omaha and Nebraska.

  17  
New Jersey - Complaints -
Black job applicants request aid in securing employment. Charges that Black migrants are depressing the farmhand wages and of alleged discrimination against Blacks in the shipbuilding industry in New Jersey.

  17  
New Jersey - General Correspondence -
Correspondence arranging conferences with New Jersey State Employment Service concerning Black employment. Letters from Black job applicants requesting aid in securing employment.

  17  
New Jersey - Survey -
Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations and unemployment divided by race in Jersey City, Newark, Camden, and New Jersey.

  17  
New York - Complaints -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks including barriers to entry into PWA employment where a closed shop agreement existed and labor unions bar Blacks from membership. Political cartoons and comments depicting discrimination against Blacks. Black job applicants requesting aid in securing employment.

  17  
New York City - Housing Authority - Harlem Family Income Survey -
Survey containing statistics on sources of income, percentage of income for rent, population density, composition of the family by race.

  17  
New York State - Commercial and Professional Division - Josephine P. Holmes -
Correspondence arranging conference with the New York State Employment Service concerning Black employees.

  17  
New York State - Division of Placement and Unemployment Insurance - Fritz Kaufman -
Proposal for study of the relationship of the New York State Employment Service with Blacks.

  17  
New York State - Harlem -
Annual reports from the Men's Industrial Service, Youth Statistics Divisions of the New York State Employment Service office in Harlem. Includes statistics on job applicants and placements.

  17  
New York State -New York World's Fair -
United States Employment Service endeavors to secure employment for Blacks on the New York World's Fair projects. Requests by Black job applicants for aid in securing employment at the fair. Alleged discrimination against Blacks in staffing at the fair. Leaflet on the condition of the urban Black population.

  17  
New York State - William H. Lange -
Routine correspondence

  17  
New York State - William H. Wilkinson -
Statistics concerning job applicants and employee placements of the New York State Employment Service and the National Re-Employment Service.

  17  
New York State - Survey -
Report on the relationship between the New York State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry, and job applicants and employee placements from the service, divided by race for New York City, Buffalo, and New York.

  18  
U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley. State Employment Service State Files.
  18  
North Carolina - Complaints -
Alleged discrimination against Blacks by North Carolina State Employment Service and private sector employers.

  18  
North Carolina - Examination information -
Routine correspondence.

  18  
North Carolina - General Correspondence -
Black job applicants requesting aid in securing employment. Pamphlet on North Carolina Committee on Black Affairs and a conference program for Black social workers.

  18  
North Carolina - Joseph R. Watts -
Alleged discrimination against Black employee in the North Carolina State Employment Services.

  18  
North Carolina - Survey -
Report on the relationship between the North Carolina State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry, WPA staffing and job applicants, and employee placements of the service divided by race in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem Durham, Raleigh and North Carolina. Report on field trip to the service.

  18  
Ohio - Complaints -
Alleged discrimination against Black job applicants by the Ohio State Employment Service.

  18  
Ohio - The Population of Hamilton County -
Detailed report and statistics on population, race, characteristics, age, sex, employment, unemployment, marital status, religious affiliation, births, and deaths in Hamilton County.

  18  
Ohio - Columbus -
Correspondence arranging conference on Black employment with the Ohio State Employment Service, Columbus, office. Report on conference.

  18  
Ohio - General Correspondence -
Correspondence arranging conference concerning Black employment, with the Ohio State Employment Service. Letters from Black job applicants requesting aid in securing employment. Newspaper article alleging discrimination against Blacks.

  18  
Ohio - Special Reports -
Procedures for referring Black job applicants. Report on Black employment from the Ohio State Employment Service and the Columbus Urban League. Survey of Black employee placement activities. Statistics on population, divided by race in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, and Ohio.

  18  
Ohio - Survey -
Statistics divided by race, on population, emergency relief recipients, and job applicants and employee placement from the Ohio State Employment Service and the National Re-employment Service for Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron, Youngstown, and Ohio.

