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Series 1
Subject files, 1930s-1990s
Boxes 1-14; OP1

Scope and Content Note

The subject files are arranged in alphabetical order and have been kept as closely as possible to the original order. The files include articles, newspaper clippings, some correspondence and notes, research materials and obituaries. Some correspondence, primarily letters received from people of note, has been removed from the subject files and placed in the alphabetical correspondence series. For continuity of important topics, such as Russia trip and "Black and White" film project, correspondence remains in the subject files. Of particular in this series are files relating to the "Black and White" film project, the Angela Davis Defense Fund, the Harlem Suitcase Theatre, the William Patterson Foundation, and files related to Patterson's trips to the Soviet Union.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
1 1 African American Committee for Gifts of Art and Literature to Ghana: correspondence, February-December 1959
1 2 African American Committee for Gifts of Art and Literature to Ghana: lists of gifts to Ghana
1 3 African American Committee for Gifts of Art and Literature to Ghana: minutes, January 1959-March 1960
1 4 African-American Males in California, Opportunity or Chaos: A Generation in Peril, preliminary report on the status of African-American males in California, 1992
1 5 Afro-Americans in the Far West: a Handbook for Educators, Jack D. Forbes Jack D. Forbes
1 6 Al-Waajid, Yusuf
1 7 Alexander, Franklin Delano
1 8 Alexander, Kendra
1 9 American Interracial Seminar, membership roll and daily programs, November 11-21, 1930
1 10 Angelou, Maya
1 11 Aptheker, Herbert, The American Institute for Marxist Studies (New York)
1 12 Aptheker, Herbert and Aptheker, Fay
1 13 Arts: Cultural Programs
1 14 Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, program, November 1938
1 15 Atlanta, Georgia
1 16 Baird, Keith E.
1 17 Baldwin, James, clippings
1 18 Bibliographies
1 19 Birmingham
1 20 Birthday, notes regarding Louise Thompson Patterson's 90th birthday celebration, 1991
1 21 "Black and White" Film Project: Central Asia notes, 1932
1 22 "Black and White" Film Project: correspondence, 1932
1 23 "Black and White" Film Project: correspondence to Mother Thompson from Crawford Jones, September-October, 1932
1 24 "Black and White" Film Project: correspondence, Louise Thompson Patterson letters and cables to mother, 1932
2 1 "Black and White" Film Project: majority statement
2 2 "Black and White" Film Project: minority statement
2 3 "Black and White" Film Project: news articles and press releases, 1932
2 4 "Black and White" Film Project: script (photocopy)
2 5 "Black and White" Film Project: statement
2 6 "Black and White" Film Project: statement in Uzbekistan, 1932
2 7 Black church
2 8 Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame
2 9 Black Panther Party, correspondence [See also Series 1: Cleaver, Eldridge]
2 10 Black women
2 11 Black women writers
2 12 Blacks and Communism
2 13 Blacks and education
2 14 Blacks and film
2 15 Blacks and health care
2 16 Blacks and Jews at Wellesley News, broadside no.1, 1993
2 17 Blacks and sports
2 18 Blacks and theatre
2 19 Blacks in the Gulf War
2 20 Blacks in the West, sources
2 21 Blacks in the West: California, East Bay sources
2 22 Blacks in the West: California, Oakland pioneers
2 23 Blacks in the West: Nevada, correspondence, 1987
2 24 Blacks in the West: Nevada, early sources
2 25 Blacks in the West: Nevada, Goldfield and Tonopah
2 26 Blacks in the West: Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, photocopied articles
3 1 Blacks in the West: Nevada, history
3 2 Blacks in the West: Nevada, University of Nevada (Reno), oral history program
3 3 Blacks in the West: Nevada, vital statistics, early 1900s
3 4 Blacks in the West: Oregon, Kathryn Bogle
3 5 Blacks in the West: Oregon, Coos Bay
3 6 Blacks in the West: Oregon, correspondence, 1987
3 7 Blacks in the West: Oregon, History of Portland's African American Community (1805 to the Present), February 1993
3 8 Blacks in the West: Oregon, Marshfield and Coos Bay, historical sketches
3 9 Blacks in the West: Oregon, Oregon Black History Project, 1980
3 10 Blacks in the West: Oregon, research materials
3 11 Blacks in the West: Oregon, school records
3 12 Blacks in the West: University of California (Berkeley), memorabilia
3 13 Bontemps, Alberta and Arna Bontemps
3 14 Book reviews
3 15 Brown, Sterling A.
