Scope and Contents
The Howardena Pindell scrapbook measures 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1935 to 1940. The scrapbook, removed from one binder, consists of photocopies of correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, reports, press releases, and newspaper articles related to Howardena Pindell's father, Howard D. Pindell's involvement in the pursuit of salary equity for African American teachers in Maryland. Correspondence includes letters to and from Thurgood Marshall and Charles H. Houston, special counsel of the NAACP.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The scrapbook was donated in 2020 by Howardena Pindell as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview with Howardena Pindell conducted 2012 Dec. 1-4 by Judith Olch Richards, and an an oral history interview with Howardena Pindell conducted 1972 July 10 by Paul Cummings.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.
The collection was minimally processed and a finding aid prepared by Rayna Andrews in 2021 with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation.