Harvey (Madison) Jr. Papers

Madison Harvey, Jr. stands with a clipboard in front of some machinery
Madison Harvey holding clipboard standing next to pressure gages, associate research assistant, Chevron Research Corporation, circa 1950s, Madison Harvey Jr. papers, MS 84, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

The Madison Harvey Jr. papers include photographs, Black history newsletters, and funeral programs documenting the life and professional activities of Madison Harvey Jr. (1928-2013).

The papers are organized in to three series: photographs, publications, and funeral programs. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs documenting Harvey’s family, friends and classmates at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa Oklahoma, career as a sailor in the United States Navy in the late 1940s, a surprise party prepared by his co-workers at the Continuing Education of the Bar, and photographs of businesses making preparations prior to the Rodney King verdict.

Dates: 1945-2013
Collection number: MS 84
Creator: Harvey, Madison.
Collection Size: .5 linear feet (1 box + 1 oversized box)

Guide to the Madison Harvey Jr. Papers

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