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- Collection: Rutgers Alumni (before 1945)
Article about Edward H. Lawson Jr. RC1933 in the Rutgers Alumni Monthly of December 1942, highlighting Lawson's work with the War Manpower Commission. Lawson investigates complaints of discrimination and unfair practice in industries because of…
Newspaper clipping announcing that Edward H. Lawson Jr. RC1933 has been appointed director of the regional office of the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice. The clipping is accompanied by a note from Wallace S. Moreland (Assistant to…
Newspaper clipping mentioning the work of Edward H. Lawson Jr. RC1933 to address racial discrimination in employment opportunities. Lawson is the managing editor of Opportunity, the publication of the Urban League. This clipping from December 17,…
Photograph of Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943 with Newark Mayor Leo P. Carlin and Howard J. Devaney in 1957.
The Newark Evening News reports that Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943 has been elected president of the Newark branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1957. Hazelwood previously served as president of the branch…
Photograph of Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943 with Thurgood Marshall and David M. Litwin at an NAACP event in Newark. Hazelwood served as the president of the Newark branch of the NAACP. This photograph appeared alongside an article titled "NAACP Counsel…
Article in the Newark News reports that Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943 was nominated by Mayor Leo P. Carlin to serve as a municipal magistrate. Hazelwood became the first African American to serve as a municipal judge in Newark. The article includes a…
Hazelwood, Harry Jr.
Letter from Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943 to Frazer Metzger, Dean of Men, written on May 16, 1944, providing an update about Hazelwood's progress at the end of his first year at Cornell Law School. Dean Metzger sent a reply to Hazelwood on May 19, 1944.
Letter from Fraser Metzger, Dean of Men, to Lucia Temple, Secretary at the Leopold Schepp Foundation, regarding a scholarship for Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943 to study law at Cornell. Metzger writes that Hazelwood is "of the Negro race" and discusses…
Letter from Fraser Metzger, Dean of Men, to Harry Hazelwood Jr. RD1943, written on May 19, 1944, about a year after Hazelwood graduated. This is Metzger's reply to Hazelwood's letter of May 16, 1944, in which Hazelwood provided an update about his…
Letter from Fraser Metzger, Dean of Men, to Cornell Law School, providing a reference for Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943. Hazelwood would go on to obtain a law degree from Cornell in 1945.
A memo by Irving Pawa, Acting Director of Alumni Relations, regarding his phone conversation with Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943. On March 18, 1974, Hazelwood (who was a judge in Essex County) called Pawa to discuss an incident involving his son's…
Photograph and tribute to John T. Chandler RC1937 in the 1979 Tempora Et Mores yearbook of the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ. Chandler was a physical education teacher and coach at the school. Chandler passed away in October of 1978, and the…
New Jersey Automobile Club (AAA)
News release stating that Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 has been appointed Membership Representative of the New Jersey Automobile Club (AAA). In addition to teaching business and economics, Johnson is also a "state-licensed casualty, fire, liability and…
Letter from Fraser Metzger, Rutgers Dean of Men, to Easter Aircraft division of General Motors in Trenton, NJ. Metzger replies to the company's inquiry seeking an employment reference for Arthur M. Johnson RC1943.
Carbon copy of a letter from Fraser Metzger, Rutgers Dean of Men, to Arthur M. Johnson RC1943, replying to Johnson's letter regarding World War II draft and deferment. Metzger also enclosed a letter to Local Board No. 5 regarding Johnson's enrollment…
Johnson, Arthur M.
Two-page handwritten letter from Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 to Fraser Metzger, Rutgers Dean of Men, regarding World War II draft. Johnson writes that although he was drafted in July 1942, he subsequently received a deferment because of his poor vision,…
Carbon copy of a letter from Fraser Metzger, Rutgers Dean of Men, to Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 offering him a scholarship of $100 annually for 4 years. Metzger informs Johnson that Assemblyman Frank S. Farley's recommendation played a role in the…
Curtin, Edgar G.
