METCALFE, Ralph Harold, 1910-1978


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

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Howard University
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Washington, DC
Oral History: In the Ralph J. Bunche Oral History Collection, 1973, 20 pages.
The interview with Ralph Metcalfe conducted on February 7, 1973, includes his reasons for entering politics. Also discussed in the interview is the Congressional Black Caucus, including its relationship with President Nixon; activities to alleviate problems of Blacks; view on Congressional reform; role in 1972 National Black Political Convention; assessment of presidential candidacy of Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-N.Y.); discusses home rule for the District of Columbia; and comments on politics in Chicago.


The Metcalfe Collection
Chicago, IL
Papers: ca. 1932-1977, amount unknown.
The collection docments Ralph Metcalfe’s athletic pursuits, including his Olympic track victories, his public service including his tenure with the U.S. House of Representatives, and his involvement with the Civil Rights Movement. The collection has not yet been processed.