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National Conference of Black and Non-White Secretaries (BAN-WYS), 1971-1975

 File — Box: 902

Scope and Contents

Includes materials related to the New York City Department of Corrections and its relationship with William Sloane House, Vanderbilt, Harlem and Central Queens branches. Also includes graduation books for CHOICE II, photos, and materials related to Nathaniel Walker. Also includes items related to the BAN-WYS New York City chapter, Black YMCA's Task Force, urban affairs, BAN-WYS New York City Chapter, Black YMCA's Task Force, Legislative News Nites, League of Women Voters, fiscal matters, housing, senior citizens, Project Equity, BAN-WYS survival, Title IV, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Independence House.

Contains the 1976 Audit of the Affirmative Action Program of the Young Men's Christian Association of Greater New York; YMCA newsletters featuring African American staff and membership; materials related to Independence House. Independence House was a half-way house for young men who were living on the streets due to poverty or experience with the criminal justice system, and was sponsored by the YMCA for a period; materials related to Project Equality, a program of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice to promote "affirmative action for equal employment opportunity through churches, synagogues and related institutions"; miscellaneous materials relating to urban issues; materials related to the Scholarship, Education, and Defense Fund for Racial Equality, or SEDFRE, and their work around Affirmative Action; materials from the 10th Annual National Conference and from the 125th Anniversary of the Founding of Black YMCAs; miscellaneous publications relating to Black YMCAs, African American social and public life, and urban issues; photographs from the 1950s and include James C. Day; materials from the 1978 NAACP National Leader Summitt in Chicago, Illinois.


  • 1971-1975


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30 folders (30 folders and loose papers)

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