3 16 Browne, Yvonne
4 1 The Burdine family
4 2 Burdine/Rutherford
4 3 Burnham, Linda
4 4 Chaney Goodman Schwerner Memorial, June 24, 1989, program
4 5 Clarke, John Henrik
4 6 Cleaver, Eldridge, "On the Ideology of the Black Panther Party, Part I" Cleaver, Eldridge,
4 7 Clippings
4 8 Clippings
4 9 The Color Purple, clippings
4 10 The Communist Party
4 11 Confessions of Nat Turner, correspondence
5 1 Cooke, Marvel
5 2 Copyright Permissions
5 3 Crawford, Matt, 80th birthday celebration
5 4 Cuba
5 5 Cuba/Central American/Caribbean, clippings
5 6 Dashiell, Margot
5 7 Davis, Angela, "Angela Answers 13 Questions", reprinted interview by Joe Walker, Muhammad Speaks, New York editor, ca. 1971 Davis, Angela, Joe Walker, Muhammad Speaks, New York editor, ca. 1971
5 8 Davis, Angela, Angela Davis- an Autobiography book reviews Davis, Angela,
5 9 Davis, Angela: "Frame Up", the opening defense statement made by Angela Y. Davis (in Santa Clara County Superior Court), March 29, 1972 Davis, Angela: Santa Clara County Superior Court), March 29, 1972
5 10 Davis, Angela: Free Angela Davis materials
5 11 Davis, Angela: greeting card (unmarked), distributed by the Angela Davis Legal Defense Fund
5 12 Davis, Angela: Jet, May 6, 1971, and May 16, 1974 (cover photographs)
5 13 Davis, Angela, Louise Thompson Patterson's tour of Britain under the auspices of the New York Committee to Free Angela Davis, March 1-7, 1971
5 14 Davis, Angela, news articles
OP1 1 Davis, Angela, news articles
5 15 Davis, Angela, "On Trial: Angela Davis or America?" pamphlet published by the Angela Davis Legal Defense Fund, early 1970s
5 16 Davis, Angela, "People's Petition Demanding Bail for Angela Davis", National Committee to Free Angela Davis, 1971 National Committee to Free Angela Davis, 1971
5 17 Davis, Angela, "A Victory Celebration: an Evening with Angela Davis", promotional poster, June 29, 19[71?]
5 18 Davis, Angela, "Who is Ruchell Magee?" reprint from World Magazine, distributed by New York Committee to Free Angela Davis, ca. 1971 New York Committee to Free Angela Davis, ca. 1971 World Magazine, distributed by
5 19 Davis, Ben
5 20 Davis, Ossie and Ruby Dee
5 21 "Declaration of Sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Society," Adopted at the Formation of said Society, in Philadelphia, on the 4th day of December 1833 [Penny Tracts, No. 1]
6 1 Delappe, Pele
6 2 Delta Sigma Theta
6 3 Du Bois, W.E.B
6 4 Du Bois, W.E.B., correspondence from Louise Thompson Patterson, 1926-1927, photocopies
6 5 Du Bois, W.E.B, correspondence regarding
6 6 Du Bois, W.E.B, Louis Massiah Film Project
6 7 Education
6 8 Federal Bureau of Investigation
6 9 Finney, Nikky
6 10 Finsterwald, Maxine Flora [Maxine Wood]
6 11 Fire!! a quarterly "devoted to the younger Negro artist," vol. 1, no. 1. November 1926 [reprint of the original, inscribed to Louise Thompson Patterson by Bruce Nugent and Tom White, 1984] Bruce Nugent and Tom White, 1984]
6 12 G-General Files
6 13 Germany, 1972: German Democratic Republic
6 14 Golden, Lily
6 15 Goldmark, Sally
6 16 Goodlett, Carlton B.
