VODERY, HARRY A. (HARRY ALBERT), 1914-1986.
Harry A. Vodery papers, 1883-1953

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/9009j


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Vodery, Harry A. (Harry Albert), 1914-1986.
Title: Harry A. Vodery papers, 1883-1953
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1052
Extent: 1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes) and 1 oversized paper (OP)
Abstract:Papers of African American businessman and photographer, Harry A. Vodery, including correspondence, printed material relating to the NAACP, photographs, and publications collected or printed by himself.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2006.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Harry A. Vodery papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Elizabeth Russey, July 29, 2007.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Harry Albert Vodery (1914-1986) was an African American businessman, photographer, and active participant in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He served as the NAACP regional director for New York from 1950-1960; he was the president of the Albany NAACP Branch in the 1960s and 1970s. Vodery owned the Vodery News Syndicate, which published a number of local newspapers, including Read magazine and the Buffalo Broadcaster.

Harry Albert Vodery (1914-1986) was an African American businessman, photographer, and active participant in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He served as the NAACP regional director for New York from 1950-1960; he was the president of the Albany NAACP Branch in the 1960s and 1970s. Vodery owned the Vodery News Syndicate, which published a number of local newspapers, including Read magazine and the Buffalo Broadcaster.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Harry A. Vodery from 1947-1969. The papers include correspondence, printed material relating to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), photographs, and publications collected or printed by Vodery. The majority of the collection concerns Vodery's work with the NAACP and includes correspondence, reports and speeches by Vodery and others, conference material, and press releases. The remainder of the collection contains material related to his publishing ventures, including final publications, mock-ups, and photographs. The collection also contains publications collected by Vodery related to union labor and civil rights.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Albany Inter-racial Council, formal report to James Forrestal on race in the military, 1948
1 2 Correspondence, 1945-1968
1 3 Court of Appeals in the state of New York: The People of the State of New York against Ann Strasser, no date
1 4 Clippings, 1941-1969
1 5 "An Inspector Calls," program, 1950
1 6 Jurisdiction over "Test Cases", Henry Spitz, November 5, 1962
1 7 "Know Your History," scrapbook, no date
1 8 Membership and business cards
1 9 Vodery News Syndicate, correspondence and press releases
1 10 Vodery News Syndicate, business cards and letterhead
1 11 Unidentified notes, no date
1 12 Writings, 1944-1966
1 13 Writings, no date
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
2 1 Albany Branch Regional Human Relations Institute, 1963
2 2 Albany Branch reports, 1949-1966
2 3 Annual conventions, 1950-1967
2 4 Annual reports, 1937-1942
2 5 "Basic NAACP Program Policy and Procedure," no date
2 6 Bumper stickers and tags, no date
2 7 Consumer protection program guidelines, no date
2 8 Flyers, 1961
2 9 "Goals and Achievements," 1946-1947
2 10 "A Guide to Becoming a Good Worker," no date
2 11 "Instructions for Consumer Picketing," no date
2 12 New York State region, 1951-1967
2 13 Oneida County Branch membership list, 1965
2 14 Press releases, 1961-1968
2 15 Speeches [given at NAACP meetings], 1948-1969
3 1 Troy branch, meetings, 1962
3 2 Youth Tag Day cards, no date
Publications
3 3 Albany Liberator, June 16, 1967
3 4 "Another Side of the Story,' 1958
OP1 - Buffalo Broadcaster, 1948
3 5 "NAACP Digest," 1964-1965
3 6 "Railroad Notes," 1947-1948
3 7 Read magazine, 1947-1948
Photographs
3 8 Agnew, Beatrice Marcia
3 9 Johnson, Thomasius W.
3 10 Poyer, George and wife
3 11 Vodery, Harry
3 12 Unidentified
3 13 Unidentified
3 14 Unidentified
3 15 Unidentified
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