Carbon copy of a letter from Edgar G. Curtin, Assistant Dean of Men at Rutgers, to Vincent S. Haneman, New Jersey Assemblyman from Atlantic County, regarding a scholarship for Arthur M. Johnson RC1943. Curtin mentions that Assemblyman Frank S. Farley…
Farley, Frank S.
Letter from Frank S. Farley, New Jersey Assemblyman from Atlantic City, to Fraser Metzger, Rutgers Dean of Men, regarding Arthur M. Johnson RC1943.
Lockett, R. T.
Letter from R. T. Lockett, Executive Secretary of the Arctic Avenue Branch YMCA in Atlantic City, to Fraser Metzger, Rutgers Dean of Men, recommending Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 for a scholarship.
Miller, Henry P.
Letter from the Atlantic City High School to Fraser Metzger, Rutgers Dean of Men, recommending Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 for a scholarship. The letter is signed by Charles L. Werntz, Director of Guidance, and Henry P. Miller, Principal.
Cain, C. M.
Letter from C. M. Cain, housing manager at Atlantic City Housing Authority, to Fraser Metzger, Rutgers Dean of Men, recommending Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 for a scholarship.
Hazelwood, Harry Jr.
Harry Hazelwood Jr. '43 writes to Don Jacoby '43 about the death of Arthur M. Johnson '43. Hazelwood was informed of Johnson's untimely death by fellow African American alumnus Leroy Darkes '46. Hazelwood enclosed photocopies of Johnson's obituary…
Johnson, Arthur M.
Alumni news card filled out by Arthur M. Johnson RC1943. The card is not dated, but a note in the corner says "See you at the 10th" suggesting that it may have been written ahead of the 10-year alumni reunion.
Guttman, John S.
An index card describing Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 thus: "colored boy. fairly good student has a bubbly personality but causes no disturbance." The card has been preserved in Johnson's biographical file and appears to have been penned by fellow…
United States, Selective Service System
Draft registration card for John Thomas Chandler RC1937. Chandler registered for the World War II draft on October 16, 1940, when he was 25 years old and living in Fanwood, New Jersey.
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Clipping from the Philadelphia Independent (an African American newspaper) about Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 who works at the Eastern Air Craft in Trenton, NJ, and is about to enter the University of Pennsylvania to earn a master's in Economics and…
Clipping from the Atlantic City Press about 23-year-old Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 and his address to the County Employees Association on the topic of "the different phases of various systems of government including Communism, Nazism, Fascism and…
School of Education Commencement Program for June 8, 1933. The last page of the program indicates that the degree of Doctor of Education was conferred on Egerton Elliot Hall. Hall was the sole recipient of this degree in 1933. He is the first known…
1936 approx.; reproduced after 1978
Photograph of John Thomas "Pomp" Chandler (RC 1937) practicing football during his time at Rutgers, where Chandler was a star athlete on the 150-pound football (or "lightweight football") team. The photograph was reprinted in a magazine after his…
Carr, James Dickson
Letter from James Dickson Carr (RC 1892) to Rutgers President William H. S. Demarest, written on June 6, 1919, regarding the discriminatory exclusion of Paul Robeson (RC 1919) from a football game against Washington and Lee University. See also the…
Demarest, William Henry Steele
Letter from Rutgers President William H. S. Demarest to James Dickson Carr (RC 1892), written on June 16, 1919. Demarest responds to Carr's letter of June 6, 1919, regarding the discriminatory exclusion of Paul Robeson (RC 1919) from a football game…
Two Seeking Council Seats at Plainfield; Minister, Funeral Director Enter Primaries for Positions on Slate of Republicans Seeking Office
Article in the New York Amsterdam News reporting that the Rev. Egerton E. Hall (Ed.D. 1933) and Joseph B. Judkins are seeking council seats at Plainfield, NJ. The candidates are sponsored by the Plainfield League of Colored Voters. The article…
Article in the New York Amsterdam News reporting that the Rev. Egerton E. Hall (Ed.D. 1933) presided over a meeting to organize the new Negro Welfare Council. The meeting took place in Elizabeth, NJ. Hall was a pastor in Plainfield, NJ.
