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[Frank Crosswaith, A. Philip Randolph, Wallace Thurman, and the staff of "The Messenger," ca. 1920s.]

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Names
Crosswaith, Frank Rudolph (1892-1965) (Collector)
Collection

Frank R. Crosswaith photograph collection.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 192-?-196-
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Frank R. Crosswaith Collection
Topics
African American authors
African American journalists
African American periodicals
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979
Crosswaith, Frank Rudolph, 1892-1965
Thurman, Wallace, 1902-1934
Genres
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content : Collection contains work by Bachrach, Hansel Mieth, Kaiden Studios, and others.

Content : Frank R. Crosswaith, a labor union organizer, editor, socialist and political activist, was born in St. Croix, Danish West Indies (now the U.S. Virgin Islands), in 1892. He founded and was executive secretary of the American Federation of Labor Trade Union Committee for Organizing Negro Workers in 1925, which was formed at a time when African-Americans were often excluded from labor unions. He championed the formation of the Harlem Labor Committee in 1934, which he chaired, working to organize African-Americans workers into unions and encouraging the solidarity of black and white workers. He was a prominant orator for the Socialist Party, and was an unsuccessful candidate for various political offices, including the United States Congress, New York State Lieutenant Governor,New York State Secretary of State, the New York City Council, and the New York City Board of Aldermen, for the American Labor Party and the Socialist Party tickets during the 1920s and 1930s. Crosswaith also worked as an organizer for the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (1925-1928), was a staff member and organizer for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union for over thirty years, and served as editor of Negro Labor News fortwelve years. He died in Chicago in 1965.

Content : Some items have photographer's or photography studio's handstamp on verso; many items have either handwritten notations or descriptive information on verso or recto; some items are inscribed on recto; some items are proof prints with studio stamp on recto.

Content : The Frank R. Crosswaith Photograph Collection consists of images depicting some aspects of Crosswaith's personal andprofessional life from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Physical Description
Extent: 18 x 22 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b13610134
RLIN/OCLC : Nyp0045178
UUID: 855cc9f0-c609-012f-3927-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 192: Created
  • 1892: Creator Born
  • 1965: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "[Frank Crosswaith, A. Philip Randolph, Wallace Thurman, and the staff of "The Messenger," ca. 1920s.]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 192. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7a7b1443-7a75-2af7-e040-e00a18061313

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "[Frank Crosswaith, A. Philip Randolph, Wallace Thurman, and the staff of "The Messenger," ca. 1920s.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7a7b1443-7a75-2af7-e040-e00a18061313

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (192). [Frank Crosswaith, A. Philip Randolph, Wallace Thurman, and the staff of "The Messenger," ca. 1920s.] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7a7b1443-7a75-2af7-e040-e00a18061313

Wikipedia Citation

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[Frank Crosswaith, A. Philip Randolph, Wallace Thurman, and the staff of "The Messenger," ca. 1920s.]