The William Byron Rumford papers including correspondence, subject files, legislative files and campaign materials.
A California State Assemblyman for the 17th District from 1949-1967, William Byron Rumford was a steely pioneer who struggled
against the obstacles that would bar him and other people of color from succeeding and attaining parity. A proponent of fair
housing and employment legislation, Rumford equally concentrated his efforts on curbing youth unemployment and working towards
a higher minimum wage. A pharmacist by training and profession (he owned and ran Rumford’s Pharmacy in Berkeley), he also
focused on a number of health issues including the effects of air pollution and tuberculosis.
10 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (13.50 linear feet)
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