The Detroit Urban League Papers is a unique blend of institutional records and private papers of the league's leaders, especially Forrester B. Washington and John Dancy. Founded in 1916, the league has concentrated on social work and community organization in its effort to ensure that blacks have equal access to employment, housing, and health care.
The records of the league, dated 1916 to 1950, are arranged in ten series:
Board of Directors File.
Executive Secretary's General File.
Executive Secretary's Topical File.
Budgets and Financial Records.
Green Pastures Camp File.
Vocational Services Department File.
Community Organization Department File.
National Urban League Conference File.
Newspaper Clipping File.
Printed Matierals File.
Number of reels: 35