subj11. Civil Rights Holdings
Holdings related to attorneys, cases, and the judiciary documenting the struggle for civil rights
Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The papers of former Assistant New York State Attorney General Stanley Moreland Douglas contain correspondence, clippings, photographs, elections materials, and other collected materials largely pertaining to Douglas' career and active civic and political life. Correspondence includes several letters of congratulations regarding Douglas' appointment to Assistant Attorney General; a 1944 letter to Gov. Thomas E. Dewey reporting as Dewey's representative at a conference on better...
Dates: Created: 1909-1977; Other: Date acquired: 04/01/1985
Content Description The Judicial Council of the National Bar Association was created in 1970 as an independent section of the Association with George W. Crockett Jr. appointed as coordinator. The Council had its own officers, by-laws, programs, and treasury. The records of the Council include correspondence, minutes, financial records, resolutions, newsletters, lists, photographs, press releases, and other printed items. The correspondence is mostly to or from Crockett and usually concerns itself with membership...
Dates: Other: 1970-1977
Content Description The collection mainly consists of the organization’s newsletters, The Gavel, and convention programs, as well as ephemeral materials. Additionally, the organization’s constitution and by-laws are available, as well as a small amount of photographs. There are occasional annual reports and meeting minutes, as well as occasional correspondence. Of interest is various microfiche documenting organizational activities throughout several years.
Dates: Other: 1953-2016
Content Description Primarily consisting of office records such as correspondence, invitations, minutes, reports, financial records, news releases, lists, and records involving specific publications and projects. Materials regarding specific projects include the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The collection is replete with names of editors and educators, especially those based in the South, as might be expected in the records of the agency which superceded the Southern Education Reporting Service. Names...
Dates: Other: 1954-1975
Scope and Contents The Africa Fund records cover the era independence movements on the African continent against the British, Dutch, French, German, and Portuguese colonial governments. The records document settler and exploitative colonialism that occurred in Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. The records also cover the era of civil wars within these African countries following independence, including South Africa's apartheid government and anti-apartheid campaigns there, as well as in the...
Dates: Created: 1952-2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1979-1997; Other: Date acquired: 01/09/1989
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, briefs, speeches, and photographs relating to Judge Alexander's work with the Common Court of Pleas, Philadelphia, PA. The bulk of the articles by Judge Alexander in the collection date from the late 1960s.
Dates: Created: 1953-1972; Other: Majority of material found in 1966-1969; Other: Date acquired: 12/13/1974
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The records of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) measure approximately 146 linear feet and document the foundation and development of a U.S.-based organization dedicated to support of anti-apartheid and anti-colonial movements throughout Africa during the mid to late 20th century. The records date from 1948-1987, and include administrative records, program records and materials collected by the committee from various institutions and organizations throughout the world involved and...
Dates: Created: 1948-1987; Other: Date acquired: 02/01/1983
Scope and Contents This collection is a valuable resource for the study of the abolitionist movement. It includes approximately 350,000 manuscript pieces. The mass of these was written during the period from 1839 to 1882, but several thousand are dated before and after that time. The manuscripts include some of the treasurers’ papers and minutes of Executive Committee meetings, as well as other items such as sermons, statistical reports, drawings, photographs, and essays; however, letters make up the large...
Dates: Created: 1828-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1839-1882; Other: Date acquired: 08/22/1968
Collection — Box 28
Scope and Contents The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B'nai B'rith Race Relations Work records provide documentation of the organization's work in human and race relations. The ADL was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Although the organization was founded to primarily combat anti-Semitism, it grew defend the civil rights of all people and to promote relations between groups. The records in this collection contain...
Dates: Created: 1946-1982
Content Description The Robert Avon Bennett papers consists of correspondence, new clippings, church bulletins, speeches, sermons, and other printed items generated by Bennett in the course of his training as a minister in the Episcopal Church and in his practice of the profession. Items include notebooks for courses, programs, school catalogs, especially for the Episcopal Theological School where Bennett was appointed to the faculty as a graduate fellow, and other printed items. Foreign and domestic...
Dates: Other: 1955-1986