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Guide to the Courtland Cox Papers, 1963-1987 and undated

Summary

Courtland Cox is a civil rights activist and former member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the manager and co-owner of the Drum and Speak Bookstore. The Courtland Cox Papers consist of Drum and Spear materials, materials related to his tenure as the Secretary General of the Sixth Pan-African Congress, as well as subject files.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11350
Title
Courtland Cox papers
Date
1963-1987 and undated
Extent
3.0 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains materials related to Cox's management of the Drum and Spear Bookstore and Press, his tenure as the Secretary General of the Sixth Pan-African Congress, and Subject Files.

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Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: Drum and Spear Bookstore, Pan-African Congress, and Subject Files.

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[Identification of item], Courtland Cox Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Drum and Spear Bookstore, 1968-1978 and undated

Correspondence, administrative files, board meetings, and other items related to the management and operations of the Drum and Spear Bookstore. Materials are described at the item level.

Cox to Charles Cobb, 1970, Oct. 1
Box 1
Charles Cobb to Cox, 1970, Oct. 7
Box 1
Cox to Charles Cobb, 1970, Oct. 6
Box 1
Jennifer Lawson to Cox, 1970, Nov. 4
Box 1
Cox to Charles Cobb, 1970, Nov. 17

Draft and typed letter

Box 1
Jane Galvin Lewis to Judy Richardson, 1970, Dec. 11
Box 1
Cox to Jennifer Lawson, 1970, Nov. 18
Box 1
Cox to Charles Cobb, 1971, March 4
Box 1
Alfred Godfrey to Charles Cobb, ca. Spring 1971
Box 1
Cox to Charles Cobb, 1971, Oct. 15
Box 1
Imamu Amiri Baraka to Executive Council and Collective Black Publishers, 1972, Nov. 1

Photocopy

Box 1
Cox to Charles Cobb, 1971, July
Box 1
Broadside Press to Combined Black Publishers, 1972, Oct. 12
Box 1
Cox to Charles Cobb, 1972, March 8
Box 1
Unsigned letter regarding management of bookstore, undated
Box 1
Drum and Spear to "gentlemen" regarding 4th catalogue of books, undated
Box 1
Cox to Charles Cobb, 1971, Jan. 6
Box 1
Expansion Committee Report from Tommy Gittens, 1969, May 22
Box 1
Draft of D.C. Plan, edited, undated
Box 1
Contract between Third World Press and Charlie Cobb for Everywhere is Yours, 1971, May 29
Box 1
Carolyn Carter to board members, 1971, June 4
Box 1
Stockholders' Agreements, 1973, Aug. 25

Austin, Cobb, Cox, Gittens, Henderson, Holloway, Paul, Richardson; draft and final

Box 1
Cox to R.V. Conrad, 1970, April 24
Box 1
By-Laws of Drum and Spear, undated

Three versions

Box 1
Certificate and Articles of Incorporation of Drum and Spear, 1970, May 12
Box 1
Drum and Spear lease agreement, 1969, Dec. 31
Box 1
Projected budget, 1971
Box 1
Model Cities Economic Development Corporation correspondence regarding loan agreement, 1972, June 12
Box 1
Press board meeting agenda, 1972, April 14

Photocopy

Box 1
Invoice, Georgetown Printing Co., 1970, Nov. 2
Box 1
Areas of interest list for Drum and Spear, undated, ca. 1972
Box 1
Pre-meeting information packet, board meeting, 1972, Dec.
Box 1
General press report and recommendations, undated
Box 1
Issues to be raised in the Combined Black Publishes Meeting, undated

Detroit, MI

Box 1
Procedures for Inventory and Purpose, ca. 1972
Box 1
The Feminist Press newsletter and correspondence regarding stocking books, 1972, June
Box 1
Newspaper article on Maelezo, 1972, Sept. 9

African American-owned bookstore in D.C.