Article in the New York Amsterdam News reporting that the Rev. Egerton E. Hall of Plainfield, NJ, has earned the degree of Doctor of Education at Rutgers University. A photograph of Hall is included with the announcement.
Obituary of John Thomas "Pomp" Chandler (RC 1937) printed in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News.
Profile of John Thomas "Pomp" Chandler (RC 1937) printed in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News after Chandler's death in 1978. The article discusses Chandler's success as an athlete at Rutgers, especially in lightweight football, and the…
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Professional headshot of Harry Hazelwood Jr. (RC 1943). A stamp on the back of the photograph indicates that it was taken by Trevor Teele at 306 N. Aurora St., Ithaca, New York. Hazelwood likely sat for this photo while he was attending Cornell Law…
Photograph of Simeon F. Moss receiving a Recognition Award from the Essex County Council of Administrators
Moffat, Ronald F.
Photograph of Simeon F. Moss (RC 1941) printed in the Newark Star-Ledger. Moss was the Superintendent of Essex County Schools and received a Recognition Award from the Essex County Council of Administrators at his retirement dinner in 1975.
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Obituary of Sgt. Ernest S. Baxter Jr. (RC 1940). Baxter was an Army career man and died in a tragic drowning accident at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where he was stationed. He was 44 years old at the time of his death on October 7, 1961.
Article about Edward H. Lawson Jr. (RC 1933) in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News announcing a showing of Lawson's new film "Let My People Live."
Photograph of Edward H. Lawson Jr. with news about United Nations job printed in the Rutgers Alumni Monthly
Photograph of Edward H. Lawson Jr. (RC 1933) printed in the Rutgers Alumni Monthly issue of May 1947, accompanied by a news item from Lawson about his new job at the United Nations. These clippings were preserved in Lawson's alumni biographical file.…
Article about John Howard Morrow RC1931 regarding his appointment as the first US ambassador to the new Republic of Guinea. This newspaper clipping from the Newark Evening News has been preserved in Morrow's alumni biographical file.
Article announcing the publication of a book by John Howard Morrow (RC 1931), titled First American Ambassador to Guinea. This newspaper clipping from the Hackensack newspaper Record has been preserved in Morrow's alumni biographical file.
Profile of John Howard Morrow (RC 1931), including a photograph of Morrow with pieces of art collected in Africa during his time as the US ambassador to Guinea. After his diplomatic service, Morrow became the chair of the Foreign Language Department…
Rutgers University Directory index card from the Office of Dean of Men containing a photograph and contact information for Walter Gilbert Alexander II (ENG 1943).
Photograph of Walter Gilbert Alexander II (ENG 1943), second lieutenant in the United States Army Air Forces. The photograph was taken in June 1945 when Alexander completed training as a military pilot at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama.
Small photograph of Edward Haviland Lawson Jr. (RC 1933), which was attached to his application for admission to Rutgers College in 1929. Lawson is approximately 16 years old in this photo.
Professional headshot of Edward Haviland Lawson Jr. (RC 1933), produced by the Harris & Ewing photo studio on February 1, 1934, and preserved in Lawson's alumni biographical file.
Small portrait of Howard B. Waxwood Jr. (RC 1926). Waxwood attached this photo to an alumni biographical information form that he filled out in 1956, thirty years after his graduation. The photograph is dated 1954.
Obituary for Klemmer Kalteissen.
Klemmer Kalteissen's campaign card for Middlesex County Board of Freeholders in the 1920s. Kalteissen first ran for freeholder in 1923 (unsuccessfully) and then succeeded in getting on the board in 1925. The card includes a portrait of Kalteissen.