The Civil Rights Documentation Project (CRDP) vertical file collection was accumulated by Project personnel between 1967 and 1973, the life of the Project. This was part of a two-pronged effort by the CRDP to record oral history interviews with individuals "significantly involved in civil rights activities" and to systematically gather materials such as, handbills, posters,
correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, newsletters, photographs, reports, conference materials, flyers, broadsides, newspaper clippings and journal articles. In 1974 the Project's administrative records, oral history interviews and collection of vertical file materials were donated to the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center of Howard University.
Staff, MSRC, "CIVIL RIGHTS DOCUMENTATION PROJECT" (2015). Manuscript Division Finding Aids. 34.