The Negro Labor Committee (NLC) was one of the first organizations to address the problems of all black workers, becoming widely accepted as "the voice of black labor" during the 1930s and '40s. The activities of this historic group, plus the contributions of its long-time chairman Frank R. Crosswaith and of the many smaller unions affiliated with it, are thoroughly documented in this important collection of working files, correspondence, publications, and other materials.
The records of the NLC are here divided into two main series and several subseries, as follows:
Historical and administrative files, correspondence, minutes, and financial papers.
General subject and activity files-includes material on conferences, projects, minutes of the Negro Labor Assembly, and press releases.Alphabetized files on over fifty unions affiliated with the NLC or involved in its programs.
II.Files of Frank R. Crosswaith
Correspondence and biographical documentation.
Writings and speeches.
Material on organizations with which Crosswaith worked.
Material on Crosswaith's friends and colleagues.
Documents relating to his work on the New York City Housing Authority.
Clippings and publications.
Number of reels: 17