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National Urban League, 1963-1980

 Series 10

This series documents the interaction between the Civil Rights Department and the National Urban League (NUL) and its Labor Affairs Program's Labor Education Advancement Program, which placed minority men and women in high-paying apprenticeship jobs. It also documents activities of the NUL's Trade Union Advisory Council. Donald Slaiman and William Pollard both served on the Labor Education Advancement Program's (LEAP) National Advisory Committee (not simultaneously); AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Lane Kirkland (who later served as AFL-CIO President) was a NUL trustee.

The series contains printed, near print, and manuscript material (correspondence, reports, speeches, agendas, conference materials, publications, directories, invitations, awards, and minutes).


  • 1963-1980

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.


3.00 Linear Feet


Folders are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically (researchers should note that names of people are alphabetized by first name, not last); contents of most folders are arranged reverse chronologically.

Processing Information

The series was weeded of duplicate material. Disintegrating newsprint was discarded and rusting paperclips and rubber bands were replaced with plastic clips or staples. Photographs have been removed and integrated into the Photograph series.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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Hornbake Library
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College Park Maryland 20742