Warren-Trumbull Urban League records

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Special Collections and Archives

Warren-Trumbull Urban League records

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Special Collections and Archives

Warren-Trumbull Urban League records

Warren-Trumbull Urban League records

Finding Aid

Prepared by William R. Dozema, February 25, 1976; Prepared for the Web by Barbara Bass, 1999; Last Updated: March 2020


Inclusive Dates: 1947-1975
Extent: 6.33 cubic feet (7 record storage boxes)
Physical Location: Storage


Storage Note: This collection is housed in a climate-controlled environment off site and requires at least up to three weeks for retrieval. Please call or email the department with requests for this material prior to planning your visit. Items marked "shelf" or "ledger" remain on-site in Special Collections and Archives.


Historical Note: The Warren-Trumbull Urban League can trace its history back at least as far as 1930, when it became affiliated with the National Urban League, originated in 1930, as an organization created in 1910. Though the Warren-Trumbull chapter originated in 1930, most of its records date from the late 1960's through 1975. The oldest item in the collection dates back to 1947, but there are some secondary materials within the collection that can aid the researcher in constructing the league's earlier history.

Scope and Content: This collection includes correspondence, Board records, subject files, publications, clippings, event files, and other records.


Arrangement: Materials have been arranged first topically and then chronologically, where such an order is feasible, within each of the subject areas.

Acquisition Note: These records were received on October 29 and November 5, 1975 through the efforts of two officers of the Warren-Trumbull Urban League, L. Steven Robinson (President of the Board of Directors) and Elvin Ryan (Executive Director).

Restrictions on Access: Personnel files dated through 1975 are restricted until 2025. Researchers may, however, obtain access to these records before that time if they secure written permission from either the President of the Board of Directors or the Executive Director of the Greater Warren-Youngstown Urban League (the current name of this organization).


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Regulatory records--Certificate of Affiliation (1954; Terms of Affiliation (1961); National Urban League Memorandum on Affiliate Articles of Incorportaion (1973); Constitutions--dated (1954) and undated; Bylaws--dated (1962) and undated
  2. Materials on Warren Urban League History; administrative and personnel practices procedures: undated
  3. Correspondence: 1949, 1962-66
  4. Correspondence: January-June, 1967
  5. Correspondence: July-December, 1967
  6. Correspondence: January-February, 1968
  7. Correspondence: March-April, 1968
  8. Correspondence: May-August, 1968
  9. Correspondence: Septmeber-December, 1968
  10. Correspondence: January-February, 1969
  11. Correspondence: March-April, 1969
  12. Correspondence: May-June, 1969
  13. Correspondence: July-December, 1969
  14. Correspondence: January-February, 1970
  15. Correspondence: March-April, 1970
  16. Correspondence: May-October, 1970
  17. Correspondence: November-December, 1970
  18. Correspondence: January-February, 1971
  19. Correspondence: March-April, 1971
  20. Correspondence: May-July,1971
  21. Correspondence: August-December 1971
  22. Correspondence: January-March, 1972
  23. Correspondence: April-May, 1972
  24. Correspondence: June-October, 1972
  25. Correspondence: November-December, 1972
  26. Correspondence: January-February, 1973
  27. Correspondence: March-May, 1973
  28. Correspondence: June-December, 1973
  29. Correspondence: 1975
  30. Correspondence: undated

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. Board of Trustees Minutes: 1957-59
  2. Board of Trustees Minutes: 1960-64
  3. Board of Trustees Minutes: 1965-67
  4. Board of Trustees Minutes: 1968-69
  5. Board of Trustees Minutes: 1970-71
  6. Board of Trustees Minutes: 1972
  7. Board of Trustees Minutes: 1973-May, 1975
  8. Executive Committee Minutes: 1958-71
  9. Industrial Advisory and Vocational Guidance Committee Minutes: 1953-65
  10. Health and Welfare Committee Minutes: 1954-67
  11. Housing Committee Minutes: 1953-67
  12. Membership-Nominating Committee Minutes: 1948-74
  13. Annual Meeting Minutes: 1957-70
  14. Staff Meeting Minutes: 1964-71
  15. Program Committee Minutes: 1969-70
  16. Citizen's Council Minutes: 1970
  17. Special, infrequent, and unidentified meeting minutes, 1953-74
  18. Board Members' Guides and Memorandum: 1950, 1954, 1970, 1972 and undated
  19. Board and Committee Membership: Address lists: 1948-64
  20. Board and Committee Membership: Address lists: 1965-67
  21. Board and Committee Membership: Address lists: 1968-69
  22. Board and Committee Membership: Address lists: 1970-75
  23. Various Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly Reports: 1963, 1966-67
  24. Various Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly Reports: 1968-69
  25. Various Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly Reports: 1970
  26. Various Weekly, Monthly, and Quraterly Reports: 1971-72
  27. Various Weekly, Monthly, and Quraterly Reports: 1973
  28. Various Weekly, Monthly, and Quraterly Reports: 1974-75
  29. Various Weekly, Monthly, and Quraterly Reports: undated

