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Finding Aid for the Helene V. Smookler Papers on School Integration, 1969-1985
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Description
The collection consists of Helene V. Smookler's papers relating to the court case of Mary Ellen Crawford, etc. et al. (Petitioner) vs. Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles (Respondent), and nation-wide school integration.
Background
Helene V. Smookler was a lawyer and consultant involved in the legal battles over desegregation of Los Angeles city schools during the late 1970s. She served as Executive Director of the Los Angeles Monitoring Committee (created in May 1978 by Judge Paul Egly) during the case of Crawford, etc. et al. vs. Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles. Funded by the Los Angeles Unified School District and composed of twelve diverse members of the community, the Monitoring Committee was an essential part of the Crawford case. Each member chaired a sub-committee charged with overseeing a particular segment of the integration process, and observed and reported on the integration plans for the Court as well as the general public.
Extent
35 boxes (17.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize folder
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.