Box 1
Statement of Financial Condition, 1972, July 31
Box 1
Inventory list, undated
Box 1
Stock Expansion, Lease-hold Improvements, Inventory list, undated
Box 1
"The Book of African Names", undated
Box 1
"The Book of African Names" press release, undated
Box 1
"African Liberation" book press release, undated
Box 1
"The Struggle for Black Education" book press release, undated
Box 1
Charles Cobb interview transcript, undated

Topic focuses on Africa

Box 1
Projections for 1973, undated
Box 1
Norman Bernstein Management Inc. to Drum and Spear Bookstore regarding debt, 1972, Nov. 13
Box 1
Board meeting agenda, 1971, June 5
Box 1
List of publishers owed $100 or less, 1971, Feb. 23
Box 1
Profit/loss statement, 1972, Jan. 1-29
Box 1
Robert H. Neuman to Cox regarding Zambian Roads to Humanism, 1973, Oct. 30
Box 1
Board meeting agenda, 1972, April /May
Box 1
Table Ordering Priorities for Promotion and Distribution, undated
Box 1
Income statement, 1970, Dec. 31
Box 1
List of publishers owed, 1970
Box 1
Press board meeting minutes, 1972, April 14
Box 1
Board meeting minutes, 1972, May 4
Box 1
Board meeting minutes, 1973, July 29
Box 1
Notice of Jeopardy assessment, 1974
Box 1
Quarterly federal tax return, first quarter, 1970, March 31
Box 1
Quarterly federal tax return, second quarter, 1970, June 30
Box 1
Quarterly federal tax return, third quarter, 1970, Sept. 30
Box 1
Quarterly federal tax return, fourth quarter, 1970, Dec. 31
Box 1
Notice of district tax lien, 1974, June 12

2 versions

Box 1
Statement to correct information, tax form 941C, 1970
Box 1
Paid bill to Riggs National Bank, 1974, Sept. 19
Box 1
List of bills, undated
Box 1
"East Africa Through Maps", undated
Box 1
Study guide for The Choice by Samuel F. Yette, 1972
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1968, July 3
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1968, June 4
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1968, July 15
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1968, July 31
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1968, Aug. 23
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1968, Sept. 23
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1968, Oct. 3
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, Nov. 25
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1968, Dec. 3
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, Jan. 4
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, Jan. 18
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, Feb. 1
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, Feb. 28
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, March 17
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Memo from Charles Cobb, 1969, March 20
Box 1
Retreat session, board of Afro-American Resources, 1969, March 22-26
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, April 12
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, June 7
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, July 9
Box 1
Afro-American Resources meeting agenda, 1969, Aug. 13
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, Sept. 21
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, Oct. 20
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, Nov. 3
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1969, Nov. 25
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1970, Jan. 27
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1970, Feb. 16
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1970, March 18
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1970, April 27
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1970, May 18
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1970, Sept. 14
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1970, Sept. 9
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1970, Sept. 23
Box 1
Bookstore weekly report, undated
Box 1
Salary policy recommendations memo, Salary Review Committee, 1970, Nov. 18
Box 1
Sales reports, 1970, Oct.
Box 1
Self-sufficiency of Drum and Spear press memo, 1970, Sept. 9
Box 1
Financial breakdown of maximum cost of (one) record production, undated
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1970, Oct. 5, 13
Box 1
Memos regarding operations, bookstore, communications, export-import, 1970, Oct. 14
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1970, Oct. 20
Box 1
Afro-American Reources Board meeting minutes, 1970, Oct. 26
Box 1
Board meeting memo, 1972, Jan. 1
Box 1
Memo regarding Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) from Anne Holloway, undated
Box 1
Agenda for North American Planning Committee meeting, 1971, Dec. 18
Box 1
"We Shall Not Be Moved:" The Life and Times of S.N.C.C., Conference at Trinity College (Conn.), 1988, Apr. 14-16

Program packet

Box 1
Speech by James Forman to the Black Caucus of NCNP Convention, 1967, Sept. 2
Box 1
Brochure regarding Puerto Rico/Hartford 15, ca. 1988
Box 1
UMOJA SASA, vol. 5, issue 2, 1978, Nov. 4
Box 1
Margaret A. Reid to Cox, 1973, Jan. 5
Box 1
East African Income Tax Claim for Allowances, undated
Box 1
Drum and Spear financial statement, 1971, Dec. 20
Box 1
East African Tax Department to Drum and Spear, 1972, Feb. 14
Box 1
Drum and Spear financial statements in 1971 for East African Income Tax, 1972, Feb. 1
Box 1
Drum and Spear financial statements in 1971 for East African Income Tax, 1971, Dec. 20
Box 1
East African Income Tax Department credit slip paying book, 1971, Dec. 22 to 1972, May 9
Box 1
Milton Coleman to Cobb, 1971, Jan. 8
Box 1
Invoics, East African Publishing House, 1970, Dec. 30
Box 1
Application for export licence with Tanzania, 1970, July 6
Box 1
Cobb to Regional Land Officer, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 1970, Oct. 28

