Dellums (Cottrell Laurence) Papers

C.L. Dellums smiling standing in front of locomotive
C.L. Dellums smiling standing in front of locomotive, undated, Cottrell Laurence Dellums papers, MS 14, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

Cottrell Laurence Dellums was born to William H. and Emma Dellums on January 3, 1900 in Corsicana, Texas. The C.L. Dellums papers provide insight into Dellums' career as a civil rights activist and labor leader. They encompass files he maintained as both the International Vice-President of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and as a member of the Fair Employment Practices Commission. In addition, they include some biographical materials and associated artifacts.

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Dates: 1928-1995
Collection number: MS 14
Creator: Dellums, C. L. (Cottrell Laurence).
Collection Size: 7.25 linear feet (14 boxes + 1 oversized box)

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