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Finding Aid to the California Federation for Civic Unity records, 1945-1956, 1945-1956
BANC MSS C-A 274  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: California Federation for Civic Unity records
    Date (inclusive): 1945-1956
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-A 274
    Creator: California Federation for Civic Unity
    Extent: Number of containers: 7 boxes and 4 cartons Linear feet: 7.8 1 Digital Object (1 image)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The California Federation for Civic Unity Records contain correspondence and material relating to the Federation's activities, 1945-1956, and deals mainly with racial minority problems such as discrimination, immigration, segregation, housing, Fair Employment Practices Committee, etc. Included, also, are a number of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and copies of bills introduced in the National and State legislatures regarding discriminatory subjects. In addition to the incoming and outgoing correspondence, there are minutes of meetings, minutes of board meetings, financial statements, bills, audits, and conference and workshop notes.
    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

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], California Federation for Civic Unity records, BANC MSS C-A 274, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital reproductions of selected items are available.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Black, Hugh, b. 1868--Correspondence
    Bramblett, Ernest--Correspondence
    Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987--Correspondence
    Collins, George--Correspondence
    Condon, Robert L.--Correspondence
    Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1900-1980--Correspondence
    Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980--Correspondence
    Engle, Clair, 1911-1964--Correspondence
    Hollifield, Chet--Correspondence
    Hunter, Ala Oakley--Correspodence
    Johnson, Leroy--Correspondence
    McFarland, Ernest William, 1894--Correspondence
    McKinnon, Clinton--Correspondence
    Miller, George P. (George Paul), 1891-1982--Correspondence
    Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974--Correspondence
    Poulson, Norris, 1895-1982--Correspondence
    Scudder, Hubert Baxter, 1888-1968--Correspondence
    Shelley, John F.--Correspondence
    Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972--Correspondence
    Yorty, Sam, 1909--Correspondence
    Discrimination in employment--California
    Discrimination--California
    Emigration and immigration--Government policy--United States
    Minorities--California
    Minorities--Housing--California
    Segregation--California
    Minutes.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The California Federation for Civic Unity Records were given to The Bancroft Library by the California Federation for Civic Unity in March 1958.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by The Bancroft Library staff; rehoused by Eresmia Ouranitsas in 2007

    Organizational History

    Established in March 1946 as the California Councils for Civic Unity; became the California Federation for Civic Unity in 1947. Disbanded in 1956.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The California Federation for Civic Unity Records contain correspondence and material relating to the Federation's activities, 1945-1956, and deals mainly with racial minority problems such as discrimination, immigration, segregation, housing, FEPC, etc. Included, also, are a number of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and copies of bills introduced in the National and State legislatures regarding discriminatory subjects. In addition to the incoming and outgoing correspondence, there are minutes of meetings, minutes of board meetings, financial statements, bills, audits, and conference and workshop notes.
    Of particular interest are seven letters from the American Council of Race Relations; six from the American Friends Service Committee; twenty from the American Jewish Committee; fourteen from the Anti Defamation League of B'nai B'rith; three letters from Eugene Block as executive director of the San Francisco Jewish Community Relations Council; six letters from the California Attorney General's Office; eight from the California Department of Education; five from the California Department of Employment; two from California Franchise Tax Board; four from California Governor's Office with two letters signed by Earl Warren as Governor; three letters from California Department of Industrial Relations; nine from the California Youth Authority; three letters from the Japanese American Citizen's League; one from the Urban League of Los Angeles; two from the Urban League of Portland [Oregon]; three from the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing; six from the Palo Alto Fair Play Council; and twenty-six letters from Roma Philbrook as Director of Asilomar.
    In addition, there is one letter each from Erskine Caldwell, Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, Ernest McFarland, Wayne Morse, and Harry Truman. Also included are one letter from Ernest Bramblett; two from George Collins, Jr.; one from Robert L. Condon; one from Helen Gahagan Douglas; one from Clair Engle; one from Chet Hollifield; two letters from Ala Oakley Hunter; one from Clinton McKinnon; one from Leroy Johnson; one from George P. Miller; one from Norris Poulson; one letter from Hubert B. Scudder; three from John F. Shelley; and two from Sam Yorty, all as U.S. Congressional Representatives from California.
    Other letters included are three letters from Fred S. Farr; one from Luther Gibson; three from Augustus F. Hawkins; one from Verne Hoffman; two letters from Robert I. McCarthy; and two letters from George Miller, Jr., as State Senators; and seven letters from Verne Kilpatrick and two from Caspar W. Weinberger as State Assembly Representatives.