Negro Labor Committee photograph collection

Collection Data

The Negro Labor Committee Photograph Collection depicts some of the organization's officials and members, as well as some of the Committee's events and activities, from the1930s to the early 1960s.
Negro Labor Committee (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1930 - 1962 (Questionable)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Negro Labor Committee Collection
African American labor leaders
African Americans -- Societies, etc.
Content: Collection contains work by Sam Reiss, Morgan Smith, CecilLayne, James C. Campbell and G.G.G. Photo Studio, among others.
Content: Many photographs have handwritten notations on verso; someitems have handwritten captions on recto; one photograph bears typewritten captions; two photographs have notes attached to verso. Some items bear cropping marks; some photographs are duplicates.
Content: Most photographs have photographer's or photography studio's handstamp on verso; one photograph has photographer's name printed on recto; some items have organization's handstamp on verso.
Content: Sc MG 17
Biographical/historical: The Negro Labor Committee was founded in 1935 to organize black workers into unions, end discriminatory practices against blacks in labor and management, and establish solidarity between black and white workers. One of the Committee's organizers, labor activist Frank R. Crosswaith,served as chairman for many years. The Committee also opened the Harlem Labor Center, at 312 West 125th Street, as labor's home in Harlem.
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Physical Description
Extent: 87 items (.3 lin. ft., 1 box) 59 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. 13 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 7 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b ; 18 x 14 cm. and smaller. 3 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b ; 28 x 36 cm. and smaller. 4 clippings : halftone photomechanical, b ; 15 x 20 cm. and smaller. 1 program : halftone photomechanical, b ; 28 x 22 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14932329
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fc5e48f0-c608-012f-6bb6-58d385a7bc34
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