Leslie Bassett Papers: 1946-2005
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General Chronological file 1944-1970 [series] (3.3 linear feet)

The General Chronological file (1944-1970; 3.3 linear ft.) is an artificially created series of correspondence and other papers arranged into a chronological sequence. The files pertain primarily to Kornegay's activities with the Urban League. The correspondence is largely of a personal nature, responding to requests and inquiries, accepting and offering congratulations, etc. Scattered throughout this series are reports of the vocational services department and speeches given by Kornegay.

Box   1  
Undated, 1944-April 1953 (29 folders)
Box   2  
May 1953-1961 (31 folders)
Box   3  
1962-September 1966 (37 folders)
Box   4  
October 1966-1970 (11 folders)
 
Topical files 1936-1968 [series] (8.5 linear feet)

Topical Files (1936-1968; 8.5 linear ft.) are further divided into three chronological sequence: 1936-1955, 1956-1960, and 1960-1968. In addition to subject files, these subseries include clippings, press releases, reports of the vocational services department, speeches, and other documents generated by the Detroit Urban League office. The subjects covered by the remainder of files relate to Kornegay's role as a spokesperson on behalf of Urban League programs and his involvement with Detroit area community organizations such as the Detroit Commission on Community Relations.

 
1936-1955, 1944-1955 [subseries]
Box   4  
Alpha Phi Alpha Convention 1948
Box   4  
American Red Cross 1944-1945
Box   4  
Apprenticeship 1948-1949
Box   4  
Back to School Campaigns 1949-1955 (7 folders)
Box   4  
Back to School Job Survey 1955
Box   4  
Baptist World Alliance Conference 1955
 
Brewery Industry
Box   4  
1950
Box   4  
1955
Box   4  
Carey, Archibald 1953
Box   4  
Chrysler Corporation 1954
Box   4  
Citizens Committee on the Fluoridation of Water 1953-1954
Box   4  
Discrimination Cases 1951
Box   4  
Employment 1952-1954 (4 folders)
Box   4  
Employment of Negroes in City Departments 1944, 1946-1947 (3 folders)
Box   4  
Employment of Negroes in County Departments 1947
Box   4  
Employment of Negroes in State Departments 1947-1948
Box   4  
European Contacts 1952
Box   5  
European Tour 1952 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Home Federal Savings and Loan 1955
Box   5  
Housing Contacts 1944-1945
Box   5  
Industrial Associates 1944-1945 (2 folders)
 
Industrial Relations Committee
Box   5  
1945
Box   5  
1951 (3 folders)
Box   5  
J.L. Hudson Company 1947-1948
Box   5  
James E. Shepard Memorial Foundation 1949-1955
Box   5  
Job Workship Conference 1945
Box   5  
Manual Revision 1952-1956 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Meinzinger Art School 1946
Box   5  
Memoranda 1951-1955
Box   5  
Michigan Employment Security Commission Agreement 1951-1952
Box   5  
Milwaukee Regional Conference of Industrial Secretaries 1945
Box   5  
Moral Re-Armament 1954
Box   5  
Negro Research Data 1944
Box   5  
National Freedom Day Program phonograph record February 1, 1951 (1 phonograph record (16"; 33 1/3 rpm))

(stored separately)

Box   5  
Newspaper clippings undated, 1944-1955 (6 folders)
 
Personal File
Box   5  
1936-1943
Box   5  
1951
Box   5  
Pilot Placement Project 1948-1949
Box   5  
Post Office 1951
Box   5  
Press Releases undated, 1944-1954 (8 folders)
Box   5  
Progress Reports 1949
Box   5  
Public Relations 1954
Box   6  
Reports of the Vocational Services Department 1944-1955 (10 folders)
Box   6  
Retail Stores Project 1951-1952 (3 folders)
Box   6  
Shwayder Bros., Inc. 1947
Box   6  
Social Work Course 229 1950-1951 (3 folders)
Box   6  
Social Workers' Club of Detroit 1953-1955
Box   6  
Speech material 1955
Box   6  
Speeches 1951-1955
Box   6  
Super Market Survey 1953-1955
Box   6  
Teamwork in Industry 1952-1953 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Tuskegee Trade Conference 1949-1950
Box   6  
United Community Services 1953-1955
Box   6  
Urban League of Gary, Indiana 1955
 
