Series 1
Correspondence, 1916, 1934-1980
Boxes 1-13

Scope and Content Note

The series contains correspondence of the UNIA from 1934-1980. The correspondence includes letters to and from Marcus Garvey from 1916, 1931-1940. These letters are mostly between Garvey and Thomas W. Harvey and relate to UNIA business. The correspondence also includes letters to and from Amy Jacques Garvey after her husband's death. These letters are also mainly between Amy Garvey and Harvey and relate to UNIA business.

The majority of the general correspondence is addressed to Thomas W. Harvey (Commissioner of New York and then President General, 1951-1953 and 1960-1978) and William L. Sherrill (President General, 1953-1960). The correspondence documents communications between the President Generals and other officers and the various Division leaders in the United States, as well as those in other countries including Africa, Canada, Caribbean Islands (Cuba and Jamaica), Central America (Costa Rica and Panama), etc.

Major correspondents include: U.S. Senator Theodore G. Bilbo, A.L. Crawford (Brooklyn, New York), Ethel M. Collins (New York, New York), Solomon Fitghue (Cincinnati), N.H. Grissom (Chicago), Clarence William Harding (Liberia), Samuel Alfred Haynes, Charles Lynell James (Chicago), James R. Stewart, and Naomi Williams Taylor (Philadelphia). The remainder of the correspondence is comprised of letters from individuals inquiring about the UNIA.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Content Note The series contains correspondence of the UNIA from 1934-1980. The correspondence includes letters to and from Marcus Garvey from 1916, 1931-1940. These letters are mostly between Garvey and Thomas W. Harvey and relate to UNIA business. The correspondence also includes letters to and from Amy Jacques Garvey after her husband's death. These letters are also mainly between Amy Garvey and Harvey and relate to UNIA business. The majority of the general correspondence is addressed to Thomas W. Harvey (Commissioner of New York and then President General, 1951-1953 and 1960-1978) and William L. Sherrill (President General, 1953-1960). The correspondence documents communications between the President Generals and other officers and the various Division leaders in the United States, as well as those in other countries including Africa, Canada, Caribbean Islands (Cuba and Jamaica), Central America (Costa Rica and Panama), etc. Major correspondents include: U.S. Senator Theodore G. Bilbo, A.L. Crawford (Brooklyn, New York), Ethel M. Collins (New York, New York), Solomon Fitghue (Cincinnati), N.H. Grissom (Chicago), Clarence William Harding (Liberia), Samuel Alfred Haynes, Charles Lynell James (Chicago), James R. Stewart, and Naomi Williams Taylor (Philadelphia). The remainder of the correspondence is comprised of letters from individuals inquiring about the UNIA.
Marcus Garvey
Box Folder Content
1 1 1916, 1931-1940
Amy Jacques Garvey [to and from]
1 2 undated
1 3 1940-1959
1 4 1960-1972
Marcus Garvey, Jr.
1 5 1969-1971
General correspondence
2 1 no date
2 2 no date: drafts
2 3 circa 1930s
2 4 1934-1936
2 5 1937
2 6 1938 January-April
2 7 1938 May-December
2 8 1939 January-April
2 9 1939 May-December
2 10 1940 January-April
2 11 1940 May-November
3 1 1941-1949
3 2 circa 1950s and fragments
3 3 1950
3 4 1951 January-June
3 5 1951 July-September
3 6 1951 October-December
3 7 1952 January-March
3 8 1952 April-July
3 9 1952 August-December
4 1 1953 January-July
4 2 1953 August-December
4 3 1954 January-June
4 4 1954 July-December
4 5 1955 January-August
4 6 1955 September-October
4 7 1955 November-December
5 1 circa 1956
5 2 1956 January
5 3 1956 February-March
5 4 1956 April
5 5 1956 May
5 6 1956 June
5 7 1956 July
5 8 1956 August
6 1 1956 September
6 2 1956 October 1-14
6 3 1956 October 15
6 4 1956 October 16-31
6 5 1956 November-December
6 6 circa 1957
6 7 1957 January
6 8 1957 February
7 1 1957 March-April
7 2 1957 May
7 3 1957 June
7 4 1957 July
7 5 1957 August
7 6 1957 September 1-15
7 7 1957 September 16-30
8 1 1957 October 1-9
8 2 1957 October 10-18
8 3 1957 October 19-31
8 4 1957 November
8 5 1957 December 1-15
8 6 1957 December 16-31
8 7 1958 January 1-15
8 8 1958 January 16-31
9 1 1958 February
9 2 1958 March
9 3 1958 April
9 4 1958 May-July
9 5 1958 August-December
9 6 1959 January-February
10 1 1959 March-April
10 2 1959 May-July
10 3 1959 August-December
10 4 1960s undated
10 5 1960 January-June
10 6 1960 July-October
10 7 1960 November-December
11 1 1961 January-June
11 2 1961 July-December
11 3 1962 January-June
11 4 1962 July-December
11 5 1963 January-May
11 6 1963 June-December
11 7 1964
12 1 1965
12 2 1966
12 3 1967
12 4 1968
12 5 1969
12 6 1970
12 7 1971
12 8 1972
12 9 1973
13 1 1974
13 2 1975
13 3 1976 January-June
13 4 1976 July-December
13 5 1977 January-August
13 6 1977 September-December
13 7 1978 January-March
13 8 1978 April-December
13 9 1979
13 10 1980
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