Black Workers in the Era of the Great Migration, 1916-1929. Grossman, James R. Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America, c1985.
MIC FLM HD 8081 A65 B57X 1985 25 reels, 35mm.
During World War I, approximately one-half million African Americans left their southern homes and streamed into northern industrial centers, as the war economy, comboined with vrtual cessation of foreighn immigration and the mobilization of the armed force, created new oporturnities for African American workers in northern industry. Kown as the "Great Migration," this exodus contitnued during the next decade, with the movement doubling in volume and subsequently continuing for another 50 years.
This collection of documents from federal agencies focuses on the first decade of that long-term transformation of African Americans concentrating on labor and migration.
1-2: RG 280 U.S. Conciliation Service*
2-4: RG 68 U.S. Coal Commission
4-5: National War Labor Board
5: RG 13 National Mediation Board
6-11: RG U.S. Railroad Administration
12-14: RG U.S. Dept. of Labor
14-16: RG Bureau of Employment Security
16-19: RG 86 Women's Bureau
19: RG 1 War Labor Policies Board
RG 29 Bureau of the Census
19-20: RG 60 Department of Justice
20-21: RG 107 Record of the Secretary of War
21: RG 165 War Department, General Staff
RG 233 U.S. House of Representatives
RG 32 U.S. Shipping Board
RG 63 Committee on Public Information
21-22: RG 83 Bureau of Agricultural Ecomomics
22: RG 16 Department of Agriculture
22-25: RG 3 U.S. Housing Corporation
25: RG 102 U.S. Children's Bureau
* RG = record group
Black Workers in the Era of the Great Migration, 1916-1929, by Martin Schipper, includes a reel index and a subject index.
Afro-Americans--Employment--History--20th Century --Sources.
Afro-Americans--Social Conditions--To 1964--
Rural-urban migration--United States.