  18  
Ohio - Cincinnati - Survey -
Report on conference concerning Black job applicants and employee placements with the Ohio State Employment Service, Cincinnati Office.

  18  
Ohio - Cleveland Survey -
Report on the relationship between the Ohio State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry, and data on job applicants and employee placements from the service divided by race for Cleveland. Report concerning conference on Black employment with the service.

  18  
Oklahoma - General Correspondence -
Correspondence arranging conference with Oklahoma State Employment Service.

  18  
Oklahoma - Survey -
Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry and on job applicants and employee placements from the Oklahoma State Employment Service divided by race for Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Oklahoma. Report on field trip to the service.

  18  
Pennsylvania - Complaints -
Alleged discrimination against Black job applicants by the Pennsylvania State Employment Service. Alleged discrimination against Blacks resulting in unemployment and poverty.

  18  
Pennsylvania - General Correspondence -
Correspondence arranging conference concerning Black employment with the Pennsylvania State Employment Service.

  18  
Pennsylvania - Harrisburg - Tensard DeWolf -
Routine correspondence.

  18  
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh - George W. Dorsey -
Correspondence arranging conference concerning Black employment with the Pennsylvania State Employment Service. Radio broadcast concerning Black employment by the service.

  18  
Pennsylvania - Survey -
Conference report of the Pennsylvania State Employment Service concerning Black employment. Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations, and unemployment. Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations and unemployment.

  19  
U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley. State Employment Service State Files.
  19  
Rhode Island -
Fourth Annual Report of the Rhode Island Unemployment Compensation Board to the Governor for transmission to the General Assembly.

  19  
South Carolina - General Correspondence -
Correspondence arranging conference concerning Black employment with the south Carolina State Employment Service.

  19  
South Carolina - Survey -
Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations, job applicants, and employee placements divided by race in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg, and South Carolina.

  19  
Tennessee - General Correspondence -
Alleged discrimination against Black person complaining of violence, unemployment, and poverty.

  19  
Tennessee - Survey -
Report on the relationship between the Tennessee State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry and job applicants and employee placements from the Service, divided by race for Nashville and Tennessee.

  19  
Texas - Centennial -
Correspondence concerning an exhibit by the Labor Department which portrays American workers including Blacks at the Texas Centennial.

  19  
Texas - Complaints -
Answer to a complaint of discrimination against Blacks.

  19  
Texas - General Correspondence -
Correspondence arranging conference on Black employment with the Texas State Employment Service. Alleged racial discrimination in staffing by the Service.

  19  
Texas - Survey -
Report on the relationship between the Texas State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry, and job applicants and employee placements from the Service divided by race for Texas. Report on field trip to the Service.

  19  
Virginia - Complaints -
Correspondence alleging discrimination against Blacks by the Virginia State Employment Service in civil service competitive examinations. Black job applicants requesting aid in securing employment.

  19  
Virginia - General Correspondence -
Correspondence arranging conference on Black employment with the Virginia State Employment Service. Black job applicants requesting aid in securing employment.

  19  
Virginia - Survey -
Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations and job applicants and employee placements from the Virginia State Employment Service divided by race for Richmond and Virginia. Editorial describing discrimination against Blacks under the New Deal.

  19  
Washington, DC - Complaints -
Letters protesting replacement of incompetent B lack worker with unsympathetic white worker at the Washington, DC Employment Service.

  19  
Washington, DC - General Correspondence -
Conference on the problems of vocational and secondary schools.

  19  
Washington, DC - Board of Public Welfare -
Correspondence arranging meeting with the Board of Public Welfare to discuss Black problems.

  19  
Washington, DC - Survey -
Includes racial statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations, unemployment, job applicants and employee placements from the Washington, DC employment service. Report on the relationship between the service and Black job applicants. Discrimination against a Black employee at the Service is alleged.

  19  
Virginia - Complaints -
Replies to letters alleging discrimination against Blacks.

  19  
West Virginia - General Correspondence -
Black job applicants requesting aid in securing employment. Discrimination against Blacks in staffing at the West Virginia State Employment Service.

