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   Charles Coleman Collection of The Guardians Association Newsletters, 1986-2015

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Coleman Collection of The Guardians Association Newsletters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

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Call No.:MS#1809
Bib ID:12203961 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Coleman, Charles, Collector
Title:Charles Coleman Collection of The Guardians Association Newsletters, 1986-2015
Physical description:2.5 linear ft. (2 record cartons).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Chronologically arranged.

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Description

Scope and Content

The Charles Coleman papers consist of two record cartons containing records, drafts, back issues, and correspondence relating to the Guardian newsletter, the official publication of The Guardians, the oldest organization dedicated to representing African-American police offices in the NYPD. This collection is related to oral history interviews conducted with Coleman and other members of the Guardians. We intend to acquire other collections from group members which will together create a linked collection telling a comprehensive history of this significant organization.

Series I: Guardians Newsletters, 1986-2013

Series II: Charles Coleman Interview

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Coleman Collection of The Guardians Association Newsletters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed, 11/03/2016 ptl

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion November 4, 2016 Finding aid written in English.
    2016-11-04 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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NewslettersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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CUL Collections:
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African American police--New York (City).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Coleman, Charles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
NYPD Guardians Association.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.).--Police Department--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PolicePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Strong, Liz H.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

The Guardians Association is a fraternal organization of the NYPD founded in 1943. They work to ensure professional support, promote community, and celebrate the shared history of black police. Over the years, they became mentors, organizers, educators, and advocates for one another, opening doors for the advancement of black police for generations to come.

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