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.

Application for Levittown
An application of an African-American who was rejected from purchasing a home in Levittown, New Jersey.
Candidates for Levittown
A list of African-American prospects to live in Levittown.
Case Chronology
A summary of the Levittown complaint process.
Conversation about African-Americans in Levittown
Handwritten notes of a conversation on opinions of African-Americans moving into Levittown.
Council Materials
Materials related to the Council on Human Relations Levittown, New Jersey.
Course Proposal
A proposal for Human Relations Course to Levittown Human Council.
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.
Invitation to Conference
A letter inviting Ira Goldman to a Burlington County Human Relations Council Leadership Conference.
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.
Levittown New Jersey Map
Work Map Millbrook Park Section 31 Levittown. Levittown Township, New Jersey.
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.
Notice of Meeting
Notice of a meeting of the Council on Human Relations Levittown, New Jersey.
Request for Materials
A letter requesting materials to help structure the Human Relations Council for Levittown.
Statement By Levitt & Sons, INC.
Statement given by Levitt & Sons INC regarding the Supreme Court decision to uphold laws against discrimination.
Statement from Chairman
A news release of a statement from Dr. Irvine L.H. Kerrison, chairman of the New Jersey Committee Against Discrimination.