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Author Hunton, Alphaeus, 1903-1970.
Title William Alphaeus Hunton papers, 1926-1967.
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 Schomburg Center - Research & Reference  Sc Micro R-5003  r. 1    AVAILABLE  USE IN LIBRARY
 Schomburg Center - Research & Reference  Sc Micro R-5003  r. 2    AVAILABLE  USE IN LIBRARY
 Schomburg Center - Research & Reference  Sc Micro R-5003  r. 3    AVAILABLE  USE IN LIBRARY


Description Originals: 1 lin. ft.
Copies: 3 microfilm reels.
Note Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Films transferred to Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Access Researchers are restricted to microfilm copy.
Summary Personal papers including biographical statements, and correspondence with other scholars and African political leaders including E.U. Essien, Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, and Nnamdi Azikiwe of Eastern Nigeria. Correspondence, court summonses and subpoenas, petitions, press releases, and printed matter related to Hunton's imprisonment for refusing to submit the records of the Civil Rights Bail Fund to the Dies Committee on Un-American Activities. Other papers concern his teaching activities. Hunton's work for the Encyclopedia Africana Project is represented by administrative files, personnel records, correspondence with Dr. J. Yanney-Wilson, Secretary of the Ghana Academy of Sciences, area editors, and Africanist scholars, and minutes, administrative reports and memoranda. Correspondence with Kwame Nkrumah, 1962-1970; and a clipping file on Nkrumah. Material pertaining to the National Negro Congress consisting mainly of press releases and printed matter relating to the Labor Committee of the Washington Branch of the National Negro Congress, and to the Dies Committee allegation that Hunton was a communist. Hunton's involvement with the Council on African Affairs is represented by correspondence, administrative and financial records, legal and financial documents, and printed matter.
Outstanding correspondents include Kwame Nkrumah and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1944, Ralph J. Bunche, 1945, Jawarharlal Nehru, 1946, and Walter Sisulu, Secretary-General of the African National Congress of South Africa. Also, Hunton's writings consisting of lectures, articles, and reviews, 1938-1968; and two manuscripts articles written by Dorothy Hunton about William Alphaeus Hunton.
Additional Formats Collection available on microfilm; New York Public Library; call number Sc Micro R-5003.
Biography William Alphaeus Hunton was an expert on Africa, political activist, administrator of the Council on African Affairs, 1943-1955, and the Encyclopedia Africana Project in Ghana, 1962-1966.
Finding Aids Finding aid in repository.
Publications "Alphaeus Hunton: The Unsung Valiant," Dorothy Hunton 1986.
Subject Hunton, Alphaeus, 1903-1970.
Dies, Martin, 1900-1972.
Essien-Udom, E. U.
Kuanda, Kenneth D. (Kenneth David), 1924-
Azikiwe, Nnamdi, 1905-1996.
Yanney-Wilson, J.
Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971.
Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964.
Sisulu, Walter Max, 1912-
Hunton, Dorothy.
Hunton, Dorothy. Alphaeus Hunton": the unsung valiant.
United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Un-American Activities (1938-1944)
Civil Rights Bail Fund.
Ghana Academy of Sciences.
National Negro Congress (U.S.)
National Negro Congress (U.S.). Washington Branch. Labor Committee.
Council on African Affairs.
African National Congress.
African Americans -- Political activity.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
African Americans -- Societies, etc.
Civil rights -- United States.
Black nationalism -- South Africa.
Black militant organizations -- South Africa.
Civilization, African -- Research.
Political parties -- South Africa.
Blacks -- South Africa -- Political activity.
Governmental investigations -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1953.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1948-1961.
Africa -- Politics and government -- 1945-1960.
Ghana -- Politics and government -- 1957-1979.
Nigeria -- Politics and government -- 1960-1975.
Local Subject Encyclopedia Africana project.
Added Author Hunton, Dorothy.
Research Call Number Sc Micro R-5003