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.

Elizabeth Daily Journal Clippings
Articles about global race relations.
Cities in Crisis: Police and Community Relations
Speech about the police and community relations at the Tampa Police Institute
Public Employment after Retirement
A message to retired members of the teachers' pension and annuity fund and the public employees' retirement system.
White Citizens Council
A letter regarding activities related to the White Citizens Council.
Statistics on Financial Relief Dedicated to African-Americans
Statistics on aid devoted to African-Americans compared to the total expenditures.
Public Schools Speech
Outline of a speech on African-Americans in public schools.
Lett Obituary
A draft of Howard A. Lett's obituary.
Invitation to Gettysburg National Military Park
An invitation to the rededication of the New Jersey Monument at Gettysburg National Military Park.
The Southern Workman
A booklet containing articles: "Hampton in Africa", "Migration difficulties in Michigan", and "The Bordentown Vocational School".
Teachers Union of New York City
Speech against fear, prejudice and miseducation of children.
Economic Justice in a Democracy
Speech given at the National Y.M.C.A. Convention at Wilberforce University on economic justice.
Let's Work Together
An explanation of a proposed community organization development program and budget.
Letter from Lett to Hughes
A letter from Harold A. Lett to Richard J. Hughes regarding partisan politics.
Letter from Hughes
A letter from Richard J. Hughes to Harold A. Lett regarding civil rights and equal opportunity in New Jersey.
Racial Policies in New Jersey School Districts 1953-1954
Statistics showing the racial changes in Newark population, school enrollment, students and teachers.
Job Types
Statistics showing types of jobs held and counties.
Levittown New Jersey Map
Work Map Millbrook Park Section 31 Levittown. Levittown Township, New Jersey.
Conversation about African-Americans in Levittown
Handwritten notes of a conversation on opinions of African-Americans moving into Levittown.
Black Power: A State of Principles
A statement of principles of Black Power and a call for participation.
Changes in Racial Policies in New Jersey's 549 School Districts
Statistics showing the racial changes in Newark population, school enrollment, students and teachers.