7 1 Hampton Institute
7 2 Harlem, writings on black theatre by Carl van Vechten, photocopies of articles
7 3 Harlem riots [related to Italian-Ethiopian unrest], 1935
7 4 Harlem Suitcase Theatre, constitution
7 5 Harlem Suitcase Theatre, printed material
Harlem Suitcase Theatre [See Series 3: Langston Hughes materials: correspondence]
7 6 Homecoming/Farewell, Louise Thompson Patterson's move to Berkeley from New York City, 1984
7 7 Horne, Gerald
7 8 Hunton, Dorothy and Alphaeus Hunton
7 9 Hurston, Zora Neale, articles
7 10 Hurston, Zora Neale, Eatonville, Florida
7 11 Hurston, Zora Neale, festivals
7 12 Hurston, Zora Neale, The First Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts, Eatonville, Florida, January 25-28, 1990 [1 of 2]
7 13 Hurston, Zora Neale, The First Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts, Eatonville, Florida, January 25-28, 1990 [2 of 2]
7 14 Hurston, Zora Neale, Louise Thompson Patterson notes regarding her recollections of Zora Neale Hurston, ca. 1933
7 15 Hurston, Zora Neale, Mule Bone, printed material
8 1 Hurston, Zora Neale: Zora in Florida, edited by Steve Glassman and Kathryn Lee Seidel, photocopied excerpts
8 2 Hurston, Zora Neale: "Zora is My Name", American Playhouse project, articles and correspondence American Playhouse project, articles and correspondence
8 3 Hurston, Zora Neale: "Zora is My Name," screenplay based on works of Zora Neale Hurston, adapted by Ruby Dee, 1st draft [photocopy], 1987
8 4 Hurston, Zora Neale: "Zora is My Name," screenplay based on works of Zora Neale Hurston, adapted by Ruby Dee, copy 5 [photocopy], 1987
8 5 Ingram [Rosa Lee] case
8 6 Inner City Cultural Center (Los Angeles, California)
- - Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935, Harlem response [See Series 1: "Harlem riots"]
8 7 Italy
8 8 International Workers Order
8 9 International Workers Order, The Seminar in American Negro History, 1938
8 10 International Workers Order, testimony on behalf of the International Workers Order ca 1950-1951 [Includes biographical information]
8 11 Jackson, Jessie
8 12 Jewish Question
8 13 Johnson, Ester P.
8 14 Jones, Sidney and Roma Jones
9 1 K-General Files
9 2 Killens, John Oliver
9 3 King, Coretta Scott
9 4 King, Jr., Martin Luther
9 5 Kweli
9 6 Labor
9 7 Lacy, Jim
9 8 Latimer, Lewis H.
9 9 Leggett, Willie Mae
9 10 Locke, Alain
9 11 Louis, Joe, clippings
9 12 Louise Thompson Patterson Project, contributors
9 13 Los Angeles uprising, 1992 [1 of 3]
9 14 Los Angeles uprising, 1992 [2 of 3]
9 15 Los Angeles uprising, 1992 [3 of 3]
9 16 Love, Vaughn, photocopies of miscellaneous works
9 17 Lumer, Hyman, correspondence regarding
9 18 Marcus Books
9 19 Marshall, Paule
9 20 Marshfield High School, Commencement Week Program [Portland, Oregon], May 28-June 2, 19[??]
9 21 Meschrabpom Film, correspondence
9 22 Mitchell, Loften, "Tell Pharaoh", a concert drama, photocopied typescript with dedication, signed by the author, 1980 Mitchell, Loften,
9 23 Mitchell, Loften, "The Phonograph: scenes in the life of a Harlem Family", photocopied typescript with dedication, signed by the author, 1980 Mitchell, Loften,
10 1 Moscow, Peace Congress, 1962
10 2 Museum of African-American History (Detroit, Michigan)
10 3 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
OP1 2 National Committee Against Repressive Legislation, "Read It and Weep" poster, 1976 National Committee Against Repressive Legislation,
10 4 Nelson-Lundy, Jessica
10 5 New York Urban League, Conference on Industrial and Labor Problems, February 26-27, 1937
10 6 Newton, Huey
10 7 Nugent, Bruce
10 8 Obituaries, Black artists and professionals
10 9 Obituaries, Communist and left-wing
10 10 Paris Conference, 1937
10 11 Paris Conference, 1937 [includes Harry Haywood speech]
10 12 Patterson, William L., William L. Patterson Foundation, general information and published materials
10 13 Patterson, William L., William L.Patterson Foundation, general correspondence, 1980, 1985
10 14 Payton, Brenda
10 15 People's Friendship University (Moscow)
10 16 Petition to the United Nations, circulated under the auspices of Emergency Conference Committee (blank), n.d.