  19  
West Virginia - Survey -
Report on the relationship between the West Virginia State Employment Service and Black job applicants. Statistics on population, emergency relief recipients, occupations, local industry, unemployment, and on job applicants and employee placements from the service divided by race for Charlestown and West Virginia. Paper on Black families concerning composition, children and employability.

  20  
U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley Files. Employment Service, Information and Job Applicants Files.
  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  20  
A-Y
Includes routine correspondence requesting statistical data, pamphlets, department bulletins, bibliographies, and studies re Black labor. Filed alphabetically by correspondent.

  21  
U.S. Department of Labor. Lawrence A. Oxley Files. Employment Service, Information and Job Applicants Files.
  21  
A-Y (Section II)
Includes routine correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  21  
A-Y Section II
Includes correspondence and completed application forms of job applicants. Filed alphabetically by applicant.

  22  
Karl F. Phillips. Commissioner of Conciliation. Files.
  22  
Andrews, R. McCants - Durham, NC attorney, invites Phillips to various functions.
  22  
Beckett, Bishop W.W. - Mississippi - Requests DOL aid for project
  22  
Beckwith, Frank R. - Indiana, Director of Negro Welfare, requests of Phillips for job
  22  
Branch, Joel P. - Cleveland - Hand-written report on labor situation for Blacks.
  22  
Bruce, Phillip A. - University of Virginia, send Phillips monograph on northward migration of Blacks.
  22  
Bruseaux, Sheridan A. - Chicago, Principal Keystone National Detective Agency, Incorporated, requests information on employment situation for Blacks all over United States.
  22  
Burton, James D. - Georgia, Interstate Secretary for Alabama and Tennessee, Commission on Interracial Cooperation, requesting information on miners wages.
  22  
Campbell, Charles C. - Michigan, Lansing, Special Industrial Agent for DOL, requests information farming, migration of Blacks.
  22  
Chisum, Melvin J. - DC Field Secretary, National Negro Press Association, thanking Phillips for getting friend a job.
  22  
Clark, John L. - Pittsburgh, Printer, request Phillips aid to guard against discrimination by International Typographical Union - Phillips suggests taking matter up with Charles Howard, International President.
  22  
Cobb, Robert S. - Jefferson City, Missouri, Executive Secretary of Negro Industrial Commission requests Phillips aid in finding job.
  22  
Commerce Department - compilation of statistics on persons in jail by race.
  22  
D.C. and New York - one female requests Phillips to get $15 due her for work as cook, 1 other requests help in clothing trades and general correspondence.
  22  
Copeland, M.L. - Kentucky, routine.
  22  
Cotton Picking Machine - Department of Labor, news release about new machine; requests for information from many farmers.
  22  
Crabmeat Pickers - Maryland, pickers go on strike since their wages dropped from 35 cents to 25 cents.
  22  
Davidson, Lucy E. - DC, letter to Kerwin thanking him for recommending that she be allowed to keep her job.
  22  
DePriest, Honorable Oscar - D.C., Congressman, calls non-partisan conference on Blacks; correspondence re Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen dispute.
  22  
Dining Car Waiters - Lemus, Rienzi B., ask for same hours and benefits as other railroad union members.
  22  
Elks (Wilson) D.C., request Secretary Davis to send them U United States Health representative as speaker.
  22  
Employment - Howard University, bricklayers discriminated against in wages; United States confidential reports on Black unemployment
  22  
Employment Service Plan - Indiana, Phillips successful in helping employ Black man; letter from another describing Black emancipation.
  22  
Employment Service - Special - requests to Phillips for aid in finding jobs.
  22  
Ernst, Senator R.P. - Kentucky, routine.
  22  
Fite, Hadley G. - Indiana, trying to keep Bureau for Blacks open.
  22  
Francis, Rothschild - Virgin Islands, Administrator seeks information from Phillips; news article on prevailing wage.
  22  
Froe, Arthur G. - D.C., recorder of deeds, requests Phillips for information to send to friends re Blacks.
  22  
Furr, Arthur F. - D.C., requests Phillips to help him get a job.
  22  
Goens, Walter W. - New York, requests Phillips aid in getting certified as a doctor and finding employment.
  22  
Governorship - Pennsylvania, Phillips acts as Secretary Labor Davis' campaign manager of Black vote.
  22  
Harris, Professor Abram - Request for information on Black migration.
  22  
Hale, W.J. Request for Georgia Douglas to speak at a conference in Tennessee.
  22  
Hall, Seabron F. - Detroit, letter of friendship and reply.
  22  
Harris, George W. Request for job, report on Black labor statistics, Peoria, Illinois.
  22  
Haynes, George E. Executive Secretary of Interracial Conference asks Davis to participate and routine.
  22  
Henning, E.J., New York - requests aid in finding employment for a friend.
  22  
Henry, Judge Edward - Answer from Phillips to request for Labor Department's aid with conciliation.
  22  
Hert, Alvin F. (Mrs.) Republican National Committee requests Phillips aid in finding a job for wife of late Phil Brown.
  22  
Hill, Honorable T. Edwards - West Virginia, Director of Negro Welfare and Statistics, aids Phillips with reports, requests job with Phillips.
  22  
Howard, Honorable Perry W. - Requests Phillips help in naturalizing immigrants.
  22  
Howard Theatre Dispute - Dispute on Howard Theatre's musician dispute.
  22  
Immigration - Princeton University, 82 page report on immigration from Latin America and West Indies to America.
  22  