Box 3
Folder -- Contents

  1. Y.E.S. (Your Example Speaks) Program Records: 1973-74
  2. National Executive Development Seminar Records, 1974
  3. Staff-Youth Corps Party and Christmas Box Distribution Fecords, 1970
  4. National Urban League Conferences Material: 1967-68, 1974
  5. Vista Records: 1968-71 and undated
  6. Project Enable Records: 1965-67(?)
  7. Housing Records: reports, meetings, correspondence,published materials, newsclips: 1959-68
  8. Housing Records: undated
  9. LEAP (Labor Education Advancement Program): 1967, undated
  10. Warren-Trumbull Council for Economic Opportunity: history, minutes, correspondence, etc.: 1967-73
  11. Warren-Trumbull Council for Economic Opportunity: undated materials
  12. New Thrust Program: correspondence, proposals, reports: 1968, undated
  13. Warren Task Force on Integrated Education: minutes, correspondence, proposals: 1969-72
  14. Training Institute Records: 1967
  15. Youth Employment Committee Records: 1968, undated
  16. Welfare Records: 1969-70, undated
  17. Equal Opportunity Day Records: 1957-58
  18. Equal Opportunity Day Records: 1968
  19. Equal Opportunity Day Records: 1969
  20. Equal Opportunity Day Records: 1971
  21. Equal Opportunity Day Records: 1972
  22. Equal Opportunity Day Records: 1973
  23. Equal Opportunity Day Records: 1974
  24. Equal Opportunity Day Records: undated
  25. Miscellaneous reports, programs, announcements, speeches, forms, etc.: 1953-74
  26. Miscellaneous reports, programs, announcements, speeches, forms, etc.: undated
  27. 37th Annual Dinner Records: programs: 1967
  28. 38th Annual Dinner Records: programs, correspondence, financial records, etc.: 1968
  29. 39th Annual Dinner Records: programs, correspondence, financial records, etc.: 1969
  30. 40th Annual Dinner Records: programs, correspondence, financial records, etc.: 1970
  31. 41st Annual Dinner Records: programs, correspondence, financial records, etc.: 1971
  32. 42nd Annual Dinner Records: programs, correspondence, financial records, etc.: 1972
  33. 43th Annual Dinner Records: programs, correspondence, financial records, etc.: 1973
  34. 43th Annual Dinner Records: programs, correspondence, financial records, etc.: 1973
  35. 44th Annual Dinner Records: programs, correspondence, financial records, etc.: 1974
  36. 44th Annual Dinner Records: programs, correspondence, financial records, etc.: 1974
  37. 45th Annual Dinner Records: program: 1975