Final and copy with edits

Box 1
Cobb to Regional Land Officer, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania regarding entry permit, 1971, Apr. 15
Box 1
Cobb to Same Secondary School regarding athletic equipment, 1971, Sept. 1
Box 1
Embassy of Lesotho to Milton Coleman, 1971, Oct. 29
Box 1
National Bank of Commerce Statement, 1971, Aug. 12
Box 1
Center for Black Education to Cobb, 1970, Nov. 12
Box 1
Regional Land Officer, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to Drum and Spear regarding entry permits, 1971, July 12
Box 1
John Holness to Cobb, 1970, Oct. 14
Box 1
Unsigned letter regarding Children of Africa printing, 1971, July 20
Box 1
Memo regarding Regional Land Officer in Tanzania and Drum and Spear Press, undated
Box 1
Cobb to Regional Land Officer, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, undated
Box 1
Project outline, undated
Box 1
Introduction and scope of system to be designed for Afro-American Resources, undated
Box 1
Letter from Regional Land Officer, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, undated
Box 1
National Printing Company to Cobb regarding Children of Africa printing, 1971, June 15
Box 1
Memo to parents, undated
Box 1
Unsigned memos, undated
Box 1
Regional Land Officer, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to Drum and Spear regarding Jennifer Lawson, 1971, March 29
Box 1
B.J. Amuli Architexts to Drum and Spear, 1970, Nov. 20
Box 1
Cobb to Commissioner for Lands, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 1970, Dec. 12
Box 1
Application for Jennifer Lawson entry permit to Tanzania, 1971, April 15
Box 1
Cobb to Gera Salo, 1971, Sept. 28
Box 1
Cobb to C.Y. Mgonja, Minister of Education, Tanzania, 1971, Sept. 23
Box 1
East African Tax Department forms, undated
Box 1
Assorted invoices and tax receipts, 1970-1971
Box 1
Regional Land Officer, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to Drum and Spear, 1971, March 25
Box 1
Social Resources and Institutional Development Projects in the Black Community, Afro-American Resources Proposal, undated
Box 1
Sales notes "Actual Activities", undated
Box 1
Quotation from National Printing Company for printing Children of Africa, 1970, Dec. 14
Box 1
Commissioner for Lands, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to Drum and Spear regarding right of occupancy acceptance letter for land, 1971, Jan. 8
Box 1
Proposal for the establishment of the Tanzanian Consulting Council of the Pan-African Skills Project, 1970, Nov. 30
Box 1
Liberation Struggle newspaper, 1973, Jan./Feb.
Box 1
Daily News Tanzania, 1975, Nov. 12
Box 1
Dr. C.L.R. James talks to Geri Stark, Transcript, 1974, June 19-27

Two copies, one in English and one in French

Box 1
Message from President Sekou Toure for the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 1
Economic Committee Report from the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27

Includes two copies with edits

Box 1
President Nyerere's speech from the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19
Box 1
General Declaration from the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 1
Resolution on the French Colonies from the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 1
Science and Technology Committee report from the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 1
Address by the Frelimo Delegation at the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 1
Untitled Speech, undated
Box 1
Article excerpt on the Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 1
Economic Development through Self-Reliance: the Tanzanian Experience, undated
Box 1
Call for a New Africa Statement of Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (South Africa), 1974 June
Box 1
"Water Resources for Agricultural Development," Sudan Delegation, 1974, June 19-27

By Mohamed Asakir

Box 1
Africa and the Unity of African Peoples, undated
Box 1
"Technology and Development of Natual Resources, An Overview", 1974, June 19-27

By William A. Douglas

Box 1
"African Unity: Institutions" by Mr Onu, 1974, June 19-27
Box 1
Statement by Charles C. Diggs, Jr. at the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 1
Statement by Comrade Moukoueke, Secretary of the Congolese Labor Party, Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 1
Proposal for Association of Scientists and Technologists for Pan-African Development, 1974, June 19-27
Box 1
Pan-African Imperative for Increased Emphasis on Science and Technology, 1974, June 19-27

Includes two copies with different type settings

Box 1
Science and Technology Committee C, Preamble and resolutions, 1974, June 19-27