Indiana - Cases - Dynes, Commissioner in Indiana, sends friends to Phillips for employment; talks about political situation.
  22  
Industrial Trends - Black migration, social adjustments, employment problems, attitudes.
  22  
Johnson, Charles S., Research Director for National Interracial Conference asks Phillips for studies on Blacks to secure accurate picture of current Black living.
  22  
Johnson, J.R. - Black from Texas requests Phillips aid in finding information on building and loan associations.
  22  
Johnson, Sol - Commissioner of Immigration at Ellis Island.
  22  
Jones, Eugene Kinckle - Executive Secretary of national Urban League, re favors and recommendations.
  22  
Jones, Francis I. - Director General, United States Employment Service, request for information re employment.
  22  
Jones, Scipio - Masonic Order, noted Black lawyer and judge asks Phillips help in raising funds for needy youth and the elderly.
  22  
Lewis, Morris - Chicago, Commissioner of Conciliation, routine correspondence
  22  
Mailing List - routine
  22  
McCracken, Fred D. - personal friend of Phillips, requests aid in establishment of job.
  22  
McDougald, G.E. (Mrs.) - Harlem Vocational Guidance Committee, joint report with DOL.
  22  
Miller, Kelly - Howard University, "The Farm: The Negroes Best Chance," and requests for information.
  22  
Morrison, Julia - Request for information
  22  
Negro Colonization of Africa - correspondence.
  22  
Negro Labor Congress - Militant news clippings
  22  
Nelms, H.G. - Alabama, Obscure union official, requesting information.
  22  
Paxton, A.M. - Requests information on Black occupational survey.
  22  
Penny, Theodore R. - Pennsylvania, man with plan on home life. Phillips arranges interview between him and Governor Pinchet of Pennsylvania.
  22  
Pennsylvania Railroad - menu.
  22  
Peters, Robert J. - Pennsylvania Director of Employment Bureau, Phillips requests statistics from their office.
  22  
Press Release - Race Pride versus Profit and Old Age Pension (Negro Labor News Service)
  22  
Prevailing Rate Legislation
  22  
Prevailing Rate Legislation - Virginia
  22  
Railway Workers - Indiana, reinstatement case of a woman who may have falsified age, recommendation from Phillips to Secretary of Labor to make railroad crimes a federal offense.
  22  
Requests - for literature on Blacks
  22  
Robins, James J. - Letters of thanks to Phil Brown and Phillips for aid in finding employment.
  22  
Rosenthal, Aaron M. - "The Negro Problem"
  22  
Schields, R.G. - aid in securing appointment.
  22  
Scott, Emmett J. - Secretary-Treasurer, Howard University, requests for jobs.
  22  
Scruggs, Baxter S. - Director, YMCA Detroit, requests Phillips to find job, then gets job with YMCA and wants to coordinate efforts with DOL.
  22  
Shepard, J.E. - President, North Carolina College for Negroes - re program for 3rd Annual Fact Finding Conference.
  22  
Sherard, Thomas W. - job applicant.
  22  
Simpson, Gordon H. - mailing list request.
  22  
Sledge, Wesley L. - Executive Secretary, Republican National Committee, Routine
  22  
Smallwood, William H. - job applicant.
  22  
Smith, Olander J. - friend and job applicant.
  22  
Social Welfare - Phillips gets prison inmate job after his release.
  22  
Spurlock, Anna (Compensation) - re widow of deceased Carnegie Steel Company employee, denied.
  22  
Stokes, Harold Phelps - re report on Blacks on steam railway lines.
  22  
Surveys - Report by Phillips distributed without permission of DOL; statistics on Black workers from Ohio; report on fact finding committee; re Mexico restricts Blacks from immigrating.
  22  
Tennessee Coal Iron and Railroad Company - spring festival for children in school.
  22  
Thomas, James C. - re immigration questions.
  22  
Thompson, A.B. - President, National Association of Railway Mechanics, re request information on Railroad Mediation Board.
  22  
Travel - routine travel authorizations.
  22  
Trigg, J.M. Job applicant.
  22  
Tuskegee - re summer lectures.
  22  
Unemployment - Congress, article from "Congressional Record"
  22  
Urban League - re employment, Negroes; Boulder Dam employing Blacks; Survey of laundry workers; reports on industry.
  22  
Vann, Robert L. - Phillips thanks editor, Pittsburgh Courier, for favorable write-up on Secretary Davis.
  22  
Virgin Islands - report of Federal Commission to investigate industrial and economic conditions in the Virgin Islands and routine correspondence.
  22  
Vocational Studies - New York - request for information on Black workers.
  22  
Wages - Pullman Porters - news clippings re tips; petition from Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Pullman Company to ICC to prevent tipping.
  22  
Whitney, J.R.B. - job applicant.
  22  
Warfield, William A. - reference for a steno-typist.
  22  
Walrond, Eric D. re review of article on Virgin Islands; editorials from "Opportunity."
  22  
Ward, Colonel Joseph H. - Director of Virginia Hospital at Tuskegee Institute re assisting a disabled vet from Indiana.
  22  
Washington, Forrester B. - Director, Atlanta School of Social Work re requests for information, materials and favors.
  22  
Webb, C. Cornelius - Phillips congratulating Webb on appointment as special investigator and mediator for Pullman Company.
  22  
Welfare Department - article, "The Need of the Nation."
  22  
White House (Social) - re Blacks as guests at the White House; newspaper clippings.
  22  
Williams, Georgia - request for information.
  22  
Wilson, Robert E. Lee - re annual report of the Secretary of Labor.
  22  
Woodson, George H. - re job applicant of position of Minister to the Republic of Liberia.
  22  
Women's Activities - Publication "Causes of Absence for Men and Women in Four Cotton Mills;" National Association of Colored Women Conference re planning for program; studies and activities of Black women in industry.
  22  