Vocational Opportunity Campaign
Box   6  
1948-1950 (3 folders)
Box   6  
1952 (3 folders)
Box   6  
1955 (2 folders)
Box   7  
Vocational Services Advisory Committee 1954-1955 (2 folders)
Box   7  
White Collar Survey 1948-1951
 
1956-1960 [subseries]
Box   7  
Alleged Discrimination in Employment 1956-1957
Box   7  
Annual Dinner 1958-1960 (4 folders)
Box   7  
Bishop College 1957-1958 (2 folders)
Box   7  
Boy Scout Project 1960
Box   7  
Camp McCoy, Wisconsin 1956
Box   7  
Central State College 1959
Box   7  
Citizens Advisory Committee on School Needs 1957-1958 (4 folders)
Box   7  
Citizens for Schools 1959
Box   7  
Conference on Aging 1956
Box   7  
Congratulatory Letters 1956-1960
Box   7  
Detroit Commission on Children and Youth 1959
Box   7  
Detroit Public Schools 1957-1960 (4 folders)
Box   7  
Detroit Urban League Guild 1956-1957 (2 folders)
Box   7  
Detroit Urban League Inter-Agency Hi-Lites 1956-1960 (3 folders)
Box   7  
Equal Opportunity Day 1958-1959 (3 folders)
Box   7  
First Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas 1960
Box   7  
General Motors 1956-1958
Box   7  
Green Pastures Camp 1958-1959
Box   7  
Manual Revision 1956-1959
Box   7  
Memoranda 1956-1960 (4 folders)
Box   8  
Michigan Society for Mental Health 1957-1960 (2 folders)
Box   8  
Monthly Reports of the Assistant Director 1956-1957
Box   8  
Morehouse College 1957-1959
Box   8  
Mother of the Year 1958
Box   8  
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1957-1960
Box   8  
North Carolina College 1956-1960 (3 folders)
Box   8  
Parker, Louise 1956-1957
Box   8  
Second Baptist Church 1956-1960
Box   8  
Speaking Engagements 1958
Box   8  
Speech material 1956-1960 (3 folders)
Box   8  
Speeches 1956-1960 (3 folders)
Box   8  
Staff Recruitment 1956-1957
Box   8  
United Community Services 1956-1960 (2 folders)
 
1960-1968 [subseries]
Box   8  
Active Community Teams, Inc. 1965-1966
Box   8  
Administrative and Clerical Council 1964
Box   8  
Agency for International Development 1964
Box   8  
Appointments 1964
Box   8  
Automobile Industry Survey 1963
Box   8  
Big Boy Restaurants 1967
Box   8  
Biographical material on FAK
Box   8  
Biographical Sketches of individuals within the Urban League and African-American community
Box   8  
Board of Education 1964-1965 (2 folders)
Box   8  
Brown, Raymond 1964-1965
Box   8  
Butzel-Stevens Scholarship Fund 1961-1964 (2 folders)
Box   8  
Career Guide
Box   8  
Cass Apprentice School 1963
Box   9  
Central High School 1962
Box   9  
Charles H. Mahoney Memorial 1966
Box   9  
Chicago Baptist Institute 1961-1963
Box   9  
Chicago Urban League 1965
Box   9  
Citizens Advisory Committee for Economic Opportunity 1965
Box   9  
Citizens Committee for Equal Opportunity 1967
Box   9  
Civil Rights Act 1964
Box   9  
Class on Community Organizations 1947 (2 folders)
Box   9  
Clerical Staff Meeting Minutes 1961-1966
Box   9  
Community Services Department 1962-1963
Box   9  
Complaints 1964
Box   9  
Con-Con Delegation 1961
Box   9  
Conference of Michigan Leagues-Workshop Session materials
Box   9  
Conference on Christian Laymen in Urban Structures 1964
Box   9  
Conference on Family Planning 1966
Box   9  
Counselors' Tea 1964
Box   9  
Crime Institute 1960
Box   9  
Detroit Commission on Community Relations 1960-1967 (12 folders)
Box   9  
Detroit Department of Health 1964
Box   9  
Detroit High School Study Commission 1966
 
