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Clara M. Vincent Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP002623
The Clara M. Vincent Papers includes correspondence, political flyers, and pamphlets from Vincent’s political activities. Additionally, this collection contains a notable amount of newspaper clippings revolving around racism, warfare, nuclear disarmament, and the formation of the Progressive Party.

Important Subjects: Pacifists Civil rights movements Nuclear disarmament Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) Church and state World War, 1939-1945

Important Names: Dondero, George A. (George Anthony), 1883-1968 Ferguson, Homer, 1888-1982 Griffiths, Martha W. (Martha Wright), 1912-2003 McNamara, Pat, 1894-1966 Vincent, Clara M., 1895-1990 Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965

Dates

  • 1936 - 1989
  • Majority of material found within 1940 - 1960

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (2 SB, 1 OS)

Abstract

Born in 1895 in Ingham County Michigan, Clara M. Vincent was a peace and civil rights activist. Vincent immediately became entrenched in peace activism after the end of World War I. Her activism largely focused on civil rights, peace, nuclear disarmament, world hunger, and the separation of church and state. She was involved in innumerable organizations, including: Livonia Citizens for Better Human Relations, the Detroit branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Farmington, the Jane Addams Peace Association, and Americans for the Separation of Church and State. Moreover, she was a member of the Warsaw Peace Congress, in addition to aiding the Progressive Party’s Henry Wallace in his presidential campaign, during which she worked alongside Paul Robeson.

The Clara M. Vincent Papers includes correspondence, political flyers, and pamphlets from Vincent’s political activities. Additionally, this collection contains a notable amount of newspaper clippings revolving around racism, warfare, nuclear disarmament, and the formation of the Progressive Party.

History

Born in 1895 in Ingham County Michigan, Clara M. Vincent was a peace and civil rights activist. Vincent immediately became entrenched in peace activism after the end of World War I. Her activism largely focused on civil rights, peace, nuclear disarmament, world hunger, and the separation of church and state. She was involved in innumerable organizations, including: Livonia Citizens for Better Human Relations, the Detroit branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Farmington, the Jane Addams Peace Association, and Americans for the Separation of Church and State. Moreover, she was a member of the Warsaw Peace Congress, in addition to aiding the Progressive Party’s Henry Wallace in his presidential campaign, during which she worked alongside Paul Robeson.

Arrangement

This collection has largely been kept in original order. Folders in this collection are simply listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes within each series.

Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Reuther Library by Clara M. Vincent’s son, Wallace “Bud” Felton, in April 2015.

Related Materials

Al Fishman Papers, Joe Felmet Papers, Civil Rights Congress of Michigan Records, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Detroit Branch Records, Michigan AFL-CIO Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Meghan McGowan on May 20, 2015.
Title
Guide to the Clara M. Vincent Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Meghan McGowan.
Date
2015-05-20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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