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Finding Aid for the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles. Administrative and research files of the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, 1922-2007 (bulk dates 1965-2006)
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Description
The contents of this record series date from 1922-2007 and contain files generated by the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University (1996-2006) and the profession and research files (1961-2007) of the Civil Rights Project co-founder Gary A. Orfield. Record Series 787 is organized in the following series: Series 1. Litigation Files (1922-2005) - materials related to civil rights litigation, including Special Master research litigation files and Expert Witness research litigation files; Series 2. Research and Administrative Files (1928; 1945; 1955-2006) - administrative files of the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University; comprehensive research files relating to a variety of civil rights topics including in-depth coverage of U.S. school desegregation; and Series 3. Publications and Correspondence Files (1960-2007) - publications by the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, publications authored by Gary Orfield, selected publications on topics related to U.S. civil rights, correspondence to/from Orfield, and selected third-party correspondence.

The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University was established in 1996 by founding co-directors Christopher Edley, Jr. and Gary A. Orfield as a multi-disciplinary civil rights research organization and think tank. In 2004 Edley resigned and in 2007 Orfield relocated the Project to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). With the 2007 relocation to UCLA, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard was renamed the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles and Patricia Gndara joined Orfield as co-director.
Background
The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University/CRP was established in 1996 to: 1) conduct scholarly research and analysis in support of U.S. civil rights and 2) produce multidisciplinary research and policies on behalf of academics, policy makers, and civil rights advocates. The Civil Rights Project's founding co-directors were Christopher Edley, Jr. and Gary A. Orfield. In 2004 Christopher Edley, Jr. resigned as the Harvard CRP co-director. In 2007 Gary Orfield and the CRP relocated to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. With the 2007 relocation to UCLA, the Harvard Civil Rights Project was renamed the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles and Patricia Gndara joined Gary Orfield as co-director.
Extent
161.5 linear ft. (158 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 oversized flat file box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.