Detroit Urban League
Box   9  
Agency Operations 1966
Box   9  
Career Conference 1966
Box   9  
Department Directors Meetings 1960-1963
Box   9  
Inter-Agency Hi-Lites 1960-1967 (5 folders)
Box   9  
Job Descriptions 1966
Box   10  
Northwest Branch 1962
Box   10  
Press Releases 1960-1969 (4 folders)
Box   10  
Program Developments 1962-1964
Box   10  
Program Prospectus 1962-1965 (2 folders)
Box   10  
Reconstruction Fund 1967
Box   10  
Reports 1965
Box   10  
Requests for Grants 1963-1964
Box   10  
Staff Meetings 1960-1968 (4 folders)
Box   10  
Story
Box   10  
Suggestions and Programs 1966
Box   10  
Detroit-Windsor International Freedom Festival 1962
Box   10  
Discrimination in Detroit Hospitals 1962
Box   10  
Empire State Federation of Woments Clubs 1961
Box   10  
Employment Agency Permits 1963-1964
Box   10  
Employment in Small Businesses 1964
Box   10  
Employment Problems of Working Women 1963
Box   10  
Equal Opportunity Day 1962-1964 (4 folders)
Box   10  
Executive Directors Seminar 1966 (2 folders)
Box   10  
Family Planning 1966
Box   10  
Food Consumer Survey 1965
Box   10  
Foreign Policy Association 1966
Box   10  
Forum for Detroit Area Metropolitan Goals 1963-1964
Box   10  
General Information 1963-1966 (3 folders)
Box   10  
General Motors 1965
Box   10  
Great Cities Project 1963
Box   10  
Guidance Association of Metropolitan Detroit 1962-1963 (2 folders)
Box   10  
Home-Coming 1966
Box   10  
House Bills 1963
Box   10  
Industrial Relations-Vocational Guidance Council 1963
Box   10  
Jewish Community Council 1961-1963
Box   10  
Job Development and Employment Committee, 1964)
Box   10  
Job Order Records 1963
Box   10  
John C. Dancy Recognition Dinner 1960
Box   10  
Julian P. Rodgers Memorial 1967
Box   10  
Kalamazoo College 1965
Box   10  
Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc. 1967
Box   10  
Kettering High School 1963
Box   11  
Law Enforcement 1966
Box   11  
Library on Negro Life and History 1965
Box   11  
Memoranda 1960-1961
Box   11  
Memoranda 1968
Box   11  
Memoranda-Administrative 1961-1962
Box   11  
Memoranda-Administrative 1964
Box   11  
Memoranda-Staff Changes 1963
Box   11  
Metropolitan Detroit Conference on Religion and Race 1964-1965
Box   11  
Michigan Catholic Conference 1966
Box   11  
Michigan Society for Mental Health 1961-1962
Box   11  
Michigan Volunteer Leadership Avard 1965
Box   11  
Michigan Week 1966-1967 (2 folders)
Box   11  
Michigan Welfare League 1961-1968 (3 folders)
Box   11  
Michigan White House Conference Follow-Up Committee 1961
Box   11  
National Association of Intergroup Relations Officials 1965 (2 folders)
Box   11  
National Commission for Social Work Careers 1967
Box   11  
National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing 1965
Box   11  
National Conference on Social Welfare 1965 (2 folders)
Box   11  
National Conference on Social Welfare 1968
Box   11  
National Urban League Field visit 1962
Box   11  
Neighborhood Youth Corps 1967
Box   11  
Newspaper Clippings 1967-1969
Box   11  
North Carolina College 1961-1962
Box   11  
Open Occupancy
Box   11  
Outside Engagements 1961
Box   11  
Parents Seminar Project 1963
Box   11  
Past Presidents Tea 1966
Box   11  
Personnel Committee 1962-1963
Box   11  
Personnel Matters 1965-1966
Box   11  
Police-Community Relations 1967
Box   11  
Poverty Program 1964-1965
Box   11  
Project Upward Bound 1966
Box   11  
Radio Talks 1968-1969
Box   11  
Religious Resources 1960-1966
Box   11  
Revision of Policy Statement 1965
Box   11  
River Rouge High School-Commencement Address 1964
Box   11  
Robertson, Alvin C. 1964
Box   11  
Roelofs Fund 1962-1965 (2 folders)
Box   11  
School Administrators Conference 1966
Box   11  
Senate Bill No. 165
Box   12  
Skills Bank 1964
Box   12  
Skills Center 1967
Box   12  
Speaking Engagements 1963-1964
Box   12  
Speaking Engagements 1965-1966
Box   12  
Speaking Engagements 1967
Box   12  
Speech Material (2 folders)
Box   12  
Speeches undated, 1961-1969 (4 folders)
Box   12  
Staff Evaluations 1965-1966
Box   12  
Television Appearance 1967
Box   12  
Total Action Against Poverty 1964-1965
Box   12  
Treasury Department Address 1966
Box   12  
Tutorial Project with Mercy College 1964-1965
Box   12  
U.A.W.-C.I.O. 1964-1965
Box   12  
United Church Men 1964-1965
Box   12  
United Community Services 1964-1967
Box   12  
United Foundation 1961-1966 (3 folders)
Box   12  
University of Detroit Lecture 1965
Box   12  
University of Michigan 1965-1967
Box   12  
Urban League Executives 1961
Box   12  
U.S.O. Board of Directors 1961-1963
Box   12  
Virginia Union University 1966-1967
Box   12  
War on Poverty 1964
Box   12  
Washington Bureau-National Urban League
Box   12  
Washington Conference 1962
Box   12  
Washington Staff Development Conference
Box   12  
Wayne County Community College 1965
Box   12  
White House Conference 1966 (2 folders)
Box   12  
Wolverine State Missionary Baptist Layments Department 1961-1963
Box   12  
Workshop on the City Church 1964
Box   12  
Youth Conference 1964
 
