DIGGS, Charles Coles, Jr., 1922-1998


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

Howard University
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Washington, DC
Papers: 1954-1983, approximately 965 linear feet.
The papers of Charles Diggs include correspondence, speeches, photographs, constituent inquiries, personal, family and business papers (House of Diggs Funeral Home), materials documenting the founding of the Congressional Black Caucus, his work as Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa, the National Black Political Convention, the United Nations, the Charles Diggs trial, conviction and appeal, audiovisuals, awards, scrapbooks and printed material. Finding aids are available for the 42 boxes of Sub-Committee on Africa materials, and photographs.

Oral History: June 1984. 210 pages.
Restricted. Unavailable for research use.


Lyndon B. Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Oral History: March 13, 1969. 13 pages.
Concern civil rights, the 1967 Detriot riots, Vietnam bombing policy, and reorganization of the District of Columbia. A transcript of the interview also is available online.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Sound Tape Reels: In the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Audio Materials, 1956-1977, 356 analog and 140 acetate sound tape reels.
Persons represented include Charles C. Diggs. An inventory is available in the library.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: In the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Ohio Branch Records, 1931-1973, 6 cubic feet.
Other authors include Charles C. Diggs.


University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Prentiss Marsh Brown Papers, 1902-1973, 28 linear feet.
Other authors include Charles C. Diggs. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Michigan Civil Service Study Commission Records, 1935-1942, 6 linear feet.
Correspondents include Charles C. Diggs.

Papers: In the Blair Moody Papers, 1928-1954 and undated, 31 linear feet.
Other authors include Charles C. Diggs. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the Margaret Bayne Price Papers, 1918-1969, 25 linear feet.
Other authors include Charles C. Diggs. A finding aid is available in the repository.