Content: Collection contains work by James Abresch, Walter B. Baker,Charles B. Nadell, Morgan and Marvin Smith, and Scurlock Studio, among others.
Content: Sc MG 1
Content: Some photographs bear photographer's, photography studio'sor news agency's handstamp on verso; some items have photographer's name printed or handwritten on recto. Many items bear handwritten notations on verso; some items beartypewritten captions attached to verso. Some items bear cropping and/or retouching marks; some items are cropped.
Biographical/historical: The National Negro Congress (NNC) was established in 1936 to defend African-Americans against racial discrimination and violence, promote co-operation between blacks and whites, and to organize for the social, political and economic advancement of African-Americans. Though conceived as a coalition between church, labor and civil rights organizations, the group's association with the Communist Party is alledged to have contributed to its demise in 1947.
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Extent: 201 items (.5 cu. ft., 2 boxes) 93 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 101 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. 5 photographic postcards : gelatin silver, b ; 15 x 10cm. 1 photomechanical print : b ; 20 x 15 cm. 1 drawing : ink and pencil, b ; 6 x 4 cm.