Includes copies with edits

Box 1
Declaration of the Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa, 1974, June 19-27

Copy with edits

Box 1
Report to President Nyerere by Courtland Cox, Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 1
Steering Committee meeting minutes, Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, May 11
Box 1
Background History of Pan-African conference, undated

Two copies, one with edits

Box 1
Assorted reports, Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 2
Resolution, Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 2
List of speeches and papers delivered at Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 2
Working Paper on Desireable Results of the Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
"Pan-African Congress Failed to Fulfill Promise of Earlier Session", 1974, July 26

By Earl Ofari

Box 2
Steeting Committee internal memos, undated
Box 2
Secretariat Committee meeting minutes, 1972, May 28
Box 2
Julian Ellison, Associate Secretary General to Leo Beranek, WCVB-TV, Boston regarding broadcast of Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, Aug. 8
Box 2
Goals, Science and Technology Area, Pan-African Secretariat, undated
Box 2
Temporary Secretariat Steering Committee list, undated
Box 2
Draft call for Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Responses to President's opening address to the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19
Box 2
Reports on D.C. support of anti-apartheid measures, 1975
Box 2
Caribbean Steering Committee Correspondence of C.L.R. James, 1974, May 28 to July 12
Box 2
Report, Proceedings and Resolutions of the North American Region Planning Conference for the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1973, May 11-13
Box 2
Jamaican Declaration, undated
Box 2
News Digest, Interview with C.L.R. James, 1973, Oct.
Box 2
Statistics on African Countries, undated
Box 2
Lists of delegates for the Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Furniture and equipment inventory, 1974, July 18
Box 2
Articles by Courtland Cox, photocopies, 1973
Box 2
"The Pan African Movement", undated

By W.E.B. DuBois

Box 2
The Call, Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Background of Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Newspaper clippings, 1974 and undated
Box 2
Newspaper clippings photocopies, 1974 and undated
Box 2
Newspaper clippings photocopies, 1973
Box 2
"How American Secret Agents Operate in Africa", undated

By Kweku Dadson

Box 2
Working Paper for an Association of Scientists and Technologists, 1974, June 19-27
Box 2
Interview with Dr. Girvan, transcript, undated
Box 2
Report for Black Ministries on the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1973, Sept. 21
Box 2
Special Communique on the Recent Atrocities and Manoeuvres of Portuguese Colonialism in Mozambique, 1974, June 19-27
Box 2
Pan-African Skills Project brochure: Employment Opportunities for Peoples of African Descent in the Motherland, undated
Box 2
Resolution on the Caribbean, Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 2
General report of the Caribbean and South American Regional Planning Conference for the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1973, Feb. 14-19
Box 2
Memorandums on the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1973 and undated
Box 2
"National and International Distribution of Black Merchandise", undated

By Mwalimu Edward Vaughn

Box 2
Cox Correspondence for Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1973, Oct. 18-22
Box 2
Report for American and Caribbean Ambassadors, 1974, June 3-13
Box 2
Pan-African Congress book press release, undated
Box 2
Sixth Pan-African Congress press release, undated
Box 2
A Briefing Paper, Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 3-13
Box 2
Planning Committee minutes, Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1971, Dec. 18
Box 2
Form letter, Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Outline of Proposal for Pan-African Center for Science and Technology, undated
Box 2
Untitled notes, undated
Box 2
Speech outline for Cox at MIT Community Fellows on Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Agenda for the conference, undated
Box 2
Sixth Pan-African Congress program, 1974, June 19-27
Box 2
The Pan Africanist, 1973, Spring
Box 2
The Jamaica Planning Conference for the Sixth Pan-African Congress agenda, 1973, Feb. 14-20
Box 2
Assorted notes, undated
Box 2
Monthly report, 1973, Aug.
Box 2
Summary of the address at the North American Region Planning Conference, 1973, May 11
Box 2
Second Caribbean and South American Reiognal Conference for the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1973, Dec. 14-16
Box 2
Sixth Pan-African Congress administrative budget, 1973, Oct.-Dec.
Box 2
Guidelines for organization of North American districts, 1973, July 24
Box 2
Cox to C.J. Iddy, 1972, Sept. 28

