NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PERSONS (NEW ORLEANS BRANCH)
COLLECTION, ADDENDUM 2
University of New Orleans
for Requesting Special Collections Materials
Size: 57 linear
locations: New Orleans, La.
Inclusive dates: n.d., April 15, 1964 - July 7, 1979
Summary: Records of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (New
Orleans Branch). Includes committee chairmen files, complaints,
conference records, correspondence, educational matter, executive committee
records, files, financial records, Freedom Fund Banquet records, Dr. Guy G.
Gipson records, job descriptions, membership records, miscellany, oddments,
office procedures, pamphlets, publications, stencils, and Youth Council records.
collections: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Collection
(New Orleans Branch) Collection (Mss. 28); National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People Collection (New Orleans
Branch), Addendum 1 (Mss 55)
Source: Gift, January
Access: No restrictions
rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.
Association for the Advancement of Colored People (New Orleans Branch) Collection, Addendum 2, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the oldest and largest civil rights
organization in the United
Its principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social,
and economic equality of minority group citizens in the United States. The NAACP is committed to achieving this
objective through non‑violence and relies upon the press, the petition,
the ballot, and the courts. It persists
in the use of legal and moral persuasion even in the face of overt and violent
The NAACP was formed in 1909 in New York City by a
biracial group of citizens committed to social justice. On February 12, over the signatures of sixty
persons, the call was issued for a meeting on the concept of creating an
organization that would be an aggressive watchdog of Negro liberties. This event marks the founding of the
NAACP. Today the NAACP is a network of
more than 2,200 branches covering all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Japan and Germany. They are divided into seven regions and are
managed and governed by a National Board of Directors. The NAACP is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Total membership exceeds 500,000. This collection pertains to the New Orleans branch of the
collection has not been processed.
African Americans—Louisiana—New Orleans
National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People, New Orleans