Carrie Burton Overton Papers

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Mrs. Overton served as a stenographer for the NAACP from 1924-28; executive secretary to Julian Rainey, head of the "Colored Division" of the National Democratic Committee for 1932, 1936 and 1940; and in secretarial positions with Howard University, Vanguard Press, and the Community Church of New York City. Her papers comprise correspondence, leaflets, reports, notes, and clippings, and cover black voters, employment in the federal government for blacks, activities of the NAACP, Democratic politics, and Mrs. Overton's early years in Wyoming. Correspondents include Mary Bethune, Gloster Current, James Parley, Harold Ickes, Mary White Ovington, Julian Rainey, Algernon Tassin, Lyman Ward, and Walter White.

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