Correspondence 1941-1975 [series] (0.4 linear feet)

Correspondence (1941-1975; 0.4 linear ft.) is the series that largely overlaps and continues the General Chronological file sequence. One of the files in this series concerns the Urban League's position on civil rights demonstrations.

Box   13  
Undated, 1941-1975 (18 folders)
Box   13  
Re public affairs (2 folders)
Box   13  
Re Urban League position on civil rights demonstrations
 
Speeches 1940-1976 [series] (0.3 linear feet)

Speeches (1940-1976; 0.3 linear ft.) includes final copies with some drafts of speeches given by Francis Kornegay primarily in the 1960s and 1970s.

Box   13  
Undated, 1940-1976 (9 folders)
Box   13  
Rough drafts
Box   13  
Speech material
 
Personal 1960s-1970s [series] (0.3 linear feet)

Personal (1960s-1970s; 0.3 linear ft.) is a small series consisting of some of Kornegay's publications and files pertaining to his doctoral dissertation.

Box   13  
Kornegay doctoral dissertation material (4 folders)
Box   13  
Kornegay publications (2 folders)
Box   13  
Miscellaneous personal items
 
Urban League materials 1960-1973 [series] (2 linear feet)

Urban League Materials (1960-1973; 2 linear ft.) consists of documents and reports generated by the Detroit Urban League and accumulated items sent to the Detroit chapter by the national office and by other area chapters.

