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Papers of Hugh H. and Mabel M. Smythe, 1921-1994.

Author: Hugh H Smythe; Mabel M Smythe
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, reviews, writings, conference, office, and subject files, printed material, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the Smythes' diplomatic and academic careers. Includes material on their involvement with the U.S. Advisory Commission on International Educational and Cultural Affairs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and various United Nations
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Named Person: Ralph J Bunche; Kenneth Bancroft Clark; W E B Du Bois; Lorenzo J Greene; Patricia Harris; Langston Hughes; Thurgood Marshall; James H Robinson; Elliott P Skinner
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh H Smythe; Mabel M Smythe
OCLC Number: 70937856
Description: 34,000 items. 97 containers. 38.8 linear ft.

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Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, reviews, writings, conference, office, and subject files, printed material, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the Smythes' diplomatic and academic careers. Includes material on their involvement with the U.S. Advisory Commission on International Educational and Cultural Affairs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and various United Nations commissions; Hugh Smythe's ambassadorships to Syria and Malta; Mabel Smythe's ambassadorship to Cameroon and her duties at the State Dept.'s Bureau of African Affairs; and their experiences in West Africa and Japan.

Also documented are various academic and faculty appointments and consultantships, including Hugh Smythe's position as professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and Mabel Smythe's position as professor and director of African studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; their work for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Phelps-Stokes Fund, and the Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation; and their advocacy for the civil rights movement, multiculturalism, school desegregation, and the career advancement of African Americans at the State Dept. Their joint work, The New Nigerian Elite (1960), is documented, as are other writings by each. Other topics include Israel-Arab border conflicts, the plight of refugees, women's issues, and the improvement of health and economic conditions in the United States. Other organizations represented include the African-American Institute, African-American Scholars Council, Association of Black American Ambassadors, and Operation Crossroads Africa. Correspondents include Ralph J. Bunche, Kenneth Bancroft Clark, W.E.B. Du Bois, Lorenzo Johnston Greene, Patricia Harris, Langston Hughes, Thurgood Marshall, James H. Robinson, and Elliott Percival Skinner.

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