The George Raymond Papers were donated to the Widener University Archives by the George Raymond Family. George Raymond was President of the Chester Branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) for nearly 25 years, from the 1940s to the 1960s.
This box includes materials related to:
Chester Civil Rights Souvenir Journal 1965, photocopy
Chester School District Position Paper
Chester Housing Authority
101st Anniversary of the Eastern Light Lodge 1973 where Raymond receives an achievement award
Editorial from WCAU-TV regarding Civil Rights in Chester, 1966.
Letters from the White House to George Raymond
1983 March on Washington
NAACP Poster encouraging membership
Petition to Religious Leaders
Photographs of NAACP Voter Registration Drive Bus; Raymond with Postmaster Baiocco, showing Emancipation Proclamation Centennial Stamp, Chester, Pa 1963; Emmett Till with his mother.
Raymond, Awards Received
Raymond, Membership Cards
Voter Registration Drive
Great Leopard Skating Rink
Suburban Fair Housing; Fair Housing Council
Telegrams sent and received by Raymond
Telegram concerning Martin Luther King, Jr.'s arrest for traffic violation, sent to George Raymond
Letter to George Raymond from Martin Luther King, Jr.