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Guide to African American Resources
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And They Came: The Migration of African American Women from the South to Cincinnati, Ohio, 1900-1950
By Beverly A. Bunch-Lyons
Thesis 973.0496 B942
This thesis studies the motivations (economical, social, educational and religious) that led these African American women to migrate to Cincinnati and how they adapted to their new environment. View catalog record   Request slip
Negro Opportunities in Cincinnati
Mss VF 851
Negro Opportunities in Cincinnati gives an overview of the history of African Americans in Cincinnati and then goes on to discuss their conditions in the 1920s and 1930s particularly in the areas of housing, health, recreation, crime, social work, education, and business. Request slip
Daniel J. Ransohoff Collection
Daniel J. Ransohoff was a native Cincinnatian who was interested in numerous aspects of life in Cincinnati. Through thousands of photographs, he documented ordinary people and their living conditions from 1934 to 1981. More information
The Status of the Negro in Industry and Occupational Opportunities in Cincinnati: Survey Abstract
By Theodore M. Berry
Mss VF 50
This report discusses the population growth of African Americans in Cincinnati with details about their employment and housing, focusing on the period of 1890 to 1930. View catalog record   Request slip
Charles P. Taft II
Mss 562
Charles P. Taft II served several terms as a Cincinnati City councilman, was mayor from 1955 to 1957, and served on numerous boards and committees. His papers cover a wide variety of issues facing the city from the 1920s to the 1970s. Included is information about housing and urban renewal, the Mayor's Friendly Relations Committee (the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission), affirmative action, juvenile delinquency, and the Hamilton County Welfare Advisory Board. For More information, please consult the detailed register for this collection is available in the Library. Request slip
Tentative Program for Reducing Negro Crime in Cincinnati
By the Cincinnati Regional Crime Committee
Mss VF 181
This 1935 report proposes the establishment of a "Friendly Service Bureau" as a means to reducing negro crime in Cincinnati. The bureau would function as a type of "social police," in conjunction with the police and the welfare departments. View catalog record   Request slip
Mss 619
The Cincinnati Association of the Young Women's Christian Association was founded in 1868. In 1919, the Cincinnati YWCA opened a branch in the West End in a house at 704 West Eighth Street. This branch was first called the "Blue Triangle Club" and sponsored an employment bureau, classes, clubs and provided rooms for boarders. The YWCA also operated a branch in Lincoln Heights from 1946 to 1953. Information about these two branches can be found in the YWCA collection. A collection register is available in the Library. Request slip
See also related materials concerning Civil Rights and Race Relations.

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