Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Congress of Racial Equality [CORE] Collected Records, 1942-1972

Collection: CDG-A





Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator)
Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Congress of Racial Equality
Title
Congress of Racial Equality Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1942-1972
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
10 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
The Congress of Racial Equality was rganized 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.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1954, 1956
Processing Information
Processed byriginal 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.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Congress of Racial Equality Collected Records (CDG-A), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
Fellowship of Reconciliation Records (DG 013)
George Houser Collected Papers (CDG-A)
Igal Roodenko Papers (DG 161)


Historical Background
The Congress of Racial Equality was rganized 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.

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

Items removed:
Photographs

Arrangement of Collection
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





Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Checklist
General: history, by-laws, etc.
Administration: budgets / finance
Administration: meeting / conference minutes
Administration: reports
Branches: reports, etc.
Projects: Journey of Reconciliation, 1947
Projects: interracial workshops, 1947-1954
Projects: Pledge Brotherhood Campaign, 1950-1954
Projects: dime store investigations, 1954
Projects: integration in YMCAs/YWCAs, 1954
Projects: interviews re: dairies, 1954
Projects: interviews re: education, 1954
Program Work (includes literature, etc.): 1940s-1970s

Box 2
Newsletters, 1947-1954
Pamphlets / Booklets
George Houser: correspondence re: amnesty, 1945-1947
George Houser: correspondence with/about Break With Conscription Committee, 1946-1947
George Houser: correspondence with/about conscientious objectors, 1942-1946
George Houser: correspondence re: attacks against CORE, 1950-1955
George Houser: correspondence re: CORE workshops, 1949-1953
George Houser: correspondence re: CPS controversy, 1946
George Houser: correspondence with/about Labor Pacifist Fellowship, 1945
George Houser :Correspondence with/about Peace Now, 1943-1944
George Houser: correspondence with/about Resist Conscription Committee, 1948
George Houser: scrapbook -- Journey of Reconciliation, 1947
George Houser: scrapbooks -- interracial workshops, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954



This file was last updated on November 24, 2009.