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Congress of Racial Equality Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Congress of Racial Equality

Scope and Contents

These CORE records reflect the early work performed by Fellowship of Reconcilation members.

Dates

  • 1942-1972

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical note

The Congress of Racial Equality was organized circa 1942 by an interracial group of University of Chicago students and theological seminary students, together with members of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.). The purpose of the organization was to eliminate all racial segregation and discrimination by means of interracial, direct nonviolent action. By 1966, CORE's official policy shifted to Black power and Black separatism while rejecting the former principles of non-violence. This small collection of records reflects the work done in CORE by George Houser.

Extent

0.83 Linear Feet (10 linear in.)

Overview

The Congress of Racial Equality was organized circa 1942 by an interracial group of University of Chicago students and theological seminary students, together with members of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.). The purpose of the organization was to eliminate all racial segregation and discrimination by means of interracial, direct nonviolent action. By 1966, CORE's official policy shifted to Black power and Black separatism while rejecting the former principles of non-violence. This small collection of records reflects the work done in CORE by George Houser.

Arrangement

Box 1 contains administrative records and information about various projects. Box 2 contains correspondence and other items created by CORE and FOR member, George Houser.

Other Finding Aids

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for the records of this organization.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1954, 1956.

Separated Materials

Items removed: Photographs

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Processed and original checklist prepared in March 1959; collection processed and checklist revised by Anne Yoder, November 1997; this version of the finding aid prepared by Wendy E. Chmielewski, 2009.

Creator

Description rules
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Language of description
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Script of description
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