 
Detroit Urban League [subseries]
Box   13  
History
 
Reports
Box   13  
1968

(annual)

Box   14  
1969

(annual)

Box   14  
1969

(community services)

Box   14  
1969

(educational services)

Box   14  
1970-1973

(annual)

Box   14  
New Thrust Program (2 folders)
Box   14  
Committee Structure
Box   14  
Miscellaneous Minutes
Box   14  
Proposals (2 folders)
Box   14  
Memos (3 folders)
Box   14  
Library
Box   14  
Staff Schedules
Box   14  
Statements and Press Releases and Publications
Box   14  
Newsletter
Box   14  
Research material (7 folders)
Box   14  
Reference material (3 folders)
 
Special Projects
Box   14  
Absenteeism
Box   14  
ADC
Box   14  
Education and Youth Incentive
Box   15  
Employment
Box   15  
Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner
Box   15  
Goal Setting
Box   15  
Hypertension
Box   15  
Minorities in Media
Box   15  
Radio Notes (2 folders)
Box   15  
Sickle Cell Anemia
Box   15  
Veterans
 
Other Urban League Organizations [subseries]
Box   15  
Michigan Council of Urban League Executives (4 folders)
Box   15  
Chicago Urban League
Box   15  
St. Louis Urban League
Box   15  
Urban Leagues in New York State
Box   15  
Miscellaneous Urban Leagues
 
National Urban League [subseries]
Box   15  
1960
Box   15  
1962
Box   15  
1964
Box   15  
1966 (2 folders)
Box   15  
Human Resources Program
Box   15  
Religious Resources Program (2 folders)
Box   15  
Memos
Box   15  
Newsletters
Box   15  
Whitney Young, Jr. (3 folders)
 
Organizational Affiliations 1955-1975 [series] (3.2 linear feet)

Organizational Affiliations (1955-1975; 3.2 linear ft.) is divided into three subseries: Baptist Material, Detroit - Total Action Against Poverty Committee (TAAP), and Other Organizations.

 
Baptist material [subseries]
Box   15  
Fund of Renewal 1975-1976 (6 folders)
Box   15  
Fund of Renewal printed material
Box   16  
American Baptist Church, Statements of Concern (2 folders)
Box   16  
Baptist World Alliance 1955
Box   16  
Wolverine State Missionary Conference 1963
 
Detroit-Total Action Against Poverty Committee (TAAP) [subseries]
Box   16  
TAAP-Policy Advisory Committee 1963-1969 (14 folders)
Box   16  
Citizens Participation Sub-Committee
 
TAAP Health Sub-committee
Box   16  
General (5 folders)
Box   16  
Greater Detroit Area Hospital Council
Box   17  
Burton Mercy Hospital (2 folders)
Box   17  
Detroit Medical Center
Box   17  
Plymouth General Hospital
Box   17  
Southwest General Hospital
Box   17  
Health Miscellaneous
Box   17  
TAAP-Proposed programs (2 folders)
Box   17  
TAAP-Education Programs
Box   17  
TAAP-Employment programs
Box   17  
TAAP-Manpower Development Training Act 1964-1968 (5 folders)
Box   17  
TAAP-Personnel Sub-Committee
Box   17  
TAAP-Funding
Box   17  
TAAP-Legal Services and Credit Unions
Box   17  
TAAP-Vista Programs
Box   17  
TAAP-Miscellaneous programs
 
Other Organizations [subseries]
Box   17  
Detroit Police (2 folders)
Box   17  
Detroit Public Library (2 folders)
Box   17  
Detroit and Wayne County Governmental Units
Box   17  
Detroit-1967 Riot (3 folders)
Box   17  
Economic Club of Detroit
Box   17  
Equal Opportunity Commission 1963-1966 (4 folders)
Box   18  
Florida Memorial College 1964-1971 (7 folders)
Box   18  
Franklin Settlement (Detroit) Annual Reports 1959-1960
Box   18  
Golden State Insurance 1961-1975 (13 folders)
Box   18  
Habari
Box   18  
Mental Health and Criminal Justice
 
Michigan Civil Rights Commission
Box   18  
1964-1970 (3 folders)
Box   18  
Conference on Civil Rights April 1966
 
Michigan Commission on Crime
Box   18  
Crime Survey
Box   18  
Crime Reports
Box   18  
Michigan Fair Practices Commission
Box   18  
Minority Agency Executives 1971-1972
Box   18  
Minority Business Opportunity Committee
Box   18  
National Association of Intergroup Relations Officials
Box   18  
United Community Services
Box   18  
United Negro College Fund
Box   18  
Virginia Union University