Draft and typed copy

Box 2
Partial list of sponsers issuing the call for the Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Letter to Cox, 1973, Aug. 25
Box 2
Map of Dar Es Salaam University, Tanzania, 1970
Box 2
Speech of the Pan-African Congress of Azania, undated
Box 2
Closing session program, Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Video tape copyright agreement, Howard University and Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Notes on envelope, undated
Box 2
Letter from Clarence E. Swansten, Congress of Racial Equality, 1973, Jan. 16
Box 2
Sixth Pan-African Congress to Professor Abdias Do Nascimento, 1973, Feb. 18
Box 2
Letter to Winston Wiltshire, 1972, Dec. 24
Box 2
Randall Robinson to Joshua Guberman, Boston Broadcasters, 1974, Aug. 27
Box 2
Winston Wiltshire to Cox, 1972, May 30
Box 2
Cox to Cox, 1973, Jan. 25
Box 2
"To African People Worldwide", undated
Box 2
Photographs, Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, June 19-27
Box 2
"The Liberation Struggle in Namibia: Its Problems and Advances", 1974, June 19-27

By Sam Nujoma

Box 2
Regional mailing list for Canada and United States, undated
Box 2
Embassy of Jamaica to Temporary Secretariat of the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1973, Sept. 25
Box 2
Pan-African Economic and Political Review Outline, undated
Box 2
Cox Itinerary, undated
Box 2
Sixth Pan-African Congress folder, 1974, June 19-27
Box 2
"A Selection of Documents," Sixth-Pan African Congress, 1974, June 19-27

Contains mostly finanical papers

Box 2
Cox to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Coleman, undated
Box 2
Untitled notes, undated
Box 2
B.M. Cloud to Brother Ahh Golayemi, 1974, July 27
Box 2
Guinea Embassy in Tanzania to Provisional Secretariat to Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, Aug. 14
Box 2
H.H. Mweetwa to Secretary-General of the Pan-African Congress, 1974, Aug. 23
Box 2
Smart A. Ekpo to Secretariat of the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, Aug. 17
Box 2
O.O. Ogunidpe to Cox, 1974, Aug. 14
Box 2
Callie White to Geri M. Stark, 1974, March 14
Box 2
Eusi Kwayana to C.L.R. James, 1974, Sept. 3
Box 2
Jean O'Barr to Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1984, July 11
Box 2
Personal greeting card to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 1974, July 26
Box 2
Imamu Amiri Baraka to Cox, 1974, Aug. 2
Box 2
Daniel Britz to Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, Aug. 7
Box 2
A.S. Tembo to Secretary-General of the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, July 3
Box 2
Hailou Wolde-Giorghis to Scretary-General of the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, Aug. 6
Box 2
Cox to Bob Brown, draft letter, undated
Box 2
Black Students and the Impossible Revolution, undated

Vincent Harding, Institute of the Black World

Box 2
Transafrica Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1978, June 28
Box 2
After the Arusha Declaration, 1967, Oct. 16

Julius K. Nyerere

Box 2
The Arusha Declaration, 1967

Julius K. Nyerere, President of the United Republic of Tanzania

Box 2
Tanganyika African National Union guidelines, 1971
Box 2
Working Paper: An Overview of Third World Culture and Political Struggle, undated

James Garrett

Box 2
National Council of Churches Proposed Amendments to NCC Constitution and By-laws, 1973, Sept. 5
Box 2
ASCRIA (foreign) flyer, "Is your country also playing these games with imperialism?", 1975, Aug. 25
Box 2
Response to a toast by President Kenneth D. Kaunda of Zambia at a White House dinner given in his honor by President Gerald Ford, 1975, Apr. 5

Reports, minutes, background materials, itineraries, and other materials related Cox's role as Secretary General at the Pan-African Congress in Tanzania, held in 1974.

Box 2
Carol Louise, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, to Cox regarding South Africa and the United Nations, 1974, Nov. 29
Box 2
Dick Clark (U.S. Senate) to P.M. Johannes Vorster regarding Terrorism Act, 1975, Sept. 22
Box 2
"FATH" Poster, Palestine National Liberation Movement, undated
Box 2
List of film strips available at the Afro-American Studies Resource Center, undated
Box 2
Flyer, Arusha Konakri Institute open house, 1973, Dec. 28
Box 2
Book jacket, The Destruction of Black Civilization, undated

