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Listener-News Collection, 1939

Information, Description, and Finding Aid

Collection Information

Reference: NW-LISTENER.1

Dates: 1939

Extent: 0.25 linear ft. across 1 archival box

Finding Aid Information

Creator(s): Steven Payne, Ph.D., Librarian and Archivist

Date created/updated: August 19, 2020

Administrative History

The Listener, later called The Listener-News, was a Black newspaper published in the Morrisania section of The Bronx starting in 1938 and running until perhaps 1940. According to the newspaper itself, it was dedicated “to the Ideals of Negro Youth—for equal Opportunities and Justice—A chance to live.” It describes itself as “a non-partisan, clean, courageous Journal, shedding light on the news and views affecting your group and promoting a true spirit of Unity, Peace, Concord and Cooperation.” The Listener was published every Saturday by The Listener Publishing Company, which was located at 797 E. 166th Street. L. C. Davidson, was the Editor, Leroy Freeman was the Managing Editor, and L. O. Tucker the Secretary. L. C. Davidson was the father of Jesse Davidson, the donor of the collection.

Description/Scope and Content

The collection comprises very fragile copies of The Listener published throughout 1939. The newspaper itself likely ran into the early 1940s, but these editions, so far as we know, are no longer in existence.

Provenance

The Listener-News collection was donated to The Bronx County Historical Society by Jesse Davidson, the son of the editor, on June 10, 2004.

Preferred Citation

[Item name or description,] Listener-News collection, box _, folder _, The Bronx County Archives at The Bronx County Historical Society Research Library.

Points of Access

  • Civil rights activism -- anti-discrimination -- education access -- fair housing -- hiring practices -- N.A.A.C.P.
  • Ethnic groups -- African Americans
  • Individuals -- Davidson, L. C. -- Freeman, Leroy -- Tucker, L. O.
  • Newspapers (The Bronx, New York) -- The Listener/The Listener-News

Related Collections

Container List

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

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1

The Listener, unidentified editions, fragments 1939

1

2

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 1, fragment January 7, 1939

1

3

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 2, fragment January 14, 1939

1

4

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 3, fragment January 21, 1939

1

5

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 3 January 21, 1939

1

6

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 14 April 8, 1939

1

7

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 15 April 15, 1939

1

8

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 15 April 15, 1939

1

9

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 16 April 22, 1939

1

10

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 16 April 22, 1939

1

11

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 18 May 6, 1939

1

12

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 18 [sic] May 13, 1939

1

13

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 19–20 May 18, 1939

1

14

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 40 October 21, 1939

1

15

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 41 October 28, 1939

1

16

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 41 October 28, 1939

1

17

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 41 October 28, 1939

1

18

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 41 October 28, 1939

1

19

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 41 October 28, 1939

1

20

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 42 November 4, 1939

1

21

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 42 November 4, 1939

1

22

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 42 November 4, 1939

1

23

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 43 November 11, 1939

1

24

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 43 November 11, 1939

1

25

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 43 November 11, 1939

1

26

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 44 November 18, 1939

1

27

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 44 November 18, 1939

1

28

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 44 November 18, 1939

1

29

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 45 December 2, 1939

1

30

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 45 December 2, 1939

1

31

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 45 December 2, 1939

1

32

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 45 December 2, 1939

1

33

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 46 December 9, 1939

1

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The Listener, vol. 2, no. 46 December 9, 1939

1

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The Listener, vol. 2, no. 46 December 9, 1939

1

36

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 47 December 16, 1939

1

37

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 48 December 23, 1939

1

38

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 48 December 23, 1939

1

39

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 48 December 23, 1939

1

40

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 49 December 30, 1939

1

41

The Listener, vol. 2, no. 49 December 30, 1939