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Archives & Special Collections: Black Workers in the Era of the Great Migration [1916-1925]



The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center

Descriptive Summary

Title: Black Workers in the Era of the Great Migration

Date Span: 1916-1925

Creator: Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1985

Extent: 25 reels

Format: Microfilm

Language: English

Locations:  The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center, Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State

Information on Use

Access: 
The Black Workers in the Era of the Great Migration microfilm is open for research. Materials are only available on microfilm for access within the department. Appointment required.

Reproduction of Materials: 
See Archivist for information on reproducing materials from this collection, including photocopies, digital camera images, or digital scans, as well as copyright restrictions that may pertain to these materials. 

Biographical Note:
With the booming economy in northern cities during World War I, approximately one-half million blacks left the South and headed north in pursuit of work. This collection consists of federal documents that pertain to the changing patterns of both labor and migration during the decade after the war. Specifically, these documents refer to agricultural and industrial labor, unionism, housing, race relations, veteran employment, and the processes of migration.

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