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Archival Record Series

Committee on Negro Activities

[Record Group 232-3-14]

232-3-14.1 Minutes
March -June 1926
1 folder, no index
Includes minutes and memoranda of the general committee in charge of Negro Activities of the Sesqui-Centennial Association directed by Hon. J. C. Asbury. Also included are miscellaneous copies of news releases and clippings, some of which pertain to the pageant, "Loyalty's Gift," along with correspondence and lists of names of committee participants.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
232-3-14.2 Correspondence and Files
March - May 1926
3 folders, no index
Folder 1 includes lists of subcommittees of the Committee on Negro Activities. Among these were Art Exhibits, Athletic, Comfort and Protection, Education, Fraternal, Industrial Exhibits, Medical, Military Demonstration, Music, Publicity, Reception of Distinguished Guests, Religious Exhibits and Activities, and Women's Committee. Folder 2 contains memoranda, notes, and correspondence of the Women's Board of Negro Activities including lists of officers (Mrs. S. W. Layten of Philadelphia chaired the executive committee), committees, subcommittees, members' names and addresses, as well as information about some of the committees' activities such as minutes of the Beauty Culture Committee, May 6, 1926. Folder 3 contains a typed chronological list prepared by an unidentified author outlining African-American contributions to American life in such areas as the Church among Negroes, Negro Insurance Companies, Number of Negroes Engaged in Business, Negroes at West Point, Actors, Painters, Poets, Sculptors, and Sports.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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