Box 4
Folder -- Contents

  1. News releases: 1966-69
  2. News releases: 1970-73
  3. News releases: undated
  4. Miscellaneous National, Regional, and Local (excluding Warren chapter) Urban League reports, manuals, newsletters, notices, pamphlets, etc.: 1960
  5. Miscellaneous National, Regional, and Local (excluding Warren chapter) Urban League reports, manuals, newsletters, notices, pamphlets, etc.: 1962-63
  6. Miscellaneous National, Regional, and Local (excluding Warren chapter) Urban League reports, manuals, newsletters, notices, pamphlets, etc.: 1964-66
  7. Miscellaneous National, Regional, and Local (excluding Warren chapter) Urban League reports, manuals, newsletters, notices, pamphlets, etc.: 1967
  8. Miscellaneous National, Regional, and Local (excluding Warren chapter) Urban League reports, manuals, newsletters, notices, pamphlets, etc.: 1968
  9. Miscellaneous National, Regional, and Local (excluding Warren chapter) Urban League reports, manuals, newsletters, notices, pamphlets, etc.: 1969
  10. Miscellaneous National, Regional, and Local (excluding Warren chapter) Urban League reports, manuals, newsletters, notices, pamphlets, etc.: 1970-71
  11. Miscellaneous National, Regional, and Local (excluding Warren chapter) Urban League reports, manuals, newsletters, notices, pamphlets, etc.: January-March, 1972
  12. Miscellaneous National, Regional, and Local (excluding Warren chapter) Urban League reports, manuals, newsletters, notices, pamphlets, etc.: April-December, 1972
  13. Miscellaneous National, Regional, and Local (excluding Warren chapter) Urban League reports, manuals, newsletters, notices, pamphlets, etc.: 1973-74
  14. Miscellaneous National, Regional, and Local (excluding Warren chapter) Urban League reports, manuals, newsletters, notices, pamphlets, etc.: undated
  15. Statements of Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1967
  16. Statements of Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1968
  17. Statements of Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1969
  18. Statements of Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1970
  19. Statements of Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1971

Box 5
Folder -- Contents

  1. Statements of Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1972
  2. Statements of Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1973-75
  3. Financial Ledgers: 1971-72, 1974
  4. Miscellaneous Financial-Budget Records: 1963-65, 1969-75
  5. Staff Salary and Retirement Listings: 1970, 1972-73
  6. Correspondence with theWarren Community Chest: 1967-71
  7. Budget Requests to the Warren Community Chest: 1967-70, 1972-73
  8. Monthly Warren Community Chest Appropriations to the Warren Urban League: 1963-64, 1971-72
  9. Miscellaneous Materials Related to the Warren Community Chest: Chest Board Minutes (1966); Budget Manual (1966-67); Newsclip and Chest Board Members List (1970).
  10. Audit Reports: 1962-63
  11. Payroll Accounts: 1951, 1972-74, undated
  12. Employer's Tax Returns: 1951, 1957, 1957, 1960, 1966, 1968, 1972-74; "U.S. Return of Organization Exempt from Tax under Section 101(6) of Internal Revenue Code": 1952, 1954-55, 1957, 1959
  13. Employees Withholding Exemption Certificates: 1961, 1963-66, 1968-70, 1972-73
  14. Wage and Tax Statements: 1956, 1960, 1963-65, 1969, 1971-74
  15. Income Tax Deposit Slips and Check Stubs: 1959-61, 1966-74
  16. Miscellaneous Correspondence Regarding Governement Taxes: 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972-73, and undated
  17. Miscellaneous Financial Memos and Correspondence: 1948, 1950, 1956, 1961-62, 1967, 1970-73, and undated
  18. Travel Expense Statements: 1972
  19. Daily Attendance and Travel Vouchers: 1973-75, undated
  20. Phone Call Memos: 1973-75
  21. National Urban League Financial Records: 1967-69, 1971-74
  22. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: 1947, 1957, 1959-62
  23. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: 1962(?)
  24. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: 1963-65

Box 6
Folder -- Contents

  1. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: 1966-67
  2. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: January-June, 1968
  3. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: July-December, 1968
  4. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: 1969
  5. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: February-June, 1970
  6. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: July-December, 1970
  7. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: January-July, 1971
  8. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: September-December, 1971
  9. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: "1971-72"
  10. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: January, 1972
  11. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: February-December, 1972
  12. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: January-February, 1973
  13. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: March-June, 1973
  14. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: July-December, 1973
  15. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: 1974
  16. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: 1975
  17. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: undated
  18. Miscellaneous Non-Urban League Reports, Phamphlets, Newsletters, Notices, Publications, etc.: undated
  19. Xeroxed Loose Newsclips: 1967-71, 1973, and undated
  20. Maps: 1968-69 Warren, Ohio Map; "lakes of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District" (undated); 1972 Warren, Ohio Ward Map (hf)
  21. Specific folder related photographs
  22. Loose photographs

Box 7
Folder -- Contents

  1. Personnel files (RESTRICTED)
  2. Oversized photograph
  3. Scrap Book of Newsclips: 1961-67, 1973, and undated