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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters photograph collection

Collection Data

Photographs documenting various activities and individuals of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) during the 1940s-1960s. Included are views of BSCP conventions, banquet dinners, awards presentations, BSCP members and administrative employees at work at BSCP headquarters. Other notable images are of children and grandchildren of BSCP members marching in a 50th anniversary parade, readying parade banners and an interior view of a dining car. In addition to numerous portraits of A. Philip Randolph and Benjamin McLaurin, other individuals identified include Kenneth Clark, Constance Baker Motley, Lester B. Granger, Maxine Sullivan, Dana McLaurin, Morris Meister, Ruth Morrison, Ashley Totten, Edna Q. Smith, Harry van Arsdale, E.D. Nixon and Helen Hayes.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1940 - 1987 (Approximate)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Collection
African American labor union members
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979
McLaurin, Benjamin F., 1906-1989
Railroad employees unions unions -- United States -- 1940-1969
Meetings -- United States -- 1940-1969
Banquets -- United States -- 1940-1969
Biographical/historical: The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, organized in 1925 by A. Philip Randolph, was the first successful African American trade union.
Physical Description
Extent: 40 photographs
Some photographs are rolled up and/or torn into several pieces; some are autographed; some bear captions.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG087000316-F
Barcode: 33433077494551
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11545003
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f9323500-c604-012f-f380-58d385a7bc34
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