Clara M. Vincent Papers

Accession Number: 
UP002623
Extent: 
3 linear feet (2 SB and 1 OS)
Date: 
1936-1989, bulk 1940-1960

Born in 1895 in Ingham County Michigan, Clara M. Vincent was a peace and civil rights
activist. Vincent immediately became entrenched in peace activism after the end of World War I. Her activism largely focused on civil rights, peace, nuclear disarmament, world hunger, and the separation of church and state. She was involved in innumerable organizations, including: Livonia Citizens for Better Human Relations, the Detroit branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Farmington, the Jane Addams Peace Association, and Americans for the Separation of Church and State. Moreover, she was a member of the Warsaw Peace Congress, in addition to aiding the Progressive Party’s Henry Wallace in his presidential campaign, during which she worked alongside Paul Robeson.

The Clara M. Vincent Papers includes correspondence, political flyers, and pamphlets from
Vincent’s political activities. Additionally, this collection contains a notable amount of
newspaper clippings revolving around racism, warfare, nuclear disarmament, and the formation of the Progressive Party.

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