Chancellor Williams

Box 2
Proposal, African Friendship House, undated
Box 2
"Africa Insight," Magazine planning documents for first issue, 1976, Apr.
Box 2
Gisler Mapunda resume, 1974, Aug. 5
Box 2
Cox to Shirley Graham DuBois, typescript, undated
Box 2
Intelligence report, vol. 1, no. 1, Center for National Security Studies, 1975
Box 2
WAREJEAJI meeting minutes, 1974, July 30
Box 2
Press relesae, World Council of Churches regarding Repression in South Africa and Namibia, undated
Box 2
Ratoon Bulletin, 1973
Box 2
Liberation Rally flyer, 1973, May 22
Box 2
"Marcus Garvey" pamphlet pubished by the Information Department National Joint Action Committee, undated
Box 2
First draft, Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Owasu Sadaukai to Cox, 1973, Oct. 16-18
Box 2
Tentative agenda for Nov. 3-4 Meeting, Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Speech draft, Amiri Baraka, 1974, Sept.
Box 2
Memorandum, Loretta Hobbs Taylor to Cox, 1974, Oct. 7
Box 2
Assorted notes, undated
Box 2
Letter in French, undated

Warwick, Bermuda

Box 2
Letters from Eusi Kwayana regarding the Caribbean delegation, Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1974, May 13-18
Box 2
Letter to Cox, 1972, March 4
Box 2
Cox to Geisler Mapunda, 1974, Aug. 13
Box 2
Dar Es Salaam Steering Committee for Sixth Pan-African Congress meeting minutes, 1974, April 30
Box 2
Keorapetse Kgositsile to Cox, 1972, Sept. 8
Box 2
African Liberation Day notes, undated
Box 2
Interview with Ahmed Adou, ambassador, undated
Box 2
1972 Pan-African Congress Structural and Programatic Clarifications, 1971, Dec. 15
Box 2
Secretary General, Sixth Pan-African Congress, to Dr. Philip Potter, 1974, July 29
Box 2
United Front Against Imperialists letter of concern to Steering Committee of the Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1973, Feb. 9
Box 2
Sixth Pan-African Congress outline, undated
Box 2
Sixth Pan-African Congress planning document, undated
Box 2
Internal memo with planning suggestions, undated
Box 2
Assorted memorandums for planning, undated
Box 2
Visiting delegation agenda, undated
Box 2
Seventh Pan-African Congress Proposal Structure, undated
Box 2
Sixth Pan-African Congress information flyer, undated
Box 2
Sixth Pan-African Congress operation budget, undated
Box 2
An Appeal for Financial Support, Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Proposed Conference Structure, Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Midwest District Meeting of State Coordinators meeting minutes (Chicago, IL), 1973, Sept. 8
Box 2
History of Southern Africa, undated
Box 2
Draft call for the Sixth Pan-African Congress, undated
Box 2
Winston Wiltshire to John Malacela, 1972, July 15
Box 2
Ben Mkara to Winston Wiltshire, 1972, July 12
Box 2
Draft for Proposal of Science Technology and Development, undated
Box 2
Assorted country statistics, undated
Box 2
State of Minnesota District to Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1973, Sept. 24
Box 2
Investment in Jamaica, 1971
Box 2
Form letter for supprt of Sixth Pan-African Congress drafted by Cox, undated
Box 2
The Rational Choice, 1973, Jan. 25

By Julius K. Nyerere

Box 2
Press release, United Nations Security Council, 1976, June 19
Box 2
AFCO Form letter, 1973, Jan. 31
Box 3
African Liberation Day Coordinating Committee, 1972, May 27

Program, handouts, press release

Box 3
African Liberation Support Committee, 1970-1972

Handouts, correspondence, position papers

Box 3
African Policy and Black Americans, "Can the Blacks do for Africa what the Jews did for Israel?", undated

By Martin Weil

Box 3
Afrika Must Unite, undated

Flyers, newsletters

Box 3
Angola Crisis, 1974-1975

Form letter, position papers

Box 3
As Sorry as Guilty Dirt: The Abiding Shame of Reagan's Romance with BAASKAP, undated

by Michael Thelwell

Box 3
Assorted protest documents, 1973 and undated

Gulf Boycott, ALSC Campaign to Repeal Byrd Amendment, Pan-African Liberation Committee

Box 3
Assorted booklets and brochures, 1972
Box 3
Assorted periodicals, 1963-1977
(2 folders)
Box 3
Assorted reports, undated
Box 3
Black Academy of Arts and Letters Awards Banquet, 1971, Sept. 19