Wright, Eva A. - re instruction of colored women in voting, by Republican Women's Club.
  22  
Wright, R.R. - requests information on Black labor.
  22  
Young, Adele - loss of money order
  23  
Division of Negro Economics. Files.
  23  
Includes correspondence, memos and statements describing the function and creation of the Division of Negro Economics; clippings and question and answer mimeo re the Division and Negro industrial interests.
  23  
re staffing suggestions; appointments; re publication, "Negro-Migration, 1916-1917;" meetings; plans; colored labor of the south; conditions of war workers; Negro Economics in Ohio; and routine.
  23  
re conferences; furlough of Forrester B. Washington to work for Division; staffing; cooperation with United State Employment Service; question of discrimination within the Department; minutes, 10/23/18; and routine.
  23  
re Negro wage earners; staffing; resolutions' publishing a bulletin; meetings and routine.
  23  
re William Jennifer discharge due to lack of funds; transfer of Jennifer and Charles Hall; Negroes in Industry; condition of colored situation in the south; and routine.
  23  
re mortality among Negro children; Negro women workers; financial; meetings; "The Racial Question," speech by Senator Selden P. Spencer (Missouri), 5/22/20; publication of a department bulletin; comparison of incomes of Blacks and whites in similar indust
  23  
re staffing; re publications of "The Negro at Work During the War and Reconstruction;" questionnaire; Negro from colonies; adjustment of work of Charles Hall and William Jennifer, Special Agents; and routine.
  23  
re functions and work of Negro Economics Advisory Service; and routine.
  23  
3 page mimeo entitled "Negro Economics in Florida," no date.
  23  
Financial papers, includes estimated budget for 1918-1919 and related documents.
  23  
"Matters of Record" - details functions and organization of the Division.
  23  
"Program of Work" and "Preliminary Programs" - outline of programs of conferences; outline of work plans of the Division.
  23  
"Reports" - includes reports on various subjects; "Negro Migration Report;" interview with Senator Fletcher of Florida; reports of weekly and monthly activities of the Division; compulsory work law; reports on various localities; Negro Economics in Florid
  24  
Division of Negro Economics. Files.
  24  
A- with American Unity Labor Union re discrimination of Blacks in labor unions; with G.W. Austin Vice-President Brotherhood of Shop Laborer's re organization of Blacks in southern states; "The Armenia America Society," 2 page mimeo; letters recommending v
  24  
B - Letters of recommendation from various sources for positions in the Division; with T.W. Bickett, Governor of North Carolina; with Clara H. Blackman of St. Petersburg Times.
  24  
C - with Chicago League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes re cooperation with Mr. Washington, Supervisor of Negro Economics in Illinois and the Chicago League; with Cleveland Poll Survey Committee to W.B. Wilson, Secretary of Labor re southern railroad wo
  24  
Carter, Jeanette, President of the Woman's Wage Earner's Association re letters of recommendation for position with Department of Labor's Housing Bureau, her appointment and later removal from the position.
  24  
Council of National Defense - correspondence with Governor Clarkson, Division of the Council re the formation of a Committee of Negroes under the Council; migration of Negroes from south to the north.
  24  
D - re "Dillard Report" on Negro labor exodus from the southern states.
  24  
E - with G.H. Edmunds, United Mine Workers offering his services as Negro Labor Advisor.
  24  
F - with Governor of Florida, re discontinuance of the Bureau of Home Economics for Negroes in his state; racial literature circulating in Florida; formation and plans of Farm Service Division, United States Employment Service, to keep Negroes from leavin
  24  
G - letters of recommendation and routine.
  24  
H - letters of recommendation and applications for positions; with Charles E. Hall, Supervisor, Negro Economics, Ohio re housing facilities for Negroes, statistical work on Negro wage-earners; literary with Frank Hallin, Editor of "Method;" with Mrs. Joh
  24  
Haynes, George E. - letters of recommendation and support, release announcing his appointment, 7 page study and report by Haynes re model village in North Carolina and routine.
  24  
I - Inter-racial Council re immigration and routine.
  24  
J - with Mary E. Jackson, Secretary, Bureau of the Young Women's Christian Associations, re colored women in industry; with Paul B. Johnson, Captain, Medical Corps re assisting colored soldiers with finding employment after discharge and routine.
  24  
Jackson, Giles B. - President, National Civic Improvement Association re conference with Samuel Gompers, President, AFL, concerning plans for the mobilization of Negro farm labor; ideas on the creation of a Bureau of Negro Labor; congested railroad situat
  24  
Jennifer, William - President, "The Detroit Compass," re literary (1920) and special agent, United States Employment Service.
  24  
Jones, Eugene K. - Executive Secretary of National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, and later National Urban League, 2 page statement re race riots in Washington and Chicago distributed by National Urban League, and routine.
  25  
Division of Negro Economics. Files.
  25  
K - letters of recommendation from State of Kansas, Governor Arthur Capper and other routine.
  25  
L - with Morris Lewis, Commissioner of Conciliation, Department, re unemployment for Blacks in Chicago area; legislative bill and memo re creating Negro Industrial Commission (1924) and routine.
  25  
Lynching Petition - petition with several signatures, appealing to William Baker, Secretary of Labor, to stop allowing the lynching of Blacks.
March 5, 1918