10 17 Politics, 1992, clippings
10 18 Poverty in America, clippings
10 19 Price, Florence B.
11 1 Racist activities in America
11 2 Racism, African American
11 3 Racism in other cultures
11 4 Racism and sexism in the nation's military
11 5 Rampersad, Arnold
11 6 Resources
11 7 Richards, Beah
11 8 Robeson, Eslanda Goode
11 9 Robeson, Paul, biography [See also Series 4: Writings of Louise Thompson Patterson, "Paul Robeson"]
11 10 Robeson, Paul, clippings
11 11 Robeson, Paul, clippings relating to Martin Duberman, Paul Robeson, Knopf, 1989 Martin Duberman,
11 12 Robeson, Paul, concert tour, 1949
11 13 Robeson, Paul, The Negro People and the Soviet Union, The New Century Publishers, New York, 1950 Robeson, Paul,
11 14 Robeson, Paul, other printed material regarding Paul Robeson
11 15 Robeson, Paul, "Salute to Paul Robeson: a Cultural Celebration of His 75th Birthday", 1973 [photocopy]
11 16 Robeson, Paul, video program regarding Robeson and Peekskill, 1947
12 1 Runyon, Marie
12 2 Russia trip, newspaper clipping announcing trip June 8, 1932
12 3 Russia trip, Cooperating Committee correspondence, 1932
12 4 Russia trip, Cooperating Committee financial records,
12 5 Russia trip, Cooperating Committee notes regarding trip sponsorship, 1932
12 6 Russia trip, correspondence regarding participant recruitment, 1932
12 7 Russia trip, Louise Thompson Patterson correspondence regarding trip [primarily with Langston Hughes]
Russia trip [See Series 1: "Meschrabpom Film"]
12 8 Savage, Augusta
12 9 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
12 10 Scottsboro Case, Clarence Norris
12 11 Scottsboro Case, March on Washington
12 12 Senior Citizens Information
12 13 Smithsonian Institution
12 14 Socialism
12 15 Sojourn, A Black Woman's Book Club [1 of 2]
12 16 Sojourn, A Black Woman's Book Club [2 of 2]
12 17 Sojourners for Truth and Justice
12 18 Sojourners for Truth and Justice, activities
12 19 Sojourners for Truth and Justice, correspondence
13 1 Sojourners for Truth and Justice, The Eastern Seaboard Conference, March 1952
13 2 Sojourners for Truth and Justice, miscellaneous correspondence, photos and records primarily from 1952
13 3 Sojourners for Truth and Justice, Digest of Proceedings, Sojourn to Washington, D.C, September 29-October 1, 1951
13 4 Sojourners for Truth and Justice, South Africa
13 5 Sojourners for Truth and Justice, Washington
13 6 South Africa
13 7 South Africa, 1992
13 8 South Africa, Nelson Mandela
13 9 Spain/Paris trip, 1937
13 10 Spanish Civil War [includes postcards]
OP1 3 Spanish Civil War, clippings
13 11 Spelman College (Atlanta, Georgia)
13 12 Stanford University, (California)
13 13 Sudanese Communist Party
13 14 Supreme Court
13 15 T-General Files
13 16 Tanner, Henry Ossawa
13 17 Thomas, Clarence
13 18 Thomas, Clarence and Anita Hill
13 19 Thomas, Clarence, sexual harassment
13 20 Thurman, Sue Bailey and Howard Thurman
13 21 Thurman, Wallace
13 22 Travel mementos
13 23 Turner, Joyce
13 24 USSR trip, 1960
14 1 University of California (Berkeley)
14 2 University of California (Berkeley), Afro-American Studies Department
14 3 University of California, (Berkeley), Black Alumni Club
14 4 University of California (Berkeley), clippings
14 5 University of California (Berkeley), library
14 6 Uzbekistan 1969 [1 of 4]
14 7 Uzbekistan 1969 [2 of 4]
14 8 Uzbekistan 1969 [3 of 4]
14 9 Uzbekistan 1969 [4 of 4]
14 10 V-General Files
14 11 Walker, Margaret
14 12 Wilkerson, Margaret
14 13 Women's Conference, Ghana, 1960
14 14 Woods, James
Wood, Maxine [See Series 1: "Finsterwald, Maxine Flora"]
14 15 Woodson, Carter G.
14 16 Wright, Richard
14 17 Wright, Sarah
14 18 Yeargans, James Conroy
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