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Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on the Desegregation of Berkeley Schools
BANC MSS 2002/214 c  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on the Desegregation of Berkeley Schools,
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1979
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2002/214 c
    Creator: Deirup, Anne Weymouth, 1918-2003
    Extent: Number of containers: 5 cartons Linear feet: 6.25 linear feet
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: The Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on Desegregation of Berkeley Schools, 1954-1979, consists of reports, newsletters, pamphlets and materials relating to the integration of Berkeley public schools and the fight for racial justice and social change. The collection includes Deirup's correspondence, notes, and statements made at public meetings regarding education, integration of schools, and student rights. The collection includes publications from local community organizations, parent-teacher associations, and the Berkeley Unified School District.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Restrictions

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on the Desegregation of Berkeley Schools, BANC MSS 2002/214 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    School integration--California--Berkeley.
    Affirmative action programs--California--Berkeley.
    Schools--California--Berkeley.
    Juvenile justice, Administration of--California.
    Students--Civil rights.
    United States. Congress. House. Commiitee on Un-American Activities.
    Parent-teacher relationships--California.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on Desegregation of Berkeley Schools was purchased by The Bancroft Library from Noyo Hill House on August 18, 2001.

    Processing Information

    Preliminary processing by Lauren Lassleben in 2002 and final processing by Lucy Allen and Jocelyn Saidenberg in 2005.

    Biography

    Anne Weymouth Deirup (1918-2003), dedicated activist for social change, worked to improve public education in the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) from the 1950s through the 1970s. She was an outspoken advocate for school integration, rights of students, and racial justice. She was active in Berkeley politics promoting racial and social equality and represented the rights of school children as an active member of the Parent Teacher Association and BUSD planning committees. In such work, Deirup collected materials documenting these efforts; these materials now make up the Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on Desegregation of Berkeley Schools.
    In 1960, she was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee, declined to answer any questions, and delivered the following message:
    "I consider the members of this committee to be dedicated people, and I would very much like to cooperate with this committee. But...I'm even more convinced that you're dedicated to the destruction of the freedom of thought, the freedom to speak and of assembly and of association. You are dedicated to the preservation of white supremacy and of segregation and of lynchings.
    "I, too, am a dedicated, principled individual, dedicated to the preservation of democracy, freedom of thought and association, equality and dignity, for all our people! I am dedicated to the promotion of better education for all of our children. And for peace!"

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on Desegregation of Berkeley Schools, 1954-1979, consists of reports, newsletters, pamphlets and materials relating to the integration of Berkeley public schools and the fight for racial justice and social change. The collection includes Deirup's correspondence, notes, and statements made at public meetings regarding education, integration of schools, and student rights. The collection includes publications from local community organizations, parent-teacher associations, and the Berkeley Unified School District.
    The materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.