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.

Conversation about African-Americans in Levittown
Handwritten notes of a conversation on opinions of African-Americans moving into Levittown.
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.
How Newton Removed Racial Restrictions: A Factual Case History
A paper on how to remove racial restrictions from housing practices.
Council Materials
Materials related to the Council on Human Relations Levittown, New Jersey.
Letter from Levitt and Sons
A letter from Levitt and Sons INC. expressing willingness to work with Harold Lett on racial integration.
Upholding the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination in Publically Assisted Housing
Text of the decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court in the Levittown case.
Workshop Proposal
A proposal to Levittown Council on Human Relations for a two day workshop.
Letter to the Attorney General
A letter from Ira Goldman of Levitt and Sons, Inc. to Attorney General David D. Furman.
Statement By Levitt & Sons, INC.
Statement given by Levitt & Sons INC regarding the Supreme Court decision to uphold laws against discrimination.
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 from Chairman
A news release of a statement from Dr. Irvine L.H. Kerrison, chairman of the New Jersey Committee Against Discrimination.
Candidates for Levittown
A list of African-American prospects to live in Levittown.
Course Proposal
A proposal for Human Relations Course to Levittown Human Council.
Letter from Levitt and Sons
Letter giving funds to Harold Lett to organize a program to achieve racial integration.
Case Chronology
A summary of the Levittown complaint process.
First African-American in NJ Levittown
A message of congratulations to the first African-American to live in the New Jersey Levittown.
Application for Levittown
An application of an African-American who was rejected from purchasing a home in Levittown, New Jersey.
Dorothy Chandler's Invitation
Letter from Harold Lett to Dorothy Chandler concerning her invitation to speak at a Women's Club.