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bMS 161

Black, Algernon D. (Algernon David), 1900-. Papers, 1932-1972: A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 161
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Black, Algernon D. (Algernon David), 1900-.
Title: Black, Algernon D. (Algernon David). Papers, 1932-1972.
Date(s): 1932-1972.
Quantity: 8 boxes
Abstract: Papers of Ethical culture leader, teacher, and writer Algernon Black including addresses, 1932-1981, given at the Sunday morning meetings of the New York Society for Ethical Culture; radio talks, 1934-1935, 1940-1953; pamphlets, 1932-1967; and miscellaneous writings, 1939-1962.

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Related Materials

Fore related collection, please see bMS 391.

Biographical / Historical

Algernon David Black (1900-1993), a 1923 graduate of Harvard College, was a humanist leader, educator, radio commentator, and writer widely known for his affiliation with the New York Society of Ethical Culture. He also chaired the board of directors of the New York State and national committees against discrimination in housing, and was chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board of the Police Department of the City of New York. From 1950 to 1966, Black served as vice president for the NAACP. In 1963 he was awarded a citation for distinguished citizenship by the City of New York. Black authored various books, including The First Book of Ethics, The Woman of the Wood: A Tale of Old Russia for Children, and Without Burnt Offerings: Ceremonies of Humanism, as well as numerous articles.

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Scope and Contents

Addresses, 1932-1981, given at the Sunday morning meetings of the New York Society for Ethical Culture; radio talks, 1934-1935, 1940-1953; pamphlets, 1932-1967; and miscellaneous writings, 1939-1962. In part, photocopies.

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