Program, newspaper

Box 3
Black Executives in Denominational Structures, 1973

Reports, meeting agends, form letter, questionnaire

Box 3
Castle Gordon Pilot Project, ca. 1972

Jamaica

Box 3
Center for Black Education, 1968-1972 and undated
(2 folders)

Brochures, newsletters, curriculum, article drafts, outlines, meeting agendas

Box 3
Analytical Report on Southern Africa Compiled by Center for Black Education and African Liberation Day Committee, 1972
Box 3
"CIA Agent Baraka Expose", undated
Box 3
Committee for a Free South Africa, undated

Flyers

Box 3
Dar Es Salaam Liberation Support Group, African Liberation Day Dance Handout, undated
Box 3
"The Development of a Political Consciousness: An Autobiography", undated

By Ejaffa

Box 3
FBI Memorandums on Cox, 1970-1976
Box 3
FBI Surveillance reports on Cox, 1970
Box 3
FBI Memorandums and files on Cox, 1969-1974

Includes some photographs

Box 3
FBI Memorandums on assorted individuals and groups related to Cox, 1969-1970
Box 3
Ralph Featherstone, 1970, March 11

Newspaper, obituary

Box 3
Fifth Annual Conference of Black Students in Medicine and Science Schedule, 1973, Dec. 26-30
Box 3
Furrows by Charles Cobb (photocopy), undated
Box 3
Imamu Amiri Baraka to Habari Gani, Congress of African People, 1973, Sept. 2
Box 3
International Peace Research Association information packet, undated
Box 3
Interrelationships between economic and demographic chabge in Africa and Latin America, draft, undated
Box 3
George Jackson, 1971, Aug. 21

Funeral program

Box 3
The Makonde Tradition, undated

Information packet

Box 3
National Black Assembly, 1972

Gary, IN; agenda, position papers

Box 3
National Council of Churches Commission on Justice and Liberation, Consultation or Development, undated

Conference binder

Box 3
Newspaper clippings photocopies, 1973-1988
Box 3
Pan-african Early Education Center newsletter, 1974, Jan.
Box 3
Petition to the Attorney General of North Carolina (Rufus Edmisten), undated
Box 3
Photographs, China Trip and Gallows Island, 1984 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 3
Report on the Trip to the Organization of African Unity, 10th Anniversary Celebration and General Session, 1973, May 17-31
Box 3
Second World Black and African Festival of Art and Culture meeting minutes, 1973, Nov. 12
Box 3
Second World Black and African Festival of Art and Culture Appendix A, 1975, Jan. 4 to Feb. 1
Box 3
Second World Black and African Festival of Art and Culture, Third meeting, International Committee, 1973, Nov. 8-13

Meeting reports, Documents 035-046, no. 039 missing

Box 3
Colloquium on Black Civilization and Education, Third meeting, International Committee, Second World Black and African Festival of Art and Culture, 1975, Jan.
Box 3
District of Columbia/Maryland members, Upper South Region, Second World Black and African Festival of Art and Culture, 1974
Box 3
Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture Background Information, undated
Box 3
Technology and Techniques of the Black African Societies, Presented to the Committee for the Second World Festival of Negro Arts and Culture, 1973, Oct. 29
Box 3
Science and Technology meeting minutes, Howard University, School of Engineering, 1973, July 11
Box 3
Tanzania, assorted reports, undated
Box 3
Untitled notebooks, undated
Box 3
Unemployment and Poverty Action Council press release, James Forman, 1987, Dec. 19
Box 3
Westerfield Conference on Economic Development, conference packet, 1973, Oct. 25-27
Box 3
 

Historical Note

Biographical / Historical

Excerpted from the SNCC Legacy Project website:

While a Howard University student, Courtland Cox became a member of NAG and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He worked with SNCC in Mississippi and Lowndes County, Alabama, was the Program Secretary for SNCC in 1962, and was the SNCC representative to the War Crimes Tribunal organized by Bertram Russell. In 1963 he served as the SNCC representative on the Steering Committee for the March on Washington. In 1973 Mr. Cox served as the Secretary General of the Sixth Pan-African Congress and international meeting of African people in Tanzania. He co-owned and managed the Drum and Spear bookstore and Drum and Spear Press. Cox is presently a Consultant with the D.C. Public Schools. Cox was appointed by President Clinton to serve as the Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) at the Department of Commerce, a position he held until January 20, 2001.

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Provenance

The Courtland Cox Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Martin and Paul Sommerfeld, December 2016.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0283.