  25  
Land Settlement - correspondence with various realty companies re available farm lands for Black settlements (including some advertising literature).
  25  
M - routine.
  25  
Migration - re problems of Blacks migrating to the north and thereby depleting the labor supply in the south and plans to try and control it.
6a - Minneapolis Strike - 1917 - re Great Northern importing Negroes to replace white labor.

  25  
N - Correspondence with NAACP re colored representation on the Advisory Council; re survey of colored workers in New York City; model constitution for local Negro Workers Advisory Committee; Newport News, Virginia, re housing conditions and supply and dem
  25  
New Jersey - routine
  25  
O-P - routine
  25  
Q - routine
  25  
R - Republican National Committee, Division of Colored Women re their recommendations to the President for positions (for Blacks) in the federal government (1925); A. Phillip Randolph re Pullman Company; National Urban League, Ira Reid re survey of numbe
  25  
S - routine.
  25  
T - letters of recommendation and routine.
  25  
U - United States Employment Service, "Clearance Bulletin" for week ending August 23, 1919 and routine.
  25  
V - routine
  25  
W - routine.
  25  
Miscellaneous memos, correspondence, etc.
  26  
U.S. Housing Administration. Files.
  26  
General File
includes memos from Division of Negro Economics to Director of United States Bureau of Housing and Transportation re housing conditions and Negro home registrations.

