Harold A. Lett Papers

About this Collection

This collection consists of selected items from the Harold Lett Collection. Harold Lett worked for the New Jersey Urban League from 1934-1945. At the Urban League Lett worked on housing issues and race relations. He also worked on educational issues for example he made a speech on "Public Schools and Negro". Read more about the Urban League in the Essex County Urban League Collection.

Conversations with Richard J. Hughes
Correspondence between Richard J. Hughes and Howard Lett regarding civil rights and equal opportunity.
Conversations with the New Jersey Historical Society
Correspondence between the director of the New Jersey Historical Society and Harold A. Lett.
Dorothy Chandler's Invitation
Letter from Harold Lett to Dorothy Chandler concerning her invitation to speak at a Women's Club.
First African-American in NJ Levittown
A message of congratulations to the first African-American to live in the New Jersey Levittown.
Hospital Admission Forms
Letter regarding the words "race" or "color" on hospital admission forms.
Invitation to Conference
A letter inviting Ira Goldman to a Burlington County Human Relations Council Leadership Conference.
Letter from Hughes
A letter from Richard J. Hughes to Harold A. Lett regarding civil rights and equal opportunity in New Jersey.
Letter from Lett to Hughes
A letter from Harold A. Lett to Richard J. Hughes regarding partisan politics.
Letter from Levitt and Sons
A letter from Levitt and Sons INC. expressing willingness to work with Harold Lett on racial integration.
Letter from Levitt and Sons
Letter giving funds to Harold Lett to organize a program to achieve racial integration.
Letter to the Attorney General
A letter from Ira Goldman of Levitt and Sons, Inc. to Attorney General David D. Furman.
NAACP Weighs in on Levittown
Letter from Roy Wilkins of the NAACP to Samuel Williams of the New Jersey State Conference of Branches regarding the announcement of William Levitt that his New Jersey Levittown will be all white.
Newark Salute to Israel on its 10th Anniversary
Letter inviting Harold Lett to join a committee to arrange a celebration of "Newark Salute to Israel on its 10th Anniversary.
Newark United Nations Celebration
Request from the Leo P. Carlin administration for Harold Lett to be on the Newark UN Celebration.
Report Comments
Letters regarding comments on a tentative report.