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Established by the American Missionary Association at Fisk University. Staged annual Race Relations Institutes. Conducted community self studies of human relations and research on restrictive housing covenants and segregation in interstate transportation. The collection includes correspondence, reports, biographical data, field notes, research materials, publications of the department or its staff, photographs, survey forms, etc. generated in the course of the activities conducted by the department. [These activities were the annual Race Relations Institute, Self-Study surveys by communities, numerous other surveys and studies.] Names in the collection are those of directors of the department, Charles S. Johnson, Herman Hodge Long, and Clifton Herman Johnson.