Scholar, author, dean of Morgan College, NAACP executive, and chief of the Interracial Section of the U.S. Treasury, William Pickens was a powerful figure during the first half of the twentieth century. The papers contained in this microfilm publication provide a close look at his unusually active career, at the major organizations with which he worked, and at his efforts to improve race relations.
This collection includes the following types of documents:
Correspondence - relating to his day-to-day efforts to combat discrimination, investigation by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and work with numerous organizations.
NAACP files - correspondence, reports, other documents, providing a picture of goals and workings of the organization.
Treasury Department files- correspondence and other papers.
Editorials- manuscripts of his editorials, essays, news releases.
Personal papers - financial and business records of Pickens and his family.
Papers pertaining to Pickens's work with the Federal Forums Project and other speaking engagements.
Materials on the Morgan College fund-raising campaign of 1918 and 1919.
Number of reels: 29