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MSS 136 - Southern Conference for Human Welfare Collection: Inventory


(Mss 136


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

May 1981





Size:                           12 items



locations:                 New Orleans, Louisiana


Inclusive dates:      1946


Summary:                 Photographs of events and participants, Fourth Biennial Meeting, Southern Conference for Human Welfare, November 1946, Carpenter's Auditorium, 836 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Source:                     Gift, May 1981


Access:                     No restrictions


Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.


Citation:                    Southern Conference for Human Welfare Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

Historical Note


            The Southern Conference for Human Welfare (SCHW) was organized in November 1938 in Birmingham, Ala.  The first president was Dr. Frank P. Graham, president of the University of North Carolina.

            The Conference brought together progressives from labor, church, educational, business and professional groups.  Its unique function was the uniting of blacks and whites in a common effort to solve the South's social and economic problems.

            One of the principal activities of the SCHW was a campaign to expand the franchise in the thirteen southern states by the elimination of the white primary and the abolition of the poll tax as a prerequisite for voting.

            The tax-exempt arm of the SCHW operated under the name of the Southern Conference Education Fund (SCEF).  Following the dissolution of the SCHW in November, 1948, the educational program of the Conference was carried on by SCEF.

            The second meeting of the SCHW was held in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1940; a third meeting was convened in Nashville, Tennessee in April 1942.  The fourth and last meeting of the SCHW was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in November 1946.

            Information on Southern Conference for Human Welfare and provenance of photographs provided by James A. Dombrowski.

Container List


12 prints with accompanying negatives made by UNO Library from original prints owned by Dr. Mary Weitzman, 155 West 68th Street, New York, New York; permission to copy Weitzman prints given by James A. Dombrowski.  Each print is accompanied by a photocopy annotated by Dombrowski.  Dr. Weitzman's original prints were made by Roy Trahan.


136-1              Photographs (12 prints; 12 negatives); accompanying documentation.  36 items

Index Terms


Race Relations—Louisiana—New Orleans

Southern Conference for Human Welfare (4th : 1946 : New Orleans, La.)