  26  
Bixby, Charles R. -
field agent for United States Homes Registration Committee, correspondence re setting up colored registries in the Central West.

  26  
Bull, A. H. and Company -
correspondence with United States Housing Corporation re application for construction of housing for Negroes in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

  26  
Commission on Living Conditions of War Workers -
correspondence, reports, surveys and inter-office memos re the centralizing and coordinating all public and private efforts for providing industrial workers in war industries with proper living conditions and recreational opportunities.

  26  
Edwards, Ray G. -
Field agent, includes daily report forms giving summary of day's work, persons and places visited and correspondence arranging for separate reports for Negro and white registries.

  26  
Ford, James -
Manage, Homes Registration and Information Service, correspondence re organizing Negro registries for various cities, bad housing conditions in Northern industrial centers.

  26  
Hege, Edwin S. - Manager, Washington Homes Division, United States Housing Corporation -
correspondence and report forms re types of housing accommodations available in various areas; 13 page mimeo "Hearings before Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. A Bill to Establish a Home or Homes for Aged and Infirm Colored People and Working Girls.. April 10, 1918," and miscellaneous.

  26  
McCracken, Fred -
Field agent, correspondence and daily reports re summary of day's work and persons and places visited.

  26  
Negro Registries -
correspondence re the establishment of room registration offices for dealing with colored people in cities; need for room registries for colored women.

  26  
Parker, Carl R. -
Miscellaneous correspondence and reports re housing in Newport News - Briarfield, Virginia; school needs in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Truxton, and Craddock, Virginia.

  26  
United States Department of Labor -
file re Negro housing, Negro population and joint resolution for relief of citizens of Truxton, Virginia re its housing corporation.

  26  
Akron, Ohio -
Field agent's detailed report re critical rooming and housing situation and problems with getting recommendations approved.

  26  
Alabama - Nitrate Plants and Towns -
correspondence re providing housing for workers

  26  
Bridgeport, Connecticut -
re Bridgeport Housing Project problems with Portuguese Negro laborers.

  26  
Buffalo, New York -
Field agent's report to Chamber of Commerce re building more housing for the increased population of that area.

