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Guide to the Daily News Morgue Files of the Bustop Campaign Collection, 1928-1988
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Daily News Morgue Files of the Bustop Campaign Collection
    Dates: 1928-1988
    Bulk Dates: 1962-1982
    Identification: URB/BUS
    Creator: Daily News
    Physical Description: 8.86 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Urban Archives
    Abstract: The Daily News is the second-largest circulating newspaper in Los Angeles, California, and primarily reports stories pertinent to the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. The collection contains the morgue, or inactive, files of the Daily News relevant to the Bustop Campaign, especially press coverage and other research. The collection consists primarily of court documents collected by the Daily News, as well as newspaper clippings from the Daily News and Los Angeles Times .

    Historical Note:

    The Daily News is the second-largest circulating newspaper in Los Angeles, California. The paper primarily reports stories pertinent to the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    Better Education for Students Today (BEST)
    Bustop (Organization)
    Los Angeles Unified School District
    Real Parties in Interest
    United Teachers Los Angeles

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Maps
    Paper records
    Photographic material
    Publications

    Geographic Name:

    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Race relations
    Los Angeles (Calif.). Board of Education.
    San Fernando Valley (Calif.) -- Race relations

    Personal Name:

    Crain, Robert L.
    Fiedler, Bobbi, 1937 -
    Fridkis, Cliff, 1947 -
    Getelson, Alfred
    Robbins, Alan, 1943 -

    Topical Term:

    African Americans -- Civil rights -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century
    Busing for school integration
    Busing for school integration -- California
    Civil rights -- California -- Los Angeles
    Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) -- Race relations
    Integration Project
    Newspaper court reporting

    Administrative Information

    Accruals:

    1989

    Processing Information:

    Robert G. Marshall, Robert Pflug, Cathy Sluter, Xiaoquan Han, Pattie Estrada, and Pamela Moore, 1988 and 1991

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) 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 owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], [date], Daily News Morgue Files of the Bustop Campaign Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

    Related Materials:

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Bustop in the Courts, 1977-1981
        Subseries A: Records of the Superior Court for the State of California, 1977-1980
        Subseries B: Records of the California Court of Appeals, 1980-1981
        Subseries C: Records of the California Supreme Court, 1978-1981
    Series II: Integration Research Files, 1928-1981
    Series III: Newspaper Clipping Files, 1962-1981
    Series IV: Non-Manuscript Material, 1979

    Scope and Contents

    The Daily News Morgue Files of the Bustop Campaign Collection contains the morgue files of the Daily News and documents the newspaper coverage and research on the Bustop Campaign. The Bustop Campaign was originally organized in March 1976, by San Fernando Valley parents opposed to forced busing to achieve school integration. The primary purpose of the campaign was to stop Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) from busing students from and to the San Fernando Valley. Files primarily include court documents collected by the Daily News, as well as newspaper clippings from the Daily News and Los Angeles Times. The collection is organized in four series: Bustop in the Courts (1977-1981), Integration Plan Research Files (1928-1981), Newspaper Clipping Files (1962-1981), and Non-Manuscript Material (1979).
    Series I, Bustop in the Courts, is divided into three subseries: Records of the Superior Court for the State of California (1977-1980), Records of the California Court of Appeals (1977-1981), and Records of the California Supreme Court (1978-1981). Each subseries contains correspondence, court documents, exhibits, minutes, reports, resumes, statements and related records which document Bustop's role as interveners in Crawford vs. Board of Education. Files are arranged in chronological order within each of the court cases.
    Series II, Integration Plan Research Files, contains bus route sheets, correspondence, early court decisions, desegregation plans, enrollment statistics, racial and ethnic surveys, and related evidential material. Much of the materials are copies of documents created by LAUSD as it prepared plans and proposals for the court. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.
    Series III, Newspaper Clipping Files, contains clippings from the Daily News and Los Angeles Times focusing on the major issues surrounding the busing controversy, and involved personalities. Included in this series are newspaper clippings pertaining to the anti-busing campaign, court rulings on busing, and integration plans regarding teachers. The clippings are arranged in alphabetical order and are chronological within each subject heading.
    Series IV, Non-Manuscript Materials, includes oversized maps of school locations, area boundaries, and resident enrollment. Photographs are also contained in this series.