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Harold A. McDougall is Professor of Law at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He
was a civil rights organizer and voter registrant in his early years and served the
NAACP from 1994 to 1997, as Executive Vice President of a local branch, as Washington
Bureau Director and as Senior Policy Consultant. He served on the National Governing
Board of Common Cause from 1997 to 2004, and presently serves on the Board of Directors
of the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Scholars Program)
and the Board of Trustees of the Paul J. Aicher Foundation (Study Circles Resource
Center). He has consulted for the Kellogg, Kettering, and Village Foundations, and
the Montgomery County, MD, County Executive's Office.
Professor McDougall specializes in the areas of urban social and economic development,
civil rights, and the workings of state, local, and federal government. He has written
numerous articles, as well as two books. BLACK BALTIMORE: A NEW THEORY OF COMMUNITY
(Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993) proposes a new approach to the renovation
and revitalization of community civic culture. AFRICAN CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE AGE OF
OBAMA: A HISTORY AND A HANDBOOK (Lulu.com, 2009) History and A Handbook covers "trouble
spots" like racial profiling. hate crimes, discrimination against consumers, employment
discrimination, voting rights, housing discrimination and discrimination in public
education. It also looks at citizen action and access to local government.
The McDougall papers have been arranged in one series:
Currently, the Harold A. McDougall papers includes only material related to McDougall's
1993 publication, Black Baltimore: A New Theory in Community (Temple University Press).
Documents include McDougall's research notes, interviews, correspondence and mailing
lists compiled by McDougall, manuscripts, photographs, and review of the book.
All materials were donated by Dr. Harold A. McDougall in 2012.
The collection was processed at the folder level, maintaining the creator's original
order within each folder. Some folder titles, particularly those with only the book
as the title, were standardized to increase access. The collection was processed in
by Special Collections Archivist Lindsey Loeper with assistance from student assistant
Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)
Archives Processing Manual: Description
(2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms,
Finding aid available.
Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll099.php
Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.
McDougall, Harold A. (Harold Augustus), 1945-
African Americans -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Authors, American -- 20th century
McDougall, Harold A. (Harold Augustus), 1945- -- Archives
Date: 1990-2004; bulk 1990-1995
Extent: 1 box (1.25 linear feet)
Research materials, manuscripts, photographs, and reviews of Harold McDougall's
1993 publication, Black Baltimore: A New Theory of Community (Temple University Press).
Materials have been maintained in their original order at the folder level, although
in some cases new folder titles have been assigned to aid users.
Harold McDougall's faculty page at Howard University. Accessed November 18, 2015. http://www.law.howard.edu/429.