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   Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Foundation Records, 1971-1991.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Foundation Records, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079908 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Foundation.
Title:Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Foundation Records, 1971-1991.
Physical description:38 linear ft. (ca.45,500 items in 92 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 2-98. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 13 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, financial records, photographs, memorabilia, and printed materials. The Foundation's correspondence files consist of letters from different organizations and foundations, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change, The NAACP, the United Negro College Fund, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the YWCA. Also included in this collection are community dialogues on race relations (1974-1975); proposed dialogues (1979) on such subjects as the Boy Scouts of America, Columbia University, and the National Council of Christians and Jews; and files on the Whitney M. Young Fellows Retreat Conferences (1980-1984). The collection contains many files on Ed Wilson's bust of Young (1991), including contracts and agreements, records of payments to Wilson, documents concerning the bust's placement in various locations, correspondence with Wilson (1983-1991), and miscellaneous photographs and pictures. The contributions files contain annual listings of contributions and records of contributions from the National Urban League, assorted organizations, corporations, individuals, foundations, and Phillip Morris.

Also included are files of Margaret B. Young: speeches by Mrs Young, articles, awards, and records of her trips abroad, and public events (UN, UNESCO, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Metropolitan Museum of Art). In addition, the collection contains transcriptions of interviews with Dorothy Height, Ann Tanneyhill, and Frankie Adams

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Foundation Formation and Dissolution

Series III: Chronological Correspondence

Series IV: Board Of Directors

Series V: Legal and Financial Affairs

Series VI: Grants

Series VII: Fellowships

Series IX: Whitney Young, Senior 1976

Series X: Margaret B Young Files

Series XI: Audio and Video Tapes

Series XII: Printed Materials

Series XIII: Oversized Materials

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 2-98. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Foundation Records, 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

Archives Processed 08/07/1999 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 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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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Agreements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Annual reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Audio cassettes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Awards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brochures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bylaws.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Calendars.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Checkbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Contracts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diplomas.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Directories.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Filmographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Illustrations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Interviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Invoices.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ledgers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memorandums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Postage stamps.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Posters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Press releases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Receipts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sound recordings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Speeches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Transcripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Videocassettes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Adams, Frankie V., 1902-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
African Americans--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Boy Scouts of America.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bush, George, 1924-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Charities.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Civil rights.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Endowments--Officials and employees.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Libraries--Gifts, legacies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
National Conference of Christians and Jews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
National Urban League.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philanthropists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philip Morris USA.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social problems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social service--Societies, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sociologists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sociology, Urban--Societies, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Studio Museum in Harlem.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tanneyhill, Ann.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Unesco.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United Nations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United Negro College Fund.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Social conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Library of Social Work.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
YWCA.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Young, Margaret B.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Civil rights organization which created fellowships, scholarships, employment for outstanding members of American minority races, and promoted interracial unity. Sociologist. Whitney Moore Young, Jr. (1921-1971) was Executive Director of the National Urban League, 1961-1971.

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