POWELL, Adam Clayton, Jr., 1908-1972


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American Jewish Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: In the Charles Schwager Papers, 1909-1948, 0.25 linear foot.
Correspondents include Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the Edward Costikyan Collection, 1961-1962, 3 letters.
Correspondents include Adam Clayton Powell. The letters are from April 12 and 25, 1961, and December 5, 1962. A finding aid is available in the repository.


Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Center
Abilene, KS
Oral Histories and Papers: The following oral history interview include discussion regarding Adam Clayton Powell: James Hagerty and William Rogers. Adam Clayton Powell is also represented in President Eisenhower’s papers documenting his cabinet, legislative meetings, and diaries.



Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Adam Clayton Powell is represented in President Ford’s congressional papers, as well as in the papers of Robert Hartmann and Edward Hutchinson.



Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum
Austin, TX
Oral Histories and Papers: Adam Clayton Powell is represented in the following oral history interviews: Morris Abram, Horace Busby, S. Douglass Cater, Ramsey Clark, James Farmer, Harry McPherson, Louis Martin, Wilbur Mills, Laurence O’Brien, John Siegenthaler, and Stewart Udall. Papers which document Adam Clayton Powell include President Johnson’s telephone conversations and presidential diaries, and in the papers of S. Douglas Cater and Drew Pearson.



John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Boston, MA
Oral Histories and Papers: Oral history interviews discussing Adam Clayton Powell include: Anthony B. Akers and Howard Petersen. President Kennedy’s news conferences and speeches, as well as his public opinion mail from 1963, contain mentions of Adam Clayton Powell.



National Archives and Records Administration
Center for Legislative Archives
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Committee on Education and Labor Records, 80th-89th Congresses, amount unknown.
Adam Clayton Powell served on the Committee on Education and Labor from the 80th through the 89th Congress, however, he was chairman from the 87th-89th congresses.

Papers: In the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs Records, 84th-86th Congresses, amount unknown.
Adam Clayton Powell served on the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs from the 84th-86th Congreses.


New York Public Library
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Library
New York, NY
Photographs: ca. 1935-1969, 109 prints.
Portraits of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., mainly from his congressional years through his exile to Bimini and his return to the U.S. The collection includes views of Powell preaching at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, speaking to UCLA students, at the Lincoln Memorial, holding press conferences, with wife Hazel Scott Powell and their son Adam III, campaigning, surrounded by crowds, attending political functions, blowing out birthday candles, participating in an awards ceremony, and posing with attorneys.


The Nixon Presidential Library & Museum
Yorba Linda, CA
Audiotapes: Adam Clayton Powell is discussed in tape recorded conversations between President Nixon and John Dean on February 28, 1973.



Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
Independence, MO
Papers: Papers which include mention of Adam Clayton Powell are as follows: Edward Folliard, Philleo Nash, David K. Niles, Brigadier General Louis H. Renfrow, and President Eisenhower’s White House central files from 1945.



University of Pennsylvania
Special Collections, Van Pelt Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Abyssinian Baptist Church Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1957-1959, 6 items.
Correspondents include Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.


Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: In Cyrus Eaton Papers, 1901-1978, approximately 422 feet.
Persons represented include Adam Clayton Powell. A finding aid is available in the repository.