  26  
Chicago, Illinois -
correspondence re improving housing conditions for Negroes in Chicago; meetings with Rental Division of the Chicago Real Estate Board; and miscellaneous.

  26  
Cleveland, Ohio -
field agent's summary of official visit to Cleveland; resolutions re rent profiteering; minutes; complaints re housing costs.

  26  
Columbus, Ohio -
correspondence re solutions for Columbus Negro housing problems.

  26  
Detroit, Michigan -
letter re Negroes forcing Italians out of certain sections of the city.

  26  
Minneapolis, Minnesota -
re critical housing situation.

  26  
Newport News, Virginia -
re values of various properties, reports on housing projects, estimates of costs for projects, statistical information.

  26  
Nitro, West Virginia -
report re boarding conditions at plant in Nitro. No date.

  27  
U.S. Housing Administration. Files.
  27  
Norfolk, Virginia -
re housing project plans and reports for Norfolk and immediate vicinity; estimates of housing sites; living conditions of war workers; architects reports.

  27  
Norfolk, Virginia -
re housing project plans and reports for Norfolk and immediate vicinity; estimates of housing sites; living conditions of war workers; architects reports.

  27  
Omaha, Nebraska -
field agent's reports of official visit to Omaha re housing conditions.

  27  
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -
correspondence with R.R. Wright, President of the Colored Protective Association re not wanting a white person on commission of living conditions for Negroes in Philadelphia.

  27  
Richmond, Virginia -
re housing conditions for Negroes.

  27  
Saint Paul, Minnesota -
report re official visit to Saint Paul concerning housing conditions.

  27  
Truxton, Virginia -
correspondence, reports, budgets re the Truxton Project; includes information on construction of development, census forms, Truxton employees.

  27  
Truxton, Virginia
correspondence, reports, budgets re the Truxton Project; includes information on construction of development, census forms, Truxton employees.

  27  
Truxton, Virginia
correspondence, reports, budgets re the Truxton Project; includes information on construction of development, census forms, Truxton employees.

  27  
Truxton, Virginia -
correspondence, reports, budgets re the Truxton Project; includes information on construction of development, census forms, Truxton employees.

  27  
Truxton, Virginia -
correspondence, reports, budgets re the Truxton Project; includes information on construction of development, census forms, Truxton employees.

  27  
Washington, DC -
correspondence, reports re housing.

  27  
Youngstown, Ohio -
re housing conditions

  28  
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Survey Files.
  28  
"Daily Record of Family Expenses"
Includes information on Black families re wages, occupation, number of meals at home, and daily record of expenditures.

  28  
"Cost of Living in the Year Ending July 31, 1918" -
Includes information on white households re annual expenses for food, clothing, housing, utilities, furnishings. Gives description of housing.

  28  
"Cost of Living in the Year Ending July 31, 1918"
Includes information on Black households re annual expenses for food, clothing, housing, utilities, furnishings. Gives description of housing.

  28  
"Record of Food Consumption for One Work" -
Includes record of food brought into the home for a one-week period. Also includes data on income, rent, occupation and inventory of food on hand of Black households.

  28  
"Family Disbursements of Wage Earners and Salaried Workers" -
Includes data on occupation, income, and expenditures for housing, clothing, transportation, medical care, education of Black households.

  29  
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Survey Files. Miscellaneous.
  29  
"Family Disbursements of Wage Earners and Salaried Workers" -
Includes data on occupation, income, and expenditure for housing, clothing, transportation, medical care, education of white households.

  29  
"Family Disbursements of Wage Earners and Salaried Workers" -
Includes data on occupation, income and expenditures for housing, clothing, transportation, medical care, education of white households. Additional data given re housing description, assets and liabilities.

  29  
National Federation of Colored Farmers, James P. Davis, President.
Includes correspondence re complaints about Red Cross relief; reports; Hearing transcript, accusing Red Cross of refusing aid to a farmer in Mississippi; clippings.

  29  
"Negro Education, General Survey, Methods and Scope of the Study, Summary of Educational Facilities." United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education. Reprint.
  29  
Miscellaneous index cards