James A. Dombrowski Papers, 1918-1983

Summary Information

Title: James A. Dombrowski Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1918-1983

  • Dombrowski, James A. (James Anderson), 1897-1983
Call Number: Mss 566

Quantity: 6.8 c.f. (17 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers, 1918-1983, of James Dombrowski, a leader of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare (SCHW), 1941-1948, and executive director of the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF), 1948-1966. The papers consist largely of post-l966 letters and notes about his interest in social causes and in art, as well as some material from the 1920s and the 1930s. Included are letters from colleagues at Emory University and Union Theological Seminary, exchanges with Reinhold Niebuhr, and drafts of Dombrowski's dissertation and other written works. Prominent correspondents include Albert Einstein, Lyndon Baines Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Aubrey Williams. Also included are materials collected by Frank Adams for an unpublished biography of Dombrowski, including additional correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, notes, and diaries.


The collection has been microfilmed by Primary Source Media (an imprint of Gale and a part of the Cengage Learning) as a part of its Civil Rights and Social Activism in the South series. The 17 reels of positive microfilm are available in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Library (P09-683 to P09-699).

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00566
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